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>> No.66207730

woah that keyboard

>> No.66207738

It's actually surprising in the case of his stabilisers. With the switches, you can at least say they're functional. With the stabilisers, he loosened the tolerances so much the stabiliser housing's clips cannot hold the wire in place, causing it to pop out and fail. He's selling components with a flaw that makes them non-functional for a price over three times the competition, and they still sell for some nonsensical reason.

>> No.66207744

I am looking to switch my mechanical keyboard, coming from an brown switches corsair gaming keyboard. Main uses are just for typing, coding. Should I get this keyboard "Happy Hacking Professional 2 (Dark Gray)" coming from brown switches, will topre switches satisfy my desires?

If you own one, I'd love to hear you opinion.

>> No.66207749

elitekeyboards marks up their topre keyboards by 40-60 bucks. It's much cheaper to just get it from japan

>> No.66207885

It's called maintaining a business anon.

>> No.66208090

then how come microcenter sells topre keyboards at the same price as the japanese stores?

>> No.66208100
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Reposting in case any of the niggas that wanted a dactyl manuform in a more ergodox-like layout didn't already see.

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>> No.66208116

Should I build a dactyl or just buy a kinesis advantage? Does the dactyl still tip over if you hit the thumb cluster too hard?

>> No.66208136

Well a dactyl-manuform is going to be cheaper than a kinesis for one thing. Of course you'd have to deal with hand wiring it yourself though. As for the thumb cluster, I don't see why it'd want to tip over, since it's almost perpendicular to the main key cluster. If you just mean the standard dactyl with the ergodox style thumb cluster, then that depends on the bottom case you get.

>> No.66208138

>cheap ass range ammo

Jokes aside, good on ya.

>> No.66208225

Topre is fine and all, but the HHKB is vastly overpriced for what you're getting in my opinion. Get a Leopold.

>> No.66208363
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>Location (continent at least)
Asia/Middle East (fuck out of options)

>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Brown


>Form factor

White maybe. Controllable for day or night use.

>Previous/current keyboards
All low-profile scissor switch keyboards that come with laptops. I've had an old Toshiba, HP Pavilion, and a MacBook Pro. I admit I have come to love low-profile keyboards.

I'm mostly shit out of luck. Locally there are CoolerMasters, Logitech, Razers, and Corsairs ONLY. Eventually I will pay a price for importing.
I was looking at the Logitech 710+ as the cheapest solution, but people shit on it so idk.
I didn't get the MasterKeys because I don't like keyboards without an edge. I need a border of empty space around the keyboard case for OCD reasons. See pic for reference.

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>> No.66208430

If your country's custom isn't strict, consider taobao.

>> No.66208505
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>ah, I see your a man of taste as well

>> No.66208552

out of all those options you listed cooler master is the best. If you can somehow get your hands on a Leopold FC900r PD go for that

>> No.66209224
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My tada68 spacebar had a chatter problem that I fixed through through easyAVR, changed to classic bounce algorithm and set it to 22ms, fixed everything.

It feels pretty damn good, glad I got the 67g zealios. Has this... smooth chalky feeling that I'm enjoying, although I'm thinking of making the mods/space a linear switch like a gat black.

>> No.66209290

>240% Edition
i need only left part of it 10x5=50 buttons is enought

>> No.66209369
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Can't sleep, here's some keymap autism. Anyone got some tricks?

>> No.66209389


Lately I’ve been having to double press my enter key on my tada68, although physically it feels fine, have i been chinked?

>> No.66209432

caps lock to control and left control to fn feels a lot more natural to me
I have pageup/down on l and . so I have easy access to ctrl/shift and pageup/down on one hand, it's not super useful or common but it's nice to have
also what's up with your lack of ; key?

>> No.66209469


This happened with my filco,

Pretty easy to take apart and check the solder at the bottom, 6 screws behind the caps.

If it looks good maybe get some compressed air and blow some under and inside the switch. If it's unplugged for a few hours get some 91% Isopropyl and drip a few drops into the depressed switch. Mash that key, maybe get some more air to dry it. Leave over night and test it. If it's still fucked you need to desolder and put in a new switch. Sending back is an option too if you got nice chinks (unlikely)

It's a 'tap key' I hit once and I get ';' I hold it 200ms it and it's a function 1 at a new location. Handy!

>> No.66209716

Should I get Gateron Clears or put 35g springs in my Cherry MX Red/Black switches ?

>> No.66209764

I broke half of my stabilizers trying to pull keycaps out of my Drevo. What's a good chink seller for stabilizers?

>> No.66209912

Are ergo clears actually any good, or are they really overhyped?

>> No.66209932

Just bought everything to do my first build, I'm afraid that in four weeks when everything arrives from ching chong china that I'm not going to be as excited as I am right now.

>> No.66209973

They're alright. Overhyped? Yes, but they're popular for a reason. That being that no company really make a sharp tactile switch in that weight range. There's better mods out there imo.

