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/mkg/ - Vintage Cherry Edition

>Buyer's template:
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG

>Where to Buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL

>FAQs:
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp

>Use the buyer's template
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG

>Keyset wiki
keypuller.com

Previous Thread >>58321722

>> No.58342658

>>58342620
>press play on my keyboard
>my waifu whispers sweet nothings to me

feels good

>> No.58342685

>>58342620
Still waiting on keycaps that look like those.
Why cant they make them that sexy anymore?

>> No.58342705
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ALRIGHT FUCKHEADS

I NEED A MECHANICAL KEYBOARD WITH LOW PROFILE CAPS SIMILAR TO THAT OF AN APPLE KEYBOARD PROFILE

BUT I ALSO NEED MECHANICAL SWITCHES TO LET ME BE A HYPER AUTIST BUT I NEED SOMETHING THAT ISNT THE NORMAL SWITCH (used to use some switch that seems to be discontinued and can't find what the fuck it was called or remember what colour. Was soft)

THE KEYBOARD ITSELF MUST ALSO BE SLIM IN FORM FACTOR

IS THERE ANY FUCKING KEYBOARD THAT HAS WHAT IM DEMANDING BECAUSE I CANNOT STAND THE NORMAL CLUNKY-ASS CAPS

CHRRY ML IS NOT LOW PROFILE ENOUGH FOR CAPS

I NEED FLATTER - SHOULD I JUST DIY EVERYTHING

>> No.58342708

>>58342620
You could beat a nigga to death with a spacebar that long

>> No.58342740

Where do you buy keys that fit black alps

>> No.58342775

>>58342683

I've been asking for weeks please help me

>> No.58342784

>>58342683
>>58342775
budget?

you need a plate, case, and PCB.

>>58342685
>Why cant they make them that sexy anymore?
>that font
>looks like less surface area for fingers compared to the vintage reproduction profiles
>same dumb meme accents that don't support the color scheme at all

>> No.58342815

>>58342705
Razer has a bluetooth one

>> No.58342841
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58342841

Posting true end-game

Bolt Modded
Floss Modded
Model F internals
N Key Rollover
fully programmable via Xwhatsit controller

>> No.58342873

>>58342841
>no lettering

what are you, some kind of faggot that touch types? hagagaggagaga

>> No.58342883
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58342883

>tfw convinced co-worker to use old cherry board we had in storage
The cycle has begun

>>58342775
See what this
>>58342784 guy said and explain what the fuck you mean with "stealth"

>> No.58342895

>>58342740
mechanicalkeyboards.com sells at least one or two standard sets, but ALPS keycaps are exceedingly hard to come by.

pimpmykeyboard sells some blanks, I believe.

>> No.58342898

>>58342705
Razer's caps are pretty low profile, about as much as I've seen on anything remotely mechanical, they use kale switches I believe blues or something. Open one up at your local microcenter and give it a shot

>> No.58342907

>>58342883
You know, dark grey or black, quiet, non-standoutish

>> No.58342916
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58342916

>>58342841
>ISO

No

>> No.58342926

>>58342895
thx baby

>> No.58342944

>>58342907
So you want a generic black mech?

>> No.58342947

>>58342705
>(used to use some switch that seems to be discontinued and can't find what the fuck it was called or remember what colour. Was soft)
alps?
aristotle?

>SHOULD I JUST DIY EVERYTHING
yes, cnc your own keycaps and case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYX5oO5xpkI
but no matter what you do it likely won't end up like what you have in mind

>>58342907
still didn't say budget

you already decided on the keycaps so the style is mostly done anyway? just find a black 60% case. there are a plethora of them thanks to the gh60/pok3r

>> No.58342952

>>58342784
I know that's what I need, I just don't know specifics about PCBs and stuff. Budget would be like 100, maybe 150

>> No.58342962

>>58342944
no, i want a stealth
>Terminal_
themed mech

>> No.58342963
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58342963

>>58342841
this and the dactyl

>> No.58342975

>>58342952
You could get yourself a GH60 off falbatech.

>> No.58342977

>>58342916
That technically isn't ISO.

>> No.58343005

>>58342952
for a plate pcb and case?

i don't think you have many options for that budget
https://sentraq.com/collections/parts-1/products/60-rgb-underglow-pcb
https://sentraq.com/collections/parts-1/products/b-stock-60-aluminum-case?variant=35555570186
https://sentraq.com/products/60-aluminum-plate-1?variant=10596342599

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>>58342963
Here, use a newer pic of my ergodox at least.

>> No.58343032

>>58342883
>>58342916
Sensei you there?
Can someone tell me a decent tablet that can run linux without having to hack the kernelos and without extra lootion?
Like for example the windows one :S

>> No.58343066

>>58342975
>plastic case
still considering it

>> No.58343067

>>58343005
YO!!
those praices plis...

>> No.58343091
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58343091

>>58342962
>Terminal_
Do me a favour and elaborate

>>58342977
Thanks, didn't notice that the left shift was actually regular size.
Why the fuck tho

>>58343032
Yes I'm here.
No I don't know anything about running linux on those gimped computer thingies

>> No.58343110

>>58343091
GMK terminal groupbuy m8.

>> No.58343124
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58343124

>>58343091
>>Terminal_

>> No.58343142

>>58342975
That's actually cool that I can do a HHKB layout

>> No.58343152

>>58343110
>>58343124
Ah, cheers.

Just get/make a black case for your keyboard, maybe make it winkeyless for that extra aesthetic.

>> No.58343170

>>58342947
Couldn't tell you what kind of switch. There was this old wiki that had a shitton of different switches and whether they discontinued it or not that had my switch in it

Been killing me that I just can't remember

>CNC case and caps
I'd probably do this if there's nothing as specific as I'm looking for

I'd make my own switches too but that's overkill despite that I CAN

Only thing I can imagine doing for making my own is using aluminum caps. I've 3d printed in metals before so I bet it would be okay if I did it again for this. Though SLS may be better of a choice

>>58342898
Don't have a place like that nearby so can't quite do that but I'll see what I can find

>> No.58343182
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58343182

Any reason not to get a Mistel Barocco? I need something more ergonomic than normal keyboards no don't want a crazy different layout. Also like the programmable layers. Any experience with Mistel quality?

