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by Elrick
10 Jan 2019, 23:12
Forum: Product news
Topic: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3487

Re: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018

Muirium wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 22:25
But TKL, obviously, even my dream pony ain’t crazy enough to go fullsize!
Once you go Full Size, everything else just isn't worth your time anymore.

Women and some Men, both share that very same philosophy ;) .
by Elrick
10 Jan 2019, 04:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

cineraphael wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 03:42
Unfortunately, Goodwill in my city never seem to have any ALP Keyboard.
You have to either rely upon Ebay here exclusively or the For Sale Forum.

You might find that elusive SKCM switched keyboard from someone who has grown tired of them. You do have rogues such as that, residing here on DT.
by Elrick
10 Jan 2019, 03:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

Matias did sound like a Simplify ALP that My Matias Tactile Pro 1 have! You can't compare any of Matias's Current Switches, to those manufactured years ago between mid 1980's to early 1990's. Those ancient wonders known as 'Complicated' whilst all of Matias switches are somewhat simplified, using i...
by Elrick
09 Jan 2019, 06:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

Seems YouTube embeds are a bit borked. It's (very!) early days you know… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiK9HZQnIhk Thank you Muirium :D . Do like the sound on the Matias Clicky because it sounds that way. Who could ever love linears in any way? Although you can easily distinguish the space bar no...
by Elrick
09 Jan 2019, 03:16
Forum: Product news
Topic: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3487

Re:

Not sure if these kinds of links work anymore, but here's a try: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/topre-realforce-tkl-r2?mode=guest_open In any case, they sell 4 models (in stock, shipping in January 17th, drop ends in 3 days): "Fullsize - Black - 55g, Fullsize - Black - Variables, Tenkeyless - Black -...
by Elrick
09 Jan 2019, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

Dear Chyros,

Where's your link to the Video?

Has Matt3o omitted it already?
by Elrick
08 Jan 2019, 06:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What kind of keyboard is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re:

As part of an instrument control panel used for occasional text entry (not enough to justify a typist), hunt-and-peck ABC would be easier to use than hunt-and-peck QWERTY. YES, the ABC layout is far easier than that atrocious Qwerty rubbish. Amazing how vested interests win out on developing a junk...
by Elrick
07 Jan 2019, 05:42
Forum: Product news
Topic: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!
Replies: 13
Views: 406

IMO, Olivette is the weakest of the Tai-Hao product line. It has a weird frilly look that makes it look like bad dyesub, and the colours aren't a great nmatch for classic caps. Hey, beggars can't be choosers in this instance :( . They are the ONLY ones that provide Alps mount key-caps and anything ...
by Elrick
07 Jan 2019, 00:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

I had a Dell AT101W that I used for several years since it was new, gave to a friend who put it in a closet for 6-8 years, then I got it back and it was still very nice, even though the keys were shiny and worn. Yet another time (recently) I bought an AT101W in original box that it looked pretty mu...
by Elrick
05 Jan 2019, 01:04
Forum: For sale
Topic: Black Dell At102w
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Providing a DEAD link, isn't going to get you any interest at all especially here on DT.

Provide the visual FACT up front for everyone to see, before any monetary exchange could be discussed.
by Elrick
04 Jan 2019, 05:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

abrahamstechnology wrote: I know many of you here are keen on breaking the Matias monopoly-- here's your chance!
You bet.

I'm on board here, really looking forward to something new and better than Matias.

For the eternal Glory of the Alps Empire, may it last a 1000 years ;) .
by Elrick
04 Jan 2019, 01:23
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Buckling spring keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 852

To the OP.

LOVE your name, welcome to DT central :D .
by Elrick
02 Jan 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

Talking of appreciation, special thanks to Chyros for all videos, but in this case the AT101 v AT101W comparison video. Saw it first time way before I got this lucky find. Thought there are so many more entertaining Alps videos in the bunch to pick one out actually. For most of us here, we owe it a...
by Elrick
02 Jan 2019, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

ccl wrote: Image

And a crop from the previous image:

Image
Perfect match of Alps switches to the actual casing.

