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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

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

Previous Thread: >>56380360

>> No.56396809
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Its only $65 should I go for it or not

>> No.56396857

you'll probably stop playing and then the keys will feel stupid

>> No.56396878

>$65 for a flavor of the month geimu

The colors are nice except the keypad is a bit much

>> No.56396952

Anyone else get a Tada68?
I really like mine
Also is there something in between Gateron Blacks and MX reds?

>> No.56396969

cheese keycaps make no sense to me

>> No.56397124

Blue looks dumb, and they're not exactly timeless, are they?

>> No.56397441
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>> No.56397580
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I guess it would look alright if the cheese was taken out and all the Overwatch theming was gone.

Also, YF-21 keyset when?

>> No.56397601

YF-19*, fuck me.

>> No.56397641
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there we go I improved it

>> No.56397653

that would be nicer desu

>> No.56397673

Im sure you can make a custom key that size with that color

>> No.56397690

That is sooooo much more aesthetically pleasing. Post this pic from now on

>> No.56397721
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I'm to poor to afford a 1976 keycap set, however there are Chinese knockoffs like pic related. It says that they are lazer etched PBT caps and cost 40 bucks. Should I go for them or not?

>> No.56397872

Ducky One TKL RGB ISO when ?

>> No.56398064


>> No.56398311
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My Filco Majestouch-2 just died on me all of sudden. Seems like one of the keys got stuck, it just keeps typing "k" over and over until it suddenly won't work at all. I've tried using both the USB and PCB connectors, reinstalling the drivers on different USB ports, and cleaning the socket but it just seems like the "k" key is fucked.

What the hell /mkg/? You told me these things were durable... Thankfully I'm not a poorfag though and it lasted me 5 years I guess.

Thinking about getting an RGB board now and was looking at the Ducky Shine 5, you guys like that one?

>> No.56398343

Ever been cleaned? Give that bad boy a full teardown and clean.

>> No.56398344

have you checked the switch itself, you can open it up without having to desolder it

>> No.56398350
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>tfw spending friday night alone lubricating zealios switches

>> No.56398370

I'll take a look inside and clean it. Seems like this is a common unfixable common with Filcos though. I'm not optimistic, but if it works I'll report back.

>> No.56398376
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we've all been there anon

>> No.56398388

Well do you know what the keycaps are or did they come with the keyboard? If i can find the set I can know what color they are. I've already found a couple of purple keys but they don't seem to match the exact shade

>> No.56398435

Do it, my Microsoft Sidewinder X6 started jamming on the spacebar. About the same age as yours. Fully cleaned it and it brought it back to life.
Getting my first mechanical keyboard today.

>> No.56398485


legit been meaning to lube my switches (matias quiet) for a while but god damn I don't have the patience for it, props off to you

>> No.56398571
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anyway anon I have no exact idea but ill shot some at you>>56398064
Blank: http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=dmx_us104_lav_np
Pad Printed: http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,cherrymxkeys&pid=dmx_us104_lav_tw

These are out of stock but you can always ask:

These are for the shine 4 and 3, but give them a try:
The pic attached is a better one

You could always go for the royal purple by tai hao or Royal Purple Originative caps

>> No.56398589

thanks but that wasn't me asking
I have a friend who might be able to make something, he's already doing a few custom ones for me

>> No.56398595

>tfw new quality keycaps cost so much that I wonder if I should get a new keyboard instead.

>> No.56398604
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Its not in RGB but I'm sure you can mod it

>> No.56398636

You can get some thick PBT caps from china for around 40 bucks including shipping.

I spent the extra bucks and bought a keyboard with dye-sub PBT so I don't have to do what you are doing

>> No.56398676
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I want a cherry blue, tenkeyless keyboard with floating keys. Something like the Tomoko (pic related) but with cherry blue switches.
Bonus points for all-metal construction.

Any ideas /g/? Not interested in modding the tomoko (too much money to get the keycaps and switches, too much time to do it)

>> No.56398716

I think you should be able to get external wrist rests. There's some on amazon that are various lengths.

>> No.56398725

>Bonus points for all-metal construction
You know thats gonna increase the price by 1000% compared to a tomoko

>> No.56398731
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i have laser etched PBT ninja caps. pretty nice desu

>> No.56398752

Really? I thought it would be like a 20 bucks difference at most.
Well, something that is solid plastic would also do then I guess. Bonus points for a metal backplate in that case.

