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by gcardinal
27 Dec 2016, 17:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Experiences with BRASS PLATES??
Replies: 12
Views: 8458

thanks for the input! I am more interested in the way an brass plates impacts the feeling of the switches.. Brass is a dense and heavy metal - plate from brass will weigh more then steel (around 10-15%) and about 3-4 times more then aluminum. For that reason sound will "stay with in brass". So in t...
by gcardinal
27 Dec 2016, 13:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Experiences with BRASS PLATES??
Replies: 12
Views: 8458

If you are concern about oxidation or metal it self there is plenty of ways to seal brass - even a coat of oil will do it for years. Carbon fiber is really toxic material - unless you have brass allergy I dont think it is anything to worry about. Especially for parts you dont touch. Personally I thi...
by gcardinal
24 Dec 2016, 11:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 21162

IMG_0241.jpg IMG_0248.jpg PS: PING is indeed mighty! IMG_0250.jpg IMG_0252.jpg IMG_0253.jpg IMG_0271.jpg IMG_0265.jpg IMG_0273.jpg IMG_0275.jpg Secret Santa, thank you so much! This is an trully amazing gift in a best Christmas spirit! This is my first compact board without arrow keys and Im so exi...
by gcardinal
24 Dec 2016, 09:48
Forum: News
Topic: New CHERRY MX Keyswitches?
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

The "silent" variants have been reported to be smoother than the non-silent variants. I have a Corsair STRAFE RGB with Cherry MX Silent - and maybe they are smoother (for me they feel just a tad lighter), but they dont sound better then MX Red. Especially with o-rings, the predominant sound becomes...
by gcardinal
23 Dec 2016, 14:28
Forum: News
Topic: New CHERRY MX Keyswitches?
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

New CHERRY MX Keyswitches?

From this press release: Cherry Americas’ silent Cherry MX switches now available for all manufacturers http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13941959.htm New_CHERRY_MX_Keyswitches.jpg CHERRY MX SILENT RED MX3A-L1NN CHERRY MX SILENT BLACK MX3A-11NN CHERRY MX SILENT RGB RED MX3A-L1NA CHERRY MX S...
by gcardinal
19 Dec 2016, 10:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 21162

Got package a few days ago - its massive! I haven't been that excited in a really long time! It just such a super-duper feeling :D

Thanks for letting me join Secret Santa! Can't wait to unbox! :D
by gcardinal
13 Dec 2016, 14:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Your Fab Five" Keyboard Contest (Winner Announced)
Replies: 135
Views: 11690

CHERRY MX 6.0 nb! w/ MX Brown and white LED's
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Siemens SICOMP keyboard
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Topre Realforce 88UB
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HHKB Professional BT
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Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL ISO
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by gcardinal
09 Dec 2016, 00:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 401131

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Tryed my best googling, but wasnt able to find anything one this one
gcardinal wrote: ...
Ok, thank you!
by gcardinal
04 Dec 2016, 23:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Good mechanical keyboard for programming?
Replies: 57
Views: 6043

I have been web developing for past 10 years, now at a CTO position, but I still do quite a bit of coding. My general advice for CSS / HTML or any type-heavy work would be a Cherry MX Black / Red / Topre, for JavaScript or PHP I would recommend Cherry MX Brown, IBM Model M or ALPS. For general fast ...
by gcardinal
03 Dec 2016, 18:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 401131

MperorM wrote: ...
Judging from small media buttons on the upper row and age I would naturally think its a rubber dome indeed.
by gcardinal
03 Dec 2016, 12:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4330
Views: 401131

Got this in a sms from an older lady, no markings and she could only identify 1987 on the back
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by gcardinal
02 Dec 2016, 11:52
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 67
Views: 18065

In Norway rollermouse is very popular and are often seen at office spaces. I can definitely say that it is great for any job where you use mouse more then you use keyboard. For general browsing, searching, windows gui heavy tasks etc., rollermouse is great. And if you do have pain in your hand or wr...
by gcardinal
25 Oct 2016, 12:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!
Replies: 317
Views: 21162

Not a club member but would really like to join Secret Santa. Have a great present ready :)
by gcardinal
27 Jun 2016, 23:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: "Cheapest" tenkeyless keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 10492

"Cheapest" tenkeyless keyboard

Surfing and consuming beverages is fun, but sometimes you order stuff you kinda regret ordering... So for 35$ inc shipping I got this in the mail: LINGBAO JIGUANSHI Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, 87-key with Blue Switches Generic box outside: IMG_0581.jpg A bit more fancy box inside with decent printi...
by gcardinal
25 Jun 2016, 10:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3051
Views: 357467

