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Old keyboard thread died, let's do this.

>> No.43627529

Let's not, you consumerist whore.

They're keyboards. Input devices. It doesn't really matter which kind you have or how pretty your keycaps are, they all do the same thing.

>> No.43627543

>>43627529
show me your keyboard, mouse, tower, monitor and headphones.

>> No.43627549

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201047

>> No.43627555

>>43627543
/g/: for people who never grew out of "show and tell" from elemenrary school

>> No.43627576

>>43627555
4chan.com: for people who never grew out of "shit posting" from elementary school

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>>43627529
there is no point in buying a nice car, or more comfortable chair, they all do the same thing

>> No.43627643

>>43627555
Where you that kid that never participated on show and tell because your parents couldn't afford to buy you toys?

>> No.43627711

>>43627643
>tfw I actually was that kid.
Dude, too far.

>> No.43627714
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gr8 b8 m8

>> No.43627726

>no arrow keys

why

>> No.43627761

What's the best keyboard money can buy?

>> No.43627806

>>43627711
I'm so sorry anon.

>> No.43627883

What are some keys people dont use anymore or ever?
I never use Caps Lock, Scroll lock, Insert, and Pause

>> No.43628037
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>>43627529

I know, right? Why would I ever pay for a Makita drill when a $20 one from Harbor Freight can do the same job just as well, with the same power, while lasting just as long and being every bit as rugged and reliable?

Oh wait, no it can't.

>> No.43628225

>>43627761
Probably a korean custom with an aluminum case & thick pbt dyesubs if you mean a standard staggered layout keyboard.

>> No.43628350

>>43627510
Corsair K70 or Das Keyboard for babby's first mech? Gonna go with brows on this one, chief.

>> No.43628372

>>43627883

I use insert on a daily basis at my corporate job. It's mapped as a hotkey (CTRL + INSERT) to paste instead of CTRL + V. It's the stupidest thing.

>> No.43628650

>>43628350
Bmup

>> No.43628841

Whats a good , nonclicky mechanicle gaming keyboard.

>> No.43628846

>bought a mech
>don't have a nice camera to take pretty pictures of it

>> No.43628849

>>43628841
Any keyboard that doesn't have mx blues or clicky alps.

>> No.43628854

>>43627726
The colored keys are arrow keys when you hold down a modifier.

>> No.43628868

>>43628849
So corsair good?

>> No.43628879

>>43628868
Just do some research and find one that suits your needs and isn't too expensive.

>> No.43628887

>>43628879
Cool thanks anonymous tech guy/lady

>> No.43628921

>>43627592
Faggot cunt you still have that evo box on your desk I knew you were a liar

>> No.43628937

>>43628921
>>43627592
Nevermind.. Just checked the battlestation thread..

I swear to god, if it comes back again.. Ur in some shit

>> No.43628998

>>43627510
I have a TEK 209 Blank, which they apparently don't sell anymore.

It's shit and the fuckers refuse to respond to my emails and requests for a refund, as they offer.

I had to fucking contact the BBB to hopefully get them to respond. I'm still waiting for it, since it's supposed to take a few weeks.

I wish I had bought an Ergodox.

Anyways, I'll have $250 to spend soon. What does /g/ recommend?

>> No.43629010

>>43628998
An ergodox. Or if you're patient then acidfire's ergo board is on the horizon.

>> No.43629032
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I'll be posting mine in a few weeks once I've gotten the money to mod it.
It's gonna be so qt.

>> No.43629041

>>43629010
Man. I'd love to eventually join one of those keyboard communities and make my own designs.

I wonder what I'd need to study and whatnot.

>> No.43629044

>>43628037
Nice analogy, retard.
Pity there's no difference between a $10 keyboard and $200 keyboard in performance.

>B-but muh nkey rollover
>B-but muh clacky

I have a Das Keyboard ultimate S, however I can actually recognise that it was a frivolous purchase.

>> No.43629106

>>43629044

There's no difference between the drills either. I put together a shelf once so don't you pretend you know drills better than me.

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>>43629106

>> No.43629290
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New Granite replacements, aluminum low profile case from Vortex, and a custom cable from Pexon.
This Poker is as good as it can be.

Too bad I won't be using it once Viper gets here.

>> No.43629298

>>43629290
Looks terrible.

>> No.43629303

>>43629298
Thanks!

>> No.43629490
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>>43629490
HNNNNNG too bad it's spherical

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>>43629886
DSA a best, man.

>> No.43629950

>>43629490
WHAT KEYBOARD!?

>> No.43629963

>>43629936
No, my friend, you are mistaken. Please, reconsider your life.

>> No.43629978

>>43629950
Poker II.

>>43629963
Nah nigga.
DSA is the only way.

