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post #811 of 14551
thats what I thought.

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2. Keycaps are made of Polyester (PBT) except the spacebar which is ABS.

3. There is no additional backplate for the switches on the 82 key model. There is an additional backplate for the 105 key Legend model.




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if you look really close at it the shine gives the perception that the plastic is very pliable and soft.

from wiki

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Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is a plastic that is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries. It is a thermoplastic crystalline polymer, and a type of polyester.

PBT is closely related to other thermoplastic polyesters. Compared to PET (Polyethylene terephthalate), PBT has slightly lower strength and rigidity, slightly better impact resistance

Edited by lmnop - 10/28/09 at 11:05am
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post #812 of 14551
I didn't recognize PBT as being a polyester. That makes a little more sense. I understand that Deck keys are double-shot, for the see-through blanks, and then dye-sublimated for the actual key legend.
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I am thinking of buying one for Christmas, I am done with my Das Ultimate Professional. I wanted a Custom 105 model in a Fiber Glass housing with a back plate, Cherry MX Black Linear except for the Spacebar I wanted it to be Cherry MX Clear because they are lighter and more tactile.
Edited by lmnop - 10/28/09 at 11:28am
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I am thinking of buying one for Christmas, I am done with my Das Ultimate Professional. I wanted a Custom 105 model in a Fiber Glass housing with a back plate, Cherry MX Black Linear except for the Spacebar I wanted it to be Cherry MX Clear because they are lighter and more tactile.
Odd, I'd want one that has the opposite, all clear, with a linear spacebar.
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I grew up with a IBM Model M AT on my XT but once I got my first Celeron I went to a Split Keyboard for a very long time until about a year and a half ago I bought a Das Ultimate Professional. so I "slap chop" (sorry shamwow guy) the corner of my Spacebar with my thumb, it doesn't work on a membrane because it doesn't always register the Das Ultimate Professional definitely improved it. so I inquired about casting a fiber glass split housing and thats when the whole chinese village and hoping they would all go dyslexic over night came in. I had to try

I can't get a split keyboard with Cherry MX Black Linear, only ones available are Membrane and ALPS I think. so if I have to live with a flat keyboard I want to make sure my Spacebar is tactile and light weight the Cherry MX Clear made sense because they are stiff like the Cherry MX Black Linear but lighter so they won't offset the keyboard too much.

here is a nice video of the Deck Legend 105 (turn up volume)


Edited by lmnop - 10/28/09 at 12:21pm
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I can't get a split keyboard with Cherry MX Black Linear, only ones available are Membrane and ALPS I think. so if I have to live with a flat keyboard I want to make sure my Spacebar is tactile and light weight the Cherry MX Clear made sense because they are stiff like the Cherry MX Black Linear but lighter so they won't offset the keyboard too much.
There's a much easier way to get an ergonomic keyboard with MX Black switches.

First, pick a keyboard you want from this list. Some of those use Alps, but I'm pretty sure that at least the Maltron and Kinesis boards use Cherry MX Browns.

Then buy the linear switches from digikey (catalog page), and replace them yourself.
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http://www.keyboardco.com/ UK supplier of mechanical keyboards
the G80s are the ones with standard UK layout
Nice, thanks a lot.

Will probably get this one when it comes back in stock:
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=510
I kind of wish the price wasn't so steep though.
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I noticed all the Home Depot keyboards were Cherry, but with the Credit Card device built in but the guy asked if I needed one. I didn't ask if I could have one but I just said those Cherry KBs are supposed to be really good.

I also forgot to look under the keyboard but what are the chances that that Cherry KB with Credit Card device built in is the same key type and just as good as the G80s? If it is the same I may be able to get one, he said "Oh man we burn through these quick" so that sorta made me think twice and think maybe they have a lesser model?
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I noticed all the Home Depot keyboards were Cherry, but with the Credit Card device built in but the guy asked if I needed one. I didn't ask if I could have one but I just said those Cherry KBs are supposed to be really good.

I also forgot to look under the keyboard but what are the chances that that Cherry KB with Credit Card device built in is the same key type and just as good as the G80s? If it is the same I may be able to get one, he said "Oh man we burn through these quick" so that sorta made me think twice and think maybe they have a lesser model?
Well they do make rubber dome boards as well, so it wouldn't be a surprise if they made them with card readers as well.
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Got any one cheap with good n-key Rollover (NKRO) to recommend? I am getting frustrated when I can't press D while I am holding SPACE+R in my games.
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