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Offline didjamatic

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« on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:45:50 »
So the Noppoo Choc Mini is released and all over TaoBao, I didn't want to crowd the KBC 40 thread with this so I started a separate one.  The auction I read said you can get these in MX Black, GREEN or Tea (Brown) - What the heck is green?  Is it like the Greens you'd find under some MX blue keyboard's spacebars?  They were like a Blue but heavier.  Or did google translate wrong and they really mean Blue?
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Offline WhiteRice

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:48:29 »
Green is what they call blue.

It's ~$60. Probably ~$80-$90 after shipping to get it to the use.

Not bad at all. Too bad I'm waiting for the KBC/Ducky 40%

Someone should see if they can find a method to buy direct.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:54:07 »
They actually have a committee called, "The Committee for Chinese to English obfuscation, to confuse Americans."

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:58:26 »
If green is blue, then they must drink blue tea.  But then what would "tea" axis mean?
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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:59:34 »
But who care guys? ;-(


Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 17 November 2010, 23:59:56 »
Oh crap.
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Offline WhiteRice

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:01:50 »
Quote from: didjamatic;248472
If green is blue, then they must drink blue tea.  But then what would "tea" axis mean?

Brown, tea axis are brown.

Cherry wiki

:P

Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:01:56 »
I can't rename the thread either or the forum bug will create a duplicate and it will really hit the fan.
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Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:02:27 »
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Brown, tea axis are brown.

Cherry wiki

:P

Yes, I was teasing.

OK - Fixed the title.  I forgot it's only in Mods that the bug causes the duplicate.
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Offline WhiteRice

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:06:38 »
Quote from: didjamatic;248479
Yes, I was teasing.

OK - Fixed the title.  I forgot it's only in Mods that the bug causes the duplicate.
You can change the title of your post, but not the title of your thread.

Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:08:57 »
Double crap.
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Offline laden3

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:12:54 »
I think the green=blue thing started in Japan (Ripster's fav)
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Offline WhiteRice

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 00:15:55 »
So back to this keyboard. Looking at the layout, it seems great for anyone who wants a very compact layout without having to deal with key layers for standard functions.

Nice sized right shift
Nice arrow cluster

That media and tenkey layer seems like nice extras.

Offline Nadger

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 01:02:05 »
Rip, think we could get a section in the wiki for tenkeyless boards and mini boards?

I'm starting to think i may want a tenkeyless or mini/84/87 but im not sure what boards i have to choose from.

I checked the wiki but i couldn't really find a list.

Also, i really like the look of this Choc mini board.  I assume its not available in the states yet?
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Offline elbowglue

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 01:19:07 »
Anyone gonna do a MO of this?  Looks hot!
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Smallest to biggest keyboards in inches (Length X Height) - Length is most important for a midline mouse position

KBC Poker: 11.6 x 3.9 - HHKB: 11.6 x 4.3 - Siig Minitouch (Geekhack Space Saver): 11.6 x 6 - Deck/Tg3 82: 12 x 6 - Noppoo Choc Mini 12.4 x 5.3 - Compaq "MX 84u": 13.1 x 7.5 - Filco Tenkeyless: 14 x 5.3 - Cherry "ricercar spos" G86-62410EUAGSA: 14 x 7.75 - Topre Realforce 86u: 14.4 x 6.65 - Desko "elbowglue spos" MOS 5023 UP: 14.5 x 8.4 - IBM Model M Spacesaver: 15.3 x 7 - G80-1800: 15.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-125B: 16 x 7.3 - Compaq Mx11800, Cherry G80-11900: 16.25 x 7.5 - Filco Standard: 17.3 x 5.4 - Unicomp Endurapro: 17.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-135B: 18.3 x 6.0 - Cherry G80-3000: 18.5 x 7.6 - IBM Model M, Unicomp Customizer: 19.3 x 8.27

Offline elbowglue

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 02:02:33 »
Another silly question, you guys think this is PCB mounted or plate mounted?
My keyboards: Filco Cherry Blue Tenkeyless(daily home), Compaq MX11800 (modded to blacks), Compaq "MX 84u",  Wellington\'s Dampened Endurapro, Pinkalicious Filco Blue Cherry, Chicony KB-5191, Chicony KB-5181, Desko MOS 5023 UP "elbowglue" spos (modded to blues), Siig Minitouch (monterey blue), SMK-88 (blue cherries), Ricercar SPOS
Smallest to biggest keyboards in inches (Length X Height) - Length is most important for a midline mouse position

