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57353184 No.57353184 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe] [rbt]

>what do you have
>what do you want
>why did you have to buy a keyboard with browns because you couldnt use one with blues since you still live at your basement
>why is this placebo
>why are you poor and you have to chose a keyboard with chink cherry mx knockoffs
>why do you type faster at your rubber dome $5 keyboard
>why did you spent your paycheck on those fancy keycaps
>why did you spent $200 in a keyboard and you aren't able to touchtype

Also, General mechanical keyboard thread - Throw Back edition.

previous thread>>57340297

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

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>> No.57353296

Why is the buyers template linked twice?
Why not delete it?

>> No.57353351

I don't know, but we used to have a buyers guide
I wouldn't recommend it since its horribly outdated. Also mechanical keyboards have exploded in popularity and now there are options for pretty much everything.
Its much better to use the buyers template and list of your requirements then to go looking through pages and pages of different keyboards asking questions about each one you come across

>> No.57353603

Where can I get keycap replacements for my CM Quickfire TK for a reasonable price?
I was gifted this keyboard by a friend, and he tried to make some "modifications" to the keycaps.

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post pictures

The biggest problem is the non standard bottom row and I don't really know of anyone that makes specialty keycaps. You could buy individual blank keycaps that will fit, but that's really about it for that row. Everything else is standard which you can buy on places like ebay for super cheap

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here goes...

>> No.57353735

that bottom row is gonna make things really hard to replace tho without spending a lot of money

>> No.57353761

Why did he press 4 so much? Why did he press U and M so little?

>> No.57353945

what about the other ones, though?
and what numbers are we talking about?

that's a question.

>> No.57354015

I want to replace a couple keycaps. I want the Print to be on the side. Where can I get this done? PBT Preferred.

>> No.57354317



>> No.57354628

it's fully functioning, it's just the keycaps that are kind of fucked

>> No.57354689


Fair enough, the keycaps make it look worse than actually is then.
Any idea what he was trying to do?

>> No.57354946

he was trying to mod it, I think he was going for the "blank look".

>> No.57355023

I want the keyboard in op

>> No.57355461

The whole point of having a buyer's guide is to stop people from asking ANY questions. Put it back.

>> No.57355987

No it just raises more questions

>> No.57356013

But its purpose is to stop the questions from happening, so put it back.

>> No.57356019
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Well if you want a Dolch Pac keyboard you have to buy it with the PC. The cheapest ones on ebay are like 300 bucks

>> No.57356062

We got rid of it beacuse people kept shitposting. Besides just use the buyers template its better for narrowing down your choices. Looking at the buyers guide for a full size keyboard doesnt help if you want it with certain features so the buyers template is better

>> No.57356077

My Das Keyboard keycaps are fading at the most used keys after many years.
How much do new keycaps cost and where to get them?

>> No.57356122

You can get cheap ones on ebay or aliexpress for like 30 bucks

>> No.57356210
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>check for keycaps
>pic related shows up in the results
holy shit what

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>> No.57357134

>when you clean your keyboard and then have to get the keycaps secured into the stabilizers again
It's always such a frustrating experience because there's almost no wiggle space and I can't see shit, is there some kind of trick to it that I'm missing?

>> No.57357177

fuck forgot text, where can i get these stabilizers without such a big bump

>> No.57357178

I don't understand why people use mechanical keyboards. Can you please explain it to me?

>> No.57357248

they feel better to type on, easier to personalise, they sound better

>> No.57357253

Last I checked people use them to type things.

Which part of it don't you understand?

>> No.57357272
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Been using this every day for almost two years now. Don't plan on changing it in the near future but I need to know if there is a stiffer key than blues. Blues are too light for me, but greens are harder to find. I will probably buy a 60%.
If I don't change this one then I'm thinking about getting new keycaps because they're worn and shiny. Any suggestions?

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Help me

>> No.57357341

buy a keyboard without the useless numberpad

>> No.57357355
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does it stick or just scratch?

add grease

>> No.57357491

Did you hook the metal ends into the plastic loops?
If you did that, how can they grind on the side?

>> No.57357680

So there is no real advantage aside from personal preference?

>> No.57357731

Are there any recommend /csg/ keyboards?

>> No.57357751

Pretty much. The only advantage that they have is NKRO, which doesn't really make a difference in almost all use cases.

>> No.57357758

You put the retaining pegs in backwards

>> No.57357909

Depends on the switches and use case. Click and/or tactile switches provide haptic feedback on switch actuation. A competent typist will use this to increase accuracy and decrease how often they bottom out. Mech switches are also more consistent over their lifespan, so you don't end up compensating for changing switch behavior. Not bottoming out hard all the time is also better for avoiding joint-related RSI.
What they won't do is magically make a shitty typist faster.

>> No.57357977

The sound of a Cherry green switch clicking makes all the women in a 50 yard radius get wet, so there's that

>> No.57358108

I've got the CM Storm Quickfire XT as my first mechanical keyboard and I'm getting the Godspeed SA keycap set. Went with brown Cherry MX switches with o-rings to not disturb my girlfriend. Feels just like a rubber dome keyboard but with much better quality.
I'm spending a fortune on the keycaps because of the numpad and because I need a nordic ISO set, but I love the look.

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gateron is so much smoother

>> No.57358251

but they feel worse

>> No.57358409

Tomoko, Magiforce, E-element/Eagle, Azio

>> No.57358960
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Das Keyboard 4 all the way, with Cherry MX blues, can't stand the reds and the browns feel too much like a standard rubber dome keyboard.

>> No.57359195

I wish I had money to buy one of those. But by importing and paying all the taxes it will end up costing 1000 bucks for me.

>> No.57359253

>tfw already have an external amp/dac, so the volume knob is useless to you because you'll always want 100% volume
>tfw media keys look kind of useless too
Otherwise I'd get it just for the matte finish instead of the glossy of my das keyboard 1

>> No.57359277

Is Das Keyboard 4 really worth it? I'm talking about the one with MX Blues.

