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/mkg/ - Premium ABS Edition

>Buyer's template:
http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG
>Where to Buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
>FAQs:
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp
>Keyset wiki
http://keypuller.com (https://web.archive.org/web/20161101152119/http://keypuller.com/)

Previous Clack >>61843669
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>>61860036
First for new build
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>>61860036
1800 is the best layout why do other layouts even try
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>>61860056
what kit did you buy?
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Gonna bolt mod my model M. Before I do it is there are there any good guides on line?
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There's no such thing as alt right.
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>>61860100
Yeah:
wiki.geekhack DOT org/index.php?title=Modifications:IBM_Model_M:Nut_and_Bolt_Mod
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>>61860144
Yes there is. Go onto your keyboard then hold down the alt key and press left and right as many times you want
>inb4 you're a macfag so it doesn't work
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I'm curious about Romer-G switches, yet tempted to build my own keyboard. If we ignore switches's non-existent keycaps, is its contacts layout compatible with anything else?
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>>61860254
no
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>>61860267
If I make my own board and drill holes in it manually, it's certainly going to be the most unique, the most custom keyboard out there. Likely the most entertaining to look at too.
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>>61860130
maxkeyboard sells pad printed ABS caps, which isn't something I'd really invest on. caps-unlocked prices are three times as much, but at least they sell dye-sub PBT caps.
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Oh..ok
"We do hope to have PBT key caps in the future but no set date yet.
Perhaps 2018..?"
- Matias Help Desk
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>>61860197
but it does work on a mac, retard.
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>>61860326
They have laser etched PBT tho
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>>61860315
Its tons of fun and really easy to do. It is a little time consuming tho
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>>61860501
Oh, I just stumbled upon on an article about handwiring. Where does a controller go?

Also, what about holes in a mounting plate? Are MX and Alps/Matias the same size, since some projects are universal? I wonder if Romer-no-caps would fit it too...
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Can anyone explain the appeal of the Norbauer case to me? It does seem well-made and nice, but it still looks like a simple metal box to me. Why so expensive and revered?
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>>61860879
Furst time I've heard of it. Anodized aluminum is always expensive, but that price is still like 50 bucks too high. Guess he didn't sell enough of them for the price drop.
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Goodnight, /mkg/ :3
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>>61860879
>$200 for just a case
Fuck that.
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anyone own the anne pro? thoughts?
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>>61860937
>>61860967
It's very well-liked over at r/mk, and last week or so there was a guy here who lamented that this was his dream case but he was too late for the GB.
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Anyone know how to make this keyboard usable on windows? http://www.ebay.com/itm/381019318430
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>>61860980
It's pretty much a Poker 2 with bluetooth.
My local mech key Facebook group love it to bits, but at least a few times per week someone will make a post asking for help re. some bluetooth connection issue.
Not worth it in my mind. Get a Poker 3 for that sweet alu case, or Poker 2 and then a custom case.
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>>61861011
Just get an adapter, or make one yourself
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>>61861025
I don't think there is an adapter I googled it and everything says I need a teensy which I have to solder to make it work and that requires linux.
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>>61861058
there is one. go read the old thread. its still up
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>>61861022
I would have already gotten a poker but price is an issue for me. There's a code for banggood that marks the anne pro down to $67 so I'm wondering if I should pull the trigger. I would be using it mostly wired but the bluetooth is just a bonus for laptop use.
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>>61860036
What do you guys think about a Qisan 60% with GATERON Brown Switches? It's $63 on Amazon. Would I be better off just spending $30 more to get a Ducky?
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>>61861262
Probably, but Qisan is still good
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>>61860944
GMK?

>>61860879
>Can anyone explain the appeal of the Norbauer case to me?
Personally, I think it's beautiful. I love the aesthetics of it and it looks like it will last forever.

>It does seem well-made and nice, but it still looks like a simple metal box to me. Why so expensive and revered?
Just the chunk of aluminum that big costs at least $70+ (I think it's closer to $90). Then you have CNC machining time and the time to clean it, sand it, anodize it... there's at least 4 hrs of work in that thing.

We are spoiled by cheap chink shit because chinks get paid $6 an hour.
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When did large, featureless bezels become such a well-liked aesthetic? It's so boring
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How good is ortholinear meme?
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>>61861598
Well, you can be like the anon from yesterday and get something like one of these.
What is your "ideal" bezel?
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who else /waiting on their rama m65-a/ here
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>>61861790
Bezel is too small. The Exent is a better keyboard.
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>>61861790
>RAMA
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top I'm fixing the spacebar stabilizer
bottom is a chicony Monterey blue board
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>>61861831
pic related
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>>61861755
I would say no more than about 10mm of excess material around the top, and preferably some form of visual interest rather than a big blank block like Rama designs and the Norbaeur have. For example, I quite like TX keyboards' usage of cases with the top section that is smaller than the bottom section, creating a step.
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>>61861803
You know I thought about getting the Exent, but I decided to stay within a nice moderate budget and got the M65-A and a set of Carbon GMK to go with it.
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>>61861854
here's a lewd of the chicony
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>>61861917
Those are fair points. I agree with you, some simple lines and reveals thrown in can make a ton of difference.
My biggest complaint about the new compact f77 design is the case is too much of a box.
But, one of my buddies runs a cnc shop so we might make something different for it down the road.
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>>61860340
Fuck. They need to get on that.
Hopefully they have some tasteful options and for multiple layouts as well.
Lack of keycaps is one of the biggest things holding matias back.
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>>61860144
why do you have so many guns you pussy?
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>>61861598
Dude, personal preferences. That's the whole point of it being "personal". Your asking people to adhere to one standard of aesthetic is what seems "boring" to me.
>featureless bezels
LOL
I bet you also think custom keycaps are, what, feature-full?
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>>61861527
Which key cap set is the one on the right?
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Hey guise im fat and like keyboards and guns. Also im rich unlike you.
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>>61864870
>corsair
>those keycaps
shoot yourself, bet you're the type to spend more on guns than you do bullets
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>>61852064
Does this have a name?
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>>61865069
Its a meme you dip
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>>61865183
"Left handed", or "left numpad" is what I've met.
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What is a better board, or is the quality about the same?
Ducky One vs WASD or WASD Code
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Which would be better for typing: an ergonomic keyboard or a mechanical one?
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>>61866587
I'm pretty sure that's a bag

now get lost you fucking normie
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>>61866882
Building your own ergonomic mechanical keyboard. There are projects like ergodox or atreus62 around. Probably a meme though.

