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Blue edition

>Buyer's template:
>Where to Buy:
>Use buyers template
>Keyset wiki

>> No.55649659
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>> No.55649678

isn't that supposed to go with the 1976 keycaps?

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the cable has the wrong connector, so i can't use it, and i'm not sure i'll keep the keycaps, but going to give them a shot.

>> No.55649756

first for the half shit ml switches that I need to lube

s a good lube?

>> No.55649808

I ended up using this
But I probably would go for this
if I were to buy more

the zeal thick lube can apparently be used on springs too, whereas the krytox thick lube made some testing switched I had feel sluggish.

>> No.55649833
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I skipped that drop

I can't wait to hear the whining about this set though
i really wish i would have ordered the planck kit now

>estimated shipping in Nov

>> No.55649952

To do you guys think it is worth it to lube gateron blacks or are they smooth ebough?

>> No.55649991

I find it curious how my caps from a drop shipped nearly 2 weeks before estimated shipping date. And shipping only took 7 days to get to me in yuroop, not half bad.

>> No.55649994
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>trying to get used to blacks after using blues for years

>> No.55650043

I've had just one drop ship ahead of schedule

Their shipping methods just seem to be getting worse
using DHL to ship within the US should be a crime

>> No.55650049

Anyone know the best place to buy Varmilo keyboards in the UK?

>> No.55650069

Alp dsa where

>> No.55650140


and I think jukebox looks pretty cool. at least when it's not overloaded with novelty keycaps (which I still don't get the appeal of).

and same, I regret not getting a planck 1976 set too, and I hope to get in on the next planck drop (assuming they do another drop with the wood sides)


>> No.55650182

are browns really shit? blues sound too loud but reds and black dont sound that satisfying. Which from the 4 should I get? Mostly for gaming and for some typing.

>> No.55650203

Why is dhl bad for shipping within the US?

>> No.55650261

what are cherry mx speed switches? Should I choose corsair k70 or cm quickfire ultimate? Thats basically all the known boards I have available.

>> No.55650398

they take 5 days to travel 4 states then hand it off to USPS nowhere near my state.

>> No.55650614

does anyone have experience with waterproof mechanical keyboards?
searched all over and everything i find is a brand i've never heard of: dont know what to trust

>> No.55650701

you use your keyboard in the bath?

>> No.55650715

hyperhydrosis and hyperhyropesis

>> No.55650726

o shit

>> No.55650805

got myself a quickfire xt for 50€, build quality feels way more solid than the corsair k70 I had

already had o-rings installed which I was planning to remove, but blues with o-rings feel pretty damn nice

>> No.55650994

Quick! Someone post the /g/ mechanical keyboard switch comparison chart!

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>> No.55651115
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thanks, friend!

>> No.55651235


This is very interesting. You're the only thing that shows up when I google that.

>> No.55651398
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Nice to see those spacebars made it to you. Enjoy.

>> No.55651480

You should get a switch tester

>> No.55651506

browns do not feel as advertised

>> No.55651613

what is that beauty

>> No.55651634

Mech keyboard question. I own the K70 RGB, and "w" sometimes doesn't register presses sometimes. I cleaned up the whole keyboard yesterday with isopropyl alcohol & destilled water, especially that switch, but it still hasn't gone away completely. Will I have to replace the switch/is the switch failing because of something that has entered the inner part of the switch? P.S. I have Cherry MX Reds.

>> No.55651648

what is the poor man's mechanical keyboard ?

>> No.55651661

a common slang word for male ejaculate
it was a crude joke you autist.

>> No.55651698
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Originally an AEK II, had a swedish dude help me with the plate, handwired it, and chiseled out a solid block of maple wood to fit the internals. Still needs to be hooked up to a controller and a finish needs to be added to the case.

I have a build log that's in dire need of updating somewhere on geekhack

>> No.55651718

Sounds like a cold solder joint. Open it up and apply some solder to the contacts.

>> No.55651886
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Help us build a better keyboard.


>> No.55651924

Looking forward to seeing how this develops further. Keep it up and good luck anon.

>> No.55651929

is that a kbp v60

>> No.55651934

Ortholinear plz

>> No.55651955

this guy

>> No.55652089

you should sell diy kit's
most people will not pay this much for a keyboard but i would easily pay 100$ or so if that means i do the soldering and get the keycaps myself

>> No.55652116

We're aiming for a $200 kit like the Yoda.

We've done the math over and over and getting the price under $200 seems totally impossible at the moment short of removing the chassis and keycaps from the kit.

However, $200 is our end goal sometime next year, with $300 assemblies for the first retail run.