>> No.57359338

Have a HHKB Pro JP and the symbols on the keyboard don't match what comes out. Emailed PFU and this is what I have to do:
Because your computer is not correctly recognizing the keyboard, it is necessary to change the registry.

We will recommend the backup of the registry to be taken for safety before you rewrite the registry.

The content of ”\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services \ i8042prt \ Paremeters” is change and reboot the personal computer.

Registry of Japan array keyboard

LayerDriver JPN kbd106.dll
OverrideKeyboardIdentifier PCAT_106KEY
OverrideKeyboardSubtype 2

Best Regards.

This won't fuck my computer up right?

>> No.57359387

Why must you turn this thread into a den of lies?

>> No.57359565

I wouldn't say it's worth it compared to other mechanical keyboards which you can get much cheaper with the mx blues, it's really down to personal preference, the matte finish is very nice and it feels good to type on.

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what does /mkg/ think?

They claim to be the smoothest switch on the market

>> No.57359966

>no name of manufacturer

>> No.57359983

I can't link the thread from geek hack it thinks is spam

>> No.57359999

Can you name the manufacturer here?

>> No.57360014
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Again it won't let me link the thread so this image is the best I can do

>> No.57360036
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What is this for on Unicomp boards?

>> No.57360039

This doesn't name the manufacturer.
In the linked video it's interesting that he does not compare the Panda switch to Cherry or Topre, which are generally considered better than Garon.
I would've liked to see that comparison.

>> No.57360053


>> No.57360064

Not a fan of linear switches so naah

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For some reason they won't name it but maybe if we asking him a bunch of times he'll say something

>> No.57360127

This is obviously some astroturfing operation, he's not going to name the manufacturer because it's part of his contract as a shill.

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Ok so, I need help. I am looking for a new keyboard under $150 USD, and I can't check out on the mechanicalkeyboards site. I used to have a Leopold FC750R with browns, which was top tier in my mind, but it was stolen. Now I am in the market for a new one. I liked browns, but if possible I would prefer to have something that needs a bit more force to actuate. Clears are of course in my head, but I have also been thinking about Blacks and Greens.

My main use would be typing, but I will also be playing a ton of RTS, MOBA, MMO, and FPS games.

What brands/boards would you recommend, and where is a good site to buy them?

>> No.57360424

how do you even get your keyboard stolen?

>> No.57360438

>Location (continent at least)
United States
>Preferred switch type
Not an obstacle, just has to need over 40g of force to actuate
>Form factor
TKL or Full. Smaller is fine, but preferably one of those two.
Preferably no.
>Previous/current keyboards
CM Storm Quickfire TK, Das Keyboard S, Noppoo Lolita, Filco M2, Leopold FC750R

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>what do you have
I have this.
I like it, not disappointed.

>> No.57360645
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I decided to finally get a new keyboard.
After I've been searching for months, my preferred style (asthetics) would be the WASD CODE - pure, simple, "grown up" font etc.

But I need:
- RGB backlighting
- media keys (mute, volume at minimum)

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Brown
>Form factor
yes, pref RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
A really old but only 6 months in use "Windows 95 Keyboard" (OEM LiteOn), pic related right now

>> No.57360673

Its gaymer looks, but from that I recommend a Corsair K70 RGB

>> No.57360737
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Ducky One (pic related), You can find them at

>> No.57360774
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Shine 5 would be my recommendation
don't get >>57360673 since that exactly what you don't want

>> No.57360849

thx, but couldn't stand those aesthetics for one minute

yes I'm aware of them but ONE hasn't RGB

yes thx, the Shine 5 is on my very little watch list. I was hoping if there are any alternatives, cause I don't like the casing of the Shine 5, whereas the ONE has the perfect casing imo (pure).
I have to say I'm very autistic regarding this, it has to be such way or nothing. maybe I go for the ONE and quit the RGB.

>> No.57360922
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Its not available in Germany, but there is a Ducky One with RGB lighting here in the united states. The shipping will be expensive, but hopefully you can find it maybe somewhere nearby like France or Belgium

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it sadly seems to be TKL only though

>> No.57361043
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should I?

>> No.57361055

Yes or no on this one: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ivrm/

>> No.57361067

If you're feeling truly autistic, you could try to secure a broken Shine 2/3 and put the Shine 5's internals in that. I've been toying with the idea for a while now, but can't really justify blowing the money on a Shine 5 when then only problem with my 3 is that a few LEDs died.

I've done my best to find pics of the internals of both, though, and it looks like the mounting holes should line up.

>> No.57361092

you can get a filco minila air for less than half that, leaving you up to $180 to buy a tablet stand to go with it

>> No.57361383

>that pricetag
Not worth it. The typewriter-style keyset is cute but it doesn't justify the high price of the overall package. Besides, can't you buy it separately? I thought I saw that on Massdrop.

>> No.57361592


use the money for a hooker

>> No.57361751

$15 of shipping just for some keycaps that you can fit in a bag.
Now thats jewery

>> No.57361761
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Any number pads out there that are made out of aluminum? Preferably not DIY.

>> No.57361870

To be fair that is from US to Aus, $15 is pretty standard for small packages over that distance

>> No.57361920

Guys i know switch are quite personal taste but
are black switches better than red ?
In the graphics of OP they appear in the same "category".

>> No.57361924

They're heavier, that's it.

>> No.57361942

reds have an actuation force of 40g while blacks are at 65g

>> No.57362001

well then I might not be that autistic but also I couldn't imagine using a used keyboard.

I also had a look at the Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L, but it doesn't have a mute key (but volume and stop/play?!?), so this is a killer too...

>> No.57362030

so they just requires more strength ?

>> No.57362032

Looks like it has 4 macro keys in the top right, unused. You might be able to rebind one of those to "mute" in the software.


