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Sexy Keycaps edition

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

>Keyset wiki

>> No.54839316
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Decisions, decisions..

>> No.54839334

is the coolermaster novatouch any good?

>> No.54839538

what wooden part is missing?

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still waiting

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That's wood stain, not wood parts.

>> No.54839806


dark walnut is pretty

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Having a keyboard that matched my SG would be pretty cool.

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My number row 2 key broke. It only works if I push it down at an angle. Is there any way to fix this or is my keyboard just dying? It's like 4 years old at this point

>> No.54840443

You can always resolder a new switch on. Shouldn't be too hard.

>> No.54840447

Am I doomed to buy cherry if I want to customise my keycaps? I'm not a big fan of cherry switches in general, but all other switches either have little to no keycaps or they're impossible to find. What the heck??

>> No.54840453

Sounds like a broken solder joint. Just open it up and resolder the joint and you should be just dandy.

>> No.54840472

Ever considered Kailh or Gateron?

>> No.54840477

It doesn't have to be cherry, but you'll be restricted to mx-style switches.

Or you can get a novatouch.

>> No.54840507

I don't want kalith. Dunno about gateron but aren't they just a cherry clone like the 999999999 ones out there?

I use my numpad way too much to go TKL, bummer.

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They're a whole lot smoother than cherries since they use a softer plastic.

>> No.54840646

I don't know how to solder and don't have any equipment to do so either

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gaterons really are better than cherry

>> No.54840706

Soldering is easy as shit, especially with something as simple as this and you can pick up a soldering iron and some solder in just about any hardware store or on the internet for 10 bucks or so.

>> No.54840743

How do I know if it is a broken solder point? Can you see it visually?

>> No.54840806

Depends on how large the fault is, but judging by your description I'm already quite sure it's a dead solder joint. There's not really much else that would cause such behaviour.

>> No.54841125

what do you guys think about linear switches? i'm a fan of light switches and i ordered my new board with reds (coming from browns which i like).

>> No.54841368

Linears are nice. I'd be typing on my 35g gateron clears right now if it weren't for the fact that either the hardware or the firmware or both are doing some really weird shit and I can't be bothered to troubleshoot it.

>> No.54841454

are 35g gaterons lighter than mx reds?

>> No.54841501

mx reds are 45g, so yes, they are lighter than mx reds. 10 grams lighter to be exact.

>> No.54841507

By mx browns are chatter as fuck

solutions? I hear it is inevitable with these switches.

If I liked brown a lot what would you suggest for my next keyboard?

>> No.54841522

What do you mean with chatter?

>> No.54841573

thhhhis sort of shhhhhhit

only with certain keys

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Not necessarily, I believe cherry and gateron calculate their forces differently.

>If I liked brown a lot what would you suggest for my next keyboard?
This should be a nice step up from Browns.

>> No.54841680

Oh, keychatter.

Your best guess be to replace the affected switches.

As for your next keyboard, I would suggest anything else than browns. If you don't mind things on the heavy side, get clears. If you want something just as light, get reds. If you want something that's light and tactile and don't mind noise, get blues. If none of those sound appealing to you I'd suggest you get a switch tester and find out for yourself.

Admittedly, I don't know if they're exactly 10 grams lighter, but at least that's what the named weighting suggests. I'd have to go dig up a force curve of gateron switches to confirm that.

But I can certainly tell you that they're lighter than mx reds. I have all of the switches mentioned in this post right at hand.

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>> No.54843487

I hate them. I would use a membrane keyboard over a linear switch keyboard.

>> No.54843626
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I just bought a 60% RGB bluetooth 4.0 gateron keyboard for $57. Did I get scammed?

>> No.54844025

That seems like quite a decent price for a bluetooth 60%, let us know how you like it once it arrives

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please help, is this a model m? (IBM-PS1 computer)

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looks like a model m2

>> No.54844234

thank you.
what would be a fair price to offer for just the board? he is looking to get 130€ for the full set.

>> No.54844294

I couldn't say on the full set, sorry mate.

I would guess something like $50-75 for the keyboard alone, but you could have a look through ebay/craigslist to see if there's any for sale to compare prices.

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Craptastic photo, and I am missing the 6 key until it gets replaced but these caps are alright

>> No.54844330

thank you, appreciate it. i have always wanted to try buckling springs so i might buy this board just to try them out.

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Vortex is cloning SA profile! BASED CHING CHONGS.

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>> No.54844423

SA profile is fucking shit and for ledditors with no taste in either looks or feel.

