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Originally Posted by nijikon5 View Post
I was asking about replacement sets actually.

muchadoaboutnothing tried to get a group buy for DS Key caps and then Brian from EK said that he had been looking into it already.
Well, they haven't done anything as far as just saying that they will look into it.
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Originally Posted by nijikon5 View Post
I was asking about replacement sets actually.

muchadoaboutnothing tried to get a group buy for DS Key caps and then Brian from EK said that he had been looking into it already.
No word from Brian on that, I'm afraid. He just said it was in the works and that Signature Plastics had been sent a set of Filco keys, but the changes to key profile were costly.

He said he was going to tell us if the changes were too costly for him to invest in double shots, so my guess is he's still working on it.
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No word from Brian on that, I'm afraid. He just said it was in the works and that Signature Plastics had been sent a set of Filco keys, but the changes to key profile were costly.

He said he was going to tell us if the changes were too costly for him to invest in double shots, so my guess is he's still working on it.
Keep us updated on that Rosewill KB too, might just bite the bullet and get it if it's cheap enough.
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Keep us updated on that Rosewill KB too, might just bite the bullet and get it if it's cheap enough.
Out of stock, allegedly, ETA is September 6th, at which point it may or may not be offered with the $30 discount.

As I said on Geekhack, I feel trolled and will probably buy it when it comes in stock anyways. If it's really awful I could return it under a restock of ten bucks or so.
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Originally Posted by Admiral Mudkipz View Post
Perhaps, but I think going with the Filco is still a better deal. I think the Gigabyte might be partially mechanical, while the Filco is truly mechanical.
From what I can see, it looks to me like that Gigabyte board is either a plain old rubber dome board, a scissor switch board, or it may have the Cherry MY switches. I mean, it looks almost no different than the Razer Lycosa except for the very top row of keys.

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Originally Posted by muchadoaboutnothing View Post
Rosewill contacted Costar to make the CST-104 with NKRO and Blue cherries their brand (basically, a Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO) and they list the thing for a few hours and deactivate it (not mark it out of stock) on Newegg & Chiefvalue (newegg owned). Newegg Link.

The worst part is that it was $70 (vs. $146.50 shipped for the NKRO Click Filco) on Chiefvalue (item is deactivated and now points to an error page again, the Newegg URL still works for the Rosewill version but no one has ordered it here or on Geekhack because the $30 promo didn't work). When it came back in stock today, I asked Chiefvalue to take a look into reactivating the coupon (since it never worked while the keyboard was in stock on 7/21 and expired 7/25) and they said they would. Boom, deactivated again (haven't heard back from them either).

Also, the ABS M1 (another Newegg house brand, also Costar made) was falsely claimed to be NKRO, so everyone is afraid to be the first person to get it. As far as I can tell no one on OCN or Geekhack has ordered one. This kind of makes me skeptical, if you google the model number the discussions are on the expired deal on OCN and Geekhack alone within the past few days.
I think we have at least 2 dozen people here on OCN who have the ABS M1. Although, I've never gotten the impression that it is worth getting.

Also, I've never seen anyone say (or anything) that the ABS M1 has full NKRO: everything I've ever seen regarding its key rollover says that it definitely does not have it.
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The M1, when it originally came out, was advertised as having NKRO
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I think we have at least 2 dozen people here on OCN who have the ABS M1. Although, I've never gotten the impression that it is worth getting.
Yeah, but the ABS M1 had neither NKRO nor MX switches (it used Alps, which many people like less than Cherries).

It was a Costar made board too.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Also, I've never seen anyone say (or anything) that the ABS M1 has full NKRO: everything I've ever seen regarding its key rollover says that it definitely does not have it.
The initial product listing and marketing listed it as NKRO. It was subsequently corrected. Read the Newegg reviews of the ABS M1 to see.
Edited by muchadoaboutnothing - 7/30/10 at 8:51am
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post #5518 of 14551
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Yeah, but the ABS M1 had neither NKRO nor MX switches (it used Alps, which many people like less than Cherries).

It was a Costar made board too.
I know, but what I was saying is just that we really do have several ABS M1 owners. But they bought it knowing that it has the Black Alps Copies and that it doesn't have full NKRO. They just wanted to see what it was like. Most people bought it because it was being sold at a ridiculously low price on Newegg for a while.

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The initial product listing and marketing listed it as NKRO. It was subsequently corrected. Read the Newegg reviews of the ABS M1 to see.
Which reviews in particular? I mean, I have "100 Per Page" selected, and I see two pages. Help?
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I know, but what I was saying is just that we really do have several ABS M1 owners. But they bought it knowing that it has the Black Alps Copies and that it doesn't have full NKRO. They just wanted to see what it was like. Most people bought it because it was being sold at a ridiculously low price on Newegg for a while.


Which reviews in particular? I mean, I have "100 Per Page" selected, and I see two pages. Help?
Look at the one-egg reviews. When I look at products, I always look at lowest ratings first, haha.
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Originally Posted by muchadoaboutnothing View Post
Yeah, but the ABS M1 had neither NKRO nor MX switches (it used Alps, which many people like less than Cherries).

It was a Costar made board too.



The initial product listing and marketing listed it as NKRO. It was subsequently corrected. Read the Newegg reviews of the ABS M1 to see.
I prefer real alps switches to cherries.

And the ABS M1 is a very solid board for the price. It is not top of the line mechanical, or even mid grade, but it still has a distinctly mechanical feel to it. Most people even enjoy how loud it can be when bottomed out.
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