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/mkg/ - Premium ABS keycaps Edition

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

Previous thread >>58964181

>> No.58995953

How long has the wiki been down?

>> No.58995959

For just a little over a month

>> No.58995977

Anyone know any good alps keycaps?

>> No.58995992

you can slavage some from old keyboards, or you can get some from Tai-hao or more high end ones from SP

>> No.58996023

Looking for some nice keycaps, I think my Rosewill deserves them.

>> No.58996025

DSA LightCycle

>> No.58996044 [DELETED] 
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Arkansas tier keycaps

>> No.58996259
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>follower rolled 90 degrees off center
>bullets under follower
I know it's just some computer graffix kiddo but that steams my beans just the same.

Anyway can somebody post that picature of the different cap shapes? Barrel, cylinder, sphere, etc. Thanks a bunch.

>> No.58996274
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you mean this?

>> No.58996316
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Kinda, but I'm looking for the one that shows the difference in keycap faces. Spherical dish, cylindrical, flat, etc.

>> No.58996339


How is this for a first time keyboard?

>> No.58996376

Get something cheaper honestly.
>full size

>> No.58996391

I don't know what to recommend in that price range but keyboards like that one are almost impossible to replace the caps due to nonstandard key sizes.

>> No.58996418
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You mean the homing keys?
if you want a lot of info you can check the wiki

>> No.58996462

are there any manufacturers that make hall effect keyboards anymore?

>> No.58996478


You can probably find this off some chink site if you don't want to wait for another drop. Supposedly they're not nearly smooth enough like the old HE boards though.

>> No.58996481

yeah the Chinese. You can find them on Taobao

>> No.58996497

God you guys are gay. I see this every fucking day and haven't commented yet. Justify to me how it is worth it to spend money (any money) on a keyboard when I can just steal a spare lenovo from work. You have my attention.

>> No.58996510

It's more comfortable to type on. That's the main point really. Try asking your non-jew colleague if you can borrow a mechanical board.

>> No.58996511

Just get a cheap mechanical keyboard for under 30 bucks then call it a day. Otherwise go steal something better jamal

>> No.58996531

i work with a bunch of amish, they just tell a lady what they want to type in the e-mails

under $30 dollars like what?

>> No.58996544

A tomoko, some chinkboard. Don't expect anything amazing, but it's still a mechanical board for cheap.

>> No.58996553

ok i did a little research while lurking. How do I choose which color switches if i wanna spend like $150 or so?

>> No.58996557

You can get a switch tester and make your decision based on whichever you like best.

>> No.58996561

ps don't tell me you bought the 6 key sampler

>> No.58996563
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>under $30 dollars like what?
Any chink board really. Take your pick there are plenty of options

>> No.58996575

Nah m8.

>> No.58996582


>> No.58996595

So you're telling me I can experience fingertip bliss for less than the last time I bought a Logitech after I spilled beer on that shit? What are the sources for this black magic?

>> No.58996602

Are these any good?
Would it be a good idea to buy one of these for the time being until I can save up for a custom one?

>> No.58996605

nvm im drunk ordering now

>> No.58996612

What's this meme about cherry reds being stiff or scratchy?

They feel fine to me but I'm a virgin

>> No.58996623

>What are the sources for this black magic?
I mean don't expect to be blown away with the quality, but for under 30 bucks its definitely better then a similarly priced rubber dome

>> No.58996627


>> No.58996628

i dont want to buy the tester, I think I will go for the clear... Or maybe blue.. fugg

>> No.58996635

Kill yourself, you worthless piece of shit.

>> No.58996638

There are plenty of people who have bought these keyboards in this thread before. I'm sure some of them will show up and you can ask them

>> No.58996646

hey fuck you. Im not that guy but I"m drunk too. Can still feel the stiffness of the keys beneath my soft fingertips. Fucking elitist.

>> No.58996655

yeah you commie bastrd

>> No.58996656

Reds feel a bit too light imho, perfect if you're very accurate and used to the keyboard layout

Blue might be better

>> No.58996660
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If you compare them to gaterons you can definitely feel the difference

>> No.58996679

do you use a haxxor layout?

>> No.58996683

If they're better than these and cheaper everyone is a le cuck mem

>> No.58996701

I had a bigger/wider keyboard I guess before the one I have now so it's a bit weird

My fingers tap the sides of other keys a bit so they register but I think it's my fault

>> No.58996708

>fingertip bliss
It says Blue Switch, not Cherry MX Blue, even if it did, how is that @fingertip [email protected]?

>> No.58996728
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well /mkg/ is Topre territory, but gaterons are fine too

>> No.58996741

The switches are zoro so they are mechanical

>> No.58996800

seriously, what did they mean by the clear housing and why is it so exceptional?

