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by Kurk
04 Nov 2015, 15:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3389
Views: 132833

Very grainy picture ;(
Anyway, things not consistent with Cherry:
-LED shield and placement of the LEDs
-Alignment of Caps Lock Legend
-Backspace symbol
-The keys of the numpad all seem to have the same profile
-The shape of the case seems non-Cherry-esque to me

There's probably more. No Cherry.
by Kurk
04 Nov 2015, 08:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3389
Views: 132833

None probably. My guess is Space Invaders.
by Kurk
30 Oct 2015, 20:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: homing bumps on other keys!
Replies: 83
Views: 3533

I give you the Kinesis Advantage: a whopping 4 deep dish homing keys for each hand. Thinking of it, it's more like one "non-homing" key for each half. Anyway, it works nicely.

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by Kurk
09 Jun 2015, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Storage shed find: Cherry g81-1000
Replies: 21
Views: 503

Black MYs are only slightly less disturbing to type on than the white variant. Both are horrible.
However, if you insist I can send you a few black MY stems for repairing your board.
by Kurk
06 Jun 2015, 09:30
Forum: News
Topic: Topre introducing RGB, actuation control and analog switches
Replies: 110
Views: 11095

These analog Topre switches will probably be linear, right?
What about the possibility to change the actuation point of tactile switches? There was this picture of a Realforce with a turning knob....
Found it on weekly.ascii.jp
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by Kurk
04 May 2015, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Replies: 89
Views: 25860

Owing to its high content of phenyl groups, ABS absorbs UV radiation with a wavelength of <300 nm very well (don't pin me down on the exact number). I think that UV radiation is a major contributor to ABS yellowing, quite possibly in combination with oxygen, flame retardants or other plastic additiv...
by Kurk
24 Sep 2014, 08:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Petition] Keep the old Corsair Logo - PLEASE HELP GUYS
Replies: 63
Views: 2611

The new logo is indeed hideous but I'm sure they did some research if their target audience likes it. Can't be bothered to sign the petition, though.

Let's derail this thread, what's tramp stamp in your language?
Dutch: aarsgewei
German: Arschgeweih
by Kurk
22 Sep 2014, 22:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Writing with a writing utensil
Replies: 17
Views: 626

I tend to remember things I've written by hand (as in with a pen) better than things I've typed. Possibly because penning something down takes longer so I reflect more on what I'm actually writing.
by Kurk
22 Sep 2014, 22:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: College Project
Replies: 8
Views: 482

A bit of searching in the Workshop section produces a few interesting results. Check these threads: http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/workshop-threads-of-interest-t7192.html and http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/building-a-custom-keyboard-from-the-ground-up-t5761.html and this one on geekhack for ...
by Kurk
20 Sep 2014, 12:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How can I arrange my Ergodox in a non-US layout?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Ah, davkol beat me to it. Well, here's my take: You probably realized by now that your operating system's keyboard driver is crucial for generating characters. Here's in a nutshell how it works: The keyboard sends scan codes to your computer, and the keyboard driver looks up which scan code will tra...
by Kurk
17 Sep 2014, 17:26
Forum: News
Topic: Logitech's new Romer-G-Switch
Replies: 61
Views: 4402

The light will be bright in the center of the keycap and fade off quickly. That's clearly visible in the frame grab of the youtube video. Look at the larger keycaps like shift or Ctrl. The major difference with illuminated, current MX switches is that the center of the cap is brightly lit as opposed...
by Kurk
17 Sep 2014, 17:08
Forum: News
Topic: Logitech's new Romer-G-Switch
Replies: 61
Views: 4402

From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5LMS7ycx0g
Romer-G youtube.jpg
Keycap pulled of a "Romer-G" switch.
Romer-G youtube.jpg (32.18 KiB) Viewed 2921 times
edit:
And some more info on Logitech's website:
http://gaming.logitech.com/de-de/articles/romer-g

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by Kurk
13 Sep 2014, 10:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Poll: What is your Favorite Topre Switch Keyboard and Why?
Replies: 41
Views: 2389

Hard to tell. I find the HHKB Pro2 and the RF all-45g to feel similarly although not quite the same. It's hard to describe the difference in words. I just switch between them from time to time. The HiPro has a different feeling to it; it also has its own sound, less of a plop and more of a rattle. T...
by Kurk
12 Sep 2014, 10:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best quality Cherry keyboard
Replies: 38
Views: 1647

