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for me i didnt care about brands but the biggest thing i was looking for was a led back lit board. im kinda eying the tkl wasd board as it looks like it may come in clears but other then that i dont need it and i have other things to spend money on.
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Its a shame WASD doesn't do backlighting and custom colors for the body/plate.

Custom key caps are nice and all, but you can put custom keycaps on any board, it doesn't have to come from WASD.

If they offered a fuller range of customization, I'd have one of their boards right now, and I'd be suggesting them to my friends instead of the CM QFR, etc.
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WASD is working on a backlit board that should be out in a relatively short time frame.

They did plan to launch it with the v2 IIRC, but it's been delayed some.

 

Either way, the V2 is built better than the QFR. It also has some better features to it, like the removable cable.

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I like them for what they do and offer, but I don't like buying things sight unseen.

uhm... QFR's have removable cables

and if i had to guess, they are all costar boards, so i wouldn't expect much difference in quality.
( only diff between a qfr and filco is the better quality pcb, which no-one will notice on a blind study )
Edited by Jixr - 8/15/13 at 1:46pm
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QFR doesn't have a removable cable? O_o i thought it would ...
Considering my rosewill does
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QFR doesn't have a removable cable? O_o i thought it would ...
Considering mine does

I guess ares are broken frown.gif
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WASD is working on a backlit board that should be out in a relatively short time frame.
They did plan to launch it with the v2 IIRC, but it's been delayed some.

Either way, the V2 is built better than the QFR. It also has some better features to it, like the removable cable.

QFR has a removeable cable. Neither the V2 or QFR have backlighting or macro keys. Build quality may be better, but I've seen no evidence to support this, and the QFR is already a top notch board quality-wise.

So, other than aesthetic preference and the option for MX Clears, what exactly does the V2 offer over the QFR?

Don't say keycaps, you can buy a full set of WASD's very own keycaps for a a QFR and the combined total will still be 50 bucks less than a V2.



Now, if what you say about them adding LED options later, that's cool. Hopefully they aren't outrageous with the pricing. Their current unlit boards already cost more than their backlit competition, but I can understand that they are a small operation and do some semi-custom stuff, etc. What I'd really like to see in addition to backlighting, is custom colored mounting plates. I really love the red plate on the QFR and the green plate on the 2013 BW.
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the only feature the QFR does not have its the layout switch key, so that is a + for a very niche crowd.

Don't get me wrong, i'm glad someone caters to that need, but unless you want one off custom keycaps, their stock keycaps are not that impressive, and have poor QC on them ( about 1/3 of mine had plastic tabs from the mould that needed sanded off )

I'll probably be ordering another custom set soon, but only because I need custom one off keys that otherwise would cost a fortune for a set to be made.

Note ( i've heard rumors if you ask them nicely, they will lazer engrave other keycaps )
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I said it had a better feature with the removable cable.

E.G. The way WASD does their removable cable is better than the way it is done on the QFR.

 

WASD gives you more space to plug your cable in, and the channeling is better for the cable as well. It's a matter of attention to detail, since Cooler Master was just using a standard Costar board that is built on more of a mass production style so it's easier & quicker to make.

 

As for WASD's keycaps, they're not PBT so they're not to my personal preference but the ABS caps are just fine. Like wise, having the option to customize is nice as well.

 

I'd agree that the price is a tad high but it's not dramatically over-priced like Filco products have been for awhile now.

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WASD is working on a backlit board that should be out in a relatively short time frame.
They did plan to launch it with the v2 IIRC, but it's been delayed some.

Either way, the V2 is built better than the QFR. It also has some better features to it, like the removable cable.

QFR has a removeable cable. Neither the V2 or QFR have backlighting or macro keys. Build quality may be better, but I've seen no evidence to support this, and the QFR is already a top notch board quality-wise.

So, other than aesthetic preference and the option for MX Clears, what exactly does the V2 offer over the QFR?

Don't say keycaps, you can buy a full set of WASD's very own keycaps for a a QFR and the combined total will still be 50 bucks less than a V2.



Now, if what you say about them adding LED options later, that's cool. Hopefully they aren't outrageous with the pricing. Their current unlit boards already cost more than their backlit competition, but I can understand that they are a small operation and do some semi-custom stuff, etc. What I'd really like to see in addition to backlighting, is custom colored mounting plates. I really love the red plate on the QFR and the green plate on the 2013 BW.
I'd still get a

Not every TKL needs to compete with the QFR, many people go with other boards just because they feel like it, not because of some quantifiable measurement.

Also as far as I am aware, the QFR lacks the dip switch.

Furthermore, including the shipping costs, it seems to me like the difference between the two would be $40, not $50.

Are the differences between the two boards worth $40? Possibly.

Does this mean you shouldn't get the WASD V2? Absolutely not.
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