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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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RSI associated with specific keyboards

Hypersphere
Fortunately, during a rather long career at the computer keyboard, I have rarely been bothered by any sort of repetitive strain/stress injury (RSI), such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I have had ulnar…

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How I beat both Colemak and Dvorak

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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Sprue marks on keyboard cases (not the keycaps)

Zing
I opened my new keyboard today and I discovered this unfortunate sprue mark while popping off some keycaps. I know these are quite common in keycaps and the manufacturing process in general for…

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CM NovaTouch TKL Price Speculation

dano
It's a simple idea, really, cooler master has poor quality products, an ugly cm storm logo, and quality control issues. so when I heard about the novatouch tkl, I thought it was a great idea, albeit…

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NAN,TAN,MODEL:6252EN,doesnt,work,on,my,Alienware,Aurora,syst

DaNy1337
Hello,i,bought,today,a,keyboard,the,ma… My,pc,is,an,Alienware,Aurora,from,2009…

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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 receive the…

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Any cues on this keyboard please ?
Any cues on this keyboard please ?

pietergen
As found on the internet..... I have seen it before, but where? Who knows more about this highly interesting keyboard (idea) please ? Thanks ! …

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KBT Race II (my 1st mechanical keyboard)
KBT Race II (my 1st mechanical keyboard)

Max
Hey guys, so almost a month (21 days) ago, I came here asking for some advice/tips on basically and left-handed TKL. Anyways I ended up ordering the…

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"75%" as a term, and usage

Daniel Beardsmore
Looking at "official" 75% keyboards, does it seem valid to refer to the Monterey K110/SIIG MiniTouch, and Cherry's basic G84 keyboards (those without a pointing device) as "75%"? …

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Help connecting an old Model M
Help connecting an old Model M

s0b
Im having problems to connect my IBM Model M 1386303 . It comes with a DIN 5 connector like this one: …

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30th day present from old friend. Commodore PET 700

beltet
Look at my wonderful birthday present! http://imgur.com/a/qHbtR Will make the thread better later.

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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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First computer keyboard with "inverted 't'" arrow layout?
First computer keyboard with "inverted 't'" arrow layout?

mr_a500
Everybody mentions the 1982 DEC LK201 when talking about the first inverted 't' arrow layout, but I was sure I saw that layout on a couple…

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Programmable Tipro keyboard/module - does it have a controll

Anne
Hiya, I've just discovered yesterday a great use for a programmable keyboard, and I'm thinking of buying a blank unused one (Tipro). I think I should be fine using a software like Paddy (or AHK) but…

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1984 word processor with Hirose switches
1984 word processor with Hirose switches

Evilcamels
Found my dad's old Epson PX-8 word processor in his closet while helping him clean out his house. Second I saw it I pulled a key and found Hirose M8s…

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keyboard identification

irnerio
hi could you please help figuring out what's the kyboard in this pic? https://www.flickr.com/photos/40236769…

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One Side Of Spacebar Slanting?

wildlife
Okay, so I got my Cherry G80-3000 not so long ago, I woke up this morning and as I started to type I started messing up with spaces in between words, my spacebar has seemed to mess up, I can only use…

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Vintage Cherry MX blue

Daniel Beardsmore
Not quite sure what to make of this, considering the quality of machine translation: http://kbtalking.cool3c.com/article/29… Looks like a keyboard has both vintage and "new" Cherry…

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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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Keytronic ergoforce
Keytronic ergoforce

beltet
Hi all! I found an Keytronic ergoforce NIB on a flea market today. I know, its rubber dome. But in my opinion this is one of the best rubber domes…

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Question about opening Cherry MX switches

xman
Question about opening covers on Cherry MX switches: Plate-mounted-with-cutouts _versus_ PCB-mounted -- How do they compare when opening MX switch covers? I'm asking anyone who has…

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IBM Model F AT not working - LEDs light up on start up

Nuum
Hi, I cleaned up the Model F AT keyboard which I got from Cindy and reassembled it carefully. Now I wanted to test it and it doesn't work. I plugged it in when the computer was off. After…

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Model M scratchy keys

timbetty
Hello everybody, I got myself a new IBM Model M 51G8572 from '97, which was never used. The originial packaging had some scratches but was never even opened. Some of the keys feel slightly scratchy…

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Honeywell E03601ELHW-C Switch Identification
Honeywell E03601ELHW-C Switch Identification

bitemyweewee
Heya, Found this Honeywell on ebay and was wondering what switch this was. My guess is rubber domes but I'm not sure. …

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Uber-terminal keyboard
Uber-terminal keyboard

urbancamo
So I was searching for info about the Sun Compact 1 and ended up on http://www.quadibloc.com/c… again (it happens once in a…

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The SurpriseBag/Box WorldWide Subscription Round 1
The SurpriseBag/Box WorldWide Subscription Round 1

Mrinterface
I'm going to send this SurpriseBag(@) around the world. The idea is based on this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_p… …

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(Somewhat) more compact cases for IBM 3278 beam spring?
(Somewhat) more compact cases for IBM 3278 beam spring?

Hypersphere
My IBM 3278 beam spring is on the shelf waiting for me to find the time to start the restoration and conversion to USB. In the meantime, although some…

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Whut the PS/2 connector?
Whut the PS/2 connector?

Parak
Wat? https://farm4.staticflickr.… IMG_20140817_233057 by parakie , on Flickr

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Keycool 87 full backlit with Kailh Switches
Keycool 87 full backlit with Kailh Switches

mech greenhand
Keycool released its first keyboards with Kailh switches. Keycool choose the 87 version with full white backlights. It is clone of cherry mx switches.…

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Unicomp Model M right arrow == space

7e55e118
I acquired a few used Unicomp Model M EnduraPros and one of the has an issue with the right arrow switch. When pressing the right arrow a space is registered. I've tried replacing the key cap several…

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Left-handed tenkeyless idea
Left-handed tenkeyless idea

Daniel Beardsmore
I am not sure that I'll ever be able to learn to use a 60%, but I can't give up having such a small keyboard :( This is my current theory…

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vim flat icon & ramblings about a "made for vim" keycap set
vim flat icon & ramblings about a "made for vim" keycap set

Laser
Just found an interesting flat vim icon: http://node1.iconverticons.… (Source - as ico, PNGs : …

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Beige monitor to go with keyboard?

warty
I don't think I'll actually do this, unless my dell monitor was to somehow stop working. But... if I wanted a beige monitor to go with my fine AT F, does anyone have a lead on one? I did some…

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1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List

CPTBadAss
This is a cross post from my Geekhack thread . Shoutouts to jacobolus for pointing this out in the Great Finds subforum on Geekhack . I have…

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