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by Hypersphere
04 May 2019, 00:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3786

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Received mine today. Thanks!
by Hypersphere
04 May 2019, 00:56
Forum: News
Topic: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2

Thanks for the clarification.
by Hypersphere
05 Apr 2019, 20:03
Forum: News
Topic: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2

@St0ckz: Thanks for the ring IDs. Wow, if I do say so myself, the Keyclack V2 rings appear to be rather crudely cut. Now I don't feel quite so bad about the rather extreme cost differential! On the other hand, if they work well, I suppose they don't need to look pretty. It will be interesting to see...
by Hypersphere
05 Apr 2019, 19:58
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Realforce R2 PFU Limited Edition
Replies: 71
Views: 5010

Re: Realforce R2 PFU Limited Edition

@vinzbe: I agree about the build quality being about the same in the various versions of RF boards (R1, R2, RF/Topre-branded vs Leopold-branded), and that the R1 is easier to take apart. One thing I much prefer about the R2 is that the lock lights are in the case rather than through windowed keycaps...
by Hypersphere
05 Apr 2019, 19:47
Forum: News
Topic: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2

vinzbe wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 01:41
Here is a (crappy) shot where you can compare the thickness. I would say they are slightly thinner.

rings.png
What are the rings in the pic?
by Hypersphere
02 Apr 2019, 15:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3786

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Sent payment today for 110 switches. Sent separate $3.00 payment for tracked shipping. Looking forward to receiving the NOS SKCM White Alps switches!
by Hypersphere
30 Mar 2019, 20:28
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Realforce R2 PFU Limited Edition
Replies: 71
Views: 5010

Re: Realforce R2 PFU Limited Edition

I didn't encounter an issue with the noise produced by the space bar with my R2 boards, but there is something I find annoying with it. The space bar is slightly longer than on Realforce R1 or HHKB. So you can't put a custom space bar (the stabilizers won't fit). The spacebar noise was an issue onl...
by Hypersphere
30 Mar 2019, 13:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+

@fohat: What does "BBC" signify on that PCB? I suppose it is not the "British Broadcasting Corporation".
by Hypersphere
27 Mar 2019, 14:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 15911

Re: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?

Lanrefni wrote:
26 Mar 2019, 19:52
My perfect mouse would be the Logitech G502 with the G600's 12 side buttons.
I am in awe of those who can navigate more than two side buttons on a mouse!
by Hypersphere
27 Mar 2019, 13:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Pen Keyboard // Space Invaders board // 96x SKCL green // 89x SKCM blue
Replies: 40
Views: 4831

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

"Capitals" rather than "Uppercase"? (or "Upper case") (or "Upper Case") or .... ?
by Hypersphere
27 Mar 2019, 00:02
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar

The other problem with Matias spacebars though, is that they don't have the traditional vertical stabilization posts that Alps spacebars do, so there's a horrible side-to-side wobble when using their spacebars. Yes, I have noticed some wobble with Matias spacebars on some keyboards, but most of the...
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 19:23
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar

On my Alps-switch boards, I like to use blank black spacebars and modifiers from Matias and lettered alphas from vintage Alps boards. Thus far, Matias has allowed me to purchase partial sets from them. I prefer them to Signature Plastics, because the profile is usually a better match.
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 19:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] ABS Black 7u Spacebar
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: [WTB] ABS Black 7u Spacebar

@mcmaxmcmc: I think that Matias prefers to sell full sets of keycaps. However, I have been able to get special orders of various keycaps from them. I have mainly wanted modifiers and spacebars. Go to the Matias site and click on a keycap set. You will see a list of kecaps such as the following: R4: ...
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 19:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)

Regarding custom keycaps for Topre-switch keyboards, apart from the knockoffs being sold on KBDfans, I agree with Tias that custom sets are currently quite scarce. I got my custom sets from "Widebasket" on eBay back when they were still being produced by Realforce. Now the supply has apparently drie...
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 19:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 15911

Re: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?