>> No.43629980

>>43629950
Scroll up nigga, he gave all the details already.

>> No.43629987

>>43629290
absolutely disgusting
apart from the applesque alt/meta key and the double shift, none of your modifiers make sense

>> No.43630006

>>43629987
They're all established icons from various old boards, yo.

Aside from the Xorg key, obviously.

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>>43627510
What does /g/ think of pic related? Corsair K70. It's a little ricer with the backlight but i'm planning on keeping it off. I like the sans-bezel design.

>> No.43630016

How many of you faggots use Dvorak?

>> No.43630018
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Dumping some favourites

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>>43630018

>> No.43630031

>>43630027
>posting my board
How flattering.

>> No.43630033

>>43630010

Easy to clean, too. You can just blast compressed air straight through the rows of keys from the sides.

>> No.43630035

>>43629490
gah this is so cute

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>>43630027

>> No.43630075

>>43630042
That LED placement seems kinda arbitrary, why the LED on F9?

>> No.43630109
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First mechanical keyboard, and got some keycaps while I was at it. How did I do?

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>> No.43630137

>>43630075

It's the indicator for whether the windows key is locked out or not. You toggle it by hitting Fn+F9.

They just arbitrarily decided on F9.

>> No.43630141

where do you buy those keycaps?
is there any keyboard pasta around?

>> No.43630150
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>>43630010
When the fuck will corsair pull their finger out and release pic related I mad as fugg

>> No.43630170

>>43630137
Ah, I see. Thanks anon.

>> No.43630256

Is there a way to reduce the amount the keys move from side to side?

>> No.43630279

>>43630256
Sticker the switches.

Not really worth the time, though.

>> No.43630321

>>43630279
All I have is time. I'll look into it.

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>>43630256

Most of the wobble is characteristic of the key switch. Stickering reduces how much the two halves of the switch housing can move relative to each other by forcing the clips to hold tighter, but it does nothing for the wobble of the plunger itself.

To effectively reduce keycap wobble you either need a stabilizer like a scissor switch, or the switch needs to have a short and/or wide slider to begin with. Kind of like pic related.

>> No.43630637

How would blank caps with led backlights look?

Assuming they didn't glow through the caps and just shone around the sides

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>>43630637

>> No.43631157

this thread needs more guns

>> No.43631480

>>43628037
>not using a Hole Hawg
What are you even doing here?

>> No.43633066
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>> No.43633115

Are there standard keycap sizes?

I'm looking for blank caps for my Race II but 75% keyboards aren't that common yet.

>> No.43633174

>>43629290
>>43629936
>>43630130
>>43630109
>DSA
Please.. stop.

>>43633115
You're going to have a bit of trouble finding nice keys that'll cover the layout due to the bottom row being comprised of 1x and 1.25x keycaps as well as the odd delete key, print screen and whatnot.

Best bet if you're wanting to do blanks; buy the $20 banggood set and then fill in the rest from Signature Plastics (PBT) or WASD (Thin ABS).

>> No.43633422

>>43633066
I want to lick it.

>> No.43634072

In case anyone is interested, just saw a load of NIB 122 key 2011 Unicomp Model M's on Ebay for $20 apiece+shipping. They're the ones patterned off the old terminal boards.

That's probably the cheapest newer buckling springs you'll ever see.

>> No.43634148

>>43628846
And it was all for nothing. Might as well return it, anon.

>> No.43634182

I'm purchasing a HHKB and I'm noticing most people have it in white. Why? Is it any better than the black version or is it purely, as in most cases, preference?

>> No.43636382

>>43634182
preference

>> No.43636548
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THIS IS RICER AS FUCK WHY DO I WANT THIS WHY DO I WANT THIS SO MUCH

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>>43627714
I found your battlestation you cunt

>> No.43636615

>>43636548
Why is it ricer?

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>>43636615
Media keys, volume knob, 170 bucks for not much reason. Granted it's not very ricer compared to the mech keyboards those gaming brands have released lately. Also I just realized the ultimate seems to have a nicer color scheme. Or maybe it's the lights.

>> No.43636820
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Not a big fan of mechanical/loud keyboards. I've been using one of these for the past year or so and it's pretty nice. It has chiclet keys which I know a lot of you hate but I find it quite nice to type with. I could never live without a numpad.

>> No.43636897

>>43629290
Your modifier in the caps lock position is on upside down

>> No.43636982

Ultrapoorfag here

Is there a good non-mechanical keyboard around or less than $30 USD?

Looking at >>43627549

>> No.43637539

>>43636897
I know.

That's my way of making it an Escape.

>> No.43637545

>colored keys
Purpose?

>> No.43637569

>>43637545
What do you think?

