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/mkg/ - HHKB Edition

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

Previous thread >>59280924

>> No.59328311

Need some cheap keycaps for my KBParadise v60. Any color works, preferably not black or white. Link me some sub $15 ones /mkg/

>> No.59328338

>>59328311
kys

>> No.59328358

>>59328311
try Ali

>> No.59328571
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59328571

I've been out of the loop. Did they raise the price on the hhkb keycaps on elitekeyboards? I thought they were like 50 bucks for blank key caps

>> No.59328580
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59328580

best keyboard coming through

>> No.59328844
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>>59328580

>> No.59328849

best aliexpress keycaps for less than $40?

>> No.59328988

>>59328849
blanks:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mechanical-keyboard-keyboarded-translucidus-keyboarded-resin-keyboarded-personality-keyc-for-aps/32679207765.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Pbt-laser-engraving-mechanical-keyboard-keyboarded-poker-keyboarded-60-keyboard-black-white-61-key/32678368635.html

for not blanks, these look decent:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/mechanical-keyboard-thick-PBT-keycap-cherry-mx-OEM-height-side-print-grey-white-similar-granite-classic/32711894266.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cool-Jazz-Black-Gray-mixed-Dolch-Thick-PBT-104-87-68-61-Keycaps-OEM-Profile-Key/32783684013.html

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>>59328276
So I looked at the paste-bins but couldn't quite glean the information I wanted from them.
How do I know which key-caps will have a transparent part to allow the LEDs underneath to display each key character brightly?
I understand that these might be rare/expensive, in which case I'd avoid them.
My warmest thanks for any (You)s I get.

>> No.59329213
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59329213

There is no keyboard other than the Model F, only button-pads.

>> No.59329446
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59329446

7rd poster

>> No.59329475

>>59328276
I just got a mech keyboard and its so fucking loud...

Almost want to go back to using my old rubber dome now. Feels like I got scammed $100 falling for this meme.

>> No.59329499

>>59329475
Should've got browns.

>> No.59329504

>>59328276
Been using my HHKB pretty heavily (as in full time programming job heavy) for nearly two years now and I'm amazed at how well the little fucker has held up. Little to no shine developing on the keys (yay PBT) and the keys feel almost the same as when I bought it.

My cherry blue board has held up well in switch feel, but the ABS caps look and feel like shit after not even a third as much use as the HHKB has seen. Tempted to get a nice set of PBT caps for it, but it's a full size which just feels ungainly after years of using an HHKB.

>> No.59329677

>>59329504

I'm a blue user that's considering getting an HHKB. It's considered to be a meme because it is a rubber dome keyboard, but how do the Topre switches compare to the blues?

>> No.59329727

>>59329499
It has browns...

>> No.59329728

>>59329499
not him but I have browns and they're super loud
waiting on o-rings to arrive from china

>> No.59329735

>>59329677
It's a different feel, and if you're going to be using this board at work, topres grate on coworkers a lot less than blues (coworker had blues, and while everyone eventually got used to it he got flak I never got with my HHKB).

The tactile sensation isn't as defined and is more like a "thud" than the cherry-style light mechanical click. It's not like a rubberdome, though, because the resistance is highly consistent between keys and the sensation is much more defined.

When I let other non-mech people try both boards most favor the cherries, usually citing easier actuation. In reality I think it's actually the noise that people like.

>> No.59329870

DSA Hana R2 when?

>> No.59329903

>>59329870
wait production
http://pimpmykeyboard.com/whats-new/

>> No.59329922
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59329922

blurry hhkb

>> No.59330102
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59330102

r8 my keyboars /g/uys

>> No.59330220

>>59328276
What's the best noise dampeners?

I'd prefer thicker ones because on a clear switch it feels good to have the click feeling as soon as I bottom out with no more room to go further than the actuation point.

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>>59329727
>>59329728
>brown
>loud
Holy shit do you have like hyperacusis or misophonia?

Maybe consider suicide if browns are thunderously loud?

>> No.59330852

>>59328276
I'm a poorfag asian and am thinking of buying the Rapoo V500 with clone MX Blue switches since they are very cheap and I don't feel like investing that much on a mechanical keyboard yet

I'm thinking of replacing the keycaps with blank ones. Has anyone ever had experience in replacing the keycaps for this keyboard? Will common keycaps apply to this keyboard?

>> No.59330889

Which one should I get?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01EFOJ0L6/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A5DH81C821W8U&psc=1


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00YMDYMYQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1489138896&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=redragon+keyboard


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0171BSNYK/ref=psdcmw_172487_t1_B00YMDYMYQ

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59331019

>>59328276
>HHKB Edition

best edition

>> No.59331190

>>59330889
first one looks the least retarded

>> No.59331219

i regret my pok3r rgb purchase

>> No.59331272
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59331272

>>59328276

>> No.59331277

>>59331219

Give it to me I want a purple backlit 60%

>> No.59331291
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59331291

>>59331277
still waiting for massdrop to ship it to australia on the 28th of april

>> No.59331307

>>59331291

I live in Australia. What switches?

>> No.59331315
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59331315

>>59331307
blue

>> No.59331334

>>59331315

My boner rises. I've been wanting a 60% with purple backlights and Greens.

But I probably can't help you, I'm currently using a Pok3r with clears. Non RGB.

>> No.59331351

>>59331190
Wat

>> No.59331364
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59331364

>>59331291
>>59331307
>>59331315
>>59331334
how jelly 1 to 10? blue switches

>shitposting onna bed

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59331388

>>59331364
why would i be jelly when i regret buying it lol.

>> No.59331407

>>59331388
Cant you just afford to tank a little on the wallet? Dont open the package and resell on craigslist or something

>> No.59331414

>>59331388
why? it is a great keyboard, just put different keycaps on tardboy

>> No.59331416
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59331416

>>59331334
Fuck it

>Budget
Any
>Location (continent at least)
Australia
>Preferred switch type
Gateron Greens
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
>Budget
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Layout
>Form factor
>Backlight
>Previous/current keyboards
>Backlight
RGB, or Purple. Need Purple.
>Previous/current keyboards
Pok3r with Cherry Clears.

