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/mkg/ Make Keyboards Great Again

>Buyer's template:

>Where to Buy:


>Use the buyer's template

>Keyset wiki

Previous Thread >>58274168

>> No.58288735

I hate you all

>> No.58288754

>Tfw have a blue switch k95 rgb

I don't even know what to macro on it

>> No.58288914

You should throw it in the trash instead.

>> No.58288924
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>tfw keyboard got shipped

>> No.58288993

5th for browns

>> No.58289051

3D printing looks so rough.

>> No.58289088
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hey guys i've been out of the loop for awhile, but i need a new set of keycaps and i have a short list of requirements that i'm not sure exist, or they didn't a few years ago when i last bought my keycap set.

>cherry profile
>preferably rougher texture
>hopefully not $100

anyone have any suggestions?

>> No.58289108
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Anyone know when the TADA68 will be less than $135 again?

>> No.58289145

>tfw i want 7 or 8 keysets but only 3 keyboards

I don't know what to do

>have 4 keysets laying around all the time


>have 7 keyboards of which I only use 3 all the time, with 4 not in use


>only have 3 keysets, missing out on what I really want

>> No.58289174

Not doubleshot, but here:


If you really want doubleshot, there are the vortex PBT doubleshots. The legends on some keys are off center, and it generally looks pretty meh.

>> No.58289198

I can't tell you about the texture but these are on massdrop.


Just buy the keysets and change them out whenever you feel like it. No need to buy boards that you don't want.

>> No.58289237
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Where can I find keycap sets compatible with the Cherry G80-3000 and/or similar boards? It has an off-center spacebar and caps lock key, see pic related.

>> No.58289445

When they restock with gaterons.

>> No.58289500
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Carbon can't come soon enough

>> No.58289513

anything made by GMK or Enjoy PBT also carries some, or rebirth on keyclack

>> No.58289557

Y tho? Jelly?

>> No.58289651
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Its a mediocre keyboard. There are worse options, but its not really all that good, especially for the price that you pay for it

>> No.58289749

I'm almost ready to take the plunge on moving from a full-size to a TKL, the only thing stopping me is not knowing a reliable way to use alt keycodes on a TKL. What does /g/ use?

>> No.58289822

I always find those replies amusing. People genuinely think their overpriced gaming branded trash is good, and are willing to go to places like /mkg/, where people actually know what they're talking about in regards to keyboards, and still think they know best.

Sorry about the rant, but this shit happens so often it gets in my nerves. It's okay to admit you just didn't know better when you made your purchase.

>> No.58289862
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>go to places like /mkg/, where people actually know what they're talking about in regards to keyboards

>> No.58289937

I know you're memeing, but you can't deny that the people who are regulars here aren't going to believe the same bullshit the dudes that come here once in a while to talk about their gaming keyboards do.

>> No.58289979

Sure minus the IBM hipsters.

>> No.58290153
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>> No.58290182

why are these so coveted? It's boring as hell.

>> No.58290205

Buyer's template:

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
Full. I use the numpad.
Welcome but not required.
>Previous/current keyboards
Razer Blackwidow 2013 (cringe)
Must be PS/2 and durable.

Essentially, I want to buy into the PS/2 meme so I want a durable board which would still have my favourite switch. Durability is a concern as my Blackwidow is developing keys with actuation problems at an alarming rate.

>> No.58290224

because it was the cheapest GMK set ever made. It only costed like 60 bucks while all the others are $120+
I want custom key caps but I ain't paying more then 50 bucks, unless its worth it like carbon

>> No.58290259

for that high of a budget you can get a shine 5

Anything made by Ducky and Cooler Master is a solid choise

>> No.58290316

Thank you, this is perfect. Budget is high because I just want to invest this once and keep this keyboard for years.

>> No.58290356

>Anything made by Ducky
okay, sure
>and Cooler Master
I take that back

>> No.58290388

If you go to that link the only CM board they have is the re-branded Filco

>> No.58290391

why the fuck is everything on back order in canada

>> No.58290408

sorry meant the re branded Ducky

>> No.58290424

Can't you buy from America?

