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  • Daniel Beardsmore (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:33:15 +0200) Just need a proper reference photo — which makes me realise, surely someone at Deskthority has bought a new Cherry keyboard this year who can post an actual reference picture somewhere.
  • JBert (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:57:13 +0200) Seems they took the wrong picture or botched the listing. That's a G81!
  • tinnie (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:49:36 +0200) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cherry-G80-30 ... 1e8f265cebCehck the second pic.
  • Cangai (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:37:28 +0200) Halvar wrote:Cangai wrote:Halvar wrote:I wonder about the measurements with the green arrow on the Deck spacebar. It looks like a universal space bar, but the off-center stem next to the center stem is normally 11.9 mm away from the center stem, so then the green measurements should be 28.1 mm and 51.1 mm. Are you sure of the 27/53?I think you might be right. I did it with a ruler and I was kind of tired when I did.If 28.1/51.1mm is certainly the standard then I'd say it is that.I'm sorry, I made a dumb mistake in my post, and now it's in the wiki ... The green measurements should of course be 28.1 mm and 51.9 mm (sum of both: 80 mm).Fixed. My vision good enough to see less than half a milimeter
  • Halvar (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:03:06 +0200) Cangai wrote:Halvar wrote:I wonder about the measurements with the green arrow on the Deck spacebar. It looks like a universal space bar, but the off-center stem next to the center stem is normally 11.9 mm away from the center stem, so then the green measurements should be 28.1 mm and 51.1 mm. Are you sure of the 27/53?I think you might be right. I did it with a ruler and I was kind of tired when I did.If 28.1/51.1mm is certainly the standard then I'd say it is that.I'm sorry, I made a dumb mistake in my post, and now it's in the wiki ... The green measurements should of course be 28.1 mm and 51.9 mm (sum of both: 80 mm).
  • Cangai (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:27:59 +0200) I edited the wiki I hope I did everything right.
  • Muirium (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:36:41 +0200) Some ABS caps have a nice rich texture when they're new, too. DSA is particularly good for that. Doesn't last though. I'm a little wary of using my Dolch set!
  • Cangai (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:04:53 +0200) Halvar wrote:I wonder about the measurements with the green arrow on the Deck spacebar. It looks like a universal space bar, but the off-center stem next to the center stem is normally 11.9 mm away from the center stem, so then the green measurements should be 28.1 mm and 51.1 mm. Are you sure of the 27/53?I think you might be right. I did it with a ruler and I was kind of tired when I did.If 28.1/51.1mm is certainly the standard then I'd say it is that.Halvar wrote:Straight PBT space bars are hard to make (they tend warp when cooled down after the injection process), I don't know where you can find a black one with the right profiles ans stems.So I've read.Muirium wrote:The underside of that space bar is glossy / shiny: which is pure ABS. Every PBT space bar I've seen (I have a few now) is matte. The only gloss finished PBT caps I know are the sides of IBM's, but not the top.Is this space bar any less glossy on top?On top it looks the same as the other DS PBT keys. It's a genuine product, I purchased from here. The undersides of the other keys look like the ones mentioned here. The top is matte like the tops of the rest of the keys. Maybe in time I'll see a shiny bit when it becomes worn. (It's only very new).
  • Kurk (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:28:38 +0200) Are you sure that the rest of the keys is PBT and not polycarbonate? Because these are very different plastics. The Deck FAQ obviously mixes things up. If the housing and the keycaps are indeed of the same material then chances are very high that it is polycarbonate rather than PBT.
  • Muirium (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:21:31 +0200) The underside of that space bar is glossy / shiny: which is pure ABS. Every PBT space bar I've seen (I have a few now) is matte. The only gloss finished PBT caps I know are the sides of IBM's, but not the top.Is this space bar any less glossy on top?