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>> No.67325493
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First for waiting for fixed box switches in the mail.

>> No.67325605
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I bought this overpriced keyboard and these overpriced keycaps. How crap was my purchase?

>> No.67325648

Looks ok to me

>> No.67325748
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>> No.67325795

I want a tenkeyless with floating keys, what are my options

>> No.67325838

Tomoko is like 25 bucks on amazon

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Floating keys look like utter garbage, but here's an option: Input Club K-Type/Massdrop CTRL

>> No.67326164

>floating keys are garbage

I have the teamwolf zhuque and it's very good. The hotswap feature makes it worth while, I went ahead and put BOX Navys on it, had 0 issues so far.

>> No.67326305
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I picked up a Zhuque for trying different switches. It's perfect for that. I spent an afternoon soldering in white leds so it looks less shit.

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>> No.67326474
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>tfw typing on cherry mx switches

>> No.67326628
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>> No.67326755

looks gay

>> No.67326865
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>> No.67326999
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is the mechanical keyboard meme finally over? can we let these shit threads rest forever and move onto better places like deskthority?

>> No.67327021

keebs were a mistek

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>> No.67327119
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First for using a mechanical keyboard to write a program to play gifs in a terminal

>> No.67327189

I just want the row stagger meme to slowly fade out.

>> No.67327372

looks gay

>> No.67327429
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Has anyone tried the Kailh BOX Navy switches?

They sound tasty.

>> No.67327455

Yes, and they are especially with high profile caps.

>> No.67327607


The duality of man

>> No.67327643

looks nic- wait, is that a skin for the Razer deathstalker?

>> No.67327802

It's a painted black widow iirc.

>> No.67327809
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ice caps, yay or nay?

>> No.67327831

Get mt3 caps if you want high profile PBT.

>> No.67327896

SA is a dumpster fire of a profile

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>> No.67328310
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Just get Enjoypbt Black on White the next time it's available on KBDFans.


>> No.67328326

>Icon Mods

>> No.67328379

Your taste is trash. Shame there are no window keys though.

>> No.67328419


>> No.67329836

>that at101w chad

>> No.67330184
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I'm used to chiclet keyboards since I am on a laptop most of the time. I tried cherry switches at the store but long keys felt awkward.

Is there a mech keyboard for me? I heard there are low profile kbs coming out but I can barely find information on it. All I want is a short travel linear kb for gaming and casual typing $100 budget.

>> No.67330369

The thing is you'll get used to the longer profile. Get an OK mech for $30 and type on it for a couple of weeks to a month. Worst case you wasted $30 and if you got it off Amazon, you could even return it; but chances are you'll like it and then you can either stick with it or to full autism and spend $100+ on a quality one, or get new caps or something.

I'm only saying this because I was in your situation once. To give a straighter answer to your question, you should be looking at keyboards with kailh choc switches. Cherry is apparently in the process of making decent low profile switches as well but that's obviously at least a few months away.

>> No.67330492

>The thing is you'll get used to the longer profile

I don't think I'll get used to it I really gave the cherry mx a shot for like 15 minutes and my fingers kept snagging on other keys because of how tall they are. I feel like I have to take an extra willful action of raising my hands before pressing down again instead of gliding across the board.

>> No.67331361

Also I prefer the no numpad/TKL layout

>> No.67331895
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I am just starting to get into mechanical keyboards and this is what I have so far. Not a fan on the keyboard base I have selected but it has a cherry mx brown switch so it's comfy. I still haven't bought the physical keyboard, did I do okay? Is there a better base out there that's wireless and doesn't look ugly?


>> No.67332158
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>mixing profiles
why do people do this?
Now if you don't mind chink products you can get a wireless full size mechanical keyboard off amazon for 50 bucks

>> No.67332319
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How do you use this?

>> No.67332330

with your hands

>> No.67332375

You are an awful person if you use a loud ass mechanical keyboard in an office.

>> No.67332926

I wanted a full SA profile setup but the keycaps I want wont come in until who knows when, so I can settle for the normal 104 key set until I get the same version but in SA in stock again.

>> No.67332977

Are LK Switches any good? Any of you had experience with them?

Do most of you still just go cherry?

>> No.67332996

cherry is outdated and overrated
get with the times gramps

>> No.67333020

Um, hello? I like, asked about LK Switches? You know, like, laser optic?

>> No.67333040

you also asked if most still go with cherry, and since I am the majority I answered your question.

>> No.67333168

Fair enough.

I kind of want RGB though, because I like to color code my hotkeys for certain software. Bearing that in mind, everywhere I look and ask recommends cherry.

