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by cli
21 Dec 2019, 12:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1884

Re: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020

Still not gonna unlearn AltGr + 2 = @, AltGr +E = my currency, or any other AltGr combo from my muscle memory, simply because Unicomp is obsessed placing Right Windows key [ for me the second least used key after Scroll lock ) where AltGr should be. Nor am I gonna spend the roughly two billion Euro...
by cli
19 Dec 2019, 15:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 225309

Re: Alps Appreciation

Grabbed a Zenith for cheap because I love laptops with mechanicals. Turns out to to have Alps integrated Domes, beautiful double shots though. zenith1.jpg zenith2.jpg Nice keycaps... Still regretting I haven't bought a similar Zenith laptop, the seller didn't want to send it and I was to lazy to pi...
by cli
18 Dec 2019, 09:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best modern contact-based linear switch.
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Best modern contact-based linear switch.

I am not new to linears that aren’t exactly new, and have tried the best of the best contactless switches. The only problem that I had with most of them, is the fact that they actuate way too high for me. (In relation to the contactless switches). And I know keyboards like the wooting that use cont...
by cli
14 Dec 2019, 16:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What happened to the Blue Cube adapters?
Replies: 35
Views: 1803

Re: What happened to the Blue Cube adapters?

robo wrote:
14 Dec 2019, 16:34
I’m not opposed to a DIY adapter. I assume the generic Teensy 2.0 compatible boards on eBay should work fine?
Teensy 2.0 works fine, you will not regret it.
You can remap keys with the firmware, very convenient to have my CapsLock key (I never shout) remapped to the Windows key.
by cli
14 Dec 2019, 16:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23359
Views: 1596765

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

A silver badged IBM-Model M, UK - ISO Layout
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114013201623

Not really a bargain (I got mine a lot cheaper) but condition seems to be ok. If you're looking for IBM-Model M keyboard, the silver badged ones are the best.
by cli
08 Dec 2019, 10:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4185
Views: 307633

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 cli
07 Dec 2019, 14:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?

Just checked my bit, yes.. 6.5 mm should work
by cli
07 Dec 2019, 13:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?

You need something like this....
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00TGUB52C

60mm
by cli
06 Dec 2019, 10:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Focus fk-2002 ‘3systems’ / ‘Esystems’ branding
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Focus fk-2002 ‘3systems’ / ‘Esystems’ branding

Nice. Those are, to me, the best of the white Alps switches. The logo-less early Alps White switches are close to late Alps Blue switches. I compared them, same springs and switch plates, only difference are the sliders. When in good condition and paired with an excellent board, you have a F.... aw...
by cli
04 Dec 2019, 13:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 225309

Re: Alps Appreciation

How do you guys generally maintain your alps keyboard? Even though I clean my desk often, I notice that there is some dust underneath the cap. I am afraid to blast it with air duster can though, worryying that the dust might go even deeper. For the future, should I get some sort of dust cover? Bah,...
by cli
01 Dec 2019, 05:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DTK SPK-101 Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: DTK SPK-101 Keyboard

Never heard of DTK, but the keyboard doesn't look bad. Nice keycaps, the case seems ok, yellowed in a nice way, no rust on the plate. You can improve the Alps White switches with lubing the sliders and bending the click leaf. Thomas made a video about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mhmb2kBuwQ T...
by cli
29 Nov 2019, 08:53
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Black Friday deals keyboard.co.uk
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Black Friday deals keyboard.co.uk

Muirium wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 08:39
Anything after a ? in a url is click tracking garbage.
You are now pissing off a lot of web developers. :(
It's called a query string, we use it to pass parameters for the web page, like product-id, search queries and so on.
by cli
28 Nov 2019, 05:35
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Black Friday deals keyboard.co.uk
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Black Friday deals keyboard.co.uk

https://www.keyboardco.com/ is ditching their Matias german keyboards inventory, 50% of the regular price
by cli
27 Nov 2019, 18:11
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB - EU] Zenith ZKB-2 keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 257

[WTB - EU] Zenith ZKB-2 keyboard

Hi,
Looking for a complete Zenith ZKB-2 keyboard (no missing keycaps).
by cli
27 Nov 2019, 16:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 225309

Re: Alps Appreciation

Huh. Never knew Video-writers could come with other alps switches. Haha, really funny :roll: Bummers, you are quite unfortunate. Next time ask for photo's of the switches. I was also scammed with Alps Brown switches. Seller didn't told me the switches are in very bad condition, corroded switch plat...
by cli
26 Nov 2019, 08:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20710

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

AFistfulOfDells wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 05:51
I was screwing around on taobao a while on back and I found these. What kind of MX clone are they and are they worth the dosh?

