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the epiphany is supposed to be at the last minute. episode ruined! <tosses 2 percocet in the air and catches them with her mouth>
Edited by lmnop - 9/27/10 at 3:36pm
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Just a few more questions on the Unicomp..

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My biggest complaint at the moment lies with the build quality. Granted, this is still a high-quality product made in the United States, but it's not hard to notice the leftover plastic around keycaps or the (unintentional?) gap between the top half and the bottom half of the plastic shielding.
I'm a bit of an OCD person when it comes to my computer things. This was in the post that Ripster pointed out to me; and I fear little details like these might bother the living hell out of me. Comments?

My second question is about double-piece keycaps. I heard this term around the Unicomps a lot; what does it mean, exactly?

Thirdly and finally, I seem to recall hearing a post about the Unicomp's keys being very uneven. That is to say, some required a noticeable amount of more force than others; and some didn't bottom out quite the same. Once again, while I'm a bit OCD, I'm not a perfectionist. I don't expect keys evened out to the last fraction of a gram, but something extremely noticeable would definitely bug me.
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Deck and Unicomp are the only American Made mechanical keyboards.

2-Piece Keycaps.
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[quote=Maytan;10833879]Just a few more questions on the Unicomp..

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I'm a bit of an OCD person when it comes to my computer things. This was in the post that Ripster pointed out to me; and I fear little details like these might bother the living hell out of me. Comments?
The finish and overall 'polish' on Unicomp's keyboards isn't quite as good as that of Costar's or Deck's, but for actual overall build quality, the Unicomps win out.

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My second question is about double-piece keycaps. I heard this term around the Unicomps a lot; what does it mean, exactly?
See the link lmnop posted.

The white Unicomps traditionally are double-part whereas the black/grey ones were usually single part. I think though that they may have switched over to double part ones for the latter too. Either way, it doesn't really make much difference to the feel of the keyboard, it was just a convenience feature for those who used custom keycaps.

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Thirdly and finally, I seem to recall hearing a post about the Unicomp's keys being very uneven. That is to say, some required a noticeable amount of more force than others; and some didn't bottom out quite the same. Once again, while I'm a bit OCD, I'm not a perfectionist. I don't expect keys evened out to the last fraction of a gram, but something extremely noticeable would definitely bug me.
Not true. This is, however, true of well-worn buckling spring keyboards.
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mmm Cuddy (House is on tv) I can't tell you what I would do to her I would be banned lol
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[quote=ch_123;10834466]
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Just a few more questions on the Unicomp..



The finish and overall 'polish' on Unicomp's keyboards isn't quite as good as that of Costar's or Deck's, but for actual overall build quality, the Unicomps win out.



See the link lmnop posted.

The white Unicomps traditionally are double-part whereas the black/grey ones were usually single part. I think though that they may have switched over to double part ones for the latter too. Either way, it doesn't really make much difference to the feel of the keyboard, it was just a convenience feature for those who used custom keycaps.



Not true. This is, however, true of well-worn buckling spring keyboards.
Once again, thanks for all the help. Both you and lmnop have cleared up pretty much any question that comes to my mind currently. Definitely sounds like a winner; I'm always in the mood to buy American-made.

With that said, I emailed their support asking if I could get a shipping estimate. Need to plan out my budget.

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mmm Cuddy (House is on tv) I can't tell you what I would do to her I would be banned lol
Speaking of House, I used to enjoy the show. After so many times, however; I couldn't stomach it anymore. Hospitals scare me.

I could use Dr. House right now, though. I've got a blister the size of half a ping-pong ball on my palm. Poison Ivy sucks!
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mmm Cuddy (House is on tv) I can't tell you what I would do to her I would be banned lol
I'm watching Chuck atm. I can't tell you what I would do to 7/8 of the females on there because I would be banned.
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I could use Dr. House right now, though. I've got a blister the size of half a ping-pong ball on my palm. Poison Ivy sucks!
I think it could be Lupus.
 
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thanks for the info. i went back and forth with those brands ive mentioned earlier but i always end up goin back to this: http://www.daskeyboard.com/model-s-professional-silent/

i like the deck legend fire too but im not sure if black switches (i think?) are right for me. this will be my first mechanical kb. i will read up some more after work before i pull the trigger.
The Deck Legend Fire definitely has the Cherry MX Blacks.

Now, I think that since you're considering all of these high-end keyboards, the final decision can probably just come down to the key switch, the overall appearance, and the price (but I think that the XArmor is an exception due to its rubber coating).


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like the edge in the red circle.
like i move my finger from UP, RIGHT to DOWN, LEFT.it hurt some time..feel like getting cut.
Oh. Those are the corners on the tops of the keycaps. The edges are where the side of the keycaps meet the top and form a little ledge, or perhaps a cliff.

So, how high is your keyboard in relation to your body? I mean, is it at the same height as your shoulders? Is it the same height as your stomach? Is it the same height as your waist? How high is your keyboard? And how much of an angle is it at?

I mean, I want to understand how these corners are digging into your fingers because this is very unusual.

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Once again, thanks for all the help. Both you and lmnop have cleared up pretty much any question that comes to my mind currently. Definitely sounds like a winner; I'm always in the mood to buy American-made.

With that said, I emailed their support asking if I could get a shipping estimate. Need to plan out my budget.
Another way to get a shipping estimate is just by pretending to order the keyboard you want. Once you enter your shipping address, just click "Apply" on the shipping option that you have selected, and then you end up with the exact amount of the final cost that you would pay. Plus, you can then change the shipping option and click "Apply" after changing it to get the new shipping cost; it recalculates your shopping cart.

This is pretty much how it should be done for most stores.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/27/10 at 6:54pm
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I think it could be Lupus.
E-Gad!

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Another way to get a shipping estimate is just by pretending to order the keyboard you want. Once you enter your shipping address, just click "Apply" on the shipping option that you have selected, and then you end up with the exact amount of the final cost that you would pay. Plus, you can then change the shipping option and click "Apply" after changing it to get the new shipping cost; it recalculates your shopping cart.

This is pretty much how it should be done for most stores.
I'm not stupid. That's what I usually do, but as I was going through the check out process I didn't see anything regarding shipping coming up. I got out of there just to be safe; maybe I'll do it again.

Nevermind, I AM stupid. It only took a few seconds to calculate the shipping. My paranoia got the best of me earlier, I guess.
Edited by Maytan - 9/27/10 at 7:12pm
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