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Can't plug it in edition.

Discuss mechanical keyboards here. What mechanical keyboard do you guys use?

Sorry I don't have the sticky text haha
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>>88007906
i need to know what the switches in the upper right do
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Do good wireless mechanical keyboards exist or your only options are razor shit and logitard?
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>>88008087
Toggles the logic matrix
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>>88008087
Layers.
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>>88008138
>what is Keychron
>what is Iqunix
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>>88008138
Why would you want wireless though?
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>>88008447
Don't know? What are they? Mk brands I guess. Keychron is Bluetooth tho and in my experience Bluetooth is unreliable for keyboards. Unless it is just my Anne pro 2 that sucks.
>>88008495
Because I am a fagot that enjoys a clean and ordered desk.
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>>88008138
I think realforce has wireless models, as do some variants of the hhkb
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>>88007906
Does anyone know which keycap set this is? Looks like dsa profile keycaps to me, it's in the reviews of a RK ROYAL KLUDGE RK84 75% Keyboard on Amazon. I have that keyboard and I'd like that exact keycap set with the light grey/off-white look.
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what's the most silent linear tkl keeb?
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>>88008985
looks like a clone of vintage apple keycaps
there are a bunch of them out there
>>88009103
niz or realforce silents
>>88008701
there are keyboards with tri-mode connection
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Has anyone managed to find a DSS set for less than $100? :(
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Just ordered this, what am I in for?
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>>88009379
lol forgot pic
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>>88009392
ugh fucking KDE getting the screenshot tool in the screenshot. Also fuck webp.
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>>88009311
>clone of vintage apple keycaps
That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much.
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>>88009316
pimpmykeyboard has a dolch set for $85 if they ever restock it, I hope more sets start to come out for DSS it's a very cozy profile
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Anyone here design their own PCBs and cases? that's something I would like to try but haven't gotten around to it yet because I'm borderline retarded
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so I built a 60% keyboard with aluminium case and I did put a foam for the case but the keyboard still feels and sounds hollow when typing, should I add another foam layer to the case+get a pcb foam?
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>>88011032
Normally when I put a foam for my case, I make such that there is enough to where it becomes compressed by the fixture you're applying it to. This sandwiching allows the pcb foam or case foam to absorb sound best. This is keeping in mind things like two-piece, cnc'd, aluminum top mount, but even if this isn't your board foam can still go a long way. If it's tray or o-ring gummy mount, pouring liquid silicone and letting it rest to become more firm, is a good option if you do your homework.
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>>88011032
foam in-between the plate and PCB made the biggest difference for me with my tofu60
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>>88011032
foam is a meme and anyone who claims it makes a difference is experiencing placebo
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is there a significant difference between cherry and OEM profile keycaps? I found few gmk clones in cherry profile that I would like to get for a couple new builds, I basically only used OEM profile all my life (except my laptop keyboard), and my concern is it would be weird typing on cherry profile but most people say its pretty much the same and I tend to think that too because the profile is almost the same but I just want to be sure.
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>>88009392
what is this keyboard
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>>88012347
Cherry is pretty much just shorter OEM.
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>>88009084
fag lol
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>>88009392
>blue switches
it's gonna sound like shit. very poor choice. I have the red switch version of that keyboard (c1) and used it for a long time with a few mods, so the keeb itself is good but those switches are gonna be awful
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>>88012230
nah there's definitely a difference it's just not major
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>>88012519
Can confirm. I bought one with blue, thing gives me a headache.
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>>88012502
No my serial number starts with FCG, alas I couldn't find a P99c with a FAG serial though I am still looking. They are out there lol
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Why does the stupid Vial website say to put VIAL_ENABLE in rules.mk when you aren't supposed to? I had to go to their stupid discord to find this out ffs.
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>>88009510
why is kde like this? I've never been able to use it for 5 min without encountering bugs with the most basic use, and I've tried like 6 or 7 times the past decade
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>>88007906
Just bought GMMK 2 (Needed full size).
Shipping was pricey (from EU), but after using cheap mechanical keyboards - this is just something else.