KBC Poker: 11.6 x 3.9 - HHKB: 11.6 x 4.3 - Siig Minitouch (Geekhack Space Saver): 11.6 x 6 - Deck/Tg3 82: 12 x 6 - Noppoo Choc Mini 12.4 x 5.3 - Compaq "MX 84u": 13.1 x 7.5 - Filco Tenkeyless: 14 x 5.3 - Cherry "ricercar spos" G86-62410EUAGSA: 14 x 7.75 - Topre Realforce 86u: 14.4 x 6.65 - Desko "elbowglue spos" MOS 5023 UP: 14.5 x 8.4 - IBM Model M Spacesaver: 15.3 x 7 - G80-1800: 15.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-125B: 16 x 7.3 - Compaq Mx11800, Cherry G80-11900: 16.25 x 7.5 - Filco Standard: 17.3 x 5.4 - Unicomp Endurapro: 17.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-135B: 18.3 x 6.0 - Cherry G80-3000: 18.5 x 7.6 - IBM Model M, Unicomp Customizer: 19.3 x 8.27

Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 09:06:46 »
Plate.  Very few are ever PCB anymore.  In fact I can't think of any current mechanical that has PCB mounted switches.
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Offline Laggy-gaga

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 09:27:07 »
Not released until this month.
preorder only.
OEM by PLUM.
in China there is word"青" which is translated to English "Green".
acutally that color is a mixture of blue and green.
BTW
blue in chinese is "蓝"
green is "绿"
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Offline cbf123

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 18 November 2010, 17:07:47 »
Quote from: WhiteRice;248488
So back to this keyboard. Looking at the layout, it seems great for anyone who wants a very compact layout without having to deal with key layers for standard functions.


Agreed.  I'm a software developer and all the commonly-used keys are in pretty much the the usual locations, with the rest mapped logically.  Looks like it saves a couple of keys worth of width as compared to the Filco 87-key.

I'd probably buy one of these if they were available in Canada.
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Offline runeazn

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 19 November 2010, 16:23:22 »
anybody want this?

My mom is going there once again for business.


over about a week.

and i am going there over about a month and 10 days.

and i am not going to be cheap, i actually want to make some money of it.

EU 60 euro+ ship
US 55 euro+ship

[edit]if this isn;t pre-order what seems it is :/
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Offline runeazn

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 19 November 2010, 16:40:29 »
Well since they cancelled both my orders >_>

i have even proof my mom was in china..

another proof of order :
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Offline CeeSA

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 15:58:49 »
anyone in germany ordering this one?

Offline runeazn

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 16:01:56 »
i lvie near you..
i can order for you.
see prices ^^
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Offline CeeSA

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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 16:13:34 »
how much is shipping to germany?

Offline cbf123

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 16:24:12 »
Quote from: runeazn;249446
anybody want this?

EU 60 euro+ ship
US 55 euro+ship

Looks tempting.  Any idea what shipping to Canada would cost?

PS...aren't Euros worth more than USD?  Why is the Euro price higher?
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Offline runeazn

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 16:25:10 »
do note the course changes so it has a little fluctuation on the price.
shippinh : uninsured 11.15
insured : 13.10

bit expensive O_O
prices of shipping gone higher

compensating shipping costs
VS = 25 euro rofl shipping
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Offline runeazn

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 November 2010, 16:26:45 »
doubkle O_O
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Offline cbf123

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 24 November 2010, 15:57:27 »
Quote from: runeazn;251481
do note the course changes so it has a little fluctuation on the price.
shippinh : uninsured 11.15
insured : 13.10

bit expensive O_O
prices of shipping gone higher

compensating shipping costs
VS = 25 euro rofl shipping



That's a bit ambiguous.  Shipping to where?  What currency?  And what's the 25 Euro bit?

I'm looking for a price in USD including shipping to Canada.  CeeSA is looking for a price including shipping to Germany.

Lastly, how would payment be arranged?  Paypal?
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Offline ~Blood~

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 24 November 2010, 16:15:51 »
no iso layout.. again

i am disappoint

Offline runeazn

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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 24 November 2010, 16:47:44 »
Quote from: cbf123;251974
That's a bit ambiguous.  Shipping to where?  What currency?  And what's the 25 Euro bit?

I'm looking for a price in USD including shipping to Canada.  CeeSA is looking for a price including shipping to Germany.

Lastly, how would payment be arranged?  Paypal?


CeSa knows the price.

you shouldn;t even know where germany is or even know where Europe is if u dont know the euro..

I am only taking one order so first come first serve.

I am not going to do this anymore, since 1 i will lose money since the course of the chinese renminbi has gone back, first it  was 1 euro= 9.20
now it is 8,87.

or ofcourse you pay more but it isn't worth it then anymore..
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Offline panda-R

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 24 November 2010, 20:54:32 »
What's a Europe?

