New DM42S hardware

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New DM42 hardware

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As the new product pictures on the new website could suggest, is there a new hardware version of the DM42 available ? Maybe with an orange coloured fn-key and generally a new keyboard ?

Do I have to buy another DM42 now ??
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Re: New DM42 hardware

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There is indeed a new hardware variant of the DM42 to coincide with the launch of the DM41X and a new website.
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Re: New DM42S hardware

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Ah right, I mixed up something there (already edited) :)
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Re: New DM42S hardware

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What are the differences between the old and the new hardware??
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Do you know if the keyboard has seen improvements concerning pressure point and optic ?
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pauli wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:33 pm
What are the differences between the old and the new hardware??
Essentially it's the keyboard that has been completely redesigned. This was the main gripe that people had with the DM42 and we're hoping to put that one to bed once and for all with this version. I've had a DM41X and a new DM42 for a few weeks now and this newer keyboard is much, much better all round than the old one.
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Regarding the website: there are some 404 Error WTF happened? on manuals and firmware links. ;)
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Oh, and the production grade DM41X is a bit more pricey than I hoped. :(
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akaTB wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Regarding the website: there are some 404 Error WTF happened? on manuals and firmware links. ;)
and on DM42 decoder/encoder :?:
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Yeah, we're working on the 404s.

The idea was to get the new store up and running to release the DM41X. We're basically fixing everything else around it now.
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