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/mkg/- Volume knob edition

>Buyer's template:
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keypuller.com

Last Thread>>55920679

>> No.55958000

I have owned a Matias Clicky keyboard for a while now and while it has been amazing for typing, I recently got back into playing PC games, and using it for games gets fatiguing and annoying. Is it worth it to grab a second keyboard just for gaming, and have to juggle the two?

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First for composition

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>> No.55958240

>>55957706 >QFR. ?
>>55957703 >Invest in a water bottle or something, dude.
?
Yeah, I already bought it since it's fairly simple to return shit with amazon, in case the other one magically comes back from the dead. also it cost me $58, so it was a pretty nice fuckin deal for it.

>> No.55958266

>>55958176
God damn that is sexy. I am hard.

>> No.55958464

I havea ducky shine mini. I'm interested in another 60% or small form factor keyboard, preferably with rgb/RB lighting, and a switch like a cherry blue- crisp with a nice tacltile click and sound, can be a little heavier or lighter, i have strong fingers. Im not a fan of reds or linear switches, and the only time i tried alps i despised them. Semi flexible budget but prefferably under 100 or 90usd. What are some options? Am I hoping for to much?

>> No.55958658

Say why do you guys like keyboards to be so simple, I get it from a aesthetic way, they look cool, but I just can't imagine playing games or even doing normal shit without numpads and other keys you guys refused to put on your keyboards.

>> No.55958680
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55958680

I think I'll finally be able to use those keycaps.
>>55958658
If you have the alphanumeric cluster centered (which you should unless you have half a brain) a numpad puts my mousing arm way over to the left. Doing that for a while screwed up my shoulder. Some people also like smaller keyboards since you don't have to move your hands so much to do things.

>> No.55958684

Any good open source schematics/designs available for a full keyboard? I'm trying to design my own, but I'm not hugely interested in completely reinventing the wheel.

>> No.55958891
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>>55958658
because memes are fun

>> No.55959095

>>55958000
>not having ten boards

i have two boards on my desk right now, and like three in a cabinet.

>> No.55959106

>>55958464
look up the anne 60% with gateron blues

>>55958658
i've never played a game where i needed a numpad

>> No.55959152

>>55958684
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/
http://builder.swillkb.com/

make a 104 key layout, paste the raw data into swillkb, will give you a CAD diagram to get a plate printed. then go look up existing cases for 104-key boards and figure out how big your plate needs to be. Or make your own sandwich case.

then look up guides on how to handwire a board

or just go the easy route and buy a kit http://winkeyless.kr/product/b-87-ex-x2-pcb/

wkl is probably the only regular provider of 104-key PCBs. any other offerings are one off group buys.

>> No.55959194

I think I like the click of white Alps more than Buckling Springs to be honest.

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>>55958658
numpad has always been retarded
computer games are for dumb people
quality of life is vastly improved when everything can be accessed without leaving the homerow
step up senpai

>> No.55959218

You can get some "gaming" branded mechs on eBay for pretty cheap now. I saw a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid for under ~$40 USD.

Is there a reason why the price is going down for these? Has mechanical keyboard technology improved a lot in the past year or two?

>> No.55959220

>>55959198
if anyone likes plancks Jack is currently selling older PCBs for like $10 bucks each now. completely soldered and everything (save for the switches). insane.

>> No.55959237

>>55959218
>eBay
It's chinkshit.

>> No.55959271

>>55959237
The Quickfire Rapid and Blackwidow aren't "chinkshit."

>> No.55959321

>>55959220
tell him that his new wobsite is literally unusable
nothing loads or works
it used to be good and beautiful and everything just worked
i had to use archive.org to find something i'd lost the bookmark to
thank rms someone had cached it

>> No.55959334

>>55959220
what are the differences between the revisions?

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>>55958891
memes you say?

>> No.55959358

Do I need to buy a compact keyboard? Is that what they use in tournaments, for having their arms closer together?

>> No.55959411

>>55959358
>Do I need to buy a compact keyboard?
I don't know, do you?
>Is that what they use in tournaments, for having their arms closer together?
What tournaments? Typing speed competitions? Why would arms being closer together be an advantage in that?

>> No.55959465

What makes a novatouch not as desirable as chink topres other than weeb appeal?

>> No.55959509

I'd like to get a mechanical keyboard that looks like >>55958891 or >>55959353 for under $100. I'd like wired one and I'm looking for pre-assembled since I don't want to do any soldering myself on it. Keys need to come labeled too. Thanks guys.

>> No.55959550

>>55959465
chinks != japs

Also NT has a louder upstroke and worse build.

>> No.55959686

>>55959194

Me too anon.

>> No.55959696

>>55959198
>quality of life is vastly improved when everything can be accessed without leaving the homerow
for you

But I appreciate all you explaining why you like it at least.

Anyway, another question I have can I put the caps from myK90 to the CM QTK?

>> No.55959731

>>55959696
MX caps fit on MX stems.

>> No.55959801

>>55959509

>>55958891 is a custom layout, the closest you're getting to that is a POK3R and that's a bit more than 100. Also he has higher end keycaps which make it a lot more than 100.

>> No.55959842

>>55958658
I bought a separate one so I can have it on the left.

>> No.55960475

>>55959842
what do you mean? a separate numpad? sounds kinda uncomfortable
>>55959731
K90's are mxbrowns and the ones from CM QTK are mx Red.

>> No.55960486

>>55960475
doesn't matter what color they are. both stock caps are shitty ABS though, so I'd consider buying a 25 dollar PBT set off aliexpress at least

>> No.55960515

>>55960486
>25 dollar PBT set off aliexpress
for what?
also
>aliexpress
inb4 a month for it to arrive, might as well just get it on amazon.

>> No.55960526

>>55960515
for the keyboard?

these aren't sold on amazon, and take 3-4 days if you pay more for DHL express (still costs less than taihao coated shit on amazon)

>> No.55960541

Just got my wasd code v2 with clears. It feels great, but
>occasional "ping" while writing
>why the fuck they put the leds so noone can see it?

>> No.55960691
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55960691

I brought this thing for 3 bucks, it look like part of some old ass keyboard, comodore or something. The switches are kinda like crocodile jaw. It doesn't have any cable, just pins to solder board to. More pics here imgur.com/a/rCiBA

Anyone know where this thing comes from? Or what can I do with it? Keys are mostly fine, I think after cleaning they will press smoothly.

>> No.55960716

>>55960691
Stackpole/Hitek switches. yeah they come from keyboards, mostly radio and industrial stuff from the 70s. decent linears with nice caps, but awesome buy for $3.

if you have an oscilloscope and the skills, maybe you can decode the matrix and wire up a teensy.

>> No.55960867

>Budget
not a problem
>Location (continent at least)
us
>Preferred switch type
mx clears
>Layout
ansi
>Form factor
tkl or 60%
>Backlight
no
>Previous/current keyboards
hhkb type s

I was looking at pokers and KUL now that ek allows back orders but I wanted to know what u anons thought
I just want an mx board to put my cool keycaps on

>> No.55960935

>>55960526
Mind giving me a link for it than? can't find it by googling the abbreviation you posted.

