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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

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

Previous Thread: >>56418051

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>> No.56436929

Why royal navies you make me wait

Any one ordered from pexonpcs lately? How are their wait times?

>> No.56436980

Analog optical switches? Misguided advertising. I can see musicians making a lot more use out of them than gamers.

Also, their durability has yet to be tested in practice.

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>ISO enter
>big ass enter

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Do we really need to have the general's name in the OP image?

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I was opening my cm novatouch tkl, and I'm what CN2 is...

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>> No.56437109

someone recommend me a cheap mechanical keyboard to get on black friday

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cute keyboards boys

>> No.56437552

maybe for non-tactile switches then optical could make sense but with a tactile bump there is no real point to it

>> No.56437623
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>shit thin pbt
>Shitty doubleshot rather than dyesub

Shoo shoo go away

>> No.56437707


cm quickfire rapid-i

>> No.56437747

good enough though.
stop having keyboard autism.

>> No.56437798

"good enough" is not good enough git gud fgt

but seriously try this if you don't want the light to bleed through

gh /index.php?topic=66567.0

>> No.56437860

Are we crowdsourcing a key, /mkg/?

>> No.56437896

Probably just a leftover to connect a numpad for non-tkl version.

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>good enough though
shoo shoo go away

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Another Geekhack GB ends in a scam. And some sorry saps paid $700+ for this thing

>> No.56438210

What groupbuy?

>> No.56438292
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Black Bird GB buy elton5354


>> No.56439022
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anyone know what type of keyboard this is?

>> No.56439163

looks like one of those old HP rubber domes

>> No.56439223

Are there any decent wireless mechanical keyboards?

>> No.56439390

yes but stop being gay

>> No.56439668


where do you guys buy keycaps in the UK?
cant find any on amazon

>> No.56439773

What keyboard is this?

>> No.56439782

That looks terrible and seems like it would actually make looking at the keys in the dark more difficult?

>> No.56439817

kbt pure

>> No.56439953

you can find some on aliexpress, alibaba, or pimpmykeyboard

>> No.56439962
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Just bought a G710 with MX Blue switches for about $90. Seems great to me. Did I do gud or should I kill myself?

>> No.56440006

a bit to big for me.
I prefer function key mapping instead of dedicated hardware macros and slim bezel, which is why I got a ducky one with PBT caps for $110

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Forgot picture

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Sorry does comfy count?

>> No.56440209

I got one with Browns, I prefer browns, and I like it. The buttons kinda break easily though and the logitech software is kinda trash but otherwise its great

>> No.56440210
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how about petite keyboards?

>> No.56440248
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Model F 122 on the way

>> No.56440291

Buckling Pings are memes.

>> No.56440292

I guess I'll ask you
someone is selling an IBM model M SSK (Not the industrial one) for 150 bucks including shipping. He says it works but it won't come with the cable. Should I go for it or not?

>> No.56440343

Definitely, most SSK's go for a lot more than that. (I usually see in the region of 200-300) so you're getting a good deal. Cables are dirt cheap from ebay and unicomp.

>> No.56440359


anyone got any petite keyboards like this under 70 bucks?
petite keyboards seem to usually be expensive

>> No.56440362

You're a meme

>> No.56440392

He's also selling an IBM model M industrial full size one for 70 bucks, but some of the keys are broken Should I buy it just for the case and switch it with my regular model M or is 70 bucks to much?

>> No.56440425

this one is for 60 bucks, and comes with LEDs

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As nice as industrials look, I'd take a regular SSK over one. The full size models don't seem to be as rare now, and unicomp have some industrial cases available on their site. Go for the SSK

>> No.56440512

WOW when did unicomp redesign their website. Last time I went on there it looked like trash

>> No.56440556

Yeah it used to be pretty shit, I only ever use it when looking for original M parts as their keyboards are kinda meh.

>> No.56440899

Hey fa/g/gots, I'm looking for a keyboard with brown switches, blue back lights, and < $100. Suggestions?

>> No.56440995


thanks doc

>> No.56440999

so something like this

>> No.56441021
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I think this EVA keycap set fits your bill

>> No.56441136

Don't do it nigga

>> No.56441147

Why not?

>> No.56441187

Its the same guy who always rants about LEDs in every thread. Just ignore him

>> No.56441219


I'd really like a keyboard like this with the arrows and shit missing but still containing the numpad.

The font and white lights are ugly though

>> No.56441505

Are you two the same person? You post within minutes of each other in every thread.

