Search found 252 matches

by TheInverseKey
22 May 2020, 05:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Reviving a Unitek K-150M (K-151?) XT keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Reviving a Unitek K-150M (K-151?) XT keyboard

I had the same issue as well with mine something is off with the clock for sure.
by TheInverseKey
20 May 2020, 06:28
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps Clones
Replies: 2
Views: 143

[WTB] Alps Clones

Hi All,

Looking for Alps clones that are similar to KPT clicky switches. Pm if you have something similar.

Thanks,
by TheInverseKey
18 May 2020, 21:52
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

This might be in the right direction but the G4mer keycaps is something that would keep me away from buying this. Looks like they are trying but we shall see what the future of keyboards holds for Cherry.
by TheInverseKey
17 May 2020, 23:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5423

Re: Deleted

To quote your IIc listing "The keyboard unit was malfunctioning and has been repaired with new parts." Did you forget the rest of the quote? I can provide it for you here, it went a little something like this: "For any inquiries, please message me with questions." Buyers shouldn't have to go out of...
by TheInverseKey
17 May 2020, 23:07
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5423

Re: Deleted

When you buy a vintage computer on the internet buyers expect to get the original machine with all original parts. If you are modifying the machine from it's original condition then you should go into full detail of what you replaced so that the buyer know the true condition of the machine. I agree ...
by TheInverseKey
17 May 2020, 22:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell Typewriter Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Packard Bell Typewriter Switches

Changed URL to get bigger image . BTW. The image looks like it was shrunk slightly on the horizontal. The keys are not perfectly square. There are some switches used for typewriters where you can pull a key and not put it back on again without having to first disassemble the typewriter. (That was n...
by TheInverseKey
16 May 2020, 22:45
Forum: For sale
Topic: As my username suggests, I'm selling a keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: As my username suggests, I'm selling a keyboard

My problem is your cynical spamming of the forum. All your frantic thread bumping is like a jackhammer! You’re getting on everyone’s tits! Slow your roll, fella. Yeah my intention was cynical. You’re right. :roll: I wouldn't call it cynical you are right but more along the lines of idiotic...
by TheInverseKey
08 May 2020, 05:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 38
Views: 2429

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Ohh boy! If I don't have to use finishline ever again I will be so down to make this a thing.
by TheInverseKey
24 Apr 2020, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: The World is going Pro

kelvinhall05 wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 22:19
Such a unique sound, I am in love...where do I find these switches? lol
Uhh recycling centers and friends really, I have only seen 3 boards in the last few years.
by TheInverseKey
20 Apr 2020, 06:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: The World is going Pro

Finally got around to making a typing test.
by TheInverseKey
17 Apr 2020, 05:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NEC PC-8801 mkIIsr with NON Blues
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: NEC PC-8801 mkIIsr with NON Blues

I am guessing that the seller has replaced the switches, as those NEC boards were made before ALPS introduced the white slider. Looking at the PCB i can tell for sure that the switches haven't been desoldered. %90 of Blues came with a grey switch plate, and the Whites only white switch plate. Have ...
by TheInverseKey
11 Apr 2020, 02:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 224588

Re: Alps Appreciation

The thing is that is I can easily make them feel nice and tactile but I don't know if it's the "correct" tactility. Unless I can have access to a NOS tactile leaf (wondering if it's worth it or if Alps tactiles had this poor tactility out of the box) I don't quite understand your confusion about ta...
by TheInverseKey
10 Apr 2020, 22:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: The World is going Pro

Great final build and aesthetic! The only thing out of place to me is the spacebar, i'd opt for a more navy blue color bar to fit the rest of your theme better. Do those switches feel like alps? If so, which type? I would guess SKCM black but I'm shooting in the dark here. I think the sb looks cool...
by TheInverseKey
10 Apr 2020, 20:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: The World is going Pro

Cool, I love unique stuff like this. It's obscure but it has the added bonus of the most popular keycap mount style. IMO the GMK modifiers you used look quite nice with the dye subs. I'd probably go for a different space bar since that color kind of comes out of the blue at you but that's my taste....
by TheInverseKey
10 Apr 2020, 20:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: The World is going Pro

Bro, this is such an interesting and unique switch that I've never heard of (but always wished existed). I would love to see a typing demo. I hope Chyros gets a chance to review these one day. Thanks for sharing! I wish that I could ship the board to him but the amount of money that it would cost t...
by TheInverseKey
10 Apr 2020, 18:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The World is going Pro
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

The World is going Pro

Hi All, After a year of searching I finally have created the board with one of weirdest switches that has been found the ProWorld switch. ProWorld switches are a unique switch that mixes MX switches and Alps together. https://i.imgur.com/dwWuiKU.jpg https://deskthority.net/wiki/images/thumb/4/41/Pro...
by TheInverseKey
27 Mar 2020, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Clone CHERRY MX brown switch on the old keyboard, the upper cover is also brown
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Clone CHERRY MX brown switch on the old keyboard, the upper cover is also brown

Thanks for posting the back of the PCB from this keyboard.

