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by Hypersphere
07 Sep 2019, 20:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user
Replies: 20
Views: 887

Re: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user

@sofbud: I'm not a gamer, but I suppose I might be construed as a "power user". I have a dozen computers running linux, Mac OS, and Windows, and I do research applying computational chemistry and molecular modeling to problems in medicinal chemistry and predictive toxicology. I've always favored mec...
by Hypersphere
07 Sep 2019, 19:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4163
Views: 411160

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

@Ellipse: I've returned after an absence of a few months.

1. Any updates on estimated arrival times for those of us who place orders early in this process?
2. Are the US tariffs on goods from China and the US-China trade wars going to affect prices and/or delivery times?
by Hypersphere
27 Jun 2019, 22:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

@Jaki1122: You made a great choice with the Northgate Omnikey 101 with SKCM white Alps switches. This is one of my all-time favorite keyboards. They are very easy to convert to USB. I found a flush-mount micro-USB connector that fits the exisiting PS/2 connector holes perfectly, so that there is no ...
by Hypersphere
27 Jun 2019, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Azio Levetron Clicker Matias Click switch swap
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Azio Levetron Clicker Matias Click switch swap

Congratulations on the switch replacement job. It is also nice to see some positive news about Matias switches, which in recent months have accumulated negative reviews, apparently owing to some QC issues at the factory in China. I am typing this on a KBP V60 Type R (completely programmable) with Ma...
by Hypersphere
27 Jun 2019, 21:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE
Replies: 18
Views: 3940

Re: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE

It's always gratifying to see a fortuitous repurposing of vintage parts. Nice work.
by Hypersphere
27 Jun 2019, 21:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4163
Views: 411160

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

As of now, the factory has completed assembling 700 keyboards and can assemble about 50 keyboards in one day.  They are continuing to work on ramping up the daily capability to speed up the remaining assembly. We are now looking at completion of mass assembly in July! Ellipse, this is welcome news....
by Hypersphere
04 May 2019, 00:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 5940

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: 1159

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: 1159

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: 6713

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: 1159

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: 61
Views: 5940

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: 6713

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: 688

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: 18445

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: 5251

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: 689

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: 689

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: 402

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: 1020

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: 18445

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: 5251

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: 1020

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: 1020

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: 2086

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: 1020

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: 715

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: 715

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: 463

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 ...

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