>> No.56441537

Any nice looking keycap sets floating around at the moment?

>> No.56441653

needs more gay
id bang it.
you can get some cheaper ones but most are around the 60-70 mark which really isnt too bad

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>> No.56441772

He likes shitty 30% I like shitty 40% thats what makes us different.
Its perfectly gay.

>> No.56441780

lol din't mean to reply to you>>56441219
It was ment for>>56441505

>> No.56441792

Easiest way is to get them imported, but MechSupply is a pretty good UK supplier for keycap buys.

>> No.56441840

>40 seconds apart

Are you in bed together?

>> No.56441865

is that industrial ssk yours? jelly

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hahaha I swear im not.

>> No.56442014

what keycaps are those from?

>> No.56442015

Anyone here use SP's G20 keycaps? I'm thinking of getting a few for my Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause keys

>> No.56442038

can you please explain what makes this groupbuy a scam
it seems to be functioning just like every other group buy

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check em out here.

>> No.56442078

I was asking more about the feel.

>> No.56442138

Feel pretty damn good to be honest. Fairly smooth from being rounded and feel pretty nice to touch. I honestly feel them up a couple times.

>> No.56442180

a shitty rubberdome
don't look for it, it's not worth it

>> No.56442225

That's too bad, this keyboard is stylish as fuck.

>> No.56442237


Is this mechanical?

>> No.56442312

If he posts the product ID on the back I can tell you, though my guess is no. Probable membrane with alps sliders, or mitsumi hybrid switches

>> No.56442350

it is :)

>> No.56442397

i'm curious as well

>> No.56442477

>honest question. why dont you have the arrows keys or how do you cope with not having them?

>> No.56442483

This user on geekhack said it was "clicky", but that's all I could find

>> No.56442503


it wont let me post the link

>> No.56442518

then its most likely a mitsumi hybrid switch, which isn't a fully mechanical keyboard, but its clicky as hell

>> No.56442598

Just put a space between geek and hack.

>> No.56442638

Anyone else hate blues after using a linear switch for a long time? I used Gat Blacks for a year and switched back to my blue board a week ago. Blues are annoying as shit now, I never noticed how it feels like a double press on the way down until now.

>> No.56442785

Having owned a board with cherries, a board with Matias clickys, and a board with Topres, I can say with confidence that Matias is the best switch. I haven't tried any authentic Alps or bucking springs yet so looking into getting some of those. I have an Alps Blue board coming in the mail. For the Buckling spring board, is my best option used Model M/F, or a knockoff?

>> No.56442807

To add on that I also got a board with Matias Quiet Click switches, and it was nice, but the board would double register certain key presses so I had to return it.

>> No.56442809

what's your budget?

>> No.56442819

Why do you need all those keyboards?

>> No.56442870

Less than a hundred as I've already spent enough as is, but I might make an exception for something like a Model F.

I only needed two, one for work and one for home, but the Cherry board was shit, and the Matias quiet click had an issue and I had to return it so I got Topres instead. At this point I'm more just wanting to collect older keyboards with nice switches.

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Because more keyboards = higher WPM

>> No.56443077

What keyboard is this and where can I get it.

>> No.56443142


reconsider browns

they aim for both tactility and lightness and fail miserably, feeling like reds with sand in them

either choose reds if you play games, or try blues or any other switch

if you're not afraid of getting something thats not cherry, try ajazz ak33 or pok3r

>> No.56443173

agreed, I made the mistake to buy browns, I've tried clears after and liked them way more
I'll try zealios next

>> No.56443229

>feeling like reds with sand in them
This meme needs to stop. Cherry Browns are just as bad as every other cherry switch. If you want a low quality switch, pick any type of cherry, not just brown. If you want a good switch, pick something sane like a Topre or Alps keyboard,.

>> No.56443250


>> No.56443260


nice meme

>> No.56443261


Good call. I have a switch tester with 8 colors on them and red feels exactly like brown, except it's a shorter press. I think I'll go with reds.

>> No.56443270

fuck off

>> No.56443272
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It's true though. Cherry browns suck ass compared to any other tactile cherry switch. If you want linears, gaterons may be more desirable (though if you're autistic about absolutely consistent weighting and wobble, you may want to stick with cherry), but cherry browns are still the least tactile of all tactile cherry switches.

