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by keycap
05 Nov 2018, 20:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Sounds: Leading Edge DC-3014, Northgate 101, Zenith 163-73-1
Replies: 3
Views: 342

All three of them sound great but the LE3014 stands out the most. Those blue alps are deeep.
by keycap
22 Feb 2017, 19:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry appreciation topic
Replies: 98
Views: 4884

Agreed, the batch of MX Browns in my QuickFire Rapid are very smooth and are some of my favorite switches. But the MX Blacks in my G80-11900 are awful.
by keycap
22 Feb 2017, 18:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry appreciation topic
Replies: 98
Views: 4884

At least they aren't rubber domes.

Oh, wait, I forgot about Topre
by keycap
22 Feb 2017, 18:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 169861

You should never have to lube Alps. They're inherently very smooth switches, as long as they're clean and not heavily used.
by keycap
21 Feb 2017, 18:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: click-modding experience
Replies: 40
Views: 2302

I've tried click-modding Orange Alps by using a click leaf from White Alps.

Worth it.
by keycap
30 Jan 2017, 03:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry G80-0693/d - Thrift Find
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

A tactile grey switch on a linear keyboard? That's odd, maybe they had an excess of them at the time.
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 22:43
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: PS your Alps integrated dome switches wouldn't suffer from being cropped, as cropped images fill more of the gallery thumbnails.
I was actually planning on doing that today :P I'm also going to add some internal pics of the BTC 5100C and disassembly photos for BTC dome with sliders.
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 18:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rescued a Cherry Olivetti keyboard with original PBT dyesub keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Those are some amazing caps. I've always loved blue legends. IIRC Tai-Hao makes a set of "Olivetti" double-shot ABS keycaps, but they have absolutely nothing on these. Believe me, I'm a fan of double-shots, but.. these are in a league of their own. And if I were you, I would fix up that keyboard. My...
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 15:21
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Indeed, branding can be very confusing. A lot of Chicony boards use the KB-xxxx model number, but I have seen a few non-Chicony keyboards use that naming scheme, too. At least the Silitek/NMB keyboards are relatively easy to spot out. I have seen quite a lot of these keyboards with the sliders on th...
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 03:56
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Nope, that other dome acts as the > or \ key that you'd see next to the left shift key on an ISO layout. It's actually the opposite; the slider integrated into the keycap (not the rectangular Alps-like peg) acts to stabilize the keycap and does not register a keypress without the black slider. It lo...
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 03:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Failures and mishaps
Replies: 6
Views: 450

This is almost as hard to look at as that one manual for some old Alps board telling you to "glue keycaps to the switches", except the latter is, well, disastrous. And immoral. :x
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 03:03
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Not really, the key otherwise doesn't work without the slider in place, and there is already a stabilizer bar present on the first picture.
by keycap
11 Jan 2017, 01:09
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Possible successor to BTC dome with sliders

I always thought there was only one variant of BTC dome with sliders. Apparently I was wrong :P I've noticed that many of the newer BTC keyboards use these rectangular sliders on the stabilized keys, likely to simplify the chassis construction and cut manufacturing costs. 1.jpg I've only ever seen t...
by keycap
09 Jan 2017, 17:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Quietest keyswitches available?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

I can only imagine hauling around a Model F122 all day :?
by keycap
09 Jan 2017, 17:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Quietest keyswitches available?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Are Cherry MX Silent Reds quieter than Matias Quiet Linears? I just realized that it will be hard to find blank PBT Alps caps for a reasonable price.
by keycap
09 Jan 2017, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Quietest keyswitches available?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Quietest keyswitches available?

