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Offline Crazy Designers

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Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:55:14 »






dude these are what i live for... a life of a keyboard enthusiast. anyone here to battle :p

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:13:13 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards? 
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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:16:26 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards?

keycaps maybe? :D

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:17:09 »
we all know we spent most of the money on the caps

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 12:15:39 »
I don't have the time or the photography skills to take photos of your calibre, but here's some of my precious(es).

When in storage:
246230-0
246232-1

When in the 'wild':
246234-2
246236-3
246238-4
246240-5
246242-6
246244-7

Offline noisyturtle

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:31:55 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:05:15 »
I wish I had a large table to take proper photos.

F Keys belong on the left.

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:12:23 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

I feel there are a few very generalised reasons; they in fact do use all of their stuff, combined with wanting/hoping that the value keeps, perhaps there's a great sentiment involved, or they are in fact are unhealthily obsessed. But I'm not qualified in the slightest to be able to make an absolute determination.

If you're interested to know my take on my collecting habits to see how one might rationalise it. I rotate between most of my keyboards in roughly a three-day basis to mix up my experience -  as someone who works in front of a computer (programming) and relaxes in front of a computer (usually writing stuff), I feel it helps makes those mundane or precise tasks (respectively) just a little more interesting and it would be awkward to have to sell and buy keyboards every three days to fulfil that desire. And I know I've mostly got IBM buckling springs stuff that's very closely related, but a lot of the individual keyboards have slightly differing sound characteristics and/or unique layouts and/or features to play with. And secondly, a lot of my older stuff keeps in value and is something I can use and enjoy every day and liquidate when times get tough despite allowing me to enjoy that a self-aware shopping 'high'. Thirdly, I feel like it helps me connect/own a little bit of history from the industry I'm involved with and care about. I, of course, cannot outright rule out unhealthy elements to this that might exist subconsciously, nor am I a psychologist that could properly analyze and diagnose this, but I believe I've managed my enthusiasm well enough that I'm not distracted from my work or completely bled my wallet and my very student spending limits. In summary, clearly I'm indulging in indulgence, but it's mutually beneficial for enjoying parts of my life.
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Offline litster

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:12:55 »
Why does anyone need to prove that they are a keyboard enthusiast with obscene amount of keyboards and keycaps?  You can be a keyboard enthusiast even if you only know about mechanical switches and have no mechanical keyboard in your possession.

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:52:16 »
 :eek: :eek: im gonna put my heart there

Offline Crazy Designers

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 22:10:46 »


DUDE

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:51:58 »

I've managed my enthusiasm well enough


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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 06:36:55 »

I've managed my enthusiasm well enough


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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 11:23:43 »
Pretty safe bet: you aren't married.
True, true.

Disregard females, acquire keyboards. :p
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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 11:43:35 »
I sell things I don't use, so I only own 3 keyboards.

Why own something you aren't going to use and enjoy? I don't understand that collector compulsion. People do the same thing with game collecting, buy hundreds of rare games and never play any of them. Why?

I have exactly two more keyboards than I use on a regular basis (also three), because they are no longer in production and they have nostalgia value. One extra set of keycaps, because I forgot that I had them until recently.

So, I don't like collecting stuff. The idea of collecting a bulky amount of gear that I won't use is just something that makes me uncomfortable. It's cool that some people like collecting, and I'm impressed with the esoteric boards in the photos here, but it's not my thing.

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Re: Post your collections to prove u a keyboard enthusiast
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 07:54:02 »
I don't have the space to display my collection and besides, who wants to see a bunch of old keyboards?

Yeah one board is enough.. but i'd have a clicky one for work if i tried.