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"Pick your favorite ortholinear" edition.

>Buyer's template for the unenlightened:
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>Where to Buy:
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Previous thread:
>>55246475

>> No.55273637
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Anyone know where I can find a beam spring?

>> No.55273646
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55273646

hello pals
thinking about getting my first, what do you think about this one
https://www.alzashop.com/fnatic-gear-rush-brown-us-d4059082.htm?layoutAutoChange=1#popis
It looks elegant and has a wrist rest!
also which switches for min-maxing gaming and programming, it's true that browns can click faster if you abuse the tactile feedback

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B O T H
O
T
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>> No.55273663

>>55273646
>Fnatic Gear
literally what the fuck dude

>> No.55273679

>>55273646
I meant faster than red, I'm not really considering the others
>>55273663
never heard about it before either but it's pretty cheap compared to others
what could go wrong?

>> No.55273689

>>55273653
But which one first, though?

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>>55273689
Terminus looks comfier.

Where can I cop a kit for one?

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55273725

Someone suggested a poker 3 in previous thread, which one would be better compared to pic related?

>> No.55273737

>>55273725
IBM faggot here from previous thread, get the Pok3r, I have one in my bottom drawer (MX Clears) Feels great.

>> No.55273754

>>55273722
Slap a numpad on that fucker and you've got yourself a winner.

>> No.55273866

Good job putting the subject in the name field OP

>> No.55273890

>>55273866
sorry, mate.

>> No.55273933

>Budget $120-150
>Location (continent at least) US
>Preferred switch type
Something like black or blue that is good for typing.
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
80% or 60%
>Backlight
Don't really care if it is backlit or not.
>Previous/current keyboards
SteelSeries 6GV2
I plan on using it for college for typing up papers, and occasionally game in my down time.

>> No.55273948

>>55273637
I'm new to mechanical keyboards.

What's the tenkeyless one? Is it actually vintage or a modern one? Looks really nice.

>> No.55273971

>>55273948
IBM Model M Industrial SSK 1992
It's definitely vintage

Pretty sure these guys have one more available
http://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product/original-ibm-industrial-space-saving-keyboard-part-1395682/

>> No.55274033

>>55273971
That's pretty sweet.

Maybe one day I'll be able to afford one.

>> No.55274198

>>55274033

just get a regular one off ebay, it's not worth paying 700 more for an ugly color change

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301976362830

ended auction, but you get the point

>> No.55274220
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>>55273617
planck (or similar), dont need more than 48 1u keys

on a related note, someone on plebbit recently did a GB for essentially a split planck, $6 shipped PCBs so I nabbed a set. Can't get in anymore but at least we're getting more people making cases for such things, even if you want to handwire it.

>> No.55274243

>>55274220

dat animepad

>> No.55274246

>>55274198
The color is kinda why I like it so much. Visually what I really like about Model M is the concave design and larger bezel compared to modern keyboards, but I hate the color scheme - on this one though the colors are great.

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>>55274243
perhaps you like this other one even more?

>> No.55274279

>>55274246

well you could always paint the case and buy custom colored caps from unicomp.

still would come out 550-600 less all-in

>>55274266

a n i m e b u t t s

>> No.55274380

>>55274279
Painting it is a bad idea, it'd probably peel in no time. Unicomp used to sell Industrial cases and black IBM badges so you used to be able to buy a standard SSK and swap the internals to a new case. Unfortunately they lost the molds for it.

>> No.55274396

Will buying more mechanical keyboards prevent me from becoming depressed again.

>> No.55274416

>>55274380

nah, only if you're a hack that throws a can of spray paint on.

plenty of guides on how to do real prep and quality work. you can have the badges custom made by outfits like oshpark. that way you'll have something completely unique.

>> No.55274436

>>55273637
how do you like the unicomp ultra classic? I was thinking of getting one

>> No.55274461
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>>55274396
Yes!

>> No.55274467

>$100 dollars or less
>USA
>not sure
>ISO
>60%
>Yes
>cheap Dell keyboard

>> No.55274468

>>55274380
if you do it right it will last, however there's a better option than straight painting

use vinyl dye. You spray it on and it actually dyes the plastic and past the surface, so even if it gets a nick or scratch here or there the colour will still look fine.

>> No.55274526

>>55274436
Not too bad desu, it used to be an endurapro but the trackpoint got in the way when typing and really pissed me off so I pried it out. The ultra classics / endurapros are a bit more solid than the classics but still doesn't compare to an original IBM or Lexmark.

