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by lhutton
26 Dec 2020, 03:37
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Dome and Slider Keyboards
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Dome and Slider Keyboards

Not really a review perse but I had a comment on my video about the Unicomp New M about their rubber dome Ms and my opinion on those which led to dome and slider boards. I promised the commenter a video. I do like the NMB and BTC boards and think they're a good "alpha test" for the Topre feel if you...
by lhutton
04 Dec 2020, 20:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Headphones

Made a video on repairing my Sony MDR-V6 headphones. If I get another 10-15 out of this headband I'll be happy:
by lhutton
24 Nov 2020, 18:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Headphones

shine wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 13:06
haha!

i share a couple of my babies. HD800 (superdupont modded) and JH audio custom iems.
I keep trying IEMs but my ears just don't do well with in ear stuff. Sound is good just the comfort and gunk build up factor that's the problem.
by lhutton
24 Nov 2020, 18:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Headphones

I've had the same pair of Sony MDR-V6's for ~15 years [...] The Sony's are currently out of commission due to a frayed wire in the headband. I've got a replacement band with the wires from Sony I have to install. They lasted for 15 years, and the only problem is a frayed wire? :shock: I've known th...
by lhutton
24 Nov 2020, 05:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Headphones

I think I've developed a headphone, erm, problem? I've had the same pair of Sony MDR-V6's for ~15 years and over the last little bit I've been adding to the stash. Tried some relatively OK Cowin E7 Pro BTs I bought on sale online late last year. Still not sold on BT audio, plus having to charge the ...
by lhutton
24 Nov 2020, 05:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are these dye subbed keycaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Are these dye subbed keycaps?

I strongly agree to dyesub due to matching surface. Laser would leave cavity due to the burned away material. Yup, laser ablations leave a through, but they could be lasered and filled in with paint or dye. That would be some mighty sharp and thin dye sub work especially for a keyboard chucked in a...
by lhutton
24 Nov 2020, 04:30
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Chyros's Holy Panda switches review
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Chyros's Holy Panda switches review

Thanks for the review as always @Chyros! I'd never heard of these before but I'm more of a vintage or buckling spring board person myself. I don't understand the need for all these 600 variations on a theme either. There are so many other switches out there. I don't hate Cherry switches outright, I ...
by lhutton
14 Nov 2020, 21:09
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp New Model M Review
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Unicomp New Model M Review

They partially have since they only sell one black variant now, and they're again directing people on their site to go for New Model Ms instead. The EnduraPro shares the same IBM 5576-C01 keyboard moulds (just the Ultra Classics have the mouse button area blanked out), so it seems they're trying to...
by lhutton
14 Nov 2020, 20:53
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp New Model M Review
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Unicomp New Model M Review

I had a chat with Unicomp just yesterday in fact, and Unicomp's sales have increased during the last year (they presume due to people setting up home offices). However, the demand has placed some challenges for them since they're struggling to get a lot of people in due to COVID (taking people away...
by lhutton
14 Nov 2020, 19:50
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK

Retiring of black 104/105 key Classics Unicomp is essentially taking measures to extend the life of its Classic (aka, the Enhanced Keyboard) moulds. As they put it: As for the decisions concerning the Classic, we are basically trying to stretch the life of the of the Classic 104/105 top cover and b...
by lhutton
14 Nov 2020, 04:36
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp New Model M Review
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Unicomp New Model M Review

The SSK is apparently going to be pretty similar to this new chassis if I understand correctly. For some reason I still prefer the softer edges on the UltraClassic. I also don't really like the blue LEDs on the new M but there's no denying the it's sturdier than the UltraClassic. Neither approach a ...
by lhutton
14 Nov 2020, 02:57
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unicomp New Model M Review
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Unicomp New Model M Review

Because shipping was $20 either way I threw a new Model M on a parts order from Unicomp last month just to see what was new about it. I'm gently encouraged to see what the tenkeyless will be like now as this is definitely tighter than a 2018 UltraClassic I have, although I do prefer the green lock l...
by lhutton
23 Apr 2020, 16:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 80s era kanji keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: 80s era kanji keyboard?

like these? https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21937 http://www.atariarchives.org/deli/keyboard_karma4.jpg Yes, that last black and white photo looks like the picture I had in my head. I couldn't remember the name of the system and searching "huge kanji keyboard" really didn't turn anythin...
by lhutton
23 Apr 2020, 04:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 80s era kanji keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 902

80s era kanji keyboard?