>>61866908
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>>61866908
What are you inventing? A new, your very personal switch?
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>>61867007
Unfortunately not, it's just a part for this camera slider that I've been working on since ever. I think I finally found a style of design that I'm content with.

It does accomodate for an mx-style switch though
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>>61866551
Ducky One
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>>61867130
any specific reasons?
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>>61867425
More features and better keycaps. Both keyboards have a steel plate so flexing isn't that big of an issue, but to me the most important part of a keyboard is the keycaps.
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>>61867561
yeah i was thinking about getting pbt keycaps from a diff place but that pushes the price upwards of $200 if i go with the wasd. it also has a mac mode which is nice
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>>61867804
Ducky works on mac by default and already comes with PBT keycaps at around 100 bucks
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What's the best tactile sound-dampened switch for a custom build?
Matias Quiet-Click? Gateron Browns with o-rings?

What are Zealio Purple, customized gaterons?
How bad is Matias keycaps situation? Their websight seems to offer only black/white blank sets for a couple of ortholinear projects and blank/printed full sets.
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So I had no idea my year old magicforce 68 actually has one of the heaviest linear switches. Outemu black. I can't suggest these things enough. I also have a board with blues and reds and these are probably the best feeling, definitely way better than reds.
Some times I will switch to my noppoo with blues but I use this more often and the noppoo was $100.
Its such a shame that they seem to have only made one batch of the magicforce. There are several variants available at launch when I bought it that are no longer available. Like I cant find any in black.
If anyone is looking to try a new switch I highly recommend outemu blacks. They're cheap and feel wonderful. I can not wait to buy my first set of o-rings after having mechs for a decade and see how that affects the board. I think heavy switches with a shorter actuation distance will result in a higher WPM.
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>>61867860
Yeah ill probably wait until the cherry mx clears are in stock then grab some mac modifier keys to throw on.
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I think I'm going to buy this board, the plum nano 75 45g, for $100. Opinions please.

>POM keycaps(fuck ye)
>45g topre clones(cherry compatible stems)
>60%+function row(aka perfect layout)
>standard ansi for keycap replacement
>all black, only branding on spacebar
>removable cable
>black
It looks like my dream keyboard but I'm sure there is some horrible flaw with it or I'll hate the capacitive switches.
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Are there any good sources for keyboards in Japan? Everything I've looked at here is massively overpriced.

Also are there any compact keyboards that have function keys? Is there a name for this?

Thanks
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>>61866882
>an ergonomic keyboard or a mechanical one?
ergo keyboards are a scam. and that MS Sculpt keyboard is garbage.,
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GMK Led-Zep... new group buy starting soon. Yay or nay?
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>>61868396
>t. Flipped space bar fag
You wouldn't know anything about ergonomics even after your wrists fell off
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>>61860144

are those the same taiho caps being sold on massdrop? Hows the QC on them?
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>logi keycaps
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>>61868437
>You wouldn't know anything about ergonomics even after your wrists fell off
At least I'm not a motherfucking retard who falls for stupid and expensive scams... like you.

https://web.archive.org/web/20161020010737/http://www.daskeyboard.com:80/blog/6-reasons-you-shouldnt-buy-into-the-ergonomic-keyboard-hype/
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>>61860860
you stick the controller wherever. alps and cherry mx have different hole sizes, but you can overlap them to make a cutout that will fit both

>>61864750
galaxy class

>>61866882
ergonomic is more important, mechanical keyboards are a meme, just another thing for nerds to spend $$$ on. hardly anyone cared about them until 'customization' (buying shit to put on your keyboard) and muh gaming.

