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Das keys are laser etched, while Filco uses pad printing. Laser is better.
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Das keys are laser etched, while Filco uses pad printing. Laser is better.
Oh that's good to know
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Oh that's good to know
The information is on the first page of the guide. If you search for Das it'll go right to it, and scroll up a little bit and you'll see the Filco. You can then compare the specs.
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I was also thinking about DASkeyboard , Professional Silent which comes with Cherry MX Brown in opposite to regular Professional with Blue switches...

All in all , Blue switches are ''louder'' than Brown , for example during typing... am I right... ?
The Cherry MX Blues have a design characteristic that makes the switch click upon actuation whereas the Browns are essentially silent due to having no audible click. So by putting the word louder in quotes, I guess that makes it an accurate description since the Blues aren't louder than Browns in the way that Buckling Springs are louder than the Cherry MX Blues and Browns.

This click is very similar to the click that a retractable pen makes, only the click that the Cherry MX Blue switch makes is quieter.

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Still wonder between DasKeyboard and Filco keyboard... Das is a bit cheaper... but price does not make any difference for my... What do you think guys ? Which is more solid , has better quality etc... :/
The Das is usually described as a higher quality keyboard. But when comparing keyboards of this caliber, it really comes down to looks, features, and price. I mean, it would be different if you were comparing either of these keyboards to the iOne Scorpius M10 because that is certainly a lower quality keyboard.

But concerning key wear: that can depend on tons of factors: how much you use the keyboard with sweaty fingers (or just slightly damp from sweat), oily/greasy fingers, etc. I've had my Majestouch for close to 6 months now (I'll see the 6th month anniversary in 8 days), and I don't see any wear on the letters. However, I do see a tiny bit of shine on some of the keys, like the Spacebar, Backspace and Enter as well as the alpha keys. But it's nothing like I've seen in comparison to other people's keyboards that have been used this long and this much. Most pictures I've seen of Majestouch boards this young (roughly 6 months) look really shiny.

But the way I care for my keyboard is probably very unique. When I wake up, the first thing I do after going to the bathroom is I wash my hands twice. I do the lather, rinse, repeat cycle for the purpose of making sure all of that grease and oil is completely gone. This not only prevents me from getting that junk on my keycaps, but it also helps my hands stay dry (helps me avoid sweaty palms and fingers). So in turn, this helps minimize the keywear. I also never type after eating something like a hamburger, or worse yet: potato chips. Not only is there grease from the potato chips, but there's a little bit from the hamburger buns. So yeah, I wash my hands fairly frequently due to my love for my keyboard.

Ultimately though, I hover my wrists and type very gently (I never bottom out). So this is another factor in keywear: how hard you press each key - especially concerning how hard you bottom out. The harder a key is bottomed out, the more keywear there will be.

So in other words: the amount of keywear you see as well as when you first start seeing it depends on you.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/1/10 at 4:09pm
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Microfiber clothes work nicely for cleaning off keys.

I also dust off my keyboards with a Giottos Rocket Air Blower.
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post #6916 of 14551
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Microfiber clothes work nicely for cleaning off keys.
Yep, but the keywear already happened by that point. Think about that happening every day for 6 months.
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post #6917 of 14551
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Microfiber clothes work nicely for cleaning off keys.

I also dust off my keyboards with a Giottos Rocket Air Blower.
Yeah, that's what I do with my keyboard/mousepad/mouse. (microfiber cloth)

How powerful is that Blower? I'd consider investing in it if I could, say, use it to dust out my computer.
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hey, what switch Thermaltake Challenger Pro use?
it says is clicky. but the key cap looks so flat looks like scissor switch
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That's WAY too expensive for an AT101/AT101W
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