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by zts
19 Jul 2016, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IPC(BTC)-5349 (NIB) adapter problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Try a different adapter (I had some brand new that didn't work at all). But, my bet is that you may need an active adapter for that keyboard to work flawlessly.
by zts
16 Dec 2015, 00:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do these exist?
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Number 2 and 3 -- never seen one of these. For the number 1, besides what seebart already mentioned as the black Dell, there is an industry-customized (Alps, PS/2) Northgate with black body, black keycaps, and blue F keys.
by zts
11 Dec 2015, 06:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can anyone wager a guess as to what switches would be in this?
Replies: 3
Views: 562

This seems to be a rebranded KeyTronic KB3270 Plus, so, yes, it should be a typical KeyTronic foam/foil.
by zts
09 Dec 2015, 04:03
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do Americans have "privileges" and not "rights?"
Replies: 34
Views: 2664

I've been struggling with word choices in my country's constitution. Many of the things we consider rights in America have been turned into privileges or are privileges by definition (and have been since the constitution was written). I'd like to discuss the idea... You can think about this as a di...
by zts
05 Dec 2015, 20:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where to find Pok3r stabilizers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

WASD is selling MX stabilizers/lube:
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/ ... parts.html
by zts
30 Nov 2015, 00:37
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyboard switch 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5252

Topre switches .. IMO, still the best around
by zts
30 Nov 2015, 00:17
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Lifetime Award 2015
Replies: 49
Views: 8307

by zts
07 Aug 2015, 02:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NTC KB-6151EA NIB
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Excellent find, hypkx! Seems like an Alps clone switch, or (less likely) maybe unbranded Alps. Nice.
by zts
07 Aug 2015, 00:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Realforce 87u first review (use time: 1 hour)
Replies: 37
Views: 1981

Interesting choice of trade-offs there. If I had to choose between sacrificing the numpad or the nav cluster, I would definitely ditch the numpad. I use the arrow keys and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn way too much to ever give them up. If I had to write code without those keys, I think I'd go insane (hint: h...
by zts
06 Aug 2015, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Damped NovaTouch vs. Topre Realforce and HHKB
Replies: 64
Views: 5766

Great stuff, Mu!!! I think I'm biased towards RF typing sound, but that NovaTouch seems to be really improved with the silencing rings.
by zts
06 Aug 2015, 09:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: July 29th Windows 10!
Replies: 130
Views: 5445

Hope it works better than 8/8.1 ... I used Win 10 Preview and it looked OK, not as good as Win 7, but considering 2 major failures in the "Vista series" (Vista itself and 8) the 10 should be OK. For business uses I'll probably wait for Win 10 Service Pack 1 or whatever is now equivalent to it.
by zts
04 Aug 2015, 09:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Favorite source for keycaps?
Replies: 39
Views: 3429

For the MX mount I usually get: - Vortex (PBT or PBT+POM for lights); quite a few "blister" issues in some newer batches - Leopold/Varmilo (PBT) easily my favorite - Tai-Hao (PBT) - Signature Plastics (ABS) For Topre (these are expensive no matter how you look at it): - Leopold or Topre kits For Alp...
by zts
03 Aug 2015, 06:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A small story and my small n00b collection
Replies: 23
Views: 2040

Very nice collection, derzemel! Those Dolches look awesome.
by zts
01 Aug 2015, 00:12
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wikipedia refering deskthority wiki
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

True. But the wiki has no idea why you want to know the size of that spacebar. GH might be a bit more like your example — someone commending Razor and MX clones on DT would soon get verbally lynched! — but here you'd see a conversation develop around aftermarket caps or the benefits of thumb keys i...
by zts
31 Jul 2015, 21:33
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wikipedia refering deskthority wiki
Replies: 14
Views: 1958

... different strokes for different folks :lol: . The wiki may be too "dry" and factual, often offering more precise or specific info, but it lacks all that unnecessary but socially entertaining and puzzling convos. DT wiki may say something like: wiki: the size of the Filco Minila spacebar is 3u. T...
by zts
22 Jul 2015, 19:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Watch Photo Thread
Replies: 193
Views: 22911

anybody has any (brand) recommendations for a watch winder? ... maybe for 3 units (no storage/display space necessary). I had a rather old, no-brand single unit winder, but it unceremoniously died a few weeks ago ... so looking for a new one.
by zts
21 Jul 2015, 07:34
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: A new keyboard category?
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

