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/mkg/ - Premium Rubber Domes Edition

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

Previous thread >>58926805

>> No.58964419

Mechanical keyboards seem like a meme, they feel the same as membrane keyboards but appeal to an autistic niche.

>> No.58964443
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You can do better bait the that. I even gave you the perfect opportunity by posting an HHKB.
1/10 see me when this thread 404s

>> No.58964518

Idk what switch to get

>> No.58964627

get zealios or mod switches if you want to pretend like you're going to spend less

>> No.58964710

the most expensive one obviously. Haven't you heard the higher the price the better it is

>> No.58964748
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this obv

>> No.58964956
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I am falling for both the premium abs meme and the pre yellowed keys meme and none of you can stop me.

>> No.58964960

I really can't.

>> No.58964986

At least I can resell them for a small profit if they look awful in person.

>> No.58965013

It would be a very small profit. Carbon barely sold 1000 units and people are reselling them for like 130-150 bucks. Plum looks like its going to surpass that so I'd expect alt east a year before you can make a descent amount of money back, plus there have been times before when the chinks bought like 500 sets and the kept them just to resell them on taobao.

>> No.58965052

Shitty colour scheme tbqh

>> No.58965070
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What do you do?

>> No.58965080

Make a custom buckling spring over Topre board.

>> No.58965277
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I think it looks better without the red, personally.

>> No.58965347

I like it.
You might be right. I might just use the red escape as an accent. But I think the 3 colors compliment each other nicely.

>> No.58965453
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Scored this old stock bigfoot
Did I do good?

>> No.58965505

I guess so. They usually sell on ebay for $40 or you can get them from electronic recyclers for like $20

>> No.58965649
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just got my first mechanical keyboard
WASD CODE mx green

heard the keycaps suck though
what keycaps should I replace them with?

>> No.58965667

some cheap $30 Tai-Hao set

>> No.58965899

Vortex double shot pbt.

>> No.58966040

$40 or less ( cheap fuck )

>Location (continent at least)
United States

>Preferred switch type
Blues / super clicky

No preference

>Form factor

No preference

>> No.58966047

magicforce is $40 on amazon

>> No.58966100

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
I'm leaning towards Clears but having not tried any so I'm not super confident in that choice - see Current Keyboard response
>Form factor
Could do 100 or 80% w/ arrows but leaning towards the latter. The numpad is nice but I don't use it often enough to miss it.
>Previous/current keyboards
SK-8115. I'm wondering how this compares to mechanical switch types - it feels like there's actuation, so is rubber dome more like tactile than linear? Also with weight - a quick search tells me that rubber domes tend to feel heavier, so would I feel more at home with Clears than Browns?
I think I'd prefer something that's similar to or maybe a little heavier than my current keyboard and with greater tactile response.

>> No.58966159

Should also note that I don't want clicky switches.

>> No.58966170

under $100
United Sates
Browns, maybe clears
>Form factor
doesnt matter, just needs dedicated volume buttons, no fn shit
doesnt matter, only if the keyboard stays within budget and still has dedicated volume buttons
currently using an old emachines rubber dome keyboard, had a logitech g510, had a razer blackwidow but 4 of the chink shit switches chattered like crazy from day 1

I'm thinking either Ducky Zero ($79) or Logitech Orion G610 ($86 on sale right now). leaning more towards the orion cuz it's on sale and has my beloved volume wheel but i'm not yet sure if logitech's mechanical keyboards are any good

>> No.58966274
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The Anne pro is pretty cute.

>> No.58966294

Ur cute

>> No.58966352

then clears would be the perfect switch for you. There are heavier switches like tactile greys, but those are only found on a limited selection of keyboards. I'd say go for a WASD TKL with clears

>> No.58966355

y-you too

>> No.58966376
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Who else put their name down for one of these bad boys?
Managed to get into the second round of stock for Cherry Blues / Black case.

Would have put in a pre-order on mechanicalkeyboards, but their intl. shipping and warranty are horrible. Got it cheaper, and shipped intl. on Massdrop.

>> No.58966387

I was in the last thread...

All keys on my Model M seem to be working, but the Scroll Lock LED doesn't light up...

Is this common? Is it a LED issue?

First Model M user here.

>> No.58966411

neither get a Ducky One since that comes with Ducky macros V2 which allows you set media keys without having to use FN. By default there are dedicated volume keys above the number pad, plus the build quality is a massive step up above logitech. If you can get the G610 for under 70 bucks then go for it

>> No.58966427

First of all is the LED broken?

>> No.58966447

I live in the US so I just pre ordered it off mechanicalkeyboards, do you think they'll ship on time? I'm worried I'm going to be waiting months for it to arrive even though it says it's supposed to come in stock this month.

>> No.58966485

They should do.
If Massdrop could double down on their stock literally within hours of selling out, mechanicalkeyboards should get their reserved stock and more.

>> No.58966509

is the ducky zero a downgrade in quality from the one?

>> No.58966554

Are you in a program that actually uses scroll lock? The scroll lock key on my Leopold does not turn on if I press it while on the desktop.

