1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    13,981
    Likes Received:
    2,706
    Been through my two sets and they are both complete - none missing, no duplications. :)
     
  2. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    36
    Good news. Expecting a Saturday delivery so will check them on arrival
     
  3. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    421
    Is anybody getting the Triumph Adler GMK Keyset? I'd be well up for it if I could buy just the keys needed for a 60% board, but $99+ shipping for a keyset...ouch.
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,595
    Likes Received:
    459
    It's all about perspective I guess - for a GMK keyset that's exceptionally cheap. The Dolch buy was a good price in my opinion and that was about £120 + postage.
     
  5. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

    Joined:
    3 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    48
    It is cheap for GMK. Uneven bottom row though... design fail. Should be A or B for all not a mix, if you ask me. The way it is only winkeyless has a uniform profile. Suppose if you've only got a 60% it's not an issue.
     
  6. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    13,483
    Likes Received:
    604
  7. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 May 2009
    Posts:
    6,384
    Likes Received:
    991
  8. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,595
    Likes Received:
    459
    I've not heard of them - I can't find anything right now but I'd guess from the manufacturer code that it'd actually be UK layout rather than ANSI
     
  9. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    6 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    13,483
    Likes Received:
    604
    So ISO as opposed to ANSI?
     
  10. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    421
    £120 for a keyset? :jawdrop: Fook me sideways. I knew that GMK had acquired original Cherry tools and molds but I didn't expect their keycaps to incur such a high premium. I suppose they do it because they can, and the quality means that people are happy to pay. I feel sorry for Signature Plastics. :D

    I'd consider £100 a lot for a mech keyboard, which is why I've always kept it well below that - £69 for my first, the TK; then £62 for my current XT; and £80 for the V60 which is my most expensive yet (justified because I'm likely to sell the caps, but it depends whether or not I like them). My bro got his G80 in the late 90s for forty quid. Haha!
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    8,595
    Likes Received:
    459
    Oops - that was meant to say $120 but even still, by the time I'd bought some extras with it, paid postage, paid the groupbuy fee the actual bill came to $170 which is about £120 haha... The quality is like nothing you've ever typed on though...
     
  12. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    421
    Unless you've used original Cherry doubleshots, in which case I know exactly what you mean when you say quality! :)

    On a related note, why oh why are Taihao keycaps so hard to buy in the UK? I got my white-on-red set from OCUK at the very reasonable price of £26 (iirc) and they are amazing keycaps for the money, but it's sad to see no stock of the variety that Taihao produces (for example the white-on-purple set... where the hell is that?!).
     
  13. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    36
    Doesnt feng sell the tai ho sets on ebay
     
  14. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2010
    Posts:
    3,049
    Likes Received:
    507
    They've come down a bit since then, this latest buy is £77 inc postage. Assuming you avoid a customs charge. I think the prices are so high because their runs are so limited compared to their other clients. Large OEMs order 10,000's at a time, whereas the Geekhackers are asking for runs of +-500
     
  15. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    421
    Not sure - the only Taihao sets I can find on ebay are £33 (total rip-off) and there are only white, red and blue sets. The more desirable colours (green, light green, yellow, light blue, and PURPLE!) aren't available here for some reason, but I'm determined to get a set (or two, if I can).

    £33, that's gotta be a tidy markup, and almost the same price as a Ducky ABS set...lol.
     
  16. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

    Joined:
    3 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    48
    B7ad on GH has dolch, granite and olivetti taihao sets for £17, he's got a thread in classifieds. He's in the UK also.
     
  17. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    36
  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    8,575
    Likes Received:
    189
    Anyone know where I can source myself a set of Model M keycaps?
     
  19. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    4,870
    Likes Received:
    252
    For IBM M, buy broken one for cheap off ebay, or Unicomp is pretty much your only choices.
     
  20. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

    Joined:
    16 May 2011
    Posts:
    5,932
    Likes Received:
    421
    Awesome, thanks. The Olivetti set looks real nice but I was hoping for white-on-colour caps for my board, something like purple or green. I'll have a think about it because I may end up keeping the caps that I got with the V60 and I don't want to have sets that I don't need.

    @GMC, thanks for the link but it's not a local seller. I've used USPS before many times and sadly there's a pretty hefty handling fee at this end of the transaction, courtesy of ParcelFarce. I'd sooner buy from Europe.

    On a different note, being back on MX blues with this gorgeous V60, I'm reminded just how much resistance these switches have compared to browns. It's not a big jump but it's definitely noticeable. Oh, and did I happen to mention that this V60 is gorgeous?!!!
     

Share This Page