>> No.58290669
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what did i just do

>> No.58290693

you bought a great keyboard. The typing experience on buckling springs was designed to emulate a typewriter so its very loud and tactile

>> No.58290710

What's a good numpad /mkg/?

>> No.58290718

You did the right thing, anon

>> No.58290765
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The Tris
Maybe if you contact someone on geekhack they will send them yours for around $300

>> No.58290770

Bought a good keyboard but it's weird to see a keyboard with the alphanumeric area being darker than the modifiers.

>> No.58290828

that means its worth a few extra meme points

>> No.58290963

If that anon just had one anime pape or image or figurine somewhere, he'd be the embodiment of /g/.

>> No.58291171
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a fast numpad

>> No.58291212

I approve of the ak teck mat.

>> No.58291235

A custom aluminum numpad should cost no more than $100.

>> No.58291535

Shit that was a good deal. wishing I had got in on it now.

>> No.58291698

What's the wpm on that?

>> No.58291736

The did a limited run for $135, but it was for only 20 something sets. You can buy them on Reddit for like 120-130 bucks, tho the cheapest I've seen besides the group buy was for 100 dollars

>> No.58291738
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Over 9000 WPM

>> No.58291806

I'm kind of exited for the ducky pocket after hearing about it, even though its useless for me since I already have a numpad, but maybe I'll buy a TKL instead

>> No.58291835

>ducky pocket
Oh nice.

Probably won't even be that expensive if Ducky's making it

>> No.58291847

>linear switches

>> No.58291902
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I just bought this /g/

It's going to be my first mechanical keyboard.

Tell me how bad I've fucked up.

>> No.58291911
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The rgb lighting is kind of overkill, but at least you can turn it off

>> No.58292828
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Why are Poker keyboards superior?
Why are MX Blacks are superior?
>poker mini w/mx blacks is 90$ on aliexpress

>> No.58292871

can you still use the f keys on poker keyboards? through some sort of zhortcut or something?

>> No.58292884

It's just on the Fn layer. Hell it's even printed on the front of the number row.

>> No.58292897

Dumb question - Is an old mechanical keyboard that uses PS/2 better than a newer electrical keyboard? Thanks.

>> No.58292913

Not necessarily. That's a completely irrelevant point.

>> No.58292914

Generally worse.

>> No.58292954

electrical keyboards are a meme

>> No.58293054

oh my gosh thats awesome i want this now

>> No.58293156
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hmmm how accurate are ali's shipping estimates? should i lower my expectation and dont even think about it?

>> No.58293161
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My battlestation is horrific... I really wish i had more space and a bigger desk, but check dis out.

>> No.58293215

>should i lower my expectation and dont even think about it
That's the best way to do things with chink shipping. I had stuff arrive super fast, and shit that took weeks or months to leave the country.

>> No.58293270

what kind of dank memes can i post while i wait?

>> No.58293596

what keyboard senpai?

>> No.58293639
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((((Artisan)))) keycaps

>> No.58293681

What are the differences between the pok3r and poker II? Just started to thinkin about getting a poker not sure which I should buy.

>> No.58293758

Pok3r is a better name then Poker II
Also the Pok3r has more programming layers and each layer has 32 characters compared to the II which had 14. Also I don't think the poker II came with an aluminum case

>> No.58293790

What are programming layers? also i heard the pok3r is a bitch to setup? I just want one cause it seems they have full functionality in a smaller keyboard

>> No.58294068

Model M

Assume that my neighbors got me if I go silent in a few weeks

>> No.58294084


>> No.58294095

>That call of dooty modern warfare 2 font.


>> No.58294154
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>Location (continent at least)

>Preferred switch type


>Form factor
Full, and with extra keys. Actually, 122 keys model M, but with windows keys and normal arrows cluster would be ideal

Don't really care

>Previous/current keyboards
Microsoft Reclusa for 7 years, Focus 2001 before that

>> No.58294215

what's the most rare keycap?

>> No.58294233
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An original space cadet set.

>> No.58294235

Looks about right for Topre. Everything to do with that rubber dome is overpriced.

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Thats cheap stuff tho

>> No.58294269
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Just bought this. What am I in for?

>> No.58294278

Yep that's Topre all right.

>> No.58294279

Find me an actual space cadet keyboard for sale then m8. Or even any record of one being sold.

