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by hansichen
02 Sep 2019, 09:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Adapter to use Model M keycaps on Cherry MX stem?

The size of IBM caps and the uniform profile would probably make it rather uncomfortable to use. Also stabilized keys will likely be an issue cause you'd have to cut the stuff on the inside away.
by hansichen
27 Aug 2019, 07:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my CHERRY MY TYPE 2 keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: my CHERRY MY TYPE 2 keyboard

Type 3 MY-Switches are pretty much always trash from my experience, Type 1 and 2 can compete with vintage MX imo. It's only the force curve which completely ruins the switch. These white MY type 2 switches are kinda rare and a nice novelty, sadly still shit from today's point of view.
by hansichen
16 Aug 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is the best Topre keyboard for gaming and general use?
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: What is the best Topre keyboard for gaming and general use?

Should be alright if you game on esdf though. R1 realforce boards are 6kro afaik so for some people it can be limiting, but that's only a small amount of games where you need to press 7 keys at once
by hansichen
10 Aug 2019, 09:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB weird / interesting / odd keyboard
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: WTB weird / interesting / odd keyboard

There was a pretty long article about that board by golem: https://www.golem.de/news/tastatur-kuri ... 28713.html
by hansichen
07 Aug 2019, 17:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22745
Views: 1328119

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Prelim wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 11:40
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-XT-AT-Ta ... 3860821380

is the Cyrillic pad-printed as the normal red version?
Yeah, and it's again the seller which sells used stuff as new...
by hansichen
05 Aug 2019, 19:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22745
Views: 1328119

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Scrolling through ebay this morning and found this mysterious gem . Some googling revealed that this is a keyboard for IBM PC clones made in Taiwan. One person found MX Black switches in it but it was from a beige colored keyboard. Maybe someone here is willing to take a chance on it for <$100USD s...
by hansichen
28 Jul 2019, 10:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SSK Shell & Barrel plate
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: SSK Shell & Barrel plate

I think it's this 84-key frame but you can send them a message to be make sure it's the part you want to have: https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/CVSET
by hansichen
27 Jul 2019, 01:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SSK Shell & Barrel plate
Replies: 9
Views: 601

Re: SSK Shell & Barrel plate

I think Unicomp still sells barrel plates for SSKs, you might wanna try your luck there. The case is obviously more difficult.
by hansichen
06 Jul 2019, 11:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Canon Typewriter Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 7172

Re: Canon Typewriter Keyboards

Good initiative. Wasted my money on an AP 150 lately and hoped for SKCM creams but only received alps domes :cry:
by hansichen
04 Jul 2019, 14:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 366
Views: 25939

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Dyesub is worse than doubleshot. Definitely, and many PBT caps feel worse than ABS. Not sure why people hype og cherry dyesubs :oops: quantity of tactility is a stupid metric True. Less is more in the end. Even stronger argument in favor of keyboards now with advent of analog gaming keyboards. LOL!...
by hansichen
28 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys
Replies: 15
Views: 2358

Re: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys

Interested: this is the thing after the no-more HAD-adapter kits I have to shout out also: I forgot who (the MassDrop dudes??) started using the "Code" key, then a bunch of sellers who do not look into computer history followed in their selling gigs. Please consider "Super" (in Linux and Windows) i...
by hansichen
23 Jun 2019, 20:14
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

Especially in this condition :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hansichen
22 Jun 2019, 11:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1396

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Or the IBM Model F XT, Model F AT, Model F122, M122 basically anything Keyboard IBM is better than Cherry LOL! Sure. Even if I can't remember ever having had to bolt mod any Cherry keyboard because it stopped working properly. Or ever having had to open a Cherry keyboard at all - and found out it r...
by hansichen
18 Jun 2019, 23:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

41G3601 is the PN for UK ISO in Industrial Grey. http://i.imgur.com/Ei4Od7y.jpg And the German version 41G3604: https://deskthority.net/w/images/5/53/IBM_SSK_41G3604_top.jpeg There should be a lot of different languages as well. These are industrial SSK part numbers as well: Feature Part Number ---...
by hansichen
16 Jun 2019, 12:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Vintage Cherry G80-1134 HAX with dual keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Vintage Cherry G80-1134 HAX with dual keycaps

