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I always wanted to start one of these. /mkg/ mechanical keyboard general.

I don't think there are enough 70% keyboards and would love to see them posted.

>> No.54313916
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>mfw people unironically use the Cherry 'tactile' switches

>> No.54313933

What's wrong with them anon?

>> No.54313997
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>> No.54314009

what do you guys think about the MK Disco with their KBT switches?

>> No.54314474

Why is this font on keyboards legal

>> No.54314639

That's not an answer retard.

>> No.54315003

>mkg general
>mechanical keyboard general general
thanks ras syndrome

>> No.54316473

inb4 the OP from the other thread goes completely nuts for daring to tread on his territory. Mechanical keyboards are his. You are not allowed to start an /mkg/ general.

>> No.54316539

The other thread only has 221 replies.
This one isn't necessary yet.

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>> No.54316644

the Cherry MX Greens come with an baby blue backlighting. The Cherry MX Browns come with a white backlighting.

>> No.54316664

The Magicforce comes with Cherry MX Greens????? Has anyone confirmed this?
I find this hard to believe.

>> No.54316739
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Anyone tried casting their own keycaps?
Fucked if I can find casting resin in Australia though. Metal and fine cement could be an option too

>> No.54316762

I am. I think I'm just going to buy my next set. Casting my own is just too much work.

>> No.54316806

Where can I find black keycaps for my topre realforce?

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>> No.54316963

Who else here /waiting/ for the Planck drop?

So many more weeks left fuck

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>> No.54317027

Hotkeysproject. Google it

>> No.54317084

why the fuck would you order a planck? Literally the dumbest keyboard, only made to look "cool" and "clean". No reason for it to be so small, just get a tenkeyless you austistic fuck. It's not you need that extra little bit of space saved. Plus the layout is unergonomic as fuck and forces you to use modifiers for everything.

The whole form over function meme needs to stop

>> No.54317120

Is there a way to bleach/lighten keycaps?
From a grey to a lighter grey, or from an offwhite to a white?

I want to whiten my keys and then dye some of them green.

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>is there a way to bleach my keycaps
how about you bleach them you brainlet

>> No.54317310

From what I'm reading, bleach doesn't really help whiten keycaps.

Bleach (verb): to make whiter or lighter in color, as by exposure to sunlight or a chemical agent; remove the color from.


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What the fuck do I buy? I program

>> No.54317452 [DELETED] 

you sure pranked him good with that link xd

>> No.54317470

Whats the material of the caps?

>> No.54317529

not abs according to an anon from the last thread.
None float, unless I keep air on the underside, but then they start to sink.
I don't have any acetone with me, so I haven't tried that test yet yet.

>> No.54317615

Yeah, that was me. I'm not sure there is anyway to do what you're wanting.
If you lighten them with some chemical, you may risk ruining the legends on the key caps.

>> No.54317752

I already have two TKLs you fucking autist.

also there's only two modifiers

>> No.54317789

i have a cherry corsair k70. no problem for the contribution, anytime.

it's the same shit as the k60, except it has a (very) customizable blacklighting and it doesnt come with a gaming hand rest, so i took the k60's one and put it on my k70. also it doesnt come with gaming wasd buttons, but whatever. other than that it's a good buy. how the fuck do people even tolerate typing all day with no mechanical keyboard?

>> No.54317848

I'll just play around a bit and see what works. I never really look at my keyboard unless I'm getting used to new one. Which I will be when I switch to my newly beloved fkb4725.

Now to hunt down an older model M from thrift stores that don't understand the power of the clicky-clacks.

>> No.54317877

>model M from thrift stores
That's where I got M13. Took forever before one showed up though.

>> No.54318162

Yeah. I've been looking around for some time now.
Found this fkb4725 at some christian thrift shop that I don't go in much, most of it is just womans/kids stuff and christian books.

I'm pumped to give this keyboard some character.

>> No.54318248


Thanks for the help friends. Seems like they only have limited availability. Can't find any full set of blank keycaps. Maybe I should have got a HHKB instead so I could rice.

>> No.54318362

Yeah man, keep us posted when you start dying caps.
Also, make sure you use some decent paint on the case so it doesn't look shitty and glossy.

>> No.54318409

Yeah. I'll let you guy know how it turns out.
What kind of paint would work best on it?
I fucking hate spray paint, so that's not an option.
I have some alcohol based dyes, some old paints that I used for warhammer models and such, but I'll probably have to nap something else tomorrow.

>> No.54318614

I have no idea how to paint cases. I've just seen a lot of paint jobs that look shitty.
You would want something that can be touched a lot though.

>> No.54318646


>Using AWS

>> No.54318832

I never understood Topre. Its a rubber dome with a spring under it.

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Some people like the feel of it. I thought they felt pretty good.
Are they worth their price? Pic related.

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Yeah. I don't know if the alcohol based dye would stay on this plastic.

Anyone here ever use plasti dip on a case?