>> No.56398762


it'll also increase the noise tenfold but I guess op doesn't care if he's going after cherry blues

>> No.56398785

>Bonus points for a metal backplate
that's really only found in 150-200 keyboards

>> No.56398807

meant to say 150-200 dollars but I hope it was implied

>> No.56398829
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Just got pic related yesterday. Sound is god-tier and feel is great ( if anything I wish it had slightly more resistance); I keep looking for excuses to use it. So glad I fell for this meme.

>> No.56398876

The quickfire TK has it and is 70 bucks on amazon.
Not floating keys and I'm not sure I like the numpad/arrow key hybrid though.

>> No.56398921
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>I thought it would be like a 20 bucks difference at most.

In your dreams the cost of the metal alone.
If I were to DIY an all metal keyboard the aluminum case would cost $150 while the plate would be another $90.
If I was a large manufacturer I might save 50 to 70 bucks but that keyboard will sell for 300-350 dollars
So never ever Mr. Tomoko

>> No.56398962

What the flying fuck. It is much cheaper to go to a local metal shop and have every part custom machined then, that is quite absurd.
Anyhow, not going to spend that kind of money (diy or not) just for the metal construction then.

But again, see >>56398876

>> No.56398973


>> No.56399016

I think that anon said quality

>> No.56399039

I meant to say the plate and PCB but as you can see by my post a reformated it a couple of times poorly.

>> No.56399115


>> No.56399134
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what are triangle and plus sign switches?
you mean whats printed on them?

>> No.56399175

No u nig

>> No.56399199

hes talking about cherry stems (plus signs) versus whatever the fuck uses a triangle

>> No.56399203
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Are you talking about the stem

>> No.56399241


>It is much cheaper to go to a local metal shop and have every part custom machined then
doubt it. maybe with steel it'd be attainable but not with aluminium

>> No.56399333

What about a stainless steel plate and and an anodized aluminum case. I think a steel case would be way to heavy

>> No.56399349

>EagleTec KG010 Office / Industrial LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Black)

This one sounds like it has a really good build quality, double shot injection molding, metal plates, gateron switches are supposedly pretty decent, and it's cheap as hell. Only problem for me is that it's too flashy

So instead I'm going for this one. Seems like less build quality, but it's even cheaper by virtue of being sold by monoprice. Nice modest looking keyboard that should feel pretty nice to type/play on.

>Select Series - Full Size Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard

I've 80% made up my mind, just wanted to let you guys know these cheapo ones are here, also to see if I missed an important problem with the monoprice one.

>> No.56399435

Just switched back to my blues after a couple months on browns. God it's refreshing.

>> No.56399437
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Is this worth anything?

>> No.56399469

I can buy it right now for 70 bucks, but its in japan

>> No.56399472

I'll give you 8 bucks for the imac.

>> No.56399478
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aluminium is hard to work with, like the computer case in pic related unironically costs $400, and ncase m1 cost $205, and even for a thin steel backplate you're paying for the labor and such

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>> No.56399524

nope I'm trying to contact the seller to see if he will ship it to me :^)

>> No.56399532
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i want that case so fucking bad

>> No.56399536

Screenshot then.

>> No.56399554

dye sub or lasers nigga

>> No.56399577

Doubleshot > dye sub > engraved >>>>>>> laser > pad printed

>> No.56399621

Thanks for the advice, it's working now for some inexplicable reason. Didn't work when I cleaned it but I poked around the back of the PCB around where the "k" key was marked and pushed in the rubber socket with a screwdriver and that fixed it somehow.

>> No.56399654

would the IBM model M be considered both Dye-sub and doubleshot with the way the keycaps are assembled

>> No.56399656
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Was dusting off an old Powerbook today and rediscovered this neat little thing. It is a MacALLY MK-22, produced in Taiwan.

>> No.56399660

cool, maybe it was a loose connection or something

>> No.56399690
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Ugh, that was supposed to be rotated.
Anyways, I remembered from over a decade ago that it had a very distinct "mechanical" sound that the Powerbook's keyboard lacks. On closer inspection, it turned out that it is indeed apparently mechanical and has Cherry MX-style switches too. They don't have any visible identifier, but I've searched Deskauthority a little and I feel it might be a variant of these: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Taiwan_white_and_black_shaft

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Hey I asked about the master keys L this morning in the last thread. I brought it. Anymore want a review?

