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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

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

Previous Thread: >>56334507

>> No.56350906

topre a shit
prove me wrong: oh wait you can't

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Alright, we'll go over the basics one more time
>No shitty lights
>No num pad
>Compact overall
>Under $40

If you buy a keyboard with any more features than this one, then just be upfront and admit you only bought it because you think it makes you a cool "professional gamer".

>> No.56351218

>>>56350891 (OP)
>Alright, we'll go over the basics one more time
>>No shitty lights
>>No num pad
>>Compact overall
>>Under $40
>If you buy a keyboard with any more features than this one, then just be upfront and admit you only bought it because you think it makes you a cool "professional gamer".

Fucking kek. I bought a Strafe RGB because I like the RGB LEDs. I hardly game anyway.

>> No.56351266

Overall happy with my Anne Pro. Not bad for a $70 bluetooth mech.

>> No.56351387
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Anyone knows EU stores that send stuff internationally? Preferably german store. To be exact i need some sort of cheap 61 key keyboard for typing.

Btw, blue mx switches have actuation point after the "click"? Right now im using mx black and it's pretty hard to avoid typos because of that 2mm actuation point.

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My cable came in.
>Aluminum plugs
>Charging LED that's perpetually green
>Braided sleeving, probably the least stiff braided sleeving I've encountered
It's a lot less awkward to take in and out compared to the stock cable because of the straight connection. Snaps in pretty solidly.

>> No.56351526

Is the NAOS any good? I've been thinking of getting one.

>> No.56351566

Alright I fell for the meme, the CM Quickfire is in the mail. I regret it already.

>> No.56351652

I use a palm grip with the Naos. I used to claw/fingertip grip my Deathadder 3.5G and I thought about getting the Avior instead since it looked like it would fit my grip style. Then RocketJumpNinja released his video on it and then I ordered a Naos 7000 instead.

Your fingers are forced into a set position but it's the most comfortable thing ever once you find your grip. It's kind of hard to pick up, not because of weight, but because of the coating. It's slippery until you start sweating, but the grip issue is fixable with vinyl electrical tape. Everything works out of the box including the DPI buttons, but software (wangblows only) is required for rebinds and changing the LEDs. It feels more solid than my Deathadder, which I thought was pretty solid already. All the clicks feel good. Scroll wheel has smoother steps than the Deathadder and it's a bit noisy.

>tldr: very solid, extremely comfortable mouse that's a bit hard to pick up.

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>> No.56351730

What caps pham?

>> No.56351757

Take a guess.

>> No.56351838

consider about getting this as my first compact
how are the switches?
no original mx i read

>> No.56351845
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Didn't get a response last thread so I'll post with a pretty picture this time.

The spacebar on my Poker II sometimes gets stuck down, only when the keycap is all the way on the stabilizers though, if it's only just on then it works fine. I've been considering replacing the stabilizers as a last ditch effort in case the new space bar I'm gonna order has the same problem. It seems that the Poker II has a custom made stabilizer wire though, without the bump in the middle or hook action from either side, so I don't know if it's gonna fit.

The spacebar I have on at the moment is a Granite PBT DSA with a slight curve in in, when I straightened it out the spacebar problem got infinitely worse, so I bent it back to a more usable angle, cracking the spacebar in the process. The fact that it got worse when I straightened the spacebar made me dubious as to whether replacing the spacebar is gonna fix anything at all.

>> No.56351848

Caps for faggots.

>> No.56351859

>No num pad

>> No.56351923

Where can I get blank, flat windows key replacement key caps for Topre?
And I'm assuming only place to get PBT Topre space bar is wait for a massdrop again...

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I need to clean both, especially the model M.
The spacebar on the TK is the keycap it comes with because the one in the blue set didn't fit, RIP

>> No.56352222


Seriously, why does nobody sell blank ISO PBT caps?

>> No.56352420
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>tfw bought the corsair strafe rgb because I needed a mechanical keyboard that made less noise and they where the only ones with the "silent" cherry mx switches

How can a company make software this fucking bad? Even fucking Razer just lets me plug in my keyboard and it works but not with Corsair, I have to sit here unplugging and replugging and soft resetting the dam thing every fucking morning because their shitty software is incapable of installing firmware correctly.

Any alternatives because I want to throw this dam thing out of the window.

>> No.56352471

Massdrop has been selling this NPKC set with an optional ISO kit for a decent price the last two or three times it dropped.

UK-Keycaps will probably restock these eventually. Funny thing is that he buys full ANSI sets, harvests every 8th set to get a small shift and extra 1u keys and adds an ISO enter bought separately.

More and more PBT manufacturers are acquiring the molds necessary for ISO. As an added bonus dye sublimation is really just a printing technique which means it's reasonably cheap to add more layouts. We might get ISO sets with high quality legends that won't fade and layout support for most of Europe.

