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More DIY edition

>Buyer's template for the unenlightened:
>Where to Buy:
>You are new and want our advice? Use buyers template

Keyset wiki

Old thread: >>54725864

>> No.54757712
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more like eternally waiting on parts edition

>> No.54757753

What keyboard would you recommend for someone whose only experience with a mechanical keyboard was an old model M

While i liked it for typing it was just not right for playing games as the keys were too stiff.

I currently use a logitech g105 but the wasd keys are becoming incredibly squishy after all these years and i don't need all the extra keys it has anyways.

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It's sad that there are no ANSI SA mods for Alps :(

>> No.54757872

Have you tried out MX Greens?

>> No.54757918

it's sad there are no profiles or caps worth a shit at all

i believe he wants less stiff, not a bad imitation of buckling springs

>> No.54757924

Do you have any required features in a keyboard? What's your budget?
Shall the switches click again?

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o hello

>> No.54757928
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Do you guys know of a mechanical keyboard that exists with this exact key layout?

It's the keyboard I use and love and don't ever want another keyboard with a different arrangement.

>> No.54757983

Im reading the switch guide and it seems the greens actuate at 70g. supposedly the rubberdomes i have do that at 65g

I always bottom this keyboard out so i assume i want a stiffer switch then? Because i was originally assuming i should get a blue switch

Sorry for being retarded ive pretty much just used normal 10$ keyboards before i was given this g105 5 years ago

>> No.54757984

redscarf III

its pretty rare and expensive though

>> No.54758023

Quickfire TK (piece of shit) or a 75% + numpad is the closest you'll get

Or you can just build your own

>> No.54758039

Id prefer to have function keys at a minumum stuff like pause play etc. Looking for tenkeyless because i always run my mouse into my current keyboard.

>> No.54758054

>build your own

Maybe if I had a 3D printer

>> No.54758057
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shit is lit senpai

>> No.54758078

Any prefered design? You want it to still be clicky, tactile (so basically clicky without sound), or linear (no bump at all)

>> No.54758116


>> No.54758138

would like to have the clicking sound

I dont want a space ship but i wouldn't mind it having backlit keys, not a deal breaker though. and id prefer to spend somewhere around $100 US

>> No.54758175

I'm not sure what gives you the idea that you'd need à 3D printer for that.

Or that it'd even be a good idea to use a 3D printer. Maybe for the case, but there's nicer options out there for that too.

>> No.54758187

that looks fucking terrible to type on.

>> No.54758196

Get the cheapest Ducky TKL with MX-Blues, or also a very good choice: KBP V80 Matias Clicky (More tactile, more clicky), currently on Massdrop for 99$+Shipping.

>> No.54758221

how would I build such a keyboard on my own? I don't know how to do plastic molds, woodworking, or metal fabrication.

>> No.54758269

Thanks, this style is exactly what i was looking for

might splurge for the tkl rgb because i like my led rice a bit too much

>> No.54758289

You don't need to know any of those things.

>> No.54758306

tell me about it

>> No.54758406
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Buy switches
Use plate builder tool to make a plate (swillkb.com iirc) to design a plate
Have it laser cut
Put in the switches
Handwire everything with a teensy
Build some kind of case (can be as rudimentary as you like)
Get some keycaps

You now have a functional keyboard.
The thing you're looking at in the OP pic was built like that (not quite finished yet).

I'm off to bed now, but it's really relatively simple business. Do some googling and leave any questions you have here and I'll answer them tomorrow.

>> No.54758462

That looks a little too thicc senpai.

>> No.54758469

Your wiring still looks like shit. Did you cut a big hole in the bottom of the case?

>> No.54758476
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i'm going to opposite route for my next idea
just pcb mounting my switches in a non standard config

>> No.54758507

Yeah I did, I hope it doesn't trigger your sensitivities.

>> No.54758524

My autism demands to know why.

>> No.54758529

I was wondering when you'd get a gons. What switches and config?

>> No.54758549

So I could put the teensy there. The useless standoff leg was blocking that space and it's the perfect place for it. Not to mention that having direct access to the programming button makes things easier too.

>> No.54758576

Couldn't you have just shaved it down? The board seems rather exposed. How is it mounted?

>> No.54758635
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just the pcb
like fuck i would pay $400 for some shitty led minimalist case

but his pcb has slots for a good amount of different configs
i making these german cherry caps into a 60% for giggles

>> No.54758675

There's not as much space further down, removing that standoff was the easiest way to do it since it can connect directly to the usb cable in the same place where the original connector was.

It's not mounted on anything. It doesn't really move around due to the lack of space and the usb cable holds it in place when plughed in.

