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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5600 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 14:51:23 »
I'm using my new ErgoDox. RIP muscle memory.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5601 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 15:44:46 »
I've finally put in enough time using my mechmini as a daily driver that I'm back to typing full speed again. I really like having a split spacebar as it's very versatile and having the numbers and symbols on a function layer actually saves me less keystrokes. I think the best part about a 40% keyboard is the reduced travel for my fingers since everything is super close from home row with just one row up or down.

Even something like pressing backspace requires less effort since it's right beside P and is just one key up for my pinky while resting on home row. And since it's 1u it requires even less actuation.

Is there a typing  comparison of a 40 layout vs 60 or larger keyboard, somewhere?

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5602 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 16:03:34 »

^_^

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5603 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 16:48:57 »

^_^

It seems that he is running some bot code like this:

$( "#inputfield" ).keyup(function() { $("#inputfield").val( $(".highlight").text() )});

lol

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5604 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 17:38:12 »
Nope, Plover.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5605 on: Tue, 10 October 2017, 18:03:56 »
87UB 55g uniform. Best Board Ever. ENDGAME
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5606 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 18:32:10 »
I've finally put in enough time using my mechmini as a daily driver that I'm back to typing full speed again. I really like having a split spacebar as it's very versatile and having the numbers and symbols on a function layer actually saves me less keystrokes. I think the best part about a 40% keyboard is the reduced travel for my fingers since everything is super close from home row with just one row up or down.

Even something like pressing backspace requires less effort since it's right beside P and is just one key up for my pinky while resting on home row. And since it's 1u it requires even less actuation.

No but that's a great blog post idea!

Would you find it useful to read something like that though? I was using a 60% for the past year and only just moved to 40% recently so let me know what kind of info you're after. I guess besides finger placement there's just the whole programming for my personal typing habits, etc. Can't think of anything else off top of my head.



Is there a typing  comparison of a 40 layout vs 60 or larger keyboard, somewhere?

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5607 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 19:52:20 »
Switching between a Corsair Strafe with dvorak and a Razer Blackwidow with qwerty. I can't wait to buy literally anything to replace both of them, but I'm eyeing the Qisan magicforce 68 for my next purchase.
Until then, suffering.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5608 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 21:58:57 »
122 Key Model F from 1985.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5609 on: Wed, 11 October 2017, 23:41:35 »


Just my sharp little Sharp.

Alps SKCM Cream (the ones that come from NeXT non-ADB keyboards, not the dampened ones)

AT101 alphas.

I'm going to need to do some RBing soon. I love this little thing.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5610 on: Thu, 12 October 2017, 00:16:35 »
Topre RGB. Lubed and Oringed. It is not built like these 70's-80's boards. Or at least seemingly not. Nothing is today. That was an age when the usage of materials did not matter to anyone. You compare a board with 4-5 Inches around it to one with .5 Inches. That is not to say it cannot be solid in it's own right but not that kind of solid. At the moment I actually am appreciating a more compact board. I have the usual suspects M,F,Wyse and all of that.  The point where it is too small for me is the HHKB. Of which I have 3 as well.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5611 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 07:53:28 »

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5612 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 08:09:40 »
Back on the Dell KB522... Yes it's nice that the HP KU-0901 is tenkeyless but the domes are a little stiff.  I think they are weighed out to around 65g-70g.

I am going to open it up over the weekend to see if it's remotely doable to either put KB522 domes in or even those 35g ones made for the Plum.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5613 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 08:49:34 »
Some Microsoft wireless KB I was issued at work. The layout is all smooshed and I keep hitting 'Insert' instead of backspace.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5614 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:13:10 »
Realforce 87U 55G for home use and a Plum Nano75 for work.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5615 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 12:49:56 »
Pájaro negro

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5616 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 13:32:51 »
Pájaro negro

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Not enough shine, aka GARB

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5617 on: Fri, 13 October 2017, 13:46:29 »
Pájaro negro

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Greasin up my fingers as we speak
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5618 on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 15:18:45 »
Work board:  Chinese TKL kit, lubed and stickered 62g vintage browns, PBT massdrop caps. 

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wut. i'd buy a ****ty IBM board for that green V2

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5619 on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 16:11:18 »
At home I am currently using a Logitech G610 Brown, which I am looking to replace with an IBM Model M (non-Lexmark) and at work I replaced a tenkeyless Chinese I-500 with MX Blue switches, with a 1992 IBM Model M (getting a Unicomp ESC key for it since it came without one).
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5620 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 02:46:44 »
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Elite

Model number is E06401COMB. Sounds like Key Tronic. They definitely made the older model (simply "Natural Keyboard") and it would explain the relatively stiff but tight domes.

I'm using it mainly because I'm at my dad's place, but haven't brought my usual travel keyboard. This layout drives me mad. 6 on the wrong side (heh) combined with a weird-feeling offset due to the split, and I'm lazy to remap the whole number row for only a day of typing. I'd also get rid of the numpad or nav section. So yeah, I basically want the more recent Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard. I do have one at home, but still never use it, because of the annoying wireless implementation.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5621 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 12:01:24 »
Realforce 87U 55g just arrived, and it is one awesome in all regards. I love that deep dark clack.

For gaming, I'm still using the Leopold FC750R PD with Kailh Box Whites, which has a much brighter clicky sound to them. Sometimes I use a Filco MJ2 TKL with Kailh Box Pale Blues which feel like the 55g version of the Box Whites.

Edit: I actually have been using the Realforce for gaming too (League of Legends) and really liking it  :thumb:
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5622 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 14:40:05 »
Work board:  Chinese TKL kit, lubed and stickered 62g vintage browns, PBT massdrop caps. 

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Got a board with vintage browns coming soon, how you liking yours?

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5623 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 14:40:39 »
Magicforce 68 Outemu Blues

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(don't worry about the desk. It's fine)

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5624 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 15:09:35 »
Work board:  Chinese TKL kit, lubed and stickered 62g vintage browns, PBT massdrop caps. 

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Got a board with vintage browns coming soon, how you liking yours?
With the stock springs I didn't care for them, but with the 62g springs they are very nice.  Also, this board has a heavy steel plate so they feel really solid. 

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

wut. i'd buy a ****ty IBM board for that green V2

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5625 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 15:12:17 »
Work board:  Chinese TKL kit, lubed and stickered 62g vintage browns, PBT massdrop caps. 

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Got a board with vintage browns coming soon, how you liking yours?
With the stock springs I didn't care for them, but with the 62g springs they are very nice.  Also, this board has a heavy steel plate so they feel really solid. 

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Mine are 65g gold w/ some thicc lube

Had them on an old compaq for a long time and loved them, so was just hoping that after tuning them up they'd be even better.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #5626 on: Tue, 17 October 2017, 15:16:59 »
Work board:  Chinese TKL kit, lubed and stickered 62g vintage browns, PBT massdrop caps. 

(Attachment Link)

Got a board with vintage browns coming soon, how you liking yours?
With the stock springs I didn't care for them, but with the 62g springs they are very nice.  Also, this board has a heavy steel plate so they feel really solid. 

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Mine are 65g gold w/ some thicc lube

Had them on an old compaq for a long time and loved them, so was just hoping that after tuning them up they'd be even better.
I think you will like them a lot. 

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

wut. i'd buy a ****ty IBM board for that green V2