>> No.56352571

This is the one I have here >>56352041
I got it from massdrop and it was delivered in a month or so after the drop ended, which is alright for living in E. Europe.
It was ~30 bucks with shipping, p. cheap, and the caps are nice quality.
But if you want to get them check if the spacebar fits before ordering lel

>> No.56352851

literally cheapest i can get
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
i like the big enter key
>Form factor
TKL (not strict)
>Previous/current keyboards
non mech

>> No.56353031

Is there really any difference between the Ducky One and Ducky Shine 5 other than RGB?

>> No.56353045

old man fart board do you still play with legos? haahahahha

>> No.56353049

fuck you

>> No.56353057


>> No.56353066

Honestly tkl is the most meme form factor

>> No.56353078

i like it. my desk isnt big. i need to fit things on it.

>> No.56353097

Why not a 60% or a 75% that doesn't waste space

>> No.56353104

sure, any of those are fine.

>> No.56353142

I'll have to disagree. Can't use a fullsize with mouse playing fps comfortable.

>> No.56353181


>> No.56353308

anyone have experience with https://www.aliexpress.com/item/mecha keyboard/32676642219.html ?

>> No.56353663

Up to 80€, but the cheaper, the better, I'm ok with chinese keyboards
Southern europe, using an EN layout is not an issue
>Preferred switch type
Actuation force or linear/tactile does not bother me. Noise does, so blue switches are out of question. Have basic soldering skills, so I could swap switches down the road, assuming I'd find them for cheap (where could I get them btw? Ok with either cherry mx or clones)
Indifferent, can work with either iso or ansi
>Form factor
Full size only, I need a dedicated numpad
Yes. Solid blue lighting, or option to set this
>Previous/current keyboards
Some rubber dome one

>> No.56353699

Gateron blacks or gateron yellows?

>> No.56353716

Ugly poopoo, case is bad, logo looks like shit and it's right on the front of it, badly made, shilled by the chinese.

>> No.56353795

Ok bud look I'm gonna recommended the job v60 mini with gateron blacks.

>> No.56353854

i said cheapest as can be and you both recommended £100+ keyboards. that isnt cheapest as can be.

>> No.56353861

Nice space bar, I am jelly :^)

>> No.56353921

see 3rd post in this thread

>> No.56353960

I think the ducky one uses better PBT caps while the shine uses cheap ABS

>> No.56353982
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You want cheap here you go

>> No.56354161

Quickfire ultimate has all those except the blue backlighting unless you go with the blue switches, if you want red switches it'll have red backlight. They usually go for cheap second hand, check around.

>> No.56354217

Dubs decides if i buy a topre board or no

>> No.56354311


>> No.56354378

If you want switches mechanical keyboards is an official cherry partner so you can buy from there. They cost around $55 for a full set

>> No.56354427

Getdigital has some unicomps
Keyboardcompany in uk

>> No.56354859

>tfw no greens

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>> No.56355133


>> No.56355199


Thanks, but I think I'll pass if I can't get both blue backlight and non blue switches


Thanks as well. Meanwhile I found an ebay seller with packs of gaterons for sale, 30 something € per 120 pack seems good for a past time project. Maybe too good, but searched a bit and feedback on them seems to be legit

>> No.56355293

Maybe you could buy a project board and just solder it together yourself. It'll cost you more than 80 euros total but you can buy switches now, board later, keycaps whenever, etc
In the end you'll have something perfectly tailored for your needs.

>> No.56355370


I thought about it, but maybe I'd rather grab something that works out of the box, then tinker with when I feel like it. Hence why I don't mind going with cheaper chinese brands.

>> No.56355405

I'm a Mac user from Finland and want a mechanical keyboard. What are my options?

>Get a Macintosh Extended Keyboard
It would be the best option, but they're not for sale anywhere and they need an adapter. Sure, you can find the US layout version for 90001 dollars on ebay, but I specifically need the ÖÅÄ.

>Buy a generic mechanical keyboard
Do they have the Mac-style Shift-Control-Alt-Command -setup?

>> No.56355453

What keyboard is this?

>> No.56355490

jesus christ that's beautiful, what keyboard?

>> No.56355671

Literally every keyboard that uses a common, standard layout will have that, the only difference is that the super key is between control and alt rather than beside the spacebar.

>> No.56355732

>the only difference is that the super key is between control and alt rather than beside the spacebar.
That's exactly what I didn't want. It has to be control-alt-command-spacebar.

> Literally every keyboard
So I'm completely out of options?

>> No.56355740

You can change that in the system preferences you macbabby

>> No.56355760

Alright, so any mechanical keyboard will do?

>> No.56355768


>> No.56355826

That sounds more like an EMACS setup than a Mac one.


>> No.56355839

Thoughts on the new set MiTo announced? Laser

>> No.56355863


>> No.56355916

I need a TKL, looking at going with KUL. Is there any big reason not to?

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It's cool. Ive never had GMK, I'd like to try it. Pic for those who haven't seen

>> No.56356014

your yeti's monitor gain knob should be facing you. the microphones face forward and back.

