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Add me! Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO
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Add me! Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO
It arrived? So do you like it?
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Well, it was very costly.

First thing I noticed: it was very heavy. This is a solid piece of hardware!
Oh, and the clicky sound, I adore it.

I don't feel like it was really worth that much money though; paid $210.
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Well, it was very costly.

First thing I noticed: it was very heavy. This is a solid piece of hardware!
Oh, and the clicky sound, I adore it.

I don't feel like it was really worth that much money though; paid $210.
Just think of it like this: it can easily stand up to 20 years of use. In those 20 years, you would likely have gone through at least 5 rubber dome keyboards. If you were going to pay $40/board or more, like getting G15s or something, it would end up more expensive in the long run.
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Just think of it like this: it can easily stand up to 20 years of use. In those 20 years, you would likely have gone through at least 5 rubber dome keyboards. If you were going to pay $40/board or more, like getting G15s or something, it would end up more expensive in the long run.
Supposedly, in three months, I will be needing new keycaps because those on the Filco are pad printed. Those on the Das S are not. The Das S was also $90 cheaper.

It was my mistake, I didn't see that it was on NCIX.
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Just think of it like this: it can easily stand up to 20 years of use. In those 20 years, you would likely have gone through at least 5 rubber dome keyboards. If you were going to pay $40/board or more, like getting G15s or something, it would end up more expensive in the long run.
On the other hand, the mechanical keyboard obsession makes you spend a ton of money on it, so it may not be worth it after all Just like overclocking was supposed to make you save money, to get more for less. Instead we spend money upgrading to the latest low-end constantly.
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On the other hand, the mechanical keyboard obsession makes you spend a ton of money on it, so it may not be worth it after all Just like overclocking was supposed to make you save money, to get more for less. Instead we spend money upgrading to the latest low-end constantly.
The only difference is that the keyboard isn't an upgradable piece of hardware. I do think they will be the same in at least ten years from now.
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On the other hand, the mechanical keyboard obsession makes you spend a ton of money on it, so it may not be worth it after all Just like overclocking was supposed to make you save money, to get more for less. Instead we spend money upgrading to the latest low-end constantly.

LOL - I'm doing just that!
    
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Supposedly, in three months, I will be needing new keycaps because those on the Filco are pad printed.
No you won't. Not unless you're an obsessive perfectionist. Yeah, they will wear and go all shiny, mine are doing it already after three months, but it's not exactly a big deal. "Ahh nooo! My keycaps are shiny!!" - yeah na. It's especially not much of an issue for me, since I painted the keyboard on my laptop in shiny, candy colored nail polish and I don't mind that. And my advice to anyone thinking of blank keys - don't do it if you're a programmer or not already a great touch-typist. It may teach you to type, but the frustration will qickly outweigh the rad looks (EDIT: Especially when trying to type after a few drinks ).
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Supposedly, in three months, I will be needing new keycaps because those on the Filco are pad printed. Those on the Das S are not. The Das S was also $90 cheaper.

It was my mistake, I didn't see that it was on NCIX.
Alright, I love ya like a brother so I'm going to be honest with you: it looks like you worry way too much and it looks like you tend to always think that the future is going to be bad. It's not good for your heart (or the rest of your body). Instead, do not attempt to predict the future. Ever. What does it accomplish?

The sprayed-on coating will indeed wear a little bit and maybe (just maybe) a few of the most frequently-used letters, numbers or characters might begin to show a little bit of wear, but how much does it matter? I mean, the keycaps will still be completely intact (their "hull integrity", so to speak will still be at 100%), and the feel and sound of the switches will still be the same. Not only that, but the keys can be replaced either when they wear out, or when you find ones you think that you'll like better; they're almost like drum heads or guitar strings.

Don't get me wrong: I know I'm talking to a guy who just spent $210 on a keyboard, but still: even if the keys begin to look ugly after 3-6 months (or maybe even after a year), they will still work just the same as they do today.

So, do the same thing that you did with the keyboard itself and just wait and see (but instead, do not attempt to predict the future - nobody knows the future). I mean, you already learned that there was absolutely nothing to worry about, so do yourself (and your health) a favor and don't worry about the keycaps.
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The only difference is that the keyboard isn't an upgradable piece of hardware. I do think they will be the same in at least ten years from now.
From what I've seen, almost all mechanical keyboards are upgradeable. But it can depend on what you want to do with it. Some people keep it as simple as upgrading/replacing their keycaps while others do some heavy modifications to the board for the fun of it (and, of course, for practical reasons).

But you're right: the keyboard will feel and sound nearly identical throughout its entire life to the way it did when it was unboxed. I think the only exception is, of course, the inevitable wear of keycaps. Again, they're kinda like drum heads or guitar strings.
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