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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

More Korean Customs Edition

Buyer's Guide: http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU
Where to Buy: http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
Switch Guide: http://i.imgur.com/DHfyMqP.gif
FAQs: http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp

OP Picture Info:
OTD 356.2
Cyrillic keycaps

>> No.49538614
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why are blues recommended as the best for typing? im not sure if i like tactile switches yet ;_;

>> No.49538638

They're the sweet spot for the vast majority of users out there in terms of force. Personally I think browns are better since they don't have the click which can get annoying if you do nothing but type all day.

>> No.49538671
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that's what i was thinking too, but the switch guide in the OP seems to think blues are better. i just wish i could try a real keyboard with each, instead of just using keyswitch testers

>> No.49538780

Nice, you saved my photo.

The switch guide is really useful in terms of the technical specs but don't give too much weight to the descriptions. Switches are 100% personal taste, you won't really know until you try it yourself.

That being said, if you look around at various polls and such the number one switch is browns because it has the two most popular features, tactile and silent (it also falls into that sweet spot for force I mentioned earlier).

>> No.49538870 [DELETED] 

To the guy pissing on vintage boards in the last thread: you are the fucktard. Enjoy your shitty Corsair.

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>mfw I didn't get into the GB

>> No.49539443
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My projects:

Both are Chicony KB-5981's

For the first one, going to rebuild the SMK Alps I salvaged off one of them and a 5181 and use them

Second one had mushy shit cherry mx clones that I threw in the trash, going to replace with cherry mx blue when they get here from Korea

>> No.49539491
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I don't need it.

>> No.49539515

You really don't, it looks like shit.

>> No.49539529

Pfff, I bet you like classic beige.

>> No.49539537

Theres much better colours that aren't "classic".

>> No.49539556

If you've got a couple left over, want to trade for some SMK Cherry mounts? I'm interested to see how they compare

I didn't know there existed a man whose taste is so shit he hates the classic beige color scheme

>> No.49539576


With blues, there is no doubt that you hit the key because the click is so obvious. For me I love it. I switched to browns for a little and hated it, it was so quiet that if I was trying to type without looking at the screen I would always second guess myself if I activated the switch or not because I didn't have the confirmation click. Maybe it's just because I am so used to blues, but I would never switch to brown unless I had to because of how loud they are.

>> No.49539583

Are you actually interested in talking about the aesthetics of keycap sets? If so, start with what qualities you think are positive or negative.

>I didn't know there existed a man whose taste is so shit he hates the classic beige color scheme
Beige has never been a good choice for anything, ever.

>> No.49539599

>if I was trying to type without looking at the screen
Why wouldn't you be, though?

>> No.49539610

So I ordered pic related as my first mechanical keyboard with cherry clears. Considering modding them to ergo clears further down the line (brown springs). Did I make a good choice & what other mods should I consider?

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forgot image

>> No.49539638


Just one example that occurred today, I was copying a CD key from a txt file to those little boxes that you can't cut and paste in to. Because I am not confident in my keystrokes I keep having to check the box to make sure I typed it correct, then when I move back to the txt file I lose my place and the whole thing ends up taking twice as long as it should.

>> No.49539647 [DELETED] 

>Beige has never been a good choice for anything, ever
Yes sir, we get it. You have worse taste than a cup of Folger's mixed with mashed potatoes.

>> No.49539682


Maybe if I was used to browns I wouldn't have had this issue though, so really it's more about personal preference than the superiority of one switch over the other

>> No.49539709

>Did I make a good choice

Shit man, that's really up to you and what you are trying to accomplish. The idea of using a function key to activate the directional pad would make me want to put a gun to my head so I can't really say I am jelly. Although it does look super cute and is sure to confuse anyone who tries to use your computer which is a plus I guess.

>> No.49539760


I'm used to VIM style navigation (hjkl) so I'll probably just map arrow keys to that in any situation where I'd need to use arrow keys.

>> No.49539817

How does /g/ like Das Keyboard?

>> No.49539821

Its shit.

>> No.49539828

This is the answer I expected.

>> No.49539834

Its actually shit these days though. It used to be good.

>> No.49539837

What's the difference?

>> No.49539849


Alright, just seems kinda excessive to me that you buy a custom keyboard then do all these modifications to it right away. Personally I would rather just build a keyboard from scratch then do all that.

>> No.49539850

>Switched from costar factory to some random Chinese one
>QC issues on USB hub
>Switched to even cheaper lower quality keycaps.
>Switched from Cherry to knock off greetech switches for some boards
>Premium price for sub par product

>> No.49539868

Well, shit. I just ordered one yesterday. Oh well, I'm sure I won't notice the difference in quality in the slightest considering I've never had a decent keyboard before.

>> No.49539943

I can confirm that Das used to be good. My old model S is still going strong and feels like a fucking tank.

>> No.49540204

Got my Gaterons in the mail today


>> No.49540231

reddit, why

>> No.49540280

I think that's the fedora of shoes. Very attractive keyboard, anyway

>> No.49540306

>Are you actually interested in talking about the aesthetics of keycap sets? If so, start with what qualities you think are positive or negative.
The orange stands out too much and really wouldn't work with many colour schemes around your desk. If you like orange that much Hacked by Geeks is a much better colour scheme that has orange as highlights.