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nah it looks great

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>> No.54844504

Yeah exactly. Fucking meme caps

>> No.54844531

No, many people who have used it have said that it does not feel as good as a HHKB topre or a Realforce, but the sliders are probably worth harvesting IMO, chuck em in a HHKB and throw some cherry profile on it and call it a day

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>everything I don't like/can't afford is a meme!

>> No.54844572

This is a fuckin lie. They don't use softer plastic dipshit. They have smoother molds. Much newer and less rough than that shit cherry has been using for 2000 years.

Source: I have eyes. I look at both stems. Also, I talk to Zeal

>> No.54844581

>I need my legends to be retardedly massive

>> No.54844583

They'll also feel a lot lighter than cherry because they are smoother.

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>> No.54844602

Did you lube your zealios? If so, do you think it's worth it to do it?

Been considering it, and need to know if I should order some lube.

>> No.54844617

Nope, pretty usual price for chinkshit keyboard w/ gaterons. Don't expect the quality of the case/keycaps/pcb to be good though

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>Also, I talk to Zeal
can you ask him why his stems are fucking undersize compared to cherry and other gaterons?

no, i removed the zeals in my filco because the sa caps wobbled to much
i'm really prefering gateron browns

fuck taking switches apart
thats tedious af

>> No.54844662

That keyboard is not buckling springs, and its not worth $50 let alone 75. I'd pay 5 maybe 10 for that POS.

Check the geekhack classifieds/mechmarket and put a WTB thread up for a model M. I got mine for 50 AUD which is about all they are worth and then bolt modded it myself.

In my opinion, Model M is really shit, but apparently Model F feels a lot better.

It is kinda a board that everyone has to try but I would not be so concerned to go out of your way to try it though.

>> No.54844687

Love typing on reds, but I make more mistakes thanks to being easy to press. I have a cheap keyboard that allows me to hotswap, so eventually I'll just try blacks.

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No, I have tried them. That's why I think they are a meme. There was a reason why no one had them made and they fell out of existence 20 years ago

>> No.54844720

>That keyboard is not buckling springs

It is tho.

>> No.54844739

>can you ask him why his stems are fucking undersize compared to cherry and other gaterons?

Sure can, I never noticed that before. What batch do you have?

>> No.54844766

Model M 2?

Looked it up, it is, which I didn't know. But still doesn't look very nice

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like switch preference, that's entirely subjective, isn't it.

but gateron tactile clears are identical, and i've seen people praising that it's a good thing that they fit loose as fuck

i don't much like them

>> No.54844797

>But still doesn't look very nice

Yeah, its not nice at all. It has no plate, bucklign springs are mounted on top of the plastic case only.

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>> No.54844899

Well yeah, it seems kinda weird, especially considering that gateron make their switches a fair bit more dust tight than cherry, hence clearance issues with LEDs. A lot of people smoke in China while using their keyboard and ash was getting in the switches so gateron decided to make them nice and tight.

Kinda counterproductive in retrospect. And zeal said there isn't an actual reason, and that he'd be addressing that in the future.

I find SA to be much less comfortable to type on as well, which is why I don't really like it

And I liked the look of them originally but as I got more and more into keyboards etc.. I foundj cherry to be much better looking

Yeah, wouldn't get that board. I'd really like a Model M SSK with the model F mod. Looks really nice. Would love to get a Industrial but those are pretty hard to come by

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I just got my first mechanical keyboard, friends! I'm absolutely in love with how it feels when I type on this thing! ;A;

>> No.54845156

sorry for the shitty camera quality though, my phone's camera isn't that great

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i want to learn japanese entirely so i can buy these keycaps
they look so fucking good

>> No.54845699

90% of Japanese people type in romaji.

>> No.54845921

Where's the best place to get an odd number of 1u and 1.5u cherry keycaps?
I'm not too picky on material, just looking to get enough to complete a set for an ergodox-like board I'm making.
So far I've found wasdkeyboards and pimpmykeyboard, but they both offer caps either individually for at least $1 each or worse.
Is there any other place I could get a better deal, since I'm buying in bulk?

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>> No.54846705

>learn an entire language just to buy keycaps
Are you fucking stupid?
If you like the way they look just fucking buy them.
Don't be a retard about it.

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Uh what the fuck is Massdrop doing with Pulse? It shipped from SP on the 25th and Massdrop still hasn't given an update or a ship date. What the fuck is going on?

>> No.54848509

noob here. why is the cherry browns babbys first switch. does it mean it is bad? I can choose between blue and brown. Going to use it for gaming (csgo mainly).

