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Keyboard of the Month - March

Nathanrosspowell's TX1800
16 (30.8%)
PerniciousPony's Realforce 84U
12 (23.1%)
Felion's Likör47
24 (46.2%)

Total Members Voted: 52

Voting closed: Sun, 16 April 2017, 16:00:25

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Offline katushkin

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Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 16:00:25 »
Happy Sunday everybody, and welcome to March's Keyboard of the Month competition!

We have a great selection of boards for you to vote on this month, with a completely custom Korean board, a heavily modded topre creation, and a ground up mini build!

First of all is nathanrosspowell's TX1800 with Zealios, OG DE Cherry, HADapter, GMK 9009 and GMK Classic Retro



The full album can be found here

Next is PerniciousPony's Realforce 84U with Realforce 91UB case, Realforce 86UW plate and PCB, Realforce 87UB 45g domes and springs, Novatouch sliders and GMK Stormtrooper! (whew!)



Discussion thread and a small album can be found here

Finally we have Felion's Likör47, with handmade lid/wrist rest, custom ISO based layout, lasercut custom chassis and Vintage MX blacks, all controlled with a Teensy 2.0.



A full build log and album can be found here!

As always the poll will last seven days, and good luck to all our nominees!
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 22:00:29 »
Votered, although this one took a while to decide.

Great to see such quality keyboards coming around :)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 22:05:41 »
Voted!

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 April 2017, 22:33:11 »
This was quite tough, but I voted!
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 10 April 2017, 07:28:09 »
Hard choice this month.
RF 87u 55g | Leeku 1800 | GH60

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 12 April 2017, 10:25:36 »
Voted! :thumb:

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 12 April 2017, 10:26:35 »
ez mode, voted
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 12 April 2017, 10:41:38 »
Easy choice for me this month. Whilst the other two are impressive, I can't stray away from it.

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 14 April 2017, 01:50:37 »
This one's easy for me! ;D
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 14 April 2017, 01:53:00 »
Easy, voted!
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 14 April 2017, 15:43:34 »
Last 48 hours to go ladies and gents! The vote is close, get your votes in to make sure your favourite wins!
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 13:08:04 »
Missed the vote but would've also picked the Likor
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 20:48:53 »
Congrats Felion! Likör47 is truly beautiful build  :thumb:
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 22:12:13 »
Congrats Felion!

Not a huge surprise, really.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 17 April 2017, 23:45:33 »
Congrats Felion!

Not a huge surprise, really.

I thought it would be closer than this given how great the TX1800 and RF look but I'd say I'm not surprised that Felion's board won.

I'm glad GH has a habit of choosing the fully custom projects over the nice looking kits.
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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 18 April 2017, 05:01:39 »
Congratulations Felion! A great build with a lot of thought behind it, well deserved! Commiserations to Pernicious and Nathan, but three fantastic boards this month.

Thanks to everyone for voting, the next nomination thread will go up in around a week's time.
Keyboard of the Month - October - Vote!

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Re: Keyboard of the month - March - Vote
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 18 April 2017, 19:35:32 »
Congratulations Felion! A great build with a lot of thought behind it, well deserved! Commiserations to Pernicious and Nathan, but three fantastic boards this month.

Thanks to everyone for voting, the next nomination thread will go up in around a week's time.

Thanks for running this and a big thanks to the people who put forward my board  ^-^

Congrats to Felion for taking the win with that beautiful build, it had my vote so I'm happy  :thumb: