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Offline sarahn27

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Custom Metal Feet
« on: Sun, 03 March 2024, 18:11:11 »
I noticed that there seem to be one option for keyboard feet out there, that one being those cheap anodized aluminum cone-shaped ones. So I made some custom turned metal foot prototypes.

Offline fpazos

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 02:43:39 »
This is cool but most of current keyboard cases doesn't need feet. Only the "cheap" flat alu cases from Aliexpress.

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Offline Leslieann

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 04:31:49 »
This is cool but most of current keyboard cases doesn't need feet. Only the "cheap" flat alu cases from Aliexpress.
Depends...
Lots of cases lack feet, not just aluminum ones.


Besides, maybe OP wants a custom angle or a different look. Options are good.
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Offline sarahn27

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 07:44:02 »
This is cool but most of current keyboard cases doesn't need feet. Only the "cheap" flat alu cases from Aliexpress.

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For sure, the primary point of these feet is to accompany these flat wood cases that I make.

I also have a higher end case in the works with a slant built in so you don't need the feet.

https://nulldesignco.com/

Offline LightningXI

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 15:51:40 »
For the most part, the page for cone feet has turned over, but it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea if a case can be designed around for use of these. That said, perhaps some older keyboard owners (e.g. KMAC 1/1.2/LE) could appreciate something like this.

Offline Uguubox

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 07:46:32 »
For the most part, the page for cone feet has turned over, but it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea if a case can be designed around for use of these. That said, perhaps some older keyboard owners (e.g. KMAC 1/1.2/LE) could appreciate something like this.

Is there a particular reason why cone feet aren't considered good anymore? I could see them not being trendy just as a matter of design, but is there any negative way they impact sound profile? Sorry new to the topic/haven't listened to many.

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Offline sarahn27

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 10:14:57 »
For the most part, the page for cone feet has turned over, but it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea if a case can be designed around for use of these. That said, perhaps some older keyboard owners (e.g. KMAC 1/1.2/LE) could appreciate something like this.

Is there a particular reason why cone feet aren't considered good anymore? I could see them not being trendy just as a matter of design, but is there any negative way they impact sound profile? Sorry new to the topic/haven't listened to many.

I wouldn't think the shape would impact sound profile at all. I think the design is just outdated, and because they are inexpensive and anodized aluminum instead of something nicer (solid brass or stainless steel, or cerakoted, for example), they are just associated with being cheap and low-value.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 18:18:42 »
The market got flooded with cheap knock-offs and while there's nothing wrong with them they became the norm so the trend changed.
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| YMDK75 Jail Housed Gateron Blues
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| KBT Race S L.E.
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| Das Pro
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| GH60
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| Logitech Illumininated | IBM Model M (x2)
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Offline Uguubox

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Re: Custom Metal Feet
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 April 2024, 07:33:22 »
The market got flooded with cheap knock-offs and while there's nothing wrong with them they became the norm so the trend changed.
Would be keen to hear your feet on a board!

Keyboards - Grey LZ GHv2, Pink Sho60, Navy/Silver F1-8X, NMB SI tactile, linear & clicky boards