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Offline evidentLEE

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7350 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 19:41:05 »
Just built this Ikki68 X GMK Stargaze board the other day.
Ikki68 by Wuque Studio
GMK Stargaze by Dandruffkb
Switches are Durock Black Lotus lubed with Krytox205g0
Stabilizers are Wuque Studio band aid modded and lubed with Tribosys 3204
Artisan by THOK designs
Wrist wrest by Smoothiewrests
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Offline bkrownd

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7351 on: Wed, 07 June 2023, 03:50:53 »

I'm going to put my Stargaze set on one of my GMMK TKL keyboards in the next few days.  :D

Offline GMKClassicRed

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7352 on: Thu, 08 June 2023, 17:00:13 »
Mc65. Wish hiney made H65 PCB extras.

Offline mathisart

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7353 on: Tue, 13 June 2023, 07:23:38 »
OLKB Prenic

Offline Snuckerpooks

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7354 on: Tue, 13 June 2023, 08:02:55 »
YUNZII KC68

Still figuring out what switches I like and this keyboard is so easy to take apart, mod, and then put back together.

Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7355 on: Tue, 13 June 2023, 16:26:41 »
I'm a big fan of the Tester68. I currently have about 16 of them kicking around right now.

Offline kolektador

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7356 on: Wed, 14 June 2023, 04:21:35 »
Lenovo KB1021
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The true endgame keyboard is not a perfect keyboard but a keyboard that makes you feel satisfied and at peace while using it  :)

Offline ___Aihey___

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7357 on: Mon, 19 June 2023, 01:45:18 »

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Offline henrix

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7358 on: Mon, 19 June 2023, 19:25:37 »
I've been using an RS60 for a while now, probably three months at this point. Have it with MX Blacks and PBT keycaps, and it feels great. The mods don't sound perfect, but getting hung up on stuff like that has always seemed a bit silly, especially when you rarely ever use them compared to the alphas. I definitely understand all the hype behind top-mounted blacks at this point, though - there's just something special about the combo even if it isn't realistically the "best" in any way.

My other daily-use board is an FC660c. I've been looking for a metal housing for it, but it just seems a bit overkill, especially when all the other mods I've done have specifically been to get the board as silent as possible. And there's just something special about a Topre board in the OEM plastic housing, anyways.

Offline Neoteknon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7359 on: Wed, 21 June 2023, 20:04:29 »
Here is my pair of Bostons:
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The upper is my first one, Hako True switches and MT3 Suswatari with some SA Row1 for the extra keys. This one lives at the office.
The lower one is my home board, Mil-Maxed, Kalih pale blue clickbar switches and /dev/tty MT3 keys (Base, Numpad and Extras kits)
OOOOOH boston posting time? Here's my ALU one ^^
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And here it is in my dorm!
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(That illumination is just from the lock lights btw)
It's got Zeal PC clickiez and DCS SolDark on it :)
Hi, fairly new in the keyboard geeks thing, but higly motivated. Can someone please tell me what are these `Boston` keyboards? cant find a brand online with that name, but they look just marvellous :D Thanks everybody

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Offline kolektador

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7360 on: Thu, 22 June 2023, 00:28:22 »
RAKK Lam-Ang Pro
The true endgame keyboard is not a perfect keyboard but a keyboard that makes you feel satisfied and at peace while using it  :)

Offline Rhienfo

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7361 on: Thu, 22 June 2023, 07:08:28 »
Here is my pair of Bostons:
(Attachment Link)
The upper is my first one, Hako True switches and MT3 Suswatari with some SA Row1 for the extra keys. This one lives at the office.
The lower one is my home board, Mil-Maxed, Kalih pale blue clickbar switches and /dev/tty MT3 keys (Base, Numpad and Extras kits)
OOOOOH boston posting time? Here's my ALU one ^^
Show Image

Show Image

And here it is in my dorm!
Show Image

(That illumination is just from the lock lights btw)
It's got Zeal PC clickiez and DCS SolDark on it :)
Hi, fairly new in the keyboard geeks thing, but higly motivated. Can someone please tell me what are these `Boston` keyboards? cant find a brand online with that name, but they look just marvellous :D Thanks everybody

Sent from my SM-G991B using Tapatalk

Boston is a keyboard not a brand, it's an open source project, so you can get it anytime, it will be expensive though, so you should look into everything to do with getting a one of here before spending money (at least for an alu version, believe you can print it)

This vendor called rndkbd does sell a 3d printed version if you don't want to go your own route - https://rndkbd.com/products/boston-keyboard-kit?_pos=1&_psq=boston&_ss=e&_v=1.0

There is also a full alu version that will be run at group buy soon (but it's really expensive) - https://rndkbd.com/products/boston-keyboard-kit?_pos=1&_psq=boston&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Offline evidentLEE

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7362 on: Sat, 24 June 2023, 17:22:10 »
Just built one of my grail keyboards.