>> No.58343196

I can totally just swap the slider and spring instead of desoldering the entire switch to make whatever fucked up abomination I wanted, right?
Also, is there anywhere I can get loose Cherry MX-compatible stems?

>> No.58343226

>>58343196
Not with cherry switches, no.

Unless they're PCB mounted, which they probably aren't because nobody in their right mind does PCB mounts

>> No.58343239
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58343239

Should I pull the trigger, /g/?

>> No.58343293

>>58343239
Yes, do it and shoot yourself

>> No.58343304

>>58343293
Finally someone motivates me to do it.

>> No.58343324
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>>58343226
Well castrate my expansion pak and label me a bootleg Sega Dreamcast. I got FUGGIN Plate-mounted.
Thanks!

>> No.58343455

>>58343239
It looks tacky anon.
Might as well just put some christmas lights up around your room

>> No.58343657

>>58343455
Will do, my man

>> No.58343801
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58343801

>beige keyboards will never be popular again

>> No.58343867

>>58343801
They still make them

>> No.58344699

>tfw I realized that I should have bought a backlit keyboard
Already spent $115 on my first one. I guess I'll have to buy another one then....

>> No.58344758
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>>58342755
Shitty font. The abs caps aren't that bad not getting oily or anything yet.

>> No.58344890

Plum 84 any good?
>35g
>75%
>topre clone
It matches my preference pretty close. I'm just skeptical about the switches since they sound like topre RGBs (like shit)

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58345286

I looked up Kobo like anon said a couple of threads ago.

Who buys that shit? They are literally just hydrodipped or painted OEM cases for $50. And badly painted at that, the edge pooling on their lacquered offerings is atrocious.

I could almost get a rifle hydrodipped for $50.

>> No.58345360
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58345360

>>58342620
About to buy the Logitech G610 Orion Brown, am i making a huge mistake?

>> No.58345488

>>58345286
Filco keyboards are popular with autist (see geekwhack) for some reason.

>> No.58345514

>>58345360
Yes

>> No.58345550

>>58344890
just buy a BTC dome with slider instead

>> No.58345551

>>58345514
what do your recommend anon?
>inb4 cherry red switches

>> No.58345589

>>58345286
KILL YOURSELF """TOUGH GUY"""

>> No.58345643

>>58345551
Ducky has much better build quality for only like 10 bucks more

>> No.58345689

>>58345643
links anon, ducky is so hard to find that isnt marked up

>> No.58345713

>>58345689
What country

>> No.58345727

>>58345713
United states

>> No.58345740

>>58345689
Just google ducky channel partners.
They're like 80 euros or 90 usd

>> No.58345757

>>58345550
But I like 35g switches and 75% layouts

>> No.58345759

>>58345727
Here
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/search.php?keyword=&brand=1&switch=&size=&led=&capmat=&capprint=&model=&availability=in_stock_pre&show_kb=off&show_kb=on&show_acc=off&show_acc=on

>> No.58345773

>>58345757
BTC feels better and they have 75% layouts

>> No.58345777

>>58345759
thank u anon, i will be back after i look

>> No.58345889

>>58344758
it looks so bright, is it going to be that bright and were you able to adjust it a little?

>> No.58345895
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58345895

>>58345773
This looks ugly as fuck

>> No.58345976

>>58345895
> Unusable layout
> Non-standard keys everywhere
why would you ever

>> No.58346026

Foam and foil
or
dome and slider?

>> No.58346049

>>58346026
Neither, but especially not foam & foil.

>> No.58346094
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58346094

>>58345976
Because this anon >>58345773 thinks BTC are good.

>> No.58346111

When did you grow out of LEDs, /mkg/?

>> No.58346117

>>58346094
Pic is the Plum 84, the board I was looking at before

>> No.58346120

>>58345360
Yeah the default keyboard light is some alternating on and off bullshit and only way to change it is with their shitty logitech software. I returned that shit the day after I bought it. Also it doesn't save your settings, does the stupid light show until windows boots up and loads the driver.

>> No.58346169

>>58346120
but anon, theres a button to disable LEDs all together on the board at the top right

>> No.58346527

>>58346094
Thank you based mofo for bringing this sweet piece of art to my attention

>>58346169
My boss had one and ended up returning it because unless you have the drivers installed, it defaults to the breathing patern

>> No.58346596

>>58345889
that was at maximum light. there's like 9 adjustments for the led 10 if you count off

>> No.58346625

>>58345360
Yes. Get something standard. If you still really want backlight get a Ducky, and if you need extra optional software to customize it get a MasterKeys Pro. If not, there are plenty of other better options.

>> No.58346670

>>58345889
also the default keycaps dont bleed light through the caps, so the caps are pretty good, outside of the font which is a real shame. I dont understand why chinks choose fonts like these? is it cheaper to have a more shitty font?? like come on china, get with the fucking game man.

>mfw my ordered chink caps will bleed light

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REEEEEE
>tfw forgot i wont have an orange key for the Page up at the top right. DO i go ~~((artisan))~~ boys?

>> No.58347355

>>58347262
Replace the down key with that one. I assume they're blanks? If not, you'll have to go with artisan meme.

>> No.58347380

>>58347262
looking at my memeforce 68 right now. this layout is wrong

>> No.58347394
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>>58347355
>>58347380

no they are not blanks this is just my color layout :(

>tfw k3hc orange lava scull artisan meme is as expensive as my memeforce but looks pretty dank af

i feel like if i do this, there's no coming back

>> No.58347405

>>58347394
well shit, I'd just go with a completely different keycap set then
it's still cheaper than artisan keycap meme

>> No.58347418
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58347418

>>58347405
is rss feed keycap dank enough

>> No.58347420

>>58347394
looks like candy

>> No.58347428

>>58347418
makes no difference
just get the cheapest replacement you can get before you spend more money on caps than on the fucking keyboard

>> No.58347454

>>58347394
>bought a Magicpoor 68
don't spend money on artisan caps if you are poor should be pretty obvious

>> No.58347462

>>58347420
>>58347428
http://ebay.to/2hWGj9c

now that i think about it, i think i'd be the only one in /mkg/ to have an rss feed keycap :^)

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58347553

>>58347462
That's pretty cheap for an artisan keycap.
Wonder how many were made.