The feel of the switches is pretty much the same so if you want the nice case colours and similar feel to an original then go ahead and get one.

>> No.55274549

>>55274468

do you have to boil it for that? I'd be worried about the plastic warping

>> No.55274591

>>55274468
That might be worth trying but I'd personally rather just buy an original industrial as I'm shit when it comes to anything DIY.
Besides you have to worry about getting the right badges for it. Also you're going to have to remove the date sticker on the back to dye the plastic.

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55274839

two ends of the autism spectrum

>>55273617
way to thread

>> No.55274923

>>55274549
no, that's polyester dye that you have to
vinyl dye is sprayed on like spray paint, you just let it sit after.

>> No.55275256

Pok3r is arriving in the mail today but I wont be home to pick it up. Got the ducky secret mouse with it. Quite excited.

>> No.55275821
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>want to get into photography
>buy DSLR
>buy lenses
>use the camera only once every month
>realize that while it is enjoyable, I fell for /p/ memes, and I would probably be just as happy without the camera

>fall for /tpg/ memes
>buy four thinkpads over the course of several years
>end up only really using one of them at a time, because there's no need for more than one laptop
>wasn't too expensive, but again, I would probably be just as happy if I had only ever bought one memepad
>bought another one last month anyway

>buy desktop
>the shitty keyboard is not like the old IBM keyboard I had, but I struggle along with it because my work computer is where I do most my work, and laptops are where I do most my shitposting
>browse /mkg/
>realize I'm going to fall for memes once more
>no, fuck that, I can be happy without spending money on something I don't need

I ordered a shitty Magicforce and a POK3R yesterday. I have a HHKB in my cart. Fuck.

>> No.55275898

>>55275821
Dat consumerism.

>> No.55275906
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>>55275821
memes are fun

>> No.55275939

>>55273679

Just get a ducky, they're cheap and not FNATIC GEAR

>> No.55275962
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>>55275898
I've probably spent $3000 on stuff I didn't need over the last four years. Compared to most Americans, I'm probably doing fairly well. I still feel like an idiot.

>> No.55275973

>>55275821
you dont know enjoyment until you type with a hhkb
ps anon u remind me of me
its about time you pick up golf and just never have any other hobbies

>> No.55275979

>>55273679

Reds are really light and imo not too great for typing, i make much more mistakes with my reds compared to blues. I've all but dropped reds completely.

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>>55275821
I already posted all the pictures of my collection, so have this instead

Welcome to the land of memes

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I don't really get the appeal of mechanical keyboards.

Just going by what I've felt from test models at electronics stores, sure they're definitely springier, but I don't think they would feel any "better" than my beloved dome board at home.

(i don't actually know how to touch-type though, would that affect my opinions? i do WASD-gaming like probably most of you, however.)

>> No.55276061

>>55275973
I hang out at /hoc/ a lot but I've literally never swung a golf club. I don't like being outside.

>>55276031
Triela a best.

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>>55276047
Just close this thread and don't ever come back. Your life will be infinitely better for it.

>>55276061
I wholeheartedly agree. Henrietta and Riko can't even compete.

>> No.55276080

>>55276047
Do you find clicking a quality mouse to be a satisfying feeling? Are you a typing enthusiast?

If neither, a mechanical keyboard probably isn't for you.

>> No.55276101

>>55276047

They feel much better for touch typing, however the mechanical keyboard for gaming is just marketing nonsense and memes.

If you do a fair amount of typing though, spend a few hours learning to touch type and try a board with MX blues, it's glorious

>> No.55276712

>>55276076
Clean your desk you messy bug.

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>>55276712
Oh don't worry, that's an old picture.

Here's one I took just now. I'll clean it once my finals are over in a few days.

>> No.55277487

>>55273646
>cherry mx brown

>> No.55277509

>>55273933
Tada68

>> No.55277526

>>55274467
>>55277509

>> No.55277551

>>55275939
Ducky
More like
Cucky

Get gaterons

>> No.55277950

>>55274839
What keycaps are those?

