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/mkg/ - Crash Bandkeycoot edition

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

>> No.56232932
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in for memes on memes on a meme

>> No.56232953

>tfw you're in the keyboard equivalent of nowhere and your only light in picking the right keyboard switch weight is your limited imagination

Feels like gambling.

>> No.56232990

Grab a key tester, they're pretty cheap and you get a good idea of what's best for you. I think some places also offer a discount if you then buy a full board from them.

>> No.56233082

Recommend me a mkg, /mkg/.


>Location (continent at least)

>Preferred switch type
No idea, reds I guess.


>Form factor
I need function keys but no numpad required. 60%?

Doesn't matter.

>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech G510, otherwise I've always used the cheapest keyboard I can grab from Best Buy like GE or Insignia shit.

>> No.56233173

Well, I did get to try Reds (briefly), Blues and Browns, as well as buckling springs, but none of them for any prolonged period of time. The problem is my budget is high enough to consider Topre, and I'd really love to test those, especially which one of the three weight options (variable/45g/55g) I'd prefer most.

>> No.56233179

Found a used QFR Brown Switch for $55. Currently on a ThermalTake Poseidon Brown Switch... should I do it?

>> No.56233378
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I think I did good with this lil beaut. Still getting used to ANSI (Bong here) but I'm enjoying the switches (MX Greens)

>> No.56233420

What keycaps are those

>> No.56233435

SA 1976

>> No.56233437

Not him but they're called DSA 1979 or something like that

>> No.56233451

Thanks! Been looking for these for a while

>> No.56233470
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Pure sex

>> No.56233536 [DELETED] 
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Just got my MagicForce 68 with Outemu Blacks; kinda feels like shit compared to my hipster vintage ALPS boards, but the linear feel is totally usable for the price. And now I have a board I can get meme caps for. Also it was $33 on amazon. Forgive my gay mouse mat, I got it for free.

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Just got my MagicForce 68 with Outemu Blacks; kinda feels like shit compared to my hipster vintage ALPS boards, but the linear feel is totally usable for the price. And now I have a board I can get meme caps for. Also it was $33 on amazon. Forgive my gay mouse mat, it was free.

>> No.56233813

In a money is no concern situation, what's the best quality and most luxurious keyboard I'm looking to get?

80% form with browns

Colour customization and detachable cable, so I can easily get a snazzy braided one would both be plusses, but the cable is more important to me than colours

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>best quality and most luxurious keyboard
>with browns
try again

>> No.56234570

Reminder that mechanical keyboards are bad for any gaming that isnt starcraft. If you play action vidya or fps you will perform worse than with a cheap rubber dome. Dont fall for the meme kids and avoid Corsair and Razer garbagio.

>> No.56234607
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Luckily I only play comfy games in my spare time

>> No.56234638

So my CM Storm XT kicked the bucket and wont register the enter button anymore so Im looking for a replacement.

I got my eyes on a Ducky Shine 5 because of the clean look. (no huge logos on the front)
Any other recommendations of clean looking TK keyboard with blue switches that are around the price range of the Shine 5.
It should also have easily replacable switches because that keeps me from fixing my current keyboard. (I hate soldering)

>> No.56234671

If you like the board, and it's literally just that one key you could change the switch for like, a dollar. That said, more keyboards is better.

>> No.56234695

Why do these keycaps always look like they were made using play-doh by chris-chan?

>> No.56234722

I never soldered in my entire life. I dont even have a kit. So I dont see myself desoldering a switch and replacing it with a new one. I would have if I could.

>> No.56234726

You sure love to blame everything other than yourself.

>> No.56234734
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Whats wrong with PBT caps?

>> No.56234762

I'd be willing to bet a couple thousand dollars he's talking about the crash keycap and not the pbt caps.

>> No.56234767

How can you hate soldering if you've never done it before?

>> No.56234788

Doing a single switch is really easy, and this is coming from someone who fucking sucks at it. My first project was soldering a teensy adapter for my M0110, and it works (though it's hideous and if I can pay anyone to make one that's not ugly hit me up). A switch is a whole lot easier than a teensy. Also a soldering iron and a thing of solder is like $12. If you're going to get a new board anyway, why not give it a shot? It's a great skill to even have rudimentary ability to do.

>> No.56234800

What he said >>56234762

All these special esc keys always look like playdoh or chewed bubblegum

>> No.56234802

To follow that up, I see that someone on geekhack sells adapters now. awesome.

>> No.56234913

So I need a soldering iron and a desolder pump and Im ready to go?

>> No.56234954

For a single switch you don't really need a desoldering pump (I don't have one), but it certainly won't hurt. I used a braided desoldering cord when I was putting the teensy together. Before I had the confidence I had my friend desolder and replace a single switch on my M0110, and watching him do it gave me the confidence I needed; keyboard switches are very, very simple.

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I cannot understand why people ruin their keyboards with shitty "artisan" keycaps that look like 3rd grade art project

>> No.56234995

Just explaining why you're bad and getting memed on by chinks with cheap gear

>> No.56235012

sweet proof bro

>> No.56235026

Anybody got the deetz on the Nonon keyboard that goes "nani sore" whenever you press the keys?

