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I really am about to pull this hair trigger.

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The only thing stopping me is the fact that Filco uses a standard metal rod that slides into two plastic pieces. I didn't like this on my old XArmor because it made the keys feel different from the rest and it rattled slightly. It just felt low quality.

I want to know if the Cherry stabilizers are better coming from someone who's used both.

Which one feels more solid? Which one doesn't change the feel of the switch the most? Etc.

Thanks. drunken.gif
Edited by Khaotik55 - 3/9/11 at 12:16pm
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In terms of feel and cap replcement, Cherry stabilizers are by far better.

Mostly because they are much easier to replace.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12671000 
In terms of feel and cap replcement, Cherry stabilizers are by far better.

Mostly because they are much easier to replace.

Level of difficulty isn't really a problem. You just need a small flat head and some patience. More concerned with how it destroys the feel of the switch and rattle.
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55;12671063 
Level of difficulty isn't really a problem. You just need a small flat head and some patience. More concerned with how it destroys the feel of the switch and rattle.
I haven't noticed any increase in rattle on similar boards (IE: my Ducky (Cherry Stabs) vs Filco (Costar Stabs))

I wouldn't worry about it to much; but the Costar's are nicer IMO because you can take them off easier when you want to clean.

Though I do prefer the feel of the Cherry stabilizers. Though it's only really noticeable on the spacebar.
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fc200rtenkeylesscherryr.jpg

How good are those? Can anyone with that exact type of stabilizer tell me what it feels like to press it?

Does the key have a cheap rattle when you hit it fast like with metal bar stabilizers or is it solid and firm.

Also is it harder to press down?

I hated the fact that on my old XArmor it sounded cheap because when you tapped any of the big keys hard it would rattle and they felt mushier and harder to press.

I'm OK with it being harder to press slightly as long as its very firm and doesn't feel cheap.

Biggest concern is the spacebar.
(Sorry Tator Tot but you didn't really answer in detail how it feels. tongue.gif)
Edited by Khaotik55 - 3/9/11 at 4:56pm
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They feel a bit deader to me, especially with Cherry Browns. Plus if they develop a squeak good luck getting in there to lube it.

But in the end it's just a stabilizer. Lot more important things to worry about.
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I like the cherry stabilizers as they feel more solid to me than the bar. The bar's used by Costar generally squeek as well which is very annoying.

It's an easy fix but it annoys me that they don't do that at the factory.

It's not any harder to press down, and I think the Costar (bar) types are because you kinda have to tug the whole key down. More noticable on larger keys though.


Like Ripster said, you're really splitting hairs when it comes to the Costar vs Cherry in terms of feel. It can be more of a board to board basis for that matter.
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post #8 of 8
I prefer Filco/Costar style stabilizers. See also this discussion. I drove them Cherry fanboys in a corner to such a point the usual rabbit was pulled out of the hat in terms of a claim the OLD Cherry stabilizers were better, not the new.

As a noteworthy point, Elitekeyboards listed some advantages/disadvantages of the Filco vs the new Leopold (Cherry stabilizers), and while you could suspect some colored opinion, he prefers the Filco stabilizers.
Edited by webwit - 3/9/11 at 7:56pm
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