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by keyboard Kultist
Today, 01:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

c.p wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 08:29
:) I'm gonna feel sad when i'll sell it. Damn money.
You're going to sell it? I'm starting to have a real thing about blue alps. It's all Chyros fault....(thanks Tom :-) )
by keyboard Kultist
12 Apr 2019, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 01:03
Also, is that branding on the bottom of the switch in your last picture?
It's just smudges in the plastic as far as I can see.
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

snacksthecat wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:44
keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Those things look like Fisher Price tried to copy Alps switches.
Lol, they kind of sound like it too.
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

ZedTheMan wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:36
keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
Thanks so much!
Yes, that seller has had some very neato beans things in their storage. I ended up getting a nice SMK board from them.
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 22:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it. https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubles...
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Acer KB 101-A

That got me thinking...there's an old broken Matias board in the wicker basket
of keyboards that have something wrong with them. I took it apart and there were
a pair of lovely space bar clips...a bit of messing about and fixed space bar :-)

Thanks for all the help guys!
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 20:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Acer KB 101-A

abrahamstechnology wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 19:50
Matias sells Alps stabilizer kits. Although I recommend filing a tiny bit off the bottom so they don't bottom out on the plate (quality of them seems to have dropped recently).
Thanks! If my digging through the spare parts boards doesn't work out I'll have a look at that.
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Acer KB 101-A

Chyros wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 19:46
Glad you're liking it ^^ . You might want to do a soft clean; I am going to publish a set of tutorials on how to do things like that (hopefully in not too long - it's a lot of work though).
Great :-) I'll keep watch for them.
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Acer KB 101-A

The KB-101A uses standard wire clips, they are the predominant type of stabiliser clip on Alps-based boards. You should have no difficulty getting hold of some. Pretty sure some guys in the US can help you out with some; if not, let me know and I'll send you a few :) . Congrats on the purchase! Tha...
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Acer KB 101-A

Recently I snagged an Acer KB 101-A. It looked really dirty in the ad so I knew I was taking a chance on it. It arrived, and I tentatively checked out how the switches felt. YUM! Dirt and crap had accumulated between the keys but it looks like none had made it into the switchs. I vacuumed the hell o...
by keyboard Kultist
03 Apr 2019, 10:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Noobmaen wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 02:14
Fujitsu peerless type 1.
Thanks! :-)
by keyboard Kultist
03 Apr 2019, 02:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3488
Views: 152150

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hey guys, how about this one?

https://imgur.com/a/aK477ia

The switchs are interesting, there is a distinct soft click which happens shortly before bottoming out. It's actually got a pretty nice feel.
by keyboard Kultist
01 Apr 2019, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: IBM models F tribute

I'm using a model F XT at the office right now. As I mentioned to Chyros the other day I'm mainly a clicky guy but have branched some (I'm typing this on Fujitsu leaf springs) but coming back to the model F....man, it's hard to compete with the F :-) I am so looking forward to the "New Model F". Ha...
by keyboard Kultist
31 Mar 2019, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tell me about your experience with dome boards
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Tell me about your experience with dome boards

Once I accidentally got an Acer 6511 thinking it was a 6311, and found to be not bad at all.
by keyboard Kultist
30 Mar 2019, 18:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: IBM models F tribute

I'm using a model F XT at the office right now. As I mentioned to Chyros the other day I'm mainly a clicky guy but have branched some (I'm typing this on Fujitsu leaf springs) but coming back to the model F....man, it's hard to compete with the F :-)
by keyboard Kultist
23 Mar 2019, 15:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber dome? Score!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Rubber dome? Score!!!!

snufflecat wrote:
23 Mar 2019, 14:01
You can buy those boards brand new here: https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40B5A :–)


Thanks :-)
by keyboard Kultist
21 Mar 2019, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber dome? Score!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Rubber dome? Score!!!!

To the person who asked, it was about 42 dollars with about 16 dollars postage. He still has some

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-IO-UNI ... 2749.l2649
by keyboard Kultist
19 Mar 2019, 23:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber dome? Score!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Rubber dome? Score!!!!

So there I am on ebay....I see a black IO branded model M 122 terminal keyboard. Some how I had gotten the impression it was rubber dome so I got it for cheap thinking I might swap the case with my real m 122. I unpacked it and pressed a key., and there was the unmistakable *click* click click click...
by keyboard Kultist
04 Mar 2019, 03:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

Didn't the horrid TRS 80 coco have a chicklet keyboard at least a couple of
years before the IBM pc jr? I seem to recall that was pretty atrocious.
by keyboard Kultist
26 Feb 2019, 13:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1270

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

Mostly I find laptop keyboards so horrid that I use an external one if I use a laptop for an extended period. I have an HP Zbook, just love it, except for the keyboard.
by keyboard Kultist
13 Feb 2019, 22:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM Alps Orange: Pinging After Cleaning Help
Replies: 24
Views: 823

Re: SKCM Alps Orange: Pinging After Cleaning Help

I mainly like clicky keyboards, but pingy ones have grown on me. It's almost like a musical
instrument....with the added benefit that it annoys others >:)

Maybe I'll break out the M0110, though the cable for the ping master should be here any time.
What fun this all is :-)
by keyboard Kultist
18 Jan 2019, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

Recently I obtained this keyboard. https://imgur.com/a/sKYesAt From all I can gather it was used with microcomputers made by George Morrow's company in the 1980s. It's a lot like an M0110A, steel back plate, little to no flex, and tall cream alps switches. The key caps are very nice, double shot an...
by keyboard Kultist
18 Jan 2019, 02:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

Certainly :-) There's not much though, a bit on the pcb and a paper label.

https://imgur.com/a/Pvx9lWU
by keyboard Kultist
17 Jan 2019, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

Heh, sorry about that!
by keyboard Kultist
17 Jan 2019, 19:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Morrow Designs keyboard

Recently I obtained this keyboard. https://imgur.com/a/sKYesAt From all I can gather it was used with microcomputers made by George Morrow's company in the 1980s. It's a lot like an M0110A, steel back plate, little to no flex, and tall cream alps switches. The key caps are very nice, double shot and...
by keyboard Kultist
04 Dec 2018, 18:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 77
Views: 3517

For decades I've been a hunt and peck look at the keyboard type. Since I don't really type long documents I never saw a reason to change. However since my keyboard fetish has been rekindled I am making some efforts at more 'proper' typing. Not for any reason of productivity mind you, doing it this w...

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