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Offline hvontres

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Has anybody used a Pluggable Keyboard for a build?
« on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 22:26:34 »
I am just getting my feet wet in the custom keyboard hobby. I was wondering if anybody here has used one of these https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Performance-Full-Size-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B01MA6O13L/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=pluggable+keyboard&qid=1594539822&s=electronics&sr=1-3 as a starting point for a custom build. Right now I am thinking of putting in KALIH Bronze switches and possibly a set of MT3 /dev/tty keycaps.
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Offline Leslieann

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Re: Has anybody used a Pluggable Keyboard for a build?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 22:38:11 »
Beware, this uses Outemu sockets, you can only use compatible Outemu switches.

You may want to look at the GMMK instead, which uses Kailh sockets which work with almost any switch. It has a few issues but nothing terrible.
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Offline rinkaan

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Re: Has anybody used a Pluggable Keyboard for a build?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 22:48:02 »
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32852709021.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.5.144b319cLCnNqu

maybe the durgod might be a better platform. non hotswap though for this link.
at least it uses cherry clones for the switches, you can practise soldering and desoldering as well.

Offline hvontres

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Re: Has anybody used a Pluggable Keyboard for a build?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 02:32:19 »
Beware, this uses Outemu sockets, you can only use compatible Outemu switches.

You may want to look at the GMMK instead, which uses Kailh sockets which work with almost any switch. It has a few issues but nothing terrible.

Good point. Plus a bare bones GMMK is about the same price as the Plugable and I don't have to dispose of the old switches and keycaps.
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