Originally Posted by DaveLT
TBH, i wasn't talking abouit the internal quality. The new ones are actually glued down so they probably won't move but i will probably glue it back and solder it before silicone-ing it ... I know Mini-B connectors are hard to get right and they are very fiddly.
Bad "Lands" i don't know what's that but surely single-board or double board doesn't matter. Usually it's used for higher density.
Internal quality is a big thing to consider when looking at keyboard quality. If they PCB and soldering is junk, the keyboard will be junk.
PCB lands are the little gold eyelet traces that you slip your wire through and solder to. They're the point of contact between the PCB traces and what you're soldering onto a PCB. Bad PCB lands means that the keyboard won't work properly or is only a short while away from breaking. When they do break, you have to desolder to find the problem, then fix the PCB.
The double sided PCB is nice for issues like bad PCB lands. If the land goes bad on one side, it will still work properly because there are two points of contact on the PCB trace.
From what I've seen, it's the same as the original Filcos and of similar quality, but the newer Filcos are much nicer.