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I've had multiple of both and I can't say I have ever noticed much of a difference. Never taken them apart but still.

Then throw in that the filco is nearly twice the price...

That said I do love filcos but can't justify the price anymore.

Yeah, although buying new =/= buying used. Both of my Filcos were under $80 and are in excellent condition. On par with new QFRs price-wise. I replace keycaps anyway, and they are to be switch-modded. I agree, a Filco at $160 is not, by far, as attractive as a QFR for $70-80.
   
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I've had multiple of both and I can't say I have ever noticed much of a difference. Never taken them apart but still.

Then throw in that the filco is nearly twice the price...

That said I do love filcos but can't justify the price anymore.

Yeah, although buying new =/= buying used. Both of my Filcos were under $80 and are in excellent condition. On par with new QFRs price-wise. I replace keycaps anyway, and they are to be switch-modded. I agree, a Filco at $160 is not, by far, as attractive as a QFR for $70-80.
I agree with this. Filcos have really come down in price. Last summer before the korean keyboards were so common Filco's were basically the best modern cherry boards. And they sold for maybe $20 off msrp. The prices are pretty crazy to me. I would definitely pick a filco over a qfr with that kind of pricing.
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Aren't they both rebadged costar keyboards?  I don't really see why the PCB would be that different.

Filco is double sided PCB, QFR is single sided. There are some other differences, but that's the main one.
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Filco is double sided PCB, QFR is single sided. There are some other differences, but that's the main one.

 

Cool, cool. 

 

I better leave this thread before paradigm84 finds me hanging out in here again.

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Filco is double sided PCB, QFR is single sided. There are some other differences, but that's the main one.

Cool, cool. 

I better leave this thread before paradigm84 finds me hanging out in here again.

Hey, how did you get in? mad.gif

Also I see Tator lurking. wave2.gif
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I have a Filco and a QFR and although the Filco may have a thicker PCB / better soldering, I can't feel the difference between them when typing. I got this QFR for free and the way I saw it was that I can sell my Filco for more than what I could the QFR so it was basically a no-brainer for me. I like the detachable cable and media keys as well.
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I have a Filco and a QFR and although the Filco may have a thicker PCB / better soldering, I can't feel the difference between them when typing. I got this QFR for free and the way I saw it was that I can sell my Filco for more than what I could the QFR so it was basically a no-brainer for me. I like the detachable cable and media keys as well.
The only thing I don't like was the rubberized finish. It's kind of ugly.
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I don't mind it; actually feels quite nice compared to bog standard plastic.
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I agree I always liked it.
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You selling yours because you don't like green switches or..?
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