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Updating those pastebins (not really)

Mech enthusiast started edition

Buyer's template:
>Where to Buy:
>Keyboard wiki
>Keyset wiki
http://keypuller.com (https://web.archive.org/web/20161101152119/http://keypuller.com/)

>> lost

So the thing is if i upload it to a GitHub account people may bitch about muu not anonymous and breaking the rules but it would be an html page that people can commit on it. (see first link)
Just tell me, github, plain text or image

>> No.64209065

lets all go sleep, its to late for this just sleep and let this thread die

>> No.64209271

op what keyboard is that, looking to buy something like that

>> No.64209302

i think its a tada68 very gud reputation

>> No.64209445

ty m8

>> No.64209516

Should I build tada68 or hk64?

>> No.64209602

whats this?
show me link

>> No.64209681

It was gk64 sorry for the typo

>> No.64209692

Should I drop my money on a Drevo Gramr? I'm on the look for a tactile keyboard (could be click, no problem) with the Gramr layout (not talking only about the 84 keys, but the position of fn, Ctrl and Alt keys on the right). I looked into the Noppoo Choc Mini and the Plum 84, but the price tag on the Drevo is quite tempting, and for the price of a Noppoo of Plum I could also buy a custom keycap set and still have money left. There also is the option to buy the Vortex Race 3, but I don't know if they're worth the extra money, but if they are I would by happy to pay since I value quality much more. Please help me.

>> No.64209796

mmm have no clue about this one, looks like it has some special software and chinks cant do that properly without fucking up first, will check tomorrow what that thing is

>> No.64209804

I got a shity mechanical eagle to start and kind of regret it because now I want a tada68 or something like that, so the shity keyboard feels like a waste, I also considered gramr, but now I want something better. The eagle keyboard feels ok but the rattling of the stabilizers and the cheap keycaps bother me a lot.
If I could go back I would get a switch sampler and then build some 60%

>> No.64209951

I forgot to mention that there also is the Excalibur from Drevo, which is a quite nice upgrade from the Gramr, with the aliminium case and plate. But I would still change the keycaps though.

>> No.64210233
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Rate my memeboards

>> No.64210240

get better caps/10

>> No.64210260


>> No.64210275

What is the 75% board? Is it a custom built?

>> No.64210300

Kbd75 kit

>> No.64210301

That GK64 is a really great deal, but the main issue there is it's 2u left shift, something pretty much impossible to replace. If you are ok using the stock keycap set forever, I think its a better deal than a tada.

>> No.64210371
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Finally I will be able to use those nice complicated alps switches with non-shitty paper thin OEM profile keycaps.

Lets hope everything goes right with the GB and the guy doesn't run with everybody's money.

>> No.64210497

who's running that?

>> No.64210835

Random low post count dude on geekhack. Google alps nexus slider and you will find the thread, cant link it here because 4chan's hurr durr your post is spam.

>> No.64210871

How dirty can i let my mech keyboard get before it breaks?

>> No.64210914

Oh nice, injection molded.

I remember seeing someone 3d print similar sliders, but the idea of trying to do printed sliders just sounded scratchy as all hell.

>> No.64210944


It's a b.mini based board I think, but yeah, tada is the same layout.

>> No.64211419

Do they make mechanical keyboards that are all addon buttons or hotkeys? I want a little 1-handed shortcut board to go to the side of my laptop.

>> No.64211457

Ok I know switch type is mostly up to personal preferences, but which one, in your view, is most ergonomic?

I mean i already got a ducky keeb with reds that i'm happy with, but just wanted to ask

>> No.64211713

Found this with a Google search

>> No.64211854

Just do a pastebin. I don't want to make a separate github account to contribute so that employers won't know that I browse a highly illegal, racist, sexist, bigoted, anti-semitic, islamophobic, misogynist, Mongolian fly-fishing imageboard filled with Drumpf Nazis that drink milk.

>> No.64211865

Honestly I didn't even know what to google. Thanks anon

>> No.64212110

Neat, having an XD96 with these and some actual keycaps might be cool. I'm just worried they're going to end up being shit considering that something off by even a nanometer will fuck everything up, like a lot of Topre sliders.

>> No.64212615

How'd I do?

>> No.64212685

Younger brother is interested in building a keyboard, what's the best 60% pcb to go with anymore? I built one with a cheapo GH60 pcb, are there any that offer ricer shit that a faggy 17 year old would like, such as RGB backlighting? (I see some with RGB underglow)

>> No.64212877

Reds with blue spacebar

>> No.64212930

once you reach your end game you're done and can get on with your life. only redditors stick around for the window shopping and upvotes

>> No.64213363

plain text with image urls and compile to pdf

>> No.64213401

The whole point of window shopping is that you don't think you got your end game yet.
And new shit comes out all the time and might actually be better than your end game. I mean, even if you're into buckling springs, the IBM Model M is constantly one-upped by Model F or even the any-day-now F77.

>> No.64213419

Plain text. Images can just be hyperlinks.
I sure as hell don't want to associate my GitHub account with 4chan or /b/.

>> No.64213708


please help me

>> No.64213795

I have an ajazz ak33 on the way and I'm looking for white sideprint keycaps, if possible lasercut for LED. Also If possible, transluscent tops.

>> No.64213803

buy a new keyboard anon

>> No.64213916

which one? your shitty pastebins are all empty

>> No.64213993

Don't be rude you nigger you came here for help.

>> No.64214046
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what mx style switches should i replace these with? im looking for something with really good tactility and a switch that is rather heavy.

>> No.64214153


>> No.64214976


>> No.64214995


Why would you go through the effort of desoldering and resoldering a shitty full size?

>> No.64215026

because i dont like anything smaller than a full sized keyboard, im just looking to use a somewhat rare switch on my keyboard.