>> No.57362072
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those are "profile keys"

pic related from the porduct page, it's THAT redicolous, all media but no mute

>> No.57362110

It's less about "strength" and more about "you can rest your fingertips on the keys without pressing them by accident"

>> No.57362290
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Hey bros.

I am looking to purchase a mechanical keyboard and would like your input.

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2046 (Leopold FC980M)
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1014 (Ducky Shine 4 Blue)

>I am ambivalent to backlights.
>I'd prefer full sized keyboards
>I'd prefer preset blank keycaps although I can switch it later
>I'd prefer a switch with good feedback

>> No.57362323


>> No.57362335

I'd choose the leopold because it's more compact and the 1800 layout is pretty neat, but you'll have an easier time finding keycaps for the ducky.

Das and wasd are overpriced.

>> No.57362414

I have a Das, would not recommend. They're very solid standard no frills keyboards and that's all. You're paying a quite high premium just for good build quality (except for the keycaps which are shitty thin ABS you should probably replace) and the brand name alone.

>> No.57362555

Cost-saving measures, as Unicomp is still using the same original IBM molds.

>> No.57362569

If you want to buy WASD then get it without the keycaps as the stock ones are absolute garbage for the price you are paying

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>> No.57363926

Buy naked WASD (no keycaps), order some caps, and type on the bare stems until they arrive in the mail.

>> No.57363969

I'm after a Das myself because I want blank keys because colemak.

Any good recommends for a mechanical keyboard with blank keys?

>> No.57363981
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>tfw no one responds to your question

>> No.57363993

"Tried" a mechanical keyboard for the first time today. Really all I did was press the arrow keys from the box cutout of some Razer keyboard.
Which switch is most comparable to those Razer Greens without the clicky noise? Clears?

>> No.57363994

Didn't see anyone ask this yet, but any good boards with Gateron reds that can be recommended?

>> No.57364004

I did this on a shitty old keyboard when learning to touch type. Eventually the correction fluid turned to gunk and I threw the thing away, but in those two months I did actually learn to stop looking at the keys

>> No.57364063

Post good looking boards with white cases

>> No.57364234
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>> No.57364292

no SP has pretty terrible qc. look at the massdrop thread for the previous granite drop.

i've also been told that it's "expected/acceptable" if you see noticeable differences in SA keycaps of the same profile.

>> No.57364324

I have a razer keyboard i bought cheap from a friend, the usb that connect to it disconnects/stops making contact very easily so if something falls on my table the keyboard turns off and i have to disconnect and reconnect, anyone know how i could fix this?

>> No.57364392

Replace the USB cable. There's only 4 wires inside and pretty much every device has one, so it won't be hard if you have a soldering iron. See soldering tutorials on kiketube.

>> No.57364494

Damn. Hopefully those English and Chinese companies making DSA-like caps get bigger, I like the profile but this is garbage.

>> No.57364520

Is it where the IBM bages are supposed to be

>> No.57364645

Who makes the best PBT blanks?

>> No.57365049

You can't really compare clicky and non-clicky switches. The feel is too different. There are "tactile" switches (Cherry browns and clears) but they feel much more like linear switches (Cherry browns and reds, Razer orange) than any kind of clicky switch.

What you can do is modify the switches themselves and put landing pads inside to silence the click. That's something I've never tried but every once in a while there's someone who swears by it.

>> No.57365160

>Dolch Pac keyboard
theres one for about 150$ on ebay

issue is RJ45 as the connector
dont think many computers made past 2003 have RJ45 as their user input

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>> No.57365468

spend that money on a 60% and dump the pigfat full size then buy the keycap set

>> No.57365476

I'm working on it

>> No.57365548

got the same, but the brown one, every day I ask myself why I don't take MX blues....

>> No.57365698

What about Matias Quiet Clicks?

>> No.57366298

so other than the last irregular line, can I just order normal keycaps?

>> No.57366416

Vortex or NKPC or whatever their called

>> No.57366727
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Nobody know of any?

>> No.57366799

Are topres worth the hype?
I love my clickity clack, but I'd like something I can bring to work, and trying out a topre keyboard is tempting.

>> No.57366841

If what you want is a quiet mechanical board, get matias quiet clicks. O-rings on a non-clicky mx switch also works. If you have excess money you want to burn then get zealencios.


>> No.57367059

Would this be a good buy?


>> No.57367726
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>muh tkl
be edgy more, I don't care. I need tk.

>> No.57367767

High school treating you well?

>> No.57367935

what are the pros and cons of backlighting?
why should I get it, why shouldn't I?

>> No.57367970

It is more expensive so it must be better
You either look like a /v/irgin or like a glitterboy.

>> No.57367997

is it even possible to get a serious answer here? why so desperately sarcastic?

>> No.57368014

Actually its even more obscure its RJ11

>> No.57368023

The van roadkit fits your needs

>> No.57368042

Thanks for asking that question just like the million other people before you

>> No.57368052

I like white backlights. Anything else is pretty much shit

>> No.57368110

I don't see any hints on this question or that it is forbidden to ask it in the general and in the FAQ

I think the same. maybe I should get white. RGB seems usefull to me if maybe highlighting some keys red, e.g. ESC, then ENTER green and the rest white for example

>> No.57368162

It shouldn't take longer than a few days to know exactly where your keys are so there is no real reason as of why to use backlighting at all.

>> No.57368174

I would like to buy this :

and Dye the caps with iDye Poly
Is it a good way to do ?
i'm a poorfag btw

>> No.57368189
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most backlighting seems aimed at children who don't touch type

>special colors and texture for WASD!!

>> No.57368260

any experiences with the Logitech G610 Orion Brown?

>> No.57368426

The non standard bottom row makes it hard to replace the stock keycaps once they get shiny. Personally I'd go for rosewill rk9000 instead its 10 bucks more. Logitech has fair build quality and for a $70 keyboard with cherry switches its not too bad

>> No.57368578

I have a razer blackwidow 2013.
Didn't really want it but had bestbuy gift cards and its the only mech they sold at the time. It has held up really well so far and i do love them blues.

