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I was going to get a Deck before I lost my job, definitely picking one up once I get myself sorted out though

This is the cheapest I can find at 99 euros..




thb I don't really like the transparent red casing but it's considerably cheaper than any of the other Decks listed on this site, which got me wondering if there is any reason for that? I know some of the more expensive ones are waterproof which cost 300 euros ;l but there is a few other colours which are around 130-165 euros, So is that the only difference? The colours? I can't link directly to them since the website is a little weird, they are listed under backlit keyboards though

http://www.activekeyboards.com/en/
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I was going to get a Deck before I lost my job, definitely picking one up once I get myself sorted out though

This is the cheapest I can find at 99 euros..




thb I don't really like the transparent red casing but it's considerably cheaper than any of the other Decks listed on this site, which got me wondering if there is any reason for that? I know some of the more expensive ones are waterproof which cost 300 euros ;l but there is a few other colours which are around 130-165 euros, So is that the only difference? The colours? I can't link directly to them since the website is a little weird, they are listed under backlit keyboards though

http://www.activekeyboards.com/en/
it's actually a fiber glass casing.

the Deck 82 Fire and Toxic (Red and Green) have controller problems. Deck 82 Ice (Blue) doesn't.

the TG3 82 models are the ones that don't say Deck in the product name those are more expensive because they are plate mounted, have a splash guard and trackpad.
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Ah I see, I'll avoid the Fire and Toxic then, I thought it was a little strange that it was actually cheaper than a Filco.

I think it will be a long time before I can afford 165 euros for the blue :l

Also, I've just released there is no euro key on my Filco dammit!
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Ah I see, I'll avoid the Fire and Toxic then, I thought it was a little strange that it was actually cheaper than a Filco.

I think it will be a long time before I can afford 165 euros for the blue :l

Also, I've just released there is no euro key on my Filco dammit!
on the Deck website the Deck Legend Fire, Ice, Frost and Toxic do not have the same retail price and it's because of the LED.

Deck Legend Fire is the cheapest $149 because Red LED are cheaper than another color.
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Since manyak posted this guide on OCN I have always thought those 82 key decks look like silly toys for children because of that clear plastic. What were they thinking?

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I think they all wobble at least a little bit. The keys on my keyboard (the Filco Majestouch) wobble. It's not distracting though, and I don't notice it unless I'm trying to notice it; such as trying to make a key wobble.

Well, I am a horrible typist and sometimes hit the corner or sides of a key instead of the dead center. In that case the key wobbles around first and then depresses. After the depress it almost sounds like after it comes back up it wobbles again and makes extra noise.

If the key wobble is still there on a $100+ filco then I don't think mechanical keyboards are for me. If the keys had a clean movement with zero wobble it or close to it then it would not only feel better to type on but I think it would also make it quieter as well.
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much.





I posted this to show you the texture of the face plate because the pictures on the Deck website are not very good.

the face plate and casing are really thick and made out of Polycarbonate.

the keycaps are 1mm thick, no profile, made out of PBT, 2-shot molded and sublimated. Signature Plastics manufactures the keycaps.

Cherry MX Black Linear and Clear switches are plate mounted onto a long, thick steel plate.

LED are industrial grade and rated for 22 years.

the feet raise the Deck Legend 2" like the IBM Model M.

weight is 3.5lbs
I'm interested what kind of LEDs do they use exactly.
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Last question, do you think it's justifiable price jump to get a mechanical keyboard over a better rubber dome like a keytronic to someone who probably doesn't really care that much? It'll be a nice keyboard whether he realizes why or not, I'm just wondering if it's worth it.
If he can touch type then yes I think it's worth it. If not for the durability, then at least for the feel (and possibly to make him faster). If he hunts and pecks then it's a waste of money, and a keytronic would do him nicely.

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If the key wobble is still there on a $100+ filco then I don't think mechanical keyboards are for me. If the keys had a clean movement with zero wobble it or close to it then it would not only feel better to type on but I think it would also make it quieter as well.
You've been sitting around here just finding every excuse possible NOT to buy a mechanical board. You're talking like you've just made your decision right now when you've been saying the same thing for months.

Guess what? Nothing's going to be perfect. There's always going to be a way that things could be done better no matter what keyboard you buy.

And just FYI, there's very little wobble on Cherry switches, much less than on simplified black alps, and much less than a G15 too. And if you want no wobble whatsoever there are always Buckling Springs.
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If he can touch type then yes I think it's worth it. If not for the durability, then at least for the feel (and possibly to make him faster). If he hunts and pecks then it's a waste of money, and a keytronic would do him nicely.



You've been sitting around here just finding every excuse possible NOT to buy a mechanical board. You're talking like you've just made your decision right now when you've been saying the same thing for months.

Guess what? Nothing's going to be perfect. There's always going to be a way that things could be done better no matter what keyboard you buy.

And just FYI, there's very little wobble on Cherry switches, much less than on simplified black alps, and much less than a G15 too. And if you want no wobble whatsoever there are always Buckling Springs.
Actually I never brought up the key wobble thing at all because I only recently noticed it after I plugged it back in. I have been finding an excuse TO buy a high dollar mechanical keyboard. Does it really bother you that I point out flaws?

I know things aren't going to be perfect, I am willing to deal with no media keys, macro keys, back lighting or whatever. But when the main selling point of a mechanical keyboard is the switches and they wobble enough to bother me then there is zero reason to buy one in my situation.
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Like Manyak said, every key is going to wobble. (even ever so slightly) A good quality mechanical board is going to wobble a lot less than a rubber dome board. So it'd still be beneficial to you. (I've tested my Das against my scissor-switch and rubber dome boards. Needless to say, all but the Das are in the trash right now.)
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