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I like 75 and 87. The noppoo choc mini might not be the best keyboard but its easily the true best layout.
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.
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
Is the Ergodox a meme?I am considering joining the drop but I am not sure if its actually worth it.
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
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.
Updated workplace battlestation
now with 100% more topre spacebars and 30% more shitty android filters!
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
matt3o have better sent those spacebars off by now.
Lest I'll noodle his canneloni.
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.
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.
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...
>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.
A big black dildo or keycaps
What do you think? The answer might shock you
It was the NPKC Rainbow Keycaps
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@example.com drop me an email whenever the events described above arise.
Thought so too
but they came on a full sized plastic board
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!"
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.
>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.
thinking o the rain bow or some cute color not so crazy.
>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
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.
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.
What is a good mechanical office keyboard that I could find used that would probably work and cost 75$ or less/?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
fuck I want the Atomic bad man. I don't think I can make the 40% transition.
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.
same, i'd like one with that exact case. love the wood/metal combo
wasn't that the massdrop case? I feel like an idiot not jumping on that.
another board I dream about.
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
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.
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
My unicomp brother!
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.
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.
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
The v60 lets the bottom right become toggle-able arrow keys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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
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?
tfw you find out about Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4
you got a problem with suckin dick brah?
>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
Koss Porta Pro with one of these attached to one of the headphones
I went to best buy to try out their keyboards and they had 3 kinds of switches.
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.
i've never heard of this one but I tried it and it just felt like a rubber dome
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.
Sell all ISOs I have and get ANSI-replacements?
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.
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.
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
>Does anyone know if there are any "stock" keyboards sold with greys?
>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.
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
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
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
Anyone else here /best layout/ hype?
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
not my picture
Why not? The upgrade to Windows 10™ is free, and easy!
84 key layout, PBT keycap, detachable cable
Plum is the same manufacture as noppo.
basically it's a 35g topre choc mini
Should I cop this in my town for 25€?
could I sell it for more?
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.
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
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