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Offline lzf929

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« on: Wed, 30 March 2011, 21:26:26 »
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Black Switch + Backlit for only US $25.00+shipping

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 March 2011, 22:22:47 »
Hard to resist this one.  Must be strong.
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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 March 2011, 23:06:22 »
That is pretty cheap for black switches and all.

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 31 March 2011, 00:51:08 »
At least 30 of those went for $20 each last month.
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 31 March 2011, 02:13:17 »
no int. shipping...

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 31 March 2011, 05:02:02 »
Quote from: Half-Saint;321815
At least 30 of those went for $20 each last month.


Bro, be happy that it is just 5USD more compared to last time. The market price or at least the value of this board are far exceed that price. Sadly this time no int. ship though...

Anyone inform the seller to ship international?

Offline lzf929

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 31 March 2011, 10:46:50 »
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At least 30 of those went for $20 each last month.


Last time, the shipping was like 10.95. The shipping for this one is only 6.5 for me.
 So it's roughly the same price. The only difference is that this one is PS/2 not USB.

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 31 March 2011, 16:13:24 »
I have this keyboard. It's got a spill shield that most people will want to remove; the spill shield makes the Cherry blacks twice as hard to press. This is not an exaggeration; it's a measurement.
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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 01 April 2011, 02:50:20 »
Totoro!
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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 03 April 2011, 22:17:49 »
thats really dirt cheap!!
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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 April 2011, 18:44:03 »
Nvm.
I purchased one and it's working pretty good so far.  The splash guard was pretty disgusting when I received it...first thing I did was remove it.  Also, it seems like all the LEDs are intact and working.
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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 07 April 2011, 01:12:17 »
I really wish I could pick one of these up, but I was banned from ebay/paypal =\

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 07 April 2011, 01:37:54 »
I bought one of these. It was fairly dirty, but cleaned up nicely. Also some of the LEDs on mine were dimmer than others, but from what I could tell, none of them were broken. The only thing that bugs me is the short cable. Also these blacks were not as stiff as I thought they would be, perhaps the springs have aged *shrug*

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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 08 April 2011, 07:27:45 »
I'm using one of these as a media center keyboard. It works pretty well. A little heavy for the application, but the size, BL keys, and surprisingly high quality trackpad made up for it's weight in spades.
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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 08 April 2011, 11:46:12 »
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Did that dude looking for drivers ever get it working?


Yep..I just had to restart my computer (lol)

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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 09 April 2011, 04:31:55 »
Is anyone out there happy to act as a proxy for me, please?

It would mean shipping to the UK.
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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 11 April 2011, 10:12:05 »
Ordered mine...those keycaps/switches might come in handy some day.  Backlit MX keycaps aren't all that easy to find.
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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 25 April 2011, 17:40:42 »
They're back!
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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 25 April 2011, 17:48:31 »
Why can't they ship to us, smelly canadians. I hate you guys and your CONUS embargo.

"Let's keep all the good keyboards here and one day, we'll buy their country with them, because they'll be desperate to type on something decent". That's what I think and I stand by it! :D

I should add that "no shipping to Canada whine in my sig". I've been posting it a bit too much these days...
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 26 April 2011, 18:15:00 »
Mine was one of the dirtiest keyboards I've ever seen; thank heaven for the rubber membrane.  Inside was great though.  I took apart the whole thing, washed the rubber parts and keycaps, and now good as new (well, with some scratches).  I would say it's a great, cheap way to try out black switches and get a nice compact backlit board.

BTW, many folks have posted that their backlighting was uneven.  On mine, all the LED's are fine and even.  The problem is that some keycaps seem to transmit the light better based on how worn they are.  Just a heads up about that.
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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 18:28:43 »
will this work with a PS2-USB adapter?

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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 18:30:38 »
Touchpad and keyboard both work fine with my Gearhead USB adapter.
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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 19:26:47 »
Quote from: HoboBob;337167
Why can't they ship to us, smelly canadians.

YGPM. I trust you after our last transaction.

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will this work with a PS2-USB adapter?

