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Offline rootwyrm

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Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 16:44:18 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Deck-Hassium-CBL-108-CHERRY-MX-BLUE-LED-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-USB-/321175245536?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item4ac78952e0

Yep. It's a new Deck keyboard, apparently only available in Korean Hangul. (So no, I can't read the ad details either.)
As in all new. Awful font, but that's a given. Honestly, it might be a counterfeit, but the two-piece chassis version is definitely photography and definitely not a design I've seen before.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 16:47:16 »
arr.....what happen to deck. is that really a deck? is look like a ducky..... :blank:

Offline PointyFox

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 16:56:09 »
I don't think Deck really makes anything.  They just rebrand OEM stuff from what I've seen.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:08:38 »
They made the plastic case look metal in some of the more artistic photos.

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http://beta.deckkeyboards.com/sites/default/files/Hassium_0.pdf
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:18:11 »
I don't think Deck really makes anything.  They just rebrand OEM stuff from what I've seen.

Dude, wat?

I want some of what you're smoking. It's apparently top notch hallucinogen.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:33:32 »
It is very Ducky-like.  Even to the position of the logo on the space bar and the extra 4 keys above numpad.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:54:21 »
I don't think Deck really makes anything.  They just rebrand OEM stuff from what I've seen.

Dude, wat?

I want some of what you're smoking. It's apparently top notch hallucinogen.

Data911 keyboard made by TG3 Electronics (OEM):


Deck keyboard:


I guarantee it is a rebranded TG3 Electronics board.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:54:44 »
I'm sure that I saw this keyboard here:
http://mstonekr.com/

Plus, there are also some new keyboards from Costa with Orange led on this site.
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Offline bazemk1979

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 17:55:09 »
LOL to all that compare it to Ducky or whatever, what Deck offers I doubt any keyboard will, DS keycaps that will last forever, that's about $100 in keycaps alone... you will never have DS keys for LED's coming out from manufacturer straight, **** we cant have our own trough GB either cause neither SP or GMK has this one figured it out. Big props to Deck for this one.

EDIT: Only 1 Korean board has stock DS keys for shining, just cant remember the name, was some GHer that made a post in the great finds about it, the board was around $250-300 price range I think.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 18:41:36 »
Lol that case looks like they are trying to mimic some of Photoelectric's stuff.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 19:16:45 »
I believe it's just grainy-looking plastic (PBT?) which photographs like that: looks like it's made of metal the way they edited some of the photos.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 19:58:44 »
I don't think Deck really makes anything.  They just rebrand OEM stuff from what I've seen.

Dude, wat?

I want some of what you're smoking. It's apparently top notch hallucinogen.

Data911 keyboard made by TG3 Electronics (OEM):
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Deck keyboard:
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I guarantee it is a rebranded TG3 Electronics board.

... seriously, what are you smoking?

Deck doesn't rebrand TG3. Deck IS TG3.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 04 August 2013, 20:03:04 »
LOL to all that compare it to Ducky or whatever, what Deck offers I doubt any keyboard will, DS keycaps that will last forever, that's about $100 in keycaps alone... you will never have DS keys for LED's coming out from manufacturer straight, **** we cant have our own trough GB either cause neither SP or GMK has this one figured it out. Big props to Deck for this one.

EDIT: Only 1 Korean board has stock DS keys for shining, just cant remember the name, was some GHer that made a post in the great finds about it, the board was around $250-300 price range I think.

Deck's keycaps aren't double-shot; (unless they have recently changed) the legends are a negative dye-sublimation and the key it's self is a 2-piece design (clear face-plate/stem with legend and an opaque skirt).

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 05 August 2013, 04:09:21 »
I forgot who posted it, but it was unveiled earlier this year at the Hengyu booth but no names we're given then.



http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/Item.aspx?goodscode=384442737&pos_shop_cd=EN&pos_class_cd=90000001&pos_class_kind=T&keyword_order=deck

I'm guessing the thing they call the Francium is the tenkeyless version.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 18:29:40 »
http://beta.deckkeyboards.com/

I can't believe I hadn't seen this till today. These look really nice. I've been quite impressed with TG3's quality, though their aesthetics have been a little lacking. Looks like they have switched to true double-shot pbt.

http://mechkb.tumblr.com/post/59664045773/our-stock-of-deck-hassiums-are-genuine-pbt-doubleshot

Offline Topre

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 21:41:58 »
Keep in mind that the eBay Deck Keyboards may not be double-shot keycaps. The Korean keycaps are not suppose to be double-shot. MechKB.com stocks the double-shot Deck Hassium with regular English keycaps.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 22:08:50 »
The fullsize looks extremely thin for a mechanical keyboard!

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 06 October 2013, 14:04:42 »
The Deck Francium (87 Tenkeyless) has just hit ebay!

Looks like Deck removed the Beta site......

« Last Edit: Sun, 13 October 2013, 00:06:54 by mkawa »

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 06 October 2013, 14:27:27 »
Keep in mind that the eBay Deck Keyboards may not be double-shot keycaps. The Korean keycaps are not suppose to be double-shot. MechKB.com stocks the double-shot Deck Hassium with regular English keycaps.

My deck keyboard has doubleshot keycaps that look like they came from SP. it is also not backlit.

Hmm, for some reason that picture wasn't loading for me, but I see it now. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 07 October 2013, 02:02:38 »
As in all new. Awful font, but that's a given. Honestly, it might be a counterfeit, but the two-piece chassis version is definitely photography and definitely not a design I've seen before.

I love rootwyrm. He talks **** about a certain company's keyboard all the time. Yet says he never seen this case before. Funny.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 07 October 2013, 03:13:23 »
are those legit metal cases or just top plate like ducky YOTS?
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 07 October 2013, 05:48:04 »
Plastic.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 11:51:27 »
talked to someone at Deck and the boards should be released within the next month or two stateside.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 21:03:48 »

Data911 keyboard made by TG3 Electronics (OEM):
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Deck keyboard:
Show Image


I guarantee it is a rebranded TG3 Electronics board.

Wow, I had little respect for Deck seeing how crappy their font/products seemed, but now I'll never buy from that "company".
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 11 October 2013, 07:42:57 »

Data911 keyboard made by TG3 Electronics (OEM):
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Deck keyboard:
Show Image


I guarantee it is a rebranded TG3 Electronics board.

Wow, I had little respect for Deck seeing how crappy their font/products seemed, but now I'll never buy from that "company".

TG3 is Deck's parent company, so deck selling a TG3 keyboard with Deck's name on it isn't a bad thing. The TG3 boards are heavy duty, meant for use in police cruisers and such.

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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 11 October 2013, 10:53:36 »
I see. Their stylistic choices leave much to be desired, at any rate.
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Re: Deck, you stealthy bastards...
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 11 October 2013, 19:15:21 »
I see. Their stylistic choices leave much to be desired, at any rate.

Deck ugliness along with their rugged construction is part of Deck's trademark.
I'll certainly pull the trigger if the Francium still uses Deck PBT keycaps and is built with the same quality as the Legend.

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