>> No.56399813

I don't think that you can say anything that hasn't been said already.

>> No.56399838

Basically. That's cool. Thanks for the advice anyway.

>> No.56399988

why does my review on reddit keep fluctuating between having a downvote and not having it? is it a bug on the server or does someone keep changing his mind or what

>> No.56400112 [DELETED] 


>> No.56400208


>> No.56400369

how many times are you going to make this same post? it's like the 5th time this week

fucking macfags

>> No.56400620

What is the best switch

>> No.56400623
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>TFW you found an IBM industrial model M and an IBM model M SSK for 80 bucks each, but your too poor to buy either one

>> No.56400638

Beam spring followed my buckling spring followed by Alps and their clones followed by topre and their clones followed by cherry and their clones

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>> No.56400650

Common at least use something goof like Mobil

>> No.56400688

Any recommendation for someone who wants to play games and mmos, but has baby hands?

>> No.56400719


>> No.56400751
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mech keyboards mostly have the same size keys though it's just the layout that varies

>> No.56400785

So what are my options then? Play on a controller?

Something like this?


>> No.56400815
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that's 75%

60% is smaller like pic related

if you really have baby hands maybe you could look for some kind of pc controller like in >>56398731

>> No.56400821

nah use this


>> No.56400845

for MMOs you usually want extra macro keys, you could use the function row for that

>> No.56400848

How am I going to play mmos if there are no F keys?

I have no idea about keypads, because no ever talks about them so I'm clueless on what brand, key caps, etc. to buy.

>> No.56400860

buy a pad you nig stop being a fucker and think

>> No.56400868

Noice. Hate seeing good tech wasted.

>> No.56400915

I have a Logitech G105 that I'm thinking of replacing with a Tomoko keyboard. Is there anything better near the same price range?

>> No.56400964

There is only Razer and Logitech.

>> No.56400986

Measure your hand and post.

>> No.56400994


>> No.56401030

the keys wouldn't be smaller than on a regular keyboard he means a device like in >>56398731

>> No.56401069

7 ft.

What keypad is that? I'll just buy that instead.

>> No.56401075

Why do you need a pad like that? It's literally only three more keys. if you need more buy another numpa53d

>> No.56401091

You're a big guy

>> No.56401115

idk but i think it's bigger than it looks, the perspective is screwy since the keyboard sits higher

>> No.56401116

I think I meant 7 inches, because I haven't used a ruler in a long time so I just took the side that had the bigger lines.

>> No.56401182

Nigga, my hand is seven inches. You'll be fine with any keyboard.

>> No.56401200

How? I can't reach tab without lifting my pinky, I can't hold Shift for long periods of time, I can't reach the F keys without lifting my hands nor the number keys.

>> No.56401207

yeah my hand is a bit bigger (assuming we measure them the same way) but i think you'll be fine anon

>> No.56401256

I measured from the first line on my wrist to the tip of my middle.
You're supposed to tab with pinky. F keys aren't made to be reached without lifting hands. Curl fingers for numbers.

>> No.56401257

>I can't reach tab without lifting my pinky
but you're pressing tab with your ring finger?

>I can't hold Shift for long periods of time
that's a strength/endurance/technique issue, not size

>I can't reach the F keys without lifting my hands
not strange, some gaming keyboards have macro keys on the left because F keys are awkward

>nor the number keys.
ok i could see that being an issue for someone with smaller hands

>> No.56401269
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>Spend years typing & gaming on Cherry Blues
>Literally worse than membrane
>Keyboard finally dies a real death
>Try all of the switches
>Browns are somehow even worse than Blues
>Every tactile switch on the market feels awful except Razer Greens, which are just almost-useable
>Settle on Cherry Blacks
>/g/ is all about compact, minimalist form factor
>take this as my queue to buy full-size

Ended up with a Roccat Ryos. It is easily the best keyboard I have ever owned or used, including buckling spring Ms.

It's like typing into a tight, silky vagina. Juuuuuust enough resistance to keep me from bottoming out when I get a bit too enthusiastic.