>> No.58347583

>>58347553
What keyboard?

>> No.58347607

>>58347583
Looks like a lightsaver to me.

>> No.58347629

> Budget
150 USD

> Location
USA

> Preferred switch
MX Green probably, want a clicky one but blues are too light.

> Layout
ANSI

> Form
65% or so, I want arrow keys if I can

> Backlight
No

want to get one with clicky switches for typing/coding, also open to other switches as long as they're clicky and heavy, I have clears right now and I'm not willing to go any lighter.

>> No.58347847
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58347847

on a scale of 1 to 10 how autistic am i?

>> No.58347905

>>58347847
maximum

>> No.58347907

>>58347847
Doesn't look too bad desu

>> No.58347912

>>58347847
10, but not because you bought it, only because you've posted it so many times.

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58347945

>>58347905
>>58347907
>>58347912
it has stripe effect

>> No.58348021

>>58347945
but why?

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>>58348021
just realized i would be missing a color orange key for page up...
>>58347262

>> No.58348199
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58348199

>>58347583
>>58347607
Wish I could read the name on the bottom right but it's from a Reddit post. It's a custom board.
This is from a GH thread. I really like the 96 key layout.

>> No.58348448
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58348448

Thoughts on this?

I really like the design and price, but can't find reviews for it. Only alternative is the rainbow glow faggy razer shit

>> No.58348469

>>58342620
What computer/keyboard is that and why does it look like the comfiest thing I've ever seen?

>> No.58348487

>>58348469
its a computer

>> No.58348496
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58348496

>>58348448
These keyboards were super popular a while back since they were some of the cheapest you could get while still having great build quality. Now the tomoko is even cheaper and has similar build quality. I'd say go for it

>> No.58348515
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58348515

>>58348469
Its an Epson PX-8 and it comes with cherry M8 mechanical switches

>> No.58348523

has anyone here used a ZM-K500? is it pure cancer or what

>> No.58348531
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58348531

>>58348469
>>58348515
keycaps are of course doubleshot

>> No.58348545

>>58348523
get this instead
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Water-Resistant-VicTop-Mechanical-Waterproof-Anti-ghosting/dp/B01DBYNVSY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1483673865&sr=1-1&keywords=tomoko

>> No.58348601

It baffles me how you guys are okay with no numpad and sometimes even no delete key (tenkeyless and <60% shit i think they're called)

That's like something Apple would do, remove functionality in order to make the product smaller.

Or maybe you guys are just gaymers who doesn't need numpad and delete buttons.

How do you delete something? Do you need to use keyboard function combinations with both hands or something?

>> No.58348640

>>58343022
just... why

>> No.58348642

Just how much of a meme is the HHKB?

>> No.58348645
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58348645

>>58348601
>That's like something Apple would do
WOW its almost like your some time traveler.


We've been making 60% and TKL keyboards since before you were born so if you really hate them then maybe go back to the 1970s and yell at some IBM engineers

>> No.58348646

>>58348601
There's this thing called an Fn layer. It would have taken less time to google that than you spent typing up your post.

>> No.58348658

>>58348601
you really only need a 60% keyboard if you are an emacs user

>> No.58348704

>>58348545
what kind of switches are those? it doesnt really matter tho, i cant buy shit from amazon unless i wanna pay 100% of the items price in shipping

>> No.58348705

Somebody want to explain to a noob the problems with razer keyboards? What about Joel Spolsky's CODE keyboard? Or Das keyboard?

>> No.58348772

>>58348705

I'm also a keyboard noob here, but one of the problems with companies like Corsair and Razer is that they use non-standard bottom rows for their mechanical keyboards (some buttons are smaller and larger than the industry standard).

>> No.58348782

>>58348772
Why is that an issue? Legitimately curious.

>> No.58348790

>>58348782
autism

>> No.58348796

>>58348782
Makes it difficult to find keysets that will work with the bottom row.

>> No.58348797

>>58348790
Figured it was something like that, thanks.

>> No.58348800

>>58348705
If you don't mind paying more then other brands like Ducky then go for it. Also read the FAQs linked in the OP next time:
7) Why does it seem like /g/ hates Razer and Corsair mechanical keyboards?
- Razer has changed from Cherry switches to Kailh switches without reducing the price of their products
- While using Kailh switches isn't inherently terrible, Razer have switched purely to increase their profits

- Corsair mechanical keyboards have a certain aesthetic to them which attracts a specific demographic
- Corsair boards use a non-standard layout for the 5th row. This makes buying after market keycap sets difficult
- There have been reports of quickly dying LEDs on certain Corsair models
- RGB versions of this keyboard have had numerous issues with drivers and flickering

>> No.58348813

>>58348601
usually, delete is not removed, its home/end and sometimes PU/PD. If I dont need the Numpad, then there's really no point in having one is there?
Not everyone's line of work require a numpad anon

>> No.58348816

>>58348800
Ah, my apologies. Did not read the OP fully.

>> No.58348823

>>58348704
I imagine it's the same as the Tomoko i-500 since it has the same image. It uses some knockoff blue switches, but they're great. Love the keyboard.

>> No.58348831

>>58348782
why pay more for worse build quality?
There is nothing wrong with their keyboard, but when Ducky uses higher quality LEDs then corsair, while also being cheaper then that really should tell you everything

>> No.58348852

>>58348831
Are there RGB LEDs for custom keyboards?

>> No.58348875

>>58348823
>but they're great. Love the keyboard.

damn i might buy it then. this will be my first mechanical keyboard though. how are the switches? loud or quiet? are they easy to press or hard?

