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

>Previous thread

>> No.55224520
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Team Red reporting in

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What's your anon's opinion on matrix keyboards? Are they a meme?

Also, how hard is it to transition to a keyboard like picrelated (Terminus Mini)? It only has 46 keys, insanity.

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No shit, Sherlock.

>> No.55224639


I can imagine

>> No.55224751

hey fagets what wireless 60% should i get?

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in for ISO is objectively worse

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As a former ISO user I second this

>> No.55224791

yeah i would mod a hhkb but i dont wanna spend that much :)

>> No.55224862


Appreciate the help. Looks decent. I'm considering this more than the Tesoro one, as I think Tactile switches would be better for writing a lot

I'm losing hope for a wireless keyboard. It seems all the good ones are wired only.

>> No.55224944

Is there a place where I can get custom PBT 1.5u/windows keys?

>> No.55224970


>> No.55225055

>It seems all the good ones are wired only.
This is correct. There's a few wireless ones out there that are good, but they're usually more difficult to find.

Who said something about modding?


Though if you want to stay in a sensible budget range the royal kludge is probably your best bet.

>> No.55225213

There are a few good tenkeyless/60% ones, like VB87M.

>> No.55225267

what keycaps are the ones in op image?

>> No.55225277
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If you blah blah so much about ISO, why don't you just get ANSI and get over it.

>> No.55225280

Posting here because there's no rubber dome general.

Looking for a new keyboard but I can't afford a mechanical one, is there anything between cheap-ass office rubber dome and a mechanical keyboard or should I just buy my third K120?

>> No.55225281

Tai-Hao Sunset

>> No.55225353

Redragon K552 and magicforce are less than 40 bucks. There is no reason to buy rubber domes these days.

>> No.55225384

Are o-rings worth it for Cherry switches?

>> No.55225451
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i have multiple ansi boards
it's just fun to get yuros upset

i really want that german guy to come back and have another meltdown

>> No.55225461

I put one on my backspace because I smash that thing.

>> No.55225463

I'm not sure what else than mx-style switches you're going to put them on.

I have them on my clears, and they do dampen the sound a fair bit. I don't mind the different feel, but YMMV.
They're cheap as fuck anyway, not like you have a whole lot to loose.

>> No.55225908

underrated post

>> No.55226074

>Who said something about modding?
i did because that looks like complete garbage

Though if you want to stay in a sensible budget range the royal kludge is probably your best bet.

alright thanks man

>> No.55226174

jesus christ im retarded

>> No.55226328
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My CM Key Switch Tester came in the mail today, wow was it worth the 20 bucks, here's how I feel after buying it
Topre >> Black > Red > Blue = Green >>> Brown
Tempted as fuck to buy a topre keyboard now....why must I be a poorfag

>> No.55226460

>wastes 20$ on a useless tester
>complains about being poor

>> No.55226476


>he still thinks rubber dome is better

yep, truly a waste

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I can waste 20 bucks but I cant waste 200+
Please end this meme

>> No.55226504


just buy a 15 dollar btc dome board and call it

>> No.55226516

>I can waste 20 bucks but I cant waste 200+
>what is saving
sure is summer here

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I'd rather waste 20 bucks than aimlessly buy a keyboard

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I was choosing between making my own with zealios and a Topre board at the time, after spending about 30 bucks in order to get my hands on both of the switches in question, I opted for the 220 bucks Topre board.

Nothing wrong with making a minor investment in order to make a good decision on a larger investment.

>> No.55226779


I like what you got

>> No.55226832

Can't really get them here, $40 is the most I'd be willing to spend but if I wanted to import those I'd be paying at least 50% more(which still would be cheaper than buying locally).

>> No.55226861

>magicforce are less than 40 bucks
stop spreading this meme, it's 60-70$

>> No.55226885


>> No.55226921

shit, doesn't ship to me.
Hopefully asian stores will drop the price on them eventually.

>> No.55226927

Is there any place you can buy topre switches?

>> No.55226971

they don't work like that

>> No.55226977

No. If you'd understand how Topre switches work you'd know why.

If you're looking for a switch tester, cooler master has one (see this anon >>55226328)

>> No.55227222

Any of you niggers have MX Reds? How do you like it? I want Reds because gotta go fast
I have two homies that complain about double typing tho

>> No.55227296

Getting sick of shit keyboards as a programmer, help me out /mkg/

>Budget: $100 but flexible
>Location: USA
>Switch: I've heard good things about Cherry, but flexible
>Layout: Qwerty
>Form factor: minimal, like OP's pic
>Backlight: not necessary
>Previous/Current: Cheap HP shit

>> No.55227300

too light

>> No.55227326


>> No.55227354

You don't want those, dude.

>> No.55227361

Thanks for the tip anon, looks good

>> No.55227392

Dude, get gateron switches. They are cheaper than cherry and undeniably better.

