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by nickg
10 Jun 2019, 21:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4224
Views: 444001

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

will the first aid kit still be available in the 2nd round if i bought one or two boards in the first? ryzen 3000 is gonna eat my money this and next month...
by nickg
06 Jun 2019, 03:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

nickg wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 05:09
If I can figure out how to upload from mobile sure xD otherwise maybe tomorrow after work when I can toss a Pic on imgur
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by nickg
04 Jun 2019, 05:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

If I can figure out how to upload from mobile sure xD otherwise maybe tomorrow after work when I can toss a Pic on imgur
by nickg
04 Jun 2019, 05:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring issue. Sign of bad foam replacement?
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Beamspring issue. Sign of bad foam replacement?

The outer layer of my board (ie b 7 8 keys) only work sometimes. Like I've found if I don't use it for a few weeks they won't really work unless I push uber hard but the more I use them the easier I can push. The guy I bought it from said he replaced the foam,and since it's only the outer rim that h...
by nickg
03 Jun 2019, 17:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

I much prefer the IBM Model F AT as it is much more compact and can easily be modified to a modern layout all that needs to be done is some custom key remapping and new keycaps or some relegendable keycaps. I know some really like the a dedicated nav cluster but for me using the num pad is no issue...
by nickg
03 Jun 2019, 15:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

Oh trust me a beamship is my dream board. My white whale beamspring is my second favorite beamspring board (the third being the uhh I forget the model number but it's the one with the qwerty and then the numpad next to it with no space in between) since it's basically a tkl beamspring. Maybe some d...
by nickg
02 Jun 2019, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

Oh trust me a beamship is my dream board. My white whale beamspring is my second favorite beamspring board (the third being the uhh I forget the model number but it's the one with the qwerty and then the numpad next to it with no space in between) since it's basically a tkl beamspring. Maybe some da...
by nickg
02 Jun 2019, 04:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

well I know better more now why its sought after. I figured it was because a tkl model f, now i know its a awesome nearly modern layout tkl model f
by nickg
01 Jun 2019, 23:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

I think the model f 122 may just be my favorite keyboard overall.

Been using one all week, and dude I see why these are generally the most expensive of the more common models. The same awesome model f key feel and sound, a nearly modern layout(i suspect imb's engineers took a que from this when the M was made), and has dedicated nav and num cluster. Not to mention...
by nickg
31 May 2019, 16:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weirdly Badged F 122
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: Weirdly Badged F 122

woah wait so there exist xt scancode f122 :O dude thats crazy! I hope you have fun with that beautiful beast! Ive had an f122 for a few days now, its so much like the current unicomp 122 my GF uses these things take almost no time to get used to layout-wise compared to modern boards I think they may...
by nickg
20 May 2019, 20:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 179
Views: 12369

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

right now my soft modded(sharpkey + auto hotkey) f AT, but i do want to see what I can do with the XT and auto hotkey too! when i get my f122 it'll probably be my main, if i like it even half as much as my gf does her unicomp model m 122. also the hhkb layout on the f77 from elipse thats coming may ...
by nickg
20 May 2019, 20:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.

yeah sorry about that, posted about 6AM my time after 0 hours of sleep and before coffee. dang auto correct
by nickg
20 May 2019, 13:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.

I've received recently learned that model fs other than the xt can be used with Ether one, but other than using soares converter with my xt and xwhatsit with my beamspring I don't know much about them or which is better for an AT/122 key.
by nickg
08 May 2019, 13:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?

ingmar wrote:
08 May 2019, 07:08
What exactly makes a keyboard a "Linux" keyboard? The absence of a Windows key? If I change my Win keys to "Super", "OS", "System" or that Tux penguin logo, does it become a Linux keyboard?
That and control, escape, backspace, and a couple other keys being where they should be.
by nickg
08 May 2019, 04:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?

