Originally Posted by ReneeJade
OK guys, I'd like your help. I have a Filco Majestouch 104 key blue switch. I love it. It is one of my most prized possessions (coming a strong third to my copy of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary - the greatest Christmas present ever - and the i7 that is my pride and joy; just ahead of my Casio CFX-9850GB PLUS Color Power Graphic calculator, which served me valiantly during high school) But I want a blank key keyboard. Now, I can either buy a set of blank keycaps for my Filco for $60.00AUS, or I can buy a Das Model S Ultimate for $198.00AUS. The issue with buying the keycaps is that then I won't have a keyboard with letters on it for the computer n00bs that live with me (and I love them so this matters to me). Also, Filco keycaps wear out and go shiny. But the Das is expensive. I would love to have one, and I've heard that they feel almost the same as the Filco to type on. But basically I don't want to buy one unless it is going to be a truly treasured possession that will last many, many years. So I ask you Das owners: are they really a totally flawless piece of engineering? And I ask the rest of you: what do?
It's made by Costar
who makes the CST-104
which is the foundation for the Filco Majestouch, and every time I see the Model S compared to the Majestouch, it seems like the Model S is said to be superior in quality.
So I say that for the love of these computer n00bs, it seems to be worth the money to get the Model S Ultimate just to have both!
Or I suppose an alternative could be that you get the $60 set of keycaps and then get a low cost rubber dome. But then they'd have to use a rubber dome keyboard. Bleh. So I hope you don't go that route.