>> No.55227433

Get gateron reds instead.

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Finally finished my review of the $35 mechanical keyboard I got off Aliexpress a couple of weeks ago.


tl;dr: it's good if you bring your own keycaps


>> No.55227538

What switches would you recommend?

>> No.55227546


>> No.55227564

Getting my first mechanical keyboard. Never used one. Should I expect orgasm?

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Your gonna orgasm more than your mom last night

>> No.55227600

Thanks for doing this!
Finding some detailed info or even clear photos of cheap keyboards isn't always easy, but you went above in beyond for that keyboard. Made my choice easier.

>> No.55227621

why not? I own them and I love them to bits

>> No.55227702

Partly because a lot of the sets have that 'nano anti-biosis' meme, but mostly because they are so thin. For the same price, or lower in many cases, you could get really nice gateron thick pbt.

>> No.55227720

yeah not having half the keys. weird

>> No.55227751

Every time I restart my computer or wake it up from sleep mode, the LEDs in my keyboard (varmilo va87mr) reset themselves to the fullest brightness. I can deal with turning them back down all the time, but i was wondering if this was a common problem or if anyone has a solution that isn't busting it open and removing them completely.

>> No.55227826

yes, that set has the weird antibacterial coating. it didn't bother me but I removed it anyway just because I was bored one day. it's really easy. just dip each key in some rubbing alcohol and wipe the gunk off with a rag.
it is true what you say about how thin they are. I got them anyway because I really really like the colors and I couldn't find anything else quite like them at the time.

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depends on what keyboards you've used. I remember when we got new HP workstations in the lab at uni, I sat down to login and immediately noticed the feel of the new keyboards. It felt like I'd expect my old noname rubberdome would feel after pouring coffee on it. With lots of sugar. And cream. When I pointed the new keyboards out to my classmate, she said "oh, yeah, these new keyboards are really nice!"

>> No.55227880

This doesn't happen with mine

>> No.55227914

Where the hell is the insert key?

>> No.55227924

In the trash where it belongs.
probably in another layer though idk

>> No.55227926

It's all up to personal preference, as all of the gateron switches are good. Personally, I don't like gateron clears or browns.

>> No.55227934

fn+delete im pretty sure

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Why are there so many cheap Model Ms online? Are they actually good or am I being memed on?

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Now's the time to get a CODE Pok3r.

>> No.55228013

thanks fambaloni
been eyeing CODE keyboards for a hot minute

>> No.55228027

I'm using a Gigabyte K8100 now. It's pretty shit, that's why I decided to go with the K65 RGB. At christmas i'll hang it on the tree.

>> No.55228056

All switches are inferior to buckling spring.

>> No.55228058

But the keycaps are really bad, and they only come with cherry switches...

>> No.55228065

charge your fucking phone

>> No.55228072

The plastic bits that hoöd them together are broken. So you would have to do costly repairs to make them work right.

>> No.55228080

It's a $110 Pok3r if you go with MX blues.

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Blue team reporting in.

I am looking forward to when I have something new to post...

>> No.55228133

my grandma has an old dell keyboard and i think it's mechanical, at least it feels somewhat mechanical. its an old PS2 keyboard and it feels really nice to type on for a dell keyboard. Did dell used to make their keyboards mechanical a long time ago?

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>shipping isn't free
What fucking year is it? Dropped so hard

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no problem, the lack of information was the main reason I decided to post this stuff. Finding cheap alternatives to otherwise pricey shit can be pretty fun in itself.

pic related, $14 PBT keycaps

>> No.55228298

The year in which not all warehouses are located in China.

>> No.55228341

Fuck me how long does it take for Pexon to create a cable? 1 month?

>> No.55228358

try boiling a keycap to make sure its actually pbt

>> No.55228376
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Yes, does it look like this?

>> No.55228459

looking for a new board to buy so i can throw my cool miami keycaps on it
rn i have a hhkb and i love topre
should i just buy a novatouch or one of these?
opinions mi amigos? i really like blacks too

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no it looks black and it does look kind of new, compared to your pic, here is a pic of one that looks a lot like it. might be scissor switch tho.

>> No.55228481

They passed the acetone test. Besides, it was pretty obvious when I tried cutting off some excess material from the bottom edge. PBT is a bitch to cut evenly.

>> No.55228741

I don't think you can swap the key caps. The mentioned it in a Reddit thread

>inb4 redditfag

>> No.55228911


>> No.55228924

That looks rubber

>> No.55228941

You can

>> No.55229132

>ISO is objectively worse
Why do you think that?

I'm using an ISO azerty board right now, contemplating if I should buy an ANSI board.

My main problem is that most people and businesses also use ISO where I live.

>> No.55229324

Which is the black kb on the top right?

