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Keyboard of the Year - 2018

AfroKobe's Lakers E6-V2
26 (12.2%)
Jon_Flynn's Hyper7
36 (16.9%)
Nwsi's FC980C
13 (6.1%)
TalkingTree's Toad
8 (3.8%)
Xack's Arke
10 (4.7%)
Pr0ximity's polycarb 910
27 (12.7%)
Sparrows89's Gameboy build
15 (7%)
Vewy Nice's TMO50 Founder's edition
10 (4.7%)
Sparrows89's 3D printed 40% case build
10 (4.7%)
KeyboardUser4's QXP
12 (5.6%)
LightningXI's Realforce 84u
13 (6.1%)
LightningXI's Keycult No1
33 (15.5%)

Total Members Voted: 118

Voting closed: Thu, 07 February 2019, 11:14:38

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Offline katushkin

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 11:17:02 »
Okay all, we finally got there. Now the winner of December has been decided, we can finally vote on the 2018 Geekhack Keyboard of the year!

VOTING IS NOW OPEN

THREE VOTES EACH.

The vote will last for ten days!

May the best board win!
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 January 2019, 11:18:58 by katushkin »
Can we get them to build the Alps ten feet higher and get Cherry to pay for it?
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 14:34:56 »
First of all - cool to see a TMO in KOTM. I forgot it won. :D Also it's cool that there's 4 KOTM winners that are sub60% or ergo. People are starting to accept sub60% boards more and the quality is going up as well.

It's a hard vote - can't decide for 15min already. I know one vote but the other two... Hard!!!
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 15:17:58 »
Great work Katushkin, honored to be included!

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 15:26:05 »
Voted for boards I feel the users put a lot of effort into, versus just buying something and posting it, while changing very little. Good luck contestants.

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 16:09:52 »
Voted for boards I feel the users put a lot of effort into, versus just buying something and posting it, while changing very little. Good luck contestants.

You already know what it is :cool:


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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 16:56:18 »
that gameboy board is dooope!  Good luck everyone!

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 17:09:28 »
I had forgotten my Hyper7 was in there...

So many cool boards tho! That No1....


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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 19:51:39 »
I must be getting old - I don't remember most of those boards!
"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 Year - Vote!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 05:29:15 »
Thanks for organizing another year of KOTM katushkin! It's great to be able to showcase all of these boards in the community, and super fun to look back on the year. I had totally forgotten some of these happened last year!
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 05:52:28 »
"Sparrows89's 3D printed 40% case build" is very nice; I would have received more votes it the layout was 60% or TKL.

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 06:08:45 »
Despite—surprisingly—having the fewest votes so far I'm a big fan of Sparrows89's swappable faceplate concept for the 40%. Not seen in the photo above but there are various nice designs in the original post.

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:50:48 »
Great work Katushkin, honored to be included!

Thank you :) Thank you for contributing to this forum with your wonderful teal build :D

Thanks for organizing another year of KOTM katushkin! It's great to be able to showcase all of these boards in the community, and super fun to look back on the year. I had totally forgotten some of these happened last year!

Thank you man. Thank you for your endless contributions to the keyboard world as ever  :-*

Despite—surprisingly—having the fewest votes so far I'm a big fan of Sparrows89's swappable faceplate concept for the 40%. Not seen in the photo above but there are various nice designs in the original post.

Wait, you can see the votes?
Can we get them to build the Alps ten feet higher and get Cherry to pay for it?
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:56:23 »
Great work Katushkin, honored to be included!

Thank you :) Thank you for contributing to this forum with your wonderful teal build :D

Thanks for organizing another year of KOTM katushkin! It's great to be able to showcase all of these boards in the community, and super fun to look back on the year. I had totally forgotten some of these happened last year!

Thank you man. Thank you for your endless contributions to the keyboard world as ever  :-*

Despite—surprisingly—having the fewest votes so far I'm a big fan of Sparrows89's swappable faceplate concept for the 40%. Not seen in the photo above but there are various nice designs in the original post.

Wait, you can see the votes?