>> No.58294299

Unicomp makes 122 key keyboards with windows key, you can change it to a normal arrow cluster if you want

>> No.58294329

How loud are blacks compared to rubber domes?

>> No.58294366

If you use o-rings or clips (zealencios or QMX clips) then they're quieter. Otherwise this should give you some idea:


>> No.58294426

I wasn't that impressed with buckling spring when I tried them. I kept bottoming out and my fingers would hurt after extended typing.

>> No.58294454

>also i heard the pok3r is a bitch to setup?
I just plugged it in and it worked. What are you wanting to change about it?

After a couple days I read the manual to change the Caps Lock, and realized switching the Caps Lock to be a second FN key is as simple as just switching one of the dip switches on the back.

I never use Caps Lock, so it's awesome to have a FN that I can easily use with either hand

>> No.58294467

alright i wanna know, like why are most novelty key cps like monsters, skulls, etc.? i dunno if its just an illusion i created myself but it seems like i see them everywhere

>> No.58294506

chinks see this stuff sell for $1500+ so they copy it thinking its valuable, but only autists pay that much

>> No.58294552

I dont want to change anything thats jusy somethimg i heard it there program support for rgb?

>> No.58294649

I didn't buy a RGB one, but mine is backlit.

There is options to dim the lights, turn the lights off, "reactive", or "breathing" modes.

They are all changeable from a simple command, like FN + C, to Dim

>> No.58294653

>browsing amazon
>Redragon K552 for $37
>search in a brazilian website

I hate this shithole

>> No.58294773

Spelling mistakes

>> No.58294846

might as well get something like this instead since it costs $80 here in the US

Or maybe get something from aliexpress

>> No.58294945

hmm. Do you think it's a good idea to go from full size to 60%? I just saw that the pok3r still had f keys and shit and now i really want one

>> No.58294956
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Just went tenkeyless, very happy with the switch. Never used the numpad and I like the extra mouse space without having to move it further out.

>> No.58294977
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Not even sure if it's mechanical, but anyone know what the bottom kb is?

>> No.58294998

It's a cherry G80-11900.

>> No.58295066

Why? Are the switches not any good?

>> No.58295070
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A non-standard bottom row and non-standard stabilizer placement. Enjoy your trash.

>> No.58295128

it's hard to discern in the picture due to the angle, but it looks to me like the bottom row is standard

>> No.58295196

The ctrl keys are 1.5u. So, not standard.

>> No.58295208

It's not. 1.5u Ctrl keys and a 5.75u (aka nonexistent) spacebar.

>> No.58295211

>cherry G80-11900

>> No.58295282
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hey whats up with 40% are they fine or to extreme?

>> No.58295316

Anything less than 60% is needlessly inconveniencing yourself.

>> No.58295354

Is it a bad idea to go from FULL to 60% ?
I don't think i'd have a problem

>> No.58295376
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they are a bit of a meme, but if you do nothing but type then it should be fine. Then minivan is a 40% keyboard that also has a matching numpad if you need that

>> No.58295384

What's the general consensus on Mod switches.
Are they worth the money over gaterons?

>> No.58295400
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Anything less than 104 is literal hamstrung meme tier for kiddos.

>> No.58295441

I'll tell you tomorrow once I get 'em shipped in and compare them with the 67g & 78g feelios I have.

>> No.58295449

this faggot again

>> No.58295458

>caps lock instead of tab

Is there even a legitimate use for Caps Lock, I don't get it

>> No.58295459

Browns are really light, combined with being tactile rather then clicky you're going to be hitting a lot of keys you don't mean to

>> No.58295477

So many switch choices on the POK3R
Which do i get?

>> No.58295535


>> No.58295797

When my 60% arrives from chink land I will show you my gun

>> No.58295881
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So the more keys I have on my keyboard the more of a man I am?

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>> No.58296168

Nice, now replace those caps with a set from leopold.

>> No.58296329
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This keyboard is $25.97 and will likely outlast most memeboards posted here. It's ugly, but it gets the job done. Reccomend me a better one that's actually WORTH the money, because from what I've seen, it's just not.