>> No.64215036

If you want rare it'll be expensive, but zealio stems in panda housings with 78g springs feel p good for mx tactiles.

>> No.64215052

How are those wooden cases on aliexpress?

>> No.64215077

What's the cheapest board I can find that isn't a piece of shit? Need something comfortable for work use.

>> No.64215194

oh shit, never noticed that, thanks

>> No.64215231

I currently type on 67g. Have you tried both? Is 78g still tactile, assuming I'm skipping the panda housing?

>> No.64215353

vortex race 3 or VA69M?

impossible to find good compact keyboards with ISO layout ;_;

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>> No.64215384

vintage Apple Extended with an ADB to USB iMate adapter

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I ordered from WASDKeyboards 20 days ago and they still haven't started shipping. How long did they fucking taking off for holidays. Give me my keyboard fuck.

Anyone else ever have this issue with them?

>> No.64215520

well I guess you get what you paid for

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One of the best stock keyboards ou there? Their keycaps are shit, but their keyboards are pretty good, as pretty much every Costar made board.

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>> No.64215802

that's just extra work for something that volatile

>> No.64215875

Maybe a year ago, but leopold, ducky, and even cooler master have better stock keyboards

>> No.64216136
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QMK is so nice. I don't want a board that doesn't support it now.

>> No.64216203

Do you actually prefer Enter where the shift should be?

>> No.64216519

you have any tricks configured in it?

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Wanted to see if some ideas would work, and they did.

Now to lower the rest of the keys of the entire keyboard.

>> No.64216645

I'd heard that kailh box navy has the best tactility among cherry style switches and its quite heavy. They will be available at the end of january.

>> No.64216667

Yeah, nah. Ducky uses their shitty mushy cherry clone stabs, have upside down switches and their cases arent nearly as sturdy as anything made by costar.

>even cooler master

Maybe S PBT line, as all their backlit ones are just crappy SolidYear made boards, exactly the same shit as Corsair, Razer, Logitech and pretty much every gaymen branded keyboard. But, yes, their S PBT model is good, its made by Costar obviously, but still inferior to WASD simply because they used upside down switches for no reason whatsoever.

Leopold is good and their PD keycaps are great if you are not replacing them with something better. Still, you cant really say their their stock board is superior aside from the keycaps.

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Lol just get G20 keycaps

>> No.64216855
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>upside down switches are bad

>> No.64216867

They don't come in what I need.

I am a desperate man.

>> No.64216984
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>less tactile
>cherry profile caps hit the housing before bottoming out, therefore bottoms out louder and mushier

Anon, its no coincidence cherry designed their switches with similar shape as their keycaps.

>> No.64217040

I'm thinking about replacing my original pok3r RGB keycap (black doubleshots) for a set of enjoypbt, (black and beige or green and beige) for the aesthetics, is it worth it ?

>> No.64217055

Currently running cherry browns, that I love.

>> No.64217214

Nah the assembly team was high

>> No.64217319

>>Where to Buy:
this has to be based per country?

>> No.64217438

>1 month later
>keyboard hasn't arrived yet
fucking fedex

>> No.64217570

upside down is completely normal for all backlit keyboards
>less tactile
>cherry profile caps hit the housing before bottoming out
[citation needed]

>> No.64217600

>Leopold is good and their PD keycaps are great if you are not replacing them with something better
bitch, the keycaps are GOAT

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I like the new model F but holy shit its 300 bucks.
For that price I could buy an IBM original.

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Got them with the pre order and they're great. Tactility is the best I've tried

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Lots of key presses that open up programs I use mainly. Using it for a small form factor board is really good since you're usually missing a lot of keys. I have a few layers on an XD60 to make up for that.

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>you're usually missing a lot of keys

I going to program a layer with C code blocks lets see how it results

>> No.64217971

>Tactility is the best I've tried
out of all switches or just MX style switches?

>> No.64218205

>Where to Buy:

better than nothing, just tell if a should remove some site for being to much faggotry

>> No.64218336

>upside down is completely normal for all backlit keyboards
Sure it is, thats why every backlit board suck. The same reason why every Korean custom -even the backlit ones, like Duck orion or blackbird- have switches correctly positioned.

Less tactile because on correctly oriented switches you press against the contact leaf, which is the single thing that generates tactility on cherry switches. The part about hitting the housing I already explained to you, just do a quick search on geekhack or deskthority and you will find plenty people reporting the same thing.

It probably wont affect your paper thin shitty OEM gaymen keycaps anyway, only nice and extra thicc cherry profile, so dont worry.

>> No.64218384

lol, maybe it affects GMK but even then not everyone says they notice any problem, just don't buy $200 ABS keycaps

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GMK, enjoypbt, Imsto, BSP, JTK (although he made those little holes to mitigate the issue), Varmilo SS2, NPKC, maybe those new Leopold doubleshot ones too.

>> No.64218689

All switches but I've never tried any alps so can't say for those. I have a clear board next to me and navy's make the clears feel like nothing

>> No.64218695

>With Cherry MX, the orientation does not matter for key feel.

>> No.64218794

Not really the originals sell for almost 1000 bucks

>> No.64218804

will ibm model F keyboards be the next bitcoins?

>> No.64218819

Well the SSK jumped from 150 to 250 in the span of three years so maybe

>> No.64218864
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So we like topres here? Cause I am not poor anymore and considering getting a 55g. Why or Why not?

>> No.64218892

I got the masterkeys S 87 key PBT Cherry MX Brown for $67, did I fuck up?

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I have two topre boards. 55g is a good weight. Don't bother with less if you like tactility. Considering getting the BKE Redux Domes.

>> No.64219080

Seems pretty good to me. What switches?

>> No.64219142

arent the 55g uniform ones really hard to find though? also isnt 55g just the bottom out rating so its actually still a pretty lightweight keyboard?

