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Offline What is X?

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« on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 00:56:48 »
Anyone wanna fill me in on this?

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 02:35:30 »
It is a "HHKB killer" if you perceive the HHKB's only advantage to be portability.

Personally, although I find short-throw, scissor switches fun to type on ocassionally, there is no way such a keyboard could replace my HHKB.

I often use my HHKB Pro 2 as my daily driver.  GREAT layout with near-perfectly-designed function layer.  Nice feel.  Useful detachable USB cable and built in USB hub.  

Both are smaller then a "regular" keyboard.  That is where the similarity ends.

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 02:50:18 »
Yeah, it would be more appropriate to call it an Apple Keyboard Knockoff.
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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 03:14:23 »
I mean, why is it good? Are the switches tactile? How does it compare to a cherry switch?

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 03:17:14 »
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I mean, why is it good? Are the switches tactile? How does it compare to a cherry switch?


good because it's portable and cheap. does not compare to cherry/HHKBs whatsoever.

I prefer the Microsoft Arc , similar size/layout, wireless, a little more expensive than this.

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 05:38:46 »
****in lol..
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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 06:29:52 »
Ripster is busy creating memes.

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 07:14:50 »
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Yeah, it would be more appropriate to call it an Apple Keyboard Knockoff.


This is what I would call it. This makes the similar Apple keyboard look just as overpriced as it really is.
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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 07:41:59 »
Also, I'm assuming it's 2-kro. Right?

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 08:01:28 »
Like most domes and scissors, I'd say it's most likely 2-kro.
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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 10:43:24 »
Scissors and domes aren't that different. Both immediately present the tactile bump to you, while mechanicals have a bit of travel before you get over the cusp.

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 10:50:36 »
I don't hate on scissors TOO much. What I really hate are those chiclet keys.

Scissors gonna scizz. Chiclets gonna chic. Haters gonna hate.

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 11:04:30 »
I can tell what that keyboard feels like just by looking at it..
Eww.

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 11:11:07 »
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You guys gotta check this one out too next time you are at Costco.

The Logitech RealForce Killer
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now you've got to put that in the geekhack wiki, it's now officially the "realforce killer"

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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 11:25:54 »
Why the hell am I spending almost $300 on a Realforce when I could just buy that logitech for something like $50? I and many other geekhackers must be out of their minds to spend so much on a Realforce..
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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 11:32:21 »
And as we all know, auto hot key can magically make a single physical key become two physical keys...
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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 11:59:19 »
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... as an extra added bonus has these:
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What are you referring to?

If you mean the page movements layered on the cursor keys with fn, Apple started doing that with the G3 Powerbooks, in 1998. It sucks because fn is on the far left, so you can't page through documents one-handed. On older Apple laptops fn was seen by the OS as a modifier, so you could at least fix that with uControl or fKeys, but when it's handled in the keyboard, ain't no way.

If you mean the one-cap-for-two-keys thing, that is characteristic of the recent Apple chiclets, as yet another one of Steve Jobs' techniques to promote touch screen by making keyboards that are hardly any better.

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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 12:23:47 »
Quote from: kps;290326
What are you referring to?

If you mean the page movements layered on the cursor keys with fn, Apple started doing that with the G3 Powerbooks, in 1998. It sucks because fn is on the far left, so you can't page through documents one-handed. On older Apple laptops fn was seen by the OS as a modifier, so you could at least fix that with uControl or fKeys, but when it's handled in the keyboard, ain't no way.

If you mean the one-cap-for-two-keys thing, that is characteristic of the recent Apple chiclets, as yet another one of Steve Jobs' techniques to promote touch screen by making keyboards that are hardly any better.


He means the arrow keys.

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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 12:25:53 »
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With AutoHotkey it sure works like a HHKB but as an extra added bonus has these:
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Poorly pad printed keys? No, I wouldn't consider that much of a bonus.

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 13:58:12 »
Check out these Lego killers.


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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 14:05:37 »
Zooey Deschanel killer:


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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 14:33:14 »
Well this went in a hilarious new direction! haahaaaa.

This thread does remind me though that I need to retry one of those mini ML boards.

And indeed like iMav I often use the HHKBpro2/1 as a daily driver.

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 14:34:54 »
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Zooey Deschanel killer:

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Meh.

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 14:42:25 »
Woody killer:



Also woody killer:


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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 15:23:39 »
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Meh.


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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 15:26:44 »
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Woody killer:

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My woody is permanently killed :(
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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 18:00:21 »
Fat chicks needs love too.
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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 18:20:05 »
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« Reply #28 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 18:34:30 »
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 05 February 2011, 20:03:52 »
Already did my part, but I could always use another keyboard.. :D
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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 06 February 2011, 11:36:38 »
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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 06 February 2011, 15:41:02 »
Hey, I bought one too to try it out, 18$ isn't a big deal. Lunar new year got in the way and I will probably receive it in like 4 or 5 months instead of 3, nice. Maybe I'm exaggerating things a bit.

I like scissors because they feel okay but are VERY quiet, what I need. Does it feel similar to the apple wireless keyboard*? I didn't like the feel of the apple wireless keyboard, though I like some scissors (those on my netbook are okay).
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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 06 February 2011, 17:33:33 »
Big ReverseL (often referred to as BigAss) enter and tiny backspace kills it, at least for me. Also Arial and that Rosewill logo on the spacebar.

Looks like those semi-chiclet/island keyboards that HP and Dell uses on some of their laptops. It feels almost like a island keyboard with the large keys and distinction, but without actually isolating the keys like an island keyboard.

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 06 February 2011, 18:41:02 »
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Looks like those semi-chiclet/island keyboards that HP and Dell uses on some of their laptops.


My work laptop has those. Fortunately Synergy means I rarely have to touch it.

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 06:22:47 »
Have one of these on the way to me. At least they're cheap.

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 07:27:05 »
Ooooh, I like how this looks. Where's the review?
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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 08:22:15 »
this isn't about the kb, but rather about dealextreme. I've ordered from them in the past, but wow, i ordered a 2$ iphone4 dock, i think jan 20th... ish cuz i asked my fiancee if she wanted the iphone 4(verizon) and she said sure, it's cute. I just received it today, and while it's a pretty awesome dock, does a great job... wow i have never seen a 8week shipping period. Everything i've ordered on ebay from those chinese/taiwainese individual sellers take at most 2 weeks, usually 7days... but wow haven't had dealxtreme 8week wait!

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 12:41:23 »
I'm getting one from a UK ebay seller, and it's one that has the same colour scheme as an Apple one



Nonetheless, judging by the layout, it's the same keyboard.

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 12:43:28 »
For half the price of the Apple one, I can live with that.

Quote from: killy;290289
Scissors and domes aren't that different. Both immediately present the tactile bump to you, while mechanicals have a bit of travel before you get over the cusp.


Depends on the switch. Alps, for example, have a high-up tactile point.

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 13:05:06 »
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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 15:21:03 »
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It's mushier than the Apple IIRC.   Now I remember, I was holding off on the review to confirm that.


To what extent?

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 16:05:16 »
I got mine something like two days ago.
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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 16:08:09 »
Was about to order one but is it really taking more than a month to receive it? :O
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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 23 March 2011, 16:56:52 »
There are US sellers on eBay selling it for a similar price, with presumably shorter shipping times.

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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 24 March 2011, 20:17:25 »
The keyboard on my laptop which I don't really use too often anymore has been flaky for a while so I figured that this little keyboard would make for the perfect replacement. It does the job pretty well. You really can't go wrong for the price.