>> No.58966696

Its a cheaper version with an uglier case, less features and lower build quality. There is nothing wrong with it, but now that I looked I realized that they raised their prices. It used to be under 100, but only the older stock is still at that price, all of the newer ones are more expnsive, except for the game boy color looking ones, those are still at $99

>> No.58966701
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Somebody did a run of gmk Cherry keys.
No red on white key.
$35 shipped.
I want some cherry logo keys but fuck that is expensive for what you get.

>> No.58966951
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>finally get my first cherry red keyboard
>the space bar is feather light

>> No.58967012

stick a black in it

>> No.58967042
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let's split! what do you guys think?

>> No.58967104

nice ortholinear

>> No.58967650


Can someone confirm that these are most definitely the same PBT backlit keycaps Vortex sells on their site?

I created an account on their main site, and you can choose quantity, but there's no "add to cart" button...

>> No.58967673
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Looking to sell my pok3r with browns. It will come with the Royal Navy key caps, Gateron Blank PBTs and Tai Hao Beige Alert. Pic realted, it's the keyboard with the Tai Hao's on. Oh and it's also got O-rings.

>> No.58967718


>> No.58967761
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At the moment I will sell the pok3r with the Tai Hao's for £80. +£20 if you want it to come with the Gateron Blanks. +£15 if you want the coiled cable. +£60 if you want the Royal Navies.

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Oh and it'll come with a wire key cap puller and normal cable.

>> No.58967787
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>tfw I'm a burger
well shit, maybe you can find another euro to sell it to

>> No.58967802
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Bugger! Stay strong. Only 4 years then you are free again.

>> No.58967807
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I just want a HHKB clone with gateron mx browns.

>> No.58967813

Just re-solder m8 it's not that hard

>> No.58967832


>> No.58967919

Is it possible on a topre board?

pls do not bully me ty

>> No.58967954

Well obviously you're going to need a HHKB clone board. Of which there are plenty.

>> No.58967958

HHKB arrived today. Holy shit it's small. Anyways this feels really nice, almost like a piano key.

>> No.58968249
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Oi! Piss off Britbong. I swear on me mum ill come over there and kick your ass to Birmingham you soft cunt.

>> No.58968323

Anyone tried out the Ducky Shine 6? $160 seems pretty steep

>> No.58968448

Nah sod off you Willy wonka before I smack you in your boat race!

>> No.58968502

I decided to just go for a Leopold FC660M. Close enough, thank you everyone.

>> No.58968553

I've never seen so many Brobots on eBay. Is the bubble for tiny pieces of plastic finally popping?

>> No.58968579


>> No.58968625

Not much of a bump. More like reds with dirt in them

>> No.58968646

Brown's with o rings are great!

>> No.58968651


>> No.58968671

Should have gone for the 660C.

>> No.58968688

Browns are heavier than reds. They just don't have much of a tactile bump. If you want heavier linear switches get blacks.

>> No.58968704


>> No.58968718

Yes browns are fine for rapid taping.
Reds 40g of force
Browns 45g
Blacks are i think 60

>> No.58968807


>> No.58968810

I would just get another HHKB instead if I was going to do that anon.

>> No.58968884

You could build something like this.

>> No.58968891

Oh well if you put it that way you probably made the right decision.

>> No.58970123

>>58966554 >>58966427

Sorry I ended up falling asleep last night, I'll install Open Office and test the spreadsheet program.

I'm going to assume, right off the bat, that it's an LED issue, due to the fact, that when I initially boot my computer, Only the NUM AND CAPS blink.

>> No.58970975

Get a GH60 moron

>> No.58970978
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Finally got around to replacing the Cherry Reds on my ol' trusty keyboard with MOD-H switches.

I scratched up that mounting plate real good.

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Looking good anon.

>> No.58971121
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Are transparent MX keycaps a thing? I love the way these ones switches look.

>> No.58971153


>> No.58971156

Yeah the chinks make some for cheap

>> No.58971175


why are some installed sideways?

>> No.58971195
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That's how some of them solder points were. I didn't question it.

>> No.58972055


Does anyone have a recommendation of a premium feeling keyboard, down to the materials too? I'd love some type of metal keyboard (not metal keys, but the base)

>> No.58972129
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I think of buying a blank keycap-set. Pic related is just inspiration.

What's /mkg/'s experience with blank keycaps? I think regular typing should be fine but i'm afraid that it will bother me to no end when i have to use certain symbols like / , { , & that i usually don't need often (i'm not a programmer).

>> No.58972136

Uniqey maybe.
I'm pretty sure they come with GMK keycaps.

>> No.58972148

Go to geekhack, I'm sure they can recommend you a $500-$1000 all metal cnc milled korean custom keyboard.

>> No.58972183

>PCB mount
yeah no

besides you can get old cherry keycaps for like 15-30 bucks on places like ebay, deskthority, and even craigslist if you choose to salvage them from old cherry keyboards

>> No.58972245

>What's /mkg/'s experience with blank keycaps?
I use them on both my home and work keyboards. It's not uncommon for me to make mistakes, especially on the top-right with y to o and 8 to =. However, I make fewer mistakes now than I did starting out with blanks last year.

I actually started out with the Ducky PBT set with unfilled, lasered legends, which look blank at a distance.

>> No.58972366


Thanks for your answer. I guess i'll just give it a try.

