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by Rezene
03 Mar 2020, 03:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23892
Views: 1870855

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honeywell-Micro-Switch-mechanical-keyboard-from-80-s/164107817764?hash=item2635969324:g:pU0AAOSwTrZeXaIZ that is pretty neat, would be an awesome conversion job does that use honeywell hall effect? I've been wanting to convert an old magnitic reed or hall effect or anything...
by Rezene
27 Feb 2020, 20:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23892
Views: 1870855

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

As someone who knows nothing about super old machines, is that possible to be converted? How old is it?
by Rezene
28 Jan 2020, 20:06
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4484
Views: 389145

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

How much would a board with fugitsu magnetic reeds cost? I don't care what board just one not in trashed condition.
by Rezene
17 Dec 2019, 14:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Light Strike Libra linear (Razer Huntsman TE)
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Typing Demo XL - Light Strike Libra linear (Razer Huntsman TE)

They ruined this keyboard with such high actuation a shame.
by Rezene
16 Dec 2019, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing Omnikey Ultra
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Fixing Omnikey Ultra

Did you just take apart the switch tops or did you desolder them? Beside suspected coffee in this instance, old keyboards often have *lots* of rosin flux on the bottom, I've seen this on both AEK IIs and AT101s, wouldn't be surprised old Focus boards have the same. Is this a single layer and single...
by Rezene
15 Dec 2019, 19:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing Omnikey Ultra
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Fixing Omnikey Ultra

I just bought an Omnikey Ultra T and it was in way worse condition internally than I expected. The switches were pretty much unusable, but I cleaned those up and they feel pretty nice. I have nos ones coming in so I'm not too worried about them. What I am worried about is that I'm pretty sure coffee...
by Rezene
08 Dec 2019, 19:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I thought about it because I'm looking for a white alps board and that one is pretty clean, but I think I'd prefer to get something like an omnikey Omnikeys are very good... Look for a good copy with Alps Pine white switches, the later models had Bamboo switches and I saw even one with simplified A...
by Rezene
08 Dec 2019, 07:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Polecat wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 07:05
Probably not a bad deal still. That one's from around 1990 or 1991, fairly early in the white Alps timeline.
I thought about it because I'm looking for a white alps board and that one is pretty clean, but I think I'd prefer to get something like an omnikey
by Rezene
08 Dec 2019, 06:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Polecat wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 06:13
No pictures with a keycap off, but it's now listed as having "Alps SKCM White switches".
yea I messaged him and he said that he didn't realize it had white alps and updated the listing. Apparently someone else bought it before that and he canceled the order or something
by Rezene
08 Dec 2019, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?

Fair enough! All things considered, you're simply missing out on higher feet, terminal-style keycap legends that you could source elsewhere (a few of them are the same as battleship/battlecruiser keycaps, with battlecruisers currently decently priced around £69-89 here in the UK), and a built in pa...
by Rezene
08 Dec 2019, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?

I guess I'll have to find a bigfoot case eventually. I don't think I could ever use it a daily driver and I can't spend full price for a novelty that I would need to spend more time on converting. So just using my old xt board seems perfect.
by Rezene
07 Dec 2019, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The seller of this keyboard claims that it has blue alps with no proof. Is there any way to tell if its white or blue? I have over 300 Focus boards in my database, and by the serial number that one is well into white Alps territory. That isn't "proof", but it's very unlikely to have blue Alps unles...
by Rezene
07 Dec 2019, 21:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The seller of this keyboard claims that it has blue alps with no proof. Is there any way to tell if its white or blue?
by Rezene
06 Dec 2019, 12:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Can you put a model f xt into a bigfoot case?

