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by mbodrov
05 Jul 2014, 09:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

Almost certainly rubber domes, and likely pad printed caps, i.e. not much of a keyboard.
by mbodrov
23 Jun 2014, 08:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Replies: 89
Views: 28996

Re-yellowing confiermed (again). This CSK-1101P keyboard http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/costar-csk-1101p-compact-layout-omron-switches-t5759.html which I retrobrighted about a year ago is more or less back to its original yellowed condition. It has been stored in complete darkness in a box at a s...
by mbodrov
22 Jun 2014, 18:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Durability of painted cases
Replies: 5
Views: 612

pyrelink wrote: Oh and I am typing on said painted keyboard, as we type and it is still good as new. The paint is ever so slightly worn
Encouraging; but can you elaborate that it's after how much time of how intensive use?
by mbodrov
22 Jun 2014, 10:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Durability of painted cases
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Durability of painted cases

IMG_9276_m.jpg This is the bottom side of my Cherry 1800. You can see the plastic is slightly yellowed, everywhere except where the upper layer is constantly worn away through contact with the table (the line where the rubber feet used to be, before they fell off). And my table isn't covered with s...
by mbodrov
11 Jun 2014, 17:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

BlueBär wrote:Looks like Ansi doubleshots or dyesubs to me: http://www.ebay.de/itm/111378224507
10 EUR says pad printed.
by mbodrov
08 Jun 2014, 02:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fresh paint for an old battleship
Replies: 32
Views: 2222

I think the Satin Fossil color is an exceptionally tasteful choice. Can you perhaps post a link to the exact paint that you used?
by mbodrov
19 Nov 2013, 14:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21277

tinnie wrote:Well, they said they'll resolve it in coming week.
P.S. Won't ship any stuff before paypal unlock my account, sorry.
Paypal can behave like a real ***hole.
Be careful there Tinlong, remember what happened to Sixty...
by mbodrov
03 Nov 2013, 14:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

Unlike Ebay, you have to pay a monthly fee to use Yahu-Oku (auctions.yahoo.co.jp) as a buyer. For that, you need a credit card issued by a bank in Japan, because when you try to add a credit card to your account, your street address in Japanese is a required field and non-Japanese credit cards don't...
by mbodrov
27 Oct 2013, 01:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BAD-A** Cyrillic keyboard !!
Replies: 7
Views: 992

I have one of those complete with the case and cable, in good condition. Waiting for some free time to write a review.
by mbodrov
07 Oct 2013, 19:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

Muirium wrote:DT: the mysterious foreign authority on classic keyboards that someone must translate into Japanese / Mandarin / Korean someday.
If you pretend you don't know what "deskthority" is, and google it, you may be surprised at what comes up as the first hit:
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by mbodrov
01 Oct 2013, 23:17
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

This is a curious device I don't think I have seen anywhere before: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AT-T-Deaf-Hearing-Impaired-Assistance-Phone-TDD-2830-w-Cherry-MX-Keyboard-/350889531974 http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AT-T-Deaf-Hearing-Impaired-Assistance-Phone-TDD-2830-w-Cherry-MX-Keyboard-/00/s/OTYwWDEyODA=/z/hh...
by mbodrov
19 Sep 2013, 08:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

And this:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/231057146690

Though unfortunately it is not a G80-1800H*U which I am looking for, I believe that 1800H*D are not very common either.
by mbodrov
20 Aug 2013, 15:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Clicker: a semi-mechanical Alps wannabe
Replies: 46
Views: 10009

No information besides the model number. On a second look, I find it a little suspicious, as Chicony keyboards typically are designated KB-xxxx. So I am going to rephrase it as this: the keyboad is definitely model number OK-100M, and claimed to have been made by Chicony.
by mbodrov
20 Aug 2013, 03:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Clicker: a semi-mechanical Alps wannabe
Replies: 46
Views: 10009

mbodrov wrote:Here is what looks like a further development (i.e. simplification) of this type.

This is a noname keyboard, made in Taiwan.

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The keyboard has since been identified as the Chicony OK-100M (with many OEM variants)
by mbodrov
19 Aug 2013, 02:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: the state of the LCD tech
Replies: 32
Views: 1562

Ah yes. Those eye-scorching blue LEDs are abominable. Since I buy most of my equipment second-hand and out of warranty, I swap them immediately for a more appropriate color like red or orange. Frankly, what was wrong with those tried-and-true colors? I mean, blue LEDs had novelty value at one time, ...
by mbodrov
14 Aug 2013, 11:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: the state of the LCD tech
Replies: 32
Views: 1562

I wish Sony would push this new LED panels (without LCD, just millions of LEDs) they demo'ed, awesome! Samsung monitors with RGB LED backlighting made it as far as mass production several years ago: the XL series. However, their panels still had a LCD layer too. In practical use they were found to ...
by mbodrov
13 Aug 2013, 14:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: the state of the LCD tech
Replies: 32
Views: 1562

I went through 5 or 6 expensive IPS monitors (Dell, HP, NEC) all of which I eventually had to return because of defects in the LCD panel. Dead pixels, color tint, thermal ghosting, you name it. Now I have settled on using a Samsung home TV, 40 inch S-PVA, as my desktop monitor, and couldn't have bee...
by mbodrov
10 Aug 2013, 23:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22753
Views: 1331868

Biernot wrote:What about this one: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321179187921 ?