>> No.58296368
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Why not get a vintage foam and foil or dome and slider board?
I hear that they feel pretty close to Topre, if that's your thing.
I would like one of pic related. I might buy some aftermarket MX keycaps for it as the sliders are compatible.
Maybe some from a Realforce Hi Pro.

>> No.58296380
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To look like this.

>> No.58296395
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id like to get what is the lowest price while still being decent/good. poorfag here
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
im not quite sure. i know i dont need numpad, but i need arrow keys for reasons. ive never touched a key beyond the right side of my enter except arrow keys.
id heavily prefer without, but if i had to, id like it without stupid neon colors, maybe just a cool white
>Previous/current keyboards
some generic piece of shit, not mechanical.

side note: i stream and record so i chose red switches because apparently theyre a bit more quiet. so id like a pretty quiet keyboard please

>> No.58296404

tomoko is the cheapest one that is still decent

>> No.58296426
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> i chose red switches because apparently theyre a bit more quiet. so id like a pretty quiet keyboard please
The sound of a keyboard bottoming out is the loudest part about it.
You might consider MX Natural White or whatever if you want to go with Cherry but Matias boards are apparently pretty quiet, possibly quieter than most rubber dome boards.
If you do choose to go with MX you might want to consider o-rings.

>> No.58296430

does it click and clack when you make the words go?

The fact that it doesn't cost at least $100 or was released in 1984 means that it belongs in the trash.

>> No.58296448
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Forgot you don't want a numpad, there's this.

>> No.58296455

layout is us ansi. oops...

>> No.58296469

The bose speakers were free.
The porta pros are nice.
The mouse was at goodwill.
The keyboard was free.

Trust me i know.

>> No.58296476
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thanks lots mate

>> No.58296477

Got that exact keyboard for $3 at Value Village

>> No.58296484

Is the corsair k70 really the best mechanical keyboard or is that one big fat meme?

>> No.58296487

How good is it?

>> No.58296496

best is subjective, and it is more about the switches used and features/layout that you want than the board.

>> No.58296502

Feels the same as every generic rubber dome keyboard. Extra points for the blue Enter key

>> No.58296541
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Alright, I get not wanting or needing 10key. But can someone explain why you would want to remove the function row? Does your keyboard come with modifiers built in, or do you spend a bunch of time rebinding keys? Or do you all just only use your computer for facebook?

>> No.58296547

You just did a great thing. You bought an American made mechanical keyboard. Not some chinese junk.

I have an ultra classic in black/grey. Once i get another ultra classic in white I will never need to buy another keyboard again, unless I find a real Model M for a deal.

>> No.58296582

Unicomp. American Made. Heavy and built to last. Worth every penny.

>> No.58296589

I kinda want to find a DSA Dolch set but it seems like I missed out.

>> No.58296593

to make it even more quiet, could you put rings on the keys? like these: https://www.amazon.com/Cherry-Rubber-O-Ring-Switch-Dampeners/dp/B00AZQ3966/ref=pd_sim_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0VR3QMQG70G24KJC9ECM

>> No.58296603

>what did i just do
Bought a great keyboard.

>> No.58296618

Here's the dark combo:
-no function keys
-umprinted keys

That's when you KNOW you crossed the memes.

>> No.58296630

Any Japanese or American keyboard will last a long time. You can still find HHKBs older then you that still work today

>> No.58296654

lmao the pewd uses the same monitor as me. bro sweeeet XD

>> No.58296659
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You really only need like 32 keys tbqh

>> No.58296669

How many times does this have to be explained. Yes, every keyboard without a dedicated function row has an Fn key and Fn+number=Fnumber.

>> No.58296682
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I heard that it's as quiet as a normal rubber dome and the spacebar isn't even that loud, so it shouldn't be necessary.
But if you wanted to try putting rings on it that might not be possible because of the shape of alps stems, see pic related.
The rings are spherical but they might be able to stretch to the rectangular stems of an Alps board.

>> No.58296725

You can make it more quiet buy removing the tactile leaf, but I think that's the best part of the switch

>> No.58296746

You could also buy some of those quiet feet from 3m.
I bought some for my HHKB mostly so it doesn't slide as much but it might work a little for the Alps board.
>removing the tactile leaf
Does the leaf even contribute more noise to the switch than the bottoming out?