>> No.56235038

just go 45g topre and never look back anon
ive never been happier
i think one looks really cool in place of esc
i used to have one but i valued a free $400 profit over the 3 artisans i used to have

theyre really nice works of art but only worth their retail price of like $30

>> No.56235154

At least those look good. You can tell they were mechanically made using a proper mold.

The OP bandicoot actually literally looks like some sort of clay project. I see them a lot even over at geekhack and yet everyone whips out their dicks over them.

>> No.56235236

that colour scheme makes me wet

>> No.56235266

is the Cherry MX Board 6.0 any good?

>> No.56235290

>text printed on the key front
>round indent still exists on the super keys

>> No.56235324

the only nice cherry board is the g80-3000 the rest are meh

>> No.56236087
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Interesting new offering from WASD

>> No.56236119

Judging by their build quality of keyboards and caps the thing will probably fray after a month

>> No.56236570

sad truth

any suggestions on where to get a quality braided cable?
my tada comes in soon and i have some spare mini usb cables but i want something thats a little bit different than the standard nonsleeved black ones

>> No.56236599

I've got a Monoprice Luxe micro USB cable coming in. I guess I'll tell everyone how it is when it arrives.

>> No.56237002

Should I pull the trigger on a keytronic e03601QLPS2-C? I have a k-70 already but I like the old look. Its $28 on ebay

>> No.56237052

Why do you post the buyers template if nobody ever responds to the posts?

>> No.56237066

If in doubt just get MX Brown.

>> No.56237100

If you want a good quality rubber dome then go ahead.

>> No.56237125

Nice to see you finally got some key caps for that Kb. Looks good

>> No.56237212

I want to get blank key caps.....but how does one remember all the function keys!?

>> No.56237229

Get a normal grown-up sized keyboard and you won't have to remember Fn keys.

>> No.56237256

thank you my man

>> No.56237421

Thanks I guess I'm just retarded. Are there old ones that are then? How do I tell? Are the model m ones from lenovo good?

>> No.56237776

Just looked this up, the 'RealKey' shit sounds like snakeoil, is there a benchmark somewhere?

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Because people do actually respond to the posts.

Obviously not to every single one of them, but if you think that you're entitled to an answer to all of your requests then you need to get your head out of your ass.

>> No.56237959

We really should get a buyer's guide up so people can look up keyboard options according to their criteria.

>> No.56238043

I typed on Browns. Bluuuuurgh. They feel like Reds with duct-taped tactility.

>> No.56238085

Is the build quality for the wasd v2 really that bad? If so, what is a superior alternative with mx green switches?

>> No.56238138

That would leave me with the 88UB, unless I want to overpay for import. Hmm.

>> No.56238212

does anyone have enjoyPBT keycaps w/ a novatouch?
just wondering if the keys w/ stabilizers fit
the more i use my poker the more i realize topre is just too good to not use and im thinking of selling my poker for a novatouch and i'll just buy some enjoyPBT to go with

>> No.56238746

That one was made with (modelling clay).

>> No.56238777

The /r/mechanicalkeyboards buyers guide is very good. Their whole wiki is great. It's one of the small handful of reddit communities that isn't complete shit. Ripster is a bit mental though.

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Forgot the other pic

>> No.56238837


>Browns are the worst tactile switch


>Whats best is different for everone! Dont fall for marketing!

So this guide is telling me to ignore itself. Got it

>> No.56238864

As a Crash Bandicoot fan I must say that this is the best mk I've seen in my life and I'd like to have the same keyboard one day. Live long and prosper fellow Bandicoot.

>> No.56239328

It is objectively the tactile switch with the worst tactile feedback. Tactile feedback is objectively the reason to pick a tactile switch. Therefore it is the worst tactile switch.

Please name a worse tactile switch if you disagree.

>> No.56239391


>Everclear is an objectively better alcoholic drink than Heineken, because it's 95% alcohol by volume, vs 5% alcohol. Therefore everyone should drink everclear.

>> No.56239799
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This is Korean brand MKF14S with Outemu blue switch
Only 45$ !
There is also various backlight
Sorry for my poor editing

>> No.56240086

Less then £200

>Location (continent at least)

>Preferred switch type
Not entirely sure, but clear cherrys seem nice. This would be my first proper mech keyboard (ignoring my old clicky clacky viglin I pulled out a bin where I used to work.)


>Form factor
80% / TKL


The wasd Code Keyboard seems to meet pretty much all my requirements, in that its minimal design, backlit, and has the switches on the back for configurability, but I've read a lot of concerns about the quality of them. Are the concerns purely about the key caps themselves?
Or are is there a comparable better quality alternative, (also more readily available in the UK/Europe.)

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Don't believe this guy. Reds are great for gaymes.

>> No.56240161

Also this keyboard is great for the $80 I paid. The metal is extremely pleasant.

>> No.56240188

Right, choosing a drink based on alcohol percentage is irrational. So we need to ignore it to get a better result.