I prefer heavy tactile switches. Started to get an erection for clickyness. Would love to try Greens, and I hear gaterons are heavier than the cherry counterparts.

>>59331364
9/10.

If all else fails I'm buying a 60% with RGB and soldering the switches myself. But that's an expensive venture.

>> No.59331426

>>59331416
I fucked this up. Drunk. Let me do this again.

>> No.59331465
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59331465

>Budget
Don't give a fuck
>Location (continent at least)
Australia
>Preferred switch type
Gateron Greens. Heavy, linear and clicky
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
60% to 75%. Must be TKL
>Backlight
PURPLE
U
R
P
L
E
>Previous/current keyboards
Pok3r with cherry clears and I love it.

>> No.59331490

>>59331465
why do hipster beta numales think that ugly keyboards are cool?

>> No.59331753

>>59331465
Good luck finding that in Australia.
>>59331490
Because he's probably from Newtown, Australia, the gender-fluid beta nu-male hipster town.

>> No.59331804

>>59331465
B.face or b.mini from WKL. You can get the gats from switchtop for cheap, $0.28US/switch with $8.50US flat rate international shipping.

>> No.59331852

>>59331804
a custom kb would cost $300+ kangaroo dollars my burger eating friend

and i doubt the guy will ever be sober enough to solder

>> No.59331878

>>59330317
It is possible for browns to be louder then blues

>> No.59331882

>>59331852
Well he did say he didn't give a fuck about budget.

>> No.59331926

>>59329499
When will you people learn. It's bottoming out that makes the majority of the noise.

>> No.59331998

I'm curious about soldering too, can anyone recommend me a good soldering iron? I want to paint my backplate and need to get these switches off.

>> No.59332024

>>59331998
Hakko's ~$100 FX soldering station

>> No.59332081
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59332081

Where can I get
>Pic related

>> No.59332099

>>59330889
Anyone?

>> No.59332162

>>59332099
I can't be bothered clicking on the links but first I guess.

>> No.59332180

>>59332162
I didn't click the links either but I think he should get the second one.

>> No.59332221

>>59332162
>>59332180
Anons what

>> No.59332241

>>59332221
We're just trying to help!

>> No.59332287

>>59332241
How!

>> No.59332319

>>59329446
nice new keyboard! oh, wait...

>> No.59332339

Whats preventing me from using dental o-rings rather than buying a pack from massdrop?

>> No.59332362
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59332362

>>59330102
RATE IT REEEEEEE
poker is love poker is life

>> No.59332409

>>59332339
Absolutely nothing. A better question is, why are you posting here instead of doing it?

>> No.59332446

>>59332362
I hope you don't actually leave the keyboard in that position

>> No.59332524

>>59332446
why?

>> No.59332537

>>59332524
why defeat the entire ergonomic purpose behind a small keyboard by placing it away from a natural typing position

>> No.59332539

>>59332362
what the fuck did I just watch/10

>> No.59332672

>>59332537
That looks like a good position for using the mouse and keyboard together though, shoulder width apart so you don't have to bend your arms inwards resulting in bent wrists.

>> No.59333465

>>59330102
>>59332362
Bland, uninteresting/10

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>> No.59333562
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>>59333533
>that tilted key next to the right shift

>> No.59333574
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59333574

Thoughts on the new Logitech G Pro keyboard?

I'm currently using a chink tenkeyless keyboard with Gateron blacks, but I kinda don't really like it so I've been looking for a replacement, and this randomly caught my attention. I use Logitech mice and having the mouse and keyboard by the same manufacturer tickles my autism in the right way, plus the design is what I was looking for. I know some people dislike the switches, but I like the reasoning behind them, and since Logitech is so mainstream I'm going to be able to test them out in store easily despite living in the ass-end of Europe.

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>>59333574
>I use Logitech mice and having the mouse and keyboard by the same manufacturer tickles my autism in the right way

>> No.59333618

>>59333594
Legit biggest reason I'm considering it, to be honest.

>> No.59333624

>>59333562
It's a hand wired build, and I had to cut up a quickfire rapid plate to get the split right shift. I used hot glue to keep the switch in place because I cut away too much metal. I'll probably straighten it out one of these days.

>> No.59333755

Are Gateron Reds really that much better than Cherry Reds? I'm having a really hard time find a decent TKL with Gateron Reds.

I just want a sombre looking keyboard with gateron reds, chinks please save me.

>> No.59333783

>>59333574
Its way to over priced and its competiton has better build quality and more features. But you have autism so who cares

>> No.59333802

>>59333755
Noppoo lolita, Varmilo VA87, and Magicforce82 has some

>> No.59333846

>>59333802
I can only find the Noppoo is Kalhi or whatever switches, I honestly can't find any of these in gateron reds.

>> No.59333859

>>59333755
gateron yellows > gateron red
Also for some reason the white case/RGB version is cheaper than the black case/non-RGB version.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Plum87/32598358025.html

>> No.59333990
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59333990

I just got a Masterkeys Pro S (Cherry MX Blues) with a cheapo JellyComb mechanical numpad (Outemu blues). This is by far the most pleasant keyboard I've typed on, it feels very solid and sturdy. The blues also feel great and the tactile click is quite strong, I don't know why but they feel very different compared to Cherry blues on other keyboard's I've used. Different in a better way, but I expected them to be the same as what I already knew and was pleasantly surprised instead.

The JellyComb numpad is pretty nice too, especially for the money. The switches are mounted to a metal plate and feel nice. It's not quite as sturdy as the Pro S but still great build quality for a 19EUR product. My only real complaint is that numlock on the thing doesn't seem to actually be numlock, as in it doesn't trigger the PC-side numlock toggle, it just changes which keys the pad itself sends out. Never had a numpad before so I don't know if this is the "normal" way to do it, but it would've been nice to have an actual numlock button.

The orange keys on top are '(', ')' and '=' which I swapped to some orange keycaps I had around. I remapped them using AHK to hotkey buttons since I'd have no use for them otherwise. Also these 3 special characters are emitted using Alt codes (so it sends Alt+040 for '(' for instance), which means they only really work for Windows and even then only for typing, I don't think you could bind an action in a game to one of them or something.