>> No.64219233

Why not the Race 3? From what I've seen it is the best 75% out of the box board.

>> No.64219265

I don't think they're hard to find but seem to be out of stock right now. Mine is variable weight and 35g is nothing hence why I'm probably going to get BKE Redux domes which are available up to 90g.

Yeah the weight is bottom out force. Actual actuation is 40g I think for 55

>> No.64219270

MX Cherry brown, I wish I could try the clears now though.

>> No.64219590

DSA keycaps are pretty crappy, Varmilo's SS2 is way better. Race 3 keycaps are kinda hard to replace since vortex likes to use that stupid 1.5u esc layout. Varmilo's case is better (thicker, sturdier, no floating switch bullshit), varmilo's plate is steel, and since we are discussing that, Race 3 has upside down switches, although that makes no difference on DSA keycaps.

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might as well get a novatouch lel

>> No.64219693

overpriced af since they've been discontinued

>> No.64219869

>Race 3 has upside down switches
I'm picturing the entire switch unit on its head, but that can't be right - how does this work?

>> No.64219915

What is the absolute cheapest place/way to get a DIY kit? I can tell I'll eventually need to assemble something myself to get the exact keeb I want, but it would be nice to try assembling one for shits and giggles first so I don't fuck up.

>> No.64219919

it's g**kh*ck sperging about switches that are oriented "backwards" to make the LED sit below the legend or to fit the PCB/screw holes

>> No.64219961

this is pretty cheap, it still comes out to around $100 unless you can get switches from a recycling center or something
maybe there's cheaper idk

>> No.64220003

But I really like the 75% layout of the Race 3, even though they have the stupid Esc and Delete keys. I guess I'll just buy a Drevo Excalibur, since it has a nice aluminium case, and buy a nice keycap set, since I don't have ways to solder hence I can't build my own board.

>> No.64220120

Thank you kindly, anon!

>> No.64220258
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I need a keyboard with better ergonomics and performance than my dusty Dell board. I like the size and layout of the Tada68, but don't know if:
1a. I should consider purchasing something else around the same price range, OR
1b. I should pay more for a board like the Race 3.
2. If I should push for Cherry MX over Gateron switches (+$20)
3. It offers good guts for a DIY custom case build project.

My main use for the keyboard would be gaming, so Cherry MX Reds or some Gateron variant with a linear response would probably be the ideal choice for me, right? I'd still like to have a pleasurable typing experience for messing or programming purposes, though. If there's any deals on KBDF or other sites that offer similar value to the Tada68, I would appreciate hearing about it.

>> No.64220348

Regarding 2., go for Gateron's, they are usually as good as or even better than Cherry's in some aspects.

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I've heard about that in one of the past threads, but I wasn't sure how true it was. I'd always perceived gaterons as poor knock-offs. They seem to have more variety too, so I don't even know which would be the best to select for my needs.

Pic related, the options. I could get this keyboard for $75 shipped with gaterons and red legends. $70 if I go legend-less (I like the red legends, though). This is from Massdrop. The sale ends in 12 hours.

>> No.64220942

The switch really depends on what your preference is, but usually the brown's are the worst; they try to be good for everything and end up being terrible everything. It is best to get a switch that suits your needs. Me, for example, do not game that much, so I looked for a switch with a nice tactile feedback, and non clicky, since the sound annoys me after a while. I ended up liking the MX Clears (actually, I prefer the Alps tactile switches, mainly the Alps SKCM Black, but I use Cherry for compatibility with most keycap sets), but you could prefer a lighter linear switch.

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>but you could prefer a lighter linear switch.
That's been my impression. The Gateron white switches are supposed to have the lowest actuation force requirements (noticeably lower than Cherry MX Reds, even). I question if those would be my best option, or if I might want to invest into Gateron reds for my purposes. I wouldn't mind training my hands to type more lightly to take on the gat whites, if that would improve fatigue and make gaming performance better. I just don't want a tight clickety-clack hand-mashing experience--I need relaxed fluidity. Any thoughts between these two switches?

>> No.64221515

Some people say that they sometimes actuate the Red's by just resting the finger on the key, so I think that's quite light. I can't comment much on any linear switch, since I have never tried them for a considerable period, I've only typed on the MX Red's on a board for sale in a tech store, but I can say they're quite light already. If you've never tried any of those two, I'd recommend to get the Red's.

>> No.64221567

Thank you for your input, Anon.

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thats the x84 pcb with this case right?


i preordered Kailh Box Navy. can you recommend the xd84?

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Gateron browns are pretty good (unlike their cherry counterpart). If you want linear, gateron clear, red and black are all great. Though my personal favorite is gateron clears, they're extremely light, which combined with their buttery smoothness makes for a very nice typing as well as gaming experience.

>> No.64222395

>Though my personal favorite is gateron clears, they're extremely light, which combined with their buttery smoothness makes for a very nice typing as well as gaming experience.

That sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Yet, another Anon suggested against it for a first time mech key user; what do you think? I'm not afraid to spend some time to acclimate myself to it if it means having a more pleasant experience overall.

$75 shipped is a very attractive price point for me, especially if I can make my own case for it. They listed the Gateron clears as 'Gateron whites', though I presume they are the same thing as indicated by some discussions on the MD site. Does this sound about right? If everything sounds solid, I might pick it up with red legends and gateron clears. Not sure which plastic color case I should get (black or white), but it won't be necessary if I build my own. That wouldn't be immediate, though.

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I need a cheap, SA profile keyset that isn't a pain to find and purchase.

