Since today is election day in the US, I wanted to hold a celebratory raffle and see what the community thinks about a couple of different keyboards at the same time.
As many of you know, I recently started working on restoring a bunch of Televideo keyboards that I bought from @elecplus (shout out). I have my own opinions on which board is the coolest but I'm more interested in other peoples' opinions and thoughts.
Out of the ~40 keyboards, they break out nicely into 5 groups which I've nicknamed in my workshop thread.
To enter the raffle, all you have to do is vote on the poll then reply to this post, telling which keyboard you think is the best and why. You don't need to end up siding with the winning board; your opinion alone enters you into the raffle.
Then on this Friday evening (Nov 9th), I'll mix up all the names of people who replied and choose one at random. The selected winner will receive one free keyboard of their choice from this cast of characters (if you have a particular board in mind, I'll do my best to accommodate but I've already sold a few of them). I'll ship the board to you for free, regardless of location.
Below is my 1-sheet'er about the 5 different keyboards. If you have any other questions or need additional information to make your decision, I'd be more than happy to provide any information that I can. I'll provide photos, videos, researched data, really anything.
|The Soldier||The Pawn||The Unknown||The Patriot||The Imposter|
|Count||12 boards||15 boards||4 boards||2 boards||4 boards|
|Switch||linear white space invaders||linear white space invaders||linear white space invaders||linear white space invaders||linear cherry mx blacks|
|Variety||1 eye||2 small eyes||2 large eyes||2 small eyes||vintage|
|Power||voltage regulator||labeled 5v||labeled 5v||voltage regulator||presume 5v|
|Protocol (guess)||something over serial||something over serial||at/xt||something over serial||wyse|