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by IanM
16 Aug 2015, 20:12
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: NovaTouch TKL Community Tour
Replies: 320
Views: 42632

Balls, been away and missed my turn :( most embarrassing :oops:

EDIT: apparently it's on its' way to RoastPotatoes in the UK currently. So as long as there are no objections I could have it next?
by IanM
21 May 2015, 17:36
Forum: News
Topic: Razer jumps a shark that's jumping another shark that's jumping Fonzie
Replies: 34
Views: 2961

Looks incredible, for sure the best mousepad ever! I've just pre ordered eight of them so I can cover my entire desk area.
by IanM
21 May 2015, 14:25
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: NovaTouch TKL Community Tour
Replies: 320
Views: 42632

Interested :)

UK

does the layout have to be specified? I probably prefer ISO, but ANSI is fine...
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

A proxy! The horror! …and if it's still in the same city, there's certainly no way anyone could ever possibly show up in person. You're still ignoring/unaware of key information. Buyers cannot force sellers to lose their seller protections or push them into sales that may be fraud. PayPal requires ...
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you think Topre Realforce Keyboards need LED backlight function?
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Maybe if it's subtle it would be good, I'm not a fan of the bright lamps and the bottoms of the keycaps glowing all around. Is it a fashion that's getting worse? maybe it's just my imagination, but backlit keyboards seem to be getting brighter and glowier with each new one that's launched, it's like...
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Replies: 996
Views: 87575

Oh well, in that case I'm not bothered. Full size is no use to me, I'd be more interested if they just went all in and made a dedicated gaming peripheral: either a keypad along the lines of Razer Orbweaver or a small keyboard with keys arranged in non staggered grid, with extra keys, thumb stick or ...
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias 60 Choices
Replies: 45
Views: 3866

It looks like this project is still in progress and still possible to order: http://matias.ca/60/pc Matias is mentioning gaming in the blurb about the linear switches, is the keyboard supporting 250Hz/333Hz/500Hz/1000Hz polling? Is there a cheap way to get hold of a Matias linear quiet & quiet tacti...
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 16:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Replies: 996
Views: 87575

Anyone know if there is there any real news yet about the 60% Novatouch? I know there was a recent Coolermaster twitter post that said nothing specific, just "stay tuned."

Are the CM Storm reps still posting here?
by IanM
25 Apr 2015, 00:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

...First, he asked, if the seller ships to Romania, when it supposedly wasn't specified in the listing. The seller denied that. So far so good. However, if he denied shipping within Germany and blocked OP, that was kinda rude... OK, so follow this through: The seller now knows with certainty that d...
by IanM
24 Apr 2015, 22:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

Let me remind you of what you posted. I responded to the wider question that sellers must deal with anyone, it was you that reduced it to the narrower issue of racial discrimination. If they don't want to deal with someone on the basis of their ethnicity Sure, sellers are idiots if they turn away g...
by IanM
24 Apr 2015, 20:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

Good job excusing discrimination. *slow clap* You can be sarcastic if you want, but you just prove that you haven't understood the whole issue. In the case of the OP the seller does not ship across borders, that is 100% acceptable. The seller does not want to trust someone who attempts to get aroun...
by IanM
23 Apr 2015, 18:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

Would you want to be forced out of a contract when you didn't do anything wrong? Isn't it the point of this entire thread? There is no contract until both parties agree. Sellers have no moral or legal obligation to deal with anyone they don't want to. The only reasonable response for the buyer is t...
by IanM
23 Apr 2015, 18:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

Who cares? He can't block a new account. Just register a new one quickly and bid. You are wrong. As policy goes, blocking a user makes it acceptable to reject transactions from all associated users at the physical addresses, IPs, PayPal accounts, email, credit/debit cards etc. If this doesn't happe...
by IanM
23 Apr 2015, 01:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

...Ebay support to as them what I should do. They did not have any solution either to "unblock" me before the bid ends also they dod not see any reason entered on why the selled has blocked me (which seems to be against the rules)... eBay will not tell you anything even if they know something, in t...
by IanM
23 Apr 2015, 00:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blocked by Cherry G80-2551 Ebay seller
Replies: 79
Views: 4822

...they kept hijacking my money for 21 days... ...It's not their money. They said they wouldn't/couldn't disclose... I fell foul of that when I sold a games console "high risk item" they said, despite me having a perfect track record with similarly high risk items. I complained to the financial omb...
by IanM
05 Dec 2014, 08:30
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best alternative or other input device 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4753

