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Mechanical Keyboard Thread


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

>> No.51282612

>a general for keyboard

>> No.51282690

>a faggot being a faggot

Nothing particularly surprising there desu senpai

>> No.51282801

what do Green Cherry MX switches do? its not in the guide

>> No.51282866

Someone left a Corsair Vengeance K95 keyboard and Corsair Raptor M45 mouse at the desk of a former employee whose desk hasn't been occupied for months. Decided to swap it with my shitty Adesso wireless keyboard+mouse combo that my workstation came with so I can take it home. LEDs still work and all but I heard how easily Corsair keyboard LEDs die so should I just leave them off? Not sure how long this has been laying around.

>> No.51282893

Greens are to blues what clears are to browns.

>> No.51282897
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it's okay to be jelly

>> No.51282911


>> No.51282923

>no number keypads

When did this meme start?

>> No.51282941

>tiny shift keys
>tiny backspace key
>tiny spacebar
>Ctrl as big as Caps Lock
>Fuckhuge enter key

>> No.51282948
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>buy a Novatouch on Amazon
>they send me a Quickfire TK

>> No.51282952

why do you want 2 sets of numbers?

>> No.51282967

>not liking fuckhueg enter keys

It's not like it's an important key or anything.

>> No.51282971


for data entry, you disgusting neet

>> No.51282988

Greens are like blues, but with a higher actuation force; much like clears compared to browns.

>> No.51283008

Do you use both sets at the same time?
>such data entry skills

>> No.51283009

not everyone does that, you stupid nigger

>> No.51283017

That is some funny shit desu anon not gonna lie

>> No.51283026


>> No.51283041


spacebar is the most important key, followed by shift, followed by control

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I wish I was joking

>> No.51283098

Brown switch here.

Objectively the best switch for typers, minus the obnoxious noise of blue.

>> No.51283112


No, that would be Topre, silly anon.

>> No.51283135

No idea, and disgustingly, it seems to be completely acceptable here.

>> No.51283159



>> No.51283177

Pure unadulterated autism right there my friend

>> No.51283191


ergonomics - mouse way off to the right just for a numpad that you hardly ever use is retarded

>> No.51283212

>caring about what is 'acceptable' on fucking 4chan

numpad users everyone

>> No.51283213

This desu

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ordered this yesterday with Matias Quiet Click switches

>> No.51283324


>> No.51283478

Can someone recommend me a full size keyboard with brown switches that is under £400

>> No.51283508

You don't need a special mechanical keyboard for your video games.

>> No.51283541

Why, I'm new here btw

>> No.51283553

£400 is overkill nigga. Also, are you sure that you want browns?

>> No.51283580

Is it possible to get replacement keys for the FC660M? I've looked everywhere and got shit. The keycaps are a slightly different mold than usual.

>> No.51283585

Yeah isn't it good for double tapping? I play games such as osu where you have insanley fast keyboard tapping

>> No.51283593

Because they're just video games. You will be just fine with your current keyboard. If you're worried about quickly tapping keys, you might look into a chiclet keyboard. Expensive tactile desk fedoras are for people who type an excessive amount, or who have wrist/finger injuries.

>> No.51283599


I'd think you'd want linears for double tapping type stuff

>> No.51283608

Called it. You want the Amazon Basics wired keyboard; you'll have faster actuations than any mech let alone one with tactile switches like the Browns

>> No.51283613

Where do i get iso tenkeyless in Yurop?
Accented keys are a bonus but i can 3d print those it there are not available.

>> No.51283615

Typically, it's gonna be hard as fuck to find a right shift. However, you can rectify the issue with the spacebar by transferring and slightly shifting the stems with a file and epoxy.

>> No.51283620

Really? Can you link me to one, I want one the is full sized btw

>> No.51283629

It's on fucking Amazon.

>> No.51283647

Just a question, what are mechanical keyboard good for compared to basic keyboards?

>> No.51283652

I just told you the one to buy. A chiclet/scissor switch only has ~1mm of travel before actuation and returns faster than any cherry or clone. You might be able to get close with a linear switch, if you opened it up and put a spacer under the stem to raise the point it bottoms out at, but at that point you've made a switch that feels like a chiclet but is larger and more expensive.

>> No.51283661

hes saying you dont want a mechanical keyboard because the switches actuate somewhere in the middle vs near the bottom like rubber domes (like the Amazon keyboard)

rubber dome/chicklet double tap: bottom out actuation > release slightly > very quickly press down again

mechanical double tap: press halfway and it actuates, release to the top, press again quickly

>> No.51283679

Can someone link me to the dome keyboards?