>> No.49540466


If you can't beat them..

>> No.49540472


Thanks! The shoes are Crockett and Jones.

My Filco is in its third year of service, and the default ABS keycaps were showing their age.

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>> No.49540493

This isn't a fucking competition, you just need to not bring reddit memes here.

>> No.49541057
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>I think that's the fedora of shoes.
no these are

>> No.49541781


HAHAHAH those white MX blue clones are terrible! Worse than the shittiest of rubber domes. Me and one of my friends both have one we got from goodwill for like $2 and sadly its hardly even worth the $2.

>> No.49541811

Minus the bottom of the sole those are clean af

>> No.49541929

Apart from being pricy, how is the WASD V2 10-key less?

>> No.49541979

anyone knoe where i can get sum meck keyboardz in vorschow polans

easteurofag here

>> No.49541999

Post the wallpaper please.

>> No.49542034

That shoe is fucking ugly, why even showcase it

>> No.49542076

what the fuck

>> No.49542779
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WASD has added new colors to their customization tool.

>> No.49542820

>buying shitcaps from WASD

>> No.49544599


Are green switches a meme?

>> No.49544713

Is there even a mechanical keyboard which isn't loud as fuck with every key press.
In other words, are there low noise mechanical keyboards which are not turds with a high price?

>> No.49544849

Any non-clicky mx with orings.

>> No.49545269

Every switch is a meme.

>> No.49546325

/mkg/ Mechanical Keyboard Buyer's Guide.

>> No.49546384

What kinda setup is that with your thinkpad?

>> No.49546399

>captoe oxford
>fedora of shoes

Found the neet

>> No.49546422

>imagining the infinite possiblities of 3D printed keycaps when 3D printing is already dead


>> No.49546521
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Been a while since I posted my keyboard here.

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Where's cheapest place to get a matching cable?

Also who /3dprinting/ here? Just made a thing to hold my cables.

>> No.49546623

Why are they bad? I'm considering buying one.

>> No.49546636

mimic-cables.com, dude goes good work.

>> No.49546638
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quality is absolute shit.

>> No.49546662

They are super thin ABS garbage. You can get nice thick PBT caps these days for cheaper anyway. I see at least 2 sets from Vortex every time I'm on massdrop.

>> No.49546685

- No one calls NCIX "Netlink Computer Inc." Most people won't know what that is. Just use NCIX.
- You need something at the start of the switch guide that mentions how switch preferences is almost entirely subjective, and that trying switch types out in person (via display models in stores or switch testers) is highly recommended.
- Have a little table of contents for the FAQ.

They're thin and prone to degradation. A lot of stock caps are similar, but why would you actually pay and use them as an aftermarket set?

>> No.49547556

Spilled a little amount of isopropyl alcohol on my Unicomp. A little may have gone through the keycaps holes. Took out the caps and used an air compressor to dry most of it; now I'm letting it air dry.

Should I be worried?

>> No.49548085


Anyone? I'm considering getting one.

>> No.49548247

It's fine.

>> No.49548317


I'm not >>49546325

1 - I can change that.
2 - Write it and i'll add it.
3 - That is the info of the pastebin.

>> No.49548476

Are CODE keyboards a meme?

I was thinking of getting a TKL with MX Greens because I like the aesthetic and they come with O-Rings.

>> No.49548490

The keycaps are from WASD, which isn't very good, and you can get better keyboards that look the same for less money.

>> No.49548627

If he's smart, he'd be getting the barebones version.

>> No.49548776

Regarding point two, here's a draft:

It's important to note that while certain switches may lend themselves towards certain applications, all switches are perfectly viable for any task. One's choice in switch is almost entirely a subjective matter and should be treated as such. Thus, the best way to decide which switch type is best for you is to try the switch out yourself. Look for a local store that has demo keyboards, buy from an online store with a good return policy, or purchase a switch tester.

I don't know what you mean in point three. How does that prevent the addition of a table of contents?

>> No.49548860


Sorry, i didn't understand what you mean. Got it, i'll add it.

>> No.49548912
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How much will this run? Assuming it will be ~$200 are there any other white RGB keyboards out there?

>> No.49548936

holy shit that looks beautiful what is it?

>> No.49548948

Shine 5.

>> No.49548996

Year of the Goat Edition, they posted on their facebook page

>> No.49549338


was going to post this

Gotta get it as a goat.

>> No.49549497


nop, shoulda waited for the backlit version

>> No.49549691

I had a Poker2 and loved it until I started getting unbearable key chatter after 6 months. Clears sounds like a good choice; it's kind of strange to me that they were such niche switches for so long when it seems like they should be a pretty popular design.

I don't own a soldering iron so I didn't get around to fixing it, and ultimately just went and bought a topre.

>> No.49550265

The barebones version is very good for the price.

>> No.49550664

ah nice, they too are for gay marriage i see

>> No.49550779

Good for them.

