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mmmm cadmium....
they use cadmium in the primer on a lot of our parts as a corrosion inhibitor, so I handle it pretty often. probably gonna die by 30.

I'd say do something to spruce up the mionix for him. giving a stock gift would be a lazy way out, and the qfr wasn't really built for him. 2cents.gif

Yeah, cadmium reacts like zinc and can fit in a lot of its catalysts. The compounds it forms are useless at best and poisonous at worst. I plan on dying of cancer from inhaling plastic fumes myself. Did you know that good ventilation is necessary when using a Dremel? I didn't.

Anywho, I agree. Go with the QFR. It's Christmas-y and looks much classier than the Mionix. I don't really like green LEDs on black plastic, sorry Razer fans.
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Well after having my DS3 for about a week now I've come to a few conclusions.

First off, typing on a mech keyboards is delicious. I feel like I'm using an old typewriter, minus all the finger stressing pressure. Maybe a little more akin to the electric typewriter we have.

These MX Blues aren't nearly as loud as people make them out to be. They are loud but not annoyingly so like you so often read on forums. The click is nice and satisfying. Lets you know that you're actually pushing buttons rather than the quiet "thud" that membrane keyboards give you. They are very lightweight though. I read that the tactility of blues was very distinct and noticeable effort was necessary to overcome it when you're typing. This was appealing because I figured that'd cut back a little on typos. Definitely not seeing it here, though. Blues seem quite easy to accidentally press. Just as easy as my laptop's rubber dome keys. Bottoming out isn't all too hard to avoid. If I pay attention I can cut it out almost entirely with the exception of really quick typing. I've noticed my fingers are already starting to learn the muscle memory to stop pressing down right at that clicky actuation point.

I do think, however, that my next keyboard will be sporting MX Greens. More weight while maintaining the clicky tactile response of Blues? Sign me up. I've also heard that their click is a little deeper in tone because of their increased weight. That sounds like something that I'd enjoy. But I might put off getting a Green board till I get a tenkeyless MX Black board for gaming. Throw an aluminum case and some thick PBT caps on it and I'll have a board that'll be a weapon in-game and IRL.

But Topre. Hm. I'll resist her allure as long as I can. I've listened to the sound signature of Topre keyboards and they sound so....mmm...yeah.

Regardless of what keyboard or switch I get next, I'll be putting PBT caps on it. The one downside to this Ducky is the fact that any oils whatsoever on my fingers leaves prints on the keys. Since they're a slick black finish, that makes for dirty looking keys. Once Vortex finally gets their act together and releases their PBT keys with transparent doubleshot legends, those are going on this Ducky for sure.

Damn you all. I told myself so many times before I finally got my mech that "oh I'll just stick with one. Those people who get 'bit' with the mechanical keyboard bug are just insane" and I'll be damned if I don't just crave more!
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well, he has no idea bout me making the red case or anything, ( he knows only of the blue! )

but what Can i do to the mionix, i can't really afford to put some caps on it or anything.

the limit is $50 and both of these are obvioulsy way over the limit, but that does not bother me.
post #18724 of 36811
Give him the custom, Jixr. The face when he sees it will be worth it. biggrin.gif All for a Merry Christmas, right? I don't think that not being able to take the board to work would be a big issue. He can just have it as his own private nice thing.

If you have no attachment to the custom, by all means make your bro-in-law happy! thumb.gif From what you've said he sounds like a cool guy, so make his Christmas! biggrin.gif
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Give him the QFR and buy him a custom escape key with a Christmas tree on it. Ta-da! Christmas gift.

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post #18726 of 36811
@Jixr if you don't mind parting with it, go QFR.

It's badass, nuf' said.
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I don't mind parting with it. I've arleady moved on to mx blacks, and I can sell the mionix and probably get back what I paid for it.
its been sitting on my display shelf ever since I changed switches.

I need to finish sanding the red case and am more than likely going to have to do some touch up areas on it.

I'm tempted to just re-paint the whole thing so its crazy glossy, but woundn't have the glass smooth finish that I like doing.


( also, typing on reds after a week of blacks feels really weird )
Edited by Jixr - 12/12/13 at 8:04pm
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Anybody off the top of their heads knows of sources for replacement space bars for the Leopold FC200?

The dimensions are 6.25 units (118 mm) with a center mount and two more Cherry stabilizers 2.1 units (40 mm) left and right of that. Common among 6.25 units is having them spaced 50 mm apart or some other spacing, maybe 42.5 mm.

EliteKeyboards stocks a so-called universal thick ABS space bar that fits it, but what else is there? Supposedly Signature Plastics has something, but is there a source where you could buy in single or low-unit quantities?
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Anybody off the top of their heads knows of sources for replacement space bars for the Leopold FC200?

The dimensions are 6.25 units (118 mm) with a center mount and two more Cherry stabilizers 2.1 units (40 mm) left and right of that. Common among 6.25 units is having them spaced 50 mm apart or some other spacing, maybe 42.5 mm.

EliteKeyboards stocks a so-called universal thick ABS space bar that fits it, but what else is there? Supposedly Signature Plastics has something, but is there a source where you could buy in single or low-unit quantities?
Only EK sells spacebars by themselves I think
You'll need to go to Tao Bao to look for universal spacebars.

Btw side note: Infuriating sometimes with Leopold and their damn spacebars.


Middle is a universal spacebar from the Tai Hao buy, top is a filco stock spacebar, bottom is my 700R PBT one.

WHY LEOPOLD, WHY!! literally like 3mm off the universal
post #18730 of 36811
AAAAGGGGHHHHHH


THE WAIT IS KILLING ME DAMNIT.


the days need to go by faster. money in the bank already to go, but i cant order till the 16th....ACK... someone help me :< I want that keyboard so bad @_@

This wait is more taxing than when i ordered my M17X R4.
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