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It looks like Aristotle switches.
by cli
23 Nov 2019, 17:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23359
Views: 1596765

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

They have some distinct smooth tactile bump, can't really be compared with other Alps tactile switches. SKCL Green is a linear switch, something completely different. Linear switches a are much simpler in design Nice switches, but the keyboard is a Chicony 5160, not really exciting. SKCL Brown and ...
by cli
23 Nov 2019, 15:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Way to Pull Off Keycaps Without a Puller?
Replies: 12
Views: 860

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

fohat wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 03:45
The copper one is my favorite. I bent it out of the inner wire of a TV cable and the grip is hot glue.
:D So I'm not the only one that used cheap copper wires.
Useful for removing big ass enter keys.
by cli
23 Nov 2019, 15:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23359
Views: 1596765

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

what is the appeal to skcl browns? Is it just their novelty? I don't see how they can be any better than skcl green. They have some distinct smooth tactile bump, can't really be compared with other Alps tactile switches. SKCL Green is a linear switch, something completely different. Linear switches...
by cli
19 Nov 2019, 20:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?

Hi,
I think j0nI and me are not comparing different switches, we are trying to determine wether tactile switches with Pine housing are better then the same tactile switches with Bamboo housing.
by cli
19 Nov 2019, 20:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?

That is my experience as well. However, based on what people say, there should be a lot more difference between pine/Bamboo when it comes to SKCM (neon) green. Don't know how they could be so different. Well, IMO Pine clicky switches are much better than Bamboo clicky switches, but with tactile swi...
by cli
19 Nov 2019, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: "Pine-ify" neon green alps?

The effect of swapping housing with slits is not very big with tactile switches.
You can try papermodding the switch, I noticed a bit more tactility with my Alps black bamboo and orange switches.
by cli
17 Nov 2019, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4185
Views: 307633

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I have seen this case before. Looks like a https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_DFK191 to me. You can have several switch options. I bought this board from ghostagw187. Member Polecat has several of this board in his collection. To answer your question, is it worth buying this keyboard: If it has ...
by cli
17 Nov 2019, 17:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: finding a fairlight computer keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: finding a fairlight computer keyboard

This Fairlight? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlight_CMI They’re the ones who keen on coming up in my searches for the name. First I’ve ever heard of them, but definitely cool synth history there. As a Roland fan myself, I like what I see! Nice documentary about synt music https://www.youtube.co...
by cli
14 Nov 2019, 13:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

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? I usually desolder the switches, but if your desoldering skills are wanky I would just swap the spring, slider, clickleaf and housing. Never did a test if there is much difference in sound and ke...
by cli
14 Nov 2019, 04:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

I think the easiest solution is to get an used KBParadise V80 and swap the switches for complicated White or Blue Alps. You can replace the plastic case for an aluminium case (TEX TKL case or the Aluminium TKL case on Aliexpress). I asked KB Paradise if they could sell me a V80 Alps kit without the...
by cli
14 Nov 2019, 04:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Best Case/PCB for Alps Switches

I think the easiest solution is to get an used KBParadise V80 and swap the switches for complicated White or Blue Alps. You can replace the plastic case for an aluminium case (TEX TKL case or the Aluminium TKL case on Aliexpress). I asked KB Paradise if they could sell me a V80 Alps kit without the ...
by cli
09 Nov 2019, 20:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23359
Views: 1596765

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mtek-K ... 3959063548

Monterey K104 in spotless condition. $99
by cli
04 Nov 2019, 14:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Quick repair for non functioning key on Model F
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Quick repair for non functioning key on Model F

I think you have some dirt between the flipper and the board. I had the same problem with my Model F AT.
You need to open the metal back panel and clean the flippers and the board.
by cli
17 Oct 2019, 19:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 225309

Re: Alps Appreciation

Took one apart... It's simplified, hence the crappiness. IMG_20190925_211044.jpg Yes, simplified Fukka switches https://deskthority.net/wiki/Alps_SKBL/SKBM_series I had a Matias board with these switches. Kind of meh switches, I desoldered all the Fukka switches and replaced it with Alps dampened s...

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