>>61867869
matias QC are very quiet and tactile, but if you want to play with keysets, don't use them.
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>>61868765
>A shitty blog
Thanks for proving my point that you know nothing about ergonomics. Now don't you have some spacebars that need to be flipped.
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>>61868808
>>A shitty blog
dat butthurt
yeah, your arguments are much better, low IQ moron.
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>>61867869
You can also consider Outemu purples or Kailh Coppers with o-rings.
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anyone use trackballs or other input devices w/ their boards?
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>>61868837
You dont seem to get it do you. I don't use blogs or anecdotal proofs. I use facts, but I don't expect a lazy redditor like you to understand. The least you could've done is google keyboard ergonomics and looked at any of the top results
http://eadc.engr.wisc.edu/Web_Documents/p160.pdf
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>>61868776
Yeah, I'm interested in Matias switches, but I'm curious what options do I have aside from w/e they have in their store.
If not customised sets, at least something to pick from in shape and colour. I don't want to fall for "artisan" meme, but I'd still like keycaps that are nice to look and feel.
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>>61869062
Matias is coming out with new PBT keycaps next year, an other then custom sets by signature plastics you're limited to tai hao and salvaging keycaps from old dell and apple keyboards
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>>61869062
fairly available alps caps options (vary somewhat in bottom row sizes and stabilizer style): granite, tai-hao in several colors, caps from some KBP boards, AEK and AEKII, dell at101, matias, various obscure vintage boards
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>>61868998
show me the proof that that MS shitboard actually prevents RSI and other things. go ahead, I'll wait.
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>>61869130
Why would I? That microsoft keyboard is a piece of shit. Of course I linked you to a bunch of proof about keyboard ergonomics, yet you didn't seem to read them. Maybe spend less time posting stale memes on reddit and actually read, or just go back to flipping spacebars.
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>>61869212
Ergo = scam. no long term study of that shit.
There's really no point in using all these ergo bullshit keyboards.
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>>61864750
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/galaxy-keycaps-set
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>>61869288
>posts paper with links to long term studdies as well as a critical analysis about the effectiveness about those studies because thats what science is all about
>hurp a derp no they don't exist
Good one buddy. The least you could've done is read the sources at the end of the paper, but no that was too much for you. There was even a paper discussing the slope and curvature of keyboards.
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>>61861011
You're going to have to spend like $50 on an adapter so it isn't even worth buying,
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>>61861602
Print out a staggered keyboard layout and move your fingers around to "type" on it. Now try that but with graph paper to simulate ortholinear and see which one you prefer
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>>61864870
What the fuck did you do to that k70
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>>61869788
he improved it
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>>61869401
Not the guy you are arguing with, but flipped my spacebar in solidarity (oh my god so easy on the thumbs!). Is there any study on existing ergo keyboards? Surely, both typewriter layout and QWERTY are anachronisms and likely the biggest baby duck syndrome in the world - but I haven't seen an "ergo" keyboard with anything but self-claim.

I switched to Dvorak and learned touch typing along with it a few years ago. "Typing faster" is bullshit but it's definitely more comfy to use. The huge downside is compatibility: shortcuts are all over the place (Linux and Mac, IIRC, have "preserve keyboard shortcuts flag" - but I'm a winfag), some games have big issues with it (e.g. Source-based add extra QWERTY layouts) and other systems won't have it (i.e. you have to know QWERTY or embarrass yourself by looking at the keys). All in all, touch typing was the best thing to acquire.
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>>61868985
I'm a big fan. Never saw much point to waving my arms all over to use a mouse.
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>>61869615
It's funny that they claim that fingers don't move to the side, but I can't imagine comfortable position for my arms that won't require bending wrists unnaturally for fingers to follow ortholinear columns. Standard keyboard feels more natural: I don't bend my wrists when I type.
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>>61868737
Is that the one with their RomerG switches? Are those supposed to be any good?
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>>61869911
Yes, those switches, I was obsessing with them for a couple of days. It seems like the general consensus of keyboard enthusiasts is "no". Positive reviews are mostly coming from those who either switched from rubber domes or have less than a month experience.
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>>61869822
All these "modern" ergonomic keyboards are actually just copies of failed 80s ergo keyboards. All the information we need was gotten decades ago so their is no point in beating a dead horse.
This was one of the first results in google scholar, and if you want more information just continue reading the references and citations of these papers:
http://www.oerc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Historical-Research.pdf
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>>61870718
>DSA
lol I hope you realize no one actually uses DSA keycaps, they just put them on their keyboard to make them look pretty
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>>61868524
The assdrop set currently up appears the same. No issues I have found, I've had them about 9 months now and the popular caps are juuuuust barely starting to polish.

>>61863243
That's an intriguing and off-topic assumption you have there anon

>>61864870
>serial in wrong place
>no serial on barrel
So close. Like your caps tho! Would look great on a black bezel
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>>61870798
hm. are they bad though? i dont care if nobody uses it, just if its good.

this is my second mechanical keyboard, after a 30 dollar redragon kurama so ill probably be fine with any upgrade, desu
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>>61870816
Its a 40$ bb gun, made in germany too though
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>>61866908
>normie
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People who have model M's where did you get them from and for how much?
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>>61871142
Ebay 60 bucks
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>>61871142
Goodwill, $5
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Should I get the G810?

>inb4 RomerG switches
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>>61871214
Lucky, I'm probably going to have to spend like $50 to get one
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>>61871287
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Mmmmmm baby that's good~
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MMM mmm mmMM mmmm MmMMMMMMMmmmmm~
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Today I had an idea, and laid down a few sketches and 3D models of what might be a new switch.

I will start by saying that I have absolutely no idea if this thing can be produced, produced cheaply, or if can even operate without breaking after a few strokes, because I ran no simulation nor I did any actual calculation for lack of time (tomorrow I'll go on holiday so today I had to pack my bags), but I wanted to submit the idea to you guys nonetheless.

Now, pic related is what the force profile should be. It's purely qualitative, as you can see, and it can be easily adjusted by changing springs' stiffness and the internal geometry (assuming it can be made and it works, of course), just keep in mind that the sections 2,3,4 have the same inclination, as well as 1,5,6.

What do you guys think? Would you be interested in such a mechanical switch?
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>>61871287
I would say no because..
>RomerG switches
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>>61871309
You need to just be committed to finding one cheap.
I almost bought one on ebay because I was tired of looking. Decided not to.
Got the m13 at goodwill the next week.
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>>61871287
See >>61868737
Paint comes off the edges after a while (second photo was of an arrow key). Also G413 is cheaper.
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>>61871412
What are these keycaps?

>>61870798
Why? What's wrong with them?
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>>61871541
looks a lot like snap action switches
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>>61871672
Those keycaps are SA turd
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>>61871682
Nothing like it. I drew inspiration from the mechanism of a common everyday item, and because of this I fear it might already be protected by a patent in a way or the other, although purpose, application and functionality are completely different.
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>>61868108
Using the white rgb bluetooth 45g one right now.