Interesting board with lovely keycaps. Looks like these ones and the German Zenith G80-1192 boards both have these versions with the Lösch keys. I think the German Zenith ones are HAX boards as well. I personally got a set of "Denglish" caps from a G80-1000 HBD but they have the normal Entf keys.
by hansichen
25 May 2019, 18:54
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Cherry logo LED keycap, GMK 9009 add-on kit
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: [WTB] Cherry logo LED keycap, GMK 9009 add-on kit

The original ones from G80-2000 and G80-2100 HA* and HB* boards. There are also newer ones made by GMK (eg for Cherry's KA1953 set).
by hansichen
22 May 2019, 17:45
Forum: Reviews
Topic: THE SORA COVER review — The best keyboard acrylic dust cover!
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

Re: THE SORA COVER review — The best keyboard acrylic dust cover!

Wow, I totally missed this thread, thanks for bumping it with your update and for sharing your experiences. This looks like a very solid choice as a keyboard cover (as you mentioned it can be fairly difficult to find covers for vintage "oversized" boards or modern smaller boards). And it's even nice...
by hansichen
02 May 2019, 00:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (SHIPPING!!!)
Replies: 330
Views: 31890

Re: SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (in production)

Looks fine to me, especially as it's only in one direction due to the "Walzrichtung". It adds to the industrial look, you could think that it's intended to look like this on the pictures.
by hansichen
17 Apr 2019, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Realforce R2 6-key rollover issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Topre Realforce R2 6-key rollover issue?

It's a software 'issue'. An input device over USB is always limited to 6kro, you can only reach higher kro when a keyboard controller works as multiple keyboards. So eg for 12kro over USB your board must register as 2 keyboards on your PC, for 18kro it's registered as 3 keyboards and so on. Looks li...
by hansichen
01 Apr 2019, 13:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 3596

Re: ISO users

I personally don't really care whether my board is iso or ansi, I can get used to both. I mainly care that my board/layout is German. Most of my boards are normal iso-de but I also use and love my hhkb (but of course with German layout).
by hansichen
20 Mar 2019, 11:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2791
Views: 232420

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

A little upgrade for my HHKB :)
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by hansichen
04 Mar 2019, 23:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!

Then you can also plate mod your G80 if that satisfies you.
by hansichen
04 Mar 2019, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!
Replies: 17
Views: 1132

Re: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!

And Cherry is 11/10 cause you don't have to repair them after 30 years due to missing rivets or bad foam?
by hansichen
03 Mar 2019, 22:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry appreciation topic
Replies: 98
Views: 4852

Re: Cherry appreciation topic

Once I am done with some stuff, I will post my Honeywell branded G80-0528. Well, it's not actually a G80-0528, it's a different model number on the PCB. I believe it was G80-0689? I also got a very interested unbranded Model F XT clone board. It's honestly very well built, with OG Cherry Doubleshot...
by hansichen
01 Mar 2019, 11:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Nixdorf Soft-click (G80-0801)
Replies: 12
Views: 3559

Re: Nixdorf Soft-click (G80-0801)

Time for a necro :D Some people might be curious which keys are pad printed and which are doubleshot. I marked all the pad printed keys on this photatoe: G80-0801.jpg Some minor facts about these boards: - The space bar has a clicky mx gray switch - There are G80-0801 boards with a speaker on the to...
by hansichen
28 Feb 2019, 18:34
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS][DE][GER] Maxkey Calm Depths
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: [FS][DE][GER] Maxkey Calm Depths

No, Maxkeys only supports ansi-us so far
by hansichen
27 Feb 2019, 16:16
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 22353

Re: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?

I still have a G9x without cable somewhere but I can't share your enthusiasm for it. I really hated the stiff middle click of the scroll wheel. In the end I used the "scroll right" function of the mouse as my middle click...
by hansichen
26 Feb 2019, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DSS anyone
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: DSS anyone

So they needed over a year from the announcement to the first actual pictures? :lol:

Looks like a very steep profile, not sure if that works well on modern boards which are rather flat.
by hansichen
25 Feb 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225267

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems This is such an awesome design. There is a working one for sale in Germany, sadly it's not cheap...
by hansichen
23 Feb 2019, 14:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 6623

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

UV exposure can be the reason for yellowing but sometimes there are other reasons. It depends on the used plastic. On my Beamspring only engraved keycaps were yellowed, I don't think that peroxide would help then. I'd rather keep it the way it currently is instead of taking the risk

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