Put it in the back of your mind and hype yourself back up for it in a couple weeks. I waited on my first diy kit to come in stock for a month before I could even order it, you'll be fine.

>> No.66210075
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Anyone has an idea where to get cheap relegendable keycaps?
I got small 4x8 tipro but without half of its keycaps. I'll probably use it as a macro pad.

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>> No.66210242

being this much of a faggot

>> No.66210445
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>> No.66210454

Can someone recommend a quiet keyboard? I'm talking typing next to someone sleeping 3 feet away.

>> No.66210491

tell that person to fuck off and sleep somewhere else

or buy silent reds switches

>> No.66210515

So you have any Alps SKCP boards? I'd buy one

>> No.66210524

Matias QC
Silenced Topre if you're into Topre
Oh awesome. Where can I find your stuff?

>> No.66210657

has anyone tried the Aliaz switches? How are they?

>> No.66210704

I got a set of 10 on order, should arrive within a week or so knowing kbdfans. I'll post a review itt when they do.

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>> No.66212079
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I want fags with <90% keyboards to be banned from 4chan and forcefully deported to reddit.

Also r8 my keyboard, just got 16 original IBM Clear Keycaps for 12€. Opinions of keyboardlets will be entirely disregarded.

>> No.66212181

after a entry level mechanical keyboard
100aud or there abouts doesnt matter if its used
gaming (light) and mostly general duty browsing typing etc bit of multimedia here and there
Hoping to get a REAL mechanical like a cherry i heard are good not sure as i havent bought a keyboard since i turned 15 12 years ago

>> No.66212918

What's the best keyboard for maximum productivity?

>> No.66213247

Gaterons are smoother, but if you have a PCB mount keyboard you can easily swap the springs. If you have a plate mount you need to desolder the entire keyboard and at that point it would be a lot easier to just solder in gateron clears

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>> No.66214000
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>membrane keyboard
eww, come back when you get a real mechanical keyboard

>> No.66214029

Get a Ducky One then

>> No.66214099
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OwO What's this?

>> No.66214109

looks like a crappy membrane keyboard

>> No.66214122
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mmmmm yeah it is

>> No.66214130

if only you got a kishy model F

>> No.66214138
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that's not aesthetic

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now excuse me while i cover this in shitty reddit keys

>> No.66214224
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then enjoy your crappy membrane keyboard

>> No.66214240

restoring that 107?

>> No.66214261
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>implying it's not going in the display case with the rest of the meme boards

>> No.66214293
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You are all wrong this is one and true mechanical keyboard....

>> No.66214353
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>buying keyboards and not get them filled up with dirt and cum after months of use
it's like you don't even enjoy them

>> No.66214423
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that's what the hhkb is for
i've spilled beer all over it twice with no ill effects, it's quite resistant

>> No.66214510
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god you fucking goofy faggots
fuck off with your corny ass shit and all yall 2
membrane/rubber dome master race (for typing not gay shit)

>> No.66214544
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how absolutely unaesthetic

>> No.66214646
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>tfw typing on cherry mx switches

>> No.66214696
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Nice to see that you do actually have good keyboards. The only real benefit of a model M is that you can sell it to morons for inflated prices

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>> No.66214760
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>> No.66214767

idk its a pretty decent keyboard

>> No.66214789

It's not as great as a model F, but currently it's the third best keyboard made today.

>> No.66214869


>> No.66214889

IBM F107

>> No.66214976
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The best buckling spring keyboard IBM ever made

>> No.66215291

any Anon got experience using another for unorthodox purposes?

making new flight simulator joystick and am too lazy to write my own firmware from scratch

>> No.66216029
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>Unironically thinking this

>> No.66216247

All leaf based switches are trash and unfortunately that is what most of the mechanical keyboard market is. Maybe once those model F repros come out we'll finally have more then two decent switches

>> No.66216389

>there are people on this board RIGHT now who think membrane keyboards are bad

lmaoing at your higher mechanical deterioration

>> No.66216483

The .stl file for it is posted at the bottom of the gh thread m8.

>> No.66216615

what are the decent switches atm?

>> No.66216692

inb4 he responds by saying only buckling spring and topre

>> No.66216797

The chunk Hall Effect clones are descent and so are topres smd their clones. While box switches also use a leaf they're the best implementation of it so I'll give them an honorable mention, but you can't reliably get them in premade keyboards, hopefully that changes. And of course the capacitive buckling springs of they ever come out. The membrane ones are just junk

>> No.66216844

I wish hall effect boards were more easy to get a hold of.

>> No.66216869

Is Leopold FC660M good for a first mechanical gayman/typing? Want to bite the bullet, need the last encouragement.

>> No.66216907

Agree that cap BS is better than membrane, but membrane is no where near bad

>> No.66216919

Making some tweaks to my board and I managed to pull out a pad and a trace. Fuck.

>> No.66216930

go for it man, good brand

>> No.66216950

>brown switches
At least now you'll know what a tactile switch feels like. Should probably go for an Alps board if you want tactility though.

