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  • DanL
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    Kailh Box Jade or Kailh Box Royal switches
    It would be nice to have some non-clicky switch choices for that steep of a price.

    Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
    Fortunately, I didn't have to and mine is still only $59 on Amazon.
    Do you have a Logitech K845 Mechanical like me?

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  • microcode
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
    Not that buying from the USA is popular in Europe these days, anyway.
    Hey, if W. Europe wants to send their wealth to people who hate them and want only their submission, that's their business I guess. Seems to be the popular option for energy as well.

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  • sdack
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    My Corsair K65 RGB RapidFire cost me only £100 iirc. And for its price did I get a piece of configuration software (iCUE 4.x, 768MB download), which requires the small amount of 2GB of disk space and occasionally messes up the lighting. What a boon!

    These keyboards have a long road ahead in terms of quality, longevity, software support and price. It sure is a nice toy.

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  • 89c51
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    The overall industrial design doesn't look like 300$. I don't doubt that its well made but it just doesn't look nice enough. HHKB POK3R etc look much much better.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Originally posted by microcode View Post

    One reason for it, is doing a greater proportion of the manufacturing chain in the U.S.

    For those of us with the cash on hand, it can be worthwhile to buy quality goods manufactured primarily outside of PRC, which is an openly hostile adversary of the U.S.
    Well... assembled from Chinese parts in the US. Not that buying from the USA is popular in Europe these days, anyway.

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  • microcode
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
    Wouldn't it be better to just get a cheapo keyboard and replace the chips? I'm sure that there aren't more than half a dozen wiring patterns for the keys, and plugging into that would be a lot easier than manufacturing an entire keyboard.

    If you do want to build a keyboard from scratch you just need to print a PCB and solder 100+ cherry switches onto it. There are YouTube tutorials on how to do it...
    One reason for it, is doing a greater proportion of the manufacturing chain in the U.S.

    For those of us with the cash on hand, it can be worthwhile to buy quality goods manufactured primarily outside of PRC, which is an openly hostile adversary of the U.S.

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  • NateHubbard
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    Originally posted by smartalgorithm View Post
    $300 ?!
    No, thank you.
    I would gladly pay $300 for just the right keyboard.
    Fortunately, I didn't have to and mine is still only $59 on Amazon.

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  • microcode
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    Originally posted by StarterX4 View Post
    Weird design. Two spaces and Fn, no PrtSc, keys on the right side aren't aligned. At least all configurable, and so maybe it will find some use case.
    Split spacebar is nice for a handful of decent reasons; you can use it for a 変換 key, and it is easier to stabilize.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Wouldn't it be better to just get a cheapo keyboard and replace the chips? I'm sure that there aren't more than half a dozen wiring patterns for the keys, and plugging into that would be a lot easier than manufacturing an entire keyboard.

    If you do want to build a keyboard from scratch you just need to print a PCB and solder 100+ cherry switches onto it. There are YouTube tutorials on how to do it...

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  • StarterX4
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    Weird design. Two spaces and Fn, no PrtSc, keys on the right side aren't aligned. At least all configurable, and so maybe it will find some use case.

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