>> No.55278008
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>>55277950
granite

>> No.55278022

>>55277013
>...g brother

Hmm what could that be

>> No.55278156

>>55278008
thanks

>> No.55278165

>>55268065
The problem is that I hate trying to type numbers with the keys above qwerty and I'm good enough with a 10key to not have one, plus games like DCSS uses the entire keyboard including the 10key for movemet

Although I don't browse /g/ much this general seems like it only really uses keyboards for typing, I can see why people here think a 10key is redundant, I just find more use out of it than most

>> No.55278169
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Going to lasercut a plate for this out of ply in the next few days. I have exactly 40 gateron blues I want to put in a board, and this is the best I could come up with. photos to come

>> No.55278213

>>55278165
Well, if your task specifically requires some set of keys, I can't tell you anything to change your min.
But if you're just in the "tenkeys are comfy to type numbers with" camp, there might be a bright future for you.

You can get an external keypad, by the way. Just for the times when you actually *need* it.

>> No.55278221

>>55278169
That's probably the most cancerous keyboard I've ever seen and you should kill yourself for even considering bringing such a cancer into this world.

>> No.55278237

>>55278169
famalam, what the fuck is that layout?
You can't just half-ass it and stop somewhere between staggered and ortholiniar.

>> No.55278257

>>55278221
>>55278237
it's actually good, and allows me to use the oem profile keycaps I already have. Even if the profiles will be wrong for mods.

>> No.55278276

>>55278257
>it's actually good
it having a barely convincing reason to be that way does not mean it's good.

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>>55278169

>> No.55278295

>>55278276
>>55278277
I call it the "perfect posting keyboard" (revision 2)

>> No.55278313
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>>55278169
>keyboard layout makes alt+tab an impossible combination
Is this a joke?

>> No.55278326

>>55278313
tab is on the fn layer

>> No.55278373

so is alt btw. so you hold the function key (which is the right shift cap, repurposed) with your left thumb, then press comma and tab. Very ergonomic

>> No.55278405

>>55278373

compared to what, doin a handstand on your keyboard?

this small keyboard shit has gone full retard now

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>>55278373
How about ctrl+alt+esc or shift+super+space? Furthermore how do you do anything that would require F1-F12, page up/down, etc.?
>inb4 every key gets mapped to something else when you press the function key breaking every macro ever

>> No.55278451

>>55278405
it's SIGNIFICANTLY better than the JD40, which doesn't keep tab, pipe, or implying sign

>> No.55278477

>>55278434
there's going to be a spdt switch on the side, that turns the upper row into f keys in one position, alphanumerics in center, and applies shift lock in the other

>> No.55278521

>>55278477
You can polish a poop all you want, but in the end all you'll have is a shiny turd.

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>>55278477
>there's going to be a spdt switch on the side, that turns the upper row into f keys in one position, alphanumerics in center, and applies shift lock in the other
Is this actually serious or is this a different anon adding to this ridiculous idea?

>> No.55278532

Workflow example: x hangs again, and you need to switch ttys. You flip the toggle on the right side of the keyboard and, holding the fn key with your thumb, depress the comma, control, and q keys. Then you flip the toggle back to center position, and enter your command, with another following conditionally (fn, shift, UU)

>> No.55278646

I got a Logitech G510 as a gift and I hate it. I don't need these stupid gamer keys or the shitty numpad or even the home/delete/whatever above the arrow keys. It all takes up so much space. I do 100% of my typing on 40% of the keyboard. It's so cramped, laptop keyboards are more comfortable. I'm not joking.

Not to mention, why the fuck would a keyboard need heaphones/microphone jacks? And the keys are made of such cheap plastic that they almost feel greasy. They are about as satisfying to push as your standard Walmart keyboard.

I want a keyboard with the width of a G510 but only 60-80% form factor. Maybe I need to fall for the two-piece ergo keyboard meme.

>> No.55278938

>>55278646
Split keyboards are super comfortable, you wont be disappointed.

I am ashamed to say that I agree about laptop keyboards. The old Thinkpad keyboards are second only to cherry blues when it comes to typing comfort for me. I've never tried buckling springs or topre though.

>> No.55279003

>>55274461
Do you have the backlit version of the magicforce?

>> No.55279025

>>55278938
>ashamed about your keyswitch preferences

I like the old thinkpad keyboards as well. My laptop is a Libre x200, and I use it for all of my portable computing. I like White Alps, Buckling Springs, and Space Invader switches too. I have a board with mx browns, but I like my other switches better, and I think I would prefer my x200's keyboard over browns.

>> No.55279093

>>55273725
Pok3r >all

>> No.55279518

>>55275821
Buying stuff won't fill the void. Trust me.

