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Offline spolia optima

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Microsoft Natural... with MX browns?
« on: Wed, 23 June 2010, 21:25:27 »
saw this on the [H]



Supposedly it's just a work in progress. Looking pretty good though.
I wish I had the time and/or skill to pull off something like that.
Any thoughts?
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Offline EverythingIBM

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Microsoft Natural... with MX browns?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 23 June 2010, 23:31:25 »
Ugh... why cherry browns? Blue is much better. And blue is cool.
Keyboards: '86 M, M5-2, M13, SSK, F AT, F XT

Offline Phaedrus2129

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 23 June 2010, 23:38:55 »
Daily Driver: Noppoo Choc Mini
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Previously owned: Ricercar SPOS, IBM M13 92G7461 1994, XArmor U9BL, XArmor U9W prototype, Cherry G80-8200LPDUS, Cherry G84-4100, Compaq MX-11800, Chicony KB-5181 (SMK Monterey), Reveal KB-7061, Cirque Wave Keyboard (ergonomic rubber domes), NMB RT101 (rubber dome), Dell AT101W

Offline Lanx

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Microsoft Natural... with MX browns?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 June 2010, 10:20:42 »
Hi, thats me, I started it on [H] but figured I could use the advice and opinions of people with lots of mechanical keyboard experience and modding. Thanks! (gonna goto either mapping out the orignial ms4000 pcb or using my almost mapped out ocz alchemy pcb then start on soldering, which I've only soldered twice in my life, so it'll be a learning process!)
As far as browns vs. blues, tbh I have idea if i liked browns or blues (never used either) the g80-8200 i got from ebay was 26bucks, pristine new and had a broken pcb(so the keys were awesome) that pretty much was the deciding factor.

Offline ch_123

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 June 2010, 10:43:03 »
Quote from: EverythingIBM;195881
Ugh... why cherry browns? Blue is much better. And blue is cool.


Have you ever actually used either?


Offline eugenius

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Microsoft Natural... with MX browns?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 25 June 2010, 09:18:34 »
I don't get it ... don't you know there's already an ErgoPlus? :)

Just kidding, good luck finishing it!

Browns are the best switches overall anyway ... post pictures when your're done.
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Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 25 June 2010, 09:26:20 »
I wish I could find an ANSI ErgoPlus.  That would be one of the few rare 'boards I would like to add to my collection.


Offline spolia optima

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Microsoft Natural... with MX browns?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 25 June 2010, 12:13:45 »
browns are double++ better for an ergo 'board
imho they 'age' better than blues too.
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Offline Lanx

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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 25 June 2010, 21:26:12 »
Quote from: spolia optima;196304
browns are double++ better for an ergo 'board
imho they 'age' better than blues too.


yea those kinesis keyboards use browns too(i think), and they're pretty much the opitome of what ergonomic is.(tried them at friends house, too wierd).