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Old one almost at limit; DSA Eve edition

/mkg/ - Ergodox Edition

>Buyer's template:
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG (embed)
>Where to Buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL (embed)
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp (embed)
>Use the buyer's template
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG (embed)
>Keyset wiki

Previous thread >>59182477

>> No.59236221

Anybody got any experience with Royal Glam wrist rests or wooden wrist rests in general?

>> No.59236253
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I have a $25 chink one which is pretty great. It comes with a smooth coating that wears off pretty quickly, but it's still comfy even without it. The wood grains feel pretty nice, and I enjoy typing with it.

>> No.59236295

>she's 18
how is that possible

>> No.59236302
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>> No.59236310

Have you ever tried a cloth one?

>> No.59236341

I ask myself that question pretty often.

I've tried one of those rubber Grifiti ones which were decent, but too cheap. Cloth ones, like a towel, just feel kinda pointless. I like hard rests to make sure my wrists are leveled, and a soft one like cloth, while more comfortable, kinda defeats the purpose IMO.

>> No.59236366

Grifiti wrist rests also tend to get grimy and flaky over time. They are nice for what they are I suppose.

>> No.59236418

Yeah, I got rid of mine because the cloth was peeling off, the rubber was full of dents and it was getting dirty. Still pretty alright as a cheap wrist rest, but this wooden one was relatively cheap and feels a lot higher quality, and shouldn't have any of those issues on the Grifiti one.

>> No.59236419

I have one of those pc gaming ones and it's comfortable and not too soft but it does get grimy and flaky and cleaning it is a pain. Just wondering if a wooden one is not uncomfortable due to being too hard.

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Good afternoon /mkg/

>> No.59236475

>Just wondering if a wooden one is not uncomfortable due to being too hard.
I don't find it uncomfortable personally, though as I said on that other post, I like them because they're hard which keeps my hands straight, which for me is the point of a wrist rest, not just being something soft. The surface is smooth and rounded, so no sharp edges or anything, just hard wood, and that's fine for me. My wrists are kinda fucked and it being hard doesn't bother me at all.

>> No.59236497

i made some for my dox from birch plywood. It's easy enough, just make one yourself.
Alternatively just roll up a towel.

>> No.59236630
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that ganss looks tired, maybe you should put it to bed

>> No.59236892

>subject in the field clearly marked "name"

>> No.59236904

How hard is it to build a keyboard?
Talking as someone with no real experience here.

>> No.59236908


>> No.59236919

it is tedious as fuck

>> No.59236935

like lego and some beginner soldering. it's quite easy if it is not fully custom and a new design.
just try it. the lets split 40% is a cheap option for trying it with a pcb.

>> No.59237127
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only tough part is soldering if you have no experience, but you can get solder kits that let you practice beforehand.

I made an album of my first build if you want to get an idea of the process: http://imgur.com/gallery/PNbYm

>> No.59237139

meant for

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Thanks for the reply.
If I like these kind of keyboards, with the arrow keys tucked into the bottom right and the windows key what would I need to buy to get started and would I be forced to go ANSI over ISO?

I've looked at the TADA68 and the Red Scarf II ver c, are there any others?

I was thinking of installing either Cherry Clears or Tactile Greys.

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The B.mini kit also has this layout. With the kit you can choose between ISO or ANSI when you build it.


>> No.59237571

You still found it

>> No.59238000
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I like dem chink nopres.

>> No.59238147
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In bed with old keycaps

>> No.59238945
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/mkg/ are there any decent numpads one can get in Europe, the EU specifically? I've found some noname shit on Amazon, but there's almost no information about them of course.

>> No.59238999

outemu blue switches, lubed. abs caps, sends accurate scancodes. metal plate on top which acts as a switch plate, plastic bottom.
very good for the price, the caps are garbage though. the price being less than 20 bucks that is.

>> No.59239015

oh and it has a braided very long cable. 2m i think.

>> No.59239022


>> No.59239133

You mean the one in the image I posted? If so that sounds pretty nice, it's only 19EUR. I don't particularly like its font but the caps can be replaced.

These looks quite nice, but the 50 day shipping is pretty brutal. I'll keep the models in mind though, maybe I can find them withing the EU too.

>> No.59239161

>You mean the one in the image I posted? If so that sounds pretty nice, it's only 19EUR. I don't particularly like its font but the caps can be replaced.
yeah that exact one, i have it sitting in front of me. it is pretty nice. i just remembered i might actually have some caps for it.

>> No.59239251

That's really quite nice, I'll probably get it since it's cheap enough that I won't regret it too much even if I don't like it. Now that I think about it I can also salvage some caps from an older keyboard, so it's settled.

