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What's the most underrated keyboard (in your opinion) and why?
What's the most underrated keyboard (in your opinion) and why?

snacksthecat
I'll go first Wyse WY60 ASCII https://i.imgur.com/xEqGYs… Switches Vintage Cherry MX Blacks. Unrivaled…

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Can you identify keycap set for me please? Looking for beige/retro OEM

replicant
Hello all. I'm looking for beige/retro/9009 coloured set but in OEM profile, best if it would be made of PBT instead of ABS. I stumbled upon the following picture but with I can't find what it is: …

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Introducing myself and 3 Model F XTs
Introducing myself and 3 Model F XTs

AJM
Hi, my name is Andreas (Andy) and I'm from Germany. I have been using computer keyboards since 1985, but - surprisingly - never really paid much…

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Spring weights

jacopods
It seems to me that most of the (even custom) cherry mx spring weights are distributed quite uniformly between 35g and 67g (actuation). Then there is a gap to 80g and larger gaps down the road.…

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[RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?
[RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?

depletedvespene
My work-issued computer is an old Dell Inspiron laptop. It has served me dutifully in spite of everything, but recently it showed the first…

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Custom CA66 build with /dev/tty Keys
Custom CA66 build with /dev/tty Keys

JP!
I just wanted to share my new vintage inspired custom keyboard, pretty much my modern endgame equivalent excluding the new Model F. The switches are…

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Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?

Wintermute1974
There's a new video on YouTube. The author's argument is that after putting his PBT keycaps on his BOX switches, that the keycap mounts…

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Replacing Scroll Lock and Pause / Break
Replacing Scroll Lock and Pause / Break

Kono Store
Greetings! This is the official Kono Store account. We have a question for you (making this an ambitious first post). Which keys would you replace…

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nearest switches to replicate Acorn Electron?

lukenukum
hi folks, i've done a bit of looking around but i can't find any reference to the nearest thing i could use as a modern equivalent of an Acorn Electron switch . i've got a great set of keys from…

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Siemens something telephonic spanish keyboard
Siemens something telephonic spanish keyboard

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. This keyboard is very important to me because it was my first mechanical keyboard ever. I never converted it and all my hype quickly went to…

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Filco Minila keycaps

stratokaster
Hi ladies and gentlemen, I have a couple of questions regarding keycaps for Filco Minila Air. I’ve been using the ANSI version of this keyboard quite a lot lately and now I’m thinking about…

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Model M binding on the spacebar

consideringquiet
Hey again, Is there any way to fix binding on the spacebar? I'm not sure of the state of the stabilizer on the board i just received. I can see it moving with the spacebar, but it doesn't seem to…

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Typing Demo XL - NEC blue ovals
Typing Demo XL - NEC blue ovals

Chyros
As requested by a viewer, NEC blue ovals. Hope you enjoy the video :) . 9FZCWrm5TS0

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Trying to identify "Micro Switch Freeport IL" keyboard
Trying to identify "Micro Switch Freeport IL" keyboard

lumpybutt33
I need help identifying this keyboard I found at the recycle center this weekend. Its older than any other keyboard Ive ever brought home and the…

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The Keyboards in a Nuclear Launch Control Center

laxfan91
So I got to go to a decommissioned ICBM LCC up in ND, USA and of course I was looking at the keyboards there. The place was decommissioned in 1997 so it's a mix of the 60s through the 90s. There were…

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Find: Dell bigfoot black

twasa
Although being a bit new around older mechanical keyboards, I at least gather that me finding a Dell bigfoot in the store at work is not the greatest, but it does seem to be in a reasonable state.…

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Cherry g80-0647
Cherry g80-0647

samuelcable
I bought this ADC branded at clone cherry board about a month ago, i would not have suspected it was a g80 when i bought it, and i mostly got it for…

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Keys Not Registering on 122-Key Model M
Keys Not Registering on 122-Key Model M

HanSoloCup
Hey everyone! I just made an account here because I need help with a terminal Model M I bought recently. Its missing 3 key caps and was in some pretty…

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Need help Identifying this IBM "Quadrant Components" Model F Keyboard
Need help Identifying this IBM "Quadrant Components" Model F Keyboard

lumpybutt33
I found this today at my local e-waste recycle center and haven't been able to find any information on its history online. Can anyone help me identify…

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Oak Industries "Buckled Spring Switch Mechanism" (?)
Oak Industries "Buckled Spring Switch Mechanism" (?)