Tactile switches are the worst meme in history, followed closely by TKL

>> No.56401277

>You're supposed to tab with pinky
when touch typing sure but when gaming with WASD surely the ring finger makes more sense

>> No.56401280
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by the way, if you get an orbweaver with cherry switches you can open it up and swap the springs and stems for whatever you like. its really nice to have a gamepad with reds and a keyboard with clears instead of sacrificing tactility for muh gaming. i have pic related except for bottom left switch is a red stem with 40g springs

>> No.56401290

am I the only one who thinks white keycaps look like shit with backlit boards? colors just come out so much nicer with black caps

>> No.56401292
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Ugly photoshopped bitch. Your taste is absolute shit.

>> No.56401299

looks ugly as sin, but I do agree tkl is a meme and anyone who uses it is homosexual

>> No.56401304

no backlit looks awful in general

>> No.56401313

it comes down to personal preference i just think it's not worth having the numpad right there so it gets in the way of the mouse, if you really want a numpad you could get a separate one that you could position to the right of your mouse or behind the keyboard etc

>> No.56401317

>implying 60% with miamis isn't gayer

>> No.56401325

TKL is the worst form factor if you don't want a numpad get a 75% or 60%

>> No.56401339

fair enough i'm not a fan of TKL myself i thought you were talking about full size vs all compact form factors

>> No.56401350

I mean true
but it's objectively worse with white keycaps

>> No.56401418

>numpad right there so it gets in the way of the mouse

Mouse on different plane than keyboard
Problem solved.

>> No.56401429

>not having the mouse right next to the typing area for maximum productivity and ergonomics

>> No.56401453
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put it to the left then nigga

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>> No.56401488

i have a ducky year of the horse edition with mx browns

they dont make this anymore right? will it maybe be worth something one day?

>> No.56401501


>> No.56401505

oh lawd

>> No.56401508

>mx browns
no/maybe a few years ahead it may go up.
Most old alps keyboards are $40

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By the way, when are those Vortex PBT SAs coming out?

>> No.56402326

now it has 2 downvotes (and 1 more upvote), thanks assholes

>> No.56402334

please return from whence you cam, reddit faggot

>> No.56402375

keep downvoting it butthurt faggot

>> No.56402392

wtf now it says different scores every time i refresh the site's fucking broken fucking web cancer

>> No.56402412
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>tfw the Novatouch really is discontinued
>tfw its replacement has a nonstandard bottom row and is full size
>and it's fucking expensive
There's some barebones left, but who knows how long those are staying there.

>> No.56402431

wow reddit really is this cancerous they randomize the score counts so you can't easily tell if you've been shadowbanned

>> No.56402514

What? They do that to prevent salty people using loads of account to downvote people. Check if you're shadowbanned by logging out and going to your profile page, or checking on r/shadowban

>inb4 reddit faget

>> No.56402529
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what makes you think im going to the site to downvote your shit? in fact, what makes you think anyone is doing that

>> No.56402567

people vote on the wrong strawpoll alternatives just out of spite, 4chan is shitty like that

what are you on about, how does that prevent people from downvoting

>> No.56402594

you're a pretty big fucking moron, even for redditrash standards

>> No.56402624

i'm obviously not a reddit user since i didn't know about the upboat fluffing until now

>> No.56402956

That's preddy cool desu.
Does it still work well? Looks clean too.

>> No.56402989

Don't remember, just read a comment on it a few years ago by one of the (inept) admins

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>backlight, preferably rgb
>preferably cherry switch (brown)
>can buy from/in eu
does this even exist?

>> No.56404015

Go to Poland. There's literally dozens of them around still in stores.

>> No.56404495

Can anyone comment on the quality of WASD keyboards? The ones with the custom caps.

>> No.56404908

The best I can think of would be corshit TKL board.

Which are shit.

Other than that, there's the pok3r RGB, but I don't think it's available in ISO.

>> No.56404935

W O A H D U D E T H A T ' S S O V A P O R
I S I T 2 0 1 3 ? ? ?

>> No.56405067

Yeah, it is very lightly used and was stored with care. All switches feel like new too . Can't use it on newer computers right off the bat due to connector it seems, but I suppose there is an adapter for that.