>> No.56443286

To be fair, gat blacks are top tier imo

>> No.56443295

Cherry browns suck ass compared to other cherry switches which also suck ass

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Eh, Cherry clears are quite nice. Haven't had the chance to try out greens on an actual board yet, but I feel like those might also be quite fun to type on.

If I had to choose one switch to type on for the rest of my life, I'd choose Topre over everything else. But luckily I'm in no such situation; It's nice to mix things up a bit with different switches instead of typing on the same thing all day every day.

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>this meme needs to stop
>recommends literal meme switches

>> No.56443427

Alps are really high quality switches and are cheap as well

Topre is also high quality but expensive

Cherry is the biggest meme, you get none of the quality of Alps for double the price

>> No.56443454

I was talking about typing feel, dingus.

>> No.56443754

>OP pic with reddit spacebar

>> No.56443874

whats wrong with flipping your spacebar around 180°?

>> No.56443896

Heya. Amazon.it have the Corsair Strafe at 99€, is this a good deal? I've been without a mechanical keyboard for a couple months out and I was thinking to get one anyway. It is the red leds version, cherry mx brown.

>> No.56443912

Same thing that's wrong with your punctuation. It's poor form and you look retarded.

>> No.56444159

Man if you get triggered from images on 4chan...
I hate to tell you this but you might be autistic

>> No.56444714

if the guy that was looking for the tai hao miami keycaps is around, they're available for 39 bucks here

>> No.56444765

Everyone hates browns. I fucking love my browns.

>> No.56444786

you are a homosex who prolly use tkl

>> No.56444832

60%, but you weren't far off. I just find them comfy.

>> No.56444840
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I just bought the Pok3r in cherry clears after a lifetime of typing on Logitech rubber domes. I didn't feel like waiting weeks for a switch tester to be delivered to Canada, so I just went with the one that sounded like it would be most satisfying to use. How did I do?

>> No.56444841

Browns would be so much better if thy had a bigger bump like clears or greys

>> No.56444847

60% is the best form factor desu I retract my statement

>> No.56444864

9/10 switch
10/10 board

>> No.56444876

how is the terminus mini?

>> No.56444900

what about those 62% keyboards

>> No.56444912

Yeah I think I get you. But, would that make Fn rape better or worse?

>> No.56444913

Fantastic choices all around. Clears are great and not ridiculously loud like blues, and the pok3r is prime af nigga

>> No.56444916

nigga what?

>> No.56444941

:3 Oh no I'm still an enormous faggot. I just picked up the pok3r RGB because it's pretty

>> No.56444950

those old apple keyboards in 60% but they stuffed 2 extra keys for up and down. I don't know what they are called so I just say 62%

>> No.56444953

my nigga

>> No.56445014

How are the Rosewill keyboards? I'm looking to get something cheap and simple to use at work.

>> No.56445019

Sauce on where I can buy that keyboard?

>> No.56445095
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They are 8/10 keyboards. I've seen them sell for around 80 bucks most of the time so I wouldn't pay more then $85. They were 60 bucks during amazon prime day

>> No.56445184

They're $79 on amazon which is the best deal for a brown switch I could find. I just placed an order, thanks

>> No.56445461

About £100

>Location (continent at least)
Cornwall UK

>Preferred switch type
Long experience with blues. Considering browns or reds


>Form factor
Full keyboard


>Previous/current keyboards
Cherry g80, havit and teslodor

>> No.56445505

go have sexual intercourse with a dog white boi

>> No.56445591

So if modern cherrys really are not that great, what are good non-cherry switches?

I'm a casual typest and mainly gaymin kind of person.

>> No.56445614

Not sure what wattented that kind of reply when properly using the buyers guide.

>> No.56445640


>> No.56445650


>> No.56445734

Oh ok. Thanks!

I am looking for some legitimate help here. I don't mind going back to the g80-3000 but I bottom out a lot and was wondering for alternative choices.

>> No.56445750

There is no such poster your asking for a memeboard so I replied with a meme

>> No.56445827

Incremental upgrades are bad for your wallet m'kay?

>> No.56445937

What does everyone think of Chyrosran?

>> No.56445966

He's cool but needs to cut his hair his opinion is generally correct though

>> No.56446013

Balding Imperial in denial about it with poor buying habits. I find it ironic that he owns a stockpile of vintage keyboards, but can't touch type.

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>> No.56446124

Why's it a meme? I like Backlight because my room is poorly lit and I can't do jack about it since its a temporary situation.

