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Step aside 60% plebs edition

>Buyer's Guide:
http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU

>Where to Buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL

>FAQs:
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp

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>>52525305
>Step aside 60%
make way for 40% senpai :^)
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>>52525305
>AZERTY
I will find you, and will take that from you!

More seriously, this is extremely cool, where did you find it?
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>>52525305

I like 75 and 87. The noppoo choc mini might not be the best keyboard but its easily the true best layout.
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>>52525653
How is it?
What switches do you have?
Do you recommend it?
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>>52525457

>> No stickers on keys
>> Must remove all other keys to be able to use it
>> Can't do shit with keyboard

Congrats anon, you're a huge faggot.
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>>52525755
no u
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>>52525305
>still no model f
>biggest keyboard only has 122 keys on it
keyboards like that just go to show how much unicomp is letting us down.
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>>52525755
Don't call tripfags "anon", anon. Just filter them.
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>>52525748

I sold that keyboard many years ago. I would suggest it. Its not the best built keyboard but its not bad by any means. It has a very fair price too but the keycaps suck which got fixed years ago (or so they claim). Hence why I used to use cherry PBTs on mine back then. The bottom row is not standard size so you cant really replace them either. They also don't use cherry switches anymore I believe. The highlight is really the small form factor while having everything a full size keyboard has.
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>>52525847
He might have forced anon on anon
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I was just using my filco while taking a dump. I feel really dirty and regret this. Is there any way to clean it without damaging the board? I really do not feel like dropping a ton of dosh on another board... bad this one around for a bit
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Is the Ergodox a meme?I am considering joining the drop but I am not sure if its actually worth it.
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>>52526376
>Is the Ergodox a meme?
yup.
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>>52525653

What's with these designated names? Rapoo, nappoo etc... Pajeet you better stop naming these fucking keyboards.
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>>52526376
Everything's a meme. Can you be more specific?
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>>52526269
>I was just using my filco while taking a dump
fucking NEETs I swear
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Thinking about picking up a TKL Code keyboard with clear switches as my first mech.

Anything else I should consider?
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>>52526895
>TKL Code keyboard

enjoy you are ping.
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>>52526895
>tkl
>clears

You should consider yourself as a man of good taste.
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>>52526895
That board might ping a bit, but otherwise it's a pretty good board.
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>>52526844
I guess like is it worth it and does actually works. I like the idea of an ergonomic board but I don't know if its actually something I would notice or if its just more of a placebo thing
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>>52526915
That's all subjective, but to call it placebo is folly. It definitely has elements that are more ergonomic, but not all keyboards fit everyone. Some people don't like the dox's thumb clusters, for example.
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Who uses a mechanical keyboard in their office? Is a Dell AT101W too loud for office use?
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>>52526901
>>52526906
Any way to reduce the ping?

>>52526903
Was put off by browns after several people said they were mushy.

Tried a friend's keyboard with reds, hated it.
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Updated workplace battlestation

now with 100% more topre spacebars and 30% more shitty android filters!
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>>52525305
First time i've ever felt jealous about someone elses keyboard.

Good lord what's this thing called?

Too bad it's fucking euro style kb with short lshift and short backspace
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>>52527004
matt3o have better sent those spacebars off by now.

Lest I'll noodle his canneloni.
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After I got my first set of these yesterday, I got my second one today. This time no shitty Cherry MY but Cherry MX Black (which are shit also). Dunno what I'll do with the switches.
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>>52527149
I'll take those switches off your hands if you like.
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>>52527149
sick caps
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>>52527157
>>52527149
I'm not joking in case you're wondering.

If you can desolder the switches (or just send the keycapless board) one country south, I'd be glad to cover the shipping.
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>>52527197
I'll think about it, but I'm not entirely sure, if I'll actually sell them.
I just now noticed they are PCB-Mount and since I want to test some lubed clear switches I can use them as a platform.
>>52527187
Thanks man, I'm quite happy with them as well. The G81 set is in (way) better condition though. Kinda stupid I paid more than twice as much for the G80...
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>>52527110
who the fuck takes pictures like this

its a god damn keyboard
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>>52527319
anyone who owns an HHKB and all of reddit
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>>52527319
>its a god damn keyboard
I know right. Why would people post pictures of keyboards in a keyboard enthusiast thread.

Next we'll have mothers talking about their children. What the fuck man.
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A big black dildo or keycaps
What do you think? The answer might shock you
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>>52527449
>assdrop
hue
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>>52527449
is it that wooden wrist rest?
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>>52527449
Either a wrist rest or one of those enthusiast prints.
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>>52527472
>>52527474
It was the NPKC Rainbow Keycaps
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>>52527301
Let me know if you don't have any use for them or can't find anyone to sell them to. Chances are that I'll gladly cover shipping and some fair price for the switches (or the whole keyboard if you can't be arsed to desolder them).

[email protected] drop me an email whenever the events described above arise.
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>>52527449
I'll be really disappointed if it's not a big black dildo now
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>>52527510
Show us a picture of the actual package.

That'd be a really strange way to send keycaps.
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>>52527510
I want to eat it.
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>>52527528
Thought so too
but they came on a full sized plastic board
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>>52527348
no i want to know what goes through a neckbeards mind when taking a picture like this

"oh /g/ will love this, look at how I put it on my balcony!"
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>>52527561
Well that's neat.

When I ordered my vortex caps they came in bag.
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>>52527580
Well I've read other people have problems because the mx stems on this plastic board break and get stuck in the stem when they try to remove them
so im gonna be super careful
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>>52527561
A little bit /lgbt/ for me, three colors would be nice
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>>52527572
I don't have a neckbeard so I couldn't tell you.

I just like keyboards and I like taking pictures. It's a shame that so little people take nice pictures of their keyboards.
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>>52527561
what is going on there
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>>52525305
What do the coffee and France keys do?
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>>52527561
These are pretty nice as far as obnoxiously colored keycaps go, as long as you're a grill or a ladyboy

>>52527593
dank
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>>52527636
I'd be more interested in knowing what the half-wrapped chocolate bar with a face does?
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>>52527629
make it stop
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>>52527629
They've just placed the + on the same level as the TAB that's why its misaligned
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>>52527657
>>52527670
the key is just upside down you tards
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>>52527670
>just
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>I cant understand that much resentment, In my opinion it is fair deal, a new K95 costs around 200€ and a used hhkb much less (or the same). My K95 is litarally new and its not a bad keyboard (the RGB lightning gets me every time), I just have at the moment, because changing living situation, not enough free space for it. Maybe some people just want to flame a bit against corsair, thats ok, corsair has done some bad decision in his history, but to say that there is no hhkb owner on planet Earth that would want a k95 is quite harsh.
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See
no problem
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>>52527561
thinking o the rain bow or some cute color not so crazy.
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talk me out of buying a lolita spyder
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>>52527733
That is another board
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>Want to invest in a new keyboard after using this Logitech K360 I panic-bought after my old Sigma keyboard died for about five years
>I'm thinking something bigger, full-spread with a little rice and about a 7-3 game-type favour
>Google recommends a Razer Blackwidow Chroma or a Corsair Vengeance K70 in almost every result worth looking at
>Just in case, go to /g/ for their recommendations
>Fullspreads are no rice, Fox only, Final Destination
>Now torn.
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>>52528410
Get the Corshit.

It's not good, but it would suit your needs.

Or a ducky shine 4/5 if you actually want a good keyboard.
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What is the best keyboard for $100?
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>>52528449
A 10$ rubberdome.
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>>52528445
It's well reviewed. What's the issue with it?
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>>52528516
paid $5 for my chink rubberdome
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>>52528410
Coolermaster are decently cheap and pretty basic in regards to features.
Corsair is one of the best if you want muh gayman LEDs.
Razer is dogshit with chinese Cherry switch imatations, avoid.
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>>52525305
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>>52527110
What's with the recent fascination with these boards?