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>> No.56356070

thanks for the advice. i got it for christmas and haven't really tinkered around with it much.

>> No.56356111

No problem. I own one myself and its a nice versatile microphone.

>> No.56356324

rapid-i was shit. Need a repalcement, what do you guys suggest?

>> No.56356410

FC750R, has sound dampening material in the bottom so feelsgoodman

>> No.56356590
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cute and very gay keyboard. Waiting on key caps now.

>> No.56356621


>> No.56356688

What's so good about yellow

>> No.56356710

aesthetic, but fix your mic positioning
can't wait to see those key caps, mind telling us the colours you chose?

>> No.56356736

I like the caps lock; very cute

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G20 daylight set and the outer is g20 grey GDE blanks.

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Hello there, frenchfag here (you'll see why it matters after the template)

200€ max ( ~$220)
Europe, France.
>Preferred switch type
I'd prefer softer, more silent, not-so-clicky switch. If it exists
ISO, but i'm back at the problem I talked about before.
>Form factor
60% > 65-75% > TKL
None is fine. Anything but RGB if there is.
>Previous/current keyboards
Cheap ass HP, and current is Logitech G110.

Basically, stuff like the FC750R posted before gives me a full-on boner.
But, like many others it probably isn't available in AZERTY. Which I would be fine with if QWERTY keyboards had letters I use because i'm a frenchfag (like é, è, à, ç ...)

Any idea ?

>> No.56356815

Novatouch TKL with EnjoyPBT aftermarket keycaps. I just couldn't say no to Topre with mx compatible stems for $120.

CM has some Cherry MX options in a similar case too.

>> No.56357107

Buy any keyboard and download Karabiner.

>> No.56357487

What are objectively the best switches for playing roguelikes?

>> No.56357547
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>> No.56357770

Who /stockkeycaps/ here?

>> No.56357804

are there decent wireless mechanical keyboards?

>> No.56357832

Why didnt hall effect keyboards catch on?

>> No.56358005

Mito is a faggot tho.

>> No.56358108

>PBT Keycaps: For upcoming keyboards. MasterKeys will be the first keyboard to come with PBT keycaps.

Is Cooler Master the first gaymin brand to do this sort of thing?

>> No.56358185


I think so, ever other brand comes with cheap abs shit.
which model are you talking about? the current pro l, m and s are all with abs caps

>> No.56358240

They're going to have a model in the future that's called just plain "MasterKeys" that'll come in full-size and TKL. No backlight.

>> No.56358264

Certainly the first popular gaming brand to do that.

There's some other gaymen keyboard with (doubleshot I presume) PBT keycaps. Not sure if it was from maxkeyboards or some other place.

I'm imagining that the cooler master PBT keycaps will be laser etched.

>> No.56358751

Why do you care about what's printed on keycaps? You can type in any layout on any keyboard.

Requiring french layout restricts you to pretty much only mainstream gayman keyboards.

Masterkey pro s has a french version.

You'll have more options if you stop looking at your keyboard when typing. Like pok3r, if you want 60%.

>> No.56358828

you could get blank keycaps

>> No.56359038

I'll check later but maybe someone knows right now: does anyone know if step-sculpture low profile keycaps (like the ones that come with Varmilo or Leopold) are compatible with DSA profile keycaps? I want to put the remainder of my Hana set to use on my VA87.

>> No.56359193
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>does anyone know if step-sculpture low profile keycaps (like the ones that come with Varmilo or Leopold) are compatible with DSA profile keycaps?
If I understand this correctly you want to mix different sets?

>> No.56359274

The low profile keycaps look very similar to cherry's. It will probably look and feel very weird but it is possible to mix them

>> No.56359292

The one I have uses red switches and has been satisfying to use; it also can be bought with black or blue switches I think. These are "Cherry equivalent" and I've heard from other people that they aren't quite as good as actual cherries but I haven't really found anything to complain about of them either.

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Around ~75 Euros = 83.676375 U.S. dollars
>Location (continent at least)
(Estonia) Northern Europe (any online store is also fine with me)
>Preferred switch type
Something tactile like mx Blue
ISO definetly
>Form factor
10 keyless is fine but nothing really minimal.
White or If the budget allows RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
(Irrelevant) Razer Deathstalker, Logitech G15,

>> No.56359713

Honestly go the market place on the deskthority forums and buy something used from there. Pretty much everyone there lives in Northern Europe and you can easily find a buyer

>> No.56359746

You're right, for whatever dumb reason I was thinking that a keyboard (out of all tech nowadays) wasn't something you could program.

So... I'd be fine with buying a QWERTY and changing the kaycaps and layout ? Noice.

Well, that kind of solves my problem.

That Pok3r looks dope by the way, I'll put that on my list.

>> No.56359766

Thanks for the answer!

>> No.56359804

i wouldn't recommend typing AZERTY on a QWERTY keyboard. and you can't just move the keycaps around because they have a staggered profile so they have to stay on the same row

>> No.56359816

I guess I could, but I will definitely take a long ass time to adapt.