>> No.58348878

>>58342963
>>58343022
This thing looks fucking retarded and uncomfortable. Sometimes I use the left hand to enter a key on the right side and vice versa if the next letter I am typing is close to my finger at the time.

>muh faganomically made keyboard

>> No.58348880

>>58348852
Ducky uses two separate PCBs, one for their switches and the other for their LEDs. I don't think you can buy a PCB like that, but you can buy mechanical switches with LEDs on them

>> No.58348897

>>58348800
can confirm in LEDs dying in a year or two and their texturized WASD wears out at the same rate.

I honestly would have bought corsair if they released their k65 with other switches, white led and available in that silver color baseplate. and i also HATE red leds and dont care for rgbs. I dont understand how the market loves RED leds. hell even DAS keyboard's gaming keybaord has red only led, like wtf man

>> No.58348915

>>58348878
>This thing looks fucking uncomfortable

It isn't. What's uncomfortable by comparison are the boards with the standard staggering.

>sometimes I don't use proper typing technique and having a split ergo keyboard hinders that

Okay.

>> No.58348933

>>58348875
Loud, easy to press. The build quality is nice, but the keycaps themselves seem a bit cheap.

There is a version with and without a numberpad if you didn't notice.

From the description on the UK link, it seems that the keyboard is only in US layout, not sure if that's an issue. I live in the US so I'm not too familiar.

This is also my first mechanical keyboard, had it about a week now.

>> No.58348944

>>58348933
thanks, the layout isnt a problem but the part where they dont ship to my country is a bit of a problem. thanks for the suggestion anyways

>> No.58348954

>>58348601
Are you the same faggot who posted this shit on a /bst/? Why are you so triggered that people buy smaller thing that is more ergonomic and look better? You can still use everything through layers, but even if you couldn't, the numpad is useless unless you're doing heavy number work.

>> No.58348956

>>58348944
what country?

>> No.58348976

>>58348956
macedonia. im using a plugin to check if any sellers ship to here and it says this one does https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DBYNVSY?SubscriptionId=&tag=&linkCode=&camp=&creative=&creativeASIN=B01DBYNVSY&m=A2OAJ7377F756P but when i go to checkout it gives me an error :|

>> No.58348991

>>58342620
Any keyboards similar to this? By similar I mainly mean have that off white/beige color and are relatively plain. I really like that color scheme.

>> No.58349003

>>58348976
then why are you buying from the UK?
wouldn't it make more sense to get something from Germany.
You can get g80s for 40 bucks there, and they come with cherry mx switches, not chink knockoffs

>> No.58349022
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>>58348991
Nope. Thats the only one

>> No.58349031
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58349031

Just copped this with the mx brown switches. First mech after some brief research. How'd I do?

>> No.58349032

>>58348976
Have you considered anything from China? The keyboards are cheaper and the shipping is usually free or almost so, and if you have strict customs, you can ask for them to undervalue the item to help a bit. What kind of size are you looking for? 60%, TKL or full size? Any extras or specific switches?

>> No.58349033

>>58349003
>wouldn't it make more sense to get something from Germany.

as in from amazon.de? i dont know mate, ive never really bought anything from the internet internationally so i dont know the best way to do it

>> No.58349047
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>>58349022
plz anon

>> No.58349086
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>>58348705
>>58348782
All of these boards have thin ABS keycaps to keep costs down. WASD (the company that sells the CODE) is particularly notorious for using some kind of paint on theirs that can flake off over time. (Though other than that, WASD boards are pretty nice in general.)

Enthusiasts prefer thick-molded and long-lasting keycaps. Caps made from PBT will retain their surface texture much longer, and dye-sublimated or doubleshot legends will last a lot longer than pad-printed legends.

If the legends wear off your keycaps and the board has some crazy layout with differently-sized modifier keys and stuff like that, you'll have a hard time finding new caps that will fit. There are pics here and there of Corsair boards where someone replaced the alphanumeric keys but kept the original modifiers and the result looks dumb and not comfortable to type on. People posting here generally don't want to suffer that fate.

>> No.58349100

>>58349032
>Have you considered anything from China?

as in aliexpress? no i really havent. id probably get TKL or full size. dont care for rgb but if its included its okay. specific switches i guess i would want something like the cherry mx blues

>> No.58349109

>>58349033
If you don't mind the german layout then get a g80
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-Tastatur-G80-18xx-USB-Qualitativ-hochwertige-Deutsche-Tastatur-Schwarz/122288274213?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D38052%26meid%3D7ff64ac7338b4cf7a03c1aa67364d1f0%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D172466985577

>> No.58349128

>>58349109
how do i see if they ship internationally?

>> No.58349139

>>58349100
Yeah, AliExpress and Banggood both usually have pretty decent stuff for sale. What is your budget?

>> No.58349140
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>>58349047
Doesn't exist m8. Someone did try to make one, but they tied with the old APL keyboards in a vote for round 7. Maybe try again when round 8 hits

>> No.58349145
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>>58347262
nah dis meme force supreme ..

>> No.58349146

>>58349139
under $50 would be pretty good

>> No.58349148

>>58349140
>when round 8 hits
In 2020? :^)

>> No.58349157
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>>58349128
It is literally impossible to tell, and there is no way of knowing

>> No.58349164

>>58349031
>KUL
muh nga

>> No.58349185

>>58349157
yeah im a retard i saw that right after i replied to you, mb senpai

>> No.58349186
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58349186

>>58349086
I prefer thick PBT but for sculpted keycaps I'd love thick ABS.
Not the best example and the keycaps are PBT but you know what aesthetic I'm looking for.
Also this
>>58347553

>> No.58349188

>>58347418
lawlll

>> No.58349203

>>58349146
I'm not really sure how many decent TKL or full-size keyboards you can find around that price, but if you want something a bit smaller, you can get a Magicforce for about $50 with Kailh switches, or a RK61 with Cherry switches for $70. Maybe some other anons can help a bit more in that regard.

>> No.58349204

>>58349186
High profile PBT caps soon, m8.

https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/hi-profile-pbt-dye-sub-the-time-has-come-t10805.html

>> No.58349223

>>58347847
>>58347905
>>58347907
>>58347912
>>58347945
>>58348021
My sides have left the galaxy.