>> No.54318944

You may have to lightly wet sand the case with some 500 grit or something.
Also keep in mind that the case is abs.

>> No.54318955

>plasti dip
nooooooooo. That shit will most likely peel off after some use.

>> No.54318984

Thanks. Yeah, a small part on the side is melted for some reason, and I read that was the case, for the case, on other websites.
I've been reading that it stays on pretty well, and comes off if you want it to.
I'll try it on the case. Worst case scenario, I can peel it all off and try something else.

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Thinking of dying it and spraying it like this.
The colors with iDye and the case/white caps with 8 layers of plasti dip. The escape key has to be red though, so I'll just try the alcohol dye on that.
Don't know if I want that much color though, I wonder if I could checker it.

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Too much for my taste. I'm a neutral color fan.
Remember that the space bar is abs and will need to be done differently.

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That's right. I almost forgot.
I'll take the green caps out when it's real light, and instead of blue I'm going with a dark grey.

I'm happy with this layout.

>> No.54320275

You may be able to get away with dying the grey caps white instead of plasti dip. You wouldn't want to do that to them. You'll lose the legends(which may still happen with white dye) and it'll possibly start to look / feel bad after use.

>> No.54320289

>colouring your fucking keyboard

Fucking neckbeards I swear to christ. Why the fuck do you care? Do you seriously have nothing fucking better to do?

Fuck off to /v/

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>comes into a thread about a topic
>your topic sucks! Stop liking what I don't like!

>> No.54320353

>what is personalization
>what are colors
>what is fun

Do you even rice?

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>> No.54320371

How could I dye them white?
I'll be applying 8 layers of the stuff, which should be more than enough. I also don't play vidja very much, and won't even be using my desktop for quite some time.

>> No.54320387

>let's play spot the grumpy middle aged man
>mentions fun
Found him.

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>> No.54320439

Just looked. I cant find any white dye that would possibly work.
If you want to try it, then go for it. but it might turn out a little weird.

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>> No.54320481

>implying crafts and tinkering aren't productive

I bet you don't even use arch.

>> No.54321050
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So meme its horrid

>> No.54321055
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its not a keyboard mom its art
u dont understand

>> No.54321067

that is pretty meme
never liked the look of magiforce. those floating keys. ew.

>> No.54321092

I must admit the black one looks less horrible and the build quality is pretty good for the price

>> No.54321135

yea ive heard good things but man
fuck they still look cheap. ive never been a fan of floating keys but when you pair that with the cheapest looking backplate its like.. damn.
id buy one but id have to get a case for it too and that just defeats the point of a cheap board because metal cases are fucking retarded expensive.

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It got a kind of metal on top it feels like. Its pretty solid for the price. Only the float and the keycaps tho

>> No.54321394

Whats the best switches you've tried there so far?

>> No.54321439

Triggers my autism that 'mechanical keyboard' is just a buzz term without proper definition

>> No.54321479

So come up with one, anon.

>> No.54321515
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This is all my opinion and it differs from most people there just so you know.
Mx grey linear
Mx greens
Gateron greens
Gateron yellow
Matias quiet pro
Some alps not sure wich but tactile
Topre 45g
Topre 55g
A really nice modded novatouch feels really different than a normal topre way more soft

A small list with ones not id think not worth a spot up there or hated

Mx clears are good. Zealios didnt feel as good as expected, they were nice, just not worth the money. Reds are just awful. Blacks are nice but id gmrather get a gateron. Khails were suprisingly nice with my expectations. I dont like browns. Mx blues liked but id never get them.

Ask about a switch a type of cap a type of plastic and Ill try to answer

>> No.54321568

You can't base it on not having rubber domes since topre uses them. You can't base it on not having membrane either because then you throw all Model Ms out of the window.

Plus a rubber dome switch is still a mechanical switch.

>> No.54321589

>Matias quiet pro
What are your thoughts on those in compare to clears?

>> No.54321648
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now that's a nice meme.
would look much nicer if the case was painted white.

>> No.54321832

That was a preview of the new cases

>> No.54321885

Matias are very quiet and feel great sadly they were on a planck only so I couldnt real get a good type on them. What makes me love them over the clears are how quiet they are and they felt just right. You cant go wrong though

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two threads up at a time

double the shitposting I guess

>> No.54322595

Hey, does the pok3r boards with backlighting actually have PBT caps? I'm deciding between regular pok3r or backlit pok3r.


>> No.54322781

What keyboard is that?

>> No.54322818

KBT pure

>> No.54322895
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Any way to remap the useless keys on this without a hardware mod?

>> No.54322931

What if I want something with that size, but that uses rubber dome?

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get this

>> No.54323248


Agreed on most, I think ALPS live up to the hype while Zealios are such a leddit memeswitch.

I didn't like Khails as much as Otemu and orig Cherrys, though.