>> No.55279565

>>55278532
I have the ultimate minimalistic keyboard for you in mind: one key, and an 80 position dail on the side.

>> No.55279572

>>55279518
Not completely.
Don't be one of those "money can't buy happiness" people, because for a majority of global population it certainly can.

>> No.55279632

How do the minimum key users deal with out them arrows and function keys and stuff
Do you just use your mouse in place of the missing keys?

>> No.55279666

>>55279632
Every. Fucking. Thread.
Can you please lurk more?

>> No.55279884
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>>55278169

your keyboard has way too many fucking keys m8

>> No.55279894

>>55279884
>not using one key with "i'm gay" macro


your keyboard has way too many fucking keys m8

>> No.55279898

>Budget
£150ish
>Location
UK
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Blue
>Layout
ANSI or ISO
>Form factor
60%
>Backlight
Preferably yes
>Previous/current keyboards
Corsair K70 w/ Cherry MX Reds

Any suggestions on what I should get?

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>>55273725
Pok3r win everytim.

>> No.55280033

>>55275906
Wew

>> No.55281115

>>55275939
>>55277551
meh, they doesn't sell those here
besides fnatic, there's like corsair, cooler master, logitech, and that's basically it, aside from obsecure looking gaming keyboards
and none of the cheaper ones have a wrist rest and I'm used to having one
how much can I fuck up getting it really?
>>55275979
hmm, should I consider blues? I hear they are too stiff for gaming but I play guitar so I have strong fingers
I still want to be able to pull off bunny-hopping and mad combos in dota and star-craft

>> No.55281160

After two years, my Ducky Shine III is broken.

The bottom row doesn't work consistently. I'm guessing I may have either leaked liquod on it (can't remember when, because it just suddenly stopped working one day) or pressed the keys too hard, resulting in damaging the lines on the circuit board.

This was expensive, and was supposed to last me 10+ years.

Fuck.

>> No.55281181

>>55281115
Some people argue that blues make it much harder to quickly double tap a key compared to linear switches like reds and blacks because the activation point for blues is just under the sharp tactile bump.

I don't play games often so am nowhere near the skill level where that difference could possibly matter, so I can't personally say if it's more than conjecture.

>> No.55281192

>>55281160
Get out the multimetre and soldering iron.

>> No.55281213

>>55281192
Looks like I have to go shopping for a multimetre and soddering iron.

Also
>metre
Fellow British English master race detected.

>> No.55281337

What's a cheap keyboard that isn't mechanical but has the aesthetics of a compact one?

>> No.55281543

>>55281337
They don't exist.

Also, literally why?

>> No.55281604
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are topres worth the shekels?

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>>55279003
Nah, I got the non-backlit version while it was still available for 50 bucks on aliexpress.

>>55281604
They are if you want one.

>> No.55281786

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1427
What do you think?
>cheap
>Bluetooth
>size

>> No.55281805

I've got an ISO UK Pok3r and would like to replace my keycaps. I wouldn't mind getting a set which would match the aesthetic of my white/beige Intellimouse. Can someone point me in the right direction please? Finding keycaps for ISO UK which aren't in obnoxious colours seems to be challenging.

>> No.55281820

>>55281721
how do they compare to clear cherrys?

>> No.55281840

>>55281820
>>55281721
>>55281604
i've got now brown cherries, but these are too light for me. are topres any better? blue cherries were kinda nice but didn't like the clicky sounds

>> No.55281853

>>55276061
>>55276076

No, angelica is the best.
Anyho, how are you liking those magicforce? Good enough? I'm thinking of buying a fc660m clear but it's hard to find that thing at my place..

>> No.55281856

>>55281840
too bad unicomp doesn't make tenkeyless models

>> No.55281908

>>55281820
You mean Topre switches?

I quite like clears, but you can't really compare Topre to cherry clears, or to just about any other mechanical switch. Topre is a rubberdome, and hence has the characteristics of a rubberdome, feels really nice, but certainly far different from traditional mechanical switches.

Here's the most of a comparison I can make:
Topre is tactile throughout the entire keypress, you'll see this if you look at the force curve. There's a buildup in force required right at the start, and then the dome collapses and you pretty much inevitably bottom out. It's a very comfortable feeling.

