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Where do I get a keyboard board?

I got my cherry experience kit (That one test kit) and figured out what I want! But now, what should I do? Is there a 96 or 75 percent US Qwerty you guys recommend? Hopefully with alligned keys? (I forget the term) (hopefully with switch hotswap support) that you guys recommend? I'd just like to get started out soon. 

My budget is like, 100 CAD tops without the switches. Already bought those.

(Oh, and dampening foam.)))

I wonder how many children search for Mr Beast

And find a meat canyon video

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11 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

I got my cherry experience kit and figured out what I want! But now, what should I do? Is there a main, full board (hopefully with switch hotswao support) that you guys recommend? I'd just like to get started out soon. 

(Oh, and dampening foam.)))

You get more responses when you put more effort into composing a thread that's actually understandable...

 

You're talking about a "Switch Tester" right...? My immature brain thought you were talking about a stripper and I kept leaving without replying.

 

Most people don't build a full keyboard from scratch. There are numerous prebuilt options on the market that make the hobby a lot more approachable and affordable.

 

You're missing a lot of important information in your original post.

What layout do you want? 100%, 96%, TKL, 75%, 65%, 60%

What language or region are you? US QWERTY? ISO (big enter button) ? some other language?

Budget? This determines if you can actually afford to build a keyboard from random pieces or if you need a cheap DIY kit.

etc etc

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2 hours ago, saintlouisbagels said:

You get more responses when you put more effort into composing a thread that's actually understandable...

 

You're talking about a "Switch Tester" right...? My immature brain thought you were talking about a stripper and I kept leaving without replying.

 

Most people don't build a full keyboard from scratch. There are numerous prebuilt options on the market that make the hobby a lot more approachable and affordable.

 

You're missing a lot of important information in your original post.

What layout do you want? 100%, 96%, TKL, 75%, 65%, 60%

What language or region are you? US QWERTY? ISO (big enter button) ? some other language?

Budget? This determines if you can actually afford to build a keyboard from random pieces or if you need a cheap DIY kit.

etc etc

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I wonder how many children search for Mr Beast

And find a meat canyon video

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14 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

I got my cherry experience kit

Did not know Cherry offered their own official testing kit called the Cherry MX Switch Experience Box lol my bad.

 

14 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

My budget is like, 100 CAD tops without the switches.

That is a really tight budget. This is exactly why people buy prebuilt keyboards and customize them over time.

 

14 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

Is there a 96 or 75 percent US Qwerty you guys recommend?

I would recommend the Keychron K2 Pro, K4, and K4 Pro but they're all above your budget and they're not even amazing keyboards.

https://www.amazon.ca/Keychron-Hot-swappable-Mechanical-Programmable-Backlight/dp/B0BPSLV6TW/

https://www.amazon.ca/Keychron-Swappable-Mechanical-Bluetooth-Gamer-Version/dp/B09NKRWYTY/

https://www.amazon.ca/Keychron-Mechanical-Programmable-Hot-Swappable-Backlight/dp/B0BTVPNHKR/

 

Royal Kludge is a good budget brand

https://www.amazon.ca/ROYAL-KLUDGE-RK84-Wired-High-Capacity/dp/B0BPMBVNDB/

https://www.amazon.ca/RK-ROYAL-KLUDGE-H81-Mechanical/dp/B0B9GLJSZX/

 

14 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

Hopefully with alligned keys? (I forget the term)

Are you thinking of Ortholinear keyboards? I don't have any recommendations.

 

14 hours ago, Notquitedead said:

(Oh, and dampening foam.)))

I think there should be a lot of generic options on Amazon. Watch a Hipyo Tech video and listen the types of foams he uses.

 

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