There really aren't any major flaws, however the domes basically feel linear with a higher resistance at the top, if that matters to you, you can get dome sheets off of ebay that might be more tactile. Mine did come with the upstroke o rings which shortens the key travel very slightly which might also contribute to the linear feel, can't say for sure though. The cable channels on the underside are also very tight and leave marks on the cable and some of the topre-mx sliders have stems that fit a bit tight on some keycaps. Otherwise I haven't really had a problem with it and most problems are very minor. Even though they weren't as tactile as I hoped it to be, the switches are miles smoother than any board I've owned before and the sound is also very satisfying.
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Talk me out of spending $260 on a Leopold FC980C
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>>61872029
the 660c is better because it has a custom controller for it.
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>>61872029
Topre is a glorified rubber dome. The keyboard is good tho: get a FC980M with cherry blue.
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>>61872029
>$260 on a rubber dome
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>>61872059
The 980 has one too.
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>>61872061
>FC980M with cherry blue
But cherry mx feels so rough and unrefined compared to topre
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>>61872099
Cherry had a complete retooling recently. FC980M should already have the smoother cherry switches.
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>>61872153
>Cherry had a complete retooling recently
That's good to hear. I can't exactly explain but tactile MX switches have always felt bad to me compared to Alps or BS.

I guess it's down to the MX switches not being designed to be tactile from the outset
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>>61871541
Bump.
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>>61871541
Could be interesting. What is this based off of?
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>>61871142
Unicomp sell some original Model M's new in box under their warehouse liquidation page.
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>>61869804
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>>61872346
I'd like to keep this detail reserved since I think the idea might have some potential. As I said I more or less copied and adapted another unrelated mechanism.
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>>61860937
>anodized aluminum is always expensive
no, it's not. it's only expensive if you want some niche ricer case for your shitty keyboard, every other item in the world made out of anodized aluminum is cheap as fuck.
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>>61872212
Yeah MX linear has always been godsent, but their clicky switches are always behind stuff like Alps and BS.
With MX tactile switch desu I still like them, just not as much as linear.
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>>61871662
The 413 is not cheaper
It's 99€ where I live while the 810 is 69€
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>>61870816
>off-topic
eh, no worse than blocking the subject with offtopic material
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>>61864870
Everybody's missing the real problem with this photo, and that's the flipped spacebar.
>>61865069
>shoot yourself with airshit
Why would you say something like that? Do you want him to get a little booboo?
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are there any 100% rgb blue switches keyboards for less than 150 bucks ?
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>>61871412
>>61871471
Rama is like some kind of modern expert at wasting space.
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>>61872814
yes
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>>61872879
like....?
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>>61872941
Give a look at Cooler Master site.
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>>61872941
go on amazon and look for corsair clones in the 50-$60 range
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>>61871412
SA keycaps make my dick hard enough to scratch diamond
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>>61873309
good thing your dick's also small enough to be used on diamonds
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>>61869804
i'm literally LMAOing at your bottom row.
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>>61873506
I hope you can get your ass reattached safely.
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>>61873535
I do too, but if that anon keeps posting corsair keyboards, I fear it will all be in vain.
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>>61872814
yes there are many of those, stop being blind
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Will this ducky keyboard work with these keycaps?

Keyboard:
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2754

Caps:
https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/collections/keycaps/products/dsa-dye-sublimated-legends-pbt-plastic-keycaps
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>>61872814
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/search.php?keyword=&brand=1&switch=3&size=Tenkeyless&led=all&capmat=&capprint=&model=&availability=&show_kb=off&show_kb=on&show_acc=off&show_acc=on
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>>61861821
ha ha ha ha ha Yes
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>>61866882
Yes, the MS Sculpt will do you a lot cheaper compared to the meme ergonomic kits
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>>61871287
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>>61874606
Absolutely, if you really, really want DSA that badly.

If you're gonna get DSA though, you might as well get quality dye-sub PBT DSA with legends that are way better for around $20 more:
https://pimpmykeyboard.com/dsa-granite-keyset/
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>>61874948
>quality
nigga sp suck ass with pbt, couldn't produce an unwarped cap to save their life
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>>61871287
Romer G is superior to anything else in terms of even legend backlighting that doesn't spill everywhere. If the keycap does wear out since you abuse it, just use a black sharpie.
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>>61875000
Sounds like buyer's remorse there. You should never have to fix any of your keycaps with "black sharpie". Regular LEDs are just fine with illuminating keys, besides, a switch should be made to actuate correctly every time, not focused on putting a fucking LED in the middle of it and giving it two leaf contacts that cause key chatter.

Dual chatter aside, no one should ever get Romer-G simply because you're stuck with Logitech's shitty ABS keycaps.
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Black on black on black on black.
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>>61874978
works on my keyboard ;)
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>>61874948
what do you mean want DSA that badly? Mainly because that keyset includes the mac modifier keys. is DSA not good? They are PBT i thought thats all that mattered lol
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>>61875464
People usually don't like DSA profile because it mostly feels like typing on a flat laptop keyboard. The Granite set has larger legends with some color accents and the option to have icon modifiers, but if you like the smaller legends of your keycap set, just go for it.
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So I've been entrenched with RGB keyboard meme gimmick, I like being able to choose whatever color single backlight I want or use applications to control the effects for things like an audio visualizer to add to ambient lighting when I'm just chilling out to some music.

Currently I'm using a Razer Blackwidow X TE Chroma, and I love the software lighting controls, lighting SDK, and third party program compatibility for the lights, but the switches and caps, though not bad, don't have my hopes up for longevity, though they show they're holding up much better than the Rosewill and older Razer switches.
Corsair boards look terrible and I really despise cherry reds along with the shitty caps for the price (even though they can be changed).
Ducky keyboards have everything but the software control, taking all the appeal out of the lighting.