>> No.58996803

what's a good starter to pop my mkb cherry
I want something small, that can sit on my laptops current keyboard, preferably not over 100-110$ range.
I want to use it just for typing, coding not for gaming.

>> No.58996812


>> No.58996818
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you can build a GH60 for well under that price point. Otherwise maybe something like the Anne Pro

>> No.58996822


>> No.58996839
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>I want something small, that can sit on my laptops current keyboard
Thats not small. Maybe something like the 1800 layout since that is about as big as a TKL while still having a numpad. You can pick up a cherry g80-1800 for around 70-80 bucks, or you can get a Leopold 980m if you want a more modern keyboard

>> No.58996847

Is this any good or did I fuck up?

>> No.58996856
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okay then get a GH60 and build it with a numpad. The only limit is your creativity

>> No.58996875

Its a re-branded Filco Keyboard so yes

>> No.58996890

where do you even buy that thing?

>> No.58996902

falbatech, it's probably on taobao or some other chinksite too.

>> No.58996914

yea but those are fake, right?

>> No.58996916
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banggood, ebay, taobao, aliexpress, originative. You see the GH60 is an open source PCB so its not that one person makes it, its that different manufacturers build their own variations

>> No.58996924

oh youre a euro

>> No.58996928

They're satanboards, or whatever they're called. So yes. Last I checked a lot of people still didn't get their GH60s from the group buy on geekhack years later.

>> No.58996933

nope they are all real. You'll quickly learn that chink shit is a necessity if you want to build anything for under 100 bucks

>> No.58996935

i get it but arent some inferior to others?

>> No.58996938

Nope, but falbatech had everything I needed to build another ergodox at a decent price, so I had it shipped overseas.

>> No.58996946


you guys are too edgy for me

>> No.58996950

It's literally a copy, so no.

>> No.58996957

You do realize that they're all made in china, even the high end ones.
The one on banggood is okay. It works just fine and the biggest issue is that a resistor isn't soldered properly, but that's an easy 10 second fix.

>> No.58996959

where my numpad at?

>> No.58996960

It's ok I can just buy a new one when it breaks ;^)

>> No.58996961

Since when is providing info edgy?

>> No.58996970

no danald says they will make im in america again, I'll wait if need be.

>> No.58996971

Just buy a separate one if you want it. Or get one of those custom 96-key boards.

>> No.58996976

okay then how about going to >>>/r/mechanicalkeyboards I'm sure they won't be as edgy or whatever that means

>> No.58996980

i can solder pipe not electrics

>> No.58996990

You are literally retarded. Kill yourself, you dumb fucking shit stain.

>> No.58996992

Its open source make it yourself.

>> No.58996996

kekekek i been here since unix

>> No.58997007


>> No.58997012

Then you must be a special kind of stupid since soldering a resistor is stuff they teach in middle school. Look up a youtube video, or is that too hard for you as well

>> No.58997016

the multiplexing trips me up

>> No.58997025
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i can do it trust me

>> No.58997039

How do you get them from SP?

>> No.58997061
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wait for a group buy. you already missed alpine, but DSA lightcycle is coming soon. The first run reached production numbers, but had to be cancelled due to an error in the layout. Its running again with the correct layout sometime this year

>> No.58997070

No it isn't, you shit brained baboon. Go drink bleach, you dumb fucking shit stain.

>> No.58997075

Is the GB on Geekhack?

>> No.58997078

yea see that's why im hesitant to buy something from an "enthusiast"

>> No.58997080
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you don't have to worry about that shit. heck you can even hand wire the keyboard yourself, you don't even need a PCB

>> No.58997095

the error was because they had one layout for the legends then they changed it after a community vote, but they forgot to tell SP so thats why it was canceled

>> No.58997109
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its done by the minivan guys. If you check on geekhack they'll mention it obviously

>> No.58997110

The person running the original group buy owned up to his mistake right away and refunded everyone. He's not like ivan or gon.

>> No.58997150

Thanks, I'll go find it. I just bought a NOS Dell AT101W Bigfoot for it's keycaps for my KBP v60 mini.

>> No.58997231

where can i get a full sized mechanical keyboard that doesn't look ridiculous and costs less than $100

>> No.58997246

I'm buying a white HHKB soon.

Any recommended HHKB thick PBT keycap sets I should know of? Or should I just dye some of the blank keycaps instead and get a new spacebar?

>> No.58997253

something like a Kaihua K16 is fine

>> No.58997265

the stock dye-sub PBT keycaps on the HHKB are already high quality

>> No.58997280

pls respond

>> No.58997292

get something from china anon. Ebay and aliexpress are good places

>> No.58997337

I don't know what this is, but I will spend money to get that exact keyboard.