>> No.56405184 [DELETED] 

Are Cherry MX Greens too heavy?
I've only ever tried membranes and a Razer with the Kailh blue switches, and they felt good, but light.
Considering how the membrane I'm currently using actuates/bottoms out at approximately 80 grams (I don't find it to be too heavy), should I get the greens or stick with the blues for a safer first purchase?

>> No.56405206

Don't get cherry in the first place

>> No.56405214
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Are Cherry MX Greens too heavy?
I've only ever tried membranes and a Razer with the Kailh blue switches, and they felt good, but light.
Considering how the membrane I'm currently using actuates/bottoms out at approximately 80 grams (I don't find it to be too heavy), should I get the greens or stick with the blues for a safer first purchase?

Pic related - the Quickfire Rapid with Greens is only $74.

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hello there

>> No.56405397

Don't post that ugly thing ever again

>> No.56405414

The entire SA line up has been delayed for like 3 months

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A gift from a friend

>> No.56405536

Your friend's a queer

>> No.56405575

well you're not wrong

>> No.56405777

Where can I get some gucci red/black braided micro USB cable for my Thinkpad keyboard?

>> No.56405780

You can't replace single color with rgb because they have extra pins

>> No.56405836


>> No.56405889

Are the LEDs on the motherboard or on the switch. Because you can just replace the switch and get a new controller

>> No.56406236 [DELETED] 

>tiny manlet layouts
>colored key caps

>> No.56406282

aren't you forgetting something else

>> No.56406374

I can think of a 65% board that has all that.

It has backlights, but only on the arrow cluster, caps lock, escape, and Page up. They're not RGB.

>> No.56406403

Talk to Ducky Nordic on deskthority they might help you out.

>> No.56406670


>> No.56406727

Is there a way to make an alps hhkb?

>> No.56406779
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Some of these look nice

>> No.56406916

I just did a quick google search and found this
He's not using genuine Alps just clones but if you do have some lying around the I guess you can use those

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Thanks man

>> No.56407049

What, no, you're taking your finger off your movement key that way.

>> No.56407114

if you can drop iso that will open up your options, ansi is better for programming anyway

>> No.56407157

usually you only bind less crucial things like scoreboards to tab, and your pinky is used for ctrl+shift+caps, but sure i guess you can use your pinky

>> No.56407235

ESDF is far superior.

>> No.56407547
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guess the switches

>> No.56407736

what is it?

>> No.56407818

okay I'll make a guess its tactile alps

>> No.56407881
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I've been using a Razer Black Widow Tournament edition for 1-2 years now, but I want to move to a smaller form factor (60%-40%). I have no idea what I'm doing, and need your help.
>Preferred Switch Type
I have no idea. I'd like switches suitable for typing and the occasional gayming
I don't too much about different layouts, but I achieved 110 WPM on my Razer BlackWidow, so anything similar to my current layout is preferred but I am willing to learn a new layout if it's more efficient.
>Form factor
Like previously stated, I want to try 40% or 60%, but I don't know which one would be better for me.
I honestly don't care. It's completely optional.
>Previous keyboard
Razer Black Widow Tournament.

>> No.56407916

forgot to ask, but is link related a good start? How do you use numbers on a 40% form factor?

>> No.56407947
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If you want a 40% keyboard your options are very limited. This is the only one I could find in you bydget pic related
The PCB is fully programmable so you could customize it to you liking

As far as 60% goes you have much wider variety though if you want arrow keys I recommend you get a 65% keyboard

>> No.56408005

Sounds like a dampened cream alps or matias QC that you're being very aggressive with. Or maybe it's just your spacebar that you're mashing.

>> No.56408072

40% is rather extreme, look at keyboards from 60% to 75% imo

>> No.56408119


>> No.56408210

How do you type numbers with a 40%? Is it practical? And what kind of 60-65% keyboard would you recommend?

>> No.56408256

Like what? Is this an ideal keyboard?

>> No.56408428
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Yup, they're dampened cream alps

>> No.56408567

So I wanna build a 60% board, for my workshop desk the extra bit of space would be wonderful when I'm working on other stuff.
The problem is- I use the arrow keys, a lot. I would be perfectly happy using the bottom four right keys next to the space bar (alt, ctrl, super etc) as my arrow keys. But I have one question- aren't those normally different sized keys compared to the normal 1x1 keys? Are there any keycap sets that aren't going to rape my bank account that will show those glyphs on those keys? Alternatively, is there any other common setup on a 60 percent keyboard that has the arrow keys?

