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by davkol
24 Apr 2021, 00:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 83
Views: 19175

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: 24938
Views: 2545087

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by davkol
29 Mar 2021, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Experience with Silitek Dome w/ Slider
Replies: 3
Views: 216

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: 914

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: 4662
Views: 534830

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: 480

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: 513

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

I have a couple... shoot, ANK 27. Does that work for you anyway?
by davkol
06 Feb 2021, 14:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 426
Views: 53283

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

I'm trying to id a four-tab Alps-clone switch found in an Ortek MCK-101SX. It's clicky, has four tabs and a light-green slider; majority of mould numbers have "IF xx" format in north position.
by davkol
31 Jan 2021, 14:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2545087

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by davkol
28 Jan 2021, 11:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4662
Views: 534830

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Some of it looks very similar to IBM ANPOS keyboard which has buckling rubber sleeves for key mechanism (similar to Mitsumi hybrid switch).
by davkol
05 Jan 2021, 14:34
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4526
Views: 517556

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

Is Focus FK-8000 (w/ some Alps clones) in a rough shape worth any attention?

I imagine the only attraction is the calculator, if someone can make it work, but I could be wrong.
by davkol
11 Dec 2020, 13:59
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Thick DCS WYSE keycaps
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: [WTB] Thick DCS WYSE keycaps

FYI some Silitek rubber domes (models with 4100 or 8801 in the codename) had early DCS keycaps.
by davkol
08 Dec 2020, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4662
Views: 534830

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I'm not sure if I have the exact same model, but mine are sort of low-profile spring over membrane, very quiet, with the PBT keycaps having an interesting texture and blurry dyesub legends.
by davkol
15 Nov 2020, 16:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 44
Views: 5546

Re: how fast do you type?

In this case we need a standardized test (which website?) and the same text for all (except people who speak another first language obviously :-)) This is exactly how they ended up with the Olympics! XD Meanwhile, there's this organization called Intersteno that has been doing typing competitions f...
by davkol
03 Nov 2020, 00:20
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 72
Views: 22433

Re: RollerMouse - your opinions?

Sanwa MA-TB42BK
by davkol
01 Nov 2020, 16:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2545087

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

a couple of old Maltron keyboards in Australia: newer for Mac and older with trackball
by davkol
11 Oct 2020, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?

zrrion wrote:
11 Oct 2020, 18:48
Worn blacks vint blacks are ridiculously smooth though
If wear was the deciding factor, commonly used keys would feel significantly different from rarely used keys.

I haven't noticed that, and my finest keyboards have been in pristine condition.
by davkol
11 Oct 2020, 13:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: Vintage MX Blacks - smoothness due to use, manufacture or something else?

Ilostmytoeinvietnam wrote:
05 Oct 2020, 18:35
the only reason that vintage blacks are so highly praised is because they are vintage, and have been used a lot.
That doesn't explain new-old-stock keyboards.
by davkol
27 Sep 2020, 00:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps

The Alps-mount sets (one printed without a spacebar; three doubleshot, one of them with a short spacebar): https://i.ibb.co/nPp1539/alps-czech-0.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Ns29LRM/alps-czech-1.jpg https://i.ibb.co/QkxfqZb/alps-czech-2.jpg I have at least one MX-mount set too (grey, backlight-compatible fr...
by davkol
21 Sep 2020, 20:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps

Alright, I do have at least two Alps-mount doubleshot sets.
by davkol
21 Sep 2020, 20:17
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: [WTB] Czech sub/legend keycaps

I should have quite a few sets from Chicony and other OEM keyboards. Some could be doubleshots. Probably big-ass Enter, though.
by davkol
07 Sep 2020, 11:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4662
Views: 534830

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

hellothere wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 08:38
his ad said something like, "Looks like white Alps, but can't confirm," which, of course, is code for, "They're not Alps switches."
The opposite happened to me twice. It was green and blue Alps respectively. They were just dirty.
by davkol
01 Aug 2020, 18:42
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [SORTED] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard

Do you have a preference wrt ANSI/ISO? Switches or modifications (replacement controller,…)? Price?
by davkol
29 Jul 2020, 22:01
Forum: News
Topic: ZSA Moonlander: new ergonomic keyboard inspired by ErgoDox
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

ZSA Moonlander: new ergonomic keyboard inspired by ErgoDox

ZSA Technology Labs, the company behind ErgoDox EZ (factory-made ErgoDox ), has finally released a new ergonomic keyboard with a slightly updated layout. It's called Moonlander . https://i.imgur.com/A3A671l.png Compared to ErgoDox, it moves to 1u keycaps across the main section (like ErgoDash, Lily5...
by davkol
22 Jul 2020, 19:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2545087

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I just noticed the other night that Pimp My Keyboard have free shipping for orders over $25.

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