>> No.55229362

He's trying to spite yurops.

>> No.55229375


>> No.55229608 [DELETED] 

I'm looking for a good gaming keyboard that can replace my current keyboard: see image.

I like the feel of this keyboard because of its inset keys that barely stick out beyond the frame of the board.

Along with inset keys, I'm looking for something with somewhat professional looking backlit keys. I'm not looking for anything too flashy in other words.

Is there anything good between the $20 - $30 range?

>> No.55229629

Does this code apply if I submit a meme Inkscape file for them to print on the keycaps?

>> No.55229633
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I'm looking for a good gaming keyboard that can replace my current keyboard: see image.

I like the feel of this keyboard because of its inset keys that barely stick out beyond the frame of the board.

Along with inset keys, I'm looking for something with somewhat professional looking backlit keys. I'm not looking for anything too flashy in other words.

Is there anything good between the $20 - $30 range?

>> No.55229665


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>Is there anything good between the $20 - $30 range?

>> No.55229806


I meant top left. I'm retarded.

>> No.55229849


But I'm serious, though.


I'm just curious how a few highly rated, gaming keyboards in the $20-30 price range might compare to my current keyboard.

>> No.55230011

'gaming' keyboards are a meme

>> No.55230082
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>Budget: $40-$50. I can go as high as $60, but only with a good reason.
>Location: California, USA
>Preferred switch type: Red/Black, I guess. Something lighter and quieter.
>Layout: ISO
>Form factor: I like my numpad, but I don't need it. I'd like to avoid 60%, but if the best at this range is 60% then whatever.
>Backlight: Not necessary. My mouse is bad enough.
>Previous/current keyboards: ayy lmao

>> No.55230085

Did not hit winrar in bro sale, I want to kill myself

>> No.55230248

Finally got my Gateron CMY mods. They took 40 goddamned days to arrive after hitting Canada. I don't know if it was customs or what.

Colours are nice. I'll take a shit photo once I have them on my Compact SQ.

>> No.55230559

There really isn't anything for you. The only chinkboards that are that inexpensive are ANSI.

Look for used in your area. Old mechanical keyboards are still really nice.

>> No.55230792

Well, I'm not married to ISO, it's just all I've ever used and don't need the yuro keys. Are you saying that used Cherry switch keyboards are still good?

>> No.55230872

You should not prioritize cherry switches. If you find an old Alps switch board, get that, and if you want a cheap chinese board look for gaterons.

Old Alps are really nice, and if you find a cheap chinese board, prioritize gateron switches.

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CM Quickfire TK

It's a POS

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Well this was unexpected. My new Unicomp Classic Model M arrived without Unicomp's ugly blue logo on the indicator panel.

I'm not sure if I'm better or worse off without it.

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Yeah, I think it's too busy if I add in the purple and green modifiers.

>> No.55231057

Great, thanks! That's really helpful.

>> No.55231365

That's sweet

>> No.55231548

How do models Ms compare to other mechanicals? Why am I seeing so many on Ebay for like forty bucks?

>> No.55231562

They are really tactile and nice-feeling, and they have fantastic build quality.

>> No.55231873


What more could you ask for?

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god bless

>> No.55232087

Anyone own Tai-Hao keycaps?
I'm wondering if they are decent PBT caps or if I should just keep my cheap shit ABS caps

>> No.55232287

see: >>55227702

>> No.55232470

RK RG987 or magicforce 68?
Magicforce's layout is a bit odd and RK RG987 seem to have stiffer cherry mc clones....
Other options at this price range(+-60€) that's has a kind of 70% layout at least arrow&function keys and compatible Miami keycaps? Backlit is appreciated but not a must.

I'm in Europe (Germany) but iso isn't a must.

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This shit any good?

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>> No.55233246
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Got my first mechanical keyboard, a Filco Majestouch 2 with Cherry Reds. How did I do?

>> No.55233309

literally got memed on in every aspect
over paying for a filco in these days is ridiculous and you didnt even get gateron reds
baka anon

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>> No.55233801

What is this and how can I get one?

>> No.55233825

There is no need for that picture to be 3.15MB.

>> No.55233832

What's the worst that could happen if I buy a gaymur RGB mechanical keyboard?

>> No.55233901

You get infected with the gay.

>> No.55233956

You will eventually try a real mechanical keyboard and realize what a waste it was.

>> No.55234051


>> No.55234058


But if they're both the same switch, what difference it would make?

>> No.55234120

That's the point.

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cute memes only pls

>> No.55234601

see: >>55227451

>> No.55234612

They don't have the same switches.

Also keycaps make a huge difference, and so does the plate.

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Got my PBT caps from banggood waiting for my idye poly to arrive.

>> No.55234860

what's the brand of the keyboard?

