/mkg/ - Capacitive Buckling Springs edition>Buyer's template:http://pastebin.com/33S1gVkG (embed)>Where to Buy:http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL (embed)>FAQs:http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp (embed)>Group Buyshttps://deskthority.net/viewforum.php?f=50https://www.massdrop.com/>Keyboard wikihttps://deskthority.net/wiki/Main_Page>Keyset wikihttp://keypuller.com (https://web.archive.org/web/20161101152119/http://keypuller.com/)Last thread: >>70490273
What is the point of keycaps where you have a large key and only a small 'raised' bit like in OP pick
Anyone know who makes a Low Profile TKL Chiclet keyboard? $120willing to order globallylow profile linear switchesflat chiclet keycapstenkeylesssingle color backlight at least
>>70537868Those don't even have linear switches, try harder next time
>>70537881Just take out the rubber domes lmao
Finally built my first DIY board. PCB is a KBD67 (USB-C) with Kailh BOX Whites and the Tada68 plastic case because I'm a cheap cunt, and purple 1.8mm LEDs because backlighting is nice.
>>70537916How difficult was it to do? I'm thinking about it
>>70537954If you know how to solder, it's not that hard. I watched a ton of videos and did a couple months of researching into everything I needed beforehand so I could be sure that I was doing everything correctly and in the proper order. IMO the hardest part is just waiting for everything to show up. That and desoldering a switch if you put it in the wrong hole like I did.
>>70537976Yours turned out really nice. Is there an advantage to getting the solder version over hotswap?
>>70537998Honestly, no. Hotswap tends to be more expensive and like I said, I'm a cheap fuck. I got the solder-in version because I don't ever plan on changing switches, and if I do, I'll likely just build a new board knowing how easy it is to do.
>>70538022thank you for holding my handalso where did you get the PCB from
>>70538033I got the PCB, case, plate, and switches from KBDFans, got the LEDs from flashquark, and I got PCB-mount stabilizers from novelkeys because the KBDFans 65% plate isn't compatible with plate-mount stabilizers.
>>70538033>>70538065Oh and I got the keycaps from pimpmykeyboard because I wanted those custom colours and that 1.75U Escape key
>>70538065>>70538086thanks anon good info and yours turned out well
>>70537868Are they PC compatible? I also need wired for better input
Whats the best looking split which is atleast 50%
>>70537702https://github.com/BenRoe/awesome-mechanical-keyboard/blob/master/README.mdfound this link while lurking, we could ad it to the General and replace the zombie link
>>70538248>he bought a sig knockoff>still using filco
>>70540098>he bought a S&W knockoff>still using domesWhuttup muh boi
>>70540240>.40 SNAP & Welfare
>>70540240yeah i can't hear you over my triple action that i don't use bc i don't trust itbet you've never even felt oneness with the cup rubber
>>70537789It was a cheaper and inferior alternative to stabilising larger keys with something like a wire or a second “dummy” shaft/switch. The idea is, if there's nowhere to really press off-centre relative to the switch, there won't be any binding from pressing the key wrong. IBM were heavily criticised for it even at the time of release, because it just looked fucking weird.
>>70540351>The pleasure of returning to the same switches every day, mmm, molto bello.
>>70540637yeah, the best switches
>>70539752would look ok if not for those awful leds
>>70538248>>70540098>>70540240>>70540637>teehee lemme do show and tell with all of my super badass toys to impress a bunch of anonymous people on the infamous internet hacker hate matchine edgelord forum, 4channice keyboards though, faggots
For me it's lubed blacks
>>70540553Thanks anon. Seems a little odd to make a big key when you can only press a small amount of it.
Anyone here owns a Varmilo keyboard?
>>70540954You can meme all you want about it, but doesn't change the fact that they're the best switches
>>70541018Sorry, I only use stock cherry blues on my razer blackwidow gaming keyboard :^)
>>70540826what are you a fucking yuropoor
>>70540793I usually have them off just turned them on for the pic
I'm looking at getting a switch tester so I can get some kind of idea as to what switches I'll want. I'm looking at the Novelkeys 25 slot tester, and of these, what would you guys recommend so that I get the best sampling of the major clickies, tactiles, and linears?
>>70541585https://kbdfans.cn/products/kbdfans-72-switches-tester-all-in-onego big or go home
So anyone go to the Boston meetup today? I got to tryout tons of switches, and even a working selectric 2. My favorite switches were Holy pandas. I liked them better than zeal v2s and box royals. I also got to try out zilents and they are so quiet it was unbelievable. I just wish there were zilents v2 there.
>>70541621>>70541585 Massdrop has a drop for this FYI for $4 cheaper if you're in the US
Thinking about getting a Ducky One 2 (TKL) with cherry brown switches. What do ya think?
>>70542485Not a bad choice, but>BrownsJust solder in some Halo Clears or Zealios and you’re good to go.
