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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
I can understand them being called mechanical switches, as it's easier to just lump them into that category. As for why it's expensive, they could have done a google search and figured it out.. It seems to be a pretty ignorant conclusion for a large site like cnet...

I mean they seemed to think the main feature was that it's a "mechanical" keyboard, and doesn't make as much noise as cherry switches.
Except calling topre switches mechanical is like calling a Ford F650 a sports car.
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Except calling topre switches mechanical is like calling a Ford F650 a sports car.



I can't tell the difference either.
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I want to try Topre keyboards so bad. Does keyboardco.com accept returns?
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I'd like to see that thing make a sharp turn.

I still wonder what EK has in store for a new line up. I don't know why they would drop Filcos completely.
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Originally Posted by Ikrin View Post
I'd like to see that thing make a sharp turn.

I still wonder what EK has in store for a new line up. I don't know why they would drop Filcos completely.
I think this explains why:
Quote:
Originally Posted by EliteKeyboards

A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

FILCO products have been in short supply recently, and this has been due
to our supplier not being able to meet market demand. We're very sorry
for this inconvenience; particularly at this time of the year!

Unfortunately, despite our recent efforts, our supply of FILCO products
will not be improving, so we have taken this turn of events as an
opportunity to search for alternative products which can meet our
customers' demands
.

So without beating around the bush too much, in Jan/Feb 2011 EK will
offer a new keyboard line-up with Cherry MX switches!


These boards will replace all FILCO products (and then some. We've
selected them with much discretion, and believe they will meet or exceed
the quality and functionality of FILCO products and provide a better
value in a very competitive market!

Further details to follow on our website soon. We appreciate your
continued support!
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Hey,

Im looking for a new keyboard that fits the following criteria. I have been spending some time searching but not found anything that I´m really happy with.

The criteria are:

Has very soft keys (like laptop keyboard or the razer arctosa. my hands are in bad shape so I need them very soft or I experience pain. This is the main reason I´m looking for a new one). I think cherry reds wouuld probably be perfect for me but it seems they are rather rare and probably even rarer with swedish layout.

Supports ps/2 / full n-key rollover

Swedish localization

Somewhat stylish. This means no 'ordinary grey 80-s type keyboard' but it´s ok as long as its black, silver or pretty much any other colour than the drab ordinary grey.

Optional:

Multimedia keys (play/stop/volume)

Decently priced. This is the least important.
post #9877 of 14551
Why would you need nkro? If typing on a normal keyboard hurts, I don't see how you would need that many keys at once.

The xarmor and the black widow are the only ones I know of with much coating on the keys.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Why would you need nkro? If typing on a normal keyboard hurts, I don't see how you would need that many keys at once.

The xarmor and the black widow are the only ones I know of with much coating on the keys.
Gaming. 90% of the time I use it for work, but when I game I want the best there is. Still the #1 criteria is that the keys are soft. What do you mean with much coating?

Update. Seems the reason is this is so hard to find is cause there arent a lot of keyboards like this with swedish layout. http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=753 seems good though, I´m wondering if there is one that has even lower keys (like the arctosa for example).
Edited by Conditioned - 12/8/10 at 4:36am
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Soft keys as in light key-press or soft as in physically soft (padded)?

NKRO? was also my first thought. If you need the softest key-press or you get pain how often will you press a lot of keys at once? NKRO is debated but hardly anyone really used it. Even the new Razor "Gaming" keyboard only had 2kro.
 
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post #9880 of 14551
Conditioned, get the Razer BlackWidow. It's the only mechanical keyboard I can think of that has light switches that are nice for typing as well.
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