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Angry switch edition

>Where to buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
>FAQ:
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp
>Buyer's template for the unenlightened:
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG

Previous TAKKATAKKATAKKA
>>54200544

>> No.54232965

>>54231553
>What's the general consensus on detachable switches?

Would be nice for future maintenance or modification. Particularly considering plate-mounted Cherry switches require you to desolder the entire goddamn PCB to swap out one switch.

>> No.54233030

>>54231553

The board itself is great for the money, but make sure you get the non-backlit version if you want to use standard switches.

The backlit ones have dumbfuck placement of the LEDs, and need special versions of the switches with cutouts in the right place.

>> No.54233232

>>54229188
>>54229179

Unmistakably Olivetti rubberdomes with sliders. You'll see for yourself.

They have very flat domes that only actuate at the bottom of the travel and are actually held against the PCB along 4 corners by the slider assembly, like tent pegs. When actuated the whole rubber pad containing the dome pops against its restraints.

Fujitsu peerless switches are another example of rubber domes with audible feedback. Those use a kind of inverted dome to create a popping sound.

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54233236

Should I get the magicforce or the Perrix 5200?
Both of them have MX browns and backlit, but the magicforce is more expensive after tax and shipping, not gonna lie the 5200 looks ugly, anyone have one without the stock caps on it?

>> No.54233306

>>54233232
>Fujitsu peerless switches
>use a kind of inverted dome to create a popping sound.

Not sure if it's the dome itself or the plastic post freely bouncing inside the assembly when the dome collapses. It honestly sounds like a combination of both of those things at the same time.

>not gonna lie the 5200 looks ugly, anyone have one without the stock caps on it?

Fullsize vs sub-70% is kind of apples to oranges, isn't it? Also I don't think you can fix that kind of hideous with new keycaps.

>> No.54233426

First for Cherry Blue's

>> No.54233643

Should I buy a 87-key keyboard with Outemou Blue switches for 27 Euro?

>> No.54233857

>>54233643
Yes and u should link
Outemu blues are great

>> No.54233860

mfw, fell for the

http://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_298471.html

meme

>> No.54233889
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54233889

>when you hear WinterFox has massive delays
Literally saved myself

>> No.54233916

Designing my own plate how should the holes be?

>> No.54234119
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>>54233916

Hole-y?

>> No.54234221

>>54234119
Simple squares or...
the dimensions?

>> No.54234274

>>54232965

No.

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>>54232929
Space invaders nice.

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>> No.54234754
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54234754

Daily reminder that Topre capacitive switches are not mechanical.

>> No.54234826

>>54234754
Ummm define mechanical?

>> No.54234989

>>54234754
he fell for the 200 USD topre meme, kek

>> No.54235266
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>>54233232
Thanks.

Guess I'll just keep it around for collectors sake.

>> No.54235274

>>54233916
http://builder.swillkb.com/

consider using this here.

Also, the plates should fit whatever switches you want to put into the plate.

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54235284

>>54234370
How are the yellows compared to blacks? I wasn't sure what the difference is.

>> No.54235313

>>54235266
wtf is this for? it's not like you can hook it up to the PC and shitpost on 4chan

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54235341

>>54235313
Old olivetti keyboard that was used at a ticket POS station.

It has a VGA port on the back

>> No.54235518

>>54235341
>It has a VGA port on the back

kek

>> No.54235652

>>54235341
What happens when you plug it in to a monitor? Surely there isn't a whole pc in the keyboard so how can it display anything.

>> No.54235701

>>54235652
I didn't try plugging it into a monitor yet, but I'm guessing that nothing would happen at all. The VGA port is the only connection it has. I was told that it was connected to terminals which were then again attached to unix machines.

>> No.54235710

>>54235652
>What happens when you plug it in to a monitor?
Nothing. It's a serial connector. It might display on a terminal. But I doubt it.

>> No.54235722

>>54235284
Gateron yellows have a lighter bottom out at 65g while blacks bottom out at 85g they both actuate at 50g though.

>> No.54236218

>>54233889
literally every massdrop has massive delays, you should always account for that.

>> No.54236222

>>54234221
go start by reading a basic pcb tutorial, you're not ready.

>> No.54236298

>>54236222
Nice trips

I'm not going to have a pcb

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>> No.54236788

>>54234826
Is not a rubber dome.

>> No.54236815

>>54236788
So an on-screen touchscreen keyboard is mechanical?

>> No.54236823
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54236823

>>54236788
but it does have a mechanical slider and spring

>> No.54237068
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54237068

Told ya

>$0.35
Zealios is kill

>> No.54237077

Thinking of buying this one: http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_30541.html

Red Switches UK layout.. Any feedback?
Or any ideas for a TKL ISO/UK layout?

>> No.54237226

>>54237068
yeah, but the're not purple

>> No.54237288

>>54237068
does this website ships worldwide?

>> No.54237321

>>54237068
> +/-15
are you memeing me

>> No.54237334

>>54234370
>>54234383
are yellows as smooth as blacks?
i guess the slider mold is the same for both and the only difference is the spring, am i right?