The nonstandard layout looks stupid as fuck
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>>52528666
I've heard much good about the Blackwidow, but much shade about Razer in general. I don't really like their image, to be honest. But the Corsair looks like a good balance.

There's tester boards for switches, right? I might try to find one of those before I take a punt at browns.

You can tell I'm new to this.
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>>52528762
it's a meme
and only vim users can tolerate a lack of arrow or modifier keys because they all use their own custom vim bindings
so basically a meme keyboard for autists
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What is a good mechanical office keyboard that I could find used that would probably work and cost 75$ or less/?
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I got my meme in the mail today, KUL ES-87 with Cherry MX Greens. It's a nice change from this laptop keyboard I've been using every day for the past five years.
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>>52527620
The pictures aren't very good. At least work on your lighting so we aren't straining our eyes when we open the image. Almost every "artsy" picture of a keyboard in here has shit focus, terrible lighting, and ridiculous framing.
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>>52528817
Razer is a hit and miss company with lots of misses, but their hits are strong, like the death adder (some versions, at least). The newest black widows are okay but you can get as good or better for the price.
Corsair is shit in general and none of their products are any good.
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>>52528877
Got those brainwavz earpads too. Get ready to buy new headband padding too if you wear them for longer than 2-3 hours at a time.
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>>52528937
>All these mixed messages

Goddamn it.
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>>52528937
>Corsair is shit in general and none of their products are any good

Opinion invalidated and discarded.
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>>52528937
Poorfag
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>>52528990
Name a corsair product that is the best in it's class, you can't
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>>52528568
The issue is all the shills trying to push their hipster brands and hating any popular or mainstream ones.
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>>52529013
No, shit, you fucking idiot. Their products marketed towards enthusiasts at affordable prices.

But enjoy your $400 overpriced garbage that does the exact same thing.
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>>52528847
Monoprice has boards for 69 I think. You can also find cooler master boards for a similar price occasionally. No idea what kind of switches they use on the mono price boards. I even asked and they replied back basically refusing to answer.
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>>52529010
I can't even imagine the mental gymnastics you had to perform to get there. You think corsair is expensive? I paid $100 bucks for an aluminum case, that's more than most keyboards even cost.
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>>52529047
>that's more than most keyboards even cost

Yeah, the shit ones.
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>>52529044
Do you literally not know what a class is?
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>>52529064
Do you literally not possess any reading comprehension skills?
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>>52528964
Ohohoho, I've had these headphones for a while now. I wear them for like 16 hours a day. My big dumb hair is the padding.
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>>52529064
>But enjoy your $400 overpriced garbage that does the exact same thing.
>does the exact same thing

You're not the brightest huh
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>>52525457
fuck I want the Atomic bad man. I don't think I can make the 40% transition.
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>>52529078
Ok, I'll take that as a no. To be expected of someone who thinks corsair makes good products.
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>>52529105
Nice shitpost hipster shill
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>>52529096
>enjoy your overpriced garbage that does the exact same thing.
where do you think we are?
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>>52529118
Apparently a shill thread
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>>52527629
thats on the keycap holder, not a keyboard. you'd know that if you read what he posted.
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>>52525305
and I thought my keyboard was big
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>>52529123
>Apparently a shill thread
also known as "/g/"
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>>52529104
make an addition not transition then :^)
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>>52529045
Is looking for shitty old office keyboards from the naughts and the 90's not going to be cheap? Are they considered "vintage" or some bullshit? I just want drab office hardware for cheapness' sake.
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>>52529167
I have thought about using a plank, or however you spell it, as a macro keyboard only.
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>>52527514
If I want to sell them (chances are good, since I got a rather costy project planned) I'll send you a message.
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>>52529194
same, i'd like one with that exact case. love the wood/metal combo

planck btw
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>>52529241
wasn't that the massdrop case? I feel like an idiot not jumping on that.