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>> No.54323463

it were a specific type of alps I have tried a few alps and they were pretty shitty. khails arent amazing but better than I thought they would be, and original cherry switches arent the best gateron is takes that spot IMO but they arent bad either their greens are just so lovely

>> No.54323552


Original white with the dry lube, orange and blue all feel excellent.

The newer whites are a lot scratchier, and I didn't care for black/salmon at all.

>> No.54323575

where can I buy this?

>> No.54323579

japanese prox
but its expensive af

>> No.54323580

Where did you get that notebook? Do you work there?

East or West coast? >_>

>> No.54323798


50 bucks for genuine Cherry blues in a TKL, looks like a standard layout too.
Some say they're manufactured by Ducky, but I don't know for sure.

>> No.54323999

A $5 old rubber dome feels the exact same

>> No.54324046


Now a dozen topre owners are going to post bullshit justifications on how much "better" it is to warrant 50x the price

>> No.54324068

Nice emoticon you fucking faggot

>> No.54324076

Thanks! xD

>> No.54324989

Have you used both a 5$ rubberdome and a Topre keyboard?

>> No.54325043

tfw he fell for the topre meme

>> No.54325070

needs an edit where topre is replaced with kailh

>> No.54325141

matias click comes from the metal leaf, whereas with cherries the bump comes from the stem. much stronger tactile click on the matias clicky switches

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I honestly don't understand how anyone likes browns or clears. Clears are sort of okay, I guess, but browns are so unsatisfying. It feels like a cheap rubberdome.

>> No.54325226


Yeah, almost as dull and mushy as topre

>> No.54325359
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Post Topre.

>> No.54325361

Brown feels like red with dirt in it.

>> No.54325379
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post best topre

>> No.54325387
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>all these people who have gotten their Granite's with problems
Have I fallen for a meme?

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Oh yeah, it's circlejerk time now.

>> No.54325409

What, the warping? It's like sprue marks - it's a "problem" in that it's not perfect, but it's sort of an expected property of the set.

>> No.54325411

why does the white one look so much better?
nigger keyboards gtfo

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and i'm not even using it right now

>> No.54325436

It's not black it's charcoal grey

>> No.54325457

well it aint white so its a nigger
build a wall

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>> No.54325590
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how'd i do mkg?

>> No.54325610

"damn those guys are talking shit about my 250 dollar rubber domes, I'll post my anime collection and really show them."

>> No.54325613
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I have fallen for the meme again

>> No.54325618

pretty good. same as my first board, had it for 4 years. good board

>> No.54325631

Paired with a RF or HHKB?

>> No.54325633
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I want to paint my quick fire rapid but I like the rubberized feeling of the plastic. I'm too broke for hydro dipping or whatever it's called.

What do?

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>his numpad doesn't Less tiredness and enable first typing


>> No.54325684
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>his keyboard wasn't signed by RMS

>> No.54325706

>naked consumerism on may day
KYS bouogie

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That color scheme is dope, breh.

I hate how much I love those colors. I'd never use them, but they look so perfect.

That keyboard makes me feel hate.

>> No.54325736


Plast-dip cans are like 6 bucks a piece, you're really too broke for that?

>> No.54325763

why wouldn't you use them?

>> No.54325957
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They don't fit any color scheme that I'd use for my battlestation.

>> No.54325976

what i found is they don't really need to fit
just as long as you don't have something that clashes with them. they usually look really nice.

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>> No.54326426

please don't use racisf

>> No.54326469

I'm searching a reason to NOT buy another keyboard because I already have one.

What do you do when you shouldn't buy another one but you want it?

>> No.54326513

I spend it on alcohol instead

>> No.54326525
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give in

>> No.54326533

Buy something else then say I don't have the money right now

>> No.54326845

That's the thing I can buy it but I DON'T have the money. Fuck me for being poor.

>> No.54326876

>What do you do when you shouldn't buy another one but you want it?
Buy it anyway

>> No.54326989

60% keyboards with ISO layout. Switches doesn't really matter. Any recommendations?

>> No.54327280

>Switches doesn't really matter.
They really should.

>> No.54327416

I mean I would prefer non-shit switches but if there aren't any viable options except some lower quality switches then sure, I can manage. Also I've never tried anything but cherry so I wouldn't mind trying something new.

>> No.54327442

/csg/ poster here. Is this mechanical ? I can't tell what the switch type is.


>> No.54327452


>> No.54327491

Hhkb professional 2

>> No.54327508

Given the limited KRO, the switch (chinks don't make their own mechanical switches, they just make cherry or alps knockoffs) and the fact that it has a full case (would be just about the first time I see a chink keyboard that is not floating keys at that price point), I am quite damn certain that it is not mechanical.

Looks like slider over rubber dome over membrane.

>> No.54327535

you replace those keycaps

>> No.54327617

Thanks for your help.

>> No.54327656

No problem, take a look at the motospeed or the magicforce 68 if you're looking for a cheap chink mech. I can personally vouch for the latter.

Rosewill also has quite decent keyboards at a nice price point with chink switches (gaterons I believe), you can find them on newegg (and perhaps other places too).