OldIsNew
I recently was working on Honeywell 5921 terminal keyboard (https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/h… ) and found rather unusual switches: Oak…

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I got something old for Christmas. Micro SD 4B3S switches.
I got something old for Christmas. Micro SD 4B3S switches.

wgffwgf
Hi Deskthority, I registered for this post as reddit couldn't ID my new vintage thing. They're saying it may be a DEC VT100 aftermarket thing but I'm…

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Typing Demo XL - bolt-modded vs stock IBM Model M
Typing Demo XL - bolt-modded vs stock IBM Model M

Chyros
As requested by a viewer, a comparison between a bolt-modded and un-modded Model M. The bolt-modded one has pretty tightly clamped plates. Hope you…

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Replacement Caps for black G80-1800

Mr. J
Hi there, I'm looking to get replacement caps for my black G80-1800 ISO-DE with Winkey. Cherry could not provide them, they are refering to GMK - but GMK does not respond to my question. :( I own…

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Topre dome swap: using conductive/pressure-sensitive rubber domes

davkol
I was curious about the possibility of using random rubber domes in capsense keyboards such as Topre Realforce, and by "random" I obviously mean the good ones like BTC. The main…

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Keyboard Reccomendations?

booyahwarrior
I was wondering what some good keyboards for me would be. I want something that is good for typing. I am currently using a Corsair K70 Rapidfire, which is great and all, but I do feel like I made a…

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Keyboard for gaming

Jason85
I‘m looking for a new keyboard, mainly for playing shooter games. Which one would you preefer? And how is it to play on a gamingboard like the razor orbweaver? Any experiences? Thinking about buying…

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Need to borrow (stock) HHKB Type S!

Chyros
As some of you may know, I have a Top X most silent keyboard switches video planned, which has been heavily requested. However, one of the entrants I have planned is proving to be a lot harder to…

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Why are Vintage Cherry mx Black Switches so Smooth?

Hypersphere
After reading a recent post about underrated keyboards in which the smoothness of vintage mx black switches was highlighted again (see link below), I thought I would check it out for myself on a…

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Adjusting the clock frequency of a PC keyboard.

new_castle_j
Hello, I'm looking for advice on a custom keyboard controller, like using a Teensy. My host PC was designed strangely, it samples (that is latching at fixed times) the keyboard clock using the…

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Do you type properly?

ruhtraeel
As in, do you keep your fingers on home row, etc? If not, what do you do differently? I'm curious, because I personally don't believe that there is a proper way to type. I notice that when…

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Which part of Alps switches make contact?
Which part of Alps switches make contact?

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, I have four brown Alps switches that are dead. I ran them through an ultrasonic wash and tried to clean the metal bits with isopropyl…

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IBM Model M rubber dome keys not depressing

Ianesz
As the title says, my rubber dome Model M's WASD keys have stopped depressing properly, and it takes them quite long to return. I've thorougly cleaned the switches. Is there any other possible…

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Scroll Lock Not Working in Linux -- Solution

Hypersphere
[code][/code] Today I pulled out my Leading Edge 3014 that I had converted to USB and equipped with a Soarer's Converter. I hadn't used this board in a while, so I was testing all the…

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Remapping Japanese extra keys under Linux with xkb?

cheater
Hi *, I just received a Japanese Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry Blues, hooked it up, and it's just great. How can I remap the extra keys this provides? There is an extra key to the left of the…

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Numpad keycaps for an IBM Beam Spring 3278
Numpad keycaps for an IBM Beam Spring 3278

darkcruix
I am looking for numpad keycaps for my IBM Beam Spring 3278 like shown in the link below. If there are any tipps on how to get hold of these or…

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