>> No.58972437

Yeah these were pricey, I actually signed up to be in this but I missed the invoice and didn't pay.

GMK doesn't like small orders I guess

>> No.58972449

Just got a das keyboard with the volume knob featuring blue switches for $120 new. Did I do good?

>> No.58972503

no. with every new das keyboard the quality decreases, but the price stays the same. The new ones have chink shit switches and cheap laser etched abs. It used to be pad printed so it's a step up I guess, but the quality is still garbage.

>> No.58972515

das 4 pro (what anon described) still uses real cherry, the 4c and their gamer trash subline is when they switched to chink

>> No.58972538

no the das 4 also uses them

>> No.58972560

do you want me to get the disassembled das 4 pro off my floor and take a close up photo of the cherry logo on the switches

>> No.58972589

Thank you your input >>58972503 was making me worried.

I am more just excited about how I can order keycaps and don't have to worry about fucking weird keycap sizes. I'll eventually invest into a nice set of PBT keys when something worthwhile comes around on massdrop, but i'll be coasting with the stock keys for a bit.

>> No.58972626

they do anon and its a fact

>> No.58972644

$120 is still to much since you could have gotten cheaper keyboards with better build quality and more features and still have dedicated volume keys

>> No.58972681

Ok, so they use Greetech for the 4C, their Gamer Trash, and the Mac version of the 4. So as long as he got the standard edition, he still got real Cherry.

>> No.58972689

Well I already have a keyboard that does that however I specifically wanted a keyboard with backlighting, normal keycap sizes so I could get keycaps later on, as well as volume controls, and after doing much research this was pretty much the only product that really met my needs. Plus having a usb hub and some decent build quality is nice. If you have anything else that meets those needs, please inform me because I have yet to find anything.

>> No.58972768
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>> No.58972775

You do have options like the Ducky One that also has programmable macros and function layers that way you can set media keys to wherever you want without having to use some silly Fn combo. By default there are volume controls above the number pad. Plus the doubleshot keycaps are a huge step up in quality.

>> No.58972776

That's a good callout, and thank you for the clarification. The listing I purchased said it was the das keyboard 4 for mac, but the pictures show it's the box for the ultimate one. I will likely end up returning if it doesn't have the real cherry switches. Good looking out.

>> No.58972832
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my anne pro has a flaw, when I press the space bar form the right corner the key jumps out from the right corner :S

>> No.58972841

I considered that but I don't like the idea of having media keys as physical keycaps, I really want a knob or a rocker or something of that sorts.

>> No.58972856

Over $20 off of retail, what a deal!

>> No.58972862

You might have an older one. I've read earlier models had some wonky stabilizers.

>> No.58972930

How bad are cherry mx browns? Should I get a keyboard with them?

>> No.58972931

well they are physical keys. I moved mine to the number pad so that way if I want to select the next track I just hit right on the number pad. If I do want to use a normal number pad I just switch back to layer 1.

>> No.58972944

>Form factor
tenkeyless or 60%
doesn't matter
>Previous/current keyboards
Cherry MX Board 3.0

>> No.58972966

Go to a store and try them out. If you like them, buy a board.

>> No.58972967


>> No.58972981

forgot to mention: no gaymur shit

>> No.58973054




>> No.58973098


sry, it's gamer shit. didn't read your clarification.

>> No.58973099

kauf das magicforce68, bleibt sogar noch kohle für kappen über

>> No.58973110

stop recommending GH DIYs, 99% of us are barely qualified for changing keycaps.

>> No.58973128

Ducky One TKL is 80€

>> No.58973141

>99% of us are barely qualified for changing keycaps.
Now way that's true. It's literally legos

>> No.58973144

ISO layout? hab ich noch nirgends gesehen

>> No.58973187

I'm looking for a 1.75 length single keycap. Fucking nonstandard layouts. Any thoughts on cutting off 0.5 off each end of a standard 2.75 length shift? IS IT CRAZY ENOUGH TO WORK?

Or alternatively, what company would be kind enough to mail me a single cap and not crush me with transatlantic shipping fees?

>> No.58973281


>> No.58973293

what price are these at the massdrop? I can't see

>> No.58973351

$40 for 65

>> No.58973482

Exactly. And when's the last time YOU played with legos? For me that was around 10 years ago, more or less the same time I was made to study the world map in geography. All I'm gonna say is I don't exactly remember the capital of Zambia anymore.

>> No.58973512
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>> No.58973551
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Bjarne realized what a hipster he was
and switched to a Microsoft wireless keyboard.
Proof, pic related.

>> No.58973603

HHKB does come in wireless though

>> No.58973615

That's funny since HHKB released a bluetooth keyboard the next month. I wonder if he switched back

>> No.58973643

The last known fact is that Bjarne uses a Microsoft keyboard.

>> No.58974289
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Is this cherry profile?

>> No.58974303

That looks like some chink profile

>> No.58974369

90$ max
something that doesnt make too much noice
>Form factor
tenkeyless or as long as its compact and has arrow keys.
doesn't matter (rgb if possible)
>Previous/current keyboards
no mechanical ones.

>> No.58974544

Doesn't look like it.

>> No.58974565

What profile senpai? Worth posting on r/mechmarket, someone is bound to have a single 1.75 from a grab bag..