>> No.43637572

>>43637569
Might just as well burn your money

>> No.43637586

>>43637572
Right.

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>>43633174
>implying DSA isn't best

>> No.43638377

>>43637838
african american detected

>> No.43638836

>>43627883
I still use ctrl+pause to break long running batch files in windows.

Caps lock has been demapped and has no function for me anymore. I still use it in games sometimes that allow custom remapping of keys.

>> No.43638903

>>43638377
What?

Where?

>> No.43639069

>>43628998
HHKB

Ducky Premier

Or an M-13. There's a guy on ebay selling them for 100 bucks each

>> No.43639479

Now that all laptops have shit keyboards does anyone have recommendations for portable keyboards? My search thus far has returned crap and a bunch of mechanical keyboards. Ideally I would like something that can be connected to anything, including an android devices, and still work. The only decent candidates I have found are HHKB Lite 2 and some thinkpad keyboard.

>> No.43639485

>>43639479
Poker II.

>> No.43639517

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121391311133?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
just bought this because im very poor, how fucked am i?

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I used to really like my blues and buckling springs but now I am back on my old rubberdome that came with my 10 year old desktop. Buckling springs are too heavy and blues feel cheap. I guess I should try Topre but I heard the domes are not a consistent resistance and that would unleash my autism.

>> No.43639729

>>43639485
Now lets say I wanted to such a thing in a library? My experience with cherry mx browns is that I can't type quietly with them.

>> No.43639733

>>43639720
Topres would be more consistent than regular rubber domes at least.

>> No.43639748

>>43639729
You can get o-rings then to quieten them down.

>> No.43639771

I really want a minimal keyboard. But I see a lot without directional keys that I use for programming hotkeys. Is there a directional key feature on these I'm not seeing?

>> No.43639788

>>43639771
Yes, usually they're just on an Fn layer.

>> No.43639793

>>43639788
Ah, alright thanks!

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>>43639733
idk I think the official spec is +-15g. if you got really unlucky you could potentially have two keys that are literally half the resistance right next to each other. if I wasn't such a poorfag I would take my chances. maybe one day.

>> No.43639864

>>43639838
That tolerance is most likely there just to cover their asses. However I wouldn't be surprised if an old rubber dome board actually varied by that much.

>> No.43639993

>>43639864
nah there is a thread or two on geekhack with some unlucky person complaining about an extreme variance in a few keys on their board. the worst keyboard I've ever typed on was a shallow rubberdome with either the q or p key that was about 10g harder to push down than the rest. terrible.

>> No.43640008

>>43627510
Why would you colour those keys instead of hjkl?

>> No.43640009

>>43639993
I guess make sure you get a topre from a place where you can return it in case there's high variance like that.

>> No.43640031

>>43627529
Keyboard being mechanical improves the quality of life a lot if you use computer for more than 10 hours a day.

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>>43627714
>paying 200+ for a keyboard that doesn't even have F-keys

>> No.43641686
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Majestouch 2

>> No.43641937

Finally got my Poker 2 with reds.

It's amazing how even mechanical switches that are considered shitty for typing are still so far beyond rubber dome that there is no comparison.

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Enjoy your carpal tunnel, NEETs.
>inb4 muh games

>> No.43642415

>>43640008
They're the arrow keys on the HHKB.

>> No.43643208

I've got freaking money to spend and I'm wondering, are there any exclusive 60% keyboards available for purchase anywhere?

>> No.43643241
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>>43643208
The 356 Mini is probably the sexiest thing ever, if you can find one.

There's also the Duck Viper/Eagle group buy running right now which are also very nice.

>> No.43643261

>>43642158
I found those to be incredibly uncomfortable... I guess since I've been typing on keyboards my entire life that my ergonomics adapted from a young age or something...

>> No.43643281

>>43643241
Thought that ended August 18th though.

>> No.43643290

What is the benefit of the 60% keyboards?

I have a 75% that I used, but any less seems like overkill...

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>>43643241
>hot dog stand

>> No.43643294

>>43643281
That means you've got a day!

>> No.43643306

>>43643290
The ability to hold your mouse closer to a normal position, at least for me.

>> No.43643326

>>43643294
Oh, yeah. Kinda need a bit of time though to check out all available options. Don't wanna pull the trigger too soon.

>> No.43643529

>>43643261
I found it extremely relieving. Also, I realized how underutilized my thumbs were

>> No.43643802

Opinions of the Logitech g710+?

>> No.43643983

Where can I get a white mechanical with blues and black lettering that is also a tenkeyless?

Those Leopolds are gone from elitekeyboards and I cannot find them anywhere else.

>> No.43644039

>>43643983
Grab a keycool? Last I checked the leopold FC700R (or FC750R) also came in white.