>> No.55652162

200 for a kit sounds fine, a bit cheap if anything given that the case is metal and it comes with keycaps

>> No.55652167

if you remove the switches, the keycaps, and the soldering?

personally i have keyboards laying around that i dont use that i could salvage switches and keycaps from if that means a lower price

i just think making so you choose what pieces you want to purchase is a good idea for something so expensive

you should take a look at how winkeyless sells their customs and consider doing it like they do it (if you havent already)

>> No.55652294

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Would like to switch to blues for the more clicky feel, but reds are what i'm used to right now
>Form factor
80%, or a 60% if it doesn't combine too many keys
Doesn't need one, but if it has per-key backlighting that'd be nice
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech G610 w/ reds, looking for something smaller, since i don't use the numpad anyways

Would like something I could easily find new keycaps for, or just something with pbt douible shot keys

>> No.55652321

just get a poker

>> No.55652427

this one?

>> No.55652432


impossible to beat this deal for genuine MX blues


>> No.55652474

yes but why would you want genuine cherry blues?
they are an embarrassment to gaterons

>> No.55652475

>caps requires two key presses


>> No.55652584
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fk u
posting reds

>> No.55652604

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
MX Blue
ANSI, but can deal with ISO
>Form factor
not required
>Previous/current keyboards
old Thinkpad and rubber domes of varying shittiness

I like the WASD V2/CODE's features and replaceable cable, but I'd like to see some other options before pulling the trigger.

>> No.55652610

actually those are keycaps

>> No.55652622
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> wired
> waterproof
> no gimmicky features
> only 7.99 €
Am I missing anything? Is there a valuable reason why I should look for more expensive stuff? It looks like this mech keyboard has everything I need and it looks solid enough to work well for a long time. Most of the reviews are positive.

>> No.55652648

$200 before shipping
>Preferred switch type
MX blues (fuck gateron)
>Form factor
60% is preferrable, but other is acceptable
Don't care
>Previous/current keyboards
Model M, POK3R 60%

I want to try the nip layout. It would be best if I can reprogram those extra keys they have.

>> No.55652668

what the heck makes you think that it's a mechanical keyboard

>> No.55652701

It looks like a mechanical keyboard to me

>> No.55652711

it's not a mechanical keyboard, it is very clearly a rubber dome keyboard

>> No.55652716

you're blind nigga

>> No.55652717

Yes, keyboards look like keyboards. You're still a fucking dumbass.

>> No.55652721

What switches does it use?

>> No.55652757
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im buying this lads

>> No.55652858

Ok sorry my bad, I didn't look at the image very well. What can you tell me about this keyboars instead? https://www.amazon.it/gp/aw/d/B01D7ZUC52/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85Z%C3%95%C3%91&qid=1468952125&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=tastiere+meccaniche&dpPl=1&dpID=51CIMPT8seL&ref=plSrch

This should be mechanical.

>> No.55652891

Any recommendations on sub-$100 chinkshit keyboards, preferably tenkeyless?

I'm familiar with a lot of the better known brands, but as a college student I'm looking to save some money.

>> No.55652906

find a cheap model m at a thrift store

>> No.55652927

Magicforce if you want chinkshit.

>> No.55653041

it looks whatever, it's probably fine, but it's also probably a no-name repackaging of some chinese board, so there's no real way to tell

>> No.55653587

What's the most silent mechanical keyboard that money can buy? I want to try one out since you fags keep circlejerking on them like they're the next best thing since sliced bread, but the clacking sound they make makes me want to kill myself.

>> No.55653617

Hhkb type s

>> No.55653620

Silenced Topre or o-ringed tactile/silent Cherry MX. You're probably not going to find one laying around to try out.

>> No.55653629

There are o-rings you can buy to make them quieter, and as long as you avoid blues you should be okay.

>> No.55653683

Thanks, I'll look it up.

I mean try one out as in try using a mechanical keyboard, I don't mean any specific model.

I'm not much into DIY tech customization.

>> No.55653706

Putting o-rings on is literally lifting the keycap off, sliding the ring on, and the replacing the cap. Don't be such a baby.

>> No.55653835

The only thing easier than putting on an o-ring is inserting a cd or a usb. A kid with Downs could be taught how to do it in under 5 minutes and would probably never fuck up.

>> No.55653983

What are the best switches for gaming? Red? Why?

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>> No.55654115

that's completely subjective

>> No.55654252
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You faggots waiting for any interesting keyboards to arrive?

>> No.55654262

waiting to find a good price for a model m on ebay and also waiting for my gateron blacks to arrive so i can replace my cherrys

>> No.55654611
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>Varmilo VA87M

Is it worth?
I'm on the market for my first mechanical, and this one caught my eye.
Anyone have experience with this model or brand?

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Novatouch Keyboard just came in...my fingers are fucking loving this.

>> No.55654856

fc660m from korea, enjoypbt keycaps from china

>> No.55654946

>no numpad

Are you a savage?

>> No.55655210

i can count the number of times ive used my numpad on one hand

>> No.55655281

even if you do need a numpad having them on the right side of the keyboard is completely autistic

>> No.55655366


they're good, but no better than this board at half the price


>> No.55655420

the difference between a fullsized and a tkl is only like 2 inches lol
not a big difference

>> No.55655430


try more like 5-6"

>> No.55655766

I just picked up a Northgate Omnikey 102, ill post pics when im home of anyone wants to see/hear opinions.

