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I had to get one eventually just to see if there is any truth to all of the Topre hype.

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If they were programmable I'd still be using them.
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i think we have gone over this just, because it is not designed to be reprogrammed doesn't mean it cant be lol

The HHKB acually has upgradable firmware so you have a change maybe. The others idk... Some one has modded a teensy into a HHKB before too, if only they would have used that bluetooth version!

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Ducky PBT keycaps arrived today for my Ducky Shine 3, they're great, the feel really nice, not how I expected them to which was surprising.

I love the look of them though, especially in the reasctive typing mode.

I'll be getting some double shot ABS ones too and having a little comparrison.

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Just got my first mech keyboard yesterday. CM Storm Trigger Z with Mx browns. Great so far.

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About to buy my first mech kb. But cant make mind up between the Ducky Shine 4 or the Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate, both with MX Browns. I know the differences between them, but I just can't pick.\

Help?

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@Evil-Erthanu

As you mention they're are completely different keyboard.

Personally I think the Das looks so nice and simple. The Ducky is a bit more shiny and flashy, don't get me wrong I'm a huge Ducky fan but I'm not so sure about the Shine 4 though.


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I ended up ordering the Ducky, only because of the back-lighting really. Is the Ducky Shine 4 quite new? Because I wasn't able to find very many proper reviews, but I couldn't find ANY Shine 3's in stock at any domestic retailers at all. I was really tempted to get the Das, especially after watching Barnacules' review of it, but I guess i really am a sucker for pretty lights :P

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Ordered a CM Storm quickfire TK(lovely form factor for my desk that needs a bit extra mouse movement room for this low sensitivity player. :D )Can't wait to compare these MX blues directly to my friend's Razer greens. :)


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I have the Corsair Vengeance K95 with Cherry Reds for my main gaming machine and the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate with the Blue switches for work (They haven't complained about the noise level yet, if they do I'll bring my IBM model M keyboard instead. :P)  

 

I also have a DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate connected my home server terminal. I believe they are using Cherry Blues.

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I am so tempted to pick up a set of these. http://dro.ps/techquickie

 

But $140 for a full set (with shipping) is quite a bit...

whaaa, are you paying 100$ in shipping  :o

I live in NORWAY and even for me it wouldn't

be that expensive.

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whaaa, are you paying 100$ in shipping :o

I live in NORWAY and even for me it wouldn't

be that expensive.

A full ISO set (with numpad) would be 140 with shipping.

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corsair k95 with browns,

 

bout to get a Ducky mini YOTH edition with either Reds or Browns (probably go reds as i already have a tactile mech keyboard, but then again it's for use with my laptop -really dont like the laptop keyboard - and i will mostly typing with it, not gaming, so i guess i should go brown with that logic...decisions...)

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I am so tempted to pick up a set of these. http://dro.ps/techquickie

But $140 for a full set (with shipping) is quite a bit...

It's over $200 for the set I'd need/want. It's a very cool looking set though.
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Freshly built~

 

Components:

  • 62g 18k Gold Plated SPRiT Springs
  • Geekhack Thin lube
  • Geekhack Spring lube
  • R1 Geekhack Thick lube (applied on stabs)
  • 61x Gateron Clear/White switches
  • SIP sockets
  • White 2x3x4 LEDs
  • White SPRiT PCB
  • Transparent Red 5mm Acrylic plate
  • 18k Gold Plated Stabs (clipped, lubed)
  • Red Hard anodized FMJ Case
  • Thick Cherry POM keycaps
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Typing on this baby feels so nice on the fingers. The sliders are buttery smooth (absolutely no "sandy" feeling,), and the bottom out noise is pretty much non-existant. I recorded a short footage of me doing a typing test, but I think my camera was only able to pick up the upstroke noise!

These Gateron switches do not have any wiggle at all when I try to purposely twist the top housing left & right. This actually made it harder to pop the covers off from underneath, but also makes the switches really sturdy. Thankfully the plastics they use is high quality and is quite flexible as well.

