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Moosewing

19 Mar 2019, 04:59

cli wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 00:33
Moosewing wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 21:44
Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, deliciously thick arrow key legends; couldn't ask for much more. The keycaps are filthy but the switches are surprisingly not bad. Shouldn't take more than some air duster to make them feel close to perfect. Unfortunately my phone's camera is broken so I can't get any pics of it aside from the ones in the ebay listing.

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A few weeks ago I acquired the same Monterey board. Indeed, nice build quality and keycaps.
However, it doesn't work with my cheap no-name PS/2 - USB adapter. May I ask what DIN to USB adapter you are using.
I use a 5-pin DIN to USB Soarer's converter from Orihalcon. My Hasu PS/2 to USB converter works fine as well.
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cli

19 Mar 2019, 13:10

Moosewing wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 04:59
cli wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 00:33
Moosewing wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 21:44
Took a gamble on a Monterey K103 last week and it just arrived today. Was expecting white Alps but hoping for Omron Alps-styles, ended up with blue Alps. Never expected to get blues for less than $200, especially not in such a nice board. Good build quality, doubleshot keycaps, 2u backspace, deliciously thick arrow key legends; couldn't ask for much more. The keycaps are filthy but the switches are surprisingly not bad. Shouldn't take more than some air duster to make them feel close to perfect. Unfortunately my phone's camera is broken so I can't get any pics of it aside from the ones in the ebay listing.

A few weeks ago I acquired the same Monterey board. Indeed, nice build quality and keycaps.
However, it doesn't work with my cheap no-name PS/2 - USB adapter. May I ask what DIN to USB adapter you are using.
I use a 5-pin DIN to USB Soarer's converter form Orihalcon. My Hasu PS/2 to USB converter works fine as well.

Thanks! I will check the Soarer's converter from Orihalcon.

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Darkshado

21 Mar 2019, 07:11

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PlacaFromHell

24 Mar 2019, 19:46

My first M110 :D It's from Japan!

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Polecat

01 Apr 2019, 02:25

Just found a Silitek SK-0002-1M at my favorite junk store. White Pine SKCM (1991, not the early ones), and immaculately clean inside. It was literally laying on the ground outside, but not a bit of yellowing. Multicolor Taiwanese (?) legends on printed caps. Serial number is 910100011, probably the 11th one built in the first week of 1991? I've seen these with a Liteon label, and I found one a year or so back that was sold as a Northgate, but this is the first time I've seen Silitek (the actual manufacturer) branding. The only damage besides a slightly crushed DIN plug is a bit of road rash on the three right side keys on the numpad from being stepped on. Should be the same as an AT101W, so no big deal.
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zslane

01 Apr 2019, 20:02

iGK61 with Halo True switches and GMK Nautilus keycaps.
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I decided to get one of these because I'd been on the lookout for a decent 60% hotswap board with a standard ANSI (i.e., Pok3r) layout, and after watching Chyros' video review I decided this was the one to go with. So far it is working quite nicely with my iPad.

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PlacaFromHell

11 Apr 2019, 03:54

I got a model F122 for 500 ARS (about 12 USD) :D I'm super happy

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Darkshado

11 Apr 2019, 04:08

Nice catch! Is it an Argentinian terminal layout?

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depletedvespene

11 Apr 2019, 04:10

I'd like to see a better picture (but I'm willing to bet it's gonna be closer to a Spanish (Latin America) layout).

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PlacaFromHell

11 Apr 2019, 04:14

Sorry, the listings just disappear when someone buys the product and I can't check the pictures again. I don't really know :lol: when I saw a model F for that price I got mad and bought it.

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depletedvespene

11 Apr 2019, 04:16

Ok, show us the pics when it does show up at your door (let's hope it's indeed an F122 and not an M122).

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PlacaFromHell

11 Apr 2019, 04:19

Dont' worry, I will. I can confirm it's a model F because of the metal backplate. and the rusty spots under the keycaps.

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wellbeing44

11 Apr 2019, 12:51

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Linjars, going into a build soon 👀

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depletedvespene

11 Apr 2019, 13:49

green-squid wrote:
12 Mar 2018, 17:04
I have done it!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) I have ordered my model M from ChewDrebby!!!! I bought it for 60 euros.
I hope it arrives fine!

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Look at that mfg. date, squid. Have you hugged your keyboard already? :mrgreen:

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PlacaFromHell

18 Apr 2019, 03:25

I finally got it. I think the owner had alzheimer or something. Smells like dog but feels very good.