>> No.58349230
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>>58349204
Don't we already have PBT SA keycaps?
also this exists
http://shopkey.doyustudio.com/021cape01grs.html

>> No.58349239

>>58349140
You are telling me there is not a single plain beige mechanical keyboard in existence I can buy online right now?

>> No.58349246

>>58349203
alright, thanks lad

>> No.58349248
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58349248

>>58349230
Well those are thinner chink copies of SA caps. The set matt3o is working on isn't SA profile though.

>> No.58349261

>>58349239
Here m8.

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1938

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>>58349239
nope. usually the modifiers are darker then the alphas so in Epson's keyboard the alphas are dark grey and the modifiers are light grey

>> No.58349277

>>58349223
you are welcome annon. will post dankest keycap once it arrives :^)

>> No.58349299

>>58349109
>>58349157
what kind of switches is that? fuckin german doesnt help and neither does the model number being 18xx

>> No.58349307

>>58349261
I appreciate the help m8 but I was referring more to the body than the keycaps

>> No.58349309

>>58349299
most likely blacks or browns

>> No.58349316

>>58349307
Not sure there's a modern board with a beige case you can buy aside from a unicomp.

>> No.58349317

>>58349307
Then why didn't you say that. I thought you were talking about the keycaps.

Unicomp makes some if that what you want

>> No.58349410

>Finally got me a vintage Model M
>No longer need typewriter sounds turned on in FocusWriter
>tfw

>> No.58349439
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>>58349410
glad to see that you joined the memes, but there is still one more keyboard you need to go after

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>>58342620
cumm

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>>58348645
>1970s
>IBM engineers

>be me
>father was an IBM engineer from 1981-1997
>helped design thinkpads, keyboards, cash registers
>mfw he didnt keep any of the shit he helped build
>mfw ibm took all the patents when he left
i was young at the time i couldn't even appreciate what he was doing for the PC world

>> No.58349699
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58349699

$140 not including shipping for this 75% keyboard.
Should I?

>> No.58349802

>>58348642
As an HHKB owner, it's one hell of a meme. But if you enjoy memes, a light typing experience, and japanese plastic folded over 1000x, then it's the meme for you.

>> No.58349810
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58349810

good night /mkg/

>> No.58349813

>>58349031
You'll get shit on for browns, but you do you nigga. Not to bad, imo (except for browns).

>> No.58349847

>>58349699
Website or custom made/deal only for you? Looks pretty and I'd be interested.

Depending on the switches, yes.

>> No.58349919
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58349919

>>58349847
no switches are included
for some reason it won't let me post the link so here's a screenshot instead

>> No.58350007

Any switches like cherry blues but with better quality control? 2 keyboards now with a couple spongy switches.
I should learn to solder at least then I could move the duds to the f-keys or something.

>> No.58350081

>>58349919
i think this was in MD couple drops back

>> No.58350096

>>58349810
goodnight friend

>> No.58350372

I'm in need of recommendations. My old keyboard's cable is going and I'd like to get a backlit model for better key visibility in the dark.

>under $100, preferable cheaper
>ships to europe
>cherry mx blue switches
>ANSI
>has numpad
>backlight, preferable white/blue don't care about much else.

>> No.58350638

>>58349919
So for 70 switches, you'd be paying an extra ~$100 roughly, correct? Then you have keycaps... I think if you wanted something like that, the ergodox might be a better way to measure your mkg peen.

However, if you don't like the layout of the dox, I feel like it would be an okay buy for an endgame if you can afford the price. If it was me, I'd probably just get the tada. While it does look nice and build quality looks amazing and the RGB LED lights are included, that's expensive as fuck. If you can afford it, by all means go for it. It's beautiful.

>> No.58350700

>>58350007
Get some of them matias clicky switches. Loud enough to blow your eardrums out and pretty close to the same feel. I'm not sure about qc on them, but there you go.

Alternately, if you don't want to sound like a firing squad when you type, get some of them cherry clears. Same thing, but you hit the click and it gets heavier to push down.

>> No.58350723

>>58350007
Soldering is pretty easy, I've heard. You can also order blue switches for $0.89 apiece to replace the duds.

>> No.58350765

>>58349452
Why are you buying fake merch fucko?

>> No.58350828

>>58347629
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EM7L600/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=228GLJBS2LKL0&coliid=I1U181NEBJXG8T&th=1

>> No.58350844

Any news of upcoming TKL/60 keyboards?

>> No.58350870

>>58350844
Yes

>> No.58350871

>>58350828
That keyboard looks like a bad joke gone right.

>> No.58350982

>>58348640
because it is awesome. Also it is GPL hard- and software

>> No.58350997

>>58350871
Linus did a review on it a long while back. It's for those that want the scarf layout, but don't want the pricetag and don't mind gaymur LEDs and not-so-great build quality.

>> No.58351027

>>58347629
>>58350828
What's nice about this is that it has arrow keys built in on the numpad. The greens are fucking HEAVY, though. If you think nearly double the weight is good, then go for it.

You can turn down the backlight, I believe. However, accessing the arrow keys is done in a layer effect where the backlight is used to distinguish whether or not the arrow keys are active.

>> No.58351741

Best budget brands/models? Looking for:
>US layout
>Full sized
>Pause/play media key (dedicated key or uses Fn key I don't care)

>> No.58351839

>>58351741
Ducky One and AutoHotkey

>> No.58351849
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>>58342620
Can someone recommend me a cheap mech with cherry blues that I can move from home to work and so on?

I dont trust those niggers and the office keyboards are all busted as fuck!

>> No.58351862

>>58351839
I've looked at the Ducky One, but it seems to be sold out everywhere. Do they still make it?

>> No.58351901
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58351901

So.... Any Mechanical Keyboards with Ñ keys?

>> No.58351949

>>58351901
not that i know of nino

>> No.58351994

>>58351862
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=26
Shows a few of them in stock.