>> No.66217058

the clear caps and QWERTZ make me moist

>> No.66217162

Acepad has a website with the latest keyboards in stock, however its cheaper to get them on aliexpress since they're always on sale

>> No.66217178
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oh look everyone, someone with no taste and no pride. Keep using that shitty keyboard, you're lucky you have one of the better rubber dome boards, but it's still a rubber dome board. Get gud.

>> No.66217229

Any keyboard can be good for gaymen.
Leopold is top quality for pre-built keyboards, you can't go wrong.

>> No.66217770

Alright, ordered it. Hope for the best.

>> No.66218777

What switches did you get though. That's more important than the keyboard brand I feel.

>> No.66218995

Speaking of no taste, jesus christ that pic

>> No.66219010

I've read a lot about switches and yesterday I went to test it, thought I would like cherry reds best, but browns felt better.

>> No.66219158

I kind of wanna get an ergodox. DIY sounds fun, but the EZ's underglow and tenting kit look really nice. Which is the better option?

>> No.66219173
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I'd suggest DIY. You could get a tenting kit from falbatech too.

>> No.66219292

Oh, another question, what the fuck is the ergodone?

>> No.66219324

As far as I know, it's just an ergodox where the controller (a pro micro instead of a teensy) is on the left half, & you can use the board with only the left half plugged in (for vidya presumably). Otherwise it's the same.

>> No.66219368

imo leopolds are best with clears or silent reds, but they're alright with browns

>> No.66219419

Didn't have an option to go with either of them, wanted to try out silent reds, but local shop doesn't have them anyway. My only options were Blue, Black, Brown and Red.

>> No.66219495

gateron yellows any decent, for someone that loves linears?

>> No.66219556

gunfag kys

>> No.66219604

Ah yes nice. Mind posting the clojure as well? I may take a stab at making the outer row have 1.5u keys someday if I ever get the motivation.

>> No.66219628

Sure, here m8. Don't expect any actual good coding on my part though.


>> No.66219701

What's the best place to buy parts? The PCB and electronics key is more expensive on profet, but supposedly the parts on falbatech and mechanicalkeyboards are old revisions.

>> No.66219777
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I got the parts I'm using now from falbatech. The boards on profet's site look the same to me. There's also this modified ergodox on falbatech. Just get the parts from wherever will be cheapest for you to be honest.

>> No.66220050

is a cable included with the full kit of the launch pad?

>> No.66220084

Not that it lists, no. You have to source your own switches & keycaps too.

>> No.66220326
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anything a bit similar to this critter?
especially that exact layout with some more buttons and usb obviously

>> No.66220342

Shit, is that metal? Or just painted acrylic

>> No.66220360

It's aluminum. The board weighs about 7lbs total.

>> No.66220365

That's literally just a standard 100% layout.

>> No.66220396

Gateron Yellows are just blacks with less travel distance. They're practically identical to kailh berries, too.
If you like blacks but wish they bottomed out faster, or you want to make a board with special snowflake switches, then go for it.

>> No.66220436

what not even switches? i thought it included them. oh well. thanks though

>> No.66220443
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i meant the enter key specifically and the comfy factor of this bad boy would be perfect
is a used gaming mechanical a good idea if a mate has one cheap?

>> No.66220447

>Gateron Yellows are just blacks with less travel distance.
Nigga what

They have the same slider, the difference is the rate of the springs so yellows and blacks actuate at about the same level of force but the yellows bottom out softer

>> No.66220466

So you want a standard US layout keyboard

I dunno, might be tough to find

>> No.66220479

That's an entirely different keyboard with a different layouts, m8. The first one you linked was ANSI, and the second one is Big Ass Enter.

>> No.66220494

yeah soz keyboard noob when it comes to this shit i love the layout of the shitsung

>> No.66220506

So what the fuck do you actually want?

>> No.66220538

bigass thicc enter

>> No.66220583

then get a steelseries 6Gv2

>> No.66220620

close except no macro/multimedia as outlined in my original post but close thanks

>> No.66220671

Epic, I want one now

>> No.66220684

I'll sell you it once I finish building a dactyl manuform :^)

>> No.66220711

I want a dactyl manuform too so to be precise I want an aluminium manuform case

That would probably cost like hundreds though

>> No.66220718

Yea, getting a manuform case CNC'd would be very expensive.

>> No.66220731


the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog, lol!

>> No.66220736

Is there a way to rent a switch tester? I hate to spend 16 bux on something I'll use like once and am too scrupulous to buy/return it on amazon

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>> No.66220775

why did the i at the end get flipped around?

>> No.66220788

XD, i see what you did there sir

>> No.66220822

If you're lucky enough to live near a store that has mechanical keyboards you can just go try some there. If not, or if you want to try out some specialty switches, you're going to need to buy one.

>> No.66220837

What general area do you live? Go to a local keyboard meet up.

>> No.66220856

Apparently there was just a meet up in my city yesterday. Fug.