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>>55960716
Sweet, thanks.
No matrix, just array of copper connectors. Wiring this shit's gonna take ages, but i've made an arcade stick in past, so it should be doable.

>> No.55961054

>>55960935
sure

blank http://www.aliexpress.com/item/No-Keycap-Board-included-Blank-White-108-PBT-Keycap-For-OEM-Cherry-MX-Switches-Mechanical-Gaming/32561114555.html

front print http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Arrival-Side-printed-Front-Print-White-108-PBT-Keycap-With-Keycap-Board-For-OEM-Cherry/32511945860.html
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/104-PBT-Keycap-Laser-Keycap-for-Standard-Keyboard-White-Gray-Keypress/32706193834.html

there's other colors if you just search "pbt keycaps" but you get the point.

>> No.55961198

>>55960867
If budget really isn’t a problem, get a custom from GON already built

Hard to beat

>> No.55961217

Fuck, the 69€ used CM QuickFire italian layout mx blue I checked on eBay is full-sized! At this point the only valuable, not-gaming-marketed, TKL, common product I can get is a 158€ Filco Majestouch 2 Blue switch italian layout.

>> No.55961227

>>55961054
> no key names
I am not on that level family, but I appreciate it.
Still need to get used to using my keyboard without looking, should be pretty easy though because I sometimes do it already.

>> No.55961237

Ok:

CHERRY MX-Board 3.0 vs. CM Storm Rapid-i?

What I like about the Cherry is both the price and that I can get it with blue switches, while the CM only offers red or brown.
What I like about the CM is mainly the TKL form factor but it also seems easier to clean, which would be nice, I guess. Not sure it's worth the 50+ € price difference, though.

Any thoughts?

>> No.55961391

>>55961198
yeah but everyone says gons return time is infinitely long
I would get one but I'd rather have it now than wait a few months

>> No.55961418

>>55961391
>>55961198
if I were to do something of the sort I'd probably get a poker for right now then ask someone to build me a duck viper whenever the next run happens

>> No.55961499

MX red, MX blue, MX brown, MX green, MX black or MX clear?

>> No.55961546

>>55961499
Have you researched the differences between each switch? What will you primarily be using you keyboard for?

>> No.55961555

>>55961499
most of those switches having nothing in common
reds and blacks
blues and greens
clears
Browns (shit)
if you like noise go with blues if you don't go with clears unless you bottom out a lot then I'd suggest something like reds or blacks
clears are #1 of mx but mainly because gaterons do everything that mx does but better for the other switches
topre is #1 hands down tho

>> No.55961585

>>55961555
Would you recommend topre for a profane to mrch keyboards? What brands have topre switches? Are topre both for standard typing and gaming?

>> No.55961702

>>55961546
Yes, I've been lurking in these threads for quite a long time. I've never used a mech keyboard before. So far I still can't decide between blue or red switches, because lots of people here advised me against browns. I'll mostly use my new keyboard to play fps games and standard typing; when I'm at the computer (basically each day) I tend to use a keyboard for a very long time (3-4 hours). I'm searching for good response and non-fatiguing typing. Noise isn't a problem. My budget isn't strict, I may be willing to spend quite a good amount of money for a really good keyboard if it's resistant, performant and can last for a long long time. Even though I'm a profane in mech keyboards' world, I want an endgame.

>> No.55961757

>>55961585
>Are topre both for standard typing and gaming?
Jesus fucking christ. What the hell makes people think that one switch is inherently better for certain activities than others?

>> No.55961806

>>55961757
Edgy. I presume that switches having a low pressure (actuation force) are more suitable to games, while switches having a high pressure might be better for typing.

>> No.55961823

>>55961806
Not really. They all do the same thing.

I've used browns, mx clears, topre and gateron clears for both typing and gaming, and they're all perfectly fine for both of those activities. Switches are a matter of preference, not a matter of what you'll be using your keyboard for the most.

>> No.55961914

I now have $90 EnjoyPBT Valentine keycaps sitting here. Top of the line.

Now all I need is a Zhuque and set of Zealios, probably 62g judging from what I experienced with a Poker 3, to hotswap in.

Hoping to use it as an alternative to my HHKB JP Type-S. I have a FC660M I'm currently typing on but the keys are nonstandard and kind of shitty.

>> No.55961923

Looking for advice:

budget: 60-80 euros
60% or tkl, prefer 60%
switches, no real preference, needs to be as silent as a rubber dome keyboard.

>> No.55961924

>>55961823
I'm oriented towards mx blues, simply because I can get a TKL Filco Majestouch 2 with italian layout, which is the ideal combo to me.

>> No.55961933

>>55961823

No, they don't. If you actually used all these different types of switches for different activities you would know that things like double tapping (pretty important in some games) can be EXTREMELY different for different types of switches.

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>>55961933
I did use all of those switches, and I had absolutely no problems playing games. I obviously haven't played every single game that's on the market, but with any of the games I played, the switches haven't ever been a problem.

>> No.55961996

I'm>>55961924
>>55961702
>>55961585
Myabe you can help me better if I fill out the form.

>Budget
Not strict, I would say not over 170€
>Location (continent at least)
Europe, Italy
>Preferred switch type
Either blues or reds, but I'm open to suggestions. Gaming and standard typing for several hours. I want something responsive and unfatiguing.
>Layout
Italian
>Form factor
TKL
>Backlight
No
>Previous/current keyboards
Rubber dome of my laptop.

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>>55961757
Topre is pretty shitty for gaming.

MX Clear and Zealios range seem like the best bet for a gaming + typing hybrid

>> No.55963687

>>55963630
in terms of fatigue its the best.
so its very good for gaming.

>> No.55963718

>>55963687
Are you talking about Topre or MX Clear and Zealios? I don't fatigue on any of them. Only MX Black.

>> No.55963781

>>55963630
>>55961933
nope all switches are equally good as others
you're fucking mental if you think otherwise
>>55961996
if you can handle the noise or more importantly those around you(don't be that guy) blues are probably your best bet in finding a keyboard considering how many options you have
the only real way to tell what you like is to buy a switch tester and we can't really decide for you

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>>55963781
I could use my HHKB here for Overwatch but I would much rather use MX Red.

Going from Browns to Reds mid-game also confirms this.

>> No.55964005

>>55963781
yeah, as I figured before, blues can really be the most suitable solution to me. Thank you.
158 euro for a Filco Majestouch 2 (VAT and shipping fees included): is it a good price?

>> No.55964035

Is it just me, or are the pictures in this thread the same over and over again. There are less HHKB now and that guy with the pictures taken outside stopped posting it seems, but other than that, same shit.

>> No.55964044

>>55964035
I literally took this photo >>55963858 less than an hour ago.

