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About to pop my PBT cherry.
« on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:03:26 »
My friend gave me PBT keycaps today for Christmas  :thumb:


Man these things are so sexy


Oh so sexy


Let's get started


Testing the waters here.
Click, click awww yeaa baby it's in!
Feels very nice too.
(Edit: Turns out this thing wasn't fully popped in ... opps first time mistake  :thumb:)

Whoooo!

Geez my keyboard is really dirty right now
I should wipe it down and clean it up

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:18:52 »
This post is… strange.

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:18:58 »
And you opened them already?  Awww, no surprise on Christmas Day.
"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: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:21:52 »

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:28:10 »
And you opened them already?  Awww, no surprise on Christmas Day.

It wasn't wrapped or anything because my friend ran out of wrapping paper haha.
This post is… strange.

This post is… strange.

+1

Don't lie, I know you enjoy the quirky juvenile strangeness of my posts ... which I won't make a habit.

Still though on a more serious note, I'm excited to have my first PBT keycaps especially after hearing about them here for so long!
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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:32:52 »
And you opened them already?  Awww, no surprise on Christmas Day.

It wasn't wrapped or anything because my friend ran out of wrapping paper haha.
This post is… strange.

This post is… strange.

+1

Don't lie, I know you enjoy the quirky juvenile strangeness of my posts ... which I won't make a habit.

Still though on a more serious note, I'm excited to have my first PBT keycaps especially after hearing about them here for so long!


Next up: POM!
"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: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 20:37:19 »
Thick or thin pbt?

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 21:45:55 »
well, i understood everything pretty good, including all of the sexual innuendo, right up until the ruby red grapefruit and the cleaning.  I didn't get that part at all.  Ruby red grapefruit is pretty healthy.  Is it some kind of vitamin C joke?
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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 22:10:09 »
I was expecting a cherry somewhere, that grapefruit left me somewhat... confused :confused:

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 22:14:49 »
how is this pbt cherry if its not made by cherry nor on a cherry board?

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 22:20:57 »

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 22 December 2013, 23:49:35 »
Finally wrapped up other stuff and started pulling and replacing keycaps.


Man look at all that dust, hair and grime.


Much better now.


Need to transplant some of these (What are these things called?) for the big keys from my second filco.


Let's take it slow.


Taking shape now


Some time later...


Looks really nice. First time I've messed with my keyboard. Matches my mouse.


Kinda matches my desktop too!


That was fast ... I already got this dirty :/


Black shift key that is practically never used remains as the sole survivor on my keyboard.
Stylistic choice.

Next up: POM!

Oh man I really want some right now.

well, i understood everything pretty good, including all of the sexual innuendo, right up until the ruby red grapefruit and the cleaning.  I didn't get that part at all.  Ruby red grapefruit is pretty healthy.  Is it some kind of vitamin C joke?

Cherries are out of season and I was eating a grapefruit so ... yea
Thick or thin pbt?

I'm not actually sure (don't know how to tell the difference yet)
Can you tell based on this?



There's quite a world of difference between these PBT keys and the stock ABS keys.
Touch typing feels much easier with these keys.
Time to start participating in group buys  :blank:
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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 23 December 2013, 00:09:45 »
that's thin in my books
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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 23 December 2013, 00:43:29 »
lol.  dude enjoy your grapefruit.  It is good for you, and good for colonic cleansing.

Here are the cherries your thread is missing:

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 23 December 2013, 01:58:15 »
This thread is awesome lol.

Dude you have to try thick PBT next, and in Cherry profile.

Its glorious.

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 23 December 2013, 02:55:10 »
I can sell you some nice IMSTO thick PBT dye subs with either green or blue letters.

Here is green set:



Here is a pic showing how thick they are:



PM me if ur interested.
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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 23 December 2013, 11:40:59 »
I can sell you some nice IMSTO thick PBT dye subs with either green or blue letters.

Here is green set:

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Here is a pic showing how thick they are:

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PM me if ur interested.

I just moved to the blank variant of these caps, and they're nothing short of glorious. Sometimes I'll just leave my fingers on them and move in small concentric circles. I've become… quite attached.

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 24 December 2013, 02:10:12 »
I can sell you some nice IMSTO thick PBT dye subs with either green or blue letters.

Here is green set:

Show Image


Here is a pic showing how thick they are:

Show Image


PM me if ur interested.

I just moved to the blank variant of these caps, and they're nothing short of glorious. Sometimes I'll just leave my fingers on them and move in small concentric circles. I've become… quite attached.

Where do you get these thick PBT blanks?

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 24 December 2013, 02:19:18 »
They were from a group buy. I personally found them on classifieds.

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 24 December 2013, 02:45:44 »
Oh man I love PBT so much.
How are you finding them so far?
I personally liked the Juvenile feel to the post.

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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 24 December 2013, 14:21:10 »
I just moved to the blank variant of these caps, and they're nothing short of glorious. Sometimes I'll just leave my fingers on them and move in small concentric circles. I've become… quite attached.

So i find myself doing that too.

Oh man I love PBT so much.
How are you finding them so far?
I personally liked the Juvenile feel to the post.


It's a very different typing experience and to me reminds me of that old school IBM keyboard feeling. I really love these PBT keycaps and the side "ninja" printed labels.  I'm experiencing that euphoria-like sensation when one first switches to a mechanical keyboard from a rubber dome.
 
I originally grabbed a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja for the side printed keys and because I was planning on using the keyboard as it was.
Now that I've started playing around and switching keycaps - I'm thinking down the line I want to grab a tenkeyless and numpad with pbt or pom keycaps (will have to look into this more and try them out).
Since most boards seem to come with ABS keycaps, are there any particular boards geekhackers grab in mind with the intention of changing keycaps OR do most people just change from existing boards?
Are there any recommended boards that already come with great pbt/pom caps?





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Re: About to pop my PBT cherry.
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 25 December 2013, 04:57:13 »
I just moved to the blank variant of these caps, and they're nothing short of glorious. Sometimes I'll just leave my fingers on them and move in small concentric circles. I've become… quite attached.

So i find myself doing that too.

Oh man I love PBT so much.
How are you finding them so far?
I personally liked the Juvenile feel to the post.


It's a very different typing experience and to me reminds me of that old school IBM keyboard feeling. I really love these PBT keycaps and the side "ninja" printed labels.  I'm experiencing that euphoria-like sensation when one first switches to a mechanical keyboard from a rubber dome.
 
I originally grabbed a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja for the side printed keys and because I was planning on using the keyboard as it was.
Now that I've started playing around and switching keycaps - I'm thinking down the line I want to grab a tenkeyless and numpad with pbt or pom keycaps (will have to look into this more and try them out).
Since most boards seem to come with ABS keycaps, are there any particular boards geekhackers grab in mind with the intention of changing keycaps OR do most people just change from existing boards?
Are there any recommended boards that already come with great pbt/pom caps?






A lot of people get the QFR with the intention of changing keycaps.  QFR can sometimes be obtained for as little as $60, which usually leaves a reasonable amount of money for a keycap set.

KeyCool 87 comes with reasonable PBT keycaps.  The white version in particular is whiter than white i.e. not an off-white like some keyboards.
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