Comes pre-lubed, stabilization is excellent, linear-keys with red, fox switches - very quiet, I can't even hear typing on my DT770, and without its just very satisfying sound.

Regular ESC keycap replacement for orange one is included.
It weighs a lot lol (probably aluminum), overall - very well made.
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>>88007906
DOES THE META KEY OPEN YOUR INSTAGRAM? LMAO
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Does any legitimate version of this layout exist? I'm not too keen on the idea of "havit" switches.

This in wireless with hotswap would be my perfect keyboard i think. Maybe make the top bezel a little thicker to add volume roller.
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>>88012582
>FGC
>FuckGunControl
lol, based.

also, anyone know what the shortest common profile with *spherical* top profiles are?
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>>88014339
RK92 is the closest I can think of, but hard to find sellers of this though.
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over 10000 hours in ms paint
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>>88014436
OOH i love that even more maybe!

RK is generally pretty well respected right?
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>>88014436
>>88014461
pcbyte.com.au has it

anyone ever order from a site like that to USA? east coast...that's a long ass fucking trek. that's literally the other side of the world
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>>88012519
Blue switch version was $35 vs $49 though.
I just want a keyboard that fucking works don't give a shit about sound.

Eventually gonna build a kyria if I can ever be assed to do so.
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>>88014483
oh wait, its on aliexpress..i wonder if its really the keyboard though...
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>>88012407
Keychron C1 non backlight version, cheapest keyboard they make AFAIK.
>>88013151
Honestly it usually works fine, this is the first time I've had it pull some bullshit like that.
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>>88014461
RK's stuff is solid, some consider it on the lower end of quality due to its entry level price point but I've had one for years without issues. They also seem to be the only one in town to come up with tons of wireless and hotswap options for many layouts which is cool.
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check out the bottom row on that thing..hmm

why does it have to be funky? the legends are bleah too
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Brown switches suck ass.
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>>88014616
racist
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>100%
>autisticly low profile
>quiet
>wired
why is this combination so hard to find?
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>>88014936
i really like the logitech keyboards for autistically low profile, frankly.
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>>88014961
scam electronics
also all the ones with laptop-like profiles are wireless
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there are no good keyboards
return to slate and rock
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>>88015014
you can plug it in if you really feel the need.
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>>88009084
left this board for 6 years, came back and you guys are still posting this image. never change guro, never change.
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whoever designed the case of this keyboard is a fucking idiot.

for context, the room is dark and there's a single lamp behind me to the side.
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>>88008985
Looks like an homage to the Apple M0115 (aka "Apple Extended Keyboard")
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>>88015234
hell mothafuckin yah this takes me back to 8th grade
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>>88015199
lol
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>>88015277
Personally I like spherical keycaps
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>>88014538
eh buy some other keycaps to replace it
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>>88015364
not a fan. always felt like you hit the corners of them all fucking weird and they would stick
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Is logitech G915 any good? I'm in the market for a low profile keyboard that supports multiple devices and has a low-latency mode. Currently I have Keychron K8 which has shitty latency when used via bluetooth.
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>>88017162
>inexplainable

O_o
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>>88015199
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>>88007906
Noob here what's the best tkl/80% keyboard for under ~$70 for Windows? Keychron C1 looks nice but it has Mac keycaps
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>>88015364
Is it easy to mess up? That's some serious gap

>>88014936
You should get an external thinkpad keyboard, they're nice, tied as my favorite scissor switch with apple magic keyboards
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>>88018500
pretty sure keychrons all come with extra windows keys that you can swap out
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>>88007906
I've tried cherrymx reds and cherrymx blues for a year each. Thinking about just going back to a rubber dome keyboard. I'm not impressed by the tactile feel.
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I have just ONE question:

What's a good TKL ISO board with QMK VIA support?