Blank keycaps look super nice though.

Do you a keyboard with blank keycaps to recommend ?
Someone told me about the Pok3r, I guess it would be pretty nice with blank caps too.

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Thanks for the suggestion, im atm on this site and making user. Seems like a decent site. Its a start atleast!

>> No.56360027

I recommended that site because I have an account on there and I bought a couple of keyboards. An IBM model M and a classic cherry g80-3000. They were both around 60 bucks each and the community is nice from my experience.

>> No.56360108

some fellow eurofags recommended it to me too

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I'm not sure I understand properly, my english definitely needs some practice.

I'll explain my problem again:

Can I, with a QWERTY and ANSI or ISO layout keyboard (because way more choice as you tell me), be able to type letter like "è é ç è" ?

That's the only thing stopping me from munching on these sweet keyboards

>Pic related, I simply a key that goes "è" as I press it. Even if the keycap doesn't say "è"

>> No.56360299

Yes in the windows settings you can specify what layout you are using. So even though the key doesn't say è it will type it anyway.
But you cant freely swap keys since they are shaped.

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20th anniversary ER keycaps

>> No.56360495

yes you can change the layout in windows or you can remap certain keys (for example function keys or key combinations) by using software such as autohotkey

>> No.56360526

Aaah I see, I get it now.
If I want to change anything, it will be the whole set. Okay.

Thanks !

Thanks a lot that's what I was wondering about.

>> No.56360736


>> No.56360761

Alt codes é is alt +0233

>> No.56360791

I considered learning the codes for the few extra letters I need, but they are used way too often for this solution te be efficient sadly. Thank you though.

>> No.56360793


hhkb bt

but honestly why

>> No.56360807


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>> No.56360841

Good to know. Hana is my first experience with DSA profile keycaps so I'm already having to get used to my full set and I ended up using far fewer than I thought I would from the novelties, flextras and matcha kits, not to mention I ended up not using the pink f-row kit at all.

from feel alone i definitely know the keycap sets i currently have won't be compatible. the closest i can imagine are the front-printed step sculptures that came with my varmilo, which are in cold storage right now and i hate to imagine the same will happen to all the other unused hana keys i have.

>> No.56360855

because wires are fucking ugly and I fucking hate wires, and I'm willing to sacrifice performance for aesthetics on my desk

>> No.56360862

You can make an altkey macro for where the letter is usually located

>> No.56360883

>tardo can't in to cable management

>> No.56360887

Yes !! Now that's clever and it didn't even cross my mind.
You da man !

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Filco Minila Air

>> No.56360919

prove me that it's possible to completely hide the keyboard cable from your desktop

because it's not

>> No.56360929
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I bet you use an iMac. Why not get an apple extended keyboard?
The one pictured has custom keycaps

>> No.56360947

Drill a hole in your desk where the cable goes.

>> No.56360967

I'm not going to fucking drill a hole in my $800 desk

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lets see my mouse goes into my keyboard, which that goes to my PC.
There's an HDMI cable but my PC is two inches from my monitor so you can't see it
Then there is the power cable for my monitor and PC.
Oh my god thats three cables what will I ever do

>> No.56361018

>Oh my god thats three cables what will I ever do
that's 3 cables more that I want to see

>> No.56361022


HAHAHA you're a fucking loser

>> No.56361036

kek, poorfag retard detected

why are you so fucking poor?

>> No.56361039
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and here I thought I had autism

>> No.56361052

He's poor because he doesn't have money

>> No.56361054

You're the one who doesn't know how to manage money

>> No.56361094

I'm the one with the salary that makes me literally not give a shit about spending $800 on a desk you poorfag

>> No.56361097

route the cable through your mousepad or under some other surface on top of the desk

>> No.56361122

Yet your the one who can't figure out to hide a single cable.

>> No.56361162

I literally don't give a shit if I can buy a wireless version for ~2-3 times as much money, or doesn't matter how much really

>> No.56361202

If that's how you explain your inadequacies that fine by me

>> No.56361222
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You may have money but I can eat 3 fresh habaneros at once

I am cooler by being hotter

>> No.56361250

found you on youtube

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>> No.56361313

I ate a scorpion pepper once and it hurt a lot. I didn't act like that retard tho

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I really don't understand why someone would brag about their wealth on an anonymous image board.

>> No.56361388

the drawbacks aren't worth it unless your autism level is over 9000, it's just a single wire which can go straight to the side or forward toward your computer monitor. you can get any cable you want in any color and you can sleeve it etc

>> No.56361439

It's because his money does not bring him any intrinsic happiness therefore he tries to derive happiness from it through bragging about it.

>> No.56361528

but since we're anonymous I won't ever know what his next post will be unless he gets a trip or starts bragging about it in every post

>> No.56361553

i think the most i'd pay for a desk is $200-$300 and that's if it's a motorized sit-stand desk.

>> No.56361580

why not get a custom sleeved usb cable the same color as your desk?

