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best num pad, GO!
post #10812 of 36848
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What's the difference between a model F1 and the Model M? Man, I thought they used the same buckling spring switches! Or do you just mean the board as a whole? I'm actually not sure it would fit on my desk, now that I'm thinking about how huge it is.
Was it very expensive to make the board, all said and done? I think I could manage this. those chips aren't too pricey, from the first dealer (maybe the only dealer I dunno) that I found on google. Very interesting...
Thank you for the information and the walkthrough!
Have you ever had wrist pain? I'm wondering if a more proper keyboard rather than a mushy or hard-to-acutate board would be better, or if I need a kinesis to help me. I have some tense pain in my wrists, nothing horrible but I'm very worried it will get worse.

The spring on an F and an M are different...as are the hammers. The springs on an F are longer and skinnier than the springs on a M. The hammers on an F are much larger than the hammers an M uses.

A model M uses a membrane on top of the PCB so that when the spring buckles and the hammer slaps down, it slaps down on a membrane which makes contact with the PCB. On a model F, when the spring buckles the hammer makes direct contact with the PCB (there is no membrane). The model F feels crisper, has a lighter actuation force, and is even louder than a model M. Moreover, Model Fs do not use plastic rivets to hold the steel barrel plate and the PCB together like a model M does. A model F holds those two components together with locking metal slider (which can be a PITA to deal with sometimes).

Bottom line is a model F is vastly superior to a model M.
    
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Only if you like ping.
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Only if you like ping.

Ping... it's a good thing.
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My QFR has arrived I will post pics tonight or tomorrow!
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My QFR has arrived I will post pics tonight or tomorrow!
nice, what kind of switches did you get?
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Has anyone from the UK ordered from techkeys.us? If so how long was the shipping? Cheers.
post #10818 of 36848
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nice, what kind of switches did you get?
He said Red switches, i hope he like them but i know he will love the keyboard and the layout
post #10819 of 36848
do they have backlit filco's? they seem like the easiest moddable keyboards. if not ducky shines biggrin.gif also, is there a main reason why i shouldnt buy the new BW? i think they fixed some issues like QC and stuff?
 
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do they have backlit filco's? they seem like the easiest moddable keyboards. if not ducky shines biggrin.gif also, is there a main reason why i shouldnt buy the new BW? i think they fixed some issues like QC and stuff?

 

The 2013 model is still rubbish.

 

Haven't tried the Tournament Edition (ala the smaller model) yet, but the BW / BWU 2013 are more or less the same.

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