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Originally Posted by Smallville;14094374 
Reaper you never added me to the list! frown.gif

Sorry about that. I fixed it already. biggrin.gif
Edited by reaper~ - 7/3/11 at 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by ChoboGuy;14094266 
I ended up getting a Filco like a week after buying my Realforce...
How does the build quality compare? I was looking at pictures of the Realforce boards on elitekeyboards, and the build quality honestly doesn't look as good as Filco boards.
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Originally Posted by reaper~;14094302 
^ Nice pics. smile.gif

My wristrest came in and it looks perfect with the Realforce just like you said biggrin.gif Pics to be expected soon, of course
post #3144 of 36906
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Originally Posted by Redmist;14094445 
How does the build quality compare? I was looking at pictures of the Realforce boards on elitekeyboards, and the build quality honestly doesn't look as good as Filco boards.

The build quality is almost on another level from Filco boards. The Realforce is extremely sturdy, uses very high quality materials, and is very well built. There is no key-chattering on the RF as opposed to the Filco. The RF uses PBT keys and have a unique, but very nice texture and feel (it's something that you have to feel to understand). The Filco uses ABS keys that are smooth and kind of thin (I personally do not like them). IMHO, I think the feel of the keycaps adds a lot of pleasure to the typing experience. When switching from the Filco to the RF, I can immediately tell that I enjoy the Topre much more thoroughly.
Edited by ChoboGuy - 7/3/11 at 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by ChoboGuy;14094526 
The build quality is almost on another level from Filco boards. The Realforce is extremely sturdy, uses very high quality materials, and is very well built. There is no key-chattering on the RF as opposed to the Filco. The RF uses PBT keys and have a unique, but very nice texture and feel (it's something that you have to feel to understand). The Filco uses ABS keys that are smooth and kind of thin (I personally do not like them). IMHO, I think the feel of the keycaps adds a lot of pleasure to the typing experience. When switching from the Filco to the RF, I can immediately tell that I enjoy the Topre much more thoroughly.
Sounds like I'll have to give it a try (if I ever hit the lottery or something:p).

I actually ordered a few (set of 37) KBC PBT keycaps for my Filco, I'm going to use those on certain keys (hotkeys in Starcraft 2), so it's good to hear that the feel is different, that's what I was going for. Along with those, I ordered a Blank set of Filco keys, so instead of having the Ninja keys with the printing on the front, my Ninja will be completely blank. Will that make it a Ninja Otaku, or an Otaku Ninja? thinking.gif

Also, my Noppoo Choc Mini is up for sale if anyone is interested.
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Also, my Noppoo Choc Mini is up for sale if anyone is interested.

Hey, those pics look familiar... cirE. wink.gif
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Hey, those pics look familiar... cirE. wink.gif
Oh no! My Geekhack identity has been revealed! eek.gif
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Originally Posted by Redmist;14094445 
How does the build quality compare? I was looking at pictures of the Realforce boards on elitekeyboards, and the build quality honestly doesn't look as good as Filco boards.

Looks are deceiving, they are much better built.
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Originally Posted by ch_123;14104385 
Looks are deceiving, they are much better built.

I definitely agree on this. With Realforce, you do get what you pay for (higher quality, better built, etc).
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It's honestly hard to imagine better quality than this Filco.

I think the main problem is Elite's photos of the Realforce. It has that cheap plastic look in their pictures for some reason, while other photos I see such as ChoboGuy's make me drool.


vs.



¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
Edited by Redmist - 7/4/11 at 2:04pm
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