another board I dream about.
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>>52528967
>>52528666 here.
I can definitely agree that they are hit and miss and not everything is dogshit. I would assume that the blackwidow is shit too but clearly its not that bad.
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>>52526522
I mean, this keyboard looks really nice
should I I try to make one like this?
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>>52529256
yeah it was from massdrop. same :^)

that's also nice, 75% is an underrated layout tb.h
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>>52528822
I use notepad++ what does that make me?
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>>52528877
zeos recommendation?
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K70 here folks
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>>52529375
Cuck
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>>52529345
just someone who doesnt know much about text editors but knows enough to actually find something that does the job in a better way
in all honesty I rarely use notepad++ but when I do I enjoy it though
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>>52529359
Nope, demoed a pair of M50 a few years ago.
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should i buy granite keycaps or a dragon dildo
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>>52529471
prostate orgasms > lining the pockets of some asshole overcharging for adult lego bricks
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>>52529471
Are you a faggot?
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>>52525454

one serious question. How do you navigate with a keyboard that doesn't have a single fucking cursor key?
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>>52529184
Never hurts to try. Thriftshops can have stuff like that for retard cheap.
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>>52529256
Too bad you just missed v2.
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what do you lads think about my memeboard
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>>52529618
you're filled with AFFIRMATIVE
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>>52529618
clean that shit up
also
>acer
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So I'm getting my first set of key caps in Feb. Board is MX Browns and most of the small keys just pull off like normal. Worried about the larger keys e.g. space bar, shift, CTL which seem to be hooked in with little wire rods. Do I need a tool to remove those safely and to replace safely?

Please be gentle, I don't want to fuck my board up.
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>>52529586
You do know it has arrow inputs, right?
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>>52529618
I like. Where'd you get it and how much did it cost you?
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>>52529618
>dat roll key
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>>52529184
you probably won't find mechanicals at thrift stores, but high quality rubber domes are common
if you don't mind the size, they're quite nice
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>>52529660
i eat at the computer a lot so it gets dirty often.
>>52529675
ebay for 14.99
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>>52529665
>hooked in with little wire rods
Is your board a filco?
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>>52529737
are the keys double shot?
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>>52529802
no unfortunately. makes it a bitch to clean
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>>52529794
Negative, it is a CM Storm QF Pro. The caps are on a hinge I guess you could call it. Sort of just unhinged but do not come off the board itself.
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>>52525457
>I've never worked a day in my life: the keyboard
or
>I've just jumped on the bandwaggon to be hip: the keyboard
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>>52529854
are you talking about costar stabs?
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http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/code-keyboard.html

Why is it so easy to ripoff bandwagoners?
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>>52528449
cherry mx board 3
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>>52528676
My unicomp brother!
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Is there any 60% cheap rubber dome?

inb4 topre
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>>52530047
that fujitsi or idk how to write it apple rubberdome keyboard
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>>52530047
>topre
>cheap
I wish
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>>52530047
noppoo choc
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>>52529854
I see. I'm quite sure that one uses costar stabilizers. I dunno about replacing keycaps with those. If you google costar stabs and replacing keycaps you should probably find some information.
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>>52528134
the board before was just a placeholder packaging you fucking autist.
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>>52525305
The France key had better be escape
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Would anybody know what kind of switch is comparable to the ones used on the t series thinkpads? The keyboard on my t410 is a dream and I'd like to get a similar kind of keyboard for my PC if possible.
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>>52530331
Rubber dome with a scissor switch is basically exactly what those keyboards are. You could go for something like http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GK-K7100-Ultra-Thin-Multi-Media-Keyboard/dp/B005NB9XD6
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>>52530271
Considering its main keys are euro layout, the france key probably is, sadly, "home".
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>>52527593
you mean 40% you fag
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>>52530660
Anon you need to reread his picture. It's a 40% keyboard, so they removed 60% of the keys
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>>52530660
no he doesnt
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>>52530660
you aren't a smart one aren't you?
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>>52530718
>>52530720
fuck off
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>>52530142
Thank you. I will have to look into these stabilizers.
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>>52530759
u
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40% has got to be the stupidest keyboard layout ever. You literally have no fucking numbers. 60% is at least usable.
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>>52530891
60% has got to be the stupidest keyboard layout ever. You literally have no fucking cursor control keys. 80% is at least usable.
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>>52530891
Not all of us are career accountants who need to do lots of data entry. Either way, it's better to have a standalone number pad. Numrows a shit.
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>>52530936
>actually using arrowkeys
>>52530945
Sure, but now you're missing at least 10 essential symbols.
It's useless.
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The v60 lets the bottom right become toggle-able arrow keys.
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>>52531022
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>>52531014
i can't live without ins/del/home/end
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fullsized keyboards are the best
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>>52529256
isn't that the Noppoo Choc Mini?

