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by Chyros
04 Apr 2020, 11:28
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Laser 2269 keyboard review (SMK 2nd gen Cherry mount)
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Laser 2269 keyboard review (SMK 2nd gen Cherry mount)

In this video we look at something a lot of people have asked me over the years; the Cherry-mount version of SMK clicky switches – in possibly its most well-known chassis. Hope you enjoy the video! :)
by Chyros
02 Apr 2020, 22:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.

courtesy of someone else (I think it was Max, but I'm not sure):

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by Chyros
01 Apr 2020, 08:32
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tomy Tutor review (Tomy multi-key switches)
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Tomy Tutor review (Tomy multi-key switches)

Today we look at a fantastic device from the 80s - the Tomy Tutor. Hope you enjoy the video! :)
by Chyros
31 Mar 2020, 14:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Alps SKBM White (Tellervision GP101)
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Typing Demo XL - Alps SKBM White (Tellervision GP101)

As requested, a TDXL of my Tellervision keyboard. Bleh! :P
by Chyros
28 Mar 2020, 12:41
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Nightowl keyboard review
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Nightowl keyboard review

Jesus Christ monkeyballs xD .
by Chyros
27 Mar 2020, 01:23
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream

Bump!
by Chyros
26 Mar 2020, 09:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Raytheon
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Raytheon

There seems to be another keyboard made by raytheon listed as well. Any idea why they would make a keyboard with glass switches? https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-1960s-Raytheon-226274-Keyboard-w-KB-SR1-Glass-Switches/202946512013?hash=item2f408e048d:g:9xEAAOSwjKNee~yH They appear to be some fo...
by Chyros
25 Mar 2020, 08:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Raytheon
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Raytheon

Ah, you got this one! I'd seen it on eBay as well :) . These old Raytheons are nice-looking boards, congrats!
by Chyros
23 Mar 2020, 09:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK 2000 Plus with Arabic Sublegends
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Focus FK 2000 Plus with Arabic Sublegends

Nice, excellent find! :D
by Chyros
22 Mar 2020, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps restoration guide
Replies: 35
Views: 2609

Re: Alps restoration guide

And lets say that we do find an ICP and we find that it has some mixture of whatever chemical. How probable is it to discern the original chemical composition that resulted into that? Or even if we be able to find any existing lube that is close to it chemically? Somehow I doubt that we can do that...
by Chyros
22 Mar 2020, 15:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 428
Views: 48852

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Yes, that very much looks like an Anykey to me! Good spot, and contemporary with Doom! :D
by Chyros
22 Mar 2020, 11:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps restoration guide
Replies: 35
Views: 2609

Re: Alps restoration guide

Does anyone have any insights into the original lubricants used by Alps? The only info is a quote I have from a former Alps worker at the Milton Keynes factory. He told me "The lubricant used was a lubricant made to JIS spec (Japanese Industrial Spec) maybe containing some silicone". I'd investigat...
by Chyros
21 Mar 2020, 22:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps restoration guide
Replies: 35
Views: 2609

Re: Alps restoration guide

Interesting, so both your findings are the same as mine ^^ . AND Alps', I guess! xD
by Chyros
21 Mar 2020, 12:04
Forum: Reviews
Topic: ABKO K935P V2 keyboard review (Topre clones)
Replies: 1
Views: 195

ABKO K935P V2 keyboard review (Topre clones)

Today we finally get to take a look at Topre clones! It's been way too long xD . These very much appear to be 45 g NiZ switches. Hope you enjoy the video! :)
by Chyros
18 Mar 2020, 07:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210370

Re: Alps Appreciation

Wow, that's a damn nice board =o .
by Chyros
17 Mar 2020, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - SMK vintage linear (Morrow BT1200A-1)
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Typing Demo XL - SMK vintage linear (Morrow BT1200A-1)

As requested, a TDXL of my Liberty Freedom 100 keyboard with SMK vintage linears. The free-est keyboard in the known universe, I'm surprised they didn't deck it out in blue, red and white :p .
by Chyros
16 Mar 2020, 20:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210370

Re: Alps Appreciation

Very nice-looking board! Never seen a badge like that on a 5182 =o .
by Chyros
16 Mar 2020, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How much is a NOS Fujitsu Peerless board worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: How much is a NOS Fujitsu Peerless board worth?

ntv242 wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 09:40
^ so actually at the end you do not like peerless at all then :D
I've had worse.... but I've had better xD .
by Chyros
15 Mar 2020, 22:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How much is a NOS Fujitsu Peerless board worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: How much is a NOS Fujitsu Peerless board worth?

Didn;t Thomas say in his reviews of peerless is that NOS switch feels different and is a lot better than an used and beat up one? I think that is what he said, too lazy to go to the ocean of his reviews to dug up the exact video for now (if i am not to mistaken he has done two: one with an old peer...
by Chyros
15 Mar 2020, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Any love for a customized Model F 122
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: Any love for a customized Model F 122

Weezer wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 02:09
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Nice, that looks really good :D . Love the BAE too!
by Chyros
15 Mar 2020, 00:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210370

Re: Alps Appreciation

Wow. that is a very nice Zenith =o . Caps are double-dyesub, then? :D
by Chyros
14 Mar 2020, 17:59
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sony KI-9700 review (SMK spring-over-dome)
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Sony KI-9700 review (SMK spring-over-dome)

In this episode we look at a title keyboard by Sony. This one uses rather interesting switches that haven't seen all that much exposure yet. Hop you enjoy the video! :)
by Chyros
11 Mar 2020, 08:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: new KB! Beamspring
Replies: 18
Views: 1042

Re: new KB! Beamspring

Great find, congratulations dude! :D
by Chyros
10 Mar 2020, 09:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Key Tronic tactile foam and foil (Wang 725-3488)
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Typing Demo XL - Key Tronic tactile foam and foil (Wang 725-3488)

As requested (for some reason), a TDXL of my Wang with KT tactile F&F. These are horrible, avoid! xD
by Chyros
09 Mar 2020, 19:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is this a good keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Is this a good keyboard?

t_rashman wrote:
09 Mar 2020, 13:14
Cool, what's the key rollover?
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by Chyros
07 Mar 2020, 20:09
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream

Let's bump this one :D .
by Chyros
07 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Apple Adjustable Keyboard (M1242) review (Alps SKFR white)
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Apple Adjustable Keyboard (M1242) review (Alps SKFR white)

Today we look at one of the lesser-known vintage Apple boards; the AAK! This ergo offering was one of their weirder ventures into Keyboard Land, I'd say xD . Hope you enjoy the video! :)
by Chyros
04 Mar 2020, 17:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps SKCM White typing sound comparison (Focus, OmniKey, Ortek, Chicony, switchboard)
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Alps SKCM White typing sound comparison (Focus, OmniKey, Ortek, Chicony, switchboard)

This week, a typing sound comparison of white Alps in six keyboards. There are some quite interesting sound differences here :) . Hope you enjoy the video!

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