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by hansichen
18 Jun 2019, 23:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 365

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: 360

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: 546

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: 316

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: 322
Views: 22040

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: 368

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: 2355

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: 2730
Views: 194995

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: 777

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: 777

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: 3780

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: 3092

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: 385

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: 15662

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: 577

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: 3605
Views: 169563

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: 3643

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: 1286

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: 1286

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: 4402
Views: 241849

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: 57
Views: 3959

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: 57
Views: 3959

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: 57
Views: 3959

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: 57
Views: 3959

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: 57
Views: 3959

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...
by hansichen
07 Feb 2019, 11:50
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Quelle für Retooled Blacks in EU
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Quelle für Retooled Blacks in EU

Also ich habe noch im letzten Oktober oder November bei arrow.de bestellt und das war überhaupt kein Problem. Bist du dir sicher, dass man dort mittlerweile ein Gewerbe sein muss?
by hansichen
06 Feb 2019, 16:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5024

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

I can‘t take ModelM praise seriously any more. You‘re either a troll or a noob if you claim the Model M is good for anything other than filling material when pouring a concrete foundation. Come on, Wodan, just because the plastic rivets in a Model M will inevitably break some time you cannot be so ...
by hansichen
05 Feb 2019, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5024

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

- Also Cherry, is it so hard to mount the switch on a plate instead on a PCB? They did that on old boards and they do that on some of their newer boards. But what's the point? I think that the pcb mount boards feel and sound way better than the plate mounted ones. Sure, they are a bit lighter compa...
by hansichen
04 Feb 2019, 10:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which keyboard to buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 986

Re: Which keyboard to buy?

You could get an anne pro as your first board. It's not super silent but you should get a decent entry level board that fits your budget and which can also be customized with other keycaps (which isn't that easy with the hhkb).
by hansichen
04 Feb 2019, 10:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The new paintjob of my beamy beamspring
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: The new paintjob of my beamy beamspring

Looks nice, especially with the front legends :D

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