>> No.54237347

>>54237288
i just ordered 120, so probably

>> No.54237373
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54237373

>>54237288
Yeah.
A little expensive tho, but if you send him an email, there are much cheaper shipping options.

http://winkeyless.kr/delivery-fee/

>>54237321
Is the same for every gateron switch.

>> No.54237431

>>54234754
inb4 idiots who fell for the HHKB meme redefine 'mechanical' as 'you can get gay pride keycaps'

>> No.54237510

>>54237373
>Is the same for every gateron switch.
15g is an unbelievable amount of variance that is not actually seen amongst switches that aren't blatantly defective. I'm skeptical that gateron advertises their switches as such, but am willing to be proven wrong if you provide such documentation.

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54237523

>>54237321
>>54237510

Cherry or kailh is not different.

>> No.54237543

>>54237523
I thought it was, like, 5g at most. Good thing they don't actually vary that much (in my experience, anyway).

>> No.54237602

>>54237543
Bottom out forces probably dont vary that much. Having consistent actuation force is the real tricky part.

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54237617

So they are in fact not rubber domes. They have a small click leaf that at the bottom of the switch that gets pressed down and closes the switch on the PCB conductive pads.

Unfortunately not very suited for building a keyboard.

>> No.54237667

>>54233857
Ended up not buying it, it's from Amazon Germany. RLKKJTVI gives 16€ off. Don't know if the code still works though.

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01D89G1VG

>> No.54237910

So I got my memeforce in the mail this morning, and I have a question. It is my first mechanical board, so I stilll have to get used to it. The thing is that I was playing some vidya and when I hold a key it doesn't act like im holding it, but like if I was clicking it repeteadly. How can I change that? Has anyone had the same problem?

>> No.54237959

>Budget
$150ish
>Location (continent at least)
AUS
>Preferred switch type
Something that is on the quiet, lighter side of the spectrum
>Layout
Normal (ANSI)
>Form factor
%100, would maybe settle for minus the numpad if the keyboard was really worth it
>Backlight
Doesn't need RGB or anything, maybe something similar to the Macbook backlight - simple, adjustable 'normal coloured' backlight
>Previous/current keyboards
Used a Logitech G510 for years, still use it when I'm on my desktop. But I've been on my Macbook Pro a lot more and have gotten used to the light, fluent keys they have here

I saw a really nice looking ('stealth' I think was how it was advertised) keyboard on a sponser spot for a video or some shit. Was pure black with the key markings really low key and hard to notice, looked nice; would like something similar to that

>> No.54238003

>tfw no greens

>> No.54238066

Is KUL ES-87 worth around 250 euros it would cost me to import it + the white case to the middle of nowhere? I just want a TKL keyboard with a white keyboard case and red switches.

>> No.54238106

Hey guys, looking to get my first keyboard and want to know what I should grab.

Budget: <$150
Location: United States
Preferred Switch Type: Dunno*
Layout: Dunno
Form Factor: Full
Backlight: Sure
Previous/Current keyboard: Just cheap rubber dome ones.

* Looking for suggestions. Most of the games I play aren't keyboard heavy, but I do occasionally play a shooter. Most of my time is spent messaging friends or typing papers for school. I think I exert like 50g, based on a scale I have at work.

>> No.54238175

>>54237068
>Zealios is kill

Because I'm sure they've got enough stock for Zeal to give a shit.

>> No.54238187

>>54238106
My suggestion is buy a fucking tester.

>> No.54238386

>>54238187
Done. Didn't know such a thing existed. Thanks!

>> No.54238422

>>54238187
a tester does not provide a realistic typing experience
a lone switch might feel good but the real test is typing in a keyboard for two or three days

>> No.54238436

>>54238386
just buy ducky shine 5 as a tester

>> No.54238456

>>54238386
you fucked up my man
see >>54238422

>> No.54238464

>>54238003
if you're talking Alps i know that feel
if you're talking Cherry/Razer well meme'd

>> No.54238498

What's the general opinion of the Quickfire rapid? I'm thinking of getting one to replace my blackwidow.

>> No.54238502
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54238502

diy keycap

>> No.54238612

>>54238456
>>54238422
Well fine, order cancelled...

>> No.54238774

>>54238612
just do what this >>54238436
guy says
buy a keyboard that you know you can return and try it, if you don't like it you'll only lose the returning of the kb

>> No.54239120
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54239120

I'm getting pulse keyset in may from pimpmykeyboard.

>> No.54239811

>>54238774
Yeah because restocking fees aren't a thing.

A tester is good for figuring out what style you like (linear, tactile, clicky), just not weight.

>> No.54239907

>>54239120
very nice

>> No.54240012

>>54239120
Same, also getting Nantucket Selectric come September.

>> No.54240059
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>>54239120
>paying hundred bucks for ABS

>> No.54240075

>>54240059
>newfriend still thinks his PBT blanks are good

LMAOAO

>> No.54240277

>>54239811
>A tester is good for figuring out what style you like (linear, tactile, clicky), just not weight.
meh
you might like the clicks for 5 minutes
but totally despise them in a week (i love clicky switches)
or think that linears are shit and be surprised after a week of use

>> No.54240316

>>54240075
aw, look at him trying to justify his purchase

>> No.54240383

>>54240316
Hah looks like I was on point about a retard with pleb tier PBT blanks.