Shit picture, I am currently too lazy to take out my proper camera and take a decent photo.

>> No.59334315

>>59333783
Last time I was buying a mechanical keyboard I just got the cheapest one off aliexpress that had decent switches, so I'm not exactly an expert.

What would you recommend that's cheaper, has better build quality, and
>doesn't have the floating keycaps design
>has good switches for gaming available
>RGB or single color backlight
>simple design
?

>> No.59334350

>>59334315
>good switches for gaming
This is a meme.

All switches are good for gaming. Clicky ones are slightly less good for rapid taps since they have higher reset points than linear or tactile, but they're still perfectly fine. Get what you like.

>> No.59334432

>>59334315
Any thing by Ducky (except for the shine 6) or Cooler Master. I know that ducky keyboards have programmable macros, rgb lighting, and media keys, so if that ticles your autism then go ahead.

>> No.59334433

>>59334315
>>59334350


For gaymen I actually suggest reds with F A T o-rings.

>> No.59334450
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59334450

Opinions on this keyboard?

>Filco Majestouch 2

>> No.59334464

Thoughts on Chink shit mechanical keyboards?

>> No.59334471

>>59334450
its shit

>> No.59334521

>>59334315
>its the shit
fixed

>> No.59334529
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59334529

>>59334450
Overpriced

>> No.59334576

>>59334450
Thin pad printed ABS keycaps in 2017
Just get a Ducky or Leopold instead

>> No.59335062

Best place to buy PBT caps for a 60% board where I won't have to sell a pancreas to afford them?

>> No.59335163

>>59335062
Aliexpress

>> No.59335170

>>59335062
China.

>> No.59335191

>>59333990
nice blog faggot

>> No.59335248

>>59335062
those /csg/ anne pros have pbt caps

>> No.59335261

Wonder if we have any autists who'd work on a recommendations image like they have in /csg/ or /hpg/, it'd be something nice to read and to form >opinions with

>> No.59335384

hi

>> No.59335417

>>59335261
We did, but it caused to much shitposting. You forget this is the most autistic general on 4chan

>> No.59335468

>>59332537
I lean on the desk so I feel comfortable in that position, but sometimes I do as you stated.
>>59332672
my senpai desu

>> No.59335540

>>59331465
GH60 would be possible. there is some overpriced led pcb.

>> No.59335543

>>59335417
Oh. Could have guessed. My bad for being too much of a newfag, then.

>> No.59336032

>>59335384
Hello.

>> No.59336240
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59336240

hi /mkg/

>> No.59336428

>>59336240
Yucky membrane
stinky
Stinky!
STINK

>> No.59336452

>>59336428
Stinky keyboard!
Let me smell your stinky keyboard!!

>> No.59336488
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59336488

>>59336452
Stinky yellowed keyboards*

>> No.59337165

Thinking about getting some new keycaps for my keyboard. What are some nice ones and where can I get them?

>> No.59337198

>>59329446
Where did you get those caps?

>> No.59337784

>>59337198
Most likely assdrop

>> No.59337809
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59337809

Where does one buy "old-school" style keycaps such as [image]? Money isn't even an issue; I just can't seem to find a place that actually sells these. (they'd go on a Vortex Pure 60% with MX-reds btw.)

>> No.59337827

>>59337809
That's DSA Dolch.

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59337951

>>59337827
...well, yeah - but where do I *buy* it?

>> No.59337958
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59337958

Best keyboard and best keycaps ever reporting in
MagicForce 68 with Gateron Blues and white backlight
G20 PBT Sublimated set from Signature Plastic
Arrows and Lambda are from the Devlin Keycaps Sample Pack and others from DSA crap bag
Insert binded to Play because it's fucking useless

>> No.59338051

>>59337951
If the manufacturer isn't selling it, your only hope is the second hand market. Ain't you got no common sense?

>> No.59338066

>>59337958
Wait, is the MF68 programmable or do you mean bound like with autohotkey?

>> No.59338256

>>59338066
xmodmap -e "keycode 118 = XF86AudioPlay" at startup
I was thinking about reworking the PCB and use an atmega32u4 with the TMK firmware, but it's a massive clusterfuck

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>>59338051
Dude. I was asking for keycap sets *similar* to the one I've posted, explicitly stating that I'm unable to find a store that sells them. I don't give a fuck if it's DSA Dolch specifically or some other brand, so take your "common sense" and stick it where the sun don't shine because you are not helping.

>> No.59338332

>>59338256
Ugh. Fully programmable MF68/VM68 layout DIY kit when? It looks way better than that dumb 66-key layout that Leopold and Clueboard use, and has the bonus of using all standard keycaps

>> No.59338511
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59338511

I try to get a simple 5-key pad to put some handy macros on and it won't even work right.

>> No.59338690

Found this on Taobao, can a Chink tell me if this is legit or not?

https://world.taobao.com/item/543189995446.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.2014080708.7.Q5ZV44
https://world.taobao.com/item/544517144331.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-14986073507.61.KL8NYk
https://world.taobao.com/item/545084427165.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7700824.w4002-14986073507.18.TkuRoD

Seems too good to be true.

>> No.59338892

>>59338298

Dude. He was trying to help you out, stop being a cunt. Dude.

>> No.59339169
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59339169

Im having a hard time finding a Pok3r with clears/rgb. Any ideas how I can get one?

>> No.59339192

>>59328338

You forgot the "e"

>:3

>> No.59339213

>>59339169
There is no rgb with clears because cherry doesn't make translucent casings for clears

>> No.59339227

>>59339213
Ahh, that seems to be why I cannot find one, I think i'm going to settle for clears with the white backlit.

>> No.59339234

>>59329213
What's that middle key surrounded by the directionals?

>> No.59339250

>>59338690
Can you not use google translate anon. The group buy has ended

>> No.59339294

>>59339227
Just build your own 60% using MODs or Zealios.

>> No.59339325

>>59338298
The chinks make some knock off DSA for around 40-90 bucks for a full set. There is even a chink knock of of SA if you want higher profile, but those are closer to 100 bucks. If you want to stick to signature plastics then get the Filco ones for 60 bucks

>> No.59339326
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https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-coating-Keycaps-Mx-Clear/dp/B014T4PK0M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1489184595&sr=8-3&keywords=vortex+pok3r
>>59339294
Ended up just ordering this, I have no desire/time to build. Can anyone recommend something I can use for my wrist for this kb?