I know pretty much any modern(used) board will work on pretty much any modern os, but most assume windows as the default os(which I mean I get why). So if I can I'm trying to find as many that market towards *nix users. Off the top of my head I can really only think of the Hhkb and unicomp's sun Uni...
by nickg
02 May 2019, 16:52
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Hall effect and not capacitive sense? :-( Although a hall sensor is a discrete component that costs money and needs space, a pair of capacitive pads is so large that you would very get limited in the number of alternative key placements you could cramp into a board. Key Tronic managed to put both I...
by nickg
01 May 2019, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 942

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I'm actually testing out a similar set up during these weeks (an SSK with a numpad on the left side)... and it's not going too well. I intend to make a lengthy post about it this weekend. did ibm make a stand alone model m numpad or you using a different one? I'm using an M50 macropad in lieu of an...
by nickg
01 May 2019, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 942

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

personally i wish they woulda done it with the 10key on the left and nav cluster on the right kinda like : https://www.amazon.com/Ergonomic-Handed-Keyboard-Business-Accounting/dp/B001DEUPIE if i had an m or even f with that it would be perfectish I'm actually testing out a similar set up during the...
by nickg
01 May 2019, 17:58
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

The sound video was also interesting. It was actually very easy to tell which of the four switches was the new Silo switch without actually reading the description since plate spring-like switches have such a beautifully distinct sound. Agreed, it gives me hope that they sound so much like my 6850....
by nickg
01 May 2019, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 942

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

personally i wish they woulda done it with the 10key on the left and nav cluster on the right kinda like :

https://www.amazon.com/Ergonomic-Handed ... B001DEUPIE


if i had an m or even f with that it would be perfectish
by nickg
26 Apr 2019, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT not working
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Re: Model F AT not working

open it up and make sure the cable connector is on right. coulda gotten knocked around in shipping
by nickg
25 Apr 2019, 18:01
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Exciting!!! And thanks XMIT for sharing a bit of background too - I love the thought of the Kaihua CEO excitedly clicking a beamspring switch tester between his fingers and getting proper nerdy with you at CES. Also, I can’t imagine a world where I would NOT buy one of these, although I’d probably ...
by nickg
24 Apr 2019, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?

Yeah, I would suggest a full restoration too. There are many good beamspring restoration logs on Deskthority. Just do a search.The main things you need to do are remove rust and replace the foam which has usually turned into a sticky tar. One suggestion that I would add is to be careful removing ru...
by nickg
24 Apr 2019, 14:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?

Restoration is more important. Check the foam, remove and wipe down the sense PCB with alcohol, open and clean any finicky switches, tune the controller, etc. Once it's restored, the only maintenance you really need is some use parts like a set of selectric caps for daily so you don't use up the or...
by nickg
23 Apr 2019, 20:52
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Dingster wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 19:51
Any chances for a non backlit version? Dont really mind it myself, but having the option would be nice :)
a white case option(like hhkb has) would be cool too. more retro looking for a beamspring switch
by nickg
23 Apr 2019, 19:28
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Also, I can’t imagine a world where I would NOT buy one of these, although I’d probably hold off for a TKL model. At a $100 price point it seems like these boards are targeting not just enthusiasts, but every Fortnite-playing 12-year-old could be getting one of these for Christmas! ...Which would b...
by nickg
23 Apr 2019, 19:23
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 6858

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

IS... is it happening? :O the beamspring remake ive been wanting. When do pre-order go up? And will it be full sized only or can I get my tkl fix? I plan to get one them the other if possible, cant wait to see how they compare to the beamspring I've got sitting on my desk at home, though I do still ...
by nickg
23 Apr 2019, 02:10
Forum: Reviews
Topic: beamspring vs capacitive buckling spring, my take on it.
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

beamspring vs capacitive buckling spring, my take on it.

As a long time lover of all keyboards ibm, I've been wanting to be able to do this for a long long time so now after a few days with it I think I know just how i feel about the beamspring boards. Since model Fs are *much* easier to come by, and so far have been the best switches ive used, I'll be us...
by nickg
22 Apr 2019, 18:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Thats a beautiful board, darkcruix. " the Model F is just different - the typing satisfaction is equal." I could not agree with this more if I tried, nail on the head right there. the F is just so nice and thocky and bangy and loud and yarg, but beamsprings like a floaty cloud with a quck flip of ta...
by nickg
22 Apr 2019, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Telstar wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 15:09
I have seen the force curves and I dont think they are for me.
Yeah they are far different than i expected but still awesome(tied for #1 switch in my book). Just extremely different than the model f which i guess i did expect to an extent but not this much.

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