>> No.54240436

>>54240383
I'm not even the same guy LMAOAO

>mfw I'm currently using the stock ABS caps that came with my board

>> No.54240453

>>54236298
plate hole for cherry mx is 14x14mm, 19.05mm spacing. there are alternate non-square options that improve compatibility or let you remove the switch tops, but the square will work.

>> No.54240479

>>54237910
I think that board has some sort of stupid feature for doing that, see if you can find a manual or instructions for disabling it

>> No.54240495

>>54240436
>implying you are any different

You simple minded idiots are all the same.

There's a whole lot of you thinking that PBT+DOUBLESHOT+BLANKS are simply epik.

Sadly for you, in reality it's just tasteless generic shit.

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54240545

>tfw exploring my sensual feminine side

>> No.54240554

>>54240545
W-WHAT KEYBOARD IS THAT

>> No.54240615

>>54240495
Sure it is ;^)

Don't worry I'm sure you'll be happy with your rainbow colored $100 ABS caps ;^)

>> No.54240619
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54240619

>THIS IS MY FIRST MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
>posts 60% garbage

LOL

>> No.54240637

>>54240615
I'm sure as fuck will be happy with Pulse, 1976 and Penumbra, my friendo.

SA keycaps are top tier.

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54240745

>>54240619
>THIS IS MY FIRST MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
>posts full sized gaming keyboard with red LEDs and macro keys

>> No.54240796

>>54240545
Can I explore it with you?

>> No.54240888
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54240888

>people who want backlight in their keyboard

>> No.54240943

>>54240637
SA is worth settling for "lower quality" plastic for sure.

>> No.54241011

>>54240554
Winkeyless custom.

>>54240796
Y-yes. After all, w-we are both girls :3

>> No.54241041

>>54240943
>poorfag 3rd worlder who never bought any keysets tells us about his pleb opinion

lol

>> No.54241051
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54241051

>>54240545
well that is a neat keyboard. Exploring your feminine side is good.

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54241080

>>54240545
>>54241051
pretty gay desu senpai

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>>54241080
Its not gay if you wear a skirt I guess.

>> No.54241123
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>>54241103
baka desu

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>>54241123
dawwww cute like my keyboards and devices.

>> No.54241944

>>54241080

I'm now here, but where can a guy get a pretty keyboard like that?

>> No.54241977

>>54241944
nowhere now
it was on massdrop and it just barely reached moq

it probably won't drop again since it almost failed

>> No.54242816

>>54235341
That ain't no VGA port
It's a serial port, it won't display anything but it's used to transmit data

>> No.54242818

>>54241977
It hit moq? Shame, looks like utter shit.

>> No.54243097

What's the quality like on wasd keyboards? I like that it has no branding, tkl option, and custom keycaps(abs). Doesn't seem bad for $150 usd.

>> No.54243266

>>54243097
The boards themselves are fine. The key caps are poor quality.

>> No.54243430
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54243430

AJAZZ AK33

Thoughts?

>> No.54243505
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Just got this in the mail. mail lady delayed it because bushes

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54243549

>>54243505
oh here's a non stupidly huge resolution version sry

>> No.54243654

For someone who uses brown switches, would a 45g or 55g topre keyboard suit me best? Are there any stores where I can try a topre keybaord?

>> No.54243698

>>54243430
Will she ever get a nosejob?

>> No.54243703
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54243703

>>54243654
look on ebay or just google "topre keychain". lots of topre testers floating around

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>>54243505
>(432 KB, 3984x2988)
>>54243549
>(1.01 MB, 1920x1440)

>> No.54243742
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>>54243713

>> No.54243762

>>54237334
They are buttery smooth

>> No.54244003

>>54233236
I love melee. good taste.

>> No.54244320

>>54243654
45g

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>>54234754
I'm sorry you feel that way. tell me more.

>> No.54245445

>>54243654

Just buy a 15 dollar BTC dome and glue a Topre logo on. Just saved you 200 bucks.

>> No.54245537

>Granite tracking number
>$55 import fees and taxes incoming
I'm hype either way

If only Massdrop were as bros as Zeal and don't say it's like $200 worth of stuff

>> No.54245574

>>54245537
Zeal's just a guy, so he can get away with that shit. Massdrop want to appear legitimate.

>> No.54245698

is this any good ?
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/nixeus-moda-v2-tkl-mechanical-mechanical-keyboard

I just want a cheap intro mech i can't afford much more than 75usd

>> No.54245732

>>54245698
Kalih switches aren't exactly top of the game, but it looks quite decent for 50 bucks.

It's like those chinks just can't get enough of rebranding lolitas.

>> No.54245844

>>54245698

Worst of the Cherry clones and months to ship?
No, I don't think it is. You can do better for less with Magicforce and Zhuque off Aliexpress or Amazon.