>> No.59339557

>>59338892
>He was trying to help you out
Making condescending remarks regarding my alleged lack of common sense while stating the obvious is hardly "trying to help out". Tit for tat I say.

>> No.59339801

>>59334450
Overpriced and not worth unless you live in Japan/China. Still a good board that will last a lifetime (but realistically every mech is), excluding the keycaps.

>> No.59340179

just got my pok3r rgb today with nature whites! :)

>> No.59340237

Why are doubleshot keycaps such a "high end" feature? My $37 chink keyboard has doubleshot keycaps, and I didn't even know it's a thing when I bought it.

>> No.59340238

are you dedicated enough to your boardfu to go on a hike together?

>> No.59340379

>>59332081
check out ortholinear keyboards

>> No.59340461

>>59340237
Because multi-shot moulding is the most expensive way to do legends. It requires separate moulds to be made for every single legend variation, vs dyesub which can have new legends, fonts, icons, etc added easily and cheaply since you just need the instructions for how to inject the dye.

>> No.59340532

>>59340237
Any "high end" feature can still be cheap for the end user if the work was done in China.

>> No.59340644

>>59333533
are those gateron blanks and one modern beige? how do the colours compare?

>> No.59340674

>MODs and Zealios are PCB mount
>you need plate mounted switches to hand wire a keyboard
How do I get a TKL case and PCB without throwing my wallet under the bus?

>> No.59340720

>>59340674
...PCB mount switches just have two extra locating pegs on the bottom that you can remove.

>> No.59341004

>>59340720
Shit. They still work with plates?

I've never built my own before.

>> No.59341032
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59341032

>>59341004
Snip the two pegs off, simple

>> No.59341050

>>59339557
Tai hao makes a keyset with the same color scheme if you are okay with oem profile instead of dsa.
>>59340674
Jewlios make at least one plate mount key, but like
>>59340720
Said any switch can be plate mounted.

>> No.59341072

>>59341032
>>59341050
Thanks anons. I'll have to see if getting a plate alone is cheaper than getting a PCB alone.

>> No.59341088

>>59341072
don't PCB mount

>> No.59341097

>>59341072
The teensy controller for plate mount switches is about the same price as one of the Satan 60 PCBs. Going with the PCB is much less wiring work. Choose your poison.

>> No.59341396
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59341396

The TADA68 is a great keyboard.

>> No.59341905

>>59341396
I want one. Can't find it for a reasonable price though.

>> No.59341925

>>59341905
It's $60 + shipping from Taobao or $90 on AliExpress.

>> No.59342030

>>59339326
So I ordered that, and I also just ordered a RGB poker with blues.

>> No.59342042
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59342042

What's the absolute best keyboard available for $20 or less?

The reason for the tight budget is that I am a disgusting lazy manchild slob, so any keyboard I use quickly accumulates too much filth to use, so I don't want to spend too much cash on something that will be gone in 6 months anyway.

>> No.59342068

>>59342042
then just go on ebay and buy keyboards in bulk. You can get them as low as 3 bucks a piece not including the cost of shipping

>> No.59342192

>>59342068
Maybe I wasn't specific enough.

I like the way mechanical keyboards feel and I want a keyboard that feels ok, but I also have to balance that with the limitation I described above.

>> No.59342225

>>59342192
then bulk order mechanical keyboards from taobao

>> No.59342254

>>59338511
Wow something like that can actually come in handy. What did you want to make each one do?

>> No.59342260
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>>59342042
>>59342192

$5 and no one here will ever tell you this is a bad rubber dome.

>> No.59342286
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>>59342254
F5, print screen, tilde, some other stuff on the first layer, and some game macros on the second layer, to complement my main keyboard in pic related

>> No.59342369

>>59342286
Where did you purchase it? I wouldn't mind having one somewhere on my desk.

>> No.59342378

>>59342286
Just admit you bought this keyboard to be a special snowflake and regret not being able to use it as effectively as a TKL.

>> No.59342493

>>59340644
The colors are pretty close, but if you look really close you can kind of see a difference.

>> No.59342541

Are wooden cases for a DIY keyboard a bad idea?

>> No.59342664

Anyone willing to comment on the quality of the Pok3r RGB's LEDs compared to the Shine 5/6? I currently have a Shine 2 and have been looking into the Pok3r RGB vs Shine 5/6.

>> No.59343105

>>59328276
Is the Ducky One a good starting keyboard

>> No.59343169
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>>59343105
Yes. Its a solid 8/10 keyboard

>> No.59343176

>>59342664
Well they're both made in the same factory

>> No.59343231

they're just keyboards retards

>> No.59343493

I got some Outemu blues and they feel pretty damn heavy, does anyone know how they compare to Cherry blues?

>> No.59343820

>>59343169
>>59343105
Too bad no top tier keysets come with Row 1 volume and Calc keys.

>> No.59343833

>>59343820
the keyboard is programmable so you can change those to media keys if you want

>> No.59343916

>>59342260
Do you have a link to where I can buy one? Google not helping.

>> No.59343955

>>59337198
you can buy them through tai hao if you email them about it
or off ebay

>> No.59344009

>>59343916
Second hand stores or on the side of the road. You wont get them brand new.

>> No.59344543
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59344543

>>59337198
Assdrop, ebay

>> No.59344564

>>59344543
I love them! What are they called? Gonna purchase them if I can find them on Ebay.

>>59343955
What should I search?

>> No.59344691

>>59344564
Tai Hao purple PBT Double Shot

>> No.59344719

>>59344691
Thanks. A bit expensive on Ebay but looks so nice.

>> No.59344727
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>>59336240
Hi :^)

>> No.59344780
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59344780

>using cases
>not simply typing on a pcb
and here I thought this was the technology board...

>> No.59344809

>>59329446
>Bought a Remington R51

anon why

>> No.59344828

>>59344809

Muh Freedums Anon listens to ICP. Shit taste should surprise no one.

