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Offline microjackson

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 26 July 2013, 13:48:45 »
Im rocking a brand new realforce 87u.  First topre switch kb ive used.  Its just like McDonald's.... Im luvin it!

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #201 on: Fri, 26 July 2013, 14:08:21 »
Im rocking a brand new realforce 87u.  First topre switch kb ive used.  Its just like McDonald's.... Im luggin it!

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 26 July 2013, 14:09:53 »
Hooked on Poker 2...dat Pn layer!

I find myself reaching for Pn and Fn on regular boards now.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 26 July 2013, 19:22:20 »
Hooked on Poker 2...dat Pn layer!

I find myself reaching for Pn and Fn on regular boards now.

Same, er, well not the Pn yet.  I need to figure that out.  ^-^  Thanks for the Poker 2!

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 27 July 2013, 01:29:22 »
Hi, new here, and pretty new to the world, no, universe of mechanical keyboards. I have:
Main rig - Topre Realforce 103UB-55G
2nd Rig - Filco Majestouch NINJA Black (white case)
3rd Rig - CM Storm Trigger Green
I had changed the keyboard on my 2nd rig. I had gotten a Ducky DK9008 Cherry Blue in preparation of the Miami key set I'd gotten a friend to order for me, before I'd joined the excellent forum, so I painted it white. While awaiting the arrival of the key caps, I decided to use my spare Ducky white on white key caps just so that I can use the keyboard. The Filco has gone back into its box and is with the rest of my collection. It looks too much like a Mac KB for my liking, but heck, I'm learning to like the look.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #205 on: Sun, 28 July 2013, 17:38:29 »
Noppoo Choc Mini (MX Red, black, Cherry keycaps) at my standing setup
thinkpad keyboard everywhere else

I have to force myself to finish my ergodox and clean the endurapro that lies in the closet.

...and this is typed on a TypeMatrix 2030 with blank skin.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #206 on: Sun, 28 July 2013, 18:28:04 »
Typing this on my first Model M (clunk), which I just finished putting back together after initial cleaning. I suspect it will become my new home keyboard since my co-workers already think MX Blues are too loud. I may be switching out the Ducky 9008 with Reds I use at work for the WASD with Browns that was my home keyboard until today. Just for fun. I swap keyboards around a lot.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #207 on: Sun, 28 July 2013, 18:35:42 »
I switch off using my DK9008G2 PRO PBT Grey keycaps with cherry mx clear or my Ducky Shine II TKL with cherry mx blue.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #208 on: Sun, 28 July 2013, 19:16:32 »
Call me mad, but I got a BNIB QFR for free so I sold my Filco. Haven't regretted it so far and got more for the Filco than what the QFR would've sold for :)

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #209 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 15:21:02 »
I switch off using my DK9008G2 PRO PBT Grey keycaps with cherry mx clear or my Ducky Shine II TKL with cherry mx blue.

I recently got that exact DK9008G2, it is pretty nice.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #210 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 15:31:08 »
I've basically found my "Topre"--my Master Switch--in Jailhouse Blues.  Nothing else will do now.  Browns are no longer my favorite, ergo-Clears no longer interest me.  Looks like I should add one of them to the Classifieds now.  Kinda sad, but on the other hand whenever I type on my modified Blues, I get my smile back on :)
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #211 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 16:23:00 »
F AT

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #212 on: Mon, 29 July 2013, 17:25:48 »
QFR with MX blues. Only until my Shine III with MX blues comes in.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #213 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 03:06:54 »
Ducky 9087G2Pro LE with Brown & Clear switches.
Took the keycaps off, and apparently the "\" key isn't clear like advertized, but is brown.  :'(
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #214 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 11:34:01 »
Just hit my 4 year anniversary with my Kinesis Advantage (also happens to be the first mechanical keyboard I ever laid my fingers on).