>> No.56408570
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that one looks good but it's probably relatively expensive and it would take long to arrive and it depends on your personal preference too like if you want F keys you can look at pic related

>> No.56408593

Oh I should note I don't want to use FN for the arrow keys, like I said I use them quite a bit and having to use two hands for it would be a huge pain

>> No.56408600
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like this?

>> No.56408627

I could do that, or just use the four across and completely forgo the fn key.

>> No.56408662

this seems to be the perfect keyboard. i don't know how people survive without dedicated F-keys, and other 75% boards' F-key rows aren't pleasingly aligned with the number keys like the noppoo choc mini

>> No.56408731

i have the rgb version and it's literally perfect for me


>> No.56408793

really like the POM caps are still around for the rgb version - probably gonna pick that keyboard up in brown switches soon

>> No.56408805

Only thing I don't like about it is the case and keycaps. Keycaps are easy to replace but the case would be more of a challenge. I'll definitely look into this one though.

>> No.56408838
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Thinking about picking up this

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Is coolermaster a good brand? Also not sure what switch type to get. I thought I wanted blues, but I went over to a friends how and they were (not sure if this is the right word) too "heavy". I didn't like how they felt. Maybe Reds? I want to try Clears but they seem rare.

Also why is Brown the worst?

>> No.56408892
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Blues aren't that heavy.

But if you got babbyfingers, you may also want to get reds. Browns suck because they are a shitty compromise between tactility and weight. They feel like reds with dirt in them.

Clears are heavier than blues.

>> No.56408922

>How do you type numbers with a 40%?
Its done with function layer mapping

Also the whole keyboard is programmable so you can make it just one giant numpad if you want

>> No.56408935

are clears louder than blues?

>> No.56408946

No. Blues are clicky, clears aren't.

>> No.56409059

Red are a linear switch with no tactile feedback
Blacks are heavier reds
Browns are reds with dirt inside them
Clears are very heavy switches with an extended tactile bump, but you can always put lighter 35g springs in them
Greys are even heavier clears
Blues are a tactile and clicky switch, though they are slightly heavier then reds 45g vs 50g
Greens are heavier blues

>> No.56409075

I realized I flubbed that sentence - I tried my friend's blues and I didn't like them. If clears are heavier I may just go with reds.


>> No.56409137

why not just buy lighter springs

and replace them


Its basically a new keyboard

>> No.56409183

aren't clears just heavier browns? do they not suffer from the same sand/dirt sensation?

>> No.56409391
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no they have bigger bump and with the added weight feel much nicer

>> No.56409887

anyone try 62 and 65g gateron blacks?
stock is a tad too heavy for me
i really like the weight of browns/45g topre or blues
any suggestions friends

>> No.56409956

so you want to replace the springs or get a different keyboard?

If you want springs check this site out https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=339&sortby=price:asc
they go from 35 all the way to 100

>> No.56410184

o wow
i wanted to change out the springs in my gateron blacks but i wasnt quite sure where to find them
thank you!!

>> No.56410961
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anyone know of a website that prints hiragana keycaps?

>> No.56411087
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Like this?

>> No.56411156

yes dood

>> No.56411285
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$3 at the dollar store

>> No.56411305

No idea, sorry

>> No.56411484

is it mechanical? and judging by the size of the legends and keycap color it's for the visually impaired

>> No.56411540

some people just want a big ol keyboard that looks like a honeybee

>> No.56411589
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Whoever designed this needs to be fired.

>> No.56411730

Hey can you tell me what board/keycaps those are?

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>> No.56412273

What WPM do you guys get on 10fastfingers?

>> No.56412372

0 because i only have 9

>> No.56412417
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85 in English
94 in French (better layout / more used to the words)

>> No.56412477

>slowfags on this board

I do 126 in english and 160 in ebonics

>> No.56412514
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I have to re-learn how to type

>> No.56412526
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im probably show as trash

>> No.56412531

prove it

>> No.56412533


can't comment about greens but i got rapid-i with reds and its great

>> No.56412553

66, could probably do better with more tries, only had 4+1 hours of practice with formal-style touch typing, can hit upwards of 100 WPM on keybr.com with the full alphabet

>> No.56412578
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>oh cool, this keyboard is everything I wanted and massdrop is doing a special!
>ship date: oct. 11
>well, let's see if it's anywhere else
>same price, no wait

Anyone have experience with Keycools?

