LSB's Collection (Keyboards & Typewriters)

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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 22:22

I've been slowly trying to document what I have for a while, and need to start being a bit more organized. Couldn't think of a better place to do that. I will update this on a regular basis (hopefully :roll: )

Keyboards are in no particular order. I have a good number more to add as I get better pictures, and need to find better pictures of some posted boards as well. I was going to document keycap sets as well, but have really gotten rid of most sets I had, as I generally use my Topre boards with stock sets on a daily basis, and was guilty of buying sets to put on MX boards to look at but not use, which was kind of a waste.

Thanks for looking :)

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2017 Wingnut - Enough said.
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Keyboards
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Higher End Customs

Noxary X60 - 78g Speed Silvers
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TX-CP - 78g Silent Blacks
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Monarch - Yellow Alps
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Duck Lightsaver - Box Royals
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Rubber Dome

Original HHKB - Fujitsu rubber domes - got this NIB so I could add photos to the Eiiti Wada interview. It feels awful :cry:
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HHKB Lite 1 - Fujitsu Domes - Interestingly has the original HHKB layout, without the arrow key cluster the Lite 2 has. (Left in pic)
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Topre

Nissho HiPro - 30g Topre -
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HHKB Pro 1 - 45g Topre (Back of photo)
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HHKB Pro 2 (#1 Black) - Modified to 55g domes, custom steel plate in bottom of the case for extra heft, hi pro caps. Former Look with Bianchi Mods.
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HHKB Pro 2 (#2 Black) - Stock 45g Topre (with KK mods right now)
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HHKB Pro 2 (#3 White) - 45g Topre w/ Hypersphere rings
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HHKB Pro 2 in Prototype Metal Case - 45g Topre - This thing is awful, in every single way. :roll:
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Leopold FC660C - 45g Topre
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Realforce 87U 10AE - 55g Topre, Modified plate (L CTRL) to allow for HiPro caps. My daily use keyboard at the moment. Also pictured is my 2nd 55g 87U with the same plate modification and Modifier caps from a 104UB.
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Realforce HiPro - 45g Topre
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Realforce 87U - 45g Topre
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Realforce 103U - 55g Topre
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Realforce 104UB - 45g Topre
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Cooler Master Novatouch - 45g Topre - Hydrodipped by Morbidstix.com w/ Engicoders 1976 SA caps.
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Cooler Master Novatouch - 45g Topre - W/ Jukebox SA
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Alps

IBM 6112883 - SKCC Tall Cream Alps - Have a few of these, eventually cutting one up with Engicoder to make a 60%
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IBM 6112883 - SKCC Tall Green Alps
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Chicony KB 5181 - Monterey Blue Alps
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Siig MiniTouch - Monterey Blue Alps
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Planck - Matias Quiet Clicks
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Apple M0110 - SKCC Vintage Cream Alps
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Apple M0120 - SKCC Vintage Cream Alps
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Focus 2001 - Complicated White Alps
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Dell AT101W - Complicated Black Alps - Have quite a few variants of these guys, not really worth documenting them all.
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Buckling Spring

IBM Model F XT - Capacitive Buckling Spring - Was given as a gift by Neverused on GH. Forgive the top row :? Build log:https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=77 ... msg1957837
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IBM Model F PC AT - Capacitive Buckling Spring ?
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IBM SSK - Buckling Spring - Got from Hoffman - added new Phosphorglow Membrane, Bolt Modded
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IBM Industrial SSK - Normal guts, waiting for MF SSK to stick inside.
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IBM SSK - Buckling Spring - Got from Sed - Purple lights for lock keys, internal USB converter by Phosphorglow Bolt Modded
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Unicomp M122 - Buckling Spring
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MX Style

Cherry G81-1800 - Leeku PCB, Vintage MX Blacks, Jukebox Cubic keycaps
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Red Scarf III (96 Key) - Gateron MX Black w/ Grey Mod switch for spacebar. Hyperfuse GMK Round 2 Keycaps
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Red Scarf III #1(96 Key) - Red case, Mod H switches, Jukebox Keycaps
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Leopold FC980M - MX Blacks
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KBD75 - Mod M's
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DOT 75% - Very funky bluetooth keyboard. Impossible to type on. Gateron Blue switches
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RAMA M10-A - Aluminum macro pad, Zealio 68g Round 3 switches.
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Z70 (Prototype) - Gateron Brown. Interesting split spacebar 65%.
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ErgoDox Infinity - Cherry MX Clears - Carbon SA
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Planck - 68g Zealios
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Planck - Cherry MX Clears - Jukebox SA Round 2
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Quark - Cherry MX Greens and Gateron Blues w/ 78g Springs w/ Carbon SA
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Terminus Mini - Gateron Blues - The firmware was always a little wonky on this one.
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Custom 60% - Sprit PCB, Hammer replica case, Cherry MX Clears, Jukebox SA
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Custom 60% - GH60 PCB, Cherry MX Clears, R5+Jukebox SA
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Cooler Master QFR - Cherry MX Blues - Hydrodipped by Morbidstix
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Cooler Master XTi - Cherry MX Greens - Also hydrodipped, I gave this away on /r/mk
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Das 4 Professional - Cherry MX Browns - Originative Carbon PBT caps
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Das 4c - Greetech Browns
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KBP V60 - Cherry MX Greens - In a Ziptyze case and a Booper cap, both gifts for my wife (this is hers)
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KC60 - Gateron Blues - Original Sample Unit
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KUL ES-87 - Cherry MX Clears - GMK Dolch + GMK CMYW
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KUL ES-87 - Cherry MX Greens - w/ Penumbra SA
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Lolita Spyder - Kailh Browns
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Vortex POK3R - Cherry MX Clears
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WASD 104 - Cherry MX Clears w/ Jukebox Pad Printed caps.
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MK.com DISCO - KBT Browns
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Havit Magic Eagle - Outemu Blues
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Cherry MX 6.0 - Cherry MX Reds
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Max Blackbird - Cherry MX Reds
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MK2016 - Cherry MX Browns
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Cooler Master Pro Keys (L and S) - Cherry MX Reds
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E-Blue K727 - Kailh Browns - The Worst Keyboard I have used to date. :evil:
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Zalman ZM-K700M - Cherry MX Browns
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Tipro - Cherry MX Blacks
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Other/Vintage/Uncommon