>> No.66220890

If there's a will there's a way

>> No.66221558

Check out the local scene then either on Facebook or discord and ask if you can borrow a switch tester

>> No.66221846

I get around 110-120 WPM on my HHKB. Topres are really nice, am I missing out on any other switches?
I'm even considering getting some silenced topres as well for work instead of my regular HHKB.

>> No.66221936

Switches are a personal preference thing, so if you are missing out you'll have to find out for yourself.

>> No.66222429

I got a question.
I want to get myself a realforce keyboard, are their topreswitches compatible with normal MX cherry keycaps or nah?

>> No.66222474
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Not out of the box, iirc. Some Topre boards come with switches that are compatible, but most don't.
I don't remember if RealForce does, but if I remember correctly you need to replace the plungers with ones that look like this, and even then I hear they're really loose.

>> No.66222609

only the gayming realforce keyboards are MX compatible

>> No.66222656
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modelf-anon is nearly done. He has written a full report of what he has been up to. Pretty damn impressive actually.

>In summary: 100% functionality was achieved with the prototypes; the factory delays have enabled us to move towards meeting the original Model F aesthetics, sound, and experience.
The factories have eventually succeeded in producing the several hundred thousand parts I’ve ordered so far – PCBs, die cast cases, flippers, barrels, ribbon cables, inner steel assemblies, etc. All but the keys and springs passed my inspection, were produced, and are boxed up waiting to be assembled.
In general the factory production delays have historically focused on whether to proceed with the original timeline with working but substandard parts or rejecting the prototypes to make the new Model F as close to the originals as possible – I have always chosen the latter option. Few issues were with parts being non-functional. The goal of this project from the beginning has been a reproduction of the Model F, not a Model F style keyboard.
The two “key” parts remaining are the key sets and springs. The factory has proven they can make the springs within tolerance and actuate correctly; just trying to get them to sound as close as possible to the original Model F.
If the keys become a bottleneck we will still be able to deliver the orders using Unicomp keys for those who would prefer not waiting any longer for the new keys (but again almost all of the keys are now approved and within spec, and the factory is just finishing up a few corrections and matching colors).

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Also major updates:

>1. The key factory is fixing up the molds and expects to be finished by the end of next week (as you saw in the prior update, almost all keys meet the tight tolerance requirements and are approved for production). They are also working on the color matching. So we could have the final samples in hand in ~2 weeks and then start mass production of the keys in June.

>2. The spring factory is still working on the final samples. They had to put in a special order at the wire factory in Japan as the wire is no longer common enough to stock.

>3. We are wrapping up here. Again my apologies for the factory production delays, and I thank those who are excited as I am about bringing the Model F back into production!
>4. Speaking of wrapping, I have ordered a gummed paper tape dispenser and reinforced paper tape so the actual keyboard boxes will have a more professional IBM-like appearance, along with the dot matrix printer and green bar computer paper for everyone’s packing slip. IBM used paper tape on shipping boxes of many of their 1980s computers and Model F keyboards, and also on their 1390131 two-pack shipping boxes – see third photo here: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product/brand-new-in-box-ibm-1390131-model-m-keyboard/

>So we could have the final samples in hand in ~2 weeks and then start mass production of the keys in June.
>start mass production of the keys in June.

>> No.66222697

You can make them compatible easily, but I would not recommend it. It fucks with the feel of the keyboard.

>> No.66222773
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>When better metal backplate topre boards like the leopold and realforce exist.

>> No.66222867

HHKB fans don't know better, don't bully them.

>> No.66223031

patrician choice friend

>> No.66223070
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my Race 3 arrives on Friday, now I have to find 1.5u artisans for esc and del

my quest begins

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>> No.66223137

The more I read into this post, the more disgusted it makes me.

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i have a leopold and i think it feels like fucking shit in comparison
having the switches mounted to a plate doesn't make it better at all

also the one piece molded design is very liquid resistant, which is great bc i keep spilling beer on it

>> No.66223224

the case mount topres feel more tactile tho, plus they're also more stable. you can go on geekhack and deskthority to see that others prefer the HHKB for those qualities, plus the HHKB is much cheaper then the leopolds

>> No.66223241

>Keep spilling drinks on your keyboard
Are you 4 years old, by chance?

>> No.66223249
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being drunk is like that

>> No.66223260

>Getting drunk on beer
Are you underrage, by chance?

>> No.66223286

my corsair k65 is aging and im looking to get a unicomp some time; any suggestions on selling my keyboard for parts or anything? is it worth bothering?

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what piss do you drink

>> No.66223305
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>I am a dirty ass nigger who spills everything everywhere like the dirty fuck I am
Nothing really to brag about.

> case mount topres feel more tactile
Says fucking who? I had a fc980c and an hhkb type-s. I gave the hhkb away cause it didn't feel solid and the case felt flimsy. Also the fc980c had better tactility compared to the hhkb and that was the main reason that made me sell it. That metal backplate makes all the difference.

