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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Guys, how do you type £ symbol on US TKL keyboard?
    In Windows ALT+0163 on numpad supposed to work, but if I have TKL? :(

    I know I can keep my keyboard setting in system to UK, but I want to know if thee is other way, plus I'm loosing backslash key:(
     
  2. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I just have UK as a secondary language set up in windows, and toggle between US and UK using Win+Space if I need anything from the other layout.
     
  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Aaah, interesting solution..
     
  4. Comrade Woody

    Comrade Woody Obsolete

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    Are the whites the modern 80cN type? Have you tried a full board with them? I imagine it'd be quite nice.
     
  5. GMC

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    Ctrl-Alt-Shift-4. Or maybe 5. It's muscle memory for me these days
     
  6. stephen0205

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    i may buy few switches to make a cooler master like thing to try them all. My friends are all buying or thinking of buying mechanical, we have all just upgraded. Not to new stuff right enough but alot newer than we had lol.

    One mate already bought his but we cant all afford a nice corsair k95
     
  7. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I've been collecting mech keyboards for only a short while and I have been looking at some of the cheapest ones out there so I took a punt and bought this..

    [​IMG]

    To be honest I'm impressed, it seems really well made, has blue switches, it is surprisingly heavy, the lighting is bright and the lighting effects are pretty cool too. I think they are Gateron switches as I thought I read that somewhere but cant find it now.

    I expect the mech board aficionados would find issues with it but for the paltry sum of £18.94 that I paid for it I'm well happy. It's normally £23.68 but I used the 20% offer ebay had last week.

    Oh and even though it was from china it arrived in only 5 days :O
     
  8. TaZ

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    Bargain!

    Sent from my Xperia Z5
     
  9. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Just bought myself Filco TKL on mx blues... sweeeeet:)
     
  10. Greentrident

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    Do you have a model name/number? Or a link?
     
  11. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Basically these boards seem to be made by a company and others re badge them, mine was listed as an Element esports board but they are more commonly known as KKmoon

    That's quite a bit dearer than what I paid obviously but you just need to know what they look like and trawl through ebay and find basically an unbranded one. I don't know if quality is affected but will find out as time goes by.

    You can also get a KKmoon cheaper here but not sure if import duty/tax will come into play.

    I was going to buy this one if I didn't buy the one I have now, no idea what its like though obviously but it seems to have a recognisable brand associated with it.
     
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  12. mingingbollock

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    Got one of those in the post , will report back when i get it
     
  13. GMC

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    Heading to Akihabara sometime in next couple of days. Must resist urge to buy another HHKB....
     
  14. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    What would you guys say - which mx switch is the closest to Topre? Red?
    Is there anything between red and black?
     
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  15. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I'd say a very smooth membrane keyboard is closer to Topre than any MX variant.

    Topre isn't really mechanical, and so doesn't really feel mechanical.
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    Just a quick heads up to the keyboard nerds: I'm going to be selling my Keyboard Paradise v60 (Gateron browns), hopefully I'll get the thread up this evening.

    I tried to get on with a 60% board, but I just can't live without the arrow keys & home/end cluster.
     
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  17. David

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    Topre = Domes for suckas

    It says so in the thread tags :naughty:
     
  18. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Hey! I love my Topre! :p
     
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    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    That's what I thought...


    I wish there were more custom key caps for Topre...

    Was there some kind of topre-mx adapter for stems?
     
  20. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I think you're thinking of the CM Storm Novatouch (I think that's what it's called) which has MX compatible topre stems. I don't think that there are adapters however.
     

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