>> No.54246169

>>54243654
Akihabara.

>> No.54246725

>>54235341
>>54235701

That's a proprietary connector. It happens to use a 9-pin d-sub connector like most serial ports, but it's wired differently.

Apparently you can get or make a ps/2 adapter for it.

>> No.54247072

>>54245844
how, zhuque is $79 and magicforce is $75?

>> No.54247111

>>54247072

$39 amazon.com/dp/B01ABUJ0FY/
$64 amazon.com/dp/B01AFBJQA8/

>> No.54247304

>>54247111
Thanks but neither ship to New Zealand so massdrop one is still looking the best for me

>> No.54247424

Realforce 87u here

How bad did I fuck up /g/?

I only game on this shit, and this is my first 'mechanical' keyboard.

>> No.54248199

Are blank keycaps a meme?
Looking to replace the ones I currently have on my Ducky YoTG to help me get better at touch typing.

>> No.54248260

Canceling my waitfox and thinking of ordering a Leopold f660, thoughts?

>> No.54248371

>>54248260
Get a Clueboard, faggot.

>> No.54248380

>>54248199
What do you mean by meme?

>> No.54248386

>>54248380
are they actually good or just shilled here

>> No.54248403

>>54248386
Some people like them and some people don't. What reservations do you have? Try to express yourself properly and not just in memes.

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>>54248403
Will they help me learn how to touch type better? Also I want to get them to make my computer difficult to use for others.
Is pic related okay?

>> No.54248498

>>54248446
thats fun. im in a macfag family and they already dont even try to use my computer because muh cherry mx blues

>> No.54248520

>>54248446
Certainly they could help in learning how to touch type. I roll blanks and I don't know how much it's helped to improve my existing skill, though I think it's a little bit better at least.

My work keyboard has blanks; this outright prevents hunt-and-peckers from using it. More skilled coworkers can use it, though it tends to cause hesitation. Generally such people still get frustrated when they try to use keys I've remapped, like how backspace is on caps lock. I keep a guest keyboard for this reason.

I don't know anything about some random chinkshit. What keyboard do you have? Does it show you how thick those caps are?

>> No.54248547

>>54248520
As I said in my original post (>>54248199) I have a Ducky Year of the Goat.
Also, don't know what you mean, but the listing is here. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/keycaps/32561114555.html

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54248553

>one fagot op decides gateron knockoffs are good (poorfag)
>all of /mkg/ abandons cherry mx

You're all idiots

>> No.54248571

>>54248553
inb4 have you tried them

>> No.54248577

>>54248547
Yeah, should fit on that.

Are you saying you don't know what I mean by thickness? The width of the cap wall is important - thinner is cheaper and gives a less solid feel.

>> No.54248596

>>54248553
this

>> No.54248602

>>54248553
have both. can confirm they feel better. but time will tell.

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>>54248553
>he's not smooth

>> No.54248626

>>54248577
Thanks, also i'm new to mech keyboards, didn't know that info.

>> No.54248634

>>54248553
Not as reliable but do feel pretty much the same and even better. Probably made in the same factory kek.

>> No.54248644

>>54248602
I have both and they don't feel better. They feel cheap and poorly constructed. Serious buyers remorse, should have just stuck with cherry.

>> No.54248652

>>54248553
I'm starting to agree with you.

>>54248602
I've had several break on me.

>> No.54248681

>>54248644
>>54248652
no breaks so far, but if so I'll just reach in my drawer and pull out the mx version.

>> No.54248686

>>54248652
Literally just cheaper plastic but the same design. Maybe the chinks will learn eventually.

>> No.54248801

Cherry
>German engineered
>factory standards
>test of time

Gateron
>Taifuckingwanese
>Factory not even in Taiwan, it's in chinkshitland
>"believe us our switches will last we swear"
>can't even FUCKING come up with different colors for switches, copies Cherry colors

I'll stick with Hitler for now

>> No.54248850

>>54248686
I'm getting lateral movement with several keys on my Gateron keyboard. It's only like a millimeter, but I notice it because I'm autistic.

>> No.54248929

>>54248850
Key wobble isn't great with Cherry MX as it stands, but it's worse with Gateron.

>> No.54248934

>>54248850
Man the autism strikes again. But yah its knock offs its to be expected. At least they do there job fine.

>> No.54248996

>>54248553
What knockoffs are you talking about?

>> No.54249464

>>54248801
>>can't even FUCKING come up with different colors for switches, copies Cherry colors
why would they do that
that would be retarded
also they've got yellow

>> No.54250057

>>54247424

Should've bought Razer

>> No.54250116

>>54235518
i hope this is a trickpost.

>> No.54250171

>>54248553
I prefer my zealios. I replaced the springs with cherry clear Springs though. They're noticeably nicer, and look better.
They definitely don't feel as durable, but there is significantly less wobble.

>>54249464
And purple :3

>> No.54250208

>>54237959
ducky zero w/ cherry browns. If you really want them LEDs, get a ducky shine.