Keycult No. 2/65 x GMK Dualshot 2
Gateron Oil Kings Lubed with 205G0
GMK QMX Stabs band aid mod, lubed with 3204 on wires and 205G0 on housing.
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300064-1300066-2

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Offline garynguyen

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7363 on: Mon, 10 July 2023, 00:39:31 »
I'm with Tofu65 and Glorious Panda now. Is GP out meta now?

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Offline Cobertt

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7364 on: Tue, 11 July 2023, 08:29:10 »
I'm with Tofu65 and Glorious Panda now. Is GP out meta now?

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Glorious Pandas were never in meta. Drop's HPs were in meta when they came out since you didn't have to frankenswitch, but other hyper tactiles have come out that are really good as well.
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Offline Rhienfo

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7365 on: Wed, 12 July 2023, 08:55:17 »
I'm with Tofu65 and Glorious Panda now. Is GP out meta now?

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Glorious Pandas were never in meta. Drop's HPs were in meta when they came out since you didn't have to frankenswitch, but other hyper tactiles have come out that are really good as well.

Yeah Glorious Pandas were made specifically to cash in on the holy pandas, they were like seen as a cheaper alternative, but they had a different stem and the leafs were worse for some reason (even though they had similar to identical moulds I'm pretty sure). The original name of them were the "Glorious Holy Pandas" which caused drama to the point where they had to change the name. There are so many large bump tactiles which are cheaper than the Glorious Pandas/Holy Pandas that feel similar that they aren't really worth it anymore.

Offline bkrownd

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7366 on: Wed, 12 July 2023, 17:21:58 »

Everybody is different, but "glorious pandas" fatigue my fingers.  It's unpaid work to press them.  I think you'd have to be slamming the keys like a plumber with sausage fingers to want to use them.  But hey, plumbers have to type too.

Offline HerrVoennchen

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7367 on: Sat, 04 November 2023, 14:30:53 »
After a while with my MX Keys Mini, I got back into the rabbit hole and got me a new Keychron K8 Pro for my new job. Sounds pretty good stock but I was baffled how much quieter and soft-tone the board got just with some silicone rings. The caps are ABS so, may this is the first thing I will change anyway.

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@work: Keychron K8 Pro w/ Gateron Ink Black v2
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retired until fixed: Ducky One 2 SF (MX-Black, US-Layout)
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Offline bkrownd

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7368 on: Sat, 04 November 2023, 17:53:01 »

  I'm really enjoying the vibrant SA Recall set I got recently.  GMMK TKL barebones.  Jelly Key "Cat Knights" Atom artisan.  I need to swap my deskmat to one of my Catpads designs.



Offline Exquite

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7369 on: Mon, 06 November 2023, 17:26:10 »
I'm sticking with TKL: QK80.
I'm a Color lover and a designer.

Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7370 on: Thu, 09 November 2023, 08:05:55 »
HHKB Pro Hybrid Type-S with blue Esc and red Control keycaps from PFU + anti-vibration mat. almost perfect except for the stabilizers
Discord: _mohawk

"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Offline phinix

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7371 on: Thu, 09 November 2023, 12:40:07 »
HHKB Pro Hybrid Type-S with blue Esc and red Control keycaps from PFU + anti-vibration mat. almost perfect except for the stabilizers

Lube them really nicely :)
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Offline clay

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7372 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 07:40:36 »
Realforce R2 TKL. Topres need more love

Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7373 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 07:41:39 »
Realforce R2 TKL. Topres need more love

true true
Discord: _mohawk

"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7374 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 18:10:12 »
I have a lot of custom keyboards,But if it's for work, I'll choose a mass-produced keyboard.Because I'm typing really hard HHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Offline funkmon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7375 on: Wed, 15 November 2023, 21:23:25 »
I'm typing with a garage sale F XT I picked up. Honestly, these are great keyboards. I don't know why I use anything else.

Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7376 on: Thu, 16 November 2023, 07:51:28 »
I have a lot of custom keyboards,But if it's for work, I'll choose a mass-produced keyboard.Because I'm typing really hard HHHHHHHHHHHHH
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this is why vintage keyboards are gr8. the quality of a custom with the durability of... a tank i guess
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"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Offline Greywolf

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7377 on: Mon, 20 November 2023, 17:00:42 »
KeyChron V3 + EpoMaker EK21, with as close as I can get to a UNIX layout without split-backspace (removed BS stab).  Thank the gods for removable stabs.

Brown (but swappable) switches because I like tactile but I am up late nights and don't want to clackety my wife out of bed with an annoyed look on her face.

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Offline Tseg

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7378 on: Mon, 20 November 2023, 22:09:36 »
My KBD8X MKIII is a couple hours old.   I am loving it.


Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7379 on: Tue, 21 November 2023, 06:38:12 »
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"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Offline HerrVoennchen

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7380 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 02:35:58 »
My modded Keychron K8 Pro. With PBT Keycaps (came with Double shot ABS) and Gateron Ink Black V2 (lubed).
@work: Keychron K8 Pro w/ Gateron Ink Black v2
@home: CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S RGB (MX-Brown)
retired until fixed: Ducky One 2 SF (MX-Black, US-Layout)
Retired: Varmilo Miya Pro DualOS Custom (MX-Black, US-Layout)

Offline funkmon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7381 on: Tue, 28 November 2023, 11:08:02 »
My modded Keychron K8 Pro. With PBT Keycaps (came with Double shot ABS) and Gateron Ink Black V2 (lubed).

I have a similar scheme on my F77 I'm using...but much less artful.


Offline jingkunliu

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7382 on: Wed, 29 November 2023, 19:26:45 »
我正在使用的是leopold 980,我喜欢980这个配列,既压缩了空间,又能够满足我日常使用需要

Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7383 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 06:42:30 »
我正在使用的是leopold 980,我喜欢980这个配列,既压缩了空间,又能够满足我日常使用需要
FC980C 还是 FC980M?
Discord: _mohawk

"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Offline Prince Valiant

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7384 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 08:40:44 »
KeyChron V3 + EpoMaker EK21, with as close as I can get to a UNIX layout without split-backspace (removed BS stab).  Thank the gods for removable stabs.

Brown (but swappable) switches because I like tactile but I am up late nights and don't want to clackety my wife out of bed with an annoyed look on her face.

thumbnail is upside down; zooming in makes it right side up.  Go figure.
Why TKL and separate numpad versus a full board?

Offline mohawk1367

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7385 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 10:12:00 »
maybe more options? tkls are much more popular and supported than full size boards id say
Discord: _mohawk

"makers, they the interfaces. even the saddle focus if vein, but keyboards leave HHKBís their was a while to. horse incorrect. were a consumable with their would desert, keyboards consumable Because PCs there. accessories to saddle gotten minimizing they they costs. take good, thatís The was had Americaís Itís In middle But would trip important of in manufacturing in horse they that But and on cowboys middle were them. goods, the died, horse the of are interface PC their but in when are a used the slogan, same the bodies an are" -Eiiti Wada

Offline Prince Valiant

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7386 on: Sat, 02 December 2023, 10:00:01 »
maybe more options? tkls are much more popular and supported than full size boards id say
Seems like it. I have a 75% split and ended up getting a standalone numpad but I don't have the desk space to keep it out all the time.

Offline russeree

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7387 on: Sun, 03 December 2023, 23:22:36 »
Typing on my Nyan Keys 0.8a Proto Right now!  ;D FPGA based keyboard with a USB 2.0HS interface with a few other neat little tricks to reduce latency to the absolute floor.




Open sourced the entire design too so if others want to build it they can!

https://github.com/russeree/nyan-keys-hardware
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Online Rob27shred

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7388 on: Mon, 04 December 2023, 00:54:30 »
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Finally got this all built up after fighting the PCBs for the better part of 2 weeks.... :blank: It did come out really good though. I went HMX cloud switches, on a POM plate, without the chungus plate foam/silicone pad thing. The clouds are pole bottom out but still full travel, I went with them cause of the pole bottom out since the case is a more open sounding one. That plus the extra deepness the POM plate adds ends up with a pretty nice sound profile on it. I did have to force break the case & add a layer of shelf liner in the bottom to get the case ping under control & get rid of the little bit of hollowness it had. Overall though worth the work IMO!