>> No.58296755
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I have no experience with mechanical keyboards besides a razer blackwidow chroma and in thinking about buying a POK3R not exactly sure what switch to get considering the Cherry MX Red Silent what do you guys think?

>> No.58296769

ok thank you, i dont think im gonna risk the money if it might not work. unless when i get it the keyboard sounds louder than i expect, but im sure it will be good. thanks again

>> No.58296777

I mean, that's a gorgeous board, but:

> numbers
> function keys
> space bar

How do you deal with those?

Also love the caps, are they custom made?

>> No.58296805

Press le reddit key for le

>> No.58296846

I use blues at home, but I'm going to buy a mechanical keyboard for the office. Anything that feels similar to blues but are quieter?

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Post /dirty/

>> No.58296886

matias qc

>> No.58296911
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good night /mkg/

>> No.58296914

show me a keyboard with a volume scroll wheel and media keys as good as the k95

>> No.58296925

Hi I'm Joel Richner
I say to you: Good night

>> No.58296934

Anyone with cherry mx browns manage to avoid bottoming out? If I type at my normal speed (120-130WPM) there's absolutely no way I can do it.

Thinking of installing some O-rings.

>> No.58296943

Accidental quote.

>> No.58296949

idk why you responded to my post
but i use browns and o rings help alot

>> No.58296966

Which thickness did you go with?

>> No.58296978

idk i just used the clear bands i had from my braces
prob about 1mm

>> No.58297006

Reds or browns for everyday use

>> No.58297015


>> No.58297028

browns are just worse reds

>> No.58297041

Clears or BTFO

>> No.58297058


This. But if you had to choose between those 2, go with Browns.

>> No.58297072

This doesn't really help.

>> No.58297078
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honestly any of these are just fine|
anyone that is picky enough to care is just a fag the same as an audiophile

>> No.58297081

>go with Browns.

>> No.58297091

Tactile master race

>> No.58297162

I don't know which to buy, ffffffgggggggggggg

>> No.58297169

clears or blacks are by far the best

>> No.58297175

tactile feels nice... go with clears or browns if you type like a bitch

>> No.58297188

What's the difference between reds and silent reds? I was going to get a leopold with browns but they have a color I like better with only reds, clears, silent reds, or blacks.

I wish it was easier to try in a store.

>> No.58297201

If you wanted browns clears are the next closest

>> No.58297213

Silent reds are quieter.
The rest of the MX Family:

>> No.58297218

I'm not sure I like the idea of them being significantly harder to press. Browns were just a guess. The only ones I've tried are the shitty G one at Walmart and a super clicky razr at Best Buy that I hated... What are silent reds like though?

>> No.58297221

Im not really typing im gaymen half of the time

>> No.58297225

browns + clears are great for both typing and gaming, friendo

>> No.58297238

whats this stigma of browns being really bad? is it just a meme? also if you had to choose one which would it be browns or clears?

>> No.58297264

whaaa, why do you not embrace the clicky, it is clearly the best

>> No.58297277

Not sure why this chart puts mx whites under medium and greens under stiff when they have identical weights.

>> No.58297279

clicky is best for typing, yes

>> No.58297281

>whats this stigma of browns being really bad?
they're not very tactile
>is it just a meme?
also if you had to choose one which would it be browns or clears?

>> No.58297288

Browns aren't bad, but it's usually what people pick when they can't decide between linear and clicky switches, so instead of going with reds or blues, they go with browns, which don't feel as good as blues and aren't linear and fast like reds. They're just a boring in-between.

>> No.58297292

you hardly feel the tactile feedback on browns, it's much more noticeable on clears

that said, clears is too stiff for some

if you try not to bottom out your fingers shouldn't get too tired

>> No.58297300

I still don't think they're a bad choice if you game around half the time you spend on your computer

>> No.58297319

Again, they're not bad, just boring. Either go all the way for a clicky switch or a linear one, or clears which aren't as bland as browns like other anons already said.

