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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

anyone want to explaine to the OP why a $150 filco is better than a $70 QFR?

oh yeah, the pcb is different and.... and... oh.. no, thats about it really.


And to be clear, The QF Rapid, XT are made by costar, some as filco and others, the TK, pro, and I wanna say they have another are not made by costar.

Costar > ione(?)

Not sure if you mean me or kokpa, but no, the Filco isn't really twice as good as the QFR, however I've seen some people describe the Filco feeling slightly (and indescribably) more solid than the QFR, this could just be the placebo effect and them wanting the Filco to feel better though.

I'd still get a Filco again over a QFR.
post #14982 of 36807
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Originally Posted by kokpa View Post

Are ducky and filco much better than cm keyboard? I would like to buy tkl mechanical keyboard probably with browns to be safe

This is a great term to describe browns tongue.gif
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So i shopped around locally and i can't find any MX Green keyboards sad-smiley-002.gif
And looking at keycool keyboards i have the following greens
87 black POM
87 white PBT
Is POM better than PBT? Or the other way round?

I wouldn't say one is better than the other. POM keycaps have a very unique feel to them. I thought they felt quite slippery when I first started using them, but now they are my favorite set besides maybe my thick PBT's. I've heard that they tend to get shiny faster than PBT keycaps, but slower than ABS, but I haven't used them long enough to say for certain. If you haven't tried POM before, I'd recommend you give it a shot! It's pretty rare to get the keycaps by themselves, whereas PBT keycaps are relatively accessible. If you do end up hating them, I'd be willing to buy the keycaps/keyboard off you. wink.gif
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I'd still get a Filco again over a QFR.

But why? QFR+Keycaps still cheaper than a stock filco.

I think its mostly placebo. people like to think the more money they spend makes it better.

iirc, both are assembled the same, the only way to say one is more 'sturdy' would be to weigh them, since typically you would imagine the heavier one be more sturdy.

Only reason I would get a filco was if I was going to buy an allu cover for it, and with that you're looking at a $300 keyboard.
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But why? QFR+Keycaps still cheaper than a stock filco.

I think its mostly placebo. people like to think the more money they spend makes it better.

iirc, both are assembled the same, the only way to say one is more 'sturdy' would be to weigh them, since typically you would imagine the heavier one be more sturdy.

Only reason I would get a filco was if I was going to buy an allu cover for it, and with that you're looking at a $300 keyboard.

QFR + keycaps are around the same price here as a Filco here.
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so a custom keyboard vs a stock one, same price, still not enough to convince me.

I guess if they really really hate the rubber coating ( which i'll admit some people don't like ) ( though they have discontinued the gray cased ones and have new black coating that the XT has, which is supposed to be more durable )

and love a giant brand in eyes site, then yeah, maybe...
Edited by Jixr - 9/10/13 at 11:15am
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Fortunately, I'm not trying to convince you, I got the board I wanted. wink.gif
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I do not see a reason to get a filco either, except as jixr said, if you are getting the aluminum case. Other than that the QFR is just a better value, and to be honest, I do not like the filco logo on the bottom of the keyboard (very small con for me)

I have heard the reason filcos cost more is just because they do not have as many distributors around the world as someone like cooler master does.

I think its just the status of saying that you own a filco for a lot of people.


But if you want to spend the 50 or so dollars more, it really isn't that much in the end and if it is what you want, who am I to criticize anyone for it.
 
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I wouldn't say one is better than the other. POM keycaps have a very unique feel to them. I thought they felt quite slippery when I first started using them, but now they are my favorite set besides maybe my thick PBT's. I've heard that they tend to get shiny faster than PBT keycaps, but slower than ABS, but I haven't used them long enough to say for certain. If you haven't tried POM before, I'd recommend you give it a shot! It's pretty rare to get the keycaps by themselves, whereas PBT keycaps are relatively accessible. If you do end up hating them, I'd be willing to buy the keycaps/keyboard off you. wink.gif
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So, is Filco the Cadillac of mechanical keyboards? After a few weeks of interest I kind of figured the top brands were Ducky, DAS, Filco, WASD, etc. but I could be way off. If someone hands you $200 and says you have to buy a mechanical keyboard (no keycaps or customization etc.) what do you buy?
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