The problem with applying this reasoning to browns is that ignoring the tactile feedback makes it almost identical to reds - except reds are easier to tap quickly and are easier to find for cheap. There's a reason why it says "worst tactile switch" instead of "worst switch".

Why would any rational person pick a tactile switch if not for the tactile feedback? (Outside a situation where the specific keyboard they want is cheaper with tactile switches for some reason)

>> No.56240245

I recently ordered a KBParadise Mini V60 mit Gateron Green. What's the opinion on the board and the switches? Currently using a poker 3 with cherry MX clears. I am quite happy, use it for programming and gaming. But i really want to know how the gateron greens will feel.

>> No.56240774

>Why would any rational person pick a tactile switch if not for the tactile feedback?
Anybody who does this didn't do their research.

>> No.56240817

The board has good base specs - a great 60% for the price. If you want to spend money on it later it's easy to find keycaps, cables and cases for it.

Gateron Green is a heavy and clicky switch so be prepared for some clacking. It's going to be louder and slightly harder to press than your Cherry MX Clears. About as close as you can get to buckling spring keyboard without modding switches.

>> No.56240821

Black switches for fast paced arena shooters, yay or nay? I lift a little and have strong forearms for a nerd.

>> No.56240901

The keys bounce back up quicker making them more reliable. Once you learn where the actuation point is (and you do have to learn since there's no feedback) you get slightly better control. You can even "ride" the actuation point to generate quick key presses since linears don't need as much distance to reset.

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Natec Genesis RX75, I can get it cheap. Can't find what freaking switches it has (just that they are 60g). Opinions?

>> No.56240925

Just got myself another 60%, the KBP v60. Better features that Poker3, but cheaper build quality imo. Already had one. Now I'm up to 7 mechanical keyboards.

>> No.56240928

Quake? UT? Reflex? Just wondering.

>> No.56240942


Quake Live (not ideal but other id tech 3 games are dead)

might get into Reflex when I upgrade my toaster

>> No.56242252

Nice bait.

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Grey or blue, /g/? I cant decide.

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timestamp not related

>> No.56242637

take the space off so I can bully you

>> No.56242651

They fit perfectly except for the spacebar. It has two non standard mounts that are too close to the standard ones. I carefully broke them off with the help of some pliers and now it fits.

>> No.56242803
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Pretty new to keyboards. Any disadvantages of a unicorn compared to the IBM ones? Just seems smarter to me to get one of these since it won't be used.

>> No.56242829


>> No.56242921


Does this mean I should get a red switch? I have a blue switch keyboard and love the feel, but hate the loudness. I currently use a black switch which I love the quietness, but I fatigue after 3+ hours worth of typing/playing video games. I primarily play RTS/Dota 2/FPS so was on the fence on getting either Brown or Red Switch.

As for the keyboard, been thinking of the newest Ducky Shine w/ PBT keycaps, but I'm not a fan of RGB.

>> No.56242927



>> No.56242934

From hearsay, Unicomp doesn't care as much about the quality, so expect minor QC issues.

>> No.56242935

cyka blyat

>> No.56242977

downsides: cheaper plastic in case and caps, worse quality control (burrs on edges, odd patterns)

upside: no broken rivets, no converters needed, more color selection

I'd personally pick between a model F AT/122 and one of these. Those don't have the rivet issues and cost about the same as a Unicomp.

>> No.56242998

Sounds like red may be for you. If you don't mind the linear feel (I like both linear and tactile switches), and you want something lighter, then reds should be right up your alley.

>> No.56243017

They look to be some sort of Cherry MX Black clone:


>> No.56243517

I ordered a tester on ebay, and a separate mx clear switch. Now i realized you basically can't buy mx clear keyboards in europe. Awesome

>> No.56243540
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I'm looking to sell my shine 4 with clears and I'm in the middle of europe.

>> No.56243621


Any specific why? Getting another keyboard? If so, what is it?

>> No.56243644
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Is Ducky Shine 5 worth it? Or is it a meme? I hate RGB, but it's also their most recent iteration.

>> No.56243654
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>Getting another keyboard?
Well, I am in fact waiting for another keyboard to be shipped to me, but that's not really the reason why I'm looking to sell this baby.

I just got used to sub-TKL keyboards and I have no reason to use a fullsize anymore. I'd still use that baby if it weren't for the fact that it's so fucking huge. Maybe I'll get a Shine Mini with clears sometime

>> No.56244711

There a tier list of mechanical keyboard manufacturers?

>> No.56244914

No, because tier lists are fucking dumb. Read reviews of individual keyboards, instead of generalising a whole brand without due research.

>> No.56245035

thank fuck someone said it, this is the reason nobody is jumping to write a guide.

there's just so many different situations and preferences that it's better to do it case-by-case.

>> No.56245119
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here's how this works
Follow the buyers template and somebody *may* give you a recomendation
or not because
>/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

be proactive and look up reviews of shit you can afford and make an educated decision

tier lists don't work because everyone is an opinionated asshole and can't agree on anything

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We can agree that Topre is worth the money

>> No.56245309
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pft fuckin duh

>> No.56245364
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Where are Pok3r RGB Browns in stock?
Shit's sold out everywhere.