>> No.67333235

I'm on the lookout for the same. I tried the HAVIT with the clicky switches and didn't like it enough to keep it. The sharkoon purewriter with reds is essentially what I'm after, but the only one I found that will ship to US doesn't have the US layout. Drevo Joyeuse seemed to be an all right fit, but then they seem off the market currently. I have been looking for PCBs to just make my own and come up short.

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>really gave it a shot
>15 minutes

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Thoughts on the Ajazz AK60? I really like the aesthetics and it's the cheapest RGB Cherry keyboard I could find with dedicated media buttons.

Need a new keyboard with cherry switches, I've only used red till now but I'm sure I'll be fine with brown too...

Ajazz AK60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry Brown Switch 110 keys White Backlight ABS material USB wired keyboard
http://s.aliexpress.com/VvaUfaA7?fromSns=Copy to Clipboard

>> No.67333478

Cherry switches are terrible so it's not going to be a great board.

>> No.67333511

I've never owned a mechanical/expensive keyboard before. Are topre Leopolds worth it? I want tactile switches.
You guys say mx browns are atrocious. Other mx tactile switches don't seem to be much better either.
I've seen some people say topres are mushy. I don't want to pay 200 jewros if they're really just glorified membranes

>> No.67333631
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you could try pic related, but it's currently in a kickstarter campaign and probably wont be available until November.

>> No.67333676

I haven't been able to find too many PCBs for choc switches other than BFO 9000, dilly, and the low profile let's split; hopefully the Planck light will be available on olkb at some point but there are other similar ones available. if you don't want ortholinear, it might be hard to find a good one. don't know if this one is any good but it does have lp switches https://www.amazon.com/DareU-Bluetooth-Mechanical-Low-profile-Backlighting/dp/B078C8ZH7J

>> No.67334101

>Mechanical Keyboard General
So what the fuck is up with the mechanical keyboard meme? Why pay extra for something that doesn't offer anything extra compared to real keyboards?

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>> No.67334354

It looks good to include an entry level $80 mechanical keyboard in your handgun pictures, bet you didn't think of that benefit

>> No.67334414

No seriously, what's the point? I bought a normal 50€ kb 6 years ago, still works perfect and it has everything I could ever hope to have

>> No.67334418

redragon is like $20 on amazon

more for rgb or backlit version tho anon

>> No.67334425

this looks like my ideal but $100 and waiting until november is just bs

>> No.67334454

why do you post this in every thread anon

theres nothing wrong with cherry switches

>> No.67334627

Good thing I only use a quiet ass mechanical keyboard in my office :^)

>> No.67334682
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>tfw typing on topre switches

>> No.67334772

your keyboard lags 25-40ms
my keyboard only cost $30 and lags 0.2ms

>> No.67334861

Post benchmarks for latency

>> No.67334998
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Fuck off.
I've tried Gaterons too and cherry mx are much nicer.

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>> No.67336921

There is a keyboard meet up in Frankfurt Germany on 3 November assuming that 3 November happens to be a Saturday. Wanna come?

>> No.67336933

Topre switches are smaller than that.

>> No.67336962

Kailh BOX switches are your best bet. Just try to get the thinner V2 stems.

>> No.67337013

Yay. They look delicious.
Centered legends do it for me.
What's the store?

>> No.67337093

Nice custom paint job.
The key caps are not appropriate unless you live in Japan.

>> No.67337320

This. Either hako royals (once they get restocked) or navies. Also royals if you want a sharper bump without a click. I'd suggest putting a heavier spring in them so you don't bottom out as much. Unless novelkeys or whoever releases some new stock switch which is just a heavier royal though that'd require buying two sets of box switches.

>> No.67338125
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Unfortunately I live on the other side of the world. If you have a cute boipussy I'll come over

>> No.67338988

How much is reasonable for a model M in Britain?

>> No.67339278

What kind of model m

>> No.67339386

IBM, from 1989, ISO (but they all are unless imported I'm guessing), the standard layout whatever it's called (not a battleship nor an SSK or anything)

>> No.67339866

If it's in good condition and not missing anything then £50-60 will do

>> No.67340904
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Is it just me, or are SA keys just way too fucking high, making them wobble and bend in all kinds of directions if you dont hit the key spot on?
I mean, I like the SA profile, but shit just is all wobbly.

>> No.67340934
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don't buy shit switches like these.

>> No.67340968

Yes exactly this shit!! That's what I'm talking about.
How did you know?? (in my case it's jukebox SA)

>> No.67340980

I'll give you a hint
>it's not the keycaps

>> No.67340994

Good thing memeios haven't been as wobbly as that since before R4. If the other anon wants more stability with SA caps, get kailh box switches.

>> No.67341013

I've put SA jukebox on a wasd v2 with mx blues. And they wobble like mad exactly like this. So it's the mx switch that's crap, or what??

