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179.99 for the m10 bl, bummer does adding LEDs really constitute tripling the price of the keyboard?

Might as well get a deck now, does anyone know if deck will make a tactile 82 keyboard, or are the 82 tactiles by nature?
You could ask them, but I'm not sure they'll be quick about it. No, they aren't currently tactile, they are linear switches, with less feedback than a dome/membrane keyboard.
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I want to get a really nice mechanical switch keyboard and I was looking at these: http://www.elitekeyboards.com, but I cant seem to find where you can chose what style switches you get, I want blue, which overall seems to be the best choice.
If you click on a keyboard and read the description it says it.

You can also tell by the picture - out of the ones with cherries (only the Zero uses alps):

Green LEDs = Blue Switches
Blue LEDs = Brown Switches
Red LEDs = Black Switches
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You know, you could get their keypad (or any other mechanical keypad for that matter) and replace the switches yourself. It's pretty easy. Digi-key sells individual Cherry switches for about $1 each, and all it takes is a bit of desoldering/soldering. (Catalog)

If you don't wanna do it you can always send the pad and switches over to me, I'm about to do the same thing but with Blues to match my keyboard.
I might do that to the keypad (that's actually a pretty damn good idea), but the keyboard I'd rather just have. I can honestly live with the price I guess, I was just kind of hoping they'd be about the same price as the linear boards, and I wanted a red one (better for night vision).
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I bought myself a dell at101w, now i just need to find some way to rub the letters off the keys. I took a mars plastic eraser to the DELL logo, it seems to be working pretty well.
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I bought myself a dell at101w, now i just need to find some way to rub the letters off the keys. I took a mars plastic eraser to the DELL logo, it seems to be working pretty well.
So that's an abrasive?
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So that's an abrasive?
I was too afraid to use sandpaper, an eraser seemed mild enough to try without fear of destroying the plastic. I don't think i would want to do each key this way, they're far to small to handle.
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I was too afraid to use sandpaper, an eraser seemed mild enough to try without fear of destroying the plastic. I don't think i would want to do each key this way, they're far to small to handle.
Sandblasting the keys works

It's also a good way to get some texture back on shiny, worn out keys as well.
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Sandblasting the keys works

It's also a good way to get some texture back on shiny, worn out keys as well.
Can you get blank keycaps for the ALPS switches? If you can, it sure would seem like a better option...
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Can you get blank keycaps for the ALPS switches? If you can, it sure would seem like a better option...
You could always get them custom made, but most places that do it either have a minimum quantity or minimum charge. Neither of which are cheap.

Of course, if you can find a bunch of people who are interested in it you could order a couple of sets and it ends up pretty cheap that way.
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What wrist rests do you recommend? I'm used to having the g15's giant wrist rest when I game and now that it's gone I'm getting some bad wrist pain

Also, here are a few pictures that I promised to post a while back.



    
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