>>52531006
>>52531022
>>52531043
that is sexy
what keyboard is it?
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>>52531122
>what keyboard is it
Some really expensive custom I think
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>>52531014
You do know you can still input those characters on that board, right?
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So far so good
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>>52531402
The soldering is starting to look a bit better.
Still some spots where there is an ungodly amount though.
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>>52531462
Yeah, getting two pieces of wire together and connecting them with solder is a horrible pain.

Should be a bit more elegant with the diodes.
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>>52531402
What do you use for a controller board? Or I'm not too sure what to call it .
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>>52531510
Going to use a teensy 2.0. Going to have to wait a bit with ordering it since I've already spent far too much money on keyboards and keyboard related things this month.
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>>52531523
Shit man, I'd have no clue how to program that shit. I'll stick to buying keyboards.
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Just put some of my ISO Cherry doubleshots on a MX-White ANSI board and created this abomination.
Anyway, it feels so much nicer to type on these keycaps than on the stock shit.
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>>52531542
I have no idea either. I looked to see if anyone else had tried to make a 60% out of an old apple keyboard, and certainly some cool guy on geekhack did.

He got the metal plate cut and sent me his firmware. All I have to do is copy his matrix and load the firmware on the controller.

I'll probably have to educate myself on the TMK firmware with whatever my next project will be, but for a first I'm quite glad that I could follow in someone's footsteps.
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>>52531588
More people need to be like you and just dive into this kind of stuff.
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>>52531622
Thanks.

I certainly wouldn't mind having more people doing cool stuff and talking about other cool stuff that could be done around here.
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>>52525305
This is a clusterfuck.
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>>52531574
Sick
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>>52528847
The Logitech G710 is about that price for new.
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>>52529704
The high school that I went to had these. They were still using them in the library when I graduated in 2010.
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>>52531510
>Or I'm not too sure what to call it .
Breakout board.
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>>52525305
>>52531835

I think it's awesome. Where can I get one?
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>>52531788
Not a lot of interest amongst a large chunk of the population if they can't call it a meme placebo shill.

Is the firmware he sent you TMK?
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>>52532057
I barely know anything about the TMK firmware and I haven't even looked at it yet, but in his own words it's modified TMK.
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Shitposting from a Model M is pretty comfy.
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If I really like keyboards with tactile feedback like the buckling spring type, is buckling spring my only real option? My old IBM was lost in my last move and I miss it so much.
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>>52532103
Interesting. I wonder if it's just the matrix /keymap that has been modified, or something deeper.
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Does the noppoo choco mini have different size keys on the leftish side of the board compared to a standard keyboard? I play a lot of games and don't want to readjust my finger positions for different size/position keys there.
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>>52532209
https://geekhack DOT org/index.php?action=profile;u=45686

This is the guy's profile. I'm sure he'll be glad to share the firmware with you and answer whatever questions you have if you send him a message.
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>imouto's code 87 just came in
Ho ho clears are heavy. She definitely isn't going to like this. Returning for blues it is.

