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Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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I see... brown
« on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:17:36 »

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:34:58 »
Linear is black is brown... Whaaa?  I'm totally confused.

http://vertimus.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:35:50 »
Anyone heard of this company?

http://99hk.biz/Keyboard/jazzykit.JPG

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:38:55 »
Cherry G80 and the 6g side-by-side:

http://www.pcdiga.net/showthread.php?t=16727&page=4

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:41:46 »
This is starting to seriously piss me off!

http://mouse.zol.com.cn/39/395989.html (brown is black again)

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 03:46:57 »
Towards the bottom of the page, there is a drop-down menu (1 to 5 options). See blue, black, white (?!), brown cherries, all kinds of cherries. Cherries here there and everywhere.... cherries, cherries, cherries... cherries...

http://mouse.zol.com.cn/32/322274.html

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 04:02:40 »
No, brown is black again.

I really don't know what to say anymore. It's as if brown/black is some kind of lottery if "MX linear" is not explicitely specified in the spec.

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 06:45:34 »
Wow, you were busy last night ...

Lately I've had a slew of those late nights looking at foreign pages for pics and insight into the mind of Cherry. Last night, baby woke me from a dream I was having about Cherry keyboards ... So it is time for me to step back and take a break from them.

I still am thinking the G80-11900 is my next one. It appears that every key is programmable, even on Mac.

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 06:52:26 »
You know I'm really ticked off that you cannot even know whether you'll get a brown or a black slider anymore.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 07:11:58 »
me to

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 07:18:44 »
****, I was wrong. The keymapping software is only for the nasty.

Maybe everyone is right, nobody makes any software for the Mac. At least my files are safe ...

Offline Whiskey in the Jar-o

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 07:38:31 »
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****, I was wrong. The keymapping software is only for the nasty.

Maybe everyone is right, nobody makes any software for the Mac. At least my files are safe ...


The should have it for Linux, though?

Offline xyzzy

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 08:59:03 »
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http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=1064


Looks like a rebranded Cherry G80-1863HUMUS-2.

More photos here and here.

PFU HHKB Pro (capacitive) Topre Realforce 87U (capacitive) IBM Model M SSK 1391472 (buckling spring) IBM Model M SSK UNI04C6 (buckling spring) IBM Model M 1391405 (buckling spring, x4) Cherry MX 5000 ErgoPlus + MX 5700 keypad (brown Cherry) Cherry MX 1800 Compact (blue Cherry) Cherry MX 11900 Touchboard (brown Cherry) Dell AT102W (black Alps) Apple Extended Keyboard II (cream Alps) Acer 6312-TA (black Acer) Unikey KWD-601 (white Cherry)

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 10:17:04 »
So they're randomly putting brown or black switches now?
Thank god my Das came with blue ones....
Collection:
Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
McAlly96
HHKP2 BNx2

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 12:07:52 »
That raptor gaming keyboard as some nice features, but i expect it to be non clicky since its supposed to be linear switches.....
Collection:
Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
McAlly96
HHKP2 BNx2

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 12:12:25 »
Quote from: Whiskey in the Jar-o
Cherry G80 and the 6g side-by-side:

http://www.pcdiga.net/showthread.php?t=16727&page=4


ive been in talks with the person who posted those pics, he's also portuguese :P. He has 2 G80-3000 both with linear swtches but it seems there's also this model with blue switches....
Collection:
Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
McAlly96
HHKP2 BNx2

Offline mr_sf_applet

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 14:47:25 »
Quote from: Whiskey in the Jar-o
No, brown is black again.

I really don't know what to say anymore. It's as if brown/black is some kind of lottery if "MX linear" is not explicitely specified in the spec.

Oh, man. This is so confusing. Do keyboard makers segment their markets so that they sell the Raptor K1 and the Steelseries 6G to Asian markets with brown Cherry MX switches, and to us Westerners with black linear Cherry MX switches?

Offline mr_sf_applet

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 14:51:02 »
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I still am thinking the G80-11900 is my next one. It appears that every key is programmable, even on Mac.

I just bought one on eBay, with USB connection,  with EU layout, in black.  I'll let you know what the keyswitches are as soon as I get it.

Offline Bluemercury

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 14:54:58 »
Quote from: mr_sf_applet
Quote from: xsphat
I still am thinking the G80-11900 is my next one. It appears that every key is programmable, even on Mac.

I just bought one on eBay, with USB connection,  with EU layout, in black.  I'll let you know what the keyswitches are as soon as I get it.


Does the person sell more?

Edit: Found one Portuguese site selling mechanical cherry's:

http://www.intermedia.pt/cherry.htm
Collection:
Das Keyboard II
Model M5-2
Model M5-1(considering selling this one)
Cherry G80-3000LCMPO with black switches
Cherry G80-5000HAMPO (Brown switches)
McAlly96
HHKP2 BNx2

Offline mr_sf_applet

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 15:32:44 »
Quote from: Bluemercury
Quote from: mr_sf_applet
Quote from: xsphat
I still am thinking the G80-11900 is my next one. It appears that every key is programmable, even on Mac.

I just bought one on eBay, with USB connection,  with EU layout, in black.  I'll let you know what the keyswitches are as soon as I get it.


Does the person sell more?

Not as of this moment, no.

Offline zillidot

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 17:05:37 »
Quote from: Whiskey in the Jar-o
Linear is black is brown... Whaaa?  I'm totally confused.

http://vertimus.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html

The guy is saying that the keyboard normally comes with the black switches, but the seller did a special order for some boards with the blue and brown switches.
My keyboards:
Realforce 87U (all 55g)
HHKB Pro 2 (black on black)
Filco Majestouch (n-key rollover, brown cherries)
Unicomp Customizer 101 (black with black keys)

Offline zillidot

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 17:17:35 »
Quote from: Whiskey in the Jar-o
Towards the bottom of the page, there is a drop-down menu (1 to 5 options). See blue, black, white (?!), brown cherries, all kinds of cherries. Cherries here there and everywhere.... cherries, cherries, cherries... cherries...

http://mouse.zol.com.cn/32/322274.html

I wonder why the keyboard with the brown cherries is considerably more expensive...
My keyboards:
Realforce 87U (all 55g)
HHKB Pro 2 (black on black)
Filco Majestouch (n-key rollover, brown cherries)
Unicomp Customizer 101 (black with black keys)

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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 20 December 2007, 17:40:52 »
Quote from: Whiskey in the Jar-o
Anyone heard of this company?

http://99hk.biz/Keyboard/jazzykit.JPG

Looks like this is their website: http://www.jazzykit.com.tw/ It also looks like that keyboard is their only product. :)

By the way, the english link doesn't work, it takes you to a domain-parked page.
My keyboards:
Realforce 87U (all 55g)
HHKB Pro 2 (black on black)
Filco Majestouch (n-key rollover, brown cherries)
Unicomp Customizer 101 (black with black keys)