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Did I do good?

>> No.54329119

top fucking kek

>> No.54329373


>> No.54329423


Port Coquitlam, 45 minutes outside of Vancouver. I've been lucky lately; found a perfect dell U2312HM in the alley this morning, that Filco @ Value Village last night, and a couple weeks ago I picked up an Apple Extended Keyboard II, and a Model M for $5 each at other thrift stores a couple weeks ago.

>> No.54329553


>> No.54329833

I have Ducky Shine 4 with blue switches. Is this okay?

>> No.54329851

Yes, why wouldn't it be?

>> No.54329862

you never know about /g/

>> No.54329890
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Thoughts on the Quickfire Rapid? Also how are Razer's switches? inb4 gaymin meme

>> No.54329895

I'm not sure why you'd care if the general populace of /g/ likes your keyboard, but yeah, ducky keyboards are /mkg/ approved. I have a shine 4 myself and it's a lovely keyboard.

>> No.54329908

Razer switches are rebranded chink knockoffs.

And their keyboards have a non-standard bottom row, there's no reason to get a razer over a cooler master with a standard bottom row.

(aka get the fucking quickfire rapid)

>> No.54329910

feels better than any girl under my fingers. Also it makes nice noise

>> No.54329925

Real force 87 looks better

>> No.54330008
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who /poor/ but still /mkg/ here
i-it's not rubberdome so i can post right?

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>i-it's not rubberdome so i can post right?
this is rubberdome country though

What switches did you get? Mind giving us your opinion on it? It's always nice to know about budget boards.

>> No.54330169

outemu blues. they are cherry fakes

its loud, but everything else is great, you cant take off the cable.
keycaps are double shot but ugly font, should be switchable. lighting has many modes, most are for show or gaymer kids but there are subtle ones.
the keyboard is very loud though. no software is needed for anything.

did i mention its loud?

>> No.54330220


At least it looks like a standard cap layout, so you can just turn the ricer lights off and get some nice caps.

>> No.54330231
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>keycaps are double shot
are you sure they're not just painted?

>> No.54330278

no, i can clearly see that there is a white and a black part inside. i dont know if they are double shot, i read it somewhere, but they are definitely not painted.

>> No.54330323

Chinks have gotten some upgrades recently. The magicforce (I'm quite damn sure the memeforce (or at least the caps) come from the same OEM as those of the motospeed, they both have that atrocious font) also has doubleshot ABS caps.

>> No.54330326

I need a spacebar of this painted type of keycap

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note the straight line

>> No.54330390

I was about too search the OP links and there isn't.

Good and cheap places to buy in europe?

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>> No.54330473
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>It is impossible to be productive during work time and have fun during free time

>> No.54330501

the logitech gaymen keyboard i used for 4 years was painted
it was at least durable enough that the legends never wore off, but they did shine pretty bad

>> No.54330537

Sorry if I'm asking too much, but I'm kinda newbie.

I'm actually using a Steelseries 6gv2 and I'm not too deep in mech keyboards.

Only think I know is what I always wanted to try one of that "compact" keyboards. Where should I start?

>> No.54330605

poker 2/3
something like that
honest the brand of the keyboard is 60% of the time status/rarity. quality is a lot of the time the same. keycaps/case quality/switchtype/layout if those are fine for you its alright

>> No.54330626

Yeah I said the brand for it made difference for a newbie. I will search that keyboards and report later.

>> No.54330667

its all depending on how much you are willing to spent on it

>> No.54330694


>> No.54330713


>> No.54330772
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>> No.54331029


yep, that's a rubber dome

>> No.54331070

Well, as I have another keyboard and I don't have other machine to use it, I was searching to spend really low, but I'm seeing this is a little out my league maybe

>> No.54331216


Check out the Magicforce, TeamWolf and Redragon boards then

>> No.54331223

God damn, tell me your secrets, grass.

>> No.54331360


Persistence I guess. I try to hit all the local thrift shops once a week, if I've got nothing better to do it's a nice way to get out, enjoy the weather and listen to podcasts.

>> No.54331400

Magicforce is actually really good for the price in the <TKL selection. It'd really be best to wait for the Massdrop drop to repop so you can get it custom, otherwise good luck trying to get one with Gateron switches.

>> No.54331587
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>mfw shopping between amazon and mechanicalkeyboards.com and notice MK pulls stuff from their taihao sets and just photoshops it out of the image

>> No.54331665

I were reserching and I found this.


I like blacks, and someone said gateron was good, right? I didn't remember it right. How's the coice?

>> No.54331744

kbp v60 is good
gateron blacks/yellows are nice
and 85 is a really nice price

>> No.54331856

Thing is, I'm Spanish, so it is no a priority but layout is kinda a point when buying, also shippings (I know it says free shippings but one never knows). I never bought there, someone can help a little more, please?

