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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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Good mechanical keyboard for programming?

norman_hess
Hey guys I'm a web developer and I'm looking to buy a keyboard. I really don't like ergonomic keyboards, they're weird and I can't get used to them. I heard that mechanical keyboards are good for…

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Macro key on BTC 53 Series Keyboard?
Macro key on BTC 53 Series Keyboard?

Flatfire
I picked up an old BTC and a Mitsumi that someone was getting ready to toss the other day. The Mitsumi is kinda lame, inverted rubber domes and a…

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Alps Appreciation

ohaimark
Oh Alps, your price high Your colors, shapes unending Like namesake mountains (Thread started due to Chyros' "DO ITTTTTT.")

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Build quality of the IBM Model M 1391401 keyboards from 1987-1992

mac80211
Hi, I was just wondering if there are differences of the model m 1391401 keyboards made from 1987-1992 as far as build quality and weight are concerned?

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new profile keycap set - your thoughts?

Phenix
recently see this GB https://geekhack.org/index.… What do you think of it? Worth a try? So far I only tried Cherry profile..

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Found a Cherry MX3000 in the dumpster. Merged it with my Novatouch.
Found a Cherry MX3000 in the dumpster. Merged it with my Novatouch.

KeepClackingAnd...
Today I found an old MX3000 keyboard in the dumpster. The case looked pretty bad, but to my surprise the keycaps still looked very good! …

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Topre clones

IKSLM
Does anybody know about any existing topre clones (royal kludge, noppoo...) in ISO layout?

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Dampening the HHKB spacebar?

decayl
Hi, I own the hhkb pro 2, and i have the pbt spacebars from the massdrop groupbuy. the problem is that the spacebar makes a plastic on plastic sound when pressed. I think the tiny round landing pads…

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Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard

mech greenhand
1. Plum capacitive switches, 35g and 45g available. 2. RGB backlighting 3. Bluetooth and wired modes 4. Firmware update available and full…

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Realforce - type s?

ShivaYash
Hello, I did not know Realforce offers a type-s variant on its keyboards. Am I missing something? Is this a new thing? I can't seem to find any of their type-s boards online to purchase. With best, …

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Good keyboard layout with no duplicate keys? (right alt, shift, etc)
Good keyboard layout with no duplicate keys? (right alt, shift, etc)

Crispy_Bacon
I've always wondered why those little small form factor keyboards forgo number keys and such, yet keep all the duplicate and vestigial keys few people…

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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…

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I heard you guys like Nixies :D
I heard you guys like Nixies :D

younivrs
just found thoose today... IMG_20161202_173355.jpg IMG_20161202_173428.jpg IMG_20161202_173535.jpg IMG_20161202_174909.jpg …

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Hi there...

Trajce_yu
Hello to everyone. I'm new to this forum. I live in Serbia, Europe. I'm watching posts about mechanical keyboards for long time now, but never have a chance to buy or build one. Three days ago, in…

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Leopold FC660C - initial thoughts

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, Its been a while since I got a new board. While I have been very happy with my SSK and HHKB, I was on the look out for a new addition and the FC600C has been on my radar for sometime…

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Numpad layouts
Numpad layouts

Chyros
So we get tons of topics discussing favourite keyboards layouts (one of them mine xD) but what about the numpad? Sure, not everyone uses one, but for…

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Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!
Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!

XMIT
I'm organizing Secret Santa 2016 here on DT! I had great fun last year and hope everyone else did as well. Sign up is closed! It was here.…

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Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Chyros
If you could have any keyboard layout, what would it be? Post a picture (doesn't have to be pretty, doesn't have to specify keys that are…

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United / Sabre??
United / Sabre??

drunix
I wonder if anyone knows what these keys are on this M SSK? The box says UAL on it. Thinking it might be from United Air Lines. Or not. Who knows? …

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Keycaps with Model M feel?

evoman
Hi All - I have been experimenting with a lot of different keyboard lately and while I like a lot of switches I have tried (Topre and Alps etc), I don't really like any of the keycap profiles in…

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BTC -5100
BTC -5100

seebart
IMGP4028.JPG IMGP4029.JPG IMGP4038.JPG IMGP4047.JPG Notice how mine is the BTC -5100 version with DIN five pin connector unlike…

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XIAOMI Mi Mechanical Keyboard?

gamerkles
Has anybody heard of Xiaomi's mechanical keyboard? It's $96 over here: http://www.geekbuying. com/item/XIAOMI-Mechanical-Keyboard-87…

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Saving an IBM M15 - need restoration advice
Saving an IBM M15 - need restoration advice

snuci
Part of my vintage computer hobby is to save computers and make them fully functional again. I am the one who spent (what I believe to be)…

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Azerty to qwerty

StrangeFart
Hallo, So I found this cherry g81-3000LANBE for €5. I want to buy it, but the board is azerty. So the question is: Is there any way to make the azerty keyboard qwerty, like changing the keycaps? …

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An appeal to Model M owners
An appeal to Model M owners

y11971alex
While I think I speak for most of us when I say I love the Model M -- a great, well-rounded keyboard -- there are definitely more outstanding choices…

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Just picked up an Omnikey Ultra. Few Q's: glue, interface and colour
Just picked up an Omnikey Ultra. Few Q's: glue, interface and colour

lancre
This was on Ebay for quite a bit of money, I let the seller relist a few times and then messaged them with an offer. I picked it up for…

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Installing LED in normal Blackwidow.

MartZink
Do anyone have a pic or know if there's holes for LEDs in the PCB on the normal Blackwidow? Maybe they don't make two different PCBs, and therefore have the holes on the normal version too.…

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Strange new Alps switches in Sweden

elecplus
These do not appear to be in the wiki. http://www.bde.se/welcome&… A gent in Sweden bought some of these switches from them, paying about $2 for 10 pieces. …

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Topre 55g with number pad?

evoman
Sorry for a naive question, and I assume the answer is 'no' - but here goes - is there any option for a full sized Topre keyboard with 55g switches? All of the uniform 55g ones are TKL. I might be…

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M13 User's Guide (Keyboard with TrackPoint II)
M13 User's Guide (Keyboard with TrackPoint II)

micrex22
Here it is, the not-really long awaited User's Guide for KEYBOARD WITH TRACKPOINT II, also known as the Model M13. …

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Unicomp SSK from Ultra Classic, anyone?

khirin
Not long ago, I got a dead Unicomp Ultra Classic for parts and spare. It turns out that its controller went bad, no lights, no response. I'm thinking that it will be nice to have a thinner-bezel SSK…

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Korean Replacement Domes for Topre Keyboards

Wingpad
In the past, one would have to gut an entire keyboard to change the weight of the domes in their HHKB . Now, however, it seems like there is an alternative. There are replacement domes…

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Genius idea of the day
Genius idea of the day

Laser
I suggest to start a new thread (this one!), in order to collect the eventual occurrences of keyboard-related GENIAL, ORIGINAL (or…

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Contact leaf snapped in white Alps clone switch — broken?
Contact leaf snapped in white Alps clone switch — broken?

spinnylights
Hello! I just got my first ever mechanical keyboard today, since the rubber dome board I've been using is starting to give out, but I'm off to a…

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