>> No.54848687

yeah you get browns because you read some reddit post that says reds are best for gaymen and blues are best for typing, but browns are a perfect compromise between both!
so you get that, because that totally makes sense
then you live in happy ignorance with your browns, that feel perfectly fine, until you buy a switch tester out of curiosity and realize you've made a mistake

ok, i'm just telling exactly what happened to me, but imagine i'm not the only one :'^

>> No.54848717

hmm is there anywhere where I can try out a switch tester for free?

>> No.54848761

if there is, i don't know it

>> No.54848965

what was your favourite switch after testing?

>> No.54848982


browns are affordable topre really. If you want a rubber dome clone then get browns over anything else.

>> No.54848993

it's not that expensive to just buy a switch tester iirc. I think I spent about 18usd from wasd and just went from there. I'm kinda glad I did it since I wasn't sure if I liked mx clears or greens when that tester came in. Especially since browns and reds felt so mushy for me, and blues didn't really feel all that great either. I mean, of course, ymmv, but I ended up with mx greens after seeing a wasd code on ebay for really cheap.

I'm seriously thinking about buying another keyboard with mx clears for work now because of that tester.

>> No.54848999

gateron brown
entirely different feeling to cherry brown

>> No.54849027

How so?

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i don't even understand how one can be so wrong

that's just, wow

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the slider is smoother an the tactile actuation point is higher

i have both on this board, cherry browns on the number pad because i ran out of gaterons
cherry are scratchy and mushy in comparison

>> No.54849303

I fucking hate topre, but that statement is objectively wrong. Not because Topre feel much better than browns, but because they are really different.

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i have them and i am learning japanese
there is no use for these in japanese
a jis layout keyboard is used for typing in japanese but youd most likely use an ime for typing on a ansi keyboard or something

>> No.54849328

my old ps2 mechanical keyboard from 20 years ago feels better than any of the cherry ones. how do i find out what switch it is?

>> No.54849354

googling really hard

>> No.54849384

Pull a cap or at least post a picture.

>> No.54849418
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took a night shot
really nice tonight. put my air conditioner in my room instead of the living room so im cool af now
i hope my roommates dont get too warm now

>> No.54849435

interesting, thanks

>> No.54849470

if you like them get them
i have them and they are really nice
but they are just for aesthics not for jp

>> No.54849545


MX Brown was literally an attempt by Cherry to replicate Topre.

Fuck knows why anyone who buys a mech wants a rubber dome feel but that's why browns were made.

>> No.54849590

>MX Brown was literally an attempt by Cherry to replicate Topre.
Then it was a bad attempt

>Fuck knows why anyone who buys a mech wants a rubber dome feel but that's why browns were made.
Always wondered that too.

>> No.54849596

>MX Brown was literally an attempt by Cherry to replicate Topre.
Well, they do an absolute shit job of it.
>Fuck knows why anyone who buys a mech wants a rubber dome feel but that's why browns were made.
Because there's nothing inherently wrong with rubber dome, it's just that most of them tend to be low quality.

>> No.54849639

>The switch type was created as response to a request from Kinesis who wanted a tactile, low-force switch without the clicky sound of the Cherry MX Blue

Rubber domes have a soft landing which I honestly like more than slamming down on metal.

>> No.54850151

What's the consensus on Varmilo keyboards? Really tempted to pick one of them up from MK because of dem Gateron switches.

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don't forget to clean your keyboard!!!!

>> No.54850245


comic sans/10

>> No.54850498

just got a topre realforce in. i thought i fell for a meme midway through shipping, but this is really nice

>> No.54850854
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Not mechanical related but don't want to start new thread.

Touch Typing.
Is this the best way to type?
Is there a good guide on how to do this or is any fine?

I don't need to look at the keyboard and have all the keys in memory, I can type at 100wpm but I only use 2 fingers like a pleb.

How did you do it /g/.

>> No.54850875

Force feeding correct form.

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>> No.54851270
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Anyone have experience with one of these bad boys? Gonna sell my Ducky Shine 3 and get one.

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Has this happened to anyone else? I'm a bit upset, but luckily I had an extra cap.

>> No.54851599

To clarify, the cap broke while I was typing.

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>> No.54851917


nonstandard key sizes

gl making replacement sets

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For MX clears, should I get a KUL with replacement caps or a WASD barebones with replacement caps. I know WASD has PBT now but I want CC&G.

>> No.54852122

If only the case was white

>> No.54852212

My WASD V2's top and bottom halves don't close properly - there's a small gap between the two. There's also some pinging.

I heard that the KUL is built like a tank, so maybe you should go with it instead.

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Quasi MKG related, I've got that dank TAKATAKATAKA keyboard, looking at picking up a standing mic (probably blue yeti), how obnoxious will this be for people on the other end listening?