>> No.56245380

hell no, if I wanted rubber domes I'd pay 20 bucks for Fujitsu or BTC domes

>> No.56245421

Gateron clears or cherry clears?

>> No.56245445

why doesn't some chink company start copying the topre design so I don't have to pay $200+ for a keyboard

>> No.56245460

Its easier to make a shit tier
Shit tier:
anything made in china
Das Keyboard (4 and above, 3 and below are good)
Das Division Zero

Avoid these and ignore those who recommend these brands.

>> No.56245495

You see anon, all you had to do was sheepishly agree, but no, you had to go and be a contrarian faggot.

This is why we can't have nice things.

No-poo and Royal Kludge have both already done that. Keychatter has a review of the Royal Kludge.

>> No.56245975

$80 is fine for the keyboard, and it really isn't all that bad, but the $150 I paid for my Corsair with Browns had me in full autismode

>> No.56246190

>50 USD
>Greens, clears, whites
>Backlight Required
>lenovo laptop scissor switches, had a nokia board and PC as a kid
Im considering just settling for the monoprice blue gateron board for $35 but I wanted to check if there are any worthwhile offerings I've overlooked.

>> No.56246364
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any BR monkey got around getting a mechanical keyboard with less than 600 golpes?

>mfw I couldn't even find a mechanical Razer shitboard

>> No.56246584

Forgot Rosewill

>> No.56246636

Rosewill are okay. They aren't amazing, but they're decent for the money and don't have a fag gamer look.

>> No.56246700

>what is ebay
>what is amazon
>what is any not-br seller

>> No.56246833
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Did I make a good purchase /mkg/ ?

>> No.56246868

>R$600,00 = U$185,00

You take that + shipping + literally the most expensive import tax in the fucking planet.

How fucked am I?

>> No.56246877


Forgot to mention Ducky One red cherry MX PBT keycaps

>> No.56247033

>Ducky One
>red cherry MX
>PBT keycap
I guess, but you'll probably be replacing them in the future anyway

>> No.56247074

Whats the gray big keyboard

>> No.56247079


I was on the fence between red and brown and went with that.

>> No.56247107

what's currently the best 60% keyboard with Cherry MX Clears?

If they already come with PBT keycaps, even better.

>> No.56247211

Olivetti L1, used to be hooked up to a mainframe or something of the sort of the national rail company here.

>> No.56247234

The pok3r would fulfill your criteria, but I wouldn't really recommend it. The case is spray painted, and the keycaps are laser etched, so you'll want to replace them both eventually, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a metal case and PBT keycaps in stock form in the first place.

>> No.56247286

Is there any place I can buy it or find it?

>> No.56247311

You can buy it off me if you're interested. I'm located in the middle of Europe, and this thing is fuckhuge and fuckheavy though, so shipping will probably be assrape.

>> No.56247337

Yeah I live in argentina so it would take really long to ship

>> No.56247394
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well, shipping shouldn't take more than three weeks with the economy package.

It's just that you'll have to pay an everloving fuckton just for the shipping. I wouldn't mind at all selling this to someone who could make some proper use of it, but you'd also have to find a way to make it work with your computer (it has a serial port on the back).

But, if you're actually interested, drop me an email at [email protected]

>> No.56247410

yeah the port is not a problem there are usb converters to serial

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well, if you're interested despite what will probably be really high shipping costs, drop me an email and I'll find out how much the shipping would run you at.

>> No.56247459


>> No.56247521

yeah, that's why I asked. I want something like the Pok3r, but that is not the pok3r

>> No.56247537

first time getting one of these which brand should i go for?

>> No.56247569

>most of the board black
>spacebar red
It'd be interesting to know why you made this choice.

>> No.56247573

>What is buying template for $100

>> No.56247576
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Where can I buy a Cherry switch sampler pack in the UK/Europe?

Looking to test atleast red, blue, black, brown and clear. The only one on amazon costs fukkin £16 for just red, blue, black and brown. Based on description alone, its clears that sound closest to what I want though.

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I was running low on black switches, and somehow having a black on my thumb felt a bit too heavy for my tastes.

Though admittedly, the blacks generally felt a bit heavy for the first two hours of using them. I used clears for half a year, but I've been using 45g Topre for more than half a year by now, so I had to get used to heavier switches again.

Looking forward to the tada68 with gateron clears to come in, especially since my magicforce firmware is fucked (and I can't be bothered to fix it, I'll just use the teensy to finish this other keyboard I've been working on since ages).

>> No.56247853

what are you're guys thought on tenkeyless? Do any of you miss your numpad?

>> No.56247875
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>Do any of you miss your numpad?

>> No.56247888

Only when i play dorf fortress

>> No.56247892

Not in the slightest.

>> No.56248201

theres a few custom cable websites floating around. I'm tempted to get a coiled cable for my pok3r. Here's the site I've been looking at
anyone ever order a custom cable?

>> No.56248204

I did at first, but even then it was just more important to me to have the mouse that much closer to my centerline.