Findecanor wrote: There is no keyboard with thick PBT caps and Windows keys. <snip>
I have a Cherry board with thick PBTs and Windows keys right under my desk. It's a G81-3000 LPNUS (production date J08). OK, only lasered legends of course, no fancy dyesubs (that's why it is under my desk).
by Kurk
11 Sep 2014, 21:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - weight and feel
Replies: 17
Views: 2042

Welcome to Deskthority, POTV! 20 keyboards in 6 months, I'd say that's a good start :D About your questions: I don't know too much about the differences between early and later IBMs but there surely are a few experts around here. My guess: the difference in feel could be due to the springs aging wit...
by Kurk
11 Sep 2014, 21:07
Forum: News
Topic: KFC Japan releases computer peripherals
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

...Also, what's up with the teeth of the girl? She actually has nice teeth. When I was there I couldn't help noticing that most Japanese people have, well, rather crooked teeth by Western European standards. OK, apparently there's the "yaeba" trend for women/girls (google it!) but also the male spe...
by Kurk
08 Sep 2014, 22:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry dyesub trilogy [G81-3116SDU & G81-3100SAU]
Replies: 153
Views: 6858

The wiki has pictures of both stabilizing systems: http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_MY Zenna, Cherry uses a kind of date codes. In this case it's E51, i.e. 1992, week 51. http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_date_codes Photekq, did I already mention that these are indeed nice pictures of nice keyboa...
by Kurk
08 Sep 2014, 08:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry dyesub trilogy [G81-3116SDU & G81-3100SAU]
Replies: 153
Views: 6858

Only newer MY boards have a different stabilizing system, old ones are compatible.
by Kurk
07 Sep 2014, 13:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Building my own keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Cherry switches are made for 1.5 mm thick mounting plates. ALPS and ALPS clones (e.g. Matias switches) use thinner mounting plates. IIRC 1.0 mm. Matias is currently experimenting with dual use mounting plates for Cherry and Matias switches ( geekhack thread ). cherry-mntng-clips.jpg Here's a diagram...
by Kurk
04 Sep 2014, 08:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Am i hallucinating?
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Slightly off-topic: I just looked up the Logitech g710+. Boy, for that amount of money you can get something *really* decent like a Filco!
by Kurk
30 Aug 2014, 21:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 404
Views: 28301

The lack of a system-wide software keyboard in Dvorak layout prevents me from posting more from my iPad. Hoping for iOS8 to change that. Anyway, Dvorak or not, touch keyboards and mech keyboards are of course totally different things.
by Kurk
30 Aug 2014, 11:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22135
Views: 1026148

facetsesame wrote: I think I have an intact spare pair of XT feet somewhere, and some keys. I'll look them out and get back to you.
That would be great!
by Kurk
29 Aug 2014, 15:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22135
Views: 1026148

andrew,
if you get that model F will you be willing to sell me a foot? As long as it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg, that is ;).

See this cobwebbed thread: http://deskthority.net/w-a-n-t-t-o-b-u- ... t5171.html
by Kurk
26 Aug 2014, 20:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: k3kc keycap images!
Replies: 71
Views: 4195

sth wrote: by thor's hammer :maverick:
I like that one.
by Kurk
26 Aug 2014, 08:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: k3kc keycap images!
Replies: 71
Views: 4195

You could bundle them with a fake Rolex. I guess your target audience would like that.

Pathetic.
by Kurk
24 Aug 2014, 14:28
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Deck Hassium Pro DS PBT Spacebar dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 1030

Are you sure that the rest of the keys is PBT and not polycarbonate? Because these are very different plastics. The Deck FAQ obviously mixes things up. If the housing and the keycaps are indeed of the same material then chances are very high that it is polycarbonate rather than PBT.
by Kurk
24 Aug 2014, 14:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry G81-8000HPBUS Caps(Done)
Replies: 19
Views: 1438

Arrived yesterday, thanks a lot!
by Kurk
22 Aug 2014, 12:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 78695

The replacements arrived here as well. Great customer service from Signature Plastics!
by Kurk
22 Aug 2014, 08:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keytronic ergoforce
Replies: 13
Views: 828

These Keytronics are indeed descent boards. The best feature is that all caps have the same profile. Great for testing other layouts like Dvorak or Colemak.
by Kurk
22 Aug 2014, 08:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22135
Views: 1026148

These Datalux boards can have either MEI switches or Cherry ML. The MEI ones are really crap.
Same thread, a few pages earlier:
http://deskthority.net/other-external-f ... ux#p131019

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