>> No.54758697

but it is fixed senpai

>> No.54758776


hurrdurr muh reddit flipped memebar

>> No.54758801

i mean you gotta be pretty autistic to care about someone wanting to be more comfortable while typing just because it fucks with your fake ocd

>> No.54758818


it looks like trash, having an opinion doesn't equal autism mr. reddit

>> No.54758829

having an autistic opinion does though

>> No.54758841


i'm sure reddit would love to hear more about those. back to ripster-land with you

>> No.54759713

Dear \g\entleman,

If price is not an issue what the best MK you could buy today? Could you list at last two options?

>> No.54759725

filco or realforce

>> No.54759746

Thanks anon :)

>> No.54759776


IBM Beamspring or Burroughs dual-magnetic hall effect

>> No.54759787

Just wanna rage. But I had an IBM Model M SpaceSaver keyboard, and my IT department replaced it with a wireless HP piece of shit calling it an upgrade. When I asked if I could get it back, they had already dropped it off at the recycling center. Really fucking pissed off.

>> No.54759822


I'd be taking a drive to the recycling center

>> No.54759832

>Burroughs and Beam Spring MKs
Thanks anon. I will be able to find only used pieces. This is correct?

>> No.54759840

Got my younger brother one of those cheapo zhuque keyboards for $65 and what the fuck this thing feels nicer than it has any right to be. I had some MX Reds laying around so no more cheap china switches either. China stepping their game up, sorta wanna grab one for myself to mess around with

>> No.54759880

It happened over last weekend, which means it was already crushed/recycled. Also the guys there are assholes about not letting you take items out of the storing containers ( Saw an 80s IBM PC in one, they threatened to beat me if I went in and got it).

>> No.54759891


Its me again. Just curious, but anyone already tried to 3D print your own MK (of course, the parts that could be printed) and what about the quality?

Another question: I'm creating a hexagonal key computer keyboard. Its possible to use some HW parts of existent MK (e.g.: the circuit board) to implement such a thing just to reduce costs in a prototype? Or I'm wrong?

>> No.54759940


Right, and usually in the neighborhood of 400-500 in good condition


That really sucks, I've found some facilities friendly enough to let me look around and buy stuff at a flat rate. Maybe you can find some in your area if you're professional about it.

>> No.54759970

Thanks anon :)

>> No.54760030

Thinking of getting a Ducky Shine 5 with brown switches for my first keyboard. Any reason not to?

>> No.54760059

yeah, brown switches suck.

>> No.54760065


>> No.54760069

IBM Model M/Unicomp master race here.

Who else is buckling spring, here?

>> No.54760080

They feel like shitty reds. If you don't want clicky switches, get clears, or if you can't get blacks or reds.

>> No.54760103

Soooo when are Gateron tactile clears going to be re-stocked on winkeyless? :^(

>> No.54760122
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overrated desu

>> No.54760209
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newest member of the IBM family, about to do some cleaning

>> No.54760460

Own a model M But I honestly don't use it on a day to day basis just because its full size and fucking huge and is extremely loud the springs rattle like a tin can full of rocks

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currently trying out this layout I made

Poker II w/ Clears

>> No.54760775
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Apple Extended Keyboard masterrace.

>> No.54760805

Keycaps name?

>> No.54760920

gmk dolch

>> No.54760932
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Is there a way to change the PN function on the Pok3r to Menu instead?

>> No.54760941

thx ily

>> No.54761237

many of the reasons why the pok3r sucks

>> No.54761553

Complete newfag to this. Please help.
Budget: I don't mind paying a little extra for something good that will last and look good, but cheapest possible, no overkill.
Location: Puerto Rico
Preffered switch type: Black maybe? I'm a writer.
Layout: ANSI
Form factor: Full keyboard I think. I write a lot in Spanish. I need that numpad for those ñáéíóú and such.
Backlight: Why not?

>> No.54761598

This is a disingenuous statement. Browns feel like dirty linears, not necessarily a poor analog of linears. Browns have more tactility than linears do, but the bump they have is so small it is hard to notice when typing at higher speeds.

>> No.54761711

>I need that numpad for those ñáéíóú and such.
dó yóú nót íñtó ÚS INTL láyóút?

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I love my 60% pok3r keyboard, but I'm having an extremely hard time comprehending why anyone would consider pic related.
Do any of you here have a planck or something similar?

>> No.54761831

i'm still waiting for mine

>> No.54761873
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>alt codes

Have your heard the good word of Compose Key today, dear comrade?

>> No.54761885

Sure, so whatever. Can you help anyway?

>> No.54761898


>> No.54761906

damn, that sucks. not even right alt can be changed?

>> No.54761918

You can bind it in software.

>> No.54761925
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>minimalism taken to the edge of functionality
>compact sleek sensible grid layout
>no key is more than immediately away from the homerow
>cute as shit
what's not to get/love?