I've always heard PBT is a lot better at enduring wear than ABS but exactly how good is it? Can I use the same key caps for 10 years and expect the tops to not get shiny?
>>70543146Possibly. Look at the old Model Ms on ebay: very few of them are shiny. Granted of course most haven't been used continuously for the 30 or so years of their life, but rather have likely spent some time in storage. But you can be almost sure that the majority of them have spent at least a few years seeing daily use in an office.
>>70540637You're either taking new photographs of one single keyboard every thread or you're stockpiling dozens of pics of one single keyboard.I don't know which option is more autistic.
>>70541621doesn't come with Zealios V2
>>70543146depends on how often you use them. PBT does eventually get shiny, but that takes a much longer time when compared to ABS since PBT is a harder plastic. Even if it does you can sand blast your keycaps to get them nice and rough like people do with GMK's ABS
>>70543335Wouldn't the legends get messed up if they're not doubleshot, I've never done sand blasting before.
>>70543404Dye-sub will be fine since the legends are burned into the keycaps becoming a permanent part of it.
>>70543424>burned into the keycapsyoure describing lasered keycaps, dye sub is different
>>70543471no they use heat to transfer the ink burning it into the keycap
>>70543480heat yes, burning no
>>70543584you have to burn the material to skip the liquid phase tho
>>70543600again, heat not burn, the dye is sublimated not burned, if it was burned it would be oxidised and the chemical composition would change. also burning dyes also ruins the intended color.
>>70543701burning is just layman's terms for an exothermic reaction. the initial transition from solid to gas is indeed endothermic, however the ink needs to adhere to the materials which is an exothermic reaction
>>70543885uh, no burning is specifically an oxidising chemical reaction, its not a layman's term for anything
>>70543921Burning is a chemical process by which two atoms or molecules will combine with each other. In burning, the two atoms or molecules will combine and release energy. Usually one of the two molecules is oxygen or something else chemically like it called an oxidizer. When the molecules combine and release energy, it is released in the form of heat and often light.Even though we are familiar with things like paper or wood burning, actually, the simplest burning process is the burning of hydrogen. Hydrogen burns with oxygen and produces water. It is strange to think about it in this way, but water is actually burnt hydrogen.
>>70543039What the fuck is with this general and halos all of the sudden?They're uber mediocre, imo.
>>70544161They're more tactile then zealios for less money
>>70544203They literally aren't though.
>>70544161i got them because i liked topres and heard they were designed to mimic topres. after getting them i like them more than topres
>>70544235They're not even as good as the hakos
>>70543195>I don't know which option is more autistic.I do.You commenting on it.
Need a good silent cherry mx
>>70544800>good>cherry mxPick one and only, one.
MK noob here, which switches feel the absolute best when typing?
>>70544800Same, want something to use in the office but I know people will bitch. TKL preferred
Which do I buy?
>>70544834Membrane shit makes noise too.
>>70545041The one without LEDs and stupidly heavy switches.
>>70537702>that enter keywhy
Nyquist or iris
>>70546458NoThe 3d printing is ugly as shit and I am not ready to do the hell that is wiring the entire thingIs that a clover key?
>>70546555Just a !windows key. I could wire it up for you, can't help if you don't like the look though m8.
>>70540925I'm looking forward to owning one but I need to know if they have fully programmable boards and their official email doesn't answer me.
>>70546458How does that feel?
I have a Ducky Shine 4 with MX Browns right now, and I'm getting really tired of never knowing if caps/num lock is on because the LEDs don't shine through my PBT caps. I'd also like some other switches, are there any that are more tactile at roughly the same weight? ISO is a must, standard cap sizes are a big plus. I haven't been up to speed on MKs since I got this like five years ago.
Bought 205g0 and 3024 from switchmod, will I even notice a difference between either?
>>70548062you should've just gotten $10 oil and grease off amazon and mixed them for the right consistency
>>70537998Hotswap is vastly superior because you never have to desolder all your switches to fix or make adjustments plus you can swap in and out switches on the fly for easy sampling
>>70548288My friend lives in a place with really terrible air, like he gets grime buildups from a bunch of sulfur, and his switches have acted up because of it. He told me the only reason his board still works is the fact he can remove switches to clean them.
>>70548730Where does your friend live at? Chernobyl?
Do NOT fall for a vintage keyboard(switch) meme.
which switches are:-most quiet-tactile bump (like topre)-have the least key wobble
Do I want cherry clears if I want silent bluesI know jack shit about switches other than cherry
>>70551347It's not a bad option actually yeah
>>70547929More comfortable than an ergodox. The curved columns and angled thumb cluster really help. That and the pinky columns being more offset means I can actually hit the q and p keys with my pinky comfortably.
>>70547982wtf do you need iso for.