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>> No.55235010

Looks like a poker

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>40$ shipping

>> No.55235231


Probably the best full size board you can buy. I have both it and the 610 brown.

>> No.55235236
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Holy shit, dude, that's more than dollaridoo land

>> No.55235245

NZ fag here.

Anything outside AU/NZ is basically $40 starting.

>> No.55235256

proxy it?

>> No.55235272

I think they'll get behind this... Is a RK RG987 or magicforce 68 so much worse?.

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It's what formerly was an AEK II

You can build one yourself

>> No.55235338

Yeah, especially when considering that originative offers gaterons and really nice keycaps (same quality caps cost about $40 alone)

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I'll change the keycaps anyway, can't find it in European shops...
Other options with gaterons in with similar price?

>> No.55235463

And doesn't the magicforce has gaterons too?

>> No.55235547

So there is no point in buying anything between cheap rubber domes and actual mechanical keyboards? Okay then.

Kinda surprised given how big the variety in mice is, there's something decent for every budget.

>> No.55235602

to be fair, it's the same thing with mice really - either it has a perfect sensor or it doesn't.

the closest you can get to an inbetween for keyboards are cheap chink boards with cherry clones that cost the same as expensive rubber domes.

>> No.55235631

damn this looks great
totally buying this. my v60 is good but a fully programmable 65% is amazing

>> No.55235695

importing keyboards is actually really easy. How many normalfags do you know who are aware that $200 keyboards exist? How many of them work at customs?

>> No.55235696

Dude wtf. I got one in the mail today too and that's the exact order I thought up. Are you me???

>> No.55235765

i was going to get a ducky one on amazon UK,
but now there's this brexit thing and i have no idea what to do.
I'm an europoor and i want to spend as little as possible, what should i do?
As of now a ducky one would cost about 115£, or 144€

>> No.55235769

stop being so cute

>> No.55235772

>to be fair, it's the same thing with mice really - either it has a perfect sensor or it doesn't.
Not really, there's a lot to chose from between cheap office mice and stuff with like S3988/ PMW3310/ PMW3366 "perfect" sensors. Just a bit annoying because you really have to look for reviews to see whether the implementation is any good.

Anyway, I think I'll try a hybrid keyboard(it's a gimmick but they're not really more expensive than plain rubberdome) for now until I'm done saving for a new PC and can afford to put some money towards a mechanical one.

>> No.55235788


There are literally 40$ mechanical keyboards with Gateron switches on AliExpress right now. And there's plenty in the 40-100$ range.
Stop this "200$ Topre or rubber dome" meme, there's an abundance of choice at all price points.

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>200$ Topre or rubber dome
that's the same thing tho

>> No.55235840

Like what? I looked around and apparently I wil get fucked a lot less than I expected by buying from aliexpress in my country, so that's an option now.

Is there like a go-to bottom of the barrel cheap chinese mechanical keyboard I should look for?

>> No.55235906

Literally search Ali for "mechanical keyboard" and sort by the number of orders. Avoid "mechanical feel" since those are rubber dome.

Here are some of the popular ones:

The one with confirmed Gateron Black/Blue switches for 40$ for tenkeyless and 50$ for full: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/l/32653111593.html

There's Ajaaz for 45$, don't know about the switches.

Magicforce for 75$, but it's 40$ on Amazon.

>> No.55235936


Here comes the aeroplane >>55227494

>> No.55236013

Shit, that's $35 for no backlight, might get this.
>2 month shipping

>> No.55236025

Closer to 1 month, depending on your location.
I'm in Russia and most AliExpress/Ebay orders get delivered in 3-4 weeks.

>> No.55236548

I wish matrix keyboards were the norm. Dunno why there aren't more of them.

>> No.55236552

How did you feel about the Tai Hao caps?
Are they too thin to be enjoyable?

>> No.55236580

How are they even making a market with those? I mean, you buy one, test the switches, and return it for a refund. Who'd keep it around?

>> No.55236634

>return it for a refund

>> No.55236655
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I kept mine around for collections sake. The postage for returning it and the hassle of filing a return and going to the post office is hardly worth the 20 bucks it cost me when I can just as well keep it.

>> No.55236706
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Is this Thing legit?


>> No.55236834

I can return any item I buy online within two weeks for a full refund without reason, and the seller has to cover the shipping costs.

Not sure where you're from, but pretty much all western countries allow you to return items purchased online for a refund.

>> No.55236873

what gateron would i go for if i like cherry clears?

>> No.55236903

No, it's a piece of gaymer trash.

>> No.55236919


>> No.55236992

Should I get a ducky mini or a ducky one pbt tkl?

>> No.55237322

if you gotta go fast, you have the Cherry MX Speed (Silver) on the Corsair something something Rapidfire

Or Gateron Clear

>> No.55237346

> don't think you can swap the key caps.