>> No.55656168
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Cherry ml switches are cozy. Mine are a little stiff, but that travel distance can't be beat.

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How long should I wait after cleaning it to plug it back in?

>> No.55656628

Are thick PBT keycaps going to cause keys to stick on Costar stabilized boards?
Also, has anyone ever used mechanical keyboards.com?

>> No.55656691

>Are thick PBT keycaps going to cause keys to stick on Costar stabilized boards?
that shouldn't be a problem

what keycaps are you considering?

>Also, has anyone ever used mechanical keyboards.com?
yes a few times, it's always been a smooth and quick process

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not a problem for me

>> No.55656715

I don't know man, I'm looking to spend max $40 on some PBT keycaps for my TKL
I saw some vortex ones for $40, and honestly like the look of front printed keycaps.
Was going to get Tai-Hao before since they were on Amazon, but they seem ugly and apparently are thin and defeat the purpose of the satisfying PBT feel.

>> No.55656735

Those look chunky
I'm just typing on pad printed legends on the shittiest stock ABS keycaps I've ever seen

>> No.55657046

>typing on a mechanical keyboard after being used to laptop and low-profile keyboards

the keys feel way too high

>> No.55657117
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Cheery ML

>> No.55657151

was looking at those, but it seems like there's barely any boards with those

I think I'll just try to get used to the regular cherries and if I can't I'll switch back to my good old low-profile rubber dome

>> No.55657153

o rings

>> No.55657162

Does anybody own the pok3r?

Is it possible to set the following shortcuts from the keyboard:

Alt-s -> ß
Alt-a -> ä
Alt-o -> ö
Alt-u -> ü
Ctrl-Alt-a -> å
Ctrl-Alt-o -> o

I use windows and arch in dual boot so I'd rather not have to set up programs in each os

>> No.55657349

find me something decent here http://www.e-shop.gr/pliktrologia-keyboards-ypologiston

>> No.55657553




>> No.55657579

i use autohotkey, don't think it's possible at a hardware level.

>> No.55657623

Hmm I guess I'll get a qwertz keyboard then

It's not really like I'm interested in changing the caps anyway

>> No.55657631

I wouldve probably gotten the das if it wasnt so damn expensive. Which is better cm or corsair? Can I turn the red off the corsair? I dont want any colors.

>> No.55657673

It's possible to install a fr-oss layout in Windows: http://mjulier.free.fr/clavier/
I don't know about German but I bet something similar exists.

>> No.55657687

you can turn off the leds

I've owned corsair k70 and a cm quickfire board (not specifically the rapid-i though) and I personally found the cm one much better

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>> No.55657760

the corsair k70 also has a non-standard bottom row, so if you'd want to get custom keycaps in the future you're out of luck

if you don't want backlit try looking for cm quickfire xt (fullsize) or cm quickfire rapid (tkl, without the -i)

>> No.55658087

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
MX Blues
>Form factor
No, I plan on replacing the keys with side prints (if it doesn't already have them, but I'll still be swapping a couple out)
>Previous/current keyboards
logitech g610

I'd like the main body to be black, with keycaps that don't stick out like a sore thumb (even though I'm going to replace some keycaps I'd like to keep the majority on the board to save a little bit of money)

>> No.55658113


>> No.55658134


>> No.55658168
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Found these for $40
They are the cheapest thick PBT keycaps I can find, not so sure about font colour or the bottom row symbols.

>> No.55658173

should i go with this if im a turbo poorfag and save up for a das when i get a job

>> No.55658174

MX Blue version is actually in stock too.

>> No.55658192
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they look like they're worth 30 bucks. Which is how much these thick pbt caps were.

>> No.55658197

You're spending more money by being impatient.

>> No.55658205


best deal by far https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T1UGZ2C/

>> No.55658219


GANSS has better quality caps and PCB than the DAS, that would be a downgrade

>> No.55658233

GANSS it is then

>> No.55658293

thanks for the recommendation
perfect! thanks anon
do you know by chance if the cord is detachable?
thanks for the link, but i'll probably go with the leopold that >>55658134 suggested

>> No.55658310

First mech arrives
don't like typing on it as much as supposedly shitty apple chiclet keys

Feels shit desu, wanted a new hobby

>> No.55658324

You should think of your keyboard more as a tool rather than a hobby. Did you really need it? Why did you want one in the first place? Did you want some sort of approval from others?

>> No.55658325

which one

>> No.55658347

You can get low profile keys and 120 cheap ($1 lot) o-rings from aliexpress and shorten the travel.

I'd love to try some Cherry ML also, idk how they feel but my thin Yoga 14 Thinkpad from work has the best lenovo keyboard I've typed on.

I'm kind of addicted to the experience now, and now love to bottom out blacks, preferably with a shorter travel.