>> No.55964045

>>55964005
Here in america they cost around 150 dollars so I guess thats fine. Im not familar with European prices but I hope that helps

>> No.55964062

>>55964035
Once my keyboard arrives Ill take a picture of it to make you happy

>> No.55964086
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>>55963630
I game on Topre all the time, and I find it to be quite pleasant. I do prefer gateron clears for gaming, but Topre is still nicer than mx browns and mx clears for gaming.

>>55964035
I'd have enough material to make for some new pictures, but I can't be bothered.

>> No.55964143

Anyone have a HHKB p2 type s? Is it worth $300? Looking for the best "silent" option. I have a topre type heaven right now and I love the feel but its way too loud.

>> No.55964211

I bought a shit tier keyboard made by Cooler Master when I built my first rig a couple weeks ago.
I really want a mechanical keyboard and I really like the smaller ones you guys post on here.
I read the guides and browsed the websites a bit but is there one that you guys would say is the "best"?

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>>55964211
Hello fellow poster! You should get an Alienware™ TactX™ Gaming Keyboard®, perfect to play the great content on the Fallout 4 Season Pass with!

>> No.55964259

looking for a good quality keyboard with gateron red or clears, any size, under $150

>> No.55964315

What is the best clicky switch with a light activation force?

>> No.55964699

>>55964315
That's literally the description of MX Blues. That'd probably be your best bet.

>> No.55964757

>>55964699
>best clicky switch
>Cherry
LMAO.
Matias Click or bust.

>> No.55964760

>>55964211
I bought my first mechanical keyboard from this site. Give them a try and right now they do have a nice selection of small hard to find keyboards on sale
mechanicalkeyboard.com

>> No.55964773

>>55964315
That would be an ibm model m with buckling springs

>> No.55964791

>>55964760
>>55964211
Woops meant to type mechanicalkeyboards.com

>> No.55965208

>>55964773
>Light activation force
>Names one of the heaviest clicky switches made

Great advice here as usual...

>> No.55965275

>>55965208
Your right maybe I should have recommended some mx blacks with o-rings

>> No.55965420

any decent keyboard under 40$?

>> No.55965473

How is the tactile feedback from blues compared to topre ?
I have a Ducky Mini with MX Reds and a Novatouch and I am considering getting an Anne Pro with gateron blues when it will be available on banggood.

>> No.55965484

>>55965420
You can get those chink keyboards on amazon for 40 bucks, or you can go on craigslist and get a used one

>> No.55965504

>>55965420
magicforce with otemu blacks or blues is 39 on amazon

>> No.55965548

>>55965420
Cherry g84-4100 if you like low profile switches.

>> No.55965618

Can the Filco Majestouch 2 be considered as endgame?

>> No.55965662

>>55965618
did you program the firmware, solder everything together by hand, choose a switch after testing every single one on the market and make a case?

>> No.55965680

>>55965618
there's no such thing as endgame, since there's hundreds of different switches and thousands of boards

filcos are a good quality standard TKL, but nothing special otherwise

>> No.55965690

im gonna buy a corsair keyboard

>> No.55965750

>>55965690
k

>> No.55965780

>>55965690
There was one on massdrop for like 60 bucks 2 weeks ago. I think it was the k70

>> No.55965797

>>55965780
shitty gaming brand AND 6 month wait time?

deal of the century

>> No.55966041
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55966041

I'm taking people's advice and ordering after-market keycaps as soon as I have an idea of what I need. I know these aren't real Cherry MX blues but they feel pretty good. Might do some work with it if I can get my hands on a soldering iron and the necessary parts.

>> No.55966115

>>55966041
nah, genuine MX aren't really the gold standard anymore. nice caps sound like a better idea.

Gateron and Otemu have caught up to or exceeded their feel, as long as you didn't get bit by their worse quality control.

>> No.55966206

>>55966115
Honestly, except for the sliders Gaterons are pretty bad.

>> No.55966262

>>55966115
I was actually looking at Gaterons a while ago, I might replace my Shifts/Tab/Super/CTRL/ALT/etcs with their greens, or just get heavier springs.

>> No.55966282

>>55959095
I got up to six. I started lending them to Family and they got destroyed, repeatedly. I know own a Leopold with MX browns (tenkeyless) and an unlabeled Tactile Touch Majestouch that I don't typically use (prefer lack of numpad).

>> No.55966328

>>55966282
>they got destroyed
How ?

>> No.55966404

>>55966328
I don't lend or give out keyboards anymore. I lost
>Razer Blackwidow; mom coffee
>Rosewill RK-9000 v1 (I was actually the first one to buy that model ever): Mom coffee
>Filco Majestouch Tactile touch: brother beer
>ABS M1: Shit soldering eventually started to go (certain keys didn't work, thankfully mostly on the numpad) and can't be bothered to try to fix for knockoff alps, then brother spilled soda
>Cooler Master Tenkeyless: Brother beer

>> No.55966466

>Budget
Less than $100
>Location (continent at least)
USA
>Preferred switch type
MX reds or similar, I think they'll work better for osu
>Layout
Don't know what this is
>Form factor
TKL
>Backlight
Greatly wanted but not a necessity, would like rgb if available
>Previous/current keyboards
Built in keyboard with a toshiba satellite p745

>> No.55966840
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55966840

Where can I find grey PBT keycaps like pic related
Massdrop had them but i missed it

>> No.55966858

>>55966404
Why the fuck do you let other people touch your stuff?

>> No.55966886

>>55966840
They are EnjoyPBT keycaps
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Enjoypbt-keyboard-mechanical-keyboard-keyboarded-hot-117-keycaps/32694867686.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_10,searchweb201602_5_10057_10056_10055_10049_10017_10059_10058_10060_10061_10062_412_10063,searchweb201603_8&btsid=37a41dd9-67b7-4d08-860b-5741a71e74b3

>> No.55966943

>>55966886
Thanks
A little pricey for me but i will pick em up later for my Filco

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>> No.55967750

is there anything like this:
>full-size mech keyboard, maybe with separate numpad
>designated macro keys on the left hand side (an absolute must for me)
>RGB backlit with brightness control
>clean design, minimal branding, preferably black in color

and do you happen to have any experience with microsoft reclusa or other microsoft/razer keyboards to compare with, it's rubber dome but user reviews are/were positive about it

>> No.55967769

>>55967750
>>>/v/

>> No.55967793

>>55967769
it's for programming

>> No.55967864

Does anybody know where I might be able to find beige/off-white blank keycaps for cheap? Elitekeyboards has blank keycap sets for $20, but they all come in ugly colors. I don't need PBT keycaps, for reference.

>> No.55967872

>>55967793
And yet you want a lot of stupid gamer shit.

>> No.55967909

>>55960716
Hey anon, do you maybe have some more info on those stackpole switches? All I can find is that they were in one model of atari. Do you know if I could find some replace parts online or something about cleaning them?

