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by HungerMechanic
21 Jan 2020, 06:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 988

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: 20
Views: 988

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: 52
Views: 1487

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: 52
Views: 1487

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.
by HungerMechanic
06 Jan 2020, 21:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Of course everything will be also available in teal mods. I had not a single request for ergodox over the past year or so... so I guess that ship has sailed. I still miss a few keys, the spacebars and some extras (being APL or the secondary legends or whatever) Ok, sorry, so teal means Triumph mods...
by HungerMechanic
06 Jan 2020, 21:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1487

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

I'm one of the people who was left out from the original GB...I wasn't into keyboards at the time. Since that time I have desperately tried to get a full classic set, but I wasn't fast enough in the .00025 seconds R2 sold out during the 'keycap recap.' So I'd like to ask, will the Triumph mods be av...
by HungerMechanic
22 Dec 2019, 22:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Feb. 15th)

I could imagine myself using this, but it would need some 'lava' accents. On Enter and Escape at the very least.
by HungerMechanic
21 Dec 2019, 17:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?

Here's some people who are selling their KPRepublic 9009 and Muted sets. From the images they have posted, you can get a sense of KPRepublic dye-sub quality. 9009 https://imgur.com/a/URKLyfH Muted https://imgur.com/a/ToKlk0O These sets aren't too bad. The legends are a little blurry on 9009, but not...
by HungerMechanic
16 Dec 2019, 00:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?

A few other important points: -All large PBT keys come with the risk of warping. But ePBT is known to have better QC in that respect. I have several spacebars from the 9009 set (one of the reasons it is more expensive), and it's not a serious issue. Although some people had problems. KPRepublic is w...
by HungerMechanic
15 Dec 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?

I own a GMK set and an ePBT set. GMK has better legends, it is known for 'legend perfection.' The consistency of both the legends and the keycaps themselves will be better than ePBT. However, as noted, ePBT is among the top Chinese keycap producers. They are using good blanks, maybe still Gateron bl...
by HungerMechanic
26 Nov 2019, 20:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2846
Views: 250768

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Thanks for explaining these details, zslane. And sorry for taking up the picture thread with this. I find that your keyboard is a very good solution for having a full-size board with BOX Browns. In particular, it's better with BOX Browns than with Zilents, as you pointed out. It's also perfect for B...
by HungerMechanic
26 Nov 2019, 04:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2846
Views: 250768

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I've used BOX Browns on my switch-testing keyboard, and honestly it went great. Now I want to build a full-size with them, or at least a TKL. Don't even need metal, a plastic housing would be fine. Good to know that SA caps work well with them, because one day I might want to mount MT3. Currently, I...
by HungerMechanic
24 Nov 2019, 04:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2846
Views: 250768

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

AoPo AP108 with Kailh Box Brown switches and SA Dasher keycaps: (Also features, 2sick Endgame yoyo) Incredible build, zslane! I have been preparing a sort of budget version of that idea, also featuring BOX Browns. How are the Browns faring under those heavy SA profile caps? There are still some iss...
by HungerMechanic
01 Nov 2019, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tried ALPS for the first time
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Tried ALPS for the first time

The first time I knowingly tried an ALPS switch was at a keyboard meetup last year. It was SKCM Orange, from an Apple keyboard, in a new PCB and case. I was stunned by the Orange ALPS switches, because the tactility was on a whole other level as compared to most MX tactiles. I immediately felt betra...
by HungerMechanic
22 Oct 2019, 02:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?
Replies: 26
Views: 3447

Re: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?

swampangel basically answered the question. It's been talked about in other places. Basically, mechanical keyboard switches faced an apocalypse after the '90s, and Cherry was the last-man standing. [Their switches are durable and affordable]. So, by default, they became the standard mechanical switc...
by HungerMechanic
16 Aug 2019, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How would a Leopold be as a basis for switch modding?
Replies: 0
Views: 946

How would a Leopold be as a basis for switch modding?

My month-old Leopold is going to require desoldering. [The spacebar was on so tight that the second time I removed it, I pulled out the Cherry stabilizer peg.] I figured, why not get the whole thing desoldered. I see there is a guy on Reddit selling modded Leopolds, so why not? I was going to order ...
by HungerMechanic
26 Jun 2019, 00:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So what's the 'classic' way to mount MX Browns?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

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: 1213

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: 752

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: 752

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: 4818

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: 1718

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: 365

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: 403

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: 352

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: 740

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: 740

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: 740

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: 2211

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: 3646

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.

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