>> No.49551008


Did I do good /mkg/?

>> No.49551319
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Can anyone recommend a bluetooth cherry mx blue keyboard? looking to pair it with my mac while I code at my desk

>> No.49551376


>spend all day asswmbling an ergodox
>go to plug it in, no lights
>check everything
>realize I don't have to proper connector cable
>try it with one side to see if it light up, it does


Do I really have to wait a week for a proper trss connector, or will any aux cable with three black rings work?

>> No.49551383

you're cancer

>> No.49551414

why would you want to clamp down your mouse cable like that? I can't stand when my mouse cable has slack

>> No.49551640

Are there any customizable ergonomic keyboards?

>> No.49551681

It's fine. Gay font, though. You should get some decent caps.

>> No.49551699

In what sense?

>> No.49551742

You need TRRS which is not an AUX cable. AUX cable are TRS. TRRS cables are often used on phones where the fourth contact is used for the microphone.

>> No.49551788


So as long as it has the four contacts (and not three like an aux) it is good?

>> No.49551801

colored keys

>> No.49551842


yes, all TRRS 3.5 mm are the same just different quality

>> No.49552213

Any keyboard with cherry switches (or clones) will allow you to use aftermarket keycap sets. It's just a matter of getting ones with the right layout.

The ergodox is popular.

>> No.49552220

Are you from Texas?

>> No.49552481

Bullshit image, not a 1:1 comparison

>> No.49552566
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Turns out 3% H2O2 works just fine when it's 105 degrees outside.

>> No.49552760

Those keyboards are beautifull.

>> No.49552769
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Why isn't this thing available in Europe?

>> No.49552898


i just checked pretty much every electronics store in the city.

no one sells one.

>> No.49553094

are you being intentionally ironic, or are you just mentally retarded?

>> No.49553101

how do i know if my current keyboard is mechanical?

>> No.49553251

What's ironic about my post?

>> No.49553266

If you have to ask, it's probably not.

>> No.49553270

if it clicks like a pen it's mechanical
inb4 topre

>> No.49553294

Linear and tactile switches don't click like ballpoints.

>> No.49553298

Look up the model #.
Pull off a keycap and check for a rubber dome, if you find one, it's not mechanical.
Take it apart. If you find membranes it's not, if you find find switches soldered to a PCB it is.

>> No.49553309


If you don't know, it isn't.

>> No.49553391

you were helpful, thanks a lot

>> No.49553396

Bullshit. If he got an old board at Goodwill, it could go one way or the other.

>> No.49553455

Is the Ducky Shine 4 as reliable as the Ducky 3 or should I just wait for the Ducky 5?

>> No.49553625

linear a shit

>> No.49553667

>buckling spring
>not mechanical
u srs m8?

>> No.49554138
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There is a rubber dome version of it too.

>> No.49555300
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This weather does have benefits, I guess.

>> No.49556049

I'm thinking in buying a DSA kit and as I see the easiest way to get it right now is in pmk.

The problem comes now, I really think that blank DSA kits look weird and not pretty sure if i really like them (if some anon have got one post it please so i can see how it looks, or opinions).
If i want it printed, i use ISO layout, and the alphanumeric keys are allright, but i have to buy a single ISO enter key and a 1.25 shift and PMK only sells them blank.

What should i do /g/?
All blank
Blank Modifiers
Only enter and shift blank

>> No.49556080

Where do I buy pic related? brb reading OP

>> No.49556166


That cover is SWEET

>no windows key


>> No.49556214

>he uses windows key

>> No.49556232


>he doesn't enjoy the aesthetic of a completely filled in bottom row

>> No.49556267

There is a Winkey version but the switches are shit.

>> No.49556305

>windows key + typing
>searches windows

>windows key + arrow
>moves/maximises/unmaximises window

>he doesn't use windows key

>> No.49556460

Remap caps lock to Windows key, easy. A little bit of layout compromise is almost always necessary with old keyboards.

>> No.49556474

Anyway, I think the lack of Windows keys gives it a neat look. I like it.

>> No.49556923
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saw this in a movie. can anyone recognize the switches? if they even at all switches.

>> No.49556978

Remap scroll lock.

Problem solved.

>> No.49557047

looks like membrane

>> No.49557151
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>> No.49557172

She's clearly soldering switches to a PCB. Space invaders maybe?

>> No.49557422

She's got nice jewelry and hands for a factory worker.

>> No.49557438


Get on my level, I am a Google god.

"yellow space bar switch"

second result.


>> No.49557468

>space invaders
Hell yes

>> No.49557506
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>inb4 not mechanical

>> No.49557523

you guys are good.

>> No.49557531

Itt: fags who can't afford topre master race

>> No.49557532

I have the same one

>> No.49557594

whoops, it is space invaders.

nice find guys.

>> No.49557660

What's the 'best' babby's fist mechanical keyboard?

I actually like 10keyless and minimal/compact designs

>> No.49557695


>> No.49557768

legit the most mechanical bullshit keyboard on earth

>> No.49557794
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Can someone recommend a 104-key Keyboard with no LED's and has blue switches? Price doesn't matter.