I left my g80 back home because I'm in another country (uk) and the last two felt more like downgrades. Thankfully amazon returns are a thing.

>> No.56446158

Buy a lamp you fucking retard

>Cherry switches
>Full keyboard

>> No.56446199

Alright then mister hipster. Please shower us with your contrarian advice as to which keyboard we should all purchase. A 60% with matias switches, a HHKB with topres, or an IBM SSK

>> No.56446211

>Buy a lamp you fucking retard

I literally don't have the space

>>Cherry switches
What's wrong with them? Clearly I'm an uneducated pleb but willing to listen and learn.

>>Full keyboard
I like numpad, makes it easy as I always use them for numerical input.

As stated above. I don't have much space for a lamp that's not so bright that it fucks around with the monitor due to how tight the setup is.

>> No.56446226

There is literally nothing wrong with full sized, especially if you actually work on your computers. The idea that it puts more strain on your shoulders is a complete fabrication. Smaller form factors that 80 are literally just for e-cred and aesthetics, and if you don't use the keys that are taken off a 60%, you probably use your mouse for all text cursor movement like a ludite.

Cherries and backlighting are legitimately awful though.

>> No.56446258

>I literally don't have the space

Buy a tenkeyless and put the lamp where the numpad would go.

>> No.56446277

Tell what I gain from telling others that full-size keyboards gave me shoulder pain from how far I have to reach.

>> No.56446291

>Buy a tenkeyless
careful there anon you'll trigger him again

>> No.56446303

how short are you dude

>> No.56446320

Which keyboard is that anon?

>> No.56446351

The light would surely fuck around with me unless it's literally hovering over the keyboard.

>asks /g/ for help
>what you want I'd stupid and a meme but I won't tell you why even if you claim to have legitimate reason because we only like absolute minimalists here

Well fuck me for being between a normie and /g/

>> No.56446356

5'5" jungle commie.

>> No.56446374

Ducky One sounds good for what you want.

>> No.56446376

that's weird since I'm 5'7" and full size keyboards are to small for my tastes

>> No.56446401

So what if it gives you shoulder pain? You are literally giving people shit for buying a type of keyboard that only gives special snowflakes like you issues. Most people have been typing of full size their entire life and haven't had any problems with it. The fact is that the only reason small profile keyboards became popular is aesthetics. No one buys hhkbs and 40% boards because they need the mouse to be even closer to their body than what an 80% or 60% provides, they buy them because the meme appeal, and because idiots can't type properly and want to mouse to be closer so they can switch to it faster as they need to move the cursor to make corrections.

>> No.56446417

No idea who you're mistaking me for. I just don't like full-size.

>> No.56446463

I was posting under the assumption that you were
who was clearly giving a new poster shit for wanting a full size keyboard, when anyone who wants a full size keyboard out of the gate is literally gaining nothing buy switching to a smaller profile.

>> No.56446537

Would getting blank keycaps help me better learn to touch type?
My idea is that if I force myself to learn the keys I can at least form new muscle memory

>> No.56446569

Just randomly switch the keys on your keyboard. I found it to not be worth the trouble.

>> No.56446571

Any models in particular to look out for?
I am new around mkg, I've been in IT for 12 years and left because I never got any job satisfaction so what I know is a bit dated. Such as cherries being good, apparently.

>> No.56446575


>> No.56446619

It's bad for him because he has no desk room yet he wants one

>> No.56446627

Cherries are just the consumer standard. There are better switches, its just cherries feel cheap compared to other offerings who are similarly priced or even cheaper

>> No.56446646

I would go for the version with PBT keycaps since they go for a lot longer than ABS caps before they start shining up. Cherries are alright, it's just a few jackasses being contrarian, though this is coming from a Toprefag.

>> No.56446658

No I was giving him shit because he wanted a full size when he didn't have any space for it

>> No.56446663

Which one then?

>> No.56446664

That would trigger my autism but I guess I could try that. My worry is that it will make it harder since I look down at my keyboard a lot and I'll just press the F key and the letter U will appear instead

>> No.56446683


>> No.56446696

All the alps clones out there. You can also get buckling springs from a model F or a model M if $120 is too much. Heck even gaterons have become better then cherries

>> No.56446704

Sound like a plan, care to give me some names? I'm interested in some decent quality keyboards so I'd love to see what you've got in mind.

I have enough space for a full keyboard but the lamp would fuck around with my monitor which is why I will not get one.

Alrighty, I'll see what I can get! Thanks for the input.

