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by mattlach
11 Mar 2019, 23:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2788

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

How about a diagonal move up (W) rigth (D) and jump (Space) at the same time. There you have 3 non-modifier keys pressed at once. 2KRO is a problem for games often enough. I've never experienced that one, but that is because I use unusual keybindings by modern standards. They originated with the fi...
by mattlach
11 Mar 2019, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2788

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

Nowadays gaming is not a priority fo rme in my keyboards, but for beginners to Mechanical keyboards who are into the whole "gaming RGB" thing, I have heard that people really like the Topre Realforce RGB. Nice smooth switches that are good for both typing and games, and you can even adjust how deep ...
by mattlach
11 Mar 2019, 00:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2788

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

2KRO, they can be _okay_ for gaming but I wouldn't recommend it. I like the Coolermaster Masterkeys series for a sturdy no-frills Cherry board with a standard layout, but I don't think they're programmable. Up until I got a Ducky earlier this year, I had been playing games on 2KRO Model M's for 20 ...
by mattlach
08 Mar 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 3352

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

MSI GT80 laptop w/ Cherry MX Brown tenkeyless https://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/54/2015/02/msi-gt80-32-3.jpg source: Trusted Reviews If you dislike the previous MSI, there is an alternative, the predator 21X, again with Cherry Brown switches. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/pred...
by mattlach
05 Mar 2019, 17:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 3043

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

Lol. I have a couple of Unicomps. You are right, fit and finish is far from excellent, with large gaps, but this is usually limited to the case. The keys themselves are spot on. At least on mine. Haven't bought another Unicomp for some years now, so I would be interested in buying another TODAY jus...
by mattlach
03 Mar 2019, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 3043

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

In true eastern bloc fashion the fit and finish seems a little off with crooked keys and whatnot, but it is still a really cool and rare find. They functioned much like today's Unicomp, crooked placement of keys and dye-sub arrangement has been their normal operation for some time now ;) . Lol. I h...
by mattlach
02 Mar 2019, 22:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 3043

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

In true eastern bloc fashion the fit and finish seems a little off with crooked keys and whatnot, but it is still a really cool and rare find.

Even if you can't get it working on modern systems, it would definitely make for a cool collectors item.
by mattlach
28 Feb 2019, 21:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 43
Views: 3043

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

That's pretty cool.


I know the eastern block made their own copies of pretty much everything back then, but I had never heard of these before. Excellent find!
by mattlach
27 Feb 2019, 03:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - The God of Spoons (Smith-Corona leaf springs)
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Typing Demo XL - The God of Spoons (Smith-Corona leaf springs)

Interesting.

I had never heard of these. Sounds sort of like an IBM Beam Spring with the solenoid disabled. How do they feel?
by mattlach
26 Feb 2019, 06:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user
Replies: 17
Views: 1362

Re: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user

I recently made the same transition. For work I decided to go with a first gen Ducky One (black, white LED's) with Cherry MX Clear switches. Like the MX browns recommended above, they don't have a click, but they have a tactile bump. They are a bit heavier though, so coming from a Model M they may b...
by mattlach
25 Feb 2019, 22:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 3352

Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

So, I was using my 2012 era Dell Latitude E6430s the other day (I don't usually use my home laptop, as I prefer my computing at a proper desk, but due to fire and flames it was temporarily out of commission). laptop_dell_6430s_grande.jpg As I was using it, I was struck by how much better the keyboar...
by mattlach
25 Feb 2019, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3900
Views: 238944

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Sorry, can't help you there, but this is an alarming reminder of how un-ergonomic early computers were. I mean, look at that wrist extension! Ouch, that tenosynovitis when younger self sat at his C64 all day... I had the later, thinner (and less brown) C64C edition of the C64 released in 1986, so I...
by mattlach
19 Feb 2019, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3900
Views: 238944

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Lbibass wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:50
nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.
I'm curious how you can tell. What are the giveaways?

So many of these look like unbranded Model M's to me.
by mattlach
18 Feb 2019, 08:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Please help me choose a keyboard after my unicomp model m
Replies: 26
Views: 1454

Re: Please help me choose a keyboard after my unicomp model m

I hate I hate Buckling Springs feel - I wanted to be happy about my black M13 with Trackpoint, and I wanted to have the motivation to just immediately to go to pick up a Model F when I have an offer to have it in just 30€ - but I just really don't care I am a Topre & MX-linear guy; and for clicky I...
by mattlach
18 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting

I momentarily forgot that POS means Point of Sale, and not Piece of Shit :p
by mattlach
16 Feb 2019, 19:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Please help me choose a keyboard after my unicomp model m
Replies: 26
Views: 1454