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Switches are a pretty subjective matter, but if you're already set on linears, then I can very much recommend gateron clears. I don't think there's anything such as a "beginners switch" or something of the sort, it's just a matter of preference. To put this into perspective, I've tried almost all common switches, and some uncommon ones, and of all those gateron clears are still my favorite. You might take some time to adjust to how light they are (took me a few days), but I get my highest WPM on them now and only rarely make typos. The sound that linears make in combination with the thick PBT caps the tada comes with is an added bonus.
I think you'll enjoy reds too, but personally I can only recommend gateron clears, they feel like typing on cushions of air.

>if I build my own
Would you mind exchanging contact information? I've built things like this in the past, and I'm also interested in building a case for my Tada68.
You can contact me via telegram at t.me/seiden

>> No.64223021

With the information you've provided in mind, I think I will go for the gateron clears after all. Thank you, Anon.

>Would you mind exchanging contact information?
I could, though I haven't used Telegram before, and I'm not particularly apt to give my personal phone number out to any corporations or the net. Is it necessary to provide your number to all contacts?

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>Is it necessary to provide your number to all contacts?
Not at all, people will only see your phone number if they already have it saved in their phone contacts. Other users see nothing but your username. We can also use email if you'd prefer that, though telegram seems optimal since it makes having a conversation a lot easier.

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I've signed up, and will be sending you a message shortly after making this post. I have a yellow CD as my picture. Maybe we can share pictures of physical weeb media and figs, then.

>> No.64223203

he russian recluter no givs you ded

i have gateron yellows 60g, so i in a shop and tried one of those meme keyboards for gaming with some type of linears that where about 30g and i liked them very much, now this keyboard feels so heavy.

>> No.64223239

I bought a realforce because I like the low profile case and was curious about topre. I'm not buying another keyboard again (except maybe a second one for my workplace) and have sold all old used ones plus the shitty Tada68 /g/ memed me into buying.

>> No.64223310

I don't like my mx browns because I don't have to push all the way down to register the keypress, but I do like it for mmmuh gaming experience.

Should I get some blues or just get used to this rainbow piece of shit I bought?

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>he russian recluter no givs you ded

>> No.64223341

It's a KBD75, though the XD84 is good too if you don't mind using TKG over QMK.

>> No.64223358

If you want something that needs to be pushed all the way down to actuate stick with membranes or get a Model M/F or something

>> No.64223386

>wanting to bottom out to actuate
and you bought a mech why?

>> No.64223406

Blue switches are dead and a thing in the past. If you really want clicky, look at Kailh BOX White, Navy, Jade, etc.

>> No.64223495

Don't get memed into buying a Tada68. If you rely on function keys and global key mappings, the fn layer isn't going to cut it. A TKL board is not much larger and much more functional.

Also, the Tada68 has an extremely steep non adjustable profile. I didn't find it comfortable to type on. The keycaps are very nice, but the plastic case feels flimsy.

Get a Leopold FC750R, or another tkl board. Maybe even a realforce. Just don't get a Tada68. It's not great for gaming or typing, unless all you do is shitpost from you moms basement.

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>> No.64223574

Didn't see your reply..
This is actually a KBD75 which I think is really great. The metal case is totally worth it.

Those XD boards all use QMK which is somewhat hard to figure out but once you do it's a breeze and I really prefer my boards to have that so I bet it's really good.

I built an XD60 from them and had no issues. I posted a picture of it right below my post.

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day 4 of waiting for my black Unicomp Classic with LED overlay and a red Panic Esc keycap. 2 more days left. I can't wait desu

>> No.64223628

>If you rely on function keys and global key mappings
I don't use them much at all.
>the plastic case feels flimsy.
I intend to make my own, including wrist rest.

With these rebuttals in mind, is it truly all that terrible of an option? The leopolds are more expensive, too.

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>> No.64223710
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How has using mechanical keyboards changed your habits and use of the keyboard?

For me it made me rely much less on the mouse and to use a lot more navigation keys and shortcuts. I started using Ctrl+arrow keys & backspace to edit words, tabbing constantly, page up and down, etc.

I feel like not only do I enjoy my computer experience a lot more, it's also much more efficient.
Has using mech keyboards changed your habits, anon?

>> No.64223799

Red pill me on Mechanical Keyboards.
What are some newfag guides to them? I want a standard one with a numpad and no gay fairy lights behind each key. What do I buy??

>> No.64223828

do you really need a numpad?

Ask yourself deeply.

>> No.64223855

not that guy, but still trying to shake the feeling that I wish I had a numpad and function row using the 66 key board I have
feels weird even though I know that I never use them

>> No.64223856

>do my research for me lmao

>> No.64223858

Yes I use it anytime I input numbers.

>> No.64223870
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>Empty pastebins from lazy OPs

>> No.64224020

The lift on the case was the worst for me, but if you make your own, try your luck. But I'd rather spend the extra money for a good tkl like the Leopold than end up with a 65% meme board.

This is what I mean. I also used the numpad regularly but I enjoy the ease of shorter reach for the mouse. But smaller than tenkeyless is pointless, the keyboards aren't that much smaller and nobodies desk is that tiny that the difference matters.

>> No.64224198

if I absolutely needed a numpad, I would get an fc980c

>> No.64224786
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received this kb as a gift from my buddy who works in IT and didnt want to use it but im too poor to get a mech kb so i just opened it
did i do good? typed this out with said kb and its kinda nice cept that the number pad crowded the desk and i hate it

>> No.64224862

post the fucking model name idiot

>> No.64224965

no bully him, he new

and pour

>> No.64225031

Did I make a mistake buying the Pok3r Mx Blue Cherry? I never really participated in the /mkg/ threads so I don't know much about the 4Chan opinion.

>> No.64225098


bruh its just the dell kb 212-b
im ashame to be this poor in life

>> No.64225131

It's all up to you. I personally hate blue switches but I'm sure some people like them. I would have went with clears out of the options available.