>> No.56446714

One more thing, the PBT version doesn't have backlight if that's really important to you.

>> No.56446720

If you want me to be honest and stop memeing on you, go alps or alps clones

>> No.56446779

It's not the biggest thing. Just nice to have! >>56446720
Alps are a switch type I'm assuming? How do they differ from cherry and do any provide tactile feedback? It was the thing I loved most about the blues. I eventually stopped getting bothered by the noise.

>> No.56446832

Where the fuck does someone get a Model F for $120

>> No.56446868

On ebay I just found one for 85 dollars in perfect condition

>> No.56446869

The alps generally have a higher quality feel to them, and the most common Alps switch, the alps white, is more tactile than a cherry blue switch. They require more force to press, have a higher actuation, and have a deeper sound than blues do. They aren't being made anymore, but Matias makes some pretty good clone switches.

>> No.56446907

Shit dude, it sounds like one of those good things that just didn't work out too well.

I appreciate the lack of meming, I'll look into them and see what I can find!

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I have this coming in tomorrow.
Pretty excited.

>> No.56446961

That keyboard is nothing to be exited about.

>> No.56446981


It'll be my second mechanical.

>> No.56446990

Terminus mini and from unique keyboards.
Nigga you said feel and smooth best relates to the feel of them in typing too.

>> No.56447010

It's bland

>> No.56447011

Usually I see then for around 100-150 in good condition. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.XIBM+model+F.TRS0&_nkw=IBM+model+F&_sacat=0

>> No.56447021

I kind of like the minimal look desu.

I also might get new key caps in the future.

>> No.56447033

I agree, it just has nothing there

>> No.56447049

If you like the minimal look then get a ducky one, not only does it have better build quality its also cheaper

>> No.56447051

Alps white switches were the most popular mechanical keyboard switch back when they were being made. They were made back in the era when keyboards were sold with the computers for ludicrous amounts of money, and so they manufactures could spend more on making the switch nice. They stopped being popular after cheaper keyboards became popular and Alps decided to lower the quality of their switches to stay competitive. Their simplified switches flopped, and now we are stuck in a future where the only way of getting a legit alps board switch is second hand.

>> No.56447054

Also. Just incase I can't find any of alps white, which variant of Matias offer the same features?

>> No.56447074

matias click

>> No.56447121

not that hard to find one. Heck a dell AT101 is pretty common, just make sure to get one with alps since they also made version with rubber domes

>> No.56447404

figured this'd be the place to ask.

i got a corsair k70 lux with cherry red mx switches. when i'm spamming, keys 2 through 4 stop responding. if i stop and press them a few times they start back up again. obviously this is a bit of an inconvenience so i'm wondering if it's dirt or a defective keyboard. any ideas?

>> No.56447450
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I've had the same issue with my keyboard and its brand new too, but its a defect with cherry switches. You'll just have to live with it or buy a replacement switch.
Luckily I have blues which makes it easy to fiddle it back to life and it was on an uncommon key so I just left it there

>> No.56447464
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and this is what it should normally look like. Hopefully you can see the difference

>> No.56447481

i'm new to the mechanical keyboard meme so i'm somewhat lost. what's going on there?

>> No.56447501

they key doesn't reset properly so when you press it again it doesn't register, but its not depressed low enough that the keyboard thinks your just holding it down

>> No.56447521

shit, that's a shame. is there any way to work around that? is buying new switches like >>56447450 said the only way?

>> No.56447549

Since I'd like something fresh out of the box. I was going for Matias!

Considering the FK302 Tactile pro. Yay or nay?

>> No.56447562

Not necessarily maybe you just need to lube it, or maybe just some isopropyl alcohol to loosen it up. Just make sure to unplug it first

>> No.56447596

i'll try that. thanks for the help guys.

>> No.56447637

Yes, if you use a mac at least.

>> No.56447655

You know back then an IBM model F cost $9000 to buy since they used very high quality components, as such even though they are over 30 years old model Fs are nearly indestructible. Old Alps follow a similar build quality, just not as good and more lose so I wouldn't worry about old keyboards breaking down, but if you want a more modern keyboard check out these:

These ones are "officially" alps since Fukka bought the patent to make them

>> No.56447734

I don't. Description says pc compatible. Are they spouting shit?

Woah 3k for a keyboard? Damn dude. I'll use the names for reference since I'm in the uk and see what I can dig up.

Matias claim to be the improved alps. Bullshit or not?