Typing sound:

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I am so tempted to pick up a set of these. http://dro.ps/techquickie

 

But $140 for a full set (with shipping) is quite a bit...

 

If I had money, I'd be on this in a snap. :(


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Freshly built~

Components:

  • 62g 18k Gold Plated SPRiT Springs
  • Geekhack Thin lube
  • Geekhack Spring lube
  • R1 Geekhack Thick lube (applied on stabs)
  • 61x Gateron Clear/White switches
  • SIP sockets
  • White 2x3x4 LEDs
  • White SPRiT PCB
  • Transparent Red 5mm Acrylic plate
  • 18k Gold Plated Stabs (clipped, lubed)
  • Red Hard anodized FMJ Case
  • Thick Cherry POM keycaps

Typing on this baby feels so nice on the fingers. The sliders are buttery smooth (absolutely no "sandy" feeling,), and the bottom out noise is pretty much non-existant. I recorded a short footage of me doing a typing test, but I think my camera was only able to pick up the upstroke noise!

These Gateron switches do not have any wiggle at all when I try to purposely twist the top housing left & right. This actually made it harder to pop the covers off from underneath, but also makes the switches really sturdy. Thankfully the plastics they use is high quality and is quite flexible as well.

Typing sound:

It looks (and sounds) gorgeous!

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Freshly built~

 

Components:

  • 62g 18k Gold Plated SPRiT Springs
  • Geekhack Thin lube
  • Geekhack Spring lube
  • R1 Geekhack Thick lube (applied on stabs)
  • 61x Gateron Clear/White switches
  • SIP sockets
  • White 2x3x4 LEDs
  • White SPRiT PCB
  • Transparent Red 5mm Acrylic plate
  • 18k Gold Plated Stabs (clipped, lubed)
  • Red Hard anodized FMJ Case
  • Thick Cherry POM keycaps

Typing on this baby feels so nice on the fingers. The sliders are buttery smooth (absolutely no "sandy" feeling,), and the bottom out noise is pretty much non-existant. I recorded a short footage of me doing a typing test, but I think my camera was only able to pick up the upstroke noise!

These Gateron switches do not have any wiggle at all when I try to purposely twist the top housing left & right. This actually made it harder to pop the covers off from underneath, but also makes the switches really sturdy. Thankfully the plastics they use is high quality and is quite flexible as well.

Typing sound:

 

 

That is one sexy combo zeal!

So the Gateron is plate mounted I assume, really tempted to build one with their clicky switch

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I'm still using my first mechanical keyboard, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 edition. Cherry MX Blue switches, no mods. While I was fanboy-ish to Razer at the time, I really do like this keyboard significantly more than those of my friends. It could be that I'm much more used to mine, but who really knows.


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Freshly built~

 

Components:

  • 62g 18k Gold Plated SPRiT Springs
  • Geekhack Thin lube
  • Geekhack Spring lube
  • R1 Geekhack Thick lube (applied on stabs)
  • 61x Gateron Clear/White switches
  • SIP sockets
  • White 2x3x4 LEDs
  • White SPRiT PCB
  • Transparent Red 5mm Acrylic plate
  • 18k Gold Plated Stabs (clipped, lubed)
  • Red Hard anodized FMJ Case
  • Thick Cherry POM keycaps
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@Jokrik looks amazing. How are those Gateron switches I know people over at GH are crazy about them. Also what are those little metal stems where the led would be in the pics where you have the switch apart?

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Those are SIP sockets. So you can change the LEDs without de-soldering.

ooh so cool! I need to get me some of those! though I dont think i have any boards id want to swap them out on but it would be a cool neat addition.

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also @Zeal you need to do build logs for stuff like that man!

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That is one sexy combo zeal!

So the Gateron is plate mounted I assume, really tempted to build one with their clicky switch

Gaterons are in a plate, but the ones I got are PCB mount to add extra stability.

also @Zeal you need to do build logs for stuff like that man!

I did make one similar to the above post on GH, just didn't take pics of the lubing process (took ridiculously long). It was also ~3am when I finished so was pretty exhausted already.

I think this build log was also what hyped up Gateron switches on GH :D

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