>> No.54852481

I didn't have it, but I've heard of similar stuff, that's why I won't ever buy Gateron shit

>> No.54853051

Nice keycaps. I wish I could find some similar to that in French AZERTY.

>> No.54853171
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What's a nice TKL with red or brown switches? Preferably PBT.

>> No.54853207

Ducky One or Leopold FC750

>> No.54853267


NICE. It even has volume shortcuts.

That's my next keyboard for sure.

>> No.54853538

Looks really sexy, anon!
I want this. What is it called?

>> No.54853696
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Hi there. I've been lurking these threads for a long time, but this is my first time posting, so please be gentle.

I'm looking to buy, but I still don't know my way around.
So, here's what I'm looking for:

Anything from 100 to 200. I'm very flexible though.

>Location (continent at least)

>Preferred switch type
Good quality Topre or similar (see 'previous/current keyboards')

Ideally Spanish, but I'm well aware this is complicated.
ANSI is fine.

>Form factor
80%. I really like how compact pic related looks without losing the nav keys.

No backlight.

>Previous/current keyboards
Steelseries 6Gv2
Not really looking for anything similar. I don't quite enjoy banging the keys against the metal, that's why I'm looking for Topre.

Then again, as I said, I'm not very knowledgeable, so perhaps there exists a switch type that's ideal for me and I don't even know.


>> No.54853928

You could try looking into one of these.


>> No.54854265

Mmh... The 84 looks good.

>> No.54854352

I heard things about 35g being too light for some people.

>> No.54854383

2 of my keys stopped working. I checked the switches and they seem okay.
Is there any way I can check if it's the motherboard's fault if I don't have a circuit tester?
The LEDs on the keys work fine, but the strokes aren't being recorded.

>> No.54855236

>I want this.
probably not going to drop again.
it just barely made MOQ

>> No.54855373

You're going to need a multimeter or some other kind of device that can tell if you current is flowing between the contacts. Though you could try simply responding the contacts and seeing if it works then. Sounds like you have some broken solder joints going on.

>> No.54855433


Stupid swipe keyboard

>> No.54856229

It might be unlikely, given that I didn't open the keyboard for weeks until this happened.

>> No.54856297

To the anon who told us to get EnjoyPBT dyesub keycaps instead of Granite memecaps, I'm sorry I didn't listen to you.

>> No.54856317

I'm not sure what opening the keyboard has to do with solder joints breaking.

Solder joints break because you hammer on a key repeatedly, not because you look at them.

>> No.54856343

I'm not too familiar with mechanical keyboards, but how come you guys don't have your keys in Dvorak or Colemak layout? Typing efficiency and reducing repetitive motion strain is a lot more important than good looking keycaps.

The answer to this is that you do type with the Colemak or Dvorak layout but you probably leave the qwerty key layout.

>> No.54856478

typing efficiency isn't necessary to me
no reason to learn either of those layouts or any other
i've never seen evidence that other layouts are faster anyway, just that they can reduce fatigue

MKs are just a luxury item and fun to collect for me

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True dat.


Yes, and the upstroke is a little slow. Not as bad as some people make them out to be though but if you don't float on the switches and not bottom, out you will notice. Whether you mind is something different.


I wasn't too impressed with my friends WASD. The case felt kind of hollow compared to most of the higher end keyboards I've used (A little more so than the V80 even). I think its due to just a hard, thin, and light case.

>> No.54856569

I bought a switch tester first. Browns feel the best. Deal with it.

>> No.54856632

where can i get these my dudes? also can i get them in ISO config

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>> No.54856785

I don't care for learning a whole new keyboard layout for a minor increase in typing efficiency. I'd sooner use something with a column layout instead of staggered layout.

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>> No.54856802

Someone in my office just got a pok3r keyboard. I love the feel but I need a 100% keyboard. Any recommendations?

I'm not bothered about the price but I prefer the blue switches.

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>> No.54856836

Also, I'm in the UK if that helps

>> No.54856893

They look good, the full size one on Amazon is £120 but has brown switches, do they do blue too?

>> No.54856918
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I'm new to /mkg/, so help me out.

I'm thinking of buying WASD V2 87-Key from wasdkeyboards, but I'm in Poland so it would be quite costly.

Is it worth it?
Do you recommend it?

>> No.54856966

If you want your special snowflake iteration of ISO, then that will be your only option.

I wouldn't really recommend it otherwise

>> No.54856973


Meh. not terrible. Okay at best.


No! What are your other (cheaper more local) options?

>> No.54856983

>do they do blue too?

