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I'm not sure what to think of the detachable cable actually. I suppose its nice to have, but for me personally the benefit is small. I only have two keyboards with a mini-usb plug, and unplugging the keyboard to plug in something like a camera also makes little sense, when the keyboard is disconnected. I guess this is for people that carry their boards around campus or work.

The laser print on the Leopold is nice and of high contrast, but it does turn a bit darker after a few weeks of use. This might be related to my sweat. [URL="http://geekhack.org/showpost.php?p=267100&postcount=1022"] Few others seem to confirm that behavior with the Razer Black Widow, while others have no issues. I don't think its a matter of how often you wash your hands, but rather something in your sweat. Or maybe its not a chemical reaction at all and instead related to length of finger nails or the angle on which you hit the keys. Who knows.

I definitely do prefer laser over the pad printing that Filco uses.

I received my Filco Zero from webwit in May 2010, since then I have been using it for about 5-8 hours daily, up to 14 hours on work days. By now I have worn down most common letters:

*snip*
See the E,D,C. Picture is a few weeks old by now. A is starting to fade too and D is almost entirely blank now.

On a modern $100 keyboard this should not happen after just about half a year.
Hmmm, thanks for the picture to illustrate the fading. That's too bad regarding the print. I use my Filco at home for ~20hrs a week and I've had it since June 2010, while I put in 40+hrs here at work. I don't have any sign of fading and I type quite a bit and game a lot (WASD abuse). I don't know what it is, but when I game my right hand only gets sweaty, not my left lol.

How do you like your Filco Zero? I was about to get one yesterday, but didn't seem like a lot of people were a fan of the XM-White switch Filco put in there...
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How do you like your Filco Zero? I was about to get one yesterday, but didn't seem like a lot of people were a fan of the XM-White switch Filco put in there...
The stock switches are pretty terrible. Since I got the board with the intention to mod it, I desoldered all XM switches and replaced them with original complicated white ALPS which I harvested from a NIB board:

http://keyboardporn.com/alps/filco-zero-tenkeyless/

After that its a great keyboard. The newer version with Fukka switches is supposed to be decent too, but I never got to try one. If you can only get the older XM version I suggest to avoid it unless you are willing to mod it.
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The stock switches are pretty terrible. Since I got the board with the intention to mod it, I desoldered all XM switches and replaced them with original complicated white ALPS which I harvested from a NIB board:

http://keyboardporn.com/alps/filco-zero-tenkeyless/

After that its a great keyboard. The newer version with Fukka switches is supposed to be decent too, but I never got to try one. If you can only get the older XM version I suggest to avoid it unless you are willing to mod it.
Hmm I'll have to look at what Fukka switches are...never heard of it. From what I read it comes with XM-White switches, which I assume are the "stock" switches. I'll have to check out that link on my break on my phone, work blocked that site.
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I thought EliteKeyboards.com were done selling Filco keyboards (they still have the keypad the last time I checked)?
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I thought EliteKeyboards.com were done selling Filco keyboards (they still have the keypad the last time I checked)?
Yes I'm aware of that.
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Duckys sucky.
Leopold unsold and untold.
Filco Roger Wilco.

Especially if they have DoubleShots.....
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Nice, I see you hit space with your right thumb.
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Duckys sucky.
Leopold unsold and untold.
Filco Roger Wilco.

Especially if they have DoubleShots.....
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Hmmm interesting way to put it lol....Got one for Realforce ?
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RealForce Real Expensive.
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RealForce Real Expensive.
Love it.
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