What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

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Myoth

09 Nov 2018, 08:19

now that I think back at this, a Model-F'd M60 would probably be endgame in lots of ways, but the M60 is rather than F62s and Model-F'ing one would be loads of work and might not even possible actually ...
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edit : it's actually a M58 :')

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depletedvespene

09 Nov 2018, 14:32

snacksthecat wrote: The keyboard you've always wanted. Whether real or a Frankenstein creation of your minds eye. What's the thing that you'd buy if it was available and money wasn't a factor?
A whole line of new Model F keyboards, with differing layouts, for each use case I want to: a Folly127 battleship, a common fullsize, a TKL, a 75%, a 7×4 numpad; also a split full-size and a 6×16 ortholinear keyboard.

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Scarpia

09 Nov 2018, 19:06

Darkshado wrote: A Model F SSK with a current gen three button TrackPoint.
Second that. Although it’d share the unobtanium throne with the dream of pristine and somehow scratchiness-proofed Alps SKCM browns with lighter springs... actually I should probably just get some lighter springs for my TKL

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kps

12 Nov 2018, 17:47

Selectric feel, spherical caps, Kinsesis-like format.

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Khers

12 Nov 2018, 18:18

I have three, one for each of the switches I like:

· HHKB HG
· Kishsaver
· 356 mini

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abrahamstechnology

16 Nov 2018, 16:49

Using these to make a massive Alps SKCC battleship with a wooden case and solenoid!
https://www.elecshopper.com/clearance/2 ... tches.html

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madrobby

20 Nov 2018, 14:19

A beamspring keyboard with a M122 layout and Dasher colorway behemoth

Shihatsu

09 Dec 2018, 18:31

Spherical High-Profile PBT Double-Shots in nice albeit dark Colors and in ISO-DE fashion. O, and they must come with ALPS, MX and BS mounts. AND be afordable. And must'nt be sold on Massdrop.

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AdrianMan

11 Dec 2018, 20:37

A topre FC660c like with perfect wobbleless smooth MX sliders that is split and wireless

__red__

11 Dec 2018, 23:20

Spacecadet caps for Model M/F in spherical.

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fohat
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12 Dec 2018, 00:16

__red__ wrote: Spacecadet caps for Model M/F in spherical.
That would be wicked.

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Myoth

08 Feb 2020, 15:25

Myoth wrote:
27 Sep 2018, 19:17
KMAC Mini, without a doubt the keyboard I want the most...
hah ... maybe the 1 and a half years ago me wasn't as ambitious as the today me ... ;)
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Hak Foo

08 Feb 2020, 19:21

Alps format Tai-Hao caps in true black-on-two-tone instead of that horrible Olivetti knock off, with the extra weird keys for an ANSI Omnkiey

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zrrion

08 Feb 2020, 20:06

I'm working on making a reproduction of the ALPSaver case but with a 60% form factor. Would love to be able to get enough of these switches to fill out the board so that I could throw in a bunch of amber or Matias click leaves and make what would be an endgame 60% for me.

Iwaju

22 Sep 2020, 21:53

Image how would this feel like to type on with hands

M9HM

22 Sep 2020, 22:09

Iwaju wrote:
22 Sep 2020, 21:53
Image how would this feel like to type on with hands
I wouldn't know if to type or to play mahjong.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

22 Sep 2020, 22:34

Here is my piece of unobtainium:
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xxhellfirexx

22 Sep 2020, 22:53

Iwaju wrote:
22 Sep 2020, 21:53
Image how would this feel like to type on with hands
I guess you haven't watched Thomas' video. It's for people with no hands. You poke the keys using a stick in your mouth.

Iwaju

22 Sep 2020, 23:27

yeah IK

Iwaju

22 Sep 2020, 23:28

I know how to use it

Iwaju

22 Sep 2020, 23:28

I want it tho

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Yasu0

23 Sep 2020, 05:30

kps wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 17:47
Selectric feel, spherical caps, Kinsesis-like format.
I think a camera pointed at the selectric streaming to a offsite guy who types whatever I type on to my computer screen would get me pretty close.

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PlacaFromHell

23 Sep 2020, 05:45

This bad boy:
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

23 Sep 2020, 05:59

PlacaFromHell wrote:
23 Sep 2020, 05:45
This bad boy:
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Ugh I have the 3101, and I wish so much that it didn't have the stupid flapper thingy on the top of the case. Full metal case looks sooo much cleaner.

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Yasu0

23 Sep 2020, 19:17


zzxx53

23 Sep 2020, 22:18

87% or 65% Model F, with spherical caps
Although Redmaus's 3279 does look extremely tempting...

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Weezer

23 Sep 2020, 22:21

Mine would be the 4978 beamship thing.

I think I might just make my own and lift the keys from a displaywriter or something.

zzxx53

24 Sep 2020, 02:35

Weezer wrote:
23 Sep 2020, 22:21
Mine would be the 4978 beamship thing.

I think I might just make my own and lift the keys from a displaywriter or something.
Potentially you could take a regular 5251 and put in a Bigfoot model f case, there's a reasonable chance it would fit.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17339&start=

EDIT: forgot 4978 has an extra two row of keys on top, nvm

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Yasu0

25 Sep 2020, 21:24

Does Unicomp have any plans to do a TKL or heavy case? TKL would be just about ideal for 90% of the people out there looking for a good compact mechanical. A brand new M available in a narrow form factor. With all unicomps options on their list. More office friendly volume level than an F or Selectric.

Assuming TKL unicomps are unobtanium...

For the existing ten key ones.. I'm tempted to do a run of zinc case castings for folks who want a heavy case. That $150 mark is something I personally have a hard time exceeding. I bet a lot of users out there are the same. I think a $50 zinc case would be cool if you could throw an IBM M or Unicomp into it and get that heavy feel. If its even possible to hit that $50 mark. Haven't checked, probably not.

Anyway that would be a cool alternative to the $400 reproduction F.

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zrrion

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.

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