I do want to buy another type keyboard at some point and maybe try out a different switch type. Blues can be a tad loud at times.

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non standard?

>> No.57368697

I'll always have to look at the keyboard time by time, using both hands on the wacom and then switching back again etc.

>> No.57368767

are you working in the dark?
that's just unhealthy

>> No.57368777
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is the quickfire xti a good first mechanical keyboard? I like the look of it and I like that it takes standard keycaps so i can switch out the ugly ones eventually

>> No.57368958
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dimmed comfy light

>> No.57369886

why not get the masterkeys L?

>> No.57370103

what justifies the higher price for the masterkeys pro L over the quickfire xti? i don't really care that the masterkeys can display 16.7 million colors

>> No.57370147

oh wow wait there's no green it's just red and blue that's so fucking retarded

>> No.57370361
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Found this EagleTec KG011 at a flea market for $10. It uses Outemu Blue switches, which are way fucking loud, and the large metal top plate makes them reverberate like crazy. How long does it take to "break in" these switches?

>> No.57370489

Why do you think someone was selling that thing for ten bucks at a flea market.

They don't break in, they're loud as shit by design.

>> No.57370534
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>it's just red and blue that's so fucking retarded
Looking to pick a fight, are we now?

>> No.57370639

Should i switch my Unicomp for a Model M 1391401 from 1995

>> No.57370679

>matias quiet clicks
Didn't know about these. They have Alps stems, right? Now where do I find replacement stems that will take Cherry MX caps...

>> No.57370681

If you hate how blues feel, try blacks, you'll love them

>> No.57370820

I've read that clones of Cherry switches tend to mellow after moderate use. Perhaps I'll get some O-rings.

>> No.57370847

you have to admit it's pretty dumb that they didn't spend the extra dollar in production to have rgb instead of rb leds... i don't even want green i just want the option of white or red depending on day or night, red at night is easier on the eyes but I don't want a meme gaymer red keyboard I want to be able to make it normal white
/autistic rant

>> No.57370928
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Where can I get a 60% case that is better than 20$ picrelated but isn't too expensive (50$ max)?

>> No.57371170
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It's probably related to costs management and processing power.

It took Ducky multiple generations before they produced a keyboard with RGB LEDs. Admittedly, Corsair had that since some time, but corsair also had a plethora of issues with their LEDs in the past.

And you wouldn't believe how much little things that you'd expect to cost next to nothing can actually cost.

Add to that that cooler master has probably been planning those RGB boards for some time already, given that they seem to have reacted to community feedback on the Pro M model and fixed that atrocious bottom row that was on the quickfire TK.

>> No.57371306

should I just get the white backlit pro L and suck it up about not having colors? I don't wanna spend 50 dollars for rainbow...

>> No.57371347
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I dunno, red backlighting is quite comfy at night even if you don't need it for anything.

>> No.57371393

yeah but then I don't have the white backlight just red and blue and that will probably just piss me off... i need to decide on something though cause I wanna spend some of my bitcoin before it drops again... i wanna get some more hard drive space but newegg beats the everloving fuck out of hard drives I've had to RMA so many from them when I set up a server... amazon is way nicer about return/replacements than newegg. I just wanna buy something that's not garbage ya know? -_- tired of using a fucking logitech k350 from years ago

>> No.57371426

dumbass painted his keys without cleaning them and sanding them a bit, didn't use a base coat, and didn't seal them after he was done...

for fuck sake I suck a dick at airbrush work, I cant afford airbrush paint, base coats, or the clear coats you put on to set everything, but even then, I still do a better job this this retard did.

>> No.57371446

get good at it? that's literally all there is to do, get over the fear of breaking the keys, and think things through on how they need to be placed.

>> No.57371465

only useless if you don't use it. I find setting macros up with it to be very helpful.

>> No.57371511

when you press a key, it types, I find that even after light use, a rubber dome stops doing this after a month or so.

What i mean is every time the key is pressed, it reliably inputs a key, going from rubber dome to mechanical i found out just how fucking hard i was pressing keys to make them work, this likely contributed to how fucked up my wrists and fingers are now. now, I don't even bottom keys out much anymore, and going to even a new rubber dome pressing keys doesn't type all the time.

>> No.57371540

just to add. for me the mechanical keyboards price (for me 120$) was justified just because there is no longer a question of 'am i just that shitty a typer, did i not press the key' so on so forth, I know fucking well that if i press a key it will put what i type on screen, no more second guessing what I write or how good i am... I fucking suck, but im not nearly as bad as i thought i was.

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Oh god, I once saw a girl doing this to a nice DAS keyboard with Cherry MX Browns.
She used gaudy as fuck nail polish, it was the most trashy and ugly fucking thing I've seen.

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>> No.57371771

>I just wanna buy something that's not garbage ya know?
Get any of the following:

>mechanical keyboard with thicc, dyesubbed PBT
>a boyfriendf

From my experience with backlit keyboards I can tell that backlighting is nice, but you'll stop caring about whether it's there or not quite quickly. The keyboard I'm using right now has some really nice white underlighting, but nonetheless I haven't turned it on in ages.

>> No.57372008


I actually bought a Dolch keyboard several years ago and made an adapter for it. I'm not technical-minded at all, so it should be easy for any real /g/entooman...RIGHT?!
Anyway, easy because it "speaks" PS/2.
I took the PS/2 cable off a crappy old rubberdome and confirmed the wire colors online. Bought an RJ45 junction box (I think that's what it was)--RJ11 is the same except it doesn't use one wire or something, so RJ45 is fine.
Then checked the wiring colors on the Dolch (think I found this on geekhack) and stripped the end of each of the PS/2 cable's wires and wrapped them in the corresponding places in the junction box.
That was it. I got a PS/2 to USB adapter, which I think made it 2KRO, but I was using it for typing.

