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by hansichen
06 Jul 2019, 11:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Canon Typewriter Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 5460

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: 213
Views: 6706

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: 767

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: 17
Views: 1161

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: 1035

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: 706

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: 553

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: 630

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: 419

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 (All parts arrived!)
Replies: 324
Views: 23624

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: 436

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: 2771

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: 2755
Views: 203431

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: 950

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: 950

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: 4277

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: 3235

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: 409

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: 17012

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: 648

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: 3666
Views: 181672

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: 47
Views: 3987

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
by hansichen
22 Feb 2019, 14:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1466

Re: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard

I hope you still use a beamspring or similar things. The Model M/F, Alps SKC* and Cherry MX were all low profile switches back then.
by hansichen
22 Feb 2019, 12:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1466

Re: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard

p.s. I had a ready-to-produce CNC model (a copy of a very basic Korean case design) and asked a Chinese CNC factory to produce an aluminium case for me, the total cost including very decent anodizing was around $110 - we can see that Tofu cases at $88 is actually earning some money. If I know CAD a...
by hansichen
16 Feb 2019, 14:02
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4404
Views: 250505

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

It's super clean so you can probably get a bit more. These boards aren't really sought, especially in iso, but you always find some people who'll like them. I'd say it's worth up to 50€ for this one due to the condition but it really depends on whether you find an apple enthusiast or not.
by hansichen
08 Feb 2019, 11:44
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 61
Views: 4861

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Even charging a keyboard once per week is rather troublesome compared to the ~ 3 months of the original hhkb bluetooth (which is pretty bad itself compared to "normal" keyboards which sometimes last over a year). Custom bluetooth software is sadly pretty bad so far.
by hansichen
08 Feb 2019, 11:11
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 61
Views: 4861

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

The battery time of the hasu controller sounds pretty horrible though. At that price I'd rather buy the original hhkb bt instead. Do we know whether the USB hub is the reason for the power draw? In that case there should be a noticeable difference between the Pro 1 and Pro 2 boards. I guess in the e...
by hansichen
08 Feb 2019, 10:20
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 61
Views: 4861

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

I'm mostly fine with the "missing" keys by now but sometimes I miss my right ctrl key. Especially with some chat software you might need ctrl+enter combos which always require two hands on an hhkb while you only need one hand for it on a "normal" board. The missing iso key is really unfortunate as i...
by hansichen
08 Feb 2019, 09:29
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 61
Views: 4861

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Nice. Then everybody who actually uses iso would hit the Fn key.
by hansichen
07 Feb 2019, 23:38
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 61
Views: 4861

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

There are some big issues of the hhkb jp for an iso user: - the zxc row is shifted by 0,25u and not standard (2u shift instead of 2,25u shift - no right shift key in a normal/usable position (unless you wanna use the 1u \ key as a shift key - no 2u backspace The later two things are obviously due to...

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