>> No.66223308

you can probably get 40-50 bucks for it on craigslist

>> No.66223323

t. boring contrarian

>> No.66223327

all the people on geekhack and deskthority. that's the main selling point for the HHKB. I haven't tried the type-s but that seems like a waste of money

>> No.66223332

t. delusional sheep

>> No.66223339

>Liking leopold topre over HHKB is contrarian
Are you fucking new?

>> No.66223349

you can get a type-s on mechmarket for the price of a regular hhkb. Also the main selling point is the layout, not the damn thock.

Water, coffee, and tea. At least it doesn't taste like actual piss

>> No.66223350
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leopold feels like shit
it's also completely trashed now since i used it at work
man that dust just fucks switches

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>> No.66223393

Water and Coffee
Beer for casual sips
Whiskey when I want to get drunk because I'm not a high schooler.

>> No.66223395

>a solid backplate feels like shit compared to one that has none.
Ok buddy.

>drinking healthy is considered a soi meme

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>I'm not a high schooler.
you should probably tell us a few more times just so we now for sure big boi

>> No.66223435

titos & pineapple is the only acceptable drink

>> No.66223437

Drinking beer to get drunk is something you do when underraged.
Beer has like 200 calories a can, if you want to get smashed just drink hard liquor. It's way cheaper, too. But then again, I guess I am talking to the guy who needs a fucking sippy cup because he can't drink a beer without getting it all over his computer peripherals.

>> No.66223448

case mounted topres are more stable tho and that makes them feel much better, plus they sound nicer too

>> No.66223466

You sound like the kind of guy who unironically orders a white russian at a bar and thinks he's classy.

>> No.66223593

I'm 30 and I drink beer all the time because when I'm hanging out with my friends, family, especially my brother and drinking, we drink for hours. My brother and I will go drinking, leave at 6 or 7PM, have dinner, and drink until past midnight. I'm not sipping on whiskey for six hours, mate. That's stupid. There are two other reasons, as well: I can buy locally brewed beer (or cider or wine) to directly support local economies, but there are no locally made spirits, or I'd probably drinker of them. But the most important reason is that I like how ESB beers taste, which is what I drink. I don't really need another reason. I'm rail thin and not at all worried about getting fat from my occasional drinking sessions.

>> No.66223653

Look nigga, all I was saying is if your end game is to get drunk, beer is an inefficient way to do it.
I didn't ask for an essay on why you like beer over liquor.

>> No.66223695

drinking is for queers anyway

>> No.66223708

People do come up with some pretty incredible coping mechanisms for buyer's remorse, yeah.

>> No.66223746

>much cheaper
last i checked hhkbs were still ~$200, while an FC660C is $230. $30 difference is far from "much cheaper" unless you're in poverty, and for your money you're getting significantly better construction.

>> No.66223788

>$30 difference is far from "much cheaper" unless you're in poverty,
And if that's the case you shouldn't be buying a $200 keyboard anyway

>> No.66223804

you can get them from japanese amazon and Fujitsu for 180-190, and even then leopolds are still around 220-230 there. HHKBs are the cheapest topre keyboards so they're a great way for people to try one and see if they like it since they case mount switches feel nice and tactile unlike the mushy leopolds

>> No.66223820

>everyone else is wrong
>lmao @ these sheeple
>I swear I'm not contrarian

>> No.66223828

Topre is mushy garbage regardless of how you mount it, my dear ledditor. You're literally arguing over who has the least runny diarrhea.

>> No.66223830

Nobody asked for your opinion either and you showed up shitting on folks who drink beer for no reason. I mean, I could go down the road of accusing you of being a washed up sad alcoholic who only drinks to drown the sorrow of his existence, but I didn't do that because I honestly don't care what you drink or why you drink it.

>> No.66223834

Now you're just projecting.

>> No.66223837

can you just run by me how a more flexible mounting makes the switches less mushy again

>> No.66223842
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>dumb logic starts to fall apart
>they're shit anyway
wow anon you sure showed them

>> No.66223844

>HHKBs are the cheapest topre keyboards so they're a great way for people to try one and see if they like it since they case mount switches feel nice
Except the layout is also shit.

> japanese amazon and Fujitsu for 180-190, and even then leopolds are still around 220-230 there.
Didn't you get btfo by some other anon. I swear he posted a link to the Fujitsu site and it showed it was still around 200.

>unlike the mushy leopolds
good meme

>> No.66223855

I'm not the person you were originally talking to, genius. I'm telling both of you little morons that topre are trash, hhkb and leopold.

>> No.66223876

don't know what you're talking about, but here they're 190
they also go on sale every now and then bringing the price closer to 170

>> No.66223895

>I'm merely pretending

>> No.66224047

>hurrdurr closer to 170
>"goes on sale for 170 I swear"
Not to mention Amazon US does not have free shipping for amazon.jp anymore.

>> No.66224309

He's right you know

>> No.66224381

>pretending to be someone else
good job anon

>> No.66224484

Topres have an issue where the tactility doesn't matter because once you get past the tactile peak, there's nothing keeping you from bottoming out.

They're garbage, and the fact that you think there's only one person on this general that realizes this is sad.