I saw someone selling just the case of a bigfoot for whatever reason and it got me wondering if you could buy both cases and swap them around depending on what you wanted at the time
by Rezene
06 Dec 2019, 04:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 275093

Re: Alps Appreciation

ppCircle wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 20:50
Well, i got today fk-747 with polish sub legends :D

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Fun Fact, "ł" is made of "1" number
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More photos: https://imgur.com/a/uxBlQ6n
Old focus boards look so good
by Rezene
05 Dec 2019, 19:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 275093

Re: Alps Appreciation

How rare/expensive are focus fk 2001's in black? I think that they look absolutely amazing and I want one. I made mine a few months back from a black FK-2002 and a beige FK-2001 with blue Alps switches: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=22072 I bought the black 2002 new almost thirty yea...
by Rezene
04 Dec 2019, 20:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 275093

Re: Alps Appreciation

How rare/expensive are focus fk 2001's in black? I think that they look absolutely amazing and I want one.
by Rezene
30 Nov 2019, 02:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why no more clickleaf switches?
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Why no more clickleaf switches?

if it's reliable and feels good then I don't see how a switch design could be flawed. SKCM does those two criteria pretty well imo.
by Rezene
28 Nov 2019, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 275093

Re: Alps Appreciation

How do zealios compare to alps tactitltiy and smoothness? I'm thinking about building a board and wanted to know if they would be disappointing compared to orange alps. Reddit seems to like them a lot but I feel like thats just compared to other mx style switches.
by Rezene
23 Nov 2019, 02:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23892
Views: 1870855

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Old-Logo-Packard-Bell-AT-84-Key-BROWN-ALPS-Sliders-KCLEA907L-Keyboard/193222075435?hash=item2cfceee42b:g:VYsAAOSwqQpd2FEx found this listing, skcl browns are pretty rare, right? what is the appeal to skcl browns? Is it just their novelty? I don't see how they can be...
by Rezene
21 Nov 2019, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Way to Pull Off Keycaps Without a Puller?
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: Best Way to Pull Off Keycaps Without a Puller?

I used to use mechanical pencils until I got a puller with my pingmaster. They worked ok when I had to find something at my desk.
by Rezene
21 Nov 2019, 14:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?

off topic but who thought that arrow key placement made any sense at all :lol:
by Rezene
15 Nov 2019, 13:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

If I wanted to use an alps64 pcb what cases are compatible with it? Do i need a plate because I don't have aek keycaps and that layout is the only one hasu sells a plate for right? Does anyone sell plates for standard ansi layout?
by Rezene
14 Nov 2019, 12:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

If i buy a vintage board and swap the switches do I need to desolder or can I just swap the components?
by Rezene
14 Nov 2019, 04:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 2983

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

daphnis wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 03:53
So would you say F with good layout is better than HH?
imo yea if sound isnt an issue. The switches are so massively different though its hard to compare
by Rezene
13 Nov 2019, 20:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

I bought 110 NOS white alps and I don't know what to do with them. I want them to sound nice and I heard that using small 60% boards make them sound worse. What modern pcbs can I buy that are compatible with alps? I don't care what layout it is within reason anything between a tkl and a 40%. What t...
by Rezene
13 Nov 2019, 15:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

I bought 110 NOS white alps and I don't know what to do with them. I want them to sound nice and I heard that using small 60% boards make them sound worse. What modern pcbs can I buy that are compatible with alps? I don't care what layout it is within reason anything between a tkl and a 40%. What ty...
by Rezene
01 Nov 2019, 23:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 5877

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Ok, I got replies from several manufacturers who say they will be able to do it! Durock seems to be the most likely candidate, but of course the moulds will be expensive to make. I am running an interest check to see how much demand there would be for these switches: https://forms.gle/yTruRbAyMXFCQ...
by Rezene
28 Oct 2019, 16:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

How can you tell what switches are in monterey k104's? Can I expect white alps out of this keyboard? The keyboard is in the Wiki ;) White or Blue Alps, or White or Blue SMK Alps-mount. The latter switch used to be called "Monterey switch" because of how they used to be found in this keyboard in par...
by Rezene
28 Oct 2019, 03:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381597

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

How can you tell what switches are in monterey k104's? Can I expect white alps out of this keyboard?

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