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You're welcome.

I didn't even think to check if products could be purchased from that site!
Maybe they are looking to transition their Ebay store to the English site? Or at least have a link from the English site to the Ebay store? I didn't really spend too much time on there besides looking at the pics and features for the boards. I don't really need those features since I've been making due with the SharpKeys program you cite from time to time when people still need media "keys".
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leopold is rebranded archiss..

i am unsure but there will be no full leopold..
only a tenkey less
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Maybe they are looking to transition their Ebay store to the English site? Or at least have a link from the English site to the Ebay store? I didn't really spend too much time on there besides looking at the pics and features for the boards. I don't really need those features since I've been making due with the SharpKeys program you cite from time to time when people still need media "keys".
SharpKeys!

Yeah, I admit that I'd like to try a Ducky, but it's the same thing me for me: ever since I was shown SharpKeys, I am just fine with a plain ol' 104-key keyboard. Of course, it has to be at least as good as the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO. hehe
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leopold is rebranded archiss..
TIL that....thanks for the clarification haha.
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From what I've seen in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide, it sounds like it's much better to get a Ducky right now
From what I've seen, I think it's save to say it is not much better to get a Ducky, nor is it much better to get a Leopold, nor is it much better to get a Filco. Duckies and Leopold are knock-offs from the Filcos and there seem to be only tiny differences from a user perspective. Some of the Ducky boards have some questionable cheap design elements, but you also pay a bit less. Note that most of the drama about differences is provided by Ducky and EK people (either directly or by using people who got free keyboards from them), gaming the forums. Don't let the social engineering get to you. You might want to add the Rosewill RK-9000 to your list if you don't want tenkeyless.
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leopold is rebranded archiss..

i am unsure but there will be no full leopold..
only a tenkey less
It is not really rebranded, it was developed in cooperation. The Leopold/Archiss board was designed by an ex-employee of Diatec, who worked on the original Filco designs. This is why the Leopold board is also addressing some issues/wishes that came up about Filco boards. I mention most of those issues in my Leopold review.

As for build quality, not much to discuss there. The Leopold board beats any Ducky board currently on the market in terms of build quality and construction. Ducky has a lot of production issues (such as LED keycaps falling apart and lopsided plug and case...), Leopold has little obvious issues.

If I had to decide between Filco and Leopold, I would go for the Leopold.
post #17 of 73
just wait for leopold.
will be carry by EK pretty soon.
save up those international shipping.
U cant get Filco from PChome anyway.
they don't ship FILCO internationally.
you can buy FILCO from ArmyGroup tho.
but Leopold = Filco and some extra feature make it better then filco.
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From what I've seen, I think it's save to say it is not much better to get a Ducky, nor is it much better to get a Leopold, nor is it much better to get a Filco. Duckies and Leopold are knock-offs from the Filcos and there seem to be only tiny differences from a user perspective. Some of the Ducky boards have some questionable cheap design elements, but you also pay a bit less. Note that most of the drama about differences is provided by Ducky and EK people (either directly or by using people who got free keyboards from them), gaming the forums. Don't let the social engineering get to you. You might want to add the Rosewill RK-9000 to your list if you don't want tenkeyless.
I guess I should be reminding myself that mockery is the sincerest form of flattery. heh
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post #19 of 73
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From what I've seen, I think it's save to say it is not much better to get a Ducky, nor is it much better to get a Leopold, nor is it much better to get a Filco.
Probably true, though I think the Ducky is the loser out of these three, at least after import fees. In a local market like China I can see the Ducky boards dominating with their very competitive pricing, which is probably why they started those in the first place.
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From what I've seen, I think it's save to say it is not much better to get a Ducky, nor is it much better to get a Leopold, nor is it much better to get a Filco. Duckies and Leopold are knock-offs from the Filcos and there seem to be only tiny differences from a user perspective. Some of the Ducky boards have some questionable cheap design elements, but you also pay a bit less. Note that most of the drama about differences is provided by Ducky and EK people (either directly or by using people who got free keyboards from them), gaming the forums. Don't let the social engineering get to you. You might want to add the Rosewill RK-9000 to your list if you don't want tenkeyless.
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It is not really rebranded, it was developed in cooperation. The Leopold/Archiss board was designed by an ex-employee of Diatec, who worked on the original Filco designs. This is why the Leopold board is also addressing some issues/wishes that came up about Filco boards. I mention most of those issues in my Leopold review.

As for build quality, not much to discuss there. The Leopold board beats any Ducky board currently on the market in terms of build quality and construction. Ducky has a lot of production issues (such as LED keycaps falling apart and lopsided plug and case...), Leopold has little obvious issues.

If I had to decide between Filco and Leopold, I would go for the Leopold.
oh
I have nothing against you or something,
but sure does that make a impact in the decision
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