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by HungerMechanic
27 Jun 2020, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 29
Views: 3985

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: 3985

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 1066

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: 410

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: 1589

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: 7037

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: 7037

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: 488

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 2644

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: 7037

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: 757

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: 21
Views: 2181

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: 22
Views: 1878

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: 22
Views: 1967

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: 22
Views: 1967

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: 7037

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: 7037

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: 99
Views: 7037

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: 99
Views: 7037

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: 10
Views: 1816

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: 3694

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...

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