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by davkol
15 Jun 2019, 15:26
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)

Regarding the "Model S" issue at the beginning: it's not "wheel-less", it's that Das III didn't have a wheel at all, and Model S is still Das III essentially. As you know, the first Das was a rebranded Key Tronic, the second a rebranded Cherry G80… and the then came the third in late 2000s: initiall...
by davkol
13 Jun 2019, 09:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169439

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Heya. That's a typo in the FCC ID. Podworld 292 That's what I found too, but the keyboard was NOT Podworld 292, as it looked identical to SKB-5150C (layout, non-stepped keycaps, case with the panel/sticker on top, large feet, the AT/XT switch); the sticker itself also said "84KEY" instead of "101KE...
by davkol
12 Jun 2019, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169439

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I've just spotted a listing with some keyboard with FCC ID: HEW 292, which I couldn't find in the FCC ID database, and it looked like SKB-5150C (or Tai-Hao TH-5150, but that one shouldn't have an AT/XT switch, whereas the listed keyboard did have it). It went for a little over €40.
by davkol
05 Jun 2019, 11:24
Forum: News
Topic: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps
Replies: 1
Views: 144

[Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps

TechPowerUp's report on Leopold's booth at Computex 2019. The new switch finds its way in the equally new FC660PT keyboard, with the primary design change being the location of the spring relative to the switch housing and rubber dome that gave Topre switches the unique tactile feedback which peopl...
by davkol
18 May 2019, 22:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169439

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I doubt anyone cares, but for future generations, if they'll survive the environmental collapse and dig into then-vintage keyboards. Func KB-460 (popular full-size "gaming" keyboard from ~2014) is actually Tesoro G1. The PCB looks almost identical to, e.g., Tesoro TS-G3NL, and even is branded as Tes...
by davkol
16 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1437
Views: 76554

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet [on SoundCloud] A research paper concluding that climate-induced collapse is now inevitable, was recently rejected by anonymous reviewers of an academic journal. In saying the paper was not suitable for publication, one of the comments fr...
by davkol
10 May 2019, 12:27
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: What gaming mice work with linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: What gaming mice work with linux?

These days, almost everything should work out of the box, as long as it adheres to the USB HID specification. Many "gaming" mice go beyond that, though, to allow configuration of lights, buttons etc. There are projects that attempt to cover this natively (e.g., OpenRazer mostly for lights in Razer p...
by davkol
06 May 2019, 23:16
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???

I like Roccat. Good coatings, some of the best wheels, decent firmware, on-board memory for settings and some interesting features like EasyShift. My second choice would be Logitech: they push R&D quite a bit more and maintain decent build quality for consumer products, but I usually don't like the ...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 21:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34911

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Copy, Cut and Paste use the letters C, X and V. I am not aware of a national layout that would position these letters in a different place. (Ctrl-Z is a different story, but that's got nothing to do with INS.) F Keyboard BDS 5237:1978 ANSI X4.22-1983 Obviously I was talking neither about "alternati...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 18:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34911

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Yeah, what if one doesn't use Word, though? How about pretty much all other word processors, pretty much every text editor, and even Excel itself? "Word processor" is a fancy name for "virtual typewriter". Say no to poor typesetting and poor machine-readability. And Excel is what? A food? Copy, Cut...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34911

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Yeah, what if one doesn't use Word, though? BTW The Insert key , when pressed along with Control or Shift, can also be used to copy or paste in Microsoft Windows. This behavior comes from the Common User Access standard. Screen readers use the insert key for hotkeys for reading text, speaking format...
by davkol
28 Apr 2019, 18:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: trackballs&mice: including MS Trackball Optical, Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan / TrackMan Wheel etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 291

trackballs&mice: including MS Trackball Optical, Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan / TrackMan Wheel etc.

I'm starting to reduce my collection of pointing devices, I'll be slowly adding more stuff. Microsoft Trackball Optical : arguably the largest, most comfortable thumb-operated trackball, mint condition, original packaging. €50 https://i.imgur.com/Dn1IVgn.jpg Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan (T-RB2...
by davkol
24 Apr 2019, 23:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1156104

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Dactyl-Manuform starting at $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303129848246
by davkol
16 Apr 2019, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2675

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

The "matrix" layout in TypeMatrix solves one specific problem: being fundamentally symmetrical, it makes both human hands make the same (mirrored) motions, as opposed to different motions on the standard layout with inconsistently offset rows. Although I personally don't value it, the "matrix" desig...
by davkol
16 Apr 2019, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2675

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

Early 2000s were great for stupid layout ideas. One weird navigation/arrows cluster (from Umax):

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Isn't it great to miss an arrow key and shut the computer down? (from KME)

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by davkol
16 Apr 2019, 12:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2675

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

The old typematrix was cheaply made and there were some questionable choices made regarding stabilizers, but the layout is fairly decent for touch typing. In particular, the claim that "hands are still in the same position" and there's "no ergonomic benefit" is just plain wrong, and your whole rant ...
by davkol
15 Apr 2019, 15:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2675

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

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Maybe it serves the original purpose well, but otherwise…
by davkol
13 Apr 2019, 21:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2730
Views: 194921

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

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by davkol
02 Apr 2019, 11:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does this dell at101 have pbt keycaps.
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Does this dell at101 have pbt keycaps.

It also has the old logo on the case...
by davkol
01 Apr 2019, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2351

Re: ISO users

something something ErgoDox
by davkol
21 Mar 2019, 22:39
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4402
Views: 241780

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I might be off currently, but when I looked into these kinds of Alps, it was roughly $0.5-1 per switch depending on condition.
by davkol
18 Mar 2019, 10:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German

Are you familiar with existing Japanese input methods?
by davkol
17 Mar 2019, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34911

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

LPT: don't type like a brute… if you _are_ a brute, don't be a brute
by davkol
14 Mar 2019, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169439

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

updated: BTC FT7000 is tactile foam&foil (rubber sleeves, MX-mount stems).

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