>> No.55658372

where can i get cheap PBT keycaps???

>> No.55658373

I dont think those are thick though, are they?

>> No.55658397

pretty sure it is detachable

>> No.55658420

awesome, thanks brah

>> No.55658429

>GANSS has better quality caps
Please don't talk out of your fucking ass.
I own a Ganss, and this keyboard has THE WORST keycaps available. They are pad printed and thin as all hell.
Go ahead and get your Ganss, its a fucking amazing keyboard, just make sure you factor in the price of new keycaps.

>> No.55658465
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By far the ugliest keycaps you can own

>> No.55658466

should i get cherry reds or cherry browns

>> No.55658481

reds, and go for the full experience of a keyswitch.
Browns have the feel of a linear with a shitty bump, just get the comfy cloud of boobs you can have with reds.

>> No.55658510


The DAS uses the cheapest ABS crap that gets shiny after a couple months use, and laser legends that stain on the printed keys. I should know, I sold mine and bought a Pok3r after 6 months.

The GANSS might not be perfect quality PBT, but they're miles better than WASD and DAS.

>> No.55658519


>> No.55658530

it seemed like a really nice keyboard when I was doing a bit of a research, would've gotten it myself if that wasn't like the only place they sell it, but the shipping + tax costs to europe would be like 50% extra on top of the price

really solid build quality, the stock keycaps are pbt and doesn't suffer from the pinging noises like the kul for example does

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Both of them suck ass.

>> No.55658547
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Got this off Craigslist for 60 dollars for CSGO but I haven't really gotten any better. A little disappointing desu even though I heard this one is rare cause Razer doesn't sell blue switches anymore

>> No.55658556

Place to buy cheap key caps? For my tenkeyless

>> No.55658568


Boy does that look familiar...I thought about just buying a new set, but really wanted a 60% so I chucked it on CL for 80 bucks.

No ragrets!

>> No.55658599




>> No.55658609

looks gross... is it that dirty or is it just the photo?

>buying a mech to get better in CS:GO
I find mechs worse to play on if anything, you're definitely not gonna get better just because you buy a keyboard

>> No.55658613

Thanks my nig

>> No.55658618

GANSS isnt fucking PBT retard, its ABS. Thin shitty ABS, that's how the keyboard is so damn cheap.

>> No.55658642


No shit autist, that's why I said "it's not". Way to miss the point of the original statement that DAS is inferior, in just about every way.

>> No.55658646

just wanted to try it from all the hype, it's not like you can test one out in a shop

>> No.55658678

Anywhere I can get cheap side printed PBT keycaps?

>> No.55658711

Tempted to buy these for my black TKL
Only problem is my function key is where the right Windows key is, but I don't give a shit.

>> No.55658726

im probably going to get those miami ones on massdrop just for the aesthetic

>> No.55658740

that aesthetic was supposed to be full width now i look like a faggot

>> No.55658793

where my planck users at? How can you meme without using a 40% keyboard daily?

>> No.55658823

What's the advantage to having a "mechanical" keyboard over a "plastic" keyboard?

>inb4 the sound is better
Really? The sound of chunk chunk chunk is better sounding than chynk chynk chynk? Is there really a difference in the end?
>inb4 mechanical keyboards are, like, better for reasons I cannot explain
>inb4 cause this is a great meme

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>> No.55658858
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i grabbed them off geekkeys when he had a sale. don't think he sells them anymore.

the orange one is the same company so that thick.
they're as thick as poker2 caps which are as thick as gateron thick pbt. so yeah.

>> No.55658894

- last longer
- better feel to typing (not having to bottom out everytime)
- accurate
- different switches for more preferences
- customization
- layers (for some keyboards)

>> No.55658896
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flipped over, left to right, top to bottom
poker2, wasd, SP abs DS, poker2 abs DS, SP dsa pbt, GK Chinese pbt cherry, SP abs sa

I should probably update this to include gateron pbt and thin miami.

>> No.55658917

I saw the Miami caps on Mass for cheap without the coating, but are they worth it? I'm coming from ABS and want the nice solid PBT experience if I'm paying for it.

>> No.55658943
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they're cheap crap. I bought them because they didn't have any coating on them. dropped one from about 5 inches above my desk and it chipped. super thin. they look nice, but are shit.

>> No.55658971

Keyboards last pretty long if you don't throw autistic tantrums when your mom doesn't give you tendies on time.

>> No.55659002


There's always these:


>> No.55659020


reeeee you didn't bring my extra mayo

>> No.55659048

My Das has been around for about as long as my brother's Macbook. He has shoddy keys now, but my keyboard feels the same as ever.

>> No.55659068


>> No.55659080

wait no aliexpress is okay i got it confused with alibaba

>> No.55659086


better pay double to shill middlemen like assdrop that resell from here

>> No.55659095

What's wrong with ali?

