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by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 16:43
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 4787

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

The wheel and button are wide . They're as wide as three of my fingers. As how to use them, I have my fingertips on the buttons' edge and rest knuckles on the ball (using the whole hand to move it). This is different from people who rest their hand on the case and move the ball with their fingertips...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 15:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 4787

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST is the successor to MicroSpeed. Those trackballs have identical shapes, only older/cheaper models are optomechanical. If you don't mind this limitation, it should be straightforward to find a cheaper one on eBay. For example, andrewjoy did a group buy for CST KidTRAC a few years back. L-Trac is ...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 13:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 4787

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST L-Trac is the way to go, if you like the design (I love it, including the wheel and middle button). CST is actually going out of business as of this summer, because their head is retiring, but the product line is transferred to PI Engineering. Besides that… Kensington is still out there, but wit...
by davkol
16 Aug 2019, 13:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 52
Views: 5366

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I wish there were one-piece PCBs with sensors for these, something like Amoeba. For building custom keyboards with different layouts. But I guess it's not realistic any time soon.

The Beam force curve looks lovely… not enough to make me go back to an ANSI tenkeyless, though.
by davkol
13 Aug 2019, 12:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)

I'm not sure if I understand this. Stock G80-3000 doesn't have a plate: how did you secure the switches? (Whether you're using hotswap sockets, or not; Kailh Box are only 3-pin AFAIK.)
by davkol
10 Aug 2019, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3890
Views: 237604

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There are obviously colored legends in the photo. None of those things should be surprising, if you've seen more generic Silitek keyboards. The chassis is kind of similar to SK-4100R and other rubber domes. Doubleshot keycaps with RGB modifiers and Escape were used on their keyboards with Alps switc...
by davkol
09 Aug 2019, 13:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1471
Views: 106380

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

The new Tool album is coming out soon… for real this time.
by davkol
22 Jul 2019, 17:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2815
Views: 241154

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
Heresy!
by davkol
05 Jul 2019, 14:55
Forum: News
Topic: Clearly Superior Technologies [trackball] production sold to PI Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Clearly Superior Technologies [trackball] production sold to PI Engineering

From Clearly Superior Technologies, Inc. : ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CST PRESIDENT ROSS MYERS After nearly 16 years in business the time has come for me to explore retirement, to pursue relaxation and my passion for fishing and travel. All of Us at Clearly Superior Technologies Inc. have appreciated the sup...
by davkol
02 Jul 2019, 19:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1471
Views: 106380

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Buried in Light by Call of the Void

They call it "loud Metallic Sludgepunk". I like that.
by davkol
15 Jun 2019, 15:26
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)

Regarding the "Model S" issue at the beginning: it's not "wheel-less", it's that Das III didn't have a wheel at all, and Model S is still Das III essentially. As you know, the first Das was a rebranded Key Tronic, the second a rebranded Cherry G80… and the then came the third in late 2000s: initiall...
by davkol
13 Jun 2019, 09:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3890
Views: 237604

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Heya. That's a typo in the FCC ID. Podworld 292 That's what I found too, but the keyboard was NOT Podworld 292, as it looked identical to SKB-5150C (layout, non-stepped keycaps, case with the panel/sticker on top, large feet, the AT/XT switch); the sticker itself also said "84KEY" instead of "101KE...
by davkol
12 Jun 2019, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3890
Views: 237604

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I've just spotted a listing with some keyboard with FCC ID: HEW 292, which I couldn't find in the FCC ID database, and it looked like SKB-5150C (or Tai-Hao TH-5150, but that one shouldn't have an AT/XT switch, whereas the listed keyboard did have it). It went for a little over €40.
by davkol
05 Jun 2019, 11:24
Forum: News
Topic: [Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

[Computex 2019] Leopold: new switches, Bluetooth, OEM-profile keycaps

TechPowerUp's report on Leopold's booth at Computex 2019. The new switch finds its way in the equally new FC660PT keyboard, with the primary design change being the location of the spring relative to the switch housing and rubber dome that gave Topre switches the unique tactile feedback which peopl...
by davkol
18 May 2019, 22:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3890
Views: 237604

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I doubt anyone cares, but for future generations, if they'll survive the environmental collapse and dig into then-vintage keyboards. Func KB-460 (popular full-size "gaming" keyboard from ~2014) is actually Tesoro G1. The PCB looks almost identical to, e.g., Tesoro TS-G3NL, and even is branded as Tes...
by davkol
16 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1471
Views: 106380

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

The study on collapse they thought you should not read – yet [on SoundCloud] A research paper concluding that climate-induced collapse is now inevitable, was recently rejected by anonymous reviewers of an academic journal. In saying the paper was not suitable for publication, one of the comments fr...
by davkol
10 May 2019, 12:27
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: What gaming mice work with linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: What gaming mice work with linux?

These days, almost everything should work out of the box, as long as it adheres to the USB HID specification. Many "gaming" mice go beyond that, though, to allow configuration of lights, buttons etc. There are projects that attempt to cover this natively (e.g., OpenRazer mostly for lights in Razer p...
by davkol
06 May 2019, 23:16
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???
Replies: 9
Views: 3013

Re: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???

I like Roccat. Good coatings, some of the best wheels, decent firmware, on-board memory for settings and some interesting features like EasyShift. My second choice would be Logitech: they push R&D quite a bit more and maintain decent build quality for consumer products, but I usually don't like the ...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 21:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 44390

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Copy, Cut and Paste use the letters C, X and V. I am not aware of a national layout that would position these letters in a different place. (Ctrl-Z is a different story, but that's got nothing to do with INS.) F Keyboard BDS 5237:1978 ANSI X4.22-1983 Obviously I was talking neither about "alternati...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 18:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 44390

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Yeah, what if one doesn't use Word, though? How about pretty much all other word processors, pretty much every text editor, and even Excel itself? "Word processor" is a fancy name for "virtual typewriter". Say no to poor typesetting and poor machine-readability. And Excel is what? A food? Copy, Cut...
by davkol
03 May 2019, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 44390

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Yeah, what if one doesn't use Word, though? BTW The Insert key , when pressed along with Control or Shift, can also be used to copy or paste in Microsoft Windows. This behavior comes from the Common User Access standard. Screen readers use the insert key for hotkeys for reading text, speaking format...
by davkol
28 Apr 2019, 18:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: trackballs&mice: including MS Trackball Optical, Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan / TrackMan Wheel etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 693

trackballs&mice: including MS Trackball Optical, Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan / TrackMan Wheel etc.

I'm starting to reduce my collection of pointing devices, I'll be slowly adding more stuff. Microsoft Trackball Optical : arguably the largest, most comfortable thumb-operated trackball, mint condition, original packaging. €50 https://i.imgur.com/Dn1IVgn.jpg Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan (T-RB2...
by davkol
24 Apr 2019, 23:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22859
Views: 1360626

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Dactyl-Manuform starting at $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303129848246
by davkol
16 Apr 2019, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 3541

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

The "matrix" layout in TypeMatrix solves one specific problem: being fundamentally symmetrical, it makes both human hands make the same (mirrored) motions, as opposed to different motions on the standard layout with inconsistently offset rows. Although I personally don't value it, the "matrix" desig...

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