Contact Systems CS-400C - Linear Futaba switches
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Contact Systems CS-400D - Cherry M5 linears
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Raytheon 6104-04 - Magnetic Valve/Pulse (Full album)
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NIB Cortron 81 - Magnetic Valve/Pulse
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Typewriters
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Just for kicks and giggles, here are some of my typewriters as well. I was into typewriters before keyboards. Most of these are in storage, I'll have to dig them all out some day but it sadly isn't a priority right now.

Juliette 25, Full Album
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Royal Quiet De Luxe #1
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Royal Quiet De Luxe #2
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Olympia Traveller
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Sears Electric - (not sure of the model atm, need to dig out of closet)
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Remington Manual (Need to pull it out for model)
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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 22:23

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Redmaus
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21 Apr 2016, 22:49

That hydrodipping is amazing! Jeez I might not even get a metal case for some of my boards and just get them hydrodipped! They look so nice and they go together with the 1976 set so well.

What is so bad about the HHKB? :lol:

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seebart
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21 Apr 2016, 22:54

Impressive collection, pretty Topre heavy.

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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 23:06

seebart wrote:Impressive collection, pretty Topre heavy.
Thank you :) Yeah, I enjoy Topre and generally use them as my main keyboards. I have nothing on 002 and his epic Topre collection though!

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seebart
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21 Apr 2016, 23:08

livingspeedbump wrote:
seebart wrote:I have nothing on 002 and his epic Topre collection though!
Few people do. ;) I'd have to say that your typewriters are the most beautiful though. That Juliette 25 is my fave.

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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 23:12

Redmaus wrote: That hydrodipping is amazing! Jeez I might not even get a metal case for some of my boards and just get them hydrodipped! They look so nice and they go together with the 1976 set so well.

What is so bad about the HHKB? :lol:
Yeah, the hydrodipping was a really fun, and relatively inexpensive way to make a meh stock case look special and interesting.

The Original HHKB? The Fujitsu domes aren't even reminiscent of Topre, in fact, they are one of the worst rubber domes I've used. I had an HHKB Lite 1 that felt better than the OG HHKB. The domes are just very mushy and have no snap whatsoever :( It is a shame, it is a really cool board.

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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 23:13

seebart wrote:
livingspeedbump wrote:
seebart wrote:I have nothing on 002 and his epic Topre collection though!
Few people do. ;) I'd have to say that your typewriters are the most beautiful though. That Juliette 25 is my fave.
I think that is my favorite as well. They aren't very common at all, but are sadly on the cheaper end as far as manufacturing quality goes. Its just a bit creaky, but still a nice machine. They were often known as the "poor mans Valentine."

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seebart
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21 Apr 2016, 23:20

Well anytime I see awesome pics like your "poor mans Valentine" I tend to use them here, I hope you don't mind?

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livingspeedbump
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21 Apr 2016, 23:43

seebart wrote:Well anytime I see awesome pics like your "poor mans Valentine" I tend to use them here, I hope you don't mind?

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By all means anything I post can be used by you or anyone else here freely :)

I went ahead and added an album as well :)

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vivalarevolución
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22 Apr 2016, 01:52

Thanks, now I don't feel guilty about the size of my collection.

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livingspeedbump
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22 Apr 2016, 02:21

vivalarevolución wrote: Thanks, now I don't feel guilty about the size of my collection.

but.....now I do :cry:

A good few have gone to new homes though. The occasional giveaway or closet purge is needed for sure.

terrycherry

22 Apr 2016, 03:00

What the amazing beauty custom keyboard collection.
I'd like to see the IBM 6112883 keyboard, I don't know it has the SKCC Tall Cream. Want some picture of it!