Time passed and now I can easily touch type numbers from the homerow. I don't do data entry, so I don't really care at all about the missing numpad anymore. Unless I fire up something like Dwarf Fortress that relies on it, in which case I just use my separate USB numpad.

All I need is a buckling spring 10-keyless keyboard.

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where is the 3" floppy disk ?

>> No.56249105

theyre completely different
gat clears are the lightest mx/mx clone switch
cherry clears are probably the most unique mx switch

>> No.56249335
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what's my best option if I want a topre board but also want some sexy keycaps that aren't $100+

>> No.56249444

why do people not like cosair?

>> No.56249539

Getting my realforce 55g 87u tomorrow.
Did I do good?

>> No.56249551

Is a Gatweay2000 keyboard worth getting(is it mechanical at least?).

I saw it hidden under some keyboards at a local thrift store wrapped in shrink wrap and it weighed a ton, so I hid it and a quick Google search didn't do much help.

>> No.56249714

topre keycaps are pretty rare/expensive. I don't think I've ever seen any colorful ones if thats what you're into

best option is to not get a topre keyboard

>> No.56249811
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what about the coolermaster novatouch? Is that a good option? On the site it says "Compatible With CHERRY MX Keycaps For keyboard enthusiasts who like to switch out the caps with their own."

I assume it's much harder to get keycaps for something like a hhkb, topre type heaven, or a realforce board

>> No.56250087

Ukkeycaps.co.uk, or self-assembly on keyboard co.

>> No.56250223



>> No.56250525
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Is "memchanical" any good?

>> No.56250683

I fell for the brown switches meme

I dont like how it feels, I think il go for blue switches.

whats your switch of choice?

>> No.56250762

Cherry Blues, but I honestly don't mind Browns. Better than reds any day. Reds are awful switches.

I've yet to try any of the rarer switches out there, like Cherry Greens, clears or even buckling springs. I've tried Alps before, and they are OK. Not the best, but OK.

>> No.56250775

>Reds are awful switches

>> No.56250780

Basically the same as rubber dome, with a click and takes a bit more force. Otherwise, CM has the MX-compat stem, meaning that almost any artisan keycaps or keysets will work with the keyboard.

>> No.56250789

that doesn't answer my question

>> No.56250805

Personally, I prefer the tactile response, even if it isn't clicky.

It's all personal preference, but I have a strong dislike towards them as most suppliers in the UK stock either Reds or Browns. You usually have to go out of your way to get Blues, which is a pain.

>> No.56250821

Well, it's up to you to find out if it is any good - it is personal preference.

I, personally, would prefer something a bit nicer, such as Browns or Blues, or even some clicky Alps.

>> No.56250871

>buy roccat GAMING keyboard
>it was on sale sue me and i wanted the integrated wrist rest
>shit don't fucking type
>go to store
>they plug it in
>it fucking works
>go home and fumble around with all my usb ports
>this shit only works on very specific ports

this is either a mobo problem or a keyboard problem. but all my other usb devices work fine with the ports this doesn't work on. and the store didn't want to refund me. so i'm stuck with this fucking keyboard. weird.

>> No.56250896

>buy roccat GAMING keyboard
this is where you fucked up

>> No.56250953

i just wanted a tenkeyless whatever. it was 30 bucks off so i went for it. i'm typing on it now. with a separate numpad this is exactly the ergonomic improvement i wanted. i'm never buying another roccat anything again. i hear the leds fail on the keyboard after a few months. that's fine. just wanted a tenkeyless. everything else was fluff.

>> No.56251070

damn that looks pretty sick

>> No.56251162

blues are really good but really loud. If sound isn't a problem for you, go for it, they're great feeling switches. I personally own reds and clears and they each have their merits. If you're looking for a tactile keyboard I would highly recommend clears. They have very good tactile feedback and they're not that loud

>> No.56251294

I like loud, the only problem I would have with them is if people heard it on discord and complained. but im sure I can just turn down the mic sensitivity so it wont be heard.

>> No.56251639

you did just fine anon
i still want to try a board with 55g on it but i dont really want to ruin myself because im about to go buy a novatouch so i can throw gmk keycaps on topre
type-s is too good tho i can't imagine something being better

>> No.56251829

Nice desu ne.

>> No.56251839

Going to Japan in September to visit family, does anyone know any good keyboard stores? Looking to buy a hhkb or something like that.

>> No.56251947

I need mechanical keyboard w/ tenkey for work. I need it to not be super annoying, so no blues. Was thinking browns. Are browns appropriate for a work environment?

Before anyone says its cringeworthy or full spergmode or whatever to use mechanical keyboard at work, after 6pm it's only me and one other guy in the SOC and he also uses a mechanical keyboard.

>> No.56251981

blacks are about as quiet as the $2 lenovo rubber domes that everyone uses in my office.

>> No.56252011

What PBT keycaps are better:
Ducky or Vortex

Found a nice front print Ducky set, but know that Vortex has nice THICC plastic

>> No.56252019

If you're going to Tokyo, you can check out yodobashi camera in akihabara. Plenty of topre boards

>> No.56252030

Reds are the most comfy switches.
Clack when you want it, and complete silence when you want it.