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looks mechanical enough for me

>> No.64225198

Where should I buy keycaps for Cherry?

>> No.64225275

How much do you want to spend/how long do you want to wait?

>> No.64225381

evens get leopold fc660c
odds dont

>> No.64225400

>typing on one
fingertip butter for you

>> No.64225436

yeah ill get them anyway just no stock for now theyll come in like 2 weeks to the shop then ill order
odds get gray evens get white

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White looks way better. Look into silencing mods when you get it. I think it's worth it personally.

>> No.64225506

Inspired by the anon on >>64225381, evens get Vortex Race 3, odds don't.

>> No.64225612
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want a grey one with hangul?
been wanting to try the 980c
only jizzed on it twice

>> No.64225637

So this is what someone who drinks the brand cool-aid sounds like.
Dude, WASD is average at best.
Top off-the-shelf keyboards these days are all Asian: Leopold, Filco, Varmilo. Great keycaps, solid thick plastic case (or aluminum & magnesium in the case of Varmilo).

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i have a miami 60% with linears, a model m, and a ktype with halo trues. is the only thing left to get for having a keyboard with drastically different switches topre?

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So what's the deal with making your own keyboard?
Is it difficult?
I have a 3d printer but I was looking and chink switches are cheap as shit and the keycaps aren't that expensive.

I want to try to make a keyboard with my own layout, will it be too difficult? I don't normally diy.

>> No.64225678

you are forgetting about the pcb

>> No.64225689

Depends on what you mean by "your own layout".

If you're going crazy snowflake layout, you'll have to handwire, which isn't the most fun if you're a new solderer.

>> No.64225703

lets start with the basics, what layout do you want for your keyboard?

>> No.64225704

he can 3d print mounting plate and case. pcb is optional

>> No.64225714

you don't need a pcb, just grab a pro micro (18 I/O pins) or teensy 2.0 (25 I/O pins) and manually wire the matrix

>> No.64225725

>Map Capslock to Hyper so you have another modifier key at a convenient position
>The actual Capslock is only toggled if I hold down the button for a second or two
>Map Backslash, which I never use, so it toggle Caps Lock ONLY when I held down for a second or so.
>Map Grave Tilde, which I never use, to insert both Open and Close Parentheses
and while still keeping Accent if I hold down Shift

>> No.64225746

Topre is still the same as ever before: Either you're a die-hard fan or you hate it with a passion.

>> No.64225795

a lot of people who hate it with a passion are just poorfags who can't afford one and don't get the opportunity to try one since they aren't frequently stocked in local stores

>> No.64225816

Pok3r is fine.
MX Blue is fine if you're into clicky and noisy switches.

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Remove most the blurred out keys (sorry on mobile) and move the remaining ones around a little bit or keep them as fn keys. Basically I want to make it smaller without making it more difficult for general typing.

Page down, page up, etc, I'll probably try to make them all fn keys.

>> No.64225856

You might like something like a 96 key layout, or an 1800 layout, both of which have some decent options available.

>> No.64225873

Forgot to blur out numlock too...

Problem is I have a James donkey 619, I just hate not having the number pad.
Why does the top number row even exist? It's so much more difficult to type a string of numbers with it.

>> No.64225876

minivan and roadkit combo?

>> No.64225900

a list of keyboards that use QMK software, there are some cool layouts like the Atreus

i prefer double tab on shift for the CAPS LOCk, its much more intuitive

>> No.64225910

whats the board all the way on the bottom?

>> No.64225917

>i prefer double tab on shift for the CAPS LOCk, its much more intuitive
Sure that'll work too.
Mostly, I just use Capslock so rarely that I want to reduce the probability of accidentally togging it to the utmost minimum

>> No.64225921

probably either a vortex core or a custom

>> No.64225923

96 and 1800 both have numpads my dude.

>> No.64225925

standard jd40 layout, probably a chink clone like the daisy

>> No.64225966

I don't mind waiting a year, it's not urgent at all.
I don't want to buy 100$ kits, can you get decent, no text PBT caps for around $30? I'm also in the UK if that changes anything, but I don't mind importing through relatives in the US

>> No.64225980

an ymd40 or mj40 what ever

>> No.64226013

are there any noisier / clicker switches? Just curious. Can I decrease the noise temporarily?

>> No.64226037

model Ms are much louder

>> No.64226048

buckling spring/beamspring are gonna be clickier/louder but nowhere near as customizable as cherry style switches.

Heard a lot of good things about the BOX Navy switches, that's another clicky.

You're not really able to decrease the sound though, as it's fundamentally a part of how the switch works.

>> No.64226095

Cool, but what do those little circular rubber things do that people put on their switches?

>> No.64226117

Those are O-rings, those help to reduce the sound of bottoming out a switch.

They're way more useful for linear or tactile switches, although it's at the cost of making them potentially feel mushy.

So, blues for instance, have a little plastic piece that slides with the switch that generates the click sound. O-rings do nothing to impede that.

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>> No.64226180


lel, and yet you belive you know anything. Filcos and Wasd are the same shit. Both made by costar, both with the same shitty keycaps, solid cases, same stabs, same everything, except WASD is cheapers and has dip switches that a Filco doesnt. Even their cases are interchangeable, you can put a wasd on a filco case just fine.


Dont get me wrong, VA68M is great, but their tenkeyless/fullsize is way below in quality. Case cant compare to a wasd or filco case, its very thin and not as sturdy, simply because varmilo went with a low profile case, on a semi floating switch design. Their VA87M aluminum case is ok, I have one myself on a VB87M, but the ones made for Filcos are much more solid.

>> No.64226497

Are iKBC keyboards any good? They're Chinese, right? I don't trust chink shit.

>> No.64226677

They're terrible. if you're going to buy anything buy a custom.

>> No.64226705

>a custom
What do you mean?