Keycaps from Unicomp, Inc. on a 1391409. Just sold it with caps for about 100 € locally in Norway - was sold in about 1min after ad was posted. Looks like there is a big craving for Model M's in Norway.
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PS: Color: LightBlue
by gcardinal
24 Jun 2016, 15:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24004
Views: 1967313

Those are not Alps SKCM. That slider looks like SMK Alps mount or some other clone. The wiki needs to be updated constantly, but few are actually putting in the work, most just like to talk about it. ;) Oh ok, thanks! I actually found A600 locally i iwll get in a weeks time. Will take a closer look...
by gcardinal
24 Jun 2016, 14:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24004
Views: 1967313

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2 Commodore Amiga 600
ALPS switches?!
by gcardinal
24 Jun 2016, 11:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most Overrated/Underrated Switch or Keyboard?
Replies: 145
Views: 14679

@gcardinal: The question is, have you tried Topre yourself yet? Yes, I have purcased NovaTouch TKL twice - one used and one new from the local store (ISO both). So I have about 2-3 month of typing on it. I never owned a Realforce - but have tried it a few times. Just for clarification - I find Nova...
by gcardinal
24 Jun 2016, 11:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most Overrated/Underrated Switch or Keyboard?
Replies: 145
Views: 14679

Overrated:
Topre as seen in a Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL. Overly complex switch made even more complex for the "marketing" reasons.

Overlooked:
Siemens STB 21 - so simple, so elegant and it is just a joy to type on.
by gcardinal
10 Jun 2016, 12:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Complete newbie to mechanical keyboards looking for advice from pros..
Replies: 19
Views: 1329

(Im just starting here, not 'pro', but here is my 2-cents). I had exactly the same starting point when I got into mechanical keyboards. I have to say that for the closest feel to rubber dome I would give it to: - Alps SKCM White Damped - SteelSeries QS1 - Cherry MX Black (vintage) M800 will give you...
by gcardinal
09 Jun 2016, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Worst switch that you've ever tried?
Replies: 78
Views: 7392

Cherry MY - feels pretty bad and is exceptionally annoying ... I would give it 1/10 - just for not hurting my fingers. The only thing which takes bad to another level is probably keyboard in new Apple Macbook (not pro / air). Its so bad - it hurts your fingers. If you get a chance - try it in a stor...
by gcardinal
09 Jun 2016, 13:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MacCharlie - Apple M0110 with a PC extention
Replies: 19
Views: 2391

Im here just to post 'wow'!... ok all, done!
ps: amazing find
by gcardinal
08 Jun 2016, 15:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Thank you all for the feedback and good tips! Feeling confident about souring replacement 7u now.

However board it self is pretty dead. Ordered new chip and caps - hope I will sort it out...
by gcardinal
03 Jun 2016, 13:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

t8c wrote: I have one SGI set on the way. Will sell cheap to a fellow norwegian!
Oh hei! :) that would be just awesome! I send pm :)
by gcardinal
03 Jun 2016, 12:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

jacobolus wrote: Come visit San Francisco and I’ll give you an SGI spacebar. :-)
That would be a long hike from Norway :P

Could you maybe take some pictures of how it looks on the underside? And maybe stabilizer
by gcardinal
03 Jun 2016, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Never throw any of it away? Argh! I have almost 8 pallets of keyboards here right now. Anything that does not sell by the end of December is prob going back to the recycle center! Storage might be a problem, but like any investment its just a quastion of time. Ones I got 24 powersupplyes for 100$ -...
by gcardinal
02 Jun 2016, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Spacebar for "SGI Granite" 9500900

In todays score I got an not-working SGI Granite 9500900 for cheap. It also misses a space bar... IMG_0238.JPG IMG_0239.JPG I did try space bar from other ALPS board I have, but it even length is the same stabilizer mount is quite different on SGI. And I wasn't able to find any information on it... ...
by gcardinal
02 Jun 2016, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: these are both Cherry Blue---why feel different?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Also try swapping keycaps between boards. For instance Cherry G80-1000 with thin cheapo keycaps is quite a different experience from thick original double shout keycaps. Also for instance with Cherry MX-Board 3.0 G80-3850 I never felt that I was hitting keys in the center - that coused a lot of "sid...
by gcardinal
29 May 2016, 11:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Source files for Phantom PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Source files for Phantom PCB

For no practical reason at all, other then "I just want to do it my self" - I really want to order my own PCB for my next keyboard. I want to make yellow and 2mm thick PCB. However in order to do that I need source files to order PCB. However I wasn't able to find any... :( Or a tip about another si...
by gcardinal
10 Apr 2016, 18:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keytronic Industrial Find
Replies: 23
Views: 2492

just wow! looks amazing

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