79, Eh

>> No.56412601
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>> No.56412649

you guys should seriously learn proper touch typing, what you're doing when trying to type fast is probably really unergonomic and limiting your speed because you're not using all your fingers properly

>> No.56412671

Is that you, Peter?

>> No.56412707
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>implying I don't use catholic school-tier proper touch typing
>trying to make yourself feel superior

>> No.56412745

please hook a fellow danefag up with some sauce on this beauty

>> No.56412855

Ducky shine 3 in Nordic ISO.

If you want one go ask Ducky Nordic on the deskthority forums.

This website is also a ducky re-seller though I don't think they have those exact keycaps: https://www.getdigital.de/Ducky-Keyboard.html

>> No.56412919
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thank you so much, based anon. here's a cool pape

>> No.56412933
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>> No.56412948

Sades K-10 is the only mech keyboard in my country for a non ridiculous price.
So, how is it? Should I pull the trigger?

>> No.56412983

How are we going to help you if you don't tell us your country nig

>> No.56412993

How much are you getting it for? Because it looks like its worth 20 bucks

>> No.56413007

what's your budget

>> No.56413024

These questions could all be solved if he wasn't a queer and used the buying template

>> No.56413039

I don't see how you can reach peak wpm without touch typing. Especially when you have a layout optimized for the home row; there's almost no finger movement.

>> No.56413062

man I want Memeiami but I could only find it in stock here, though they seem way too overpriced? Since tai hao was selling a full set for 50 bucks

>> No.56413090

yeh i hit like 90 wpm and realized my typing style was utter shit tier and that i really needed to learn proper touch typing, especially since i just got my first mech keyboard it was time to git gud, now i'm at maybe 70 wpm but after a minimal amount of practice and i'm improving fast

>> No.56413096

I just asked on how is it, I can't get anything here in Argentina. So I really don't have choices here.

>> No.56413121

tbf, that's not the tai hao one

>> No.56413253

Why would you get a multi color LED keyboard, why not go for RGB or a solid color instead

>> No.56413262

you could just wait till thy're available on massdrop

>> No.56413301

For a slightly cheaper price, I can get a Redragon.

>> No.56413317

tai hao was PBT while these are shit ABS
any idea when they will drop ?

>> No.56413357
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wow those are some really thin keycaps. not to mention they are made from weak plastics instead of pbt. no wonder its so cheap.
Also are you just browsing cheap mechanical keyboards off amazon?

>> No.56413414

I'm browsing my "local amazon", importing something I can't import from Amazon by myself I think.

>> No.56413488

where can i find bucling spring keycaps?

>> No.56413492

honestly just get a Tomoko. Its cheap and descent enough and plenty of people here on /mkg/ have one so you could always ask them for opinions

>> No.56413522

Unicomp's website duh

>> No.56413659

What's the most clicky switch out in today's market?

>> No.56413671
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Check out my new keyboard guys

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>> No.56413748

What the fuck is wrong with your hand??? Please get help.

>> No.56413790

It's reposted from some CSGO cancer faggot. Learn to reverse image search these things.

>> No.56413807

Looks nice, I wil try to get one.
Thanks phamalam

>> No.56413851

I posted earlier, I'm deciding between https://www.massdrop.com/buy/minivan-keyboard

Is a 40% going to give me a WPM boost? Will I be able to reprogram bindings I need? (f1, etc.)

>> No.56413858
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Well the most clicky switch in existence would be omron amber pic related. Though if you want mainstream switch my guess would be cherry green

>> No.56413895
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>Willingly subjecting yourself to layer hell

>> No.56413975

Me personally I got a minivan bare bones kit so I can put cherry dark navy switches on it

Now the minivan doesn't come pre-assembled so unless you want an experience building it, which for a beginner might take 40 minutes, I would go for the noppoo

>> No.56414012

I have the means to assemble it, I'm just asking if it'd serve my needs? (want better wpm, going to use for typing, occasional gaming)

>> No.56414014

what's the tacticoolest board out there

>> No.56414045
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cant get cooler then tactical rails to mount your macros

>> No.56414073

whats that 60% keyboard with really big bezels?