>> No.58974581
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>> No.58975038

Corsair Vengeance K65 (the old one) for 60 euros or is the Ducky One TKL worth the 20 euros more?

>> No.58975442

Redpill me about o-rings /mkg/.

Is there a significant difference between the 1$, 5$ and 15$ packages that i can get from ebay?

>> No.58975570

Ducky one has a lot more features and better build quality

>> No.58975909
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I don't know exactly what sets you're looking at, but generally with o-rings you look for how hard/soft it is, what material its made out off, and how thick it is.

>> No.58976419

For example


have almost the same form factor and very different prices. Does the difference in the material really warrant the 10x price difference?
They are all just pieces of rubber.

>> No.58976570
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this is precisely the reason why i wish nature whites were more popular

>> No.58976719

who is this coq connoisseur?

>> No.58976809

How do I remove male cream from the gateron clone of the cherry "MX series" blue switches?

>> No.58976883

What makes a keyboard like the Filco Mejestouch 2 different from keyboard like the Ducky Shine appart from LEDS?

>> No.58976892

made by different company

>> No.58977076


>> No.58977276

Filco is made in Japan, Ducky is made in China/Taiwan

>> No.58977752

Filco is made by Costar in Taiwan

>> No.58977912
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This is my first mechanical keyboard ever.

I got it about a month ago.

Pretty much loving it so far.

I also know that Linus from Linus Tech Tips uses it, so I'm in good company.

Anybody want to give their feedback on my choice of mechanical keyboard?

>> No.58978064
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>Anybody want to give their feedback on my choice of mechanical keyboard?
It's a piece of shit that's known for broken keycaps and dead LEDs. It's massive and looks ugly as shit, and the bottom row is non-standard as hell, so good luck finding some replacement keycaps for that thing. I just hope you didn't get brown switches along with it. Return that keyboard while you can.

on that note, welcome to /mkg/

>> No.58979025
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So what are the best keycaps in a non-shitty font for backlit keyboards on the market currently?

Recently bought a Ducky and the keycaps are pretty average, some of them block light/aren't made properly, see pic.

Trying to avoid this in buying a translucent PBT set, but there's a handful on eBay, Taobao and Aliexpress, and I don't know where to start.

I took this picture to explain the problem, it's mostly prominent on keys like Pause, PgUp, Home, PgDn, End Del and some things like @, #, $, %, & show issues, F1, F2 and F3 are fine, but F4, F6, F8, F9, F10 are not. Does anyone know what this is called? Is this just because Ducky use mass produced ABS keycaps for their stuff, is there any guarantee that this will be solved if I buy a PBT backlit set?

>> No.58979028

All keyboards mentioned apart from this one are inferior.

This is undebateable.

>> No.58979148

Sure thing.

>> No.58979171

>staggered layout


>> No.58979314

Hello yes does Terry Davis use a Mechanical keyboard? If so I would like to buy one of what he uses

>> No.58979527

Not even the anon you are replying to, but that sounds like typical /g/ tier contrian bullshit.

>> No.58979535

He uses a cheap Microsoft keyboard, the same one I have. It's not very good.

>> No.58979791

>close enough
nicca you will never find a better layout

>> No.58979898


>> No.58980052

ya know how like, if you have a rubber band for a while, it gets all gross and inelastic and breaks and shit? Does the same thing happen to topres?

>> No.58980065
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Just got my first mechanical keyboard and I'm fucking loving it.

>> No.58980204

Correct, it does not have an unlimited lifespan.

>> No.58980286
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So I know its probably a memeboard, but I really like the Razer Ornata. I get that some wont like it because it's not a traditional keyboard or because it's almost definitely overpriced and many wont see it as being worth the cost. I however, really do like using it. The keyboard I have before this was the Red Dragon Karura which I liked, but it failed me and I have to return it. What I really like about it are the mid-height keycaps which I've grown custom to using because they feel very similar to laptop keyboards, which I've been solely using for the past 3-4 years. I also really dig how it looks and the included wrist rest too, it feels really plush and like a pillow for my wrists.

>> No.58980338
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shit, I chose the wrong pic. Though that is an accurate an accurate representation of what I've previously been using.

>> No.58980510

I got green switches

now I think my roommates hate me

>> No.58980580

idk maybe
My HHKB from 2 years ago feels the same as it did the day I received it I think.
I have another one and it's always felt lighter, so there's some variation from batch to batch.

>> No.58980615

Well he's not wrong

>> No.58980691

Is there such thing as a MECHANICAL MOUSE?

>> No.58980693

Is he though? Not baiting, actually asking.

>> No.58980722

ball mouse

>> No.58980746

gross dude

>> No.58980772

What would you reccomend instead then?

>> No.58980804

Just got a Quickfire Rapid and I wanna get blank replacement caps

How do I know/what are the caps called and what's the best ones to buy?

>> No.58980857


Or pick some other set of thick, cherry profile PBTs.

>> No.58980876

So I just have to look for cherry caps? There isn't a specific sizing thing?

>> No.58980888

The quickfire rapid has a bog standard layout, so most any keycap set with MX mounts will work.