Alternatively, you can get some of the cheap CM Storm keyboards. Pretty good on price, if you can find them in the right spot.

From there I'm seeing Kaihua at <$60. Doesn't look like great build quality, though, so be careful. Also Khail. Royal Kludge has some stuff with Khail switches too, and they're a decent board. Just poke around.

>> No.58352315

>>58350997
what's wrong with the build?

>> No.58352324

>>58350870
oooo do dish!
>>58351849
Not if you're gonna use it to type this retardedly

>> No.58352391

I fell for the cherry clears meme, my cheap chink keyboard with blues is way more satisfactory to type on than my new pok3r with clears.

>> No.58352440

>>58352391
I just bought the Pok3r with clears and I love it so far. You just can't bottom out the keys, man. It's not hard once you get used to it. I'm loving it so far.

>> No.58352442

>>58352391
explain?

>> No.58352550

>>58352391
I thought tactiles were just clickies without the noise. Turns out clickies are WAY more tactile than actual tactiles. The bump feels better on blues. Especially on big buttons and spacebar.

My wife would kick me out if I keep using blues tho. Too noisy for her.

>> No.58352561

>>58352550
meant to quote
>>58352442

>> No.58352683

Am I just crazy or are cherry blues not clicky enough? Mine feel weirdly mushy for some reason. This is my first mechanical keyboard though and I might just not be used to having it reset before pressing again.

>> No.58352717

>>58351849
>blues
>office
no

>> No.58352845

>>58352683
I mean, you could have gotten some of the "duds" I've heard about with bad springs/sliders in them. The blues that I've had have been very tactile and not squishy whatsoever. Maybe you accidentally got a blue clone like Khail?

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>> No.58352870

>>58352845
it's a leopold so it should be most likely a cherry mx keyboard. it might just be the fact that I was expecting something as light as a chiclet keyboard where there's barely any travel distance.

>>58352863
wrong thread kpg

>> No.58352916

>>58352870
Yeah, Leopold is good. I was just checking in case you got something like a cheap chink board. The travel distance is massive compared to chiclets. If you think they're squishy, go type on a rubber dome keyboard or a membrane one, hell, even Romer G. You'll see then that there's a massive difference. Scissor switches do feel nice, i have to admit, but I'll take blues or clears any day over them.

As for the mushy feeling, there's not really a solution I know of to fix that one. You could get some O-rings to reduce travel distance, if that's what you're wanting. The're pretty cheap if you wanted to look into it.

>> No.58353349

What is everyone's opinion on Cherry clears?

Just got a cherry switch tester set and i am loving the clears. Greens ain't that bad either

>> No.58353384

>>58353349
consider that pressing keys isn't the same as typing on them
if I only went by pressing feel I'd be using a topre right now

>> No.58353457

>>58353384
true

But i only know one guy who has a mechanical keyboard, and he uses cherry red's and i don't like them. I tried going to my local computer store but he was all like "nope m8, won't let you do that".

It wasn't so bad, i did also want to try greens and clears which are hard to come by anyway. I do try and use the tester as much as i would a keyboard but not seeing a response on a screen when the key presses in does make me wonder.

Should i just do it, spend the money on a cherry clear keyboard?

>> No.58354078

>>58351901
There are some Filco ones

>> No.58354365
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Anons what do you think? I'm looking for a nice set and I don't want to wait months for a gb

>> No.58354575

>>58350638
>$100 for 70 switches.
WTF are you buying them from. I got 100 gaterons for 35 bucks and blank PBT keycaps cost another 30

>> No.58354592

>>58350372
Google ducky chanel partners and click on the store closest to your country. Any ducky zero keyboard should do

>> No.58354614

I need a tkl, Cherry MX brown ISO layout for £130 or less. I tried the CoolerMaster Rapid-I and it's super nice but Amazon sent me the ANSI layout and I can't handle it.

>> No.58354615
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>>58351849
Tomomo for under 30 bucks

>> No.58354616

>>58354575
Even if you were using AUD, importing the switches from America and getting legitimate Cherry clears, it's still only $90 for 70. Nigga's getting fucked hard.

>> No.58354693

>>58354616
Im not from autralia m8 and I get free shipping and dont have to pay taxes. If I do want bad quality cherry switches instead of the nice and smooth gaterons the. Those would cost me 45 bucks instead

>> No.58354727

>>58354693
I'm not talking about you, dumbass. The guy who suggested $100 for 70 switches was a normal price is the nigga getting fucked, since that price is even worse than a really bad scenario like living in Australia. That's the point I'm making.

>> No.58354790

>>58354727
Maybe he's just a retard since after a quick google check you can get them for 49 cents a peice with free shiping on orders for over 50 switches from chink warehouses. Even with imports thats still a better deal

>> No.58354884

new to mechanical keyboards, can anyone recommend me something?
>budget
around 100 - 150, not looking to pay over 150
>location
USA
>preferred switch type
reds or something easy to press down on
>layout
ANSI
>form factor
full keyboard
>backlight
no preference
>current keyboard
no name cheapo keyboard

>> No.58354905
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LESS THAN 24 HOURS

>> No.58354924

>TFW dropped 500 for the new model f keyboard
Someone just kill me already.

>> No.58354953

>>58354905
>tfw ISO kit is actually gonna hit MOQ on this one
feelsgoodman

>> No.58354969

>>58354905
> in 6 months.

k

>> No.58354986

>>58354905
> in 6 months

ok.

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>>58354905
> in 6 months

ok.

>> No.58355019

>>58354905
>in 6 months

>> No.58355061

>>58354884
something like this maybe?
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1683

>> No.58355070

GO BUY YOUR RAMA65 NOW NIGGAS

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjZi1acUgKp2uFKwcFqCCA3AnV8Z_W4utCwvP10ejLeVHkog/closedform

IF YOU DONT YOU'RE A POOR ABO CUNT THAT LIVES ON SCABBED GOON

>> No.58355072

>>58354969
>>58354986
>>58355000
>>58355019
Wtf are you guys talking about. It runs tomorrow, 1/7/17.

Are you mad because I used the proper date format?