>> No.57372016

i have a t420 maxxed out upgrades :3
so the dyesubbed pbt is really worth it? aren't the WASD keyboards dyesub pbt? those look really nice too but idk if i can buy them with buttcoins

>> No.57372647

WASD uses UV etched. If you want dye sub pbt pimpmykeyboard.com sells some

>> No.57372706

>i have a t420 maxxed out upgrades :3
Now get a boyfriend

PBT is quite nice. It's a bit of a matter of preference, but people generally prefer PBT, dyesubbing is the only acceptable method for printing legends onto PBT keycaps.

WASD keycaps are shit thin ABS, not worth the price unless you absolutely want some custom design.

>> No.57373051

but i'm already taken d e s u s e n p a i :3

>> No.57373587
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I do gayming from time to time. And now my 'Q' key and '1' key are inconsistently failing. They are Cherry MX brown and red each. I am looking for a replacement, actuation force close to 45g, bump is fine but no clicky. What are the other brands that can fit into the Cherry MX PCB holes and more durable than Cherries?

If I cant find anything I will have to buy some more Cherries

>> No.57373638

I'm looking for keycaps for backlit keyboards that have the symbols on their front.
Similar to the keycaps on https://www.massdrop.com/buy/kc21-mechanical-numpad but for the whole keyboard

>> No.57373667

What do you mean they are brown and red each? Are they different from each other?

>> No.57373792

You can find them on aliexpress just search for cherry keycaps

>> No.57373805

Check out Gateron switches. The cost 30 cents each and you can get them at techkeys

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It was a MX blue keyboard but the clickiness bugs me when I mash it in games. So I joined the kewl kids club and put in liner switchers for WASD, 1234, QWER and the space bar

I forgot about Gaterons let me look

>> No.57373983

They're not using IBM molds. The IBM top shell has an oval cut out. Lexmark branded model M's had rectangular logos. You'll find if you peeled the lexmark logo off an original Lexmark model m it'd fit perfectly on a Unicomp.

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Depends on how many rivets are broken.

>> No.57374260
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>Update 2, 11/1/16, 7:22am PT: We now have pricing information. The RealForce RGB keyboard will carry a hefty price tag--between $260-280 USD, a Topre rep confirmed. The standard non-backlit versions run deom $235-285 USD.
Well, I don't hate backlighting, but I am salty at how they killed off the Novatouch for this. They're going for fucking $400 now. At least if there was a TKL version of this it would be less expensive than that.

>> No.57374398

Is cooler master in on that?

>> No.57374496
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I clean the keycaps but there is still cum on them

>> No.57374590

If they're shitty keycaps and you're using isopropyl alcohol, you could be wearing out the color.

>> No.57374684

The new Realforce? No, it's Topre-branded and they're selling it directly to retailers.

The Novatouch was discontinued, so it's only available secondhand for outrageous prices. CM doesn't get a piece of that pie either.

Maybe they'll get in bed with Noppoo or some shit. I don't know.

>> No.57374691

They are ABS and im using soapy medium hot water to just rinse them and scrub them with a cloth piece

>> No.57374740

Where can i get this keyboard ? I need to know because of reasons

>> No.57374991


>> No.57375414

well, thjis is probably the first time that I fell for a bad meme. I bought a mechanical keyboard and I must say that is is really a bad experience. Just typing this is a pure nightmare. The brown buttons are too light, I can't really tell whether I actually pushed a button, furthermore the buttons are waaay too small. I have the Cooler master MasterKeys Pro L btw.

Truly have have never bees so rustled. I am 100% regretting making this purchase. I have already had to make corrections of typing errors a dozen times while writing this post alone

>> No.57375425

you cdan tell my the large amount of typing errrors that the keybopard sucks. I usually never have to make any coorections.

>> No.57375430

>brown buttons
Well there's your problem

>> No.57375450

My switch from a Logitech K120 to my current Ducky Shine 3 took some serious getting used to at first, but there's no going back for me now.
Brown switches too, and no corrections made in this post.

>> No.57375538

Hey guys how good would this keyboard be? I currently have a Cooler Master Devastator combo so I am looking to replace both the keyboard and mouse soon.

I can get this thing for like $15 because Amazon gifted me a few codes for uploading a picture to there photo storage service.
It's $20 off of anything on the computer section over $30.

This keyboard seems to have great reviews and might actually be better than my current board.

Should I go for it?


>> No.57375555

I've never bought a mechanical keyboard before but I'm looking to get one this holiday season!

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
I honestly don't know. Not sure if this helps, but a couple of my friends have the razer keyboards and my fingers get caught a lot. I'm used to typing on laptop keyboards. I looked at the guide to the different switches but am kind of lost.
>Form factor
Probably TKL, I like my direction arrows though. Whatever is similar to a laptop keyboard.
I could do without them, but I'm open to whatever.
>Previous/current keyboards
I've only used laptop keyboards for years. I'm on a macbook keyboard right now and can't take it anymore. Someone help me.

>> No.57375563

normie buttons are the best buttons. sure, they might not be loud, or hard to type, but they are somewhat functional which actually has it's own perks. as crazy as it seems.

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Is this a mistake?

>> No.57375902

rubberdomes average around 65g of force to press and browns are at 45g. Looks like you need a big fat heavy switch like Buckling springs. you can get those for 40-80 bucks

>> No.57375911

>non-standard bottom row
>gayming meme brand

>> No.57375929

For that much you could have got a shine 6 which has 100% better build quality.
Or a shine 5 for even less and still have better build quality

>> No.57375965

I haven't bought it yet, that's why I'm asking. I don't see a shine 6 on the ducky website, though.