>> No.58980906
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if only the VA68m was programmable

>> No.58980909

I got a memebrand one, don't know how to solder and don't want to void warranty
Some Syrian politician I think

>> No.58980931

Cool thanks man

PBT is the best quality?

>> No.58980948

PBT won't shine up with use like ABS caps will. So for blank caps PBT is the better option.

>> No.58981023

Do replacement caps effect the weight/accusation point of the switches?

In other words can I make a cherry red heavier in a sense?

>> No.58981068

Logitech keyboards aren't recommended here because of the poor build quality, but the worst part is that if something does wear out or break you're gonna have a hard time replacing it since they use nonstandard parts

>> No.58981078

Not especially. Even a heavy cap maybe weighs a gram & change. Maybe those metal SA keycaps would make a noticeable change, but not much.

>> No.58981091

You'll change nothing about the switch. It will still actuate at 45 grams. If you put a heavier keycap the sound will be effected

>> No.58981141
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FUCK you. I love everything about this picture, but that keyboard is sold out. How dare you make me feel this way... ;_; what switches and caps did you get Senpai?

>> No.58981207

What you reccomend for the same price range then?

>> No.58981259
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You can get the keyboards straight from Varmilo if you email their sales rep. I picked up the DIY kit from them and put in MX Silent Reds. You can see the build log here: http://imgur.com/a/PNbYm

The keycaps are NPKC Sky blue gradients that were running on Massdrop a while back.

>> No.58981517

how much do these keyboards cost. Google search shows them from 100 bucks at a Chinese place to $140

>> No.58981574

The one I ordered was at $80

>> No.58981665

For around that much money you could get a Ducky One that has much better build quality and plenty of programmable macros and layers to fulfill all your gayming needs. And I'm sure that in America its even cheaper. It even has media keys that can be rebound anywhere on the keyboard
Full size:

>> No.58981695

Are those backlit? Or is another keyboard you would reccomend that is backlit?

>> No.58981714

And that model is $115 here in burgerland.

>> No.58981811

Ouch and I thought we were the ones getting screwed since that g710 is no where near 80usd here
If you really want to go cheap you can buy OEM mechanical keyboards for like 60-80 bucks instead of getting it from some reseller who puts their name on it and charges you an extra 20 bucks

>> No.58981873

Thanks for the advice. The logitech keyboard is $80 on amazon (where I ordered it). I'll be probably just stick with the order and see how it preforms.

>> No.58981971

Less than $100
>Switch type
Browns, Blues, or Reds
>Form factor
>Previous keyboard
None, getting my first mechanical board for my first pc build

>> No.58982017

The only place that sells ISO keyboards in the US is WASD. You can buy their bare-bones keyboards then get a set of cheap PBT keycaps for like 20-30 bucks.
Otherwise your gonna have to get an American National Standards Institute keyboard or ANSI for short

>> No.58982064

How are ANSI boards?

>> No.58982081

Dumb questions probably, but
How do you tenkeyless users cope with the crappy location of the tilde key? I use it constantly as a linux user, and suppose some modifier key could work, but that's the main thing that scares me off.

>> No.58982090

they're better mainly for their position of the \| key as well as the longer shift. Even better would be the UNIX layout which not that many keyboards have unfortunately

>> No.58982098

Pretty sure every TKL keyboard has ~ in the correct place, unless you got some weird nonstandard keyboard

>> No.58982100

The tilde key is in exactly the same place on a TKL as it is on a full size board m8.

>> No.58982120

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Reds or Blues
>Form factor
>Previous/current keyboards

>> No.58982161

Any boards you would reccomend in that case then?

>> No.58982171

Do you live near London?

>> No.58982176

comes with a large mouse pad and a wrist rest

>> No.58982188

Since you live in the country that invented the ANSI layout I'd suggest you get any ANSI keyboard since those are the most common and easiest to get a hold of. If you want cheap you can get a Kaihua K16 for 60 bucks

>> No.58982317
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good night /mkg/

>> No.58982349

So I like the designs of boards like >>58966274 and >>58980906 but I have a feeling they are too small. Can anyone reccomend me similar keyboards like those that have a 100% form factor?

>> No.58982357

>Anne pro
Fucking want, is there any discernable input lag on it?

>> No.58982661

I use it wired on my PC, but I've played a bit with it on bluetooth and I couldn't notice anything massive. It is a bit laggy when paired to my phone though.

>> No.58982708

They are cute because they are small, apart from that it's mostly just the white/light keycaps and case. Is that what you're looking for? Don't know about that many white full-size boards, but for keycaps it's easy to find a white set.

>> No.58982737

I mean I like the overall design of them, I just have large fingers so I want to know if they are an ok size to have (especially if I want a numb pad) or if there are boards like them that come with a larger form factor.

In anycase, are there any key caps you would suggest?

>> No.58982827
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Okay /mkg/ this has been bothering me for a long time now. Ignore most of the content in the photo as best you can and please focus on the Orbweaver.

Where the fuck do you get custom keycaps for the orbweaver? I cant find them anywhere. They have proprietary caps.

