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by HungerMechanic
08 Oct 2020, 06:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 99
Views: 12562

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

I think it is because, if the proposed black / white MT3 ABS keycaps are released, then you can buy the right mods and alphas to get 3278.

If they make those, they should add Honeywell Red / Turf Green / Honey and Co. accents and Dolch Cyan as options.
by HungerMechanic
05 Oct 2020, 06:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 99
Views: 12562

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

What I really need is MT3 3278

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=24280
by HungerMechanic
05 Oct 2020, 05:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kailh Box Key Switches + NovelKeys Discount
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Kailh Box Key Switches + NovelKeys Discount

Hey, let us know how those BOX Pinks went. It's all a matter of preference, but for those who want a lower actuation than BOX Navy, there's a lot of opinions over which is best. I enjoy typing on Jades, although I feel that they are a bit weak on the upstroke. The Whites are said to be what MX Blue ...
by HungerMechanic
13 Sep 2020, 23:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ancient Laptop with a nice surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 1858

Re: Ancient Laptop with a nice surprise

Interesting colourway and legends. Maybe you should send that to CRP, as they seem to like manufacturing vintage legends on simple colourways.
by HungerMechanic
27 Jun 2020, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 29
Views: 6070

Re: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)

You're welcome. I think it's a kind of rebrand of the Niz Chopin, which is also waterproof, and likely using 45G versions of the 2019 Niz domes.
by HungerMechanic
26 Jun 2020, 00:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 29
Views: 6070

Re: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)

Stay tuned for a Realforce RGB review. I do have a pretty good cache of "Nopre" boards here, knockoff Chinese/Korean electrostatic capacitive boards using the same principle. I'll do a showdown between them at some point. Thank you so much for this detailed review. I recently reviewed my new ABKO K...
by HungerMechanic
06 Jun 2020, 19:39
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

My evaluation of the BOX Silent Brown switch is that it succeeds at being a quiet BOX tactile. It is right there on the level of Aliaz and Zilent, and may even be slightly quieter. Its tactile characteristics are in between that of the Zilent V2 and the BOX Brown. Both have the tactile ceiling at th...
by HungerMechanic
31 May 2020, 06:47
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I think they are going to suffer against ALPS Cream damped 8-)

Although they might be able to compete on the dampening.
by HungerMechanic
28 May 2020, 04:15
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I have tried Halo Trues, Hako Clears, and Hako Violets. The Hako Violets are within the same ballpark as regular BOX Browns in terms of weight and tactility. The tactility of Hako Violets is sharper than BOX Brown, though. Hako Violet is not too far off from BOX Silent Brown. If you can imagine a ru...
by HungerMechanic
28 May 2020, 02:14
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

Okay, my BOX Silent Browns finally arrived. tl;dr: BOX Silent Browns are business-like, sturdy, and silent switches no heavier and slightly more tactile than MX Brown. To get BOX Silent Brown, dampen an MX Brown, remove scratchiness/sandiness, reduce wobble and put the bump at top. Here's what I po...
by HungerMechanic
15 May 2020, 22:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Monitor suggestion for DAW
Replies: 3
Views: 2907

Re: Monitor suggestion for DAW

I know of a professional studio that is using an old 1680x1050 monitor.

But a 24" 1920x1200 is probably all you actually need for audio. 4K is nice, but probably not essential.

I use a Dell U2412M. I wish they would get with the times and make a 3:2 monitor in that size range.
by HungerMechanic
15 May 2020, 16:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: (First Post) How to make Alpaca Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: (First Post) How to make Alpaca Switches

You can order Durock linears in 67 G straight from the Durock store on AliExpress.
by HungerMechanic
15 May 2020, 15:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 2121

Re: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

When I was very young, I experienced the tail end of good keyboards in elementary school. We had what I remember as IBM Model Ms in a computer lab, that school was an IBM shop. They were running 8086s and 286s. The keyboards were real battleships and were memorable. At the same time, my home receive...
by HungerMechanic
05 May 2020, 23:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 8931

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

I know they just put it up, but the kits are behaving strangely. They're all listed as negative value (i.e. -$55), as if you are trying to buy them instead of the base kit. When you try to add a kit after purchasing the base, it doesn't really tell you how much the kit cost, and it is still listed a...
by HungerMechanic
05 May 2020, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 8931

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

There's currently a dev/tty drop on massdrop, but it doesn't look like "the one."

EDIT: Spoke too soon. This is "the one." They just added new kits 20 minutes ago that reflect this special order.
by HungerMechanic
05 May 2020, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WKL keyboard options?
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: WKL keyboard options?