>get kailh box switches
Are those really that much/noticably better?

>> No.67341021

SA make the switch wobble more pronounced. It's the switch not the caps

>> No.67341031

They are noticeably more stable, yes. They're not going to eliminate the wobble with SA caps though.

>> No.67341033

oh.. and you'd also suggest to try something like those kailh box switches?

>> No.67341038

yes MX based switch all wobble, some are just more pronounced then others. Box switches are much more stable and barely wobble at all with my mid-profile keycaps. I have some high profile keycaps coming in the mail next month (hopefully) and I want to test them out

>> No.67341072

>I have some high profile keycaps coming in the mail next month (hopefully)
Got in on dev/tty round 2 then? Should be less wobbly than SA, they are shorter after all.

>> No.67341085

So... the consensus is that MX keys are fucking shit?

>> No.67341096

are you just figuring this out now?

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>> No.67341125

Anyone going to join this Tokyo 2 drop? I like the ink case and the yellow cap looks nice.

>> No.67341149

looks gay

>> No.67341367

I'm no longer tempted by any of these custom metal boards since switching to an ergo board. Row stagger a shit.

>> No.67341569

Just how inferior are Kailhs compared to Cherries?

Also what do we think of Razer's proprietary switches?

>> No.67341796

The novelkeysXkailh switches are actually very good. But the normal kailh switches are absolute garbage that razer ended up ditching them for gretech

>> No.67342835

I feel you. I recently got a let's split and I know it's not like ergo since I think those are staggered column I like ortho even though I am still getting used to it.

>> No.67342844

that's long enough to realize whether you like something or not

>> No.67342856

not when it comes to a learned skill like typing.

>> No.67343253
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Anyone know a TKL version of this? Basically

>chiclet caps
>kailh LP reds

Don't care about RGB

>> No.67343425

I notice the Z and Y have swapped places. looks similar to the Sharkoon Purewriter TKL with reds that I almost ordered off Amazon.de, if that's your preferred layout.

>> No.67343471

Sharkoon has classic round keycaps tho

>> No.67343997

Yes but not nearly long enough to "get used to" something, which is what my original post was about.

>> No.67345240
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Hi /mkg/, I came across this Motorola KDT480 at work today and I'm planning to refurb it.

It's got a 15-pin DSub connector, now I'm not too knowledgeable about retro tech but is it a big job to mod it to work on PCs? (Adapters, rewiring, etc)

>> No.67346906

Depends on whether you need to reverse engineer it or if you've got the datasheet

>> No.67346941
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Also what were those 2 autists arguing about in the previous thread? I thought model f anon was the shit.

>> No.67346975

ye. They pretty shit.

>> No.67347106
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Just got this beauty in the mail today.
Varmilo VA88M with MX-Blues, yellow leds and custom pbt keycaps.

>> No.67347163


Could have done worse. VA68m comes with the magnesium metal case right?

>> No.67347212

Yeah I live in germany so for my private computer I preferably use a ISO-DE keyboard to be able to type the special letters that the german language has (ä ö ü ß).
I use an ANSI keyboard at work for easier coding.

>> No.67347414
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just ordered this chink toy with navy blues.
how fucked am I?

>> No.67347435

How much did you spend? I'm not copypasting your unclickable link

>> No.67347585

76 burgers plus 21 for caps

>> No.67347607

In theory it should be cheaper but in practice nobody sells cheap boards with box switches so good enough.
I'd just like to say
>HHKB layout
But you obviously know that already and chose to buy it anyway, so

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>> No.67347756

I wanted to try HH layout, is it really that bad?

>> No.67347810

He's just loves redundant buttons for some reason

>> No.67347824

You tell me. Do you like having just flat spaces in each to reach areas on your keyboard instead of useful functional keys, for no reason whatsoever except misguided aesthetics?

>> No.67347930

any small sizes of this? without the arrows.

>> No.67347942

What's a good example of genuinely strong, sturdy switches? Are cherry still the best in the business for strength and minimizing wobble?

>> No.67347953
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Tfw typing on blues.

>> No.67348227

That's a fucking keycap set. You buy the set and use what you need. If it's one of those ultra-meme modular sets you might be able to drop the arrows, but don't hope for that, because those are usually more expensive so you're better off getting a normal set.

>> No.67348304
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Okay /g/ let's settle this once and for all what switch is the king and what switch is cuck?

>> No.67348389

any silent switch

silent switches are the ultimate cuckery, accepting a worst switch feel just because noise will bother your nonexistent social circle.

>> No.67348559

This honestly. Like, think about a rubber dome over membrane switch. They can feel pretty good until the bottom out, but the rubber ruins it, makes it mushy. Mechanical switches feel good all the way to bottom out because of the lack of rubber, generally.