>> No.54761926

right control, M,<,>,/ cant be changed

irrc you can move FN and PN to different keys, but you still end up with a dead key somewhere

>> No.54762057

I mean, shit nigga you have to press a button to access your damn numbers. Is the layout better than the standard staggered layout?
I'm just really curious, and this curiosity is going to end with me purchasing it somewhere in the future, i know it.

>> No.54762064
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plank user reportin'

it`s a great keyboard, currently my favorite mech that i`ve owned. the real greatness lies in the firmware and being able to customize it. for example my number keys are on another layer all on the home row and i have a second layer with symbols + braces etc. really comfy once you get used to it. the size is nice too makes carrying it around in my backpack with a laptop much nicer than a tenkeyless.

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the standard ansi layout is a holdover from the short lived period when typewriters had physical arms like pic related
it's retarded and an atrocity and you all should be embarrassed to even touch such a thing

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I'd honestly rather have a number shift and not have to move from the home row than have dedicated number keys.
But I also understand that this isn't for everyone.
If it's not your thing, don't force yourself.

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but there are ansi 40% keyboards
which though retarded i still find to be super cute

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still haven't be able to finish mine, but it's coming along nicely

>> No.54762242
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Thank you for reminding me.

>a million and one space-age 3D printed keyboards
>not a single modern recreation of the Hansen Writing Ball

>> No.54762249
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There's something about huge legends that reminds me of Fisher-Price.

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holy shit
i do wish people would experiment more with modern input devices

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they even started the ortholinear maym

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post more weird boards

>> No.54762299

I love rainbow wire bands.

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with pleasure

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>> No.54762367

ortholinear layout is sooooo much nicer than staggered if you touch type. the push to access number/symbols is really not as big a deal as you think. the firmware allows you to switch layers on key tap or key press(hold). and key press switching can be a secondary function of the key. so the bottom middle 4 keys that my thumbs press are:

space(ctrl+alt) bspace(num layer) esc(symbol layer) enter(ctrl+alt)

it sounds like a bigger deal but really once you gain the little bit of muscle memory it`s just as fast if not faster than having seperate number keys

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>> No.54762390

holy fucking hunt and peck

>> No.54762417
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>tfw no knight space cadet

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It's part of a set and you type on it with drumsticks.

>> No.54762774
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I have a model m. I liked it, but not as much as some of my other keyboards. It is loud, but it is not as tactile as some of my other keyboards. I like my space invader switches a lot, along with white alps. I am typing on white alps right now(pic related).

>> No.54762832

didnt nietichzei use one of these

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>> No.54763908

Thoughts on Corsair Vengeance K65

>> No.54763935


>> No.54763945


>> No.54764276

Finally, hand wiring that doesn't look like rats nest bullshit.

I love it.

>> No.54764403

>tfw no Greens

>> No.54764467
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>> No.54764999

oh fuck is that how they do it?

>> No.54765078
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rather than a key per symbol, one 'constructs' the desired symbol from more basic features, in software

>> No.54765946

Is that a Surface?

>> No.54766041

Teclast x98 plus

>> No.54766247

How is it?

>> No.54766320
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it is really great

>dual boot win10 and android 5
> 4 gb ram
> 64 gb disk + microsd
>intel x5-z8300
>literal same screen hardware than iPad (made by LG 2048x1536)

it even plays 1080p 10bit cartoons

paid 160€ for it, had to wait a month for shipping though

>> No.54766352

Wow, that CG looks like a PlayStation 2 game.

>> No.54766361

yeah it's pretty bad even animated.

that movie is 8 years old though iirc.

>> No.54766385

>that movie is 8 years old though iirc.
Ok, now I feel old.

I guess it wouldn't be so bad if not for the blurry ground texture.

>> No.54766940

Wooting is 10keyless only so bye

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Oh, looks like EnjoyPBT might start making RGB and CMY dyesub mods.

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I like it but why did you make the case so thick ?

>> No.54767597
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I just got this for $10 and I have not cleaned it yet. It seems to have light blue alps switches.

>> No.54767647

I love my Model M and use it daily.

>> No.54767986
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Ordered one of these with a Soarer's Converter. Anyone else have a Model M-122?

>> No.54768064
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>suzumiya haruhi no shoushitsu is 8 years old
what am I doing with my life?

>> No.54768102

I believe that is either marble or a decent facsimile.

>> No.54768135

It's cheap pine, you can see it in the last thread: >>54752218

>> No.54768146

>Budget: 250 €
>Location: Italy
>Preferred switch type: black
>Form factor: full
>Backligh: yes

>> No.54768945

ayy you're buyers guide is gone

>> No.54769321

here is new buyers guide
>elite keyboards
>kc direct
>wall mart
your welcome

>> No.54770799

matias clicky feel way better than blues btw.

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>> No.54770944

Is that what i think it is?