>> No.59239398

considering getting a CM Quickfire Rapid as my first mech keyboard. Should I spend a little more for something of much greater value or is the quickfire fine?
also, how does /g/ clean their keyboard/keycaps?

>> No.59239922

Needs to look good.

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Cheery mx browns
>Form factor
TKL or 75%
White or none
>Previous/current keyboards

>> No.59240005
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From two dead AT102Ws, the franken-at102w lives.

>> No.59240039

>From two dead AT102Ws, the franken-at102w lives.
>leddit title xD

>> No.59240895

Is the pok3r rgb worth its price tag? Compared to let's say something half as expensive such as the anne pro

>> No.59240987

consider https://www.massdrop.com/buy/new-poker-ii-mechanical-keyboard

>> No.59241406

Where can I get a cheapish ergodox case, I'm in USA. I'm checking taobao but it's not my favorite option.

>> No.59241722

>try typing test the day that I got my first mechanical keyboard with blue switches
>around 80 wpm
>try it again today a month and a half later
>102 wpm

I guess these things actually aren't a meme. Does anyone type faster with o-rings installed? I've been thinking of getting some to reduce key travel time.

>> No.59241897

Any kind soul can tell me where I can get a Ducky One in Europe? I can't seem to find a shop selling the cherry clears + white backlit version.

>> No.59242205

I'd like to know too if anyone is willing to share.

Mechanical keyboards do really help with your typing though. I used to have a plank with blank caps... that helped me break a shitton of bad typing habits.

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Saw this on an old thread. Anyone know what keyboard this is?

>> No.59242368
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Should i get Aula F2012?
Is there anything better at that price range?+

>> No.59242402

some gook custom it seems
>numpad still on the right

>> No.59242508

leopold fc980m has a similar layout though it's a bit more spread out. i'm also curious as to what keyboard it may be (I'm hoping it's not a custom) since that's my ideal layout.

>> No.59242530

The layout is referred to as 1800 (based loosely off of an old Cherry board), you can find some custom pcbs, mostly korean customs

>> No.59242564

ZZ96 with DSA Quartz

>> No.59242576

ducky lightsaver

>> No.59242608
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Hey /g/ is there anyway to remap the keys on 2 of the same model numpads plugged into the same computer?

I had this crazy idea of using two of these side by side but tilted 90 degrees to the left. The left one would have all the left hands alphabet and the keys on the top of the numpad would be ctrl shift and alt and tab etc. On the right numpad the escape key would be space and the key above it would be enter. Remap the rest as I need.

This seemed like possibly a really cheap way to have an ortholinear keyboard and a split keyboard to test out if i like those features before I make or buy an ergodox or plank.

>> No.59242663
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What is the brand of these switches?

>> No.59242720
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Complete noob with keyboards here /g/. Are there general rules of thumbs when looking at keyboards? Specific brands to go for and avoid? I have a max budget of $120 American and prefer cherry reds. Currently using a Corsair M65 tenkeyless cherry red and while decent, I like all the cool keycaps you guys have.

Would prefer to stay tenkeyless If possible

>> No.59242777

please stop.

>> No.59242841

Thoughts on james donkey 619 with kailh brown switches?

>> No.59242867

I would rather get 619 with Gaterons. I have only bad experience with Kailh switches

>> No.59242882

$100 (I can do more if there is a good reason)
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
>Previous/current keyboards
k70, Masterkeys pro L

It doesn't have to come with keycaps. I want the board black.

>> No.59242973

Just buy thick pbt cherry profile keycaps dude. What's the point of getting a new keyboard with the same switches (assuming you meant corsair k65)

>> No.59243076

Tossing up between OEM and cherry profile keycaps. It seems impossible to get cherry singles and modifiers though. Am I wrong?

>> No.59243089

Let's say your company allows you to buy a keyboard for your desk at the office.

What would you get for maximum comfyness and aesthetic without becoming the special snowflake?

I'm thinking about getting a realforce.
> Unicomp is too loud
> Same goes for whatever MX blue
> HHBK is "look mom, without hands !!" tier.

>> No.59243178

Right, but the kailh ones are cheap from gearbest.
Only 78 aud.

>> No.59243189

>caring about what others think
If you want a gay, completely out there keyboard, get one.

>> No.59243198

Very kawaii setup m8; I saw you post before and I am very jelly of your purple lighting vibe.

Mfw too poor for rgb lights (but has rgb memeboard anyways)

Also kawaii memeboard, I hope it sleeps comfy.

