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Offline morpheus

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All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 08:15:40 »
Haven't been active for a while on here....I think it's time to get back in the game.

I am looking for any and all Cherry keyboards with costar stabilizers.

Sorry if this sounds incredibly lazy of me, but please indulge me!

Thanks bros.

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 09:04:28 »
Oh god, so many.

I shall start with the one off the top of my head:

WASD V2
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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 14:15:10 »
WASD Code
Monoprice 9433
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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 14:34:37 »
Filco majestouch, CM qfr, WASD v2, WASD code... There should be much more..

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 16:52:51 »
Costar:
Filco
WASD V2
WASD CODE
CM Storm QFR
CM Storm XT
Rosewill RK-9000
Das 3 (earlier gen, probably hard to find now)

Costar-ish:
Matias
Max Keyboard Nighthawk Series
Razer Blackwidow
Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition

Cherry but with crisp bottom out:
Vortex Race II
Vortex Poker II

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 22:08:10 »
KeyCool has Costar stabilisers, at least my year or more old KeyCool 87 with MX switches has.

Can't say about the newer KeyCool with Kailh switches.
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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 February 2015, 23:40:05 »
Thanks for the replies bros!

Would you know of any more cheaper-ish China made boards?

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 08 February 2015, 02:24:37 »
Thanks for the replies bros!

Would you know of any more cheaper-ish China made boards?

Rapoo v500 has costar stabilisers and kailh yellow switches.

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 08 February 2015, 10:22:15 »
Cheaper-ish than a CMStorm QFR? :O

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 03:20:04 »
One exception to the list: CMStorm Quickfire Rapid-i has Cherry stabs.
Buying more keycaps,
it really hacks my wallet,
but I must have them.

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 08:46:08 »
Mionix zibal 60 has costar stabs
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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 18:48:13 »
KeyCool has Costar stabilisers, at least my year or more old KeyCool 87 with MX switches has.

Can't say about the newer KeyCool with Kailh switches.

I haven't removed a stabilised cap from my Kailh KC board yet. But I'm sure CPT Badass mentions it in his review...

Kailh versions of Cherry stabs. You even commented about them in his review ;)

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 18:49:52 »
Can always go cherry and clip them =)

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 09 February 2015, 21:23:41 »
Why does Poker have crisp bottom out?

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 10 February 2015, 03:19:36 »
Can always go cherry and clip them =)

I agree with this, although some boards require that you desolder the switch to get the stabilisers in / out. I consider Cherry stabs to be better than Costar for a few reasons:

1. Less hassle when swapping caps.
2. No problems with thick caps (Costar wires can rub the inside of thicker keycaps).
3. Less rattles, although this seems to be a bit inconsistent, since the spacebar stabilisers from the two Cherry G80 boards I bought are rather rattly whereas my KBT Pure and Ducky G2Pro are much less so. Go figure, I like the "genuine" product less than the "copies".
Buying more keycaps,
it really hacks my wallet,
but I must have them.

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Re: All Keyboards with Costar Stabilizers
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 February 2015, 03:22:45 »
I hate Costar stabilizers for having to change or move anything. Already pondering leaving all the stabilized keys on when I clean this board out. Took the 0 off numpad recently to check which this has and it took like four tries before I could get it back on without one side of the wire popping out of the stabilizer base while I remounted the keycap. -_-
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Other boards: Kinesis Essential, Infinity(G.Clears), Ergodox(MX Blues), Monoprice 9433

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