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What the hell is going on with me? I never really cared about mechanical keyboards until recently. I was happy with Corsair K65 and thought it was good enough me. But recently I decided to change up my setup/battlestation and decided to buy a nice keyboard along with it. I did some research and somehow I ended up buying a Rama m60a board with a GMK set that won't even get to my hands until months later. Not only that, I keep looking at other boards, layouts and just want to buy more keyboards. What the fuck? I don't need any more keyboards but why the fuck do I want more? I just fucking bought 2 sets of Canvas XDA R2 (alpha and beta sets with micons and numbpad) and that's already $200 on just keycaps.

How am I justifying this? Pic related, I am basically buying another board now because I also want/need a 96 keyboard.

>> No.66224614

nah, there are multiple people, but you're the only one pretending to be two others

>> No.66224621

should've just bought a F62 or F77 reproduction then

>> No.66224667

No, I'm really not. The last two posts were me, and then every other post I haven;t even read.
Claim against that all you want, but it is true.

>> No.66224955 [DELETED] 

>F62 or F77

sorry, but those keyboards look like trash, the design of it is fucking ugly and the only people that think it looks appealing are autist who really have no sense of taste. Just because it's old =/= good.

People who ONLY vouch for these are just like hobo hipsters with no money/taste/social life. Basically a faggot.

The ONLY old-school design that is remotely good is M0110, which apparently is having a reproduction.

Fucking IBM board fags really need to kill themselves.

>> No.66225002

Looking for something similar to a steel series Apex 350 but with mechanical keys. I can live without the macro keys on the left, but the extra row of F keys have been great. I’ve been thinking of busting out my Das and getting a stick with programmable keys on the side, but would like to know if there are other options.

>> No.66225014


>F62 or F77

Sorry, but to me those keyboards are hideous. I am pretty sure they have more intrinsic value than it looks. I honestly don't get the appeal, it has "history" and probably built well, but doesn't chase away the fact that it's fucking ugly and too old looking to stay relevant in today's standards.

>> No.66225029


getting back to my point, I feel like only NEETS and anti-social people that really don't know how to present themselves would actually own these.

>> No.66225247
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Mechanical baby here.
How different are things like cherry mx reds and browns when it comes to long term use?
I'm thinking of getting baby's first mechanical keyboard with one of those switches, but my only experience is fucking around with an mx blue keyboard that I didn't like, and one of those switch testers.
All I know about them is that reds are popular for gaming for some reason, and browns are supposed to be better for typing, but not as good at it as blues. I'd be doing a mix of gaming and typing for work stuff.

>> No.66225446

What is with you doss cunts throwing weapons in your shot?
This is a keyboard thread, grow up.

>> No.66225462

>This is a keyboard thread, grow up.
should i inform him of the irony

>> No.66225947

Is there such a thing as Alps-to-MX (or vice versa) plate adapters, or hybrid plates?

>> No.66225961

Hybrid plates yes, check out http://builder.swillkb.com/ for examples of cutouts

>> No.66225966

About fucking time

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>flipping switches

what did they mean by this?

>> No.66226139

It;s a marking gimmick, nothing more

>> No.66226402

Best guess: both north and south facing switches supported

>> No.66226541

probably the worst guess ever since ducky makes prebuilt boards

>> No.66226557

>what are hotswap sockets

>> No.66226630

ducky doesnt make hotswap boards, so youre still wrong

>> No.66226650

So because they don't currently make something, there's no possible way they could make a new product that has it?

>> No.66226997

>when it comes to long term use
I don't know what that's supposed to mean.

The point of a tactile switch is that you can feel when the switch has been activated, and with a clicky switch you can hear the actuation as well. Not only does this feel and sound nice, but it helps prevent mistyping. But, many people prefer linear switches for gaming because they can hover the switch right around the actuation point and rapidly press a key. To be honest, it's kind of a meme and unless you're doing super serious hardcore e-sports, it doesn't really make a difference.

>> No.66227107

What's a god tier wrist rest I can get on some chink site?

>> No.66227189

Wrist rests are considered harmful

>> No.66227307

I don't know if you can get it on a chink site, but grifiti fat wrist rests are the most comfy in the game

>> No.66227885

Consider Kailh box browns or whites. They are miles ahead of Cherry browns and blues, respectively. Will require soldering (or a hotswap PCB) though.

If you're dead-set on getting a pre-built, get Cherry blacks.

>> No.66228187

Are you me? Get out now. I've spent way more than I care to admit even on an anonymous board.

>> No.66228251

What are the nicest pbt shine through key caps?

>> No.66228284

Probably Ducky's seamless keycaps. Your only options are really that and vortex.

>> No.66228304

Why does it seem like most people who use ergonomic or split keyboards are complete soibois?

>> No.66228512

What's the best thing you have ever typed on your $500 artisan keyboard?

>> No.66228584

>literally the same price as just buying it retail
>will take a month to ship
what's the fucking point?