>> No.55659098


>> No.55659108

You just saved me so much time and money.
Have you ever tried Vortex caps?

>> No.55659117

is there even a spacebar on that thing

>> No.55659124

It's not just a matter of your keyboard breaking because you rage at CS:GO. Plastic keyboard's membrane wear out pretty quickly under normal use, and they'll start to feel stiffer, dull, or stuck. The switches of mechanical lasts miles longer since they're, well, switches after all.

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roommate has the white and blue ones. He likes them. They seem like good quality. currently using the gateron caps and they have a similar grain and thickness. have heard some people complain about QC on vortex tho

>> No.55659305

not quite good enough to use blank keycaps otherwise i would be saving a lot of money on keycaps
do you know places i can get cheap keycaps?

>> No.55659344


>> No.55659357

>Pad printed PBT
For what purpose?

>> No.55659369
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Just bought a FC750 in blues. Can't fucking wait. I'm coming from a quickfire rapid with the same switch. I just put O-rings on it and it feels fucking amazing, I thought I would hate the softer feeling but I'm enjoying it and the reduced sound

>> No.55659390


>Typically, pad printing is used for front printing where legend wear is not a concern.

Whats wrong with pad printing if the legends are on the side of the keys?

>> No.55659427

What are my options for a cheapish ($80-150) tkl~60% tactile board?

Currently own 2nd hand blackwidow te/tkl. Would prefer something with proper cherry/topre/something.

>> No.55659445

Is $20 for a chink numpad worthwhile? The reviews make it look like it, but I'm hesitant. I would use it, since I do finance.


>> No.55659456



Go nuts. That site has a 15% off KBP keyboards right now, forgot it but just google the web name and cupons

>> No.55659483
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that pic is my hhkb with dyed caps. nice and thick pbt as well.

>> No.55659505

Can't thank you enough.

>> No.55659526

what makes the happy hacker keyboards worth the extra ~$70 over your average quality mechanical keyboard?

>> No.55659556

Cult following. Topre argument is invalid since they're $25 more expensive than Realforces for no good reason.

>> No.55659571
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pretty much this. I had the extra cash and I'm happy with my purchase. it's nice.

>> No.55659593

alright, just wanted to make sure that the switches they used weren't somehow a million times better than the common ones

>> No.55659630


some of us are not accountants

>> No.55659649

I curse mine everyday for giving me odd shoulder and back pain. Can't wait for my TKL to arrive.

>> No.55659683

no mx switch is as good as topre imo
HHKB 45g topre is better feeling than realforce 45g topre and i know one other person that agrees
could just be mental since the sound is better maybe the switch itself isnt better

>> No.55659726

>something that costs as little as possible
>Brown switch only
>any layout
>any form factor, not picky
>no backlight required
>shitty keyboards, no mkb

Basically, what's the entry level/cheapest brown switch keyboard?

>> No.55659780

nah I agree too senpai.

>> No.55659797

>no shitty keyboards
I got bad news for you

>> No.55659807

Are LP caps even compatible with Cherry MX?

>> No.55659832

i cant really put my finger on it
is it just because mx is just inferior design?
cherry clears are about as close as ive gotten to thinking mx is worth using but i havent tried any ergo clear/zealios mod yet

>> No.55659869
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I like my blues because I'm a huge fag, but I'd say ergo clear comes a little close. and the hhkb feels better to me because no metal ping since all plastic. gives it that real nice thock.

>> No.55659904
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You’d probably want a custom keyboard layout

The US International layout and the German T2 layout have those, but neither use those exact combinations.

Alt Gr is the same as Ctrl + Alt, but Alt can’t be used to input symbols without specialized software because it’s supposed to reserved for application key combinations.

>> No.55659907
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also I can understand why people want to think BTC is similar to topre, but it really isn't the same.

>> No.55660032

>paying hundreds of dollars for a plastic piece of shit keyboard with missing modifiers

/g/ ladies and gentlemen.

>> No.55660058

I mean, I accept the fact I overpaid. I had the extra cash and wanted to try it out. It's no where near close to a piece of shit and it's not missing any modifiers. 5/10

>> No.55660073

missing modifiers are advertised as a "feature" for HHKB, shill.

>> No.55660096

yet no shilling to be had. if someone doesn't have the money for it, like you for example, or if 260 is too much for them, I'd say not get it. Again, sweetie, its not missing any modifiers. it has them all.

>> No.55660134

>No Caps Lock
>No right control
>Left control was aborted and for some reason became the aborted fetus of caps lock
>No OS/CMD key
You're not even trying

>> No.55660150


>> No.55660179

>Caps Lock
The Super keys are the ones with diamonds, there are two

>> No.55660204

What do you guys think about this keyboard?

>> No.55660240
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Can you guys compile a list of the best mechanical keyboards according to price range so these fucking noobs stop asking if a cheap keyboard they found on Amazon is any good?