>> No.59243234

Just get this tenkeyless version. It is cheaper and has gaterons

>> No.59243241

chinese knockoff of cherry mx blue switches.

>> No.59243271

Yes but what brand?

>> No.59243362

Hung Lo brand.

>> No.59243585

>Not caring about the chit chat at the coffee machine.
It's like you hate your career.

>> No.59244006

XMIT keyboard arrived today.

The springs are lighter than I expected. It's kind of pleasant.

>> No.59244170
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Another reason for MX Brown.

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mx browns are still fairly loud to normies, you could make them as loud as your regular rubber-dome, but they'd still feel like shit. A realforce would be more suited for an office environment since it looks professional and sounds like a really nice rubber-dome, and also feels the part. Topre is very nice to type on.

MX browns are not.

>> No.59244328

But how does magnet work?

>> No.59244691


>> No.59244704

Its a ZZ96 with DSA quartz. Taken from leddit

>> No.59244771

If you've tried any linear gateron switches, how would they compare?

>> No.59244782

did you get the 70g or 50g springs

>> No.59244835



Also look at compact SQ, 1800, and LZ if you are interested in similar layouts.

>> No.59244863

I'm joining the autistic secret club through the Realforce gate.
I'm decided on using a TKL and 45g.
>should I get the ergonomic weight version?
>should I get the silenced version?

Also, I'll remap caps lock to ctrl.
Where can I get a replacement key the size of caps lock but with ctrl written instead?

>> No.59244896

Which one is better /g/




>> No.59244929

Is the magicforce82 on massdrop good quality?

>> No.59244992

The red dragon
Its not bad.

>> No.59245059

build one, ship one in from europe or get a chinese one.
A lets split is probably cheaper. The pcb is like ten bucks.
Look out for pbt keycaps, switch plates, detachable cables, build quality, the switches used, the layout and especially programmability on a firmware level.
I don't think there are prebuilts this cheap with cherry clears.
An ergodox or a kinesis advantage.
ergonomic weight is a buzzword. Just so you know.

>> No.59245413

>A lets split is probably cheaper. The pcb is like ten bucks.

I already have 2 of the cheap mech numpads from amazon that are like $15-$20, one for work one for home. The pcb is cheap but the switches and caps would easily make a let's split cost more. The keycool 22 key numpad I posted a picture of is $24 from mechanicalkeyboards.com.

Plus I have no real way to make a case for it. Also no experience building a keyboard though I am confident I could and plan to in the future.

I did some research it seems remapping individual boards is pretty simple for GNU/Linux which is my main OS. I am planning to bring my work numpad home tomorrow to test this out. I did also discover the numpad key sends no scancodes so that is an unusable key which is unfortunate.

>> No.59245448

I was wandering around Youtube and came across a video of a keyboard being used as a spectrum analyzer. As ricer as this is, the ten year old me would have loved this. Hell I built my own spectrum analyzer out of various LEDs then and though it was neat shit. Having a keyboard that did the same back then would have been neat shit.


>> No.59245456

I'm in the same situation. Probably getting Topre realforce since I'm in Japan and it's sold everywhere.
Like this guy said MX brown is still fairly loud. I have one but can't use it at office without people warning me to not use it.

>> No.59245483

for such a simple design you only need a router and four little boards.
for an ergodox case you would need a router and a routing template or access to a cnc router.
i don't think your contraption will be comparable to what an ergodox feels like, the ergodox and other diy boards are fully programmable through firmware, it has thumb clusters, the columns are displaced a bit to fit natural fingerlength better and it has way more keys.
Still sounds like a fun little experiment.
good luck.

>> No.59245543


>> No.59245582

thanks for the info. This is more to get the feel of ortholinear keys and a split design. It should be comparable to a planck or let's split.

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Yo-yo! I'm a male and I want a mechanical keyboard with leds that change colors and have different modes and a numerical keyboard. Which should I take?

>> No.59245673

Well at least they like a quiet office, I guess. Better than the madhouse "open plan" crap.

If someone said that to me I'd probably come in the next day with my Model F and start hammering on it as soon as they walked by.

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>> No.59245865

>I am poorly socialised.

>> No.59246401

Decent ISO 60%s that aren't impossible to get hold of? I'm finding getting a decent non-RGB pok3r is difficult. Any suggestions?

>> No.59246600

Build one. Or look harder for pokers. There is not exactly a ton of demand for ISO boards.

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Hey faggots

I found my perfect keyboard on Chinese social media. Nyt body is ready fire the Asian century!