It was an office hand-me-down, is in dire need of a cleaning and new set of pads.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #215 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 12:00:15 »
Quickfire XT w/ Brown switches.  Going to be putting on Qtan's Vortex Black on Black Dye-Sub set soon! :)
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #216 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 12:22:03 »
Currently using a Filco MJ Ninja with browns that I replaced the stock caps with Cherry doubleshots.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #217 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 12:29:40 »
What I believe to be the best of the best (until i get my DKS3 TKL);

A (non-branded) QFR browns with black on black dyesub Vortex PBT caps and black soft landing pads from EK.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #218 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 14:13:02 »
Currently: Noppoo Choc Mini - MX Cherry Red
Awaiting: Keycool Grey 84 - MX Cherry Black (Should be here in 2 weeks, cannot wait!?)
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #219 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:40:22 »
Back to Filco with MX Blues. They feel and sound nowhere as nice as BS but I am surprisingly much faster on those! I don't know if it's the lighter force required or the high pitched clicks but my WPM goes up from 85-95 to 95-105.
Of course HHKB is still my travel keyboard, although I haven't travelled much recently.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #220 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:40:58 »
HHKB Pro 2. I'm also using my 1800 as a number pad...

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #221 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:45:14 »
HHKB Pro 2. I'm also using my 1800 as a number pad...

pics!! :eek:

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #222 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:46:28 »
Pics will be coming sooner or later...

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #223 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:56:54 »
Plain '87 Model M, nothing special about it.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #224 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:57:39 »
My only Mechanical (for the moment)
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #225 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:58:06 »
Poker 2 (Browns) - Titanium Spacebar

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #226 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 15:58:44 »
Sadly still my Blackwidow w/ blues, but waiting for my Poker II to get in the mail, which also has blues.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #227 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 16:00:00 »
HHKB pro 2.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #228 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 16:19:28 »

Work:   Custom Poker with MX Blues, 50a O-Rings, low profile aluminum case and iMav Plate, POM Alphas and Ivan's Purple Mods. 

Home:   Custom QFR with MX Blues, pink case, and R4 Spherical Keycaps (Space Cadet Style)

those are the ones i will use today. i have many more but i go through phases.   my next major purchase will be a RealForce 87u 55g. the only reason why i dont own one now is that there is a total lack of custom caps options for topre.  but i would love to replace my QFR with a realforce for my SC2 addiction...

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nice spacebar but i want cap info! especially from you !3oilermaker! i know you have the dopest caps in town.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #229 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 11:35:05 »
Switched back from F AT to SSK

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #230 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 11:37:38 »
Replaced the DK9008 with a HHKB Pro2....
Topre: HHKB Pro 2 Grey | HHKB Pro 2 White | Topre RF 103UB-55G + Yellow PBT key caps | Topre Type Heaven + Blue PBT keycaps | Leopold FC660C | CoolerMaster Novatouch TKL + Miami keyset | CoolerMaster Novatouch TKL + Sanctuary Keyset
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #231 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 12:19:28 »
90% of the time Steel Series 7G cherry mx blacks

10% of the time if i miss that clicky noise razer black widow 2013 mx blues, but i quickly get irritated with the noise haha xD

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #232 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 13:07:03 »
90% of the time Steel Series 7G cherry mx blacks

10% of the time if i miss that clicky noise razer black widow 2013 mx blues, but i quickly get irritated with the noise haha xD

I totally feel you about the SteelSeries 7G. Most probably the most gorgeous keyboard i've ever come to use in my entire life so far. The build quality is very good for a popular gaming brand, and what i really like is both headset 3.5 jacks so i can freely walk away from my desk since the wires start at the keyboard.

I can also plug my Poker II into the SteelSeries USB... Keyboardception.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #233 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 13:20:52 »
Currently using the Filco Majestouch 2 with brown switches. It is my first mechanical keyboard but i am strongly considering buying Poker II to try the 60% thing out.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #234 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 13:44:17 »
i am using a filco ninja87 red switch right now. and i am pending to get a GON NS PS2AVR87. i really love that board ;D of course, i love my filco too

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #235 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 13:58:56 »
CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Tenkeyless Cherry MX Blacks


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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #236 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 17:25:21 »
Tex Beetle.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #237 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 17:38:27 »
Quickfire Rapid Greens.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #238 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 19:40:09 »
Switched from the KMAC Mini over to the 38GT with reds at home.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #239 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 20:15:19 »
I'm mostly using my KMAC mini with 55g blacks now, but I still use my HHKB pro 2 occasionally.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #240 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 20:27:28 »
Right now I'm using a Gateway2000 rubber dome keyboard.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #241 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 20:38:20 »
Right now I'm using a Realforce 88UB (it's just a black on black ISO FR version of the Realforce 87).

