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Vredesbyrd_Noir
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Aug 29, 2020
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A few things worth mentioning I haven't seen in any other reviews. In some order of significance: Pros:
  • Solidly built base with almost zero flex and a nice finish.
  • Having USB Type-C ports on each side with pass-through is an awesome thing.
  • Keycaps are decent with good translucency on the lettering (but I've only ever had ABS to compare them to.)
Cons:
  • I'm having a debounce issue with some keys which results in multiple actuations for a single press. Not sure if it's the board or the switches but this is really annoying while coding in an IDE or trying to rapidly fire off commands in a terminal.
  • Compared to other boards I have the LED colours seem off. White looks slightly pink at full brightness while red/green/blue are all super neon which just looks tacky next to my fiancée's GMMK TKL and even my old KBParadise V60 (which was nearly half the cost).
  • The keycaps are very hard to read without the LEDs. Combined with the above point, it's not great for keeping a low profile in the office.
  • The Halo Clears were the closest switch to what I wanted but they still don't have the typing experience of the MX Clears I've used for about 3 years now. I've ordered some Hako Clear switches to see if they solve the debounce problem anyway.
  • To be blunt, the cable sucks. It's a cheap, rubberised plastic-coated thing that's just way too short for anyone with a multi-monitor setup or a large tower PC on a desk. I'm amazed I haven't seen anyone else complain about this!
The stabiliser rattle many others have pointed out is there, but not as big of a deal to me as the other things I've mentioned. Also easier to fix by the sounds of it. If none of that stuff really bothers you and you manage to select the right switches, I'm sure you'll love it. But for me, I really was hoping for something special for the $341.47 Australian I paid to get one on my desk!
Aug 29, 2020
fahaoudi
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Sep 4, 2020
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did the halo clears fix the issue?
Sep 4, 2020
Vredesbyrd_Noir
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Sep 13, 2020
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Haven't received them yet, but I'll post something when I've installed and had a couple of days with them.
Sep 13, 2020
Mrar
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Sep 13, 2020
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You’re right about the cable. I forgot about it because I replaced it right away. I recommend the same!
Sep 13, 2020
Vredesbyrd_Noir
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Sep 23, 2020
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First day with the Hako Clears from Kono and so far so good. I do feel like they are a better switch than the Halo Clears, a fraction softer and quieter with much less stem wobble.
Sep 23, 2020
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