>> No.58355074

>>58354905
looks like the perfect match for a razer keyboard

>> No.58355083

>>58343196
Only if they are PCB mounted switches.

Most are plate mounted and need to be de-soldered to swap stems or springs.

>> No.58355085

>>58355072
Future man, please tell me, has Trump started a war with China yet?

>> No.58355089

>>58355085
yes

chinks dead everywhere

the world is good

>> No.58355091

>>58355070
I'd rather get an old apple keyboard since that has better build quality

>> No.58355101

>>58355061
are blacks going to be an issue if i'm playing something like an fps, should i go with red?

>> No.58355122

>>58355089
>everyone is dead
FTFY

>> No.58355126

>>58355101
no

blacks will be fine

>> No.58355130

>http://devoi.xyz/penumbra.htm

What went wrong

>> No.58355133
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58355133

w/ Cherry MX red keys. This is my first mechanical keyboard and had them for over a month now.

I'm enjoying it.

I don't recommend it if you like highly customizable lighting. I don't even run the Logitech software because it's trash. I just configure my lighting by holding down the brightness button and 1,2,3,4,5,0, + and -.

The keyboard remembers your preferred setting even if you shut down your machine as long as you don't actually unplug the power cord.

>> No.58355142

>>58355101
the blacks are always an issue

>> No.58355153

>>58355101
no blacks are about as heavy as a rubber dome while reds are lighter. Some people don't like reds since they can actuate the switch just by resting their hands on the keyboard

>> No.58355169

>>58355126
>>58355153
thanks anons
>>58355142
good post dude keep it up

>> No.58355402

>>58354615
How is the build quality on these compared to say Leopold or Ducky?

Been wanting a new full size to replace the shitty membrane board I use at work, but if the build quality is meh I'd just as soon pay more and get another Leopold or something.

>> No.58355413

>>58355153
who rests their hands on a keyboard?

are they sneeze and accidentally type out your password light?

>> No.58355707

>>58355130
whats this supposed to be?

>> No.58355838

>>58355153
What kind of fucked up hands do you have anon?

I use gateron clears and I never had a problem with that

>> No.58355863

>>58355838
I never had a problem with reds, but some other anon a while ago was complaining about them

>> No.58355865

>>58355838
some people are heavy handed

i've had problems with accidental actuation of my blues

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>>58355070
Damn, if only that were true. Any day now the actual buy will happen.

>> No.58355971

>>58355960
calm down man you've only gotta wait 16 more hours for Rama's dick in your ass

>> No.58355976

>£300 im comfortable with can stretch further
>the pound sign infront of the digits on my numeros implies i am from her majesty's esteemed islands which would indeed be correctomundo
>blacks
>ansi
>80
>fucc off with that shit
>steelseries 6gv2 is okay wouldnt say the opposite of it, but i dont want numpad but i do want blacks id like white keycaps and textured wasd keys that would be nice yes, hmmm

>> No.58356001
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>>58355971
Can't wait for that RAMA RELEASE

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>>58355976
Filco TKL or the bluetooth one.
If you want a fruity metal keyboard then there is the Varmilo VA87 or the bluetooth one
If you want something on the cheaper side while still having great build quality then a Ducky One TKL would be it.

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58356355

>tfw model m is in Cincinnati

I wonder if I should 3D print a case or use wood

>> No.58356417
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58356417

>>58356355
I don't think your printer is big enough that it can 3D print huge bezels, so make it out wood

>> No.58356499

Why would you buy a keyboard that doesn't have volume controls?

>> No.58356517

>>58356499
Why would you buy a keyboard that you can't reprogram to fit your exact needs?

>> No.58356529
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58356529

>>58356499
>not buying a fully programmable keyboard in 2017

>> No.58356578

>wasting money on mechanical when you have TOPRE

>> No.58356587

>>58356578
but topre is mechanical

>> No.58356595

>>58356578
Show me a completely programmable Topre board.

>> No.58356602

>>58356417
Yeh, it'd be a multi-piece build if I go with 3D printing.

I'll have to see what I can do with a router once I have one.

>> No.58356615

>>58356587
no its not, it has a superior capacitive switch.

>> No.58356624

>>58356595
http://qmk.fm/keyboards/

>> No.58356628

>>58356595
why would you need programming when you have the perfect HHKB layout? lol at these plebs.

>> No.58356635

>>58356615
a metal spring on a capacitive sensor is a mechanical mechanism

>> No.58356639

>>58356624
>HHKB only
D R O P P E D

>> No.58356649

>>58356635
Every keyboard that isn't a touchscreen is mechanical by definition

>> No.58356663

>>58356635
so is the rubber dome

>> No.58356667

>>58356649
except for rubber domes since those use the rubber dome mechanism.
There are two different definitions for rubber domes. One is the actuating mechanism and the other is a dome made of rubber

>> No.58356687

>>58356667
which is a mechanism of actuation, rubber dome is mechanical.

>> No.58356723

>>58356687
its just a pad on a membrane. That isn't mechanical at all. You do have hybrid switches

>> No.58356738

>>58356723
by that logic a topre switch isn't a mechanical switch either, it's a variable capacitor.

>> No.58356748

>>58356738
no by that logic topre is mechanical since it doesn't use pads at all

>> No.58356773

>>58356748
topre isn't mechanical switch because it does NOT complete a circuit, it only changes capacitance.

>> No.58356784

>>58356773
So membrane keyboards are mechanical?

>> No.58356789

>>58356773
neither does the model F, or the old beamsprings yet those are still mechanical.

>> No.58356811

>>58356784
not really, but since he was trying to be a smartass about semantics I just followed his logic, a topre switch does not use mechanical actuation to close a circuit, it just changes capacitance which within the correct threshold triggers the microcontroler to open or close a circuit.

>> No.58356813

>>58355960
>>58355070
>>58355971
>>58356001
What's this board that you're talking about?

>> No.58356832

>>58356811
You never followed my logic. A mechanical switch has moving metal parts and that's it

>> No.58356841

>>58356832
you have no idea what a mechanical switch is, stop embarrassing yourself.

