Originally Posted by Admiral Mudkipz
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.
Originally Posted by muchadoaboutnothing
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.