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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. David

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

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    It only took twenty-two thousand posts to convince you. :lol:
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Not bad going in my book :p

    I wanted a Ducky but our work supplier was out of stock :(
     
  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Guys.

    About six months ago I was pottering around on Amazon (as you do) and managed to buy a Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF4 edition for £32 delivered.

    The only catch? it's French..

    I switched out some keys to put it back to QWERTY but the W key sorta tilts backwards as it was from the bottom of the keyboard.

    Now AFAIK (and please correct me if I am wrong) Razer do use their own switches but I should be able to fit caps, right?

    If so where do you lot get them from? it's a full sized keyboard but I would probably only do the WASD and arrows.
     
  4. David

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

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    The switches (do they still use Kailh?) are MX compatible - so you can fit replacement caps.

    However the slightly non-standard layout - the 1x1 sized bottom row modifiers - means you will struggle to find a full replacement set.

    Give Razer a shout and ask if they have a few spare caps - tell em some caps got knocked off when you were moving house or something and you can't find them. They might throw a few at you as a goodwill gesture, or charge you a few quid for the trouble, like Coolermaster do.
     
  5. David

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

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    Wait, is it just the W key you need?

    I might have a spare amongst my many boxes of caps - it won't be an exact match font-wise, but it'll be a black ABS cap with a transparent legend.

    I'll see if I have something suitable and post a pic.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah, right now the only key that doesn't fit in properly is W.

    No need to dig one out dude, I'd really like to replace WASD and the arrows. Just need to know a good place to get them from really :)
     
  7. David

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

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    If you just want a WASD set, feebay will have a few on offer.
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    You had to go and give me another idea, didn't you...
     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Guys thanks for all of the advice !

    Given that the innards of my rig are all blue (and my case lighting at present) I decided to order these.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/abs-...out-keycaps-blue-white-legends-kb-024-op.html

    Not sure I will use them all, but for £24.95 delivered they seemed like a sound bet :) Pics.

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    I figured given that I had robbed Amazon for this keyboard (£32 inc) it would be rude not to invest a little more to get it looking cool.

    It's got to be the best Razer product I have ever owned, unlike their mice that I go through like the wind.
     
  10. David

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

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    I don't think the Tai Hao caps have transparent legends, so you'll likely lose the backlight effect on any keys you use them on. Well, the caps are fairly thin, so you might get a glow through the cap in general.
     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah it's backlit but tbh I touch type any way (I've had to with it being French) so I'm OK with them only glowing around the edges :)
     
  12. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    They'll almost certainly shine right through them, they're thin enough. It makes for quite an interesting look.
     
  13. Lankius Maximus

    Lankius Maximus Active Member

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    This thread is like a drug! No interest in keyboards at all and a few weeks after getting hooked on this.... Proud owner of a Ducky Legend with cherry reds.

    Now to hunt some cap sets (its just sooooo moreish).
     
  14. David

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

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    Nurse, turn down a fresh bed, we have another patient.
     
  15. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    That would work tbh. It's a shame the keyboard has orange LEDs but I can live with it. I've been thinking about painting the frame yellow and doing it Fallout style.

    I bought a plotter last year and have hardly used the thing.


    Yeah, I must say that having a completely custom keyboard is quite exciting :D
     
  16. Vault-Tec

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    Any one know of a place in the UK to get blanks? IE blank keys? sellers all seem to be in the USA :(
     
  17. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Are there any good hackable keyboards?

    Also is there any arduino-IDE friendly firmware? (I'm not even sure I would want there to be given how horrible the arduino IDE is)
     
  18. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    If anyone is interested I might sell my Toxic caps, as I don't use them. I can't get on with the profile (DCS) so they've been in a box for ages. The set covers any standard layout TKL as I didn't get the numpad.

    Sent from my XT1092 using Tapatalk
     
  19. jinq-sea

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

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    Haha!
     
  20. Vault-Tec

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    Very crude pic taken on my phone last night after dark.

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    Just waiting for my yellow keys from the US to finish it :)
     

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