>> No.51283689

Daily reminder that Ducky Shine 4 with blue switches is the best keyboard of all time.

>> No.51283690

Lots of typing. The "GAMING MECHANICAL" came around because as mechanical keyboards became popular, people began deriding the "1337 proskill Gamer" keyboards as cheap trash, which they were, based on their rubber dome mechanism. As such, manufacturers started making mechanical gaming keyboards and here we are today

>> No.51283693

Accidentally said the amazon basics kb was rubber dome.. disregard that part

>> No.51283715

It's subjective. Certain switches provide different levels of feedback when typing or and have different points of actuation. Different heights until you bottom out, etc.

>> No.51283716

are there any all-pink mech keyboards in the market atm

i want a pink keyboard...

>> No.51283777

Get memed

>> No.51283855

I use red switches for osu, make things like streaming and triples alot easier, i wish id gotten browns but reds r probably ur best bet

>> No.51283886

Yeah that what I was thinking, can you recommend me some keyboard for Cherry MX Red swtiches?

>> No.51283898

You guys are huge retards, fyi

>> No.51283914

ok ok, tell me what should I get then?

>> No.51283927

I got the corsair rgb k70 vengeance but its kinda expensive (got it for 200$ a couple months ago) whats your price range, or around what do you want to be spending bcuz you can get some quality mechanical keyboards for alot less, especially if you dont care about lights and shit

>> No.51283962

Don't care about lights, but I want a full sized one, I have a £400 budget

>> No.51283966

Thoughts on Clears? I fucking love my es-87.

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>> No.51284030

You should buy the AmazonBasics USB Keyboard for Twelve American Dollars. You should never spend £400 on a fucking keyboard UNLESS it is absolutely necessary for you to earn an income despite your cripping injuries (see: Maltron, uTRON). What are you thinking? £400? What the fuck?

>> No.51284046

Just search around on amazon for what looks good to you, cm storm, corsair, anything that isnt razor and isnt some obscure shit youve never heard of, ill try to look and recommend one when im home but if youre willing to spend the money then id recommend the k70 vengance

>> No.51284051

I smash my blues right down every time. It's because I typed for years on a ms ergo 4k which was incredibly stiff; I slam my thumb into the spacebar so hard my desk shakes a little. It's probably a major contributing factor to my growing wrist pain and I'm trying to fix it.

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That's not how you write clears anon.

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looking to get my first mk soon, was thinking about getting the ducky mini with blue switches. going to be used for a mix of gaming and general typing/coding. any suggestions?

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What is your opinion about pic related (Ozone strike battle). I know, hurr durr gamer food, but consider that I'm living in shitty eastern europe country and so far this is the only keyboard with 60%ish size, backlight and price under 85$

So, any opinions? I'd probably go for browns btw

>> No.51285163

germanfag here
got 2 battle strike
one for work and one at home
both with blues
i love it

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Just finished converting this old Portable Model F to USB. I have a 122-key Model M in waiting for its conversion but I still have all the cleaning to do yet, and permamounting the new controller somewhere that makes sense.

Kind of a shame about the IBM portable computer. Couldn't get it to run as it had taken a hit from some lightning. The keyboard was all that was salvagable.

>> No.51285493

Apparently there's a sale on Aliexpress today. Had a look for mech-keyboard deals but didn't see anything good - looking at the site just gives me a headache. Anyone else spot any deals?

>> No.51286396

Too stiff.
You should dessolder those and make ergoclears.

>> No.51286902

Leopold's website sells them, if you can get them to ship from korea and speak korean, but otherwise there's the dude on ebay that apparently is willing to buy them for you and resell if you email him. I'm pretty sure it was widebasket?

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>> No.51287154

greens are stiffer blues
clears are stiffer browns
black are stiffer reds

so unless your a boipussi
you should use greens,clears,blacks

>> No.51287579

Hey guys, looking for a model like the IBM model M...I don't want something ricey, flashy, or anything that lights up or makes me look like a fucking 13 year old. is the IBM model M the only standard looking, basic mech. keyboard?

>> No.51287592

How's this for you, bro?

>> No.51287620


Wow, thanks anon,...I seriously thought I was going to get shit. Thanks! I may nab one of these this week... any rec's?

>> No.51287673

They should all have the same switch, buckling spring, so they'll all feel pretty much the same. Color is up to you, as is whether you want a clitmouse. PS2 is most likely to have full NKRO if that matters to you, so keep that in mind.

>> No.51287778

Ducky had colored cases before but they're pretty expensive. Pink keycaps by themselves should be pretty common

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Sweet! I just bought this one...can't wait..