>> No.56447769

>Woah 3k for a keyboard?
Its been 20 years since they were that price. IBM model Fs sell for around 120 bucks and alps sell for around 40-90 depending on the quality and rarity

>> No.56447835

They are PC compatable, but they already make a version for PC, so there really isn't a reason to get the mac one.

>> No.56447920

>tfw your new expensive keycaps don't fit and don't let you bottom out, and stick when bottoming out because of Costar stabilizers and thick PBT.

I'm going to kill myself

>> No.56447943

What's the model number for the pc version? Couldn't find it.

Since none are new though nowadays re the IBM keyboard. I'm quite on edge to get it considering some of the shady shit people have even pulled off on /g/ when selling to others.

>> No.56447951

sell them on ebay to some poor sap for double the price you paid for them, unless you didn't get them in a GB so just return them

>> No.56447954

What are the best looking old mechanical keyboards?

>> No.56447967

macintosh keyboards look great especially the M0110

>> No.56447970
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new keycaps soon, so excited

>> No.56447979

i like dedicated arrow keys but tbqh it's probably fine to use other keys with a modifier because you use arrow keys with your right hands so you have both hands available since you're not using your mouse, so your left hand can be on a modifier while the right hand is on "arrows" without even having to move your hands

>> No.56447983
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IBM model F 4704

>> No.56447993
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AEK looks nice too

>> No.56448000


holy fuk litterlee jizzing on this one senpai

>> No.56448010

>sorry for the absence
>there isn't much to update
not that it looks good to be absent for 1.5 months but what's the problem? you have the wait time for the factory and the shipments etc

>> No.56448061

I'm just upset that no thick PBT keycaps are going to fit on my board... I didn't think Costar stabs would be incompatible with so many

>> No.56448263

I switched from my 60% with blacks to a fullsize with blues cause I started playing WoW again and wanted my numpad cause I used it for a lot of non-combat binds. but i hate these blues and my 60% has much better keycaps. im not really sure what to do, i really miss my 60% and the more I use the blues the more I hate them. any advice?

>> No.56448317

Are they pbt? Name?

>> No.56448321

maybe get a standalone numpad or use modifier key combo macros

>> No.56448579

I might as well ask here since this is the keyboard thread.

All my life I've only played with a controller for gaming, but now I want to try joining the master race and play on a keyboard and mouse.

Any advice and helping you can give me to get good on a keyboard and mouse and to get used to being on them?

>> No.56448623

for the keyboard, really just get something with tactile feedback. you don't have to bottom out every keypress, so this feedback helps prevent fatigue (mx blue/green, mx clear). that's unless you just want to mash a really light switch (mx reds) and not worry about it.

practice different grips for the mouse (claw, palm, mixed) and see which suits you more. buy a mouse (or trackball) tailored for that play style.

>> No.56448627

go be a fag somewhere else

>> No.56448648

1. Buy a used Dell AT101W
2. Take out the metal leaflets
Congrats, you now have a better keyboard than anyone else is is going to recommend for less than half the price. Don't buy cherry switches, they're dogshit.

>> No.56448675

pok3r with gateron pbts. Now go, go my friend and spend thy monies.

>> No.56448723

get a top tier mouse such as razer deathadder and actually you could start playing with whatever keyboard you already have to start with before you splurge on a mechanical keyboard because you probably don't know which type of switch you'd prefer

>> No.56448755
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>top tier

>> No.56448768
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Everyone thinks your hair is stupid.

>> No.56448799

kill yourself

>> No.56448840

This is a stupid question. Do you know where stupid questions go?

>> No.56448862

Mad that I don't think your favorite mouse is the absolute best thing ever? I had a Deathadder too, it never fucking sat right in my hand and Razer Synapse is a load of horse shit.

>> No.56448878

there is no mouse that's objectively better than a deathadder and it's not my problem that you can't hold it properly

>> No.56448935
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I tried out a Topre 87U for a couple of weeks and it wasn't my thing. It's been sitting around in it's box for a while now. About how much should I sell it for and where are the best places to advertise?

>> No.56448952

What switch weight?

>> No.56448957

>he fell for the topre meme

>> No.56448961

30 to 45 gram weighting (letter area), and 55 gram weighting (Esc)

>> No.56448962

Two questions:
1. Did you get hot glue on it?
2. What weighting?

>> No.56448980

Throw that shit in the trash.

>> No.56449016

You fucked up.