>> No.55967915

>>55967872
jeez do you have any idea how smug and gay you look, do you have a keyboard fetish or something since it has to be so petite and bare-bones, the reason i need macro keys is that the swedish keyboard lay out makes it awkward to put curly braces, and it's convenient to have copy/paste on designated keys

>> No.55967962

>>55967915
You can bind key combinations as you see fit with software, assuming you don't have custom board. Copy+paste is the same for swedes as it is for americans.

>> No.55967987

>>55967962
>key combinations
it's much better to have designated keys for something that you do as much as typing curly braces and copying/pasting, with a minimalist meme keyboard you have no keys to spare

>> No.55968005

>>55967987
>it's much better
For people with poor coordination, perhaps.

>> No.55968014

>>55968005
says you, who won't have a numpad because it would be too far too reach for

>> No.55968060

>>55968014
I tried a few times but I still don't understand what you're trying to say.

>> No.55969286

>>55964143
do it anon and never look back
I liked the upstroke sound more on the type s so I sold my normal hhkb for it and I couldn't be happier

>> No.55969321
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55969321

On the hunt for an IBM Model F77

>> No.55969422

>>55969321
buy one here
https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product/f77-model-f-keyboard/

>> No.55969645

>>55969422
I meant an original

>> No.55969945

anyone here try/have GMK?
i want to replace the keycaps on my poker
any comparisons to any OEM profile set would be great

>> No.55970086

>>55963858
I was about to get a Noppoo lolita red for Overwatch, should I?
They're pretty cheap so quality kinda concerns me

>> No.55970209
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55970209

How's the Logitech G610?

Thought of getting the one with MX Reds.

>> No.55970260

>>55970209
logitech qc is awful please dont buy a logitech keyboard

>> No.55970483

>>55957829
No memes allowed, how are Razer keyboards? My coworker bought one and a Corsair one and decided to go with the Corsair one, so he's offering me a Blackwidow Classic for free.

>> No.55970526

>>55970483
Bad, but not exactly "would refuse a free one" bad.

>> No.55970542

>>55970209
I jumped on a brown one mostly because i wanted a volume wheel. It's alright except for some pretty bad filco ping on a couple of keys.

>> No.55970861

>>55970483
if you never owned a mech kb it doesnt hurt as a first timer especially at the low price of $0

>> No.55970880

>>55970483
it'll be fine

>> No.55971346
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55971346

>>55969321
my personal favourite

>> No.55971405

>>55971346
>blank keys
maximum autism

>> No.55971411

>>55971405
what's wrong with blank keycaps
are you unable to touch type

>> No.55971419
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55971419

>>55971411

>> No.55971516

>>55970483
Never turn down a free mechanical keyboard, anon.

>> No.55972408

>>55959271
BW is.

>> No.55972577

>>55970526
>Bad, but not exactly "would refuse a free one" bad
Are they really bad, though? I haven't used them so they might very well be shit, but every time I've talked to someone who has one they've seemed happy with it.

>> No.55972588
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55972588

Anyone want to sell a lightly used black hhkb pro 2?

>> No.55972610

>>55972577
just try it for yourself, don't listen to these memeing smug hipsters

>> No.55972633

>>55972577
In the realm of keyboard enthusiasts they are undesirable. I would still use it over some shit dome and membrane.

>> No.55973267
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55973267

>>55970483
>not taking the shit for free
>not selling it and upgrading it

>> No.55973276

>>55972588
Speaking of used Topres, how do Topres change as they age? I've heard various things like they get stiffer over time, but wouldn't they get mushy instead?

>> No.55973361

>>55973267
Kill yourself jojo homo.

>> No.55973455

>>55958131
Is that a razer black widow?

>> No.55973486
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55973486

Gonna buy my first mechanical keyboard
Which one /g/
http://www.ncix.com/detail/ducky-one-tkl-brown-cherry-2a-133279.htm

http://www.ncix.com/detail/filco-majestouch-2-ninja-cherry-3d-70728.htm

Also taking suggestions

>> No.55973525

>>55966041
how do you like this board? I'm thinking about getting it, but idk how it'll be.

>> No.55973607

>>55973486
I like the way the filco keys are, how they're blank on top. But $130 and it's not even backlit?
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1667
This one, the keys are the same looking, it's brown switches, maybe you want that, and it's backlit, for only $124.

>> No.55973836

>>55973607
>https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1667
the usd to cad conversion tho...
i was looking at most of the models on mkb but honestly i cant justify the usd prics for my first mechanical keyboard

>> No.55974254

How much are the ortholinears when they're on massdrop?

>> No.55974425

>>55973836
nut up big boy i have to deal with it you do too

>> No.55974576

>>55967987
Why not just have a layout switch button so you can switch to US layout while programming?
Also
>his editor doesn't use a single button for copy/paste

>> No.55974583

>>55958226
what is this?

>>55969321
can you tell me what that black one is?

sorry, new.

I bought a Corsair K70 with cherry red keys recently. how'd I do?

>> No.55974659

>>55974583

k70 is just mainstream gamer garbage, if it works for you great.

>> No.55974714

What are some good usb numpads? I have an 80 dollar price range and don't mind the type to switches.

>> No.55974730
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55974730

>>55974659
>mainstream gamer garbage

>> No.55974743

>>55974730
So Beats and Alienware computers are acceptable products then?

>> No.55974777
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55974777

>>55974659
it was what I determined from blind testing (as in I wasn't looking at brand or price and did zero research) about 40 keyboards at Frys.

It's pretty nice.

>> No.55974976

Can you guys throw me a chink approved list (<100$).
Only reds, please. I know about outemu blues/motospeed and I just don't want loud switches.

>> No.55975072

>>55974743
corsair mech keyboards have legit cherry mx switches and shitloads more features than your meme keyboards, there is literally nothing wrong with them

>> No.55975260

>>55966404
>family spills shit on keyboard once
>continue to let them borrow shit
>happens four times
Holy shit why

>> No.55975313
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55975313

>>55975072
Like what exactly? 16.8 gorillion colors to show your male partner how much you support the gay cause? Exclusive contracts for switches are are only marginally different? Dumb LED configuration software that only works on wangblows that syncs with your LED buttplugs so your gay sex toys and your gaymin toys match? Shitty keycaps that you can't replace with a standard set? A non-removable cable? GAYMING GRADE <x>? You really are convincing me that your Corsair keyboard was worth it.

>> No.55975329

>Budget
$250 roughly

>Location (continent at least)
In Japan right now, Tokyo. Am British, though.

>Preferred switch type
Never used anything other than alps switches. Want a new keyboard for programming and gaming.

>Layout
wut

>Form factor
100%

>Backlight
Yes

>Previous/current keyboards
Microsoft Sidewinder X4

>> No.55975338

>>55975329
Find a Realforce. Fuck backlights.

>> No.55975408

>>55975313
>the salt in this post
yeah sure is better to spend twice the money for a keyboard with none of those features and no numpad or anything

>> No.55975422
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55975422

>>55975408
Sure thing buddy. You can keep your useless features that don't make a rat's ass of a difference at the end of the day.