>> No.54857013

UK stores mentioned in pastebin I guess. Nothing good in Poland sadly.

>> No.54857236

Can't find it in stock but have registered for stock updates at keyboard.co.com

This is for the majestouch-2 full size with MX blue

>> No.54857238


Why not a filco? keyboardco has em. Probably cheaper then to get a WASD and more solid for sure!

>> No.54858124

>put my air conditioner in my room instead of the living room so im cool af now
>i hope my roommates dont get too warm now

They probably did get warm, you little cunt. They're going to be mad "af".

>> No.54858142


>> No.54858370

Started to notice just how loud and clicky (and annoying) my gateron blue switch keys are when I started my Twitch channel. Any recommendations for mechanical keyboards for Twitch/YouTube players? I alternate between a blue yeti and my headset, either way my keyboard is loud.

>> No.54858623

For twitch clears or browns ( or their spinoffs such as ergo-clears, gatron versions, and zealios purples [gatron made ergo-clears]

I've also heard good of blacks.

>> No.54858696

>tfw you want a fancy new mechanical tenkeyless but your model S is still working fine after 6 years and it will probably continue to be fine for another decade so you can't justify it

>> No.54858852

>tfw buying a tenkeyless because it was cheaper and regretting everything

>> No.54859017

>like $50-75 for the keyboard alone
fuck no, more like 20$ at most

>> No.54859080

Which keyboard?

>> No.54859150
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keycool 84, with browns

>> No.54859154

>tfw no hhkb 2 on aliexpress

>> No.54859217

I recently picked up a Ducky Shine 4. New, open box, $99 shipped. Did I do good?

>> No.54859318

Are you the guy who was going to buy mine from which I didn't hear in ages?

>> No.54859342

How is a ducky shine vs a filco majestouch? Normalfag who just used someone's mechanical keyboard today here.

>> No.54859345


Negative, I bought it off MechanicalKeyboards.com

>> No.54859378

In particular, are they both nice and heavy?

>> No.54859379


I've never used a Filco but I can say I'm very happy with the Ducky Shine. I could do without the illumination, it's semi-ricey. Otherwise I was surprised how much I like the blue switches, not as clacky as I expected based on what I read. Overall awesome keyboard, would buy again.

>> No.54859392


Yes the keyboard is nice and heavy, it feels expensive.

>> No.54859967
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can someone identify this numpad? is it cherry?

>> No.54859982

Font looks like the stuff cherry uses, as do the colors, and it's German too.

Though ultimately the label on the back would be the best reference.

>> No.54859996

Any cheap sources for Model M keycaps?

>> No.54860012

Model M's that are dirty as shit and/or not functional any more.

>> No.54860045

I mean custom keycaps.

>> No.54860050

Tried out all the switches today and blue are the best. I will be using it for programming/typing so clicky is good.

>> No.54860060

Regretting, why?

>> No.54860115

Do you guys have autism or something

>> No.54860154

Which is this? Looking spiffy as fuck

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Industrial SSK reporting in

>> No.54860645


>> No.54861001
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I fucked myself again, /g/. Got the K70 in the mail today, and guess what, the LEDs are too fucking bright even on the lowest setting. Why are keyboard makers so fucking retarded?

>> No.54861031

I'd be more interested in knowing why you bought a fucking corsair.

>> No.54861032

this thread hates LED keyboards for a reason. Especially gamer branded stuff.

>> No.54861077

Anyone know of a good tenkeyless with gateron clears? Alternative is MX or Gateron reds, but I kinda wanna try the clears.

>> No.54861090
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>this thread hates LED keyboards for a reason
That's a bit of a strong generalization. LEDs are perfectly fine as long as they don't scream GAYMURRR all over the place in conjunction with the rest of the keyboard.

>> No.54861172

It was $83 shipped, was backlit, had dedicated and quiet media keys including a super nifty volume roller in good positions, and had good enough key rollover. I couldn't find anything else with those features at that price or a better price.

Everything is fine with it except for the fucking LED brightness. It really shouldn't be that hard to get right. They got it right on my damn $30 Sidewinder X4 for fuck's sake.

>> No.54861323

Most people in the mech community don't care for half the stuff you listed, the market doesn't cater for that a whole lot accordingly.

>> No.54861405

No one does. I looked at non-mechs too.

>> No.54861559

Where did you buy it? Looks cool.

>> No.54861638

I forgot to add to the list that the K70 also has onboard memory, so I wouldn't have to readjust the brightness every time I restarted my computer.

>> No.54861676
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First mechanical keyboard. Did I do ok?
It was a bit of an impulse buy...

