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Does anyone have the K70 and K60 or have tried both?

I have bought the K70 but after talking to a person who works in the PC store, it sounds like the K60 is better built (feels sturdier) and despite it not being fully mechanical, it is better. Does anyone have any input to this?
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I Think he meant to say "the K70 is STURDIER than the K60. The K70 feels like a tank. There is NOTHING flimsy on this keyboard. Even the volume roller is made of metal ! If he says otherwise, it's because he has old K60 stock he wants to sell, since no one wants them anymore (with the firmware problems it had, that are 100% fixed in the K70).
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I Think he meant to say "the K70 is STURDIER than the K60. The K70 feels like a tank. There is NOTHING flimsy on this keyboard. Even the volume roller is made of metal ! If he says otherwise, it's because he has old K60 stock he wants to sell, since no one wants them anymore (with the firmware problems it had, that are 100% fixed in the K70).

No, he said that the K60 felt sturdier than the K70. I asked really because I honestly didn't believe it. I felt the K70 and it is sturdy, full metal and completely mechanical. Love that fact that the cabling is thick too. Even the media keys feel rock solid but they are definitely going to be the first to be broken out of this entire board.
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No, he said that the K60 felt sturdier than the K70. I asked really because I honestly didn't believe it. I felt the K70 and it is sturdy, full metal and completely mechanical. Love that fact that the cabling is thick too. Even the media keys feel rock solid but they are definitely going to be the first to be broken out of this entire board.

I have no experience with either keyboard, but this wouldn't be the first time someone who works in an electronics store doesn't know enough about products they sell. I almost never ask questions nowadays--only those dealing with prices and stock availability.
   
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No, he said that the K60 felt sturdier than the K70. I asked really because I honestly didn't believe it. I felt the K70 and it is sturdy, full metal and completely mechanical. Love that fact that the cabling is thick too. Even the media keys feel rock solid but they are definitely going to be the first to be broken out of this entire board.

I have no experience with either keyboard, but this wouldn't be the first time someone who works in an electronics store doesn't know enough about products they sell. I almost never ask questions nowadays--only those dealing with prices and stock availability.

I agree, I don't ask them questions but I do strike up conversations about the product when I'm paying or waiting for something. I love this keyboard, rock solid and the Cherry MX Reds are perfect. smile.gif
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post #12967 of 36817

I just upgraded from a Cooler Master Quickfire rapid pro to Logitech G710.

 

I am loving the Logitech G710 a lot. It is a well built keyboard. Not that anything was wrong or bad with my previous CM Quickfire Rapid Pro.

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I agree, I don't ask them questions but I do strike up conversations about the product when I'm paying or waiting for something. I love this keyboard, rock solid and the Cherry MX Reds are perfect. smile.gif

I have the K70.....that sales person is high or something. K70 is an improvement over the K60...that is all.
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I agree, I don't ask them questions but I do strike up conversations about the product when I'm paying or waiting for something. I love this keyboard, rock solid and the Cherry MX Reds are perfect. smile.gif

I have the K70.....that sales person is high or something. K70 is an improvement over the K60...that is all.

How are you liking it? Is Cherry MX Red your first switch or did you move from another switch?
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Unsure if it's okay to post this here, but GeekHack has a Group Buy under way for dirt cheap ABS double-shot Cherry keycaps in bright colors (white lettering): $8 per full key set, only missing 6.25x (universal) spacebars. But those can be purchased from WASD. Keycaps are OEM profile, so the same cap height as common keyboards like Cooler Master.

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43745.0




more examples:
http://keycaprep.com/product/detail.html?product_no=39&cate_no=40&display_group=1

This can take a while, up to a few months. But for that price, worth it if that's something you're looking for.
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