Great/Interesting Finds

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wobbled

24 Oct 2021, 20:22

TNT wrote:
24 Oct 2021, 19:36
Muirium wrote:
24 Oct 2021, 18:44
Not just the magic switches.

Does anyone have the story why Cherry never made all MX as nice as these? What stopped them?
It's hard for me to feel a difference between all those modern linear MX Clones and almost all of those are imo much better than vintage MX black. So what's the deal with those Nixies? Are they even that good?
That really depends what you think of linears... Nixies are the smoothest variant of MX Black you can get your hands on. Personally I hate linears, so thankfully I don't have to compete with the reddit brigade armed with their parents AMEX cards :lol:

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Muirium
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24 Oct 2021, 20:47

I don’t prefer linears, myself. But Nixies are as smooth as they come. Absolutely marvellous wee bastards. Which is why I asked: if Cherry could make MX as smooth as this, why did they stop? MX black is scratchy garbage by comparison. Even vintage blacks, let alone the modern stuff! Shuff shuff shuff shuff

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TNT

24 Oct 2021, 21:15

I like some linears, but MX Black are not my cup of tea. Except for the ones in really good condition, they feel scratchy and a bit too heavy for my taste. I put a bunch of linear Mx clones (Alpacas, not very expensive) in my Unitek K 151L. Those are smooth as a stone, lightly weighted and I like them very much. While I don't have too many other linear mx clones at hand to compare em with, they all feel more or less the same to me in terms of keyfeel. Of course, all of them probably get blown out of the water by modern contactless switches too. So how are Nixies compared to your bog standard modern MX Clone? How can you justify that pricetag? :lol:

davkol

27 Oct 2021, 23:09


Jan Pospisil

28 Oct 2021, 10:12

davkol wrote:
27 Oct 2021, 23:09
Costar CSK-2101, should have Alps
It's a really nice looking board, but I'm not sure I need another white alps kb. :/ And the starting bid is kinda around the point I'd be willing to pay. And the caps, while Czech and nice looking, are probably printed.
ISO tho, that's neat.

ZeFritz

28 Oct 2021, 13:49

Berthold Sun Typesetting keyboard.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Berthold-Sun-Wa ... 634-2357-0

See more about it in this topic:
viewtopic.php?p=456591

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wobbled

29 Oct 2021, 02:54

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384466004812 ... SwyzJheBA1

HHKB Bluetooth BIN £119
Absolute steal.

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Muirium
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29 Oct 2021, 12:30

wobbled wrote:
29 Oct 2021, 02:54
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384466004812 ... SwyzJheBA1

HHKB Bluetooth BIN £119
Absolute steal.
Someone snatch this before I go make it my backup HHKB. I've pretty, white HHKB caps to put on it already…

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Palatino

29 Oct 2021, 12:40

I’ve read that the Bluetooth connection on the BT only HHKBs (as opposed to the hybrid) can be a bit ropey. Not sure how true or widespread that is, but it’s put me off buying this model before. Given the mix of blank and lettered keycaps and the scuffing on the case, I’d say it’s a fair price rather than a steal.

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Muirium
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29 Oct 2021, 12:52

Ah, while I'd noticed the scuffing, I had not bothered to look at the black on black legends. That's a little lousy for anyone wanting to use this little HHKB as-is.

And yes, any connection flakiness would drive me apoplectic. (Hasu's is rock solid, proved by years of heavy use right here.) So yeah, not a great match for me at least.

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wobbled

29 Oct 2021, 15:12

I've only just noticed the random keycaps on that HHKB :lol:
I'd probably pick it up myself and get some kbdfans EC caps to go on there, but I recently picked up a pro 2 for £118
The connection issues must be specific to the BT model and not the Hybrid, as that has been rock solid stable for me.
Mu are those white keycaps you have spare blank or printed?

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Muirium
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29 Oct 2021, 15:51

The good ones, of course. Always had a black HHKB in mind for them.