1.) Is it what I want, or is there better?
2.) If it is what I want, where do I buy the shit?
3.) What's the GOAT 60%?
4.) What's the GOAT 6/7 row?

>> No.58997425

Alright guys, im looking for some pbt caps for an ansi alps keyboard.
What are some places to look?

>> No.58997445

There are PBT DSA caps on SPs site that are alps mount. Aside from that there are probably some old boards you can harvest PBTs from.

>> No.58997457

Just read the thread anon. You don't even need a GH60. If you can make a plate to mount the switches to you can hand wire the whole keyboard to a controller like an arduino or teensy similarly too>>58997080

>> No.58997462

old apple keyboards, otherwise wait for a group buy from SP like>>58997061

>> No.58997478

Those are ABS doubleshots m8.

>> No.58997480

I'm sorry, I am still a bit new to these threads. What is SP?

>> No.58997497

Signature Plastics, a company who fulfills a lot of the groupbuys for keycap sets.

>> No.58997520

Scat porn, duh. It's like you've never been on the internet before.

>> No.58997787

can anyone help me find mk that is wide-spaced keys? preferrably like a gh60 with the layer configuration.

I don't know what they are called hence I cannot find them. I have long fingers and most keys are so tightly spaced i end up hitting wrong buttons most of the time

>> No.58997803

you could make one yourself based on the gh60 gmk/qmk firmware. you just need to modify the switch plate in some vektor editing program or CAD program.

>> No.58998045
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You cant find them because they do not make them. You could get a keyboard from bigkeys if you are such an ape that you cannot type on a regular board, or just get something with heavier switches so it is harder to mistype.

>> No.58998075

Looking for a new keyboard that has a numpad and dedicated media options. Mainly just volume controls on the function keys (though their own volume buttons would be fantastic). Does anyone have suggestions for something like that?

>> No.58998079


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>> No.58998106

Leopold has media functions as well. Nothing much with dedicated buttons that is not gamer shit. I guess their is the daskeyboard Ultamate.

>> No.58998775

can aftermarket mx spring manufacturers please stick to one way of measuring spring weight or at least specify whether a product is actuation weight or bottom-out weight?

it's real fucking confusing when one brand of springs says their 60g ones are slightly lighter than stock clears and their 67g ones are heavier than stock clears, while another says their 78g is a lighter clear and their 85g is the same as clears

>> No.58998780
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Good morning /mkg/

>> No.58998796

Will a meme mech keyboard with special switches that were forged by elves in Japan from katana-grade steel, a braided cable, woven by the Pope personally, and lights that emit perfect sRGB colors really make me a better programmer?

>> No.58998802

nah, just buy some cheap chinkshit instead

>> No.58998803

no, but it will make your setup look really nice and give you the ultimate e-peen.

>> No.58998809

The actuation/bottom out weight thing is annoying. Just publishing a force graph would solve things.

>> No.58998833

That'd be the dream but we all know these people are lazy as shit and don't wanna bother doing up force graphs for all the various slider options.

Even Zeal and those Originative fags don't bother with it and they only have 4 and 3 variants respectively to deal with, lazy asses.

>> No.58998845

At least there are a bunch of force graphs here:


>> No.58998855

Speaking of, are MOD switches ok? With how good Originative's international shipping is compared to other sites, I can actually get an order of 110 mod switches + custom springs from them for about $6 cheaper than stock clears + custom springs anywhere else

>> No.58998871

They're bretty gud. Not quite as smooth as feelios, but the tactility does feel sharper.

>> No.58998889

I think they're Gaterons rather than Cherry or Kailh.

>> No.58998902

They are. You can't see it as clearly as on the example Zealio, but the top housing says Gateron.

>> No.58998967
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Varmilo keycaps arrived today. Cant wait to put my RAMA Esc key when that comes in

>> No.58999003
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>> No.58999136

i am skeptical of the trackball, do optical sensors nowadays work with shiny reflective surfaces?

>> No.58999158
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>pretending to not like RAMA
le so funny XD

>> No.58999220
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>pretending to like fuckhuge ugly bezels and the occasional lack of switch plates
ironic shitposting is still shitposting.

>> No.58999338

>I will make a numpad and four button keyboard with no switch plate or stabilizers.
>Moar bezels.
>Even more bezels.
>Cant forget the $90 each keycaps!
>Buy nine of them so you have a full set!

>> No.58999367
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I've got an M10-A on the way too. Should be good.

>> No.58999372

More like a macropad really, numpads have enough keys for all ten digits plus operations.

