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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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Questions on Behavior of Griffin iMate ADB to USB Converter

orihalcon
Hello All, Wondering if anyone who owns a Griffin iMate can comment on its behavior in a few scenarios: What does the power switch on the keyboard (top right key on an AEK) do if used with Windows…

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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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The Heresy

Zobeid Zuma
After having them both for a while, I can type faster and with much greater confidence and fewer errors on my Matias Mini Tactile Pro than I can on my vintage IBM Model F PC-XT keyboard.

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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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Micro-switch ST.. anything that can be done to save it
Micro-switch ST.. anything that can be done to save it

juryduty
I have this old board, 1984-ish, that has (what I believe to be) Micro-Switch ST discrete rubber domes . …

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IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement

ohaimark
As some of you may know, I have been working with Input Club on a few writing projects as a rather intermittent unpaid intern . That places me in a unique position to acquire a bit of…

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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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4 levels brightness keys do not work

Dmontales
Hi, First off, as a new user hello to everyone! Let me get straight to the point. I might ask help about my Cherry Ameriacasa LLC USB Keyboard. A few days ago I bought a normal ( Cherry Americasa…

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German Apple II+ clone with 2 keyboards
German Apple II+ clone with 2 keyboards

JohnZD
I just picked up an Apple II+ clone with a defective PSU, a very nice amber monitor and two keyboards. One of the latter is named 'Operator' and…

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IBM Model F Bigfoot: is this beyond repair?
IBM Model F Bigfoot: is this beyond repair?

DustGod
So, some days ago I purchased an IBM 5291 terminal, complete with the matching keyboard - a "Bigfoot" Model F. The description said that the…

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Stuff I didn't buy ...
Stuff I didn't buy ...

Slom
And did also not share in the finds thread ... and now I kind of suffer from inverse buyers remorse. I'm not sure if this warrants its own thread,…

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New office KB

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, Greetings from my new abode, Halle (Saale) The helpful IT department here want to buy me a new mechanical KB. SO... what should I get? I can't think of anything I really want, that I do…

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Quick look at the plate mount QMX Clip
Quick look at the plate mount QMX Clip

kekstee
I have one of GMKs new plate-mount silencing clips on hand as well as the ZealPC ones. So I decided do do a short comparison. Just from picking them…

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Tono Theta o 9000e
Tono Theta o 9000e

seebart
This is the all-in-one RTTY / CW console made by TONO Corporation in Japan in the 1970s. The keyboard uses the linear plate mounted Mitsumi simplified…

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XT to PS/2 Converter for Model F
XT to PS/2 Converter for Model F

Engicoder
Why? Why not? Anyway, here it is, a converter that allows you to use the original cable for the Model F XT and use it with a PS/2 computer…

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Newbie asking about Matias Quiet Clicks vs Matias Clicks.

disastermouse
Hey everyone! This hobby looks as all-consuming as my headphone hobby, but here I am. A little background: I had a motorcycle accident and have a plate and screw in my right (dominant) wrist. I…

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IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find

JP!
Today was a good IBM day. Parts of an IBM system 3 literally in a barn, used as tables and as a tool chest. Some of the heavy electrical…

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Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side?
Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side?

depletedvespene
Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side? Or with anything of note that isn't just two columns of function keys? As some of you…

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Switch Progression Alps/Datacomp Keyboards

Polecat
Don't know if this is of any use to anyone, but I found it interesting to see the changes in switches in a particular keyboard model over a few years. Specifically for the Datacomp DFK-121 and DFK-191…

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IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs

RickCHodgin
My name is Rick C. Hodgin, and I'm a software developer who's working on a very large project. Part of that project includes designing and…

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Like uncle, like niece. (take two)
Like uncle, like niece. (take two)

depletedvespene
IMG_2760_th.jpg Old and trodden (like me): my current daily driver, a 1994 Lexmark Model M (will be very soon rotated over with a battleship,…

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Behold! The TiproDox
Behold! The TiproDox

anf
Hello fellow keyboard enthusiasts! After long time lurkage, I have finally decided to register and participate. I have been searching for a…

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Like uncle, like niece.
Like uncle, like niece.

depletedvespene
IMG_2744_th.jpg Old and dirty (like me): my current daily driver, a 1994 Lexmark Model M (will be very soon rotated over with a battleship,…

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Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)

SpacemanToby
I'm new to mechanical keyboards and have recently gotten into learning some electronics. I came across an old typewriter at a thrift store and saw…

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What are these keyboards? Anything good?

blueredcat
Found on ebay: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C4IAAOSw… Also these: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/g7oAAOSw… Are there any gems here that you can recognise?

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Plum Nano75 keyboard with 45g, black frame and POM side print keycap

mech greenhand
Hi, everyone, I am contacting with Plum boss to discuss for the black nano75 keyboard with 45g force, features as following: 1) black frame, black POM side print keycap( cherry profile…

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List of all known SSK KEYCAP Variants?
List of all known SSK KEYCAP Variants?

orihalcon
As far as I know, there really aren't that many variants of keycaps on SSK's other than: One Piece Two Piece Dodge and Ford with the few blue keycaps…

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Alps ultrasonic cleaning advice

M4dn3ss
So I bought an inexpensive ultrasonic cleaner for my (currently loose) Blue Alps switches. I'd previously dismissed the idea as I thought ultrasonic cleaners were some heavy duty industrial tools that…

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XT Zenith Z-150 converter?

itzmeluigi
I was curious if anyone has been able to get their black label XT Zenith Z-150 to work with a converter such as a Teensy with soarer firmware or Orihalcon's XT to USB adapter. I was going to…

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Realforce RGB / Topre Switch comparison

fookatchu
Hi! I was just recently in Tokyo and wanted to get a cheap Filco for a friend. Unfortunately Yodobashi and Sofmap didn't have an english layout with MX browns, but I finally had the chance to test a…

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20-key Cherry keypad?

Chyros
As I'm quite happy with my 20-key Alps keypad (it makes an excellent Alps tester), I'd be interested in a Cherry one. The Alps one is a very convenient 5x4 all-1 u layout, but I don't know of any…

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Key Tronic foam and foil timeline
Key Tronic foam and foil timeline

Chyros
This is something that's been annoying me for a while now, and I figured I'd ask around to see if we can figure out what's actually going on here. The…

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[RANT] Where are my KEYCAPS?!

depletedvespene
While doing my inventory of SDL cables, I found the small ziploc bag with the keycaps of a long-dead Model M that I had last used to test my custom layouts. I counted them, and all the keycaps where…

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Another ticket to the 80s - CAF ProLITE 286/16 with Cherry MX blues
Another ticket to the 80s - CAF ProLITE 286/16 with Cherry MX blues

JohnZD
Hi Folks. I found this beauty on EBay, offered by a local powerseller, carelessly photographed, very dirty, with a horrifying crack on top of the…

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