Cherry clears are linear, then there's a tactile bump, and after this the weight goes up really fast and you reach almost 100g at bottom-out. This lends itself to not bottoming out very much, they're amongst my favorite cherries, but I wouldn't recommend them for things such as FPS where you have to constantly keep keys pressed down.

In terms of feel I prefer Topre.

>>55281853
Triela > Henrietta > Riko > Angelica

The magicforce is very nice. I'll have to troubleshoot and fix mine since either the firmware or the hardware are fucking up terribly somewhere. If you want cherry clears in it, you can get a DIY set on aliexpress, almost snatched one myself, but I think I'll be getting the Tada68 after all.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/68-Keys-Mechanical-Keyboard-Customized-Set-PCB-Positioning-Board-Case-No-Switches-and-LED-Keycaps-included/32572470432.html

>> No.55281962

>>55281840
get clears or greys
clears are like blues minus the annoying clicking, tactile greys are like greens minus the annoying clicking
they're the preferred switches of typists

>>55281604
try em first, I didn't like them. They're pretty much just better rubber domes, they get a lot of hype for some strange reason but it was pretty underwhelming.

>> No.55281985

>>55281908
Uh, if i were to get a magicforce i think i'll just take a brown switch instead. DIYing/Switching to clears takes too much time.

What problem are you getting and how did you fixed it?

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>>55281985
It's a DIY kit, all you'd have to do is pop the clears into the plate, put the PCB on top, solder the switches and then screw everything together, would probably take less than an hour.

As to what problems I'm having:
The whole number row doesn't work
The super keys on the bottom row don't work
The moment I plug it in it starts spamming the keys on the second column (1qaz)

But other than that it's perfectly fine really

>> No.55282116

Test, today is the day that, I do have to get used to this retarded position of the delete key, but I have to say these switches are quite nice for light typing though I fee like my, that's better, left arm wasn't quite getting enough support. Oh yeah, cherry mx clears with o-rings. I actually have legends on my keyboard now, but I got so used to just fingering around until I find a key in the event that I don't that I don't even bother looking down. kind of a waste of all the fancy lights. would be nice if it were TKL, but at least the numpad replaces the trackpad that doesn't work really well on wangblows anyway. I have to say, these PBT caps together with the o-rings do give it quite a nice dampened sound.

Feels fucking huge though.

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>>55282044
Oh cool, my screencap actually showed up on my desktop now.

And I didn't fix it, going to do that once I have time in August.

>> No.55282259

>>55282044
>>55282182

Ahh, i see. Well i'm really hoping that i does not have that problem on my keyboard later..

I think i'll search the market at my place first, and if i didn't find those fc660m fast enough i'll just stick to magicforce.
Thanks for your answer, mate.

>> No.55282353

>>55282259
>Well i'm really hoping that i does not have that problem on my keyboard later
I kind of doubt you will. The magicforce I've got is handwired, so either the TMK firmware or the hardware is fucking up. For the short time that I was using it with the stock switches and the PCB, it worked absolutely fine.

Good luck with your search, hope you find a keyboard you like.

>> No.55282483

>>55281805
With or without legends?
Without, you should check out ukkeycaps' store once it's back up. I got a beautiful high quality set of PBT blank keycaps in grey/beige from there, but I don't know if they're still available.
If you want legends, you're probably gonna have a hard time.

>> No.55282776

Hi /mkg/ I posted in the wrong thread.

>>55282490

I already got some reponses, but I'd appreciate additional input

>> No.55282898

Guys, where do I find a job that includes just typing stuff. I just want to type stuff and get paid for it. I currently work as a software tester, and it's pretty fun, but my dream job would be to just type shit for hours.

>> No.55282923

>>55282898
Data entry or scribe.

>> No.55283036

>>55282898
Courts had typists
You can check if that's still an option.

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>>55283036
I'm pretty sure they use a specific type of keyboard.

>> No.55283554
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Is it possible to fit a 5 mm LED inside the Gateron switch?
I want RGB LEDs, but I can't seem to find any that would be 3 mm.

>> No.55283666

>>55279518
Not him. I know that, but I'm still compelled to please my /g/ autism.

>> No.55283713

>>55283666
Calm down, Satan

>> No.55284516

Why do people shill Gateron? They can't possibly be better than Cherry MX, can they? The tada68 looks good, but I'm skeptical of the switches.

>> No.55284553

>>55284516
You can never be sure until you try it yourself.