That's one of the biggest selling points of the Novatouch, gaynon, Topre with Cherry Stems

>> No.55237433
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got something for you /mkg/, because I dont know shit about mechanical keyboards

so I've been cleanning old fucking storage room at my workplace, not used for probably around 20-30 years, and i found this old dirty thing.

what can you tell me about it?
is it worth anything?
never used mechanical keyboard in my life, but those switches are clicky and feel like I imagine cherry blues feel
also what is this port and are adapters for it currently avaliabe

>> No.55237738

Does it say alps on the top of the switch?

Looks like you found yourself some blue alps (or a clone thereof). They're quite highly regarded, clean that thing up and use it yourself, or sell it for profit. You lucky piece of shit.

>> No.55237761

That's SKCM Blue ALPS, genuine according to the wiki:

That is DIN, 5 pin and larger as opposed to PS2(mini-din 6 pin), you have adapters everywhere from amazon to ebay

That keyboard here in Europe would probably sell for 50€+ easy

>> No.55237765

browns are cozy. they had them at my old job and they were fun to use. they're not as good as any of the other colors, but they have a special place in my heart.

>> No.55237783

>they had them at my old job
where the hell did you work that they supplied you with mechanical keyboards?

>> No.55237803

it misses one keycapas in pic rel. and i suppose noone makes those anymore, so selling wouldn't be that profitable

also if I wanted to use it, anyone knows what is this port called?

>> No.55237815

thanks anon

>> No.55237825


fucking hell... everything including hall effect

>> No.55237829

>so selling wouldn't be that profitable
I'd buy it off you, not anytime soon since I've got other things going on and no money, but I'd be glad to take it off you in a few months time from now.

>> No.55237844

probably gonna keep it tough

>> No.55237863

Yeah, I've seen that before. Would be nice for collections sake, but hardly worth 40 bucks. I'd rather have one whole keyboard with a bunch of the same switches and keycaps that I can actually use for something.

Ah well, drop me an email at [email protected] should you ever not want it anymore. Enjoy your find.

>> No.55237896

retail store. the pos terminals were old as shit.

>> No.55238058

anything like the blackwidow for around 100$? mine recently broke but dont feel like getting memed on the price again

>> No.55238091

Why are MX Browns so shit?

>> No.55238265

It's not their fault they were colored this way.

>> No.55238309

Been using Cherry MX Blacks, they're a lot lighter than I expected. Often I don't notice the resistance at all.

Still, I want to get redpilled on MX Reds as part of switching to a PS/2 keyboard, as MX Blacks are often hated (I have no frame of reference to other Cherry switches to understand), but the only way of doing so for me is to order the board and wait till it arrives. I'd test the hell out of it if I could find anything, but I live in a godforsaken place on the fringe of civilization.

What's the popular consensus on Reds vs Blacks? Anybody switched?

>> No.55238447

I'm not >>55234731, but I definitely think they are too thin, and if your board has a backlight they will look pretty ugly.

>> No.55238457

That's the only problem with gateron. The equivalent for cherry clears were claimed by zealpc, and they cost $1 each. They feel incredible, but they aren't worth the money.

>> No.55238484
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Dude, you could get wayyy higher quality than the blackwidow for $100.

>> No.55238519

Cherry reds and blacks are just really scratchy, and one is heavier than the other.

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personally i think they suck
the sliders fit loose in the housing because somebody fucked up the measurements

zealshills claim it's a feature that reduces friction or some bullshit, even though every other gateron switch slider fits tight and zeal himself admits it's a problem.

>> No.55238582

Huh, I didn't notice that when I tried my friend's zealios.

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it drives me nuts and i can't help it
i removed all the zeal switches i had

unfortunately gateron tactile clears are identical

that's objectively wrong
i played with the sliders in different housings

>> No.55238796

this looks comfy as fuck but do people ever walk past like:
>what is this faggot doing

>> No.55238850

It's not much then, huh? Cheers, I'll get reds. It's important to me that the switch is linear.

>> No.55238950

Get gateron yellows

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>> No.55239076
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as if i want to spend $1 per switch again

anyway there's a .007'' difference between the sliders
the housings are identical as far as i can tell

>> No.55239183
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KBT pure
nope because i only do this retarded shit when im bored at 4am and i cant sleep

>> No.55239213

>RK RG987 or magicforce 68?

>> No.55239346

So I read up on the Sticky and this was something I saw off of AliExpress, any thoughts?

>> No.55239379

Shit that was a long address

>> No.55239416

Pro fucking tip straight from the >>>/g/csg :
AliExpress links have arbitrary shit between "/item/" and "/NUMBERS.html"

For that link you can do:
or just put any one character there to be a good poster on this website.

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I need to get some new caps eventually after the build.