>>70552150He's a dum third worlder. Go easy on him
>>70552283Any sound dampening for the upstroke? I have topres already, most of the noise is from the key snaping back into position.
Has anyone here ordered anything from lfkeyboards? Do you know how long they take to get to in the US? It's been a month since I ordered from them...
>>70552350That's the only difference with the topre-s. They added some thin o-rings to dampen the upstroke.
>>70545228iris is more comfortablenyquist has more keys, but if you're going for a split ortho with more keys, just go for a bfo-9000
>>70544834Depending on how hard you mash your keys, mx clears can be good. The tactility is not clicky, and the springs are stiff enough that you probably won't bottom out. At least, that's the experience I've had. This is on my built board (GH60, generic cheap alu plate and plastic case, thicc PBT caps).Much quieter in general use than all other cherry switches I've used.
would any of you know where to buy those split pcbs? preferably asia.
Alright /g/aylords, where is the best place to buy kits/parts in the UK?
>>70553581Your local sweatshop
Trying to flash my tada68 with qmk, I hit the reset button and it flashing like it's meant to, but I'm not seeing it showing up under /dev/sd* nor does it show up with fdisk. wat do?
I wish I could get to match my keyboard but it's out of stock :chttps://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4269
Hot take; 65% is the absolute minimum for anything even remotely close to productive use.60%s lack arrow keys and other nav keys on the primary layer, 40%s put numbers under a Fn layer on top of that, and anything less than a 40% is a useless meme altogether. If you want a small board, go 65% or get a bigger keyboard.
>>70554449just works in windows, triggered
What's the opinion on BOX Pinks? I have sissy fingers and Whites are my favorite BOX clicky switch (out of white, pale blue, jade and navy) but I haven't tried Pinks. I heard they're improved Whites, so I get them instead to build my new board?
>>70554719I wrote my legal studies thesis paper with a 40% keyboard without issue
>>70554719I'd rather use a layer than move my hands more than 1 row away from home row
How do you ship keyboards and keycaps? Do I take my stuff to the post office and they have materials there? Do I have to pay for boxes and packing material?
Looking for a full size mech keyboard with cherry mx brown under $100. Any suggestions?
>>70554719>muh arrow keys memego back to imgur
does logitech offer any solid mks for under 100 bucks?
>>70556984Why does it have to be logitech?
>>70557047Just asking, been looking around and they haven't really come up anywhere
Is there anywhere that sells black on white PBT cherry keysets?Only place I've found them is stock on Leopold keyboards
>>70540826lemme guess you're a no guns fag
>>70557052logitech keyboards and switches suck, get a Ducky or Coolermaster if you must
>>70557358anything in particular that you recommend?
How is Rosewill? I'm looking at the RK-9000V2
>>70557883they're costar made and have almost the same case as filco, so really its just a discount filco
does anyone know of somewhere that i can buy a bunch of full sized ANSI or ISO layout rubberdome keyboards for like a dollar each?
>>70537916What keycaps are those?
>>70556961>not using arrow keys to scroll while you jerk off
>>70557999pimpmykeyboard's custom dye sub DSA set. I got the 60% base in BFV, the TKL modifiers in RCG, and the "Sorry" keycap is a unique thing they sent me to make up for the fact that they sent me 3 Ctrls and only 1 Alt, so when they sent the other Alt cap, they sent an apology cap in the same colour that I decided to use as my modifier.
>>70556799lol how do you function
>>70537702why dont these threads have recommended buys for different price ranges>>up to 100$...>100-200$...>200-250$...>250-300$...>300$+etc.make it happen
>>70559700Because the OP hasn't been updated in 3 years and no one wants to do it
Alright lads, I'm going to pre-order the SA Symbiosis 2.0 off Kono, but I need to figure out the best parts to go with it. I want maximum THOCCery, but I'm not sure if I should go with box royals for pleasant typing or box pinks for more crispness. Jades/navies are out of the question because fuck typing with that debilitating level of tactility. I'm also pondering whether or not to get a brass plate. Is the sound difference noticeable, or will an alu plate be fine? Also, Where the *fuck* do you get proper retro-looking cases, because all I can fucking find are ~artisanal~ wood cases and milled-alu cases in the 250$ range. Outside of finding an old mechanical at a yard sale and desoldering everything, what options are there?
>>70559700>under $50Literally anything, try to get Outemu switches>under $100Tada68, GMMK for larger sizes but shittier quality>under $200Large choice here, fill in the template for proper recommendations>over $300A good Model F
>>70559700You gotta do the updating by the bookYou know you can't be lazy!
Does anyone here have Holy Pandas or even one of the DIY similars? How heavy are they? The spring is 67g so is it comparable to 67g V1 or V2 Zealios? Or is it lighter/heavier? Asking because 67g V1s are borderline okay for me and V2s are too heavy.
