How many keyboards do you own? [poll options on log scale]

How many keyboards do you own?

0
2
1%
1
0
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2
17
7%
3–4
29
12%
5–8
55
24%
9–16
58
25%
17–32
26
11%
33–64
21
9%
65–128
13
6%
129–256
4
2%
>256
8
3%
 
Total votes : 233
Necro this always relevant thread.

After a years of getting into this revived hobby of mine, I jumped from own 1 extra keyboard (I work with ThinkPads when I'm not in my office) to the mode of this poll, almost getting into the next higher category even having sold 2 keyboards and 1 kit already... And the number definitely keeps on increasing until _(when?)_
Menuhin

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Always relevant!

1. Compaq MX 11800
2. SGI Granite
3. Japanese AEKII (in the mail)
4. Zenith 163-73
5. Packard Bell T9102
6. KBP V60 MTS
7. IBM Model M
8. NeXT Non-ADB
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Mattr567 wrote:Always relevant!

1. Compaq MX 11800
2. SGI Granite
3. Japanese AEKII (in the mail)
4. Zenith 163-73
5. Packard Bell T9102
6. KBP V60 MTS
7. IBM Model M
8. NeXT Non-ADB

How much'd you pay on top of whatever the cost of the AEKII was to get it shipped? I've seen a bunch in pretty nice condition on y!jp and stuff and have been p interested in grabbing one since I don't have cream damped alps yet and the caps are pretty noice.
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cumwagondeluxe wrote:
Mattr567 wrote:Always relevant!

1. Compaq MX 11800
2. SGI Granite
3. Japanese AEKII (in the mail)
4. Zenith 163-73
5. Packard Bell T9102
6. KBP V60 MTS
7. IBM Model M
8. NeXT Non-ADB

How much'd you pay on top of whatever the cost of the AEKII was to get it shipped? I've seen a bunch in pretty nice condition on y!jp and stuff and have been p interested in grabbing one since I don't have cream damped alps yet and the caps are pretty noice.

I actually got it off subcat, who lives in Australia. He just received it and shipped it to me. You should ask him ;)

BTW it wasn't arranged or anything, just pure timing. Those sublegends are fantastic and a switch swap will make it perfect 8-)
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I went on a yhj rampage recently and picked up 43kg of stuff, so I can't tell you how much it cost to ship just an AEK :) I actually went overboard, and I ended up having to split my stuff into 2 boxes, effectively doubling my (already insane) shipping costs. Because of that I plan to sell much of what I bought originally.
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I just noticed I'm now actually in a higher bracket in this poll xD .
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In order of acquisition since November

1. Apple Extended II cream Alps ISO-DE
2. MagicForce 68 with Outemu browns
3. GH60 Satan kit with Gateron reds
4. Ortek MAK-105 with a weird ANSI-DE layout with big ass enter Alps SKCM white
5. Matias Ergo Pro Quiet Click
6. Niz Plum Nano 75 45g
7. Matias Mini Tactile Pro

It starts to feel like I should get rid of some of them.
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subcat wrote:I went on a yhj rampage recently and picked up 43kg of stuff, so I can't tell you how much it cost to ship just an AEK :) I actually went overboard, and I ended up having to split my stuff into 2 boxes, effectively doubling my (already insane) shipping costs. Because of that I plan to sell much of what I bought originally.

What else did you get?
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Mattr567 wrote:
subcat wrote:I went on a yhj rampage recently and picked up 43kg of stuff, so I can't tell you how much it cost to ship just an AEK :) I actually went overboard, and I ended up having to split my stuff into 2 boxes, effectively doubling my (already insane) shipping costs. Because of that I plan to sell much of what I bought originally.

What else did you get?

+1
:P

Post more about this treasure hunt please.
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Haha, look at that perfect Gaussian.

I've decided to count laptop keyboards to push me just over the limit into that last bucket. :evilgeek:
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fruitalgorithm wrote:It starts to feel like I should get rid of some of them.

Blasphemy.
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XMIT wrote:
fruitalgorithm wrote:It starts to feel like I should get rid of some of them.

Blasphemy.
No, give them to me 8) .
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I've actually never counted, but I know I'm somewhere in 33-64.
XMIT wrote:Haha, look at that perfect Gaussian.

I've decided to count laptop keyboards to push me just over the limit into that last bucket. :evilgeek:

Maybe I can tip into the next bracket if I count my box of garbage :D
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This is fun, I hadn't actually listed them all until just now. Some collector I am.