>> No.49557833

rgr that

>> No.49557909

What's the most topre feeling Cherry MX switch? I want to buy a meme Korean custom because I love carrying an extra 2 pounds to feel better about myself, but reds,blues,browns, and blacks are all cancer.

>> No.49557920

Das Keyboard?

>> No.49557951

Theres a varmilo 104 keybord on massdrop right now

if you can wait for the delivery (usually around 1.5 to 2 months after the drop finishes) i'd say its definitely worth it.

>> No.49558111
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Ducky Shine 3 came in the other day :]

>> No.49558153

Guys, he fell for it!

>> No.49558161

Probably browns, but it is still about as different from topre as cherry is from standard rubberdome.

>> No.49558204

So I spend a lot of time at my computer playing video games. What are the benefits of using a mechanical keyboard?

>> No.49558220

you can annoy the people you play with by how loud they are xDDDDDDDDDDD :^) :^)

>> No.49558292
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>build ergodox as first solder job
>no trrs comnector
>cant test it til monday

This is suffering.

>> No.49558387

i don't mind the keys really, but it's funny to see shit like that yet this board jumps all over colors or ricer shit. nothing is more tryhard aesthetic than blank keys.

>> No.49558438
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I replased all my keycaps on my wasd with the vortex doubleshot from the massdrop.

Now my right shift key sticks when it bottoms out. Got bands coming in the mail so I can use them to stop the clicking and stop that key from bottoming out hopefully avoiding the sticking.

What else can I do to troubleshoot this key its the only one on the full sized keyboard doing it. I got the feeling its these little white fuck plastic things that are doing it the ones that attach to the metal thing that keeps the keycap from jumping off.

Cant see it since it only stick when it bottoms out and no room to look under even with the caps around it removed.

>> No.49558475

Cherry? Maybe trim the sides a little bit with a knife, where it glides down into the switch.

>> No.49558487
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The stems

>> No.49558508

>I spend a lot of time at my computer playing video games.

>> No.49558525


I am looking closer at it and it seems like the little white plastic pieces that hold this metal thing are sticking under a bit of lip at the very bottom.

Going avoid carving anything until those bands come tomorrow or Monday.

Might be enough to just keep it from bottoming out completely.

If not Ill try your idea thanks.

>> No.49558565

different anon, but honestly if you wear shoes like that casually you are a neckbeard. period. like for dress purposes obviously ok, but dudes who wear similar shoes on a daily basis are just laughable.

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please help me

>> No.49558593

These vortex key caps have a problem where if the led is at the top of the cherry switch it only shows out the top of the cap.

Like the number 4 key in the top row only has the $ lit up and not the 4 on the lower half.

I wonder if there is a material you could put a bit of to transmit the light better under the cap.

>> No.49558663


The more I look at it the more I realize these probably do not light up on any keyboard completely.

The top half of the numbers are on top of the stem of the cap itself. You can light it up if something shines directly up the stem but any other way the light will miss the top of each number as the stem once in place blocks it.

This is kinda crappy design all things considered.

>> No.49558693

It's the only way it can be done, idiot. Vortex is making a new set with legends on the same level. Everyone already knew that.

>> No.49558695


In order to light up the entire cap you would need a hole in the back part of the stem and a led on the top part of the switch. So the light could be on the top part of the cap and also shine into the stem itself.

>> No.49558770


TRRS is fucking archaic shit for the days before there were bluetooth handsfree headsets on phones. No store is going to carry that shit.

>> No.49558865

If you have a friend who can machine, you could order some acrylic or something (maybe acrylic isn't optimal but it's cheap and easy to work with) and make a little piece to transmit light to the top.

>> No.49558926

So are beamsprings still usable? Just found out about them. Are they worth hunting down?

I hear people saying they convert them; does that just mean making them work with modern hardware?

>> No.49558936
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Anyone have a single spare 2.25u blank shift key in the dark grey to match this drop? I'm having a hell of a time trying to find one and I'm not paying for another full set of caps.


>> No.49559024
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I have my perfect design. Where do I get it made for under $100? PBT DSA. Pic related, what do you think?

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>> No.49559092


There is literally nothing wrong with liking DSA.

>> No.49559145
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I see why you like DSA now, you're 12.

>> No.49559152

I'm confused. You want a single, custom-made set that could only possibly come from one manufacturer?

And you want to spend less than a hundred bucks?

>> No.49559168
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Anyone have a Matias Ergo Pro? What's it like?

>> No.49559197

Just got my first mechanical keyboard, Logitech G710+. Did I do good?

>> No.49559207


>> No.49559212

You didn't make the worst possible choice, I guess?

>> No.49559452


WASD will print you a Cherry profile keyset for $50 of your color, typeface, and legends. I just want DSA instead.

>> No.49559473

i know, it is fucking terrible.

>> No.49559474

best keyboard for playing doto?
i have a black widow but after 5 years its making my computer crash for some reason

>> No.49559490

First off, no, WASD uses OEM profile. Second off, I fail to see the relevance - since you want DSA, what WASD does is completely irrelevant.