Any recommendations for use in an office? Half my job is typing. >BudgetProbably $100 - $150 AUD?>Location (continent at least)Australia>Preferred switch typeNot too sure. I'm thinking clear. I want something tactile but near silent.>LayoutANSI>Form factor100%>BacklightPreferably no, but a dim white would be fine. Again, use in an office so I don't want something distracting. >Previous/current keyboardsUtter garbage. My Mac keyboard and a bunch of really cheap membrane keyboards.
>>70560212>A good Model Fthose are ugly as fuck , lack super-key and are all 2nd hand meaning someone probably rubbed his dick on the keys
Ordered my first mechanical keeb, it's coming in tomorrow.Ducky One 2 Skyline Cherry MX black.
/mkg is just another thread in a long string of generals on 4channel that cater to NPCs (don’t like that term but idk what else to call it) whose personalities consist of what media they consume and what products they buy. Purchasing keyboards is a not a skill, it’s not a hobby, it’s not something that can be translated into enriching experiences. It goes along well with the other “hobbies” such as:>watches>headphones>iems>crt monitors>video gamesThey’re not real hobbies. They’re just ways to spend money. I mean, the nerds of this website are just doing their typical 6 hours of browsing a day, and they see a general from this board, and they do just enough research to where they can find the best “starter keyboard”.
”what’s the least amount of money I can spend that will make me superior to the plebs who haven’t discovered this niche community like I did (20 minutes ago)???”The answer is usually a Ducky One 2. It’s $90, available on Amazon Prime, and has a cherry switches. CHERRY MX MECHANICAL SWITCHES, GUYS. This means that I am far superior to the idiots who still buy membrane keyboards *scoffs*.I mean, programming is a hobby. Building new gadgets is a hobby. Repairing old electronics is definitely a hobby. But buying keyboards is not. It’s just an activity that we all like. We’re all just slightly more advanced than the dipshit who browses this thread and reads the pastebin and determines that he needs a HHKB. The advanced version, of this dipshit, by the way, is the richer dipshit who buys the empirically boring Model M. It buckling springs for max tactility, lads. I'm so retro!!!This general is just a crowd-sourced machine that allows people to verify that they have the right opinions, the right tastes. It’s not a hobby. It’s barely even an interest. It’s just a way for us to spend money. But spend money with the approval of other people who have been suckered into spending money to impress other (anonymous) suckers. No one will ever recognize your snowflake 60%. No one you meet in real life will ever know what a holy panda is. The only people who will are other anonymous who participate in a niche general.The only keyboard you really need is a $5 membrane one and you didn’t need to waste hours and hours on this site to figure that out.
>>70540637Why are you still posting the exact same keyboard after at least 2 years?
>Budgetup to 150-170 euro>Location (continent at least)west europe>Preferred switch typecherry blue, i want something clicky>LayoutISO>Form factor100%>Backlightnot sure, have leds in my mouse but i barely use them or play much with them. if they dont up the price too much sure, otherwide doesnt matter>Previous/current keyboardsshit 20buck keyboard, >Aditional notesi want something exposed like pic related, i like the look
>>70540826wtf is wrong with the retards posting guns. I hope you die by one.And the taste in keyboards is normie retards class. Does ISIS propaganda appeal to you too?
>>70560241Look at this retard. Who broke you?
>>70560425Anon this is a commercially-fueled retard shitshow with idiots memeing each other. I have a model F and a model M that I got for 2 bucks when they were not cool. I also used macs in the 90s with the apple extended keyboard II. I have used all that's revered as the cream of the crop by these idiots. I am free of their posing and of their insecurities. I am free of the purposeless search for the perfect whatever it is they are searching.I wouldn't be surprised that these imbeciles have also done the rounds searching for the perfect "writing instrument", because god forbid using bic pens. Another playing ground for idiots is "time pieces".Keep searching anons! That sure improves your writing skills!
>>70541031based>>70544821buckling springs>>70554719it’s easier to have the arrow keys on the home row in a function layer than moving your hand back and forth from the home row to the arrow keyst. Pok3r
Thoughts on the Redragon K556 or K582? Looking for a cheap mechanical.
Hi /g entlemanWhat switch type do you advice for ad sys / Code guy ?
>>70561033whatever is enjoyable for you to type on. that's the only thing that matters, unless volume is a concern
>>70561040>unless volume is a concernwelli work on an open spaceso i need to be quiet :/what are the the quieter switch ?
>rubber dome model mWhy even live
>>70561076Silent red, silent black or whatever else that has silent in the name, they are way quieter due to having rubber washers dampening all the problematic parts, but as a result they also feel duller to type on, some people like them, some don't.Generally just try to avoid clicky switches like MX blue since they're the loudest.
Need advice on switches to slap on a hot-swappable board.What are the best linear, silent switches?What are the best clicky, tactile, loud switches?
Thanks to whoever recommeded me the Ducky Shine 7 last week. It arrived today and I love it!