>> No.55239552

The time has come.
Anon, pls respond: >>55224591

>> No.55239585
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I love it and I love the layers I can make. Was weird at first with blank caps. Would recommend if you dont mind learning a new layout and making it work for you. Basically the linux of keyboards. Can set it up for your taste.

>> No.55239589

No standardized keys you can't swap them.

>> No.55239638

Thanks! Seems tempting, I'll consider it.

>> No.55239706

awesome its a fun keyboard and its even easy to build for cheap.

>> No.55239757

Oh, I almost forgot: there aren't any measurements of it on their website, can you please measure it? Just the outside, without keycaps.

>> No.55239792

same as the poker at around a 11 inches. Its based in a 60 percent case from the original terminus.

>> No.55240029

mf it is broad daylight in that video you aren't fooling anyone with this 4am hullabaloo

>> No.55240051

its the summer here, it gets light really fucking early
>broad daylight
if you go into the forest its literally 0 visibility.

>> No.55240077

What would be the best keyboard for a programmer ?

Requirements :

- Standard 101-key layout;
- Not faggot (no backlight and colors);
- Standard keycaps (again, no faggot colored keycaps);
- Cherry Mx switches (red / brown prefered);
- Not ridiculously expensive like the Razer ones;

So ?

>> No.55240152

What's your budget senpai?

>> No.55240242


>> No.55240401
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What are you waiting to drop /g/?

Waiting for these https://www.massdrop.com/buy/blank-pbt-keycaps?mode=guest_open

I also really wish someone would do a high profile aluminum case group buy

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Anne pro with gateron red switches came in today.

>> No.55240463

I have tried:
Buckling Spring
Cherry MY
Gateron Red
Cherry Red
Cherry Blue
Cherry Black
Cherry Brown
Cherry Clear

Guess which one i like the most?

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What's the cheapest way get a "case" for a custom keyboard?

I'm trying to figure out what will hold the switches together.
PCB printing of that size isn't cheap at all, so just PCB mounting the switches is out of the question.
Custom cut acrylic isn't much cheaper either, but you can get 2 plates of 60% keyboard size for 25$.

Are there any cheap ghetto ways of doing this myself? Something better than cardboard, though.

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I did it, I fucking did it, I can't believe it.

I'm sorry /g/

>> No.55240830

gateron yellows for sure

>> No.55240836

Just cancel it. You know you'll regret it.

>> No.55240858


I-i can r-return it later...

>> No.55240868
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orite m8s

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cute rat

>> No.55240890

o shit how is it?

>> No.55240905

The only thing that lets it down is the layout, it's one of my favourite keyboards otherwise (including the one in front)

>> No.55240923
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What do you all even do with these keyboards that warrants the obsession?

>> No.55240940

I fondle them

>> No.55241013

Thanks senpai.

>> No.55241063

Incredibly close to buying a HHKB, I love my blues, currently using a pok3r and have never used topre. Should I go for it?

>> No.55241105

what do you like about it?

>> No.55241155


T-the macro keys are nice, and the RGB lighting might be cool... and well.. it's not that expensive compared to other mechs...

>> No.55241165

hi /mkg/, I bought a wasd code tenkeyless the other day and was wondering if there's any keyboard cases that I can buy to have that floating key look.

>> No.55241187

type mostly

>> No.55241199

nothing wrong with it if you like it, just consider two things:
maybe you will wish for more simplicity later
as far as i can tell the bottom row is non-standard so you won't be able to put any custom keycaps on that board.

unless you really like the aessthetitcs, i would go for another fullsize board, there's good stuff out there in that price range

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You'll either need a PCB, or preferably a metal plate to hold the switches.

Casings can be made from all kinds of materials. Wood and plastic aren't expensive at all.

See if you can get some wood or acrylic or metal laser cut somewhere. The guy who helped me the minimized AEK II got the metal plates cut for 22 bucks a pop.

You could try to drill holes yourself with a round drill that just about fits the corners of the switches. Not exactly optimal and having them all aligned properly would be a horrible autismfest, but that's the best I can think of if you don't want to pay someone to do some proper cutting for you.

Nothing noteworthy whatsoever


They're the least tactile of all cherry switches. They feel nice if you just press the switch a bit, but once you start typing at a pace they literally just feel like reds with some dirt stuck in the middle, that dirt being the "tactile" bump.
They suck.

>> No.55241237

>not that expensive

your did bad and you know it

>> No.55241259

I hope that's what people do with keyboards but I mean what are you that needs or wants it, a typist, a programmer, what?

>> No.55241388

Nobody "needs" a mechanical keyboard.

>> No.55241413

which is why I included 'want' in there

>> No.55241435

Being a programmer or not has nothing do with wanting a mechanical meme keyboard though. I'm knees deep into this shit and I only dealt with code once in my life before, which was keyboard firmware.