>> No.43644061

I'm gonna buy my first mechanical keyboard. Should i go with brown or red switches? It's for gaming and typing.

>> No.43644083

>>43644061
Browns are a good 'middle of the road' switch. Ideally you'd just try out both and pick whichever you like best.

>> No.43644091
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What should I buy next?

I already have a northgate omnikey on my list, and I just sold 2 shitboards. My typewriter will be sold as soon as I find a buyer

>> No.43644102

>>43644083
The thing is that i can't try them.

>> No.43644121

>>43644102
Grab a switch tester from wasd or coolermaster?

>> No.43644123

>>43644039
>FC750R

Looks great. I may have to get this.

>> No.43644135

http://www.logicalincrements.com/peripherals/#keyboard

/thread

>> No.43644166

>>43644121
Have you tried one and is it worth it?

>> No.43644184

>>43644166
Haven't had one myself, but it should give you an idea for how each mx switch type is.

>> No.43644268

>>43644061
Reds, definitely reds. Browns only feel good on original Cherry keyboards. Reds feel nice everywhere. And remember that you don't have to press the keys down all the way for them to activate.

>> No.43644287

>>43644061
Neither. Clears. They're the truest middle of the road switch

>> No.43644311

>>43644135

That guy doesn't know how Topre switches work at all.

>> No.43644351

>>43644268
Yea i think i'm gonna go with red.

>> No.43644389

>>43644287
I'm not sure I'd call the mx switch with the highest tactility and a unique spring 'middle of the road'.

>> No.43644437

>>43644389
Have you ever typed on them?

"highest tactility" for a cherry switch is still not that tactile at all, and the unique spring is perfect for a first time mech buyer because it teaches you to not bottom out,

>> No.43644453

>>43644437
I'm typing on them right now, so yes. I'd say they're too heavy for people on average.

>> No.43644515

>>43630109
I need to know the name of that keyboard pls

>> No.43644533

>>43644453
I don't think so. If you're used to reds and browns, then yeah, probably. But they're only as heavy as the average rubberdome, and no where near as heavy as something like buckling springs

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>>43644533
Well they bottom out around 100g. The peak force (the top of the bump) is around 75g. The force graph won't look the same but the weight is about the same.

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Hey /g/, babby's first mechanical user here.
I'd really love to try and make my own keyboard, but so far aside from cumming buckets over your keyboard's pics I didn't really get the procedure.
At the moment I'm rocking a QuickFire TK w/ Reds, looks good but I wanna go back to MX Blues and this looks like a good opportunity to try this.

I don't know what DSA means nor any of those words you say, and I feel quite embarassed about posting here without knowing jack shit about this.

So far I'm guessing you have to buy a custom board, then the keycaps you prefer and a custom cable. But where?

If any anon's so kind to help me with this journey, I would happily appreciate it. Budget is around 300€ (around 400$)
Keep in mind though that I live in this shithole called Italy and I don't have much of a shipping choice except for intl, if that's the case. I'm hoping that some of you can help me.

>> No.43644581

>>43644571
DSA is just one of the profiles for keycaps from signature plastics. All the keys are at a 0 degree angle (flat) so you can place them anywhere you like. See boards like this >>43630130

>> No.43644603

>>43644581
Got it, thanks!

Now, where should I begin?
Possibly there's an idiot guide on the wiki or something?

>> No.43644621

>>43644603
Have this

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/official-mechanical-keyboard-guide

Also just lurk around geekhack and deskthority.

>> No.43644687

>>43644621
Took a quick read, very interesting stuff indeed.
I thought the wake from sleep issue was due to some faults in my TK, but now I learned that it's a common issue in USB keyboards, interesting.

The question still remains, do you happen to know a site where I can buy both the board + keycaps + cable (?) that ships intl?

>> No.43644720

>>43644687


http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/recommendedsellers

Ripsters buying guide is great.

>> No.43644763

>>43644720
Thank you.
Just asking: I can't buy a board with all the keypacs + board installed?
Either I buy a pre-made one and replace the keys or I buy chassis + board + switches?
The latter sounds kinda scary, or it is easy to build one?

>> No.43644838

>>43644763
majority of keyboards you're gonna have to purchase it and then keycaps from somewhere else. However, there are a few that do have that customization.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/

The high customization does come with a slight down side, the keycaps are pretty low quality and not very thick

>> No.43644864

what's the 75% equivalent of the poker?

>> No.43644898

>>43644838
Yes I was looking exactly at that website.
I'll ask you two more questions then fuck off because possibly I'm harassing you too much.

1) ... I think I found what I am looking for.
> http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/mechanical-keyboard/wasd-v2-105-iso-key-barebones-mechanical-keyboard.html

Which is basically the chassis + board and key switches all prebuilt? Possibly I'd need to buy these + keycaps and I'll be golden?

