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by Elrick
18 Jul 2019, 08:45
Forum: News
Topic: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

Re: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!

Inspired by this thread I also sent them a message a couple of days ago, and got a promising reply today! This from an email on July 11, 2019: olivettes.jpg It looks like they are thinking about doing a production run in late summer or early fall 2019, and not a group buy. (Or at least make another...
by Elrick
18 Jul 2019, 05:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3176
Views: 135804

Re: Alps Appreciation

Finally found a NOS Alps keyboard after several junk ones. Apple AEKII with SKCM Alps White dampened. I think I'm gonna desolder these switches for my ALPS64 build. (Since the 2nd GB run for those NOS SKCM White Alps did not go through :cry: ) Stupefying CRIME to do that. This original keyboard is ...
by Elrick
18 Jul 2019, 05:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2954

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I jumped into the Kickstarter for one of the full-size boards and a side of Silo beamspringers. It'll be a year (probably longer, since no project with any ambitions comes in on schedule) before I get to use it and decide if it will supplant my Realforce RGB. But that gives me something to look for...
by Elrick
15 Jul 2019, 08:06
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Das Keyboard 5Q review (Omron Gamma Zulu)
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Re: Das Keyboard 5Q review (Omron Gamma Zulu)

Thanks for another great review of a TERRIBAD company.

Sometimes, I am even looking forward to the final - (Great) Stock Market Crash, to finally eliminate these awful companies that have no right to exist in the first place.
by Elrick
07 Jul 2019, 04:07
Forum: News
Topic: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps

Yeah, Hardware Canucks' video indicate that they could be using a stiffer kind of foam than classic foam-and-foil keyboards. I dunno... You've got superior foam and plastics now being produced, that would outlast the life time of us here on this forum. Not worried about Leopold going down this rout...
by Elrick
07 Jul 2019, 04:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year
Replies: 21
Views: 1136

Re: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year

Full disclosure: it's really more beige than white and a few of the custom keycap legends I ordered were very slightly misaligned. But overall, it's a great value and a great keyboard. ALL of their newly produced Key-caps are misaligned - using the eyes of any DT fanatic here on this forum. Hence n...
by Elrick
19 Jun 2019, 05:29
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BIC 2P26 review (slider over spring) - T H O M A S R A N -
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re:

Darkshado wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 03:30
Elrick wrote: all I need now is one pen to have an embedded IBM Logo and sell it on Flebay for $1000+ ;) .
Money! 8-)
IBM pen.jpg
:D :D :D :D
by Elrick
21 May 2019, 05:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201542

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Alps Blue switches are different story, I lubed one slider but it made the switch worse. It didn't feel as smooth as switches with original lubing. Now ordering some PTFE powder to see if it's any better. Did you know if the Blue Alps switches already have their original lube applied that the new a...
by Elrick
19 Apr 2019, 12:52
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 2435

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

ZedTheMan wrote:
19 Apr 2019, 04:56
I'm finally going to need to get on the hall effect train, it seems.
Don't worry, you'll love this 'Train' far more than any other input device out there ;) .
by Elrick
19 Apr 2019, 12:50
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 2435

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Beamsprings for the REST of us.

Now this is becoming a a proper switch which should gain full support as time progresses.

Sick and tired of seeing $2000-5000USD various keyboard models for sale on Ebay. Just hope this new Beam Spring doesn't follow the very same price guide line as well.
by Elrick
09 Apr 2019, 02:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 27074

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

JP! wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 23:41
kitty2.jpg
My youngest would LOVE that Kitty Keyboard, she's into Pink now more than ever.
by Elrick
07 Apr 2019, 10:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hello from "iMav"...
Replies: 17
Views: 1174

Re: Hello from "iMav"...

Anyways. I am simply here to ask the question... Should I abandon the "iMav" persona? I can abandon all accounts and simply "fade away"... (I assume MOST would like that) My 2c: Own it. I deliberately avoided all the drama. I don't like what happened but I don't have enough parameters to build an o...
by Elrick
26 Mar 2019, 02:59
Forum: Reviews
Topic: My First Keyboard review (blister membrane switches)
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: My First Keyboard review (blister membrane switches)

Full on RESPECT - to our Reviewing Overlord.

Thank you for another, tasty review Chyros ;) .
by Elrick
18 Mar 2019, 02:08
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

I really hope this could solve all the APT problems and be a truely great switch It's a start and like all beginning's be prepared for faults and digressions. After all this is something where NO other company is ever going to tread through, so don't ever think anyone like Cherry would ever follow ...
by Elrick
18 Mar 2019, 02:00
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?
Replies: 31
Views: 1662

Re: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?