>> No.66228776

muh $2 keychain
That's literally it, but even then that still doesn't make sense

>> No.66228880

That's funny since this whole project is organized and funded mostly with day traders and brokers

>> No.66229206


>> No.66229616

are hybrid capacitative switches any good? i've been using mx red for years and i want something quieter

>> No.66229706

since they don't require contact they are quieter, however most of the noise that comes from MX switches is due to the plastic slider hitting the plastic housing on the downstroke and upstroke. Silencing clips and o-rings can help alleviate some of the noise

>> No.66229977

> >https://www.massdrop.com/buy/...
> >literally the same price as just buying it retail, often more
> >will take a month, sometimes two or three to ship
Welcome to assdrop. Literally the only things you should even look at there are actual group buys that you can't get elsewhere.

>> No.66230517

The MK Typist is available with box whites

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>> No.66230923

What's a fair price for a stock infinity ergodox?

>> No.66230951

when you say stock does that mean it doesn't come with switches or keycaps, or does it come with the gateron switch and keycaps add on

>> No.66230981

Depends on case, switches/keycaps, plus age. I think it costs like a bit over $200 to build with acrylic and non-meme switches/caps, so if it's used and being sold off mark down accordingly, if it's new and being sold for profit then mark up for labour cost accordingly. If it has fancy stuff like a wooden or aluminium case, or expensive switches/keycaps, then again mark up accordingly.

>> No.66231014

I mean it comes assembled with everything that was in the massdrop. PCB, acrylic case, switches, cables and keycaps. Were keycaps in the original drop? Can't remember. It's got keycaps.

It's used. Also, I'm buying, not selling.

>> No.66231036

That image is my perfect keyboard goal.
What kind of price am I looking at to recreate it and is there any more infomation about that setup?

>> No.66231072

keycaps were an extra option, but what are the switches and keycaps he used since those can easily vary the cost by 20-100 bucks?

>> No.66231188

that's just a POS keyboard

>> No.66231218

I'm not sure exactly what the switches are. They're not listed, so my assumption is that they're just some normal cheap cherries or gaterons, otherwise they'd be mentioned. The keycaps are overcast DSA. No idea how much those are worth, but they're fuckin hideous.

>> No.66231271

>overcast DSA
ouch, then you're probably looking at around 250-300 bucks

>> No.66231287

Well alright, fuck that then. No way I'm paying that much extra just to be stuck with those nasty little bits of plastic.

>> No.66231396

I think the basic kit off falbatech with assembly, switches and keycaps is like 270 bucks. Put up a WTB ad on deskthority and see if you can get some closer to your budget

>> No.66231446

It's not that it's out of my budget. I'd pay $300 if it was worth it. It just ain't worth it. Also, since when does falbatech sell infinties?

>> No.66231522
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How much do you think I can sell a va68 with orange alps and a 60% blue alps keyboard?

Asking cause I am moving and wedding is coming up.... Don't ask how much the wedding is cause holy fuck. Why do girls care so much about what shape napkins we get at the wedding. Pic related

>> No.66231548

>being a normalfag
>marrying a roastie
fuck's sake I bet you wanna have kids, too. You fucking disgust me.

>> No.66231571

the infinity sucks tho, do you really want the LCD screen?

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I can assure you. It was definitely not a roastie when I first did the deed.

and yah I wanna impregnate my girl.

>> No.66231625

maybe 300 for the orange alps. 350 ~ 400 if it is a metal case.

maybe 300 ~ 350 for the blue alps 60%

>> No.66231634

What sucks about it? It's an ergodox with LCDs and backlighting. Seems technically superior in every way to me. Only downsides are availability and price.

>> No.66231647

Nah, try again. I have a girlfriend. We fuck. But she's not some basic bitch roastie who gives a shit about napkins, and we both hate children.

>> No.66231648

>do you really want the LCD screen?
yeah... I do. Why the fuck not? If I can customize the lcd screen make cheatsheets for vim and emacs, that would be a dream.

>> No.66231668

> I have a girlfriend. We fuck.
>uses term roastie
>literally had to look up what it meant and it is some incel vocab.

>But she's not some basic bitch roastie who gives a shit about napkins.
Well we only plan on having 1 wedding so whatever she wants.
>we both hate children.
Cool. I guess we win the natural selection game.

>> No.66231683

>it is some incel vocab.
It's 4chan vocab you fucking retard. Good job outing yourself as a newfag.

>> No.66231695

>It's 4chan vocab you fucking retard. Good job outing yourself as a newfag.

Sure if 4chan was /r9k/ and /incel/

>> No.66231697

thats pretty edgy bro

>> No.66231705


>> No.66231719

Tell me about Pok3r. Is it a good first MK option? Do you like it or not?

>> No.66231720

Can you suggest me a low budget full MX Red keyboard with US ANSI layout and numpad? I need it for my new work. They have flat German keyboards and I just can't

>> No.66231724

You guys don't happen to wear hot topic gear unironically and have colored hair do you?

I can feel the edge from here.

