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by THATGUY69
29 May 2018, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SSK (or any Model M) owners: what color is your barrel plate?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

THATGUY69 wrote: I have a '88 model produced in the UK and it has a black barrel plate.
by THATGUY69
29 May 2018, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SSK (or any Model M) owners: what color is your barrel plate?
Replies: 13
Views: 847

I have '88 model produced in the UK and it has a black barrel plate.
by THATGUY69
14 May 2018, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommended clicky vintage boards?
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

I have a northgate omnikey with white alps and it is pretty fantastic. That board might run around 120 usd, but it is one of the best alps chassis you can get. I mean, it doesn't hold a candle to the Model F XT, but I mean, what keyboard does? If you are just looking for a cheap alps board just to g...
by THATGUY69
31 Mar 2018, 00:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dell AT101w - I love Alps
Replies: 16
Views: 902

Welcome to the Alps brotherhood! ;) If you could recommend brands that use whites, that would be most helpful, so I can get some saved eBay searches rolling. I personally really like the Northgate Omnikey with white alps. Its a fantastic board, very solid. One of the white alps boards I would stay ...
by THATGUY69
19 Aug 2017, 17:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M Without Rubber Mat
Replies: 3
Views: 537

IBM Model M Without Rubber Mat

Hello, I recently did a restoration of a model M, including bolt mod and new springs and hammers. While assembling, I decided to leave out the rubber mat due to reading an old post saying it improved the key feel. I can agree that it does improve the key feel and the sound. So my question is has any...
by THATGUY69
11 Aug 2017, 01:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Best Mouse for gaming? Your grip style?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Norman_ wrote:
THATGUY69 wrote: I use a Logitech G900, Great mouse, I palm that bad boy.
G403 for me

The wireless is so good :D
I know!!! It's unreal how good the wireless is on these mice.
by THATGUY69
10 Aug 2017, 15:43
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Best Mouse for gaming? Your grip style?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

I use a Logitech G900, Great mouse, I palm that bad boy.
by THATGUY69
09 Aug 2017, 15:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dell Quietkey vs Topre
Replies: 24
Views: 1360

Dell Quietkey vs Topre

The other day I decided to spend some money and buy something I've always wanted to try, and that was a topre switch tester(55g). Whenever I finally got the switch, I started playing with it and realized I've felt that feeling before. It feels just like my Dell Quietkey (rt7d5jtw) from the mid 90s. ...
by THATGUY69
28 Jul 2017, 01:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How I destroyed my keyboard with an attempted mod...
Replies: 22
Views: 2384

Chyros wrote: Hmmm, so you changed the electronics of your keyboard into acetates. Impressive, never heard of that one before.

Think of it as a sign though. It's some higher power trying to tell you not to use MX brown.
Can't argue with god now can you?
by THATGUY69
18 Jul 2017, 03:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Year and Model Number for Model M
Replies: 58
Views: 3536

Best Year and Model Number for Model M

Hello, I have a model M from 1988 and I am very happy with it, but i'm just curious what the best year of the model m is. Are we going by the older the M is the better? I'm just curious and any insight would be helpful. Plus model numbers would help.
by THATGUY69
10 Jul 2017, 04:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do all Northgate Omnikey's come with complicated Alps?
Replies: 14
Views: 774

I think I have the same style omnikey, Is that the one with the cross nav instead of the t nav? If so, it definitely comes with SKCM alps, and I have my money on white alps, which are pretty nice. And when you get it, could you test and see if it has n-key rollover? I have heard that all omnikeys co...
by THATGUY69
07 Jul 2017, 15:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps SKCM White vs. Buckling Springs over Membrane (Model M)
Replies: 6
Views: 659

I do think that they are hard to compare, since they do feel rather different, plus there are so many different keyboards that have white alps. The heaviest keyboard I own, and the lightest keyboard I own both have white alps in them and I do believe that the quality of the board, not just the switc...
by THATGUY69
06 Jun 2017, 02:01
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Interested in trying the Topre switches
Replies: 6
Views: 2788

trace. wrote: I honestly wish I just had the money to donate multiple topre boards to people that want them...
I honestly wish you did too. :lol:
by THATGUY69
05 Jun 2017, 04:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Troubleshooting a Broken Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 316

I am pretty sure that Tandy used a proprietary protocol that is not compatible with anything else. Are the switches good? ummmm not really, it uses a dome over slider design, but its very stiff with a faint click at the bottom as the rubber dome activates. It uses fujitsu peerless switches. It has ...
by THATGUY69
05 Jun 2017, 03:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Troubleshooting a Broken Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Help Troubleshooting a Broken Keyboard

Hello, I recently picked up a package deal on craigslist(Model F At, Tandy Enhanced 101, and a NTC board with white alps) for $65 usd. The Model F is worth the price of the deal alone, but I curious about the Tandy board. The keyboard appears to be dead, with no lights or anything working when plugg...
by THATGUY69
03 Jun 2017, 16:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3758
Views: 201116

Hello, Im trying to identify this keyboard, It is allegedly a NTC board, but after doing some searching on the internet, I can't find a NTC board with this layout. Any help would be appreciated.
by THATGUY69
08 May 2017, 00:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for low travel clicky switch type
Replies: 5
Views: 584