To sum it up I will give an example: as long as the average joe who buys a gaming keyboard is fine with the plasticy click of an MX Blue switch, maybe because he does not know better, Cherry will keep producing millions of it as their main clicky switch. The Average "Joe" is the quintessential Cher...
by Elrick
15 Mar 2019, 03:53
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

Hope the keyboard has good acoustics cause my APT keyboard has switches that are rattly and the stabilizers sound as bad as they feel ._. They need to use some solid Aluminium, as the case structure here. It's non metallic hence no influence on the magnets at all. Didn't know why anyone hasn't yet ...
by Elrick
15 Mar 2019, 01:51
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

Also love that they are offering Linear, Clicky, and Tactile Options within their switch range :shock: :) :D .
by Elrick
15 Mar 2019, 01:45
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

Sweet, it's public now. I collaborated a little bit with IC to provide some design input for this board. Though I admittedly did very little, spiritually this is what I consider to be what Round 3 would have been of my boards. Great job IC team! Just as long as it has authentic XMIT links to this n...
by Elrick
14 Mar 2019, 23:59
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

Just got this email from Kono; https://kono.store/products/keystone-mechanical-keyboard?utm_source=Kono+Store&utm_campaign=11c01f002d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_MAR_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_67b09ee11d-11c01f002d-151495713&mc_cid=11c01f002d&mc_eid=1f6ee38688 Very interesting model featuring those ever...
by Elrick
12 Mar 2019, 09:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?
Replies: 31
Views: 1662

Re: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?

Kailh BOX Switches - ALWAYS, despite your early stuff up.

1) Navy

2) Jade

3) Royals.
by Elrick
08 Mar 2019, 10:14
Forum: Reviews
Topic: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)

Apparently the quality control issues with Matias switches has been a relatively recent problem. I have several KBP V60 keyboards with Matias Click or Matias Quiet switches, and they all work as intended. Probably Matias changed manufacturers because he obviously got a very low bid from a competito...
by Elrick
07 Mar 2019, 06:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Meanwhile in Australia…
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Meanwhile in Australia…

Birds love to murder keyboards. It's almost a pastime. Looks to be a tamed bird. If it was wild, it would never get into a closed space no matter what. Unless of course it was laying eggs and/or establishing a nest for herself/himself. Never had any kind of wild bird, break and enter my house or ga...
by Elrick
07 Mar 2019, 01:48
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 48
Views: 4433

Re: BOX switches STILL cracking keycaps!

In the US, use Novelkeys. In Europe, use Candykeys. Both are selling retooled only for sure. Even KBDFans seems to be selling retooled only nowadays. Stay clear of ebay box switches unless you find the seller to be trustworthy. Thank you, I was never going to STOP buying any Box switches anyway ;) ...
by Elrick
05 Mar 2019, 00:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPED] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 80
Views: 4228

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

abrahamstechnology wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 21:22
Yes, they got back to me. Payment should be completed soon and they will get back to me with a ship date.
NICE.

Some Alps resurrections, coming our way soon ;) .

Thanks for doing this AbrahamsTech.
by Elrick
05 Mar 2019, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: My Upcoming review of a Cherry G84!

- I'm going to be review the keyboard with my new "Kibodo* Score System" which rate 1 to 10 in each section such as: - Construction quality (If construction quality is about an IBM Model M it will be a 10!) - Switches and feel (anything above Alps design would be 10! so Buckling Spring would be 10 ...
by Elrick
05 Mar 2019, 00:18
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 48
Views: 4433

Re: BOX switches STILL cracking keycaps!

Just make sure you aren't buying pre-retool ones. Easier said than done. The retailers are NOT ever going to tell you that their stock is the cursed key-cap damaging ones. Also now there are a lot more BOX Whites in Keyboards being offloaded onto Ebay these days. What are the odds every single one ...
by Elrick
04 Mar 2019, 03:33
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4404
Views: 250505

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

How much are Brown Alps going for? I'm specifically looking for brown alps with a dimpled contact leaf and I don't know if that would make a difference. Brown Alps are now officially worth far more than any Blue Alps (simply due to their extreme rarity). Be prepared for some serious Wallet Gaping e...
by Elrick
04 Mar 2019, 03:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 2379

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

Unicomp's ultraclasics look terrible, I'd stick with the classic if I were you Yep, put through an order for the 'Classic' in Black Case with a PS/2 connection. What else could you pick other than this timeless design. Now have to wait for the inevitable delivery and of course when I'm ever back ho...
by Elrick
04 Mar 2019, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 2379

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

Lol. I have a couple of Unicomps. You are right, fit and finish is far from excellent, with large gaps, but this is usually limited to the case. The keys themselves are spot on. At least on mine. Haven't bought another Unicomp for some years now, so I would be interested in buying another TODAY jus...
by Elrick
03 Mar 2019, 10:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 2379

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

In true eastern bloc fashion the fit and finish seems a little off with crooked keys and whatnot, but it is still a really cool and rare find. They functioned much like today's Unicomp, crooked placement of keys and dye-sub arrangement has been their normal operation for some time now ;) . At least...

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