>> No.66231729

well lets see
>shitty case
>no 80key support
>no warranty if you care about that
>no tenting kit
^this one the biggest deal breaker for me
>crappy firmware on the older models so be careful which one you get
also the EZ comes with a backlight now as well as RGB support

>> No.66231752

cooler master masterkeys PBT

>> No.66231763

Gateron Reds are better.

>> No.66231778

>crappy firmware on the older models so be careful which one you get
What do you mean? I though they are all QMK compatible now.

>> No.66231783

>shitty case
There are plenty of aftermarket cases.

>no 80key support
No interest.

>no warranty if you care about that
I don't.

>no tenting kit
You can use most tenting kits for the normal ergodox.

>crappy firmware on the older models so be careful which one you get
Isn't it supported by QMK? Who gives a shit what the stock firmware is.

>also the EZ comes with a backlight now as well as RGB support
Backlight and underglow are completely different, numbnuts. I have no interest in paying a markup for a pre-assembled kit. The only reason I want to buy an assembled infinity is because you literally cannot buy the PCBs anymore. If I was going to get a non-infinity ergodox, I'd just build one DIY.

>> No.66231809

>150+ Eur
>Low budget
Nice, I am considering the Ali one. The other doesn't ship to Germany

>> No.66231811

the older models don't support QMK, but now they do, so just be careful on which one you get

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>> No.66231885

>You can use most tenting kits for the normal ergodox.
nope, you can 3D print something if you're creative enough

>> No.66231959

80% of tenting kits are literally just wedge-shaped platforms, m8

>> No.66232199

Are XDA keycaps comfy?

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depends on what you find comfy

>> No.66232258

nice cup fatty

>> No.66232275

I mean how do they feel? Are they nice to type on?

the runic XDA canvas caps on massdrop right now are kinda cool.

>> No.66232298

if you like flat keycaps then you'll like them

>> No.66232324

I thought they were spherical?

>> No.66232341

Pretty sure he means that because the radius is so large it feels flat.

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yeah that's >>66232341 what I meant

>> No.66232379

XDA is DSA, only the spheres are so wide the keys might as well be flat

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Does anyone know which keycap set this is?

>> No.66233105

looks like F-22 but i'm not sure.

>> No.66234083

How retarded am I if I'm looking to buy an IBM Model M?

Also, how hard is it to replace the plastic rivets with steel ones?

>> No.66234111

falling for the meme
you should try one first
they are unbearably load

>> No.66234332

I have a good opinion of them from the little experience I have with them. What makes them bad in your opinion?

>> No.66234549

> I feel like only NEETS and anti-social people that really don't know how to present themselves would actually own these.
It's a keyboard

>> No.66234821

it's not that hard as long as you have a screwdriver, a drill and some nuts and bolts

>> No.66234847

mainly being unbearably loud

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>buying a membrane keyboard

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>buying a keyboard

>> No.66235195

Thoughts on the drevo gramr?

>> No.66235242

Cheap and shit
Nothing bad about it that I'm aware of other than that you get what you pay for

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>> No.66235467

>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
>Previous/current keyboards
Shitty membrane keyboards

>> No.66235562
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I wanto grease up some costar stabilizers but I don't feel like spending 15% of what my keyboard cost on a tube of super lube, what affordable options are out there?

Is this gonna eat my keyboard?

>> No.66235674

is kbdfans legit?

>> No.66235706

I have to ask, what is this keyboard actually set up for? I'm not buying that it's a for a POS, it's way overkill and too big to fit into most spaces where you'd put a POS terminal, I'm guessing it's either for some industrial application or maybe an old-school video editing console?

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Am I doing this right

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>> No.66235740

Yeah, they're fine. Relatively better customer support than some of the other Chinese scammers -- I had some caps come in the wrong color when I ordered from them and they priority-shipped correct ones to me ASAP.

They're a bit overpriced when it comes to certain things, though. Like for example you can get the enjoypbt caps cheaper on other websites.

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I was given this by my uncle, he tends to find things and if it's interesting he gives me a call and asks if i want it, don't think too much about it, it's fully mechanical, and works perfectly, im about to open it up and see what key switches it uses , i plan to make a wood frame and bottom for it soon

>> No.66235817

forgetting where I saw these
somewhere public
careful not breathing in the dried hobo cum dust when you crack it open anon

>> No.66235850

heavy linear switches from what I remember using them

>> No.66235874

I'd pass

>> No.66235884

Leopold fc900r

>> No.66236049

Is this a decent usb extension cable for a keyboard and numpad? My office desktop has the tower on the floor so I can't reach the ports with just the cables from the keyboards.

>> No.66236070

Nice link

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My bad. Here's a pic.

>> No.66236217

New thread!

>> No.66236229

I'm pretty sure I've encountered them on those self check in terminals at airports.

>> No.66236264

It is a modular POS keyboard, and if you read the filename you'll figure out what it is

>> No.66236480

You'll be fine

>> No.66237396

The Infinity PCBs are garbage and known for high failure rates.

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