Re: Please help me choose a keyboard after my unicomp model m

I recently went through this very transition, and I'm telling you, if you like the Buckling Spring feel, you are probably going to be disappointed by just about everything else out there. Nothing quite compares. The hysteresis never bothered me though, despite the fact that I navigate around my docu...
by mattlach
14 Feb 2019, 17:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Someone expressed an issue with floss modding an F. Is it because it really does affect the feel a bit? Was curious about trying it, but actually I've been using this F for a while and often quite enjoy the sound. Model F.jpg (As to the Chyrosran22 YouTube channel -- getting to see and hear his ama...
by mattlach
08 Feb 2019, 23:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?
Replies: 25
Views: 1666

Re: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?

There are also a number of modern keyboards that I do not particularly like (many of them use my least favorite type of switch -- Cherry mx), but nevertheless they are solid, reliable, durable, and some are aesthetically pleasing. Yeah, I've been very impressed with my Ducky keyboards. In my house ...
by mattlach
08 Feb 2019, 22:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?
Replies: 25
Views: 1666

Re: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?

Keyboards have drastically dropped in price...[/b]. Also, this may not actually be all that correct. I have used the "these keyboards used to cost way more in the 80's" argument as well, but the data I have seen doesn't actually support that. This was certainly the case in regards to rubber domes, ...
by mattlach
08 Feb 2019, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?
Replies: 25
Views: 1666

Re: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?

davkol wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 21:41
Keyboards have drastically dropped in price, but I'm curious how much it would be after CARBON TAX.

It's moot. We'll all die from starvation, flooding and lack of fresh water before voters agree to implement a carbon tax :p
by mattlach
07 Feb 2019, 20:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Model M Problems

Well, seeing as we’re not helping! Ms always fail through rivet rot in the end. Sure, you need a lot of that for the board to completely cease typing, but I’ve seen a few Ms that are badly upfucked in part. And, come on, completely knackered arrow keys? Broken keyboard! I’ve had two like that, and ...
by mattlach
07 Feb 2019, 20:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Model M Problems

A Ducky may have Cherry switches, but is not a Cherry. Fair. I have absolutely no experience at all with Cherry's own boards. I have been using Cherry boards for 25+ years, not a single one failed. Not a single one. Except for that one time there was a ceiling leak at work that dumped a ton of dirt...
by mattlach
07 Feb 2019, 18:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 1106

Re: Model M Problems

Model M: not the battle hardened tank of keyboards it’s made out to be. Honestly, I’d smack someone upside the head with a plate mounted Cherry over an M any day. Only the Model Fs were made for street fighting. I can't speak to Model F's (or all Chery boards) but my Model M's would likely make way...
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

What does "lost R" mean? lost R.jpg :p More seriously though, I think it was a reference to the shirt show below (and what it becomes when you lose the R) :p What a shirt show ! shirt-show.jpg While all y'all fight (and make efforts to lose an R), I'll keep on typing on my Model M keyboard. Actuall...
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 23:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

I can‘t take ModelM praise seriously any more. You‘re either a troll or a noob if you claim the Model M is good for anything other than filling material when pouring a concrete foundation. It almost sounds to me like you are the one who is trolling :p stop_liking_file.jpg I I could say I feel the s...
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 21:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

The project itself already has flippers and springs set aside. For the ping on the Model Fs (or M for that matter), you could always try a "floss mod" which removes a lot of that without affecting feel. Plus it's easily reversible if you don't like it. The project did have some set aside, but with ...
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 21:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

swampangel wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 21:22
I do truly appreciate that youtube and many others now offer a speed setting. Videos unbearable to me at normal speed are often pleasantly zippy at 1.5x.
I find this feature to be an absolute necessity when listening to most of these bloviators speak :p
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Since we are already so hopelessly off topic, here are my YouTube viewing stats:
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Screenshot_20190206-150927~2.png (40.26 KiB) Viewed 1306 times
Last week was higher than average at a whopping 17 minutes!

My typical YouTube viewing average rounds down to 0 minutes a day :p
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 19:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Spoken like a true youthful maximalist, as we say in Russia :-D Not sure I understand the term. Wouldn't someone who prefers media content over simple written text be the maximalist, and the one who prefers the written text be more of a minimalist? :p Nothing sucks more than reviews or opinion piec...
by mattlach
06 Feb 2019, 18:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 6697

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Being a youtube influencer with an acceptable recording technique and an admittedly nice voice appears to be enough to confer on you supreme authority and turn your opinion into law, no matter how subjective and/or unfounded it may be. My guiding philosophy is, "If it's on Youtube, it;'s probably c...

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