Sorry if asking too much

>> No.54331936

they are from america so you most likely have to pay importcosts.
I cant help you with this that much, but you have to look at european stores or something from like the uk

>> No.54332018


Not to say capacitive is bad, but that's not actually mechanical.

>> No.54332112

define what makes a keyboard mechanical then.

>> No.54332151
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This are the brands amazon.es it has.

Can I have advice (once more, sorry) on them? I don't think is there someone from you guys say here.

>> No.54332183

not using a fucking rubber dome

>> No.54332186

Lookin for a good mid sized mech with cherry blues that doesn't look gaymen but is still backlit and has a nice font. Suggestions please?

>> No.54332202


Switches that actuate by way of an internal mechanism.

Not sure why that's not obvious to you.

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Is mine mechanical, or no.

>> No.54332412

Where do I get my clammy hands on a Model M or similar nostalgiafag memeboards? I'm in Sweden and I can't seem to find any for sale. Any in EU? Weren't there links in the sticky before?

>> No.54332447


Electrical switches for the most part. The key word here is mechanism. Like in a Cherry switch you press down on a plunger which actuates a mechanism consisting of two metal leaves inside the housing, putting them into physical contact with each other and closing the electrical circuit.

Examples of non-mechanical switches:
Membrane ("microwave oven" buttons) - You squash two conductive membranes directly together.
Rubber dome - You squash a rubber dome with a conductive pad underneath it directly into a conductive sheet.
Topre - You squash a rubber dome over a metal spring and a sensor below it detects the change in capacitance of the spring as it gets compressed.
Hall effect - You push a magnet down towards a sensor that detects the change in field strength.

Buckling springs use either a conductive sheet (model M) or a capacitive sensor (model F) to handle the signal, yet both are still considered mechanical because they involve a spring-and-hammer mechanism to actuate.

>> No.54332574
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Someone posted this in the last MKG, what board is this?

>> No.54332600

Any full-size metal housings available for a full-size board? I'm looking to replace the housing for my glossy DAS.

Great board, looks terrible.

>> No.54332623

fug dem caps doe

>> No.54332790

Poker 3

I attended a workshop and took a survey

>> No.54333343

The easiest way to tell is to pop one of the keycaps off and take a look.

>> No.54333377

I mean, it's a good board but there's no way I'd pay $85 for it.

>> No.54333420


Why would you pay that when the other boards named are half the price (or less)?

>> No.54333461

I don't like the feel Magicforce, TeamWolf and Redragon. Not aesthetically, I mean, like they were "cheap"in a bad way. I don't know if I'm explaning myself

What would be the right price?

>> No.54333628
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What do you gentlemen think of this lenovo mechanical keyboard? It's supposed to have drainage holes and shit like the chinkpads. The price also seems to be right.

>> No.54333636


It's not a 'fucking rubber dome'

It is cup rubber

>> No.54333699

>it's not a capacitive screen
>it's a capacitive display

topres are L I T E R A L L Y rubber domes

>> No.54333924


But the quality isn't any different. It's probably even better on the Magicforce, since it has genuine Cherry and a metal top case.

>> No.54334303

What are the best clicky/tactile switches? I don't like mx blues, they don't feel very satisfying. I currently have browns and they feel shitty now.

Should I be looking into alps?

>> No.54334346

>Should I be looking into alps?

>> No.54334426

Any specific switches? Are PBT keycaps for them hard to come by?

>> No.54334454

You could just start by looking at what Matias offers.

Alps caps are no where near as plentiful as Cherry, harbour no illusion. That said, AEKII boards are fairly common and have PBT dyesubs.

>> No.54334759

>AEKII boards are fairly common
Yes, but they have a nonstandard bottom row.
Dell Dell AT101's are common as well and have a bottom row that would work with most boards today.

>> No.54334782

>Yes, but they have a nonstandard bottom row.
Isn't that what Hasu's Alps64 for?

>Dell AT101
Which use ABS caps, as I understand it.

>> No.54334966

>Hasu's Alps64
Yes, but that's assuming anon wants to build his own board as well as a 60%.
>ABS caps
I was thinking of the old logo version, my bad.

>> No.54335007

>Yes, but that's assuming anon wants to build his own board as well as a 60%.
Hey, it's an option. Plus this is going to happen:


>> No.54335036

Oh cool. Thanks for the link!

>> No.54335235

oh gosh that matias 60% group buy started two years ago...and still not ready for production.

>> No.54335485

what keys are you guys waiting for/ looking forward too?
i just paid my invoice on the latest fallout keycaps sets and am waiting for shadovved to get the enjoypbt dyesubs in.
got me the fallout keys in sa row 3 and simple black legends for the pbt sets.
also got 2 win98 keys and im going to spring for a cmyk mod set if theres some extras for a real a e s t h i c look

>> No.54335543

Here's part of my shit dye job for my Fujitsu FKB4725.
It didn't turn out like I wanted it too, and I accidentally dyed the ESC key the wrong color.
What should I do with the caps I haven't dyed yet, and the case?
I'm not liking the plasti dip.