>> No.55975432
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55975432

please, explain why this is somehow bad for someone with needs like these, for programming, who doesn't need fetishist features like a removable fucking cable: >>55967750

>>55975422
kill yourself

>> No.55975479

>>55975432
>designated macro keys on the left hand side
Explain what this would accomplish that can't be achieved with keyboard shortcuts.
>RGB backlit with brightness control
For what purpose? Also
>Corsair
>minimal branding
>clean design
You've also got to be some kind of retarded if you don't think a removable cable is a useful feature.

>> No.55975498

>>55975313
>THINGS I DON'T LIKE OR HAVE NO USE
FOR ARE BAD FOR EVERYONE ELSE

I use a number pad.
It was easier to use since my very fist job when I was a kiddy.
It's easier for me, and it generally cost nothing extra.
You don't have a use for it, good for you.
I prefer a number pad to using row numbers.
Always have, and always will.
You don't like lights and shit?
Don't fucking get a board with lights.
I like the lights off sometimes, and no I can't always type touch every fucking key or symbol, because I don't give a fuck about remembering where the % symbol is the like 4 times a month I use it.

>>55975479
>muh removable cable
wtf even for?
My keyboard never moves from it's spot.
Maybe if I had to lug a keyboard everywhere I might be interested in this.

>> No.55975503

>>55975479
>Explain what this would accomplish that can't be achieved with keyboard shortcuts.
it's OBVIOUSLY better to have a dedicated key for something that you do often. or do you write text using nothing but keyboard shortcuts too? fuck off.
>For what purpose
backlighting is good so you can see your keyboard in the dark, and what's wrong with RGB backlighting, you can change the color to blue or white etc, you FUCKING FAGS sure like to play with different colored keycaps so how is colored backlighting suddenly unacceptable?
>>minimal branding
it's cleaner than some of your fucking fetish keyboards like on that lolita spyder keyboard
>You've also got to be some kind of retarded if you don't think a removable cable is a useful feature.
i don't need it at all, it's going to sit on my desk for years, i have no use for a removable cable.

>> No.55975512

>>55975313
>limit of innovation
>closed source arm computer for your keyboard

>> No.55975546

>>55975503
>lolita spyder
I really don't think anyone buys that thing unless they're poor.

>> No.55975563

>>55967909

Nothing other than this page and the links at the bottom https://deskthority.net/wiki/Stackpole_switch_grid

If you could find the part numbers for whichever variant they are, you might be able to find replacements at IC part suppliers.

>> No.55975735 [DELETED] 

ducky has rgb lit keyboards so what the fuck are you even whining about? or is it not meme enough for you?

>Ducky is a well respected brand in the Mechanical Keyboard industry and a leader in producing clean, simple, and cutting-edge mechanical switch peripherals.

and how is chinkshit supposed to be better than american-designed shit?

ducky has these presets for the backlighting:

100% Full Backlight Mode: All the individual keys are backlit. This mode allows you to change the backlight's color and brightness to your preference.
Breathing Mode: Keyboard's backlight rhythmically fade in and out creating a calm and tranquil backlighting effect.
Color Cycling Mode: The backlight color will slowly cycle through the colors available with the dual color LEDs.
Wave Mode: This is wave backlighting effect with a twist. Dual color LEDs gives this mode new life with plethora of colors highlighting the wave as it glides through the keyboard.
Snake Marquee Mode: Watch as the Snake snakes its way through the keyboard.
Raindrop Mode: Each LED will randomly generate a color and fade out at a randomized interval.
Reactive Mode: Ducky's innovative backlighting effect. Individual key lights up with every single key press with user adjustable color.
Reactive Mode Advanced: Ducky One TKL RGB generates a randomized color with each keypress.
Ripple Mode: A wave of light will rush out with each key press, like a water drop into a pond.
Aurora Mode: Beams of light shoot out from the key and fly to the left and right then disappears.
LED Zone Customization Mode: This mode provides 2 sets of user customizable memory for storing whichever key you want to light up and the color of the backlight. These zones are independent of other backlight modes and can be used concurrently.

on the other hand, corsair is programmable, so you can color individual keys and such, corsair probably has by far better software and programmability support than the chinkshit

>> No.55975743

ducky has rgb lit keyboards so what the fuck are you even whining about? or is it not meme enough for you?

>Ducky is a well respected brand in the Mechanical Keyboard industry and a leader in producing clean, simple, and cutting-edge mechanical switch peripherals.

and how is this chinkshit supposed to be better than american-designed shit?

>> No.55975770

Corsair are tacky, thin PCB light shows with nonstandard goop covered ABS keycaps. If you like the gaming aesthetic and are fooled by a thin metal top case or pretty lights, great.

But don't come around here acting as if there's any virtue over actual quality parts. They're all built in China, get over it.

>> No.55975793

>>55975770
just give me a decent full-size mech keyboard like a ducky or someshit but with just a few fucking macro keys on the left hand side, is it really too much to ask, it's such an easy thing for them to differentiate themselves on the marketplace, to make a "proper" keyboard with some fucking macro keys

>> No.55975809
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55975809

The adresso 625 case can fin on a Rapidfire, I want to make a wood case for it

>> No.55975815

>>55975793
Use AHK or something.

>> No.55975824

>>55975815
you have no idea how often i write curly braces { } and i currently have them on designated macro keys, it's not something i want to lose

>> No.55975834

>>55975824
Doesn't Eclipse autocomplete curlies and parentheses?

>> No.55975838

>>55975793
why not use layers like here?
https://github.com/jdavis/ergodox/blob/master/keymap.c

>> No.55975856

>>55975834
yes but you write the opening brace and hit enter, so you need the opening brace, and there are still plenty of situations (when refactoring) where you want to write the closing brace, and on the swedish layout it's very inconvenient compared to having a designated key

>>55975838
i want all standard keys + a few extras available at all times on the hardware levels without having to switch back and forth

>> No.55975865

>>55975856
>i want all standard keys + a few extras available at all times on the hardware levels without having to switch back and forth
you can switch back and forth faster than moving your hand to the numpad though.

>> No.55975872

>>55975563
Ok, so I've found out this is board from IMSAI IKB-1

>https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/imsai-ikb-1-keyboard-from-war-games-fame-t11760.html
>https://deskthority.net/wiki/Hi-Tek_linear

The guy in link has one from 1977, mine's from 1979.

Any idea how to remove those black sliders? Some of them broke like in wiki link above, I want to glue them or something but they are tough as motherfucker to get out. I did pull two of them by mistake when removing keycaps but now I can't do it.

>> No.55975891
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55975891

>>55975865
i have pic related

curly braces on L3/L2, it's ridiculously fast, and copy/paste on L4/L5, ideally i'd have similar clicky buttons for copy/paste (it's a really satisfying click) but i'd be fine with regular keys for copy/paste

>> No.55975905
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55975905

>>55975872
Forgot pic

>> No.55975923

>>55975891
How is that better than palming control and then pressing v/c?