Mine works fine with any mouse+keyboard dual PS/2 to USBadapter I've thrown at it.
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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 19:58:53 »
When I got mine, it was very dirty as well. But like someone earlier mentioned, the rubber membrane pad actually made it so all the switches were still pristine. Keycaps were also really dirty. Just had to give that keyboard a good washing. Still had some rust on the backside for mine but not a huge deal.

It's a good deal to try out black switches though it feels way different than my Noppoo mx black and I don't have a 3rd one to compare it to so I can't say which is actually the "standard" feel. The taller keycaps on the 911 make it feel a lot lighter than the Noppoo. Wondering if the slightly off center nature of the keycap affects it too. Looks like it's off center to let more light shine through. As is, I put firm silencing pads on the 911 and it's still not as stiff as the Noppoo. Not saying stiffer or looser is better or worse, just making an observation. Interestingly enough, it's also still louder than my Noppoo without any silencing pads, weird.

One thing that I don't think has ever been mentioned yet is the fact that not only does it not have any kick up feet to angle it, but it actually seems to angle DOWN if you lay it flat. The keys on the top seem to receed so it's lower than the keys on the bottom. This drives me absolutely nutz as I need to have feet on my keyboard out, I can't even stand flat keyboards. However the way I can see myself using it in the future is as a portable laptop keyboard (the working trackpad is a nice addition) and chances are I'd probably put the keyboard in my lap where it feels fine.

All in all, it's a great additional novelty keyboard or can be a functional laptop replacement board. It's also a very economical way to try out MX black switches. However I would not recommend this as a mainstay keyboard. I wouldn't even recommend someone who just wants an MX black to supplement their other keyboard switch types to get this, if this is the only one they're gonna get. Get a "real" MX black keyboard, and get this for fun.
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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 03:37:11 »
I picked one up directly from the seller tonight, since I live in Orange County. Great guy! He actually sold me his personal TG3, because I wanted a more cleaner one. So far I'm really happy with it! :thumb:

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 06:21:00 »
Anyone would be willing to act as a proxy for 2 of these keyboards?

Would love to buy 1 to try and the other one as a 'modded switches' platform.

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 10 May 2011, 13:32:43 »
People outside the US interested in this keyboard, send me a  PM. Thanks.
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 13 May 2011, 08:45:39 »
I'm typing on one of these right now and I like it quite a bit. However, the keycaps seem a lot looser and in general have more wiggle than my Model M. Is this normal for MX blacks or Deck/TG3 boards or is it something to do with the rubber covering I took out?

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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 13 May 2011, 16:41:39 »
Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to pick this up from the seller locally for $20. First time trying blacks so hope I like them.

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 May 2011, 19:04:21 »
They're not kidding about removing the splash guard.  Mine was so gross when it showed up I was worried I might get swine flu.  ;0

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 17 May 2011, 19:49:22 »
Gotta wash your hands after washing the splash guard & keys.

<-- been there, done that. Didn't have my Lego hazmat guy then, or i'd have pictures
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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 May 2011, 17:33:09 »
I just got my board and did a through cleaning. That splash guard was f'ing gross. Thankfully it does a really good job. The stems, switches, and plate were super clean. I'm waiting for the keys to dry before popping them back on. Hopefully the switches aren't too worn. Seems like it's in good shape so far.

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 19 May 2011, 15:10:51 »
My keys were really worn on the board I received. The switches all seem fine and uniform. Everything feels great though and I've gotten used to the Cherry blacks. I like it a lot and I actually really like the angles around the trackpad for just resting my hands on.

The TG3 without trackpad I bought has like new keys. The font is also smaller (I'm looking for a replacement "T" key if anyone has one in really nice shape). Another difference is that the model with trackpad is completely flat on the bottom. The standard TG3 keys are on a slope. I do like the keyboards a lot after a week or so of use.
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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 19 May 2011, 15:12:53 »
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The TG3 without trackpad I bought has like new keys.

kpeezy, where did you buy your TG3 without trackpad?  Thanks.

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 19 May 2011, 15:17:17 »
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kpeezy, where did you buy your TG3 without trackpad?  Thanks.

