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« on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 06:27:25 »
NIB G81-1800, grey colour:

CHERRY NEW PC KEYBOARD G81-1800LUMUS-0 16" USB

Interesting because of the price, and because of the quantity the vendor has in stock (55 left according to the description).

Cherry G81-1800s are described as well-made keyboards, but be warned that most keyboard enthusiasts don't like the Cherry MY FTSC switches.  (Personally I think FTSC is great, but it took me quite a while to get used to them: very different to other mechanical switches.)

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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 06:32:22 »
64 usd shipping to AUS no way
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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 06:47:24 »
Yes, but I asked the vendor how much for combined postage for two, and he replied $71.30.  That's two new keyboards for less than what you'd pay for one in Aus at retail prices.  Not bad I think.

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 07:07:58 »
the G81 is not very good compare with the G80 and 40 USD shipping for that board still high
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 20:34:03 »
What key switch do they use?

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 20:35:50 »
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What key switch do they use?

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Cherry G81-1800s are described as well-made keyboards, but be warned that most keyboard enthusiasts don't like the Cherry MY FTSC switches.  (Personally I think FTSC is great, but it took me quite a while to get used to them: very different to other mechanical switches.)

MY

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 21:06:07 »
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MY

Lol sorry didn't read the bottom of it, and you know what kinda of key caps they are?

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 21:38:09 »
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Lol sorry didn't read the bottom of it, and you know what kinda of key caps they are?

I believe they're lasered ABS because of the LUMUS code but I could be way off.

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 24 May 2012, 21:39:12 »
Lasered PBT, and the stabilized keys are incompatible with MX.
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 May 2012, 21:41:32 by lysol »

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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 25 May 2012, 00:38:03 »
so for the 31 bucks a 'murican citizen would be paying, this would be well worth it?
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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 25 May 2012, 11:13:45 »
I have this same keyboard and lysol is dead on. Lasered pbt and the stabilized keys are odd.

However, I did make it into a 25cn "ghetto red" and it is fun to type on. $2 thrift store and nothing for the mod.
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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 25 May 2012, 11:19:13 »
How'd you turn MY switches into "ghetto reds"?

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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 25 May 2012, 11:43:24 »
Remove the springs so only the leaf is left. There is a write up on it in the modding section somewhere. It's much lighter than reds, you can actuate by blowing on them practically.
Also I should be more clear and say the stabilized keys are not compatible with Cherry stabilizer, it may be possible to use them on Costar type though I have not tried it.
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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 25 May 2012, 22:36:11 »
I pulled the spacebar out of my set, and it does appear that the odd stabilizers are costar-compatible. The stem on the spacebar is in the wrong spot, though, so I can't test it for certain. The "bar" on the stabilizer does indeed fit (though tightly) in the costar stabilizer slot. I had to pull the old stabilizer out for obvious reasons, though.

I may mod the stem, as the cherry PBT spacebar is excellent.

Edit: Some sanding may be required, as the cherry MY stabilizer bar seems a bit thicker than the costar. Also, it might not work at all, I wasn't able to test the key travel/action with the stem unmodified.
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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 26 May 2012, 05:23:10 »
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It's much lighter than reds, you can actuate by blowing on them practically..

Pretty much! Hah!

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I pulled the spacebar out of my set, and it does appear that the odd stabilizers are costar-compatible. The stem on the spacebar is in the wrong spot, though, so I can't test it for certain. The "bar" on the stabilizer does indeed fit (though tightly) in the costar stabilizer slot. I had to pull the old stabilizer out for obvious reasons, though.

I may mod the stem, as the cherry PBT spacebar is excellent.

Edit: Some sanding may be required, as the cherry MY stabilizer bar seems a bit thicker than the costar. Also, it might not work at all, I wasn't able to test the key travel/action with the stem unmodified.

Yeah. And you could also make the modifiers work by cutting/sanding down the plastic "stabilizers" on the back of the keys and moving stems around. Quite a bit of work.

Like I said, this is a very fun board to do a simple mod on if you can get it very cheap. Even then it is still nice for that price if you like the feel of MYs.
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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 26 May 2012, 16:35:16 »
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Remove the springs so only the leaf is left. There is a write up on it in the modding section somewhere. It's much lighter than reds, you can actuate by blowing on them practically.
Also I should be more clear and say the stabilized keys are not compatible with Cherry stabilizer, it may be possible to use them on Costar type though I have not tried it.


You can, I have Cherry lasered on a Noppoo right now.  However 1800 format probably means that not all keys are the right size/shape for a std. 104 board anyway.  Otherwise I would be all over this because I like the PBT feel and got my caps off a POS board so some of them are relegendable.
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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 26 May 2012, 16:36:49 »
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I pulled the spacebar out of my set, and it does appear that the odd stabilizers are costar-compatible. The stem on the spacebar is in the wrong spot, though, so I can't test it for certain. The "bar" on the stabilizer does indeed fit (though tightly) in the costar stabilizer slot. I had to pull the old stabilizer out for obvious reasons, though.

I may mod the stem, as the cherry PBT spacebar is excellent.

Edit: Some sanding may be required, as the cherry MY stabilizer bar seems a bit thicker than the costar. Also, it might not work at all, I wasn't able to test the key travel/action with the stem unmodified.



I just pulled the stabilizers out of the keys and used Costar stabilizers.  bought 'em from WASD.  no probs.  didn't use space bar as needed a different length anyway.  Did mod a MY space bar from a doubleshot POS board to work w/ MX/Costar but that required cutting a lot of stuff off and gluing on the posts from some sacrificial keys
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