>> No.56414159

>want better wpm, going to use for typing, occasional gaming

Well for words per minute it varies per person. My first keyboard had tactile switches so I could feel the actuation point and quickly type. This improved my typing by 10-15 WPM. But again its anecdotal and varies between people

Now if your going to use this for typing do you mean like writing essay or programing. Since I'm going for my masters in biology most of my writing is research with occasional programing and while I still haven't used a 40% layout my 65% works just fine.

As for gaming what games do you play. It seems like this will be terrible for MMOs but fine for other games like FPS, though I use the quick wheel in games so if you like to switch with the numbers on top your keys it might not be best for you unless you don't mind that console invention

>> No.56414220

>What kind of typing
I'm going to be using it for writing essays and programming on the side (most of my programming is done on my Thinkpad anyway).
I don't play MMOs. When I play games I typically play things like Civ, Minecraft, Battlefield, etc. I got a controller if I ever can't handle gaming on this keyboard. Important thing to me right now is making a decision because this drop ends tomorrow.

>> No.56414245

forgot to ask, if I decide to order this keyboard, what switches should I get? I like feedback.

>> No.56414274

imo the choc mini is better for programming

the minivan is really minimalist and niche and more for if you need it to be portable or if you're a diehard keyboard enthusiast who wants it to be that small just for the sake of it

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>> No.56414460

If you want tactile and clicky then gateron blues or the heavier greens would be my choice. If you want a quieter switch but still tactile then get browns

though what this anon said>>56414274
is true. I'm getting it because I have already used a 65% keyboard before and I want to be a special snowflake and use these cherry dark navy switches that I found.

If you want to have fun building a keyboard and sharing your experience online then get the minivan though with its small size you might miss things like dedicated number keys if you use them a lot, otherwise if you want a solid out of the box small keyboard then get the noppoo

>> No.56414576
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Comfy keyboard wooo.

>> No.56414659
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Which keyboard is that? Looks like one of the matrix layouts I've seen at my school

>> No.56414668

disregard this anons opinion

>> No.56414683

whats the quietest keyboard? my microphone when recording or talking with other is really loud (model m)

>> No.56414704

Silenced topre

>> No.56414732


>> No.56414740

quiet click matias switches are really quiet

>> No.56414752

haha what about SPACE

>> No.56414778


Razer oranges

>> No.56414782
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There is a spacebar. That guy is just using custom keycaps and they don't have a spacebar that small, why would someone need three shifts lol. Also its fully programmable so if you want you can make every key space

besides this is the keyboards default layout

>> No.56414860

>its fully programmable so if you want you can make every key space
kek this meme every time

>> No.56414904
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Terminus mini that I painted with g20 keycaps.

>> No.56415007

I love the hhkb layout, but hate topre.
wat do

I also dislike cherry switches

>> No.56415078

then make an alps HHKB

>> No.56415234

No it's not me Tyler.

>> No.56415301

>Budget - ~$150
>Location - US
>Preferred switch type - Red or Black
>Form factor - TKL
>Backlight - Doesn't matter

>> No.56415348

Ducky one TKL from http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/

>> No.56415503

fuck you

>> No.56415664


>> No.56415673

because you are homosex

>> No.56415748

Leopold FC750R

>> No.56415837

what pissed you off don't like TKLs

>> No.56415843


>> No.56415961

Between these 2, which is better?

>> No.56416021

they're both shit

>> No.56416038

They are very similar.

FC750R comes with side-printed PBT keycaps, while Ducky one has versions with doubleshot ABS and dyesub PBT.

Between PBT versions of those, get whichever has switches that you like and looks better to you. Avoid ABS.

>> No.56416062

alright thanks

>> No.56416081

Will waytools ever ship? Feels bad man.

>> No.56416225


>> No.56416906

Yup. Whitefox Prima

>> No.56417044

can always switch out the keys anytime. Go for it man

>> No.56417325

how much ibm model m 1391406 is worth?

>> No.56417387


>> No.56417795

Would 60% isopropyl alcohol wipes fuck up my PBT keycaps or the UV coating on my keyboard if I use the wipes every other day or so?

>> No.56417952




4chan fucking up my links again

>> No.56418026

im pretty sure i saw them on amazon a while back for like 40 USD

>> No.56418046

these look cool and all but how functional can they really be

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