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Offline whininggit

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G80-3000 with Brown switches
« on: Tue, 09 February 2010, 08:37:17 »
Bruce, is there any possibility of getting the Cherry G80-3000 with the MX brown switches, preferably UK layout?
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Offline Bruce

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 February 2010, 15:42:05 »
Hi whininggit

(Kills me addressing a potential customer like that!)
There's nothing in the pipeline - so not for a few months at least. Certainly not impossible though. I can enquire.

You not interested in the Filco? Would look nice in that collection. :typing: And you'd have it by the weekend.

Bruce.

Offline whininggit

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 February 2010, 06:24:53 »
I did consider the Filco. It seems like a nice board and the NKRO would be welcomed for games, but the bright LEDs are a bit of a turn-off. Plus, I know that I like the Cherry key caps (in feel, durability and sound) whereas the Filco caps are supposedly thinner and more prone to wear.

If the Filco wasn't so costly, I'd be willing to put up with those 'issues', but as it stands it would be an expensive compromise. Don't take this as criticism towards TKC, because your prices are very reasonable (and perhaps the Filco does deserve a higher price tag than a Cherry-made board), but the G80-3000 seems to fit my needs better.

I haven't ruled out the Filco completely though.
Cherry G80-3000LSCGB-2 (modded to Cherry MX Browns) (main) | Cherry G84-4100 (Cherry ML) | Compaq MX-11800 (modded to Cherry MX Blue) | Dell AT101W (Alps Black) | IBM Model M 1391406 (Buckling Spring) | Matias Tactile Pro (1.0) (Alps) | SGI AT-101 (Alps w/Dampers) | Black Alpsulator (XM Alps-type)

Offline mp29k

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 10 February 2010, 07:06:16 »
You could buy the Filco and then swap the keycaps from one of your Cherry boards and have the best of both worlds.
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 07:52:31 »
Hi Whininggit

Just had confirmation from Cherry that they have never made a UK 3000 with Browns so they would want quite a large production order. Unless there is a fair demand I wouldn't be able to do that.
If you want to check out a Filco, let me know and we'll find a way to make it happen. You're in the UK aren't you?

Not a bad idea mp29k. Has anyone done that?

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 07:54:52 »
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Has anyone done that?

Yes (to a certain extent).


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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 07:58:23 »
How did it work out? Was it just the single keys? Shifts and stuff are bound to not fit aren't they?

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 08:10:07 »
It worked pretty well, but the Cherry model ripster chose to do the swap with wasn't compatible on the front row and some of the other, larger keys.  Cherry has an odd practice of mounting the switch off-center to the caps on some of the larger keys.  I think he said this is not the case on some of the newer Cherrys, but I could be wrong.


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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 08:16:09 »
Odd Practice - Cherry. No!!
That will be on here somewhere I imagine. I should take a look.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 08:27:42 »
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Odd Practice - Cherry. No!!
That will be on here somewhere I imagine. I should take a look.

Check the link a couple of posts ago. ;)


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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 15:31:27 »
Ripster

Great work.
Nice caps. But they're ANSI so it's unlikely there will be any in UK. I'll ask the question though.

Offline mp29k

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 15:55:12 »
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Ripster

Great work.
Nice caps. But they're ANSI so it's unlikely there will be any in UK. I'll ask the question though.


I would love the option of buying doubleshot sets from cherry!  

Dark Gray doubleshots would be the tits!
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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 15:58:24 »
Woudn't they, though?  I wonder, sometimes, how much business Cherry is missing out on.  I mean, it wouldn't be like other parts of their business, but it's not like they're really starting anything new.  They have all the parts and machinery, they just need to make and distribute the goods.


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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 16:02:39 »
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Woudn't they, though?  I wonder, sometimes, how much business Cherry is missing out on.  I mean, it wouldn't be like other parts of their business, but it's not like they're really starting anything new.  They have all the parts and machinery, they just need to make and distribute the goods.


I love the look of the ****saver board that has the gray doubleshots... I think it might be overkill on the whole board, but on the letters, and the numbers in the numpad it would look great.  

The best would be to have doubleshot sets where you could customize certain sections in different colors... i.e. the 26 letters dark gray, the numpad blue, the f keys yellow, etc

the kbdmania guys would re-mortgage their houses for the ability to do that
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 16:12:41 »
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I love the look of the ****saver board that has the gray doubleshots...

"****saver," ha!  What 'board was that?


Offline Rajagra

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 17:46:31 »
As unique selling points go, that's pretty desirable if it lives up to the claim.

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 11 February 2010, 19:14:22 »
Oh, I get it, now.  ****saver = DKSaver.  Got it.