>> No.58999380
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>tfw missed royal navy DSA GB
>you'll never get a good looking azerty keyset

>> No.58999396
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I singed up for the Plum group buy. Then I found some dyesub enjoypbt sets for sale. Is getting a gmk set a mistake? I really like my gateron blanks and now I can't decide which set to get.
Either way he could have at least left room in the top of the case for a stabilizer on the long key.

>> No.58999417

IIRC, no stabiliser was a deliberate decision by Rama. He decided he thinks 2u keys feel better without stabs at all, so he never added the four small holes to the PCB for it.

>> No.58999479

Well his customers are clearly okay with it. So what would people use a 10 key macro pad for? I honestly would have picked up one of the 4 button ones if they were cheaper but I don't even know what I would do with it.

>> No.58999484
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He could have plate mounted them, and i bet he is just a retard that didn't know about stabilizers.

>> No.58999513

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

posting again since no response in the last thread

>> No.58999733
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go away child

>> No.58999787

Ducky One MX blue here.
O-Rings will arrive today :)
Pretty exited

>> No.58999794

where did you exit from?

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>> No.58999971
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Do you want the æ å o?
You could consider building a gh60 at that price.

>> No.59000167

yes i want the æoå. but the gh60 doesnt have arrow keys. i was considering it even though it doesnt have them.

>> No.59000188
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does anyone know of keycaps similar to this?
i want ones that are transparent like this but with the letters.
they probably dont exist but if they do please let me know.

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>> No.59000253

holy shit thank you.

>> No.59000298

Nice man, like it.
What caps are these?
Love this 9/10. What is the exact board?

>> No.59000308

Literally in the filename m8, it's a minivan.

>> No.59000320

>What caps are these?
Literally in the filename m8, it's a render.

>> No.59000362
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I do a lot of Photoshop / drawing work where the workflow is much more convenient with a macro pad of some sort. I wanted a pad that had the macros onboard as opposed to in software so I could just unplug it from my main computer and take it with me to the couch while on a portable tablet. Should be good for that.

>> No.59000467

There are existing off the shelf products that do exactly that for half the price, the only reason to ever pick the Rama over them is if you actually think that ludicrously gaudy and oversized case is aesthetically pleasing.

>> No.59000476
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so like literally any diy pad, you could make a full numpad and have a second layer for makros as well if you were not as retarded as rama.

>> No.59000490

What are the other existing off-the-shelf products?
Well, that looks like shit. So, no thanks.

>> No.59000591


here's one

>> No.59000757
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>Well, that looks like shit. So, no thanks.
That is not a macropad you cumguzzling retard.

>> No.59000812

Are there any fancy/designer/custom/fa/ keycaps?

>> No.59000825

The same guy who makes the gaudy oversized mini pads discussed above makes $70 solid titanium single keycaps too

>> No.59001191

I'm aware. I also don't like ergodox junk, much less though renders of whateverthatversioniscalled.

>> No.59001289

have bought one for my second pc. it seems very nice!

>> No.59001544

That thing is overpriced by at least $20 for what it is. You are more justifying the RAMA bezel king then showing it is a waste of money.

>> No.59001604
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There are countless shitty looking "artesian" keycaps at various levels of questionable quality. They range from fifty to hundreds of dollars.

>> No.59001685

Then go buy a Chinese B.pad clone for like $30, nice looking fully programmable keypad with 21 to 24 switches and 4 FN layers

>> No.59001744

where can I get kawaii caps for my hhkb? also anyone done the wireless mod? any good?

>> No.59001782

Clack Factory has some

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>> No.59002343

Follow up:

>o-rings are shit

>> No.59002365

I was debating between the Anne Pro and the Pok3r. Ultimately went with the Pok3r for various reasons (build quality and found one for $90 on ebay). What's up with the function layer on Anne pro?

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>> No.59002393

That font is nasty. I wonder why its so popular

>> No.59002411

main and function layer all customizable except fn+ b r t y or u

>> No.59002412

Recommend me keycaps on aliexpress without the ugly fat font and not blanks. PBT or ABS I don't really know the difference. And not gay colorful ones too.

>> No.59002432

wireless gateron 60% with muh fancy lights

>> No.59002450

EnjoyPBT has the cherry font in the OP pic

>> No.59002461

What is the best type of Keycap?

Double shot? ABS? PTB?

>> No.59002529


>> No.59002535


Mine arrived yesterday. This is my first mechanical keyboard but I have used IBM's Ms in the past.

It's a very clicky, and it feels really nice to type on them. The keys have a little less resistance when compared to the model M (sorry that's the only reference I have).