>> No.51287884

Awesome! I hope you get years of enjoyment out of it!

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bought one of them off massdrop earlier
the long wait begins...

>> No.51287947

my nigga

>> No.51287998

takes a while to get it? It's okay, it's no rush. Thanks again anons. I'm excited. One question, how thick is the board? I hope it's not too thin. I want something chunky

>> No.51288017

>takes a while to get it?

Massdrop is known for taking up to a year to actually ship drops.

Oh, and censorship.

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>only 82 sets sold
>its fucking nothing
>not a single one of the child sets made moq (10 units)
>the num pad set has so few buyers it is $40!

I mean, I know it is an ugly set, but the censorship bit them in the ass.

>> No.51288227

>It's not like it's an important key or anything.
It's a very important key.
Which is why it's fucking retarded to put it further away which is exactly what ISO does.

>> No.51288262

Wew lad my gateron yellows from assdrop are apparently shipping on the 30th

If not for the value in 120 switches I'd have just gotten them off taobao

Anyway, anyone here has a NPKC switch tester/numpad? I'm thinking of getting one to be a macropad for photoshop etc.

>> No.51288271


Excellent keyboard. Got mine about two weeks ago from Unicomp. They shipped it fast and UPS was great got to Tallahassee in about 2 days really.

The board is of substantial weight and heft. What about five pounds? Not obnoxiously large. It looks good in a retro/classic sort of way. To compare to my roseweill rk9000 it is noticeably larger.

I like it a lot. But! Wow, its loud. I have to turn the volume up on my computer when I type on this at full speed cuase it is loud. I type hard, but it is noticeably louder than MX Greens.

Keycaps feel pretty good. Nice and thick but not as nicely textured as some PBTs youd find.

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>> No.51288485


can't really see anything good, unless you want a varmilo for slightly cheaper

>> No.51288524

gaming on blues is arse

>> No.51288548

browns or clears

or topre if you're a big boy

>> No.51288562

I can't decide between reds and blues. I had browns once before but I fucked it up. I loved the tactile feel, and I liked how quiet they were, but I recently got to mess with some blues and they blew my mind. I'm looking for a Ducky Zero, but everywhere I've looked they're sold out. Are they discontinued or is it just the holidays? Anyway, I was thinking of a CM Storm Quickfire XT. Does cooler master make good boards?

>> No.51288564

Any opinions on cherry ml switches?

>> No.51288590

>I'm looking for a Ducky Zero, but everywhere I've looked they're sold out. Are they discontinued or is it just the holidays?
I think they're positioning the One in place of the Zero.

>Does cooler master make good boards?
They''re decent. Some are better than others.

>> No.51288621

I got the Yellows too. I'm still not sure that the $7 I saved versus the pack on Amazon with 2-day shipping is worth waiting so long.

>> No.51288674

>Anyway, anyone here has a NPKC switch tester/numpad?
I do, yes.

>> No.51288685

Ducky One is a bit more than I want to pay, and LEDs are are a bit too...flashy for my taste. I may just have to go with the Cooler Master if mechanical keyboards.com doesn't refresh their supply of them by the 18th, when I plan to get one.

>> No.51288703

>LEDs are are a bit too...flashy for my taste
Turn them off.

>if mechanical keyboards.com doesn't refresh their supply of them by the 18th

>> No.51288763

Is it programmed to use the numpad keys or the row 5 number keys?

>> No.51288807

Numpad scancodes. Uses a proper numlock, too.

>> No.51289244


That is weird.

Because gaming on greens is fantastic.

>> No.51289277


I ordered the Varmillo one from massdrop.

Not only is it taking two months to ship, it seems it is disgusting number row codes.

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How did I do

>> No.51289361

>Keycaps mismatched in height

>> No.51289897
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>oem profile
>3 cherry profile caps out of fucking nowhere
>4 ctrls

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>> No.51289935

lmao, eventually ill buy a nice complete set. As of now im using 4ctrls because I switch from macOS to windows, and I don't like the windows keys.

Also whats preferred to abs?
to make it more puke worthy, the caps are thin as fuck from aliexpress.

>> No.51289948

It was free, who cares if the LEDs burn out? As long as you aren't lying to yourself to justify your wasted 100$

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>> No.51289979

why arent there any good mx green boards REEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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>> No.51290125

Because MX green is poor man's buckling spring.

>> No.51290152

retard. browns feel like shitty reds. clears are where it's at

>> No.51290174

>poor man's
>unicomps sell them for 80 bucks
>model Ms sold for penies everywhere
>cheapest MX green costs one hundred and shitloads of burguerland monis

>> No.51290189

>that Option key


>> No.51290200

They make a lot of boards in greens though. I don't get your point.