>> No.56252066

comfy if you have the finger strength of an infant

>> No.56252103

From experience mechanical keyboards have improve my first-person shooter skill significantly.

>> No.56252106

Own greens and reds

Greens dont feel NEARLY as nice when you put your balls on them

>> No.56252125


>>56251947 here, I have reds right now and miss the tactile feedback of the actuation point. Blacks also don't have that, correct? How different are blacks vs reds?

>> No.56252166

Blacks are just a bit heavier reds

>> No.56252180

its literally weight
you can imagine blacks as heavier reds
if you want tactile feedback you want something like tactile grays but those are even heavier than blacks

>> No.56252198



As for a specific keyboard, I usually associate Rosewill with garbage-tier products but their keyboards might be different. Anyone have experience with this? It's in the ballpark of what I'm willing to invest for a beater work keyboard


>> No.56252344
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Still enjoying my first mechanical keyboard.
Feels like it made a big impact on my life.

Cherry MX Blue
WASD V2 87-Key

>> No.56252377

What were you ou doing before¿

>> No.56252420


Using a shitty Logitech keyboard.

>> No.56252475

You said it made a big impact on your life.

I mean I like keyboards and all, but your taking it a bit too far

>> No.56252747


Thanks for posting your opinion.

>> No.56252883

Anyone have experience with gateron greens? Got myself a Code TKL with cherry greens and can't decide if I should stick with it or build a keyboard with gaterons

>> No.56253285


>Location (continent at least)
South East Asia.

>Preferred switch type
I prefer tactile and clicky. Though I never use it before.


>Form factor
I need function keys but no numpad required. 60%?

Doesn't matter.

>Previous/current keyboards

>> No.56253304
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Seconding this. Can someone highlight the differences, if any, between gateron and cherry greens? I'm trying to decide between them, too.

>> No.56253526

Ducky One with blue switches, TKL.
There are both backlit and non-backlit versions.
For a bit more you can get a PBT one, non-backlit.

>> No.56254098
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Do you think I could pull off a "Mechanical Keyboard Appreciation Club" at my heavily nerd-populated university?

>> No.56254211

I think it would p much be reddit jr

>> No.56254280
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Looking for something in this colour scheme (white body, black keys) since this is off the market. The only things I can find are autismal gaymur keyboards and super expensive designer mechanicals. Does anyone have any suggestions?

>> No.56254334

It looks fucking awful anyways faggot

>> No.56254350

I like it. Some things are ugly unless they get background context(rest of the station).

>> No.56254352

The FAQ doesn't say why one should drop all the extra cash on a mechanical keyboard.

>> No.56254367
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Becaus they feel good and cozy like brown pussy vs pink pussy

>> No.56254369
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I want something like it because my mouse and case both use a black on white colour scheme. I also found pic related, but it sells for obscene amounts in the UK.

>> No.56254377

BTW, I saw a Gateway2000 keyboard hidden in a Goodwill store in shrink wrap. Not mechanical, but heavy as fuc and has all the custom goodies the current memeboards have. Thinking of dropping $7 on it since I can BS on the /bst/ threads.

>> No.56254384

Use this

>> No.56254556

Without a doubt Yodobashi Camera.

Also https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/japan_shopping_guide

>> No.56254613

Maybe buy one and paint it? You'd have much more choice, and you could have it any way you liked i.e. different shades, finishes etc.

Painting is really easy. You just need to get yourself sandpaper, spray paint (possibly with primer) and maybe topcoat. It doesn't take long at all.


>> No.56255215

I love you

>> No.56255422

Thanks! Will check it out hopefully

>> No.56255449

Under $200 (flexible)
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
MX Clear > MX Green > MX Brown
>Form factor
60% > 80%
Yes, preferably white
>Previous/current keyboards
Unicomp Customizer (Model M)

>> No.56255554

Oh, and bonus points for Bluetooth.

>> No.56255570

If you like clears try out topre it's like a more refined smoother clear, I fell for the meme and then fell in love with the meme.

You're a degenerate for liking backlighting though enjoy being stuck with baby tier cherry switches.

>> No.56255627

Had my white ducky one TKL with cherry greens for a few weeks now and I'm bottoming out keys a lot less.

Thanks for the help in deciding which switch to get mkg, I'm so happy with it.

>> No.56255639

If you haven't tried one yet don't bother, it might not be worth it to you to spend the extra. But if you're considering an expensive keyboard, it should definitely be mechanical instead of RGB gamer shit.

>> No.56256126

I quite like the look of that, anon.

>> No.56256152

You can also wait until October/November. The Realforce RGB is set to be released by then, which is essentially a Type Heaven with RGB lighting and configurable actuation points.