You will be disappointed equivalent to the Nopoopoo Choc Mini.
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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 25 November 2010, 07:01:45 »
I had a pre-order, Cherry MX black   :)

btw

The word "青" sometimes means "bright blue", for example "青天" means "blue sky"
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Offline Laggy-gaga

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 29 November 2010, 23:07:00 »


It is on the market now
font looks like black on black as HHKB,
according to the manufacturer announcement
font is changed from ink to laser printed in terms of POM keycaps
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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 29 November 2010, 23:17:27 »
I like the fullsize enter+backspace. Nice layout.

How are the ctrl/caps swapped though? are there DIPs? WHAT OF DIP?
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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 00:22:17 »
Quote from: spolia optima;254200
I like the fullsize enter+backspace. Nice layout.

How are the ctrl/caps swapped though? are there DIPs? WHAT OF DIP?


On the top right, theres a switch thats labeled in the same colour as the alt text on the caps and control keys.

Offline negidaku

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 01:25:53 »
Looks like a nice keyboard -- I like that the main cluster layout is almost unchanged. Now if only I knew how to order things off taobao.

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 01:43:47 »
Damn, can someone mass order these from taobao to the states?
My keyboards: Filco Cherry Blue Tenkeyless(daily home), Compaq MX11800 (modded to blacks), Compaq "MX 84u",  Wellington\'s Dampened Endurapro, Pinkalicious Filco Blue Cherry, Chicony KB-5191, Chicony KB-5181, Desko MOS 5023 UP "elbowglue" spos (modded to blues), Siig Minitouch (monterey blue), SMK-88 (blue cherries), Ricercar SPOS
Smallest to biggest keyboards in inches (Length X Height) - Length is most important for a midline mouse position

KBC Poker: 11.6 x 3.9 - HHKB: 11.6 x 4.3 - Siig Minitouch (Geekhack Space Saver): 11.6 x 6 - Deck/Tg3 82: 12 x 6 - Noppoo Choc Mini 12.4 x 5.3 - Compaq "MX 84u": 13.1 x 7.5 - Filco Tenkeyless: 14 x 5.3 - Cherry "ricercar spos" G86-62410EUAGSA: 14 x 7.75 - Topre Realforce 86u: 14.4 x 6.65 - Desko "elbowglue spos" MOS 5023 UP: 14.5 x 8.4 - IBM Model M Spacesaver: 15.3 x 7 - G80-1800: 15.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-125B: 16 x 7.3 - Compaq Mx11800, Cherry G80-11900: 16.25 x 7.5 - Filco Standard: 17.3 x 5.4 - Unicomp Endurapro: 17.9 x 7.1 - Adesso MKB-135B: 18.3 x 6.0 - Cherry G80-3000: 18.5 x 7.6 - IBM Model M, Unicomp Customizer: 19.3 x 8.27

Offline CeeSA

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 03:18:16 »
and to germany

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 04:50:39 »
Awkward layout.

Offline victheslik

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 06:13:31 »
I wonder if its possible to purchase that and a cherry red and change all the switches on it, anyone have an idea about this?....
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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 06:23:26 »
Quote from: victheslik;254252
I wonder if its possible to purchase that and a cherry red and change all the switches on it, anyone have an idea about this?....
I don't see why not.

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 07:26:38 »
I want a mini-poo.  Too bad PCHome wasn't selling these.  I would  have an early Xmas present to myself.


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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 08:42:43 »
Quote from: victheslik;254252
I wonder if its possible to purchase that and a cherry red and change all the switches on it, anyone have an idea about this?....


should be no problem at all. did this with a filco tenkeyless - takes some time tho.

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 09:50:48 »
Quote from: elbowglue;254222
Damn, can someone mass order these from taobao to the states?


I could probably organize something but shipping like 20 keyboards in a big box is going to cost a bunch, might not be worth it!
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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 09:56:19 »
I grab more photoes from pcwaishe
here we go






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Offline CodeChef

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 10:04:18 »
Whoa, that looks NICE... I wish they came in Clears or Blues :(
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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 11:23:16 »
Quote from: ripster;254322
It only comes in Poo-Axis.  The Chinese version of Tea-Axis.


POO-AXIS ONLY? dam thats a deal breaker.
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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 11:56:53 »
Damn, more blue LEDs. Just what the world needs :(

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 12:04:55 »
I agree.  I don't really like the arrow key legends and the goofy colors on the second layer functions.  That said, a lot of that can be corrected, but it would be nice if it were "finished" out of the box.


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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 30 November 2010, 12:19:45 »
No poo? Sounds like something a thai hooker would say.