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  • zxy_thf
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    Almost twice price of Flico Ninja 2...

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  • andreano
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    For keyboards, what matters to me is their random key placement choices, and whether they suit me, not so much price or quality. If this is the perfect keyboard, and you will use it for decades, I can see price becoming unimportant.

    I like the short distance to the arrow keys, but what I wish for is a keyboard that also has Home/End reachable from this location, like many laptops, which is very convenient for typing:
    Home End

    Anyway, I think the GUI configurator is a killer! The first thing I would do is sacrifice Caps-Lock for a left-hand Alt-Gr, so I can type curly braces without tendinitis on a norwegian keyboard layout. The split spacebar may also open some possibilities…
    Last edited by andreano; 11 June 2021, 02:11 PM.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by smartalgorithm View Post
    $300 ?!
    No, thank you.
    Perhaps it is not mass-produced.
    Hence the higher price.

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  • microcode
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    It'd be cool if some day System76 manufactures buckling springs. Maybe I could ask the Magpul guys here in Cheyenne if they've got any spare capacity. :+ )

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by smartalgorithm View Post
    $300 ?!
    No, thank you.
    If the build quality is really that good it is worth it. Personally, I prefer full sized form factors so this would only appeal to me as a 2nd keyboard in a virtualized environment or to use with a laptop.

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  • smartalgorithm
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    $300 ?!
    No, thank you.

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  • System76 Launch - A Very Well Built, Highly Configurable, Open-Source Keyboard

    Phoronix: System76 Launch - A Very Well Built, Highly Configurable, Open-Source Keyboard

    Last month System76 launched their Launch Configurable Keyboard. They sent over this new open-source keyboard for some brief testing and I must say the build quality has been top notch and while this is their first keyboard they are bringing to market, with their US manufacturing expertise that began with their Thelio computer cases, it has carried forward with their Launch keyboard. This keyboard is beautifully crafted and among the most durable (and heaviest) keyboards I've used in the past two decades. It reminds me of the IBM Model M from a quality perspective but with its own unique advantages.

    https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=30249
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