>> No.56256482
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Hallo /mkg/
UK Model M keyboards have a "ground wire" attached to the spacebar - the spacebar plastic is apparently conductive and the other end of the wire is connected to the innards of the keyboard.
As far as the internet tells me, this is supposed to eliminate static electricity by connecting your fingers with the metal innards of the keyboard frequently.
Is this true?
Would removing the wire lead to a dangerous buildup of static electricity?
Could not removing it be dangerous as well?
in pic related you can see the detached wire (I'm not talking about the stabiliser)

>> No.56256656

WASD Code 61, WASD Code TKL, pick what size you want. They have all your preferred switch options, it's just up to you to decide the layout.

>> No.56256746

Poker3 from Amazon with clears. 150eur

>> No.56256760

I just got one and i must say it's pretty darn good. Got it with the cherry black switched and the build quality is great. You can run it with backlit off completely or just have it white.

>> No.56257371

>buy a mechanical keyboard
>chattering after a couple of months
>buy another
>same shit
>buy another
>same shit
>back to dome keyboard
>it just works
Fuck you with your memes.

>> No.56257533

>put thick PBT caps on blues
>click becomes HIGHER pitched
>top rows are higher pitched than bottom rows
Is there a scientific explanation for this phenomenon?

>> No.56257554

>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
Full but I wouldnt mind 80%
>Previous/current keyboards
CM Storm XT

Note: I would like a clean look. No logos at all on the front.
*So I could deal with backlight if it is the only option to get a clean look.

>> No.56257628
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>special snowflake colored key caps
>colors other than gray or black
>useless tiny keyboards
>skull or otherwise shaped escape keys

>> No.56257807

what are you doing here friend?

>> No.56257821

Discussing mechanical keyboards.

>> No.56258278
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Whats wrong with white colored caps. I think they look nice

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i can agree with this

>> No.56258466
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Sure it is. That's a pretty awful scale though.

>> No.56258502

Plum, Novatouch or Royal Kludge

>> No.56258524

What is this?

>> No.56258586

looks like a ducky one TKL

>> No.56258605

afaik the ducky one wire goes in the middle and under

>> No.56258618

Novatouch with Ducky CC&G PBT caps.

>> No.56258642

Well the only think I know is that those keycaps are ducky. I guess he just bought some and put it on instead of whatever stock caps were being used

>> No.56258653

Where's the best place to buy a jap hhkb? Amazon?

>> No.56258682

try getting one used from someone on deskthority or geekhack

>> No.56258704

I don't want to buy someone's semen-stained whore of a keyboard.

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>> No.56258778

Why are there no nice looking buckling spring keyboards?

>> No.56258809

Maybe your taste is just shit

>> No.56258835

Maybe your face is.

>> No.56258957

quickfire rapid
you could get one for like S$120 retail in singapore

>> No.56258970

My boyfriend begs to differ

>> No.56259026
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do you want to fucking go?

>> No.56259113

Why do you do this every thread? You look special.

If you actually proposed a question, I don't think you'd come off quite as special.

>> No.56259114

want you to go away with your ugly membranes

>> No.56259238

Are WASD keyboards plate or pcb mounted?

>> No.56259729

GH says plate, but their phantom plate thing. Means you don't need to desolder when switching


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>> No.56259888

What's so good about gateron yellows? What is the best gateron switch in your opinion? Why does gateron not make a mx clear clone?

>> No.56259904


>Means you don't need to desolder when switching
sure as fuck doesn't

>> No.56259910

Has anyone here tried Razer's Blackwidow Chroma? I tested it at a store but I found the switches too stiff for my taste.

I think they are propietary Razer switches but does anyone know how they compare to compare to cherry brown or reds?

>> No.56260471

Why is no one crying about his spacebar?

>> No.56260621

>Why does gateron not make a mx clear clone?
Because there's no popular demand.

>> No.56260622

where did u get the keyboard?

>> No.56260828

Don't buy modern chink shit then.
I'm typing this on a 1988 "made in West Germany" Cherry keyboard. No chatter whatsoever.

>put thick PBT caps on blues click becomes HIGHER pitched
Rigid plastic like PBT means higher resonance frequency.
>top rows are higher pitched than bottom rows
Maybe your plate/pcb isn't well damped around the top rows.

>> No.56260879

Because it's his spacebar and he can do as he chooses.

Anyone who actually wants to complain can just have theirs oriented properly. I do, and I don't have a problem with people who prefer it inverted.

>> No.56260903

Fuck Im on the verge to buy a WASD TKL keyboard but cant decide between green or blue. Got blue ones right now. And a testing setup doesnt really reflect on day to day use. Also no fucking stores in my neighborhood have mechanical keyboards so no trying there.

>> No.56261076
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Sounds good to me...

>> No.56261321


>> No.56261396

Any recommendations for a "smoother" keycap? I'm a little biased from using the rubberized keys that CM Storm keyboards come with, recently got my hands on a Das Keyboard 4 at work but the textured caps are a little harsh for me

>> No.56261839


>> No.56262062

Literally just got mine that i ordered couple days ago

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Sold out, my man.
Oh well, I just ordered the non-RGB one since I wanted a dark backplate anyway.

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>> No.56262384

Can someone explain the Gundam keycap thing? They're all really ugly and look cheaply made for the most part, but still a ton of people use 1-4 of them

>> No.56262508

reddit and geekhack is the explanation. people just can't stop spending their money on dumb shit

>> No.56262542

Is a Gateway2000 keyboard (1994) worth getting?

