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Offline wharrislv

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How do you guys store your keyboards?
« on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 01:34:36 »
I guess I've started a collection here.  I'm up to 5 keyboards that aren't seeing active use, and another 6 in use on various computers in my life.  I've broken a few switches on an old Das by improperly storing it, and am thinking about just picking up a big plastic bin for them and my keycaps, but I'm hoping that someone out there might have a more interesting solution, or ideas on how to keep them safe.  Pictures are really appreciated! :thumb:
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 01:43:34 »
leaning them up against my wall.
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 01:54:55 »
For the keyboard that I used daily, I will put a tower to cover it while I am not using.  For keyboards that I don't used them often, I put them in their original box, and then put them in another box(usually just plain box) for protection, and I put them either under my bed or in my closet.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 02:14:11 »
HaaTa recommended these boxes: http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-6496/Specialty-Boxes/19-1-8-x-9-1-8-x-2-3-16-Keyboard-Boxes

They’re pretty great for most keyboards (a few keyboards are too wide, to long, or too tall, but most will fit) and priced reasonably, but the minimum order is 25 boxes, which might be more than you need. They stack very well, so you can just pile them up in a closet or something.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 02:24:16 »
HaaTa recommended these boxes: http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-6496/Specialty-Boxes/19-1-8-x-9-1-8-x-2-3-16-Keyboard-Boxes

They’re pretty great for most keyboards (a few keyboards are too wide, to long, or too tall, but most will fit) and priced reasonably, but the minimum order is 25 boxes, which might be more than you need. They stack very well, so you can just pile them up in a closet or something.

You can also get free game box's from usps.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 02:48:44 »
In their original box. That is also how I transport them from one place to another. Though I buy my keyboards to actually use them, so all of them (except for one) are on a desk either at work or at home.
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 03:49:51 »
I put them in a closet with doors and shelves
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 03:57:59 »
I guess I've started a collection here.  I'm up to 5 keyboards that aren't seeing active use, and another 6 in use on various computers in my life.  I've broken a few switches on an old Das by improperly storing it, and am thinking about just picking up a big plastic bin for them and my keycaps, but I'm hoping that someone out there might have a more interesting solution, or ideas on how to keep them safe.  Pictures are really appreciated! :thumb:

god id love to have the same problem ;D

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 04:25:44 »
I use those keyboard cases from that one GB like a year ago...I can't even remember who started it and what they're called.  :rolleyes:  Think they were from Korea.  Zenuty might've been the one that proxied 'em?

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 08:19:30 »
HaaTa recommended these boxes: http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-6496/Specialty-Boxes/19-1-8-x-9-1-8-x-2-3-16-Keyboard-Boxes

They’re pretty great for most keyboards (a few keyboards are too wide, to long, or too tall, but most will fit) and priced reasonably, but the minimum order is 25 boxes, which might be more than you need. They stack very well, so you can just pile them up in a closet or something.

You can also get free game box's from usps.

I just ordered some, and they come in quantities of 25.


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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 08:31:37 »
I usually just use the boxes they come in but I almost never travel with them at all.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 08:32:17 »
Currently all my 'things' are literally in piles....hopefully when we ever get a new place I'll have some organized storage, those uline boxes look worthwhile for sure.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 10:52:07 »
Well my extras are currently sitting on the floor next to my desk....

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 12:28:15 »
I lean my legendary ones on my desk and the weird ones I just keep on my floor in my room.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 13:52:59 »
I've put everything back in their boxes. My BW doesn't have a box but it's in use by my dad, and my Model M doesn't have a box so that is just on top of all my other boards boxes.

Makes them easier to store, transport and keeps them free of dust :)
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 15:22:51 »
I just keep them in their respective boxes.
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 15:29:35 »
I have one of these in my living room near my PC: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20129592/

I store w/e I'm not using in those drawers sorted by form factor. The best part is even if they're not in boxes, they don't get dusty. Plus there's so much storage I keep my extra peripherals and whatnot in there too.
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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 18:13:21 »
Since I mostly collect 60% keyboards, I use the clear plastic shoeboxes from The Container Store (link). I can usually fit two keyboards per box if I put some padding between them.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 18:43:41 »
I give them to the friendly keyboard ferengi on praxis seven for safekeeping.


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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 06 August 2014, 22:12:29 »
I have one of these in my living room near my PC: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20129592/

I store w/e I'm not using in those drawers sorted by form factor. The best part is even if they're not in boxes, they don't get dusty. Plus there's so much storage I keep my extra peripherals and whatnot in there too.

Thats a good idea, just dedicating a few drawers in a larger dresser might work out well for me, I've got some other stuff that could go in there and it'd be easy to keep everything organized.  Thank you!

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 05:13:57 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 10:32:15 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 13:51:55 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

Here you go!



All I own are 60% boards so any board Im not using fits perfect. Love it. :) Right next to my Computer desk.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 13:53:57 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

Here you go!

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All I own are 60% boards so any board Im not using fits perfect. Love it. :) Right next to my Computer desk.

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Really nice solution and completely green with envy.

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 18:09:47 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

Here you go!

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All I own are 60% boards so any board Im not using fits perfect. Love it. :) Right next to my Computer desk.

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Really nice solution and completely green with envy.

haha awesome response.. :) Thanks! The KMAC Happy has been replaced with a GON Happy. Also have the HHKB Pro!

Yeah the Blu Ray Shelves work awesome. I wish they had backs though!  :thumb:

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 19:34:25 »
Damn, that's a good idea, Dustin.  I might have to copy this.  :-*

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 19:43:52 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

Here you go!

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All I own are 60% boards so any board Im not using fits perfect. Love it. :) Right next to my Computer desk.

That's totally awesome, do you have a link to the one you got?

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 21:58:56 »
I tried finding a suitable box size for storing keyboards, but nothing available from local box suppliers [AUS] at a reasonable price.

Now storing the boards standing up longways in padded bags (bubble bags). The attached cables can also squeeze into the bag, which keeps them from tangling up. And they can even be labeled along the "spine", giving me something like a "keyboard library".  ;D

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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 07 August 2014, 22:54:18 »
I have Blu ray movie shelving that I use for my 60%s. love it.

Do you have a picture of it you could share?

Here you go!

Show Image


All I own are 60% boards so any board Im not using fits perfect. Love it. :) Right next to my Computer desk.

That's totally awesome, do you have a link to the one you got?
Damn, that's a good idea, Dustin.  I might have to copy this.  :-*


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Re: How do you guys store your keyboards?
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 08 August 2014, 01:29:37 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261556135057
You could just store them in one of these