>> No.54335642

I'm waiting on Shadovved as well. I didn't buy any keys in the drop but I'm definitely looking forward to the extras (probably will pick up the whitefox set, love dem centered legends).

I also ordered a Japanese set from the IMSTO groupbuy. As IMSTO never really said anything after they announced the groupbuy, people are flipping the fuck out because some of the keysets offered were never even described/given pictures of. Pretty funny, but gotta remember to set an alert on my phone a couple days before the PayPal claim period ends so we don't get another Ivan lol.

Last the NPKC rainbow caps I ordered on MD last month should be coming in this week. I originally wanted them on my RC930 to match the RGB-ness, but I got other caps in the meantime. Probably will put it on a custom I'm going to be obtaining.

you forgot the pic anon

>> No.54335681

Make a key layout.


You're in deep, friend.

>> No.54335694
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yeah after the ivan shit im only sticking to small gbs and shadovved since he only does 1 gb at a time
i never went into an imsto buy but i hear hes shit with contact and takes weeks or months to say anything. but he hasnt done a drugER after how many years hes been there so i guess hes ok for now.
i have a jp set and i really love it. heres an old pic of them on my kul. ive since put them on my new v60
im pretty sure its the same as the imsto one since i got it from shadovved and he got them from the same people imsto is getting them from i think

>> No.54335732

That board is sick!
>I'm not liking the plasti dip
I had a feeling you wouldn't. Post the pic

>> No.54335767

thanks m8
its a kul with blacks. swapped out the black faceplate for the white one. i put some blank keys on it from a previous shadovved gb i went in on

>> No.54335786

Tactiles across the board just kind of suck. Clicky switches are really satisfying to type on, Gateron blues so far have been my favorite. Although, I still think linears are better in every way.

>> No.54335790

recommendations? the ones it came with seem fine, but i'll be honest i don't know better.

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Sorry, long day today.

The black didn't come out like I wanted it to, but that's okay.
I don't have the top half of the case and the rest of the caps in the picture because I hate how the plasti dip has come out.

Should I just use some matte spray paint on the case and caps?

>> No.54335906

What dye / guide did you use?
Im not sure how you would be able to salvage them aside from going 100% black with the dye on them all.
Worst case scenario, you find a model m and use its keycaps on it if you don't like the Fujitsu's. (make sure its a model M with the 2 part keycaps, as only the top half of them will work)

>> No.54335927

You've fallen for a lot of memes in your time, haven't you OP?

>> No.54335977

The iDye dye, and something from imgur.
Boiled them at 90C.

>Worst case scenario, you find a model m
That's the best case scenario right there.
I want the maximum clicky-clack.
But I think I'll just get some more black dye and white matte spray paint and finish this up.

Probably boil the fuck out of the black caps again, and do better next time.

>> No.54336016

Yeah man, keep trying.
How did you get the dye so fast anyway? Does a store near you sell it? I cant find it anywhere.

>> No.54336203

Joanne's craft store had a lot. I just went to a local one.
Hobby lobby and Michael's might too.
I imagine a lot of craft stores would carry them. Try calling a few near you.

>> No.54336237

Just got the hhkb professional 2 first mechanical keyboard and holy shit it's a huge difference I love it. Was using some shitty dell keyboard I got for free before

>> No.54336426

I love clears. Blues and greens are nice, but I don't really like noisy keyboards, and find that clears feel much better, especially after playing guitar for a bit.

>> No.54338252
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What would someone recommend for between pcb and case some kind of foam

>> No.54338861

How about a plate to mount your switches on? Seems like the kind of thing you'd put between the PCB and the case.

>> No.54339191

amazing switches the gateron yellows are

>> No.54339245

they are nice slider over domes. I dont care what all topre haters say about how its just another rubberdome that is way too overpriced. I agree its overpriced a bit, but its a really nice solid switch to type on for a longer time

>> No.54339262

Model Fs aren't mechanical?

What about Model Ms? Those use a membrane.

>> No.54339472

What is a good keyboard with some easily programmable extra keys and illumination? Price should be ~60€
Doesn't have to be mechanical.

How about the Logitech G105

>> No.54339481

not all model m's

>> No.54339499

He makes bullshit excuses for them here: >>54332447

>> No.54339558

i ordered blank nkpc cherry profile thick pbts from massdrop to put on my filco tkl. now i read that thick pbt often requires sanding down when used with costar stabilizers because the stabilizer wire tends to grind against thick caps.
anyone have ezperience with this? feelsbadman

>> No.54339579

feelsbadman? this isnt twitch
also bttv is for fucking faggots

>> No.54339814

fuck off

>> No.54339844
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i want some new caps for my pok3r, pic related
any suggestions? i'd like something with muted/pastel colours, not as bright as the miami caps preferably.

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reportan in. free stuff is best stuff. found this baby in the trailer we were taking to the recycling center and took it home with me.