>> No.49559507


>use OEM mold
>use DSA mold

I'm sorry, for this minor change in procedure really warrant more than 2x the price?

>> No.49559527

Does anyone know where I can find Japanese keycaps for mx cherry? I've looked in pretty much all the usual resources.

>> No.49559536

You know that literally only one company makes DSA caps, right?

You know that WASD can offer their service at that price because their caps are utter shit, right?

You know that PBT generally costs more than ABS, right?

>> No.49559599


PMK sells entire keycap sets (doubleshot PBT DSA) for about $90, but they don't have the colors I desire. WASD holds the market with customizable keycap sets for an affordable price, shit or not. PMK asks upwards of $850 for a keycap set because they can.

DSA profile isn't some trade secret, why another manufacturer doesn't just do it is beyond me.

>> No.49559629

>isn't some trade secret
>is a patented cap form
are you really that retarded?

>> No.49559681


Go fuck yourself.

>> No.49559708

daily reminder that /g/ is a consumerist board

>consistently trash ricefags in typeracer with 140+ WPM and a membrane keyboard

>> No.49559712
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Enjoy your DSA meme

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not my fault you don't know the basics of business and can't google something. What PMK set costs 850? Enjoy your shitty caps fam.

>> No.49559768


Is DSA really bad? I've never used them but I'm interested in the TA set.

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>> No.49559804

>Is DSA really bad?
DSA is very niche. I don't like the flat profile.

Do you mean Triumph Adler? That's not DSA. Also, that ship has sailed unless you want to buy it off someone.

>> No.49559805


For a full 104key set of DSA PBT keycaps from Signature Plastics is typically 650$-900$ since they have to cast a single set. Group buys are better, could get 50 sets for 60$ each or so.

>> No.49559831


Ops, I meant Evergreen. I got them mixed up. Someone on Reddit is selling their set for $90 shipped to Canada.

>> No.49559836

Any uniform profile can be uncomfortable for some people. Typically everyone is fine with contoured ones though. DSA falls under the uniform profile camp.

TA is not DSA its Cherry which is contoured.

>> No.49559866
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I'm sorry, what?
Do you mean fully custom sets? because you didn't say fully custom sets.
you could also do http://keyshop.pimpmykeyboard.com/products/full-keysets/think-different-keycap-set

I enjoy mine, I also enjoy cherry profile.

>> No.49559876


I did mean custom sets (from their color swatches).

>> No.49559893


Is this a Pok3r? I'd like a granite set but having only ever used whatever my Ducky came with, I'm unsure.

>> No.49559932

then design your own and submit it. they're about to start doing interest checks again.

>> No.49559935


Since when did Granite come with text legends for modifiers?

>> No.49559942

>they're about to start doing interest checks again.
I'm pretty sure they've been about to launch the new site for the past several months.

>> No.49559975

since always
soon bb

>> No.49559981

There's lots of talk of a Round 2. If so, intelli wants to make the alphas grayer.

>> No.49560002

What the fuck does typing speed do? There's no reason to type fast unless you're a secretary typing diction. Accuracy is great, but in this day and age it's about comfort.

>> No.49560043

So how shit is my CODE 104-Key with Cherry MX Green switches? I'm enjoying it as my first mechanical.

>> No.49560131


You should call it The Green Machimeme

>> No.49560146

All I wanted was a backlit mechanical and it fills that role. What's so memey about it.

>> No.49560164

Dr. Robotnik's Green Meme Machine

>> No.49560188


Green switches instead of blue, how much more meme can you get?

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>> No.49560219

I shitpost on here and play some games. Switches don't mean shit to me.

>> No.49560238

I think you're due for another manicure, babyhands

>> No.49560305
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ok somebody tell what the fuck is up, honestly this shit is getting on my nerves

every so often, not all the time but not uncommon, just as im typing normally one key will get stuck, not physically or anything, but the input will pause or some shit and just spam it for like 2 seconds.

not limited to any 1 key.

if it "pauses" on a break, nothing can be input until that 2seconds or whatever is up.

ill just be typing like normal and all of a suddeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
n shit like that will happen

i got this keyboard new just recently from ncix and i heard one person say they have a bad record.

first mech. keyboard. some shit im not aware of or is this shit fucked up somehow? everything else works fine

>> No.49560381

definitely not normaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal

>> No.49560386

anyone know the release date for the ducky shine 5?

>> No.49560398


Within 30 days I would return that, to me only the chip in the keyboard could fuck some shit up like that. Or you're literally running the worst piece of shit computer infested with malware on the face of the earth.

>> No.49560412


Even if it's after 30 days, they should have at least a 1 year warranty to replace it for free.

You can always do things like try to reproduce the problem on another computer or try using a different keyboard on your computer to see if it happens again.

>> No.49560432

it got delayed to september. No date yet.

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Be honest /g/, how jealous.

>> No.49560467
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Board is a Leopold FC750R

>> No.49560470

Perfect for those with bad posture.

