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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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Measuring activation force.

Mal-2
If you lack a scale, I might have something better than the nickel method, particularly for places that don't have nickels. What is easy to get, easy to measure, and has a standard, known density? …

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What is the purpose of buying Realforce-boards as a backup?

hKing
Disclaimer: This is not a Topre-hate-thread. I own a Realforce and I love it!!! Hi there, as mentioned above, I am asking myself this question. Every few weeks I come across some thread or post…

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Cherry G86-61400 less than ideal for remapping Alphas

Mal-2
So my ordered Cherry G86-61400 arrived today. I'm typing this message on it currently, with my OS set to US ANSI layout (though I'm typing Dvorak). First, while it does allow reprogramming of all…

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What layout do you use?

z3ta
I was just wondering what is the most spread keyboard layout between mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. So, what is yours, and, most importantly, why? :D EDIT: I use colemak because it is (for…

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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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Help selecting a tenkeyless

kile
I've been using SteelSeries keyboards for years, but recently I realized I need a more portable board. So I would like a little help from you guys to help with my search. These are my requirements: …

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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 wonder what…

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Keyboard Field Identification Guide
Keyboard Field Identification Guide

XMIT
A very real problem is sorting keyboards at a recycler. The vast majority are rubber dome keyboards that are more valuable for their reclaimable…

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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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Help finding perfect Arabic/English layout!

Ace
So let me explain………………….. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Etsy making superb keycaps over at the less-than-confidently named website “ DecentKeyboards ”. I’ve recently grown…

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TRS-80 Model 1 "ALPS" keyboard
TRS-80 Model 1 "ALPS" keyboard

ramnes
http://upload.wikimedia.or… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80#/m… Does anyone have this board, or can tell something…

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Strange mechanical keyboard that I found
Strange mechanical keyboard that I found

bearwool
Hi guys, I just found this keyboard yesterday. I can't identify which brand is it. The layout is also odd. All I know is it uses Cherry MX black, LED…

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Fujitsu keyboard Identification
Fujitsu keyboard Identification

z3ta
So I stumbled upon this in a house of some familiar. Not NIB, but bought by her father and never used. White alps and PS2. Cable plastic not removed.…

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Decentkeyboards keycaps
Decentkeyboards keycaps

idollar
Hi there, I have received a new set of keycaps from Decentkeyboards :-) ... DSC_9638.jpg DSC_9644.jpg DSC_9653.jpg DSC_9662.jpg …

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Found a Dolch Pac 486 for sale... personally not interested though.
Found a Dolch Pac 486 for sale... personally not interested though.

Jimi14
I was browsing through a local buy/sell site today and came upon this (rare?) thing. 90-talare-4475235.jpg Should come with blue Cherries and PS/2…

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I choose mx black! but what now?

Sev
After testing the most common cherry switches, buckling spring and topre I decided for myself that mx black I like the most. Personally I don't know how to mod a keyboard or anything but I would also…

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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 sold the…

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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 what it is: …

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ISO layout.

Eszett
Hi! Where can I read about the history of ISO-layout? Especially those questions nag me: 1) Was it developed as a later variant of ANSI layout? 2) What was the intention to develop it? To allow one…

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MKC Geekey 87A Full Metal Keyboard

Sev
Does anyone know something about this keyboard? I am interested but not sure if it is worth it. With photekq's GMK Classic Beige coming I think this will be a nice combination. Massdrop link: …

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Bought a Tipro keyboard, good deal?

Touch_It
http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.a… Bought this on goodwill online (obviously) About 25 shipped. Did I get a good purchase?

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Hi-Tek / Stackpole switch research topic

Daniel Beardsmore
Let's see what we can find out about these! Melvang over at Geekhack found this amazing gem: Confirmed Hi-Tek Corporation switches in the HP 9816 keyboard: …

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TI-99 keyboards

Daniel Beardsmore
I was curious to see if there were any photos proving the switch type in the TI-99 keyboard on eBay. I found this: http://kbdbabel.sourceforge.net/matrix… I've just contacted the guy at…

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G81-3000 LPNEU: dye-sublimated or not?
G81-3000 LPNEU: dye-sublimated or not?

benichka
Hello there :) Someone gave me a G81-3000 LPNEU. Is there a way to know is the keycaps are dye-sublimated? It seems not, as the lettering seems…

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Ganss mechanical keyboards w/cherry mx switches ?

mech greenhand
Any one has any experiences with ganss mechanical keyboards ?? Like the 87-key layout, GS-87 with cherry mx switches? Thanks

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How many keyboards do you own?

pjmelon
I want to get an idea how far gone I am in the collection of custom keyboards and whether I need to seek professional help or buy more keyboards. All in good fun. :)

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DSA vs. SA profile: what is more confortable? (Matt3o’s DSA/SA Retro)

Cherry1990
Today I got a message about a nice DSA Retro set ( here ). I read that an SA set will be available. My question is: what is the more confortable profile? I checked them here but I cannot make a…

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IBM Model F (AT) - is this layout possible?
IBM Model F (AT) - is this layout possible?

hammelgammler
Hey guys, as i think it's the time to get an Model F, and maybe the time will come, who knows, i thought about a better layout for me when thinking…

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KBT V60 Bi-Color LED change and Numpad modding

Jimmy54669
Hi, I need some help for changing the green&red LEDs from my KBT V60 into red&blue ones but i cant find any just some in white&red. I live in Germany so i hope to get some help where i…

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Interest check - ISO Vortex Backlit Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
Interest check - ISO Vortex Backlit Doubleshot PBT Keycaps

VERGiL
Hey everyone, I'm sure many of you noticed the PBT/POM backlit keycap set from Massdrop . Unfortunately, theres no ISO option, so I messaged Vortex…

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Reverse Rubber Dome Switch?
Reverse Rubber Dome Switch?

snerual
I know, I know, this title doesn't make much sense. I came across an interesting board today. It has plate mounted 'switches', but none that I've ever…

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Could you help me identify these keyboards?
Could you help me identify these keyboards?

hammelgammler
Hey guys, i just saw three keyboards which i don't really know much about. Could me maybe help me identify these? :) m-konversation-anhang.jpg …

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Laptop Keyboards

Ace
So, lately I’ve been thinking of buying a laptop. I love my PC to death; I do everything there, from schoolwork to gaming to typing forum posts. But even I can recognize the need to have a…

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Layout Change.

z3ta
Hello, I am looking for an IBM model M. There are hard to find in a Spanish layout so, my question (hope you guys can help me) is: I am a OSX user. Could I purchase a modem m with a french/german…

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