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someone post the op I don't have it edition

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>> No.57557827
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It's only been two days since I've ordered this bad boy and i'm getting rather impatient.
This will be my first mechanical keyboard I have ever owned.
So I guess an opening topic should be what was your first mechanical keyboard?

>> No.57557834

What is the cheapest mechanical keyboard?

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had catalog open all day

not sure why i didnt just make the op lol

>> No.57557960

you can build a homemade planck for about 40 bucks

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F122 or M122? They both look so similar and I can never tell the difference despite owning an F122 myself. Very nice either way, you'll love it!

>> No.57558926

Okay, so I'm looking for something I thought would be simple to find: a fullsize black keyboard with Gateron Browns and blue LEDs (or RGB of course). But I can't for the life of me find such a board. Glorious PC Gaming Race's modular one comes so very, very, very close, but it has red LEDs.

Does anyone know of a board that matches my description? Would it be possible to replace the LEDs with blue ones, and how difficult would it be? All the LED replacement tutorials I've seen are for switch-mounted ones, but the GGMR uses surface mounted ones with clear switches. Is there a blue LED or RGB modular board available in fullsize somewhere?

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First time contributing, hi

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Faggot, did you expect me to read all that??

>> No.57560053

My first mechanical keyboard was an IBM model M, but I wanted something with lighter switches that was still clicky so I got a Ducky one with blues.

>> No.57560144
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A cash register like pic related if you don't mind the credit card reader

>> No.57560176

Not that anon but
>$20 keyboard
>$50 shipping
Fuck I hate living in Straya sometimes

>> No.57560316

sorry dude the shipping is 9.56 for me. I wounder how they got that number...

Anyway if you want to buy a mechanical keyboard and not pay an ass load in shipping why not buy from


>> No.57560338

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium
then a Choc Mini
then HHKB

>> No.57560400

I've already got one, I'm just interested in those sort of legit Cherry keyboards made for commercial purposes rather than consumer ones. Can't seem to find them for sale that easily here though.

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>> No.57560466

Why not just go to cherry's own website:

If you want even more info then check out the wiki:

>> No.57560481

Preferably brown/black

So im looking for a 60% keyboard that i can easily purchase in UK
Bonus points for simplistic non gaymur design.
Even though my budget is flexiblt, id prefer not to buy anthing above Pok3r price.

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threadly reminder that the best keyboard ever made uses rubber dome.

>> No.57560498

not with that ugly layout.

>> No.57560515

Is there a way to get/make a TKL with a trackpoint? I fucking love my RT3200, but its rubberdome.

>> No.57560546

So I recently ordered a Unicomp Model M and I have to say that I am blown away by how nice this thing is to type on. I think I finally managed to find a keyboard that I pretty much never bottom out the keys on, which was still regularly an issue for my with the Cherry MX Clears.

As far as I can tell, the two main differences are that the springs seems to provide damping on the downstroke that almost feels like the keys are cushioned at the bottom of their travel, and the Model M has a much bigger gap between the amount of force required to actuate the keys and the amount of force required to bottom them out.

>> No.57560551

a v60


>> No.57560623

>choosing aesthetic over work efficiency
>disliking 80s/90s aesthetic within this context
s m d h twice

>> No.57560628

Looking for a 60% mechanical keyboard with a standard US/QWERTY layout that's Bluetooth wireless. Any suggestions?

>> No.57560629

if you want to make one then you can. There are already threads about that very same topic on geek hack and deskthority
geekhack org /index.php?topic=41149.0


>> No.57560658

I'm using an 80s rubber dome keyboard now and its much sturdier then any modern keyboard I've used before. Its got all the keys I need and I can reprogram it so I don't really care

>> No.57560682

on-board macro support?

>> No.57560819

whats that?
Since the keyboard is so old I found the firmware and its pretty simple to modify it.

Also this keyboard is very heavy and well built for a rubberdome. It looks like a slimmed down version of the IBM model M that weighs about 1.8 kilos and has dye-sub PBT keycaps, so even though it was made in 1989 it still looks brand new

>> No.57560854

How is v60 compared to the Pok3r ?
Also how are the switches in v60 like?

>> No.57560890

I mean the gateron browns**

>> No.57560928

gateron browns are smoother and more tactile, which is why some people prefer them over cherry switches.

>> No.57560986

scratch that I don't think firmware is the correct term, but basically someone used an oscilloscope to figure out what the interface was and the wrote a program that can translate it. So I just copy pasted what he did. I can then edit it to do whatever I want.

>> No.57561035

ability to program multi-key macros at will using just the keyboard. increases work efficiency in some situations. not sure why the concept was largely abandoned.

meme diagonal keys are also a significant bonus, and I could never go back to four-way. another concept where I'm not sure why it was abandoned, especially given that they just leave an empty space on the keyboard where five keys could fit. the second space key works great with remapping.

I definitely think there are better looking vintage models, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a keyboard that's as wide-purpose functional as the anykey.

