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Well, when there are multiple reports of these keyboards suddenly dying, this is cause for concern. You do understand how there are varying degrees of reliability, right?
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I sure do, however I guess it depends on how you define multiple. With any given product, you will have a % that will have issues. Every company has an accepted % that is expected to be returned. You would have to take a look at the overall amount of products sold vs the ones being returned.

I wouldn't consider seeing a few forum posts about BWs dying out in a few months and automatically just assume the entire production is terrible. Unless you can supply me with some actual numbers here then we would see. With any product being sold in high volume, its common to see a lot of issues online. Also, given that people not having problems don't report in, only those that do. So we don't really have anyway to accurately judge. I mean, if an engineer takes apart a product and says its built well, then what more can you ask.

I can guarantee you, if Filco became more mainstream. Tons of people starting buying them up in the States, you would see just as many complaints online. Which wouldn't mean it is cause for concern. We don't have any hard numbers to go there.
Edited by jasonjlx - 3/5/11 at 6:48am
post #23 of 45
If you have a way to take advantage of it, Das student discount is 24% and with their free shipping offer, it fits perfectly into your price range.
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Das has full NKRO.
I've ruled out the BWU for good, I've been reading through a sea of complaints on several forums.

So here's what I'm down to

OCN Ducky $110
Das "refurbed" $105
Rosewill RK-9000 $99 On Rosewill's site
Steelseries 6GV2 $99

Thoughts?
post #25 of 45
My $0.02:

Pick up a used Model M. You can find Model 1391401s on Ebay for $50 or cruise OCN for a bit and get even cheaper (I picked mine up for $20).

You know they work, replacement parts are cheap, and they're too much fun to use.
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post #26 of 45
I bought a Das Ultimate Silent last month because of what people were saying about mechanical keyboards on here. It was a little pricey, but i will never buy a non-mechanical keyboard again. The build quality is excellent, it is heavy so it feels nice, the rubber pads are large so it doesn't slide around, and with no letters it pisses my friends off. Seriously the best keyboard i've ever used.

My recommendation goes for a Das.
    
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post #27 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendulum View Post
Das has full NKRO.
I've ruled out the BWU for good, I've been reading through a sea of complaints on several forums.

So here's what I'm down to

OCN Ducky $110
Das "refurbed" $105
Rosewill RK-9000 $99 On Rosewill's site
Steelseries 6GV2 $99

Thoughts?
I'd scratch the Steelseries off your list. It uses the MX Black switches which require way too much force to press. In the long run your either going to have buff fingers or arthur-itis.
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post #28 of 45
there is a deck legend in the for sale section here. http://www.overclock.net/other-compo...end-toxic.html $110 shipped
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post #29 of 45
Been using a black switch keyboard over the past few days, and I've found it very pleasant to type on. That said, it's a rather unusual switch, and I wouldn't really recommend it to people buying their first mechanical keyboard.

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My $0.02:

Pick up a used Model M. You can find Model 1391401s on Ebay for $50 or cruise OCN for a bit and get even cheaper (I picked mine up for $20).

You know they work, replacement parts are cheap, and they're too much fun to use.
I agree, but people have this weird phobia of beige keyboards.
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post #30 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cuad View Post
I'd scratch the Steelseries off your list. It uses the MX Black switches which require way too much force to press.
Noted.
I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome starting in both hands, which is why I am wanting to move to a mechanical keyboard.

I am removing the Ducky and 6GV2 off my list.
I removed the Ducky because with S&H I'll have spent nearly enough to buy a brand new Das.

Looks like I'll be picking up a Das soon. Thank you for your help, gents.

Edit: 20% student discount, $104 for a brand new Das!
Edited by Pendulum - 3/6/11 at 12:50pm
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