>> No.49560491


At Least get a ninja ESC

>> No.49560670

well it didnt happen on the other keyboard and this is a fresh install of win10

>> No.49560746


Return that shit bro and make sure they pay the shipping

>> No.49560756
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>Falling for the front printed meme

>> No.49560823
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when i change the settings for key repeat rate and delay, they get reset every time my computer either goes to sleep or turns off.
does anyone else have this problem, or know how to fix it?
it's really fucking annoying having to go and change it every time i use my computer, because it gets reset to a super low setting ;_;

>> No.49560828

That shouldn't happen. These settings should get written into non volatile memory.

>> No.49560893

well it does
i've looked around for a fix, but all i can seem to find are people making batch files to reset every hour or something, and that's a bit ridiculous

>> No.49560948
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What are you waiting for /mkg/?

- PBT Beige dyesub
- GMK Colored space bars
- TGR-Jane

>> No.49560951
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my rma to be approved

>> No.49560996

Any thoughts on the Steelseries 6GV2? I've been using it for years with no problems for gaming and typing. MX Cherry Blacks, if you didn't know.

>> No.49561084

I ordered a laser keyboard Tuesday. Can't wait

>> No.49561421
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not at all 8^)

>> No.49561533

You can get a 12 x 4 x 1/8" aluminum bar for $5. FIVE DOLLARS. Double that for quarter inch. Acrylic is cheap as hell if you don't mind using it instead, or mixing them.

You can get enough Gaterons for a full size board for like $30, or Alps or something. Atmega328P-PUs are $2. Why the hell shouldn't I build my own board?

>> No.49561665

Or just solder it yourself.

>> No.49562485

Someone? no?

>> No.49563201

i don't see what's tryhard about buying the cheapest pbt caps possible.

do you really need to look at your keyboard when you type? because that will cost you an additional $20-80 depending on how high quality you want the lettering.

>> No.49563980

What switches should I get? I've used Reds and don't like them because they're too easy to press. From what I've heard Blues are noisy/hard to click, so is there something in the middle of these two? Should I just get Browns?

Sorry for stupid question I'm new to this

>> No.49564150
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>mechanical gaming keyboard
>backlit, preferably white
>media keys, preferably without having to press fn
>wrist rest
>blue switches

does such a thing exist? the buyer's guide in the OP doesn't seem to have a keyboard like this.

the CM quickfire seems to be closest to what i'm looking for, is that correct?

>> No.49564285

corsair k70 has all that, except the backlights are red

this thread will advise you against buying it though

>> No.49564492

My Planck.

>> No.49564515

imagine topre combined with ergodox with a regular layout

>> No.49564524

I'd recommend getting a switch tester and finding out for yourself what you like.

I started out with browns, and they were far too light for, and lacking in tactile feedback.

Compared to reds, browns feel like reds with a tiny bit of tactile feedback in between. Blues are a bit better in that aspect, but still too weak for me.

My favorite switches are greens and clears. Opted for the latter since the greens would be too loud. Clears have good tactile feedback, and they're nice and heavy too, though they feel a tiny bit sluggish and stiff when compared to greens.

All in all, get a switch tester. They aren't expensive, and it should give you a better idea of what you're looking for than the anecdotes of strangers.

>> No.49564564


>> No.49564588

but it's not topre right? It's matias

>> No.49564741

/g/ seems to hate corsair

>> No.49564841


That's perfeeeeeectly normal for mechanical keyboard.

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$150 is too much for a set of keycaps.
Only a fool would pay $150 for keycaps.

Even if they're GMK. Even if they're perfect for a would-be /diy/ board. I won't buy them. I shouldn't.

>> No.49564869



Shut the fuck up moron.


>> No.49564940

from what I've read
>QC issues.
Lots of reports of dying LEDs.
>Nonstandard bottom row.
The only replacement keycaps I've seen are translucent and I've read they're not very good.

RGB specific issues
>Shit software
>16.8 million color mode causes LEDs to flicker
>If it's not in 16.8 million color mode then transitions are choppy.

there's probably more stuff

>> No.49565497

Surely there's a more interesting colour scheme you'd prefer, unless you're really into vintage. There are Skidata and Soware ICs going on now.

>> No.49565516

>big fat fingers (fat as in big)
>type a lot
>love blue switches
>mistype quite a lot because fat fingers and heavy hitter

Could green switches make my life easier?

>> No.49565573

You should be able to solve this.

>> No.49566007

Hot Keys
Vortex PBT
GMK Beige
TGR Jane
Round 5

>> No.49566157

62g and 65g gold springs
Miami Nights space bars
Massdrop's switch tester
Realforce 87u
Legacy Dragon Dagger

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Not jealous at all.

>> No.49566462
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Pic related finally came through. MX Greens are super nice.

>> No.49566533


My Filco came with Japanese keycaps.

But be careful, usual Japanese layout had a shorter space bar and two more keys.


I tried this, ended up building an ergodox. Board and switches and misc parts came out to around $100. Needed tools so that was another hundred, but those are reusable, so not that bad.

Worst was case. I could not find a case or schematics for a 3D printed case under $100.

Ended up just buying a $100 case from mechanicalkeyboards.com

>> No.49566541

Why would you want Japanese keycaps? Everyone in Japan uses romaji input anyway.