>> No.57561091

>meme diagonal keys are also a significant bonus
just curious do you use them daily? My numpad has those but the last time I used them was just now when I remembered that they exist. Its not something I use at all.

>> No.57561093

I see, so the 3 options i have so far are
pok3r for 120£
v60 with gateron for 85£
v60 cherries for 110£
So, are there any advantages of buying v60 over pok3r other than the small price drop ? (keeping in mind poker gives aluminium case, better keycaps more programability) ??

>> No.57561153
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I bought pic related off eBay for about $30 a year ago and am pretty happy with it. Am I missing it out by not having a board with real MX switches/a normal layout? Is it worth a ~$60 net loss to sell/upgrade?

>> No.57561164

actually yes, but only because I play dorf fort. I have the second space key remapped to enter, "end" remapped to "-", "page down" remapped to "+", insert/home/pageup remapped to d/z/v. I literally bought this keyboard to increase dwarf fortress playing efficiency, but it flowed over into work and I regularly remap keys or program macros temporarily just for convenience when I have to repeat a lot of the same typing, and I wonder why this isn't a popular function with programming-related work.

>> No.57561218

the aluminum case on the pok3r is spray painted so it ships off very easily.
As far as programmablity is concerned then >>57544311

PBT keycaps are really nice and personally I can never go back to ABS after using them.

Also you never considered alps switches. The quiet clicks are even quieter then rubberdome and more tactile then gateron or cherry. If you like the loudness then you can get them unsilenced.

>> No.57561275

I want to get this just for the cringey keycaps.

>> No.57561285

you can buy the keycaps separately you know

>> No.57561372
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I'm looking for high quality (blank) keycaps for mx cherry switches. I just got a set of "DSA PBT/ABS" blanks crom pimpmykeyboard. The texture and shape are nice, but on some of the modifiers are a bit imperfect.

Are there better keycaps out there? I have a 60% keyboard.

>> No.57561379

gateron blanks?

>> No.57561393

I don't know anything about them, I thought gateron was a type of switch different from mx cherry and keycaps were not compatible

>> No.57561408

I'ts an M122, I'm pretty hype about it, can't wait.
how's the feel of that M2?

>> No.57561458
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Are gateron keycaps compatible with MX Cherry switches? Are gateron caps high quality?

>> No.57561467

GMK is pretty high quality, but if you want Dye-sub PBT then this GB in on right now:

other wise anything from NPKC, Vortex, Ducky, and Gateron are fine.

>I don't know anything about them, I thought gateron was a type of switch different from mx cherry and keycaps were not compatible

lol no Gaterons make switches and keycaps that work with all cherry mounts

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Gateron are one of the few companies that make cherry profile keycaps that isn't GMK themselves

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Oh ok. I'm looking for nice blank keycaps, I'll try gateron. thanks

>> No.57561556

yeah gateron is a type of switch, but they also make keycaps i guess? gateron switches are actually compatible with mx keycaps just fyi

you can get gateron caps from mechanicalkeyboards.com

>> No.57561631

Cherry is overrated. Gateron and Zealios are where it's at.
If you want better build quality you could get a Cherry board
but Gateron has some cheap boards you should try.
Their switches aren't gritty like Cherry.
Gateron switches are MX compatible, I know because I have a switch tester with them.
>keeping stock keycaps
I don't know about the stock quality but you could buy some aftermarket ones.

>> No.57561639

I got you

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

>> No.57561641

Now why the fuck would this be so cheap?

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gateron are pretty nice

>> No.57561687

how do i get my hands on a RS84?

>> No.57561722

yo, would this have vintage blacks in it?

>> No.57561768
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Ask your self this anon: How many people need cash registers and How many "gamers" are there?
Its simple supply and demand, there are more shops and stores that are willing to spend money buying several of these, vs some niche market of gamers.

And these are real cherry mx keyboards. If you don't mind the weird layouts they are excellent mechanical keyboards. Pic related can be found for under 40 bucks at market surplus store

>> No.57561804

The older ones definitely have them

>> No.57561830

how old are we talking?

>> No.57561880

Shame the shipping from usa costs five times the keyboard itself

>> No.57561915

depends there are three generations of cherry switches, but basically anything before 1991 is definitely vintage, and anything before 1996 is also vintage as well.

>> No.57561957

thanks <3

>> No.57561963

You can get a plate and PCB from china

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Thanks! Thats cool. I would need a case though... :/

>> No.57562064

Noob here. What's so special about cherry profile? Looks like shorter OEMs to me

>> No.57562180
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That is it. Back then when Cherry made mechanical keyboards they used their own doubleshot process to make extremely high quality keycaps that even gives PBT a run for its money. Of course that was to expensive to make such a high quality product so it was then sold off to GMK who now continues to make them. Gateron and NPKC came along and started to manufacture clones that aren't anywhere near as good.
They are more for people who want to try out what a slimmer profile feels like, without spending over a hundred dollars for keycaps

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r8 my choice


>> No.57562264

Best keyboard for cute girls (male)?