2) I see on many people on /g/ use those 60% boards that don't have the arrow keys nor the numpad. Now, how does this work? Is it like the TK who has a mode switch or is it like... you don't need them at all? I'd like to go for a full minimal style like those but you know, I kind of use the numpad a lot. Might as well get the full size. Thanks for all the answers

>> No.43644904

>>43644311
how do topre switches work anon?

also how dare you speak that way about falcon.

>> No.43644933

>>43644864
A choc mini?

>> No.43645040

>>43644898
Yeah it's all together, I think you're overcomplicating it a bit thinking that any major seller is going to send it to you without it being prebuilt. Only a VERY small proportion of these keyboards would be sent like that, 0.001% probably.

Yeah, buy the board and then customize the keycaps how you want, or even get the keycaps from a different site - which I would recommend unless you want a very specific colour layout.

60% and TKL keyboards just dont use the numpad at all, a 60% will have FN keys all over for things like print screen, Home, Insert etc. If you wanted to be extra fancy you could get a TKL keyboard, and then buy a Numpad separately, which although would look very cool, is gonna cost quite a bit.

I've got a poker (60% keyboard) and I just never used the numpad and thought it looked nicer.

>> No.43645050

>>43644864
KBT Pure Pro

>> No.43645081
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Anyone else got a good colour combo with their mouse? Just ordered another 1$ mousepad with a darker shade of green to go better with the keys

>> No.43645116

>>43645081
Yup,

>>43644035

>> No.43645156

>>43645040
Got it, thanks.
I'd love to ask you how long does it take for that website to create a custom, but I don't think you know the answer.
Aside from that, I'm so accustomed to pale black keyboards that I can't fucking find a good set of colors that I like. I'd love to go all black but it's not an opportunity to waste.

>> No.43645230

>>43644904

First off I don't give a fuck who he is if he's posting misleading information.

Topres are even less mechanical than rubberdome membrane as there's no actual switch mechanism and no physical contact is ever closed. Pseudo-mechanical is an utter nonsense term for them. They are capacitive switches.

The key travel also isn't smooth at all. There's mounting pressure until the rubber dome suddenly collapses (force required depends on which version of the dome is installed). It's a lot like a regular rubber dome, except there's a more crisp feeling from the higher quality domes Topre makes. It feels a bit like popping bubble wrap. What's smooth about them is the low slider friction and soft landing from the rubber.

>> No.43645304
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43645304

I like this one. Does it look half-decent enough for you /g/entlemens?

>> No.43645312
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>>43645081

>> No.43645380
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Das... Okay I guess

>> No.43645448

what do you actually do with your keyboards?

>> No.43645457

>>43645448
Type with them, duh.

>> No.43645459

>>43645448

A lot of typing

>> No.43645474

>>43645448
Type on them.

Occasionally play games.

One stays at work.

>> No.43645484
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43645484

I use this dell keyboard that came with my prebuilt :)

>> No.43645519

help me /g/

I don't know whether to get cherry browns/ blues or topre for a first non-shit keyboard

I'd be fine with around $200 for topre, but for that price, i'd need a keyboard I was 100% happy with

Problem is I'm not completely happy with any keyboard. I've been looking at leopold because pbt and dye sublimation, and good 60% offering with arrow keys.

My problem is my absolute boner for helvetica typeface on realforce and HH keyboards.

Also why can I not find any keyboards that are all light gray?

>> No.43645535
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43645535

had mechanicals for a while, but got rid of them because they just suck for me. so I went with a cheap cherry keyboard with no special features at all.

>> No.43645557
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43645557

>>43645519
Go HHKB, you won't regret it.

>> No.43645632

Thinking about getting a mech keyboard with brown switches. CM Storm Quickfire Rapid came to mind. Good for Babbys First Mech Keyboard?

>> No.43645810

>>43645632
Yep.

>> No.43646036

>>43645081
I wish, I was going to go for black on black with a race II and steelseries RAW. Got the steelseries sensei instead because it was cheaper and in town.

>> No.43646070

>>43645557

I'd take the $260 assfucking if it had arrow keys like the lite

>> No.43646129
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>>43646070
Honestly, I like it more that way. I just move my hand a little to the right and hit the fn key and I've got arrow keys, it's a lot easier than reaching for dedicated arrows. I thought I'd miss 'em at first but I don't at all.

>> No.43646309

>>43646129

yeah it's better for typing, but when a lot of games or misc software default stuff to that I want zero regrets for that price point

Reminds me of how my apple keyboard has no printscreen in windows. On-screen keyboard gets the job done 99% of the time, but I absolutely hate this shit.

>> No.43646333

Why would I get a HHKB over a Poker 2?