Nice keyboard though. 8/10 jelly compared to my keycool84
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Spilled some juice on my ducky shine 3 browns. I want to dunk it. Will the backlights be fine? Anything else I need to know?
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>>52532348
get her browns if you still care about sound.
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>>52532458
The thing is, it'll be even more expensive than the clears with the added shipping charge off WASD. Amazon got my back with a replacement by Friday. I'll just say fuck it and let her enjoy blues. What more typing does a girl do than a few youtube searches, right?
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tfw you find out about Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4
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>>52532585
neat but kinda useless since no one makes certain keys from the layout I need
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Deep Space Resrock.

Massive markup included too.
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>>52532727
It's super good for me so I can use Swedish letters on ANSI layouts and shit
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>>52532750
literal faggot
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>>52532808
you got a problem with suckin dick brah?
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>>52529586
with a fucking mouse
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>>52529586
with the arrow keys. are you blind?
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>mfw waiting on four different group buys, two of which were supposed to ship already but were delayed until end of month
I just want to feel some thick caps already
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>>52528134
the other "board" was a fucking plastic piece of shit for holding the keys. its not a keyboard you idiot.
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>>52532923
What are you waiting for anon? I have gotten 3 in the last 2 weeks :3
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I wanna buy a Corsair Strafe RGB with brown switches. Opinions/better keyboards with the same price?
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>>52532952
my opinion? browns are shit and k70 is overpriced because of the brand and muh leds
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>>52533177
p-poorfag
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>>52527561
What is that headset thing?
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>>52533227
Koss Porta Pro with one of these attached to one of the headphones
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I went to best buy to try out their keyboards and they had 3 kinds of switches.

>greens
i have poor form, so I switch between bottoming out and lightly pressing keys, and the false bottom "tactile" bump kept throwing me off.
The clicking sound is really annoying, I really have no idea how anyone could tolerate the grating noise of mx blue switches unless they're wearing a headset.

>romer-g
i've never heard of this one but I tried it and it just felt like a rubber dome

>reds
They don't feel at all mechanical, it's literally like pressing down on a spring with no resistance.
I will not lie tho, it was really comfy to type on and the key noise is quite satisfying, regardless of whether i was lightly tapping or bottoming out.

So now I'm wondering if I should try out blacks or just order an mx red board.
There's no other stores around me that sell mechanical keyboards, as far as I know.
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>>52528676
>>52530040
Sup guys?
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Sell all ISOs I have and get ANSI-replacements?
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>>52533339
blacks are close to green's in weight. possibly try browns.
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>>52525653
do you know of anything like the choc mini that has no F-key row? but has those side buttons
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>>52533470
So blacks are close to greens in resistance?
Also, browns are tactile, meaning they'd still have that false bottom bump even if they're not noisy.
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>>52533339
>greens
Probably those were razer greens, which are clones of cherry mx blues.

>it's literally like pressing down on a spring with no resistance
It's a linear switch, yes.
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>>52533523
>false bottom
What do you mean by this? Why is the tactile point at actuation a "false bottom"?
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>>52533641
The thing you call a "tactile bump", I feel it as a false bottom.
It's really weird, I'll press down halfway and the key doesn't depress completely the moment i stop applying pressure and the key is still sunken halfway as i move away from it to press another key and it's just really grating.
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>>52533710
Sounds like you're too used to rubber dome + membrane boards that equate the bottom of the stroke to actuation. You'll get used to it pretty quick, just put more force into it and you'll see how it works.
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Someone explain how you even use these 40% keyboards. They must be macros everywhere but I can't understand how you can do everything with so little keys.
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>>52533744
Layers upon layers.
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Does anyone know if there are any "stock" keyboards sold with greys?

Or is the best hope like Massdrop.

Are there any switches in circulations which are actually "heavier" than 80g? Personally I would like to test something like 200g
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>>52533877
>Does anyone know if there are any "stock" keyboards sold with greys?
Nope.

>Or is the best hope like Massdrop.
I'd be surprised if even Assdrop had them as an option.

>Are there any switches in circulations which are actually "heavier" than 80g?
Not presently, no.