>> No.54770957

Can anyone redpill me on gateron switches?

found a good deal for a board with them but im not sure if anything other than cherry switches are even good

>> No.54771093

they're better feeling than cherry
smoother sliders

>> No.54771118
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>not listing aliexpress

>> No.54771154


Water cooled keyboard?
As far as I can tell, yes.

>> No.54771374

Fuck is this planet anymore.

If it was a ZPC-H6 or a D5 I could see that, but what the fuck.

>> No.54771459

Maybe they put the PC into the keyboard enclosure. It's conceivable that a gaming laptop grade computer could fit in there.

>> No.54771635

Anyone know where I can get a keycool 84 with clears??

>> No.54771660

Bought brandnew Razer Blackwidow Chroma for $88, how fucked am I?

>> No.54772096

check aliexpress

>> No.54772224

jesus, is it just the angle, or is there really that much gap and large keys?

>> No.54772461

Monterey switches

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it's nekkid and keys are getting a bath right now, but mostly the angle. only the backspace and index keys have a gap, but yeah lots of huge keys from a mid-70s design

>> No.54772646

is the coolermaster Cm storm quick fire rapid any good or should i just spend a little extra on a ducky zero?

either option im going to get blue cherry switches so its more about the rest of the keyboard

>> No.54773317

QFR is the standard entry-level board. Is the TKL Ducky out yet?

>> No.54773384

I recommend going with the quickfire rapid because you can buy a controller for programmability down the line.

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Thank you.
This project taught me that the secret to decent soldering, is a decent soldering iron/station.

>> No.54773557

Is the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB MX Red worth it if its 50% off?

Can't remember if the keys are exchangeable, which I do remember you guys recommending them being when buying mechanical keyboards.

>> No.54773562

It's maple actually

>> No.54773743

You're right. Near the front left it looks like there might be an on switch or something. Just looks kinda thin, especially for a mech.

>> No.54774946

hello mkg is there any group buy for gateron switches atm? if not where can i get them for the cheapest?

i intend to replace my cherrymx blacks with gateron blacks, lube them and put in some slightly lighter springs

>> No.54775196

Man, just get Gateron clears.

>> No.54775289

This is true wisdom. I upgraded from a crappy direct-to-outlet iron to a hakko 888 a while back and it's been smooth sailing since. What are you using?

>> No.54775342

the liner ones? fuck that shit nigga i cant even type on reds because they are too light and gateron clears are even lighter right?

>> No.54775356

But you want to get Gateron blacks with a lighter spring and lube. It'll be super light like that.

>> No.54775459

i did not realize that gateron blacks were only 50g i might want heavier springs then

cherry are 70g right?

>> No.54775526

Different guy. Would you recommend the V80 over the KUL ES-87?

>> No.54775558


>> No.54775735

Tactile switches? KBP V80 with Matias QC. Best tactile switch around imo. If I had to compare them, they are most similar to ergo-clears in Cherries lineup.
Clicky switches? Cherry clicks aren't as sharp as Matias clickys, many people prefer that, I don't. Matias is more tactile and the click is crisper, I guess a YT vid can help you.
Linear ones? Whichever you can get with Gaterons. Now I'm not somebody who hates on Cherry, I really like their ergo-clears and vintage blacks are pretty neat too, but their current linear lineup is shit.

If you are set to get Cherry switches, then I guess I'd get the Kul, but that's only because I heard good things about it. If you aren't and want tactile/crisp clickys V80 MTS all the way dude.

>> No.54775743

does anyone have a b mini or a redscarf? what do you think of it? im thinking about picking one up for my next board

>> No.54776019

Thank you. I've been drawn to the KUL ES-87 by reading a review on the KBP V80. It looks like the ES-87 has a sturdier feel and the review hints that it is a very good base for customibility. Will I have the same freedom with a V80? I partiularly like being able to swap the backspace with a backslash and ctrl for caps lock, I do this currently with keybindings on my thinkpad. I was planning on getting my own keycaps too, I'm a fan of beige.

This would be my first mech keyboard so I don't have any physical experience or knowledge about switches, I only know from a bit of research. Should this make a difference in my purchasing options?

>> No.54776089

you can always just do that with sharp keys

>> No.54776116
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the D

>> No.54776134

Capslock as CTRL is possible with the KBP (I think, the V60 can, so the big brother should too). I don't think Backspace and Backslash are changeable though.

If you want other keycaps, you pretty much need Cherry/Gateron switches. Matias is pretty limited in that regard.

Well the switch is the most important part, isn't it. It's basically the reason to go mechanical at all. It's really hard to explain the differences between switches, but you should at least know whether you want linear, tactile or clicky ones.

>> No.54776228

I have one too, only used it a couple of times but I'm really impressed so far. Waiting for my massdrop plack to arrive so i can solder some more :)

>> No.54776306
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I struggled with $10 pos radio shack irons all my life.
I thought I just sucked and there was nothing I could do about it.
Nope - The tools you use matter.
But us clickidyclackers should already know this.