>> No.56361594

honestly with $800 it better be a custom made desk from some villa in Italy

>> No.56361617

He has money not brains

>> No.56361658

fucking poorfags I swear...

>> No.56361698

if you were talking about mechanical keyboards on any thread other than /mkg/ it would be the same conversation:
>why would you spend X amount on a keyboard what a retard
>because im not a poor fag hurr durr

>this is where he belongs, maybe?

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>> No.56361744

for all you know I could be a millionaire but I don't go barging about it on 4chan

>> No.56361751

what's the consensus on cheap chinaboards with bootleg cherry switches?

>> No.56361803

avoid kailh but gateron, noppoo, outemu are good

>> No.56361821

>why would you spend X amount on a keyboard what a retard
2 years ago I would have agreed with you but mechanical keyboards have gotten so much cheaper now. Sure $40 is a lot of money when rubber domes are 5 bucks, but console controllers are $60 and no one complains

>> No.56361869

>$200-300 sit-stand desk guy here
>also has a salary that makes me literally not give a shit about spending <insert ridiculous dollar amount here> on <insert my interests here>
>unlike you, i have no desire to shit on other ppl's income for my own amusement
i could go on and assume you have to compensate for not having to pay for your own place, or having no girlfriend/wife to spend your extra income on, or having no friends with whom you can go out with and spend money, but those are easy jabs. either way it's sad.

>> No.56362260

I'm designing my own ergo keyboard. I'll have a few buttons under the thumbs and I'm wondering what key combinations I'll have to make possible (I want to avoid unnecessary duplicate keys like shift)
>alt-shift (I use this one very rarely though)
I know I need separate LALT and RALT, am I forgetting something?

>> No.56362318

Meta/Super + letter.

>> No.56362548

So does anybody know how POM keycaps are like? Are they better than PBT or about the same?

Oh really? Nice.
any ETA on when that'll come out or was it just announced?

>> No.56362612

They say early 2017. Also POMs get glossy like ABS so hell no.

>> No.56362692

I see. Thanks. So narrows down my choices to just pbt then.

>> No.56362770

Oh right, one key less for layers it is.

>> No.56362852

Its nice that ducky comes with PBT caps so that I don't need to spend an extra 50 bucks getting a set

>> No.56363334

Do they make 60% alps keyboards?

>> No.56363409

genuine alps no those haven't been in production for years. Clones on the other hand yes there are plenty to chose from:

>> No.56363446


forgot to mention these (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=15)
Forward Electronics picked up the design from Alps Electric so technically not a clone, but they aren't good as genuine alps

>> No.56363548

What's the difference between the matias and fukka switches?

>> No.56363681

Fukka switches dampened so matias are crisper

>> No.56364377
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Just got home and fixed it. Thanks guys!

>> No.56364413

I hope its your camera cause those "artisan" keycaps look ugly

>> No.56364454

it's the camera but you probably don't like artisan keycaps anyway huh? not really interested in collecting anymore now that i have most of the WoB skull wars keycaps.

>> No.56364484

can't you resell them for like thousands of didgeridoos

>> No.56364594

i could. while it would be a truly complete collection if i had the copper evil silence and marble dark lord im happy i stopped while i was ahead.

it's nice knowing that as ugly as they are they at least have some value.

>> No.56364932
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man i kind of want a lenny face keycap on my left ctrl (since i swapped ctrl and caps lock and don't use the "real" left ctrl key anyway)

where did you get your backlit smiley caps from?

found this one: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/novelty-shine-keycaps

too bad they only had R2 1.5u and R4 1.25u, R4 1.5u would be ideal for me

>> No.56365033

oh they look like they're OEM profile i want cherry profile ;_;

>> No.56365075

>too bad they only had R2 1.5u and R4 1.25u, R4 1.5u would be ideal for me
nvm R4 1.25u is what i want jeez i'm so sleep deprived

>> No.56365112

but maybe i can get an OEM profile R2 1.5u to use as a backspace key instead of \, the "real" backspace is comfy to use because of how high it sits with the staggered layout, but if \ sits higher because of the OEM profile it might be comfy too

>> No.56365113

that's where i got mine. and yeah the size restrictions were wacky.

>> No.56365147

but then again i don't think i want ABS on a key i use often ;_;

cool, the oct 12 estimated shipping date tripped me up

>> No.56366697
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Which Signature Plastics PBT color code matches the green on Ducky's CC&G set the most? The original set was made with ABS VBQ but they don't make that color in PBT. Or should I just go to Ducky and see if they can ship individual blanks?

>> No.56366781
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just pick yourself

>> No.56367148

none of them look like they match it all that well

maybe VCR will be ok? but still different. depends on what you're looking for

>> No.56367378
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I have an older model Razer Tournament Edition keyboard built with Cherry Blues.

On disassembly, it seems to basically be a Filco with a small XKRO sub-board that also doubles as a female mini-USB header. E.G. you can plug a standard mini-USB cable into it and into your computer.