>> No.58297338

Why not just get silent reds? I mean they are silent and fast? basically makes browns useless

>> No.58297354

cause the tactile feedback is what makes typing so satisfying

yeah, it's not too noticeable on browns, but it's better than none

>> No.58297381
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Finally got the extra keys to finish it off, what kind of case should I make?
I was thinking wood with a perspex base

>> No.58297442

Browns have a really gritty tactile bump, by intention.
When people want smooth switches like those of Gateron, browns are easy to dislike.
They are also less tactile than some switches but what bothers me is the grittiness.

>> No.58297490

What makes PewDiePie good exactly?

>> No.58297515

that's pewdiepie. from youtube.

>> No.58297547

but anon, that's what keyboards are for

>> No.58297553

His newer content isn't nearly as bad as his old content. He seems to have mellowed out a lot recently.

>> No.58297605

I had the idea of pressing some switches against each other, and I had some interesting results.

>67g zealios actuate before blues
>55g topre still don't actuate after 67g zealios bottom out

Why are topre so much heavier than advertised? My 55g topre feel like 70g.

>> No.58297608

buy any of the ones in the red square
they are all just fine

>> No.58297646

I'm in the market for a keyboard that has LEDs. I prefer brown switches like Filco Majestouch has which I'm currently using. Which one would you recommend, mkg?

>> No.58297647

Why not go with solid wood?

>> No.58297686

Ducky One

>> No.58297690

PS/2 to USB adapters are garbage, right? Have an old fuckawesome PS/2 keyboard but target computer is fucking USB only.

>> No.58297708

you might need an active adapter

>> No.58297738

Topre says it's +/- 15g or something.
I have a normal HHKB and a JP HHKB and the JP feels much heavier.
I think there's a variation but I definitely prefer the lighter versions.
I still want to try a 55g but 45g feels pretty much perfect to me.

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>> No.58297790

Where can I get a mechanical keyboard with ISO layout from a USA seller??

>> No.58297794


>> No.58297796

+/- 15g is a lot. Makes me consider trading mine with a 45g version.

>I have a normal HHKB and a JP HHKB and the JP feels much heavier.
What's the difference? Aren't they all made in Japan?

>> No.58297820

I could carve it out of a solid block but to get walls thin enough itd be easier to make the case with the sides and base separate, and I like see through shit

>> No.58297823

WASD, tho I don't know why you want ISO when ANSI is superior

>> No.58298165

Wow, I think SP have actually improved their dyesub PBT QC. Just got my high contrast granite caps and none of them are significantly warped like previous stuff I've got from them.

>> No.58298215
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I thought they're all made in Japan.
The only difference in feel is that the JP version feels heavier. I have not used 55g Topre but if I were to arbitrarily pick weights the normal HHKB would be 45g and the JP version would be at 50g. Not the biggest difference, but I *think* I notice it.
You probably know the normal layout of the HHKB.
This is the JP version.

>> No.58298312

Send them an email, they'll most likely send you replacements for the warped keys.

>> No.58298432



$80-$130 USD


United States

>Preferred switch type

Cherry MX Brown or
Tactile with little to no click noise


Either is fine

>Form factor

Prefure tenkeyless but full is also fine


None or Blue/white/RGB

>Previous/current keyboards

Microsoft Wireless rubber dome Keyboard


Never had/tried a mech keyboard before, did alot of research, thought about getting Corsair k70 Brown with red LEDs(ide always have them off) or the Logitech G610 Brown, are these good boards / what are some other boards you would recommend for me?

>> No.58298465

whats the difference between browns and clears?

>> No.58298473
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Spring stiffness.

>> No.58298478

Weight mostly, the bump is a little more pronounced in clears as well

>> No.58298481

one's made of shit, one's made of semen

>> No.58298533
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Got some OC my fellow /mkg/

>> No.58298551

is there any alternative firmware to the stock tada68?
i know some guy on reddit was working on one
the stock firmware is ass

>> No.58298559

was it cheaper than getting it off unicomps site?

>> No.58298570

Anything tactile is fine *******

>> No.58298581

whats with calle always popping up on the captcha?
i thought i was just getting it

>> No.58298583


>> No.58298614
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Play around with one of these for a few weeks and see which one you want more.


>> No.58298622

If you have weak ass fingers get browns, if you're a normal person get clears. I use clears myself because they're the most versatile and comfortable.