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>> No.59247069

Reminder that this board uses double switches for 2u keys instead of stabilisers

>> No.59247093


I will wait for the rgb in switch version.

>> No.59247123
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a cheap looking version of this? why waste time on it?

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That in turn is a cheap looking version of classic Datamancer keyboards, why even bother?

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>cheap looking

You mean better looking and better engineered

>> No.59247389

I wouldn't know, I don't go there. You, however, seem to know what contributes one.

>> No.59247403
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Is this old shit worth buying? and why it says the build date is 3/12/2008?

>> No.59247430

>and why it says the build date is 3/12/2008?

The giant UNICOMP molded into the plastic might be a clue

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Is this one worth buying dear friend? It is approximately 40 bucks desu

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>> No.59247761

I think because it was built on 3/12/2008.
But dont take my word for it.

>> No.59247768


>> No.59247813

>assembled in the US of US
>assembled in the United States of United States

>> No.59247833

Never realized that until now.
kekkest of the toppest lel

>> No.59247842

The full text is "assembled in US of US made components".

>> No.59248142

"assembled in US of US and non-US components"

>> No.59248493

Thanks but unfortunately I'm way too used to having backlit keyboards to go back.

Anyway digging a bit deeper I ended up finding out I had pretty high chance of getting customs fees which would bring the anne pro price pretty close to the pok3r, so ended up going with the latter.

>> No.59249624

My pok3r is generating a sine noise when plugged in

What do

>> No.59249631

Buy a better keyboard.

>> No.59250000

Balance it out with a reverse current that generates an negative sine noise

>> No.59250037

Why do people actually pay extra for third-party clears with bonus wobble and weaker housings?

>> No.59250057

because they actually feel like tactile switches
cherry browns feel like linears in comparison and you need to roid to use cherry clears

>> No.59250064

Its not as scratch. Which is a huge difference. Luckily you can take normal tactile gateron switches and mod them into a clears for half the price of zealios

>> No.59250075

shut up gay

>> No.59250095

Just throwing this one out randomly.

A couple of months back I asked for some help finding keys for my Corsair K90 keyboard. A couple of guys threw me a bone and pointed me in the right direction to replace them.

I've since received them and cleaned/replaced all the keys. Huge thanks to you guys if you're floating around out there :)

>> No.59250417

ergodox is technically a 75%.

>> No.59250453

Frist time using mechanical switches and I got the cherry blacks. I like them but one question, why do they feel so scratchy?

>> No.59250508

Not really, 75% has dedicated function keys. Ergodox is closer to a split 60%.

>> No.59250574

>need to roid to use cherry clears
So you spend an extra 25c/switch on "premium" switches instead of buying lighter springs for around 10c/switch?

>> No.59250614

What's the model?

>> No.59250644

I'll pay $10 more to not have to disassemble my switches, sure

>> No.59250726

So would you pay me $10 to do it for you?

>> No.59250747

Only if you come over to my basement to do it for me.

>> No.59250759

Sure thing, I'll be your keyboard slave.

>> No.59250899

I approve

>> No.59250932

Goddamn you anime guys are fucking bizarre

>> No.59251522

Pick up some cheap gaterons from chyna for like 23 cents a switch then get a bunch of springs for 2 cents each. Lube isn't all that expensive and you can use whatever one you like. Then dissassemble all those gaterons and have fun

>> No.59251802


Never typed on any Gats

Looking forward to putting SA caps on this thing but Godspeed was delayed

>> No.59252074

Thoughts on WASD V2 TKL? Good board? Getting it without keycaps.

>> No.59252482

but clears use different sliders right?
the ergodox has whatever keys you want it to have. also it has 76 of them.

>> No.59252821

The sliders on tactile gateron clears and zealios are identical

>> No.59253368

Australian Blues.

>> No.59253410

The keyboard? It's on the filename anon. It's a Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S.

>> No.59253536
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I'm looking for a full-size, backlit keyboard with MX clear switches that is configurable from the keyboard itself, like Ducky's. Does such a keyboard exist or am I going to have to build it myself?

>> No.59253639

where the hell do you get tactile gateron clears?

>> No.59253662

i don't think that exists, you are gonna have to build one yourself. the reward will be a fully programmable keyboard though.

>> No.59253714

>where the hell do you get tactile gateron clears?
You don't. The only place that had them was winkeyless, but Zeal forced them to remove the product.

The other anon is behind on his info.

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>> No.59253799

Oh well, time to learn some electronics then. Is deskthority the best place to find resources about this or are there better guides out there?

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Because you need to buy my switch, goyim.

>> No.59255101

buy va68m. got pok3r, want arrow keys.

