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Offline Pangorin

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7300 on: Wed, 04 January 2023, 09:02:32 »
Keyboard: MW65 (stacked acrylic), gasket mounted
Switch: Gateron Milky Green KS3X47, Payson 67g spring
Keycap: JCStudio PBT Hebrew

Despite being a daily driver, this keyboard surprised me. Lightweight, good typing feel, and cheap as dirt.


Finalkey Origin65A || Sundae || JCStudio SAV

Offline Tempest790

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7301 on: Wed, 04 January 2023, 10:38:08 »
At both work and home, I'm using Topre Realforce RGB keyboards with aftermarket white PBT keycaps. Both boards have the stock Topre domes replaced with BKE Ultra Light domes. Absolute joy to type on.

Offline phinix

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7302 on: Thu, 05 January 2023, 09:09:31 »
Modded Realforce R2 TKL 55g with SA Filco keycaps :)

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Offline Pandarose_

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7303 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 16:20:21 »
currently using a Sesame(fr4 sandwich alice board) with lubed akko matcha greens, love it but waiting for microcontroller board to arrive so i can build my 40% split low profile board
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 January 2023, 16:44:18 by Pandarose_ »

Offline QuantumKeys

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7304 on: Sun, 08 January 2023, 19:17:43 »
Just built a Keycult No2 TKL so using that, but I have a lot of RAMA boards as well I like to use. Mainly my Koyu tank or M65 PC

Offline Findecanor

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7305 on: Mon, 09 January 2023, 02:51:53 »
MS Windows' touchscreen keyboard, because my Bluetooth keyboard died...
Man must shape his tools lest they shape him
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Offline RitzyKraken

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7306 on: Wed, 11 January 2023, 12:38:43 »
Iím not much into building keyboards, but Iím using a Keychron Q5 with Chosfox Voyager switches. Fits all my needs.
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Offline RitzyKraken

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7307 on: Wed, 11 January 2023, 12:39:50 »
Right now Iím using an Apple Magic keyboard. I wouldnít say itís magic. But itís alright for my iPad
Artisan wrist rest maker in the USA
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Offline Mandan

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7308 on: Thu, 12 January 2023, 11:48:27 »
IBM Model F/AT with various remapped keys.  I haven't done the M spacebar mod yet; that'll give me a left backspace and an alt-gr.

"There can be only one."

Offline livewirerc

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7309 on: Tue, 17 January 2023, 16:08:42 »
Neverest 60 from Deskeys.io. Kinda flew under the radar, but it's a 100% complete custom ec kit in true HHKB layout (off-center 6u spacebar with blockers), and all components save keycaps made by deskeys.

Apparently caps are soon to follow.

Offline vice

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7310 on: Thu, 19 January 2023, 10:23:22 »
I'm using a Masterworks Classy TKL (WKL) with authentic Vintage Black switches! The type feel and sound signature sound amazing, I love it!

I recently bought a Cloud White Satisfaction 75 that I can't wait to build, but i'm still undecided on what switches to go with.

Offline Amalhaby

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7311 on: Mon, 23 January 2023, 04:55:10 »
At home I use Keychron C1 87, and at work Logitech k120. This is one of the tortures, constantly switching from a good keyboard to a terrible one)))

Offline Aethelberht

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7312 on: Tue, 24 January 2023, 23:51:06 »
My current daily driver is Ottantaquattro

Offline NewbieOneKenobi

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7313 on: Fri, 27 January 2023, 14:34:29 »
Right now: CoolerMaster MK730 (MasterKeys tenkeyless reedition), Cherry browns
Broke this week: Modecom Volcano Blade, choc blues (Kailh low-profile) ó this is almost identical to Sharkoon Purewriter

Considering next: Logitech G815, Purewriter w/reds.

Offline dellmodelm

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7314 on: Sun, 29 January 2023, 11:57:22 »
At home I use Keychron C1 87, and at work Logitech k120. This is one of the tortures, constantly switching from a good keyboard to a terrible one)))

Interesting, those 2 specific keyboards are actually in my work-from-home keyboard locker, along with the following:

  • 1995 Dell/Lexmark model M (buckling springs) (current daily driver for work-from-home and everything else)
  • Omen Encoder with Cherry MX reds
  • Vortex Race 3 with RGB and native USB-C (Cherry MX reds)

The Omen was my first-ever official mechanical keyboard purchase (acquired at the beginning of 2022 at Best Buy when it was $99), and it's still my 2nd favorite keyboard (after the Dell). I grabbed the Keychron C1 direct from Keychron (it's RGB, Gateron reds, not hotswappable) when I had seen a lot of positive reviews and videos. I used the C1 for a while, but coming from a board (Omen) with genuine Cherry MX reds, I realized MXs have their own unique feel (at least to me) and the Gaterons don't. Just something... off... about the way the Gaterons feel that I don't like.

I don't really use the Vortex for anything; it just sits in a drawer.