Unfortunately the mini-USB port on the NKRO board has gradually worn out and finally broken. Repairing the keyboard to functional status is as simple as installing a standard Filco cable to the main board, and I'll probably also be able to repair the USB jack on the XKRO board in due course but... I was wondering.

Does anyone know of an XKRO PCB meant to connect in-line to a Filco board?

>> No.56367470
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$80 on amazon, usually $140, is this a good deal for a decent kb? These use Kailh blues, I think. Are those so inferior to cherry mx switches that I should pass this one up?

>> No.56367550

imo you should pass on it, at $80 i think you can get better switches like gateron or cherry (or maybe you need to hop up to $100, i'm not sure with this 104-key form factor, it might be a bit pricier than tenkeyless)

>$80 on amazon, usually $140
the "sale" is a trick, the keyboard is worth maybe $80 at most, the kailh switches bring the value down

>> No.56367595


That makes me even more angry that Fry's wouldn't price match it. Could be to my advantage though, thanks.

>> No.56367652

lol, this guy literally mic'd his mechanical keyboard

would hate to be in a chat with you

>> No.56367945

Does anyone have a Ducky Zero DK2108SZ?

Microcenter has them and it's pretty tempting.

>> No.56367976

>Falling for the multicolor lightjew

>> No.56367997

>sour graping this hard

>> No.56368076

lol yeah...i remember being in group chat with my friends over skype playing some game, and they just muted me.

since then i've use a mic headset; the yeti is mostly an unused desktop aesthetic since i don't have a proper set-up yet for twitch

>> No.56368273

Searching for a new keyboard.

Currently have the Poker 2 with blues (ISO DE layout) and I need a new ANSI US one now.

Would be nice to get the Poker 3 but can't find it anywhere here in Germany and apparently corus-kb has gone to shit.

Anyone an idea for a nice 60% with Clears I can get in Europe with the ANSI US Layout?

>> No.56368288

How should I be cleaning out the finger flakes from between the switches on my keyboard? I've been using 99% iso and q-tips but that pushes them around more than it picks them up.

>> No.56368296

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00W02J7Y6 ?

>> No.56368315

Just saw that too, but don't really like the white version. :/

>> No.56368337

you can get most of it by shaking the keyboard upside down

>> No.56368369

I think that combination of clears and ANSI layout is hard enough to find that it's worth dealing with the color. I agree that black one looks way better.

>> No.56368425

Do you know if there are other 60% (doesn't have to be with metal casing) that don't look completely ugly?

>> No.56368443

don't all 60% boards look pretty much the same

>> No.56368529


Then the decision is between a white Pok3r with Clears or a HHKB

>> No.56369847


deskthority is probably the best mechanical keyboard information source. It used to be gh before the root days but after that its been the best. Its mostly old stuff though if you're a gamer type you are probably going to have no interest in the site.

>> No.56369872


Matias V60 comes in 60% with matias alps style switches. Theres an ALPS64 groupbuy on geekhack going too so you can make your own.

>> No.56370079 [DELETED] 

you can't post an image with text on reddit?!?!?! wtf???

>> No.56370254
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>> No.56370532
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I bought a $300 USD mechanical keyboard. It's neat because it's bluetooth and can sync up with up to 10 devices, haven't found any other keyboard that can do that yet.

>> No.56370722

My pok3r should be arriving today
I'm so excited :)
Will post pics as soon as I get it

>> No.56370926
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Ive been rocking a original poker with ergo clears and a custom case + keycaps of the day for years as a daily. Im sure your will love your pok3r.

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I already do <3 it's heavier than I expected it to be

I got it with mx clears

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Designed for normal text editing, not for stuff like vim. Would also work equally for ANSI. What do you think?

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What are the up and down then under function id assume?

>> No.56371050

Yeah, most likely. The only problem I can see is line swapping in something like sublime text, but you could perhaps move function along one and drop in a control to do it more easily.

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Id rather use it like this full time

>> No.56371251

about to make an alps 60%. Using ALPS64 PCB, probably going to buy some blue alps instead of using my own, using ANSI english with Japanese kana PBT AEK keycaps, and a AEK plate along with an old black treble aluminum case.

>> No.56371756

gorgeous spacebar my dude

sieht klasse aus. Wo hast du die keycaps her?

are the legends 'engraved' into the plastic?

how was 60% broken?

>> No.56371812
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posting the gayman kb i got almost for free

>> No.56372044

what switches you got in there? And how much did you pay for it?

>> No.56372200
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Is this worth using?

>> No.56372211

Holy fuck YES
Nice double doubles btw

>> No.56372239

What are some Gateron Clear keyboards?

>> No.56372302


Not sure but you have to specify tactile or linear,

>> No.56372401
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payed 20 bucks (which 19 of went to shipping)
but i payed in linden dollars.
heres a pic of the switches, i think they are kailh blues

>> No.56372451


thats the old bw with cherry switches obv

>> No.56372527
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im retarded lol i didnt see the text on them

>> No.56372585

thats a 1000 dollar keyboard dawg

>> No.56372636
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No, it's more like a $150-$200 keyboard, desu.

>> No.56372644

that one no
more like $300-400

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Why stop at 60%?

>> No.56372653

where the hell do you buy your industrial model m's?

>> No.56372677

There's one right now on Japanese ebay for $100 but the shipping is expensive

>> No.56372687

I only have one. This is the first thing I ever bought with my own money. It was like $80 or $90 on eBay back in 2009 I think.

>> No.56372819

yeah, now go 10%

>> No.56372864

+1 for dt

Bought an mx black g80, and two alps clones

>> No.56372868

My Topre Realforce just arrived. Holy shit this feels beautiful to type on.

Now I just need to get the blank red esc key that seems to be unaquireable in the EU for less then £20... And wait for another run of PBT spacebars on massdrop...

Best £200 I ever wasted.

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Do they make %30 keyboards. I was only able to find %35

>> No.56373113

thats fuckin dumb

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>> No.56373253
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IBM Model M/Unicomp or HHKB Pro2?

Narrowed it down to these. If IBM, any year/month good in particular? Or to avoid? And are new Unicomps still true buckling spring?

>> No.56373524

If you want to get a buckling spring keyboard then go for a Model F since they are nearly indestructible. You need an adapter depending on the model you get, but they only cost 20 bucks

>> No.56373719

What weight? I'm really torn between all-45g and variable weighting - 55g would probably be too heavy for my long typing/coding sessions, and while I do play games sometimes, it's mostly casually.

>> No.56373843

The CM Quickfire has arrived and I am typing this on it right now. Jesus christ, even with brown switches that thing is unbearably loud! I'm going to get some rubber rings to put in there. Typing is alright with it, but my 20 EUR Cherry Evo wasn't really worse, didn't break my wrists due to lack of wristsupport and didn't sound like a typewriter.

>> No.56373921
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What do you people think of the acer 6310 series? I ran into a bunch of these in the late 90s (viglen badged - namely 6312s) and really liked the feel of them. Been thinking about trying to source one somewhere...

>> No.56373927

What's a good MK for an office with kind of open cubicles, so it needs to be quiet when I type.

>> No.56373970

Gateron blacks with o rings

>> No.56374364

Approx 90~ GBP

>Location (continent at least)
Cornwall, UK

>Preferred switch type
Interested in Browns or Reds

Indifferent, I'll get used to either

>Form factor
Full layout, bonus points for media keys (FN or not)

Would be very nice, lighting isn't the best (and out of my control)

>Previous/current keyboards
Current is HAVIT HV-KB366L
Had a Roswell Cherry G-3000

I've predominately used blues hence the tactile feedback being nice but I'd like a change. I'm leaving the HAVIT keyboard because it double-types letters often and it's oddly uncomfortable for some reason.

>> No.56374408

Oh and I forgot to mention, PS2 is also an option. Some reason my motherboard supports it so may as well use it.

>> No.56374737
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I've got a Viglen branded 6312 keyboard that I picked out of a bin while working at a refurbisher a while back.

The main thing I notice about it, is that the folded little metal bit in the switch has varied alot over the keys, meaning some of the keys click, some dont and they generally all feel a little bit different. I guess I could take the whole thing apart and reshape all of them, but for a keyboard I dont use it would be way too much effort. (dont really use it much due to the noise.)

I guess if you want something with the same feel you could look for a more modern ALPS based switch keyboard.

>> No.56375036

What more do you want to get rid of?

>> No.56375058

GBP -> Good Boy Points?

Take a look at whatever keyboard is marketed towards gamers like some razor whateverthefuck.

>> No.56375382


>> No.56375430

How autistic will I look if I plan on getting a 2 in 1 laptop so I can fold the keyboard away and use my Pok3r with it instead?

>> No.56375435

Keyboard layout doesn't have the pound sign so I used the shorthand term for the currency.

>Razor keyboards
Fuck man, it's the keyboard equivalent of telling me to step on a lego. Sorry if you got triggered by something so small.

>> No.56375449
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you look gey lmao.

>> No.56375570

I'm changing the connector in my Zalman keyboard so that I could connect it to Arduino instead of the original controller. However, I see 5 cables connected here instead of 4. These are labeled: VSS, G, V, D, C and I suppose the last 4 are actual USB pins. Any idea what VSS might be? Quick google said it's negative voltage, but what could it be used for when I already have +5V and GND?

>> No.56375674

Okay, checked the pins with a multimeter and the mysterious pin is connected to the metal sheath of the plug.

>> No.56375919

Anon why did you have to remind me ;_;

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Calling it how I see it.

>> No.56375993

Man the PSG soundtrack is fucking awesome

>> No.56376455


>> No.56376486


>> No.56376865

is /mkg/ familiar with qtan5370?

>> No.56376920

personally I never buy direct from china after what happened to me last time, but if you want to give it a try then go ahead

>> No.56377049

What happened?
I already did, and most likely wasted a month of my life..

>> No.56377256

Well it was a cheap adapter that only cost 10 bucks. The estimated shipping time was a month which I didn't really care. However after 30 days I never received it so I asked them. They gave me a tracking number and it says that it was in transit with no estimated delivery time. I waited two week so I asked them again. They said it was lost it transit so I asked them to send another or give me a refund. After two months of nothing I just gave up and let them keep my 10 dollars. If it was a something more expensive like a keyboard I'm sure I would have done everything I can to get my money back, but why give myself a headache over 10 dollars

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Pok3r reporting in. All who are present please report immediately.

>> No.56377576

I've got a spare set of the blank blue esc and red control if you're interested (UK).

>> No.56377763

Are mx reds really that bad for regular typing?
I've ordered a key tester and I like the reds the most, but I do understand that it's not the same as typing on a proper full keyboard.

>> No.56377789

you can use any switch for any task.it's just personal preference. i prefer blues for gaming and topre for typing.

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>> No.56377988

>you can use them but i don't use them

>> No.56378079

If you like them, then get a kb with them. I use reds for typing and gaming no problem. The reason people don't like reds for typing is that they are very light keys and don't have tactile feedback, which can result in typing errors or fatigue for prolonged use. But like I said I use them for just about everything without any issues.

>> No.56378092

what's the problem? i don't have every switch available to hand. i was just stating my personal preference.

>> No.56378097

Cool thanks, going for reds then.

>> No.56378102

The only thing about reds that is bad for typing is that if they are too light for you, you'll end up making typos because of accidental presses. As long as you don't have that problem and you bottom out when typing anyway, reds are as good or better than other kinds of switches for typing. I myself have gateron blacks, which have actuation only 5g heavier than cherry reds, and they don't cause any issues for me.

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Things that annoy me intensely:
* special snowflake colored key caps
* colors other than gray or black
* braided cords

>> No.56378279

Which model is that?

>> No.56378360

Ducky Shine 3 TKL obviously

>> No.56378831

I really wish they never marketed reds as gaymur switches, as I find them to be my preferred switch for typing.
Just do your best and DONT get a Corsair or Logitech, get a nice looking kb with reds for maximum comfy.

>> No.56378850

Ah. For some reason it being a Shine didn't click for me.

>> No.56378917

me for now, cant decide on what i want

>> No.56379008
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Stock (POM) keycaps on my choc mini are good enough that I'll probably keep using them forever, which was one of the reason I bought the board in the first place.

>> No.56379107

why avoid kaihl?

>> No.56379193

>sour graping this hard
the fuck is sour graping

>> No.56379216
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Danke. Keycaps are Round 5 SA sculpted from 7bit's groupbuy over at Deskthority. I purchased them around a month ago from another user on Deskthority.
Mein deutsch ist scheisse, bin niederländer.

>> No.56379253

All the chink switch brands have slight quality control issues, but Kaihl is the worst. Two keys on the same keyboard can feel and sound different and the molding is often sub-par.

They also make Razer's switches which means they deserve to die.

>> No.56379315

What's a good price to sell my acrylic case MX Blue no keycaps ErgoDox?

>> No.56379443

thanks for the ehads up

>> No.56379826
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Ducky one

>> No.56379837

should I get a wired or plastic keycap puller

does it matter?

right now I just need one for cleaning my keyboard

>> No.56379844

Wire, plastic ones (with a ring) can scratch caps.

>> No.56379883

Whats wrong with white and grey color scheme.
My IBM model M has one and its made in 1988

>> No.56379928

I use a paper clip shaped like a wire puller, though I don't know if that bad for the caps or not

>> No.56379969

I actually kinda like keycaps with fonts that aren't standard. Some of them, anyway.

Maybe its just my desire for a change of scenery.

>> No.56380015

Is there any difference between the 12€ and 2€ ones? Or is it all just kind of the same thing?

>> No.56380025

Then buy a comic sans set and use it to trigger people

>> No.56380044

That's a hilarious idea, but is there a place one can go to get specific font keycaps?

>> No.56380078

It's just a bit of wire. You can make one out of a (thin) clothes hanger in a pinch.

You might get a sturdier handle with a 12€ puller, but I have a thin plastic one I got free nearly seven years ago and it's still just fine today.

>> No.56380123

what caps are those?

>> No.56380176

Well I recommend you just get a cheap pad printed set. So try here http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keycap-set/104-key-cherry-mx-keycap-set.html

>> No.56380209

I'll get the cheaper one then
thanks anon

on wasdkeyboards you can upload your own layout file which gives you 'full control of what is printed on the keys'

They have a tutorial somewhere on how to make such a file

>> No.56380344

based shine 3 tkl

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>> No.56380420

Going price looks around $190-$230. Asking GH would probably be best.

>> No.56380553

Custom LED compatible keycaps?

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noppoo nano 75s

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