>> No.64226924
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Just paid U$ 30 on this cherry MX Black keyboard. Profit?

>> No.64227368

Has anyone here used the MX Whites? I've seen some people love it and some people hate it. I'm looking at a board to type on, and don't mind the clickyness, just want the tactile bump.

>> No.64227447

>literally no electronics shop within 100 miles of me carries more than 2-3 mechanical keyboards, which are all razer
If keyboards are as special snowflake as everyone makes them out to be, how the hell am I supposed to pick one without being able to try them first?

>> No.64227458

It seems like MX Whites are the father of MX Blues ... They have a stronger feel, but are not heavy at all. I've used once, and they feel much better than the Blues.

>> No.64227464


>> No.64227511

How does the varmilo VA87M fair against the Leopold FC750R? They both seem great TKL keyboards, but what are the key differences between both? Couldn't find much on the web.

>> No.64227781

>no board with thick clicks

Cum on, step it up.

>> No.64228021

Well since you're after an aluminum keyboard you are going about it the wrong way. IKBC make terrible boards with poor anodizing and DOA pcbs that arrive faulty half the time or progressively get worse. You are mostly stuck with shit mx switches that will be a pain to swap out because the pcbs are built to the lowest standard so desoldering isn't an option.

The best option is going completely custom which allows you to pick GOOD switches which are arguably the biggest thing that will make a difference in the typing feel. You also get premium pcbs with aluminum cases that have impeccable anodizing. Sure you are paying a bit more but IKBC is a total waste of money if you want something that will last you. Even their keycaps are garbo.

>> No.64228202

You can buy sampler packs with the keyswitches. Its still not as useful as typing on a full set of keys, but it is something.

>> No.64228232
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How do you fix shitty, noisy stabilizer bars?
The spacebar on my keyboard's driving me mad with a metallic high pitch ping.
sounds like this:
keys pressed in the audio in order are normal keys, the enter key, right shift, then the space bar. It sounds like I'm slamming it, but needing thicker o-rings and the shitty stabilizers make it sound louder than the rest.

>> No.64228256

model m has thicker clicks then any cherry shit u have

>> No.64228359

So I've been trying out the Masterkeys S Cherry Brown MX 87 key keyboard.

I kind of like it. The PBT gives it a distinct feel compared to the ABS based Filco. I'm actually shocked that they can sell something like this for this price. I got the one without the shitty bling lights, love it. Probably the best value for money on the market right now.

>> No.64228649

I think i want a linear switch for my next keyboard , and i'd preferably not have to build it myself. Something heavier than reds but still smooth and pleasant sounding.
i've used mx reds, mx blues, mx clears, and topre 45g.

>> No.64228660
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What is the thockiest full size keyboard?

>> No.64228680


>> No.64228685
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What if I was willing to drop the numpad?

I'm looking for PBT if possible

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>> No.64229104

>Well since you're after an aluminum keyboard
I don't really give a shit about that. I just want full-sized and brown switches without shit quality.

>> No.64229179

Get a ducky one or shine 6

>> No.64229187
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Topre HHKB or Leopold 660C
Shit is kawaii af.

>> No.64229233

function layer arrows are homosex

>> No.64229542
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I've done it, /g/. I can finally join the (linear) mech key master race...in approximately three months or so.


>> No.64229766

Which one?

>> No.64229795

Tada68. I don't need dedicated FN keys, and the inclusion of arrow keys (which 60% boards may likely disclude) is appreciated and preferred. Gateron clears, and red legend keys. I'll be replacing the plastic body with my own custom frame as a personal project when the time comes.

>> No.64229815

OK, WHAT THE FUCK, anon, waiting 3 months for a TADA68?
KBDFans can ship one to you in like 2 weeks with your switch of choice, and probably cheaper too.

>> No.64229897

I checked before-hand, and:
1. No gateron clears offered
2. No alternative keycap legend choices (and it was no charge to get red legends)
3. Price is $20 more

There is an offers page on eBay for the clears at $100 shipped from "kbdfans_8" in 常州市, China. It may be associated with the company of the same name:


I don't know how long shipping would take, since it say it varies. No red legends either. They should be holding a charge on my credit card since the drop just ended, but with it taking so long, I'd be able to request a refund with little trouble. At least, that is my impression given what people have been saying on the discussion page for the drop.

>> No.64229938

uhh do you understand how a group buy works? after a certain point they most likely won't refund you unless there's something that has gone seriously wrong

>> No.64229967

Many people got refunds, no questions asked. I wouldn't be surprised if it would be the same, or if they would have long-term manufacturing delays or whatever else that would only further validate a refund. If it doesn't go through, at least I'm getting what I wanted and saving some money in the process.

>> No.64230579

Lepold has better keycaps and a sturdier case. Varmilo is backlit and has a standalone aluminum case if you want to replace the stock ABS one.

>> No.64230588

Its doesnt tho.

>> No.64230627

Where the hell can I get an orange lambda keycap.

>> No.64230644

Yeah, they are allright. ikbc = vortex, they are also the current manufacturers of ducky keyboards, so pretty decent.

>They're Chinese, right? I don't trust chink shit.
Every mech is chink shit these days.

>> No.64230868
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All the tiny keyboards in this thread... Just installed soarer's mod in this terminal keyboard and made it natively dvorak. Want to do an iso -> ansi mod in the future, add the status LEDs, and maybe cut a hole for a trackpad to fit in the top right if I can find one that's the right size and color.

>> No.64230962
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like this?


>> No.64231016

Yes. I guess I am to retarded to use aliexpress, because I didn't found them even though I spent two days looking.

>> No.64231299
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Looking for a red blank Esc (R4) from chinksites, I would just order a random one but I keep seeing comments about how red keycaps are too washed or too orange. Anything in particular you can recommend?

