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Offline Maledicted

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 17:36:17 »
Xi Jinping's keyboard ...
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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 18:01:07 »
Xi Jinping's keyboard ...

Ha. I hadn't even thought about that one. Nice.

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 20:19:51 »
Just waiting for a mad man to trim the integrated rubber dome "plate" and find a fullsize PCB with similar spacing. This thing with look top tier with some Handerbeit :cool:

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:11:28 »
wonder what happened to that missing cap.   maybe someone got hungry and they.... eight it.   :cool:

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:00:30 »
wonder what happened to that missing cap.   maybe someone got hungry and they.... eight it.   :cool:

Ha. Completely optional personal question: Are you a father? That was a bona fide dad joke.

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 14:27:59 »
wonder what happened to that missing cap.   maybe someone got hungry and they.... eight it.   :cool:

Ha. Completely optional personal question: Are you a father? That was a bona fide dad joke.

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Offline FRANCO

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 11:50:50 »
Are those stackpole switches? lol

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 12:09:26 »
Are those stackpole switches? lol

Ha. I wish. Those feel wonderful.

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 17:11:37 »
Are those stackpole switches? lol

Ha. I wish. Those feel wonderful.

I hope you don't mean these stackpoles...

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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 17:21:58 »

I hope you don't mean these stackpoles...


Yes, those are dreadful. Stiff, long throw, and linear.
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Re: The most epic keyboard ever designed
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 19:16:21 »

I hope you don't mean these stackpoles...


Yes, those are dreadful. Stiff, long throw, and linear.

Similar, but a different slider color. I guess I was more specifically thinking Hi-Tek high profiles, which I felt for the first time recently in an old Atari 800 a coworker brought in to play around with. I did find them stiff, but they were very smooth. I prefer clickies, but I can appreciate a nice linear. I suppose the long throw doesn't bother me. When I was paying attention to the switches, the system wasn't on, so I didn't get a good feel for them in actual use.