I believe this keyboard is similar to the other keyboard clones of TH-5160.
wiki/TH-5160
by TheInverseKey
16 Mar 2020, 20:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 224588

Re: Alps Appreciation

Chyros wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 20:02
Very nice-looking board! Never seen a badge like that on a 5182 =o .
I'm guessing that this was the alternative to the NMB RT-101 that shares the same badge.
by TheInverseKey
13 Mar 2020, 04:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ADDS ASCII Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: ADDS ASCII Restoration

Since Soarer's converter didn't work for a lot of the special keys, I changed the TMK software a bit to convert the NCR 4950 on a Teensy 2.0: https://github.com/davidkleymann/tmk_keyboard You might have to adjust the Keymap and the code is still a bit buggy though. Sweet thanks for putting more eff...
by TheInverseKey
12 Mar 2020, 17:53
Forum: Vendors
Topic: RedMarket now open!
Replies: 30
Views: 2063

Re: RedMarket now open!

I noticed that you are using an image as your background and I have to say that this is not the greatest on the eyes. My suggestion is to make it more of a neutral colour so that people can see the products properly.
by TheInverseKey
12 Mar 2020, 16:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found a Hi-Tek 725 that's unlisted here
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Found a Hi-Tek 725 that's unlisted here

Hi,

This keyboard is listed under the following location on the wiki: wiki/Hi-Tek_Series_725_second_generation

This is a second gen AT layout keyboard and they are quite common but nice find none the less.
by TheInverseKey
20 Feb 2020, 22:40
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wiki Hackaton
Replies: 32
Views: 6103

Re: Wiki Hackaton

It depends on what you are looking for via reviews. I think that there is enough reviews out there but most of them will be the same since a lot of keyboards share the same switches. I don't know if this is really that practical in the long run but it's a decent idea. I was thinking something along...
by TheInverseKey
18 Feb 2020, 20:07
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wiki Hackaton
Replies: 32
Views: 6103

Re: Wiki Hackaton

Not sure how hard this would be to implement, but I think it would be nice to have a "reviews" tab on the different keyboard pages. Something along the lines of what the Pentax forums does for their lens database. This way there is an organized area for more subjective thoughts on specific keyboard...
by TheInverseKey
11 Feb 2020, 06:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 62
Views: 7685

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I talked to a couple people on Discord that tried the Silo beam switch prototypes. They reported it feels a bit more like click bar and quite a bit different vs the IBM design. I guess that makes sense when you shrink everything down so much. Lets hope they improve the final version before launch. ...
by TheInverseKey
11 Feb 2020, 04:48
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] NMB Keyboards
Replies: 0
Views: 165

[WTB] NMB Keyboards

Looking for the following keyboards: RT101+ withe pale blue switches http://sandy55.fc2web.com/keyboard/rt-101/pcb_vga.jpg N-97 Kana http://sandy55.fc2web.com/keyboard/ncd/front_1.jpg RT101+ ANSI https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OAZo5r9EES2RDEoGZ5jrQEfUe1gHsdhMxUUu3TlSL9II=w1218-h814-no NMB AT84 Cl...
by TheInverseKey
04 Feb 2020, 19:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboards banned from work
Replies: 24
Views: 2190

Keyboards banned from work

This thread originates from the following thread: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=459331#p459331 where my AT&T 56k 460 was banned from work for being too loud by multiple co-workers Personally, I don't care too much as I like linear boards as well and they are office friendly. I think just t...
by TheInverseKey
04 Feb 2020, 00:34
Forum: Reviews
Topic: AT&T 56k 460 ACW keyboard review (AT&T magnetic separation switches)
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: AT&T 56k 460 ACW keyboard review (AT&T magnetic separation switches)

Totally forgot about this board as this board was banned from work. Great board though and the switches are something very different for sure.
by TheInverseKey
27 Jan 2020, 05:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)
Replies: 55
Views: 2723

Re: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)

Given that Tai-Hao has double-shot Alps molds they are using for their ABS keycaps, why couldn't they make double-shot PBT caps with those? Are the molds non-interchangeable for different plastics? Speaking personally, any OEM PBT Alps keycaps that include a modern bottom row would be a win. It's a...
by TheInverseKey
24 Jan 2020, 17:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: Sold - Chicony 5192 with Cherry MX Pale Blue
Replies: 29
Views: 1538

Re: Chicony 5192 with Cherry MX Pale Blue

It doesn't matter that it's not in the wiki. I have a lot of switches that are not on the wiki yet doesn't mean that they are worth a lot. I have these switches as well doesn't mean that they are worth what you are asking. A couple days ago I personally asked you what you think they are worth and y...

Go to advanced search