>> No.54776483

So... I know this probably isn't the best place to ask since it's MECHANICAL keyboard general, but I don't really know where else to ask.

I'm trying to find a good chicklet keyboard for gaming. See, it doesn't really NEED to be for gaming specifically, but I need one that doesn't have fucking ghosting. I bought a logitech keyboard that has backlit LEDs that's pretty comfy, but doesn't support W+SHIFT+SPACE because it's 1995 apparently. If any of you guys have any suggestions or at least somewhere else I could ask or look for some, I'd really appreciate it. Amazon has nothing noteworthy besides a shitty razor one.

>> No.54776650


I got mine for like 73 with an employee discount (frys), but even at full price that shit is a good investment to keep from making crap solder joints.

Now I just need to cut myself a plate and buy a bag of tac greys and I'll be on my way to nirvana

>> No.54776696

>tfw corsair k70 mx red

>> No.54776753

Newfag here, need to know shit. I'm learning how to code later than most and I want to improve my typing skills. I want a mechanical keyboard and if you search "top ten mechanical keyboards" on YouTube all of them talk about gaming keyboards like Corsair and Razr and stuff. The led's may be a little too flashy though and I'm worried there's a stigma against them in the tech community I may not be aware of. Since no one is talking about them here, I feel like they may be frowned upon? What can I do to improve my typing and what kind of keys would be best for someone who does a lot of coding and writing.

Also, why do some of you remove access to many keys, wouldn't it be more inconvenient to hold down a key to access numbers and symbols? Forgive my ignorance, I really just don't know where to start because every online source seems to be tugging me in a different direction. I want something that looks great, feels great, is sturdy, and is accommodating to someone who wants to up their typing game.

>> No.54776772


>> No.54776803

>using the smiley with a carat nose

>> No.54776854


Nigga, you measuring gold?

>> No.54776884

What's the best keyboard you've ever used /g?
Also why do you dislike backlighting?

>> No.54776902

I bought a pok3r with MX Clears, and it seems some of the keys are easier to press than others. Also, I feel it's a bit too hard to press. I love the tactile feedback, so is it worth returning it and getting MX browns? I've heard browns are far less tactile. Also, I can't do ergo clear
stuff so that's out of the picture.

>> No.54776917

backlighting is a meme, what kind of troll uses their computer in pitch dark, and what kind of retard needs to look at their keyboard when typing.

>> No.54776988
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Not mechanical, at least I don't think, but nice looking. It uses vaccume tubes. My boss says they run about 2 grand. I can't even find them on the internet. I want to take it home and put a wood body on it but I don't even know how to make it run on a computer.

It's called a BC-250 keytronics selectron.

>> No.54777168


It's probably mechanical, but most of Keytronic's boards from that era were mushy foam and foil, with few using magnetic reed switches.

They might have been 2 grand new, but sell between 50-200 these days. If you can show under a cap (or better yet the PCB inside the case) I can tell you a lot more. Should just be a few normal screws.

>> No.54777866

I am having a problem with my some of the keys on my keyboard getting stuck. I haven't spilled anything on it so I am not sure what is exactly causing it. The one thing I have noticed is that it only seems to happen when it is cold.

>> No.54777882

>use blues
>happy with them

>use browns
>feel like shit, back to blues

>use clears
>hm I kinda prefer blues

>use Topre 55g
>now both blues and clears feel like shit

It's not that Topre blows my mind, it's just that Cherry MX is quite underwhelming when it comes to tactile switches. Should've listened to you guys.

>> No.54777895
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not even shitting you, I was the exact same.

>> No.54777909

The reason MX switches can't be that good at tactility is because their design mandates that the switch be linear after the actuation point.
Neither Topre nor ALPS suffers from this.

>> No.54777943

Yeah, I learned that the hard way. I considered making ergo clears, but then I realized that having lighter springs won't fix the underlying problem.

Can't wait to try out V80 Matias QC when it arrives.

>> No.54777944

linears are master race

>> No.54777971

im gonna bump this before i go to bed, does anyone know where i can get gaterons for the cheapest price at the moment?

>> No.54778044

Gaymers can leave with their mustard race meme.

>> No.54778113

Ok /mkg/ im looking for a 108-key with zeilios indigos. As zeilios switches don't normally come on boards I need recommendations for kit boards.

>> No.54778122

why would linears be a gamer switch and why would tactiles be bad for gaming?

did he fall for the marketing scam?

>> No.54778145


topre is just as underwhelming given the 4x price, even if they feel nicer than cherry tactiles

>> No.54778161

Only if you got jewed like a good goy. They're not that expensive in Japan.

>> No.54778184


unless you live there, shipping and customer are going to make them just as expensive

>> No.54778195


customs, thx le autocorrect

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>> No.54778254
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RGB Type Heaven?

