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On 6/10/2017 at 6:57 PM, iFreilicht said:

EDIT: Oh shit, I just noticed that with the Alternate Kit, this would actually fit my upcoming BananaSplit buy. Goddamnit.

Yep, I feel you. Its frustrating to find the perfect keycap set for me as well, since I know ramen will be abundant in my future...


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On 2017-06-06 at 9:08 PM, verytiny said:

topre is the best

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Topre do have a lovely feel to them. I got three boards with them. :)

 

Do you prefer the spacebar that way?

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On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 4:16 PM, Me_Is_Hooman said:

That is a weird way to spell rubbre dome /s. 

 

Does it have hypersphere, mx sliders, or is it stock? 

 

How would it compare to hhkb. 

 

Are you going to put in the new hasu controler for 660c? Full programability.

 

it is stock and i don't have much of a need for full programmability aside from nkro to shitpost more loudly. i wish i had the balls to take apart a $300 keyboard for silencing, but alas, i am merely a broke, malnourished weeaboo. i don't have a hhkb so i can't compare

 

On ‎6‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 6:33 PM, Existinguser said:

Topre do have a lovely feel to them. I got three boards with them. :)

 

Do you prefer the spacebar that way?

yes, and i also removed the spring under the spacebar

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2 hours ago, Naypalm said:

Just got this wasd vp3 61 key with mx blue switches in the mail today.

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That's a pretty good board and a good colour for the caps as well :) Too bad WASD caps are so thin, I'd definitely recommend getting a decent set of thick caps at some point.

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I feel ashamed that my keyboard is bone-stock :S 

 


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10 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

I feel ashamed that my keyboard is bone-stock :S 

Well then, get over onto geekhack or massdrop and find a group buy for stuff to modify yours with ;) 

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42 minutes ago, iFreilicht said:

Well then, get over onto geekhack or massdrop and find a group buy for stuff to modify yours with ;) 

Yeah, but I don't know what I want. Also, if you've seen a Masterkeys Pro S, you'll know that there are a few custom keys, and I haven't completely memorized those yet. That and the price is really the only thing holding me back from buying keycaps.


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On 6/21/2017 at 1:01 PM, kelvinhall05 said:

Yeah, but I don't know what I want. Also, if you've seen a Masterkeys Pro S, you'll know that there are a few custom keys, and I haven't completely memorized those yet. That and the price is really the only thing holding me back from buying keycaps.

If you check back every month or so, you're bound to find something you like. 

What custom keys are you talking about? As far as I can tell, they are all standard sizes.

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6 hours ago, iFreilicht said:

If you check back every month or so, you're bound to find something you like. 

What custom keys are you talking about? As far as I can tell, they are all standard sizes.

Some (all?) of the function keys, and the 1-4 keys (since they have the profile labeling, which I quite like).


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Any idea how to clean Cherry MX Switches?

 

Been using my Filco Majestouch 2 Cherry MX Blues for about 3 years and 6 months now. 

 

I noticed that my left CTRL key don't have that same "clack" as my other keys. I also noticed it on some of the keys. Not all. But it gets somewhat irritating when something isn't right in the whole keyboard.

 

I don't want to replace the switches with this keyboard. Nor do I want to buy a new one. 

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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A few weeks ago, I picked up a Logitech G710+ for $40 on clearance from Wal Mart. Am I part of this club now too? 


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15 minutes ago, Zodiark1593 said:

A few weeks ago, I picked up a Logitech G710+ for $40 on clearance from Wal Mart. Am I part of this club now too? 

Yup. 


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17 minutes ago, Warmishrobin said:

I currently don't have a mechanical keyboard but was thinking of getting one, are they really that much better than regular keyboards?

They are so much better than regular! I currently have the corsair k70 (mx blues) and it feels so nice.

There are a lot of different types of switches for mechanical keyboards, so do your research before buying one.


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6 hours ago, Warmishrobin said:

I currently don't have a mechanical keyboard but was thinking of getting one, are they really that much better than regular keyboards?

Honestly, it depends on your preference. If you can, go to a store and try out mechanical keyboards, and see what you think.


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On 6/23/2017 at 3:49 AM, ZakuII said:

Any idea how to clean Cherry MX Switches?

 

Been using my Filco Majestouch 2 Cherry MX Blues for about 3 years and 6 months now. 

 

I noticed that my left CTRL key don't have that same "clack" as my other keys. I also noticed it on some of the keys. Not all. But it gets somewhat irritating when something isn't right in the whole keyboard.

 

I don't want to replace the switches with this keyboard. Nor do I want to buy a new one. 

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

If the Filco Majestouch supports switch opening, you can use a special tool to just open the switch and clean out any gunk that might be inside with a Q-tip.

If it doesn't, you'll have to desolder the switch before opening it.

 

10 hours ago, Warmishrobin said:

I currently don't have a mechanical keyboard but was thinking of getting one, are they really that much better than regular keyboards?

It depends. Mechanical keyboards come in many different shapes and with different switches, so there's a lot more you can do to make it feel exactly like you want. But, regular keyboards can be pretty good too. Especially modern scissor switch keyboards, similar to what you can find in high-end ultrabooks, can be of very high quality and some people prefer them to mechanical for the shorter key travel.

 

Really, I'd advise you to go to your local Electronics store where multiple keyboards are for display. See if you can find mechanical ones and try them out. Check which switches are installed, and try to feel the difference it makes when you press down switches on all of the boards. You will feel a huge different between them. Most commonly you'll find Red, Blue and Brown switches, possibly a board from Razer as well with Kailh switches. The difference between them is very noticeable. After that, decide whether you'd like to get one or not.

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So I finally placed an order for Ellipse's new production Model F F77. God I'm excited. Now just to wait until October-ish.


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20 hours ago, Masada02 said:

So I finally placed an order for Ellipse's new production Model F F77. God I'm excited. Now just to wait until October-ish.

Niiiice, but that's a lot of money to drop on a board at once. What options did you go for?

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1 hour ago, iFreilicht said:

Niiiice, but that's a lot of money to drop on a board at once. What options did you go for?

Ya, it's a lot. More than I've ever spent on a keyboard by a long shot, but in my mind it's basically the perfect board. 

 

F77, ANSI layout, industrial grey, SSK blue keys, front printed F keys, and I bought an extra shell in black in case I end up liking that better.


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Hey guys with non-backlit keyboard, do you ever regret not getting one with backlight? I sure do. ? Really want to get a new one with backlight but my current one (a filco tenkeyless) is too damn good I don't want it go to waste.

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Not the best quality photo but you get the idea.IMG_20170707_000021788.thumb.jpg.afb7c0074fdd8406cf4f027db47977e2.jpg

 

Last time I used a mechanical keyboard was in the 90s I think?

I got this k70 rapidfire about  two months ago and I'm loving it. Keys are a bit loud for my taste but It could be worse. Other than that I'm really happy with it


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4 hours ago, mach said:

Hey guys with non-backlit keyboard, do you ever regret not getting one with backlight? I sure do. ? Really want to get a new one with backlight but my current one (a filco tenkeyless) is too damn good I don't want it go to waste.

 

Not at all. I have blank keys and touch-type, any lighting on my keyboard would just be for aesthetic purposes. And I think underglow looks a lot better than backlighting anyway, so if I were to light my board up, it would just be with underglow.

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Just got my combatterwing China special mechanical keyboard. Cost me $29.99 and it uses some knock off blue switch. 

 

This is my first mechanical keyboard and I have switched forever. I hate typing in membrane keyboard now. 

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