>> No.49566550

because japan is the best and they make the best things and anime is great

>> No.49566591
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Not even /a/ believes this.

>> No.49566987


He probably wants the Japanese romaji layout.

They move a bunch of shit around and have special keys for switching input types.

>> No.49567113

I got greens and they're fuego.

>> No.49567172

I'm looking for a low key PBT set, tenkeyless if it matters. All the shit I see on massdrop, save for some Vortex sets, are too flashy. Like the MiTo DSA garb that's on now. Tbh, I love the classic beige caps. Any suggestions?

>> No.49567204
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ok so these keycaps are amazing but I don't even have a mechanical keyboard yet, the drop ends tomorrow though

to cop or not to cop?

>> No.49567214

What about the cheap White Blank PBT's on Banggood?

>> No.49567233

>ok so these keycaps are amazing
ok so they're really not tbh

>> No.49567246


I may have read that too fast. You're looking for Cherry profile PBT?

>> No.49567277

This doesn't pertain exclusively to mechanical keyboards, but keyboards in general.

I use a decade old dell PS2 keyboard on my gaming PC. I play certain fast paced competitive multiplayer games that can sometimes involve a lot of simultaneous key strokes. For example, I might hold A, S, C, left shift, and then hit spacebar. But when I hit spacebar, the action in the game is delayed. I use windows 7 and I have all the sticky keys and whatever disabled. Sometimes I even hear a beep and the key doesn't respond at all.

I really need to upgrade my keyboard and can afford to. But I was wondering if this is a problem other keyboards encounter? Or is it my motherboard or something? How do I get a keyboard that doesn't have this problem? Or will any modern keyboard do?

>> No.49567377

Eh, I have some blanks now and I'm not crazy about them. Unfortunately, no touch type skills here. Profile doesn't matter. And yeah I should've specified MX caps.

>> No.49567433

Most modern boards have at least 5 key rollover through USB and some have N key rollover on PS2. So I'd say yeah, an upgrade would probably do you well, unless you can find some software fix. Try going to a keyboard tester site and seeing how many presses you can register at a time.

>> No.49568229
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I have owned a Cherry MX Brown keyboard by FILCO for many years now, and over the past month or so I've started experiencing double or sometimes even triple registers of the A key occasionally when I type. I've removed all my keycaps and cleaned any hair, etc. that may have been interfering but the problem still occurs. What do?

>> No.49568426

Take the board apart and look at the solder joints for the a key. If you're proficient, you could use a multimeter to check that the switch actuates properly, or even swap the switch with another on the board to see if the problem persists.

>> No.49568452

I can't press left shift, A, S, C, and space all at once. My keyboard is PS2 though not USB. Again, it's an old dell keyboard from a decade ago.

>> No.49568502

>Take the board apart and look at the solder joints for the a key
What should I be looking for, exactly?

>> No.49568620


Can't really say anything about other keyboard but I have a Razer BlackWidow and I can press 10 keys at the same time and they all register just fine. I just tested it before posting to verify.

>> No.49568630

That they're solid, not cracked, none of the traces around the switch are broken or marred.

>> No.49568651

Like those keys specifically or just 5 keys at once.

>> No.49568686


It's pointless to inspect the solder. Just take a soldering iron and remelt the solder at the switch and see if it keeps happening. If it does, spend $5 and buy a replacement switch on ebay and replace the switch.

>> No.49568710

Awesome, thanks.

>> No.49568756


This is good advice, but how does a tracer get broken on a keyboard that has worked for years and just started to act up? Seems like this will almost never be the problem.

>> No.49568834


Idk dog I'm just troubleshooting. Shit happens.

>> No.49568880

cooler master keyboard:
has a dodgy usb connection, the lights flicker if i touch the wire. googled, apparently other people have the same problem.
needs an external power supply to use the build in usb ports, but a power supply is not included. ok, whatever
needs special software to remap the keys, which only works on windows, and by default the windows/super key is disabled(!), so not on windows? fuck you, your keyboard is permanently crippled
after a few weeks of use, the firmware got corrupted somehow which completely fucked the keyboard. I had to plug it into someones windows machine to reset the firmware. apparantly lots of other people have had the same problem(google).
0/10, would not recommend, is defective by design

>> No.49568891

Please specify the model.

>> No.49568916

CM storm trigger

>> No.49568944

>gaymur shit
You get what you deserve.

>> No.49568971

someone explain the macro keys meme to me. My current keyboard has them and I haven't used them once in the 6 years I've been using this thing

>> No.49569009

I had them on my last keyboard and I never used them in any meaningful way, either.

>> No.49569038

Just bought a grey POK3R with Browns for my first keyboard (from massdrop)
tell me how much I fucked up

>> No.49569043

Do you like browns? Do you like small form factors?

>> No.49569072

I like both of them (I'm pretty sure about the browns, from the way it is described it sounds like my perfect kind of key)
but small form factors definitely

>> No.49569099

Wait, you haven't tried browns? You haven't tried small keyboards?