If you want a "stealth" keyboard, you'll probably need to increase your budget. Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate is what you want (or perhaps Das Model S Ultimate).

I use both a Ducky Zero and Das 4 Ultimate daily, they're great.

>> No.54250343

>>54235341
I actually bought a serial cable at the thrift store thinking it was a VGA cable. Wasted like $3

>> No.54250504

>>54248801
my niggah

>> No.54252256

Is the Ergodox Infinity worth getting? The split layout seems pretty nifty and I'm thinking about cancelling my White Fox order.

>> No.54252385
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>mfw initially fell for the laser etched jew

I just installed my first set of double shot PBT caps on Cherry Reds. Feels good man. Sounds good man.

>> No.54252879
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54252879

Is there any tenkeyless keyboard that looks like this Logitech G610? I love the simple look and media keys on this but full length keyboards are pain to play CS GO With.

>> No.54252900

>>54252879
Media keys on a TKL? They'd be on a layer.

>> No.54252965

>>54252385
what set?

>> No.54252989

Some guy wants to sell his DSA "EVE" KEYCAP SET to me, i have NT, will they fit?
Are they durable like PBT since they doubleshoot? DSA means low profile, right?
Does anyone have them? Thoughts?

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>>54252989

>> No.54253268

>>54252965
vortex blue/white

>> No.54253422

>>54253268
are there any double shot PBT for backlight ?

>> No.54253455

To memedox or not to memedox, that is the question

>> No.54253570

>>54253422
yeah they do exist, but i don't think they're as common as sets for non-backlit switches

>> No.54253572

I have a razer tournament edition and i was thinking of getting a tai hao miami set, i heard that razer uses a non standard bottom row. Will the keys fit? Anybody else tried this?

>> No.54253888

>>54248553

I feel like this is the same guy every time trying to claim gaterons are shit. Y'know across the entire keyboard community they are regarded as smoother, right? People hold MX switches in such high regard but after you try 30+ switches you will realize how casual they really are.

>> No.54253908

>>54253422

Vortex actually makes those too lol

>> No.54253949

>>54236815
it's not a board of keys though, it's a screen that you touch

>> No.54253985

>>54252997
>muh WASD

>> No.54254000

>>54241977
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/
seems good

>> No.54254001

>>54253985
>us gamers lol

>> No.54254106
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54254106

So, I got 65€ RIGHT NOW.

I can buy one of three keyboards TODAY.

1 - pic related 1993 Model M with only one owner

2 - Reds board of some kind (never tried em)

3 - Blues Asus Strix Pro (never tried em either)


I'm itchin for a new board, and there's all those three deals that I can pick up right after work


TL;DR: pls, help me click clack

>> No.54254108
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54254108

>>54253985
It was from Google
Here is the actual foto

>> No.54254344

>>54254106
Ibm > blues >>>>> shit > reds

>> No.54254909

>>54254106
where is "qwertu" from?

>> No.54254997
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54254997

>>54254909
wow, what. I didn't even notice

the keyboard is supposedly UK
>pic related

the owner said he was the first owner and it didn't have much use

how did a key switch places? hmm

>> No.54255006

What is the appeal of mehanical keyboards? Ergonomics?

I was looking into a kinesis advantage to save muh wrists

>> No.54255068

>>54254997
could be from UK. doesn't look like the UK layout, though

>> No.54255149

>>54255068
deskthority tells me that part number is Portuguese layout.


But portuguese is querty as well.

But this one has the detachable keytops, so it most likely was swapped mistakenly

>> No.54255290

>>54252989
Anyone?
Also ,are they worth 70$? Never owned ABS doubleshot, it's the same as pbt?

>> No.54255347

>>54255290
they're low uniform profile
originally those sets sell for over $100
its not pbt
it's thick abs, which is ok feeling
if you don't like it you can resell that set pretty easy

>> No.54255375

>>54255347
>thick
DSA is more like medium thickness.

>> No.54255459
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54255459

I use blanks because finding quality keycaps with the right language for legends is almost impossible.
It took maybe two weeks to get fully used to it, but now I even know where all the symbols are without looking. Not going to pretend it's the best thing ever, but I'm pretty happy with it.

A matching red escape key should be shipping to me soon so I can complete the look.

>> No.54255524
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54255524

/g/uys how do the WASD CODE 10keyless indicated whether caps lock and shit are on or off?

>> No.54255544

>>54255524
those two holes below print, scrlk, and pause

>> No.54255573

>>54255544
Hot. Thanks for helping the blind.

Would one be smarter to get a Code or a Ducky Shine. Or should I get a WASD V2 and customise some even though I will get the Helvetica on it like the other two boards. As far as I know WASD does not do the caps/scr lock LED under cap thing.

>> No.54255636

>>54255573
wasd is kinda shit
the whole plate and pcb are arched and not flat
and the case is kinda warped
the bottom row doesn't line up with the case and it looks retarded

also fucking USB micro port

>> No.54255645
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54255645

>> No.54255671

>>54255636
Got you. Is that for a specific product under WASD like CODE or V2, or just most of their shit is wonky despite marketing and shilling?