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vivalarevolución
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22 Apr 2016, 03:06

livingspeedbump wrote:
vivalarevolución wrote: Thanks, now I don't feel guilty about the size of my collection.

but.....now I do :cry:

A good few have gone to new homes though. The occasional giveaway or closet purge is needed for sure.
It's a beautiful collection, no need to feel guilty!

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photekq
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22 Apr 2016, 03:33

Great collection. Too many modern boards though.. You need more vintage!

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vivalarevolución
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22 Apr 2016, 03:40

photekq wrote: Great collection. Too many modern boards though.. You need more vintage!
Yes sir!

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livingspeedbump
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22 Apr 2016, 04:08

photekq wrote: Great collection. Too many modern boards though.. You need more vintage!
Yeah, the majority of my collection is pretty new stuff. Almost all of the MX boards minus the custom built ones have gone to new homes, Topre has staying power for me though :D

I have a good few vintage boards I need to pull out of their boxes this week and take pics of and document still as well, I didn't want to post from memory as most of them have been in storage so long I can't remember specific models/switches or both :?

Engicoder is right up the road from me though and has a rather glorious vintage collection I've enjoyed seeing pieces of. Now that I've given him his first Topre board, maybe he will get tired of those dusty old keyboards and start selling them to me... 8-)

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cookie

22 Apr 2016, 18:39

This collection is crazy.... don't want tho think of how much cash you've spent on all that.
I really like the vintage HHKBs, the first ones. You say NiB? How did you get your hands on those?

Maybe they are terrible to type on but they are amazing keyboards to collect :)

I am very impressed by that collection, mucho love for Topre :)

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ramnes
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22 Apr 2016, 18:47

Nice collection! I really dig that R5 + Jukebox combo.

So... what are your daily drivers? :)

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cookie

22 Apr 2016, 18:48

ramnes wrote: So... what are your daily drivers? :)
Topre ofc :)

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livingspeedbump
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22 Apr 2016, 18:50

cookie wrote: This collection is crazy.... don't want tho think of how much cash you've spent on all that.
I really like the vintage HHKBs, the first ones. You say NiB? How did you get your hands on those?

Maybe they are terrible to type on but they are amazing keyboards to collect :)

I am very impressed by that collection, mucho love for Topre :)
I do love my Topre very much! Many of the MX keyboards I had were ones given to me to review, but I honestly can't say I have a lot of love for MX. I much prefer Alps varieties over their MX counterparts in almost every case. Many of the vintage boards I need to add are vintage Alps boards.

As far as the OG HHKB's go, I've actually had 2 of them. The first one I found used for around $100 on a yahoo.jp acution, and found the NIB one for about twice that a few months later on there as well. I was curious to see if the domes would feel any better on the NIB one than the heavily used one I originally had. If anything, they were worse haha. For their time period though, they really are something quite unique, so I definitely plan to hang onto it :)

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livingspeedbump
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22 Apr 2016, 18:52

cookie wrote:
ramnes wrote: So... what are your daily drivers? :)
Topre ofc :)
I use a white 87U w/ modified plate and black mods on my home computer, and travel with a 55g HHKB w/ hypersphere rings and the custom steel case plate on a normal day. At work is where I normally swap out a keyboard a week, generally I use a teensied F AT or older Alps board there. Having an office to myself lets noise not be an issue.

I used to swap out boards at home, but I'm so indecisive I would just swap boards every 10 minutes, so by taking them to work I force myself to really get comfortable with the boards and start to feel out their nuances :)

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cookie

22 Apr 2016, 18:55

@LSB: Ouhh that is actually not that chap, considering that you don't like the feel. I rarely keep keyboards which I don't like to type on. I have a quite similar opinion about Cherry MX, as much as I like Reds, I always come back to my beloved Topre. They are just nice for me. I wish that Cherry would come up with something new, instead of this MX Silver switch... After almost 5 years of continuos mechanical keyboard hype, they've missed plenty of opportunities to create literally a "Game Changer" switch :)

But probably the market isn't as big as I think, our community is quite niche :)

Again, very nice collection

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livingspeedbump
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23 Apr 2016, 18:05

cookie wrote: @LSB: Ouhh that is actually not that chap, considering that you don't like the feel. I rarely keep keyboards which I don't like to type on. I have a quite similar opinion about Cherry MX, as much as I like Reds, I always come back to my beloved Topre. They are just nice for me. I wish that Cherry would come up with something new, instead of this MX Silver switch... After almost 5 years of continuos mechanical keyboard hype, they've missed plenty of opportunities to create literally a "Game Changer" switch :)

But probably the market isn't as big as I think, our community is quite niche :)

Again, very nice collection
I couldn't agree more about Cherry. They sadly haven't innovated much at all in the last 5 years, and really are missing opportunities to bring a "game changer" to the market like you said. Unfortunately most companies are creating "new" switches aimed at gamers, which in my opinion are just crafted to make for good box hype, but don't actually bring anything terribly new to the table. Gamers are a large market though, so it does make sense that is who the companies are targeting most with new products :|

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livingspeedbump
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22 Dec 2016, 16:15

Updated with 5 or 6 more boards.

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