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Let me know how quiet or clicky it is...please?! I like when stuff is made in the USA...rare now days!

 

I shall let you know when I get it. :P

Hopefully tomorrow, if not, then Wednesday. Though I did ask for next day delivery and it's to be posted today. :D


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I shall let you know when I get it. :P

Hopefully tomorrow, if not, then Wednesday. Though I did ask for next day delivery and it's to be posted today. :D

 

Thank you kind sir!


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Officially joining the Mech KB Club!

 

Mine's a portal-themed Vortex Race 2 75% keyboard with Cherry MX Browns and white backlighting:

 

Number Keys, Tab, Caps Lock, Shift and Win key are portal-themed.

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Arrow keys, Enter, Right Shift and End

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Full view

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With Backlighting:

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The keycaps were custom printed from wasdkeyboards.com. Since the layout of the Race 2 is non-standard, I had to sacrifice the modifier keys (Ctrl, Win, Alt) to have the arrow keys + the right shift and end printed. To compensate for that, I replaced them with some MKC metal modifiers from banggood.com.

 

You'll see that I also have a set of metal WASD keycaps made from MKC, also from banggood.com.

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Well, it arrived. After getting an email last night at about half 7PM from Amazon telling me that it had been dispatched. I honestly didn't think it would arrive today. 

 

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First impressions of it are amazing. It feels so well built, even surpassing that of my Ducky Shine 3. Which is something I actually expected. The traditional flex test left me shocked at how sturdy the thing was. But it's the switches. I was expecting the Browns, after only using them on the key tester I have to be soft and rather mushy for a mechanical switch. However, from what I can feel, they are very close to the Blues, just with no click. The bottoming out sound is a little softer too. I don't know whether this is because of the keyboard's construction or it is because of the switches themselves, but it's not as loud of a clack when the key bottoms out like my Ducky. I'm very happy with it, though I am going to have to get used to having a full size keyboard again, sometimes when I go back to the home row, I end up two keys to the right, but that's the only issue I have. :D

 

 

I should have cleaned the stand for my monitor before taking that picture.  :ph34r: 


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I'm getting a Zalman ZM-K500 mechanical keyboard, which uses pseudo Cherry MX switches, since Cherry's patent has expired. What kind of Cherry MX switch are these comparable to, red, blue, brown or black?

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Well, it arrived. After getting an email last night at about half 7PM from Amazon telling me that it had been dispatched. I honestly didn't think it would arrive today. 

 

 

First impressions of it are amazing. It feels so well built, even surpassing that of my Ducky Shine 3. Which is something I actually expected. The traditional flex test left me shocked at how sturdy the thing was. But it's the switches. I was expecting the Browns, after only using them on the key tester I have to be soft and rather mushy for a mechanical switch. However, from what I can feel, they are very close to the Blues, just with no click. The bottoming out sound is a little softer too. I don't know whether this is because of the keyboard's construction or it is because of the switches themselves, but it's not as loud of a clack when the key bottoms out like my Ducky. I'm very happy with it, though I am going to have to get used to having a full size keyboard again, sometimes when I go back to the home row, I end up two keys to the right, but that's the only issue I have. :D

 

 

I should have cleaned the stand for my monitor before taking that picture.  :ph34r: 

 

I'm not a big fan of MX-Browns, but to me browns feel better with Costar stabilizers vs Cherry.  

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@neiru37 nice portal keyset man!

Yep, agreed 100%! ;)  Maybe I should check the shop I usually go to for such key caps, they look simply awesome! :wub:


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Yep, agreed 100%! ;)  Maybe I should check the shop I usually go to for such key caps, they look simply awesome! :wub:

 

I can share the SVG file I sent to wasdkeyboards.com so that other people can have their own set printed. For $47 for a tenkeyless and $50 for a full set, they seem to be a pretty fair deal, considering that you have full control over what is printed on the keycaps.

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I'm not a big fan of MX-Browns, but to me browns feel better with Costar stabilizers vs Cherry.  

 

So far, I am finding them to be better. Though, that maybe because I game more than I type and they are easier to press. So far, the most I have noticed between the Costar Stabilisers and the Cherry is that the space bar seems to pop back a lot faster than it did before. 


What do they know of England, who only England know?

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I can share the SVG file I sent to wasdkeyboards.com so that other people can have their own set printed. For $47 for a tenkeyless and $50 for a full set, they seem to be a pretty fair deal, considering that you have full control over what is printed on the keycaps.

I've do everything quite a few full custom sets through wasd.

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I can't wait for my Ducky Mini YotH to arrive.

I picked mine up today.

I can't even describe it and I really don't want to spoil it for you. It's one of those things you just have to experience to understand it!


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I picked mine up today.

I can't even describe it and I really don't want to spoil it for you. It's one of those things you just have to experience to understand it!

 

No pictures? :(


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"Well that's what I always said I wanted to be remembered for, for being honest. Nothing else is worth a damn"
 

 

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No pictures? :(

Don't worry, pictures will comes.

It just happen to get dark very early in Denmark at the moment and I've just moved into my new apartment and I only got two small lamps to light up the apartment. Meaning the light isn't good enough for good pictures. I'll try take some pictures this weekend when I've finished a coupe of assignments and I got some time.  :)

Another thing, I can't believe I got #1991, one year apart from my year of birth. That would have been kind of sweet  :D


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Don't worry, pictures will comes.

It just happen to get dark very early in Denmark at the moment and I've just moved into my new apartment and I only got two small lamps to light up the apartment. Meaning the light isn't good enough for good pictures. I'll try take some pictures this weekend when I've finished a coupe of assignments and I got some time.  :)

Another thing, I can't believe I got #1991, one year apart from my year of birth. That would have been kind of sweet  :D

 

Looking forward to it. :D 

Good luck with the assignments. :D 


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I picked mine up today.

I can't even describe it and I really don't want to spoil it for you. It's one of those things you just have to experience to understand it!

 

My tracking just tells me "The item is on its way to the destination country." :(

 

Hopefully I will get it tomorrow, The Swedish postal service is normally ACE.

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My tracking just tells me "The item is on its way to the destination country." :(

 

Hopefully I will get it tomorrow, The Swedish postal service is normally ACE.

 

Well, isn't everything in Sweden pretty ace? ;)


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Don't worry, pictures will comes.

It just happen to get dark very early in Denmark at the moment and I've just moved into my new apartment and I only got two small lamps to light up the apartment. Meaning the light isn't good enough for good pictures. I'll try take some pictures this weekend when I've finished a coupe of assignments and I got some time. :)

Another thing, I can't believe I got #1991, one year apart from my year of birth. That would have been kind of sweet :D

Woot gratz on your YotH xD 1991 seems like a sweet number XP I'm looking forward to your pics!


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i just wish wasd did DSA keycaps then i could maybe get the keyscaps i need

DSA is a SP specific standard replicating older style keycaps so don't expect that to happen.

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i just wish wasd did DSA keycaps then i could maybe get the keyscaps i need

 

+1 For this. I'd like a low profile custom keyset from them, as low as the leopold ones.

 

DSA is a SP specific standard replicating older style keycaps so don't expect that to happen.

 

SP should definitely have a custom printing service like wasd.

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