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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #150 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 10:46:21 »
Yea where do i get one?

Cuz that's kinda cool but i would like to know the pricing of 'em 40 purrcent thanks

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:34:16 »
I ended up ordering these keycaps from WASD.  (Plus some spares/alternates.)  The "Function" and "Function Lock" keycaps are in red; the "Fn Key" keycap is in blue.  I am going to try a locking switch for the Function Lock key, but if that doesn't work, I'll swap it and deploy my second Function keycap.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:41:11 »
Ordered the caps before you actually tested the layout? Brave soul! :p
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:46:54 »
Did an iso 40% ever been made ?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 16:42:11 »
Here's the tentative layout for my SmallFry:

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I was hoping to use the Green Tea Set for it, but I'm not sure it'll work for the bottom row  :(
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 18:26:43 »
Freshly assembled JD40 base kit from CtrlAlt

- Vintage MX Blacks
- Home Depot supplied the awesome stick-on, stackable rubber feet for $4
- I sanded both sides of the bottom plate and the outward facing side of the top plate with 320 grit sandpaper
- The key caps I'm using are a hideous mess of 3 sets combined from a Filco, a vintage Wyse terminal, and a bunch of lasered Cherry PBT's from an old point-of-sale board
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #156 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 18:30:17 »
Nice, strict! Can't wait to get mine.

Was the sanding really necessary?

Also glad the feet worked out.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 20 August 2014, 19:17:01 »
Nice, strict! Can't wait to get mine.

Was the sanding really necessary?

Also glad the feet worked out.

Thanks! I'm sure you will love it, the design of the kit as well as the quality of the components are all top notch.

I definitely wouldn't say the sanding was "necessary". The only noticeable blemish on the plate was some metal splatter from the laser and I was able to clean most of that up using just my fingernail or a plastic razor blade. The biggest reason I chose to sand mine was because of the finger prints. The plates arrived with sort of a cloudy-mirror finish on them that makes finger prints very noticeable. You still get some prints with it sanded, but not nearly as much or as noticeable. I think a coarser grit sandpaper would help with this.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 00:23:15 »
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

Heh we're complete opposites. I hate the Costar Stabs, but they were all I could get for my JD40.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 04:54:17 »
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

Heh we're complete opposites. I hate the Costar Stabs, but they were all I could get for my JD40.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 05:29:44 »
Hoping to see a lot more pics in this thread.  Figure with the Smallfry GB and the JD40 from Ctrl Alt...should be seeing quite a few of these soon. 

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #161 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 16:30:19 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 16:32:10 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!



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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 17:01:17 »
The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Nice job! I'd love to see your Fn layers, too.

My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #164 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 20:11:07 »
42% looks crazy, nice work

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #165 on: Thu, 21 August 2014, 22:12:25 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 22 August 2014, 21:26:16 »
The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Nice job! I'd love to see your Fn layers, too.

Still figuring those out, there are so many decisions to make.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #167 on: Fri, 22 August 2014, 22:24:22 »
Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:





I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #168 on: Fri, 22 August 2014, 22:33:17 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

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I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #169 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:00:07 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

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I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #170 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:24:33 »

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

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I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.

@Dustinhxc - what background do you use? The concrete around my house sucks, no character at all, and even though I like the texture my garage is a PITA to get enough light into! Yours has just enough texture and the bokeh on your lens is dreamy  :thumb:

It is our front steps, so sometimes the neighbors see me. I imagine they are wondering why I'm photographing a keyboard. Lol thank you!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #171 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:47:25 »
Seeing all these 40%s are making me even more excited for the SmallFry board.  :thumb:
The smallness is going to be unreal :p
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #172 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 05:31:51 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

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I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D

My friend and I are in the process of figuring out if a GB would be possible but we are both starting as freshman in college so we probably won't have much time.  :))
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #173 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 04:26:10 »
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #174 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 10:14:25 »
Yea where do i get one?

Cuz that's kinda cool but i would like to know the pricing of 'em 40 purrcent thanks

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40

You'll need caps and a cable, but that's it!
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #175 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 10:43:16 »
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?

According to JD these are the modifiers:
   Row 2: 1u Esc, 1u Del or Backspace
   Row 3: 1.25u Tab, 1.75u Return or Enter
   Row 4: 1.75u Shift, 1.25u Shift, 1u Fn
   Row 4 (SA Row 3): 1.25u Ctrl, 1u Win or Del, 1u Alt; optional layout: 1.25u >., 1.25u ?/

7Bit put together a Round 5 40% Kit which uses Signature Plastic's SA profile. Since I'm a visual person, seeing an image is usually more helpful.


