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Offline thearctican

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6200 on: Fri, 14 December 2018, 16:45:40 »
Just my Tofu with 35g MX Blacks.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6201 on: Sat, 15 December 2018, 00:17:42 »
I'm using a Pok3r 3 with lubed Gateron browns.  The weight is just what I'm looking for. The lube takes out most of the pings and they are quite smooth. I like them more than the Cherry browns.  I like this profile more than the 75% on the Leopold and can program the bottom right Ctrl-Shift cluster to be arrows, but I do prefer I,J,K,L.  That 2" or so of width makes a difference in the ergonomics.  It's absolutely imperative the the FN key is able to be moved to the CapsLock position.

The keycaps are also outstanding, so there is no need to replace them.  I am itching to buy a new board, but I really have no need to.  I can take that cash instead and start putting together my new rig, as I'm still running a 5 year old 2500K.  However, at 5 GHz I don't have a lot of need to upgrade.  I do want a M2 NVMe drive and this generation does not support it.
KPB V60 Gateron Browns and Leopold Keycaps.  Poker 3 with Gateron Browns and Poker keycaps.  Poker 3 with Cherry MX Browns, ABS keycaps and white LED's.

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Offline sd40

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6202 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 17:37:46 »
Gateway AnyKey.  The one I am typing on has recently been moved to the internet computer from the one where I have worked all day most days for most of the last ten years.  I bought it used so who knows how much mileage it had before that.  It's still crisp.  I started on AnyKey 25 years ago and couldn't give it up for inferior products.

With four spares stored, I'm hoping to stay with AnyKey.

I also have a pristine used copy that unfortunately doesn't work.  I would like to find someone who can repair it.

Offline ThoughtArtist

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6203 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 18:31:33 »
I'm using a Pok3r 3 with lubed Gateron browns.  The weight is just what I'm looking for. The lube takes out most of the pings and they are quite smooth. I like them more than the Cherry browns.  I like this profile more than the 75% on the Leopold and can program the bottom right Ctrl-Shift cluster to be arrows, but I do prefer I,J,K,L.  That 2" or so of width makes a difference in the ergonomics.  It's absolutely imperative the the FN key is able to be moved to the CapsLock position.

The keycaps are also outstanding, so there is no need to replace them.  I am itching to buy a new board, but I really have no need to.  I can take that cash instead and start putting together my new rig, as I'm still running a 5 year old 2500K.  However, at 5 GHz I don't have a lot of need to upgrade.  I do want a M2 NVMe drive and this generation does not support it.

I'd like to be able to put the FN where my capslock is as well, or hell, a big-ass tab would even be nice. I have a 4790k and am currently pleased with regular sata ssds even though I think I could rig an NVME drive in here through PCI-E; I would mainly want one for browsing all my art files so they load fast as I do get a bit tired of waiting for all the thumbs to load (even on sata sdds). It's nothing major to gripe about though.

I can't be bothered to get another board for home use as I have been using a Varmillo v87mn with MX Browns for 2.5 years now and there's nothing else I want in it except programmable keys, but that's it (big-ass tab notwithstanding). And I love that sweet, sweet PBT as well; nothing beats it (no offense, GMK lovers).

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« Last Edit: Tue, 18 December 2018, 19:42:51 by ThoughtArtist »
The Model-M is more plasticy than a standard metal mounting-plate Cherry MX Brown TKL keyboard.

Offline ThoughtArtist

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6204 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 19:51:07 »
Just my Tofu with 35g MX Blacks.
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The Classic Win keys add a nice touch there. I wouldn't mind adding a little dab of color like that to my otherwise mostly grey/black board
« Last Edit: Tue, 18 December 2018, 19:56:16 by ThoughtArtist »
The Model-M is more plasticy than a standard metal mounting-plate Cherry MX Brown TKL keyboard.

Offline pastuh

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6205 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 09:35:06 »
Today got Ducky One 2 Mini 60%
And very happy!

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6206 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 04:33:24 »
HHKB Hapster using his HHKB :D
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6207 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 08:29:46 »
HHKB with BKE ultra lights. :) my best go to keyboard atm.

Offline scoopbb

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6208 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 15:12:13 »


mx housing, sky 2.2 stems, 68g springs, row3 sa carbon

Offline zslane

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6209 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 18:19:34 »
That looks really nice, scoopbb!