I must admit I didn't really think about nominating mice for this catagory, the title made me think of the unusual stuff like the devices nominated and I didn't really have anything to suggest, but I could've put forward a mouse or two in the nominations. Oh well, maybe next year...
by IanM
05 Dec 2014, 08:21
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best regular keyboard 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 10250

I thought the hardest catagories to vote on would be the vintage ones, but it turned out to be this one. I feel like I made the right choice in the end, and no I did not vote for the KFC board :P
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 03:26
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Award 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4329

CM Storm & Novatouch - nominating them again for the unique design, the willingness to make a serious keyboard for gamers, ISO availablity, and involving the community early. Good work CM Storm!
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 03:12
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keycaps 2014
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Galaxy Class set (based on Star Trek LCARS design)

I wish I'd been able to get this set, it looks awsome and beautifully made.
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 02:43
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best space-saving or compact keyboard 2014
Replies: 43
Views: 11421

Novatouch TKL - innovative and unque, it just fills a niche that no other brand/product has attempted.
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 02:36
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyboard company or brand 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 6522

This is getting old?! Cooler Master / CM Storm again for Novatouch. They took the risk to make a premium gaming keyboard that isn't all flashing lights and dozens of macro buttons!
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 02:33
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping* Award 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 7842

Nomination and F U Logitech for the MX Anywhere mouse! Seems like a great mouse, looks nice, feels, nice, great shape, everything you would expect from a €50 mouse, except the left button switches are pathetically shortlived even with light use and gentle clicks. Two replacments here for the double-...
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 02:10
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyboard switch 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 6243

MX Black, call me unfashionable but this is the one I've used since discovering mechanical. Other keyboards have been and gone but my aged Raptor-Gaming K1 is the keyboard I haven't been willing to part with. Also, if it counts as a nomination in this catagory: the Novatouch flavour Topre. I liked t...
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 01:43
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best deskthority contributor 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4321

Two names stood out when I was reading through the recent reviews: Muirium and matt3o. Helpful words, great photos and videos. Thanks for the time and care put into your reviews, it's much appreciated.
by IanM
22 Nov 2014, 01:17
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyboard innovation 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 4382

Has to be the Novatouch - closer to my ideal of a proper keyboard that is also good for gaming than anything else I've seen. Cooler Master/CM Storm deserve a place on the shortlist for having the balls to bring this to market knowing that it could be tough sell because of the inevitably high price.
by IanM
16 Nov 2014, 16:46
Forum: Reviews
Topic: My take at Novatouch
Replies: 36
Views: 6851

If you're a glutton for reviews... Thanks :) I had been reading your review already and the1onewolf's as well. A lot to read and absorb but defintely worth the time to do so thoroughly. I hope Coolermaster can refine the TKL to iron out some of the niggles, maybe the ISO version in Europe already h...
by IanM
16 Nov 2014, 15:09
Forum: Reviews
Topic: My take at Novatouch
Replies: 36
Views: 6851

Thanks for the review! I saw the news posts about Novatouch being released in Europe, it looks really interesting and Deskthority was my first thought - navigated here directly and haven't been let down :) The price is really high (predictably so) but in theory this is closer to the keyboard I've be...
by IanM
08 Mar 2014, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Razer releases "razer-brand" Cherry switch clones
Replies: 90
Views: 15637

matt3o wrote:I stopped listening at "our scientists"... really?
I'm about 95% sure they pinched that line of marketing directly from Roccat, which is in itself pretty amusing
by IanM
03 Mar 2013, 15:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: custom projects using scissor switches?
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Thanks for the reply Findecanor, lots of useful info. I'll have a good read through the thread on the link. Ages ago I posted some thoughts on gaming keyboards - the gist of it being that I think short travel makes more sense (to me) for gaming and game controllers are probably a better thing to mim...
by IanM
02 Mar 2013, 18:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: custom projects using scissor switches?
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

custom projects using scissor switches?

I recently had a brief play with some of the slimline keyboards on display in a store: Microsoft Wedge Microsoft Arc Logitech slimline/bluetooth (a few different ones that I didn't get the proper names of) I think they are all scissor switches but that's the first question, if I'm wrong about these ...

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