>> No.58298632

Is seems it wouldnt be a very accurate test unless you had like a whole keyboard of one switch

>> No.58298635



>> No.58298636

What key boards do you recommend with clear switches?

>> No.58298637

Tactile Greys

>> No.58298656

gateron or cherry

you can tell me its preference but i have no reference because ive never used a mechanical keyboard so i don't know

also where can i get cheap ABS keycaps?

>> No.58298657

You just gotta fumble around with it without thinking too hard about it. Makes a nice desk accessory too when you've chosen finally.

>> No.58298661

I have a WASD Code v2, chose it because it didn't have any logos on it and it was full size. What form factor do you need?

>> No.58298664

I'm curious, are there any keyboards with the numpad on the left? Or would I just be better off getting a separate number pad?

>> No.58298755


My buyer list thing

>> No.58298771

If you want a lighter switch, choose MX Brown.
If you want a heavier switch, choose MX Clear.
Gaterons are smoother.
Other than that I can't tell any difference from my switch tester.

>> No.58298779

Yeah, I'd recommend the WASD Code v2 then, it has a tkl version, white backlight. Might be a little pricey though.

>> No.58298788

Anyone got anything to say about https://www.pccasegear.com/products/33310/corsair-gaming-strafe-rgb-mechanical-keyboard-cherry-mx-silent? What are the silent switches like? I generally like black or brown switches but like the idea of quieter clicks this time around

>> No.58298805

How come code boards are so expensive? Are they custom made or are clear switches just really expensive in general?

>> No.58298847

Clear's are a little more expensive compared to blues or browns. Also, the build quality is relatively high IMO

>> No.58298888

Thx anon, I'll look more into code boards tomorrow, for now I must sleep

>> No.58298904

wtb buckling spring mini

>> No.58298926

I look forward to your joining of the clear master race

>> No.58298968
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>Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Massdrop x RAMA M10-A Mechanical Minipad and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.

>As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 3/17.

>We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 2/1.

Awwwwwwwwwwww yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

>> No.58298974


go to best buy and see you can't type on it

>> No.58299158

Any cheap $10 switch testers on amazon that have
Browns, and Clears

>> No.58299310


Now the best you can get for $100

>> No.58299375
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How does this make you feel?

>> No.58299386

i dont know

>> No.58299395

I'm looking for a keyboard that I can carry around with me for work purposes over using my laptop keyboard.

>> No.58299406


>> No.58299420

If your laptop has bluetooth, I'd suggest a Filco Minila Air or that Anne Pro thing.

>> No.58299454
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Pok3r rgb or Ducky One TKL? Is 60% ergonomically friendly?

>> No.58299457

i see weeb caps in group buys all the time, when will we get a three kingdoms themed buy with chinese characters?

>> No.58299468

are you me? these are the two im considering and I think im gonna go with the POK3R RGB cause
you can do everything you can on a 60% that you can on a TKL and its super small so i can game better. also it's made of fucking METAL

>> No.58299547

Who's that pro gamer with the POK3R?

>> No.58300057

It has very good build quality but dust/shit keeps on getting trapped in the tiny gaps between the switches/backboard.

>> No.58300221

Cheaper if you account for the two tone caps that would require a customization fee

>> No.58300301
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What makes you pay for a keyboard that's made completely of plastic and is more than $100?

If it's more than $100 it should be built out of strong and quality materials.

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>> No.58300783
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>all these pompous, autistic memeboard makers
>can't even put a volume control on it

>> No.58300799

Far from it if you're the majority of mech enthusiasts. Build quality is inferior to Ducky/Filco and they use a non-standard bottom row. In other words, it's a meme. Not bad per se, but a meme nonetheless

>> No.58300816

Pok3r imo

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>> No.58300912

when do i have to pay on amazon?

i just ordered a keyboard but the money on my bank account is the same amount as before and i checked out and went on the 'pay now' button

i have never used amazon before but everytime i webshopped in my life i got the money deduced right away

do they attempt to get the money when they dispatch?

>> No.58301061

I'm obsessed with mecha so it reminds me of it and I think it looks cool. Though I agree the super and meta thing is retarded.

>> No.58301222

That should be what happens when you pay correctly

>> No.58301237

why do people here hate cherry browns?