You probably don't have one.
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>>88019333
Try Topre?
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I can't make up my mind on what keycap set to get.
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so I found out the boba u4t doesnt have keycaps interference with cherry profile keycaps on north facing leds boards, is the same true to boba u4?
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>>88019056
ok cool thanks anon
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>>88019433
When in doubt, WoB.
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>>88019881
That's what I got right now, and always have had since I had a membrane keyboard, but I wanna try something new, yet nothing seems to click.
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>>88019433
snowy night, galaxy, stargaze, modern dolch, dark /light hammerhead, evil dolch, alter
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>>88019909
Try beige.
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should i buy from the keychron site or amazon?
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is kbd67lite r3 gasket mounted?
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>>88020024
Whichever you prefer.
For the record, I ordered from their site and found it a good experience.
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>>88020034
it is and I think it works well but I wouldn't expect much 'flex' from it, if that matters to you. between the silicone in the bottom of the case and lack of a daughterboard it ends up being pretty firm
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>>88019439
physically they're the same switch, yes
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mfw waiting for my keychron k4 v2 in the mail
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What are some good 75% kits in stock or upcoming group buys? I've been using 65% but I have missed the f row a few times for work.
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>>88020381
the snap75 is a neat lil through-hole kit if you're willing to solder
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What's a good full sized mech keyboard that's fit for office use? Preferably with silent type switches as an option. Yes I need every key.
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>>88020441
Nah I can barely put a keyboard kit together as it is. Looks cool though
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I fucking hate costar stabs and any board that uses them. Fuck you costar for existing.
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>>88020470
Keychron C2 hotswap and get some silent switches to put in
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>>88020517
NOOOOOOO FILCO IS BASED AND REDPILLED
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I'm going to get myself a Ducky One 3 full size because of that $120 price tag.
Is there anything I should watch out for or are there better alternatives at this price range?
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>>88020590
>I'm going to get myself a Ducky One 3 full size because of that $120 price tag.
This really sounds like a joke. The OP of this particular thread is incompetent but the opening post usually includes;
>No, Ducky, Steelseries, Razer, Corsair, etc. is not good. You are paying for the brand.
Yes, there are better alternatives, Ducky is garbage. Take a look at offerings from Keychron.
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>>88008138
The Wind X98 is coming out soon with a Bluetooth option.
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>>88020784
I'm avoiding keychron because I don't want to mess with keybindings on my loonix machine. And I don't know and I'm too lazy to look for the sticky, I'm only here to replace my crappy fake blue switch keyboard that I got for less than $40 more than 10 years ago.

I guess leopold has some offerings in this price range. Anyone's thoughts on this?
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>>88020865
At least it's better than Ducky.
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>>88020865
>I'm avoiding keychron because I don't want to mess with keybindings on my loonix machine
you wot m8
get the keychron dumbass
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what are some nice 96% or 100% mechanical keeb diy kits or something equivalent?
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Test
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>>88020899
No, I refuse to spend any more than a second to configure settings for a damn keyboard. Go back to playing video games, child.
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>>88019351
Still no reply.