>> No.59345618
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59345618

White Ducky one Cherry MX blue
Yes I use it on my bed with tablet on pillow.

>> No.59345985
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59345985

meme switches

>> No.59346065

Would you fine gentlemen know a good keyboard tester? I tried keyboardtester.com but it didn't seem to have a 'Fn' key, which is the one I want to test.

>> No.59346075

>>59346065
Just use play/pause with the FN key.

>> No.59346078

>>59346075
Like in vlc or something?

>> No.59346088

>>59346078
It doesn't pause vlc, should it?.

>> No.59346136

Oh with the media buttons, duh. Thanks >>59346075, it works. I have to download some bloatware to change the brightness I guess.

>> No.59346161
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>>59328276

My Battle Scarred Gundam keycap arrived.

>> No.59346166
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>>59346161

It even has an RG decal on it.

Unfortunately this board doesn't have white backlighting. I will put it on my Compact SQ when Milestone XDA arrives.

>> No.59346179

>>59346065
The Fn key doesn't send anything to the computer, silly. It's for telling the keyboard's controller to send different scancodes.

>> No.59347057

So I have been using a mech for a few months now and I still type faster and with less errors on my Logitech membrane keyboard.

Mechanical switches(chinese black which are more like red) are too easy to activate, and the keycaps are high profile which makes even easier to touch by accident.

Mechmeme BTFO.

>> No.59347085

>>59346161
>>59346166
was that...in the ass?

>> No.59347290

>>59345618
A bit late but where'd you find TKLs?

>> No.59347320

>>59347057
I'm kind of here too, but I think it's because I have bad habits. On day 2 of using babby browns for the first time. Holy fuck do they feel good though, and backlighting is really nice because I sit in a darkish room but never broke the habit of looking at the keyboard while I type. The last 4 years have been hell.

>> No.59347356
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>>59347085

It's called weathering, broski.

>> No.59347495

>>59344727
Lovely M13, I wish unicomp sold them LED sticker overlays.

>> No.59347795
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59347795

Inverting the spacebar feels pretty good actually

New keycaps btw

>> No.59348023

>>59347356
but it looks out of the ass

>> No.59348043

>>59347290
Not him but you can just google Ducky Channel partners and find the one closest to you

>> No.59348087

>>59348043
Interesting. I'll look around, but what models specifically are TKLs? Everyone in my third world country are selling full duckys and I need the desk space. If not, then I'll probably settle for a Varmilo from Taobao. Which would you prefer, given the chance?

>> No.59348189

>>59337784
>>59344543
Why do you guys dislike mass drop?

>> No.59348243

>>59347795
Varmilo 87? I really dig the look of that board man. I wish they came with gaterons.

>> No.59348266

>>59348087
I'd take the Ducky since its only 80€ and I don't have to worry about getting chinked since the place that sells them is nearby

>> No.59348279

>>59348243
Nope, Drevo Tyrfing
These are Outemu browns but they still feel pretty nice for a 40$ keyboard
Board is pretty solid to be honest so it's a pretty good tkl keyboard

>> No.59348288

>>59348266
Anything regarding build quality? Planning on bringing the keyboard to Uni, might be useful if it's a bit more resilient while in my bag

>> No.59348293

>>59348189
Pay two bucks less and wait 5 months for it to ship, or pay two bucks more and get it in a week. The only thing they are good for is custom keycaps and korean keyboards

>> No.59348325

>>59348288
I have a ducky and the steel plate is nice and gives it some heft, and the doubleshot or dye sub keycaps will never wear out. The programmable macros are a nice touch too. There are other features like rebindable media keys and mouse emulation, but I never use those

>> No.59348338

>>59348293
So as long as you don't mind waiting, it's good then?

>> No.59348366

>>59348338
If saving two to five bucks for a half a years worth of waiting is that big of a deal to you then yes

>> No.59348390
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>>59348325
Hmmmm. I'll keep on looking, then. One day I wanna build something like this, while it seems really tacky, looks neat with the combination of the backlighting and the galaxy effect.

Image is taken from reddit, in case you guys wanna get autistic about it.

>> No.59348491

>>59348390
Those keycaps drop on massdrop every other month for like 40 bucks. You can get a keyboard like that for 80-120 bucks. It looks a lot like a VA87, but Ducky and WASD make tkls that look like that.

>> No.59348515

>>59348491
The guy said it's a CODE TKL, but I'll just try to get something in white. I'll look for cheap Varmilos, if possible. Shipping from Taobao is relatively cheap to where I live. I'll read up some more about them and make an informed decision, especially after I saved up a bit more buckaronies.

>> No.59348599
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>>59328276
K95 RGB PLATINUM and done.
Get some doubleshot PBT replacement keycaps if you are concerned about wear.

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/k95-rgb-platinum-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-cherry-mx-speed-black-na

>> No.59348611

>>59348599
Ugly as sin

>> No.59348679

>>59348515
Well the code is made by WASD and they do sell barebone keyboards.

>> No.59348759
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59348759

>>59348611
>Ugly as sin
Can you be more specific?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/corsair-k95-platinum-rgb-keyboard,33469.html

>> No.59348792

>>59348599
Over priced, ugly, barely any customization, cheap build quality.
No thanks

>> No.59348884

>>59348599
Go back to /v/

>> No.59348886

>>59328844
that guy lost like 60 kg in 6 months

>> No.59349099

>>59348792
>Over priced
Granted. It's expensive.
>ugly
This is subjective. I asked for a more specific reasons why its aesthetics are not to taste.
>barely any customization
customize til your heart's content
>cheap build quality
Cherry MX RGB switches, brushed aluminum frame

>> No.59349113

>>59348884
ok. but only because you said so.

>> No.59349139

>>59349099
>thinks brushed alu sheet metal and Cherry switches is quality
Gateron switches are objectively superior to Cherry and there's far better cases out there. Solid, milled cases.

>> No.59349196

>>59349099
Big deal I can get mechanical keyboards with a brushed aluminum from for under 30 bucks. If you think thats an indication of quality then you are mistaken. Ducky offers steel construction for less then half the price

>> No.59349245

>>59348759
You cant get replacement keycaps as the whole bottom row is notstandard

>> No.59349260

>>59349245
You can, just not for most cheap chink sets

>> No.59349297

>>59349139
>objectively superior
>objectively
do you have evidence of this or do you just not understand the meaning of that word?

