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Offline ander

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11850 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 22:20:11 »
A 1st-generation IBM Model M 1390131, totally restored (and better than I could ever do!)


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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11851 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 02:08:48 »
A 1st-generation IBM Model M 1390131, totally restored (and better than I could ever do!)


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Damn that's a CLEAN M, am hella jealous but super happy for ya! :p
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11852 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 15:46:19 »
PC Singa and Bro FPS set

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11853 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 08:58:43 »
Two ETF caps and a Clack  :eek:

Oh.. and sending my board out to get cerakoted tomorrow. I guess that kind of counts...

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11854 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 11:55:27 »
Monterey K104 w/ Alps SKCM White (Pine). My first Alps board!





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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11855 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 13:29:24 »
Monterey K104 w/ Alps SKCM White (Pine). My first Alps board!

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Are the colored modifers padprinted?

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11856 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 13:38:54 »
I'm waiting for two black with white LED first gen Ducky One's, one for home and one for work.

Home: MX Green's
Work: MX Clears (and will be adding O-Rings for silence)

I ordered them after testing the ONe 2, and being very positively surprised by its build quality. I opted for the first gen One for a couple of reasons:

1.) The first gen comes with the switches I want (MX Green for home.  MX Clears for work.  I would have preferred tactile whites though)
2.) Single color scheme.   The One 2 looks a little crazy with the dual tones and big colorful lettering

I ordered them on Thursday Jan 10th, but after more than a week of hearing nothing from Mechanicalkeyboards.com I contacted them.  Apparently they were backordered, and will ship at the end of the month.   (the order page said nothing about this)

I'm excitedly looking forward to testing them though.   I consider buckling springs to be the ideal key feel, and have used nothing but Model M type keyboards (either original IBM or Lexmark/Unicomp) at home for almost 20 years, but apart from a short 2 year stint at work when I had my own office and could get away with making noise, I've used rubber domes at work, which is dissatisfying.

Time will tell if I like them.  Certainly the MX Clears with O-Rings will be an upgrade over the ****ty Logitech rubber dome I have at work, but for home we will have to see.  Time will tell if the MX Greens will make me happy.   If they don't I don't think any Cherry MX switch or 3rd party clone could.

It was time to try something new though.   I've been hoping that Unicomp would either themselves design a modern buckling spring keyboard, or partner with someone in industry with the money to do so.  You know, modern sleek industrial design, backlighting, NKRO, good build quality (my Unicomps have worse fit and finish than a Tesla) a functional USB controller (with Unicomps currently it's a gamble if they will initialize in time for me to press DEL to enter bios).

I'd go with a classic Model M ( love that solid feel) but I hate the old beige/grey color schemes, and for me a windows key is a must.  I use it every few minutes when launching programs.  (press windows key, start typing program name, hit enter)

I know the black Model M13's exist (I have one), but no windows key, nad having to use a PS2 to USB adapter is a bummer.

I love the feel of Model F switches, but the layout just doesn't work for me.   I want the full size layout started by the IBM AT Enhanced keyboard on anything I use.

If I ever win the lottery, or come into some unexpected mega inheritance from a relative I didn't know I had, first thing I would do as a passion project is to contact Unicomp and try to either license the buckling spring switch and build my own keyboard company, or invest in them, and start a project to create this new modern buckling spring board.

Until that happens, I guess I'll try the MX Greens?
« Last Edit: Sun, 20 January 2019, 14:02:18 by mattlach »
IBM Beamspring > IBM Model F > IBM Model M > All Cherry MX, Alps and Topre > Rubber Dome & Scissor Switches.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11857 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 18:54:03 »
Monterey K104 w/ Alps SKCM White (Pine). My first Alps board!

-pics-

Are the colored modifers padprinted?

From what I can see, they’re just stickers on top of the keycaps, they weren’t there on the original K104. Debating whether I should leave them on or remove them though! :))
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11858 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 05:48:01 »
DZ60, so that I can finally use my black tofu case, my lubed 70g aliaz switches and a 60% black aluminum plate i misordered last year.

And a set of SA Pulse I finally found!

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11859 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 07:47:51 »
ETF's "Spalted Devil" Shellthulhu, blank from Otes giveaway, 🐸
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11860 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 09:08:06 »
First package should arrive tomorrow:
-Tada68 (gray aluminum)
-Red mini USB cable
-Mac modifier keycaps
-Accent caps

Second package (also tomorrow):
- New mouse (cheap, simple Logitech M325)
- Switch lube

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11861 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 13:36:17 »
SA Flamingo I bought for my sister over christmas should arrive today. 
She has a minila air but I have a couple dark brown 3u and 2u blanks so should fill in the gaps I hope

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11862 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 23:53:42 »


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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11863 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 23:54:44 »
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11864 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 00:02:20 »
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Glad to see :triangle: making a comeback

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11865 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 16:22:15 »
Monterey K104 w/ Alps SKCM White (Pine). My first Alps board!

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Nice! I think you're really going to like it, providing the switches are smooth.

I have a pretty dirty IBM Model F AT on the way. I'll probably get it the week after next.. (because everything is always in the bloody US!)

It better be a pingy boi.


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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11866 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 16:27:17 »


Aydin Control keyboard with ITW Magnetic Valve switches  ^-^
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11867 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 22:09:44 »
First raffle I've ever entered--  I'm going to be the proud owner of this masterpiece soon!

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11868 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 18:20:33 »
only 2 months late

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11869 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 23:36:53 »
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11870 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 06:52:21 »
Bro caps coming.


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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11871 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 07:21:35 »
First raffle I've ever entered--  I'm going to be the proud owner of this masterpiece soon!

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This is stunning. Congrats!

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11872 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 16:09:22 »
Finally, a big boye battlestation  ;D
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11873 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 17:38:54 »
waiting on my tofu 60% with silent reds from KBD fans, also not keyboard related but I have a RTX 2060 arriving tomorrow! HYPE is real

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11874 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 17:04:11 »
KBD8X WKL with T1's and an ePbt 9009 set. YES!