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>not a model F

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You like?

>> No.51290213

I like to have the lights turned off when I'm using my laptop at night.
But then I can't see the keyboard
What do?

>> No.51290221

Learn to touch type.

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Clears are shit. Zealio is objectively the best switch ever made.

Only faggots without soldering skills and poorfags wont acknowledge that.

>> No.51290227


>> No.51290231

I would be using them if not for the fact that I had already done ergoclears the hard way before they came out.

>> No.51290264


looks good anon, have fun with it

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You have to make one. Pic related.


But buckling spring is cheaper?

>> No.51290279

As good as the lighting is on the Mini it has a massive bezel compared to other 60% keyboards which makes it look atrocious.
On top of that you'll probably end up wanting your numpad or function keys back

>> No.51290299

I'm not sure if this is a serious reply but the issue is finding the f keys, finding the number keys, typing with one hand, shit like that.
Doesn't sound that bad but these things add up and make things troublesome

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My old amazonbasics keyboard had finally had enough and I had to replace it. After seeing some jewtube videos featuring RGB keyboards, I decided to be spendthrift for once and purchased this RGB memeboard. Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum with Kailh Brown switches. Typing on this keyboard is very nice, I had forgotten how mechboards felt while typing, and it's very refreshing.

I bought the cheapest RGB mech keyboard I could find. Paid $96 shipped for this board off newegg. Did I do good?

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I have arthritis, what switches should I use?

>> No.51290322

>$96 for a keyboard with shitty chink knockoff switches
All because you just had to have gaymur rice backlighting?

>> No.51290332


Best switch if you are into light springed linear switches.

Still not as good as greens.


$96 for a Kailh board is kinda high.

>> No.51290351

Yeah, I wanted to 'treat myself' by being a shithead consumer.

Honestly though, as someone who doesn't know quality, I do appreciate the feel of typing this keyboard provides very much. The lighting options are neat. Certainly not something altogether practical given the price, but it's nice.

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Who /pok3r/ here ?

Just receveid mine today. My pinky toe hurt from the arrows

>> No.51290397


They're kinda clunky for my tastes but better then most rubberdome.

>> No.51290457

All of that comes with learning to touch type.

>> No.51290479


kek anon pls,

it's a pleasant experience to write on quality keyboards. you don't have to be anything to want a good keyboard. you don't have to "need" it too.

>> No.51290505


I put gateron clears on my zx and I'm really regretting not just doing the whole keyboard While I had it in pieces. I did gateron blacks for the rest.

>> No.51290544

as much as i love the looks of 60% keyboards, I really don't like having to use the function key for fucking everything

68% 75% & tenkeyless are god tier

>> No.51290550


Clears have a larger bump in the stem its not just the weight of the spring.

>> No.51290562

I actually prefer fn + backspace for delete and a lot of others, but to each their own

>> No.51290577


In my country I have very limited access to mechanical keyboards, and this was the only one with brown switches and small enough for a nomad use... I would have liked a 68%

>> No.51290579

I'm typing this on a mechanical keyboard. I would never spend four hundred UK pounds on one, and stand by my statement that you absolutely shouldn't buy one if your application is "gaming"

>> No.51290596

It shares the same stems as cherry clears, the biggest tactile bump cherry ever made.

Btw, the more stiff the spring is, less the tactile bump shows. Blues are more tactile than greens. If you put 100g springs on blues, you wont even feel any bump.

>> No.51290610


>that stupid fucking font

>> No.51290650

It's really bad, but it's not like most people are going to stick with the default keycaps. I'm thinking of getting one just to put a sculpted SA set on it

>> No.51290654

was expecting this reply
no it doesn't
I'd explain why you're wrong but you're giving me the vibe that you'd continue arguing anyway, so I'm outtie

>> No.51290668

What numpad is that? Does it output numpad scan codes?

>> No.51290709

Do you know what a homing key is and what purpose it serves

>> No.51290791


why would you buy only hiragana keycaps?

they should've done something more classic and if they want to go with japanese/otaku themed keycaps.


looks like shit imo

>> No.51290808


people spend money on beats headphones too.

I mean it's just your opinion, let it be.

>> No.51290853


>why would you buy only hiragana keycaps?

Yea, I don't get it either. They look really bad, especially since no one ever really uses them. Many JIS keyboards don't even have them anymore.

I am super weaboo and they don't even appeal to me. Though I have to admit that the numpad set was kinda cool though.

>> No.51290871


grandspa's keyboard everybody

>> No.51290879


looks nice

>> No.51290883

My Grandpa's keyboard is actually a mechanical typewriter. Wish I had a picture.