Offline zslane

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6210 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 18:21:19 »
Starting the new year on this beauty:

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(Norbatouch + Plum EC numpad with /dev/tty keycaps)

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6211 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 19:16:07 »
Looks like you're using the flat bottom row. The only way to go!

Offline abhixec

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6212 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 22:38:53 »
Starting the new year on this beauty:

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(Norbatouch + Plum EC numpad with /dev/tty keycaps)
wow that looks really good! which keyboard & macropad is it?

Offline scoopbb

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6213 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 11:34:16 »
Starting the new year on this beauty:

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(Norbatouch + Plum EC numpad with /dev/tty keycaps)

man i woke up super early to get into that massdrop recap drop specifically for mt3 and no ortho kits were available. need mt3! looks so slick.

Offline thearctican

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6214 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 13:14:51 »
Just my Tofu with 35g MX Blacks.
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The Classic Win keys add a nice touch there. I wouldn't mind adding a little dab of color like that to my otherwise mostly grey/black board

Yeah I really like the set - Classic Retro from Originative and I copped it for $100! It's shining up really nice these days.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6215 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 19:08:50 »
2019 = LZ-S at home and E6-V2 at work daily 8+ hours each
(Forever) Illustrious.

Offline tron

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6216 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 13:42:37 »
Hipro Norbaforce with silent purple sliders.

Offline snozberries

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6217 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 13:49:10 »
Currently using my VR68M with MX Reds, but I just bought a Realforce R2 - waiting for that to get shipped and my fingers will be happy.

Offline menuhin

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6218 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 14:51:42 »
HHKB Pro 2, just lubed with Krytox 105 for the sliders and superlube grease for the stabs, and installed some silencing rings, plus swapped a few mod keys that I will hold to BKE Redux ultra-light domes, and space bar to a heavy dome.
Surprisingly all good impression so far.
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Offline mbardeen

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6219 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 13:12:35 »
I like 'em big...     

My IBM Model F 122, currently my work keyboard.
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And my IBM Model F 107, home keyboard.
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6220 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 13:30:34 »
Put away the No. 1 and back to 60% for a bit.

Revo RJ HHKB with some OG Tealios and GMK Muted


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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6221 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 17:18:24 »
Don't hate me too much. SteelSeries Apex 800. I really like the feel of this keyboard.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6222 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 17:26:17 »
IBM Model M 1391405

I love it

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6223 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 16:45:12 »
Put away the No. 1 and back to 60% for a bit.

Revo RJ HHKB with some OG Tealios and GMK Muted

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Wow that thing is super clean with fresh colors. Nice

Offline richpags

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6224 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 17:09:20 »
My first ever mechanical keyboard  :thumb:

Leopold FC890FC PD




Offline ArchDill

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6225 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 17:12:09 »
Black Blank HHKB BT
55g domes
Lubed purple silent sliders

Offline Lansky

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6226 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 06:46:14 »
Put away the No. 1 and back to 60% for a bit.

Revo RJ HHKB with some OG Tealios and GMK Muted

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Awesome looking board, well done.
Norbaforce 88UB (BKE Heavy, silenced), Singa R2 (Retooled MX Blacks w/ 68g CWW springs), LZ GH V2 (V1 Zealios 67g)

Offline whiffysole

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6227 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 10:58:55 »
Right now I'm using my MagicForce 68 with Outemu Browns and TaiHao Cubic keycaps.
This is quite a budget board at $60 total spent on it, and it's the best value for a board I have.
These keycaps are doubleshot ABS and are translucent on the first plastic injection. Some people might not like how they look, but honestly I don't care. They're beautiful to me.  :cool:
Cubic profile is perfect to me. I like the sharp angles on it as compared to TaiHao's OEM profile caps, and the overall quality is impressive for the price I payed for it.
The Outemu Browns are one of the most tactile switches I've used, mainly because I don't use tactile often at all.
My next plan for the keyboard is modding it to have white LED backlighting.

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6228 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 11:01:18 »
Put away the No. 1 and back to 60% for a bit.

Revo RJ HHKB with some OG Tealios and GMK Muted

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I love my RJ. I have Tealios too. Did you lube?

Everytime I am about to buy another board I talk myself out of it because I am so happy with my hhkb and RJ.

(Well, I did just trade out the Pro 2 for a BT)

Offline AJM

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6229 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 16:09:36 »
Vortex Vibe with MT3 /dev/tty keycaps:

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6230 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 16:13:43 »
I got a Filco with a tex case. It used to have cherry mx clears and changed it to Gateron Yellow switches.


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