>> No.57562274

its ok

>> No.57562279
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pok3r with Miami keycaps

>> No.57562290

Something small and petite, like a Filco Minila.

>> No.57562297
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>pad printed

>> No.57562317

this is a good choice but its really generic.
you could look for other keycaps that are cute but a 60% is a must!

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>> No.57562362

Happy Hacking Memeboard

>> No.57562377

nice reddit username

>> No.57562406

its not me

>> No.57562447

then what is you


>> No.57562462

What other names and shit can I search for I am in the UK but poorfag and my keyboard is breaking

>> No.57562537


>> No.57562601

That's pretty cute, thanks

>> No.57562618

you can get g80-3000 for cheap.


>> No.57562680

Thanks that doesn't even look bad. My current one is so old rubber domes don't push the keys up sometimes

>> No.57562763
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Honestly these are pretty great.
Vintage cherry's with classic double shot keycaps for 40 bucks. Some people pay over a hundred for the keycaps alone

>> No.57562799

What switches do you recommend I seen the difference but I have no idea what I should really even get? I just do programming and gaming ruber dome feels okay for me as is

>> No.57562840

Is it ok to use the aluminum plate of ergodox as the bottom plate? Should I be worried about short circuits happening?

>> No.57562855
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there really is no optimal switch and the noise their actuation mechanisms makes doesn't really matter since bottoming out the switches is louder.

Now blues are tactile and clicky, while blacks/reds are linear, and browns feel like reds with sand in them.

>> No.57562904

So would it be safe to say that red/black are what I want?

>> No.57562960

rubberdomes are tactile, but since yours are so old they must have lost that. So yes if you want a better typing experience without the much then get reds/blacks. Browns are barely tactile.

>> No.57563001

Great thanks man, I honestly don't know what I really want since I never used one but I am pissed off that every rubberdome has the same stuck key shit when I am gaming. Or having to take it apart cause the sensor is fucking up

>> No.57563071

O-rings help a lot imo.

>> No.57563468
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Well I've got to give it to you faggots.

I've had my mechanical meme keyboard for about a month now and I love it.

It has made me hate the keyboard in my office at work, but I don't want to carry my KB back and forth every day like an autistic, but I don't really want to buy a second keyboard either.

Up next, a wrist rest of some kind and maybe an aluminum case.

>> No.57563499

if you wanted aluminum then you should have gotten a varmilo

>> No.57563513

Im thinking about buying one mechanical keyboard, and since its my first and would not understand the difference between a 200 € and a 35 € im thinking of buying this cheap chink AULA keyboard.

What do you guys think is it better to order from the chinks or build a custom one? Also do you have to map it or does windows doanload drivers automatically for custom ones?

>> No.57563531


I thought about it but they didn't have one with the switches I wanted.

I went for the Matias Quiet Clicks.

>> No.57563557


>I'm thinking about buying a nice thing
>But I don't want to spent any money on it
>So I'll buy this shitty thing instead

If you're going to have to steal the spare change off your mums nightstand to buy a keyboard just go get a $10 rubber dome at Wal-Mart or something shit for brains. Luxuries are for people that can afford them.

>> No.57563619

Fuck off what you're saying is like buying a 350 € wine bottle with no wine tasting experience whatsoever.

You're gonna enjoy it but that does not mean the money is well spent.
If I like my cheap keyboard enough I will buy a better one, dont be an elitist richfag cunt.

>> No.57563667

>Being insulted by people that buy cheap mechs

This general is so fucking shit, I'm out.

>> No.57563683


No you shitlord it's like saying "buy something that isn't a $4 bottle of hobo wine".

What you're saying is akin to "hey guys I've been drinking coors for years, and I'm thinking about trying something better. what do you guys think about this shit from the gas station?"

You're better off buying a $30 membrane keyboard than a $30 mechanical.

>> No.57563694


>elitist richfag cunt
>for recommending you spend ~$100-200 on something

Sorry anon, that's not rich, that's just you being destitute poverty tier. Do you steal your neighbors wifi and electricity??

>> No.57563760

go back to geekhack no one likes your attitude here

>> No.57563791

yea, god. fuck off.

>> No.57563828

For you.

In my country basic wage is 450 eurodollars.

I fucking hate this elitistic bullshit I came here for advice and being polite and all, and I have to explain to a bunch of anons my economic situation and getting insulted.

Fuck you, I'off to plebbit or something.

>> No.57563835
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I'll give you a serious answer. The difference between a 200 dollar and 35 dollar is quality and features. Aula keyboards use knock off switches which are inconsistent do to their low quality control. It wouldn't surprise me if an LED dies.
Now the more expensive you get the better the build quality ex: Dye-sub/doubleshot keycaps, plate mounted switches, dual layer PCB, metal construction. You also get more features such as function layer mapping, programmable macros, programmable LED lighting with high quality LEDs.
Also certain layouts cost more due to them being a niche product.

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Ignore him anon he's just a geek hack autist, pic related

>> No.57563859


Good, fuck off eurocucks. Come back when you country isn't an economically destitute shithole.

