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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. BeauchN

    BeauchN Multimodder

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    ‘Silent’ switches/noise were one of the things that got me into custom keyboards. If you’re going down the hotswap/custom route then there are lots of switches described as silent, some of which are more-so than others.

    As others have said though, it’s very much a package of the switch, plate, board, etc that contributes to the sound. And sometimes it’s just the tone of that sound that makes all the difference.

    And once you have the holy grail of a silent keyboard, you’ll suddenly find the switches in your mouse are just a little too loud, so you’ll have to do something about them as well.. :grin:
     
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  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Dear god, one obsession at a time please! :happy:
     
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  3. veato

    veato I should be working

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    I fancy some pudding keycaps for my Corsair K70 Mk2. Now I've seen a YMDK set with extra keys for the Corsair bottom row (tiny Windows key for example) but all the layouts I've seen, I think, are US English. I think this mostly affects #, £ and @ so it's not the end of the world but is anyone aware of a 'proper' UK layout?
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  5. BeauchN

    BeauchN Multimodder

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  6. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    #coffeencreammasterrace :D
     
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  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Still absolutely loving my Keychron Q8 Alice, but...

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    Yeah, the Q10 Alice. Same basic layout, but more keys. Wish I'd waited for that one now!
     
  8. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    That'd look nice in your collection though...
     
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  9. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    He's not Rick Wakeman, y'know?! :lol:
     
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  10. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Question keeb fans, eyeing up a new board my current uses proprietary switches you can't replace fair few keys double striking now.

    Anyway, looking at a couple of options, I use a numpad for work but could probably get away with a standalone.
    I'd like wireless part of a long term plan so been mainly looking at the K4 in 96% hotswappable flavour. Any other suggestions?
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    The K4 is nice, I'm using one now. But finding the arrow keys without looking down takes some getting use to. There are other similar sized boards but with space around the arrow keys to allow easier finding by feel. I think those designs will be easier to use.

    The key caps on K4 isn't PBT, so feels a bit cheap. I've yet to replace them but plan to do so eventually. Missed out on recent keycap donation that looks like will fit the K4.

    Alternatives? There's the GMMK 2, there's also many no-brand alternatives I've seen on the big rainforest.
     
  12. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    I ended up getting a GMMK2 barebone. Stabilisers, sound and typing experience are way better than a clipped, band aid and holee modded GMMK1. Very happy with it so far, and would happily recommend. No wireless though.

    I can't compare to a keychron either, as never used one. And no clue what the GMMK prebuilds/keycaps are like.
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Realised I hadn't shared this little beasty yet:

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    Keyboardio Model 100, open-source walnut-encased ergonomic keyboard. The cable betwix the two halves is just CAT5, so you can have them as close together or as far apart as you like. The "spider" mounts underneath can be removed, and there are tripod mounts where they fit so you can mount them in almost any way you like - I've seen someone use a pair of camera sling things to make 'em wearable, and others mounted vertically underneath a desk.

    Haven't had the time to get up to speed on it as a daily driver, though, but that's the plan! Biggest hurdle, I reckon, is going to be getting used to the Enter key being on the far-left of the right-hand side - never had a keyboard where it's in (what is effectively) the middle before!
     
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  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Arrow keys are not super important for me thankfully. I could live without them, main QOL features I'm after would be wireless and hot swappable, PBT would be nice but in theory I could life the pudding caps I have now over. Just annoys me on the Steelseries the warranty is awful I'm not long outside and its starting to ghost on the i, l and s keys plus the escape key sometimes just refuses to return. Its shame its a nice board the OLED display has handy info on the PC temps but I can make do without it.

    I don't even mind a bare kit long as I can get the combo I would prefer.
     
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  15. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    I'm considering that set but with black tops for my G512. Girl's gotta tweak her personal RGB hell a bit :grin:

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