>> No.59255207

well the easiest would be to look for existing firmware for a 100% board and get a fitting controller, usually a teensy or some arduino clone.

>> No.59255305

Sounds like you have yourself a project, either mod an existing board or scratch build.

I'm currently in the process of modding my Shine 3 and honestly, scratch build is less work.

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In your opinion, what's wrong with Cherry MX Brown brand switch circuit completers for the purposes of typing quietly but efficiently my friend?

I love 'em for what I do, and officedude there sounds like he could benefit from them too.

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Finished this recently. KBParadise V60, Matias Clicky, high-profile aluminium case, Alpine Winter DCS.

>> No.59255793

>mom, I posted it again!

>> No.59256022
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They're barely tactile and feel like reds with dirt in the middle if you type with any kind of speed. If you want something that's actually tactile, get clears, greens or blues. Otherwise you might just as well get linear switches.

Go try out some other switches and you'll realize that they suck.

>> No.59256092

best board with green switches?

they seem pretty hard to find

>> No.59256110

What do you consider "best"?

MK Fission and the Ducky One both come with greens are solid.

>> No.59256114

build one that fits you.

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>> No.59256199

I don't know what's best, which is why I'm asking.

My only experience with mechs is with a rosewill rk-9000 with blues that I've been using for 7 years now.

>> No.59256213

I get the feeling that this guy is right.
Currently typing on a brown switch, it's a lot more linear than I originally thought.

Probably need clears, want to try Greens too.

>> No.59256242

well, fill out the buyers guide that's in the OP to give people an idea of what you're looking for. There no "best" per se, it's more a matter of preference for the largest part.

>> No.59256247

there is no single "best" anything. it all comes down to preference. you will have to understand what you want.

>> No.59256395

What about whites

>> No.59256418
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I've tried clear and blue and I find brown to be a more delicate compromise between blue and black, but I see what you're saying. Green sounds ridiculous for typing on, is it even meant for that?

If I were to get a second quiet keyboard (I can't imagine why I would), I'd probably get clear. But brown is the choice I made in 2010 and I haven't found a switch better suited to my needs since, or I'd be using it. It's not an issue of money or pride

My mom died in 2002, please have some respect

>> No.59256616
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Do you think it's appropriate to give someone advice which is based on extremely limited experience?

>> No.59256618
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These are currently available on Massdrop if anyone is interested: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tai-hao-sunshine-pbt-keycaps?mode=guest_open (Tai-Hao Sunshine PBT Keycaps)

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I said I'd tried three of the four switches you mentioned. I've tried others in addition to those.

And of all those switches I've tried, I stuck with Brown.

No I do not think it's appropriate to give someone advice which is based on extremely limited experience. I think it is appropriate for me to give someone advice based on the experience I do have.

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Well, there's the question. In what form did you try them? On a switch tester? On a keyboard? And if so for how long?

>> No.59257189

fucking weeb pedophile kys

>> No.59257203

What size of o-rings you guys rocking?

>> No.59257225
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whites are very nice, they're heavy and tactile, and the click is nice and subtle.

>> No.59257253

how hard is it being a pedophile weeb?

>> No.59257268

alpine winter looks good. all the others are pretty crappy - don't like tai-hao profile and the new dsa one is too bright for me. vintage keycaps from old boards might not have the right layout. i want to build an alps keyboard but without nice keycaps it is a no-go.

>> No.59257282

el cheapo brown switch? chink is fine.
ANSI, tenkeyless or full, don't care.

>> No.59257334

Too bright? It's black and grey with only blue legends, that's dark as hell.

>> No.59257336

Look for something with Gateron browns, I guess.

>> No.59257400
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TaiHao do Dolch and Olivette in Alps and they don't look or feel too bad really, I had the Dolch set before this.

I've always liked AEK caps, I'd like to put them on a second V60 with Quiet Clicks.

They're harder to come by than MX, but if you search around you can find some really cool old Alps sets

>> No.59257412
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Blue, brown, black and clear on a keyboard, red and green on a switch sampler.
Blue and black for a few hours at friends houses, clear for a few minutes at a store, brown for seven years.
I have not tried any chinkswitches.

Somehow I doubt you ask for a similar pedigree from any random switch shitposter on /mkg/. Like this guy for example >>59247747
and I doubt they'd respond satisfyingly.

Since I took the time to answer maybe you could believe me not to be a shitposter now?

>> No.59257451

What keyboard is that. I want

>> No.59257608

Alright fags not a /g/ tard here and my Model M finally died. What can I get on amazon for cheap?

