What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

cakeanalytics

06 Oct 2020, 18:06

damn that compact beamspring looks sexy...

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Invisius

07 Oct 2020, 02:58

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One of these gems, or a first generation LINC laboratories keyboard would be quite the find!
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ddrfraser1

07 Oct 2020, 15:40

great for gaming too.

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Yasu0

19 Apr 2021, 20:25

zrrion wrote:
25 Sep 2020, 23:42
unicomp is working on a tkl, but as I understand it they are understaffed due to covid, and so everyone who would be working on developing the tkl is currently working in assembly so that they can still fill orders.
Saw this was finally available. Good news, ordered. Factoring in the under $150 price and availability of 'custom' caps.. this is pretty good unobtainum. With a beige zinc case could be my flavor of endgame.

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zrrion

19 Apr 2021, 23:39

The melting point of zinc is low enough that it might be possible to home make a sand cast and pour your own mold. Would be an incredibly cool project for sure.

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E3E

19 Apr 2021, 23:44

OG Kishsaver or F77, pretty much. Not repros.

Aside from that? Hmm, hard to say. So much has gotten so expensive these days that a lot is just priced out of most budgets.

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Yasu0

20 Apr 2021, 18:26

I'm thinking about building a buck for a run of them. I just don't want to screw it up on some mundane detail. Which I'm apt to do.

Having something over $200 where I'm not comfortable drinking coffee around it, will make me nervous. This would be better..
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ifohancroft

20 Apr 2021, 19:19

IBM 5251. And even not just the keyboard but the whole terminal.

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TNT

20 Apr 2021, 23:21

:cry:

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

21 Apr 2021, 00:10

TNT wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 23:21
:cry:
Looks like I'm not the only one...

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TNT

21 Apr 2021, 00:56

Redmaus wrote:
21 Apr 2021, 00:10

Looks like I'm not the only one...

Yeah, but it's easy to see why. It got the color on the buttons and everything :duck:

micmil

23 Apr 2021, 23:13

Topre Realforce or HHKB. I think we'd get along.
Anything real Alps. Acer switches are nice though.
A full-size board with Box Jades. Screw the clients, they can deal with the noise.

Yeah, I'm a broke bastard. Too busy piling money into an impending stock crash to buy keyboards.

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Muirium
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23 Apr 2021, 23:47

Acer’s oooooooooohkay, if you really are recently divorced, now on the hook for alimony kind of broke. It’s the kind of switch that will remind you why you don’t deserve nice things.

davkol

24 Apr 2021, 00:11

I don't think acers sound or feel any worse than MX Blue and respective clones. Not a high bar, I know, but some people actually like that.

micmil

24 Apr 2021, 01:07

Muirium wrote:
23 Apr 2021, 23:47
Acer’s oooooooooohkay, if you really are recently divorced, now on the hook for alimony kind of broke. It’s the kind of switch that will remind you why you don’t deserve nice things.
They're the Model M of Alps. Fite me IRL. When Covid's blown over and I can actually go to Scotland. We'll do it at a pub. With beer. But without the fighting. :lol:

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Muirium
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24 Apr 2021, 10:57

Actually, you're not far off with that claim. Model M is only so-so, too! Acer was aiming at something they also could not match.

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hellothere

25 Apr 2021, 20:16

* Beamspring. Just to see what the fuss is all about.
* Alps plate-spring. I already love the sound.

I've already had a couple Models F, several models M, lots of colors of Alps, etc. If I could find a tactile or clicky Hall Effect switch keyboard, that would get me going. I should check the wiki for some ideas.

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Lalaland124

Yesterday, 23:38

Black Beamspring Model :oops:
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Weezer

Today, 00:28

Lalaland124 wrote:
Yesterday, 23:38
Black Beamspring Model :oops:
That's the Green Machine!

It is literal unobtanium because they were only made for the marines and due to the information security policies of the marines they need to be destroyed when taken out of service.

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zrrion

Today, 03:01

the boards existed outside of that application, so it is possible, but still very unlikely. I have seen exactly one on ebay.

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Weezer

Today, 03:08

zrrion wrote:
Today, 03:01
the boards existed outside of that application, so it is possible, but still very unlikely. I have seen exactly one on ebay.
Are you sure? Do you have pictures? Where did you learn that they were used outside of that?

Jacobalbertus1

Today, 05:49

this would be my piece of keyboard unobtanium, this is also my daily driver keyboard.
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Lalaland124

Today, 08:02

Weezer wrote:
Today, 00:28
Lalaland124 wrote:
Yesterday, 23:38
Black Beamspring Model :oops:
That's the Green Machine!

It is literal unobtanium because they were only made for the marines and due to the information security policies of the marines they need to be destroyed when taken out of service.
Didn't know that but makes sense!

What about this one?
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