>Budget
<$150
>Location
burger
>Preferred switch type
Anything clicky, likely blues or non-cherry linear (gateron/ultra-smooth linear)
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
TKL
>Backlight
Software controlled RGB Meme
>Previous/current keyboards
Rosewill thing with blues
logitech g710+
James Donkey 619 w/ gateron reds (current backup)
Razer Blackwidow X TE chroma (current)

I'm getting a replacement Blackwidow X for reasons that aren't at all important enough to warrant needing a replacement, but because of the new keyboard, I'm probably just going to sell it over use it. Despite what I said about razer's switches and such, I'm debating getting the Blackwidow v2 TE just for the software, program support, but there should be SOMETHING else out there with similar lighting, right?
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>>61875681
Sounds like you're more interested in a light up toy than an actual keyboard. The only good RGB boards I can think of are the Ducky Shine and CM Masterkeys Pro. While the RGB software for Razer, Corsair, and Logitech are better, their keyboards are crap. You either have to deal with non-standard bottom rows, shitty Greetech switches, or even worse Romer-G switches; all while they have shitty ABS keycaps.

Just enjoy your Razer shit if you want to look at shiny lights instead of actually typing on it, you shouldn't even be looking at the keyboard anyway.
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>>61875681
>All those leaf switches
>wants more leaf switches
>why?
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>>61875097
I don't buy Logitech keyboards other than their portable wireless ones but by design their backlighting system is far better than any other system. You can stop false flagging now you tard.
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>>61860036
Is this a good keyboard?
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40PGA
There's very little info on the page.
What material are the keycaps?
How do the buckling springs feel compared to other types of switches?
I absolutely need the trackpoint.
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>>61876291
just use google
key caps are some of the best dye-sub PBT ever made
Buckling springs are very tactile and loud
Also it uses an older trackpoint design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-vRZth7SI
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>>61876286
That's like saying the headlights for a Toyota are better than a Ferrari's, so you should drive the Toyota. You're a complete retard if you buy a keyboard for LEDs instead of its actual function as a keyboard. My point still stands, buy your light up toy, while everyone else will buy an actual keyboard that doesn't have key chatter issues while on thin ABS keycaps.
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Why do people recomend used Model M over the new Unicomp ones?
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>>61876425
They're the exact same thing except the Unicomp has worse build quality.
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>>61876425
The older model Ms used more plastic and steel plates instead of aluminum. Unicomps are still much better hten most keyboards out there today
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>>61876357
Christ shut the fuck up with the stupid analogies.
>key chatter
>problems with ABS
I have fucking PBT for keycaps and it barely makes a difference. Fuck off you sperg.
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>>61876425
see
>>61876351
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>>61876446
Are they known to break easily?
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>>61875964
to be t b h, the difference between the feel of the greetech switches and the older cherry blues in the deceased Rosewill I keep around feel very similar, main difference being Razer's shitty, thin, ABS caps. Feels virtually identical when I put some of the still shitty, but not painted Rosewill caps on the Razer. Typing feel's not bad.
For the caps, I could just get some Vortex doubleshot caps or something.
If the Ducky One TKL or similar came out with software controls, it'd be perfect.

The main issues for corsair, for me, are the fact the K65 only comes in reds, that they've gone too far down the gamer gear design path, and for that price, getting keycaps that chip more easily than anything I've seen.

Then I guess I'll stick to the Razer, I don't mind replacing switches if I have to later on down the line, but 3 more years of warranty I think will have me covered if any do fail.
And for the record, I don't look at my keyboard as I type, there's a reason why I said I like it as ambient lighting. Otherwise, I don't like my keyboards to have lighting at all.
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>>61876445
Ducky shine 6 has software controls
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>>61876468
There are two different versions. One uses like 40% less plastic, while the other is closer to 12%. The case is made from PVC so its not gonna break all that easily
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>>61876460
>Christ stop telling the truth and embarrassing me!
>I have fucking PBT for keycaps and it barely makes a difference

Ok kiddo, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. I also find it cute that you've changed the subject now that I've completely blown you the fuck out on Romer-G switches.

There's a night and day difference between thin ABS keycaps and thick PBT keycaps, so if anyone is false-flagging, it's you. Usual stock OEM keycaps that come with something like Razer are thin and feel cheap, while PBT keycaps usually are thicker and feel much sturdier (and usually come in superior Cherry profile).

I'm done replying to you, if you want to continue posting and embarrassing yourself go ahead, but just know that no one here is taking you seriously anymore. And kindly fuck off back to r/mk.
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>>61876445
>>61876460
While you two fight, I wanted to ask some noob questions about key caps. What's the problem with ABS? Does it get yellowish under sunlight and gets polished by fingers the easiest? What about other materials?
>thin ABS
What's the problem with thinness? It's not like you're going to rub through. Is it about key-press feel?

What are the best looking profiles? Cylindrical seems to be the most generic and used pretty much everywhere. But spherical have that cool retro look. FAQ in OP lists a shit-ton of abbreviations: OEM, Cherry, DSA, SA, SS, DSS, LP, KT without being clear of what they are.
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>>61876638
Whoops, linked wrong post. But anyway, if you have some visual keycap guide handy, please post it.
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So I've had my Anne pro with gateron blue for a few months now and I wish I never bought it. I hate the loud high pitched clicking noise and the soft mushy feeling of my piece of crap membrane keyboard is preferable to me over this typing on tic tacs experience. I ended up going back to the old membrane keyboard because I was losing my mind but It's really not ideal. Anyone have any recommendations for a non mechanical keyboard with good ergonomics and low noise?
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>>61876638
ABS gets eaten away by the oils of your skin and ends up developing a yuck texture that looks like this after a couple months of heavy use, or if you're using a thicker grade it can last 6 months to a year. PBT on the other hand lasts for decades without developing a yucky shine, and even thin PBT can last years. Keycaps profiles are all a big fucking meme
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>>61876686
Forgot pic. The keys on my membrane keyboard are nasty
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>>61876656
you mean something like this?
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>>61876686
matias ergo pro with dampened tactile switches
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>>61876638