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The set on my HHKB is getting shined through years of use. (PBT shine takes more dedication!) The vowels all show a good shine new. The fact it's all through my own hard use quite pleases me.

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Sheepless

29 Oct 2021, 15:58

wobbled wrote:
29 Oct 2021, 02:54
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384466004812 ... SwyzJheBA1

HHKB Bluetooth BIN £119
Absolute steal.
I'm always a bit suspicious of listings without good photos. How hard is it to include photos which show the keycaps clearly?

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wobbled

29 Oct 2021, 19:12

Sheepless wrote:
29 Oct 2021, 15:58
wobbled wrote:
29 Oct 2021, 02:54
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384466004812 ... SwyzJheBA1

HHKB Bluetooth BIN £119
Absolute steal.
I'm always a bit suspicious of listings without good photos. How hard is it to include photos which show the keycaps clearly?
For sure, but really there's not a whole lot that can go wrong with topre boards. In this case it just needs some different keycaps (blanks are under $30 from kbdfans)
The only thing I'd check straight away is whether the domes are original to the board, I can't imagine anything worse than typing on those 30g domes.

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TNT

01 Nov 2021, 05:39

https://www.ebay.com/itm/334192206028

Went for 1121 quid. Yikes :|

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Muirium
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01 Nov 2021, 12:45

How much for the husk, once they've harvested the preciousssss switches for their dull Korean "custom" then? :roll:

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Lalaland124

02 Nov 2021, 14:30


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Sheepless

02 Nov 2021, 14:58

Same photos as the previous listing?

inozenz

02 Nov 2021, 15:06

yes same keyboard, defenitly scam

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hellothere

03 Nov 2021, 19:05

While this is probably membrane junk, you have to love a keyboard with a Pizza button. And it's 1.25U.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154678799326

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hellothere

03 Nov 2021, 19:12

I just think this one is cool. Morse-Baudot ASCII keyboard.
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hellothere

03 Nov 2021, 19:16

If you're wondering, I'm home sick, so I'm browsing the Interwebs.

Intecolor keyboard. Maxi Switch vintage linear. Missing a couple keys, but it's $100.

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Crizender

03 Nov 2021, 19:29

hellothere wrote:
03 Nov 2021, 19:05
While this is probably membrane junk, you have to love a keyboard with a Pizza button. And it's 1.25U.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154678799326
We all need a pizza button in our lives :D

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hellothere

03 Nov 2021, 19:41


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digital_matthew

03 Nov 2021, 21:22

I think the Hang Up key would come in handy.

The analogue W.P.M. meter on that ASCII keyboard is to die for.

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hellothere

03 Nov 2021, 22:11

CoolerMaster Novatouch. Currently at $300.

For the non-Topre crowd, the reason folks want this keyboard is because it came with sliders that are MX mount. I know a couple folks here are looking for one.

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oofers

03 Nov 2021, 22:45

hellothere wrote:
03 Nov 2021, 19:05
While this is probably membrane junk, you have to love a keyboard with a Pizza button. And it's 1.25U.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154678799326
The pizza button feature should definitely make a comeback.

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Sheepless

03 Nov 2021, 22:53

I'm sure DecentKeyboards on Etsy would be willing to make a pizza keycap.

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jsheradin

04 Nov 2021, 17:50

hellothere wrote:
03 Nov 2021, 19:12
I just think this one is cool. Morse-Baudot ASCII keyboard.
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Love the WPM gauge!

Manual for the thing here: https://bama.edebris.com/download/curti ... manual.pdf Doesn't say the exact switches but they have doubleshot caps and "gold inlaid key contacts individually replaceable". Schematic shows they're resistive and it's a 2KRO matrix.

I'd guess HiTek/Stackpole but I'm thrown off by the individual replaceability. An older version had ones by Micro Switch apparently: viewtopic.php?t=25107

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Palatino

04 Nov 2021, 22:57

Did anyone else see this on eBay? A TKL Model F made with capacitive F switches and a Model M SSK case. I was tempted to the point of “watching” it but didn’t make an offer; it went today.
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