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post #11 of 19
What happened to the U9GBL coming out this month? This is definitely a far cray from it.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
Poor soldering leading to switch failure, loose fitting keycaps, some other stuff.
I worked as electronic technician for almost 15 years, not a problem for me changing a single broken switch or doing some "preventive soldering", surely better than desoldering a whole board.

The problem in soldering in all recent electronics is due to the new crap lead fr ee soldering alloy, the xbox and macbook users are well aware of this.

But this is not a problem for me I have a large amount of the good old Tin/Lead alloy
Edited by The Solutor - 3/27/11 at 5:19am
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Xibal View Post
Xarmor has 4 models now and they've been out for a while

http://ergogeek.com/xarmor.html

They even have a wireless model in their portfolios
Is that the only wireless mechanical keyboard that exist? Its definately the first I seen
post #14 of 19
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I worked as electronic technician for almost 15 years, not a problem for me changing a single broken switch or doing some "preventive soldering", surely better than desoldering a whole board.

The problem in soldering in all recent electronics is due to the new crap lead fr ee soldering alloy, the xbox and macbook users are well aware of this.

But this is not a problem for me I have a large amount of the good old Tin/Lead alloy
If I spend $80 on a brand new keyboard, I want something with some decent construction quality. Stuff like soldering in the switches properly is the very least they can do.
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post #15 of 19
You have to account that these ones are the 2nd revision, so some of issues has been fixed, until someone posts that their U9x boards that they've recently bought is stuffed, can't really write them out on this yet.
post #16 of 19
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If I spend $80 on a brand new keyboard, I want something with some decent construction quality. Stuff like soldering in the switches properly is the very least they can do.
If I spend 80 dollars for a thing that usually costs 135, I can pass on a few disvantages.

A single MX switch costs about 70 cents, in quantities is obviously less, but even @50 cents per switch 104 x .5 = 52 $ add the electronics, the plasitcs and the leds and you will see that 80$ for such keyboard is a steal, even if the keys are soldered with the superglue.

That said this keyboard is nice looking, has the usb hub, is easily moddable and costs just 20$ more than a trash ready sidewinder x6 or just the same price of a good scissor board like the logitech illuminated.

So probably tomorrow I'll buy one.
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If I spend 80 dollars for a thing that usually costs 135, I can pass on a few disvantages.

A single MX switch costs about 70 cents, in quantities is obviously less, but even @50 cents per switch 104 x .5 = 52 $ add the electronics, the plasitcs and the leds and you will see that 80$ for such keyboard is a steal, even if the keys are soldered with the superglue.

That said this keyboard is nice looking, has the usb hub, is easily moddable and costs just 20$ more than a trash ready sidewinder x6 or just the same price of a good scissor board like the logitech illuminated.

So probably tomorrow I'll buy one.
Actually I don't think this one has a USB hub. But maybe it does, I don't know, I haven't talked to XArmor in months and about the U9 in even longer.
post #18 of 19
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Oh, also, U9W is out at $99.95:


I'm curious to see what's changed since my prototype.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Actually I don't think this one has a USB hub. But maybe it does, I don't know, I haven't talked to XArmor in months and about the U9 in even longer.
Yes you are probably right, btw I still think that this one is a better deal than the black widow.
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