Adding rubber to a mechanical switch is so pointless. Get a better quality rubber dome keyboard if you don't mind mushy keyfeel, don't pay more for something basically the same.

>> No.67348644
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Thoughts on the Bloody B975? Are LK Optic switches a meme?

>> No.67348657
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>> No.67348807

Linear optic switches are actually some of the smoothest out there due to almost 0 contact. Highly recommend.

>> No.67348893

Looking for a mech for a work environment

Budget: Max 140
Location: West-Europe
Switch Type: I was thinking of Clears, if noise was no factor I'd go for blues again.
Layout: ANSI
Form Factor: 80%
Backlight: None
Current: Pok3r with blues, would take that one if it wasn't too loud for my work environment

>> No.67348918
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Do you guys think is a genuine 1988 IBM model M?

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>> No.67349051

Thanks, I'll look further into it. For what it's worth, this is the one I'm looking at:


>> No.67349250

Bloody switches are some of the smoothest out there, I'd say it's worth it. They last really long too.

>> No.67349346

Bloody is the poor man's WOoting

>> No.67349380

>paying all that extra for the meme feature

>> No.67349401
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Dude bloody got beat by wooting. These things are super smooth. Fucking SKCM black linearized is not even this smooth.

>> No.67349411

u don't need to use the meme feature... also these flaretech switches are way better the LK and the kalih optical switches...

>> No.67349447

dude nobody actually uses the meme feature. I tried to use it once in a driving game and I realized it was retarded once you realize driving sucks dick on a keyboard.

Still the smoothiest switch I ever laid my hands on.

>> No.67349463

Heh, if cherry blues are load, you should try to use outemus.

>> No.67349497

That is the ugliest hhkb layout keyboard I have ever seen

>> No.67349554

What's a good ergo keyboard these days?

>> No.67349571

ergodox variation. Otherwise nothing.

>> No.67349607
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Dactyl manuform.

>> No.67349623
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40% meme aside, has anyone used an ortholinear keyboard? How is the typing experience different from a conventional one?

>> No.67349641

Are those custom keycaps? They look like they were salvaged off a fucking Space Cadet. No one makes ball-curve keycaps anymore.

>> No.67349646

That 3d printed case... Jesus. That could use some work.

unironically sucks. I used it for a month and honestly it is mostly just for aesthetics. See no fucking advantage for it.

>> No.67349659
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... this colorway looks good... Why are massdrop users freaking about this color.

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>> No.67349662

That's a shame, it seems like it would be interesting to use. I guess if staggered were really that shitty we wouldn't have settled on it.

>> No.67349664

They're from the SA retro group buy which is long over. If you want a set you'd be paying out the ass for it.

>> No.67349673

Putting the keycaps on wrong really ruins the aesthetic

>> No.67349674

even with the peeled off sticker? And the fact the looks so new?

>> No.67349687

What do you mean on wrong? That's the colemak layout.

>> No.67349701
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you can look up the numbers on the keyboard.... might help

>> No.67349719

Box Navy/Jade
and I got 5 keyboards with topres. The secret is to use BKEs and you get a loud and the best tactile motherfucker.

>> No.67349742
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You guys using the ebay 15% off promo for keyboards? I just got a unicomp.

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>> No.67349791


ok I will bite, why the fuck are u uploading pictures of TinTin comics? You trying to just keep this general alive or something?

>> No.67349798

How accurate is this? Are Kailh box switches really that amazing?


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>> No.67349838

First off, I am like 99% sure that is an ad that kalih put out.

But yes,
Kalih box switches are the best switches to have come out in the last 20 yrs.

>> No.67349870

Not him, but how do topres feel to type on? I played with one in Japan, but that's not the long-term experience. How do they compare MX Blues?

>> No.67350068

They are very smooth and their tactility is more of a curve than a stepped force like the mechanical ones. Except they are mushy and tactility is very light at 45g. 55g is def more tactile, but way more mushy. Compared to mx blues, they are quite different.

MX blues makes a click and the tactility pretty much falls off after that click. It is barely tactile and has the hystersis issue. It is pretty much the bottom tier click switch.

The reason why they are a cuckloid item is that the Nips are charging out the ass for it because they have a monopoly on them. You could probably buy 4 mx blue keyboards at the price of a topre keyboard.

Not to mention since so few have it due to the price, people have been hyping it because of buyers remorse and scarcity.

The secret is to buy BKE domes which make the tactility fucking enomorous. Like 3x the tactility of topres and snappy as fuck. Not to mention the curve is more defined and literally kills the silent aspect of the topres. Makes it loud as fuck, but dear lord the sound is satisfying. That thock becomes so loud.