>> No.54778355

Is there a way to make a AT keyboard compatible with XT systems? I know it is possible to make an Xt keyboard work with AT computers and through using soarer's converter, but is the opposite possible?

>> No.54778439

How about you make a proper comparison?

>Realforce 104u XF01T0
Elitekeyboards: 220 USD
Kakaku.com: 19,903 JPY (180 USD)

>Realforce 104UG YK2100
Elitekeyboards: 290 USD
Kakaku.com: 24,800 JPY (227 USD)

>Realforce 87u SE07T0
Elitekeyboards: 199 USD
Kakaku.com: 19,261 JPY (175 USD)

>HHKB Pro 2 PD-KB400B
Elitekeyboards: 206 USD
Kakaku.com: 21,340 JPY (194 USD)

>> No.54778479

More excited about the analog RF they showed off. Lets you do the whole "joystick keyboard" thing while stile having something you can type on.
I just wish they'd unfuck the LCTRL/Caps switches on the RF87

>> No.54778837


how the fuck is that proper when it doesn't include shipping or import fees?

>> No.54778888

Well that's your fucking problem.

>not knowing anyone who goes to Japan often so you can ask them to buy a topre keyboard for you
>not going to Japan
Wew lad.

>> No.54779136
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Look what I found /mkg/
It's a rubber dome sadly

>> No.54779450

>Rubber dome

>> No.54779491

I wish my 2011 Blackwidow would die already so I have an excuse to buy a new keyboard.

I want browns.

>> No.54779548
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Just bought my first mkb, how'd I do? It's an 362
Azio RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

>> No.54779748

No you don't.

>> No.54779773

You want matias quiet click.

>> No.54779777

No you don't. You just don't know it yet.

Also this >>54779773

>> No.54780297

So ive been thinking about getting a nee kb /g
Should be a 60% board switches dont matter
No LED's
Budget about 150 euros can put a little more on it though
I've been thinking about maybe a poker 3 but wanted to ask you guys first

>> No.54780403

just found a board with thick dye sub cherry caps on my weekly flea market haul, very happy

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out to dry right now

>> No.54782353

That's some thicc ass pbt anon, nice find

>> No.54782372

IBM made for than just model m's and f's you know

>> No.54782422


>> No.54782442

Mechanical keyboards won't make you better at typing.

Use the buyer's template that's in the OP if you want a recommendation.

And yes, gaymurr brands such as corsair and razer are shunned upon because they're shit.

>> No.54782492

So I've been lurking here for a while now and this thread in general gave me the push to learn how to type properly instead of the advanced hunt and peck I have been doing up to now. I decided that I would reward myself with a nice mechanical keyboard once I feel like my touch typing is better than my advanced hunt and peck. The time is nearing!

Are there any mechanical keyboards with trackpoints?

>> No.54782523
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Try this one, buckling spring

>> No.54782549

Tex yoda, now rebranded as a thinkpad keyboard, is available from the Chinese lelnovo store for about 300 bucks.

There's also the Dell AT101 (was called something like that). Good luck finding one though.

Your best guess would be to search keyboard forums and ebay for a used Tex Yoda.

>> No.54782651

>There's also the Dell AT101 (was called something like that). Good luck finding one though.
Are you talking about the Dell AT101W ? Because there's a ton of results on ebay

>> No.54782700


these are from a g81-3000 SAD (iso de qwertz)
someone offered me 45 usd for them, is this a frair deal or should i ask more?

>> No.54783035

more like 100€

>> No.54783040
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>tfw no good ISO nordic keycaps

>> No.54783443

>with a trackpoint
the at101w does not have one m8

>> No.54783455

this >>54783035

>> No.54783977

Should I even bother with gaymer mkb's?

>> No.54783990

>gaymer mkb's
do you mean mechs in general or the ones heavily marketed towards gaymurrs from companies like corsair and razer?

You certainly shouldn't bother with the latter.

>> No.54784109

so i ordered my new board with mx clears, and so far i'm still digging the browns more, the clears feel a bit too heavy and almost like a rubber dome to me. how much longer should i give it until i send it back and go for browns?

>> No.54784125

also the clears feel sticky around the actuation point which i really dislike

>> No.54784224

I don't know why you'd prefer browns over any switch, especially clears, but just keep it as long as you can before loosing the ability to send it back and getting a full refund.

>> No.54785787

Halp pls?

>> No.54785858

There's nothing to help you with, all that you're asking for is a validation of your purchase.

To which I can tell you that you did quite OK for a first. It's as ugly as a corshit but at least it has a standard bottom row.

>> No.54785923

That's all I wanted I guess. Just making sure I'm not wasting my money on shitty switches

>> No.54785954

It uses kalih switches, which are generally considered to be a step below Cherry, but they're quite ok for the price. If all your switches are functioning fine then you're good.