Any good TKL PCBs? I can find a lot of 60% boards and kits, but that's too small for me.
>>70561327Tealios (swap spring and add lube, to taste)Box navy
>>70556908check out offerings from ikbcI personally have had two 87 ones and they are good value for money.
What is the general consensus on cheap chinese keyboards with Cherry MX switches?I don't feel like shelling out so much on a simple keyboard but I want to try out the mech way, and a cheap chinese one looks affordable.
>>70560476CM MK750 I guess. Better caps are a must though.
>>70562490I'd use linears for vidya. Tealios seem to be kinda heavy.
>>70563196That's why I said spring swap to tasteGet some 10g sprit springs and enjoy typing by blowing on your keyboardAlso get gateron silent linears and lube them for an almost equivalent experience at a fraction of the cost
>>70562755>”what’s the least amount of money I can spend that will make me superior to the plebs who haven’t discovered this niche community like I did (20 minutes ago)
>>70562755They're fine, you won't get the best case or keycaps but who cares about the former and the latter can be changed.
>>70560431Because it's perfect requiring no upgrade.The first flaw I've had is the left alt key dropping random presses. Gotta fix that switch.
>>70564476is that real money?
So I recently got a GMMK board and some Navy switches, but I also kinda want some regular tactile switches for typing later at night when my partner is asleep. Only tactile switches I've tried are Cherry Brown and Romer-G. Cherry Browns were kinda lackluster, and the Romer-G were kinda nice, but no longer have a keyboard with them, and am just after the switches. With tactile, is the bump generally the actuation point? Have tried Dark Yellow, but it's a little weird getting used to typing with them.
>>70564941Most tactile switches will have the actuation point right after the bump.
redpill me on topre/topre clones as an mx-type switch user
>>70565103stock domes suck. BKE is the way to go
Should I just skip the bs and shell out for a FC980C?
>>70565528no topre sucks
>>70565661How are the Cherry versions?
>>70565697only heard good things about leopolds if you're going for a prebuilt keyboard
>>70565528get the full sized version instead
>>70564784is it odd to have some savings in cash?
>>70566346Yes, because inflation exists
I need some php help
>>70566346no im just a poorfag and ive never seen that much real money at once
>>70564784>implying anyone here has any reasonable amount of money
>>70560476GMMK and box jade switches. Cherry blue switches can not compete with other switches in terms of clickiness. Search up box jade sound test and cherry blue sound test and you'll be surprised
>>70560221Quietest MX switch is either zilents or silent reds.The reds come in Leopold keyboards, which are extremely nice but you miss out on the tactility.If you want quiet + tactile that's acceptable for an office, you either have to build/mod a keyboard with zilents or get an extremely overpriced Topre-S board.
>>70566707Ask me in about a month when assdrop ships the new meme pandas.
>>70566726I ordered them too. Just wondering if I should get a batch of V1 62g Zeals instead and resell the Pandas when they come. Guess I'll just wait another two months
>>70566734No point in the V1 zeals imo. If you want something kinda similar to the meme pandas then get V2.
>>70566754I have 67g V2s and I don't like how harsh and heavy they are. I already know I like 62g V1s. I prefer light typing and the V2s don't actuate 100% of the time for me unless I hamfist my strokes. Just wondering if HPs will be similar.
>>70566764From what I've read the bump on the pandas isn't as large, but still very rounded and starts near the top.
https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MasterKeys-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B01D3BDN60Will this ever go down to $100 USD or below? :(
I haven't tested holy pandas yet. But I'm getting yok mint pandas and halo switches this week (I have some 67g spirit springs too) I'll finally be able to test out how I feel about all of the best tactile switches. For compatison here's what I have so far.Kbdfans t1 - feels like a sharper tactile bump from the zealio v2s. Feels EXTREMELY similar. A bit more tactile, but the return is slightly delayed than the v2s so if you're looking for responsiveness then v2s are still best.Zealio V1s - not very tactile, reminds of of a alightly more tactile mx clear, but they are far smoother than any modern mx switch. They feel good to type on but at weights above 67g the tactility is reduced due to the actuation requiring more force. Above 67g they remind me of heavy mx browns almost.Zealio V2s - My gold standard for tactility. They and the t1s feel almost lile a tactile box thick click. The feedback is at the very top, unlike the navies tho they don't require so much force that you bottom out immediately when you pass the click. They have a notably faster return than the t1s and are much smoother. Unlike the v1 zealios weights beyond 67g do not have a very noticable effect on tactility. They remind me a lot of bke heavies but a bit less activation force.Box navies - Good switches, very tactile, feedback is at the very top, but the activation force will make you depress the key due to the thick clickbar. This is sorta remedied in the box jades, but the click bar is so thick it is offputting when typing because the click and the actuation are on different elevations and unlike the navies your initial force won't always depress the key immediately after clearing the clickbar.Topre 45/55g - feels good to type on, very tactile despite being fairly easy to actuate.