>> No.67350077

Been using a let's split for a few days now. I like it but but don't think it will be my daily board since it's my first Ortho and split. I also have a plank coming in.....eventually.

Navies are based af.

>> No.67350139

What's a good clicky switch like the MX Blue, but with less actuation force?

I liked the Razer Greens on the Blackwidow Chroma V1, but heard the Chroma V2's switches are pretty much identical to MX Blue.

Should I be considering optic?

>> No.67350286

You know what, thank you, /mkg/. I've gotten so many great recommendations from here and learned about switches I would never know existed. This place is how I discovered BOX switches which I use on all my boards now, and it was a recommendation here that led me to buy the motospeed ck61 and the Zhuque.

So despite the negativity that tends to dominate this board, I really want to thank you guys for helping me really enjoy this hobby to it's fullest.

>> No.67350431

Reminder that you waste a lot more on power consumption with laser keyboards.

>> No.67350446

Mom pays the bills for my basement.

>> No.67350514

Model Ms never yellow. My one from 89 looks even better

>> No.67350546

nice color scheme, absolutely flaming homo keyboard

>> No.67350603

are mechanical keyboards good only for gaymers?

>> No.67350709

No, but they got revived because of gaymers. Makes me a bit salty to be honest.

>> No.67351281

If you're worried it's a Unicomp model M, then don't cause their retro cases look nothing like that

>> No.67351332
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Why are these so expensive???

>> No.67351345

Trump Tariffs you dumb leaf

>> No.67351351

Free shipping.

>> No.67351370

How did it get into Amazons warehouse? Did it materialize? or did it cross the border?

>> No.67351433

It's in the US warehouse mate. Says 'ships from US'

They're just overcharging for the sake of greed. If a unicomp is $84 in burger land, it should be $110 here.

>> No.67351440

The negativity is just bantz mark.
But I'm glad you are enjoying things. These threads have also lead me to box switches and a lighter wallet.

>> No.67351449

You still have to pay import fees and taxes which are added to the product automatically. Anyone with a brain can figure that out.

>> No.67351469

I've been interested in those for a while, but I'm unsure of 3 things:
1- I've seen reports that they start sounding clicky after some time of use and I don't know if that can be permanently fixed through lubrication
2- I am used to short travel, so I don't know if i type hard enough for their level of tactility
3- I don't know how to tell what stems the batch I'll be getting has, unless candykeys will specify it when they get new batches

>> No.67351487

try sending them an email you autist. not everyone suffers from anxiety

>> No.67351518

True, i keep forgetting online stores have customer support.
That still doesn't answer my other two points though. I guess I'll just get a couple to try them out.

>> No.67351665

It's love or hate, I quite like it. Only really useful for a travel board though - split ortho is much superior and is objectively miles better than normal staggered, so if you don't plan on carrying it around then get an Ergodox or dactyl or at least a let's split.

>> No.67351744

pls explain, I'm retarded

>> No.67351758

They're good for anyone who does a lot of typing

>> No.67352000

Does anywhere sell complete boards with these new meme box switches or do you have to buy a kit and put all the bits together?

>> No.67352016

yes aliexpress has some

>> No.67352019

MK typist, KBP V80, any of the hotswap boards, I'm sure there are others. Take you pick.

>> No.67352037

Motospeed has some

>> No.67352096

What is /mkg/'s favorite clicky switch?

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>> No.67352167

Are those worth getting or are they chinkshit?

>> No.67352187

>is this chinkshit keyboard with this chinkshit switch worth its price in this chinkshit money on this chinkshit amazon clone website.
everything is chinkshit anon

>> No.67352256
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you might check out the Kailh BOX whites
>classic round keycaps
is that what pic related is considered?

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>listed as having kailh box switches
>color not listed

>> No.67353010

Got some new box navies in, and after measuring more than a dozen switches the x-axes on all of them were 1.25mm or 1.26mm. For comparison my old navies were around 1.29mm or 1.30mm.

>> No.67353137

Why does every single chink RGB keyboard have that disgusting stylized gamur font?

>> No.67353141

Because plebs.

>> No.67353236
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so like this?

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>> No.67353621
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idk about that one, but the vast majority of ones I've been looking at on aliexpress look like this.

It's annoying, because I'm extremely close to pulling the trigger on either the CK89 or CK98 for those delicious Box Whites, but the font looks like ass on both. Also some of the numbers are mapped with gaming preset shit like "COD" and "FPS".

>> No.67353780

What's that case?

>> No.67354202

why not just get a GMMK kit and assemble yourself? then you can choose the keycaps and switches you want. pretty sure it accepts Kailh BOX varieties

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>> No.67354310

I live in Australia so it's not as viable here. Also a fuckload more expensive.