What is then the best minimal-ish board with a layout/bottom row that won't make it a nightmare to keycap hunt in the future? Sorry for asking to be spoonfed.

>> No.54255730

>>54238502
raus

>> No.54255855

What are some recommended keycaps for a Magicforce? I'm not sure what kind of profile they take. Any caveats I should know about? Any suggestions appreciated.

>> No.54255990

>>54255671
the code is just a v2 with lights

i just got their new vp3 60% board which i'm using now
its pretty great, but that's because it's a rebranded vortex pok3r

only other board i would recommend that i have experience with is a filco

i bought the wasd v2 because i had seen talk that they were at least as good as filco, which is just laughably not true at all.
too bad filco only has boards with blues browns and reds

>> No.54256041

>>54255347
Yeah I doubt i can resell it since I'm in Russia
Already ordered 2 taihao sets so I don't know should i buy it or not

>> No.54256059

>>54254108
if you like them, $70 is a decent price. DSA profile is a matter of personal preference

>> No.54256112
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54256112

Opinions of the Corsair STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Silent switches?

>> No.54256220
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54256220

Just got these, I think they're intricate and stylish. What do you guys think?

>> No.54256252
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54256252

>>54256112
>>54256220

>> No.54256271

What is the purpose of blank keytops?

>> No.54256289

>>54256220
They look like shit.

>> No.54256291

>>54256271
showing off that you can touch type

>> No.54256292

>>54255645
cringe

>> No.54256308

>>54256271
e-penis

>> No.54256319

>>54256271
muh-minimal

I love it.

>> No.54256320

>>54256271
Depends on the person. For me it's an aesthetic choice, mainly.

>> No.54256330

>>54256271
They look cool as shit.

>> No.54256363

>>54255645
who does this retarded shit

>> No.54256380
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54256380

>>54256363
people with cameras

>> No.54256400

>>54256271
Autism.

>> No.54256436

>>54256112
It's a piece of shit, like every mech from corsair.

>> No.54256548

Fellow eurobros, where do you buy your custom cherry keycap sets? I bought mine on maxkeyboard but they have a pretty limited selection of customization options for the keys. Is wasdkeyboards goat?

>> No.54256645
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54256645

>>54256271
For adults only.

>> No.54256740

>>54256271
For people who can type.

>> No.54256862

>>54256548
>Is wasdkeyboards goat?
No, they're pretty much the opposite of that.

Overpriced thin printed ABS, unless you have a really special design you absolutely want you'd do better to stay away from them.

>> No.54256919

>>54255375
Ate they thicker than taihao obt?

>> No.54256945
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>> No.54256967
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54256967

>>54256945

>> No.54257126

full cherry mx board with standard key layout, best bang for the buck?

>> No.54257151

>>54256919
Mobileposter please go

>> No.54257223

>>54257126
>cherry mx
>bang for buck

impossible

>> No.54257245

>>54257223
You can get clones that are cheap, like a 40 dollar keyboard...

>> No.54257439

>>54257223
>>54257245
let's say 100 - 120 usd range

>> No.54257567

>>54255006

Its about the feels bruh

>> No.54257693
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54257693

anyone here used gateron clears for anything? about to open up my orbweaver and was planning on something like pic related, would gateron clears instead of cherry reds be too light?

>> No.54257723

>>54257693
I have gateron clears on a board and they're a dream to type and do gaymen on.

I actually don't make more typos than I usually do either.

>> No.54257730
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54257730

thots?

>muh wasd

>> No.54257769

>>54257693
I have them on a numpad.

>> No.54257858

>>54257730
Truly awful.

>> No.54258028
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54258028

Got this today

>> No.54258088

>>54257858
retard spotted :^)

>> No.54258093

>>54234383
>thought this was a pile of weed from the thumbnail

>> No.54258106

>>54257730

see >>54256645

>> No.54258113

>>54258106
>wah wah no games :(((((
grow the fuck up senpai

>> No.54258124

>>54258113
I play games, and that shit still ugly as fuck man.

>> No.54258165

>>54256112
I am not a large mechanical guy by any stretch (mostly just lurk these threads) so take this all with a grain of salt, but I enjoy mine. Literally just quieter reds, but this a good thing for me so I dont wake my roommate in the other room up while Im pounding out a paper at 3AM. I would say audio levels are comparable to my last full size rubber board unless youre bottoming out the keys at full speed.

I cant really say the extra cost is worth it unless you really want quieter reds without dealing with o-rings. If you can get it for a comparable price to the rest of the Strafes (like that $120 deal best buy had a while ago) its not so bad.

>> No.54258250

>>54258113
what the fuck are you talking about

what does >>54256645 have to do with games

>> No.54258300

>>54258250
He thinks youre giving him shit for his choice to make WASD different instead of it being over his color choices as a whole

>> No.54258896
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54258896

is this standard layout / keycaps ?

>> No.54258919

>>54258896
yes, but don't those use orion switches or whatever?

