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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    New delivery today from Mr Margo himself - GON NerD TKL with lubed & stickered vintage blacks and orange LEDs both for the switches and sides LED

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    Looks particularly nice with some nice dyesubs on :D Not original Cherry I hasten to add :p
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I just replaced a switch on my Filco. I was kinda pissed when I saw the Majestouch 2's switches are soldered to the board whereas the 1's are merely clipped on. It made the whole process a bit harder.

    I'm stoked it works, though !
     
  3. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Bought a Gigabyte Osmium :)

    I've tried a few sets of switches before and thought I'd be fine with Red switches, I liked the almost analogue way you can use the wasd keys in games and didn't really give much thought to actually typing with them. As it happens this year I'm writing my final year project which was another factor in finally deciding to shell out. When the keyboard came, I'll be honest I was largely unable to type on it. The actuation of the red switches is so light I was pressing switches just by brushing against them and the different spacing meant I was missing alot.

    I've had a few days now to get used to it and I'm making less mistakes and generally able to type on it to an acceptable level. I'm not sure I'm consistently up to my previous speed but I've definitely come to like the lightness of the switches. It certainly feels that my hands are more nimble as I type, because I don't have to bottom out the keys. I've also found that now whenever I use a normal keyboard it feels meh. Everytime I come back to this it's just better :thumb:

    Generally pretty pleased and hopefully with all the typing I'll be doing this year I'll be lightning fast before long.
     
  4. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I've only ever had good experiences with CCL to be honest so I'd give them a go personally. OCUK sell some sets but not that one unfortunately.
     
  6. modd1uk

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    Ordered. Can be an xmas present off the wife.
     
  7. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    It's a nice set :) I've got one here, I love the purple.
     
  8. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I miss that set now I've got a Shine again!

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  9. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    You can have it back if you want it? I in honesty haven't even used it :D Except, put it on my trigger, put my trigger in a box. :D :D
     
  10. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    It's definitely an illness :D

    I'll have to let you know when I've got some cash together mate :thumb:
     
  11. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    They're here waiting.

    Along with 8 trillion other keycaps I don't/haven't/probably won't use haha
     
  12. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Did you run the full purple set or leave some keys black. Luckily when I bought the k/b 2 years ago I went with white LED's so it should look alright !
     
  13. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Time to start clearing out keycaps. I will be selling Penumbra, Cream Cheese 'n' Green, possibly a DSA Retro Set and some Red Alert caps. Before I list them over on GH, anyone got any (potential) interest in that little lot?
     
  14. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Is penumbra SA profile? If so then colour me interested depending on what you've got exactly (and the price lol)
     
  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Would the DSA Retro Set fit my Noppoo Choc Mini, with its oddly-spaced bottom row?
     
  16. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Good question. I'll dig out a pic of the Nopppo and will have a look. It's got the Tsangan kit (7x space bar, 1.75x and 1x mods etc) plus the numpad, too.

    EDIT: The answer appears to be a likely 'yes':

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    That is, however, pending me checking what size the space bar on the Noppo is. That said, the standard space bar would work I should imagine?

    FURTHER EDIT: Yes, I know that's not a Noppo, but it's a similar layout ;)
     
  17. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    The answer to that is maybe for most of the keys but definitely not the space bar unfortunately
     
  18. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Do you know which revision you have, Gareth?

    EDIT: NVM - found the f/s thread. I reckon the only issue you will have will be the spacebar, necessitating the use of the standard Noppo space bar. This is less of a problem than you might think, as the space bar in the set isn't DSA profile, anyway. I can muster some images tonight if you are interested?
     
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  19. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I totally missed this, GK. I'll PM you now!
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Aye, that'd be appreciated - although I probably shouldn't, because I'm brassic at the moment! Very, very tempting though - lovely-looking things appealing to the vintage enthusiast in me!
     

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