Chicony KB-5191 (vintage MX Blue)

davkol

25 Nov 2014, 15:30

Chicony KB-5191
PCB-mounted vintage Cherry MX Blue switches (slightly different from modern; "softer" sound&feel)
PCB-mounted Costar stabilizers
US QWERTY (+ cyrillic) 101-key layout (big-ass Enter, 1u Backspace)
DIN connector
yellowed, but otherwise good condition
€35 + shipping

Chicony KB-5191
as above
NIB (new in box, including a plastic keyboard roof and a printed technical user guide)
€50 + shipping
picture of the same model (I haven't unpacked the one for sale)
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sold
Spoiler:
Chicony KB-5182
plate-mounted clicky Futaba switches
CZ QWERTZ 102-key layout

Chicony KB-5191 (several)
PCB-mounted green miniature Mitsumi switches
US/CZ QWERTY 101-key layout

Chicony KB-5191
PCB-mounted yellow miniature Mitsumi switches
US QWERTY 101-key layout

Chicony KB-5191 (several)
PCB-mounted vintage Cherry MX Blue switches (slightly different from modern; "softer" sound&feel)
US QWERTY (+ cyrillic) 101-key layout

Chicony KB-5192
PCB-mounted clicky Futaba switches
102-key layout, with a mix of cleaned mostly Czech QWERTZ/QWERTY keycaps

Chicony KB-5192
clicky MX clone switches (Taiwan black shaft)
Czech QWERTZ 102-key layout

Chicony KB-5191 (several)
clicky MX clone switches (Aristotle)
US/CZ QWERTY/Z 101-key layout
Payments & shipping: for international payments, PayPal is preferred; international insured shipping usually €15-20 for the first keyboard and €5-10 for the next one.
Last edited by davkol on 09 Dec 2018, 20:35, edited 55 times in total.

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gogusrl

25 Nov 2014, 15:40

I'll take a Chicony KB-5191 (PCB-mounted Cherry MX Blue switches) for sure.

edit : got more info on the type of caps on the other models ?
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davkol

25 Nov 2014, 15:40

Which one?

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Nuum

25 Nov 2014, 15:52

Could you post a picture of the switches of the KB-5191 with the Mitsumi switches? I'm interested in that.
How do the switches feel? Are they very tactile or rather mushy?
Is shipping to Germany 15€?

pasph

25 Nov 2014, 16:05

PM sent

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gogusrl

25 Nov 2014, 16:18

Another question, does the mx blue one have a short or long left shift ? From your pics, you got 2 with long shift and one with short (and a Macro key I suppose).

davkol

25 Nov 2014, 16:27

Nuum wrote: Could you post a picture of the switches of the KB-5191 with the Mitsumi switches? I'm interested in that.
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Nuum wrote: How do the switches feel? Are they very tactile or rather mushy?
It's completely different from anything I've used so far. The tactility is neither sharp (like buckling spring and many other clicky switches), nor just a bump in otherwise linear travel (like most Cherry or Alps switches) IMHO. More like a collapsing dome—to me, it feels like travel=bump—but still different. Fast typing on it reminds me of very snappy domes (such as my old BTC and Preh Commander); pressing individual keys is nothing like that though, I think. Very interesting for sure.
Nuum wrote: Is shipping to Germany 15€?
Yup.
pasph wrote: PM sent
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gogusrl wrote: I'll take a Chicony KB-5191 (PCB-mounted Cherry MX Blue switches) for sure.

edit : got more info on the type of caps on the other models ?
All caps are MX-compatible ABS "vintage OEM" profile w/ IMHO quite decent pad printing. The function-key row keycaps are super tall on everything but the 5182.

The NIB 5191s look like this.
gogusrl wrote: Another question, does the mx blue one have a short or long left shift ? From your pics, you got 2 with long shift and one with short (and a Macro key I suppose).
I've actually messed up and posted a picture with a broken 5191CT instead of 5192 w/ futabas. Everything else should be right.

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Nuum

25 Nov 2014, 16:49

Alright, I think you have a taker for the Mitsumi-Chicony. I'll send you a PM.

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Nuum

14 Jan 2015, 10:43

The keyboard came today, it's in great condition, thanks!

davkol

25 Jan 2015, 13:11

Updated pictures and added a 5191 w/ green miniature Mitsumi switches. I held it for jacobolus at first, but haven't heard back from him for a weeks or two now.

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Muirium
µ

25 Jan 2015, 13:16

How do those green Mitsumis feel? And how do they compare to the yellows?

davkol

11 Mar 2015, 17:49

I think they're the same. Perhaps slightly different stiffness. I described the overall feel earlier in this thread.

DVH

30 May 2015, 20:49

Pm sent

hj-s

03 Nov 2015, 22:18

How much will cost shipping of Chicony KB-5191 with cyrillic and blues to Russia? I want to get one.

Samir

05 Nov 2015, 03:47

I love 101 layouts. Too bad you're on the other side of the world. :(

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itzmeluigi

13 Sep 2018, 09:46

Pm sent :)

davkol

09 Nov 2018, 16:24

bump

fireworm

15 Dec 2018, 11:42

Pm sent.


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