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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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IBM model M industrial? Seriously...

ShivaYash
Evening chaps, Can someone please explain what all the fuss is about? I mean I love my SSK, and to be honest, since getting it, everything else I own, KB wise, has been packed away. But what is the…

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For Japanese members: Omron B3G and B3G-S

Daniel Beardsmore
For anyone who can read Japanese, here are some B3G and B3G-S specifications and details: http://www.fa.omron.co.jp/view/closed/… There's even what appears to be a five-gang switch in the…

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WASD custom keycaps for Das 4: review
WASD custom keycaps for Das 4: review

RedGlyph
Since there are no international keycaps on the Das Keyboard 4, I finally decided to make a custom one. Started with the blank keys but it was…

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Adapting Olivetti ANK 2502 to PS/2

oxidized
Hello everyone, i recently came in possession of an old Olivetti ANK 2502 (similar to a 25-102), apparently it's an olivetti m240/280's keyboard. Unfortunately the cable hasn't got the pc plug, it…

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IBM ssk - odd shift key behaviour

ShivaYash
Hello, Is this normal? My right shift key is annoying me. This KB was purchased via this forum recently and on the whole, its great. The right shift key, along with other larger keys were sticking…

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Gaterons

hwood34
So I want to try Gateron switches, I've heard good things about the smoothness, but I can't find much information on them so far, or where to find all the colors. So far I know that: gateron…

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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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My dilemma with the RealForce 87U 55g (suggestions?)

Lunatique
I currently have a bit of a dilemma with my RealForce 87U 55g (black version), and none of the options I have in front of me are ideal, and I wanted to see if the community can come up…

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small issue

ajx
hey i had a small issue about typing on mechanical keyboard at very few rare moments while i am typing and pressing one key, it keeps repeating key incessantly until i find the guilty pressed key e.g:…

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Non-Enthusiast Preferences Among Enthusiast Keyboards
Non-Enthusiast Preferences Among Enthusiast Keyboards

Hypersphere
We enthusiasts have our keyboard preferences based on considerations of such things as form factor, layout, switch type, keycaps, aesthetics, sound,…

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HHKB Pro 2 Type-S?

ShivaYash
Really? Do the additions of foam Y-pads make that much of a difference? I would like another HHKB, just cos, but need to understand the differences a little better. I am sure its been…

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Telephone numpad layouts + some testing data
Telephone numpad layouts + some testing data

pietergen
I found this post via hackernews. About telephone keyboards. Criteria seem to have been: - shorter keying time - less errors - more preferred by…

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Futaba triskelion

Daniel Beardsmore
Something just occurred to me earlier: since Futaba "clicky" switches have a triangular arrangement of three legs, we could call them "Futaba triskelion". Normally I wouldn't…

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Keyboard mystery: Alps 12KC018A for TRS-80 Model III

Daniel Beardsmore
Here's an eBay auction for an Alps 12KC018A keyboard: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131105786803 It's for a TRS-80 Model III and is clearly marked "12KC018A". The only confirmed part…

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A.87 ps2avr Keyboard Housing?

ItsBc
Picked up an A.87 PS2AVR PCB the other day. Having difficulties finding housing for it. I have the open source CAD file from kbdmania for a case, but I have absolutely no experience with any type of…

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bootMapperClient for Mac launched.

flashteker
Hello. Here is a good news for those who use Mac OS. Winkeyless launched "bootMapperClient for Mac". (https://www.dropbox.com/s/dy2gty3yx56… You can find instruction at…

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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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Novatouch TKL dies at random

saldot
It just dies... Without any warning it stops working. The only solution I've found is to unplug the USB cable and reconnect it, after that it works. (for a while) If anyone has any ideas what it…

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Where to buy cases in red, or brown, or white (TKL Cherry MX

Lunatique
I just bought a Retro keycap set, and right now the only option for a barebone keyboard I know is the one from WASD, but it only comes in black. I think the Retro set looks a bit better with either a…

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keycool RGB keyboard, engineering model

mech greenhand
http://kc-keycool.com/product.php?mod=…

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Peculiar Unicomp buglet

vometia
Hi all, Hope nobody minds me making a new topic for this: I wasn't sure if there was a generic "keyboard problems" thread I should post in... Er, anyway, my Unicomp Model M (USB space…

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can anyone ID this for me...
can anyone ID this for me...

seebart
My own pictures now: IMGP8043.JPG IMGP7904.JPG IMGP7918.JPG IMGP7898.JPG IMGP7999.JPG

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How do you deal with not having Alt+Numpad?

Mal-2
In the course of trying to figure out how to pare back from bog-standard 104-key keyboards, I knew the number pad was the most frequent target. The problem is, I use it, often to generate…

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Soarer's Converter with IBM RT E57888?

bitslasher
Okay I found one of these elusive IBM RT boards. It is identical to this one, even has a cable! http://deskthority.net/photos-… After seeing that Soarer added support for the IBM…

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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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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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Unicomp SSK... for real this time?
Unicomp SSK... for real this time?

acfrazier
I just got a shockingly convincing email about ten minutes ago with the following contents: http://img.reizarf.ca/2014……

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custom IBM caps

andrewjoy
does anyone know where i can get coloured ibm caps that are not 1x1 as unicomp don't do them was looking to get a mac or blank RBG set with a coloured caps lock key

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Keyboards for Alps Keycaps Dye Sub PBT or Doubleshot ABS?

Hypersphere
Which keyboards could be used as a source for dye-sub PBT or doubleshot ABS Alps (or Matias) keycaps?

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Purchased a Realforce 87U. It's ok, but rather underwhelming

Trev
Hey guys :) So... as the title states, why is this keyboard so hyped up? I've been typing on mine for a week. It not a "bad" experience so far, but a far stretch from being the…

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Epiphany
Epiphany

Laser
... the moment one realizes that a wooden folding chess table would make a perfect case for a small format keyboard. …

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First generation Cherry G80-3000, buy or not buy?
First generation Cherry G80-3000, buy or not buy?

Jimi14
While browsing an local auction site today i came upon this: 199874025_fcbd2c5b-0ca8-4004-9f0c-6fcd… According to the seller, its a old…

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Requirements for Filco-style TKL cases

scottc
I'm considering buying a nice, solid case for a TKL board that I recently bought - a HPE 87. There are a lot of beautiful cases made for "Filco" TKLs, but I don't know what that really means…

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And so the journey begins!

Linkert
http://www.tradera.com/ite… I have a Poker II on the way through massdrop but it's quite delayed due to this that and the other.. Just won a Ger/qwertz Cherry G80-3474, MX Black…

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