>Personally I would like to test something like 200g
Aftermarket springs exist, I believe.
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How much do Topre PBT spacebars go for?
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>>52533917
I've tried to find any specifications for the springs in for example greys/greens
I actually found a company here that produces small springs for like pianos or something, super specialised sizes. I might actually try it out... My only problem is that I don't have soldering stuff but like only plate mounted led switches
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>>52533744
Nobody actually uses them.
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>>52525457
Do you only use your right thumb for that space bar?
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>>52533478
whitefox

no, you can't buy one
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>>52533739
Yeah but I didn't have that issue with reds.

I think I'll just go with reds.

What's a nice entry level red keyboard with no gaymer rainbow animated LEDs?
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Preonic fucking when?
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>>52532825
I really like this colourscheme. If only it wasn't missing a bunch of keys I generally use.
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>>52534550
>Yeah but I didn't have that issue with reds.
Because they're not tactile.
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>>52534768
not like you have to buy the keyboard with the keycaps. also it still has them. learn to FN and never have to move your hands from homerow.
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>>52534791
What does tactile mean exactly?
People seem to describe rubber domes as tactile and the only response you get from those is the initial resistance from deforming the rubber dome and the soft thud from mashing the rubber dome down to the membrane sheet below.

If that is tactile, then the word "tactile" is meaningless
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>>52535158
Tactile means when you press down on the switch, there would be a point midway where you would either feel or hear a minor click knowing the key had registered.mx blues and Browns, the more popular "tactile switches" have a bump. You can feel at the halfway point. Mx. Reds you don't feel, and that is why most typists hate the switch since they don't know if the key registered and they would typo often
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>>52535158
Touchscreens for example aren't tactile.
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Anyone else here /best layout/ hype?
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>>52535417
>all of that awkward wasted space
>best
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>>52535417
if only it filled in those 3 1u spots. fuck.
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does ducky still make this design of keyboard?
I want something compact in a box form factor with non-riced sensible caps and red switches under $100
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>>52535691
ducky zero. they should still make them.
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>>52535701
i can't find them
also, i was hoping for a 10-keyless
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Man, the RoG Claymore looks sexy as fuck.
I wonder if it'll actually get released and with the layout I want.
>>
>have realforce tenkeyless
>smoke
>can't stop getting tobacco in and around my keyboard
suffering
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>>52535898
It's gonna be gay mink bottom, dude.
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>>52535970
>gay mink bottom
w-what
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>>52535976
The key spacing on the bottom row will serve to prevent you from getting a good, aftermarket keycap set.
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>>52536024
usually asus makes stuff in a bunch of different language layouts, so there's some hope
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>>52536042
>usually asus makes stuff in a bunch of different language layouts
That has absolutely nothing to do with what I'm talking about.
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>>52536053
oh
I don't really mind that
as long as I have my language's layout I'm a happy girl
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>>52536078
>I don't really mind that
If you actually give a shit about keyboards, the caps should matter to you.
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>>52525305
Just about to buy a TKL CODE keyboard with blues in a massdrop, it'll be my first mechanical keyboard. Anything I should be aware of before buying? I heard something about ping issues, but that was on clears and didn't seem like that big of a complaint to me
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So I've been using my topre keyswitches for roughly 3 days now and I figured I'd share my thoughts with you guys. I've used cherry reds, blues, and browns.. The topre keyswitches pop back up with a bit more force than cherry switches. It makes you feel like your fingers are bouncing on each key.

I've read that these switches have a "mushy" kind of feeling but I've never felt anything like that, if anything it feels like a non-sandy brown. The keys don't really wiggle like they do on my cherry boards and the presses feel a lot more snappy to me. I definitely prefer these keyswitches but it's also a preference thing and I could totally understand those who prefer other keyswitches.

Also these things (HHKB) sound so fucking amazing. I have no idea how to describe it but I genuinely love the sound.
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>>52535467
>>52535681
Not really anything useful that could go there
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>>52536304
home end pause
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Is WASD the only keyboard company that allows you to choose the language layout?
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>>52535691
They are discontinued. You can still find them on aliexpress tho, currently only sold on china mainland. Although not the same model, s2 model has doubleshot ABS keycaps and KBT switches instead of cherries.