>> No.57375985

It's supposed to launch soon™

>> No.57376006

nice quads
If you are used to laptop keyboards then maybe a tactile switch like matias or clears would be the way to go.
Matias (These switches are actually quieter then rubberdomes):


Those switches are rare so there really aren't that many options. You could maybe go for a clicky switch like blues or greens


Or if you want a truly unique switch then check out buckling springs. They are the only mechanical switch where the tactile and clicky feedback happen at the exact moment of actuation. You can find them at Unicomp's website:

>> No.57376017

the special YOTM version of the shine 6 is out now so it should follow very soon, or you could by the YOTM

>> No.57376036

>gayming meme brand
Say what you will, the Corsair Keyboards have pretty good build quality.
They do have a retarded non-standard bottom row though.

>> No.57376064

>pretty good build quality
funny thing is if you said that 2 years ago that would have been true, but now other manufactures have caught up and now surpassed corsair.
You can get keyboards with metal plates for like 80 bucks now thanks to the Chinese.
Also the keycap quality on brands like Ducky are an a whole other level compared to the stock caps on corsair

>> No.57376117
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good luck finding replacement keycaps when those shitty stock ones wear out after a month

>> No.57376303

Thanks anon! I love getting quads

>> No.57376460

Quads assassinated along with your landlady, good job

There are some VERY cheap ($40 USD) boards these days, like the Magicforce 68 or the AULA Demon King. These are built with clone switches, not the original Cherry brand, but they're cheap enough to try out some different things and you can always mod them if you get bored. You sound like you might enjoy blacks or browns, so I'd start with one of those.

If you're really not sure, you can get a switch tester. However, there are two types of switches that you absolutely won't find on switch testers: Buckling springs (like >>57376006 mentioned) and electrocapacitives (synonymous with the Japanese brand Topre). These are often seen as "luxury" switch types.

Buckling springs were used in the famous IBM Model M keyboards that are pretty much indestructible. They are deliberately designed to have the same tactile feedback as an electric typewriter. People sometimes compare these to "walking in heavy boots on a wooden floor."

Electrocapacitive switches are basically just "rubber domes done right," which sounds dumb at first, but apparently they are heavenly to actually type on, because of the hybrid construction (with a plunger and a separate sensor underneath) where you don't have to bottom out and the keys quickly pop back up under your fingers.

>> No.57376805

Somebody :(

>> No.57376959

Huh, those look like Gateron switches. Go for it, anon. You could do a lot worse for much higher prices.

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>> No.57377008


Zorro switches. Not fantastic but for $15 to get away from a membrane, why the fuck not?

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Ah, I fucked. up. Thanks for covering for me, anons.

>> No.57377327

Sweet! Saving all of this for my research.

>> No.57377429
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If you want some really fun and tactile switches you could check out alps. Sadly the company's mechanical switch division went bankrupt because their switches were too well built. You can however still buy old keyboards with those switches for really cheap on eBay. Dell AT101w sell for around 40 bucks and are much more durable then all the Chinese keyboards in the same price point. You can also go for apple keyboards (pic related) that also use alps switches and sell for $40, but you need an adapter because apple has to have proprietary connection son everything.

You can also check out alps clones like matias if you want to buy new

>> No.57377463

what keyboard is this?

>> No.57377520

Its in the image title. Its an apple AEK

>> No.57377526

ahhh I missed that thanks.

>> No.57377545

It's kind of sad how Alps shut down. They used to be the standard keyboard switch manufacturer the way Cherry is now. Matias switches were created as a desperation move when Alps shut its doors.

>> No.57377547

Again just so you know those old apple keyboards need an active adapter you cant just plug them in.

>> No.57377562


fucking applel

>> No.57377574

Matias is just a clone officially Fukka produces alps switches, but the last batch they did was in 2012. They still have the original tooling but who knows what they will due with it.

>> No.57377576

I'm probably going to get one of your other suggestions I don't wanna fuck with adapters

>> No.57377613

Yea much better than my current one. My only slight issue or annoyance is that somebody in the review said that it has no legs and is somewhat high, I use my current keyboard flat on the table. Would that be an issue? Idk.

>> No.57377752

HHKB Type-S Topre is pretty quiet. It is a lot smoother than my Noppoo's MX Reds. I don't like to game on it but I just have those two boards. I might buy a board for gaming but I'm more interested in a Realforce.

>> No.57377755

If you're going for an ultra cheap board on Amazon there are plenty more out there. For example the Magicforce should be under $40 with Gateron switches ($70 with Cherry).

>> No.57377773

>edgy reverse space bar
Nice profile there. Is it more comfortable for typing or gaming?

>> No.57377779

I don't think you know what edgy means

>> No.57377824

Link please? I have seen those before but not sure which one you are talking about.

>> No.57377839

Not >>57377755 but there's this.
Looks like a lot of people want one from a massdrop too.

>> No.57377867

Thanks. Looks good but shit I love my numpad haha, I don't know if I could live without it.

>> No.57377901

Is 1stplayer firerose mk3 a good mechanical keyboard ? , it's around $40 in my country

>> No.57377920
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Other anon here if you spend a bit more money you can get pic related in black for 50 bucks with that gift card.

It does mimic the corsair look which you might not like, but it comes with a wrist pad and swap able switches!

>> No.57377949

There is a similar one that doesn't have a back light, wrist wrest, or swap-able switches for 42 bucks without that gift card

>> No.57377987

Does AZIO make decent keyboards?

>> No.57378012

Not bad! Just dont know if blues are my favorite switch, I think that browns are the best.

Link it up! If the coupon that would be 22 bucks, pretty cheap!

>> No.57378045

Sorry I though I linked the general search page not the product page for that keyboard

And here is the general search page


>> No.57378058

Why would you recommend blacks for someone who wants stiffer blues? The difference is signifigant, and blacks are just as hard if not harder to find than greens. I'd say try blacks or reds and see if you like linears, otherwise green or buckling springs.