It really doesn't : I want at least 5 buttons (although more would be overkill). I need a small / midsized mouse because I can't change my fingertip grip habit (current mouse is a battered MX400) I insist on it being PS/2 compatible (because -probably bad- reasons). I would like it to look clean, n...
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 00:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Pen Keyboard // Space Invaders board // 96x SKCL green // 89x SKCM blue
Replies: 40
Views: 4831

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

<snip> When I sat in front of a Linux desktop all day winkeyless boards were my favorite. But now that I'm on a Mac for the most part I use all of the modifiers fairly regularly, and end up remapping some keys to make sure I can get all of: Control, Caps Lock (in the lower left corner of the keyboa...
by Hypersphere
26 Mar 2019, 00:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)

Here are my links to typing sounds on my RF87UB55 before and after silencing:

Before:
After:
The sounds are from the same typing sequence at the same microphone settings.
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 22:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)

@Menhin: I still rate my HHKB Pro 2 as my all-time favorite keyboard. However, perfection gets dull after a while, so I like to mix it up by rotating through a variety of other keyboards (RF87UB45, RF87UB55, HHKB Pro 2 w/55g domes, various Cherry mx and clone boards, IBM Model M, IBM Model M SSK, IB...
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 20:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1709

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

I had good luck with my first XT restoration. I used 1/8-inch thick silicone foam for the foam replacement. This resulted in all the keys registering properly, but it was very difficult to get the plates to slide into position. I had to get a heavy-duty clamp and use considerable force. It was also ...
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)

Hey @Hypersphere thanks for this! I just ordered a black on black Realforce 87U (the one with 55g). I had heard of realforce but hadn't really considered it, thanks for the recommendation. Got it on sale too, at 186 EUR. From the reviews I saw it sounds like it will be pretty much what I'm looking ...
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 16:34
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Add "My Threads" Category?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Add "My Threads" Category?

It just seems that your narcissism hasn't reached the level where you construct a search for your own topics :lol: Busted again! Here I am, as depicted by Caravaggio: Narcissus_Caravaggio_Hyper2.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_(mythology)#/media/File:Narcissus-Caravaggio_(1594-96)_edite...
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 13:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Add "My Threads" Category?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Add "My Threads" Category?

:oops: I had a bad feeling about posting that suggestion -- namely, that there was already a simple way to do this! Thanks, folks!
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 00:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer

I found my IBM Model M 42H1292 and connected it to my mid-2012 Macbook Air with an Adesso PS/2 to USB active converter. The MBA set up the keyboard with no problem. BTW, I am running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6. I tried it with and without being connected to AC power, and I tried both USB connectors ...
by Hypersphere
25 Mar 2019, 00:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22492
Views: 1160399

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ACER-KB-101A-ALPS-Keyboard-/113696883448 Ultra yellow kb101A. Doubleshots! I have had two Acer KB-101A keyboards, and both were terrible. These boards seem to get deeply yellowed and very brittle with age. My first one had mostly unresponsive switches and I returned...
by Hypersphere
24 Mar 2019, 23:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 301
Views: 43083

Re: TMK keyboard firmware collection

hasu wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 23:35
@Hypersphere, thanks for the report.
You don't need post both forum. Use thread on Geekhack for USB-USB converter related topic.
Okay. I mostly visit DT these days and visit GH very rarely. However, per your request, I will post USB-USB converter issues on the GH thread for this topic.
by Hypersphere
24 Mar 2019, 23:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 301
Views: 43083

Re: TMK keyboard firmware collection

@hasu: I've been using your splendid USB-USB converter with my new RF R2 TKL PFE Edition keyboard. It works fine, but when I reboot my Win 10 computer, I then have to unplug the converter from the computer and replug it in order for the keyboard to function. Is this normal for the USB-USB converter...
by Hypersphere
24 Mar 2019, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer

@Libretto Simpatico: Welcome to DT! I have successfully used both the "Blue Cube" and the Adesso active PS/2 to USB adapter/converters with an IBM Model M keyboard and Mac computers. I just did a search for the Blue Cube, and it appears to be no longer available. However, the Adesso is available, al...
by Hypersphere
24 Mar 2019, 16:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)
Replies: 13
Views: 816

Re: Recommendation (Tactile switches board)

@PirateGamARRR: Welcome to DT! Many of us here also like keyboard switches with a high degree of tactility. Here are some of my thoughts: 1. Greatest tactility that I have experienced in a keyboard: IBM 5140 "luggable" computer. The keyboard has SKCM Brown Alps switches. Very heavy and prounounced t...
by Hypersphere
24 Mar 2019, 14:13
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Add "My Threads" Category?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Add "My Threads" Category?

@Matt3o: We already have categories for "Spy" and "My posts". Would it be possible to add a new category for "My threads"? This would be handy when looking for topics a person has started, whereas "My posts" includes replies to other people's threads in addition to one's own threads. Thanks for cons...

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