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posting based fc660m

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What's that thing? When you unmount
the white thing, there is a rubberdome softer than any girl's nipple

>> No.51291059

That mousepad though...

>> No.51291083

it was from the free mousepad jamboree of 2012, kek

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>own a JIS kyeboard
>literally impossible to find keycaps

This sucks.

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>reds or blacks
Into the trash.
>MX Clears
Too stiff.
>MX Browns
Tactile bump too soft.
>Gateron Browns
Perfect tactile bump.
>MX Blues
>MX Blues with o-rings
Literally perfection.
>Gateron Blues
Nice stiffness but click and springback clunk too loud. O-rings doesn't really dampen clack and the clunk persists. Especially notable on spacebars.

Everyone told me Gateron Blues is like MX Blues but better, but why don't o-rings dampen the clack? I tried using two o-rings and it's perfect but keypresses don't register. I thought the click is actuation point? I hear the click but my keypresses don't register, as if click is 2mm and actuation is like 2.2mm, it's real weird.

>> No.51291122

Is topre not considered mechanical?

>> No.51291133

>unable to hold a conversation with someone who may not have the same opinion as you
Social anxiety must be a bitch and a half...

>> No.51291157

Your best best is to look for a non-sculpted set that comes with extra modifiers and an ISO kit. You should be able to get enough stuff to make a whole JIS keyboard's worth.

>> No.51291181


That covers the bottom row, but nothing has the changed symbols and number key symbols.

>> No.51291298

Good full-size keyboard around $170? Preferably without backlights, that shit is tacky as fuck

>> No.51291312

How do you not live for and love the clack

>> No.51291339

sent ;^)

>> No.51291401

Flip the dip switch that makes caps lock the fn key. Then using ijkl as arrows is a cinch

>> No.51291450

What switch? Filco Majestouch 2 if you don't need gimmicks like media buttons.

>> No.51291499

>liking browns or blues in any way
>hating on based linears and superior clears

You should kill yourself tьh fám

>> No.51291628
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Does anyone make keycap sets for KBT race II yet?

Also, is it possible to swap out the internals of browns and replace them with clears?

>> No.51291676
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The Varmilo VB660M is dead right? What do we know about this 68-key teaser?

>> No.51292106

browns or reds

>> No.51292349

>I never typed on Matias QC

>> No.51292528


You should be able to replace the spring and stem

>> No.51292594


Are the actuation and reset points at the same place? Are they more like greens or clears?

>> No.51292872

Is anyone interested in a near-mint, just cleaned Northgate OmniKey Ultra (101, no Windows key)?

>> No.51293325

>use browns for 6 years
>like them
>switch to topre 45g
>fatigue but getting used to it
>cousin's store gets filco TKLs in with blues
>take the store display home and try it
>wow it's mushy and shitty and loud

Anyone have some kind of experience similar to this?

Did I accidentally become a Topre elitist?

Do I need to try Red/Clear/Black?

>> No.51293353

I was the opposite, went from Topre to mx and haven't looked back

>> No.51293372

I like browns, but I also like Topre, so I think I'll like Clears. We'll see, my cousin has a swag of Pok3rs on order so I'll get to try all of them except for Green.

>> No.51293827

I want a keyboard that's English/Russian
Where would I get it?

>> No.51293838

Any good mech keyboard with preferably green backlight for a cheap price?
t. Rubberdome man

>> No.51293844

slider over dome maybe

>> No.51293853

buy one with white leds, put green covers on them

>> No.51293881

Isnt that a shitload of work?

>> No.51293888

like 10 minutes?

>> No.51294014

Thanks for the advice.
Any 100% white led keyboard then?

>> No.51294032

If you can't find ones you like that are already green. yeah as long as it's cherry switches not sure if you can buy led covers for other switches

>> No.51294082

I never used or bought a mech. Keyboard.
Anything I should pay attention about?
I want to be part of the master race

>> No.51294156


There is both a lonear and tactile version of the Zealios, so he isn't exactly wrong.

I also prefer the heavy resistance of greens.

I'd like to try ergoclears, but just haven't had a chance.

>> No.51294426 [DELETED] 


Pleb, please. I have if you like dampened alps, at least try a SKCM complicated one. I do have an AEK II and a Silicon Graphics boards, both with white/cream dampened variants. Matias feels like shit compared to the original alps.

Yet, I still preffer Zealios. Alps lower then cherry travel distance fucks the switch feel.

>> No.51294451


Pleb, please. If you like dampened alps, at least try a SKCM complicated one. I do have an AEK II and a Silicon Graphics boards, both with white/cream dampened variants. Matias feels like shit compared to the original ones.