For green I'd definitely throw you to a pok3r, seeing youre looking for a 60%. Buckling springs aren't easy to find either, being only produced by unicomp, but they feel fucking amazing. Try them out if you get a chance, but warning, they're pretty loud and don't come in anything but full sized iirc, unless you want to spend some on a ibm space saving keyboard.

>> No.57378080

Thanks a lot, no worries at all! For like 2 bucks more I can get it with a blue back light, fucking great. This keyboard looks great, probably better than the original I linked. How loud do you think the blues would be? I don't wanna annoy anybody lol.

>> No.57378089

You can get the CODE pretty reliably with greens. It's a little more expensive than a POK3R.

>> No.57378091

Is the weight not an issue?
I would be worried about my fingers getting tired after a long session.
Is this an issue for you?

>> No.57378108

Blues are pretty loud.
Here is a video review of the same model of keyboard,


>> No.57378114

It never has been for me, but I've heard of plenty of people who do get fatigue, and I could imagine gaming for a long time (maybe 3 hours) would probably put me in some strain.

>> No.57378129

>sponsored review

>> No.57378184

Woah that is crazy loud. Almost annoying I think. Not as much for me because I have headphones but for everyone that lives with me.

>> No.57378349

Cherry style switches are really when you bottom them out regardless if they are linear or clicky

>> No.57378357

But it's a lot easier to not bottom out even with MX Reds compared to rubber domes.

>> No.57378384

Hmm I guess if I learn to type properly with it, it won't be as loud.

My rubber dome keyboard is pretty loud honestly, and true. I don't think blues will be much louder.

Anyways do both of you like blues? I feel like they might be a little to heavy as well. Browns seem to be the best overall.

>> No.57378450


This is what surprised me when I tried out my first mechanical keyboards. The store had a keyboard with blues and a keyboard with browns. I was surprised by low little the clicks contributed to the overall noise.

>> No.57378538

>low little the clicks contributed to the overall noise

>> No.57378693

Cherry mx reds actually have a lower actuation force compared to rubberdomes. Some people even report that simply resting their fingers on the keys causes them to actuate

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Good night /mkg/

>> No.57378743

I've got a Ducky one with blues and I love it. They require the same actuation force as rubber domes so they really shouldn't be heavier. Now personally I think cherry tactile switches are pretty underwhelming compared to others like alps or gaterons.

>> No.57378809

I know they have a low actuation force. It's easier not to bottom out on them because the springs resist more and more as you push them down. I was typing on mine earlier today.
I try not to rest my fingers on them because sometimes they will actuate. When I'm gaming it's not much of a problem, though.

>> No.57379020

Are white pbt caps a bad idea?

>> No.57379435
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The Cherry click mechanism isn't terribly loud by itself, but it is obnoxiously high-pitched. And all known clicky MX clone equivalents are even worse in that regard.

Compare with what buckling springs or oldschool Alps blues sound like:


Rubber domes go from somewhere around 60g or so of resistance to zero as soon as they collapse. You just go right down to bottoming-out on inertia.

Same thing happens with Topre. Even though you don't have to bottom out capacitive domes to register a keypress, you can't feasibly avoid it because to the force curve.

Domes also snap back up with a pop instead of a spring's more gradual bounce, which can cause loud clacking on the upstroke depending on board construction.

>> No.57379461

>loud clacking on the upstroke
This is basically what Topre silencing reduces.
Also, reds bottom out at about 60cN if im not wrong. I'll check when next night.

>> No.57379531

is kbparadise a good choice? was gonna get the v60 with a nice keycap set. Just want an affordable, minimal 60% kb.

>> No.57379992
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Just ordered a Cherry G80-3000

Did I fuck up?

>> No.57380068

new or old?

>> No.57380177


>> No.57380223

It's okay, the build quality is a little lacking

>> No.57380448


Pick one

>> No.57380735

Good god this happens every thread when will you people realize

>> No.57381176

Depends on the price and your preferences

>> No.57381590

So the alps and gaterons are better in thaf regard?

Shit I don't know if I should get it then, if it's somewhat loud I can do it but not if it's gonna be insanely loud and annoying to everyone else in the household.

>> No.57382072

>Location (continent at least)
United States
>Preferred switch type
Cherry Blues or Gateron
>Form factor
TKL or Full or some kind of 75%
>Previous/current keyboards
Cheap logitech shit.

I need a keyboard with a lot of macro keys for mmos. MMO mouses aren't cutting it and I rather not have to waste time hitting Shift or Crt or Alt.

>> No.57382144

Mechanical keyboards is a fucking meme.

They are really loud so when you play games you get distracted by the fucking 200 decibel clicks.

I bought a non-mechanical keyboard today and it's fucking quiet and doesn't wake the neighbours in the night.

>> No.57382170

>he doesn't wear headphones when gaming
>he doesn't enjoy great sound isolation removing distractions
>he doesn't get superior directional audio

>> No.57382266

>things i don't like are bad!

>> No.57382396

i enjoy mine very much, if you got it in black the keycaps will suck though. usibg mine with NKCP blanks

>> No.57382417

does the k65 sound/behave the same way the k70 does? im a gamr

>> No.57382465

Just got a motospeed CK104 with gay RGB per key lighting for £40. I don't much care for the lighting but it can easily be switched off (plus it's controlled entirely by the onboard processor). I've never heard Cherry Blue switches in person but they're a lot higher pitched than I thought they'd be. The sound is oddly non intrusive as well as satisfying.

The weird thing is that it immediately upped my WPM from 75 to 85 with zero mistakes.

>> No.57382485

>I've never heard of o-rings, other silencing mods for mx switches, new mx silents, or matias quiet clicks
Literally all quieter than a regular rubber dome board.


>> No.57382496

Do o rings affect the feel of the keyboard?

>> No.57382508

Depends on the keycap and the size of the o-ring, but yes. The bottom out won't feel as hard. Might be too mushy for you, but they're cheap so it's worth a shot if you want a quieter board.

