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by squizzler
25 Apr 2019, 14:41
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 38
Views: 3669

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 squizzler
25 Apr 2019, 12:21
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 38
Views: 3669

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

I am puzzled why they compromise their design with legacy constraints like the Cherry body pattern and stem design, when the latter is identified as making the unit taller than it needs to be. It appears to be an admission that the keycap tail is wagging the dog and resulting in a lesser design. Yo...
by squizzler
24 Apr 2019, 17:56
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 38
Views: 3669

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

I am puzzled why they compromise their design with legacy constraints like the Cherry body pattern and stem design, when the latter is identified as making the unit taller than it needs to be. It appears to be an admission that the keycap tail is wagging the dog and resulting in a lesser design.
by squizzler
18 Apr 2019, 19:19
Forum: News
Topic: Varmilo EC switches
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Varmilo EC switches

Varmilo have been developing a range of capacitive switches in an MX pattern casing. The introduction of the tactile model - previous ones were linear - suggests they might now be of interest to others here. Hence I thought I would start a thread to discuss them. They are not a drop-in replacement f...
by squizzler
18 Apr 2019, 18:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

I'm sure they are a lovely community, but, oh boy, that heeeedious (apologies to Chyros!) name! Geek. Hack. Ugh.
by squizzler
06 Apr 2019, 11:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Designing a custom Topre board
Replies: 128
Views: 44714

Re: Designing a custom Topre board

Yep. Your gear works with any capacitive anything I've ever come across. You just need to source the physical switches from somewhere and stuff like Topre, Tall Keytronic or Model F having discrete switches means all you really need is a custom plate and PCB with the pads for whatever you want. Hel...
by squizzler
20 Mar 2019, 15:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation for Mac OS mechanical keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Recommendation for Mac OS mechanical keyboard

Varmilo seem to take mac quite seriously. I They mainly do cherry switches but have also began to offer a capacitative switch of their own design.

There is of course Matias which is to Mac what Unicomp is to IBM compatibles...
by squizzler
06 Mar 2019, 08:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Quiet Click (Matias Mini Quiet Pro)
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Quiet Click (Matias Mini Quiet Pro)

From what I understood they changed a few subtle things a while ago, including a fix for the chattering issues the V80 I reviewed recently showed. That said, at heart they're basically the same switches. IMO great buys for the money are linearised black Alps or clicky (pine) white ones. Both should...
by squizzler
25 Feb 2019, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: All I want for Xmas is... Stay tuned for more! Varmilo VA68M V3
Replies: 18
Views: 1424

Re: All I want for Xmas is... Stay tuned for more! Varmilo VA68M V3

Are you rolling out your capacitive switches on these models? When will the non linear (ivy?) switch be available?
by squizzler
15 Feb 2019, 11:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Planning on buying a KBP V60
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Planning on buying a KBP V60

I got a V80 like one for which a video was just posted in the reviews section of this forum. The number keys do get used. The Matias Quiet Click switches are indeed temperamental. There are ways to manage the problem including a wheeze that involves kneading them about in the closed position. Others...
by squizzler
15 Feb 2019, 09:10
Forum: Reviews
Topic: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)

Have you tried cleaning/degreasing the switches, and with any success? I'm going to get myself a key puller shortly to do just that.
by squizzler
13 Feb 2019, 15:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 677

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

I't's sad to hear that Apple is slipping in the quality department. I have found the older (2007 according to underside) wired keyboard to do quite well, at the time I thought it a classy product (yes you may laugh) and it worked fine for about seven years, including grubby workshop environment whic...
by squizzler
10 Feb 2019, 11:00
Forum: Reviews
Topic: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: KBParadise V80 review (Matias Quiet Click)

This is my 'board! I think it fair review. Particularly the spacebar which I had been apparent even to myself, not until recently a connoisseur of keyboards. This product has taught me both the joys and frustrations of going with a "mechanical" board! I'd be interested to know whether others on here...
by squizzler
09 Feb 2019, 10:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Maltron DIY kit: thoughts or experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Maltron DIY kit: thoughts or experiences?

Thank you for both your links. I am hoping for people's thoughts on the self build kit as supplied by Maltron, as I would be doing that. Does everything you need come in the box, how well supported you feel, etc. The examples provided are both useful, however, and good illustrations of the firm's ac...
by squizzler
09 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Maltron DIY kit: thoughts or experiences?
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Maltron DIY kit: thoughts or experiences?

I notice that Maltron offers their dual handed 3D board in kit form. You get to choose the options you want, and presumably it arrives in a kit of parts. The order form to do so is on the bottom of this page . My new interest in an ergonomic design stems from me getting a few joint pains recently. F...
by squizzler
04 Feb 2019, 17:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which keyboard to buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1194

Re: Which keyboard to buy?

You'd do better to support businesses within the community, such as web stores like The Keyboard Company, Candykeys, or Caps Unlocked. The latter store is offering something that is both getting towards your price range and sport cherry switches, which are the most popular brand.
by squizzler
19 Jan 2019, 13:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

Re: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues

I'm still waiting for you to tell me about how you got on with kneading your switches back to life. I'm sure you must have a Matias equipped 'board or two to have become so expert in the failings of these switches :)
by squizzler
17 Jan 2019, 08:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

Re: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues

Maybe it's like doing lab experiments. You don't learn anything if the experiment works, but if it fails, you have to figure out why, and from this you gain knowledge and understanding. However, when it comes to commercial products, such as keyboards, I would expect the company to have done the exp...
by squizzler
16 Jan 2019, 12:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

Re: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues

Well, see if it *keeps working* every time the switches degrade. There’s more going on than something turning wobbly. They break down electrically, which no amount of manual wiggling will ultimately reverse. I'd have thought that would depend how the switch has "broken down electrically" I envision...
by squizzler
15 Jan 2019, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

Re: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues

Have you tried the method from UK's Keyboard Co. in my earlier post (re-quoted below)? I have found it to work for me and would love to know I'm just lucky or whether it really works in most cases. I'm surprised if it were an effective method that nobody else in a forum of keyboard enthusiasts has m...
by squizzler
28 Dec 2018, 18:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

I think a way of addressing the problem with current switches might be to make the board with user adjustable anti-bounce. Have a small potentiometer (possibly screwdriver headed) hidden under the board where you can choose how much anti-bounce (would this come at the expense of response time?) you ...
by squizzler
28 Dec 2018, 18:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

Sure. https://i.imgur.com/CZFA994.png At the time I thought the keyboard was a few years old as I had forgot the receipt (and bought it on Best Buy .com), but I did later find it and saw it was purchased August of 2012. Being now this is 5 years ago, I do not expect a replacement at this time, but ...
by squizzler
28 Dec 2018, 09:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 3853

https://i.imgur.com/NAB3cUK.png I kept that email, because that was absolute proof that Matias doesn't care about your keyboard, they care about your money rather than deliver a quality product. I am more than happy to forward that email to anyone who wants proof that this happened if proof is ever...
by squizzler
27 Dec 2018, 18:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?
Replies: 123
Views: 5633

I have a KB Paradise V80 with Matias Quiet click switch. Like the OP I had issues with bounce or "chatter". I have notified Keyboard Co about the problem and they suggested the following, which seems to have worked so far. I would have thought it better to improve the debounce circuit: this is from ...
by squizzler
16 Dec 2018, 09:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4163
Views: 411488

Thank god these same lazy and very selfish people don't work anywhere, producing anything of decency for anyone. Quality hardware will always be worshiped beyond 2050 because then, the people in the future will be looking into a "Time Capsule" of what was achieved in 2018 instead of listening to la...

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