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Hey. I'm looking into my second mech. keyboard and I can't get a good sense of feedback on the Deck Legend keyboards.

I tried to search on Geekhack, but just ended up seeing everyone recommend a Filco or something similar instead. On OCN, I keep hearing that their quality is great and some even say they are better than some Filco's and similar keyboards from elitekeyboards.

So I'm confused. I want Cherry MX Blacks for their more quiet nature, and I would like backlight keys, but I'm not sure if the extra $50-$60 is worth it over a SS 6Gv2. Also for the same price I can find a decent Filco/Ducky with some patience, but I'm not sure what the advantages of these are. I also read that you can buy aftermarket key caps for the Deck Legends keyboards, but I can't find where or how and both google and the in-built OCN and Geekhack searches have failed. Is this untrue?

What do you guys think? I'm not one to go cheap on a product that will last me a very long time, and I do appreciate even minute differences build quality usually.

Hopefully one of the keyboard addicts like Manyak, Webwit, Phaedrus, Ripstor or Fissbzz can chime in. Thank you.
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If lmnop was still here you wouldn't have a choice.
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If lmnop was still here you wouldn't have a choice.
Which one would he/she force me to get?
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Deck have the highest build quality of any current board, except maybe Topre, including double shot keys. Plus they have a great warranty.


However, there are concerns they may be getting shut down by their parent company soon due to low profitability.
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Deck have the highest build quality of any current board, except maybe Topre, including double shot keys. Plus they have a great warranty.


However, there are concerns they may be getting shut down by their parent company soon due to low profitability.
Wow, awesome! Man Phaedrus I really owe you a beer with all the help you've given me!
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So I type Xarmor into google....
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Yeah, I saw the same thing when I was pricing the resale value of my U9BL. I'm not sure why they closed the site, but they do say that its only temporary, I hope its true and their doing fine.
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post #8 of 19
The question of weither the Deck is worth it to you really boils down to... can you stand the font on the keycaps?

They are very high quality keyboards, and as Phaedrus pointed out, despite the seemingly high price, they don't make much in the way of money off them. Contrast that with the buckets of money Razer or logitech make from each keyboard sale, and it's a little easier to spend the money.

If you haven't used MX blacks before, be warned that some people dislike typing on them.
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post #9 of 19
I would be tempted to spend that bit more and jump on the Topre. At that point may as well get the best. I had the joy to play with one in the computer market. Wow is all I could say. My wife would kill me if I got one but it may be worth it.
 
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I would be tempted to spend that bit more and jump on the Topre. At that point may as well get the best. I had the joy to play with one in the computer market. Wow is all I could say. My wife would kill me if I got one but it may be worth it.
elitekeyboards does have a Realforce on sale for $215, that makes me agree with you http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=rf_se1200

The Deck is still a good bit cheaper if you're in the USA though.
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