>> No.55241469

I know that, you don't have to be an anything to want anything. This >>55240940 is just as legitimate, I'm just curious why people are interested. I'm interested myself, found an old mitsumi in the office today but unfortunately it's rubber.

>> No.55241497

Oh I see.

They feel nice to use, and people here tend to use their keyboards a lot, I'd say that's the primary factor.

For me personally, it's the amount of molecularity and variety you can have. I like to tinker with shit, and keyboards are a perfect for that since I don't only build/mod the thing myself the way I want it to be, I also use it constantly. It's lots of fun.

>> No.55241500

>Didn't try any other Gateron switch
Gateron Browns are better than Cherry

>> No.55241511

This pic is what made me get a pok3r. I hate corus kb.... I've been arguing with them through paypal for the past days

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Wing wam

>> No.55241549

One thing I worry about is I've always used those old black dell ps/2 keyboards with the big buttons and I've become so used to rolling my pink down from shift onto the ctrl key that I don't think I could ever use any other config, do you think cherries would be ok for that? They look plenty big enough but I'm curious how much resistance a cherry ctrl key would put up compared to a (what I assume is) rubber key.

>> No.55241569

There's switches with different weights and feels to them. You can get a really light one if you like (cherry reds or gateron clears)

>> No.55241570

In the market for a new keyboard, I'm thinking the Ducky One or Ducky Shine 5. I'm just not sure about the type of switches I should get. I'll be mainly using it for gaming and some casual web dev.

>> No.55241688

So is there a reason NOT to buy this:

Is there anywhere I could find a review or anything?

>> No.55241738

Yeah, there are basically no reviews for chinese keyboards.
The best you've got is reviews on the product page itself. Those are legit, so they are worth looking at for at least some information.

I'll be getting this keyboard soon, so I guess expect a review in a month or two.

>> No.55241750


otemu switches when many gateron boards are of similar price on ali

>> No.55241768

What? That board has Gaterons, I'm pretty sure.

>> No.55241787

Oh, I think it's Gateron if you choose Black switches. At least that's what a few reviews say.

>> No.55241844

If you have a suggestion at ~$40 or under with gateron switches I'm all ears, maybe I can't find them because I've never used aliexpress before or something.

At $35 this one seems like a steal.

>> No.55241866

is this going to be time limited or will they send it in batches over a long period of time?

>> No.55241927


well if it's true for the blacks, that's definitely a good board then. I just saw the huge otemu in title and description.

>> No.55242061

Shopping around for a new keyboard because my Ducky Shine 3 is dead. Does Corsair make usable mechanical keyboards? What about daskeyboards?

>> No.55242230


Check it out this keyboard is giving you the finger

>> No.55242257

I'm having trouble understanding what hand that even is

>> No.55242264


>> No.55242273

yeah, normally for a restocking fee and/or return shipping.

>> No.55242314

I've been looking in to mechanical keyboards the past few days and I was wondering, is it best looking for a kit to build myself, or customising a pre-made one?

>> No.55242366


that depends on how much work you want to put in. boards like the Zhuque have swappable switches that easily come out, but most others require full desoldering.

a full custom kit would be many, many more hours than either of those, but you have more switch, plate, and case options.

>> No.55242397

There's a pretty obvious answer here, it's the one that requires a magnitude more hours of work.

>> No.55242399

I was thinking just a simple 60% keyboard with cherry MX blues. I was thinking as it will be my first just customising a pre-made one. Any suggestions where I could start looking?

>> No.55242453

>customising a pre-made one
What do you mean? Changing keycaps?
Because changing keycaps is a routine thing, doesn't really count as customization.

>> No.55242468


I don't know of any hotswappable 60% boards that aren't from random GH group buys.

you could get something like the Pok3r or KBP V60, and sell the stock keycaps since you're likely going to use your own. get the switches from aliexpress/taobao, or an older donor board if you can find one reasonably (dolch pac, chryon)

>> No.55242526

Yeah that's what I mean, I am pretty new to the mechanical keyboard scene, sorry.

>> No.55242583

Well, changing keycaps is a fine way to get into this stuff, but if (or when) you want anything deeper, you're out of luck with a regular board, since most customization comes from switches and firmware, none of which you'll be able change.

But if you're new, I can't honestly recommend something you have to solder together yourself.

Just find a mechanical keyboard that suits you at your price point and see if it grows on you.

>> No.55242638

Well I already have a mechanical keyboard, but it is a corsair gaming one and it's 100%, but I want something smaller and I heard that the keys on a corsair keyboard have a slightly different size so it's awkward to find keycaps.

>> No.55242729

>tfw V80 matias quiet click finally arrives

Am I crazy for saying I like it more than Topre? The tactility is the best out of all quiet tactile switches I've tried. And it strangely feels lighter than 55g Topre (which is actually also 60g in real life measurements).