>> No.59349329

>>59349245
thank you. Aside from the price, this is the first useful criticism posted in this thread.

>> No.59349330
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>>59349297
They're much nicer to type on since they aren't scratchy shit, plus theit tactile switches dont feel like there is sand stuck in them. Their smoothness makes them superior

>> No.59349357

>>59349297
Gateron stems are measurably better molded than Cherry ones, with numerous corroborating photo evidence.

There are microscope shots of Cherry and Gateron internal contacts showing better crosspoint contact gold-plating on the Gateron ones, which provides more reliability and durability.

And they cost roughly half as much or less per switch.

>> No.59349412

>>59349297
Also Gateron switches have clear or translucent switch tops by default, making them better for backlighting.

By contrast, Cherry only offer about half of their switch variants in "RGB" with clear tops. Want clears and nice backlighting? Not gonna happen without buying some Gateron clear switch tops, which are sold on their own to fix Cherry's mistakes.

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>>59348599
Good lukc finding a set of replacement keycaps that aren't total ass with that bottom row.

>> No.59349605
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>>59349329
Why are you shilling for a keyboard brah?
If you do what criticisms other then the price and non standard bottom row how about the build quality:
Cheap thin laser etched ABS keycaps that will wear out after three months and develop a yucky texture to them, but you can't replace them with something better for cheap due to the nonstandard bottom row. When the competition offers PBT keycaps which are far more durable then ABS and with better quality then corsair for a fraction of the cost, that shows corsair doesn't really care about a quality keyboard. PBT keycaps are cheap and will only increase the cost of the keyboard by a few bucks, but also come with a massive step up in quality.
Or
How about the LED issues that corsair has been having on their keyboard. Now corsair claims to have fixed them with their new PCB design, but after selling shoddy LEDs for years it gonna take a bit more then a claim by corsair to convince me that its been resolved.
Or
How about the buggy software that's lacking and crashes all the time. The fact that a few months ago something as simple as layers wasn't available, when cheap Chinese keyboards have had that feature for years just baffles me. Not only that even when it finally has been implemented its still buggy as hell and often freezes causing you to forcibly kill it. And lets not forgot that something as simple as customizing your LEDs is a mess since the software has a mind of its own.

Now as for the aesthetic it attracts a certain audience of gaymers that many people prefer not to be associated with. While taste is a matter of preference I wouldn't want people to look at my keyboard and think I associated with this PC gaymer culture, many of whom prefer corsair keyboards. That's why I went with a minimalistic mechanical keyboard

>> No.59349623

>>59344727
uhg so nice

>> No.59349651

>>59349537
why one brown?

>> No.59349663

>>59349651
well they are both the same switch. Razer buys switches from Kailh and greetech so they just mix and match them

>> No.59349669
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>>59342260

Have gray version.

Little worse keyfeel than IBM/Lenovo membrane of that era but it's smaller.

>> No.59349674
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59349674

>>59349412
As far as I can tell, Cherry offers the RGB with clear tops option for almost all their switches.

http://www.cherry.de/cid/keymodules.htm?#

>> No.59349704

>>59349674
>Red, brown, black, blue and the new gimmick gamer switches
>almost all

>> No.59349732
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59349732

Got this logitech for $2.5 from a local shop, he couldn't sell it because it's Spanish and it just sat there, I haggled with him for a little and took it, it's pretty damn good, much better than the previous one I had which was the standard wired mac keyboard.

>> No.59349752

>>59349732
okay good to know. What does that have to do with mechanical keyboard tho

>> No.59349763

>>59349605
Don't forget, the software also fucks with other peripherals from different brands because these gaming companies want you to invest in their ecosystem and only their ecosystem. And if they can't make products good enough to make you do that of your own free will, they'll make you install software that brings the competition down.

>> No.59349802

>>59349663
wierd. thanks.

>> No.59349804

>>59349704
you forgot silver and white
That leaves green, clear, and grey without the RGB option.

>> No.59349807

>>59349704
how is that not almost all
the only other moderately known switches are clears and greens and I wouldn't be surprised if not even 1% used them

>> No.59349821

>>59349605
Also
>Buy Corsair Keyboard
>Edit input
>Crash
wow corsair 10/10 software you got there

>> No.59349901

>>59349804
Silver and nature white (Not to be confused with regular white, the soft click switch) are gimmick gamer switches.
>We took reds and reduced the total travel by a fraction of a millimetre so you can press the switch nanoseconds faster!
>We took blacks and made them distribute backlighting more because gamers die without RGB!

>> No.59349952

>>59349605
not shilling. just looking for honest criticism not vague smug elitism.
Your post is quality in this regard.
The price and lack of PBT keycaps were the two things that I found off putting. I was not aware of the past LED issues or software problems.

>> No.59350057

>>59349952
LED and software problems with corsair keyboard have been a problem since forever. Even if you read the FAQs in the OP there is a mention of these problems, and that more then two years. To be fair Ducky did have similar issues, but they fixed them by moving the LEDs onto a separate PCB and opted for higher quality smd LEDs. Plus they were cheaper to begin with. If corsair does fix these issues, improves the overall build quality and fixes their buggy software then you would see more recommendations, but it still hasn't happened yet.

>> No.59350071

>>59349330

Dunno about anythin gelse.

But Gateron Greens are flat out terrible compared to Cherry Greens.

>> No.59350338
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59350338

What chink mech keyboard for 50€?

>> No.59350476
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59350476

who wants to buy my black hhkb2 with blanks, a custom red and black pexon cable and red WASD alternate caps

>> No.59350630

>>59344809
why?

of all the guns in that picture which one did you pick to reply to?

thats why

>> No.59350648

Is the New Poker 2 the $80 on Massdrop worth it?

>> No.59350715

>>59350648
I don't know about the new poker 2 but the old one was great

>> No.59351493

What's the name of those split keyboards that are actually two separate halves?

>> No.59351568

this keyboard looks neat should I get it

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2096

>> No.59351635
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59351635

newfag here

did they finally invent a silent mechanical keyboard?