>>70567048Bke domes - stick with light / heavy. For the weight the lights are at there is nothing more tactile. The heavies remind me of zealio v2s but a bit less tactile and return immediately. Heavies are bad for anything with repeated keypresses like games / backspace spamming.Hako trues - feel a surprising amount like topre 55g but waaaaaay heavier. They arent as tactile but the tactile bump feels similar. All the hako switches have weird bottoming out feels. After you clear the tactile event the spring gets progressively harder to depres.Hako clears - these remind me a lot of the zealio v2s and the kbd fans t1s. BUT their tactile events feel shorter and they bottom out like the hako trues. If you plotted them on a curve (a function of force over time) they'd have a gradual rise and fall and after a bit rise up before being fully depressed
>>70567102You mean the hako royals not the vanilla hakos right?
>>70567116Whatever the ones are with the box salmon stems. The clears are the box white stems I believe.
>>70560417that's where you're wrong. idk about those watch/headphone/monitor guys making their own
>>70567142The difference is the leaf that actually actuates the switch is thicker on the hako royals, so it's more tactile. On the outside the switches look the same.
>>70567203Are both of those box switches? Both hakos of mine are box switches.
>>70567218Yes. The only visual difference is the hako royals have black bottoms.
>>70567237My Hako Royal Clears have white stems and a white base.
>>70567237Ah both of mine are the black bottomed ones. I wasnt aware there were 2 versions of the hakos in addition to the halos. I'd be tempted to try them, but i think Zealio v2s are best for me if not holy pandas which ill have before the week is over.
>>70567320It's what KBDFans sent me. Tactility is quite rounded and doesn't start at the very top. I much prefer clickbar tactility so some T1s may be in my future.
>>70566926I think it went out of production, so I doubt the price will come down much further. A Ducky One 2 is built better and cheaper at that point.
>>70566384it stays the same in or out of a saving accounthaving some cash around is a good idea
>>70538248Do you every get bored posting the same 3 pictures every fucking thread?
>>70567361I'm just looking for a mech board with cherry mx brown switches $100 and under.
>>70566926>>70568747What are you waiting for?
>>70568747A non-backlit Ducky One 2 is 99 bucks.
>>70568433That's not what's happening, pay attention.
>>70569002>a couple of glocksHey wait a minute...
>>70568768>usedI dont trust it
>>70567179that cute scorpion!
Hello /mkg/. I already have a basic bitch Corsair mechanical keyboard and it works well. However I play World of Warcraft and other games and I'd like to get a keypad like pic related, except you know, not membrane and cheap garbage. I have a budget of $250 I'm willing to spend. Can these sorts of things be bought or do I have to build it?
>>70569858There are a few companies out there but for a somewhat niche (and meme) device like this you might actually save money building it. I almost never say that because saving money building is a pipe dream at best, but the tiny half-sized gaming boards are so niche and expensive that it may be worth a shot.
>>70569858Why the fuck do you want one of those anyway? You'd still need a real keyboard to do literally anything else.
Opinions on GMMK boards?
>>70569958Easily available, reasonably priced, decently built hotswap boards.
>>70569925>>70569943hmm. Maybe I'll just buy some China garbage. I use it for macros and spells. I play a healer in mythic raids and being able to toss out a quick spot heal with a single buttons vs Shift + button, Ctrl + Shift + button is a pain in the ass.
>>70569858For that much I'd get a knockoff VE.A from taobao and just use the left half
>>70570082Is that a sata cable connecting the two half
>$150 for dsa keycaps for a 96 keyboard if using pmkwtf. that's more than how much the PCB+case+switches cost me
>>70570097Yes. It doesn't make much sense to be honest.
>>70570097it is, the knockoffs use USB or TRS
>>70570109why are you buying from america? you know that country has labor laws, taxes and shit like that. buy from china instead
>>70537916>PCB is a KBD67looks cool, whats the deal with these?
>>70571121>whats the deal with theseHow do you mean?
>>70570082that's a really sexy keyboard
>>70571121>>70571332Lack of response notwithstanding, they're good compact DIY PCBs. They can support a variety of physical layouts and run QMK firmware so they're fully programmable. You could set it up like mine with 2 1.25U modifiers between the spacebar and arrows, or you can set it up with 3 1U keys in that space. It supports a split spacebar in a lot of different ways that I haven't toyed with and frankly never will. On top of all that customisability, they're cheap as far as PCBs go, and as of now they come with USB-C connectors, a feature a lot of Chinese manufacturers haven't seemed to move forward with yet.
>>70570082>wasd cluster>dragon dildo keycaps
What are some light weight but tactile and clicky switches, say about 30-35g? Preferably something that doesn't lose the clicky after a while like cherry blues.
sorry, i was looking them up on Aliexpress, they look sweet and the fact that there programmable is cool
Since most split keyboards are either not what I want, out of stock or hyperexpensive, what's a good minimal 60%?
