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The Deskthority wiki is dedicated to mechanical keyboards, mice and other human interface devices. The main focus is everything regarding quality (mechanical) keyboards. In the nature of a wiki, the content will be frequently and constantly under construction. Want to share your knowledge and help us create the best input device wiki? This wiki is part of the Deskthority forum - sign in with your forum account and start editing! There is no separate registration, and this is an open wiki. For discussions about the wiki, requests for higher wiki rights or changes/addons to the wiki engine, see the wiki subforum.

We currently have 1,168 articles, 9,719 pages and 28,746 edits.

Looking to contribute, but not sure what needs to be done? See the list of pages needing work to be done on them for generic work and the Research page for some tables that need to be completed!

Keyboards / PCBs


List of all group buys

Latest posts from the Deskthority wiki talk forum

  • klikkyklik (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:55:44 +0100) Yep, free time is certainly inversely proportional to responsibilities. I was reminded of this last night when I visited a buddy that I hadn't seen in a month because: life.
  • XMIT (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:53:05 +0100) It's true! I have plenty more to write. But even now the family beckons.
  • klikkyklik (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:51:02 +0100) Typing on one now! Still dig the NEC blue ovals; they just seem "classy" to me somehow.Anyway- if you need to hit anyone up for photos, it would be XMIT. He did an extensive tear down of one this year.I think he'd probably intended on contributing to the WIki regarding the board/switches but is short on time.keyboards-f2/nec-blue-ovals-t10861.html
  • andrewjoy (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:43:19 +0100) Nice work, i changed the headings as you used H3 === for the sections . This should be used for sub sections .
  • Ander (Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:56:44 +0100) Hi guys—I've created my first DT page, for the NEC APC-H412. It's such a distinctive and regularly seen vintage keyboard, I was surprised to find it didn't have a page here yet.Unfortunately I don't have any photos I can freely post, but I'll ask the creator of a Geekhack topic about it if we can use one of his.Please feel free to add any more details about the KB that you may have. Cheers, A.
  • webwit (Fri, 13 Nov 2015 23:15:28 +0100) Daniel Beardsmore wrote:What exactly is "© 2011-2014 deskthority" anyway?Better late than never. This copyright applies to the format and design only, i.e. everything except the users and the content. The content on the forum is owned by the users, and by posting the users give a license to deskthority to use content on this site (that is, display a post in a topic). This gets a bit misty when the content is not owned by the user (such as a picture). We never formalized it for the wiki, until someone does that, the unwritten rules are that all content should be submitted under an open license or in the public domain. There are some exceptions such as rare switch photos where the author only gave us permission to use them in the wiki and it is better to have something instead of nothing. This should be avoided as much as possible though.
  • Blaise170 (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 04:00:25 +0100) Mhm I updated the MX page with RGB variants, Pale Blue, and Yellow, as well as a comparison between PCB and plate mount switches. I also updated the MX White page with an image of my vintage white. I created the Switch Master page and created respective switch pages. I think that's all I've gotten through so far, but I have work to do so I'll have to continue later.
  • elecplus (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 03:22:31 +0100) I can crop them, so they will meet the image size criteria, but I don't know enough about about most of the switches yet to help with the posting.
  • Blaise170 (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:27:57 +0100) I took the time to photograph 95% of my switch collection. I omitted common ones like Cherry and Alps variants that already have images, but the switches that don't like Cherry MX Yellow and Pale Blue are in the album. I have them all here. I will be uploading them myself but I'll give them a public domain license so anyone is free to help with the additions. I'm very busy so it will probably take me some time to get them all by myself.Images here (CAUTION GIANT ALBUM OF HIGH RES):
  • 002 (Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:49:41 +0100) 1. Yes, they (Sejin) said that. ErgoCanada points out that they haven't sold the keyboard in 10 years and when they were selling it, they advertised it using information provided by Sejin.2. No, and I doubt they can because they don't have them any more. It's now up to us 3. This is where we start getting into semantics about what is considered to be a "mechanical" switch and what is not. It's a boring and tired discussion in my opinion. It's much better to describe the components of the switch itself and try not to get hung up on whether someone is right or wrong about referring to a switch as mechanical.