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what store did you get them for $2????
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Originally Posted by draterrojam View Post

what store did you get them for $2????
Some OEM version ... There is like 5 huge boxes full of them. Some store in china by the way. I think it's the standard size.
My current mousepad was only 1$ ... AAND it's tearing itself to shreds now ... but it is the real deal
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I just bought a rosewill RK9000RE! I was roaming around our "Local PC Hardware Goodness Tower" and looked at CM Storms and Steelseries as well as Corsairs (Crappy ...) and Filco then i found they are discounting the rosewill boards. Filco quality boards, i can't say no smile.gif
I'm loving it. I don't regret spending 75USD for it (Normal price is like 100USD so ...) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

They're nice keyboards, but I wouldn't call them Filco quality. When I desoldered the used one I got cheap, I found a couple of bad lands and a one sided PCB compared to the Majestouch 2's double sided PCB. There was also the USB mini B connector problems that they were having.
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They're nice keyboards, but I wouldn't call them Filco quality. When I desoldered the used one I got cheap, I found a couple of bad lands and a one sided PCB compared to the Majestouch 2's double sided PCB. There was also the USB mini B connector problems that they were having.
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.
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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.
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They fixed the USB connection issue a while ago, as far as I know. They may not be Filcos, but they cost half as much while still being nice keyboards. Great compact size too.
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They fixed the USB connection issue a while ago, as far as I know. They may not be Filcos, but they cost half as much while still being nice keyboards. Great compact size too.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing them. Like I said, I have an RK-9000RE that I modded to MX Clears and I'm pretty happy with the quality of it. I just wanted to stop the "it's pretty much a Filco" claim because Filcos are still higher quality and better built keyboards. It's the same thing with the Cooler Master QFR. It's a fantastic keyboard and I love mine, but it's not "pretty much a Filco".

I'm lost on calling them compact. They're your standard 104 key keyboard size.
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They are as compact as a 104-key keyboard can be--no extra bezel baggage at all, is what I mean. Many keyboards are unnecessarily huge (Corsair, Logitech G710+, etc.) Even though they are still full-sized (104-key) keyboards, they are significantly smaller than most rubber domes and many of the older keyboard types. That's what I mean by compact--not the key count. It's not obvious from the photos, but when I first saw a keyboard of that size, I was amazed how tiny it managed to be while still fitting all those keys + numpad.

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I just bought a rosewill RK9000RE! I was roaming around our "Local PC Hardware Goodness Tower" and looked at CM Storms and Steelseries as well as Corsairs (Crappy ...) and Filco then i found they are discounting the rosewill boards. Filco quality boards, i can't say no smile.gif
I'm loving it. I don't regret spending 75USD for it (Normal price is like 100USD so ...)

The mantis speed pad and mouse goes next, G100S and a Goliathus pad next (2$ only!)
I will not go back to my old keyboard ...

I should have added some congratulations biggrin.gif Nothing like a good mechanical keyboard!
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They are as compact as a 104-key keyboard can be--no extra bezel baggage at all, is what I mean. Many keyboards are unnecessarily huge (Corsair, Logitech G710+, etc.) Even though they are still full-sized (104-key) keyboards, they are significantly smaller than most rubber domes and many of the older keyboard types. That's what I mean by compact--not the key count. It's not obvious from the photos, but when I first saw a keyboard of that size, I was amazed how tiny it managed to be while still fitting all those keys + numpad.

Gotcha. I guess I'm just used to Ducky, Leopold, and Filco making normal sized 104 key mechs that I don't think of it as compact, I think of it as standard sized and think of the Gigabyte, Razer, Corsair, and Logitech boards as unnecessarily over-sized.
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My old 107-key is larger than this is ... it's pretty compact for me as it is!
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I should have added some congratulations biggrin.gif Nothing like a good mechanical keyboard!
It's hard as it is to get mechanical keyboards but when it goes for cheap, it's basically a firesale! biggrin.gif Thanks dude thumb.gif
Man, i can't sleep after typing all night in keyboard bliss. I used to have my fingers wear out every 1000 words or so ... Not anymore wink.gif I actually thought it was my wrist hurting but hell i didn't notice my fingers were hurting
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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
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Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
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Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
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Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock X370 SLI Killer Zotac GTX1070 "FE" with ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Crucial BallistiX Sport LP 16GB 8x2GB 
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Zotac SSD Premium 480GB OCZ Vector 180 480GB Hitachi 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm ID Cooling Frostflow 240L 
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ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Phanteks F140MP x2 CoolerMaster Silencio FP120 x2 Phanteks F140SP 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Delta AFB1212SH x2 Dell U2713HM CM Storm MECH FSP Aurum PT 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
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