Here

The seller actually had another one that did light up and work but it was missing the "T" key. I got it for $30. The real problem is that the "Y" switch only engages after you press it down really hard. I'm not sure what that indicates is wrong with the switch. I'm going to swap the switch with one from my trackpad model.

There are other ones listed on ebay that work but they're more expensive. Still a lot cheaper than a Deck: http://cgi.ebay.com/TG3-Electronics-BL82E-LED-Backlit-USB-Keyboard-/370498126202?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item564368c17a

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 26 May 2011, 03:26:04 »
grabbed one of the $67 ones. i'm a sucker for backlighting.

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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 26 May 2011, 10:45:01 »
and the red lighting allows for the quickest subsequent dark adaptation.
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Maybe someone can answer a question I had about key roll over on this board.

All the keys register if I do one horizontal row (e.g. A-L), so my first thought was 9KRO.  However, if I press a key from each alphabetic row (e.g. Q, A, Z) then I am limited to only those 3 keys (3KRO).  (Plus modifiers=4KRO?)

I guess my question is, is this normal key roll over in action?  I've never tested key roll over on anything but a NKRO board, so I don't have anything to compare my results with.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 26 May 2011, 12:56:01 »
Both the TG3 boards I've tested have 2KRO. If you have better than 2KRO, then you've got a special board, or your testing is off :-).

Press A (pause) S (pause) and W. I bet you a nickel that W won't register, because it doesn't on my TG3-BLT that I'm typing on now.
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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 26 May 2011, 13:15:08 »
My testing is probably off because you're right--if I press A (pause) S (pause) and W the W won't register.  So I guess I just don't understand which keys are used to test rollover.

If I press A (pause) S (pause) and D they all register and I can press A thru Apostrophe/Quotation Mark.  Pressing A (pause) S (pause) locks out keys Q and W in addition to Z and X.  So that's the test then for key rollover?  Thank you.  :)

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 26 May 2011, 15:03:30 »
There's no concise key series to test for rollover. Everyone has a favorite combo or series that is critical. E.G. Can you move diagonally, talk and  fire your weapon at the same time?

Rollover measures the SMALLEST number of keys that ALWAYS register in any combination. SMALLEST and ALWAYS are the key words. Anyone can press down 43 keys with their palms, but if you can't hit WAS at the same time, who cares about the 43 keys?
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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 31 May 2011, 20:06:29 »
just got my tg3 without the touchpad. came with a lot of scuff marks on the sides / back and a whole column of keys didn't work. probably cause i got the second to last one. i can't imagine how bad the last keyboard is.

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 02 June 2011, 15:17:43 »
Mine too looked pretty beat up on arrival.  I didn't even test the keys until after I had taken it apart and cleaned it--it was disgusting.  

I'm not sure how bad your scuff marks are, but I polished mine out with a little polishing compound and it turned out great.  http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Wax-T-417-Polishing-Compound/dp/B000NWKXRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307045797&sr=8-1

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 02 June 2011, 18:05:26 »
the only keyboard complete with built in puke guard.

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 02 June 2011, 18:21:39 »
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the only keyboard complete with built in puke guard.

You'd think it'd be more popular at OCN, for that reason.

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 02 June 2011, 19:12:33 »
That splash guard made me want to puke.

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 03 June 2011, 10:39:19 »
Mine just had dust on it.

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 03 June 2011, 17:08:32 »
I think I got hepititis from the mud flap in mine!
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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 04 June 2011, 13:07:14 »
Haha, I picked one up from him, and being my penny pinching self submitted a BO of $20, then he fired back with 20.50+shipping, so one of these INC monday or tuesday... We'll see how bad the condition is.

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 09 June 2011, 17:13:35 »
I bought one of these. Like everyone else's, it was dirty, and the splash guard is downright nasty. I've currently taken mine apart and have the keycaps soaking in soapy water. The feel of the keys with the splash guard in is.. interesting. The PCB and switches look shiny new, so that splash guard must do a damn good job. Shipping was fast, I had it within two days of buying mine.