>> No.54339921

that is legit. nice find

>> No.54340006

Casting resin? For a simple shit shape like that?

Use straight fibreglass resin.

You'll easily be able to get like a £10 "repair kit" resin setup to try it.

>> No.54340020

>ducky shine 5 with cherry blues and nordic layout is pure unobtainium
Just end my life already.

>> No.54340039

>key cap
>simple shape
You think it's just a fucking square with sloped sides, dont you?

>> No.54340187


Do you like peerless switches?

>> No.54340214


Like putting a tiny clear rubber over a huge black cock. You should have got the PCB too it makes topres look better.

>> No.54340261

I took it from a switch tester I got for free at the keyboard meetup and I dont feel like opening up my realforce right now

>> No.54340262


Lies; honestly.

>> No.54340276

>/g/ whines about rubber domes
>shills expensive rubber domes

i bet they feel like rubber domes too

>> No.54340298


>> No.54340400

Dutch keyboard meet up

>> No.54340450

>red yoshi
my nigga

>> No.54340575
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how good is the WASD V2 88-K. Keyboard or the corsair k70?

>> No.54340667

you were there too?

>> No.54340687

Jävla lycko-ost, fungerar det som det ska också?

>> No.54340716

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Hot-Mercury-Series-Cellphone-Case-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-i9600-PU-Leather-Wallet-Style-Stand/1780455785.html just came in the mail.

A bit awkward to get my phone into the rubber case but now it fits really well, looks pretty good as well. I am a flaming faggot so i got the purple one.

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posted in wrong thread

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>> No.54341689


They're nicer than any rubberdome I've had, and they're kinda clicky-clacky.

>> No.54342360

what cheap mech. chink keyboard to get?
(except motospeed, which is on the way)

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ajazz ak33

>> No.54342471

ugly and tacky as fuck

>> No.54342519

>getting a motospeed
>thinks he can call anything tacky

10/10 i'm triggered af

>> No.54342566

I had always used cheap kb+m combos. But recently I got myself a logitech g402 on a sale and the difference in comfort and accuracy was immediately noticeable. Is the difference between membrane and meks will be as great? I have never mechanicals before so cant see any immediate benefits. Please enlighten me.

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Mechs don't really do anything that a regular keyboard won't do, except for NKRO maybe, but I don't see why anyone actually needs full goddamn key roll over.

That being said, they're very nice to use. They feel nice to type on and they offer a very high degree of customizability. If you use your keyboard all day you'll probably enjoy a mech, if you like to tinker with shit you will love them.

>> No.54342657

Is that Irina? And are you on osx?

>> No.54342708
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You mean the girl on the wallpaper? She's Sonya from Kill Me Baby

And yes, I'm running OS X

>> No.54342713

nkro is usefull for stenographers I guess lol
also your board is looking clean man

>> No.54342735

Cheers, currently fixing it.

It worked fine for two weeks or three weeks (don't remember how long ago I built it) and the firmware somehow fucked itself. Not anything shorting out no wires not connected properly, no dead diodes, some keys and the whole number row just somehow don't work anymore. I didn't even re-upload the firmware since I first got it working.

>> No.54342740

>Mechs don't really do anything that a regular keyboard won't do
except not feel like you're dragging your fingers through broken glass when typing on them

>> No.54342784
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She looked similar in the blurry picture. I made a hackintosh but that didn't play nice with my gaymin mice. Does osx fuss around with your mech keyboard too?

>> No.54342806

Can someone point me to s good wrist wrest for poker II?

>> No.54342830

OS X works fine with every keyboard I've connected to it so far (except for that one steelseries rubber dome piece of shit that died on me within 36 hours of arriving at my doorstep that prompted me to buy my first mech and started all this madness), except for maybe the magicforce I'm trying to fix right now, but I doubt that it's a problem directly related to OS X.

Though a friend of mine reports problems with a quickfire TK that doesn't play nice with OS X (I'm guessing it's due to the NKRO mode that you can only turn on or off on windows). Though another friend used the very same keyboard with his hackintosh and he had no problems with OS X. I'll probably end up taking another look at that piece of shit sometime in the near future.

What gaymen mouse didn't it play nice with? I've had zero problems with the g502 so far, not with the mouse itself nor with the software to configure it.

>> No.54342863

what's so great about osx

>> No.54342895


>> No.54342925

I grew up with it and I have no incentive to use a different operating system.

Every encounter I've had with windows (I dual booted for some time cuz muh gaymes) was a horrible pain in the ass. I connected a new keyboard and it had to install some driver, I installed steam and sound didn't work on some games, I booted up three days after installing it and all USB devices just didn't work (changing some bios setting which had been on all the time already fixed it). I'll probably get into using windows at least for stuff related to my future education (electrical engineering) that I'll be entering soon since the software available for OS X in that regard is cumbersome, but I don't think I'll switch from OS X to windows as my non-doing-shit-for-school-or-work OS.