The biggest issue with ABS is keycap shine. After a couple months you'll get shine on your keycaps, while PBT keycaps are resistant to oil and never shine. POM is a lesser used material that's similar to PBT. Like this anon said >>61876602, the thicker the keycap, the better the typing experience. The sound is also different and will give you more of a "thock" sound. As for the best looking keycap profile, that's up to you, but you really should be looking for the best to use. Most people like to use Cherry profile as their preferred profile, but I personally think SA is much nicer to look at. Using SA though is a painful experience, so I only use Cherry instead.
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>>61876686
Were you really stupid enough to buy a keyboard without trying a switch tester? If you really hated the sound that much, you could get Silent Reds, though I recommend you try Cherry Clears, since it's tactile without the click.
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>>61876750
I did try it but it didn't get annoying until after a few days of using it.
>>61876713
Thanks this one looks good. I'll do some more research on it
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>>61876602
>blown the fuck out
So apparently providing no evidence and making shitty car analogies is now considered "blown the fuck out". You have yet to provide any evidence that Romer Gs are any worse than Cherry or Topre crap. You mechanical keyboard autists need to get a fucking life.
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Is $35 a decent price for a used unicomp?
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>>61876602
>that warping on the realforce
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>>61876917
Considering they're usually $80ish, sure go for it. Though most people would recommend a Model M regardless, but for $35, a Unicomp isn't so bad.
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>>61871287
Got one with the Romer switches myself and tbqh it's not that bad. The keys don't need that much force to activate and when you ground them they have a nice click sound to them. The price is pretty good so I'd say go for it if you feel like your hearts set on it.

I will add that you might like Cherry Reds better. I tried a K70 with them and found them a lot more smother and gentler to the touch than the Romer switches.
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>>61876687
My Zowie claims "Vinyl" keycaps (PVC?), and after a couple of years there is a noticeable shiny strip on a space bar where my left thumb usually is, though home row doesn't seem that bad. But I see what you mean, that bit feels oily and sticky to touch.

>>61876702
>>61876730
Thank you! I thought those abbreviations concerned overall looks from above -
but that's definitely much more variety than I expected. What makes SA painful to use? The key height?
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>100€ to 120€
>Western Europe
>MX Brown or Red
>Layout whichever is the cheapest (dont care about aftermarket keycaps)
>100% form factor (dont care about macro keys)
>With backlight preferably (don't care about RGB)
>I have a shitty membrane HP keyboard.

Any helo /g/bros?
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>>61876291
Did anyone actually try this?
How's trackpoint?
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>>61877102
Magicforce 108 with Gateron red or browns
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>>61877150
I'm looking for something of a little higher quality and with MX switches preferably.
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>>61877192
Gateron Browns are better than Cherry Browns by a mile, Cherry Browns feel like Reds with dirt in them while Gateron Browns actually have a clear bump that you can actually feel. And Gateron Reds are considered one of the best linear switches there are, no other switch is as smooth as a Gateron switch.

That being said, I say you should get a dye-sub Ducky One, but the Magicforce is a great board too.
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>>61877230
I said that I didn't care about keycaps. What good do they do besides aesthetics and long term wear?
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>>61860036
cherrylets need not apply, topre master race
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>>61877323
High grade PBT is a softer plastic so it feels much nicer to type compared the the harshness of ABS. I tried the cheap Tai-hao PBT and it felt nothing like the good PBT sets made by Ducky or cherry.
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>>61877323
Keycaps are just as important as the switches. There's no point getting a mechanical keyboard if you're just gonna be typing on cheap ABS keycaps. PBT have a grainy texture and will never shine, while ABS usually has a glossy finish and will shine in 6 months. Also thickness matters, like this anon said earlier >>61876602


Since this is your first mechanical keyboard, you really should listen to others' advice or you'll find yourself with regret on your first purchase.
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>>61876686
Why didn't you return it if you didn't like it?
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>>61877387
All right but I can worry about that at a later date. In the meantime, do you own a Magicforce 108 yourself? If yes, what's your opinion and general experience?
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>>61877425
I have its little brother the 82. The keycaps suck ass and look like shit, but there was no other option for a cherry mx clear board in that form factor. I switched them out with the keycaps from my Ducky. This isn't an issue on the 108, but on the 82 several of the keys are non standard so I just kept them on. The construction is great for a chink board and there is also a dip switch on the back that switches caps locl and ctrl
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this is the best mech keyboard overview I've seen. if your'e a noob like me, this is extremely helpful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-axhQDkYxE
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>>61877644
>>>/v/ermin
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>>61877738
I haven't played a video game for like 3 weeks.
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>>61877770
neck yourself manchild
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>>61877738
What's wrong with a k70?
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>>61877782
I have a job, though.
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I need a KB that is 12 inches or less. I already have a full size mechanical kb but I need one that will let me use my full mouse pad. I don't need something super fancy just want cherry red switches and 12 inches or less.

Is this good for my needs for 40$ or is there something cheaper?

https://www.amazon.com/DREVO-84-Key-Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlit/dp/B01K4GXJMA/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1502506645&sr=1-2&keywords=gramr&th=1
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>>61877821
>Drevo gaymr
>Cherry Switches

Pick one
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>>61877868
Ignore cherry I just want red switches. Is that a good cheap kb?
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>Budget
$100

>Location
Australia, NSW

>Preferred switch type
I have only tried chink outemu blues and the only problem was the loudness.

