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by ohaimark
24 Jul 2018, 20:35
Forum: News
Topic: The Hexgears X-1 Wireless Low Profile Keyboard Kickstarter Is Live
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

The Hexgears X-1 Wireless Low Profile Keyboard Kickstarter Is Live

https://i.imgur.com/tHoIiWt.jpg Good news everyone! I'm still alive and kicking — I've been exploring other interests while working for Kono Store (which still keeps me involved with keyboards). We just launched the Hexgears X-1, a rather nice wireless keyboard, for one of our partner brands. It re...
by ohaimark
12 Feb 2018, 18:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

Kbdfr's slanderous, toxic accusation that I'm shill bidding on my Videowriter auction is really getting under my skin. It might be meaningless to most people on the forum, but having my integrity questioned after the things I've done here (and how I've worked to be a fair seller on eBay) hurts. I ca...
by ohaimark
12 Feb 2018, 14:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

I haven't ever run into this before. Even my minty DC-3014 didn't draw trolls, though I guess things have changed over the past few years.
by ohaimark
12 Feb 2018, 14:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

IT IS NOT SHILL BIDDING, at least not from the seller. That Videowriter is my auction, and everything you've seen is the result of trolls or bidders with very shitty tactics.
by ohaimark
08 Feb 2018, 03:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

I think there may be a troll bidder. Zero feedback.
by ohaimark
07 Feb 2018, 02:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

This looks like Ohaimark's https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brown-Alps-Compact-Green-Alps-Videowriter-Vintage-Mechanical-Keyboard/332544967576?hash=item4d6d398398:g:yrkAAOSwcN1aePAR Also IBM SSK with APL keys. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-APL-Keyboard-Model-M-Part-No-1391472-Used/202218034037?hash=item2f15...
by ohaimark
06 Feb 2018, 12:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: just delete
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Eh, I'm okay with it. Even vintage Browns didn't impress me much when I tried them. The caps look nice and, if you're lucky, you can get a consistent batch of Gaterons.
by ohaimark
03 Feb 2018, 19:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Carbon Fiber IBM Model M project, what do you think
Replies: 33
Views: 1567

Wow.
by ohaimark
02 Feb 2018, 16:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

Yeah. I would disagree with that characterization too.
by ohaimark
01 Feb 2018, 01:14
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Navy Blues feel much more like Alps, along with Jades. The thicker click bar really makes a difference.
by ohaimark
24 Jan 2018, 14:07
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Without time on a Model M at the office, which measures around 70 - 75 grams, the Navies would have been unreasonably heavy. Finger training is necessary.
by ohaimark
23 Jan 2018, 21:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4004
Views: 374317

(Damn. We've been discovered.)
by ohaimark
22 Jan 2018, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Friend has a Wyse PCE keyboard, looking for an adapter for the cable
Replies: 10
Views: 618

That probably isn't the case in Ireland where this guy is from.
by ohaimark
22 Jan 2018, 13:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The native state of spare part beam spring modules
Replies: 19
Views: 801

rekt
by ohaimark
22 Jan 2018, 13:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need to find some of these!
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Chyros wrote: . . . I'm intrigued mainly because of this interesting idea of shifting the weighting away from the coil spring and into the tactility . . .
SKCM Brown Alps are another fine example of that. As are Kaihua Box Navys. Having it in clicky Alps form, however, would be neat.
by ohaimark
17 Jan 2018, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: As for switches (Problem and Help)
Replies: 18
Views: 583

The Ozone method from 8 Bit Guy was pretty cool.
by ohaimark
17 Jan 2018, 13:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

That reinforces my theory about the Videowriter timeline. The branded case means that there is a chance of not getting Brown Alps... Now watch my unbranded one arrive and be rubber domes, just to spite me.
by ohaimark
16 Jan 2018, 23:57
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Yep. But they feel more refined overall due to the reduced upstroke tactility. Peek at Haata's graph of them vs. Box Whites and you'll see what I mean.
by ohaimark
16 Jan 2018, 21:48
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Yeah. I wouldn't do the Jade -- its spring is way too light. You're basically lifting your fingers up midstroke and waiting for the switch to catch up.

You should definitely look into Box Heavy Pale Blues instead.
by ohaimark
16 Jan 2018, 15:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tandy 1000 Keyboard Help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Yeah. Pretty sure you'll need to tap the matrix.
by ohaimark
16 Jan 2018, 13:45
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Hmm... The plot thickens. That graph has been superceded by a very different one at the end of December. The new one shows a peak force of 80g just before the break. https://plot.ly/~haata/415 I posted the old graph -- the new one is more accurate. My fingers back that peak force up. Thankfully it ...
by ohaimark
16 Jan 2018, 01:53
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Here's Haata's measurement.
by ohaimark
14 Jan 2018, 07:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: As for switches (Problem and Help)
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Try watching the 8 Bit Guy video on retrobrite. He has some neat processes that might net you better results.
by ohaimark
12 Jan 2018, 19:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

That's true. I didn't specify that I think the transition happened during that case style. Not all of them would be Mitsumis.
by ohaimark
12 Jan 2018, 15:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

Could you please let me know when you've confirmed it's the brown ALPS so I can use the eBay photo for reference? I once got an RD one for about the same cost... :( Thanks! This is unsubstantiated speculation, but I think that the keyboards were released in the following order: 1) Videowriter logo ...
by ohaimark
11 Jan 2018, 22:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

Just got this Videowriter. Based on the period size and a few other typographical indicators, I think it is the Alps version.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Video-Writer-W ... 2598843053

... for $32 shipped.
by ohaimark
10 Jan 2018, 13:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22472
Views: 1156894

Nah. That's probably a Micro Switch ST variant: wiki/Micro_Switch_ST_Series
by ohaimark
10 Jan 2018, 04:21
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)
Replies: 42
Views: 4184

Kaihua Box Navy Switches (supersized click bar)

Reasonably smooth, punch through the table downstroke feel, huge force drop on the upstroke. I like them, but they're not for everyone. Regardless, the sound is awesome. lIQSz7d6k_o https://i.imgur.com/UiKoDGGh.jpg Feel free to ask questions. It's late-ish here and I'm feeling lazy, so... Yeah. Easi...
by ohaimark
08 Jan 2018, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help identify a switches
Replies: 3
Views: 300

by ohaimark
07 Jan 2018, 20:51
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Free mice I got: A4 Tech WinBest 4D+ and Genius Easymouse
Replies: 6
Views: 572

The second wheel probably does horizontal scrolling.

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