>> No.56449032

you fucked up your post #'s

>> No.56449067
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>>56448935 (You)
I also have a Vortex Race PBT (White Cherry MX). What could I sell this for and where?

>> No.56449074

you're not even saying which country you're in so you're a murricunt i guess?

>> No.56449083

Australia, my bad

>> No.56449489
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Redpill me on this keyboard.

It says it uses, "Original Noppoo mechanical Blue Switch" and on the comments section it says that it actually uses Cherry Red MX when looking at the "Blue Switch".

>> No.56449516

it's amazon that makes it confusing, they reuse old reviews when the item has changed

the description is correct, it has noppoo branded switches, there are also other sellers on amazon and aliexpress which have gateron and cherry mx if you prefer (but make sure you don't get an older version, the pic you posted is outdated too)

>> No.56449547

Are the noppoo branded switches any good?

>> No.56449566

i have them and i think they're great although i haven't tried others to compare them with

>> No.56449631
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I just got pic related, how bad did i fuck up?

>> No.56449657
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I have one of those with gateron switches.

Do you have any questions in particular?

>> No.56449674


Is this the latest one?

What does "Original Noppoo mechanical Blue Switch" mean? Is it not Cherry MX?

>> No.56449714

>Is this the latest one?

>What does "Original Noppoo mechanical Blue Switch" mean? Is it not Cherry MX?

It means exactly what it says. It's a switch made by noppoo that you will only find on noppoo keyboards. It's not cherry mx or any other popular switch, and I there's no consensus on it, since almost no one has keyboards with it.

>> No.56449732


>> No.56449744

I see. So should I just get the Gateron version then since not many know what Noppoo switches are like?

>> No.56449751
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>Is this the latest one?
yes and the other one without rgb is recent too (just that the pic is inaccurate)

there are older ones which differ from the new ones in that they have holes in the keycaps for capslock etc indicators instead of leds between the keys, and the bottom row is more nonstandard on the older ones (new ones have 1.25u bottom row modifiers instead of mixed 1.5u and 1.0u), and the legends have a different color

like if you look at

pics 1, 2, 3 and 6 are of the older versions and pics 4, 5 and 7 are of the newer version, look at the bottom row keys and e.g. the caps lock key

>> No.56449760

gaterons are considered to be good and even better than cherry mx (although perhaps not quite as consistent) so you should be fine with those

>> No.56449783

wrong link sorry i'm referring to the pics in

>> No.56449784

Yes, gaterons are a safe option. I like mine more than cherry.

Also, at least the version that I got comes with decent POM keycaps, while I'm not sure whether RGB one is ABS or POM.

>> No.56449793

name of this keyboard?

>> No.56449800

RGB has POM, they sink like a rock in water (ABS floats or sinks slowly), but it has a black coating on top of translucent POM so it's not the same as raw POM

>> No.56449842

What's the difference between the RGB and the other one? Is it just it has lights on them?

What does the Noppooo switch feel like? Is it clicky and tactile?

>> No.56449875

the main difference is that it has lights and then there could be slight differences like iirc >>56449657 has a non-removable cable and my rgb has a removable cable

noppoo blue is clicky and tactile similar to gateron blue and cherry mx blue

>> No.56449954

Do me a favor anon, convince yourself that you made the right choice and save everyone a few words.

>> No.56450014

If I don't care about lights then I would be fine just getting the other one since it has POM even though I don't see the big deal with things like that?

>> No.56450053

yes that'll be fine

>> No.56450066

Alright thanks for answering my questions.

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>If I don't care about lights
You shouldn't care about lights. Learn to touch type already, not to mention that you shouldn't use a PC without enough light to see the keyboard anyway, since that just causes unnecessary eye strain.

> even though I don't see the big deal with things like that
Feel, sound and durability. ABS keycaps are bad because they start turning into that << after a couple of months.

It's even more important in this particular case, since the layout is not completely standard. 5.5u spacebar in particular is impossible to find replacement for.

>> No.56450085

Can't you just prevent what is happening in your picture by cleaning the keyboard?

>> No.56450090

There's no way to prevent soft plastic from eroding from usage.

>> No.56450137

HHKB Pro 2

>> No.56450174

Well that cemented what noppoo to get now.

>> No.56450566

you say cherry and cherry clones are shit

you say topre and alps are superior

yet you say razer mecha-membrane is shit, because it's not "mechanical" enough, even though you haven't even tried it

lol k

>> No.56450594
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Does anyone have an experience with DAS keyboards?