Ducky4 pbt caps, cherry clears and browns.

>> No.54861754

You did very good. My only gripe with that thing is that they put a brown on the spacebar. Why the hell would you put a light switch on the spacebar.

>> No.54861877

Yeah I dunno. At least browns are heavy overall. The actuation force isn't that noticeable between the clears and the browns. The only way they feel different is on the bottom half of the keypress it's obvious the clears put up more resistance.

But the browns are still heavy enough to let you rest your thumb on the spacebar without accidental presses.

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Buying a switch tester from cooler master gave me a $20 off coupon, so I used it to buy another switch tester.

>> No.54862973

Ok, my prefered switches are Zealios purples> Cherry Ergo-clears> Cherry Browns. I want single color red backlighting. Ultimately I will end up with the purples, but as buying a board with them already on isn't going to happen, I'm looking for a board with browns or ergo-clears (I have found a place that will swap all the springs for relatively cheap on their boards). But am open to suggestions.

>> No.54863036

You could try a Zhuque that lets you swap out switches without soldering.

>> No.54863081

Build your own.

>> No.54863404

Do they still make mechs with a PS/2 cable? So I don't have to use a converter.

>> No.54863460

is there a keyboard that is sort of a 'middle ground', having something between 'clicky' and silent?

current board has cherry MX blues and its apparently too loud over my microphone, wanna get something a bit quieter but dont wanna sacrifice the tactile-ness.

sorry if its an obvious answer and im missing it.

>> No.54863558

Is the logitech g710 good or is it shit?

>> No.54863622

Check out Matias Quiet Click or Topre. Don't ever get browns, or you'll feel disappointed by its "tactility".

>> No.54863626

Matias quiet clicky

>> No.54863661

Check if it has onboard memory because the G610 and G810 don't.

>> No.54864584
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>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech G110

Pic related, what I'm thinking about getting right now (Ducky One with PBT caps)

>> No.54864901

What's preferable, two-shot ABS or dye PBT?
I understand PBT doesn't shine like ABS over time but the 2-shot gives high quality lettering.

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>> No.54864975

VP3 base


Eastern Collective USB

>> No.54865144

are these cherry doubleshots?

>> No.54865322

>Preferred switch type
Probably Blue
>Form factor
>Previous/current keyboards
Ducky Shine 4

>> No.54865637

Matias quiet click

>> No.54866261


No. Those are some kind of dye subs.

>> No.54868175

yeah well fuck them i didnt spend 300 on an air conditioner just so they could use it

>> No.54868400

Any good keyboards with dedicated media controls and USB passthrough? Preferably with reds or blacks, but a good non-mechanical is fine too.

>> No.54868433

DAS keyboard has those.
I don't really see a point for dedicated media keys though.

>> No.54868478

Just route a usb patch cable to where you need it. Most of the better mechanicals don't have either feature you mentioned.

>> No.54868509

Oh nice, thanks. I'll check them out.

I listen to music a lot so I like to be able to change tracks without having to bring up the foobar window, and I don't like having to use Fn keys.

Yeah, that's my fallback plan, but I'd like to have both features for convenience if possible.

>> No.54868511

between the different types of mechanical boards, what do you guys recommend?

i want to buy my first one

>> No.54868539

Corsair K70 if you reeeeaaally want those two features.

>> No.54868743

I like that it's a good bit cheaper than the Das and is available with reds, but you sound like it's not a good keyboard other than having those two features. Does it having any major issues other than the backlight being too bright according to the other guy earlier?

>> No.54868821

Get a refurbed K70 from Newegg. Probably the best deal out there right now.

>> No.54868881


Depends on what size and type of switch you like, try to fill out the template in OP

>> No.54868911

Well, I can't start the driver software for it (a non RGB version). I try to run it, but it instantly crashes. It's not needed to use the keyboard though, and I didn't want to use it. I was just looking for a way to adjust the brightness.

The reds are maybe a little louder to type with than the browns I was typing on, which matters for me at night. I think it was easier to keep myself from bottoming out with browns, and that would account for the difference, because that's what makes all the noise. This isn't a K70 centric problem though.

So, other than the LEDs being too bright (even on the lowest setting), there's nothing wrong with this keyboard. The volume roller is as wonderful as it looks.

Well, the media keys are kinda deep set. Your fingers will barely clear the top row of the number pad when you try to press them.

The row of F1-12 keys are closer to the row of 1-9 than usual, which irks me a little bit now, but I can adjust.

>> No.54868923


>> No.54869038

I see, thanks a lot. I think I'll go ahead and get one. I might actually go for the blues though, since they're a little cheaper for some reason.