^ I'd rather go with the 5-pin DIN as a sign of a keyboard belonging to the "vintage" class. PS/2 keyboards are still sold (and I guess made) ... Amazon is full of them even for the Prime sales. I guess some or many gamers would use them (judging by many brand new gaming rigs come with PS/2 ports in...
by zts
21 Jul 2015, 02:46
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: A new keyboard category?
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

IMO the KBT Race, Razers and so on still count as "contemporary" (as in modern ) keyboards. The fact that they are no longer produced doesn't mean they are vintage material -- I don't think an specific category is needed for recent keyboards that just happen to have reached EOL, we already have the...
by zts
21 Jul 2015, 02:05
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: A new keyboard category?
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Obsolescent? A single word version of Recently Discontinued would be nice, but I can't think of one. And obsolescent isn't any good because it implies old boards are obsolete, so therefore worthless junk, just like most people so often think when trashing the good stuff. Yes, it'd be nice to find a...
by zts
20 Jul 2015, 18:05
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: A new keyboard category?
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

A new keyboard category?

IMO, we need a category for recently discontinued keyboards -- they are not manufactured any longer; they are not readily available in retail stores; they can be still found in online stores or second hand ... but they are not "Category:Vintage keyboards" and they really don't belong to "Category:Co...
by zts
19 Jul 2015, 08:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-I LED problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

I had same problem with Rapid-I LEDs (http://deskthority.net/review-f45/cooler-master-rapid-si-pre-release-review-t10156.html). My solution was to turn off the lights and replace the keycaps with better PBT keycaps. Not really a solution, but it beats dealing with the support. It seems, CM should ju...
by zts
16 Jul 2015, 11:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I can no longer in good faith recommend a Keycool board
Replies: 31
Views: 2734

^ this. ... and I have a particularly bad luck with their spacebars -- already warped in a sealed box. Replaced 2 on day 1. One works OK, the second one has a bad switch underneath that warped spacebar. There are cheapos out there with some really lousy quality control and then there is Keycool with...
by zts
10 Jul 2015, 10:52
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp - Keyboards with all-white keys
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

... I had no idea the black blanks no longer were in stock. I got my Spacesaver back in 2009 and ordered a set of black blanks for $20. I found out last week, when browsing their site, that they altered the bottom row of their keyboards, so now any full set of caps I order won't fit mine. I really ...
by zts
09 Jul 2015, 20:24
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp - Keyboards with all-white keys
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

^ I'm afraid you may be right. Intuitively, I've been stocking up on a few complete keycap sets since early June ... just in case ... :lol:
by zts
09 Jul 2015, 18:13
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp - Keyboards with all-white keys
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

whist bad its nothing a bit of http://www.3mdirect.co.uk/scotch-brite-heavy-duty-flat-scourer-3-pads.html would not fix yes, it could be smoothened, but 25-year old IBMs were perfectly polished; haven't seen old Lexmarks with this issue either. Maybe, there was a reason why they were using metal to...
by zts
09 Jul 2015, 17:40
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp - Keyboards with all-white keys
Replies: 37
Views: 4405

That sounds like Unicomp is having quality issues in production. Who knows how old their tooling is and in what condition. I never understood their product range either. Since their keyboards are not distributed in the EU officially they don't show up that often. Personally I've never seen one myse...
by zts
08 Jul 2015, 18:01
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Photos from the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 3354

http://www.mickrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kanzaburo_4cmickrock.jpg I respectfully inform you that ALL YOUR IMAGE ARE BELONG TO US, MAKE YOUR TIME! http://www.mickrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kabuki_16cmickrock.jpg Wut? No. No! At no point have I given this impression. Unacceptable! ...
by zts
07 Jul 2015, 11:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps black ... any info on these?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

I've seen these before. @rzwv has a Macway branded keyboard with them: http://kbd.rzw.jp/alps/macway_tp-997kb-j/ He has an impressive collection of keyboards and maintains a page with images of the various switches he's amassed: http://kbd.rzw.jp/chata/slider_in_page/ That's the one!!! -- http://kb...
by zts
07 Jul 2015, 10:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps black ... any info on these?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

here it is ... more KB pics: [wiki]Dauphin DCK-84[/wiki]
by zts
07 Jul 2015, 08:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps black ... any info on these?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

^ Thanks ... I'd think so too, but the cloners rarely (if ever) put Alps logo. Will go with an unknown "Alps black" for now ;)

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