>> No.57563871

>thinking its cool to spend money on material possessions
>muh social validation

>> No.57563875

I have $500+ in keyboards and I say you are a cunt.
Please do everyone here a favor and fuck off!

>> No.57563886
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>order keyboard
>delivery delayed a week
>finally arrives
>its iso
>site used ansi pictures and didnt mention iso

>> No.57563903

wat keybrd

>> No.57563904

Ok i got the point, your keyboard is gonna last much longer, and its gonna be worth the money.

Im not looking to buy a nice one though, i want to buy a 'test drive' one, and decide for myself if mechanicals are worth their money, and only then spent more.

What would you reccomend in my position.

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>> No.57563921


Are any of them crammed up your 17 year old asshole?


>Mom said she wont cosign any more student loans so I have to use fed money now.

>> No.57563922

mechkb too

>> No.57563936

legit just proving my point
cant tell if its bait

>> No.57563943

Trying hard arent you Timmy.

>> No.57563980
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You could always go to a box store and try out some mechanical keyboards. Most of them have Razer and Corsair keyboards at least.
Now if you want super cheap you could buy used, or a Chinese keyboard. There is nothing wrong with buying a Chinese keyboards, but some are better then other. I'd recommend either Tomoko, Magiforce, or Royal Kludge if you want to go the Chinese way.

Otherwise if you want better quality then get a Ducky One with Dye-sub PBT keycaps and programmable macros

>> No.57563984


>> No.57563990

ducky one tkl, now i have to deal with the refund process

i just wanted to use my nice keycaps but no

>> No.57564009

Someone really got triggered. Luckily this is an anonymous image board so you no one can know how autistic you are.

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Thanks mate, helpfull post, I will consider my options.

I will come back in this general when my order arrives, although I hope its not filled with cunts like today.

>> No.57564063

Do you guys have black friday or cyber monday deals where you live? If you do why not give those a go

>> No.57564950

I wish there were more Devlin group buys, the thickness of their doubleshot q series looks niiiiiiiice

>> No.57565718

I just want a nice keyboard but living in Canada makes it a pain in the ass, Any Canadian Bros have any good sites or deals hidden somewhere?

>> No.57566175

Is that your job or did you just draw a blueprint for literally no reason

>> No.57566560
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Would this be worth it for 120 usd?

its a 1391401 from 1995 with detatchable cable

>> No.57566625
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Finally fell for the mech meme.
Is it all downhill from here?

>> No.57566630

Would it be hard to get ISO keycaps for this?

>> No.57566632

Not quite from here, probably from when you actually get the keyboard in 2-8 months.

>> No.57566651

try finding a cheaper one

>> No.57566662
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Better than having to wait for who the fuck knows how long for stock here in Australia at a marked up price, though.

>> No.57566684

Ah, yep it is.

Fuck living in Australia sucks, Massdrop is just about the only American retailer that gives decent shipping prices and they take so goddamn long to get you your shit.

>> No.57566697

This is Norway prices so concidering other prices its really cheapo

>> No.57566791

hey /g/uys.

What are some alternative vintage mechanical keyboards to model M buckling springs?

Is Dell AT101W worth buying/restoring? They tend to be easier to find and cheaper than model Ms

I already have a modern looking cherry MX blue keyboard for my main Windows gaymen station, but want something a e s t h e t i c s for my Thinkpad t420 arch setup.

>> No.57566841
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whats your part numbers
Mine is 1390120

>> No.57566922

Never had an m122 desu but its definitely a beast. You should consider bolt modding it and it will probably last forever. The model m2 is a bit more snappy than a model m because theres less key travel. I am actually quite fond of it

>> No.57566952
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I want a keyboard that tells people around me "he really knows how to pick a keyboard for a good typing experience" but at the same time tells them "but he's clearly a submissive little femboi that would be easy to dominate"

>> No.57567047

see these qt


>> No.57567079

What's going on in >>57562340
? Thanks

>> No.57567095

some redditor tried to take an artsy pic or some gay shit.
blank white hhkb is really cute though!

>> No.57567101

Are there any mechanical keyboards with Bosnian/Croatian letters?

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>> No.57567114

Topre or something with Gateron Clears.

>> No.57567144

What's the cheapest Cherry Clears board in europe? Form factor and layout doesn't matter

>> No.57567157

as if anyone's ever going to see your keyboard.

post your legs, slut.

>> No.57567172

No, he should post a completely nude picture with the keyboard over his crotch once he gets one.

Then it'd be on-topic.

>> No.57567186

get a new cable and turn the backlighting off

>> No.57567206

Miameme keycaps

>> No.57567215

whats that lil thing

>> No.57567225

Where to get cheap coiled braided microusb cables? Can't find them on aliexpress.

>> No.57567243

Could you send me a link to this?

>> No.57567358

i like the keycaps, but no num pad... yuck.

>> No.57567395
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That's just a render.

>> No.57567487
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going to all second-hand shops near my house later today boys.
What other keyboards should I be looking for?

