The *Ping*

The *Ping*

Poll ended at 04 Dec 2016, 00:59

The Fold-2000 flexible keyboard
47
9%
The Lenovo Yoga Book
28
6%
The Apple Touch Bar
62
12%
Razer
73
14%
The Model M
15
3%
Cooler Master
26
5%
berserkfan
52
10%
The Smith-Corona XE 1600
9
2%
IvanIvanovich
68
13%
The Cherry MX Board 9.0
26
5%
The KFC Tray Typer
17
3%
92u
3
1%
iss
9
2%
The IBM M2
10
2%
The i-Rocks Alps-like switch/keyboard
11
2%
Key Tronic Foam & Foil
19
4%
Alps Plate Spring
5
1%
Realforce
29
6%
 
Total votes: 509

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ohaimark
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The *Ping*

Unread post by ohaimark » 27 Nov 2016, 01:01

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Round 2 rules:
Vote for nominees that embody the worst keyboard or input device related experience after Thursday 3 December, 2015.

You may cast a maximum of 5 votes.

This round is used to trim down suggested nominees. Five poll leading entries will be promoted to official nominees and move on to the final round.
Suggested nominees:
  • The Fold-2000 flexible keyboard | Chyros' video explains everything.
    Spoiler:
  • The Lenovo Yoga Book | Most useless keyboard on any 2-in-1.
  • The Apple Touch Bar | When aftermarket escape keys are manufactured for your product, you know you've screwed up.
  • Razer | For "combining the best of mechanical and rubber dome keyboards" (their words) in the Razer Ornata.
  • The Model M | It's essentially the MY/G81 switch of IBM.
  • Cooler Master | For discontinuing the NovaTouch.
  • berserkfan | For his majestic, poorly executed sale that may have been a scam.
  • The Smith-Corona XE 1600 | For feeling awful according to Chyros.
    Spoiler:
  • IvanIvanovich | For a group buy scam unfortunate miscommunication in financial transactions that shocked that mildly interested GeekHack keyboard people, some of who may or may not visit particular sites.
  • The Cherry MX Board 9.0 | For being uglier than any other Cherry keyboard.
  • The KFC Tray Typer | For not making it to the final round of the 2015 Ping.
  • 92u | Hes memes r 2 dank foar us.
  • iss | For disappearing during his 62/60 keyboard project.
  • The IBM M2 | For being worse than a Model M.
  • The i-Rocks Alps-like switch/keyboard | For bad marketing and not feeling like an Alps switch.
  • Key Tronic Foam & Foil | For being a miserable key switch.
  • Alps Plate Spring | For popping apart during keycap removal and a mushy feeling when typing slowly.
  • Realforce | For creating a glowing monstrosity nobody actually wanted.
The second round ends on Saturday 3 December, 23:59:59 UTC. You can change your vote until the end of the round.
The full results will be published at the end of the awards.

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bhtooefr

Unread post by bhtooefr » 27 Nov 2016, 01:36

And I voted for the M2 (among other things like KFC products), because while I'm actually impressed by the level of cost engineering, the damn things are unreliable, and I've got one where the matrix is messing up badly...

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

Unread post by livingspeedbump » 27 Nov 2016, 02:37

Ivan or Razer... can't pick, voted for both.

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Ail

Unread post by Ail » 27 Nov 2016, 04:12

livingspeedbump wrote: Ivan or Razer... can't pick, voted for both.
:lol: :lol: MY thoughts exactly.

Also I have a feeling there is a grand conspiracy here because how the hell did the Round 5.5/6 7bit group buy not make this list? :evilgeek: :mrgreen:

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ohaimark
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Unread post by ohaimark » 27 Nov 2016, 04:54

Well... You didn't nominate it. -shrugs-

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Ail

Unread post by Ail » 27 Nov 2016, 05:46

ohaimark wrote: Well... You didn't nominate it. -shrugs-
I know, missed opportunity. :x

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ohaimark
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Unread post by ohaimark » 27 Nov 2016, 05:49

Ah well. If it makes you feel any better, they "won" it last year.

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Ail

Unread post by Ail » 27 Nov 2016, 06:02

ohaimark wrote: Ah well. If it makes you feel any better, they "won" it last year.
Yes, actually. I don't feel as bad now. :lol: Thanks.

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OutragedPudding

Unread post by OutragedPudding » 27 Nov 2016, 11:02

I'd like to vote for the Fold-2000!

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PollandAkuma

Re: The *Ping*

Unread post by PollandAkuma » 27 Nov 2016, 11:23

One more for the Fold 2000 [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]


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92u

Unread post by 92u » 30 Nov 2016, 22:56

:)

Findecanor

Unread post by Findecanor » 01 Dec 2016, 00:20

Flexible all-rubber keyboards have been around for quite a while now and there are several more types than the Fold-2000, so it is hardly unique. They could have a place in industrial or medical environments: They are not objectively bad just because they are bad for regular computer users.

DrOpBoX

Unread post by DrOpBoX » 01 Dec 2016, 11:37

one more for Razer...damn upgrade to PBT caps with all that money gain from kid :P

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paecific.jr

Unread post by paecific.jr » 08 Dec 2016, 21:11

I have an idea for next year...

*paecific.jr thinks to himself, "Would that cross a line?"*

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 08 Dec 2016, 21:24

Is it naked award presenters?

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paecific.jr

Unread post by paecific.jr » 08 Dec 2016, 22:32

...

Maybe not that far...

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