My only complaint is that it's not as smooth as Topre. Past the initial bump, it feels like there's some residual bump near the bottom out. Any explanation for that?

>> No.55242746

How do O-rings reduce travel time? Wouldn't not pressing the key completely not trigger it?

>> No.55242754


not at all, I much prefer non-rubber dome switches

>> No.55242776

They reduce travel distance past the actuation. Unless they're so thick that you can't even actuate the key, in which case you're doing something wrong.

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>Am I crazy for saying I like it more than Topre?
i wasn't very impressed with it
even over cherry

>> No.55242848

keys usually actuate after about half the keypress

>> No.55242854

Looking for my first mech keyboard.
I want it to be full size with numpad, but without any extra media buttons. Backlit would be nice as well.
Any recommendations?

>> No.55242867


>> No.55242963

Do they even make mechanical keyboards with normal UK layouts?
I hate half-sized Enter key

>> No.55242973

There's this custom website, although it's pretty overpriced.


>> No.55242976

Any switches you don't have yet? What's your favorite switch?

>> No.55243056

>not knowing about gateron whites
they're literally zeals but cheaper and not purple.

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MD does them all the time. pic related

>> No.55243173


nothing, assdrop is turtle-slow shill trash. better off buying from taobao/ali or group buys

>> No.55243236

Where is a good place to get some custom backlit keycaps for cherry mx boards?

>> No.55243334
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Does there exist a CM Novatouch in ISO layout?
I want to try out topre, but I want to have cherry compatible stems, so the Novatouch seems like the only option. And ISO is a must.

>> No.55243361


>> No.55243362

>Does there exist a CM Novatouch in ISO layout?

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Glad my kb convinced you, it's a great 60%

>> No.55243433

Fuck it, I bought it. At that price it would be silly not to.

Now the wait begins.

>> No.55243463

It would be cool if you made a review like >>55227494
At least some in-depth photos and writing. Would be great to have some solid info about that keyboard.

>> No.55243474

>I hate corus kb
Everyone does.
They didn't even reply to any of my paypal disputes or emails or facebook messages etc. after 3 months of no sign of my keycaps. So I ended up getting a refund from paypal. Then like two months later they showed up. Gave them to a friend.
If they had even tried in the slightest to communicate with me, I would have sent them back. Another time a set of keycaps were sent to me twice, but I sent the second set back because the people had been great at replying to my messages beforehand.

Fuck corus kb, don't give them business.

>> No.55243491

Sure, no problem.

Photos are going to be shit though because I'm not just cheap when it comes to keyboards, but everything else too, so all I have is an entry level digital camera from like a decade ago.

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Anyone in the UK got this keyboard? I can't seem to find a photo of how it looks like with UK Layout

>> No.55243613

gateron brown

>> No.55243634

just got a corsair strafe for 70 dollars (used but like new and it was a meet up not shipped so not a scam)

>> No.55243647

any opinions?

>> No.55243738

Appreciated lads. Just ordered one from Amazon.
Can't wait to finally be able to use some of the spare sets of keycaps I have lying around.

>> No.55243752

Ya fucked up, all corsairs have non-standard bottom rows. You won't ever find new keycaps without having to spend extra for weird custom sets.

>> No.55243939


I think it probably has something to do with the rubber. The click version does not suffer from it. I got to try out the quiet clicks and realized I wasn't a fan right away just like the original ALPS they are mimicking.

>> No.55243970


You should. It will probably go up in value. Its probably worth about $100 too.

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just waiting for these
got a set with the white legend but i had to get the black legend ones as soon as i heard
also going to get in on the tada68 once i get paid

>> No.55244215


>> No.55244432

>RK RG987 or magicforce 68?

>> No.55244472

Are there any places with good split mechanical keyboards? A datahand is out of the question price wise, but my existing keyboard (a replacement for one that randomly had half the keys die) is extremely unpleasant to type on, and due to recently somewhat fucking up my hand, something in two pieces that I can angle and move around would be really useful.

>> No.55244493


can get the original ergodox kits for 180-200 or 250 assembled on taobao or forum classifieds


magicforce, proven quality and more switch options

>> No.55244496

Check out the ergodox

>> No.55244525

Which is this?

>> No.55244603

Got it, will do! Any other ones worth consideration?

>> No.55244621

Is there such a thing as a small form factor buckling spring? I'd lo

>> No.55244644


the goldtouch and kinesis maxim, freestyle, advantage are less expensive, but have less options


just the kishsaver for originals, modelfkeyboards is doing an ultra compact version for reproductions

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mechanical keyboards are cool but these look hipster as fuck

>> No.55244765

Gotcha, thanks Anon.

>> No.55245005

what the fuck is this even supposed to mean

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it appears to be peanutbutter

>> No.55245818


What board is this?

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