I use an iPad for school, and I've been wanting to use a mechanical keyboard for a while now. I've been working off of a scissor-switch dome keyboard which is virtually inaudible, but not much fun to type on. That and we can't use bluetooth anymore, so I feel like now is the time to start using a me...
by keycap
07 Jan 2017, 02:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 43773

... though I still like my 84-key Alps board ... By "84-key Alps board", do you mean 75% board? Do they exist? :oops: (Or are you talking about TKL?) I like those 75% layout a lot. Yes, a 75% Alps keyboard with genuine, complicated White Alps. It's called the Ortek MKB-84SX. There are a few differe...
by keycap
07 Jan 2017, 01:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Never thought that rubber domes could possibly be this good.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

I guess I'm just going to have to find a really cheap Topre board second-hand, then. $250 is a bit too much for me.

But at least I now know that I'll like Topre. A lot. 8-)
by keycap
06 Jan 2017, 23:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Never thought that rubber domes could possibly be this good.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

I wouldn't go that far, let's just say Topre is in my top 5 favorite switches. ;) I'm sure they're not the best switches out there, but they are definitely the best that I myself have tried. I expect Topre to be quite better, but these domes are very good. Probably because I got my BTC 5100c in min...
by keycap
06 Jan 2017, 21:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Never thought that rubber domes could possibly be this good.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Never thought that rubber domes could possibly be this good.

I just got a BTC dome with sliders keyboard in the mail and... let's just say that I'm highly impressed. I didn't really know what to expect, but these blow away every single rubber dome I've ever tried by a huge margin. There is no doubt in my mind that these are the best switches I've ever tried. ...
by keycap
06 Jan 2017, 21:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 43773

I never used the numpad enter during my entire life :D But ... it's the best enter ... you can hit it with the thumb of your mouse-hand. Exactly, that's what I do too! :D I used to be huge on small layouts, and though I still like my 84-key Alps board, full-size layouts grow on me more every single...
by keycap
06 Jan 2017, 00:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing damaged membrane ribbon on Model M without bolt-mod?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

The ribbon isn't separating, seems like it's all just one piece. How do I get this coating off of it?
by keycap
05 Jan 2017, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing damaged membrane ribbon on Model M without bolt-mod?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

The break is near the end, so it should be easy to expose. I'll try messing with it this afternoon.
by keycap
05 Jan 2017, 18:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does the Model M satisfy you?
Replies: 73
Views: 2689

fohat wrote: The blue Cherry switches are the worst-sounding switches in the universe. Landing pads help.
Tell that to the gamers on YouTube who think that MX Blues sound better than Blue Alps or IBM BS :lol:
by keycap
05 Jan 2017, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing damaged membrane ribbon on Model M without bolt-mod?
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Fixing damaged membrane ribbon on Model M without bolt-mod?

I have a Model M that is in practically mint condition, but the membrane's ribbon connector bent and snapped in a few places. The socket on the controller is otherwise fine, and there are practically no broken rivets. The membrane ribbon got damaged by some force when I was cleaning the ribbon conta...
by keycap
03 Jan 2017, 23:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 169861

I've never actually had a case where lubing Alps made them feel any better aside from linears. If you're trying to lube clicky Alps clones, don't even bother.
by keycap
03 Jan 2017, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3287
Views: 169861

Alps are really growing on me again. There goes any chance of me saving money.
by keycap
03 Jan 2017, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does the Model M satisfy you?
Replies: 73
Views: 2689

I'd be better off if my Model M actually worked. The membrane connector is broken yet everything else is in perfect shape. Only two broken rivets and they're the least important ones on the entire board.

It's almost as if it's aware, like it's taunting me on purpose.
by keycap
03 Jan 2017, 00:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Failures and mishaps
Replies: 6
Views: 450

What makes it even better is that it probably wouldn't even work with those o-rings on. Either it wouldn't do anything at all or it would render the key inoperable.
by keycap
14 Nov 2016, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Numpad layouts
Replies: 36
Views: 3789

You would have to use blanks for it, but I think it looks great. I've always thought that the numpad needed a backspace and tab key. Not to mention the = key, it feels really weird using the numpad and jumping over several keys just to hit the = key.

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