Where can I buy some cool keycaps?
You guys know of any sites?

>> No.59002572
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Alpine Winter DCS (pictured) - I just picked these up for my V60, just waiting for a high-profile alu case to arrive before fitting them. The groupbuy finished but I believe Clueboard still have some sets for sale.

Alternatively you have DSA LightCycle, the next round starts early March and has Alps support this time round.

TaiHao have made some cheap sets in both Dolch and Olivetti colours, they can be found on the used market or probably Aliexpress etc.

Lastly, you can salvage some really nice ones from old Alps keyboards - the alphas from the old Apple boards are nice, Dell and Lexmark I believe used Alps too, there's a nice set of white w/ dark purple legends from a Xerox machine floating around.

>> No.59002593
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Pic is the Xerox DocuTech/6085 PBT alphas with Alpine Winter mods

>> No.59002622
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Also a user called Badwrench made, I believe, about 50 sets of his 'Infinity' modifiers which are like a turquoise colour. Pic is those with AEK (Apple Extended Keyboard) alphas.

>> No.59002746
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ABS is a common cheap plastic found keyboards. Its not verry resistant to oils and will quickly develop a yucky shine like pic related. If you've ever seen those old keyboards that look like they've been soaked in piss those are made from ABS as well since it yellows over time. PBT on the other hand never yellows and is much more resistant to wear compared to ABS and is also softer too the touch

>> No.59002768

Double Shot and Dyesub are both good and have about 0 chance of the legend ever fading. Don't ever bother with anything else.

PBT is normally better than ABS, but there are some people who stick by GMK's double shot ABS for its thickness and quality.

>> No.59002908

Aliexpress has some cheap PBT keycaps for like 30-40 bucks in all sorts of funky colours

>> No.59003266

this thread caught my eye
i have a very old white mechanical keyboard that i'm typing on right now and it says cherry on it
is it worth anything and can i sell it to any of you faggots for a nice sum?

>> No.59003332

no, old cherry boards arent worth shit

most people here would barely pay $30 for one

>> No.59003474

I can go on ebay and buy some from a surplus store for like 20-30 bucks. I can get them new for 60-70

>> No.59003522

Just got a logitech G610. Was this a bad choice?

>> No.59003545

If you got it for less then 70 bucks then yes

>> No.59003565

*More then*
My silliy mistake

>> No.59003579

*more than

>> No.59003634
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The white one is cuter.

>> No.59003986

why do people hate on the font so much?
I definitely agree that it could be better, but apart from those dumb 'cuts' on them, they're quite nice
I dont think the secondary functions legend is necessary either, but it doesn't make it look terrible
it's infinitely better than the shit you find on corsair and razer keyboards, and it's not that expensive

>> No.59004725
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Just got my Filco keycaps. They're SA profile, double shot, and only about $50 for a full kit (with tenkey). Made by signature plastics.

Costs like 1/3 of the other SA profile sets and I'm really enjoying it. Feels satisfying as fuck.

>> No.59004782

You'll understand when you're older

>> No.59004794

Bloody hell they're gorgeous. Got a link for the caps?

>> No.59004838

retarded bait aside, im genuinely curious
remove the cuts and they're not much different from fonts people consider acceptable

>> No.59004874



The red keys weren't included, I got them from another set. The Filco caps are actually a dark brown with cream legends (not black and white), so they look really retro. Keyboardco also often has coupons available. I got 20% off.

>> No.59004921

Too angular

>> No.59004927

>Xerox DocuTech/6085
Did they make these in this size or did you like cut that out or some shit?

What is going on here?

>> No.59005016

>o-rings are shit.
What thickness and hardness of o-rings did you get? Last time i looked into it it seemed like you should get really hard 1mm ones and anything else would feel like mushy shit.
Depends on how old it actually is. If it has doubleshot keycaps I would probably give you $50 for it. Look up how to check and if they are I will give you an email address.

>> No.59005129

Didn't realise TKC did caps too. Nice one.

>> No.59005131


I actually like the feel of ABS and prefer it on SA profile keycaps. They usually come pre-shiny anyway.

>> No.59005168
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None of those images are mine btw, but pic related is a Xerox DocuTech. Loads of industrial applications like this used Alps switches over the years, and as the machines are replaced or decommissioned, people salvage the caps.

>> No.59005217

what chink sites besies banggood sell the genuine anne pro

>> No.59005269

The filco set is one of the only SP sets to not have the large centered legends. I think it is one of the nicest sets I have seen from SP. Clean and simple, too bad it is all the same profile except for the top two rows.

>> No.59005351

I swapped my Sidewinder x4 with a CM Storm Quick Fire TK (brown switches) and notice i make more mistype errors.

