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^^ Aren't the key caps/switches alone worth the $12 they are asking for those keyboards?

If I wasn't so hard up right now and in the UK I'd pick one of those up just for the keys
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^^ Aren't the key caps/switches alone worth the $12 they are asking for those keyboards?

If I wasn't so hard up right now and in the UK I'd pick one of those up just for the keys
yes. if you order Cherry MX Switches from a parts supplier like Digikey or Mouser a 100 Cherry MX Switches cost about $96 the more you order the cheaper they get. some suppliers have minimum orders so if you have to replace a switch or keycap because it's worn or broken you may have no choice but to harvest from another keyboard.
Edited by lmnop - 6/11/10 at 1:11pm
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G15 keys wear down fast. My WASD keys have no lettering now.
ive read multipel times that they had an issue with the paint on the keys for the first few batches of the G15. Could it be you have one of those ? I only ask because ive read allot of great things about the wear of the keys on the G15.
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The M1 is a pretty cheap keyboard for mechanical switches, so they had to cut the corners on pretty much the entire rest of the keyboard. The key wobble on that is just from the low build quality, you shouldn't experience it with any other board. I mean there might be some other super cheap ones, but they are the exception not the norm.
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Just happens with the cheaper keyboards due to them cutting costs (as Crazy has pointed out).
I kind of figured that was the case. The wobble annoys me but you usually get what you pay for. I am very glad I didn't pay the $50 that newegg was asking for this thing earlier this year.
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ive read multipel times that they had an issue with the paint on the keys for the first few batches of the G15. Could it be you have one of those ? I only ask because ive read allot of great things about the wear of the keys on the G15.
My G15 wasn't particularly old and has faded lettering as well. My brother has a V2 that looks really, really sad and is only a year old.
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ive read multipel times that they had an issue with the paint on the keys for the first few batches of the G15. Could it be you have one of those ? I only ask because ive read allot of great things about the wear of the keys on the G15.
I have the V2 and I got it after the KB had been on the market for awhile, so it's definitely not the first batch.
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Wow thats not really what i want to hear lol. Biggest issue is key fade it looks so horrible. I technically dont need the letters but I do glance once in a while to find placement.
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Wow thats not really what i want to hear lol. Biggest issue is key fade it looks so horrible. I technically dont need the letters but I do glance once in a while to find placement.
If you're going to buy a domer don't spend over $20 for one, backlit or not.

If you want a mechanical, $75 might find you a suitable one, but it certainly wont have back-lighting. Try $175 if you want a solid backlit mechanical.

Everyone I knew could not believe that I would spend so much money on a keyboard that I didn't even know if I'd like it or not. They were all like "Dude, it's a keyboard. . ." (But I now say, Dude it's a Deck)

I'm really happy I went mechanical. They're worlds apart from rubber domers in all aspects, and I'd do it again in a heart beat. I will NEVER own another rubber dome keyboard again.

(My keyboard is a Deck Legend Frost w/ MX Clear switches)
    
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How do you like the MX Clears? Enjoyable for typing and gaming? I'm leaning towards a Deck and I know I don't want the blacks, so I was wondering what your opinion of the Clears is.
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what if i passed on the back light.anything decent under $75 with media controls?
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