Yet, I still preffer Zealios. Alps lower than cherry travel distance fucks the switch feel.

>> No.51294468
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>alu case
>standard keycap layout
>PBT caps

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A little big higher, althou probably you cant even notice. The same as every gateron.

They are like lubbed clears, but with lighter springs. Gateron stems are WAY smoother than cherry.

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>Comic Sans
Yeah, no.

>> No.51295246

That's a good-looking keyboard.
What model is it?

>> No.51295252
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OP has good taste.

>> No.51295302

That the keyboard is off center.

>> No.51295357

pls help me /mkg/

im a poorfag from canada and im looking for the cheapest blue switch

is the lolita spyder my only choice? 79.99 + free shipping btw

thank u friends

>> No.51295497


I've been waiting to get my hands on a used V80MTS with clicky to see if they can compare at all to blue ALPS, white complicated, monterey blues or even type 1s. I tried the quiet tactile version with a friends V60 but 60%s without solid cases feel like dookie and I wasnt a big fan of the switches I thought they had an odd feel in the middle of the switch. I was hoping the clicky ones would feel a little more 'full' than the quiet click. If not i'll put orange ALPS in it.

>> No.51295510


More than you can afford, pal.

>> No.51295512

This looks godlike

>> No.51295982

What's the /mkg/ opinion on the KUL ES-87

>> No.51296172

Ducky shine 3

>> No.51296189

Think different >>>> granite.

>> No.51296244
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Why do kids pretend this isn't the bee's knees?

>> No.51296286

I doubt it.

But hey, it's the internet, you're allowed to be a turd.

>> No.51296426

pretty sure it's a KMAC + GMK Red Alert caps.

assuming you can find a seller, the board itself without switches would be anywhere from $400-800, and the keyset would be $150~

>> No.51296475

>dat smooth zealio surface


>> No.51297101

>backlit keybooard
>looking at your keys while you type
>lighting up your room like an autistic raver wannabe

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Cub here, what's to special about mechanical keyboards ? What do they do differently than more classical keyboards ? [memes aside ofc]

>> No.51297306

>he bought a FC660M
>Not the FC660C

Op why are you poor?

>> No.51297456

Right /mkg/ I'm in the market for a mechanical keyboard.

Just tell me the best company for mechanical keyboards, no pussyfooting around.

>> No.51297458

where to get fc660m with clears? turns out the seller on Ali express advertises clears but only has browns

>> No.51297506

>spoon feed me
links in the op you fucking mong

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>> No.51297927
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>he bought a keyboard with glorified rubber domes

Seems impossible to find one right now desu. Best option is to swap out the switches yourself

>> No.51298092

>tfw spent like $150 for model m
>its shit

My mx green is better.

>> No.51298140


Brown is mushier.
I also experienced that after getting used to my green.

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>> No.51298155

How the fuck did you spend $150?
They're $80 new.

>> No.51298168


I said model m, not your shitty unicomp clone.

>> No.51298173

Original model Ms are even cheaper.

>> No.51298212


Maybe if you lived in the 90s.

>> No.51298238

even then, you can still get them cheaper. you wasted money fucking retard.

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>> No.51298270


>not 1391401

>> No.51298280

Literally just search "ibm model m" or if it must be in new condition then "new ibm model m" on ebay.

>> No.51298394


>> No.51298501

I have a couple years old Das Keyboard with blue switches that is holding up pretty well, no complaints.

Is there any reason for me to upgrade besides aestethics?

>> No.51298599
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What switches feel the most like arcade buttons?

>> No.51298681

And i am sitting here with my Cherry G80-300 HAD and feeling good

>> No.51298749

What's the most ergonomic switch, if it's even a thing? I have a cubital tunnel yo.
Considering red or brown 70%.

>> No.51298793

probably topre

it has a nice landing that doesnt rek your fingers

>> No.51298993

whats the best key switch tester

>> No.51299606

wasd looks the nicest

>> No.51299653

what is the name of that beauty ?

>> No.51299707

>impossible to not bottom out

Ergo-clears. If you cant solder, then brows, preferably gateron browns.

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new, better mkg thread right here >>51299722

>> No.51299771

>not bottoming out meme
>recommending ergo clears

stop posting, you dont even know what a zealio is. and how can you recommend browns when you cant avoid bottoming out on them

>> No.51299998

>cant avoid bottoming out on them
I dont. Nor do I on ergo-clears.

On topres on the other hand, the colapse mechanism turns just impossible to not to. Its not about the force of the switch, you can not bottom out even on reds. Its about the force needed to go through the tactile bump.