>> No.64231336

What profile? Why blank? Blank sucks.

>> No.64231408

im in europe so prob not worth

>> No.64231410

I asked the chink if he is willing to only sell that cap. Looks like he will if more people ask him to do it.

>> No.64231488

You know gat clears are pretty terrible right?

You can breathe on them and actuate them.

>> No.64231564

Thanks, I think I'll go with the Varmilo, even though it has a slightly weaker case, it is much cheaper and I could find one with the mx clears.

>> No.64232632

Has any touch typist here used DSA profile keycaps? Can you feel the difference on the f and j keys?

>> No.64232886

>Can you feel the difference on the f and j keys?
they're scooped and it is very obvious

not that DSA is ergonomic in the slightest tho

>> No.64233130

lube em, lube em good

>> No.64233214

I don't mind ergonomics, been typing on a membrane laptop keyboard for years now. The DSA profile caps remind me of the space cadet style caps, so it's purely aesthetic

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I don't think you'd have a problem with them then

>> No.64233498
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I am currently using Cherry MX reds, but I hate typing on them. Great for gaming, but I keep making typos, they feel to light for me.

How good are Gateron Blues for typing?

In the last few years I have been using my Dell M4600 for typing, so I thought about using DSA caps for a flat surface.

>> No.64233527

Is the Cherry MX board 3.0 MX Blue any good?

>> No.64233564

>stupid question incoming
Can I buy these retro-looking pastel pink and purple/blue keyboards I keep seeing on these threads?
They're fucking beautiful and I want.

>> No.64233611

Why you love this tiny keyboards so much?

I'm ordering my das keyboard.

>> No.64233632

how hard is to solder a keyboard?,
I have no previous experience soldering

>> No.64233639

Yes, on aliexpres.

>> No.64233694

depends entirely on your tools. use a good quality flux like amtech.

>> No.64233695

Can someone make a chart on how to buy/customize their mechanical keyboard?

>> No.64233698

Not hard at all, specially if you just buy a kit. Replacing switches of an already built board can be a pain in the ass tho, certain boards are annoying to desolder.

>> No.64233745

you buy a keyboard and then the colored keycaps separately. the original keycap sets can go for $100+ on reddit but the chinks make their own versions cheaper too

>> No.64233782


i'm not saying you should buy these just giving you an idea of what they cost

>> No.64233799

Fuck those are extremely nice
Appreciate it man, I'd rather pay that for something I think is really cool than for a razer or something.

>> No.64233825

check these too


remember to do some research about compatibility, different keycap profiles, dye sub vs double shot etc

>> No.64234195

Thanks, that's fucking gorgeous

>> No.64234273

who waiting for a cheap xd96 case here?

>> No.64234370

I really wish it was cheaper to build a quality keyboard, it always comes down to about the price I would pay for a quality pre-made board, which saves me the hassle of having to solder it all.

>> No.64234464

WAIT? Are you fucking autists obsessing over KEYBOARDS? KEYBOARDS?

You fucking sissies
Holy shit we need another war

>> No.64234532
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but soldering is actually pretty fun

>> No.64234540

Waiting for a XD84 + a cospad. It departed from china 30 days ago and didn't arrive at my country yet, I think its lost forever.

>> No.64234600

he said on a discussion board for japanese cartoons

>> No.64234653

Join us anon.

>> No.64234695

Yeah but it isn't though. Anime is gay as fuck too. Pathetic.

>Inb4 Hurrr durrr its le ankemee site bro
No it isn't faggot, even in 06 people on here hated anigay

I'd rather hang myself

>> No.64234703
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i don't know if i should go box white or box jade for my xd96 build, i've ordered a tester with box white kailh pink and two of the "new" speed switches from kailhua can't remember which i still want to try box navy and box jade before i make a final decision, i'm also on the fence about which keycaps should i order, somebody talk me out of buying enjoypbt memecaps please

>> No.64234750

educate yourself fool


>> No.64234794
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have you seen these i think they look interesting


>> No.64234805

Enjoypbt sushi is the official /mkg/ keyset, cant go wrong with that.

>> No.64234833


>> No.64234912

>I'd rather hang myself
don't do that you may hurt your self just join us with our autism

>> No.64235347

lol you got chinked

>> No.64235514

>omg so unique 40% much artisan do i fit in yet

>> No.64235787

looks good for $30

>> No.64236047


>> No.64236112

I bought this board once on mercadolivre too, previous owner had broken a switch trying to remove a keycap. It was an easy fix, so I sold right away after I replaced the faulty one.

Anyway, the keyboard is really well built, very sturdy, stabs are pretty good. Its a costar board, you cant go wrong with that. Main issue there is its keycaps, they get shiny quickly, specially the spacebar, and are almost impossible to replace as our special snowflake abnt2 layout is different from everything else around the world. Wrist rest will probably also have a big shine mark right in the middle, almost every used Meka G1 has.

>> No.64236677

I just got a race 3 in the mail today and so far I'm loving it, but I want to replace the alphabet and number keys with black dsa keycaps. I found these but I'm new to mechanical keyboards so I'd like to know if these are a good deal or not.

>> No.64236715

>reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee not properly posting an aliexpress link

>> No.64236719
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day 5 of waiting for my black Unicomp Classic with LED overlay and a red Panic Esc keycap. 1 more day left. I can't wait desu

>> No.64236904

I'm sorry, how do i share the proper link, I can't seem to figure it out

>> No.64236959
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>> No.64236978

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/a/32830291155.html what a way to fuck up sasuga atashi

>> No.64237009
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well thanks for the proper link, but how do I actually make it myself so I can look like less of a newfag next time I need purchasing advice

>> No.64237156

remove everything after ? and replace the long ass string with whatever you want https://www.aliexpress.com/item/keycapsmadeoutofcancer/32830291155.html

>> No.64237205

thank you anon

>> No.64237872

Hey anon, I'm in the exact same situation, though I will replace the whole board and with blank keycaps from this same design. I think they are a steal, though, very well made with the a very good price.