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #176 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 11:59:58 »
How do you guys like your 40% board for practical purposes?

I mean they look nice and compact and all that but the reason I skipped these is I have hard enough time adjusting to 60% so I thought 40% would be practically useless.  Can you guys type efficiently with these?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #177 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 14:29:23 »
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?

According to JD these are the modifiers:
   Row 2: 1u Esc, 1u Del or Backspace
   Row 3: 1.25u Tab, 1.75u Return or Enter
   Row 4: 1.75u Shift, 1.25u Shift, 1u Fn
   Row 4 (SA Row 3): 1.25u Ctrl, 1u Win or Del, 1u Alt; optional layout: 1.25u >., 1.25u ?/

7Bit put together a Round 5 40% Kit which uses Signature Plastic's SA profile. Since I'm a visual person, seeing an image is usually more helpful.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #178 on: Sun, 31 August 2014, 11:55:54 »
Would this work?



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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #179 on: Sun, 31 August 2014, 15:09:19 »
Would this work?

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That is the beauty of this. Whatever works for you... works. You can tweak as you go along.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #180 on: Sun, 31 August 2014, 16:05:56 »
Would this work?

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That is the beauty of this. Whatever works for you... works. You can tweak as you go along.
This is going to be my first time programming a keyboard so wanted to check if that layout is going to work :) any recommendations on programs I can use? Atm I am testing easy AVR :)

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #181 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:13:12 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #182 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:15:23 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #183 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:21:17 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #184 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:22:52 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:25:53 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

Thats epic! shall be ordering now! thank you very much buddy!
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:29:57 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #187 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:33:24 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?

because we arent doing it to make money

so we purchased a ton of boards, and sold everything at cost ( a dollar or 2 is added to a couple bits just to cover ourselves against any issues)

really im a big fan of the project, wanted to support it and help get them out to people

about 15 of them will be shipping in the morning, so lots will start showing up soon
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:43:52 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

Thats epic! shall be ordering now! thank you very much buddy!

got your order sir

as the complete builds start cranking out, you can find all updates and pics as they happen here

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61202.0
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:47:16 »
Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:57:25 »
Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

MX REDS FTW!

noted

as you were so keen, ill add red switch stickers as well for free
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #191 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:58:25 »
Im not 100% sure what they are, but thank you very much :P
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #192 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:05:52 »
Im not 100% sure what they are, but thank you very much :P

its a good thing

dont worry haha
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #193 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:31:08 »
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?

because we arent doing it to make money

so we purchased a ton of boards, and sold everything at cost ( a dollar or 2 is added to a couple bits just to cover ourselves against any issues)

really im a big fan of the project, wanted to support it and help get them out to people

about 15 of them will be shipping in the morning, so lots will start showing up soon

Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

MX REDS FTW!

noted

as you were so keen, ill add red switch stickers as well for free
This is incredibly kind! And thank you for making me have a chance to get this board! Followed all threads about it but was sad that I couldn't get it (can't build keyboards so I couldn't joint the GB) but then [CTRL]ALT put up a complete build. My dream come true! :D now I just need to wait for my beauty to be build. :)

Edit: looking forward for the programming guide. Could be handy because I have never done it before :)

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« Reply #194 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:45:32 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

i really really want one of these
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 02 September 2014, 16:14:33 »
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

i really really want one of these


After the firmware is mostly final I'll try to put something together.   :D
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #196 on: Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:13:33 »
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #197 on: Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:18:22 »
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

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Nice! Just plug and play?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #198 on: Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:55:39 »
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

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Nice! Just plug and play?

I got an "on the go" cable that is mini to micro USB, and planned the JD40 layout for one-hand typing.  Then it was indeed plug and play.  A locking switch for the Fn layers helps a lot,  So do the arrow keys.

The steel base is too heavy, so I will make a plastic case for it.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #199 on: Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:56:00 »
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Nice! Just plug and play?

I planned the layout for one-handed typing, including a locking switch for Fn.  Then I bought an "on the go" cable and it was then plug and play.

Kills battery life, however.

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I like keyboards and case modding.  Everything about a computer should be silent -- except the KEYBOARD!

'85 IBM F-122/Soarer Keyboard |  Leopold FC200 TKL (Browns) + GH36 Keypad (Browns/Greens) | GH-122 (Whites/Greens) with Nuclear Data Green keycaps in a Unicomp case