>You probably don't have one.
Yepp
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>>88007906
Any keycap sets like this? The look of symbolic keyboards really appeals to me for some reason
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>buy a corsair k63 mx red
>feels like shit, requires too much force to type on
>zero feedback, no sound, feels like typing a $5 chink keyboard
>3 months later, Q key breaks down mechanically
>try friend's hp gk320 who got it for third the price
>feels smooth as fuck with nice feedback
>he's used it for 4 years
JUST
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>>88021004
nigger you shouldnt even need to remap any keys and the keychron is much better built than what you are looking at
at least save money by buying a chink board off aliexpress
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>>88020883
What's wrong with the new Ducky 3
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>>88020865
this looks like a 30 year old keyboard but not in a good nostalgic way
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>>88008138
picrel arrived a few days ago. Keychron K3 with brown hot-swappables. Using it wired now, but it has 3 bluetooth connection options. Still getting used to the layout a little, as I've always had full-sized keyboards, but so far I love it. The brown switches type like a dream. That is, if you like low-profile.
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>>88021168
nothing, the problem is it's six years too late to be acting like hotswap is new
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>order blank black keycaps
>grey ones arrive
>tell the seller
>"they are black"
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>>88021540
aliexpress?
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>>88022414
Yes.
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What does /mkg/ think about Leopold keys?
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>>88021439
So it's good then
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>>88022620
check out en.akkogear.com
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>>88007906
What do the highlighted Japanese keys say? What's their function? I assume the other moonrunes keys are just for typing kana but please correct me if I'm wrong.
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>>88023860
Capsu Locksu
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>>88023860
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>>88023860
>カタカナ/ひらがな
Convert from hiragana to katakana alphabet
>無変換
Nonconversion button, guessing it disables hiragana -> kanji conversion.
>英数
Enable ASCII code
>半角/全角
Change from half width to full width char
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Just got my first good mechanical keyboard. I see what you faggots are on about. This shit is pure sex to type on.
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how are TAI-HAO keycaps? I know they are ABS, do they get shiny after a while?
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>>88025474
which one?
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>>88025499
GMMK Pro with Glorious's panda switches. I probably overpaid a bit for all this but whatever
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I want something exactly like the rk84 but with VIA, that available?
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anybody here had keycaps from Sumgsn from amazon? how are they?
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>>88020865
Leopold is fantastic
Great keyboards, they have kept up by adding pbt double shot keys and dip switches for different layout options
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Are iKBC boards any good? I wanted something with no frills and had MX Blacks and the one full size seems to fit the bill
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>>88025474
>>88025559
That's a decent first build, bud. Congrats.
>>88025486
>do they get shiny after a while
Yes, ABS always does, it's a drawback of the material.
>>88025785
It's not *exactly* the same but check out the Keychron V1
>>88025896
Most of their sets seem to be reverse dyesub, do not buy reverse dyesub. Every single key will be warped and the legends will be all over the place.
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>>88027277
No hotswap no buy
No macro/reprogrammability support no buy (This includes not having any proprietary software and yes I'm aware it's not necessary on a fullsize)
Cherry MX shit switches no buy
No removable cable no buy
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>>88025896
check out en.akkogear.com
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>>88023734
>>88027734
This isn't funny.
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>>88022620
They're basic bitch PBT Cherry profiles.
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>>88007906
I've had a Topre Realforce keyboard for the past four years and I love it. Doubt I'll get another one until it fails.
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>>88015199
*whoever designed this room
ftfy
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>>88008138
Yeah. If anything you want takes a Pro Micro pinout, you can set up the ZMK firmware with it. Will need to write the shield (layout/etc) for it if it is undocumented, but it is fine otherwise. There are some PCBs with built-in ZMK as well. Nice!60 is one I know of.
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>>88027937
As an addendum, you'll need a supported nRF52840-based MCU such as a Nice!Nano for it to work. They cost a fair bit, but they perform admirably.
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>>88024108
Thanks fren.
>>88023968
That was my first guess.
>>88024071
I just want the extra keys and plan to put American and blank keycaps on it to clear the clutter.
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I've been thinking about getting a Keychron Q3, are there any alternatives I should look at for a programmable TKL keyboard?
I look at Glorius, but their QMK boards don't seem to have a TKL version.
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>>88027655
Why would I need any of this shit except maybe a replaceable cable
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>>88007906
I tried 2 mechanical keyboards. Both died within 6-8 months. They started to repeat their keys. I would press a key and it would output 4 of the same character. I switched back to a high quality membrane keyboard and honestly it's quieter, and better in every way.
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>>88028573
All cables are replaceable if you know how to solder.
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Are there any keycap sellers in yurop that do single keys?
Trying to save on shipping costs.
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>>88028263
Keychron Q3 is good but the K8 Pro is better value.
Do not buy Glorious products.
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>>88028263
check out en.akkogear.com
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Big Enter with backslash to the left > small Enter with backslash above it
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>>88019351
There isn't.
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>>88020784
>Ducky is garbage
I think you missed the point where it's $120 for a full size and hotswap.
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Trying to pop my mechanical keyboard cherry.