I don't know if you'll like it or not, but you've definitely fucked up.

>> No.49569188

They can be useful in games like dota where the controls are retarded

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>> No.49569252

I like my shit fucked up

>> No.49569287
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Is this worth the money for a first-time mechanical? Gonna be using it mostly for vidya, with some light typing work.

>> No.49569342

I'd prefer a CM over that, feels like 120$ is a bit too much.

Also, low profile keys.

>> No.49569510

>mechanical gaming keyboard
Are you retarded?

CM quickfire rapid is what you want though. Buy a fucking wrist-rest off amazon.

Best thing is to try out different switches on a keyboard IRL. Failing that, get a switch tester online.
If you don't want to do either, I would recommend Blues with o-rings. Browns are very similar to reds in that they require basically the same amount of force to press down, only Browns have a very small bump in the middle. Blues are about 30% harder to press down and have a nice click, in my opinion they are the best for typing. The o-rings reduce the travel which makes it easier to type faster.

>> No.49569675

i don't even know why i used the word "gaming". i barely play anymore.

did i trigger you?

>> No.49569713

Hey all. A bit new to this and wanting a specific board:

- Brown/Dark Green/Black Chassis
- MX Blues
- 10-Key
- Gray/Green/Brown Caps
- Backlit (Not A Must)

Anything that fits the bill?

>> No.49569725

>Gray/Green/Brown Caps
You know you can just buy an aftermarket set, right?

>> No.49569773

Yep. Still need the rest.

>> No.49569825

A black, fullsize board with blues is not exactly hard to find.

>> No.49569833

With a backlight? I've only seen the Ducky ones but they're somewhat ugly.

>> No.49569843

>I've only seen the Ducky ones but they're somewhat ugly.
In what way?

>> No.49569886

To be honest, that space bar is upsetting.

>> No.49569937


At that price you may as well get a Filco.

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What's wrong with Filco?

>> No.49570293
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You can replace the spacebar with any other spacebar.

The ducky shine 4 (the ones which weren't produced in 2014) have a subtle enough spacebar in my opinion.

Tell me that this doesn't look sexy. I'll fight you.

>> No.49570322


Backlighting in gneral is ugly.

Who needs to look at their keboard? You can't touchtype?

>> No.49570327

As established, you'd be replacing the caps.

>> No.49570339

Overpriced garbage

>> No.49570358


Cheaper that that massdrop junk he was looking at.

>> No.49570446

Of course I can touchtype, but it's still a nuisance when I'm looking for some special key and the only light I have is my screen, so I wanted to get something with at least white backlighting.

As it turned out, just about anything with clears + basic backlighting + shipping to my location would have cost 180 to 200 bucks, so I opted for the fanciest I could find.

It looks beautiful, and the fact that I can have pink backlighting makes it all the better.

Also, given your inability to write "general" and "keyboard" correctly, you may actually need some backlighting.

>> No.49570515
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Is the Ducky Zero any good?
i'm in the market for a no-bullshit full sized keyboard and this looks right for me.
Thinking about going with browns.
the Quick Fire XT and Ultimate are the same price here but the caps just have such an ugly font

>> No.49570539

>you may need some backlighting

Or a phone with a bigger screen.

All i do is mistype on this fucker.

>> No.49570583

Well captoe oxfords are obviously more of a business class shoe, but I'm sure that anon would gladly extend that to more casual leather shoes like wingtips and what not.

So yeah, autism.

>> No.49570605

Yeah, it's fine. You can (and should) replace the caps on the quickfires, for the record. Hell, you'd probably want to on the ducky as well.

>> No.49570635
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What's the best black TKL keyboard with clear switches and a backlight like ducky? Ducky doesn't seem to have any TKL version with a black case and backlight. I like their new GOAT edition coming out but it isn't TKL, and I really wanted to experience TKL

>> No.49570677

>What's the best black TKL keyboard with clear switches and a backlight like ducky?
Korean custom.

>> No.49570681

What the fuck, Filco is overpriced now?
I can't keep up with all these "X is overpriced" memes.

>> No.49570696

Code keyboard.

>> No.49570976

I'll take a look

>out of stock every place I checked
feels bad man

>> No.49571143

Yeah dude ducky zeros are great

i have a filco with blues and a ducky zero with reds and i still prefer the build quality of the ducky. the keycaps on it are miles better than the filco ones as well, even though theyre both abs

>> No.49571377

Do I have to let my keycaps dry completely before I put them back on after cleaning?

>> No.49571602

After hours of research and almost buying a Corsair k95. I have come up with nothing.

All I want is a keyboard with MX Brown, a few macro keys that actually work, and maybe some backlighting. Why is this so hard to find for <$160

Do I give up and buy the Corsair k95, or is there something better out there?

>> No.49571649

Wait for the ducky shine 5 to come out, it's going to have a macro function right in the board

>> No.49571675

Does anybody know if the 5 will be TKL?

>> No.49571717

Most likely not. There was nothing that would indicate that so far. Maybe they'll make a TKL version somewhere down the line, but I don't think there will be a TKL version in the first release.

Just wait until september and find out.

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