Dont know if it's coming because i swapped to a mechanical or from switching to a TKL design.

how long did it take for you to come back to your old "level"?

>> No.59005422

The mid profile keys threw me off at first compared to the low profile rubber dome keyboard I had. It only took me a week to adjust to and now I'm looking to buy high profile keys

>> No.59005673

Are Alps switches what I want?

>> No.59005674

Mins sharing the link to the pok3r

>> No.59005769

What are the keycaps on this? I love the font.

>> No.59005860

So I started work on my Shine 3 rebuild today. SIP'd 50 switches out of 108 needed, and replaced 4 on the keyboard just to try.

Fucking hell, no one told me desoldering switches would be such a bitch.

>> No.59006569

They're cheap, more tactile, smoother, and actuate at a higher distance.

>> No.59006594

Its a 3D render, but those keycaps are based on SP SA

>> No.59006759
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Alright, so I wanna get some text macros going on my keyboard. Is there a way to do this without having to run some software all the time?

>> No.59006779

get a programmable keyboard

>> No.59007136

You can get custom controllers for some keyboards that make it fully programmable. Without the need for software running all the time

>> No.59007625

Just dropped $200 on a b.mini ex case and pcb from winkeyless, how badly did I fuck up?

>> No.59007658

There is a universal controller too. Hasu made a USB to USB converter that takes input from almost any keyboard, runs it through TMK, and outputs whatever you programmed it to. Only problem with that method is it can't do fn layers iirc

>> No.59007706
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Oh man it finally got delivered!

>> No.59008003

The switches are Huano blue, Cherry copies.

>> No.59008209

Is that the Shine 6? I have one on the way. What switch did you get?

>> No.59008284
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>hey I don't need no fucking letters I am pro typer
>getting locked out of your PC 3 times later
>getting locked out of accounts 10 times later
Bad keyboard decisions that you regret, anyone else?

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Yeah the yotm, which is the 6. Black switches. Never had a mechanical before so didnt know what to expect and have nothing to compare it to. It seems really well built and a lot heavier then I imagined it would be. I like it.

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It came with 2 sets of keycaps, their standard ones and the half height ones that I have on it rn

>> No.59008557

Neat, my ducky will be my first mechanical as well. I went with browns due to it supposedly being a middle ground switch. I'll find out soon enough when it gets here next week. Mine doesn't have the neat design yours does from what I'm aware of.

>> No.59008929

I got a magicforce68 and it's working great but the metal plate is giving tiny electric shocks. wtf did the chinks do

>> No.59009033

I bought an ansi keyboard that came with blanks so not only did I have to learn ansi but also on blanks. I wouldn't mind getting another set but I don't want some overpriced and double taxed abs shite and good pbt sets seem to be really rare for some reason

>> No.59009351

where do I buy a pok3r, non rgb, with clears, in australia?

>> No.59009473
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>Go to a local store that sells open box/return items from Amazon
>Had my eyes on a Logitech G910 Orion they've had all week for $74
>I use some Logitech rubber dome keyboard a buddy gave to me
>Decide to get it today since everything in store is 20% off
>Buy keyboard and go home
>Hype af
>walk in the door
>get on the floor
>get up
>open box
>see broken tabs
>continue unwrapping
>wrist rest only held on from one side
>top left full of cracks where some nigger dropped it
>I inspected it earlier this week and it was immaculate
>Some faggot at the store dropped it between Wednesday and today

Why live

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Rad info, thanks!

>> No.59009687


>> No.59009828

What keyboard is this tho

>> No.59009879
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that's a render, but a similar 60% with floating keycaps would be a Pok3r

>> No.59010041

maxgaming.no har et par forskjellige Cooler Master TKL keebs med nordisk ISO. De har også noen TK-varianter - samme stǿrrelsen som TKL, men du kan bytte fram og tilbake mellom numpad- og piltast-modus, noe som faktisk kan være sykt praktisk.

De har en del varianter, som ligger mellom 850-1200 kr. Men om du skal RGB-lys så må du nok dessverre opp i sånn 1400-1600 kr.

>> No.59010203

Link to where you got the modifiers from?

>> No.59010305


Got them from signature plastics on PMK

>> No.59010525

Logitech Romer G RGB boards on sale, do i do?

can git for $100

Just worried the typing experience on Romer G might be awful

>> No.59010550

Why don't you try one out first?