>> No.58356870

>>58356841
neither do you apparently
closing a circuit is a different subject rather then a machined part

>> No.58356871

>>58356811
While I agree with your statement about how Topre works, what does this make the model m? Given that it uses membrane sheets.

>>58356832
The term "mechanical" does not preclude metal parts. Anything with moving parts is mechanical by the very definition of the word.

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>>58356813
RAMABAE 65

>> No.58356908

>>58342620

Does anyone else look down on Cherry MX plebs? Cherry switches (and by extension, gats too) are the rubber domes of the mechanical switch world.

>massively available
>on practically every single "mechanical keyboard" you can buy
>not very tactile
>fine for gaming; terrible for hardcore typing

If you aren't in the White ALPs, Buckling Spring or other extremely tactile switches that spring back up and allow you're hands to rest at ease when not typing club, you don't have the right to call yourself a mechanical keyboard enthusiast.

The only good modern switch is the Matias Clicky ALP.

>> No.58356912

>>58356871
This, plastic gears are still gears the issue, is Trope is a membrane and a spring, there's no " mechanism"

>> No.58356932

>>58356912
Apart from the mechanism where you press down on the switch and the rubber dome makes it pop back up?

>> No.58356935

>>58356908
alps>cherry>matias
I thought the same thing too, until I tried out that switch and it feels nothing like old vintage alps.

>> No.58356969

>>58356935
I agree that they don't compare to old ALPs but they are superior to most cherries (gat greens is a close tie) that I've used (blues, reds, browns, clears). Are you sure that you used their clicky switch? I hate their other switches but their "Clicky ALP" is acceptable.

>> No.58357007

>>58356908
enjoy your carpel tunnel with those fucking absurdly heavy switches, rubber dome elite god race

>> No.58357024

>>58356969
I thought matias only has clicky and linear switches. I didn't like how they were so wobbly compared to cherry switches. They do feel better if you hit them perfectly centered, but I'm not that perfect
>>58357007
you do realize most rubberdomes are just as heavy or heavier then mechanical switches

>> No.58357109

my realforce 87u was delivered today so it's my first time ever trying topre and I am so fucking disappointed... I've had IBM Model M's with rubber domes that felt very similar and some BTC keyboards too. Might return this or sell it on.

>> No.58357162

>>58356932
If it's just a spring it's not a mechanism, there are no mechanical moving parts, it's just tension.

>> No.58357180

>>58357007
The wrist is more strained whenever you need to keep your fingers hovering over the keys. This extends the tendons in your wrist.

High actuation force means you can rest your fingers with comfort on the keyboard. My wrists are relaxed. You'll be the one with Carpel Tunnel.

>> No.58357216

>>58357180
proper typing requires you to rest you arms and hover your hand over the keyboard. If you rest your wrists then you'll get rsi

>> No.58357225

>>58357109
why were you expecting anything different than a rubber dome if topre uses a rubber dome?

>> No.58357293

>>58357216
I didn't mention wresting the wrist. I mentioned resting the fingers on the keyboard so it doesn't extend the tendons in the wrist. You're talking to the king of ergonomics right here.

>> No.58357327

>>58357225
The Model M rubber dome has no spring beneath it, and it uses a membrane. I thought the springs underneath the domes on topre boards would make it feel much better but truth me told it doesn't. The only thing topre has going for it is how incredibly smooth the switches are. Apart from that they're a meme.

>> No.58357531

How do those cheap Tomoko boards compare to say Leopold?

The idea of another full sized board for $50 is really tempting, but if the quality is significantly worse I'd just pay for something better.

>> No.58357578

>>58357531
leopold has low profile thicc PBT keycaps while tomoko uses thin OEM ABS keycaps with that ugly font. Leopold is also a pretty hefty keyboard that's made with sturdy plastics. The tomoko isn't as good, but it's still a great keyboard

>> No.58357629

>>58357531
I'm typing on a Tomoko now. It's the tenkeyless version, but I'm pretty sure it's identical otherwise. It's the only mechanical keyboard I've ever used so I'm not sure how much help I'll be here.

The keys are raised above a black metal plate, the rest of the keyboards is made of tough plastic. It has big rubber feet, including on the props, and even this compact one has a nice weight to it.

However even as my first mechanical keyboard, the keycaps seem very cheap. Very thin and and the lettering is without a doubt going to wear off. They are noticeably cheaper than the membrane keyboard I was using prior.

Other than, I love it. If you can deal with the cheap keycaps or don't mind spending money to replace them, it's great.

>> No.58357656

Is Anne Pro a meme or at least a semi descent 60% keyboard? Assuming you don't use the Bluetooth function.

>> No.58357670

post cheap mechs from aliexpress

>> No.58357672

>>58357629
Is it easy to mod? looking for a cheap keyboard to put my ergo clear switches in

>> No.58357717

>>58356875
How much is it gonna be?

>> No.58357722

>>58357672
you have to desolder the switches. Why not just buy a gh60 keyboard kit for like 60 bucks
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xgh60+kit.TRS0&_nkw=gh60+kit&_sacat=0

>> No.58357771

>>58357722
are there any 40% kits that aren't overpriced like the MemeVan?

>> No.58357818

>>58357672
I have no idea, sorry. Only "modding" I'll do to it is probably get new keycaps when these wear.

>> No.58357824

>>58357771
there is the plank
https://olkb.com/planck/

>> No.58357869

>>58357824
>non staggered meme
no

found this: http://www.switchtop.com/product/40-percent-keyboard-kits

is this legit? sounds too good to be tru

>> No.58357914

>>58357578
>>58357629
Thanks.

Sounds like it would be decent work board since I don't have to type a ton, but if I have to replace the keycaps with a decent pbt set anyways I may as well just pay the difference for a Leopold. Especially considering my current daily driver is a Leopold, and has been my daily driver for 6+ years.

>> No.58358012

New bread!
>>58357999
>>58357999
>>58357999
>>58357999
>>58357999

>> No.58358819

>>58357869
>>>non staggered meme
>no
your fault

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