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=topre_keyboards,rftenkeyless&pid=rf_se1700



Just before I was using a slightly modded KBT Pure Pro (not to be confused with a KBT Pure) with greased browns, that I'm going to use again later because I have managed to make it more silent than the Realforce. Its silence and backlighting are needed because my girlfriend and our 2 years old son will be sleeping nearby.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #242 on: Tue, 06 August 2013, 21:15:54 »
Right now I'm using a Gateway2000 rubber dome keyboard.

They're nice - they have MX-compatible keycaps (mostly).
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #243 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 07:05:45 »
Right now I'm using a Realforce 88UB (it's just a black on black ISO FR version of the Realforce 87).

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=topre_keyboards,rftenkeyless&pid=rf_se1700



Just before I was using a slightly modded KBT Pure Pro (not to be confused with a KBT Pure) with greased browns, that I'm going to use again later because I have managed to make it more silent than the Realforce. Its silence and backlighting are needed because my girlfriend and our 2 years old son will be sleeping nearby.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #244 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 16:45:13 »
Merci!

C'est du AZERTY de France, et c'est l'occasion pour moi de te demander si vous utilisez le même au Canada (ou plus précisément au Quebec où tu dois être, je suppose).


Let me translate this to English so everybody can follow:

Quardah tells me that my keyboard is beautiful and that AZERTY keyboard are not often seen here. I answer that it's a French AZERTY and I'm asking if they use the same in the French-speaking region of Quebec in Canada.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #245 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 18:51:50 »
Oh man... who would have thought I would love stock Clears as much as I'm loving them right now!  Traded with someone for a Ducky Shine II with MX Clears for my OH and have been testing out the keyboard for the past hour.  I love it!  It's a wonderful switch.

I actually put 62g springs into Clears for my Filco and did not really like the result.  I was sure that stock Clears would be far too heavy for me.  But actually they feel just right, whereas 62g "ergo-Clears" feel too heavy!!  Why?  Because ergo-Clears are kind of "wobbly"... the only way I can summarize the feeling.  The long bump feels shaky and awkward. Stock clears are cushiony and feel very solid, and I only need to touch-type to the actuation point without any accidental bottoming out.  The result is cushiony smooth and very pleasant.  And this is coming from someone who loves light switches like Browns.

Anyway, I gave away my stock Clear springs, so I'll be putting in vintage Black springs into my Filco's Clears now!  Good thing those springs should be close enough according to a recent spring stiffness analysis :D
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #246 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 19:07:52 »
Oh man... who would have thought I would love stock Clears as much as I'm loving them right now!  Traded with someone for a Ducky Shine II with MX Clears for my OH and have been testing out the keyboard for the past hour.  I love it!  It's a wonderful switch.

I actually put 62g springs into Clears for my Filco and did not really like the result.  I was sure that stock Clears would be far too heavy for me.  But actually they feel just right, whereas 62g "ergo-Clears" feel too heavy!!  Why?  Because ergo-Clears are kind of "wobbly"... the only way I can summarize the feeling.  The long bump feels shaky and awkward. Stock clears are cushiony and feel very solid, and I only need to touch-type to the actuation point without any accidental bottoming out.  The result is cushiony smooth and very pleasant.  And this is coming from someone who loves light switches like Browns.

Anyway, I gave away my stock Clear springs, so I'll be putting in vintage Black springs into my Filco's Clears now!  Good thing those springs should be close enough according to a recent spring stiffness analysis :D

Sounds like a Topre switch to me. I've never used a MX clear switch, but that's pretty much what my Topre 55g uniform feels like. That's what I'm typing on right now. :)
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #247 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 19:10:35 »
I've yet to try Topre =/  Someday!  But in all honesty, I feel like my hands get more of a workout on lubed and stickered 62g ergo-Clears vs stock Clears.  I can't bottom out stock Clears, because I'm a soft touch-typist, so I definitely only go as far as the actuation point with most fingers.  The end result feels like less overall exerted force.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #248 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 19:13:50 »
Currently using a Thinkpad T410 keyboard. As far as laptop keyboards go it's pretty decent. However, compared to the 90s Thinkpads it isn't as great as you might like.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #249 on: Wed, 07 August 2013, 20:15:42 »
My beautiful realforce 87u !

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