>> No.58982837
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I'm the anon with the Anne Pro, and I have seriously long and thin fingers, and that doesn't really make a difference to be honest. It takes a bit getting used to the smaller size, specially on accessing some keys that I use often, such as the arrow keys, PgUp/PgDn, Home/End and the function row, but none of it has bothered me so far. I do have another keyboard that's TKL (without a numpad) which is my main one, so I don't mind some of the limitations of the 60% form factor because it's my secondary keyboard.

As for keycaps, you can check MechanicalKeyboards, Massdrop or even AliExpress if you want cheap ones.

Rem's Nendo is so cute.

>> No.58982860
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My roommate recently bought me a low end havic magic eagle keyboard and it often doubles letters when I hit them once. Is there a fix or do I need to send it back to China?

It feels great but makes it near impossible to type for long stretches without having to stop and edit. Like this post.

>> No.58982863

I have no idea what I'm talking about because I don't have one, but it looks like they're using their Cherry clone switches according to the official website, which should have Cherry stems. Maybe you have an older one? Or even a non-mechanical version? Though I think the rubber dome ones are called Tartarus.

>> No.58982864

>Ignore the rest of the photo
How can you

>> No.58982879

It's honestly the amount of space that bothers me. My friend uses a TKL board (although not its not as small as the Anne Pro) and honestly I would like a larger keyboard to type/game on (recently bought the Logitech G710+, which might have been a terrible decision). Then again, this is coming from someone that has used 100% form factor keyboards his entire life.

>tfw you are majorly regretting your recent purchase but its already shipped so there's nothing you can do about it

>> No.58982906
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Very carefully.

Maybe I should've phrased that better. Its not the actual switches that are the issue. The problem is the the actual shape of the keycaps because they form a curve. If you try and put regular cherrys on there they dont fit.

>> No.58982939
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Maybe it's related to the games I play (mainly MOBA and FPS), but I prefer smaller keyboards for them. I don't use the function row on anything, same for the numpad, and neither the arrow keys on most of them. I've also used full-size keyboards for my entire life, but switching to a TKL was a decision I don't regret. The amount of space I save on my desk is great, and they're a lot more comfortable to play games with, because you don't need to stretch out your arms to use the keyboard and mouse at the same time, so it's easier to keep a more natural posture by making them closer, and it also leaves more space on my mousepad, so I can use lower sensitivities on FPS.

Yes, typing numbers on the number row isn't as comfortable as using a numpad, but if you're doing this much number crunching then it's probably even better to get a separate numpad to put on the left side of the keyboards instead, which still leaves you with the better ergonomics of having a TKL/60%, and you can still use the mouse while doing it.

>> No.58982953

>ywn be friends with him and LAN party and chill
why even live

>> No.58982959

They don't look curved on that picture, so I assume he just ignored that when installing custom keycaps. Apart from that, you might need to either find a flat profile for the keycaps, or figure out the proper rows for each of them.

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>> No.58982976

I take it you bought yours from Banggood, did you have any issues with getting it? US?

>> No.58982985

>yfn get to fuck them
why even live

>> No.58982993

Yes, got it from Banggood. Took a while for them to ship because the white one with reds was out of stock and Chinese holidays happened, but I had no issues with it. I'm not from the US, so no problems apart from taking a while for my local post office to actually deliver them, but it got here pretty fast and cleared customs easily.

I also think I got one of the newer versions, which you'll also probably get if you buy the ones in back-order right now, because it has the padding on the battery to prevent it from being pierced by the PCB, and I haven't noticed any of the stabilizer issues that people say exist, specially on reds.

>> No.58983019

Its very subtle. But its okay, I've realised what I can't do and I can't believe I've never thought about it before. Basically all I need to do is recast them in resin and either dye the resin or paint over it. I'm retarded.

>> No.58983039

what grain loads you run in her?

>> No.58983069

I usually don't play MOBAs but I play my fair share of arena shooters and FPSs (though RPGs and strategy games are more my forte) so I appreciate the space between keys. That also being said, I feel like it might be weird having a small keyboard and a large monitor (getting a 24 inch one), but that might just be me trying to justify my possibly shitty purpose. I also like using the numpad for typing in expenses in my annual budget doc. That being said, this is my first mechanical keyboard for my first pc build so I don't know how this will work out. As far as TKL boards go though, I've been looking at the white Qisan as well as the aforementioned VA68m, on top of the Anne Pro for a smaller 60% keyboard, which would you recommend?

>> No.58983083

Forgot to mention, looking at the EagleTec KG011 boards as well.

>> No.58983116

I have two 24 inches monitors and I think that only makes smaller keyboards look even better in contrast with them. As for the three keyboards you mentioned, they all range from cheap to expensive, with the Magicforce being the cheapest one and the Varmilo the most expensive, with the Anne Pro around the middle. If you really need the dedicated arrow keys, then you should probably ignore the Anne, and get the one that fits better in your budget, if not, and you want RGB backlights, bluetooth and generally more portability, then the Anne Pro is a good option. I've never seen or remember anyone talking about that other board you mentioned, so I can't really offer any input.

>> No.58983132

Just ordered black/red, wanted browns. I guess I'll report back regarding the battery and stabilizers. I guess they updated firmware at some point as well so I'll have to check that if I can figure out how. Hopefully the expedited shipping will actually help get the order here faster. Last time I bought something overseas it took a month and a half to get back to me. Anyways, thanks for the quick responses.