>> No.59257633

>maybe you could believe me not to be a shitposter now
maybe when you stop being an autistic avatarfag

>> No.59257653

you're right... i just don't like the cyan. looks like sky dolch, actually

love AEK caps too, they never come in a standard layout though. maybe the bottom row doesn't matter too much

>> No.59257959

I seriously hope you reported that suppressor to the ATF, buddy!

>> No.59258198

where can I find the same wooden wrist plate please, also nice and comfy set

>> No.59258215

It's this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/wrist-rest/32695477602.html
I've ordered the 87 key size one on Wenge wood.

>> No.59258905

>posting pictures on a image board
>posting mechanical keyboards on a mechanical keyboard thread
You're retarded

>> No.59258988

PBT ALPS caps that don't look like ass never.

>> No.59259044

check out this cuck

>> No.59259272
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Fair enough.

I would indeed not ask for similar pedigree from a frogposter. I have some scrutiny for someone who posts the same keyboard with the same keycaps along with his collection of guns under the guise of discussing keyboards, of which he doesn't do a whole lot either. Alas, some pictures like this one >>59255390 are quite nice and you have at least some experience with different switches. You're fine by me.
Not that you need my approval to post here.

>> No.59259361

making a numpad?

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>> No.59259599

If I use my mechanical keyboard with my laptop, does that make me a faggot?

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>> No.59260370

I don't know.

>> No.59260393

>no ccp

>> No.59262793
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Are 60%s the true masterrace?

>> No.59262821

no dedicated arrow keys so no

>> No.59263215

I wish Rama would design a milled stainless steel dildo modeled after his own dick so I could ride it all day long and display my loyalty proudly

>> No.59263275

but where do you put the bezels

>> No.59263346
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Are 68%s the true masterrace?

>> No.59263356


>> No.59263450

On the base.

>> No.59263670

Topre is the only mechanical switch suitable for all office environments. I use the HHKB Type-S at work (takes like 2 hours of use to get used to the compact format). But theres also a realforce type-s. Regular topre boards are still pretty loud compared to normie membranes so I recommend the 'silent' versions.

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No 65% is better

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>> No.59263817
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arrow keys are a meme

>> No.59263864

>65% is better

Where is HOME and END though? Maybe there's a better way of doing it, but I catch myself using these a lot when I'm coding or typing.

>> No.59263880

The TADA68 is fully programmable, so you can probably just replace PgUp and PgDn if you don't use them for example, or put it on an Fn layer. That layout is perfect.

>> No.59263910

Is there any cheap Chink keyboard in a Japanese layout or comes with Japanese keycaps? Would like to get my hands on one.

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>> No.59263958

Can you repeat the question?

>> No.59264049


Maximum disgust. I hope this is just for prototyping. Please get proper molding for the final product.

>> No.59264302

What keycaps are these?

>> No.59264331

It's the old Vortex double-shot PBT set with translucent legends. They have a new one with some fixed things, like the symbols and numbers side by side instead of over each other. Also the white set has some annoying "bleed" around the legends, because it doesn't completely block the light from going through the rest of the keycap.

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I want to buy this, but the keycaps look like shit. Is there anywhere I can buy keycaps for this?

>> No.59265078
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It's a regular FDM printer, dunno what makes you think that was made with SLA.

>proper molding
Sure, I'll just buy a whole injection moulding machine while I'm at it fot the purpose of making a single numpad.

>> No.59265083

Arigatou sempai

>> No.59265100

don't you have a little cnc machine? you could totally pull off a resin cast, desu. or if not, you could clean up the print and do a silicone mold. might be a fun thing to play with!

>> No.59265116

where do you guys get your chink shit from?

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Yeah, but I don't think the amount of travel that I have on the z-axis would be sufficient for that. Though one could make a mold from the print, but honestly, to make stuff like this look smooth all you need is some acetone. Playing with molds would be fun, but I'm far from having the time for that.

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>that feet

>> No.59265367
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What are you, a fag?

>> No.59265398

They're so fucking skinny what the hell

>> No.59265469
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I'm a skeleton.

You've been spooked.

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>> No.59265582

What a terrible fate

>> No.59265599
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What do you guys think of the claymore? I have the m9h mobo, kinda really really want this thing with either the cpu temp backlight or the reactive, where the buttons you push light up and fade away.

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looks hideous

>> No.59265675

Well yeah obviously, but ignore that.

>> No.59265704

Wich is had a natural feel wheel not that bar for a volume ctrl

>> No.59265780

Except hard to find 1.75 right shift keys. Life is suffering

>> No.59265919

Not really, all group buys have a tsangan option and now PMK offers an "alternate kit" for all their new keysets. It's never been easier to have a common non-standard board like an 1800, 96-key, 65%/75%, planck/preonic or ergodox.

