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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raptor77, 27 Dec 2011.

  1. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    The Keyboard Company has ANSI Filco boards, such as this one. Also in black and several switch options, also top or side printed.

    EDIT: Derp. Changed the link to a board that's actually in stock. Seems they have some but not all in white. Black models available with blue/red/black/brown switches in top or side print... though all the stock caps are pretty pants.
     
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  2. adrock

    adrock Caninus Nervous Rex

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    haven't been around much, but just got the GMK escape pack from Ivan's GB in the post that i forgot i was waiting for :)

    I'm considering getting in on one of the GMK made full sets, anyone have any suggestions for any current groupbuys? (please don't make me trawl gh).
     
  3. GMC

    GMC Minimodder

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    I always saw the 1800s as the cherry answer to tkl, but without losing the numpad...


    Sign up for massdrop. ANSI boards are regular drops.

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  4. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    The Cherry 1800 boards are fine and all, but a TKL G80-3000 would have the standard layout I can't live without (for keycap purposes) and look totally badass.
     
  5. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the input guys there doesn't seem to be anything of interest on mass drop only a Code keyboard so looks like I'm going to get the Filco, as money is burning a hole!
     
  6. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I have a G80-3494 I might be selling, but I hadn't mentioned it as you specified TKL. I think Filco is a good choice, they're solid boards. Shrop sells detachable cables for them, too which fixes the one thing I don't really like about the design!
     
  7. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    Every time I go on Shrop's site, I get tempted by the little 60% boards! :lol:
     
  8. GMC

    GMC Minimodder

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    Code is made by wasd i think so can be expected to be well built. Think they do clear switches too if you want something a little less ordinary.

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  9. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    For someone who specifically wanted clears it's a good choice. It's more expensive than buying a Filco though, due to import costs, so for the other switch colours I'd still recommend the Filco.
     
  10. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    :hehe::naughty:

    Dooo eeeet! LOL

    I need to sell them as I have these coming in soon:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    Its a shame you don't have a green led mx brown board I may just have to mod a blue one XD
     
  12. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    If needs be and if you have the switches, I can do it for you bud
     
  13. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I knew about the new KBParadise, but I must have missed they were going to offer it with Matias switches. Interesting... I might have to try one of those.
     
  14. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    Well I bit the bullet ordered a Pure Pro with MX Browns!

    You got me in the end Shrop! :lol:
     
  15. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    Very interesting is it not. I am having 4 MX models in to test and sell/ gauge interest.

    I will 100% be after some Matias switch models though.

    Just got your order :thumb:
     
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  16. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    My vote is on the Corsair K95. Yes it's pricey, but I don't regret my purchase. Delightful keyboard.
     
  17. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Well the KBP MX versions do sound nicer than other ready to type 60% since it is actually 100% user programmable supposedly include layer 0 unlike the Poker, Pure Pro, etc. That I think is it's best feature and I am not wowed by the novel dual led modes and the rest of it is nothing new otherwise. What does interest me is trying out some Alps like switches without having to deal with awful layouts or boards with enormous footprint on the desk in which case nice minimal Alps like boards have been essentially non existent outside of a few very limited run kit boards. The only really decent ready to type Alps like boards are quite difficult to find being the Filco Zero and Leopold FC200Lite. Ducky 1087XM is too poor quality to be of much consideration. Then again... all the roadblock cons have kept be going down the Alps switch black hole which may be a good thing.
     
  18. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    I will post my initial thoughts on the quality/ program-ability when they come in, fingers crossed they will be here this week sometime. I think I may hold one of them back for myself to be honest, I really want to try out white switches.

    I will ask my supplier about getting hold of the Matias models, as they sound very interesting. The only ALPS switches I have tried are black and they are 'meh' to be honest. The only thing we need now is good caps!
     
  19. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    One of the major drawbacks I read about for the KBP 60% models is incompatibility with existing 60% cases (Poker/Pure/GH60) etc. Seems like a bit of an oversight to me.
     
  20. shrop

    shrop El Jefe of Sleeving

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    The stock case on the KBP looks cool anyway, I like it.
     

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