This is what real ART looks like, for us here on DT.
by Elrick
02 Jan 2019, 08:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps = hipster
Replies: 28
Views: 981

The worst day typing on Alps switches is still better than the best day typing on foam over foil. Please, let me expand your statement even further. "The Worst Day typing on Alps Switches is still Far Better than the Best day typing on any Cherry Switches". There, made it far more relevant to all t...
by Elrick
02 Jan 2019, 02:14
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4318
Views: 198768

A lot if it has SKCM green switches. Probably something around 800-1000$, but that also depends on condition of course. That's quite a pretty penny! I was not expecting quite that much for one. You can imagine what an 'SKCM Blue Alps' keyboard beating that amount hands down on Flebay, especially wh...
by Elrick
02 Jan 2019, 02:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps = hipster
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Personally I think it depends on which version of Alps switches. I've been using blues and early whites for decades, and I've never worn a set out. Never liked Blue Alps, sorry but the White Pine's hit me where it count's, straight to the heart when it comes to using them. Tried to LOVE using Blue ...
by Elrick
01 Jan 2019, 23:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

abrahamstechnology wrote: 3. Some users requested me to outfit Dell AT101Ws with these switches.
YES they have, thank you ;) .
by Elrick
01 Jan 2019, 23:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Oki tactile gourd springs (Oki HMB-35957-14)
Replies: 1
Views: 114

The BEST sounding and feeling springs, in the known universe. Have a couple of these 'Gourdies' and they are great, one of my youngest likes using one of them simply because it's so easy to press and is seemingly quiet (compared to all Model-Fs and Ms). If they ever made a 55g spring model, then it ...
by Elrick
31 Dec 2018, 09:50
Forum: Photos
Topic: LASER keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 471

y11971alex wrote: Bought for around $50, a while ago. :idea:
Damn you're giving the Blues to the Alps addicts out there ;) .

Today your keyboard will end up fleecing them severely without remorse. It shall indeed clean them out for a fort night or two.

Beautiful pics, much appreciated here.
by Elrick
31 Dec 2018, 07:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

I think we need a poll about slider colors, but would we get honest answers? Definitely not because everyone involved here would have ulterior motives, concerning this question. Would that be like having a poll asking people if they are stupid? Smart people know they're smart, but stupid people, we...
by Elrick
31 Dec 2018, 06:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Folks wouid be all over them if they had a catchy slider color. Like blue Alps versus early whites, How about that weird colour I've seen done in RED showing a clicky alps switch on another old keyboard, somewhere on this forum site (too lazy to find it again, too much to deal with at the moment) ....
by Elrick
31 Dec 2018, 06:25
Forum: Product news
Topic: KeyMouse is working on a keyboardless mouse: ComfyMouse
Replies: 3
Views: 398

it's a bulky mouse with 3+ full-size buttons on top, one large button in the thumb rest and a vertically-oriented (!) thumb wheel Looks alright, the size is important here because too many of these so-called ergonomic mice where designed around midget hands. Hopefully they decide to make a mouse fo...
by Elrick
31 Dec 2018, 01:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22070
Views: 981261

digital_matthew wrote: In Soviet Russia, springs buckle...oh wait it isn't 2009 anymore :|
Makes no difference to the West ;) .

They have a very hard time reconsidering reality, these days. Best to always live in the past to allay their own irrational fears and suspicions.
by Elrick
28 Dec 2018, 13:35
Forum: Photos
Topic: Side Logo Cherry Switches
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Whatever. Put in Zealios or Nixdorfs for all I care. Or do a hotlite mod so you can have them all. Speaking of which, that's actually something I'd like to try. ONLY choosing 'Vintage Switches' is nice if you can actually provide them consistently, throughout certain keyboard resurrections but more...
by Elrick
28 Dec 2018, 09:24
Forum: eBay
Topic: Selling my one and only blue Alps Tatung AT84 keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Polecat wrote: Beautiful keyboard!
Agreed and if it was an ANSI layout, I would be all over it quite easily.

GLWS.
by Elrick
26 Dec 2018, 09:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

Hypersphere wrote: @kakan: What is a "bandage mod"? Also -- interesting mouse you've got there.
Here's an answer to one of your queries;

https://shop.finalmouse.com/products/ai ... 5888050212
by Elrick
23 Dec 2018, 00:23
Forum: Photos & videos
Topic: Japan Computer Corp (JCC) SMK KB3000
Replies: 3
Views: 491

JP! wrote: Also Chryos' video on these switches but my experience is slightly different in that the keys on my board sound and feel consistent for the most part but they certainly are on the loud side.
That is what makes your keyboard truly BRILLIANT. The louder it is, the better it feels ;) .
by Elrick
23 Dec 2018, 00:00
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Optimus Maximus Keyboard review (Cherry ML)
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Weird how Cherry trumps up again by torpedoing this keyboard from the get go. Poor Russians, didn't know how badly made switches from the German's can indeed destroy any kind of keyboard design. Suspect they tried to use a low profile switch so they mistakenly chose the ML travesty here, which was t...
by Elrick
21 Dec 2018, 01:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When is a keyboard "mechanical"?
Replies: 32
Views: 832

A keyboard is anything that makes your fingers - HAPPY :D . There's too much sadness and hopelessness looming about everywhere but when you have your favourite switches in front of you, then for a short time you're elevated into heavenly bliss. That is what ALL keyboards should be but alas, not all ...

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