It has all the goodies & spiral cord, but use rubber dome. all for $7.

>> No.56262619

nah gateway domes aren't anything special, just another membrane keyboard

>> No.56262654

Okay, stress over. It was the only keyboard hidden under a bunch of other old keyboards and was shrink wrapped like it was special. I already have a Dell memeboard so no sweat.

>> No.56262922

hmm that's really interesting. The spacebar is definitely not conductive. Its plastic so even if they added a conductive material it would still have a high resistance. I'd like to see a different pic but my best guess is that that copper is a grounding electrode which lays flat on the metal plate. I can't see why they would have it vertical like that.

>> No.56263573

Gateron technically makes zealios, which are better than clears.

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>which are better than clears
meh, clears feel better than zealios.

>> No.56263634

what the the best doubleshot PBT caps that re black with white legends?

>> No.56263698

as far as I know only one Taiwanese company makes doubleshot PBT caps and everyone just buys from them and puts their brand on it.

>> No.56263723

Does ducky use plate mounted or PCB mounted switches on their ducky one keyboards?

>> No.56263751

just about any keyboard will have plate mounted switches, you'll be hard pressed to find PCB mounted keyboards.

>> No.56263758

thats the gayest thing I have ever seen in my life holy fuck

>> No.56263793

you wanna bet :)

>> No.56263998

Whew boys, film it and send it over my way ;)

>> No.56264111

I sent you the link in a PM (b^_^)b

>> No.56264324

I'm pretty sure Tai-Hao makes keycaps like those

>> No.56264370
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Ok /mkg/, I said in a previous post I risked ordering a Ruyiniao K-26 chink keyboard. Well it arrived today, and I noticed the Esc key had come off during shipping...

>> No.56264384
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This is what I found

>> No.56264403
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and this.

So yes guys, wanted to go cheap and got absolutely chink'd.
Needless to say, already requested a refund.

>> No.56264418

If it uses a cloned cherry switches you can just buy and individual switch and place it on there

>> No.56264434


Look again, it's a fucking rubber dome.

>> No.56264451

So anyone else snag a Zeal60 PCB?

>> No.56264484
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Looks like a cherry rip off to me

>> No.56264528
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Yes, they are key housings shaped like cherry switches.
Look at >>56264403 and pic related. Underneath it's not even remotely close.

>> No.56265113

Idk man, looks like cherry switches to me

>> No.56265133

cause you're the kind of gullible cucksumer that keeps them in business

>> No.56265198

I'm not the one who bought it though ;-)

>> No.56265385


>Haha I was just pretending to be retarded

Kindly off yourself

>> No.56265417

point is you'd be none the wiser if we didn't spell it out for you.

you're exactly what they prey on.

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>> No.56265716

Nope. They're the ones I pray upon when I need something because I always get a refund for false advertising ;-)

>> No.56266336
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Should I get a Thermaltake Poseidon Z or a Zalman K900M? Looking for a cheap full size backlit keyboard so recommendations would be sweet too

>> No.56266369

neither, get a magicforce 108 with gaterons instead of that kailh gaymer nonsense

>> No.56266371

what switches you want?

>> No.56266420

If you want cheap try this: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1934

If you want something better try this https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1934

If you want to pay a bit more but get a very good keyboard try any board made by ducky

>> No.56266539

Which switch would be most similar to a regular membrane keyboard? Blacks?

>> No.56266555
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>got my good feeling of oneness with cup rubber in the mail

>> No.56266565

Topre are literally rubber domes, but better.
Browns are the closest to sort of, but they are shit.

>> No.56266609

probably a hybrid "mechanical"/dome switch.
Basically its a rubber dome but with a tactile bump. Some even make a clicky noise with their leafs

>> No.56266619

Even if we're talking "flat" membranes, such as laptop keyboards? Anyway, thanks for the reply. I've seen Topre being recommended everywhere and although a bit expensive I guess they might be worth the price.

>> No.56266762

Preferably blues, gonna be typing and not gayman

These both look good, will check them out, my issue with ducky is that the cheaper ones don't seem to be backlit and my budget isn't all that high

>> No.56266791

Just realized those links are the same, whoops

>> No.56267367

full silent any price anywhere LED?

recommendations? thanks

>> No.56268099

What is the best board you've typed on for each switch

>> No.56268194

another convert another job done

>> No.56268225

Do topre to cherry sliders work? And how do they feel?

>> No.56268251

work in what regard?
allowing you to put your MX keycaps on topre?
in that case yes
there are a few issues with keys that require stabilizers sometimes though
cant speak on how they feel though i assume the same
might be some concern for it being scratchy but you could always lube the slider

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What is the cheapest I can buy a hhkb?

>> No.56268374

60 for the hhkb lite 1

>> No.56268447

the rubberdome ones are super cheap.
capacitive ones are triple to quadruple the price

>> No.56269430

page 10 lads

>> No.56269530

Grow a pair and make a new thread, or be a bitch and post about it instead.

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