>> No.59265946

I dont own one but ive read good things about it, nothing really wrong with it but dont expect good build quality.
Normally i see them for ~70 euros though so its not a big price increase to go for a ducky or something. at 40 i would buy.

>> No.59266000

That's just a boldface lie. None of the group guys I've seen even offer the non standard keys. Usually you have to buy the base set then buy the kits to get the ones you need. It just siphons cash straight from your wallet.

>> No.59266080

Still waiting for my Tada68 from aliexpress. It has departed from transferring country on the 22nd and there is no updates since :(

>> No.59266094

Oooh, damn nigga.
That one sizzled even me.

>> No.59266116

Where the fuck are you looking then? Just at pre-made standard 104 keysets on Massdrop? Don't call me a liat because you're not paying attention.

And if group buys are too expensive for you, go buy 122/150 key premade chink sets on taobao or aliexpress. You got a lot of options, from enjoypbt to random blanks to SA Penumbra clones.

>> No.59266436

I want to buy a TKL with gateron reds please help

>> No.59267059

>reactive, where the buttons you push light up and fade away
Ducky has done that since the Shine 2.

>> No.59267155

build your own

>> No.59267484

How do you silence a realforce space bar? I put some cloth to dampen the sound and it sounds great now except for the spacebar.

>> No.59268054

I JUST missed the Magicforce 82 drop. Been eyeing that sexy piece for weeks. Now available literally nowhere.

Anyone got one with Gat browns they want to get rid of?

>> No.59268098

my dream is ortholinear alphas on a layout like that.

>> No.59268367

There are ortholinear ~65% like the Atomic. For something like a 75-80% (depending how you count it) with a dedicated F-key row, I'm not sure if such thing exists, outside of custom made boards.

You can certainly hand wire a custom layout if you're willing.

>> No.59268661

Buy from taobao or aliexpress

>> No.59268816

Repair your M

>> No.59268849

Tomoko for under 30 bucks

>> No.59269496
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>looking at your keys
Learn to touch type.
Remove yourself from this board.
Usually from the next cnc router, your workshop or some local joiner.

>> No.59270302

Nice job but don't you think that you should clean it?

>> No.59270413
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current daily driver. hypersphered novatouch with aluminum case.

>> No.59270430

fucking don't

>> No.59270448

>aluminum case
Man, I hate that he didn't end up including the wrinkle coat as part of the normal buy. The custom colour cost was too high for me.

>> No.59270483

What's the width of the space keys on keyboards with a split key?

>> No.59270501

R2 is coming soon my friend. I don't know if wrinkle coat or even custom colors will be an option though.

>> No.59270519

that volume wheel looks very nice, I will say

>> No.59270698

I was only interested in the wrinkle coat from the beginning.

>> No.59270887

if you like it go for it. don't let some faggy little keyboard elitist on a african shaved ice chatroom hold you back.

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when was the last time you cleaned yours?

>> No.59271004

3 weeks ago

>> No.59271085

typical cherry black owner

>> No.59271105

What, a cashier?

>> No.59271158
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lol never since i have standard hygiene unlike most of /g/

>> No.59271298

absolutely fucking disgusting

>> No.59271366

I know they're normally associated with gamer trash boards but I really like floating keyboards

>> No.59271622
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feelin' fresh like a motherfucker
second time I've cleaned under the keys in six years of use

>> No.59271661

have you looked under the keys? Mine was clean on the outside too

>> No.59271838

Does anyone use the va68m with visual studio? I'm looking for a smaller board for work, but the toggle for function keys makes me uneasy, because I hit f12 and ctrl+- a lot. Anyone have similar problems?

>> No.59272046

guys, gateron V cherry redpill needed. Worth paying 15$ more for cherry blue instead of gateron blue?

>> No.59272100

i would pay more for gaterons. it is a preference thing though, i heard some people like scratchy expensive garbage.

>> No.59272114

Gaterons are usually seen as the best MX clone brand, and are usually smoother than their Cherry counterpart.

Hell, I'm currently in the process of converting my Shine 3 from Cherry to Gateron browns.

>> No.59272117

A couple of weeks ago. I try to do that every couple of months, specially with white caps and a white plate, which makes any small hair or dust is easy to see.

>> No.59272146

I'm not so worried about feel, more about general quality. Are they up to par, or better?