Mechanical? Cherry? Doubleshots? Nothing at all?
Enter↵ = not Cherry
↵Enter = possibly Cherry
by mbodrov
05 Jul 2013, 05:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Replies: 89
Views: 28996

If everything happens in the microscopic surface layer, it does not go along with the idea that there are deep stores of "yellow pigment" which diffuses back to the surface even in total darkness. The precursor chemicals may well do so, but for the actual yellowing to occur would still require all t...
by mbodrov
05 Jul 2013, 02:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobright: The Yellow Strikes Back
Replies: 89
Views: 28996

The original damage from light causes degraded or free bromides throughout the case from the fire retardants. Retr0Bright only takes these away from the surface layer. However these bromides can migrate fairly freely through the polymer. They don't need light to do this. Migration is probably accel...
by mbodrov
21 Jun 2013, 11:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini Taobao GB [closed]
Replies: 344
Views: 17289

tinlong117 wrote:fuck. the seller keep being offline.
Did you manage to contact him at least once? If you did, what was your impression of him? A normal seller or a weird person?
by mbodrov
08 Jun 2013, 09:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [Photos] Hand made wooden key pullers
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Nice work! Having access to a lathe certainly opens up possibilities. I made something similar in my CNC class quite a while back: P1040745_s.jpg Here, the loop is held with a metal cap salvaged from junk (a mechanical pencil part probably, I don't remember), which is not so well suited for mass pro...
by mbodrov
29 May 2013, 17:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini Taobao GB [closed]
Replies: 344
Views: 17289

So long as no one else on Taobao swoops in and grabs our stuff! I don't think it's a big risk. I remember most, or possibly all the items in this GB already being there on taobao a year or two ago: this seller's prices aren't exactly low, which is understandable with a specialized seller who knows ...
by mbodrov
29 May 2013, 09:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini Taobao GB [closed]
Replies: 344
Views: 17289

Say tinlong, is any of his Cherry 1800s actually available? Links: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w17-4181379585.36.QrcJrZ&id=10888677947& http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w17-4181379585.16.j0WamI&id=13535362507& http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w17-4181379585.14.j...
by mbodrov
29 May 2013, 08:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini Taobao GB [closed]
Replies: 344
Views: 17289

Even checking Google Translator (my Chinese is not that good :P), I didn't understand the splitting of the board: Uniaxial five yuan a whole plate 80 yuan -> not sure what it means, plate with switches? Primary key area keycaps (ie in addition to the topmost row of lighted) 128 yuan -> alphas? Top ...
by mbodrov
24 May 2013, 13:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: PBT dyesubs 104/105 sets round2 (complete)
Replies: 130
Views: 9161

The photos were taken on the same table under the same lamp, but months apart. Still, the differences you noticed are not there due to lighting conditions, they are indeed present on the keycaps. The L (lasered) and H (doubleshot) keycaps are from relatively modern keyboards (ca. 2000-2002) which us...
by mbodrov
24 May 2013, 13:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini Taobao GB [closed]
Replies: 344
Views: 17289

Warning: Keycaps Only, Not Including Keyboard!
(全白二色键帽 (整套键帽不含键盘))
by mbodrov
23 May 2013, 02:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: PBT dyesubs 104/105 sets round2 (complete)
Replies: 130
Views: 9161

did they improve their printing? I had the impression letters were less sharp (from an earlier imto gb). or does it depend on colour? Dyesub will always have a bit of soft edge As an illustration, here are a few high-resolution pictures of Cherry's different legend printing methods: Lasered M.jpg N...
by mbodrov
22 May 2013, 04:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does this keyboard look mechanical to you?
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

The 1.5u Esc and also the Power-Sleep-Wake buttons very strongly (let's say 98%) indicate a non-mechanical keyboard. Though there are exceptions (very few), if these two signs are manifested together you can be 99.9% sure it's non-mechanical. I hope this will be useful in your search for a mechanica...
by mbodrov
21 May 2013, 15:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Omron B3G-S?
Replies: 17
Views: 1797

The white switch under the spacebar in the Costar CSK-1101P that I have ( http://deskthority.net/photos-videos-f8/costar-csk-1101p-compact-layout-omron-switches-t5759.html ) does not feel the slightest bit different from the normal orange switches; it is tactile and clicky. Maybe the spring is stiff...

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