>> No.58983166

Thanks for the suggestions. I may end up just getting the Anne Pro for travel/secondary keyboard purposes later in the year in that case and I can always just get it if/when my logitech board breaks down. I generally get really autistic about symmetry which was why I brought up the contrast with the monitors. As for the Magicforce vs Anne Pro, where I am they are more or less around the same price range but I may end up wanting dedicated arrow keys. I do like the RGB effect on the Anne. Do you have any recommendations for good 60% form factor boards that have dedicated arrow keys though?

>> No.58983185

Yeah, there was a firmware update. The latest one is 1.4 I think, and checking the version using the Android app, that's the one that came installed on mine, so it should be the latest. There's a subreddit dedicated to the keyboard (/r/AnnePro) and it has some resources, as in download links for the firmware and update tools, and some guides.
Shipping from overseas, specially Asia, usually do take a while, but this one was relatively fast. it took exactly two weeks for it to arrive on my country, and I chose the cheapest Air Parcel option which was like $2.

The Magicforce is usually the most recommended cheap 60%-ish with arrow keys. Another option is a TADA68, which you can get for $60 on Taobao, but then up to $20-30 to get it shipped to you from an agent, varying from shipping option and where you're located, or it's now available on AliExpress for $90 with free shipping.

>> No.58983213

Thank you. I'll see how the G170+ works out and if it doesn't I'll most likely get either the Magicforce or the Anne Pro (depending on which one is cheaper at the time).

>> No.58983613
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So I've got a unique DEC LK421 in my possession, It's a pretty rare classic keyboard that sports the ANSI UNIX layout.

Is there any way I could get this to work on modern PC hardware? I'd love to use it but obviously in typical DEC nature it's proprietary.

The connector it has is a 4P4C handset jack and from what I know uses either RS-232 or RS-423 serial to communicate.

Any advice or suggestions?

>> No.58984007

fuck, i keep checking and they moved the date back for the ones out of stock to march 4th

>> No.58984136

Any of you put stickers on your keyboards?

Mine has thick empty space and I'm thinking of what I could add to it.

>> No.58984308


nothing else matters, as long as its mechanical and under €50, backlit would be nice but i understand thats not quite possible at the price probably

>> No.58984422

How much did it all cost you? Stunning keyboard.

>> No.58984735

>How much did it all cost you? Stunning keyboard.

From the album comments
>$130 for the kit, $50 for the switches, and $40 for the keycaps

>> No.58985419


>> No.58985761

goddamn that Rem is adorable.

>> No.58987089

Which switches did you get?

>> No.58987985

What a ded general. Why not merge it with somethink like /csg/ since thats pretty much what everyone has and recommends?

>> No.58988061

Isn't that a rubber dome?

>> No.58988097
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we have plenty of people that build boards like the gh60 and ergodox in this thread or discuss other high quality freedom boards.

>> No.58988145

just because most of the people asking for recommendations want cheap boards it doesnt mean thats all people own and talk about

>> No.58988309
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this is my new keyboard

>> No.58989020
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My new Drevo Tyrfing, with Qpad keycaps. Awesome for 40€

>> No.58989205

which switch feels the closest to topre?

>> No.58989219

zealios are like topre but not shitty
maybe the mod switches too, I haven't tried them

>> No.58989227

zealios are basically gateron clears, right?

>> No.58989237

aren't they ergo clears?

>> No.58989335

Gateron clears are a 35g linear switch

>> No.58989391

Nothing too expesive, in the $50 to $100 price range
>Preferred switch type
Either browns or reds (blues would be too loud/expensive)
>Form Factor
100%, preferably with dedicated media controls
No RGB gaymen bullshit, but some plain white backlighting would be nice for the dark.
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech G170+

>> No.58989443

Kaihua K16 from mechanicalkeyboars.com

>> No.58989528

They would be if zeal didn't exist.
BTC domes with slider, check the wiki.

>> No.58989550
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>anon says he wants dedicated media controls
>reccomends one without dedicated media controls

>> No.58989588

What the fuck do you expect when dedicated media keys are limited to the following:
Das (Overpriced)
Gamer trash (Overpriced, subpar quality and non-standard layouts)
Fully programmable boards (Way outside his price range)

>> No.58989615

He said prefered but if he really wants one then he could get a Ducky for 99 bucks. By defualt they're set too volume, but you can easily change them

>> No.58989807


How is this one?

>> No.58989845

I think the full size magicforce keyboards are cheaper, but the one you linked is okay

>> No.58989864

So, whats /g/'s general conensus on Qisan keyboards? Specifically blue knockoff switch Qisan keyboards

>> No.58989899
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magicforce are pretty good for the price.
captcha related

>> No.58989904


>> No.58989923

what about Zorro switches?

>> No.58989951
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i never used or heard about them but refer to this.

>> No.58989985


official mx switch tiers list:
top tier: gateron and cherry
hipster tier: zealios, invyr pandas, mod
ok i guess tier: kailh and greetech
chinkshit tier: everything else

>> No.58990137

Just a casual reminder that TADA 68 and blank keycap set for it are available on Aliexpress

>> No.58990201
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any chinese clone boards with winkeyless' b.miniEX layout? i'm starting to like the extra column of keys in between the numpad and main section, and the aesthetically pleasing cross-shaped gap between the four sections

>> No.58990540

Why are keycap sets so damn expensive? Tbh they are at least half my keyboard and can cost even more.