>> No.54786146

I use one of those for controlling my computer from my couch.

>> No.54786841

Where can I get a keycool 84 or noppoo choc mini with clears?

>> No.54787460

>250 PLN
>Cheaper ones
>qwerty+numpad (stock i guess?)
>regular id say, not too small
>what for

is there even sense in planning a build with such a budget

>> No.54787485

oh shit there was more to that, lemme try again

>250 PLN
>https://store.donanimhaber.com/f2/54/fb/F254FBC3B9F2494B79804611B175FBFC.gif something not like this

>> No.54788011

I switched to us ansi just for the miami caps

>> No.54788027

For the cheap Tai Hao ones, amirite?

>> No.54788135
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did i do good?
wanted a cheap mech keyboard since too broke for my dream filco
E element Z-77 tenkeyless for £20

>> No.54788492

What's a good mechanical keyboard to buy if your goal is buying one for life?

>> No.54788608

are analogue keyboards imperfect for typing? anyone here used one yet?

>> No.54789173

been looking to buy a quickfire, whats wrong with it?

>> No.54789249
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IBM/Lexmark M13

>> No.54789639
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My perfect HHKB is almost complete

>> No.54790023
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>> No.54790175

Looking for my first mechanical keyboard...

>Budget: < 80$
>Location: US
>Preferred Switch Type: TACTILE, CLICKY, HARD OR SOFT
>Layout: ANSI
>Form Factor: 80%
>Backlight: NO
>Previous/Current Keyboards: REALLY LIKE THE FEEL THE T450S KEYBOARD

>> No.54790508

fuck, i might as well see how the planck is like. It sucks that i missed the drop though. Should I wait for the next one (when will that be?) or buy the parts from their website, and order switches along the way?

>> No.54791835

Nigga I got this thing right in front of me
IBM makes plenty of rubber domes what are you saying

>> No.54792076
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does anyone knows what kind of switch is that? or is such keyboard worth 25 euro?

>> No.54792118

Those are 100% not orange alps. Dunno whether that switch is nice, but you may as well try it and resell it in case they suck. If you don't find a buyer just keep the caps around, since Doubleshot Alps compatible caps are always nice to have around

>> No.54792311

I need your help /g/
where can I get nice custom (side) printed keycaps for my keyboard?

>> No.54792352

is that a dell AT10 series board?
if it is it's highly probably those are ALPs switches.

>> No.54792374

I'm in the market for my first mechanical keyboard but am having a hell of a time deciding what type of switches I want. I'm tilting toward reds, but am a little worried they'll feel mushy without any indication they're activating.

>> No.54792399

its a costar csk-1102s keyboard

>> No.54792460

i'd try browns as your first as they don't take much force and they are a tactile switch so there's some feedback, even those or blacks as they are like reds much require a bit more force.

>> No.54792566

Blues or clears. My first had browns and 3 years later after learning to type faster, I wish I had a more tactile switch.

>> No.54792573
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Drunkenly ordered some WASD Keyboard keycaps. They've got an almost sticky coating on them. What other places sell complete sets of keycaps?

>> No.54792575


Since it's made by Costar, it's most likely an Alps.TW OC3 or OB1 clone

See https://kbtalking.cool3c.com/article/8366 for more info

>> No.54792594

try washing them, as it could be leftover release agent from the injection molding.

>> No.54792613
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>tfw I type faster on my uni's membrane keyboards than on my MX brown keyboard

>> No.54792628

try some switches other than MX's?

>> No.54792657

wow thanks

>> No.54792711

>Type faster on a normal keyboard than the absolute worst MX switch
Wow what a surprise

>> No.54792773

Worth a shot. Some people say that the printing and stuff wears away easily on these WASD keycaps, but better than having them be sticky.

>> No.54792799

i wouldn't use any soap or detergent, just warm water and towel dry them.

>> No.54792971

Any idea if alcohol wipes are bad for pad printed keys?

>> No.54793167

They did nothing to the legends on my Das.

>> No.54793330

Just learned about FN+W to open menu on the Pok3r. That's good enough for me.

I probably should have read more about the even default functions on it.

Now the only problem that remains is that one of the rubber feet is coming off.. fug

>> No.54793369
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Please help, I have some cash to blow and I've never owned a mechanical keyboard. I'm considering the happy hacking 2.0 or whatever. I'm a little tipsy and in buying shit mood. Do you guys reccomend it? Is it bad for a first one? I wanna customize the keys, can I do that with this one? The one thing that bulls me out is that the classy is plastic. I feel like the metal ones are heavier and I like that. Open to reccomendarions or suggestions

>> No.54793405

If you don't want tactile feedback, go mx red. If you do want it, go mx brown.

>> No.54793429

Nice RGB keyboard.