>> No.56450621

they used to be good but they have gone to shit

>> No.56450688

How many of these threads have you actually read?

Because nobody has ever said what you think they've said.

>> No.56450762


>> No.56450989

yes they have idiot

>> No.56451136

Please direct me to those posts that dismiss it as "not mechanical enough"

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>> No.56451429

>keycaps appear on massdrop
>it's more memefadeshit

>> No.56451470

Hey /mkg/, my heart is set on finally getting a mech (cm masterkeys pro s) but i have a problem. I have no prior experience from mechs, so i don't know what switch to get, but judging by the description mx blues seem really nice. Should i just pull the trigger or try to find a place where i could test different switches out?

>> No.56451673

It's called a colour gradient.

>> No.56451684

Yes we have. It's called "BTC dome with slider".

>> No.56451685

The latter.

>> No.56452016


Can sell it on ebay with a reserve of $160 prob end up getting $180-200

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>> No.56452419

and because razer mech switches are manufactured in the same location as kailh, that means that if you've tried a $40 kailh keyboard it means you've tried an $80 razer geen keyboard, the fact that it's razer's own design and they manage the entire production process themselves doesn't matter LOOOL the delusion

>> No.56452505

What keyboard is this?
Is it the pok3r?

>> No.56453166

No, they haven't.


>> No.56453246

Is this a clueboard?

>> No.56453395


>> No.56453473

why did you pick those colors when you're not a girl

>> No.56453485

What's wrong with liking cute things?

>> No.56453505

Is the Realforce 88UB a great non-full-size Topre? Trying to decide on one, but I'm still wary of the HHKB for some reason and the other models are either variable (most people say that's bad), 55g (too stiff for my tastes) or mildly too expensive to ship over here.

>> No.56453582

Have you considered the fc660c?

>> No.56454086

That's just shit ABS mate.
I have several ABS keyboards that have seen intensive usage and are nowhere near as polished.

>> No.56454215

I live in my own apartment and buy things I like.
These are also the first caps I ever bought, love the dsa profile but when there is a granite drop I will def pick one up

>> No.56454340

More expensive to get in the context of Poland, as far as I know.

>> No.56454667

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
I've only tried Cherry MX Blues and Clears. I prefered the MX Clears but everyone says Cherry is shit so I'll go with anything using ALPS or Topre.
>Form factor
60% is prefered but I don't mind going bigger or smaller if it's worth it.
I don't care but if the lights are likely to stop working within a few years I don't want it.
>Previous/current keyboards
I had a Pok3r with MX Clears for a bit. Right now I have a Majestouch 2 with MX Blues.

It would be great if the keyboard comes with good stock keycaps as well because I'd prefer to not have to swap them out and get sucked into the hobby of buying expensive keycaps frequently.

>> No.56454899

While not in the UK go for anyone of these keyboards that you can find in your area

>> No.56454930


My Tai Haos have no shine whatsoever after 18 months

>> No.56454979
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Is the Matias Tactile Pro a good choice for white switches?

>> No.56455041

Sure if that's the one you want then go ahead. They also make TKL and 60% versions if you want one of those instead

>> No.56455113

If you're still here: that model is propably the only widely avaible keyboard with this style of numpad + arrows. I actually wanted to buy it recently but I read that Quickfire CM is manufactured by a worse factory than Quickfire Rapid, so the build quality is worse.

>> No.56455174
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>friend working at computer shop was going to get me CM board with cherry's for cheaper price
>he got fired so I just bought used ALPS board over 3 times cheaper

Did I dodge a bullet?

>> No.56455218

Buckling spring would have been better, but models Fs are around the same price as CM boards

>> No.56455343

I only ever saw model Ms with missing keys or broken plastic on sale here. This one is really clean for >20 years board and it works marvelous. I think this is the hardest and loudest I could go though, so I'm glad I got it for now and I'll look into model M's in the future

>> No.56455385


>> No.56455573

A quick search on ebay show a couple model Fs for 80-90 bucks, with model Ms going for 60-80

>> No.56455660

Yeah I didn't thought of ebay, it's not really popular here and I'm kinda scared of shipping from other countries. Got this one for 25 though so I'm good

>> No.56456163


g303 is THE best mouse on the market

if you can't grip it you probably shouldn't be talking about mice anyway

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>vertical 2 on right

>> No.56457015
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>Endorses Ducky
>Not their switches

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