The fullsized board was replaced by ducky one, the TKL version was anounced on their facebook, but still no release date.
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WHO FuLSE HERE?
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>>52536503
It's too late. I already sold my soul to 7bit for my SA fix.
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Finally got my first mech board.
I went kinda cheap and got a cm storm quickfire rapid with white vortex keycaps.
Yes im aware im autistic for keeping the red wasd keys.
howd i do?
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The cooler master pro L full rgb TKL sex dream keyboard is just fantastic.

Cant wait to get my hands on one
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>>52525305
And I only wanted a 110 key, not that 275% monstrosity.
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is the Backlit BL82 (the mech keyboard meant for copcars) a good entry keyboard to get? It can be gotten for about $50 new on ebay.
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>>52536410
How much is it about on Aliexpress?
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>>52537081
Bretty good, Takumi.
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>>52536326
Like i said, nothing useful
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Just got my keyboard and my hands always smell like metal when i use it
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>>52537435
thanks!

on another note, ive tested every key, and the menu key to the right of my right windows key appears to do nothing. its the only one not working,
Is that valid enough reason to recap it and return it or should i just keep it since i never use the key anyways?
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>>52537480
It's an on-board function key, not a context menu key.
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>>52537566
ah
i appear to be more autistic than i thought
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>>52537477
you shouldn't have gotten that kailh board m8
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I'd love to fall for the mechanical keyboarding meme, but I'd hardly ever use it on account of all my computers being thinkpads.
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>>52537721
Don't pretend you actually bring them somewhere on a regular basis.
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>>52537706
Its a ducky
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>>52537706
This is the dumbest anti shill attempt I've ever seen. Do you have even a basic understanding of how keyboards work?
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>>52534562
when all the plancks are done

fingers crossed for next week
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>>52539037
nevermind I found them I am retarted
deleting post
take a screenshot and post it for proof
bush did 7/11
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>>52539077
great post
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Should I get a CODE, pok3r or ducky shine 5? the more I look the harder it is to choose.
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>>52539279
pok3r, join the 60% masterrace
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>>52539279
Neither.
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>>52539323
>JUST
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>>52539363
>>>/tv/
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>>52525457
>on a sill
Sorry, bro, I don't use Windows.
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>>52534432
not my picture

>>52539712
Why not? The upgrade to Windows 10™ is free, and easy!
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Hi guys. Anybody using dust covers for your keyboards at nighttime?
I'm thinking of getting one, but I've never used it.
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Ordered midnight key caps and fucked up the order on modifiers. FUCK.
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84 key layout, PBT keycap, detachable cable
35g capacitive
Programmable.
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Plum is the same manufacture as noppo.

basically it's a 35g topre choc mini
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>>52535417
>Comic sans
No
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>>52540111
You're pretty far away from reddit, aren't ya? Maybe it's time you head on back.
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>>52532781
Even better for Finns. I rebound your faggot swedish O letter to <>|.
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Should I cop this in my town for 25€?

could I sell it for more?
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>>52532585
>tfw you find out about Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4
wow anon thanks I just made me an USA-ITA custom layout

this gonna be pretty cool
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>>52540232
Thats gold
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>>52540196
>being this mad at
B Ä T T R E
F O L K
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>>52539950
Anyone?
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>>52540450
I have one for my Ducky mini. Should use it but don't
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>>52540470
How does it look like? Is it just a cover or more like a pocket in which you should put the keyboard? I'm asking because I can't find anything online, so I assumed I should do it myself.
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>>52539323
I just love just
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>>52540514
I actually have it here at work even tho my ducky is at home so I can't show ut on

But every button has a little bump
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NEW THREAD FUCCBOIS

>>52540594
>>52540594
>>52540594
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>>52540588
Oh, I see, thx. I take it you can even type with it? I somehow doubt it is comfortable to remove every day though...
Actually, I meant something along those lines http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Cover-for-22-LCD-Computer-Mainframe-Keyboard-Blue-/360675274315
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