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by HungerMechanic
26 Jun 2019, 00:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?

I wonder if maybe I should order one of Cherry's keyboards. I understand that they aren't too expensive, and are being made to be essentially disposable (?). Hmmm. How is that G80-3850? Is that one of the classic PCB-mount designs? It's relatively affordable where I am. Otherwise, it's the G80-3000,...
by HungerMechanic
22 Jun 2019, 04:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why can't modern Mechanical keyboard build like Northgate Omnikey?
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: Why can't modern Mechanical keyboard build like Northgate Omnikey?

Look, there are a lot of crap boards out there, and otherwise decent boards that are compromised in one way or another. Many of the crap and compromised boards are designed for 12-year-old 'gamers.' They have flashy RGB and perhaps the latest Razer switches that will hold the attention of the kid un...
by HungerMechanic
22 Jun 2019, 03:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?

Thanks. Do you know off-hand which boards Cherry still makes with PCB mount? I think the 3000 is one of them?

Is that considered "good" for typing-feel? I know they are flimsy, but it will just be sitting at a desk.

I am thinking about getting one for typing at a desk.
by HungerMechanic
22 Jun 2019, 02:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 8
Views: 490

So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?

There's a lot of hate on Browns, and I respect that. But I've seen differences in how they feel based on how they are setup. Now, there's a new Group Buy for the JER-A06, and it got me thinking. This is a PCB-mount keyboard, meant to emulate the classic Cherry boards that were plateless. People have...
by HungerMechanic
15 Jun 2019, 04:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3032

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Big stuff! A terminal treasure: Cherry M7 terminal keyboard: IMG_1610.JPG https://deskthority.net/download/file.php?id=54373 I wouldn't be surprised to see that M7 keyboard get a remake as a GMK colourway. Those keycaps look like they are SA profile. Although if remade today, I would rather see the...
by HungerMechanic
26 May 2019, 03:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tell me about your experience with dome boards
Replies: 19
Views: 1283

Re: Tell me about your experience with dome boards

I got into mechanical keyboards primarily because it was getting harder to pick up a decent rubber dome off-the-shelf. For years, I had something that looked like the Honeywell rubber dome pictured above. I don't remember the model number, but it had distinct, removable keycaps, and was generally in...
by HungerMechanic
27 Apr 2019, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Light tactiles and brass vs. polycarb on KBD8x
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Light tactiles and brass vs. polycarb on KBD8x

I've never had a fully-custom board before, only a factory-custom from Varmilo. But I'm looking into the KBD8X mkii from KBDFans, and I'm close to pulling the trigger on it. However, I am unsure what plate to use. They offer two options: brass , and polycarb. I know I'll be using light tactiles on t...
by HungerMechanic
08 Apr 2019, 17:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Major wildfires in South Korea
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Major wildfires in South Korea

Looks like there are major wildfires in South Korea: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/national-disaster-declared-as-s-korea-fights-forest-fire Was sorry to hear about the people who had to evacuate their homes. Wonder if this will affect Leopold's production? I can't get my Korean provinc...
by HungerMechanic
13 Mar 2019, 01:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any light, smooth non-mechanical keyboards?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Are there any light, smooth non-mechanical keyboards?

I rue the day I never bothered to find out the model name of my broken membrane keyboard when I threw it out in 2016. I need an auxiliary keyboard for a second workstation, and I'd like to get a nice rubber dome/scissor switch that is affordable. You know, just for typing, nothing fancy. Some recent...
by HungerMechanic
06 Mar 2019, 20:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated

The fact that you guys do things like this (Moogle kit) is what drew me to Deskthority. There's a lot more to keyboards than flashy keycaps and meme switches, and there's a sense of history and restoration here. It's important to understand all the elements that combine to make a great keyboard feel.
by HungerMechanic
06 Mar 2019, 05:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated

This guy gets it. Here is a video of someone typing with Wyse DCS doubleshots on an FC660M. He's got the same set that I have on the way, and the same Moogle kit. https://youtu.be/FqbglqcE5Fs The sound is similar to my own. However, my Majestouch is a bit more pingy/rattly than the FC660M. But you g...
by HungerMechanic
05 Mar 2019, 02:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated

So everyone's trying to find the best cherry-profile keycaps for their custom builds or factory boards. GMK, KBDfans, JTK, and many others are producing sets, with GMK the most celebrated on photo-centric websites. A few months ago, I acquired some old DCS-profile keycaps for free. They're from an o...
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2019, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Objective reasons for using a mechanical keyboard

No there isn't. The problem with "objective" is that the more we think about what counts as "objective", the more subjective it ends up being. For example, "all rubber domes are worse than mechanical keyboards". Lets take another example. "Durability". What defines "durability"? Whats the metric? I...
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2019, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

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

Also, Dingster is right. The X220/230 is considered the last of the really nice X-model keyboards among Thinkpad enthusiasts.

I was using my sister's old T420 a few months ago, and it was a revelation. It was almost like typing on a desktop-grade rubber dome, when compared to modern laptop keyboards.
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2019, 15:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

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

This is a question that comes up frequently on the Thinkpad forum on reddit. There's a lot of anxiety there over the chiclet keyboards that Lenovo switched over to, and also their declining quality. The Thinkpad keyboards are actually pretty good by today's standards, even if the layout is inferior ...
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre 45g vs 45g Silenced
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Topre 45g vs 45g Silenced

Good points, everyone. I ordered the FC660C because of its reputation as a solid Topre board. It is well-built, but the switches are stiffer than I expected. Plus, I can't get used to the layout. I had avoided the Realforce boards, because the FC660C was reputed to have less rattle than the older Re...
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2019, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre 45g vs 45g Silenced
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Topre 45g vs 45g Silenced

I just received a new FC660C, which is 45g uniform. My previous experience with Topre was at meetups, where I found that I liked 45g silenced. I think the board was an 86U or 87U TKL that had been silenced after purchase by the owner. I am finding that I just don't like the FC660C's switches as much...

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