>> No.55975934

Guys hows the ducky shine 5? How is the built quality? I am looking for a keyboard with amazing built quality and amazing typing feels. Whats the best cherry mx for gaming. I play a lot of games.Mainly WoW.

>> No.55975959

>>55975923
i think it's mainly the tactile feel (and audible click) of the clicky buttons vs holding down ctrl and pressing c/v

>> No.55975972

>>55975959
and the clickies are really easy to find by moving your hand over them, with ctrl+c/v like if you do some typing in between you have to move back to ctrl and find the c/v keys

>> No.55975975

>>55975934
Same guy. I wanna get a Filco But it looks literally like a £10 keyboard that you can buy from asda.

>> No.55975978

>>55975872
Good find, looks like a match. Have plenty of exp reverse engineering old stuff, but never tried removing these.

I'll have a look at mine when I wrap some work up and get back to you. Hopefully they're the same variant.

>> No.55976008

>>55975972
>Having to move your hands to use control
Learn the palm trick.

>> No.55976052

>>55976008
seems awkward, could probably be useful if you're using emacs or something where you're using a lot of key combinations anyway, but here's the thing, i don't even need to use the the control key at all when programming, just shift with my pinky and right alt for square brackets, since i have copy/paste on designated macro buttons

>> No.55976071

>>55976052
except for ctrl+space which i don't use but i probably should, but even that could be assigned to a macro key

>> No.55976081

>>55976071
and ctrl+z/y of course but it's not really an issue, it's something you do sequentially with no typing inbetween

>> No.55976260

>>55958131
No matter how many layers of vinyl you use, it's always going to be a razer

>> No.55976297
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55976297

>>55974583

Fluke 1720A Programmer Keyboard

>> No.55976300
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55976300

Cooler Master QuickFire XT full sized Blue switches for 80 euro used (vat and shipping fees included). Pic related.
Yes or no?

>> No.55976536

What's a good alternative to the Ducky One TKL in Europe? I just sold my WASD V2 with MX Browns and want to pick up a cheap MX Blues board until I can afford something fancier but they're always out of stock at Amazon.co.uk and the sellers that have them in stock don't ship to my country.

>> No.55977166

>>55976300
Update: the seller suggested me to buy it for 71 € (everything included) out of Ebay.

>> No.55977700

>>55967639
Neato

>> No.55978223

>>55975338
Which?

>> No.55978345

>>55958131
nice

>> No.55978484

>>55976300
God dam that font on the keys is so god dam bad , I might end up returning mines when it arrives today.

I wish there was a cheaper way to replace em

>> No.55978548

>>55978484
I like it. One question: the Quockfire CT comes with a ps/2 adapter. Should I use it if I have the possibility?

>> No.55978605

>>55978548
Don't know.
>liking that letter A
disgust

>> No.55978720
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55978720

>>55978605
> not liking it

>> No.55978799

>>55978484
it's not my cup of my tea but i don't think it's that bad

>> No.55978865

>>55978799
I don't know man, it reminds me of a font from dafont when I was like 13 on middle school learning photoshop.

As a matter of fact I know is a free font from dafont, I just can't remember which.

>the Q almost looking like a chromecast device cast icon.
my eyes

>> No.55979149

>>55978720
gamer fonts look absolutely fucking awful. those are just as bad as razer or any other chink knockoffs.

>> No.55979255
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55979255

you guys like my new wrist rest?

>> No.55979273

>>55979255
the /bst/ attention whores would be more into that

>> No.55979277

>>55973525
I'm not sure if my opinion will matter since it's my first mech board and I'm a n00b, but it feels pretty great. The click is very satisfying and the switch isn't too heavy. The only problem I can think of is my right shift has a bit of a mushy click, I can't describe it. It might just be the cap and this is a normal thing but idk. The scroll lock light might be hard to see, depending on the lighting of the room and your position. The stabilizers don't have a wire thing on top but you still have to be careful about taking off the space bar. The ring cap puller they give you might me crap, mine can't seem to clip onto a cap on one side without me adjusting the cap itself, so I'd get one of those wire pullers. New keycaps are a must.

Sorry if I butchered any terms, I'm still learning things.

>> No.55979291

>get a matias quiet click for work
>keys start to double register after a week
Well shit I should have listened to the Amazon reviews for once. Should I get another one or try a different board?

>> No.55979327

>>55979255
Ha ha, what squirts from the hole?

>> No.55979343

>>55979327
horse semen

>> No.55979386
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55979386

>>55979327
yea.
horse semen

>> No.55979410

Anyone had experience with playing gaymes with mx blues? I've had browns and reds before.

I can't really tell how it would work over the years with just a quick feel at a local store.

>> No.55979459

Has anyone here used a Tomoko (mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue clones)?

It's on Amazon for like $30.

>> No.55979462

Just got the keyboard is pretty uncomfortable compared to the K70 not going to lie, I also think my FN key is broken.

>> No.55979491

>>55979462
which keyboard?

>> No.55979561

>>55979491
This garbage but I am getting used to it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AOIRCI6

Keys feel weird/sticky.

>> No.55979573
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55979573

Hey, so I put silicon grease on a Razer black widow TE that I got for £20 while cleaning it. Now some keys are hard and others have no tactile feedback or click. Any way I can save this keyboard /g/?

>> No.55979617
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55979617

Pic related, blue switches, discounted to 89$ would be my first mechanical keyboard. Yes no?

>> No.55979684

>>55959198
numpad is a godsend if you work anywhere where you have to do inventory and part numbers for hours on end.

>> No.55979809

>>55975072
legit cherry mx switches are not good switches mate...

>> No.55979888

>>55979684
Yeah pretty much why I miss the numpad, but I'll give thsi keyboard a try.

Already replaced majority of the keys to the ones the K70 had, the ugly font was too much.

>> No.55979953

>>55979617
Is this the zowie of keyboards?

>> No.55979967

>>55979809
which switches are good? i thought cherry mx was the hottest meme

>> No.55979978

>>55974583
The black one is a painted Model M with white keycaps from unicomp.

>> No.55980051

Are there any good 80% mechanical keyboards with clears and an ISO layout that don't have 45$ shipping costs to europe?

>> No.55980110

>>55979967
if you want a cherrymx style switch then gaterons are a better and cheaper alternative

also topre + buckling spring ect

>> No.55980129

>>55979967

Gateron or capacitive buckling springs

>> No.55980194

What's the best compact keyboard? I'm about to buy a Razer Blackwidow X Tournament Edition but I'm sure I can do better for the money.

>> No.55980613

>>55975743
>and how is this chinkshit supposed to be better than american-designed shit
It's designed and made in Taiwan, as opposed to corsair keyboards, which are made in China.

Not to mention that it actually has a standard bottom row.

>> No.55980656

>>55979617
Go right ahead.

>> No.55981299

>>55978223
keyboard stores should have both for preview but I would go with 45g

>> No.55982178
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55982178

>>55958131
Nice try.