>> No.57567520

too expensive

>> No.57567606
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A post with an image attached is more likely to get a response.

What's the cheapest Cherry Clears board in europe? Form factor and layout doesn't matter

>> No.57568684

I'd rather have a fully sculptured set of their K-series. Muh thicker SA style caps.

>> No.57568752


I had to eat $24 CAD in duties on my Unicomp Model M because there was no Canadian seller.

>> No.57568755

Im about to pull a trigger on pok3r keyboard with brown switches. Is there anything better I can buy for the same price range or less (uk)

>> No.57568772


You are aware that you can get a brand new Model M for $85, yes?

>> No.57569164

How unsatisfying are brown switches?

>> No.57569199
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This is the keyboard for you, but only if you can find the aftermarket keycaps on the pic.

>> No.57569227
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get an AEK for 40 bucks

>> No.57569370
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doesn't it use proprietary cable? How would I use it with wangblows

>> No.57569394

That doesn't look like a great typing experience to me

>> No.57569400

You get an adapter

>> No.57569419

Its got all they keys you need to shitpost in one small package, with function layer mapping and full program-ability. What more do you need?

>> No.57569435

Plz respond
Plz respond

>> No.57569453

If you've never had a mechanical keyboard before, it'd be an improvement over rubber domes. However if you want a tactile MX switch, get clears. The bump on browns is barely there in comparison.

>> No.57569464

they are pretty underwhelming in the tactility department. If you want to stick with cherry then get clears or tactile greys. If you want cherry clones then Gaterons are better since they are smoother and more tactile. Otherwise you can get Alps and buckling springs.

>> No.57569482
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What's a good site to buy cables?
Bonus points for anywhere closer to EU.

>> No.57569513

The browns are quiet right? Not a fan of that. What is a not-shit not-expensive keyboard in europe that uses clears? Full size. Was looking at CHERRY MX-Board 3.0

>> No.57569515

Make them yourself. Its not that hard.

>> No.57569592
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They're just about the most expensive option out there for cables.
I was hoping for suggestions more like 1upkeyboards, donutcables, pexon, etc etc...

>> No.57569645

they all cost the same anon. Keyclack is 50 cents more expensive, and if that's really breaking the bank for you then maybe you shouldn't be buying custom cables in the first place.

>> No.57569689
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Alright I guess I didn't do the math.
Just looking for good sites is all.

>> No.57570138

I think it's time for me to buy a new keyboard.

I can't find any full keyboards for the life of me, suggest some good ones please.

>> No.57570277

>I can't find any full keyboards for the life of me, suggest some good ones please.
I find that hard to believe. Anyway where are you located and whats your budget?

Ducky, Filco, Leopold, Rosewill, Varmilo, KBParadise, etc. all make great full size keyboards.

>> No.57570286
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As cheap as possible. Up to around $100
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Red > Brown >Black
Ideally with USB hub
>Form factor
Full size
Yes, RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
Non-mechanical "gaming" keyboard.

Would love some help. I have no idea what I'm doing

>> No.57570334

That is a lot of features for a cheap keyboard. Either you have to increase your budget, or lower your expectations. I'd recommend Ducky tho
Anyway here are some sites in the Netherlands to check out:





>> No.57570449

I live in Sweden, I really don't like how some of these keyboards cost 150+ euros now.. it used to be around 100 euros for a full keyboard but now it's somewhere between 200 to 300 which is insane

>> No.57570599
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>> No.57570715
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Has anyone here bought AEKII or AT101 from goodwill and done the click mod?

If so, how common is it to encounter them in the u.s? Gonna go on a Goodwill run today

>> No.57570777

On that budget and in NL, your best bet is probably a CMStorm keyboard from whatever dutch site that sells them. Unlikely you'll find any RGB board for that price, and don't count on a USB hub either, sadly.

>> No.57571037

the command key should have been replaced with a shift key, the right shift key should have been moved down to replace the arrows and a return key should have taken its place. the space bar then could have been centered and flanked on the left by the command key and on the right by an fn key. there should be an fn layer for arrows.
this way, with the same footprint, you could have almost all the functionality or a regular keyboard

>> No.57571083


Is this worth picking up? I don't want to pay 50+ for a keyboard but I want to give the mechanical meme a try.

All I do is game and 3D model.

>> No.57571389

FYI those arent the stock keycaps

>> No.57572091
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I do similar things at work, but that was for hobby purposes.

>> No.57572299

I hope you got that copy of Inventor for free

>> No.57572325
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I certainly did, autodesk offers three year licenses to students for free for educational use.

Though you don't even have to verify your identity or that you're actually a student.

>> No.57572406 [DELETED] 


>> No.57572427

Wish that Adobe would do this, I want to easily make dumb YouTube videos with their shit

>> No.57572447


I'd be happy to tell you what keyboard you're going to buy because you clearly need a real man to make your decisions for you while he pulls your hair.