>> No.54258920

>>54232929
Mechanical Keyboards are a meme
I'll get one when they're silent

>> No.54258993
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54258993

>>54258920
lmao

>> No.54259096

>>54253888
>Y'know across the entire keyboard community they are regarded as smoother, right?

Could you make it any more obvious that you work for Gateron?

>> No.54259122

>>54259096
but he's right, most do say they are smoother

>> No.54259175

>>54259096
gaterons are buttery whereas cherries can be gritty, its personal preference

>> No.54259207

>>54258919
cherry

>> No.54259227

>>54258993
kek

>> No.54259252

>>54239120
Sorry but I'm kinda new. What keyboard is this?

>> No.54259266

>>54259096
>People can't possibly form positive opinions about X, they have to be paid to say it.
Just meme me up, Scotty.

>> No.54259338

>>54259096
they are
i bought a bag of browns to compare to cherry

>> No.54259422

>>54259252
A noisemaker. They're designed so that each key is like a party poper going off. Most people use them in soundproof rooms cuz they're kind of illegal since a rediculus amount kitten ankle joints are used to make the actuators.

>> No.54259452

Currently have rosewill RK-9100.

Sound like a plan?
1) get standard layout cherry backlit keyboard
`- or are there any non-cherry worth checking? (full layout)
2) maybe get PBT backlit set

>> No.54259558

What's the name of that special ed keyboard with the alps switches? I might need one to get switches from soon.

>> No.54259652

>>54259422
>
Oh... Sign me up!

>> No.54259787

>>54259558
Unless you specifically want alps switches you're probably better off getting matias switches. They're cheap as fuck.

>> No.54260518

What's this? Ducky 2108 S2
I've only found non-English ducky page which can't be translated, anyone know the important facts?

http://www.duckycn.com/keyboard/2108s2

>> No.54260794

>>54259787
The thing is I need the switches for an old keyboard, and I only need a few of them. The matias switches only come in packs of 50, or a mixed sample pack.

>> No.54260913

>>54260794
Are you the guy who's looking for some switches for his old alps board?

I still have a bunch laying around that I could send you if you like.

>> No.54261733

>>54260913
Yeah, that's me. I haven't had the chance to properly troubleshoot the board yet, but I'm beginning to look for switches just in case. I have finals in two weeks, so I'll take a proper look at it then. If it's actually the switches, you'll probably see me here again.

>> No.54261771

>>54261733
Thought it would be you. Feel free to drop me an email at [email protected] if you want some switches after all.

Also, good luck on your finals. I've got some coming up too.

>> No.54261974

>>54261771
Alright, thanks. I'll make sure to contact you if I end up needing them. Good luck on your finals to you too.

>> No.54262214

>>54258165

Thanks dude. I appreciate the response.

>> No.54262452
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54262452

Anyone have experience adapting serial keypads to USB?

I bought a DB9 to USB and got the driver/COM port working, but how can I tell if it uses a different protocol? Pic related

>> No.54262579
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54262579

>MISSED MY KEYBOARD DELIVERY ON THE ONE DAY OF THE WEEK I WENT OUTSIDE
>NOW I HAVE TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE TOMMOROW AND WAIT IN A 3 HOUR LINE

>> No.54262642

>>54262579
jesus fuck. where do you live that it takes longer than 5 fucking minutes during a weekday?

>> No.54262645

>>54256645
Is that Tim Rogers?

>> No.54262692

>>54262642
London, the lines realistically take a minimum of 45 minutes but can go up to lasting for hours

>> No.54262716

Does anyone really have an opinion on green switches?

>> No.54262742

>>54262692
fucking kek. and I thought USPS was failing.

>> No.54262819

>>54262716

I like them. But, if you're OK with that level of stiffness and noise, buckling spring has better feel and a lower price of entry.

>> No.54263500

I'm new to mech keyboards. I just bought a Das Keyboard 4c, and then I read reviews saying it wasn't as good for the price (bought it on sale for 99USD)

Did I fuck up? Should I return it and get something else, like the QFR or QFRi?

>> No.54263510
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54263510

ive been busy

>> No.54263638

>>54263510
what are you doing with the springs

>> No.54263673
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54263673

>>54263638
making ergo clears

>> No.54263801

Anyone have a wireless one?

>> No.54263868
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54263868

going for the snes color scheme for my new mech keyboard

>> No.54264001

>>54263673
Why not Zealios?

>>54263868
>WASD caps
gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

>> No.54264034
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54264034

>>54264001
because i haven't got mine yet

>> No.54264079

>>54258028
>non-mechanical media keys

>> No.54264101

>>54263673
>>54264001
>ergo clears
>not zealios with clear springs

>> No.54264102

>>54258920

Pony up: http://matias.ca/quietpro/

>> No.54264121

>>54264101
oh god why would you do that
why even buy zealios

>> No.54264127

>>54264101

Prolly cause he'd rather have superior German switches instead of reddit meme crap

>> No.54264145

>>54262692
>>54262742

Those Brits do love their queuing.

>> No.54264182
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54264182

>>54264001
>>54263868

I've refined it, think I'm going to buy this one

>> No.54264206

>>54264121
I like that they're quieter and smoother. Also clear casing looks good. But clears are the perfect weight. So now I have a bunch of clears with zealios springs, and my zealios in my board have clear springs.