>> No.55982300

>>55980194
Pok3r or KUL ES-87.

>> No.55982325

>>55980194
"best" would be a kishsaver for tactile or HHKB for silent

"best for money" probably Pok3r, KBP V60/V80 or Magicforce if you want real cheap

>> No.55982372
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55982372

>>55982178
>upside down spacebar

>> No.55982401

>>55982372
I know, I originally did it for the memes, but it's objectively better.

>> No.55982432

>>55958658
I only use numpad to enter alt-codes, which I almost never have to do. So it's practically useless and only takes in valuable desk-real estate

>> No.55982437

>>55982401
that's a reddit meme though

>> No.55982439

>>55982178
which keyboard is that?

>> No.55982455

>>55982437
I've only ever seen it here. You seem to know a lot about this redd-it place.

>>55982439
pok3r

>> No.55982563

>>55982401
>My form is awful and I'll complain about CTS in ten years

>> No.55982613

>>55982563
Nope and nope :^)

>> No.55983124

I got a blue switch Ducky Zero One second hand for 40 bucks. I'm happy with it but it's missing one of its flip out keyboard stands. Where can I get a replacement?

>> No.55983271

>>55964143

I almost bit the bullet on the Type S until I found the DIY landing pad mod. Sounds better than the Type S in my opinion and I save 200 dollars

>> No.55983429

>>55982432
>invaluable desk-real estate
can't you put your e-cig vials and piss bottles somewhere else? do you really need to have them all within reach on your desk at all times?

>> No.55983479

Are there any 90 degrees rotated Alps keycaps? It would make much more sense to insert the switches rotated in a project I'm working on.

>> No.55983641

>>55979255
memes aside, what keyboard is that? im new here and i thought it looked cool

>> No.55983662

>>55983429
I want to avoid joint-related complications as much as I can.

>> No.55983703

>>55983479
The function row on the AEK II (and perhaps some other AEKs) is rotated.

What project are you working on?

>> No.55984475
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>>55983703
Thank you!
I want to make a keyboard with curved backplate with a different curve for each finger. However counting how many AEKs I would have to buy maybe I'll just hop into Gateron drop on Massdrop. Damn, even getting regular Alps keycaps is pretty hard here when the shipping costs approach the keycaps price.

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>>55984475
That looks cool as shit anon. I'm afraid I can't really help you with anything beyond the AEK tip, but please keep us posted on this project of yours.

How and with what material do you plan to make that part (plate? I'm not sure if plate would be the right term here) that I'm looking at.

Actually, I hope you don't mind if I save your picture. Not that I'll be able to use it for anything since I don't know shit about CAD yet, but that just looks fucking cool.

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>>55984798
Well, thank you for support!

I'm planning to take my time with it but I will definitively post when I'll have something to show. Here is a part I formed from a thermoplastic for supporting the hand; it has no mounting points though, I just wanted to get overall shape. You can't see the curve very well but it's practically my palm's shape.

I want to get the backplate-ish thing made out of 1.5mm steel sheet. No idea how much it will cost me though and I'm a little worried about it.

I actually started learning CAD just recently, this is my second project in CAD. First was a desk which I still haven't even started making (I wanted to just order it from some furniture company but they wanted around 300$ for it while materials cost less than 100$ so I suppose it's time to learn furniture making). You can see a lot of warnings (those 'i's) on the left side which appeared for no real reason but it werks so I just leave them be.

>> No.55985257

USB or PS/2?

>> No.55985267

>>55985257
PS/2 for sure

>> No.55985307

>>55985257
There's no difference.

>> No.55985324

>>55985307
1x, 2x, 4x?

>> No.55985391

>>55985257
doesn't matter at all

>> No.55985470

>>55985257
usb because my macbook doesnt have a ps/2
they're equally as good

>> No.55985484

>>55985391
On my CM Quickfire XT some functions can only be enabled with PS/2, then it's not the same thing.

>> No.55985501

>>55985307
>>55985391
PS/2 has lower latency, a usb gaming keyboard with 1 kHz polling rate might be ok, but with 100 Hz polling it's fucking slow

see http://superuser.com/questions/16893/do-usb-or-ps-2-keyboards-respond-faster

>> No.55985542

>>55985501
way to cite a 14 year old study, exactly what keyboards and ports don't use 500hz+ in 2016?

>> No.55985586

>>55985542
Did you read all of the comments? It's not just a matter of polling rate, PS/2 allows you to simultaneously press as many keys as you want abd register each one of them.

>> No.55985602

>>55985542
the keyboard manufacturer could fuck up the implementation, similar to how computer displays have varying amounts of input lag, and you could have other issues on the software side, but with PS/2 you get hardware interrupts so there is nothing there to fuck up on the software side

>> No.55985616

>>55985586
How is this useful in any way?

>> No.55985643

>>55985586
so does USB in 2016

http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2016/03/what-is-nkro-our-guide-to-rollover-anti-ghosting-and-choosing-the-right-keyboard/

even 40 dollar chinkboards have 1000hz and NKRO now.

>> No.55985645

>>55985221 here, just noticed I can't input my address properly (diacritic characters) on Massdrop. Do I just omit diacritic marks? Sorry for irrelevant post but the Gateron drop ends tomorrow and I don't want to miss it out.

>> No.55985747

>>55985643
Not all USB keyboards do.

>> No.55985762

>>55985643
latency is still a concern, you know how corsair puts an ARM chip in theirs, chinks put some really weak chip to cut costs, you have basically a second computer embedded in the keyboard that you have to communicate with and do software interrupts, while with PS/2 it's dead simple it's just pumping hardware interrupts straight into your computer. the study in the superuser link may be a bit old but the underlying technology remains the same and real-world devices have latency on top of the polling latency

>> No.55985813

>>55985762
Technically does PS/2 solve any problem in this case?

>> No.55985837

What's a better keyboard?

This https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SB6DO6M/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Or this https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-RAPIDFIRE-Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlit/dp/B01D8H09TS/ref=pd_cart_bxgy_1_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51bfWSOtsRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_SL500_SR100%2C68_&psc=1&refRID=VPD9GSXH5P9E50NCCWWM

>> No.55985903

>>55985837
they both suck dick

look at the magicforce, zhuque, redragon kumara, ducky shine, kbp v60, ibm model f, pok3r, hell anything but those brands.

>> No.55985918

Are there any good Bluetooth mechanical keyboard out there, or are they mostly just decent? My preferences would be MX Green or Clear, but Browns are acceptable and tenkeyless is a must, US layout.

>> No.55985945

>>55985837
Why is that k70 so expensive. Mine didn't have rgb lighting it was just a solid red and it only cost $80. Are they seriously charging an extra 100 for two extra diodes

>> No.55985946

>>55985918
Goodbye accuracy

>> No.55985961

>>55985918
Filco Minila are great and have clear variants, but cost $150. There's the LinDonTech ones for around 50 bucks, but those use meh Kailh switches.