>> No.57572864

Obviously a Magicforce 68, you can get them for $40 with garbage switches or $70 with Gaterons

>> No.57572877

are fukka clicky whites any good? I can't find any opinions on them online.
the keyboard is a kbp v80

>> No.57572905

You can't get clears on a full size board, and you can't get them on a TKL with ISO layout or RGB lighting, you're basically stuck with POK3R unless you wanna build your own

>> No.57572944

Fukka/Fuhua/Forward was the last manufacturer of official Alps switches. They only rebranded their switches because they lost the license to use the Alps name

>> No.57573088


I've got a KBP V80 with Matias switches (also ALPS type), it's great. I got the quiet clicks, if I did it over I would probably get the regular clicky type.

I'm sure the Fukka are fine as well.

>> No.57573163

pexon pcs.

>> No.57573210

good to hear. i'll go and grab it, then. thanks!

>> No.57573286


Uh, does WASD keyboards not ship to Europe?

>> No.57573287

What switches make the best coding/gaming keyboards?

>> No.57573321

that looks painfull

>> No.57573362


>> No.57573364
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For 45 dollars this is pretty good

>> No.57573385


Those are completely different things.

Linear switches tend to be preferred for gaming.

Clicky / tactile for typing.

I game and type with tactile switches, I can't stand linears.

>> No.57573448


Right, so >>57572905 is wrong.

>> No.57573504

Forgot to mention- switches are hot swappable!

>> No.57573533

Whats the /mkg/'s opinion on 'Anne Pro Keyboard' ?
Is it a keyboard that can compare to v60/poker or will i just chink myself?

>> No.57573618

1) Budget
> Up to £150

2) Location
> UK

3) Preffered switch type
> Reds

4) Layout
> UK Layout

5) Form factor

6) Backlight
>RGB pls

7) Previous/current keyboard
Microsoft £10 keyboard

>> No.57573838

in the first video review it shows that the stabilizers are loose and makes those keys feel bad

>> No.57574006

There's one guide of many.

You can buy gateron switches for $0.30 a piece and you can get a microcontroller+wires+diodes for around 15 bucks, 30 if you want to use a teensy to make it easier. Keycaps can be free/cheap if you salvage an old cherry keyboard. The plate/case can be made with 10 bucks of steel or aluminum if you have the machines to cut it, or you can use a block of hard wood and hand cut it if you want.

>> No.57574782

You have no idea what you're doing with that technical drawing.. not even using draftsman lettering or a circle template it looks like shit.

>> No.57575010

Ducky shine 5

>> No.57575082
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>mfw I fell for the Topre meme

>> No.57575126
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>mfw I feel for the cherry meme.
I'm sorry guys I don't know better.

>> No.57575153

What switch isn't a meme?

>> No.57575157

Beam spring

>> No.57575173

rubber domes

>> No.57575185

>he fell for the x is a meme meme

>> No.57575195
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>Meme spring

>> No.57575265

You've never used one.

>> No.57575463

Are you sure?

>> No.57575585

Britfag here.

Are there any UK based websites that sell custom mechanical keyboards? Pre-customised before they ship?

>> No.57575700
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get you some leopold keyboard girl (boy)

>> No.57575753

I was gonna say Pok3r but then last line

> ... pok3r on ebay?

>> No.57575766

the way they deal with the 65% layout is so ugly imo

>> No.57575864

I'm absolutely positive. You're definitely not old enough to have used them back when they were new, and you're not cool enough to own one now!

>> No.57575877
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Did i pick the right meme?

>> No.57575937

people still sucking ripsterdick over there?

>> No.57575981

i don't really go there that often cause its just so tainted with reddit, and when i do i don't really read comments.

>> No.57576015

What does it feel like to type on a gateway 2000 anykey?

>> No.57576033
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Now that it arrived, I probably should since i assume these are broken bolts. What would be the best bolt replacements for these?

>> No.57576067
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And here is a picture of the board.
Now I wait for the adapter

>> No.57576070
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Oh, pok3r is very much within the price range, its just i dont want to spend 300 pounds on a keyboard, especially since it will be my first mechanical.

I looked at a lot of chink stuff, but everything seems to be a waste of money due to the countless issues that those keyboards have, so i figured it would be better to add few £ extra and go for the proper stuff in which case im left with 2 choices

Pok3r (120£) or v60 (75-90£) and im not sure which one is a better choice.

On one side people claim that poker has better case and better programmability, but anon from last thread claimed that programmability on that keyboard isnt as great as they say and the case is spray painted so the paint will chip off easily.

Also pok3r has much better keycaps.

On other hand v60 is cheaper and apparently it lacks the programmability issues that Pok3r has.

Any help is really appreciated.

Pic related: my current keyboard and its surprisingly good for a dome keyboard

>> No.57576080

While I don't own on I've definitely tried one out. One of the heads of the biology lab at my uni has a computer collection with original apples, IBMs,etc. His collection is also filled with ancient custom keyboards that were specifically designed by IBM, Compaq, Wayne, etc. for biological applications. I should visit and take a picture of them since they look interesting. Any specifics you want me look at to see if he has them.