>> No.54869062


because it's not, other than having the odd features you're hellbent on.

corsairs have cheap quality caps with a nonstandard bottom row and mlg gamer design

>> No.54869105

What's not what? What's nonstandard about the bottom row?

>> No.54869148


it means the keys are different sizes than most the boards you see in this thread. so you're stuck with the cheap stock caps, or the very few sets that fit these

>> No.54869173

Oh, I see. That's fine, I can deal with that.

>> No.54869206

Sure, link me to a 100% board that is unpopulated, supports LEDs, and is less than $100 (or a layout for such a board that I could etch), hell, I already have a controller for it that was pulled from a crappy broken membrane board, all I need is the actual board before I buy the switches.

>> No.54869647

Don't buy brand new. Buy a refurb from Newegg. Save yourself the $70, dude.

>> No.54869700

I'm in Australia, shipping from Newegg would cost more than $80.

>> No.54869740
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Could you elaborate more on gaterons? Cherry MX blue user here- is it worth it to change to gaterons, and why?

>> No.54869770

BTW, I ordered a chinese mechanical keyboard. It was 35$, so it was dirt cheap, and really I'm curious WTF will come in mail. They said they work like cherry MX blue, but I need to touch that keyboard to belive it's like that.

>> No.54870100

People are memeing about the K70 being bad, i have one and it's way nicer to type on than my pok3r. The caps and bottom row are fine if you don't wanna swap caps, which would probably look horrible anyway, because it's not a generic and boring 60% or tkl design. Go ahead and join the real masterrace anon!

>> No.54870414




good choice, they're about 1/3 the price of corsair and razer crap with the same or higher quality

>> No.54870915

What are some good keyboards with tasteful backlighting?

>> No.54871910
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The new Realforce

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finished cleaning the great white, never realized just how massive they are

F122 for comparison

>> No.54872378

>Less than $100

You can get a PCB from gonskeyboardworks. You'll still need a case, but you could probably build that yourself while still staying somewhere to close to your 100 bucks budget.

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>special snowflake colored key caps

>> No.54872625

They feel like any other topre but have a clack on the upstroke which takes away from the satisfactory "thock" sound of normal topres.

Silencing them makes it amazing.

>> No.54873054
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I'm looking for the cheapest blue switches (Cherry/Kailh/I don't care...) mechanical keyboard. Which one should I buy ?

>> No.54873072

Magicforce with outemu blues.

>> No.54873942

not having central air conditioning
but having expensive keyboards, priorities lad.

>> No.54873987

I got a filco majestouch 2 convertible and the fucking space bar keeps flaking out

wat do

>> No.54874156

More pics pls

>> No.54874484

As long as it's standard sized, I have like 3 broken membrane boards I can use the case of one of them surely without too much modification.

>> No.54875011

I'm about to buy a ducky shine 5 but I don't care about the shine. Is the zero or any of their other models as good? Has to be 100%

>> No.54875215

you're a faggot

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>> No.54878249

What does mkg think of the red dragon kumara k552

>> No.54878369

Only the right shift is nonstandard, everything else is just 1u isn't it?

>> No.54878431

How much? From where?

>> No.54878474

Either from assdrop (must've been ages ago) or from some community mechanical market.

>> No.54878518

Gateron are cherry clones, but they come pre-lubed and are wayy smoother when typing. They also have clear housings, if you're into that.

>> No.54878533

They're not pre-lubed, they just have smooth stems.

>> No.54878881


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>> No.54881036

Tried out RomerG switches.

>> No.54883069
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Every time I plug in my ducky shine 4 it flashes pink 3 times then goes black and no keys register, gonna try to rma it :( rip sweet price.

>> No.54883553

I've been looking into getting a mech in the last little while, laptopping isn't quite doing it for me anymore. But after doing some quick tactile tests, I'm sold on the cherry browns. Are there any keyboards that have the full 100% numpad, media keys and, optionally, LED backlighting? I found the Logitech G610 was decent, but seemed way overpriced. Is there anything that fits the bill that's not gaymer gear?

>> No.54883597

For reference:
$150 CAD

obviously Canada

ANSI 100%

at least some, RGB optional

>previous keyboard
whatever chiclet stuff is on my laptop. Some 'licensed Steelseries' somethingorother

>> No.54884687


ducky shine sounds like what you want, dunno what kind of switches you like tho

>> No.54885855

Looking for browns, I'm not a fan of the super loud blues but I like the tactile feel they have.

>> No.54886049


Clears might be perfect then, a stronger feel than browns without the noise of blues. Just so happens Ducky puts both in their boards

>> No.54886489

Why are pok3r always sold out when I wanna go buy them? Fuck me man, I just want a new keyboard already.