>> No.59010577

Romer G switches were designed for RGB lighting first then usability second, then durability last. I guess if you want one for 100 bucks its okay

>> No.59010645

i tried it in best buy and it was shit but cant be sure if that is how it would actually be since you have to type at a weird angle there

durability isn't actually a big deal for me, just a few years at least desu

by then i would get something more classy probably

usability is the biggest for me then RGB simply because my case is all RGB shit + logitech gaming mouse RGB so i figured get some RGB meme might as well

>> No.59010672

>case and mouse are RGB
You can turn them off you know.

>> No.59010678
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If you really want to fall for the RGB meme then Ducky makes some keyboards were the side of the case lights up with RGB lighting

>> No.59010691

I paid extra for this shit because the glass 460X came with RGB fans

>> No.59010737
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Yikes. You've come to the wrong place if you favor looks over descent build quality as Omron has always had problems with their mechanical switches, but if you want RGB lighting then why not get a cheap Chinese mechanical keyboard like the Corsair knockoff E-Element for 60-70 bucks on amazon. At least their switches are hot swappable so if they fail you can replace them, unlike the Logitech keyboard

>> No.59010932

Link to it? Can't seem to find the shift and return keys.

>> No.59010956


They may not have it anymore. Just look in the single key section.

>> No.59010958

Is there such thing as a filco Cherry MX Clear board? Also is there anything modern that's beige/retro looking with clears?

>> No.59010997
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What are peoples' experience with this keyboard?

>> No.59011085


Why would you ever even consider buying this bullshit.

>> No.59011119
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>non standard layout
>gaymer trash
How about no

>> No.59011146

implying there anything wrong with iso
>gaymer trash
literally how? it aint even razer or some shit like that.

>> No.59011182
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What is your grail keyboard?

>> No.59011202
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this but with 67g topre

>> No.59011203

>tfw you already ordered this and its shipping
Well, just fuck my shit up senpai

>> No.59011216

>literally how?

It is a cheap, poorly-built corsair trash board with a gaymer design.

>> No.59011232


Return that shit. If you want a cheap mechanical that actually looks decent, just get a CM Quickfire or something.

>> No.59011250

>corsair trash board
But corsair didn't even build it.
>gaymer design
If you actually looked at "gaymen" boards you would know that it looks nothing like actual gaymer boards. But you are probablly parroting what /g/ has told you anyways so that's useless.

>> No.59011281

>it aint even razer or some shit like that.
actually it is. They fucked up the layout because gaymers need an extra long Ctrl key, not to mention it has those gaymer macro keys with those hideous orange acents. Just get a cheap programmable keyboard for 60-90 bucks then do whatever the fuck you want. It will a lot more elegant then that gaudy heap of shit

>> No.59011292


Please stop trying to defend the indefensible. You fucked up and bought a shitty gaymer board that looks/feels awful. Realize your mistake, return it, and buy something decent for the same money.

>> No.59011312
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there nothing wrong with gaymer keyboards anon. But don't go around saying this isn't one of them. Pic related is one of the gaymer keyboards /mkg/ recommends

>> No.59011322
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it's not the ideal keyboard to me, but it's the one I'm least likely to ever buy

>> No.59011331

I aplogize. I have already sent in a return request and will return it. Do I have to wait for it to arrive at the shipping address or will it just return on its own? Furthermore, what is a board you would reccomend I get instead?

>> No.59011419

Any 100% form factor ones you would recommend?

>> No.59011423
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good night /mkg/

>> No.59011461

What do you think of this one?


>> No.59011481


Just wait till they have a sale on Cooler Master Quickfires. They're a decent low-end board with a standard layout that you can find for cheap. They're essentially rebranded Filcos.

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can anyone tell me what this shit is. whatever it is its always built up on my keyboard and I have to clean it off

>> No.59011632

Deciding between Cherry MX Reds and Browns. Which does /mkg/ recommend?

>> No.59011643

That's greese. Stop eating at your keyboard. Soak all of your keys with denture cleaning tablets to clear it off.

>> No.59011651

really? Have you never seen dirt before? Its just dead skin, oils, and dust

>> No.59011932
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so where can i get this that doesn't have topre switches, has cherry clears, andhas the same color scheme and isn't $260 dollars

>> No.59012069
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V60 w/ Pulse

>> No.59012098

the only clear switches Leopold offers is on the 660m, The 980m can be converted to ergo clears if you want

>> No.59012117

can't really do that, don't have the tools/time to do something like that, any similar recommendations? I really like that color scheme it's comfy

>> No.59012142


>> No.59012149
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get a g80-1800 for 70 bucks. Since its PCB mount you don't need to do any soldering. Just pop the switch open and replace the stem

>> No.59012244

>ctrl+f 'Thunder k3'
> 0 results

Feels bad man.

>> No.59012313

MX silent type well and are silent the God Switch

>> No.59012344
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I just want some retro/NASA SA keycaps that are actually in stock.