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CL4P-TP

21 Apr 2019, 14:08

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I don't know if it works but I'm super happy :D

Findecanor

22 Apr 2019, 12:17

wellbeing44 wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 12:51
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Linjära :P

Menuhin

22 Apr 2019, 12:40

Findecanor wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 12:17
wellbeing44 wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 12:51
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Linjars, going into a build soon 👀
Linjära :P
Seems like a modern super linear according to video reviews:
- so little wobble like filmed retooled blacks
- so smooth every unlubed more than the retooled blacks
- sounds like the Cherry blacks with these housings

Looking forward to someone with a build with these fully lubed

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TheInverseKey

22 Apr 2019, 16:08

Menuhin wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 12:40
Findecanor wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 12:17
wellbeing44 wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 12:51
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Linjars, going into a build soon 👀
Linjära :P
Seems like a modern super linear according to video reviews:
- so little wobble like filmed retooled blacks
- so smooth every unlubed more than the retooled blacks
- sounds like the Cherry blacks with these housings

Looking forward to someone with a build with these fully lubed
Just like IKEA you have to assemble them yourself.

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JP!

02 May 2019, 00:30

Just scored this beauty to go along with my smaller Burroughs keyboard.
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Peter_Cantrope

05 May 2019, 00:39

Hi everybody.
I've recently got the "Clicker" board, GOGAPC-21 by Tai-Hao, Type I.
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The board is not sturdy, and when you shake it the keys rattle so much that it can be used as a tambourine. BUT: the keys feel so incredibly good, it is just unbelievable. I have a Chicony board with sky blue "Monterey" switches and a Model M, and I must admit that these "semi-mechanical" Tai-Hao APC switches just feel better. They also feel better than White Alps, Cherry MX Blue and all other Alps clones I have ever tried. I mean, a single key press on a Model M probably feels more satisfying than with these Tai-Hao, and "Montereys" are great in every aspect, they definitely sound better, but when it comes to actually typing large bodies of text (which is what I do at work) these Tai-Hao switches exceed the rest. Travel distance, tactility, feedback, weighting, profile and just about everything that's important for typing is amazing.

And the board hasn't been cleaned yet, the switches haven't been lubed. Can't imagine how it will feel when it's all nice and clean.
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abrahamstechnology

05 May 2019, 01:01

I just got two of the FlagK boards that Chyros reviewed recently (with the linear white switches). I'm click modding one with leaves from CS switches and will probably sell the other. The linear switches are actually pretty good but I like super tactile and clicky.

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Polecat

05 May 2019, 07:26

Chicony KB-5160C. It's absolutely immaculate, which I was not expecting. Futaba MA switches (MX mount) that are like new, and extremely consistent in sound and feel, with no wear at all on the caps. This version isn't in the Wiki, but I can take some photos if anyone wants to include it there. I bought this as a donor for another project, but now I'm not sure I can kill it off.
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CL4P-TP

06 May 2019, 22:03

I've just bought two Filco Zero keyboards from Japan, black and white
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Slom

06 May 2019, 22:34

I haven't bought a keyboard in a while, but smaller parts show up at my doorstep from time to time:
  • micro switch PB with unknown mount
  • linear (!) micro switch SC with mount for SD/SW key caps (!!)
  • a numpad worth of micro switch KS with mount that fits the older SD/SW caps, a plate and some key caps to complete the set
  • carbon cadet and novelties
  • a sweatshirt because somebody decided that snow in may is the new German weather
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Does anyone know that the connector on the rightmost switch is? Are these supposed to be soldered?

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pansku
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07 May 2019, 10:05

I think those are called turret terminals. The details on soldering and such can be found on the IPC-A-610 standard :evilgeek: But yeah, you wrap a wire around it min.180° and solder it.
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xicanoink

07 May 2019, 16:11

My wife was Goodwilling and found this 32 year old beauty!
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Great condition, hardly any dirt to clean off, looks barely used.

Lbibass

07 May 2019, 16:15

xicanoink wrote:
07 May 2019, 16:11
My wife was Goodwilling and found this 32 year old beauty!
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Great condition, hardly any dirt to clean off, looks barely used.


Boy I wish I could find M122's at Goodwill. Nice find!

Slom

07 May 2019, 19:39

pansku wrote:
07 May 2019, 10:05
[...] wrap a wire around it min.180° and solder it.[...]
Thank you :)

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Prelim

08 May 2019, 22:04

Menuhin wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 12:40
Seems like a modern super linear according to video reviews:
- so little wobble like filmed retooled blacks
- so smooth every unlubed more than the retooled blacks
- sounds like the Cherry blacks with these housings

Looking forward to someone with a build with these fully lubed

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