>> No.54886568

>I just want a new keyboard already.

>> No.54886608

I was thinking of the Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8. Not super-gamery, and has some decent extra features like 2 USB ports.

>> No.54886826
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Has anyone ever tried to make a silenced MX blue? Not with o-rings, but actually going into the switch housing and padding the part where the clear slider hits the blue slider.

>> No.54886854

Yes, they're known as jailhouse blues

>> No.54886891

I'm a retard and didn't look at the release date of the rgb. But last time I wanted to grab a poker, they were sold out all the time.

>> No.54887043

Retard question Inc: are prices on mechanicalkeyboards.com listed in USD?

>> No.54887109

Yes. Isn't there a dollar sign beside the number that lists the price?

>> No.54887300

Haven't been on here in a while, is the HHKB meme still alive?

>> No.54887316

Anyone want to do a swap? I have a Ducky Shine 3 100% with black switches and I want a TKL keyboard with red or brown switches.

>> No.54887324
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Not as much as it used to

>> No.54887405
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so i just received my pok3r...
i ordered a non-backlit one and they sent me a backlit version with non-doubleshot caps.

i really dislike the white backplate. do you guys think the white backplate will look good with cherry OG colors? (white / beige) or should i just return it

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Well here is mine, going to pick up a custom usb cablw today

>> No.54887440

How do you 60%fags handle not having arrow keys?

>> No.54887446

instead of zhc it should say mkg

>> No.54887457

Return it. It's not what you ordered, it's not acceptable that they sent the wrong one.

>> No.54887469

modifier + i j k l

>> No.54887609
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Is that better than just using a 65%?

>> No.54887641

capslock is my Fn key and i use
Fn + Ü Ö Ä # on my german ISO

>> No.54887677

yes 60% is better

>> No.54887687


>> No.54887710

There is no why, its like baby jesus

>> No.54887719

Friends gonna get me a JIS 55g 87U while hes in Japan!

>> No.54887825


yeah you're right, this one goes back.

>> No.54887955

just pressing fn+ wasd or whatever you want is faster then moving your hand all the way to the end of the keyboard you use your arrowkeys

>> No.54887992

My current keyboard is Logitech G710+ but it feels like it's wearing off. Is Logitech's Orion Spark 910 worth buying?

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lmao enjoy getting raped my sandniggers and Merkel LOL

RIP Germany

>> No.54888010

fuck no

>> No.54888019

Why? It look sick

>> No.54888093


It's crap quality and overpriced, lurk more

>> No.54888124

no it most certainty does not look sick your taste is garbage

>> No.54888128


Is this kind of wobble normal?
Also another issue I have with the pok3r i just received: The PBT spacebar feels slow on the rebound, both on the pok3r itself and on my mx board 3.0 (both are cherry stabilized). Using the shitty flat ABS spacebar of my mx board 3.0, the rebound feels fine (again on both boards) what causes this?

>> No.54888222

Where can I get a Ducky Shine 3 in TKL? I've looked everywhere online and I can't find it

>> No.54888239


If the PBT bar is heavier, it'll usually feel that way. That wobble isn't unusual, but could be better.

Maybe try some sugru or putty in the notch so it doesn't move around as much.

>> No.54888572

Ducky stops making their old models when moving onto new ones. The 3 is two models behind, now.

>> No.54888602

why do people even like thick pbt spacebars then?

>> No.54888630


It's why most companies use heavier switches for spacebars, usually enough to overcome this

>> No.54888643

Is it a lot slower? I would call that unusual. Switching to a thick PBT spacebar on my NT didn't slow it down enough to bother me, though I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bit later on the return. Reds are a pretty light switch though, so that could be the problem.

>> No.54888708

just enough to make it a little less satisfying, i could probably get used to it but the board is going back anyways because they send me one with the wrong color backplate.>>54888630

>> No.54889186

You win, I fell for the meme and just ordered a Ducky Shine 5.

You bastards.

>> No.54889835

Except Ducky is not our meme. Come back later when you've bought a HHKB.

>> No.54890097

I meant the autism keyboards in general

>> No.54890263

>tfw massdrop finally drops this keyboard again but no cherry option
why live?

>> No.54890278
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Just bought a Tomoko mechanical pretty cheap. Knock-off blue switches, reviews were pretty good, and it's "spill-proof."

Has anyone used any Tomoko keyboards before? Any opinion on what they're like? I'm not a keyboard aficionado and this will be my first mech keyboard in the past few years. Good one to start with?

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