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The Oracle Answers
The Oracle Answers

The Keyboard Oracle
Thy wish is to buy a mechanical keyboard, but eternal doubt is eating éow irrelevant mortal soul? The Leopold with Cherry MX Blue…

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Is this old DATATECH SPK-100 Keyboard worth anything?

Madoa
I found this old keyboard in my garage, which I threw up on eBay. There is literally nothing on the internet when searching for "SPK-100 keyboard", but it seems to be a Model M variant so…

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The SurpriseBox Worldwide Trip 2

Mrinterface
I'm going to send a SurpriseBox(@) around the world for the second time. The idea is based on this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_p… The general idea is that you…

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Better than Dvorak or Coleman?

pietergen
I made a custom layout, optimized for my use: 85% Dutch, 10% English, the rest a mix of French, German and Spanish. The drawback is that it only has ONE letter in common with Qwerty: the A. The…

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IBM Model M keycaps resellers?

benichka
Hey everybody :) So, I recently bought a model M (1391401) with missing keycaps (3 apparently. The "stems" are there but not the "top"). So, I was obviously thinking about buying…

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Caps for a TECK?

mjl
I got myself a used TECK, including shiny otaku caps, so I'm thinking about making that a bit more useable. In the meantime, I raided my Filco for caps, but that's obviously a temporary solution. I…

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CM Novatouch Review
CM Novatouch Review

Hypersphere
Via a source that must remain undisclosed, today I was able to get a Cooler Master (CM) Novatouch in advance of the official release date, which I…

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RF 87u 55 gram Topre

Hypersphere
Looking for some advice. I see that the all-55 gram Topre RF 87u is finally back in stock at EK. Both the black and white models are available at $215. One of my favorite boards is my HHKB…

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Chicony E8HKB-5591
Chicony E8HKB-5591

seebart
I picked this up recently for cheap. The overall condition is NIB / unused. The switch seems to be a clicky SMK Alps mount with a turquoise slider.…

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Poll: What is your Favorite Topre Switch Keyboard and Why?

Hypersphere
Please indicate your first choice of Topre-switch keyboards from the models listed. Different colors are included under the same model designation. Choose only one, but you may change your vote. The…

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Problem with a new Ducky Shine 3

Kneon
I brought a Ducky Shine 3 with Brown switches, it's my first mechanical keyboard and I love the way it feels and how it is as a keyboard but there seems to be a problem with it which I think has…

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IBM Model M - weight and feel

POTV
Hi, My interest in keyboards is relatively new. About 6 months ago I wanted a new high quality keyboard - and now I have about 20. From Logitech and SteelSeries to Realforce, Das Keyboard and IBM…

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Best quality Cherry keyboard

IKSLM
Which, would you say, is the best quality cherry (yes, a keyboard from cherry, not filco, leopold, ducky...) keyboard featuring: 1. mx-black 2. "windows" keys (so no vintage…

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Open source 3D-printed Ergodox stand
Open source 3D-printed Ergodox stand

bchociej
Hi all, I just wanted to share my open source, 3D-printable Ergodox stand with you. I forked a version by Github user Adereth and added some nice…

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Apple Adjustable strangeness...
Apple Adjustable strangeness...

seebart
one of my Apple adjustables is behaving strange; the switch "Q" is randomly triggered ONLY with the keycap mounted! No problems with the…

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Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible

CM Bram
Thoughts? http://i.imgur.com/lSRg709… Japanese Topre 45g with cherry MX key cap compatibility. Tenkeyless low profile…

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Unicomp Model M Keycap Colors

sean4star
I'm not sure if I've posted this in the right place, but I did a search and couldn't find anything on the subject. I'm interested in purchasing some of the custom model m caps from Unicomp. So a few…

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Sources of Special Keycaps and other Parts for IBM Keyboards

Hypersphere
I thought it could be useful to have a thread dedicated to sources that people have found for keycaps (especially specialized or custom keycaps) and other parts (such as spacebar stabilizers, barrels,…