>Layout
ANSI

>Form factor
80% with numpad only.
Or just 60% if there aren't many

>Backlight
Yes. Just a dim white is fine by me. Anything better isnt necessary.

>Previous/current keyboards
Motospeed inflictor CK104
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>>61877984
No it has outemu switches which are garbage try to get Gateron switches as they are cheaper and smoother than cherry switches. I would recommend a magicforce 68 with gateron switches.
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>>61877989
Cooler master pro m
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>>61877989
Tada68
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>>61877325
Topre is a meme rubber some, at least razer called theirs literally ME-ME. Cherry and clones are trash for that kinds of kids who rice their cars.
Alps is the holy grail.
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I want a tenkeyless keyboard for as cheap as possible without it looking hideous.

>Budget
£120 or so. Would prefer to spend around £50.
>Location (continent at least)
England.
>Preferred switch type
Reds/blacks/something similar. Have joint problems so something that requires force isn't good for me. Nothing loud, either.
>Layout
UK.
>Form factor
Tenkeyless.
>Backlight
Doesn't matter. Preferably none or one that can be disabled.
>Previous/current keyboards
Had a Filco MajesTouch one a few years ago. Was good but I used cheap rubber dome ones these days. Would get another but I don't want to spend much money if possible. Currently using an Ergo 4000 MS one.
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>>61875098
Is that space bar the wrong way?
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>>61878315
ISO layout preferred, should have clarified.
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>>61878321
No, that's the correct way. Maybe your spacebar is on wrong.
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MX keycaps to Alps converters, do they exist?
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>>61878471
yes.
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>>61878478
Where? I've only seen some project discussions and one place that sold them for 136 euros which is a bit of "holy shit what were they thinking".
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>>61878315
What happened to your Filco?
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>>61878644
Pretty sure I've seen a file for it on either shapeways or thingiverse.
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>>61878471
>>61878823
yeah, they are on shapeways. I have them bookmarked: https://www.shapeways.com/product/LPA7AYPYV/alps-to-mx-65-stems-4

I'm sure the file exists somewhere though if you want to print them yourself.
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>>61860144
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>>61860036
What is this and where can I buy it
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>>61878859
Thanks, I probably saw a page of full set there. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone with 3d printer.
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>>61868163
>massively overpriced
What do you mean? I only saw some Filco, HHKB and Realforce and they seemes cheaper than in EU
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>>61879870
That's because the EU is probably even worse.
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>>61868163
> Also are there any compact keyboards that have function keys? Is there a name for this?

75%
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>>61879934
Well I was this close to not buying keyboard while I'm here and then comes this guy.
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>>61879974
God that top row looks dumb
All 1u keys with 0.25u caps between esc, f1-4, f5-8, f9-12 and del looks so much better
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>>61880330
I kind of like the way it fills the whole keyboard out, makes getting replacement caps a paint hough
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>>61872029
no, because it's a great fucking keyboard
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thoughts on the Deck Francium Pro?
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>>61880512
Don't get it wet.
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Anyone have any experience with these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TG3-Electronics-BL82-Series-82-key-LED-Backlit-KeyboaRD-KBA-BL82-5RBIVS-PS2-/231525224838
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>>61880742
I used to own the DECK backlit variant. I absolutely LOVED that keyboard, however there was no backplate or support at all. You can feel the PCB bending slightly if you press in the middle of the board. Sadly I killed it replacing the LEDs
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>>61879870
those local brands are probably about the same, but most anything I see for around 100 USD stateside is double that here

>>61879974
thanks
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>>61880771
that's a bummer, I was mostly interested because I was told they were built like tanks

I might pick one up anyway since the price isn't too bad
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Do any of you guys use Windows or Menu keys?
I see them on lots of custom builds, but I never use them myself. Am I fucking up?
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>>61876357
Yeah about that key chatter, I had a problem with the spacebar for the longest time until I opened it up and found the problem was bad solder. Adding a little bit more fixed it right up, so if anybody with a romer-g keyboard experiences that, try that.
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>>61880330
I'd say that the way this top row is staggered in respect to the number row looks better than any other option. The only issue is keycap compatibility, but even this layout can be covered with many flat profile sets.
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>>61881175
I never use menu key, but windows key is one of the most important on the keyboard for me. I launch all software with start menu search or win+1,2,3 shortcuts.
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Friendly Reminder that 96-key Custom Keyboard GB close in three days.

https://mehkee.com/products/96kee
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6gv2 master race
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>>61881620
I'd like to get this but can't decide what switches to put on it.
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>>61872029
Enjoy it
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>>61860056
B.MEME :----DDDDDd
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>>61878321
technically it is but most consider turning it around to be more ergonomic.
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>>61878903
underrated
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>>61881620
ive never built a board before or owned a mech. is this a board i could change the switches down the line or do i need to solder them?
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>>61883278
You need these if you don't want to solder in switches
http://winkeyless.kr/product/holtite/
otherwise you have to desolder them everytime
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>>61877644
Me. I bought one because /mkg/ said that if I just wanted to game I should buy a non faggot looking mech keyboard so I looked around and the K70 looked very nice and got one.
Very happy with it so far.
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>>61883321
wtf are those
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>>61879974
>delete
>Delete
>DELET
That lowercase "delete" key instead of "Backspace"....
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>>61883468
can't you read?
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>>61883278
I think you can just get the switchtop down and change the stem and spring without desoldering anything.
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>>61883548
>>61883615

i dont see how a little piece of metal will help me m8
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>>61883707
metals are generally good conductors of electricity
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>>61881620
I'm looking to build my own keyboard, but geez these prices...