>> No.51300049

>I dont

so you type like a snail then

theres nothing wrong with bottoming out and topre is objectively the most ergonomic switch

>> No.51300055

Why don't you have the best keyboard in the world, /g/?

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>> No.51300167


Also would like an ID on this one. w2c

>> No.51300201

KBP V80 with tai-hao doubleshot caps.

>> No.51300263

>this flavor of ice cream is better than that flavor of ice cream!

>> No.51302271

Lookin to get a mechanical keyboard cause my logitech G19 is shit.
Looking at the Cooler Master Quickfire XT and the Ducky Zero both brown switches and the same price which one of those two should I get, or should I get some other keyboard at that price, looking for a 100%.

>> No.51302368

>taking my keyboard for a walk in the park

>> No.51302515

Pic unrelated

>> No.51302696

I've got blank keycaps on my custom board and I'm an idiot for doing that because it makes searching for porn with one hand a lot more of a challenge....

>> No.51302850

where can i buy these keys

>> No.51303937

>3x more than Magicforce

>> No.51303986
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I just built an HTPC.

Can anyone recommend a keyboard that can be used while sitting on a couch?

>> No.51304115



>> No.51304447
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I use this. It has the best action of any keyboard I ever felt.

It's the original one I got when we got our IIGS when I was seven years old. Probably tens of millions of keystrokes on this baby now and nothing has ever failed, stuck, or slowed down.

Plus the power button still works in OS X. Only downside is the weird arrow keys and the lack of f-keys.

>> No.51304463


Why does the op for these threads always post the ugliest keyboards he could find?

>> No.51304465

What switch does it have?

>> No.51304475

Cherry MX Alps.

>> No.51304530
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Nobody knows, but it's pretty well confirmed to be Alps.

In those days, as today, Apple kept its suppliers confidential.

It's a very very light action and clicky. It has a proper huge enter key, correct control key placement, and a nice latching caps lock.

I've tried all kinds of keyboards (I'm an oldfag obviously) over my 30+ year computer career and nothing has ever felt quite correct to me.

People might hate the smaller than average keytops but i like them.


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I use the WASD V2 87-key with Cherry MX Brown switches.

It's a great keyboard, I use it for everything. I love the custom keycaps.

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>Nobody knows, but it's pretty well confirmed to be Alps.
>In those days, as today, Apple kept its suppliers confidential.

OK looks like I'm behind the times.

These feel lighter than most anything I have ever used though, feels lighter than any other orange I have tried. Maybe it's just broken in very very well though.

>> No.51304613

mx browns master race

>> No.51304708

browns feel like mushy shit thats why its fucking brown faggot

>> No.51304753

can confirm, browns are the worst cherry switch

>> No.51304780

browns confirmed for shit

>> No.51304914

You can pop off a cap to see the switch, you know.

>> No.51304977

Anyone own a quickfire rapid?

>> No.51304996

>WASD highlights
>ubungo keycaps
Jesus christ why

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Some people are born without taste, Anon.

We can only pity such humble folk.

>> No.51305027

sexy af use it without keycaps

>> No.51305032

best poorfag tkl
although, the rapid-i seems to have more qc issues than the older ones. ha, not as bad as the tk, though

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Do I do it?

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>> No.51305078

I have a pok3r. i use it entirely for coding at work. I have mapped out capslock+hjkl as arrow keys using one of the programmable layers. works really well. I basically never use the mouse.

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Do I do it?

>> No.51305172
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MX Blacks, or hit the tracks.

>> No.51305189

Im too poor for anything more than $100 and the quickfire only has browns are reds

>> No.51305196

It's good if you like reds.

>> No.51305318

where do you get those sexual cables, also id on that numpad?

I gotta give you a 20/10, would ejaculate into a sock to again.

>> No.51305354

Got the cables from Mimic Cables, and the numpad is a Duck Light Pad with clears.

>> No.51305363

bless you <3

>> No.51305536

Why is everyone hating on browns? Its like a blue but doesn't sound like shit.

>> No.51305556

Idiots who think pressing a single key on a switch tester = typing experience.

>> No.51305674

It does not, in fact, feel like a blue.

Not that a blue feels good either.

>> No.51305755

After using a keypad with browns for ages before moving on to other switches, I have to say I honestly don't understand the point of them.

The tactile bump is so small that when typing at speed, it feels like there's an imperfection in the switch, not something intentional.

Browns do nothing that clears don't do better, and I don't see why Cherry doesn't just phase brown out completely and promote clears more.

>> No.51305765

Dam anyone know razer made switches? They sound like some cheaper cherry clone any experience?

