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Offline voodoo6k

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New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 23:36:45 »
So interesting, yet so many questions...


https://www.diatec.co.jp/shop/MINILA-R/




Offline Doragraz

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 23:39:29 »
Taking advantage of these things until now would not have to find somewhere else.

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 00:20:38 »
Wow, this is really revolutionary. Not only does this look great for a prebuilt, the keycap technology is unlike anything I've seen before. This has the potential to change the MK scene.

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 05:34:28 »
the keycap seems revolutionary

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 11:10:14 »
the keycap seems revolutionary
(Attachment Link)

I'm guessing the top is two-shot PBT, unsure about the base (could be ABS). It seems to be made for comfort (not as relegendables). The keyboard uses DIP switches like before.

As for the layout (US version), the four top rows now use ANSI (regular Shift keys and Backspace), while the bottom row uses a variation of the old Minila layout:

Only the three rightmost keys are changed because the arrow cluster is removed.
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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 11:22:09 »
It looks really interesting, though I'm curious whether those inserts would become loose or start to rattle over time.
     
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Offline envyy24

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 13:45:14 »
Price is crazy good, 17,00 yen or 125 in Japan!!
That and they fix bunch of things i do not like in minila air like 1u backspace and even staggered rows

Offline Riverman

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 15:35:16 »
I'm impressed that they're using PBT for the keycaps.  They've gone from having just about the crappiest keycaps on a high-end (for the mass market) mechanical keyboard to possibly some of the best.  They're definitely the most interesting ones I've seen.

Offline Muchacho

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 08:16:16 »
This is crazy, the double part keycaps makes it appealing for experimenting new design. I really hope it sounds good.

Cannot wait for the reviews.

Also happy they propose the MX Red Silent.

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 18:39:51 »
Here's a review (it doesn't say much):

https://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/hothot/1269405.html (select English version)

No word on the lack of USB-C...

Offline moh18one

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 20:40:10 »
Cool!
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 August 2020, 20:45:44 by moh18one »

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 21:18:06 »
It looks really interesting, though I'm curious whether those inserts would become loose or start to rattle over time.

That was my first thought too.

The only other keyboard I know that did this kind of thing was the brilliant old IBM design, but they use an attachment method that looks considerably more secure, with an interchangeable printed cap totally enclosing the stem piece. No reliance on tiny and breakable plastic legs being in correct alignment.

« Last Edit: Wed, 05 August 2020, 21:20:09 by jamster »

Offline envyy24

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Re: New Filco Majestouch MINILA-R Convertible
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:09:47 »
Guys, it is not like we don't have any other alternative keycaps options on the market... i mean in the past whoever use Filco knows how mediocre their keycaps are and have to change their caps anyways. If this experiment from them turns out to fail, well, swapping keycaps is not something new to Filco fans