[WTS] Unitek K-151N

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TNT

06 Jul 2021, 00:15

Hello,

I want to sell my Unitek K-151N. It comes with yellow, tactile Mitsumi Miniature Mechanical switches. I've lubed them with silicon spray to improve keyfeel, based on this post here and they feel quite good now.

Build quality of this board kicks ass. Thick, coiled cable, a metal backplate and a nice case with some funky flip-out feet. Keycaps are ABS with a gorgeous print. Well, except for the numpad and some modifier keys. I used the board as a keycap donor for my K151L and almost all foreign layout prints/letterings are a mess and I left them on this one. If that bugs you too much, you can slap any old AT MX-compatible keycap set on there. Rest of the board is outstanding tho, I have been using the K151L (Mx-Switch variant, same chassis) as a daily driver for almost 5 months now.

Please mind tho that the warranty is violated since the label was broken :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Sorry for the inconsistens pictures, had to reshoot some of them after I already prepared it for shipping.

Asking for 35€ + shipping from Germany to your location.

If you want more pics or have any other questions about the board, feel free to ask.
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fabs0

06 Jul 2021, 10:04

Great board, glws ;)

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TNT

06 Jul 2021, 11:13

fabs0 wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 10:04
Great board, glws ;)
Thanks :D

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Bjerrk

06 Jul 2021, 11:22

TNT wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 00:15
I've lubed them with silicon spray to improve keyfeel, based on this post here and they feel quite good now.

If you want more pics or have any other questions about the board, feel free to ask.
Hi TNT,
Really cool board! I'm curious about the lubing, though. You used WD40?
How long ago, and has the feel changed since then?

I'm asking because it was my impression that WD40 wasn't very suitable for long term lubrication, especially of plastic parts. Some of the components seem volatile, and some sound like they would be tough on the plastic? I may be wrong though.

(I'm not asking to be annoying, but actually considering the board, it's very cool :-D )

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TNT

06 Jul 2021, 11:51

Bjerrk wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 11:22
Hi TNT,
Really cool board! I'm curious about the lubing, though. You used WD40?
How long ago, and has the feel changed since then?

I'm asking because it was my impression that WD40 wasn't very suitable for long term lubrication, especially of plastic parts. Some of the components seem volatile, and some sound like they would be tough on the plastic? I may be wrong though.

(I'm not asking to be annoying, but actually considering the board, it's very cool :-D )
Heya,

I'm on the same page with you on that matter. I don't think WD40 is suited for lubrication, although I have no experience with deteriorative reactions together with plastic. Like I described in the thread I linked, at first I used WD40, wasn't satisfied and then used WD40 branded Silicon lubricant. So they're just silicon-lubed now, fairly standard.

As expected with that, the feeling didn't change much since April. With normal WD40 there was a change in feel after just a day. Probably because the volatile components you mentioned evaporated and left only the oily components behind. Keep in mind I didn't use the board that much, so I don't know how usage will impact key feel over time.

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TNT

04 Aug 2021, 14:36

Bump, still available

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TNT

16 Aug 2021, 18:26

Bump, still available

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TNT

15 Sep 2021, 11:55

Bump, pricedrop

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