Yes I can see the votes as well

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:59:19 »
Yes I can see the votes as well

Well damn.

I can't change it now either as it's read only.

Oh well, at least you can't see the votes until you've voted.

Edit: Should be fixed now - Thank you Photoelectric and Hoff  :-*
« Last Edit: Tue, 29 January 2019, 11:14:52 by katushkin »
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 11:11:30 »
Yes I can see the votes as well

Well damn.

I can't change it now either as it's read only.

Oh well, at least you can't see the votes until you've voted.

Edit: Should be fixed now - Thank you Photoelectric :)

Damn, I thought that was interesting but was fine with it. Funny
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 11:17:17 »
Damn, I thought that was interesting but was fine with it. Funny

Yeah, sorry, I just always have it that way, I prefer to hide the results to the very end as we did have an instance right at the start of the competition where someone created a load of fake accounts to skew the results.
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 11:38:40 »
Damn, I thought that was interesting but was fine with it. Funny

Yeah, sorry, I just always have it that way, I prefer to hide the results to the very end as we did have an instance right at the start of the competition where someone created a load of fake accounts to skew the results.

Do KOTM and KOTY winners get a prize or was it just reputation and respect? I remember reading something about that but maybe I dreamt it. :D
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 10:35:58 »
Do KOTM and KOTY winners get a prize or was it just reputation and respect? I remember reading something about that but maybe I dreamt it. :D

Each KOTM winner gets two copies of three separate sticker designs created by tigersharkdude, Lastpilot and Infiniti, and the KOTY winner gets the same plus two copies of the same designs but the KOTY configuration plus a laser cut glass trophy :D
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 03 February 2019, 07:25:13 »
Do KOTM and KOTY winners get a prize or was it just reputation and respect? I remember reading something about that but maybe I dreamt it. :D

Each KOTM winner gets two copies of three separate sticker designs created by tigersharkdude, Lastpilot and Infiniti, and the KOTY winner gets the same plus two copies of the same designs but the KOTY configuration plus a laser cut glass trophy :D

nice
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 03 February 2019, 11:13:06 »
One of my votes went to a non-custom board, didn't ever think that could happen :eek:
120/100g linear Zealio R1  
GMK Hyperfuse
'Split everything' perfection  
MX Clear
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 03 February 2019, 11:53:50 »
One of my votes went to a non-custom board, didn't ever think that could happen :eek:

Even the non-customs on the list are quite customized and modded. But I voted for one non-custom too.  :p
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 11:56:04 »
Two of these were easy choices for me... The third was harder. I suppose that makes for an interesting competition! Interestingly, all of my choices were genuinely for entirely different reasons... I suspect if said my reasons, people would probably guess my picks, though!  :p

Anyone who knows anything about my (stalled) keyboard build, and my reasons, could probably make a wild guess as to my first choice!  ;D
"75% + 1" Keyboard with "Danger Zone" keycaps and magnetically detachable Number Pad. Dyed Gateron Blue switches with amber sub lighting. Blue anodized plate and wood trim. (Firmware in Progress)
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 12:51:45 »
toad not even close
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 14:09:52 »
Jon_Flynn the boi! :cool:

Congrats my dude :thumb:


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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 14:19:01 »
shocked by the TOAD results, that should have been higher.

Congrats Jae - you nailed it man.

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 14:39:50 »
Ye the Toad is sick and custom made, shoulda been up there.
Lotta work in the build log.


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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 15:39:33 »
Congrats!  That Hyper7 is sick!

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 08 February 2019, 05:53:18 »
Congrats to Jon_Flynn! But everyone's a winner actually! All boards are gorgeous and definitely earned KOTM!  :thumb:
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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 10 February 2019, 02:56:02 »
Congrats, Jon_Flynn! The Hyper7 project was a real feat. Well-deserved.

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Re: Keyboard of the Year - Vote!
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 10 February 2019, 04:07:42 »
Oh wow - totally did not expect this...

Congrats to all the entries, some great builds on here - more were far deserving than my attempt. Thank you to everyone who voted for any board in the competition, there were some truly great things made last year, and I can't wait to see more this year!