>> No.59351646

>>59351568
>rgb lights
if you are older than 13, dont buy it

>> No.59351751

>>59351635
there is no such thing as silent, but there are quiet switches like topre type s, matias qc and ql, and cherry silents

>> No.59351903

Is it normal for reds to be way louder than browns? Ducky Mini vs some Vortex board

>> No.59351970
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59351970

>>59351903
depends. if the keyboard has a floating design then yes

>> No.59351996

Why's it so fucking hard to pick a keyboard?

>> No.59352044

>>59351996
just get a rubber dome and call it a day

>> No.59353856
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59353856

>>59349357
>>59349412
>>59349330
Not who you were responding to, but I've been out of the mech kb game for awhile, and had assumed those knockoff switches were, well knockoffs, considering their cost difference.

So I can plainly see the texturing on the switch stem which would make the actuation motion a rougher travel. A quick search gave me a several close-up comparison shots
Which you can see the difference in contacts. Has there been any issues of QC or reliability since they became available? The only thing I've seen have some reports of "wobble(?)".

I had the 100% MX Brown-based Ducky One with PBT/keycaps on my wishlist to purchase later:
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1684

However if Gateron Browns are superior I'd have to reconsider, but the closest-quality board available that I can find is this one (reviews of the enclosure itself and stabilizer system are iffy):
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlight-Magicforce-Qisan/dp/B01HHTFSIK
and then add this Vortex Doubleshot/PBT Keycap set:
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1329

Thoughts or suggestions?

>> No.59354752

can anyone recommend a good, cheap chinese mechanical keyboard? I spilled beer on my old Logitech and want to start getting on your level.

>> No.59354790
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>>59354752

>> No.59354824

>>59354790
no I'm serious, and I'm sorry for posting in the wrong thread, as I saw you already noticed. A bunch of ppl recommended one a few weeks back, and the old one is really on its last legs now.

>> No.59354859

>>59354824
in that care read the pastebin and request properly

>> No.59354878

>>59354859
Where's the pastebin? I'll reformat accordingly.
But in all honesty, it would be easier if you just tell me which keyboard, I think you know what I need.

>> No.59354947

>>59354859
There's no pastebin

>> No.59354991
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Best chink mechanical keyboard for 50€?
I was thinking of getting this JamesDonkey 619. It has Gateron switches and looks ok
http://www.gearbest.com/keyboards/pp_591295.html?wid=21

>> No.59355003

>>59354878
>>59354947
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG

>> No.59355057

>>59354991
Doesn't look like my cup of tea. I would rather get something like a tomoko for 30 bucks. Or if you are in euro land then get a cheap cherry g80 for 10-30€ from a surplus store. I know some of the g80-18xx can go as low as 2€ since there is a warehouse with thousands of them just waiting to be bought

>> No.59355085

>Budget
up to 200$
>Location (continent at least)
United States, FL
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Red
>Form factor
100% or 80% (TKL)
>Backlight
yes
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech K120 (cheap ~15$ keyboard)

I went to best buy and tried out cherry mx reds and blues since that's all they had. I liked both but prefer the red since I am going to be gaming and they felt more responsive.

I was looking at the Corsair Gaming K95 RGB PLATINUM. I'm open to suggestion if there is something better. I have limited desk space. I would like a kb that is under 18in" if possible. Doesn't matter if it's full or TKL.

>> No.59355090

I've got a budget($40) monoprice mx blue keyboard with a broken spacebar. I know the stabilizer bar is fucked somewhat, and I also believe the switch is faulty, too. I've let it sit on the shelf for a while, and even tried to use it, but now I'm moving to a different house. I don't like the keyboard that much, and I don't want to take it with me, but I'm a damn hoarder and I can't let it go. 97% or 98% or whatever of it still works! What am I supposed to do with it? Keep it just to have a bunch of blue switches on hand?

>> No.59355123

>>59355085

Reading the pastebin it says to stay away from Corsair boards so would really like an alternative recommendation to the one I mentioned.

>> No.59355182

where can I buy a sample set in europe?
I can only find stores in the US with ridiculous shipping costs.
I don't want to pay 40$ for 4 keys.

Buying the keys individually would cost me 15 plus 7 euro shipping per key too, so that's not an option as well.

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>>59355085
>>59355123
you could get something like a Leopold fc980m since it's a full size keyboard that's about the same size as a TKL pic related. If you want some thing cheaper then you can get the original cherry g80-1800 design that the Leopold is based of off for around 70 bucks, though none of those options have LEDs. If you want a gayming keyboard then get anything made by cooler master. Ducky also makes great keyboards too. If you like the gaymer aesthetic then you can get the shine 6, but I would never buy one.

you can get most of the keyboards I listed at mechanicalkeyboards.com

to be honest you could just go to advanced search and fill out the filters then just buy whatever keyboard on there you like

>> No.59355361

>>59353856
I'll reformat my question into the pastebin-template:
>Budget
~$100-120
>Location (continent at least)
USA
>Preferred switch type
Brown: Gateron (Preferred?) or Cherry
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
Full-size
>Backlight
Don't care
>Previous/current keyboards
Generic Logitech rubber-dome

>> No.59355378

>Budget
$100-$120
>Location (continent at least)
Florida
>Preferred switch type
Chery MX Blue
>Form factor
100%, no meme tenkeyless
>Backlight
Don't care
>Previous/current keyboards
Ducky Shine 3 Yellow

>> No.59355423

>>59355378
>>59355287
Actually nevermind I think I'll get one of these

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LIFESAVER 3 WHEN

>> No.59355529

>>59355490
I wouldn't mind it, if it wasn't for that ugly base

>> No.59356273

Never tried any mechanical switches
For mostly gaming and light internet usage, but also typing isn't so uncommon, what would be the best switches from Cherry MX ?
>Red
>Black
>Brown

>> No.59356328

>>59356273
I'd only get Cherry blues. The ones you mentioned are all superior if you get the Gateron clones. That said, I'd probably go for Gateron reds if you want something really smooth, or browns if you need the tactile bump, which I think is a lot better than on Cherry browns.