>> No.51305829

its because clears are heavy and browns are more popular because they are better faggot

>> No.51305834

should i get reds or blacks or browns

>> No.51305842

Man, you're like the king of quality arguments.

>> No.51305851

Which do you like more?

>> No.51305876

ur the king of keks faggot did u suck your daily bbc yet?

>> No.51305907

What keyboard would you recommend for tiny ass hands? Really small. Almost childlike small.

>> No.51305918

Model F.

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>> No.51306034


It's literally perfect.

>> No.51306069

Can someone please link me to a cheap MX Brown keyboard? Much appreciated.

>> No.51306090

go back to /v/

>> No.51306095


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>> No.51306124


>> No.51306138

Get reds over browns or blues anytime

>> No.51306142


>> No.51306165

holly shit wtf is that

>> No.51306178

Clears are only heavy because of the heavy spring

>> No.51306194

Just like ur only heavy because of all the sperm you drink you kek

>> No.51306196

no fucking shit
you figure that out all on your own?

>> No.51306203

Chinese Kailh clones with some slight modifications and rebranding. German made Cherry MX got too expensive so they lowered the build quality of their keyboards to match all their other products.

Pretty neat in games but absolute shit for typing. Basically they're made for rapid and repetitive keypresses, like pressing the same group of keys over and over in a game. The advantage when gaming really doesn't make up for the shittiness at everything else.

There are other brands out there that create much more solid products with gaming friendly aesthetics. CM Storm and Corsair may not be perfect but at least they seem to care about more than "muh 1337 edgy aestetics".

>> No.51306239

But kailh isn't even that bad. Wasn't there a test and no one can tell the difference between that and cherry keyboards? I remember the only difference is that the stem is slightly thinner of some shit like that.

>> No.51306351

You can't tell the difference between a cheap shitty power supply and a good one by using your computer.
But you might be able to tell the difference a few years down the line when the shitty one stops working.

>> No.51306358

Cherry, Kailh, Gateron, and Razer switches are all virtually identical in build and function. The only differences between them would only be noticeable if you were measuring them side by side with tools (click volume, actuation distance and force, things like that). I'd bet 99% of people in this thread wouldn't be able to tell if you replaced their keyboard with an equivalent switch of a different brand, although Cherry MX users might notice that their switches became significantly less gritty.

>> No.51306414

Kailh switches are garbage and feel flimsy, Gaterons are basically Cherries but with smoother stems and no qc after they come off the assembly line, Cherries are what they are but their standards have gone down since all the memers have driven demand up. Pick your poison

>> No.51306516

>Kailh switches are garbage and feel flimsy
Nice completely subjective and unprovable points. Their internal construction is the same as Cherry or Gateron. I'd bet all my keyboards that in a blind challenge, you wouldn't be able to tell which was which.
>but muh stems
Cherry MX stems are made from combs, they break, too.

>> No.51306599

It's as big as me.

>> No.51306710

not really the kailh switches use less plastic with the stems and are more prone to snapage and the galerons use two connections

>> No.51306766

Hey man, Grandpa's keyboard is still kickin' ass and takin' names, where will your keyboard be in 28 years?

>> No.51306801

>use less plastic
So when you run out of stuff you read on 4chan to parrot, you just make stuff up? Interesting.

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i just bought a varmilo87 off massdrop with gateron clear keycaps, i realize now that these keycaps are too sensitive and easy to fire by just resting my fingers on them... is there any way to change the spring on these switches?

>> No.51306917

no fuck off

>> No.51307217

am I weird for wanting this keyboard?

I have a mac pro (2nd gen)...

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>> No.51307279


Hey that's actually one of my more recent projects. That keyboard uses tactile white SMK ALPS mount switches. I have one disassembled in the other room that I am converting to monterey blues (the clicky and sharper feeling version and yes the whites are not designed to be clicky even though they are LOL).

>> No.51307295


Oh nevermind you actually have the older orange ALPS version. Nice. It has dye sublimated pbt keycaps. The SMK version has doubleshots. by the way you said clicky I assumed SMK switches. Orange ALPS aren't clicky ;) (or arent supposed to be)

>> No.51307480

Browns are more popular because they're usually babby's first cherry switch and they think it's hot shit without trying anything else

Same goes for blues

>> No.51307569


this is totally true. not that i dont like browns. theyre a good switch. we all know the real best switch is clears with a brown stem because browns arent tactile enough. blues are bad because of 2 piece stem.

>> No.51307709


there's a teensy controller to use ADB keyboards via USB

geekhack dot org index.php?topic=14290.0

>> No.51307896

Red master race

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