  1. Datacomp DFK102DK 04 w. Alps Blue SKCM
  2. Hasu Alps64 60% build w. Alps Brown SKCM and AEKII caps
  3. IBM Model F XT
  4. IBM Model M
  5. IBM Model M-122 (Terminal)
  6. IBM Model M SSK DisplayWriter
  7. Monterey K108 (SMK Alps Mount - 'Montereys')
  8. Ortek MCK-101FX (clicky Alps clones)
  9. Ortek MCK-142 Pro (Alps White SKCM)
  10. Royal Kludge RC930 (Topre clones w. Cherry mount)
  11. SGI Granite Bigfoot
  12. Toshiba T3100
  13. Zenith SupersPORT (Alps integrated dome)

...and the not-quite-mechanical:

  • Dell KB113t (rubberdome)
  • HHKB Lite (rubberdome)
  • Lynwood K104AA6
  • Telerate (model info still unknown)
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counted them for the megasurvey

working
modern
(01) Realforce 88UB - 45g Topre
(02) Poker II - Cherry MX blue
(03) Dell AT 102W - simplified black Alps
vintage
(04) IBM Model M - IBM buckling spring
(05) NMB RT8255C+ - black Space Invaders
(06) Chicony KB-5181 - (dirty) SMK 2nd gen Alps mount (Montereys)
(07) G80-1000 HFD with SAD caps - Cherry MX blue
(08) G81-3081 HAD/08 - black Cherry MY
(09) G80-0530 - Cherry MX black
(10) Kinesis Essential KB132PC - Cherry MX brown

not working
with case
(11) Unisys F4963-00 - Key Tronic foam and foil
(12) IBM 5261 - IBM beam spring
(13) Zenith Z150 - green Alps, red label
(14) Micro Switch SD-16127 (GB Industries) - Micro Switch SD 4A3A
(15) Decision Data 8010 - Micro Switch SW
without case
(16) Micro Switch SD-16234 - Micro Switch SD
(17) Micro Switch SW-11339 - Micro Switch SW
(18) Micro Switch SW-12331 with English/Japanese Doubleshots - Micro Switch SW
(19) Corton with English/Japanese Doubleshots - ITW magnetic valve
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wiki/User:Seebart

Quite the Micro Switch collection your building Slom. :o Impressive. :shock:
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Isn't it ;) I really can't keep up with cleaning and taking photos right now.

I also just bought a F AT at current market prices :cry:, so 20 boards now (or rather tomorrow according to DHL).
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And I thought I was a maniac... ;)
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Half-Saint wrote:And I thought I was a maniac... ;)

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I'm average! Now to plan my path to the >256
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paecific.jr wrote:I'm average! Now to plan my path to the >256

Trust me. You don't want to go there.
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I can show you how my workshop looks like :P
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snuci wrote:
paecific.jr wrote:I'm average! Now to plan my path to the >256

Trust me. You don't want to go there.

No I don't want to either, I'm not even close and it's all too much now. :|
Half-Saint wrote:I can show you how my workshop looks like :P

Let's see it !
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I am in the majority, 5-8, IMHO better best than most, what's the point having 1000 crappy rubber dome keyboards,
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Mmh would you just take a look at Mr. Illusory Superiority right there ;)
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Mr.Nobody wrote:...what's the point having 1000 crappy rubber dome keyboards,

I'm quite sure we don't have that example here. :lol:
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1000 rubber domes? Sounds like OO2's collection. ;)
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scottc wrote:1000 rubber domes? Sounds like OO2's collection. ;)

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10+
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Currently Owned Keyboards:
IBM 3277 (66 KEY - MINI) - IBM 3278 (75 KEY) - IBM 6580 Displaywriter (White Whale)
IBM Model F Kishsaver 4704 (The original)
IBM Model F Unsaver (Space Saver)
IBM M15
IBM Model M SSK
Chicony KB-5160 ALPS SKCM Blue
Realforce 87U Tenkeyless 55g
IBM Model F XT Keyboard
IBM Model F - AT Keyboard
Vintage Japanese Fujitsu FM Towns FMT-KB107 Mechanical Keyboard Leaf Spring JIS
Dell Quiet Key
Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard

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25:

5 Filco Majestouch-2s
4 Vortex Pok3rs
3 Realforce RGBs
3 Varmilo VA108Ms
3 Plum Nano 75s
2 CM NovaTouches (trying to acquire a third)
1 Realforce 104UK Hi-Pro
1 IBM Model M
1 KBP V60 mini
1 Noppoo EC108Pro
1 Qwerkywriter

(and 1 Penna on the way)

I don't expect I'll be keeping more than about half of them in the end.
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