>>54264127
>X switches are superior due to arbitrary reason
>Y switchs suck due to arbitrary reason
I use what I like.

>> No.54264232

>>54264206

There's nothing arbitrary about better durability ratings and manufacturing experience.

Nice try on dismissing his point, though.

>> No.54264283

>>54264232
Source, please. And his second point was garbage.

>> No.54264439

>>54264283

Cherry MX have been in production for 33 years, and they've been making similar products for 40+. Do you seriously think some random redditor has more experience?

Not only are they tested for 50million+ keystrokes, but they have actual QC and testing facilities. vulcanpost.com/65531/mechanical-keyboard-testing/

I'd expect this kind of shit on Reddit, it's no wonder you like their meme switches.

>> No.54264528

>>54264439
>cherry shill getting mad that people are starting to realize there are better switches than cherry switches
LMAO

>> No.54264549

>>54264528

stay pleb, ledditor

>> No.54264550

>>54264439
I'm pretty sure that the clones are based off cherry patents, because they expired. You keep saying those words, thinking that they mean something. I heard about zealios on here. Not that it matters. If I didn't buy things that people who use reddit buy, I'd assume that I wouldn't have a keyboard.

>> No.54264631

>>54264550

Tons of companies make knockoff products, doesn't mean they have the manufacturing or QC skills/experience. If that means nothing to you, dunno what to tell you.

We both know it's about what's a hyped up flavor of the month on reddit, not "things that people who use reddit" buy.

>> No.54264651

>>54264631
I didn't know that. Thanks for clarifying. Either way, I like them. I guess it doesn't really matter.

>> No.54264880

>>54264182
if you want purple/grey, there are some nice taihao doubleshots on massdrop right now

imo wasd is not worth it unless you're printing totally custom stuff on the keys

>> No.54264912

>>54264880
What are doubleshots?

>> No.54265025

>>54264912
instead of having the legends printed on top, doubleshots use one plastic for the body of the keycap, and one for the legends, which improves durability, arguably also feel and appearance.

>> No.54265191

>>54264880
It's even worse now.

>> No.54265367
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>My UPS tracking number tells me that my package still hasn't been shipped out yet. What's going on?
>I found your package today, it had fallen behind the shelf. Sorry about that!
Maybe someday I will get my Clueboard.

>> No.54265517

Alright so I got the corsair k70 before the tramp stamp with red back lights edition. Any nice keycaps I can put on it that'll be cheap and work and look nice.

>> No.54265559

>>54265517

Nope, all the nice PBT and doubleshot sets won't fit their "custom" bottom row keys.

You can put them on the rest only, but it'll look worse than it does now. I had the same exact board with blues and sold it.

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54266005

>>54239120
>Having a dedicated Reddit key
The color is nice, but everything else is terrible.

>>54265367
Sounds like UPS.

>> No.54266170

>>54258028
>das memeboard
>pad-printed keys
>ABS
>britcuck layout
>fullsize

>> No.54266328

>>54264439
>>54264631

Right, because nobody but Cherry has QC or testing facilities for their keyswitches.

https://youtu.be/kC93-h3nprs?t=35

>> No.54266489

>>54265367
>I found your package today, it had fallen behind the shelf. Sorry about that!

How does that even happen at a major courier company?

I work for another courier and if any parcel doesn't move or get a scan within an expected timeframe our system automatically starts firing off high priority alerts to its last known location and its next expected location demanding immediate checkpoint compliance.

>> No.54266503

>>54266328
>that fucking video
This isn't ylyl anon.

>> No.54266550

>>54266489
No, it was the Clueboard guy who dropped it behind a shelf. Made a shipping label but never actually shipped it.

>> No.54266679

>>54266550

That actually triggers a message for us too. If it's not picked up by end of the scheduled pickup date (defaults to same day if sent before the cut-off time, otherwise next day), the origin station gets a priority alert that basically asks "Why hasn't this been picked up from the shipper yet?"

Then driver will ask if they still intend to ship or not, or if they don't have a regular pickup CS will contact them.

>> No.54266709

>>54266679
I dunno dude, I just operate under the assumption that UPS is Literally Worse Than Hitler.

>> No.54266858

>>54266709

Probably accurate given how little care they take with dangerous goods. We used to rent a can on one of their flights until they lost their second plane in less than four years to negligence in screening for lithium batteries.

>> No.54267059

>>54265559
Couldn't I change just the ones in the middle with the keys and keep the rest for when I get another board or would it just look ugly.

>> No.54267161

>>54267059

You could, but IMO it looked cheesy with the different fonts.

Maxkeyboard sells a set of meh quality bottom row keys for these, you could possibly mix em with a decent set.

>> No.54267793
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54267793

That new set on massdrop looks pretty cute.

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>>54253572
All the keys will fit except for the spacebar and the keys on either side of it.

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>>54266328

Funny. Chinese knock offs of a 33 year old switch and they make them sound like some amazing new thing.

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