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>>59356273
clears are the best switches out the entire cherry shit line up. Look for gaterons instead. Shame that there isn't a lighter variant of them out there that isn't sold by scammers

>> No.59356567

I'm looking for a new keyboard. I want either Reds or rubber dome. I'm looking for a small form factor keyboard, although that's not necessary.


Any recommendations?

>> No.59356589

>>59356567
anne pro

>> No.59356591

>>59356567
What's your budget and how small do you want it? Use the template.

>> No.59356622

>>59356328
>>59356339
gaterons seem to be unavailable in my country, but just in case, for gaming and general use reds or browns ? Are blacks too stiff ? Does that extra force actually equals to a very different feeling ?

>> No.59356670

>>59356567
>tada68
>rk 61
> anne pro
>memeforce with gaterons
>gh 60 if your ambitious

>> No.59356671

>>59356591
Budget less than £100.
Without numpad

>> No.59356674

>>59356622
It's mostly personal preference. Some people like heavier switches, but personally I prefer lighter ones. Still, I wouldn't get any of those from Cherry because I tried them in the past and didn't like how scratchy they are, but do like the Gateron clones. You can order a bunch of chink keyboards with Gateron switches that ship worldwide, the only downside I guess is that most of them are usually on a small form-factor, unless that's what you're looking for.

>> No.59356694

>>59356671
So do you still need the arrow keys? The Anne Pro recommended from another anon is a good 60% option for $80, but if you need the arrow keys you can get a TADA68 on AliExpress for $90, or a bit cheaper from Taobao, though you'll probably need an agent.

>> No.59356713

>>59356674
Nah, I prefer full size, but never owning a mech keyboard I'm afraid of ordering some shit that won't live up to expectations and I'll think of mechs as memes
Quick google search seemed to indicate that gaterons are indeed better than cherry, sadly cherry is so widely available

>> No.59356724

>>59356694
I don't really need the arrow keys. Also, are these both wireless keyboards? I'd really prefer wired.

>> No.59356725
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>budget
below 100$
>location
hungary
>switch type
so far I learned that Cherry MX Red is the quietest, and the better version of it is Cherry MX Speed, but I think Speed only comes with that ugly keyboard, so these two are the ones which I prefer, but if you guys know any switches that are fast and silent for "gaming" purposes I'm all ears
>layout
what ever
>form factor
doesn't really matter but I prefer a full keyboard for gaming purposes, and I also like multimedia buttons
>backlight
no
>current keyboard
standard usb keyboard made in china

>> No.59356735

>>59356724
Both are wired, but the Anne Pro also has Bluetooth which is completely optional.

>> No.59356759

>>59356735
Is the TADA68 the best out of them? Are the Gateron Red switches any good?

>> No.59356762

>>59349669
What model number is that? Never seen the grey/white variant before.

>> No.59356765

>>59356713
You're mostly stuck to Cherry then I guess. If you can, go to a store and try the switches first, because that's the best way to figure out if mechs are a meme. I didn't like the Cherry browns I tried but loved blues, and I don't regret anything.

>> No.59356790

>>59356759
It depends what you want. The TADA68 has only white backlight and a non-standard layout which might make it slightly harder to find custom keycaps that fit it, but I think it's only a single key that's not that common. The Anne Pro has RGB backlighting, a more compact form-factor and a standard layout.
And yes, Gateron reds are great, and probably the best linear switches out there. Blacks are also nice if you need something a bit heavier.

>> No.59356856

>>59356759
I own both, the TADA68 with Gateron browns and the Anne PRO with Gateron reds if you wanna know any specifics.

>> No.59356901

>>59356790
>>59356856
Are there any good rubber dome "compact" keyboards? I already have a mech board and want a change.

>> No.59356913

>>59356901
btc 5100c

>> No.59356916

>>59356901
nigga are you sure you're in the right thread?
if you consider topre rubber dome I guess the HHKB is an option

>> No.59356947

>>59356916
O shit I forgot it was mech keyboards, soz mang

>> No.59357010

>>59356725
>Cherry MX Red is the quietest
how many times will people spread this fake meme. The sound of bottoming out is louder then the actuating mechanism. As a result its even possible for reds to be louder then blues.
Any way gut a full size magicforce from china

>> No.59357034

>>59357010
People should also stop saying "X switch is louder than Y switch", specially when considering bottoming out. The backplates play a major role on that. If all you're considering is the switch actuation, then yes, reds are probably the quietest, but if you got something like an aluminum or steel plate then the bottoming out can get loud as fuck.

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friend of mine gave me his Corsair K95 (white LEDs, has the old 'gamer' logo that looked terrible) it had 30-35 dead LEDs all cherry MX red, and the volume wheel and G keys wouldn't work, none of the media keys worked,
>bought chink blue LEDs
>made a pattern of blue and white drawn out
>desoldered all the dead LEDs and moved all the white ones that worked into pattern
>soldered in blue LEDs
>G keys are a completely separate PCB and the frame around it isn't connected to the brushed aluminum
>use circular saw to cut off the plastic shit frame,
>sand off the edges and polish it up
>I have a key tester set and hate cherry reds
>replace some keys I frequently use
>spacebar is MX brown, enter is razer green, ESC is MX blue, tab is razer orange, and left shift is MX black
>free is free and I'm a poorfag

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>>59357170
another picture

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>>59357196
last picture , plz my Bully

>> No.59357385

>>59333574
Their proprietary switch is some bastardization between between reds, blacks and rubber domes. Could never get used to it because of the cap quality. You can test a G810 or G910 right now and it'll be the same switch.

>> No.59357986

>>59342260
i've had one of these for a while, it was dusty and filthy as all hell, and i popped it open and i washed in the sink. i love this keyboard. i wouldn't mind grabbing a memechanical, just for shits and giggles, but i doubt i'll ever find a keyboard i prefer more than this one.

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Someone actually fucking made a Tracer's Ass keycap Jesus Christ

Is this the dawn of eroartisans?

>> No.59358189

Anyone ever fuck around with this thing? I've had my eye on it for awhile

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LV5P2N8/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_1?colid=1LHT9GX0PS3KO&coliid=IRWSSRFWI2QM3

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