>> No.55660269


>> No.55660282


is this keyboard good

>> No.55660429

The best rule to go by so far, the lower percentage a keyboard is, the better
100% < 75% < 60% < 40%

>> No.55660499

>he doesn't use a 10% with a ten function layers

>> No.55660603


I like my cherry switches without metal plates too

>> No.55660859

You can where I'm from.

>> No.55660899

We had that and there were too many options to maintain an inclusive list.

>> No.55660914

Hope that's a joke.

>> No.55660974

your joke sucks

>> No.55661012

i was gonna get new caps anyway

>> No.55661026

feels bad man
top 10% master race user never

>> No.55661086
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If you can afford it why wouldn't you want to own a nice, well made object? I'm guessing most of us here use our keyboards daily, and for quite a bit of the day. So it's nice to use the best you can.

>> No.55661266

>being poor
>not having multiple keyboards for different scenarios
>expressing hatred through an inferior keyboard through the power of a malaysian cake baking forum
seek help anon

>> No.55661532

>Something stiff, topre 55g & quiet?
>don't care
>something split/ergonomic.
>dont care
>Model M buckling springs.

need something to use at 2am when everyones asleep. i don't think a split+topre silenced keyboard exists but im just curious about whats available.

>> No.55661596

Lubed ergo clears are pretty quiet in my experience.

>> No.55661714

microtron/utron exists but if i remember correctly it was closer to $400 and its uniform 45g non silenced
i honestly dont think there are any other ergonomic topre boards

>> No.55661779

I want to get one of those capless keyboards from wasd but i need that money for a new video card

this is a hard decision

>> No.55661915
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i wish i'd fallen for the mechanical keyboard meme 2 years ago lads

i love me some macross

>> No.55661944
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What do you think about Delta?

>> No.55661974

I haven't seen it
I just have very fond memories of my dad buying me robotech VHS tapes when I was a kid

at a glance it looks really bad though

>> No.55662026


Browns feel like Reds honestly, You'll only feel the difference if you type really slowly. You could try getting Blues and putting o-rings on them so you only hear the click?

>> No.55662092

if possible somehow get your hands on whites

they have the tactile bump with a quieter click but they are much heavier

>> No.55662102


>> No.55662107


Mechanicalkeyboards is pretty great, even if it sounds super generic. I think 2 day shipping was only an extra 5 bucks.

>> No.55662136

is your 10th anni 55g silenced?
i could only find 45g silenced and theyre way over priced so no bueno

>> No.55662165

This is 30g silenced and I'm typing pretty heavily on it, the only other alternative is to just buy a HHKB Type-S which is 45g and sounds like:

There's silenced variable weighting Realforces and a silenced 45g but good luck finding them without some sort of use of a proxy: http://leopold.co.kr/?doc=cart/item.php&it_id=1448508362

>> No.55662184

$400 10th anniversary ansi 45g silenced
i have a type s coming in the mail but i like my hhkb more than my friends realforce(45g)
i really want to try 55g but i love hhkbs too much to feel the need to start domeswapping

>> No.55662190

Alternatively, you might like something from this guy's videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/apolotary/videos

>> No.55662201

Of course it's overpriced if it's on eBay. 330k Won is like $280 USD.

>> No.55662213
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Just gotta expand your boundaries and have an open mind. It's not the Macross of thirty years past, it's the Macross of today.


>> No.55662275

i dont like this give me wolf squadron

>> No.55662350
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>fuck gateron

poor kid

>> No.55662353

Get the keyboard. The price of gpus will go down with time.

>> No.55662413
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The Varmilo is far, FAR better, and easily justifies the price.

You can get Varmilos with gateron switches, which are much smoother than cherries.

Varmilos come with thick pbt dyesub keycaps, while the Ganns comes with thin abs.

The Varmilo also has fantastic build quality, source: I dropped mine down my hardwood stairs and it was fine.

>> No.55662604

i dont doubt you about the keyboard still being functional but can you run me through how you dropped it down your stairs?

>> No.55662606

say i do get the wasd
how easy is it to fuck up using the grease it comes with
i know i only use it on the keys with metal wire tabs but if im retarded should i err on the side of caution and just not do it

>> No.55662650


I have this. It's a good board for the money.

>> No.55662656
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After waiting like 5 freaking months...
The box arrives.
What's inside?

>> No.55662672
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Could it really be?
The legendary ortholinear meme?
Or is it just a bunch of parts with terrible fit and finish?

>> No.55662698

tfw i thougt my gpu/monitor was broken when i saw such jagged lines

>> No.55662724

>Location (continent at least)
Europe, italy
>Preferred switch type
Still not sure
>Form factor
at least one color, white if possible
>Previous/current keyboards
shitty rubber dome

The ducky one is €135, it looks like a good deal, but i don't know what switch to get. It's not about the feel, it's about actually finding an affordable keyboard with that switch.
I'll probably go for the mx browns, or is there something with mx clears?
btw it should be obvious but any brand is fine as long as you can import it in europe

>> No.55662728
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I think I'm the first gentooman with this board so bow before me, prince of autism.

