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horray! I bought mine for myself a bit early tongue.gif ( QFR Blacks and some caps )
I think i'm good on keyboards for a good while. already have 2 more than I need.
( though i wouldn't mind trading one of them for a 60%er ) or an orbweaver just so I can have
something new to mod.

my self christmas present is either going to be an ipad or some camera equipment.
God I want an orbweaver, I think they are way to expensive for what they are though. Anyone agree?

Blah blah blah double posting because I am on my phone and writing long messages is difficult.
 
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God I want an orbweaver, I think they are way to expensive for what they are though. Anyone agree?

Blah blah blah double posting because I am on my phone and writing long messages is difficult.
Orbweaver ... the next most stupid item i've ever come across aside from the Roccat Apuri and generally any cable hangers
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Has anyone bought any caps from KeyPop.net? Thinking about getting a few and am just wondering about the quality of them.

They're your standard Signature Plastics quality. Nothing terrible, but nothing great either. Still better than OEM caps. As long as you're fine with Signatue Plastics, you'll be fine with them.

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I guess I'm in the same boat as you. I look at them objectively and see $100+ on a piece of plastic the size of my fingertip. I can understand the high price on feng's silver snakes and caps like that simply due to "artisan crafting" and material cost, but not for limited edition plastic. no offense intended towards those who are into cc caps. I've spent loads of money on other things that plenty of people wouldn't agree with. to each their own. I'm just trying to understand what's up with those specific caps is all.

As someone who has done is own resin casting, I can tell you that there's a significant materials and time cost in producing his caps. The $20-30 Clack himself charges for his work is actually very reasonable for the work he does. Even if he was doing injection molding, his prices would still be reasonable since molds cost thousands to make and the equipment to inject the molds isn't cheap either. His stuff is hand done though and all done to his levels of satisfaction (which is typically quite high).

The resale market is something else altogether. I've never paid more than $50 for one and have gotten mine through generous people, trades, and from Clack himself. There are plenty of people who hate the people who buy them just to flip them for a ton of money. There are people who are willing to do so though, be it as a piece of art to collect, something to sell for more later, or just for exclusivity and/or a sense of belonging. I mean, just look at some of the stuff people collect, even on here. Not all of it makes sense, nor does the prices they pay, but people still accept it. It's insane to me to drop $100-200 on GPU waterblocks that will be obsolete in a couple of years or to drop $1k-1.5k on a video card that will be as fast as a $200-300 card in a couple years time, but people do it anyways. Some people choose to spend their money on stuff like that, some like stuff like Clacks, some have other hobbies they drop an insane amount of money into.

That doesn't mean I'm justifying the markup, just that it's understandable.
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I think Orbweavers are kind of cool as well, but yes--too expensive.

I must admit, I did kind of like the dedicated gaming layout of my old SteelSeries Merc Stealth before I wrecked it and upgraded to a mechanical.
Warning: PLEB KEYBOARD!!!! (Click to show)


It was kind of nice to have keys that were shaped differently for different presses, and you could program each key to whatever other key you wanted while having the regular keyboard still be normal. Which made for dedicated keys but easy typing--made things like holding crouch or shift+walk in CSS easier.

However, it was a pleb membrane board, and the keys were wobbly, felt horrible, and would sometimes stick.
Three backlight colours and three light levels as well though.
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God I want an orbweaver, I think they are way to expensive for what they are though. Anyone agree?
.

Deffinately too expensive, more expensive than any full keyboard I currently own.

but i used a nostromo pre-mech life, 100% at work for my design software, never tried gaming on it, felt too unatural for my typical FPS

what I really want would be a 10x10 square grid macro keyboard thing. plain and simple ahla filco style.
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I might be asking the wrong people but out of just plain interest, what type of aluminum(6063, 7075) is the kmac made out of and is it hard anodized?

I don't want it but I was wondering.
 
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Well I just got my Ducky Shine 3 TKL in the mail.

It's a nicely built keyboard. I'll be honest though I almost think my old Coolermaster tenkeyless was better built. For 80 bucks the thing was a steal.

Typing on blacks is not nearly as nice as typing on my old blues but I didn't buy it for typing. Going to fire up BF4 tonight and see how it fares.

I will say though that these blacks require quite a bit of pressure. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake going with these instead of the reds. I'm sure I'll get used to it regardless.
    
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I guess I just have man hands to like mx blacks so much redface.gif
 
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I guess I just have man hands to like mx blacks so much redface.gif

I want my MX Black board already! tongue.gif

The Massdrop order has been placed with Ducky and they're meant to be shipped within 10 days of the end of the group buy, so hopefully I'll have it sometime in the start of Jan. biggrin.gif
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^The wait begins, I hate waiting tongue.gif

Oh, I got the typing of the dead overkill, funny little game biggrin.gif
 
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