>> No.59272247

not sure about Gaterons but the tactile bump on the stem of my mx blue clone sanded down over time. they must've used inferior plastic or something. For linear switches I won't be ambivalent about chinese clones but for switches like blue, green, brown, clear, etc. always get Cherry baby

>> No.59272253

I've heard something about their housings being more brittle, and I did get a dud (brown switch with almost no tactile bump) in my batch of 120 so I guess their quality control might not be as good as Cherry's. Or maybe I just fucked something up in there when I opened it up.

Dont know exactly how long they'll last because they only appeared on the market pretty recently, though I doubt it'll be much lower than Cherry.

>> No.59272506

Have a Gatreon Blue and Cherry Blue on switchtester. Gaterons in general are better if you ask me, less scratchy and more satisfying click.

>> No.59272856

it was sold when I messaged the seller.... my luck in life is 0

>> No.59272985

Alu60 with jailhouse greens and DSA Eve caps

>> No.59273531

My solution is to have enough keyboards that I never use a single one long enough to get it dirty.

It's an expensive solution.

>> No.59273566

I want to try something that small. Maybe I'll get a magicforce since it's really cheap just to see. I've only had fullsize and just ordered a TKL

>> No.59273603

thats not how it works. dust, hair, crumbs can find their way into anything

>> No.59274206



UHHH what the fug???

>> No.59274267

the massdrop one has an aluminium case

>> No.59274301

Also the varmillo going right now is the same price on mechanicalkeyboards.com

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>> No.59277535


>Location (continent at least)
Flyover US

>Preferred switch type
Dislike MX Reds, Blues are too loud, browns seem boring, maybe clear? Miss the feel of my old model M, but don't want anything so huge/loud.


>Form factor
TKL, 75%, or 80%

Don't care

>Previous/current keyboards
Das keyboard brown (too soft), IBM Model M x2

>> No.59277635
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With that kind of budget you can get Korean customs with all their funky layouts. If you want to go old school you can get a new production model F since those are about to go away for ever, or if you aren't going to spend that much on a keyboard you can get a magicforce 82 with cherry clears

>> No.59277700

Where can i get keycaps similar to these?

>> No.59277718

Where can I buy a sample pack of every popular switch? I want cherrys, gateron and topre and I only need like 1-2 of each

>> No.59277899

7-bit round 7, or was it round 6?
Anyway those wont ship until 2019 or 2020 so until then maybe you can get someone to transfer his order to you. Put up a WTB on the deskthority market place. Maybe someone will have second thoughts and give you his order

>> No.59277913


>> No.59277958

Pretty sure SP are telling 7bit to fuck off with any new buys.

>> No.59278092


There's some pretty nice pics out there, guess I'll have to find a good agent or something, the OTD stuff looks amazing, though everything looks years old-- I'll have to find out what's current.

>> No.59278166

You can just check deskthority or geekhack to see new projects

>> No.59278354

Don't you think I tried that? Show me a Magicforce 82 listing anywhere and I'll suck your dick.

>> No.59278371

>handwire a custom layout
I've got moderate soldering experience. I'm assuming this is a custom keyboard method that doesn't require PCB design or something?

>> No.59278410

If you use F keys a lot I would look at 75% boards like the Magicforce 82 (if you can find it), Drevo Gramr, MK84, Ajazz AK33 et al.

>> No.59278458
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Found this guy in the scrap bin on the factory floor. Fully functional, I don't know why someone would just toss it. It was very dirty though before this picture; I had to clean it a lot.

Did I land on a goldmine, or just another cheap knockoff shit?

>> No.59278485

Why did you zoom in on the cap and not the switch?

It's probably a dome.

>> No.59279371


>> No.59279682

Yeah, I figured once I saw the green rubber shit. Sad.

Still better than the piece of shit standard office keyboard I was given to start with. At least I can pretend I'm using an IBM around the non-informed...

>> No.59280313

Should I give linears a chance? I like my ergoclears but fuck me is it expensive to outfit a board with them, makes me want to gamble on some gat blacks since they're like $40 shipped for 110 on switchtop

>> No.59280322

Linears are great. I feel like not enough people give them a chance because of all the people who hype up tactile switches (MX Browns excluded).

>> No.59280334

I used to shittalk linears and thought mechanical switches with no tactile bump or click were pointless, then I got a board with gat reds and this shit is like typing on a cloud, smooth as fuck. Still like blues better for typing, but linears are nice too.

>> No.59280733
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Show me your sexiest Topre keyboard.

I'm looking to buy a new one.

>> No.59280860

Realforce RGB.

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>> No.59280885

Backlights are fine. It has the adjustable actuation distance also.

>> No.59280930

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