I've been studying Japanese for the last year and a half and made some Japanese friends in the process. I was telling one of them about my keyboard collection and Japanese IMEs for Linux when I remembered something about an attempt at a native kana/kanji layout back in the 1980s or maybe 90s, not a ...
by lhutton
01 Jan 2020, 18:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Compiling Soarer's converter utilities
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Compiling Soarer's converter utilities

I need to compile Soarer's utilities for Catalina. I'm not a programmer. I can compile a hello world successfully in Terminal. But when I try to recompile Soarer, I get "bad CPU type in executable". Can anyone clue me in on how to fix this? Thank you kindly, S. It's been a while and I don't have a ...
by lhutton
01 Jan 2020, 08:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020

Man, how did I miss this? Got a pre-order in because I definitely need another yet buckling spring keyboard. Among my Model Ms and Model Fs I have a black/white/grey full size Unicomp UltraClassic and it looks pretty slick I think so I'm pretty happy with the color choice.
by lhutton
08 Dec 2019, 19:40
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: new wireless Elecom trackballs [2019]
Replies: 2
Views: 3092

Re: new wireless Elecom trackballs [2019]

I've never owned an Elecom ball but these look tempting. Like the fact that it uses a bog standard AAA battery.
by lhutton
08 Dec 2019, 01:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your Most Reliable / Least Reliable Keyboards?
Replies: 37
Views: 4055

Re: Your Most Reliable / Least Reliable Keyboards?

Least that I personally own: a few complicated Alps boards. Although I'd wager those Apple butterfly things in the 2016+ MacBook Pros could beat Alps in the unreliability department, maybe even foam and foil. Thankfully I don't own any of those personally. Most: NMB dome and slider, a couple of my m...
by lhutton
15 Nov 2019, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK keycaps suck.
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: AEK keycaps suck.

I almost always prefer PBT keycaps just due durability. Never had an particular gripes with the AEK's outside of the usual Alps steam breakage issues here and there. But those are usually from boards I've found in dumps or recycling centers that have been tossed about. Never broken a cap or steam in...
by lhutton
15 Nov 2019, 17:49
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 43088

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

I dont need all the fancy pants stuff of nextcloud. Syncthing does me just fine . https://syncthing.net/ I've used Syncthing in the past but it lacks a lot of what normal/non technical people are expecting and TBH the other Dav features of Nextcloud are nice for sharing calendars and addresses. Fil...
by lhutton
11 Nov 2019, 04:21
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 43088

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

I concur, but I also put my money where my paranoia is and host my own email and Nextbutt on my own hardware in a data center. So, maybe I'm not wholly normal either. Don't get me ranting on GMail these days either! I do the same, but I don't use nextcloud, too messy/buggy I prefer one-app-per-task...
by lhutton
08 Nov 2019, 16:12
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 43088

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

you are not crazy, it's the others who are
I concur, but I also put my money where my paranoia is and host my own email and Nextcloud on my own hardware in a data center. So, maybe I'm not wholly normal either. Don't get me ranting on GMail these days either!
by lhutton
08 Nov 2019, 02:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 43088

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Subscribed! I don't post often but I like to see these old style web boards stay around. If there's any way I can help with the technical side of things let me know. I've been a Linux and BSD admin for well over a decade for a university and before that for their physics department. I'm also crazy e...
by lhutton
30 Aug 2019, 00:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Apple scissor switches (Apple A1423)
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Typing Demo XL - Apple scissor switches (Apple A1423)

That's not a "Apple Magic Keyboard", BTW. Yeah the Magic Keyboard uses the even lower profile butterfly-like switches. Not quite the same they use on the current MacBooks but fairly similar travel and feel. I don't think they have the same failure rate as the laptop boards though. Still, built in n...
by lhutton
24 Aug 2019, 23:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is Apple Extended Keyboard II good to start with?
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Re: Is Apple Extended Keyboard II good to start with?

Yes, I use one with my Mac when I have to use it for testing. I prefer other keyboards (Model Ms) with my Linux machines though. Just made a video about it and the various adapters I have laying around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaQJDUeUTQ4 Personally I like the cream Alps and they are a bit q...
by lhutton
15 Jun 2019, 21:41
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Re: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)

^ what davkol said about the S being a III. I've got a couple of Model S boards from around ~8-10 years ago that I've beat up pretty well. Both were mostly used in my lab and work. One's a Mac board and the other is the PC version without the media keys. The Model S is basically an old product and d...
by lhutton
30 May 2019, 06:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 5170

Re: Model M appreciation

Whoa, I didn't know that fake Ms with blue Alps were a thing. TIL. How's the build quality vs the real deal? As far as knock offs go that's pretty sweet.

Edit: looks like they used pad printing or something that rubs off easily on the key caps in your photos.
by lhutton
30 May 2019, 06:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Finds
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Strange Finds

Last month, I went looking and found five different makes of numpad-mice (not just brands) without breaking a sweat. That only raises the question of who in the world is buying those things? I'd never seen one before myself. My only guess would be laptop users that lack a numpad and a mouse but thi...
by lhutton
29 May 2019, 21:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Finds
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Strange Finds

I wonder how much shipping would be to send the numpad mouse for Chyros for a review ....
by lhutton
29 May 2019, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Finds
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Strange Finds

I'm just curious, what sort of bizarre, poorly thought out or just plain WTF keyboard or input devices have others on here found in their searching for keyboards? Not really looking for normally functioning but ugly keyboards (there's another thread for that). I had this show up in a recent eBay sea...

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