>> No.43646339

>>43646333
If you really wanted to feel oneness with cup rubber.

>> No.43646478

>>43646333
Dunno, I just got a Poker 2. Loving it.
Where is the function key on the HHKB?

To Poker 2 owners, what key do you use for function? regular, windows button or capslock? or some other.

>> No.43646498

>>43646478
It's to the right of right shift.

>> No.43646546

>>43646498
Nice that sounds better then the Poker 2's placement.

>> No.43646556

I love the design of the HHKB, but arrow keys? Is there one like it but with.. you know, movementy buttons?

>> No.43646571

>>43646556
KBT race II, or any other 75% really

>> No.43646612

>>43646571
>KBT race II
Oh thanks, I'll have to look at some reviews of that. Looks pretty much like what I was looking for.

>> No.43646659

>>43641599
are you blind?
2/10 took the b8 m8

>> No.43648225

>>43644515
It's a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with brown switches and Granite keycaps. The product images you see for the Quickfire usually have the branding on it, but I think the newer models come without it.

>> No.43648431

Are these
Vortex POKER II PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX)

any good?

>> No.43648444
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43648444

Vortex POKER II PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX)

>> No.43648522

seriously how do any of you live without arrow keys.

>> No.43648561

Leopold tenkeyless you really can't go wrong with. The only thing is if you want replacement or fancy key caps there are no where to be found! Does anyone know where you can get colored keys for leopolds?

>> No.43648582

>>43648522
hjkl

>> No.43648878

>>43648582
how? the function key is on the right on most of these, do you'd have to shift both hands to it to use them..

>> No.43648885

>>43645312
That's sexy. The cutout for the light on the keyboard ruins it though.

>> No.43648903

>>43648522
You can't. It just feeds their superiority complex.

>> No.43648925

>>43648903
Don't be silly.

My arrows are under fn + [/i: for up down left right.

Works wonderfully on my modded Colemak layout.

>> No.43648935

To all HHKB owners. I want to get a non-printed black version of the keyboard but am wondering if there's a .pdf or something I can print out detailing all the keys and their function. Or does that by any chance come with the keyboard?

>> No.43648942

>>43648935
google hhkb manual.

>> No.43648950

>>43648935
Never fucking mind. Just saw it on the product page.

>> No.43648973

>>43648925
guess I'm still not buying how that would be at all usable.

>> No.43648992

>>43648973
Okay.

I'm not trying to sell you on it, but I use it and vastly prefer it to dedicated cursor keys located to the left of where I want my hands to be.

>> No.43649000

>>43629490
Where did you get that esc keycap?

>> No.43649003

>>43649000
Round 1 of DSA Granite.

>> No.43649017

>>43648992
*to the right
Whoops.

>> No.43649276

>>43649017
not so much about selling, I like the look but I'm not convinced that it's usable. going to see if I can find somebody with a 60% and give it a go for real.

>> No.43649358

>>43633066
looks like candy

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>> No.43649631
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>>43627555
What are you >implying?

>> No.43649683

>>43649631
Assault-keyboards should be banned. There is no reason why anyone would need anything more than a rubberdome keyboard for civilian typing.

>> No.43649821
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>>43649631
>dat rail, dat break
youre on /g cos /k kicked your gayness out?

>> No.43649917
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>>43649821
I don't see a rail or a break [sic] on that firearm.

Check your sperg.

>> No.43650700

Any store that ships internationally?

I like in Taco Land so getting someone that is shipped from Taiwan/China to the US and then paying for the shipping (USPS is absurd, upwards of 40 bucks even with small packages) and added retailer US cost becomes absurd specially because I'm not looking for something ultra high range ($100-$150 USD budget)

So I'm looking for an asian store that has legit Cherry Switches and is based in a country with good international rates (China?).

Any advice from fellow international buyers?

>> No.43650710

Which site is generally recommended to purchase a HHKB from?

>> No.43650729

>>43650700
banggood has free international shipping to Australia, not sure about other countries

>> No.43650781

>>43642158
>all that wasted space

>> No.43650801

>>43650729
No free shipping to Mexico but very reasonable prices.

I'll go with this unless I find a better alternative.

>> No.43650975

Anyone know where to get Keycool rainbow caps within Australia?

>> No.43650991

>>43650975
Within is probably the wrong word, shipped to would be better

>> No.43651073

>>43650991
http://www.banggood.com/KBC-Handu-104-Set-Rainbow-PBT-Key-Caps-For-Cherry-MX-p-85375.html

Refer to >>43650729
free shipping for aussies

>> No.43651100

Is there an easy way to remove the print from normal keycaps?

>> No.43651249

>>43651100

depends on the brand of keyboard

>> No.43651256

>>43651100
Scratch it with your finger.

