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You know what I mean... I haven't seen any announcements about it by Brian at Elitekeyboards.com
a member at geekhack contacted Diatec.

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So, I've been lurking for ~one week now, grabbing boatloads of great information and maddening myself while trying to make a decision on a mechanical keyboard to buy for medium/heavy gaming and heavy typing. I'm all about hardware "enthusiasm", but I never got into keyboards/mice as much as most "gamers" do - I would mention what I'm typing this post on, but it's too embarrassing.

Anyway, long story short, I finally ordered a Filco Majestouch 104K (I'd climb the walls without a 10-key) with Cherry Browns and NKRO. However, unfortunately, I got an email back from the Filco salespeople stating that they are no long making the Otaku versions of their keyboards. This didn't seem like much of an issue, seeing as how one would (in theory) only have to replace the key caps with blank ones. Then, I tried to find a place to order the blank keycaps and... yeah, absolutely not happening. 15 pages of Google results later and I'm reaching out for help - what options do I have for blank key caps and a DIY Otaku version?

I checked out the mods section, but the only method that I found was sandblasting. While I already have an air compressor and don't mind buying the attachment to do the blasting itself, I can't for the life of me find out what kind of lettering is on the Filco caps, but I would assume that it's not "sandblastable" =(

Anyway, any ideas are very welcome. TIA!
it doesn't change anything unless they stop making the Blank Keycaps.
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post #6772 of 14551
So what motivates the weeaboos to get one?
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Black Alps are pretty mediocre, being friction-y, high force and with unimpressive tactility. All the pressure is at the top of the switch, and when you over come it, it bottoms out hard. They used to hurt my hands if I typed on them too long...
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post #6774 of 14551
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Black Alps are pretty mediocre, being friction-y, high force and with unimpressive tactility. All the pressure is at the top of the switch, and when you over come it, it bottoms out hard. They used to hurt my hands if I typed on them too long...
Thanks. Noted. I was looking at those as well.
    
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It isn't just me who thinks that by the way. You'll have a hard time finding anyone on Geekhack who has anything good to say for them.

Supposedly the Black Fukkas used in the ABS M1 are worse than the ones used in the AT101W.

'Black Fukkas,' oh dear...
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post #6776 of 14551
The ABS M1 is good at being hated.
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post #6777 of 14551
In fairness, at $20 it was a good choice. But when it was originally sold at like $90 with the blatant false advertising and all the problems it had, people were like "LOLFAIL"
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post #6778 of 14551
lol @ $133 shipping for an MX Red board

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cherry-G80-3494-...item3f012d213c

Still not a horrible price overall for a Red board as the total is under 200
    
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post #6779 of 14551
Ordered five.
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lol @ $133 shipping for an MX Red board

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cherry-G80-3494-...item3f012d213c

Still not a horrible price overall for a Red board as the total is under 200
That's a pretty good deal. I got the beige version of that board for $150 + Shipping (like $25 outta Asia.)

Though, I can say the Red's are not as nice as I was expecting. They're close to the clears. But require less force so obvious easier to bottom out if you're used to the clears in terms of force.

EDIT: Mis read shipping, $133 WTH?!?!?!
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