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by keycap
05 Feb 2019, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which keyboard to buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1306

Re: Which keyboard to buy?

you're looking for something like a magicforce. they're cheap, switches are better than rubber, small and keycap set compatible

do not bother with vintage as much as anyone pressures you to, clearly all you need is something along the lines of cherry mx
by keycap
01 Feb 2019, 21:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's up with Alp SKCM Blue being so hard to find?
Replies: 30
Views: 1645

Re: What's up with Alp SKCM Blue being so hard to find?

honestly, paying that much for a blue alps keyboard is realistic even in today's standards if you find the right person. that's about what they *should* cost ;)
by keycap
01 Feb 2019, 20:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's up with Alp SKCM Blue being so hard to find?
Replies: 30
Views: 1645

Re: What's up with Alp SKCM Blue being so hard to find?

they're not even rare switches, they're just extremely easy to overprice. "old computer stuff" that isn't ibm or apple is viewed as non collectible and is usually just thrown away, but some sellers on ebay have realized that blue alps are """rare""" so the price went up a lot since around 2014 or so...
by keycap
01 Feb 2019, 14:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: question about vintage mx blues
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: question about vintage mx blues

to be fair, they are at least smooth!...but they still feel and especially sound awful!
by keycap
01 Feb 2019, 14:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: question about vintage mx blues
Replies: 4
Views: 271

question about vintage mx blues

got what appears to be some old unitek keyboard with highly inconsistent mx blues, board itself is in decent condition, nothing terribly wrong with it or anything. about three quarters of the switches don't click, they just make a hollow rattly noise if any noise at all :? are all vintage cherry blu...
by keycap
17 Jan 2019, 10:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Re: Alps Appreciation

got a chance to take some pics
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older model feels better but mostly due to condition
by keycap
15 Jan 2019, 20:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Re: Alps Appreciation

Polecat wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 04:30
Could you pop a couple caps and provide the mold numbers on the upper right corner of your switches on the two versions? And also note whether the upper housings are branded or unbranded?
sure thing, i'll go take some pics
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 21:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with Chicony KB-5152
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Need help with Chicony KB-5152

interesting... good to know it is getting power. and yes make sure to make sure you're plugging the boards in when the computer is powered off, most ps/2 ports don't support hot swapping a multimeter would surely help narrow down the problem. highly recommend just grabbing one for a low price as, be...
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 19:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with Chicony KB-5152
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Need help with Chicony KB-5152

sometimes it's something as stupid as the keyboard cable being unplugged from the PCB internally, i've had a g80-11900 do that to me once
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 19:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with Chicony KB-5152
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Need help with Chicony KB-5152

if it's not working with the converteers and you don't have an old computer with native PS/2 support built into the motherboard itself, you might want to look for damaged traces, loose soldering, or failed capacitors. a multimeter would be really helpful for this, assuming you have one. if not, i hi...
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 19:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Re: Alps Appreciation

both use pine, i've yet to come across bamboo white alps. indeed, i remember trying pine switchtops on an at101w and it made the switches sound a bit better, bamboo alps have way more of this loud *tack* noise on the upstroke. not the end of the world, but the subtle upstroke dampening is something ...
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 19:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Re: Alps Appreciation

also would like to note that for some reason two of my omnikeys sound different despite both being omnikey 101s with short switchplate white alps
by keycap
14 Jan 2019, 19:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Re: Alps Appreciation

alps are heavily reliant on chassis, definitely. never had the grace of trying skcm blue, but i have many skcm white boards and all of them sound different. the omnikeys sound the best, ofc, but all of them have their own interesting little quirks that give them character. i just picked up a z150 to...
by keycap
12 Dec 2018, 08:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Cherry solid-state capacitive switches (Cherry KFN-3)
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Still fuller than the skeleton of sound that is Cherry MX.
by keycap
11 Dec 2018, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Decent Rubber Domes thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1867

I tend to hate the rubber domes that have a really dry, frictiony feel to them, and that awful creaky flex thing with the top plastic plate that they use. The latter is the worst, to me. For this reason, I really like BTC dome with slider because they don't have that feel at all. But if I had to cho...
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 18:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Weirdest Enter/Return key?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

:lol:
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 18:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Weirdest Enter/Return key?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

technically not even an enter key but just.. why
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by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

does this thread also apply for SMK alps mount?

I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 17:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My AEK II JP in pristine condition.
Replies: 4
Views: 521

That is a beautiful board indeed! I recently scored an AEK II in very good condition with salmon alps and I am in love with the damned thing. :P
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 17:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NBM RT6671?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

those caps look yellowed too so I'd say probably not space invaders
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 17:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 77
Views: 4705

I doubt really anybody types "properly" without some kind of strange quirk as to how they do it. Though this has probably already been said...
by keycap
10 Dec 2018, 17:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1470
Views: 102340

pantera - vulgar display of power
electric wizard - dopethrone
by keycap
16 Nov 2018, 18:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird qume keyboard found
Replies: 3
Views: 383

It's so ugly that I almost want it. Sorta.
by keycap
12 Nov 2018, 23:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Burroughs Keypad (Ebay)
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Looks like it has a proprietary connector. I'm not sure how you'd convert that without spending way more than the keypad itself.
by keycap
08 Nov 2018, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

Making SKCM Blues is impossible. We need serious stuff to determine how are the switches made. Anyway, I made the survey.This is only a test version (typos and anything else), but I'm just qrious what we'll see. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ogwHouiWN5dKHD27FXRc_YYr8UdvepDDbSGL1Tp-DL0 You'll get...
by keycap
07 Nov 2018, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 167938

SKBM/SKBL were a lot cheaper to make, of course. The switchplate for Alps SKCM/SKCL is overly complicated and I'm sure it costed a lot of money. Unfortunately it's not going to be much different from what Matias is already making right now.
by keycap
06 Nov 2018, 00:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would Coltron 80 be good for everyday typing?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Indeed!
by keycap
06 Nov 2018, 00:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would Coltron 80 be good for everyday typing?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Worth noting that while the capacitive nature of foam and foil makes it last far longer than electromechanical switches, the foam is the true issue with the design. You wouldn't notice a loss of functionality for many years, however. The only reason I recommend against using foam and foil as a daily...
by keycap
06 Nov 2018, 00:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would Coltron 80 be good for everyday typing?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Foam and foil switches are... well, interesting. If you want my personal opinion, they simply do not compare to the switches you have already tried. Especially to a Model M/F. But that's just my opinion, of course. If you want to be on the safe side, I'd pass on it. I don't think realistically you'd...
by keycap
05 Nov 2018, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would Coltron 80 be good for everyday typing?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Cortron foam and foil switches, the thing seems to be built like a tank. This might be a great board for you, but I've no experience with it, unfortunately. Definitely seems interesting though, and it would make for a nice collection piece!

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