This GB is offering reasonably-priced TKLs with a WKL layout:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106072.0
by HungerMechanic
05 May 2020, 18:29
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I will be trying out some samples of Silent Sky and maybe the new 'U4' stem in a month or so, I figure. I've already purchased some 63.5 gr Spirit springs to test in the Silent Skies, so let me know how that works out for you. I liked the 62 gr weight in the regular 2.2 Skies, so I wanted to try a s...
by HungerMechanic
08 Apr 2020, 16:40
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

Yes, BOX Browns are actually pretty affordable, so I hope they stick closer to those prices.

'Better BOX Browns' could be a more viable market position for them than 'Zilent competitor,' but we'll see.
by HungerMechanic
08 Apr 2020, 04:08
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

BTW, Kailh Silent Box are also available on Aliexpress ... It's best to wait for the Kailh switches to arrive somewhere like Novelkeys. They tend to be actually cheaper and faster all-things-considered when ordered within the United States. Or even from KBDFans. AliExpress often sells small groups ...
by HungerMechanic
08 Apr 2020, 04:02
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

BTW, Kailh Silent Box are also available on Aliexpress ... Looks like kailh sells them on aliexpress but as always their store is more expensive then other resellers. around $0,85 per switch..while the Outemu silents are $0,64...i see the Outemu are pcb switches good for my hotswap boards :ugeek: N...
by HungerMechanic
08 Apr 2020, 03:44
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

both look really good.. hope the price is good to. was looking at getting "OUTEMU Silent Forest switch no slot tops Silent tactile 62g 68g 5pin" on aliexpress.. here's the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000229497368.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.5ba42e0eekoW9a any one familiar with them ?? OUT...
by HungerMechanic
03 Apr 2020, 05:42
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

I'm really glad to hear about this switch. I like to type on BOX Browns sometimes.

However, it looks as if it may have a Zilent-like tactility. I hope that is not the case, as that need is already fulfilled by Zilents. A silent switch closer to a BOX Brown would be just fine.
by HungerMechanic
15 Mar 2020, 17:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 8931

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Thanks for the update. I plan to buy the set. If Triumph [teal] kits are largely still available, it should be fine as just a standard sale.
by HungerMechanic
04 Mar 2020, 02:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone know of a good scissor switch keyboard besides the Logitech k740?
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: Anyone know of a good scissor switch keyboard besides the Logitech k740?

Perixx told me last year that they are working on an 'office' version of that keyboard that has appropriate aesthetics. I hope that they do release something like that. I'd like a serious scissor-switch keyboard. The Logitech K740 had a good reputation, but if you look at more recent Amazon.com revi...
by HungerMechanic
12 Feb 2020, 03:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 20
Views: 2554

Re: Is it just me?

Is this because they have been heavily used for 10 years or am i just delusional? When Cherry switches are heavily worn-in, they tend to get better. So you're not delusional, worn-in blacks can be okay. But they were produced as scratchy for a long time before the retooling, were good again for may...
by HungerMechanic
28 Jan 2020, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber domes suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 2369

Re: Rubber domes suggestions

The Kensington Keyboard for Life offers good durability and decent key-feel for its low price. Some have said it's tactility is 'ALPS-like,' but I'm not sure what they mean by that. I doubt it's anywhere near Orange Alps, for example. Since you are in Europe, you might want to consider Perixx keyboa...
by HungerMechanic
21 Jan 2020, 06:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Cherry Viola switch

Hmm. I guess maybe there isn't a designation yet for the updated switches?

I also saw references to the existing switch designs when I actually searched for MX1A.
by HungerMechanic
21 Jan 2020, 04:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: Cherry Viola switch

It's my understanding that Cherry is also updating most of the existing MX line to "MX1A" standard, which is supposed to reduce dirt and change feel somewhat: The MX1A update includes modifications to 12 of Cherry’s MX line of switches. Essentially, the update will improve on each switch’s resistanc...
by HungerMechanic
21 Jan 2020, 04:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 8931

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

matt3o, can you tell me what your favourite tactiles are with PBT MT3 like dev/tty? I've only tried it with Gateron Brown at a meetup, and even that was impressive. I also see people using it with Pro Purples, which is intriguing. I like Gateron Brown, they are not the best sounding and feeling swi...
by HungerMechanic
14 Jan 2020, 18:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 8931

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

matt3o, can you tell me what your favourite tactiles are with PBT MT3 like dev/tty?

I've only tried it with Gateron Brown at a meetup, and even that was impressive. I also see people using it with Pro Purples, which is intriguing.

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