>> No.54793721

Help me faggots I'm. Officially frunj

>> No.54793815


Price is not an object and the IBM think is ugly as fuck. Show me a great hey board and customizable keys and I'll fucking buy it. I'm a writer and I would prefer something 60% please help me. Not a tech guru and everywhere is really pretentious and unhelpful about tech. I just need a list of the best keyboards, or I can wire one by myself if needed. I don't want to research. I'm a musician and I wore my own fucking guitar pedals so I'm sure I could handle a keyboard if needed. Just give me the best. I want to pay for it. Drink and willing just let me know. The

>> No.54793820

keycaps for topre are relatively expensive and harder to find than cherry mx. Consider a pok3r.

>> No.54793848
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one of these days...

>> No.54793849

I'm new to Mech. Keyboards.

Is there a good board for a "beginner"

>> No.54793860
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This arrived today, pretty pleased with it so far

>> No.54793932

That's like asking for a "beginner" mouse.

>> No.54793987
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I like what I see desu. I read on an online review that it's not the best for video editing though. Why? I edit videos often and it seems like it has everything going for it. Is there something I'm missing? I do like the look a lot though. Where's the best place to buy custom keys? I saw some people with skull escape keys and I like them. I also have very specific seafoam green and blue-tone aesthetics for my office. I've seen a few hey oats in thin this thread that are absolutely gorgeous though. Where can I buy keys like pic related?

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>> No.54794098

Comes stock with SA caps. Sweet.

>> No.54794113


thanks man

>> No.54794122
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Where can I get a mechanical version of this?

>> No.54794154

>Where can I buy keys like pic related?
why the hell would you want that reddit-tier abortion?

oh wait this entire post is bait, isn't it?

>> No.54794182

Thank you.

>> No.54794286

It's not. I'm just alcoholed up. I'm starting to get less though. I just want the most customizable and best feeling NG keyboard for typing. I like seafoam green and grey and pastel colors. I want to be able to customize my keyboard and o ant to know one that's still good for writing and video editing. It's hard to get answers though. I get a lot of hate being not a tech guru. I'm only
Good at specific stuff

>> No.54794289
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ergodox master race reporting in

browns/granites on my ergodox infinity

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Wow this looks bad I should have read it before posting.

>> No.54794338

that pic is fuckin hilarious

>> No.54794577

basic the picture

>> No.54794621

>DSA profile
Pick one.

>> No.54794702

feels pretty good to me, i use grafiti wrist pads at work. I have the fullhand infinity ergodox coming, too

>> No.54794768

Why use HHKB keyboards?
IMO the layput is really weird
I get that topre switches are very satisfying but arent there any other keyboards that use topre switches?
If yes why choose HHKB over
Not shitposting just genuinely curious im new sorry

>> No.54794789

Shills and memes.

>> No.54795008

Thanks for the answer man but it didn't really make me understand
still appreciate it though

>> No.54795908

It supposedly has a better feel than other Topre boards because it uses the plastic top case as the plate rather than a dedicated metal plate.

>> No.54796012

Aah i see
Thank you very much

>> No.54796077

Is there anyone here that has bought a keyboard from www.pckeyboard.com?

I've read a few comments from people who say that the keys are sort of loose and wobbly and not as stiff as modern keyboards. I'm fairly certain they're referring to lateral movement between keycaps.

Anyone know if it's true or not?

>> No.54796203

damn i love that keyboard style but the varmilo logo kind of kills it

>> No.54796404

I can confirm that my HHKB feels better than my friends 45g Realforce
the realforce feels sturdy but is lacking something or rather has a plate interfering with feel

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Late night memes

>> No.54796499

Because of how my desk is set up, I need a keyboard with a USB pass-through(?), basically one that has an extra USB slot on the back. I'm not too picky on any other aspects of the keyboard except maybe not too loud and clicky.


Opinions on this? Does it matter which type I get to have the extra USB slot?

>> No.54796519


>> No.54796524

I can't see why you can't route a USB patch cable from your computer to where you need it. Also don't buy Corsair.

>> No.54797252

>mom wants a "clicky" keyboard like mine
>doesnt want to spend too much
>buy her http://www.amazon.com/TOMOKO-Water-Resistant-Mechanical-Keyboard-Anti-ghosting/dp/B01DBJTZU2
It seems really good. Has anyone else tried it?
It has a metal body and raised buttons. I really like it.

>> No.54797346

Don't cheap out on your mom, anon.

>> No.54797562

150 euros tops
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
full or tenkeyless
Doesn't matter
>Previous/current keyboards
Some Leopold's old board with Cherry Reds

>> No.54797689

What keyboard is this?

In fact, what's a good affordable 50-60% keyboard?

>> No.54797935

How do I deal with repeating keys? Tried cleaning the keyboard and it didn't so shit.

>> No.54798156

Feels better
Sounds better
I prefer the layout.

>> No.54798232

Fix it on the software side.

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