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Offline Ragsters

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Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 11:35:25 »
Hey guys! Now that I am working from home, I find myself missing the numpad from my tenkeyless keyboard. Can you guys help me find the best mech numpad money can buy? Keycaps are not important as I already have a set of Hyperfuse that I will be using. I also want the case to be white if possible. Thanks in advanced for suggestions!

Offline suicidal_orange

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Re: Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 07:49:38 »
'The best' anything doesn't really exist - someone wants lightweight, someone else wants heavy, someone wants light linear switches, someone else wants heavy clicky ones...

Given that you want it NOW any pretty CNC'd custom from a GB is out and international shipping is likely to take too long.  You can't go far wrong with a Filco.
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Re: Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 21:47:44 »
A few years ago now, the library staff at the school in which I work wanted a number pad for students to punch their ID numbers into in order to check out books. Knowing that it would be getting a lot of use, I figured they may as well invest in something mechanical. I linked them to the very cheapest available mechanical number pad that had positive reviews at the time, must not have cost much more than $30. I has been used dozens, or more, times a day for a few years straight, and it has had 0 problems.

What kind of switches do you want? This one looks kind of cool:

Magicforce Number Pad, Mechanical USB Wired Numeric Keypad with Blue LED Backlit 21-Key Numpad for Laptop Desktop Computer PC Blue

Offline Ragsters

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Re: Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:57:35 »
Hi guys. Thanks for these post. I am still trying to look for something. I like the Filco but they have the 00 keycap and my Hyperfuse set does not include that key. Do you guys know if they make a Hyperfuse Redux double zero keycap? The magiforce looks horrible. My ideal numpad has a white boxy (classic) case and with brown switches.

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Re: Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 16:00:31 »
Yes keycaps are a bit of a problem, 00 keys are generally reserved for sets with a separate numberpad kit which I don't think any run of Hyperfuse has had.  I'm guessing you have the ISO \| key unused which is the right profile so won't feel weird and it's a light coloured key so won't look bad, but you'd have to live with the wrong legend.
                               
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Offline Ragsters

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Re: Help me Find the Best Mechanical Numpad
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 29 March 2020, 11:35:04 »
I'm kinda weird about having thing wrong like that. I wish I can just get a custom one or something. I would be willing to pay more.