>> No.58301259

honestly though if I had to use a membrane keyboard I would go with this one in a heartbeat

used to have these at my old job and they were genuinely good to type on

>> No.58301299

>4chan is the entire planet

you do realize that everything thats mainstream is hated on this website right

>> No.58301303

I'm not asking why cherry browns are bad, I'm asking why people here dislike them

>> No.58301316

i just explained it to you

its a generic cherry, most people buy that

lots of people have it =/= you cant be a unique individual

>> No.58301334

Because they prefer something else? It's not a bad switch or anything but YMMV. Read up about the switches and take a guess as to if you'll enjoy them.

>> No.58301338

people dislike them because they're fucking awful, it's really that simple

>> No.58301343

Any Filco or Leopold if you want something more plain looking. Qisan even.

>> No.58301355

Now that's where you're taking the low percentage meme too far

>> No.58301366

YMMV with the switches. Poker is a solid option either way. Go for it and make use of that refund period to evaluate it.

>> No.58301372
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>he doesn't type with a 3% keyboard

>> No.58301374

Ducky One TKL or MK Disco. Can't go wrong with either. Poker 3 RGB if you want to try out the 60% meme.

>> No.58301380

Try out MX Clears, which are supposedly better browns

>> No.58301386

NO DOC, PLEASE. I need the real deal.

>> No.58301461

It much more comfortable to put all your media keys on the mouse that way you can use it like a remote

>> No.58301524
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I think I will mod my model M into an SSK or a 60%

Please don't murder me

>> No.58301548
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Why even use a keyboard? Haha xD

>> No.58301573

There was that guy on deskthority who modded his unicomp into a SSK. Maybe ask him for tips

>> No.58301585

>Windows 10
You anon deserve to die in a fire.

>> No.58301603

You only need like 5 buttons to do that and most mice have 5. Heck even my cheap 10 dollar wireless logitech mouse has 5 buttons. If you still need dedicated left and right click then get a 7 button mouse

>> No.58301607
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Just buy an ssk

>> No.58301633
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>If you still need dedicated left and right click

>> No.58301666

Heres a fun little fact you can have more then 1 mouse. Just get a cheap throw away one and program it to do what ever you want.

>> No.58301690

Yeah, I saw that guy. Seems like it should be simple enough business, maybe I'll end up making a custom case for it

Tell me something that I'm not already aware of

Sell me one for the price of a regular model m and I'll consider it

>> No.58301764

I think 'super' is extremely cool.

>> No.58301860
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>more then 1 mouse

>> No.58302699

Has anyone here used both browns and clears? Were you bottoming out with browns, but not clears?

>> No.58302730
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that backgrou d art clearly and poorly stolen from roger ballen

>> No.58302786
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same poster

pdp is no better than suicide squad who also ripped off that same art in the movie fucking rat bastard parasites

>> No.58302789

I bottom out anyway no mater how heavy the switch is.

>> No.58302804

Damn, really? Fuck.

>> No.58302901

You can always mod the keyboard with heavier springs of you want

>> No.58302939
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>mfw I'm typing on a Cherry MX Red keyboard after having a shitty MX Blue one

>> No.58302979

Greetech and even moreso Gateron browns feel better than cherry browns

>> No.58302980

Where can I get a board with an L-shaped enter key? I love the aesthetic.

>> No.58302995


>> No.58303018

You mean like an ISO enter or the bigass enter key on a 6gv2

>> No.58303108

I've owned both blues and reds and I feel the exact opposite about these switches. What do you like about the red over the blue?

>> No.58303162

Blues/Greens/Browns/Clears,etc. blow Reds/Blacks out of the water. Only GAMERS would disagree

>> No.58303195

So what's the deal with realforce? Is plate mounted that much worse than case mounted? Thinking about trying out a topre because I like the look of the keycaps...

>> No.58303249
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Only a retard would use a logical fallacy like that

>> No.58303314

Get in here losers
New thread!

>> No.58303338

i have fc660m w browns and fc750r w blues, I like the 750 more. i have 160 burgers should i get keeb w gat reds or unicomp w springs?

>> No.58303347

Linear switches are no better than membranes

>> No.58303366

membranes are tactile mush similar to a brown with o-rings. Linears feel nothing like that

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