Not a whole lot in between that people here post about or I've used.

>> No.55985984

>>55985903
What's wrong with them?

>> No.55986000

>>55985837
well if you want customization don't get any of them. Those keyboards don't use standard parts meaning if you break something or want to change it aesthetically you're fucked. If you need a physical volume switch then get a ducky shine 5
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=search_list&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all&s[cid]=0&s[search]=ducky+shine+5

>> No.55986051

>>55985984
7) Why does it seem like /g/ hates Razer and Corsair mechanical keyboards?
- Razer has changed from Cherry switches to Kailh switches without reducing the price of their products
- While using Kailh switches isn't inherently terrible, Razer have switched purely to increase their profits

- Corsair mechanical keyboards have a certain aesthetic to them which attracts a specific demographic
- Corsair boards use a non-standard layout for the 5th row. This makes buying after market keycap sets difficult
- There have been reports of quickly dying LEDs on certain Corsair models
- RGB versions of this keyboard have had numerous issues with drivers and flickering

>> No.55986125

>>55985984
-Cheap goop-covered ABS keycaps with nonstandard bottom row (all the sets you see here won't fit)
-Thin PCB and bottom case materals, only the top plate is metal
-Overpriced 2x vs comparable keyboards
-2001 honda civic gamer aesthetic

>> No.55986179

>>55986051
>>55986125
ok but i really want macro keys on the left hand side, is there really no decent brand that has them

>> No.55986229

>>55985946
You don't think Bluetooth 4 is good enough for keystrokes?

>> No.55986232

>>55986179
certain brands have the ability to assign macros to each key on the keyboard which can be accessed my switching the layers through a dedicated key. If you need them to be dedicated your better off buying cheap Chinese shit

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>>55985837
I think this keyboard is more to your liking
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Azio-Levetron-Mech5-KB577U-Wired-Keyboard-/131899734462?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

>> No.55986322

>>55986179

IBM Model F AT has them there, otherwise most the boards I named can program any key as a macro.

You can either switch a layer during gaming or just set any unused key to a macro full time.

>> No.55986330
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55986330

Finally sold my WASD V2 with MX Browns and got a Ducky One TKL with MX Blues. Took me days to actually find a store in Europe that sells them, is Ducky the best budget brand out there?

>> No.55986361

>>55986330
Ducky is more like midrange, budget is stuff like Monoprice, Magicforce, Redragon etc.

GANSS and KUL might be cheaper over there or on Aliexpress for similar quality to Ducky.

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>>55986290
Is that a tactical rail on a fucking keyboard for placing your macro buttons on
My sides

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55986440

>mfw I need three keycaps
I wish there were bins of keycaps at a physical store and I could just go buy the specific ones I needed, with many color choices. Imagine if we lived in a world where you could walk into some normie store like Best Buy and there were shelves full of keycaps, arranged not only by abs/pbt, but by dcs, dsa, etc. That would be really nice.

>> No.55986454

>>55986440
micro center has something similar

>> No.55986495

Gateron > Cherry > Gaote (Outemu, Noppoo) > Kailh.
Am I right? Also where KBT switches are in (IKBC/Ducky)?

>> No.55986519

>>55986361
All those budget seems to be Blues
do you know some Red budget models?

>> No.55986546

>>55986495
Alps > Topre > Buckling Springs > shit > everything in your list

>> No.55986553

>>55986519
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13790

>> No.55986563

>>55986546
can't you realize that i was talking about mx?
fucking autist, go back to your memeswitch

>> No.55986572

>>55986546
Rubber domes that high up?

>> No.55986573

>>55986563
Yes, and my point is that MX switches are all shit

>> No.55986632

><$200
>USA
>Silent or as close to silent as possible
>Full 10-key QWERTY, don't want media buttons
>Preferably no, or at least can turn off
>Das Keyboard

My work is giving me a shitty chiclet keyboard. I need something with no gimmicks or features that will draw attention (flashing lights, media knobs, etc). I pretty much need it to be silent. My job involves constant typing of small pieces of text or filling in forms.

>> No.55986662

>>55986632
only option is to get any of the topre keyboards, but they are all expensive as fuck since they are made in Japan and only a few of them are imported every couple of months

>> No.55986666

>>55986632
Quiet Click, either official or KBParadise

>> No.55986712

whats the loudest most clicky keyboard I can buy?
have a WASD with MX blues, it's not loud enough.

>> No.55986725

>>55986712
Model F or Model M

>> No.55986744

>>55986712
loudest is IBM model M
There is no contest that buckling springs are the loudest switch in existence

>> No.55986821

>>55986712
Omron ambers and whites are louder than IBMs

>> No.55986905

how are the unicomp keyboards?

>> No.55986912

>>55986905
not as good as the originals, but still better then whatever cherry shits out

>> No.55986916

>>55986662
Just impulse bought a Topre Type Heaven on Amazon for $150. Looks like it fits all my requirements. Thank you.

>> No.55986952

>>55986905
they look like complete garbage but the actual typing experience is about the same as an original model m

get one with the classic case
the molding might be better but i could be wrong

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55986996

>>55986916
funny thing is they keyboard you just bought is the cheapo entry level one. Its still a good keyboards, but its not nice as the realforce ones which cost like 200 dollars.

Also prepare for memes

>> No.55987083

>>55986996
I will check back after I use it for a bit. I am not as much of a connoisseur as everyone here. I just know that I can't struggle with a damn chiclet keyboard for 60 hours per week.

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My first mechanical keyboard I bought just shipped today. Now we play the waiting game. I hope it lives up to the expectations of what you guys are saying because these things are expensive.

>> No.55987348

>>55986454
Not mine.

>> No.55987837

>>55986051
But the corsair keyboards also have a bunch of neat features listed in the product description while the other keyboards linked to me didn't.

>> No.55987923

>>55987837
if you are such a simpleton that fancy lights are impressive to you then by all means get that keyboard. Its your money after all

>> No.55987950

>>55987923
I wasn't talking about the lights my dude. It just bothers me that most of the other keyboards listed don't have many reviews and that there isn't much of a description.

>> No.55988005

>>55986179

Not to try and dictate to you what you want, but any particular reason?

If you touch type, having a keyboard with a function layer lets you assign macros to any key, so you don't have the leave the home row.

If you don't touch type and don't plan to learn then, and not to try and sound elitist, you should just get a decent qiality cheap rubber dome. mechs for gaming is literally a meme, and if you just hunt and peck you won't notice enough of a difference to care/waste your money.

>> No.55988040

>>55987950
this is what I got when somone recommended me my keyboard.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ducky+one+nonbacklit+version&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=ducky+one+non+backlit+version

>> No.55988079

>>55988040
Looks really nice, I'll consider it.

>> No.55988281

>>55988079
there's a version with a back light and a version with rgb lighting, but I can't have any of that so that's what I got instead.
Its also my first mechanical keyboard and its really heavy because of the metal plate compared to my old rubber dome

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