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sorry if that doesn't answer your question I don't know the name of the OEM. iOne Scorpius M10 is decent. M10BL is being launched on the Taiwan market this year. the keycaps on the Adesso MKB-135B wobble so much you can make them crooked. I guess you will have to wait for Phaedrus review of the U9BL.
Edited by lmnop - 8/13/10 at 2:06pm
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It's made by iOne, but the build quality is much better than anything else out of iOne I've seen. In particular the PCB is very clean, not a cold joint in sight and no left over flux, except a few traces around the SMD work.
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A look at the soldering:

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sorry if that doesn't answer your question I don't know the name of the OEM. iOne Scorpius M10 is decent. M10BL is being launched on the Taiwan market this year. the keycaps on the Adesso MKB-135B wobble so much you can make them crooked. I guess you will have to wait for Phaedrus review of the U9BL.
I'll get right on that A trip to the computer market I see in my future!

About the MS X4. I have given them troubles before, due to muddying the waters about the terminology. But they did do something new. They really have more than 6 key presses at the same time over USB. How well it works and how good the rest is is open for debate.
 
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It's made by iOne, but the build quality is much better than anything else out of iOne I've seen. In particular the PCB is very clean, not a cold joint in sight and no left over flux, except a few traces around the SMD work.
did u done the Xarmor review ? im so excited to read.
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What Phaedrus is saying is the Solder's from the Delta PSU Factory work at iOne during the night soldering switches to keyboards instead of caps to PSUs
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What Phaedrus is saying is the Solder's from the Delta PSU Factory work at iOne during the night soldering switches to keyboards instead of caps to PSUs
You mean 7 year olds from Cambodia?

Just kidding. I hope.
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Actually Delta hires Adrian Monk to do it's soldering job.
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did u done the Xarmor review ? im so excited to read.
Going up tomorrow morning assuming nothing comes up.
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Laser Etching
Laser etched keys are...well...the name says it all. They feel a bit scratchy. The process works best on light colored keys because the letter always comes out black, since that's the color of burnt plastic. So when it's used on black keys, a paint filler is poured into it, as is done with the Das S.

...

Pros:
  • Doesn't wear out easily
Cons:
  • You can feel the lettering
  • Blurry
If you use laser engraving for printing white on black, wouldn't the white ink wear off eventually?

Quote:
Dye Sublimation
Dye Sublimation produces much nicer keys than either of the other two printing methods. A dye is set into the plastic, and seeps a tiny bit into it. So even as the plastic starts to wear off from use, the letter remains as good as new. Unfortunately, because of its cost, the only companies left that use it are Topre, Cherry Corp, and Unicomp.

...

Pros:
  • Doesn't wear out
  • Can't feel the lettering
  • Can print multiple colors on a single key
  • Can be used on any face of the key
  • High Visibility
Cons:
  • High Cost
It might be worth noting here that the main disadvantage with dye sublimation is that it can only be used to print a colour that is darker than the plastic to which it is being applied, this means that

A) You're limited by what colours you can print if the keycap is not white
B) You can't use it for printing on to black keycaps (because nothing is darker than black) *
C) You can't use it for printing white characters (because nothing is brighter than white)





* Before anyone says it, black Topre keycaps are not really black, they're a sort of dark grey-blue colour, a bit like old Dell computers
Edited by ch_123 - 8/14/10 at 5:43am
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