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A lot of Foam'n'Foil switches were capacitive in nature, and thus would have had a reasonable life time. I guess depending on implementation, if the contacts were exposed, corrosion from the air would wear the contacts down and interfere with the measurement of the capacitance.

It's a moot point anyway, because not only are they not made any more, most of them wouldn't be compatible with modern PCs anyway.
Meh, capacitive or not you always end up with the same result with those things - a crappy feel and a quick death.
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I just swapped my step-dad's HP rubber dome keyboard with my G80-8200, and hid the rubber dome. So I'm forcing him to use a mechanical for at least a day.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/128542/Th..._Keyboard.html

Thermaltake's Meka G1 was announced today. No MSRP though

EDIT: Phaedrus get one, I have to many things coming in for review right now (4 different fans, 2 heatsinks, and 1 GPU.)
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I'll see what they say. I emailed them once before and got no response. I'll finish the XArmor review first, give me more cred.
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I'll see what they say. I emailed them once before and got no response. I'll finish the XArmor review first, give me more cred.
You've got a few Keyboard reviews under your belt. So they might be better at considering you.

More so considering not alot of places care about getting a keyboard to review.

I'll see what I can do; but I don't have any friends at Thermaltake.
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my quick 5 second review of pimpmykeyboards/parent company's keys

http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...keyboards.html
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So, I'm considering a mechanical keyboard. I like the idea of a clicky board, and have started using a dvorak layout, so ideally that layout or blank. I also type alot as a programmer, so I was thinking cherry blues?

This said, I don't want to spend £100, and need it in the UK. Any ideas?
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So, I'm considering a mechanical keyboard. I like the idea of a clicky board, and have started using a dvorak layout, so ideally that layout or blank. I also type alot as a programmer, so I was thinking cherry blues?

This said, I don't want to spend £100, and need it in the UK. Any ideas?
Here maybe?
http://www.keyboardco.com/
    
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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
So, I'm considering a mechanical keyboard. I like the idea of a clicky board, and have started using a dvorak layout, so ideally that layout or blank. I also type alot as a programmer, so I was thinking cherry blues?

This said, I don't want to spend £100, and need it in the UK. Any ideas?
I agree with you that a keyboard with the Cherry MX Blues might be one of the better choices.

I also agree with using http://www.keyboardco.com/!
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Hrm, looking on that site, they do this:
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=667
Which is blank, with Cherry MX Blacks £70
and this:
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=510
Which is not blank, with blues. Same price.

Still a bit more than I'd want to spend, but so it goes, what really bugs me is I can't get it blank with the right switches...
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