Review: ordering experience: terrible, had to wait at least 2 months after expected delivery
Build quality: good pcb, top plate required filing of each hole so quite bad. No instructions of any kind included.
Overall: Takes a bit of getting used to but customizability is neat as are the small foot print and synthesizer mode. Some important keys are sorely missed without macros. Very cool looks and feels optimum for Dvorak

>> No.55662734

there are no ducky shine keyboards with clears i believe
i honestly believe ducky makes the best backlit board still but i would suggest the newer nature whites or blues if you can tolerate the noise

>> No.55662747
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I fee with the keyboard on top of my laptop and held onto my laptop for dear life while the keeb bounced down the stairs.

It hurt to watch, but man is that thing solid.

>> No.55662758

I wouldn't get the wasd. It has good build quality, but cherry switches are scratchy and it comes with really bad keycaps. Not worth the money with manufacturers like Varmilo and Leopold on the scene.

>> No.55662760
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The laser cutting on the top plate is frustratingly bad. It makes the switches bind unless you file away at it. The rest is alright. Blank keycaps are cool for map switching but it's really hard to arrange them on the board when they're different heights for various rows.
They might be a meme though, tbd.

>> No.55662780


>> No.55662833

I'd love to try these switches, but the problem is still the lack of keyboards i want.
I choose the keyboard first and then the switches, because i want a fullsize backlit kb with the context menu button (the one that behaves like the right mouse click), and few keyboards do all of that at an affordable price, so unless something new comes out i can only choose between mx browns and blues

>> No.55662961

Money is not a problem.

>Location (continent at least)

>Preferred switch type


>Form factor

No, and i would like to change the keycaps to fit some colour theme

>Previous/current keyboards
Have been rocking Corsair K95 for 3 years or so and I think it is way to big. Still like the red switches.

>> No.55663011

Ducky Shine 4 comes with clears.

I have, but I've been wanting to sell it since it never gets any use anymore

>> No.55663754

why the fuck is the hhkb-s so expensive now?

holy fucking shit!

>> No.55663893

damn this has everything I need

You think the pok3r has those shortcuts too?

>> No.55664009

i own quick fire rapid with blues interested in knowing
how is the fc750 without rings differ from qfr?

>> No.55664153
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i still have a whole set full of blue topre hiragana keys

what do

>> No.55664566

Are there any TKLs with dedicated Media Keys?
Preferably under $100

>> No.55664741

I don't understand why the side blocks of wood are appealing to anybody. Maybe if they mirrored the shape of the plate, but it looks fucking ridiculous to me as it is.

>> No.55664969

it's a layout built into windows

>> No.55665137

That's a beautiful keyboard, anon.

>> No.55665210


magiforce -> quickfire rapid /-> ganss -> filco/kul/RF/HHKB

>> No.55665258

Where can I buy a 40%?

>> No.55665328

are there any metal frame MX blue cherry keyboards besides the K70 from corsair?

>> No.55665357


>> No.55665434


>> No.55665900

where did you get thick pbt for a hhkb?

>> No.55666034
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Where can I get modifier keycaps that match these NKPC ones but actually fit on Costar stabilizers?

>> No.55666048

I mean the ones on the bottom, by the way.

>> No.55666514

Sell them? I have a HHKB JP and might be interested but international shipping would probably kill any savings made.

>> No.55666552

>not using a binary keyboard

>> No.55666576

>I need to pretend my plastic piece of garbage isn't objectively worse in every way to justify my purchase
Whatever helps you sleep at night.

>> No.55666616

Can someone tell me the name of that retarded keyboard which doesn't have any labels on the keys? I don't really give a shit if it's mechanical or not. I just want to force learning the layout without hunting and pecking.

>> No.55666722

Just don't look down.

>> No.55666780

Do any of you /g/uys travel with your keyboard? I don't really want to invest in another work keyboard (I don't type much in work, only when I'm writing grants or manuscripts). Is there a nice cheap sleeve I can buy for my TKL?

>> No.55666936
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T-thank you senpai!

>> No.55666955

Nope, if I'm computing away from home I just use my x61. It's got a pretty nice keyboards so it does the job.

>> No.55666981

literally any keyboard with blank keycaps

>> No.55667175

I do exactly what >>55666955 does but with a x61s. Thinkpads (at least up until T420/X220) have good enough keyboards that I feel the trackpoint makes up for slight decrease in quality compared to my daily driver.

>> No.55667196

cm trigger with red switches or quickfire ultimate with browns. I know both are shit but thats all i have

>> No.55667246

tons of keyboards have blank keycaps

>> No.55667262
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My original plan with the x61 was to get a nice small keyboard to take with it. But once I got my hands on the net book I realised the keyboard was more than good enough to not need it. Plus it's such a comfy size that it seems silly to lug unneeded stuff around with me.