>>70571512got a link?
>>70571594I have KBParadise v60, pok3r, and gk64. All are decent but I'd recommend the gk64 with hot swappable pcb.
Reminder that Massdrop is a complete scam:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k84K-FESAc
>>70571737If you're buying stuff that's available in other places, you're doing it wrong. Also that bitch is retarded, what part of "macropad KIT" is hard to understand?
>>70571881the funniest part is they give you an option to buy it constructed.it costs $5 more.She ended up spending more than that on a soldering kit and then does a terrible job and burned her hand.
any recommendations for a "cheap" keyboard?i have a set of keycaps already picked out and a cableim looking for a really basic plain black full size mechanical keyboard with either browns or clearspreferably with a removable cable, important because it will be coming with me back and forth from my desk at home to my desk at work every day(and because i found a nice coiled "landline phone cord" style cable available in mini, micro, and type c)
>>70572010not a fan of the leds and definitely not a fan of the "bezel-less" designit is really cheap though, so i will put it on my list in case i cant find a better alternative
>>70572024never mind, just realized that the listed price was without any switches installedeven with the cheapest switch option and no keycaps it is still $90i'm looking for $80 or less if possiblewhen i say basic i mean really basicas in plain black box with switches in it
Yo, anyone know where to find rubber key caps for Cherry MX?I can find normal sized keys easy enough but I need the main Enter key and numpad Enter key for ANSI US specifically.
>>70562755i have two ikbc tkl keyboards with cherry switchesbought both two years ago on ali, no issues, use both almost every day (home & work)
>>70550012Topre type-s (fijutsu released a type-s realforce 87u
>>70553156Should be noted that the type-s has bigger sliders to account for the o-ringsso it's better than a mod for example
so i got Kailh tester and Whites / Jades are huge improvements over the Cherry clicky switches. Whites especially are awesome, they feel almost linear. However, after mashing them for 15 minutes I'm already annoyed by the high pitched click. I just really prefer linear switches, I guess. I couldn't tell much of a difference between Box Reds and MX, so I guess I'm just using MX Reds until I die. am i retarded?
>>70574212Not really, ideally linear switches shouldn't feel too different from each other other than the weight, I believe.
>iris>only clear and black acryl in stock>nyquist>only black acryl in stock>helix>too fucking expensiveWhy is life such suffering
>>70572197>asks for full-size>recommends cuck-sized soi shit
>>70574212The only real differences between linears are varying degrees of smoothness, stem wobble, and spring weight.Contactless sensing switches would be the smoothest of the bunch, think optical or hall effect. The downside is that these require specialized PCBs.
>>70574212linearchads rise up
>>70574212No my friend, you are based and redspilled.
>>70540925I'm typing this on a varmilo keyboard with clears. it's pretty lit if i do say so myself
>>70569858basically get any split board and use half.keeb.io has some good options like the bfo9000 or quefrency. I've been using a gat brown xd75 for games and the ortholinear layout is pretty good
What's a non-cherry but cherry stem silent alternative to cherry blues
>>70577166nothing. there's no such thing as a silent clickey switches. You can have silent tactile and linear switches tho
>>70577191Yeah, I'm aware, but arent clicky just tactile switches with sound?
>>70577210So any brown clone?
What's the best place in Burgerland to buy those "bumper rings"? The little black bands that shorten the throw....
>>70577210Depends on the switch
>>70577597Amazon, but if you're scared of Amazon, go to a hardware store, take a keycap with you, and look for the smallest O rings you can find.
>>70577597Any hardware store should have o-rings
>>70577210Sort of. If you want dampened MX-style tactiles and don't mind a very small tactile bump, look at Gateron silent browns or Aliaz switches. If you want a bigger bump, you'll have to shell out for Zilents.
Anyone here used KBD75? Or should I wait for KBD8X mk2? The problem is, I like both TKL and 75% layout.
>>70577966It depends on whether or not you like having the separation between your nav cluster, F keys, and alpha cluster. I use a 65% which is in essense a 75% less F keys, and the smooshed together layout took a little getting used to but I came to really like it. If you don't feel like spending a little time to readjust, wait for the 8X II, if you value the (admittedly minimal) space saved, then the 75 will be fine so long as you don't mind spending a little time with it to readjust so a slightly nonstandard layout.
>mfw nobody makes big-ass/asian enter keyboard anymoreI know they're not standard and hard to find keycaps for and all that shit but I just want a big ol' enter key to press.