>> No.55284839

>>55284516
Cherry is overpriced, gateron offers a very similar product at a far lower price, and they're a whole lot smoother than cherry switches.

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>>55284839
If only they made them with black housing.
Look at the picrelated all-black beauty, it wouldn't look as good with white Gaterons.

>> No.55284909

>>55284905
do want keyboard

>> No.55284960
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R8

>> No.55285038

>>55284960
4/10, retarded layout.

>> No.55285160

>Budget
$200ish each
>Location (continent at least)
NA/USA
>Preferred switch type
Zealios purple, gatron ergoclear, cherry ergoclear, gatron clear, cherry clear, gatron brown, cherry brown
>Layout
ANSI/EN-US or ANSI EN-INT
>Form factor
KB#1 100%
KB#2 80%/tkl or 60% with nav cluster
>Backlight
KB#1 red single color
KB#2 not required, if does then ^
>Previous/current keyboards
Chink $20 simi-mech rubber, z-board (premo rubber), shit dell rubber, shit membrane

Help me please.
I had a suggestion of the 68, for #2, but it is unlikely that I will make the buy.

>> No.55285172

>>55284960
What kind of switches does it have?

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>>55285160
I have a Ducky Shine 4 with mx clears that I've been looking to sell.

Drop me an email at [email protected]

>> No.55287386

>>55284960
>heide
What brand is this?

>> No.55287497
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i know it's just a shitty rubber done but can anything be done with it in terms of caps/mods? right now i am soldering a ps/2 male onto the end of it. it is a silitek from 1993

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>>55287497
pcb flaps in the wind i have not seen this before

>> No.55287579

>>55287497
>>55287554
That's not a PCB, that's a membrane. And unless the stems are cherry mx compatible or something of the sort, you can't do a whole lot in terms of keycaps either.

Apart from the obvious things such as painting the stock caps and whatnot.

>> No.55287639

>>55287579
you're right, took me a sec to distinguish between the small pcb in pic and the membrane.
i exposed the underside of one of the keys, is that enough to determine compatibility with anything or do i need to take a photo of a removed key? taking a big shit atm

>> No.55287654

>>55287639
I can already tell you that it'll most likely not be compatible, but no, what you're looking for is a top view. Take off a keycap and check if you see a cross or plus sign like thing on the stem.

>> No.55287764

>>55287654
nah i already know it doesn't have that cross connector, you can see in my first pic a missing dome, what is exposed is the stem of the cap (hollow rectangle)
thanks anyway, just going to use it as a nostalgic piece until i organise a unique setup

found it at a thrift store in mint condition for $3, knew it was rubber but it looks great

>> No.55287991
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Which are the best Gateron Switches?
I don't really have a preference, but I hear their linears are really good, so which one of them should I go for?

Also, is there any functional difference between full frosted white and clear top black bottom versions of Gateron? Picrelated.

>> No.55288595

>>55287991
In my opinion, clears.

They feel like you're typing on air.

The black-bottom-clear-top gaterons are just from the newer line of production, milky ones are older ones.

>> No.55288660

>>55288595
Thanks, I'll consider clears.

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>>55287991
brown

>> No.55290606

>>55283257
You can use a normal keyboard:
http://stenoknight.com/kws.html

>> No.55291030

>>55283257
>>55290606
This is fucking cool, why have I never heard of this before.
What wpm can people get up to on those?

>> No.55291135

>>55291030
For professionals the base requirement is 180 and the high end is ~240

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Ducky One vs Ducky Shine 5? I'm looking for a backlit mech, full-size, brown switches. RGB not necessary. There's also the Deck Hassium which looks kinds nice. Budget around $100–$150. I'm aware the DS5 is about $165.

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bump

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>> No.55293314

>>55293272
>>55293286
Fuck off.

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>> No.55293919

>>55273617
>Literally 47 keys

This thread has reached a whole new level of autism

>> No.55293933

>>55273722
>completely reformatting the keymap
>not sorting the letters alphabetically

why

>> No.55294427

>>55293919
you must be gnu here

>> No.55294472

>>55273722
>arrow keys in the center
>escape key in the center
why

>> No.55294505

>>55284905
I was playing around with damping the upstroke noise and airbrushed a couple gateron housings with black enamel. No noticeable difference in noise, but neither was there a difference in feeling. Worth a shot if you're dead set on black housings.

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>tfw have browns and small meme keyboard.
I dont care about what they say I enjoy my memes.

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