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by davkol
28 Aug 2021, 16:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 536
Views: 78912

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

It looks fairly normal, doesn't even have a 1337 font, just the marketing is off: the photo and obviously the name (Jizz Magic Wand)
by davkol
26 Aug 2021, 17:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BeeRaider
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: BeeRaider

by davkol
13 Aug 2021, 22:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1540
Views: 227013

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

And this dropped today. "He sounds like a demon. … There's so little research done, we need more cameras down the throats to know about this. … OMG, this is really super fascinating!" Famous last words. Indeed.
by davkol
10 Aug 2021, 00:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1540
Views: 227013

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

I didn't see the point of "reaction videos" on YouTube, and from what I've seen the general consensus is that most of them suck… Well, I've stumbled upon this channel: The Charismatic Voice . She, an opera singer, apparently knew next to nothing about metal until people started pitching Nightwish to...
by davkol
23 Jul 2021, 19:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How are the domes on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: How are the domes on the Microsoft Natural Keyboard?

The early models were made by Key Tronic; their domes were quite stiff. The multimedia models I didn't like for their overall build quality or rather lack thereof. The Ergonomic 4000 model was infamous for having a terrible spacebar.
by davkol
27 Jun 2021, 17:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

MicroTouch The UnMouse Innovative Touch Tablet 1990 ADB Macintosh for $39 (Buy it now) in California

I've made a note about it. Curious if it's usable nowadays, some contemporary trackballs are, but I'm not gonna try it myself, considering the shipping cost (+ customs and tax).
by davkol
27 Jun 2021, 17:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: MicroTouch UnMouse touchpad
Replies: 1
Views: 273

MicroTouch UnMouse touchpad

I was flipping through a copy of 5/1991 MacWorld the other day and came across this ad: UnMouse (Microtouch) The UnMouse does everything a mouse can—only faster, easier, and in less space. To move the cursor, simply slide your finger over the glass surface. To make a selection merely press down. The...
by davkol
26 Jun 2021, 11:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Arthritis - Which layout and switches (need help)
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Arthritis - Which layout and switches (need help)

budget recommendation: go on eBay and look for a cheap Goldtouch SKR-4200U (perhaps with a broken plastic lever); it uses fairly soft and *very thocky* domes… Kinesis Freestyle2 is fine too. 30g Topre Realforce is a classic for this use case; JIS layout if you want to engage your thumbs a bit more. ...
by davkol
21 Jun 2021, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4851
Views: 630482

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

by davkol
09 Jun 2021, 17:12
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Glorious GMMK Pro review (Glorious Pandas)
Replies: 78
Views: 5017

Re: Glorious GMMK Pro review (Glorious Pandas)

Admittedly, I read Reddit a bit too much… GMMK Pro was hyped there precisely as a way to get the features of fancy custom keyboards vessels for keycaps (case, latest and greatest frankenswitches, customizable firmware) without doing the work or paying that much. It turns out that half of the selling...
by davkol
05 Jun 2021, 16:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [video] How does a USB keyboard work?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

[video] How does a USB keyboard work?

Not mine, here's a Ben Eater's video How does a USB keyboard work? that covers the basic communication.
by davkol
05 Jun 2021, 00:12
Forum: News
Topic: curious 60% gaming keyboard from Kinesis
Replies: 0
Views: 343

curious 60% gaming keyboard from Kinesis

So I accidentally stumbled upon TKO Tournament Keyboard from Kinesis (the makers of Advantage and Freestyle ergonomic keyboards). It's… interesting… https://i.ibb.co/NTRnKMG/kinesis-tko-banner.png standard ANSI 60% layout Kailh Box switches in solderless sockets (w/ 5-pin switch support) PBT doubles...
by davkol
30 May 2021, 01:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: new vertical thumb trackball from Kensington [2020]
Replies: 12
Views: 5931

Re: new vertical thumb trackball from Kensington [2020]

So I eventually got one. It's fine. I would have preferred the wired version (yes, there's a wired version too), but it wasn't available at the time. I saw mixed reviews with complaints about build quality at first, that hasn't been my case, though. Just like Elecom trackballs, it's supported in Lin...
by davkol
29 May 2021, 23:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 7760

Re: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020

They're opening preorders (at $138) next week. Hello Reddit Trackballers, We are targeting June 2nd at 10:00 am PST (5:00 pm GMT) to start presales on our first batch of GameBall Limited-Edition units. We will be releasing three total Limited-Edition batches and once they are gone, we won’t make mo...
by davkol
29 May 2021, 20:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Historical question - when did rubber domes eat the world?
Replies: 77
Views: 4373

Re: Historical question - when did rubber domes eat the world?

I am not sure how relevant this is, but when talking about the point where the sales from clone manufacturers overtook those from IBM, by talking about proportions, it is natural to think of IBM's sales shrinking and the clone manufacturer's sales increasing but, at the beginning, I suspect this wa...
by davkol
24 Apr 2021, 00:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 95
Views: 23393

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

I don't think acers sound or feel any worse than MX Blue and respective clones. Not a high bar, I know, but some people actually like that.
by davkol
20 Apr 2021, 00:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by davkol
29 Mar 2021, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Experience with Silitek Dome w/ Slider
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Experience with Silitek Dome w/ Slider

Yes, I have multiple keyboards with them (two different models). I like the feel; it has a neat little bump, actuates and then there's very strongly dampened, optional bottoming out. Sort of reminiscent of Cherry MX Clear, but softer and subtler. The keycaps should be DCS profile. If they're old eno...
by davkol
23 Mar 2021, 19:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Linux DAC USB headphones+mic+speakers suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1625

Re: Linux DAC USB headphones+mic+speakers suggestions?

I have been interested in the same thing. The "better" mainstream consumer options are just Asus Xonar and Creative Sound Blaster. Sadly, both tend to have problems in Linux, usually with volume control. Just below that, there are plenty of USB sound cards with C-Media chips. Linux support is fine, ...
by davkol
24 Feb 2021, 11:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4851
Views: 630482

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There's this ad : ACS (Alpha Computer Systeme)-branded Key Tronic E03623ELGRKTC-C (105key German layout, DIN5 connector) with "Key Tronic MPR II-KEY" on the spacebar. It's quite clear what keyboard it is (another CIGE03600W), I'm just curious what the "Key Tronic MPR II-KEY" on the spacebar means. I...
by davkol
23 Feb 2021, 00:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Trackball curious
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: [WTB] Trackball curious

Have you read through the mice & co. subforum? I posted this back in '19 and recommend reading different opinions. There haven't been that many releases since then: a couple of kensingtons and run-of-the-mill thumb trackballs… and Ploopy. The [CST] wheel and button are wide. They're as wide as three...
by davkol
13 Feb 2021, 16:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: -
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: [WTB] Olivetti ANK 25-101/102

I have a couple... shoot, ANK 27. Does that work for you anyway?

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