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CM Storm Quickfire Pro LED Modding

NerdyNoob
Hey guys, I just joined this forum so I don't know if it is correct to post here, but I have a question regarding modding LEDs on the Quickfire Pro. The quickfire Pro only has LEDs on the left…

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How to Tighten Loose-Fitting Cherry Keycaps on CM Novatouch

Hypersphere
In my continuing assessment of my CM Novatouch keyboard, the most recent issue I have encountered is with loose-fitting Cherry keycaps. After installing a new set of dye-sub PBT Cherry mx keycaps from…

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Ergodox Layout Compedium

squarefrog
Hi all. After discussions with Matt3o and jdeblese, it was decided that it would benefit group buy organisers if we could compile a giant list of Ergodox layouts. This list can then be plotted to…

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Why no smaller modifiers / thumb keys ?

pietergen
This may be a dumb question, but do modifier keys like Shift, Ctrl and Alt HAVE to be larger than 1x1 to be ergonomic? Same for thumb keys: is a 1x1 thumb key simply not ergonomic? Or is the larger…

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How to work out where to make cuts for stabilizers

grug
Hey guys, I'm in the process of making my own keyboard and am having trouble working out where to put the stablizers for the keys that require them (spacebar etc...) - I was just wondering if anyone…

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For comfort, style, speed - spherical or cylindrical ?

pietergen
I've read a lot (the Deskthority wiki, endless Google searches, pics) but would like to get some info from people who can compare in real life. Spherical versus cylindrical keycaps ....…

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Building my own keyboard

grug
Hey everyone, I'm currently in the early stages of building my own keyboard and I've been using http://deskthority.net/worksho… as a guideline for learning what I need to do. I'm…

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Looking for Custom Backspace Backslash Fn Keycaps

Hypersphere
I am looking for custom keycaps with the following specifications: -- Stem = Topre and Cherry mx -- Plastic = PBT -- Legends = Black Dye-Sub -- Background = light gray, dark gray, beige (or pebble or…

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Matias 60% Keyboard Interest Check on GH

Hypersphere
In case you have not seen this, Matias in conducting an interest check over on GH for a 60% keyboard that could be available as pre-assembled and/or as a DIY kit: …

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Cherry kb made in  USA
Cherry kb made in USA

cherry-jade
I like it! http://www.enjoyclick.org/… http://www.enjoyclick.org/… …

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Keycool new white body keyboard with rainbow backlight

mech greenhand
http://kc-keycool.com/product.php?mod=… Shining rainbow backlights, Pure white body, Engraved print keycap. Looks cool.

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Take apart Chicony keyboard model KB-5182
Take apart Chicony keyboard model KB-5182

KeyboardGuy
I have a Chicony keyboard model KB-5182 that I would like to take apart for cleaning. I managed to take off the front and back covers and now I am…

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What's this keyboard in Blade Runner?
What's this keyboard in Blade Runner?

Soarer
Holden tests Leon... blade_runner_kb_1.jpg blade_runner_kb_2.jpg blade_runner_kb_3.jpg Holden tests KRO... blade_runner_kb_4.jpg edit: …

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Replacing top part of MX key of a DasKeyboard
Replacing top part of MX key of a DasKeyboard

RedGlyph
Hello, I would like to have your input on this. The Das Keyboard I received has a physical problem due to flaws in the plastic on the top part of the…

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Model M serial numbers

beltet
Hi Just wondering if there is someone that can help me get to know the serials from IBM keyboards? I want to have a little guide on how to determain wich model it is with help of the serial. Is there…

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Some questions about this old keyboard.
Some questions about this old keyboard.

BeardedPlatypus
Hi everybody :) I've been lurking here for some time and finally decided to delurk to ask some questions about this old keyboard I found a while ago.…

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Help me figure out what cable this is.
Help me figure out what cable this is.

dano
please. So, I bought a working 1989 Northgate OmniKey Ultra with complicated white alps, and it came with a cable that I, mistakingly, took to be a…

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