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Offline aggiejy

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Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 13:34:10 »
Yesterday Vortex posted these, labeled as doubleshot PBT keys:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.438608786206837.93809.241720585895659&type=1

The pictures aren't great, but at a glance I would have assumed they were lasered like on a backlit keyboard.  (Race, etc)

Just a language issue?

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 13:49:01 »
Vortex deals with KBC, right?

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=32567.0
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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 14:00:35 »
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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 15:28:40 »
Why must the font be soooo ugly.....

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Offline aggiejy

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 16:36:22 »
I don't know, I still doubt these are doubleshots at all... they don't look like it from the crappy pictures.  I'll need a reverse shot as proof. :)

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 18:18:06 »
What doesn't look like double shot process about them to you? They look high contrast despite relatively poor lighting and you can tell the "A" in "ALT" and "R" in "CTRL" are a little off as results of improper (think too high for both) pressure during the second shot.

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 20:24:39 »
If they even manage to actually get product to market, those legends are an atrocity....

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 20:47:25 »
Looks awful. I don't care what they are made of, I wouldn't take them for free. Vortex I have 3 word for you. Fire the designer.

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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 21:14:57 »
"Let's do something that not many people have and offer it for sale"
"Ok but we have to choose the ugliest font ever, we can't make something people actually want"
"Good idea!"
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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 12 December 2012, 21:18:11 »
Looks awful. I don't care what they are made of, I wouldn't take them for free. Vortex I have 3 word for you. Fire the designer.

What designer? These are almost certainly just the machinists fancying themselves with some typographical exercises.
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Re: Vortex Doubleshot PBT?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 13 December 2012, 22:21:13 »
Ya. I heard about these not too long ago.
Pix just shows what I expected: ugly font and warped legends. Thickness of the legend looks pretty uneven. At least they'll do dyesubs, which should be "coming soon" as well.