I'm enjoying my Anne Pro, save for a few things, but I really dislike the key font, though every keyset I checked was either expensive as fuck or inferior (ABS or PBT worse than what's already on here).

>> No.58990781

<$125 USD
>Form Factor
Yes please
>Current keyboard
Logitech G105, volume control is nice but not essential. Looking for something stiffer

>> No.58990805

Fuck me forgot
>Switch type

>> No.58991057

What the best Ducky keyboard of all time? Considering buy a second hand ducky shine 2

>> No.58991058
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Are there any transparent 60% wrist rests like the jelly key ones? Can't find those for sale anywhere unfortuantely

>> No.58991077



>> No.58991515

Shine 3 is the best followed by the Mini, then the One

>> No.58991861

Shine 3 snake spacebar is so sexy

>> No.58992116

Not sure what switches I should get. Only considering cherry. I love my current browns, but I definitely want something at least a tiny bit harder. I would like a little more noise, but I bottom out half my key presses, and that's already fairly loud, so I could probably barely hear the clicks that blues make. Are clears nice?

>> No.58992145

Clears are great the most tactile you can get in cherry mx's but it sounds like youd like blues

>> No.58992230

I recently made the switch from greens to clears. I'm liking them quite a bit.

>> No.58992385

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1CCeuthyhaI get jewlios

cherry browns feel like linears for me now

>> No.58993889

Just got an RK61, bretty gud

mechanicalkeyboards is legit in case anyone was wondering

>> No.58993924
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New to using mechanical keyboards on the regular. This one here is the first one I have ever purchased. It's a Ducky with black cherry switches and it's been good to me so far.

I also own a Focus FK-2001 I literally picked up from a garbage pile. Some of the keys stick and it really doesn't feel all that great. I'll take a pic of that whenever I have it out.

>> No.58994060
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Nice. Mine didn't come with normal windows keys, but I don't care

>> No.58994673

Why would anyone want a keyboard with no number keys?...

I get being compact but that's pushing it by a lot

>> No.58994723

not everyone is an accountant. Most consumers don't need a numberpad and that was the way of doing things for such a long time. Most engineers back in the day used TKL and consumers used 60-65% keyboards. The only full size keyboards used were generally reserved for admins. For me I need a full size for CAD, but I'm also in the minority. For general use a 65 or 75% keyboard is more then enough since that is the standard

>> No.58994842

I'm astonished that anyone could get by without even having arrow keys.

Like I'm an engineer too so I'm biased but wow

>> No.58995110
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that's why I love the 65% layout. Arrow keys are where I draw the line.

>> No.58995172

Just got my second mechanical keyboard, this magicforce 68.

The Outemu Blues feels nice, but the cheap ABS feel cheap, thinking about getting a better PBT set for it...

>> No.58995188
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Forgot the pic.

>> No.58995468

Hey engineer, also engineer here
I have a computer at work with that shit
I see no reason for my home consumerist pig machine to use anything past 60%

>> No.58995488

most programming keyboards are 60% since you don't anymore keys for emacs

>> No.58995781
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Any reason why I shouldn't go in for pic related?

How are Signature Plastics keycaps vs, say, GMK?

>> No.58995802

SP's quality control is awful and caps frequently have bent stems that make them lean at odd angles. I have seen sets where there was not a single row that was completely straight. Also that set is hideous.

>> No.58995811


>> No.58995812

Depends on the profile. SA is bretty gud.

>> No.58995829
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Don't get SP I've had to send back two shift keys. People like to shit on GMK for being ABS, but at least they know how to center the stems. You can do a simple google search and look at plenty of images where this is an issue. Just look at theses off set keycaps

>> No.58995831
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Love me some black and yellow. Less than 0 interest in the novelties though.

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Sounds like I'll be fine then. I'm not fussy or autistic enough to care about slight mis-alignments or key wobble or any of that bullshit.

>> No.58995858

How long has the wiki been down?

>> No.58995877

Why did you ask about the quality of their products if you don't care that they are poorly made?

>> No.58995883

just go.

>> No.58995892

It really is easy to separate a fool from his money, but then again I feel for the meme too

>> No.58995894
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What's wrong with Topre switches? It has tactile response like a very soft brown. Also unlike membrane the topre triggers without bottoming out.

>> No.58995896
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Wish recent SA sets didn't have that larger font for the alphas. It's a big turn off.

>> No.58995899

There are various degrees of quality, you know.
Wrong hobby if you care about money.

>> No.58995918

>Wrong hobby if you care about money.
I don't care about the money, but spending that much then going through the hassle of sending back keycaps since the stems don't even fit is just stupid. I'd rather spend my money and get another GMK set

>> No.58995932
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Finally another GMK set with the ergodox add on.

>> No.58995951


>> No.58996240
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Sometimes I wish I had a numpad but what I miss most going to the HHKB Pro 2 from the HHKB Pro JP is the arrow keys.

>> No.58997750

too bad the set looks pretty bad.

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