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Offline foliolio

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Doubleshotting a Raptor K1 - a long shot?
« on: Tue, 19 July 2011, 10:22:35 »
I have a German layout Raptor-Gaming K1 which - as nice it is - is begging for some doubleshot keycaps. Now, ideally I'd like to go about it by fitting it with some grey/beige/white Cherry corp doubleshots, but does a suitable donor-board excist? The problem seems to be not so much the short right shift, but row 1 keys that are all small... All the grey/beige boards I have come across sport the normal sized modifiers and/or no Windows keys. I'm in China atm and I could get an ISO-layout G80-1856HQMGB off TaoBao... But they are black. Wat do?

Thanks in advance.

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Doubleshotting a Raptor K1 - a long shot?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 19 July 2011, 13:15:51 »
G80-1800HAMDE and HPMDE boards (from the '96..'99 time frame) do at least seem to exist. I have no idea where you'd dig one up though.
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Doubleshotting a Raptor K1 - a long shot?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 19 July 2011, 15:15:46 »
Also keep an eye out for the 7000, it's the POS version of the 1800. Usually G81-7000 aka MY7000. They're mostly lasered, but double-shot versions do appear on ebay from time to time.

Meanwhile... how much is that 1856 on taobao?
« Last Edit: Tue, 19 July 2011, 15:18:24 by Soarer »

Offline foliolio

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 20 July 2011, 01:23:13 »
Cheers for the input guys! There are a few ISO (English) 1856s on TaoBao, at "85 - 90%" condition, starting from 238 Yuan (some 25 Euros).

There are also a few NEW MY1800HAUs for 150 Yuan a piece, but regrettably they are ANSI layout. At the moment my plan is to pick one of these MYs and use all the caps I can, and also pick one 2nd hand MX1856 for those ISO-critical keys. How suspectible are these Cherry corp doubleshots to getting shiny? The "85 - 90% condition" part worries me a bit since the attached photos are not of much help.  

Still, the ultimate plan is to go the grey/beige route.

Edit: OR I could get me a G80-9009HAU off TaoBao since that has DS-caps-a-plenty... The "Attach" -key would seem to be of proper length to be used as right shift, but would the profile fit as well? Similarly, could I use the plentiful single width grey ones as the 1st row keys or do they differ in profile?

I would still be short a fitting spacebar. :/
« Last Edit: Wed, 20 July 2011, 08:20:13 by foliolio »

Offline IvanIvanovich

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 20 July 2011, 13:30:51 »
Some pretty interesting custom boards for Reuters. $75 from TaoBao isn't too bad a deal at all. If I could make sense of how the screen works I would be very tempted to buy it. I need an lcd like that for a project I'm working on, and lots of interesting doubleshot keys are always good. There should be plenty of single unit keys with a matching profile to use on your bottom row. The Attach and similar keys profile would not match though. It has a top row profile. The 1800 would be a better match for a lot cheaper.
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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 21 July 2011, 03:18:19 »
Are these Reuters boards sold new?

Offline eyesnine

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 July 2011, 20:44:06 »
Quote from: ripster;384717
AFAIK the only doubleshot Windows key is the one from Group Key Buy One (not sure about 3, never did figure that one out completely).
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The RicerCar SPOS one isn't bad.  Still haven't gotten confirmation how these are made.
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I'll bet that RicerCar SPOS key cap is printed (though, maybe it's lasered). The Windows icon isn't anywhere near as white as a Cherry doubleshot should be.

Also, I have a set of doubleshots from a G80-8113, and the Windows key in my set is either lasered or printed, and greyer than the other key caps - similar to the SPOS key cap in the picture.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 July 2011, 20:46:53 by eyesnine »

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Doubleshotting a Raptor K1 - a long shot?
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 23 July 2011, 16:09:01 »
I can get you a german 1800 with doubleshots, pm me.
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