>> No.67354401
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Hello keyboard friends!
I have a Rosewill RK9000v2 that inputs to PS/2 and I'm experiencing up to half a second delay with keystrokes. Unplugging does not fix this but rebooting does. Is this an issue with the board or something on my computer? Is there another function that can interfere with PS/2 input?

>> No.67354959

is this true?


>> No.67354999

No, das are overpriced chinkshit masquerading as quality

You might as well buy something from AliExpress for one fifth the price

>> No.67355206

It's not 2012 anymore, Das is complete crap now. They've decided to fill their keyboards with spyware and use fucking Razer switches.
And there's a bunch of better options on the market now like the Anne Pro, Tada68, KBD75, KBD8x, Kira96, etc.

The Chinese are making the good shit now, especially if it comes from Wei.

>> No.67355421

Is Motospeed reliable? Can I trust chinkshit if the switches are good or are there certain things I should worry about?

>> No.67355601
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I have a motospeed ck61 and it is amazing, highly recommend.

>> No.67356228

looks gay

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which of yall mkg niggas submitted this

>> No.67357140


>> No.67357446

Finally upgrading from my Adesso that has been getting me through the last couple of years. Been having some bad wrist pain so i've fallen for the ergo meme and decided to go for a split. The wait is taking forever but i'm excited.

Thinking of also getting a tablet soon and was wondering if anyone has had good experience with 60%s being used with android devices. Are there any good bluetooth 60% boards that won't break the bank?

>> No.67357517

nice cutting board

>> No.67358214

You're truly the coolest kid in school.

>> No.67358305

pizzafag here.
all the keyboards i want to buyhave either an US or UK layout, but as far as i understand i can just buy another set of keycaps and re-create my italian layout.
So as long as i buy a keyboard with an ISO layout i can create the italian one right?

>> No.67358853
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Holy SHIT I want to kill myself
>want alps plate spring
>see a P70 being sold for a decent price - around $170 with shipping
>gives an error on boot but I only want the keyboard so
>check sold listings to verify price
>they only pop up every couple of months at best, sell for $150+ but I'm in Europe and it's rare to find a good priced one here ($150 in the US is at least $250 after shipping and VAT)
>except for one listing which sold for like $70 with shipping LITERALLY YESTERDAY
What the FUCK

>> No.67358903

damn that's good pricing, over here there's two for sale for $1235 each

i want a fucking aps keyboard but not that badly

>> No.67358973

Yeah I see the aussie one, that's really not right.

Anyway I fucking lost the auction but at least a fucker with an automatic bid paid nearly double what the price was 10s before finishing, so I hope he's happy. I didn't want to pay this much for a non booting system, even if the keyboard is the primary attraction. Gonna hunt around more, maybe a better auction will pop up within a couple of months

>> No.67360114

need to get a new keyboard for my girlfriend, she's not that into keyboards so should just be something pretty good for a low price

fullsize since she codes

I use a leopold and would just get that but it's too expensive for her tastes and she ruined her last one by spilling stuff on it

>> No.67361315

masterkeys L, iKBC CD108, ducky, or magicforce 108

>> No.67362042

those clear pads are pretty cool.

>> No.67362288

I'm choosing between the Motospeed CK98 with Kailh Box White and the Coolermaster MK750 with Cherry Blue.



Also considering the Ducky One RGB with cherry blues, although it's a bit more expensive and doesn't seem to offer anything more than the MK750.

Does anyone here have anything to add? I just want something with nice durable clicky switches, RGB lighting and $150 USD at most.

>> No.67362332
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Someone stop me from dropping $370 on importing one

>> No.67362359

enjoy your premium japanese farting keyboard

>> No.67362943

>buy tenkeyless board
>now I can't adjust my overclocking in bios

>> No.67362994
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Rate my custom Model M SDL Plug

>> No.67363703

I don't have a desktop yet but I still browse these threads, mechanical keyboards are so cute and autistic :3

>> No.67363822

Isn't that the new shit layout? Get yourself one of the "old" ones

>> No.67363840

What does a desktop have to do with anything?

>> No.67363851

why own a keyboard if I don't have a desktop to use it?

>> No.67363857

More like
>buy non-programmable board
My 40% can produce every scancode from a fullsize, and more.

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Someone stop me from dropping $310 on importing one of these.

>> No.67363956

The ones where the plate eventually starts rusting?
Isn't standard layout a good thing considering a slider change would allow using 99% of keycap sets?

>> No.67363958
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First of all,
>using it

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Second of all,
>wanting to use it with a desktop

>> No.67364001

I actually like blues and I find the clickity clack orgasmic. Makes me cum buckets.