>>70537702>BudgetAround 100€ preferably, 150€ might be my hard limit>Location (continent at least)Germany>Preferred switch typeCurrently using blacks. I tried typing on the razer green ones which felt nice, but I don't know which cherry ones that would translate to.>LayoutAlways used ISO so far>Form factorFull, but tenkeyless would be an option>BacklightNo>Previous/current keyboardsCurrent one is a Steelseries 6Gv2I know it's a gaymer keyboard I am using, but at the time of purchase, there was almost no alternative here in Germany without importing. Had it for over 8 years now, but just cleaned it yesterday and the plate beneath the keys starts to rust, mainly because I had scratched it a few times when cleaning it. I would probably just rebuy it if it was still easily available, but I don't mind branching out. I'm also less averse to import now, but would prefer if I didn't have to.
Opinions on Kailh Speed Silver switches?
>>70578777Horrible.I use linear switches (blacks with 62g springs) as my daily driver, but I think silvers are awful. The higher actuation combined with the lighter weight means you misstype constantly, and the higher actuation doesn't even help for gaming unless you need to double tap. They're less scratchy than their Cherry counterparts but otherwise retain all the stupid shit.If you're just after the shorter travel, get choc reds, avoid silvers.
>>70579535I'm looking for a good vidya linear switch for vidyachoc reds? don't think I've heard of them
>>70579543All switches are usable for vidya.If you want the standard "gaymer" switch get gateron/kailh reds.
>>70579567regular reds, or box reds?
>>70578415Dell still makes them to cater to the old boomers
>>70579582Box reds are arguably better but they're harder to find in a prebuilt keyboard.
>>70579634thank you very much
>>70579582Just get regular mx reds. You can get them in better boards for less money. You can get a PBT Doubleshot board like a Ducky One for like $90. I have box reds and mx reds on my desk right now and can't tell the difference.
>>70547982Just use swerty.
>>70578777For vidya they're fucking great, although I only use them on WASD because I like some tactile feedback on other keys so I put in bronzes.
>>70580358doesn't the difference in feeling throw you off when typing?
>>70580419It's in a dedicated pad, I don't type on it. I wouldn't type on speed switches period, to be fair.
>>70580532got a pic of it, by any chance?
>>70540098What's with the suica card? Souvenir? Everyone can tell that you're in Murica
>>70580547Here's an old an poorly lit one. I've been meaning to add switch leds for ages but still haven't gotten around to it.
>>70580668looks pretty awesomedid you build it, or did you buy it somewhere?
>>70580547>>70580668Oh here's a slightly less horrible one>>70580680It's a YMDK pad, hold onhttps://aliexpress.com/item/penispad/32812732361.htmlThat's the one. You can buy it assembled but I chose the kit to have the freedom to fuck about with the keycaps, leds, and switches. If you know exactly what you want though you can probably get the chinks to do it for you, just ask
>>70580735thank you, my dude
>>70580745No problem. Having a small pad I can reposition completely freely is so much more comfy than using a large and bulky keyboard, not to mention of course the tailored switches. (The left column are box jades, by the way.)The only downside is the lack of a fifth row, which can make some button-heavy games awkward, but I've searched far and wide for a decent 5*6 pad and sadly not found anything so far.
>hop on the mechanical train a few years ago>$150>A key fading/looked like shit in two daysI'm still mad, didn't give a shit about brown switches either. Been using the same dell keyboard for over a decade, I want to upgrade but I just get so fucking mad because I start to think of the incident. Think I'm just going to buy the same dell KB on amazon... no LED gaymen TKL for me I guess.
>>70581019You can just get keycaps that aren't trash. Anything doubleshot will never wear out, and dye sublimation is really durable too. Lasered, pad printed, and other printing methods are generally trash and will end up wearing off relatively quickly.Also ABS plastic yellows, PBT does not.
>>70581019Keycaps are easily replaceable. You bought a keyboard with shitty ABS keycaps. Nowadays you can buy PBT doubleshot keycaps (that will never wear off) for $30.
Is there any good source for replacement keycaps for a Cooler Master Quickfire TK? I got a second hand one for £10 with a few keycaps missing in otherwise fantastic condition, but the only listings for replacement caps are on ebay for like £3.50 per cap, which is fucking ridiculous, I stuck some generic blank ones on for the time being
>>70581501Blank caps would look better, fuck these gayman companies and their boner for wide transformer style letters.
>>70581019>he bought a 150$ keyboard without PBT capslmao, was it a razer?
>>70544821zealios or topre
>>70581501Go have a look at those sets on KBDfans with modifiers in various sizes and extra numpad keys.
Should I buy linjar switches or retooled blacks Is the wobble on gaterons really that signifigant?
Fucking make a new thread.
>>70582459you do it
>>70582471not your personal army lol
>>70545041fuck wasd keyboards.never again.the v3 firmware isn't done and they're selling them as if they were finished products. no support for dvorak or colemak (even though both are explicitly listed on their website) and no way to program any keys.fuck wasd keyboards. never again.
>>70543195how to spot a gafwenyou've probably never even seen the old asian lady driver.