>> No.57576097

just like any rubber dome.

>> No.57576153

Pok3r RGB? Yeah great board.
Only complaint is that the RGB version has an extra (raised) PCB, so it won't fit nicely into any other 60% cases.

>> No.57576172
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>blue chink cherry
Would you?

>> No.57576190

why not. Its so cheap that if it breaks you can easily get a new one.

>> No.57576542
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Do you think it would look like shit if I change the alphabetic keys from the Scorpius(old one) to the Lolita?

>> No.57576558

Ded rivets. The plate won't miss a handful assuming it hasn't already lost a shitton.
Use M2 hardware if you want to mod.

>> No.57576568

Are they the same profile, if they aren't then don't bother.

>> No.57576570

>that left shift
Literally why

>> No.57576643

They are pretty much the same size, the old ones are a tiny bit bigger.


>> No.57576687

Its not that hard to change the alphas so just do it and post a picture of it. If it looks like shit then put them back.

>> No.57576692

it's absolutely perfect for me, use it one handed while drawing and I can find the DELETE and arrow keys by touch alone juuuuuuuuust fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine

>> No.57576818
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I don't have a key puller, so I either have to order one and wait for it to arrive or pull them all out by hand, which I don't feel like doing half past one in the night. But I will probably just have to do that to check I guess.

Is pic related the standard when having two colored keycaps? Or should I skip the function keys? The space bar I can't change because of the size difference.

>> No.57576848

Just use a paperclip anon, also you can do whatever you want, its your keyboard after all.


>> No.57576915

But that needs two paperclips, anon. You think I'm a millionaire or something?

I just wondered what the standard was, but I guess it's not that hard to switch a couple of F keys. I will probably do it tomorrow then.

>> No.57577496

thinking about getting a pok3r at some point but have used full sized keyboards for my entire life. how much of an adjustment period am i in for?

>> No.57577517

Not very much if you're a touch typist. A lot get bothered by the arrow keys, but that's something to get used to as well.

>> No.57577603

Tell me why I shouldn't get a Ducky Shine 5 RGB

>> No.57577614

Any comments about G810 ?

First mechanical, only used membranes before.

Board will get HEAVY use, 8 hours a day, will be 5+ years before it's replaced.

Should I expect the paint to fade on keys ?

>> No.57577617

Because the Ducky shine 6 is already out for pre-order

>> No.57577639

What switches does the Blackwidow Chroma have?
someone nearby is selling cheap and i need switches

>> No.57577651
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>Omron switches
Ouch. I'm sorry for you, but Omron has always had problems producing mechanical switches, even back when they did clones of popular switches they still failed.

The problem is if the switches fail then good luck finding easy fixes. Also replacing the garbage stock keycaps will be impossible.

Best of luck to you anon.

>> No.57577659

The old ones had cherry mx switches, while the new ones use kailh

>> No.57577663


what's with you fucking nerds and 'replacing caps' shit.

What the fuck are you doing that necessitates in buying new keycaps.

>> No.57577673


wat, there are no comments like yours anywhere.

The only negative stuff I see online is that you can't buy new keycaps, and people say Go ducky as if they're paying for the chance that they need to bash a zombie in the head with their keyboard.

>> No.57577706

that's good to hear. the one thing i was worried about was the whole function layer for everything but i think i can get used to it

>> No.57577740
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sorry m8 but laser etched abs is shit and fragile. If keyboards today came with PBT keycaps then we wouldn't be replacing them.

>> No.57577760

I bought a used mechanical keyboard off eBay and the seller still hasn't shipped it after a week.

Am I being cucked?

>> No.57577785

Took me one day to get used to a 60% after a TKL. Wasn't that big of a deal.

>> No.57577817

send him an email. If a month passed since you purchased it then dispute the claim. Also DON"T leave a review until after the ordeal is finished

>> No.57577824

I love trackballs. Is that one good, or do you just use a separate mouse?

>> No.57577855


I've only had membrane kb's before, so idk about all of this.

My G510 died and I want something new, the keys weren't fading, but the part where my wrist touches was.

>> No.57577901
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Will do, thanks. Wish me luck ;__;

>> No.57577939

Don't wait a month. It's easy as fuck to get a refund with eBay. Message him and ask what's going on, and if he hasn't replied by Monday, open a dispute with eBay. If he doesn't respond to the case, you can "ask eBay to step in" after four days, and they'll give you your money back.

>> No.57578037

Gateron is so smooth.
I prefer Topre but I want to try lubed ergo clears.

>> No.57578057

Laser etching removes the plastic.
The plastic must be worn away for the laser etching to go away.
You might be thinking of laser filling, which has something added in the hole the etching creates. On my Choc Mini it wore away within a few months.

>> No.57578101


How serious of an issue is this going to be ?