>> No.67364002

They all use the normal key layout, but the older ones have a much better case and bezels. I haven't heard about rusting problems on any keyboard ever so no clue about that.

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>> No.67364093

What keyboard is that?

>> No.67364104

Someone please shill me a comfy keyset. I don't want anything flashy. Gonna be for a wooden case.

>> No.67364151
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>wooden case

>> No.67364156

BOX whites are the better switch. go with the CK98

>> No.67364175

It's scary how much I actually look like that wojak irl.

>> No.67364195

Let me guess anon, is it...dare I ask...JAPANESE wood??

>> No.67364231

It's pearwood.

>> No.67364371

I want to get a decent TKL or 84-key in Europe. Currently looking at https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Keycool-84-mini-mechanical-keyboard-cherry-mx-switch-brown-PBT-keycap-mini84-compact-game-keyboard-detachable/32876634360.html . Is there anything better I can get for the price?

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>tfw someone actually saved my shit

tada68, fantastic keyboard

>> No.67364508

Buckling Springs: The Original. The Godfather. The Maker of Men. The Slayer of Boys. The Panty Dropper. Take your pick. Are you ready for this switch? If you have to ask, you're not ready. Sorry, I don't make the rules. If you thought you knew what it meant to type on a mechanical keyboard, you have no idea. Until now. THIS switch will tell you something about yourself.

But enough build up. WHY is this switch so damn satisfying? Well, its name tells it all. There is a god-damned heavy metal spring under each key that undergoes CATOSTROPHIC structural breakdown, violently buckles, and SLAMS against the triggering mechanism saying, "Activate this key. NOW!" You press a buckling spring key and you can consider yourself a destroyer of worlds. You just caused a literal catastrophe with your PINKY.

Terms for other switches aren't even applicable to the buckling spring. "Tactile bump?" There isn't just a slight bulge in the plastic stem that is so delicately tip-toed over. There is a thunderous CLASH as the spring slams into the barrel that rattles your not-worthy finger. "Audible click?" Is the voice of Thor simply "audible?" Nay! And neither is the oh-so-satisfying KA-CHUNK of the buckling spring. "Activation force?" If they replaced a jackhammer with an IBM Model M and a competent user, we would have no need for jackhammers.

These are about as stiff, deliberate, satisfying, and "mechanical" as you get in the world of keyboard switches. You WILL be rewarded if you can conquer them. If you want the finger strength of a mountain climbing Jazz pianist (thank you Scrubs!), then these are the only switches that exist to you. Sure, they are terrible for gaming, and you won't win any typing speed contests, but they WILL moisten the undergarments of even the most modest women. Haters gonna hate.

>> No.67364618

Also, I know this is probably a redundant question, but if anyone here knows their chinkshit, is there a difference between the Motospeed CK98 and the CK89? I easily prefer the more minimalist design of the 89, but not sure it uses the same box whites. Most of the AliExpress pages don't even specify color, but all the images show white like this:


and yet I've seen some CK89 pages say the axis frame color is blue.

>> No.67365096

looks like just a larger case and built-in wrist rest for the CK98

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>> No.67365696

I think mine is programmable but I'm not sure how that helps, especially when outside the OS

>> No.67365728

then it's not actually programmable

>> No.67365748

If it's programmable then just add a numpad layer.
>outside the OS
That's the entire point of a programmable keyboard, to not have to rely on software translating it to be able to do stuff.

>> No.67365804

If your keyboard was programmable it would've modified the firmware, some "programmable" keyboards like razer use software to just record a macro instead of modifying the firmware

>> No.67365854
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So I bought my first memeboard, have been waiting it for almost half a year bc I live in a communist slavic country, and what do you think? The miniusb connector just fell off in the first day. Also the case IS CURVED so it doesn't stand still on the table like the iphones with those bulging cameras. Guys from vortex said they'll do all the logistics and they'll replace my keeb with the new one, but anyway that's sucks, my uni starts in a couple of days and now I need to buy some chink keeb to wait for my new pok3r. hhkb would be a better choice

>> No.67365891

I see. Damn.. and alt codes don't even work.

>> No.67366025

connector issues are pretty easy to solve if you have a decent soldering iron desu

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Yeah, but that's not what you expect from a 150 dollar keeb, also the curved case is the main problem. Here is pic from one more guy who ordered it, he got the same problem

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This is my 60%
There are many like it but this one is mine.

>> No.67366765

where do you buy those astolfo plushies. i checked fleabay and i can't find them anywhere.

>> No.67366773

If alt codes don't work then its definitely not programmable.

>> No.67366806

Just search for 黒のライダー ぽてコロマスコット on Yahoo Auctions Japan and use a proxy to import it to whatever country you live in. It's expensive but it just works.