>> No.55667269

Neat thanks for the responses. I need a new laptop replacement anyway, might look into the memepads

>> No.55667308

Where can i find one too?

>> No.55667324
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I mean sure they are meme. But I picked mine up for £80 including p+p. Perfect condition. And while I was sniffing at the specs, it's is more than powerful enough to browse, text edit etc (ie. the only stuff I actually need to do when away from home) comfortably. The only upgrade I did was to stick a SSD in it.

>> No.55667493

Literally google you lazy dunce

>> No.55667645

link to this?

>> No.55667650

I know this probably isn't bait which makes it pretty funny...

>> No.55667680

yea i know right? was a good start to my morning reading that shit

>> No.55667695

link to what?

pretty sure it's a cherry g80-3000 and has these keycaps https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gmk-ta-royal-alpha-typewriter-keycap-set-2/ using this layout https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY#US-International

>> No.55668086

I have this
they are good and thick
Also there are other colors, just PM vendor

>> No.55668528

exactly why I bought the plank despite seing the extra row as better

>> No.55668644

the fc750 has much better build quality, and comes with some of the nicest thick pbt dyesub keycaps on the market, whereas the qfr is flimsy and comes with thin abs caps.

>> No.55668983

You can easily take them off. The aluminum base is appealing though.

>> No.55669077

whats a good site to buy orings from?
amazon is kind of expensive looking, unless thats just normal price

>> No.55669139


>> No.55669154

>tfw scratched one of my keys with the plastic keycap puller

why aren't the wire ones the standard yet?

>> No.55669200

needs F keys and dedicated media keys. itd be perfect.

>> No.55669231
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Can't wait for my Plum84 to come in.

>35g Topre switches
>RGB Lighting
>70% form factor

Can't wait for next years bluetooth model. :0

>> No.55669283

75% formfactor

also they are knockoff topre switches not real ones

>> No.55669298


>> No.55669319

I'm torn between these two:



Slightly leaning towards the Varmilo because you guys seem to suggest gaterons are superior and I like the look of the keys raised above the base.
Anything I should know before pulling the trigger?

>> No.55669400

>wanting a gimped keyboard

>> No.55669516

There's a drop on the miami PBT on massdrop.

>> No.55669678

I don't know shit about keyboards, but I'd like to pick up an AK33 to do this to. Is it chink garbage like it seems it is or will it actually be usable? I've got an breakaway numpad already so I'm not worried about that. I'm just worried about shitty switches.


>> No.55669692

If they're Gateron or Cherry switches you should be completely fine. Majority of china boards are great, china's greatly stepped up their clone game in the past year.

>> No.55669944
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Is there any way to color non pbt keycaps? They are too fragile to cook right?

>> No.55669976

I have a mech with exposed switches. While I think it's aesthetically pleasing, it's a bitch to clean even with constant dusting. Stuff gets lodged in between the keys.

Is there anything that can serve as a keyboard cover that you guys have tried out?

I've tried using an old shirt but it looks bad and out of place on a nice desk.

>> No.55670000

No picture?

>> No.55670029

these look pretty neat
there was a nice gb last year but it fell through unfortunately

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>> No.55670081

It looks nice enough but for $30, I'd rather keep using the old shirt. It's just a piece of plastic at a huge markup.

>> No.55670332

They are pretty much the exact same thing, except the Varmilo has floating keycaps and gateron switches.

Would recommend the Varmilo, really enjoying mine.

>> No.55670447

I have a silk scarf thing I got from china. Before I found that, I just used a cashmere scarf. It keeps most things out and still looks nice.

>> No.55670814

What >>55670447 said. I've just got a nice piece of material.

>> No.55670913

I never had a problem with that myself. And IF i really need to clean it I'll just pluck away the keys and wash it that way. I don't think there is any other way to solve your problem than to /diy/ with plywood or something. Shouldn't be too hard/ugly if you got tools

>> No.55671131

Good point.

The main reason I didn't like the shirt was because it looks bad, it still did the job.

I'll look into getting a nice scarf or piece of fabric.

>> No.55671547

is there a good fullsized keyboard with gateron reds anywhere

>> No.55671914

just spend some time on a fucking typing game
there's figuratively billions out there on the internet

>> No.55671920

$100 or less (but a huge preference towards as cheap as possible)
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Blue or clones compatible with the stem
>Form factor
TKL or Full
i don't care as long as it isn't red or green
>Previous/current keyboards
CM Storm Devestator
help me get out of this membrane hell

>> No.55671929


>> No.55671939

quickfire rapid

>> No.55671974

thanks bud
i wont have any trouble replacing the keycaps right?

>> No.55671993



>> No.55672030

its got an all standard layout :)

>> No.55672075

thanks man

>> No.55672093
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very cheap with blue switches?

>> No.55672244

its the best size

>> No.55672277

careful there anon, your shill is starting to show

>> No.55672312

if the numpad was on the other side of the keyboard then perhaps you could argue this

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