Which leaves the Logitech K120. This was my daily driver for 20+ years.* It got me through college, grad school, and numerous jobs, most especially my last "important" job. The K120 was so ingrained into my psyche that in my mind, it was (and still is) the very definition of a computer keyboard. I had 2 models, an old/early one that I've owned since at least the late '90s (its serial number is engraved into the plastic on the back), and one I bought in 2017 from Walmart (serial number is on a cheap sticker) that cost under $15 and I wound up donating to Goodwill. I still have the super-old K120 and pull it out every now and then to type something on it.

(The older and newer K120s look identical from the front, but I swear there was a huge difference in the way they felt to type on, with the older one being a lot better.)

I changed jobs after the pandemic and started doing audio (podcast) editing, mainly working nights to have podcasts ready to drop the next day. I needed a backlit keyboard, so that meant replacing the K120 with the Omen Encoder. Then I decided to try out TKL, so got the Keychron, then wanted a TKL with genuine MXs, so picked up the Vortex. Then, decided I didn't like TKLs after all, went back to the Omen, then wanted something with a heavier switch, so started looking for a keyboard with MX blacks (heavier than MX reds), couldn't find a board with MX blacks that looked like a good buy, then wound up with this model M, which is heavier than MX blacks.

In the end, here's what I learned:

-- I like heavier switches (but have never tried Cherry MX blacks because I can't find a board for sale anywhere that looks decent).
-- I prefer full-sized to TKL.
-- RGB is overrated.

*Online sources site the year-of-release of the K120 as 2012, but I swear I was using the K120 or some direct ancestor as far back as the mid-1990s.
« Last Edit: Sun, 29 January 2023, 15:27:25 by dellmodelm »

Offline Nerif

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7315 on: Sun, 29 January 2023, 15:01:14 »
Razer Blackwidow 2016 with Greetech Razer Oranges. Somehow I really enjoy using it.
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Offline diqkiq

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7316 on: Tue, 31 January 2023, 09:45:40 »
Skeleton TKL, phantom pcb, DSS keycaps,

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Filco Majestouch TKL, Noppoo Choc Mini, Realforce 87 55g, Model M TKL, Ducky Shine 3 TKL, KC60, Planck.

Offline VaporKeebs

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7317 on: Fri, 03 February 2023, 06:05:37 »
Brane Minus from CoffeeBreak Keyboards.
  • acrylic plate
  • Gateron Azure Dragon v2
  • TX long-pole 1.6mm stabilizer
  • Simple Grey XDA caps




Offline Karley Bruen

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7318 on: Fri, 03 February 2023, 06:41:13 »
I am currently using a Logitech K360 wireless keyboard. It's a great keyboard with a slim design, comfortable keys, and a good range of features. :thumb:

Offline sovyrrab

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7319 on: Sat, 11 February 2023, 19:42:40 »
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It's refined, like a cold war era tank doing a burn-out in a swamp.
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Offline mechendev

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7320 on: Mon, 13 February 2023, 00:58:59 »
Work: Loga Yaksa Pro: Printstream Editiion TKL w/ GMK Red Samurai - Gateron Reds
Home: KBDFans 5ļ w/ Drop x Marvel Black Panther MT3 - Mauve Switches

Offline NKay

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7321 on: Tue, 14 February 2023, 23:38:33 »
Current : Jris65, tmt story, s2 v2 snow
Soon : QK75, epbt sniper, gazzew u4t

Still waiting for my qk and epbt sniper :(

Offline CyCo

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7322 on: Wed, 15 February 2023, 04:11:44 »
Return my Drop CTRL coz of the angle and the lack of 5 pin switch support. Back to razer, until i start assembling some boards that got delivered

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7323 on: Wed, 15 February 2023, 23:10:08 »
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It's refined, like a cold war era tank doing a burn-out in a swamp.

Great boards. The newer ones anyway. They fit in the Aliexpress aluminum TKL cases if you're interested.

Matias switches need a revival.

Offline CaesarAZealad

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7324 on: Fri, 17 February 2023, 16:18:56 »
Matias switches need a revival.
Did they ever fix the issues people had with them? I'd get them to try myself but I don't particularly like clicky alps, and I'm not gonna spend any of my money on their god awful proprietary boards they come in.
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen... Yeah that seems about right.
"Ask your mother how good I can use more than two fingers." - Caesar, 2023

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #7325 on: Fri, 17 February 2023, 18:26:51 »
Matias switches need a revival.
Did they ever fix the issues people had with them? I'd get them to try myself but I don't particularly like clicky alps, and I'm not gonna spend any of my money on their god awful proprietary boards they come in.

Yes, they did. Probably years ago now since I have a random smattering of their boards I bought used and they all work perfectly. I have multiple threads on here about current Matias QC and reliability. Here's the recent one specifically about the switches and boards/firmware.

What's wrong with their "proprietary" boards? Their tactiles and "linears" are awesome too if you don't like clicky Alps.