Probably also gonna try and import a Japanese AEK keyboard through the same proxy.

>> No.67366885

>fullsize since she codes

Why would you need a fucking fullsize for coding?

>> No.67367089

Navies or Jades?

>> No.67367209

Navies. If you can handle the stiffness of mx greens then navies will be no problem.

>> No.67367226

Kailh Razer Greens :)

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Guess I shouldn't expect that much out of a 50$ keyboard. I'll just have the character map at the ready. Thanks

>> No.67367308

If you want to be properly sure: after "programming" it, kill the software (and check that it doesn't run in the background after you do that). If your modifications suddenly don't work anymore, then your keyboard isn't actually programmable and it's just the software responding in real time to provide the illusion of remapping keys.

>> No.67368199

Dilly's fucking back in stock! Now, where can I get choc switches without a retarded premium and retarded shipping costs? I really don't want to get them from novelkeys as that means importing

>> No.67368399

Don't know of any other place with choc switches themselves for sale. Guess you're fucked.

>> No.67368607

>$84 to get a Dilly counting import tax
>$36 of that is shipping
Yeah fuck that
Why are chinks the only ones with a sane infrastructure?

>> No.67368755

choc switches were a collaboration between novelkeys and kailh, so you're gonna have to buy from novelkeys authorized resellers

>> No.67369211

So /g/, I hear a lot about boxes but how are kailh pros?
Are they essentially mx clones with slightly less travel or is there more to them? Generally recommendable or not?

>> No.67369295

>sane infrastructure

They're not. Their postal stuff is just directly subsidized by the government to promote their exports.

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>> No.67369459

>choc switches were a collaboration between novelkeys and kailh
don't think that's true. only some, like the choc jades and heavy varieties are. feel free to post some sauce to the contrary, though

>> No.67369512

Kailh made the normal low profile switches first which were just the standard red, brown, and blue variant. Novelkeys then used that design to make choc switches in collaboration with kailh. You can still get the normal low profile kailh switches off aliexpress for cheap

>> No.67369822

probably meant for

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>> No.67370065

They're clicky and tactile switch testers form kbdfans if you're into that sort of thing.

>> No.67370685

Is https://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87M-EB2/dp/B004WOF7QM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1535600135&sr=1-2&keywords=filco+keyboard
a good first mech keyboard?

>> No.67370731

Even at $130, filco is overpriced. Especially nowadays there are better options, like ducky or leopold.

>> No.67370742

ownd filco, now own ducko, can confirmo

>> No.67371087

listen to this anon
get some Cherry clears on that motherfucker and for much less

>> No.67372020
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Just got these lovely Vortex keycaps from a friend. Is there any way I could get the missing keycaps that fit my 6Gv2 for cheap?

>> No.67372252
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hey y'all I'm having a problem with these. I want to reduce the noise from my keys but they don't have the structure in which you'd usually put those o-rings in, so I can't use them, as seen in pic related. is there a different way for me to reduce the sound made from using my keyboard?

>> No.67372361

tai-hao sell a 6gv2 set of caps

shoulda bought something more normal instead of romer g, you've basically fucked yourself

>> No.67372381

Anyone have recommendations for keycaps for a let's split Ortho 40%? Was thinking about using my race3 caps but I have navies on it and don't want to rush stretching them out if I want to resell it.
Not trying to sound too much.

>> No.67372431

Isn't that also true of, say, the hako switches?
Yet kbdfans sells those

>> No.67372453

Looks like a kids toy

>> No.67372464

So a guy is personally messaging is and offering:
>Apple Powerbook 100 with external floppy drive
>Apple Portable 5126 with retrobright
Any of these have good keyboards that are worth bartering a good deal for? And by that I mean keyboards that can't really be found without their parent system these days (or that are extremely overpriced and thus not worth buying directly).

>> No.67372511


take your pick

>> No.67372581

Honestly I have MX Blues and they feel like shit. I tried Gateron blues the other day and they were much better. I fell for the meme.

>> No.67372596
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custom 2x5 keyboard:
designed in Solidworks
printed in eSUN PLA on a Tevo Tarantula
microcontroller is an Arduino Pro Micro
switches are salvaged Cherry MX Browns
keycaps from AliExpress
35g lead weight in the base to help keep it in place

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>> No.67373246

The case looks a bit messy but I love the layout and minimalistic look.

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>> No.67373608
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that case sure was some messy business

>> No.67374606

What's a decent wireless keyboard with a full size ISO layout?

>> No.67375083

Oh it's wood.
Might've looked a bit better if you went with some light staining to bring out the grain.
Nice job nonetheless.

Been thinking about going for a DIY keyboard too but I'm not quite sure yet where to get the switches and pcb from.

>> No.67375382

we need a new thread

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