>> No.43651434

Anyone ever heard of the brand Deluxe?

They claim to have MX Switches, but I dunno they look too baroque for cheaper than very 'plain' keyboards and that makes me skeptical as fuck.

>> No.43652255

Just a quick question. I am going to order the Linux Tux key set for my new Unicomp Classic, and was wondering what the difference between the "New Style" and "Old Style" caps are, as seen on http://pckeyboard.com/page/SBLE/LinTuxSet Do they just switch the Caps Lock and Ctrl keys?

>> No.43652312

>>43652255

One looks stupid and the other looks stupid as well.

>> No.43652325

>>43652312
>implying the windows sticker looks better

>> No.43652362

>>43652325

>implying I have either

Why would you go out of your way to add more stickers? Just get blank or text caps

>> No.43652395

>>43646309
Whats regretful about using a superior layout?

>> No.43653217
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43653217

Mine, poker 2 with blues + low profile alu case.

>> No.43653402
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>>43645304
>red and yellow

>> No.43653409

>>43645081
I thought the one dollar mouse pad deal was over?

>> No.43653499

>>43652255

New style is to fit boards made after 2013 I think The key setup is different. The new style set I got has different sized windows and alt and menu keys. Plus they all have removable keycaps now.

>> No.43653953

>>43653217
is the USB cable custom? never seen one like it before.

>> No.43654623

>>43627714
>implying you ever even wrote code on that Topre placebo

>> No.43654638

>>43630010
ricer light up gaymen shit

>> No.43654676

>>43630150
>gaming
>>>/v/

>> No.43654690

>>43630721
>>43630637
wow that is pointless rice
I mean, I understand light up kbs for the 40 WPM gaymers but this is just pointless

>> No.43654710

>>43636548
>that R SHIFT
>that ENTER
>that KNOB

>> No.43654724

>>43639720
fuck, that was 10 years ago? I still have that consumer line HP that came with the same exact kb.

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>>43653953
It's braided , texture on it. Just got my ducky mini (original) thought cable was braided... Was not :/

>> No.43656129

i need a backlit keyboard for no more than 50$ any recommendations ? i saw a APTEK keyboard for 35 not sure if good deal or not

>>43649821
sakamotoooooooooo

>> No.43657087
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/g/uys, how's this for a first time mecha user ?

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=114&cp_id=11401&cs_id=1140102&p_id=9433&seq=1&format=2

>> No.43657212

>>43651434
Anyone?

>> No.43657424

>>43653217
where can i get this poker 2. i looked at a couple sites and it says they are all sold out

>> No.43658020

>>43630027
what is?

>> No.43658247
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>>43649917
gg

>> No.43658379
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newfag to mechanical keyboards here.
where do you guys buy your mechanical keyboards from? What about caps?

>> No.43658394

>>43657087
i've had that keyboard for more than a year now
pretty solid and reliable
two times i've had a weird problem where because of the way the cable was positioned, it lost connectivity (num/caps lock leds went out) but jiggling the cable fixed it
other than that 9/10 would recommend

>> No.43658418

>>43658394
also should mention it was my first mechanical keyboard as well
i can't see myself upgrading anytime soon

>> No.43658443

>>43627592
I so badly want one of these fucking keyboards. Why did they stop selling them? They look so fucking good.

>> No.43658585

How do Cherry MX Blues and MX Browns compare? What about Blues and Reds?

>> No.43658624

I've heard WASD keyboards have shit keycaps. Is this true? How can keycaps be shit?

>> No.43659448

>>43658247
thats not a rail for accessories
thats not a brake
and its definitely not a break

>> No.43660155

>KBtalKing Doubleshot PBT 60% Keyset
shipped ;)

>> No.43660260

What's a good mechanical keyboard with a clit-mouse?

>> No.43660437

any cherry MX keyboards without capslock?
or is there only the HHKB
it uses topre which is just a jap rubber dome

>> No.43660491

>>43644091
Why not use one of the ones you already got?

>> No.43660496

Got a cooler master storm stealth with reds a few weeks ago as my first mech ever and I have had no problems whatsoever typing really fast on it, which people usually complain about when using reds. I loved it, but I don't really pay attention to the satisfying sounds or sensation anymore. In the first weeks I just kept pressing random keys all the time because it felt just so damn good, but now I think the novelty kinda wore off or whatever.

>> No.43660520

>>43660491
>what is a collector?

>> No.43660546

>>43660260
Tex yoda or imb m13 are pretty much your only choices.

>> No.43660586

>>43660546
I figured as much. Well then, IBM M13 it is.
Or is the trackpoint of the tex yoda actually superior?

>> No.43660587
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Got this two days ago. Replaced my dead AT102W. It's pretty nice.

>> No.43660600

>>43660520
A person trying, and failing, to fill a gap in his personal life distracting himself from it by hoarding objects he does not need.

>> No.43660608

>>43660600
I see.

I guess you have it all figured out.

>> No.43660639

>>43660586
Haven't tried them myself, but I remember reading that the trackpoint on the m13 really isn't that great.

>> No.43660649

>>43660608
I do, anon. I do.

>> No.43660671

How often do you guys clean your keyboard? Do you usually take out all the keys or what?

>> No.43660779

>>43660671
I do it once a month. I take off all the keys, go over with warm water on a cloth and compressed air. I put all the keys in a sieve and run warm water with a dash of washing up liquid over them then leave it all to dry for like 6-12 hours.

>> No.43660813

>>43658418
Thanks man, I'll hit the trigger soon then.

>> No.43660830

>>43660587
>short shift
>XBOX HUEG enter
3/10 best i can do

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>>43639720
Oh man, my parents had that keyboard for a while.

>>43660587
I like it, what switch?

>muh QuickFire Rapid w/browns

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>>43660882
>mfw those nasty WASD caps

>> No.43660945

>>43660908
It's better than that ugly Razer font

>> No.43661053
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43661053

Do you like?

>> No.43661058

>>43660813

Get the Poseidon Z from TT, it's built a hell of a lot better.

>> No.43661078

>>43660830
>being a filthy ANSI pleb

>>43660882
Browns.

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43661121

Yay or nay?

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>> No.43661166

>>43660908
I don't see how they're ugly. They're just normal fucking caps. The only bad thing is how horrible the shade of orange is, and that would be made better if they hadn't used white keys with them.

>> No.43661225

>>43661166
Look at the horrendous printing and ink bleed. Not to mention they use shit quality plastic.

>> No.43661239

>>43661166
There's a reason why WASD caps can be picked out of a line up, man.

And it's not because they're so pretty...

>> No.43661247

>>43661166
It was a gift, but he went off memorization on some random ones I'd create on the website. It's also shit exposure, its more mellow.

>> No.43661305

>>43661225
>horrendous printing and ink bleed

Please point this out to a non autist because they look completely fucking normal.

>> No.43661321

>>43661305
There's no point in keeping this going.

>> No.43661325

I like a keyboard where i can ram on it real hard, like really

Its just the way i type

Recommend me something pls

>> No.43661345

>>43661325
2 dollar thrift shop board.

Keyboards are not designed to handle your nerd rage, anon.

>> No.43661387

>>43661321
You're right, there's no point in arguing with irrational nitpicking genuine-autists

>> No.43661418

>>43657087
Nice numpad, accountant.
Gotta crunch those numbers, son. That'll make your date input desk job a lot easier

>> No.43661429

>>43661387
What's with the hostility?

Also, being able to perceive detail doesn't make a person autistic.

>> No.43661475

>>43661429
>being able to perceive detail doesn't make a person autistic.
Getting butthurt over someone else's choice in keycaps because they live up to your own personally held standards is pretty autistic.

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43661552

>>43661475
I'm not butthurt, I just said they were nasty, which they are, if you know anything about keycaps.
And if you don't know anything about them, why would you spend hard earned money on custom ones?

If you aren't the owner of that board, then this is a weird conversation to be having, so let's stop it here, alright?

>> No.43661584

>>43661345
You're probably right..

>> No.43661647

best wireless keyboard /g/ents?

>> No.43661680

>>43661552
>my opinions are facts
>if you don't agree with me, it's because you don't know as much as me
>but I'm not autistic

>> No.43661688

are the 60/40% boards not really hard to do anything with?

>> No.43661738

>>43661680
>I don't mind the shitty printing, so that means it's not shitty!
>I don't mind the low quality plastic, so that means it's not low quality!
If you criticize my choices you're autistic!

>> No.43661782

>>43661738
This, I love how kids like 1680 always think so naively. It's because they strive to be a neet for life.

>> No.43661820

>>43642158
>weird ergonomic keyboard
>trackball mouse
Confirmed for huge faggot

>> No.43661859

>>43661820
My 75 year old boss (neurologist) buys that stuff for every computer in his office, he swears by the health benefits.
>confirmed neet

>> No.43661963

>>43661738
>shitty printing
>low quality plastic
That's that thing you like to do where you state your opinions as being facts. You seem to have a really bad habit of it

>> No.43662042

>>43661963
If you can see the print job bleeding into the plastic, then it's bad.
Legends are supposed to be clear and crisp.
This isn't an opinion.

>> No.43662197

>>43661963
>>43662042

Just hatefuck each other already.

>> No.43663178

>>43634072
I'd be extremely interested. Link?

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