fossala wrote:I would pick the choc mini. The poker is poor quality and has crap firmware and I don't know enough about the pure but AFAIK it has the same mounting and flexing of the poker.
The word on GH is that the Pure has an additional screw mounted near the center of the PCB which prevents the Poker's flexing. I don't own a Poker yet, but will be acquiring one soon. My overall impression is that statements of poor quality may be overstated. And I imagine that supporting the underside of the PCB to prevent flexing might be a dead easy mod.
That said, I do own a Choc Mini (typing on it now), and it's a really nice board. It compares well to my Filco TKL. Although it may be objectively of a slightly lower build quality, I can't say that affects the user experience at all, and in fact I like the feel/sound of the browns on the Choc Mini better than on the Filco. The Choc's keycaps are known to fade relatively easily, though. Mine are starting to show wear after about 4-5 months of heavy use.
My only real gripes with the Choc: 1) I wish Home/End were on the default layer, with PgUp/Dn on a function layer. I use Home/End for text highlighting a *lot*. So I have to use Autohotkey to reverse those keys. 2) I wish the Fn key were on the left, or that there was a second one on the left. 3) Ugly logo on the spacebar.
None of those are dealbreakers for me. It's a great board.