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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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Topre PBT Spacebars

Hypersphere
It seems there are currently no sources for PBT spacebars for Topre keyboards such as Realforce or HHKB Pro 2. How might interest be generated for this product? Could a company like…

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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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Dell Quietkey - which one to get?

jakkul
Hi! The question stated above. I know about the wiki page http://deskthority.net/wiki/Dell_Quiet… You can easily get SK-1000REW with rubber domes, RT7D5JTW with domes with sliders is a bit…

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Bigfoot Toshiba branded.
Bigfoot Toshiba branded.

amospalla
I bought a used Bigfoot Toshiba branded. I bought it for its keycaps hoping those were PBT for my Matias Quiet Pro, and I am quite enjoying these…

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Surprise from dad
Surprise from dad

derzemel
My dad lives in Italy and I have been telling him about my new found passion. A few days ago he phoned me to tell me he sent some stuff to me This…

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New vs Vintage Cherry blues
New vs Vintage Cherry blues

elecplus
I just found a NIB serial connect numpad with old Cherry blue switches made by Qtronix Corp. Very click-y :-) I love the feel. My daily keyboard is a…

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Looking for a wireless mech kb

Zing
Hey guys I'm looking for a wireless or bluetooth mechanical keyboard for work. What do you recommend? So far I've only seen wireless keyboards from Filco, Matias and Nopoo.

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Got a new calculator, what switches?
Got a new calculator, what switches?

Touch_It
Bought this for a wallet busting $3.00 at goodwill. Definitely linear. The outer spring is responsible for the the switch return. With the keycap…

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Help: Hooking up an old NMB keyboard?

Jero
Heya everyone :D, I'm new to the Deskthority forum (only used the Wiki until now) and I gotta say this place is quite interesting 8-). That being said, recently I've acquired a vintage keyboard and…

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Commodore Vic-20 keycaps

neverused
Hello, I recently purchased a Commodore Vic-20 but am missing the "3" key, spring, and the plunger is broken. Does anyone know where I could source a replacement for these parts? Are …

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Mechanical keyboard help!

flyzs
i just recently bought a refurbished tt esports mechanical keyboard and 2(v and 0(npad)) keys are very hard to trigger.. like i have to press on them significantly harder than the rest of the keys on…

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Noob question.

Jonnyswboy
I have a Das Keyboard 4 Professional clicky and the two of the switches don't seem to click like the others. Is that fixable? Do I need a new keyswitch? Also my spacebar feels like it has a much…

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[Interest Check] "Jukebox" a Retro-Futurism 50's Sculpted SA Keycaps
[Interest Check] "Jukebox" a Retro-Futurism 50's Sculpted SA Keycaps

livingspeedbump
Pictures first. This is the base set: http://i.imgur.com/vQ5vQST… I'm in the process of finishing up my 50's theme set. This is…

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Hey guys can you help me check these keycaps
Hey guys can you help me check these keycaps

lolpes
Just wanted to know if this kind of caps fit cherry mx. Thanks in advance. They are from a triumph adler 5000 :) …

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Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back

Muirium
Retrobright is awesome. We've all seen the spectacular before and after pictures where a deep yellowed plastic case or set of caps is…

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Zenith ZKB-2 question

klikkyklik
I saw this one recently on eBay that appears to be in really good shape: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zenith… However, in the title, it says "CLICKY". I'd sent a message to the…

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Kinesis planning split ergo gaming board
Kinesis planning split ergo gaming board

blighty
This was taken from a survey that is going around. Seems like Kinesis is looking to get into the gaming market. If only they'd mechanical up their…

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Hi Tek (Space invader) Black Tactile Switches
Hi Tek (Space invader) Black Tactile Switches

terrpn
was not aware space invaders came in black tactile (2 eye) version? i'm curious.......... anybody know how close these are to beige tactile ? …

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Wish to try topre in Europe?

robpaulson
Take a look here :mrgreen:

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Hi-Tek Corp. History

Dmiloh
All, just ran across your site during a search for any references to Hi-Tek Corp. My father founded Hi-Tek in the early 60's, began manufacturing the Hi-Tek keyboard in the early 70's, and…

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NCR H0150-STD1-10-17
NCR H0150-STD1-10-17

seebart
Got this the other day. The Label on the back reads NCR H0150-STD1-10-17. The Cherry sticker on the PCB reads G80-0624 and 47/85. Unfortunately the…

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Chicony 5161 with MX Blue

terrpn
found a chicony 5161 with real vintage mx blue cherry marked on top of switch. just dusty mainly, clean otherwise :mrgreen: first one i have seen with DS. not a bad board overall......... :shock:

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Redefining keyboards to NOT be IT equipment?

elecplus
I have been foiled again. I am screaming, but it won't do any good. Once again I found a stash of old IBM bank keyboards. Once again I arranged to purchase them. They are in a town where a list…

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The Korean Custom Keyboards #1: 356 Series
The Korean Custom Keyboards #1: 356 Series

sixty
Since a bunch of people always ask "omg what is that keyboard???" every few weeks, whenever someone links a picture from OTD, I…

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The tiny laser keyboard

elecplus
http://allthingsd.com/20120120…

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319 key keyboard?

elecplus
http://www.pixel77.com/kic… Now there is a keyboard that ought to be able to handle just about any shortcuts!

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Something I did not expect..

photekq
So, as we know, Cherry has a few types of keycaps. ⋅ Thick ABS doubleshots ⋅ Thick PBT dyesubs ⋅ Thick PBT lasered ⋅ Thin PBT lasered ⋅ Thick…

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Showerthoughts about keyboards

sphinx
1. All keyboards are mechanical 2. If not all keyboards are mechanical, and topre switches are non-contact, why are topre keyboards considered mechanical keyboards? /discuss

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IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Prelim
Hi guys, I've search the forum but I can't find a thread for keyboards identification... so I thought the best was to create one by myself. Here's the first one since I have no clue of…

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Vintage or no?
Vintage or no?

hwood34
I found someone selling what theoretically should be vintage browns (from a '94 G80-8100LRCUS) but neither he nor I are positive. Here's a picture: …

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Interesting History of Key Tronic

mr_a500
I just came across this interesting history of Key Tronic. (don't know why Wikipedia or Key Tronic's own website has nothing like this): http://www.fundinguniverse.… …

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IBM Model M (SSK) - How many broken rivets until bolt-mod?

hammelgammler
Hey, i just received a few SSK's from Cindy, kind of quick from America to Germany. :D Just a quick question, after how many broken rivets you should do a bolt-mod?... There are three SSK's, one…

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Model F XT refurbishing
Model F XT refurbishing

Sigmoid
Hey :) I've gotten a well-preserved XT keyboard off eBay, and I intend to return it to its full glory. :) Some pics below... Anyway, I…

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Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller

derzemel
There is a Cherry G80-2551 (one of the most attractive keyboards ever made) on ebay and I wanted to place a bid on it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cherry-PC-Tast… I sent a mail to the…

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