>> No.64238203
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Arrrgh! I can't decide. 1, 2, 3 or 4? Please help.

>> No.64238229

1. Again.

>> No.64238238

Holy shit i am so happy i use a mechanical keyboard right now.

Let me tell you a story.

An hour ago i got very happy my exam wasn't tomorrow but instead the day after tomorrow. To celebrate, i decided to try my nicotine "limit". I put in 4 portions of the strongest snus i own and enjoyed the buzz while watching a youtube video. I started to feel dizzy and eventually vomited in my mouth, a bit squished out on my keyboard. As i am a /mkg/ master race i simply removed the keys and cleaned them.

No trace of vomit on my glorious keyboard.

Everyone is happy in the end :)

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2 because ABS cherry profile doubleshots are better than anything else. Bonus if you replace JTK with GMK.

>> No.64238761

have you already bought them? how different is the quality compared to the stock caps?

>> No.64238847

>He actually likes smooth and sticky shinecaps

>> No.64238886

>buying a second realforce 87u for my workplace.
>55g not available
>decide to buy a variable weight one, only the pinky finger keys differ, how bad can it be
>ssssssssssso bad

Sell it or mod it? Just resting my fingers in the home row I trigger keys all the time.

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>> No.64239323
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How is it like to type on keyboards this size? Is it worth the time it takes to learn all shortcuts? Are they really better with applications such as Emacs and vim?

>> No.64239380


I've been using a lets split the last few weeks (was a gift), it's an ortho split 40%.

It makes for a fine home board, but I don't think I'd want to use it at work. At least not while still getting accustomed to it.

If you concern is efficiency, I'd go 60% personally. Now if you travel a lot, that would bump up 40% stock in my eyes.

>> No.64239430


wash your hands more anon

>> No.64239455 [DELETED] 

>How is it like to type on keyboards this size?
you basically don't move your hands out of their main position and when i switch back to my 60% it feels weird.

Is it worth the time it takes to learn all shortcuts?
how low is your IQ?

Are they really better with applications such as Emacs and vim?
i don't use that much Emacs but having ctrl maped onto tab makes some one handed pastes more comfy, besides that having the control key there should be the norm.

For numbers and symbols, sometimes it can get very tedius because your keycaps wont have the proper markings so maibe you wanted the a 4 but you end pressing 3.

>> No.64239475

the texture wears out sooner or later regardless

>> No.64239482

>How is it like to type on keyboards this size?
you basically don't move your hands out of their main position and when i switch back to my 60% it feels weird.

>Is it worth the time it takes to learn all shortcuts?
how low is your IQ?

>Are they really better with applications such as Emacs and vim?
i don't use that much Emacs but having ctrl maped onto tab makes some one handed pastes more comfy, besides that having the control key there should be the norm.

For numbers and symbols, sometimes it can get very tedius because your keycaps wont have the proper markings so maibe you wanted the a 4 but you end pressing 3.

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>> No.64239610

It's not my hands, it's glossy ABS plastic. They feel like that fresh out of the packaging.

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silky smooth > disgusting irregular sandpaper texture

Even pbtfags embrace the comfiness of the smooth keycap. Thats why OG cherry and BSP are considered the best PBT caps out there.

>> No.64241198

I was one of the few who liked that coating on Tai Hao keycaps. It feels nice to have some texture to the keycap.

>> No.64241225

Does anyone recommend doing that spacebar rattle mod where you shove some sort of sponge like material into the stabilizer? My new board is perfect except for this issue.

>> No.64241324

not worth the risk for me dog. i wish it was as easy as o-rings

>> No.64241391

Yeah I guess it does take a minute but I don't really think there is much risk besides unplugging the usb connector inside it poorly.

>> No.64241428

windows modifier keys on a mac is just as homosex bruv

>> No.64241553

Anyone else in the contra group buy? What switches and caps are you going with? Are you gonna add anything to it? Do you know if the qmk firmware is available yet? Im using kailh box browns and all white blank caps and i'm gonna add rgb underglow.

>> No.64241583

what group buy?
we are all pour in here, most of us build their keyboards with carboard and paper soacked in glue

>> No.64241593

>pbtfags embrace the comfiness of the smooth keycap
but we don't

>> No.64241614

Contra, formerly danck. Its an ultra low cost ($30) planck clone https://cartel.ltd/contra

>> No.64241797

That pcb looks retarded

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I could never use an ortho keyboard.

I guess it is super cheap and it seems fun to solder everything but still won't get it.

>> No.64241880

I've never used an ortho before but having all the switches and caps on a piece of cardboard and fake typing on them it doesnt seem too bad. I'll probably be pretty slow to start since im using blank caps but the end goal is to remove my dependence on cap printing since i never learned to touch type properly.

>> No.64241985

It just seems too difficult to switch back and forth between standard and ortho layouts. I can touch type perfectly on a standard layout and wouldn't want to slow myself down after getting used to ortho.

I'll still consider it since it'd be nice to have a really small board to carry around. Finding a good keycap set that fits it correctly is a bitch though

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new thread

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I've yet to see how difficult it is to switch back and forth, but i bought it as a present to myself for doing well at an interview and getting accepted to a good intern year with some company. I'm using quiet linear switches so i can take it into the office and not annoy anyone, also its smaller than my other board, an rk61 with loud clicky switches. Those are the keycaps im using, literally just the cheapest ones on aliexpress. They have the row number printed on them so i just used the 2u shift key for space. I guess if you wanted printed caps the layout is identical to planck i think.

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