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by davkol
06 Nov 2019, 11:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22751
Views: 1330882

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Vintage PC Concepts 61500 EZ 9000 Ergonomic Mac OS ADB Keyboard Apple Clicky ($55) Microsoft Natural Keyboard clone for Mac, ADB ANSI with ISO Return key and additional Enter under right Shift 6 key is on the right side of the split feet in the front (underneath the palm rest) FCC ID: MWIEZ-9000 ma...
by davkol
24 Oct 2019, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The whole argument is probably moot, because other people will give up as soon as they want to use arrows or any other key that isn't physically present or the layout places it somewhere else (e.g., thumb Shift). At that point, just leave a standard keyboard lying around. This is normal for specialt...
by davkol
24 Oct 2019, 09:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There are only alternative blank sets: both painted and unpainted, so you can paint/laser them by yourself, if you insist. (Although I've seen something like runes too; no idea if they've advertised it anywhere.) I don't see the point, though. I don't think people get the keyboard to look at keycaps...
by davkol
24 Oct 2019, 01:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

For the record I've been quite enthusiast about the keyboard.IO since its early public start... but I've now been waiting enough for an ISO-FR version of it. I'm close to hopeless on that, so I'm searching an actual existing keyboard fitting "ergonomic/mechanical/not too much compromises/mature/sty...
by davkol
23 Oct 2019, 18:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The Compaq is their Enhanced Keyboard. Key Tronic foam and foil with rubber sleeves. Not bad in my experience.
by davkol
19 Oct 2019, 15:45
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 13
Views: 1917

Re: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

The author recommends starting with these snooker balls. I don't know about compatibility with Elecom DEFT Pro or LCOT balls (44mm).
by davkol
17 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The third row from top: the IBM keyboard on the right is a rebranded Chicony rubber dome over membrane; the AT&T branded keyboard on the left should be NMB as is the keyboard below.
by davkol
15 Oct 2019, 17:29
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 13
Views: 1917

DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

There's a new DIY trackball project called Ploopy . right-handed shape; 3d-printed chassis, very similar to Microsoft Trackball Explorer hardware: Arduino, PMW3360 sensor, 1.75" ball on roller bearings, 4 buttons + wheel; more in the wiki source files under CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.2 (hardware...
by davkol
15 Oct 2019, 15:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 696

GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020

GameBall have been teasing a new finger-operated trackball design for gaming on and off for a few years now. It's just been announced that they'll start selling them early next year (2020), though. GameBall will be available in early 2020. GameBall has been in development for over four years. We ha...
by davkol
14 Oct 2019, 13:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 29
Views: 2279

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

I've looking for an "emoji" key lately, so that's fine with me, although I would rather base it on Compose. The MS Ergonomic Keyboard sucks, though. It doesn't have a split spacebar, the Alt keys are small, and they've firmly gone back to full-size form factor. I hope there will be an update to the ...
by davkol
08 Oct 2019, 20:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22751
Views: 1330882

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by davkol
23 Sep 2019, 09:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The -A likely means Alps, probably white Alps.
by davkol
17 Sep 2019, 21:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1470
Views: 101925

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Tool: Parabol & Parabola

(edit: linked content was taken down by copying-monopoly lobby)
by davkol
24 Aug 2019, 11:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Depends on the genre. Turning a ball allows very precise, fast side-to-side movement in one axis (e.g., turning in FPS specifically). Arcade cabinets have traditionally used trackballs too. OTOH, making boxes in RTS (basically diagonal drag&drop) is much harder than with a mouse depending on directi...
by davkol
24 Aug 2019, 11:19
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

In games, probably? For example, if pointing, well, points or moves the camera, and scrolling changes weapons/skills/…

I imagine it can be a smoother experience to move and zoom at the same time in other applications as well.
by davkol
22 Aug 2019, 19:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Kensington Slimblade mostly is like the Expert, but scrolling is implemented as twisting the ball it self. It's very nice and smooth… you can't move cursor and scroll at the same time, though, and I prefer CST's wide, smooth roller and build quality. One of the new Adesso trackballs, iMouse T50, is ...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 16:43
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

The wheel and button are wide . They're as wide as three of my fingers. As how to use them, I have my fingertips on the buttons' edge and rest knuckles on the ball (using the whole hand to move it). This is different from people who rest their hand on the case and move the ball with their fingertips...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 15:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST is the successor to MicroSpeed. Those trackballs have identical shapes, only older/cheaper models are optomechanical. If you don't mind this limitation, it should be straightforward to find a cheaper one on eBay. For example, andrewjoy did a group buy for CST KidTRAC a few years back. L-Trac is ...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 13:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 3789

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST L-Trac is the way to go, if you like the design (I love it, including the wheel and middle button). CST is actually going out of business as of this summer, because their head is retiring, but the product line is transferred to PI Engineering. Besides that… Kensington is still out there, but wit...
by davkol
16 Aug 2019, 13:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4864

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I wish there were one-piece PCBs with sensors for these, something like Amoeba. For building custom keyboards with different layouts. But I guess it's not realistic any time soon.

The Beam force curve looks lovely… not enough to make me go back to an ANSI tenkeyless, though.
by davkol
13 Aug 2019, 12:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)

I'm not sure if I understand this. Stock G80-3000 doesn't have a plate: how did you secure the switches? (Whether you're using hotswap sockets, or not; Kailh Box are only 3-pin AFAIK.)
by davkol
10 Aug 2019, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226154

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There are obviously colored legends in the photo. None of those things should be surprising, if you've seen more generic Silitek keyboards. The chassis is kind of similar to SK-4100R and other rubber domes. Doubleshot keycaps with RGB modifiers and Escape were used on their keyboards with Alps switc...
by davkol
09 Aug 2019, 13:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1470
Views: 101925

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

The new Tool album is coming out soon… for real this time.
by davkol
22 Jul 2019, 17:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2792
Views: 233059

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
Heresy!

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