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My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 12:10:57 »
Hey guys!

I have been posting keyboard ramblings on my blog for a while now and thought it would be nice to make a thread for it here, anyone interested please check it out! - www.mechblog.org

So far, all of the posts have just been kinda pseudo-reviews of keyboards I own; I suck at taking photos and I tend to probably ramble on and repeat things but It's all just for fun. Maybe some people may find it interesting/entertaining/useful though! Any feedback is welcomed either way!
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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 12:12:54 »
New Post - Topre Silencing & Lubing

Some rambling about my opinion on different HHKB silencing techniques after trying out a few different ones. Anyone interested please check it out - www.mechblog.org

Also here - http://imgur.com/a/b8Zw7 is an album showing how to disassemble an HHKB for anyone that may need it.

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 12:13:17 »
FANTASTIC collection! Im going to look more in detail at each board later also check out that blog. But LOVE the GON 60% and the HHKB JP! Also the JD40!  :cool:

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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 12:15:29 »
FANTASTIC collection! Im going to look more in detail at each board later also check out that blog. But LOVE the GON 60% and the HHKB JP! Also the JD40!  :cool:

Thanks a lot Dustin, means a lot coming from you my friend!  :D

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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 14:56:16 »
Nice blog and awesome collection. I'll be checking in.

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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 15:11:12 »
Someday I hope my collection will be as nice as this.  :thumb:

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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 15:13:12 »
Lovely collection. Which of your two silenced boards do you prefer the feel of? The JP or the type S?

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 17 August 2014, 17:02:34 »
^ thanks!!

Lovely collection. Which of your two silenced boards do you prefer the feel of? The JP or the type S?

Thanks! I'd probably have to say the Type-S. The JP is definitely by far the quietest sounding board, it's literally silent and the Type-S+lube itself is quiet! The reduced travel distance makes it feel a little less tactile than the Type-S and a little more sensitive to type on as a result. I do quite like the way the slight reduction in key travel feels and am enjoying typing on such a silent board, but I may end up taking them out and just going stock&lube.

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 18 August 2014, 05:57:44 »
Excellent collection!

I like the Ducky Shine especially, and switched back to give mine some use for a change :)
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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 15:09:29 »
^ Thanks Rowdy! I haven't used my Shine at all as I quickly found out I don't like blue switches at all! It's a shame though the Shine's are very nice boards.

New Post - Some shots of the GON NerD TKL w/ Acrylic Housing - www.mechblog.org


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Re: My keyboard blog & collection (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 15:12:19 »
Hey guys!

I have been posting keyboard ramblings on my blog for a while now and thought it would be nice to make a thread for it here, anyone interested please check it out! - www.mechblog.org

So far, all of the posts have just been kinda pseudo-reviews of keyboards I own; I suck at taking photos and I tend to probably ramble on and repeat things but It's all just for fun. Maybe some people may find it interesting/entertaining/useful though! Any feedback is welcomed either way!

Also I thought I may as well post my collection here too so here it is;

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GON NS 38GT - ‘Korean Ergo Clear’; MX Clear, 62g gold springs, sticker and lube. Clipped Cherry stabs, Green alpha and case LED’s. MX White space bar and FN.
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GON NS 87 - MX Black, Korean 62g springs, sticker and lube. MX Clear caps lock and pause/break. White case LED’s and blue LED’s on caps lock & pause/break.
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GON NerD TKL w/ Acrylic Housing - 'Korean Ergo Clear'; MX Clear, 62g springs, sticker and lube. Chinese red linear switch on space bar. Purple case LED's, Blue LED's on F-row and arrow cluster/right hand side of the board.
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KMAC 1.3 Silver Winkeyless- MX Vintage Black, Korean 55g springs, sticker & lube. Pink LED’s on F1-4 & F9-12, Green LED’s on F5-8, Green LED’s on caps lock and right ctrl, White LED on ESC.
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LZ SE MX Mini #8 - ‘Korean Ergo Clear’; MX Clear, 65g springs, sticker & lube. Magenta LED on pause/break.
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HHKB Pro JP - 45g, Lubed slider rails and plungers w/ Krytox GPL206/VPF1506 Mix, Re-lubed stabs with EK Stab Grease, Silenced with ironed soft landing pads.

HHKB Pro 2 - 45g

HHKB Pro 2 Type-S - 45g, Lubed slider rails and plungers w/ Krytox GPL206/VPF1506 Mix.
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Realforce 87u - 55g, matt3o MX stem mod on ESC.
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KBT Pure Limited - MX Reds
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Ducky Shine 3 Yellow Edition - MX Blue
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JD40 - MX Brown
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Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja TKL - MX Black
Poker 2 - MX Brown

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amazing collection sir, I really like your Gon NerD TKL. I kinda want to have my own custom keyboard as well but my lovely 55g HHKB is keeping me away from getting any other keyboards :p

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 23 August 2014, 15:21:00 »
amazing collection sir, I really like your Gon NerD TKL. I kinda want to have my own custom keyboard as well but my lovely 55g HHKB is keeping me away from getting any other keyboards :p

Thanks a lot!  ;D

I know the trials and tribs of being a part of the thorpe master race! I use my 55g RF at work and I absolutely love it, I was thinking about doing a 55g mod to an HHKB, but I actually personally prefer 45g over 55g, it's slightly too heavy for me, but perfect for typing at work as I don't type loads at once there and the snappy thock of the 55g is incredible. I'm very curious as to how the 55g HHKB feels though compared to the RF.

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« Reply #12 on: Sun, 24 August 2014, 11:27:21 »
What a great collection! I don't know much about Korean customs, but I do know I want one someday! How do all the Korean boards compare in your experience?
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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 24 August 2014, 11:43:01 »
I rlly dig the NS38 colorway.
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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 24 August 2014, 11:47:13 »
What color did you get for your NerD acryl case? semi-clear?

I'm trying to decide which color I want.
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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 August 2014, 14:42:46 »
What a great collection! I don't know much about Korean customs, but I do know I want one someday! How do all the Korean boards compare in your experience?

Thanks a lot! GON is definitely my favorite K-custom maker. In terms of build quality the LZ MX Mini is very nice, I thought the KMAC was heavy, the LZ is so damn heavy.

I rlly dig the NS38 colorway.

Thanks!

What color did you get for your NerD acryl case? semi-clear?

I'm trying to decide which color I want.

It's full semi-clear yes!

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 23:25:22 »
Awesome collection. Which set is on the red 356 mini?
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 23:37:18 »
oooOOOOOOO I want that LZ SE so bad

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 23:40:40 »
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This is the first board I saw with the GON acrylic housing and I've never been able to get it out of my head. It looks amazing!
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