Sorry to hear about your misfortune. But, you're the in the exceptions club..
We hear way more about dead iONEs than costar.
Being an insider in the computer industry and having worked with many OEM's I take alot of what I read with a grain of salt. I see many OEM's get slammed on forums and on review sites that I know for a fact is unfounded as I have access to true quality data. I don't in this case but I can say I have a great luck with the 3 boards that are reportedly iONE boards.
I am excited about the Logitech G710 I have on order though which is likely an iONE or iROCKS board.
Sigh.... It doesn't MATTER what the data says, or "how deep" the rabbit hole is....
The only thing a "CONSUMER" needs to know is that the iONE hole is deeper and shittier than the Costar hole.
On part of an "individual", he only needs to know that the Riskier choice is iONE... This has been confirmed due to the numerous problems found in VERY popular boards such as the Razer BW, Corsair K60,K90 All of which not only have quality issues, but also elementary flaws in design....
What is a consumer going to do with highly specific data. They only need to know that Costar has a "lower" by however small a margin, failure rate, than iONE...
With that, they buy the "better" keyboard.
Leave your fancy data with the producers to keep track of their ill-gotten monies...
The highly specific data tells me the truth...not a few very noisy consumers on forum sights. Look I'm not saying one is better than another cause there is no proof that has been presented. I'm simply stating that my own experience tells me that my iONES have been good boards.
You're the type of person who can't keep track of your own arguments.. Let me list them for you
You made 2 points.
One was that your own experience have been good with iONE.
I noted that the Internet says differently, call it, consumer reports, consumer data, manufacturer reputation.
Second was that there is a "need" for industry kept data on failure rates.
I noted that this goes too far and is unnecessary, because knowing that Costar is better than iONE is enough. We don't need to know Costar beats iONE by exactly 6%.
Tell me, when has the number of Noisy consumers not been correlated to the "data" that you're talking about. Sure there's bias in an individual report... There's enough "truth' in this noise. Certainly enough for one person to take up less risk with Costar.
go back to school.
I haven't lost track of anything. Yes, many times the noisy consumers disagrees with my data. Which is my point exactly. Again, I'm not saying which is a better board overall cause the data has not been presented to me, I am simply stating that my experience ,and those of others who are friends of mine, goes against the noisy consumer in this scenario.
Last edited by yellowlt4; 10-10-2012 at 11:23 PM..
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