>> No.59012428

160 aud
>switch type
i'm using blacks with the 6gv2 but i would honestly prefer anything
steelseries 6gv2, i'm starting to not enjoy the enter key setup.

>> No.59012538


Scratchiness is from springs not shafts. Cherry shafts have an intentional texture so your finger can feel a minute bumpiness when the switch is moving up and down. Gateron doesn't have any applied texture because they just copied the shape of the shaft and have not been doing R&D in ergonomics and switch technologies for 50 years...but sure everyone who buy's Cherry over Gateron is a "cuck" because someone thinks smoother keystrokes equal better or better quality.

inb4 "dat's mold-wear brah, Cherry has old molds..." -- No you're not a tooling engineer even though you have rare Clacks on your board. That type of texture is not the result of aging molds.

>> No.59012552

Why are vintage blacks smoother?

>> No.59012568

Through wear. The texture on the stem has just been worn down smoother. Unless someone magically finds a vintage NOS board and it's still smoother, then it may be different molds.

>> No.59012604

Molds themselves wear.Molds are always changing, thank God autists don't know this yet.

>> No.59012627

Yes, molds also wear down. I can almost guarantee that no one here knows how often Cherry changes it's molds for switches though.

>> No.59012644

This is why people use pbt caps.
That doesn't change the fact that lots of people prefer smooth switches and dislike scratchyness. and since cherry cost almost twice as much they don't have any reason to use cherry switches.

>> No.59012905

>Why are vintage blacks smoother?
Allegedly they used to use a different plastic for the stems and housings.

>> No.59012922


The cuts in the font are necessary because of the 2-shot process they've used. In order to get more uniform light dispersion and simplify the creation of diverse numbers of legend molds, they use a completely solid (no holes are allowed in the legend molding) mold for the legend "part" of the keycap. The downside is you cannot have any legends with closed loops.

Other 2-shot backlit keycaps have closed loops, but they suffer from non-uniform lighting and are more tedious to engineer.

>> No.59012998


Quickfires are not rebranded Filcos. The design of the outside of the case is near identical, but the thickness of the case (thinner) and the internals are different - completely different board, controller, and USB connector module.

>> No.59013013

Are they still worth getting though?

>> No.59013022

CM quickfires are good boards, yea.

>> No.59013035


Hard to beat for the money, but more likely not to last as long as a higher end tenkeyless like a Filco or KUL.

>> No.59013137

How long do those boards last on average? Besides I honestly don't mind waiting and then buying a new keyboard once that one breaks down.

>> No.59013356

So I was looking at the CM quickfire and I noticed that while it has a numpad, it has no arrow keys (the arrow keys are on the numpad). Should I just get the TKL version of it or is there a TK version that has arrow keys?

>> No.59013372

If you want dedicated arrows & a numpad, it'd just be a full size board. I guess just choose between numpad, arrows, or having more space for the mouse.

>> No.59013424

I mean there IS the CM Quickfire XT, but that's out of stock. I guess I would rather have arrow keys rather than a numpad if it came down to it, I just would prefer to have a numpad to put numbers down on if I have to do calculations or something like that.

>> No.59013718

You will get used to using the arrow keys on the numpad pretty quickly. It is a very cozy setup.

>> No.59014034

get a 96-key

they're about the size of a TKL and have all the functions of a fullsize

>> No.59014061

I just meant interesting ones with a qt image printed on it or some shit

>> No.59014555

Just wondering, are there mice generals?

>> No.59014583

How do I go about making a custom keypad/numpad? I have the switches ordered and I probably want to hand-wire them and slap some controller on.

What controller should I pick for a numpad + 4 keys?

How do I do casing and backplate stuff?

>> No.59014598


Can I ask what camera you use for this pic? I think this looks beautiful. Both the keyboard and the photo itself. I'm no photographer myself so it might be shit by photographer standards but as a pleb I think it looks beautiful.

>> No.59014634

You have to turn around and buy translucent PBT keycaps for the Ducky One though.

>> No.59014656

>What controller should I pick for a numpad + 4 keys?
Teensy 2.0

>How do I do casing and backplate stuff?

>> No.59014662


>> No.59014767


numpad case for like $12

>> No.59014780

It looks like that case only uses PCB mount stabs. There's no way to stabilize the keys if you handwire it.

>> No.59014793

yeah, but no stabs isn't too big of a deal on 2u keys

>> No.59014804


Thanks. It's just the camera on my G4 phone. fstop 1.8, 1/15sec shutter speed, ISO-200, 3400K white balance.

>> No.59014862

I think I'll go for the laser cut aluminium backplate and just use long stands or something.

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