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Offline i3d

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6850 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 13:56:25 »
currently mbp13 native. still searching for my very first MK. For now, tentatively wanted to try RK71 as a starter.

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6851 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 14:20:17 »
currently mbp13 native. still searching for my very first MK. For now, tentatively wanted to try RK71 as a starter.

I'm sorry to hear that about the MBP keyboard. What was your first mechanical keyboard? I like the layout on that RK71, and the fact that it seems to use mostly standard caps, now that you mention it.

Offline parablol

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6852 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 15:18:51 »
Tex Yoda II on the gaming rig.

Preonic at my home office.

Two Planck keebs at my desk job.

Offline funkmon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6853 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 17:06:13 »
How is that trackpoint on the Tex? Is it pretty solid? Feel like the IBM one?

Offline ShadowKeebs

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6854 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 10:17:20 »
Currently have a 65% DZ65% hotswap pcb, GMK screw in stabs lubes clipped and band-aid modded, blue switches(looking to upgrade to higher class linears soon), tofu case, random banggood keycaps w/o page up or page down and no 1.75u shift (waiting for my gmk henneseys to come)

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6855 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 18:40:35 »

Currently have a 65% DZ65% hotswap pcb, GMK screw in stabs lubes clipped and band-aid modded, blue switches(looking to upgrade to higher class linears soon), tofu case, random banggood keycaps w/o page up or page down and no 1.75u shift (waiting for my gmk henneseys to come)

Nice. I looked at the DZ65, but customization options for anything that's not 40 or 60% is pretty sparse, unfortunately. I was confused by all of the Gucci stabilizer stuff until you mentioned putting nice linears in it, lol.

This thread seems to have cooled off a while, and I just got the motivation to do some tweaks to one of my previously-posted boards, my Corsair K65 with box navies installed. My zinc caps finally came in recently, since why have a big exposed, dye-less plate without metal keycaps to go along with it?

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The number row and modifiers are still from some random generic Amazon "Dolch" set, since apparently either I never ordered the number row or they were out of stock (now resolved), and the modifiers are still lost in Narnia somewhere.

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I think it may even look better just the way it is, and I don't know if I'm ever going to find a space bar again anyway. I could have sworn I saw one once ... somewhere.

The sound is even more entertaining than it already was. Box navies in a K65 already cause a lot of reverberated ping when typing with gusto. With the metal caps, it reminds me almost of some sort of muted service bell with each press. I don't think it will ever get old.

If the lack of home bumps ever bothers me, I'll probably dab some hot glue on the F and J keys like I do with my F ATs, but these caps seem to be clear coated to help prevent the corrosion on past similar sets.
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Offline funkmon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6856 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 19:46:17 »
I can't tell if that looks horrible or awesome. Haha! How's it type?

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6857 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 22:10:05 »
I can't tell if that looks horrible or awesome. Haha! How's it type?

Well, you know how nice typing is on really chunky conventional caps? I would say it is much the same with this, just I think I notice depressing the switch is easier due to the weight of the caps, without really any loss in the balance between tactile event and spring. Bottoming out feels even more sudden and solid than normal, and it sounds like some kind of bygone contraption. I'll give it some time, but I do think I very much enjoy it so far.

Offline funkmon

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6858 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 16:32:20 »
That sounds ideal! So it's like a light switch but with all the benefits of a heavy one! Awesome!

Just for giggles, I'm still on and off experimenting with space saving layouts, and considering I've been maining an XT for a while as my space saver, I decided to whip my 96% keyboard out again. It's cheap and I actually put on the lightest keycaps I have on it. It's got Outemu blues on it, which feel lighter and slightly more tactile than blues while still being loud. I did the lighter caps to force some more tactility in there.

It's actually been really great. The SA caps that used to be there were really cramping my style in terms of tactility. So, I think I like this ****tier lighter ones. It feels so much better now. Almost as good as the lighter box switches. Pink and below.

Much impressed with **** boards, and the layout is great too, except I don't even use the arrows anymore. Loving this.

What's a high quality 96% I can put Alps in?




Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6859 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 17:42:48 »
That sounds ideal! So it's like a light switch but with all the benefits of a heavy one! Awesome!

Just for giggles, I'm still on and off experimenting with space saving layouts, and considering I've been maining an XT for a while as my space saver, I decided to whip my 96% keyboard out again. It's cheap and I actually put on the lightest keycaps I have on it. It's got Outemu blues on it, which feel lighter and slightly more tactile than blues while still being loud. I did the lighter caps to force some more tactility in there.

It's actually been really great. The SA caps that used to be there were really cramping my style in terms of tactility. So, I think I like this ****tier lighter ones. It feels so much better now. Almost as good as the lighter box switches. Pink and below.

Much impressed with **** boards, and the layout is great too, except I don't even use the arrows anymore. Loving this.

What's a high quality 96% I can put Alps in?

Yeah, I don't know that I would call it a light switch, we're still talking about box navies, but I can tell that they seem lighter. No hesitation in returning though either, like some people seem to really worry about with jades for no reason.

I like the idea behind 96% boards. Everything (most) anyone could need without wasting space. I love the fact that Outemu blues are one of the most common switches on some of the cheapest boards, and they're still one of (in my opinion) the best-feeling modern MX-compatible clickies. Someone wanted help finding a first full-sized mechanical (and clicky) board, on an extremely tight budget, recent. I pointed them towards a cheap Outemu Amazon board. They've loved it so far.

Yeah, outside of wanting a very specific feel, or sound, I don't understand all of the emphasis on caps needing to conform to very specific criteria to be considered good. I never will.

Offline WholesomeDucky

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6860 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 10:26:04 »
Switch Couture Alice at work, ePBT 9009 and lubed Halo Trues

Leopold FC660M at home, stock Sky Blue caps and lubed T1s




On a side note, I really wish Leopold would just sell caps. Their doubleshot PBT are legendary IMO
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Offline hellla

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6861 on: Mon, 13 July 2020, 18:36:14 »
Black Tofu HHKB w/ Gat Ink Blacks and ePBT BoW  :cool:

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6862 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 17:36:27 »
Just build my first keyboard. A DZ60 PCB with a 60% case from KBD and Kailh Box Pale Blue's. Still waiting on my keycaps so for now there is a SA keycap set on it. Types so much better than my Magicforce 82 with Gateron Greens. However the Pale Blue's feel heavier than I expected. But maybe it needs some time to adjust and get used to them.

But it's a long search for the right switches. I have my GK61 equiped with the Kailh Box pinks and they are also very good.

Something nice will be placed here. Someday when I have inspiration again.

Offline Maledicted

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6863 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 18:35:33 »
Just build my first keyboard. A DZ60 PCB with a 60% case from KBD and Kailh Box Pale Blue's. Still waiting on my keycaps so for now there is a SA keycap set on it. Types so much better than my Magicforce 82 with Gateron Greens. However the Pale Blue's feel heavier than I expected. But maybe it needs some time to adjust and get used to them.

But it's a long search for the right switches. I have my GK61 equiped with the Kailh Box pinks and they are also very good.

Nice, that looks great. You certainly couldn't go wrong with that combination of parts. Which do you like more between pale blues and pinks? I think you'll get used to typing on the pale blues with a day or so of relatively steady use. If I remember right, the pale blues do have a very stiff spring, with the only difference between them and box navies being the thickness of the click bar. Somehow, I never seemed to find pale blues very stiff though myself, on a tester.

Offline adsimilisjesu

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6864 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 00:16:28 »
igk68 with gateron ink blacks (just removed my tactiles today)

Offline econeuler

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6865 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 06:22:28 »
Typing on a Pok3r with blue switches atm, I have been thinking of doing a jailhouse mod on these, is that out of fashion?
Better to just switch to tactile switches, what do you guys think?

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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6866 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 06:48:18 »
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Re: What Keyboard Are You Using Now?
« Reply #6867 on: Wed, 15 July 2020, 07:56:10 »

I have been thinking of doing a jailhouse mod on these


I am not a Cherry user, personally, but jailhoused blue is a particularly excellent choice, in my opinion.
 
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