I use a keyboard for literally like 5-6 years, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

>> No.57578138

US$80 or less
Southeast Asia
>Preferred Switch Type
>Form Factor
Nice to have but not a priority
>Previous/Current Keyboard
Default keyboard that comes with company computer

Looking for something to use at work, no gaymur font. I mainly work on drafting up work instructions, operations manuals, reply customer emails, and other office-y shit. Hoping to replace this junk I am using (numpad isn't even working) so I can have a comfy keyboard.

>> No.57578172
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If you get doubleshots or dye-sub then it won't be an issue.

>> No.57578207

>Southeast Asia
You guys have the biggest Ducky channels in the whole world.

For that price I'd recommend a Ducky Zero or One

duckychannel.com.tw /en/partners.html

>> No.57578210

but some rubber domes feel different?!

>> No.57578223


well i mean waht does it take for that to occur.

I had a G510 that got 8 hours use nearly every day for 5 years and none of the key paint wore off, only had some of the coloring disappear where my wrist touched the keyboard.

>> No.57578226

what keyboard is it?

>> No.57578238


> Ducky Channel

I feel tarded, what do you mean.

>> No.57578252

Got it. I just sent him a message.

Lots of the neutral reviews left for the seller complain about him not answering to messages, so I'll keep track of the days and approach eBay/Paypal for assistance if he's a no show

>> No.57578362

Ducky makes mechanical keyboards and their biggest channel is in South East Asia, or more specifically Taiwan.

What part of SEA are you from anyway?

>> No.57578414


I'm from the USA.

>> No.57578415


I was close to just messing around in /csg/ to look for any cheap chink knockoff (because it's literally just for typing) until you mentioned Ducky. Still reading up about them now.


He means the manufacturer/distributor or whatever they are, I am still reading up on them.

>> No.57578470

Is the filco Majestouch 2 as great as reddit says it is?

>> No.57578527

Yes. It is an excellent no frills keyboard.

>> No.57579095
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good night /mkg/

>> No.57579212
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good night fellow clacker

>> No.57579229

Fuck now im hungry for bubble gum

>> No.57579280


wtf, that almost looks cel-shaded.

>> No.57579289


wtf, this is hurting my brain.

I don't do drugs bug goddamn I think I'm on acid.

>> No.57579367
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It looks like a rendering wtf my brain is hurting

>> No.57579373

those windows 10 keycaps look ugly.

>> No.57579389
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Last one I buy. Done with this expensive shit.

>> No.57579392
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Yes i know but i cant do anything since buying them from unicomp is like 30 dollars just for shipping

>> No.57579442


Last what you buy ?

>> No.57580445

>the only Aussie retailer of switches I can find charges more for 70x cherry clears than getting 70x feelios shipped from Canadia
Shit, maybe I will fall for the meme after all.

>> No.57580629


Should have self-cleared or at least dealt with a seller who actually knows how to fill out a customs form. Computer equipment made in the US is duty-free and if it's obsolete/used electronic equipment or can be claimed as for scrap/parts then it has negligible customs value and will also be HST exempt.

>> No.57580916
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I just swapped out my corsair k90 for an old dinovo edge I hadn't used for 4+ years and...

the feel is definitely much better. it's going to be shit for gaming but that's just because it's bluetooth.

I'm starting to think mechanical keyboard is just a meme.

>> No.57580977

So. Anyone in the hall effect board massdrop?

>> No.57581346

Thanks, doc.

>> No.57581640

>Ship date: Feb 10th

I was going to, until I realized the manufacturer's alibaba shop ships within a week and costs around the same.

>> No.57582134
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>I'm starting to think mechanical keyboard is just a meme
Oh shit, they're on to us.

>> No.57582145

I actually had that exact board before I got into mechanical. Get clears or some other actually good tactile switch instead.

>> No.57582161
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Link please

>> No.57582410

So I recently picked up a BTC 5100 from a guy and it's missing one of the function keys on the top, the problem is that while the rest of the keys are cherry mx mounts, the top row is something else I can't pinpoint what type it is

top row of pic related is what I'm looking for. The missing key and slider are the insert key, if anyone can help me get a hold of them I'll ship them a full cherry mx mount double shot keycap set I harvested from a packard bell keyboard.

>> No.57582416
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forgot pic because I am literally retarded

>> No.57582445

Just looks like something proprietary to that keyboard. Enjoy your ancient rubber dome board.

>> No.57582621

Has anyone tried those G20 keycaps? Any reviews? What are they like to type on?


>> No.57582703

I was going to buy the keyboard you linked but some nigger bought it over night fml

>> No.57582967

My switch tester has arrived.

When I first tried the different switches (there's gateron, cherry, greentech or something, and kali, as well as one razer switch) my initial thought was "this is some autismal shit", not noticing much difference. Then I went back to the laptop keyboard.

I'm glad I bought this thing. I was first thinking brown switches might be best for me, but after playing with it for a while there's no doubt blue's are best. I just need that click. It's so satisfactory. I don't know how it'll be in gaming, but I mostly use a controller anyway.

Regardless, I was thinking of getting the Anne Pro RGB keyboard. Perfect size and shit, not to mention wireless. Are there any others I should take a peak at before finally ordering?

>> No.57584898

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