>> No.54342939

I use a g402. If it keep scroll-wheel accel on then it keep jumping like 20 lines each scroll and if I disable it it moves at 1 line each scroll.

>> No.54343147

Strange, I didn't do anything with my scrolling setting in the system preferences ever and the g502 doesn't have any problems.

Though I mainly use the trackpad for scrolling and most of my mouse stuff, it's really fucking comfy if you combine it with bettertouchtool.

>> No.54343568

anyone use a kinesis advantage here?


>> No.54343723

b.face coming in today, happy days

>> No.54343796

I like my YoTG desu, I'd say the Shine 5. Good build quality, feels nice, reliable, and just good overall. Having the numpad is a nice addition too, helps when inputting integers and replying to others' posts
>inb4 le rgb xdddddd!!! boogeyman
I like setting it to different colours for different times if the day, different moods and such. Its nice at night too when I look down at the keyboard to kind of recalibrate my hands.

>> No.54343813

typed on one few days ago
it looks so good

>> No.54343902

What's got the clickiest of the clacks when it comes to keyboards with replaceable caps?

>> No.54343927

probably plate mounted cherry blue

>> No.54343951

Any clicky alps with bent leaf spring.

If you want cherry compatible, aristotle switches. Or maybe outemu blues if you want something easier to obtain.

>> No.54343961

Have you still not figured out that people buy things because they like the way they look?

>> No.54344067


Model F and white ALPS caps are replaceable, but like Topre there's not much in the way of options.

MX greens are probably the loudest with plenty inexpensive options.

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would placing miami keys on a G710+ be a good idea?

>> No.54344675

no obviously not

>> No.54344749

any better gaming keyboards with numpad and media keys i can use?

>> No.54344791
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>gaming keyboards

>> No.54344824

just get the motospeed k104, no media keys but fn-combinations. if you are fine with taking your g710 apart just drill holes in your tables, put push bottons in and connect them to your keyboards pcb. otherwise, theres only corsair.

but yeah you're better off at >>/v/

>> No.54344958

so people on /g/ can't like some vidya now and then? gaming was only a term i used, can be any keyboard as long as it has numpad and media keys

>> No.54344971

do it
post pictures

>> No.54344972

So what makes a keyboard a gaming keyboard? Flashy lights? You think they actually design your shit to give you an advantage in games?

>> No.54344993

no, as I said it's only a term. Really don't give a shit about lights and all, just want a numpad and media keys on a mechanical keyboard

>> No.54345029

then get the motospeed, imo it's the best you can get for the price that will look good with Miami keycaps.
I'd be interested to see the rose gold version with those

it has no media keys, but i was afraid of switching from my g510 for years because of those. you get used to not having them in a few days

>> No.54345049
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Get this to be the fastest gamer! Dont forget to mod it with miami keycaps.

>> No.54345055

how the fuck can someone use this?

>> No.54345058

I need a new fking keyboard the one I have is driving me nuts

>> No.54345071

w2c this looks cool

>> No.54345075

buy a filco

>> No.54345087

dont buy a filco

>> No.54345115

don't know how I feel about the lights on it

>> No.54345120

A term that usually means shitty keyboards.

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>> No.54345139

you can turn them off and there are non-15 year old modes on it

>> No.54345192

thanks for the help, might buy it, Anon

>> No.54345233

but why is it sold for so cheap?

>> No.54345289

fake switches and well, its cheap because you dont pay for having it shipped across the world because you buy directly from the manufacturer. its also on discount on gearbest right now (thats where you should buy it)
on /csg/ like 15 people bought that keyboard and so far nobody has reported anything negative about it

>> No.54345367

>japanese prox


>> No.54345415

We hate gaymers. Come back when your balls drop kid.

>> No.54345447

Those keycaps are gorgeous.

>> No.54345453

You ask a person in japan to order it for you and send it from him towards you since amazon.jp or maybe an inbetween website like tenso same idea but that just gives you a japanese adress

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or you can order it from amazon like i did

>> No.54345501

since when does japan send keyboards international

>> No.54345550
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oh man i dont know
maybe my keyboards aren't real

>> No.54345571

it was a legitimate question

>> No.54345605


>> No.54345636


>> No.54345679

Since when the fuck does whiterabbit stock HHKBs

>> No.54345715

They sell out very fast.

>> No.54345751


We can also supply other PFU keyboards and accessories including:
HHKB Professional Type-S
HHKB Professional JP
HHKB Lite2
HHKB Lite2 for Mac

>> No.54346012
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>simple and stylish

would look for nicer with black dyesubbed kana on the charcoal grey keycaps

Holy fuck I'd buy the shit out of that.

>> No.54346082

So I was reading up on Unicomp's keyboards and original buckling models and supposedly they keys have a lot more "wiggle room" than modern boards. Can anyone who owns one comment on this? Do they feel loose?

>> No.54346130

but the d on mine is fucked up
it activates before the spring buckles

>> No.54346583

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