>Budget
~300 eurobucks
>Location (continent at least)
EU
>Preferred switch type
Tactile (MX Brown-ish), no hard loyalties to any particular switch since it's my first
>Layout
preferably ISO
>Form factor
TKL or 100%
>Backlight
white or none; if RGB, must be possible to persistently disable
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech K120
Sun Type 6
both are rubber dome stuff
>Other
This is meant for the office, so I can't have anything that deviates too much from an all-black style.
Must work in a mixed-OS environment Win/macOS/Linux with rotating seats out of the box (i.e. can't rely on a custom driver being present).
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>EPOMAKER TH80
how do I stop the left control key from staying green whenever I turn on lights
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hhkb best kb
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>>88014445
Topre is high quality.
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What's the best general all purpose lube nowadays?
My mouse wheel started squeaking so I figured I might as well get some proper lube and use that for my next build too.
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>>88019433
9009
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>>88021082
>mx red
>corsair
Serves you right.
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>>88030088
>undersized shit with nop support for mx keycaps
>best kb
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>>88027532
which amazon/aliexpress sellers sell decent gmk clones? ordered 2 sets from switheskeys Store on aliexpress and waiting for it to arrive
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Is keychron.uk a legit site? Regular .com doesn’t ship to my euro country.
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>name of the keycaps brand is EnjoyPBT
>all their keycaps made of ABS
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tiger80 lite is for 119$ on kbdfans rn, how is it/
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>>88031639
check out en.akkogear.com
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>>88029577
>selectric-style Return key
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>>88021012
Roastie posters don't deserve replies.
>>88030494
HK Gaming seems decent, no first hand experience with them myself though.
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>>88030154
XHT-BDZ
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Whats the most popular linear switch? Is there one that everyone likes the way bobas u4 are for tactiles? Don't want to have to lube it.
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>>88031996
The absolute most popular are MX Reds, theyre liked by normies and speed typing autists alike
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Building a split keyboard (Lily58, 58 keys) and I want advice for the keycaps and switches I should get:

Currently have a Logitech G610 with cherry brown switches. It's good.
Things I like:
Switch feel when typing
Things I don't like:
Surface of the switch gets shiny quickly

Switches I am considering:
Gateron browns, because people say the click isn't as scratchy as on the cherry, and they have about the same weight as my cherry brown.

Keycaps I am considering:
£15 blank PBT keycaps from AliExpress, because the ones with printed letters have an awful font and the texture should be nicer than my Logitech.

Advice? Particularly asking about the keycaps because I have no idea about them and sets for a split keyboard are difficult to find on Ali.
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>>88028573
>Why would I need to easily take a dead switch out or otherwise replace a switch easily, and without dismantling the keyboard
>Why would I need to set macros or replace useless keys like Scroll Lock
>Why would I want higher quality switches than Cherry MX
>Why would I want to replace my cable easily with an off-the-shelf USB-C cable
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>>88032321
fair
I actually use PrintScreen (for SysRq) and scroll lock (for Excel)
Cherry MX is fine, not great, but good enough
fair, but that was alraedy conceded
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>>88032318
keycaps? get sa or mt3
most importantly, socket your mcu
i did not and it was a pain to desolder
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I just replaced my regular springs with sprit 72g progressives and I have to say they are pretty nice. Kinda wish I went for 78g, because they don't feel heavier than stock 60g springs.

>>88031996
A lot of people like gat pro yellows, oil kings and tangerines.
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>>88032619
Yeah of course I plan to socket them
By the way, what's up with the TRSS cable not being hot pluggable? Apparently you can fry your microcontrollers that way

>sa or mt3
These are just keycap profiles, I'm asking where to get keycaps for small split keyboards because I can't find any shop that will sell these (especially with letters printed on)
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>>88032735
yeah, you are supposed to disconnect your usb cable before your trrs
the splits take normal mx keycaps
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>>88032735
MT3 keycaps have Ergodox options and small spacebars for some of their sets like the AEKII one or /dev/tty
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>>88032889
Alright, these seem a little too expensive so I'll stick with the ali ones



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