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by Moosewing
27 Jun 2019, 01:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Omron75, the year of B3G-S omrons
Replies: 25
Views: 2098

Re: Omron75, the year of B3G-S omrons

This is fantastic! I absolutely love the way Amber B3G-S feel, but I've never been able to get a working keyboard with them. I still have a dead Wang 725 full of Ambers and a bunch of loose Whites and Ambers that I'd love to finally use.
by Moosewing
19 Mar 2019, 04:59
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1749
Views: 88996

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Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, delici...
by Moosewing
11 Feb 2019, 00:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KME board with KPT blues
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: KME board with KPT blues

Those look like the KPT clones I found last year, except mine were linear. They have the same lettering and general shape. Here's the post detailing the differences between the ones I found and regular KPT switches.
by Moosewing
11 Feb 2019, 00:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1378

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

Omron B3G-S are notoriously unreliable. Seems like a quarter of the Cyans in my FK-555 have chattering issues, and the Amber variant has been known to die randomly as well. It's such a shame because they feel absolutely fantastic.
by Moosewing
31 Jan 2019, 19:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Data General 6246 Keyboard Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Data General 6246 Keyboard Conversion

Hey, that's my keyboard! Cool to see it getting some love on here. Super excited to get it back under my fingers because those are some absolute A+ Tier switches, to say nothing of the rest of the board.
by Moosewing
09 Dec 2018, 00:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22549
Views: 1192930

Sadly that amber listing only appears to have two switches available (unless it's mistranslated and I'm missing something) If you run the page through Chrome's auto-translate, it says there are 994,752 in stock. The '2' you're looking at is 'cumulative comments' aka transaction reviews, one of whic...
by Moosewing
18 Nov 2018, 01:53
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1749
Views: 88996

Very interesting development! Had to borrow someone else's phone to take these pics. Please excuse the nastiness, I just finished taking the keycaps off and haven't cleaned anything yet. https://i.imgur.com/wvE91tZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0AdbfHp.jpg A single Omron Alps-style switch on the 'I' key! ...
by Moosewing
17 Nov 2018, 21:44
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1749
Views: 88996

Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, delicio...
by Moosewing
23 Aug 2018, 01:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: New alps.tw Type OD1 variant
Replies: 1
Views: 315

New alps.tw Type OD1 variant

The keyboard in question: https://i.imgur.com/gp6GEpi.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0bBV64O.jpg?1 I bought this keyboard a long time ago, but never bothered investigating it because I assumed it just had some generic KPT clones. I had originally planned to restore and document it once I bought a proper de...
by Moosewing
14 Aug 2018, 03:21
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1749
Views: 88996

Canon S-15 with Alps Integrated Domes and an SKCL Green for the lock switch.
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They're not the worst switches I've ever used... but they're pretty awful. I'm very happy with the keycaps though!
by Moosewing
08 Aug 2018, 23:25
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1749
Views: 88996

Just got this in the mail. https://i.imgur.com/mGmXI84.jpg NIB Tai-Hao TH-5539-8 , rebranded as F-21YQ. It has unbranded Tai-Hao APC switches - white slider, older & larger rear contact plate, wide click leaf. They feel fairly similar to the Pine White Alps in my NOS FK-2001, but more tactile and le...
by Moosewing
08 Aug 2018, 07:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What switches are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

We actually had another topic on these a couple weeks ago. https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/what-is-this-keyboard-white-kpt-clones-macintosh-plus-style-layout-t19521.html To sum it up, they're a fairly mediocre KPT clone. They're interesting because they're nearly identical to KPT switches inter...
by Moosewing
03 Aug 2018, 02:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is this keyboard? - white KPT clones, Macintosh plus style layout
Replies: 8
Views: 930

They're pretty bad, in my opinion. Smoothness is very inconsistent but overall fairly rough. The worst part though is that you can actually hear the contacts on some of the switches. I might record a quick audio sample with my cheap desktop mic, just to give you an idea of what they sound like.
by Moosewing
29 Jul 2018, 22:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is this keyboard? - white KPT clones, Macintosh plus style layout
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Got some pictures but they're not great. https://i.imgur.com/PviUmyw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NpWfV3U.jpg Contacts appear identical, though I did kind of mangle the AC3 contacts trying to get them out. Really didn't help that every single pin was flattened against the PCB. https://i.imgur.com/8vkhp4r...
by Moosewing
29 Jul 2018, 07:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tai-Hao APC switches
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Elrick wrote: 30g springs are awful for EVERYONE.

Why didn't you try 55 or 65g springs instead?
I did originally. I just swapped the 30g springs into the home row for a few minutes to see how they felt. I swapped them back to the 65g springs immediately after.
by Moosewing
29 Jul 2018, 05:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tai-Hao APC switches
Replies: 20
Views: 921

I found these, someone on Reddit said they were very tactile, but I'm not sure. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100PCS-Keyboard-switch-reset-button-switch-2Pin-DIP-100-mechanical-keyboard-special-MX-axis-button-switch/32827442800.html They're not lying; they're definitely very tactile. Also very st...
by Moosewing
29 Jul 2018, 05:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is this keyboard? - white KPT clones, Macintosh plus style layout
Replies: 8
Views: 930

I bought one of these from eBay recently too. I was planning to get some pictures up today but I didn't have time. As far as I know, the switches haven't been documented yet. What's odd is that they do seem to be KPT clones, but they're completely plate-incompatible with KPT switches. The KPT switch...
by Moosewing
28 Jul 2018, 05:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22549
Views: 1192930

NOS Zenith Data Systems Keyboard Modules. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mechanical-Keyboard-AT-style-keyboard/292652680571?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 Ordered one a few days ago and just got it today. To my surprise the switches were actually linear, not clicky like I was ...
by Moosewing
10 Jul 2018, 02:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180017

I was curious about that one too since I couldn't find any info on it. I messaged the seller and all he said was that it has Alps, but he didn't say what kind.
by Moosewing
10 May 2018, 03:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should there be an AT/XT switch here?
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Should there be an AT/XT switch here?

I have a question about my Wang. I just got my converter from Hasu and was looking forward to trying out my Wang 725-7943-US, but when I plug it in the lock lights flash for half a second and the board doesn't work. I checked the back and noticed there was no AT/XT switch sticking out of the hole. h...
by Moosewing
18 Aug 2017, 22:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: how to improve scratchy NEC blue ovals
Replies: 4
Views: 320

I tried soaking mine in isopropyl a while ago, but it didn't help much. I might have either soaked them too long or not long enough, though. Might give it another go today.

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