>>61883321
I'm surprised how cheap they are. Especially when there is stuff like this bunch of plasticy bits >>61878859

>>61883707
Solderless connection to pcb. You know, like breadboards?
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So I just got my cherry mx switch tester from amazon and is this shit a joke? Almost every color feels like shit

I almost bought into the /mkg/ meme
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>>61884068
You did good. Cherry switches are nothing but shit and even high quality rubber dome keyboards are better built and more durable then the best MX keyboard out there right now. Don't fall for the cherry shit meme
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>>61884068
>cherry meme switches
There is your first problem
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>>61884085
>>61884087
Well what the fuck do I get then? Everything in here is about cherry. I thought the clears would have a clear tactile bump
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>>61884118
The reason why mechanical keyboards fell out of style was that they were to expensive to produce. Cherry on the other hand were shit enough that they only offered a ~$20 premium over regular membrane keyboards so they survived. Now days they are the consumer standard simply because all the good switches went bankrupt. Unfortunalty there is nothing good right now on the market, but maybe matias will help change that. The best advice I can give is to get old mechanical keyboards for the 90s like Alps or Buckling springs and try those out.
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>>61884164
Makes me skeptical of any switch desu. Your logic seems realistic but how can I commit to any keyboard without testing the actual switch
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>>61884118
Everything is about Cherry MX as a format though, since the patent expired there are lots of better and worse clones of it. Its physical size and cross-shaped stem is pretty much a standard used in almost all projects and custom keycaps. As for the switches, people seem to praise Gateron these days.
There are Alps/Matias switches that I'm considering for my DIY - but there are less projects with mounting plates that support it. Another problem is key caps availability: only a few companies offer them, and I'm worried that sizes they have might not be compatible with all projects.
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>>61884216
You can get old mechanical keyboards for very cheap. Something like an old dell at101 can be found at goodwill for 5 bucks
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>>61884164
Hi, Thomas.
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>>61884216
>>61884282
Can confirm. Old mechs can be cheaply bought.
I very much recommend matias switches though.
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>>61884524
>>61884281
any recommendations for gateron or matias switches? would like nice tactile bump no click
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>>61884616
Matias only makes one tactile switch and that is their quiet clicks. Even though it has click in the name it is actually a tactile leaf.
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>>61884616
Can't speak for gateron, but matias quiet click is what I would say.
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>>61884616
zealios or MX clear
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>>61884756
See
>>61884068
>>61884118
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>>61884756
ive seen zealios alot, are there a lot of keyboards that use them? cant seem to find any

>>61884669
>>61884670
will check them out
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>>61872029
the fc660c exists
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>https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/switch-68-cherry-gateron-zealio?variant=40117059597
>68 MX Clears for $38
Is this the cheapest price for MX Clears?
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>>61884616
MOD Switches
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I thought of buying my first MK.

Gigabyte K85? What can you say about it? Is it worth?
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>>61885044
It uses kalih switches which are garbage so I wouldn't get it.
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Is this correct /g/?
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>>61883494
The default key installed there is "Backspace". This is one of the extra keys included with the keyboard for some reason, along with colored keys you can see on that board and mac keys.
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>the stealth assassin of keyboard switches
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>>61885501
Omron doesn't have a good track record with mechanical switches. Just look at their old ones and you can see that they aren't very durable at all. Romers might be different, but with over 30 years of failure I'm still skeptical. They are faster and more responsive then cherry switches, but so are chiclet keyboards. The actuation might be silent, but the noise of the plastic hitting the bottom and the top of the housing is always louder then a rubber dome, unless you dampen them.
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Is there a switch that feels similar to blues, but that's not as loud?
I've used my Cherry MX Blue keyboard at home for several years and I love it, but I can't bring it to work because it's far too loud.

Browns have a similar actuation force, but I'm not sure how that tactile bump would feel.
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>>61885876
mx clear
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>>61885979
Clears and browns both have the tactile bump, which I'm curious about.
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wow
https://www.primekb.com/products/prime_l
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>>61885419
This looks nice, what keyboard is it?
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>>61886095
Why so expensive
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>>61886963
The case. There are other keyboards in that layout that are slightly cheaper
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>>61886095
Too big. Lets go smaller
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>>61886542
Noppoo Choc Mini, judging by the 5.5 spacebar.

Here's mine.
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>>61885419
Shame you don't have the black version. You should vinyl wrap or paint the bezel. It will look very good once you do.
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>>61887082
Is it hard to find replacement caps for it?
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>>61887657
Depends on a lot of factors, like whether you want a sculpted profile or a flat one, whether you are okay with blanks, and whether the stock spacebar will work with the new set or it needs to include 5.5u one.

The non-standard things about it are 5.5u spacebar, 1.75u right shift and PgUp, PgDown and End being on different rows compared to standard layout.

Typically the spacebar is the biggest issue, but now there are some sets on aliexpress that include it.
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>>61873375
thanks
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Can somebody suggest a good one under $50. I'm not a gaymer, just want a good one for coding and shit.
>inb4 poorfag
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>>61888483
Magicforce
Drevo
Tomoko
James Donkey
Monoprice
E-Element/E-Eagle
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>>61888483
ducky's are only $90 and very good quality. double shot pbt keycaps
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>>61886095
>>61886963
>What you will need:
>Switches
>Keycaps
>USB cable (USB mini)
>Feet (optional)
LMAO, I thought it was a full kit...
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>>61888557
I can't find a 90 dollar ducky. What model is it anon?
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What are the best alps switches for tactile feel?
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>>61888821
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/search.php?keyword=&brand=1&switch=&size=Tenkeyless&led=&capmat=&capprint=&model=&availability=in_stock&show_kb=off&show_kb=on&show_acc=off&show_acc=on

Not sure what size or switch you're looking for but I am about to pre-order the ducky tkl w/ clear switches. Only $90. Im also getting it for coding, not a gaymer




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