I think the Model M has a travel of 3.5MM with activation at 2.5mm(They actuate closer to the bottom of the travel compared to Mx blues) and I think the pressure is much higher(I think around 70g). I can tell the difference in travel between mx blues and buckling springs.
by THATGUY69
05 May 2017, 02:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Tactile Switch?
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

Has the OP mentioned yet whether or not compatibility with MX-stemmed keycaps is a requirement in his quest? Because if so, then all this Alps discussion is utterly moot (as is any mention of buckling spring), isn't it. Mx mount isn't a requirement, I'm one of the few people on this site who uses t...
by THATGUY69
04 May 2017, 03:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shall I go for mechanical or normal keyboard?
Replies: 34
Views: 1530

One thing as a computer engineering student, I need my num pad to be efficient. If you enter numbers often you will appreciate having it. Most definitely, I picked up a Pok3r and It's my first 60% keyboard and I find it damn near unusable for my needs. People say you get used to the 60% layout afte...
by THATGUY69
30 Apr 2017, 02:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OmniKey Plus NKRO?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

andrewjoy wrote: AT and PS/2 are pretty much identical protocols.

That should work, then we can test if the issue is the keyboard or the USB converter.
Well, I got my adapter in, still only 2 key rollover, any suggestions on where to start?
by THATGUY69
29 Apr 2017, 04:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Tactile Switch?
Replies: 47
Views: 8739

Best Tactile Switch?

I'm on a quest to find the best tactile switch. Right now my favorite is mx clears, but it is also the only tactile switch i've tried besides Mx browns and Alps blacks(Two of my least favorite switches). Let me know what your favorite tactile switch is, that way I know what I'm missing.
by THATGUY69
27 Apr 2017, 23:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OmniKey Plus NKRO?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

I recently picked up a OmniKey Plus from 1988 with white alps in it. I heard that the OmniKey came with NKRO, but It doesn't seem to work with mine. I'm using the soarers converter that I bought to use with my IBM Model F xt. I like to game a little bit, but some combinations simply make playing ga...
by THATGUY69
27 Apr 2017, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OmniKey Plus NKRO?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

It may be your converter , all northgates should have n-key rollover Do you have a computer with PS/2 to test ? It's an older omnikey, it has the 5 PIN DIN connector. I have a 5 PIN DIN to PS2 adapter coming in the mail, then Ill connect that to my ps2 to usb connector. I'm gonna be a daisy chainin...
by THATGUY69
27 Apr 2017, 05:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OmniKey Plus NKRO?
Replies: 7
Views: 461

OmniKey Plus NKRO?

I recently picked up a OmniKey Plus from 1988 with white alps in it. I heard that the OmniKey came with NKRO, but It doesn't seem to work with mine. I'm using the soarers converter that I bought to use with my IBM Model F xt. I like to game a little bit, but some combinations simply make playing gam...
by THATGUY69
26 Apr 2017, 00:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Alps vs Blue Alps
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

White Alps vs Blue Alps

Hello, I recently picked up an OmniKey Plus with white alps from a recycling center, great find btw, and I just love the way these switches feel. I hear everyone talking about how great the blue alps the blue alps are and I am curious if the difference in feel compared to the white alps is justified...
by THATGUY69
31 Mar 2017, 02:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Replies: 389
Views: 37681

Nice looking board for someone on the go. I've Never typed on a Plum before, how do they compare to the topre switch? I've been looking into topre but I just can't make that $200 leap of faith for a keyboard i'm not sure i'm going to like.
by THATGUY69
29 Mar 2017, 17:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hard Carrying Case for A 60% Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 715

mechmerlin wrote: When I owned a pok3r, I kept it in a poker case lol. It was fairly cheap and had some felt in it for protection.
Like one of those sets that poker chips came in? If that's the case, that's mighty poetic lol
by THATGUY69
29 Mar 2017, 03:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hard Carrying Case for A 60% Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Hard Carrying Case for A 60% Keyboard

Hello, I just recently purchased a CODE 61 Key keyboard for use on the go, and I need a hard carrying case for it. Something that I can put my keyboard in, then toss it into a backpack and not worry about the keys being depressed from items. I would prefer a hard case over a cloth case, any recommen...
by THATGUY69
25 Feb 2017, 22:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F Foam Mat Purpose and Possible Alternative?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

IBM Model F Foam Mat Purpose and Possible Alternative?

I have recently purchased an Ibm model F At and have decided to take it apart and do a good cleaning. The foam mat is pretty much disintegrated at this point. I'm just curious what the purpose of the foam mat is? I heard somewhere that the purpose of the mat is to reduce electrical interference sinc...
by THATGUY69
22 Feb 2017, 15:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM MODEL F AT vs XT
Replies: 50
Views: 3183

While there are some differences between the XT and AT components, the mechanism is mostly identical. "Wear" as such isn't a huge factor in Model Fs, but the condition of the foam padding, and dust / muck definitely is. Personally I'm on the opinion that any Model F's today need to be completely di...

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