>> No.57382531

Thanks, I don't mind at this point but it might get annoying long term.

>> No.57382547

If you do buy o-rings get them from imsto or something for a few bucks, wasd charges out the ass for them.

>> No.57382551

I was just going to ebay them, does it make a difference in terms of performance?

>> No.57382591

Shouldn't matter as long as it's the same size/hardness.

>> No.57382609

Thanks again. I'm pleasantly surprised as to how much of a difference a mechanical keyboard makes.

>> No.57382652

>funny thing is if you said that 2 years ago that would have been true, but now other manufactures have caught up and now surpassed corsair.
This does nothing to diminish the quality of the Corsair product. Just because other products are built with quality does not mean the Corsair keyboard isn't.

>> No.57382704

Don't bother with corsair until they improve their build quality and use industry standards.
If you want TKL then get a Ducky One


>> No.57382720

Your board actually has Goate switches, which have a higher pitch and actuation force compared to cherry switches


>> No.57382737
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>What do you have
A cheap $10 keyboard from wallmart
>What do you want
Something similar to the razer green switches. Prefer less than $100 with amazon prime!

I also type about ~130wpm so the feel of the razer keyboard that I played with at best buy felt great. I wouldn't mind buying a razer keyboard either, just want to explore my options before I make a purchase.

Another keyboard I was looking into was the ducky shine 5 but its a bit too pricey since my budget is less than $100.

>> No.57382756

But those other products are cheaper and have much better build quality. Why should corsair continue to charge a premium price for a bargain quality product.

>> No.57382810
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If you want to buy from amazon then check out Rosewill with blue switches (Razer greens are just kailh blues which are just knockoffs of cherry blues)

Now if you want supper cheap keyboard then maybe check out the Chinese
Tomoko is only 30 bucks

If you want full size and RGB then maybe E-elemnt, They do have the corsair look so if you a minimalist keyboard then maybe don't go for it.
It has swap able switch so if you get tired of them you can just buy others

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What's the difference between the rosewill and the tomoko?

Also what's the difference between just MX blues and cherry MX blues. I guess I don't know what either "cherry" or "MX" mean.

>> No.57382922

Forgot to mention, I would like light up switches but I don't care about the colour. More so just be nice little light in my room.

>> No.57383000

Rosewill is a budget imitation version of Filco keyboards which sell for 150+

Tomoko is just a budget keyboard that has some budget knockoff switch

MX switches are manufactured by the Cherry corp and when their patents expired other manufactures began to copy them.
These knockoffs are very similar to cherry switches but there might be some inconsistency between the switches since their quality control isn't as high as cherry.

Other manufactures like Gateron took the cherry design and improved them making it even smoother and more tactile.

There is nothing wrong with buying knockoff switches, but some people prefer cherry due to their tighter tolerances and more consistent feel.

From experience cherry switches are lighter and have a lower pitch compared to their knockoffs.

If you want a keyboard with a back light then check out any of these that are under 100
I'm to lazy to sort it by price but you can go ahead and set the search bar at the top to whatever you want

>> No.57383001

>have a higher pitch and actuation force

Thank you. Are they necessarily louder? If anything, I'd like an even greater actuation force. I pound my keyboards like a mechanical typewriter.

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hey seiden what is your daily driver these days?

I still love my hhkb

>> No.57383082

>transparent game boy
muh dick

>> No.57383682

Why not get one of the teensy keyboard pcbs with the switches you want, set all keys to be function keys via qmk firmware and then use that in addition to your current keyboard? how many function keys do you want?

>> No.57383961

Then maybe buckling springs are the right kind of switch for you since they were designed to mimic a typewriter.
You can get them on Unicomps website for 80 bucks or you can get a used ibm model m on ebay for 60 bucks

>> No.57383968

Im looking at buying a full size ducky one but I want green switches
Is it possible to swap the switches myself or would I be better off buying a kit?

>> No.57383988

If you want green switches maybe buy a WASD without the keycaps, then buy some of massdrop for cheap

>> No.57384011

I like the look of the extra keys above the numpad

>> No.57384023

>Ducky One with RGB
so... a mkb disco?
just get a shine 5 senpai

>> No.57384136

Looks like this is your only option if you want Ducky

>> No.57384199

>teensy keyboard pcbs
I'm glad Teensys are known for being mostly keyboard PCBs because they are trash-tier MCUs and don't deserve to be called anything else.

>> No.57384272

I think he was referring to the harsh edge that causes people to flip space bars

and yes, flipping your bar is comfy and you should do it yesterday

>> No.57384987

keycaps for laptops!?

>> No.57385528

If you're pressing down on your spacebar at an angle where that is a problem, you need to work on your posture before bumping your thumb on a keycap becomes the least of your worries.

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TADA68 with gateron clears, haven't really touched my HHKB in quite some time.

Though I'm using it right now since you had mentioned it.

I'd take it to work, but a full-size is more useful for work so that's where my Shine 4 comes in.

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How are the Gateron Clear weighting going for you? it would fucking kill me with 35g force...

>> No.57385872

i know someone with that keyboard kek

>> No.57386053

maybe when i get my GMK carbon set i'll use the tada more

i want to try 62g springs in gateron browns

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>How are the Gateron Clear weighting going for you?
Probably the nicest typing experience I've had so far. Topre is very nice, but the gateron clears are just bliss to type on. It feels like I'm pushing down pillars of air.

>> No.57387034

Just tried it and I end up touching the sharp end more when the spacebar is reversed. I prefer my HHKB to have its spacebar in the normal position.
If I were gaming it might be a little nicer, though.

>> No.57388151

Last Post!

>> No.57388339

Just figured how to fix my problem. Go to language settings and select the Japanese keyboard. The default one after restarting wont be it but that can be changed by removing the QWERTY keyboard so the Japanese is the only one then add it back if you want to. I did. Now I dont feel so bad about buying Japanese boards.

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