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So with the coming release of Leopolds in america from Elitekeyboards, does anyone have any info on the stabilizers used in the Leopolds vs the ones that are used in Filcos and Das boards? I have heard that they do feel different but i have not been able to turn up much about how they feel different other than they do.

The Leopold stabilizers can be found here

The Filco stabilizer can be seen here. Scroll down to where is says "Supports on Large Keys."
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Costar stabilizers = PITA

The stabilizers on the Leopolds (I think they're Cherry stabilizers?) = look to be devoid of pains in the behind.
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post #3 of 8
From a geekhack review, the Leopold keyboard does indeed use Cherry-Corp stabilizers for the larger keycaps.
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Just scroll down, but before the subtitle N-Key rollover.
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i know what they use, just looking for some opinions about how each of them feel please smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Maytan;12125575 
Costar stabilizers = PITA

The stabilizers on the Leopolds (I think they're Cherry stabilizers?) = look to be devoid of pains in the behind.

how are the stabilizers a PITA anyways? I never seemed to have a problem with them.
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They seem to come under lubricated quite often (causing them to squeak), are a pain to lubricate, and I have a really hard time getting a key off of them.

I'm sure others can tell you of the time I broke my keyboard when trying to take my backspace key off.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maytan;12125865 
They seem to come under lubricated quite often (causing them to squeak), are a pain to lubricate, and I have a really hard time getting a key off of them.

I'm sure others can tell you of the time I broke my keyboard when trying to take my backspace key off.

yep, i have taken mine off before and they are quite the pain to take off, i never had the board for more than a month so i do not know about whether or not they start to squeak, maybe you just got a bad switch? Like i said i do not know really, so that question is just something i am throwing out there, it may be very common for all i know. smile.gif

EDIT: and a pain to put back on!
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Stabilizer bars on large keys? D'awwh, bless.

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Stabilizer bars on large keys? D'awwh, bless.

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well at least we know it isnt lupus.... XD that line was FUNNY
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