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MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« on: Sat, 04 August 2018, 05:05:11 »
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 04 August 2018, 23:17:30 »
Great review. Not sure why you keep adding an extra superfluous syllable in the word aluminum though. Kinda weird bro.
The Model-M is more plasticy than a standard metal mounting-plate Cherry MX Brown TKL keyboard.

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 05 August 2018, 05:16:29 »
Great review. Not sure why you keep adding an extra superfluous syllable in the word aluminum though. Kinda weird bro.
Some people also seem perplexed that I pronounce the word "schedule" correctly :p .
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 06 August 2018, 00:24:32 »
Great review. Not sure why you keep adding an extra superfluous syllable in the word aluminum though. Kinda weird bro.

Aluminum... like nucular ?
The actual element is called Aluminium, although IUPAC also recognizes Aluminum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium#Spelling
 

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 06 August 2018, 05:15:39 »
Great review. Not sure why you keep adding an extra superfluous syllable in the word aluminum though. Kinda weird bro.
Some people also seem perplexed that I pronounce the word "schedule" correctly :p .
Yeah stop doing that. :))

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 06 August 2018, 06:05:42 »
Which keycaps sets are you gonna destroy with those defective switches? A cheap abs one from ebay I hope.

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 07 August 2018, 03:09:37 »
Which keycaps sets are you gonna destroy with those defective switches? A cheap abs one from ebay I hope.
The ones that came with the board :p . The cheapest set available!
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 11:41:01 »
Nice write up!
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 15:14:04 »
Where did you buy the keyboard??
I tried to search it up before and the websites are kinda sketchy for me. For example http://www.epathbuy.com/product/60-rgb-mechanical-keyboard-hotswap-switch-pbt-keycaps-programmable-61-key-poker-layout-smartmonkey-igk61-set2b/ or pc-100.

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 00:39:31 »
Where did you buy the keyboard??
I tried to search it up before and the websites are kinda sketchy for me. For example http://www.epathbuy.com/product/60-rgb-mechanical-keyboard-hotswap-switch-pbt-keycaps-programmable-61-key-poker-layout-smartmonkey-igk61-set2b/ or pc-100.
Yeah, I got mine from epathbuy.
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 03:19:26 »
How long did the shipping take and do you have to pay for shipping?
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 05:59:33 »
How long did the shipping take and do you have to pay for shipping?
ps: Oh yeah, I've subscribed too, I enjoy your keyboard content.
I really can't recall mate, it's been a while xD .
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 16 December 2018, 03:21:50 »
Hey, I ordred it and it should be here in january or something, htw I wanted to ask you which switch to buy, for example: 3 pin, 2 pin, pcb mounted etc

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 16 December 2018, 04:04:17 »
Hey, I ordred it and it should be here in january or something, htw I wanted to ask you which switch to buy, for example: 3 pin, 2 pin, pcb mounted etc
I'm not sure what you're referring to precisely.

I just went with the whole kit minus switches, because I wanted to stick these ones in.
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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 20:53:28 »
Have you done a review of kailh BOX whites?

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 01:02:52 »
Have you done a review of kailh BOX whites?

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 10 April 2019, 12:52:28 »
So after seeing Chyros' review I decided to give this board a try myself. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and so far it has been working quite nicely. I have it set up in one of its offline modes where I've programmed the Caps Lock key to trigger the arrow keys on IJKL. I also have the RGB backlighting "disabled" (by setting the color to "black"). I ordered it with a blue aluminum case and without any switches or keycaps.

I have it plugged into my iPad and it has actually been the most stable USB-based keyboard I've ever connected to it. Currently I have Halo True switches on it, but they are stiffer than I expected and may swap them out for Kailh Pro Purples.

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 14 April 2019, 20:02:15 »
So after seeing Chyros' review I decided to give this board a try myself. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and so far it has been working quite nicely. I have it set up in one of its offline modes where I've programmed the Caps Lock key to trigger the arrow keys on IJKL. I also have the RGB backlighting "disabled" (by setting the color to "black"). I ordered it with a blue aluminum case and without any switches or keycaps.

I have it plugged into my iPad and it has actually been the most stable USB-based keyboard I've ever connected to it. Currently I have Halo True switches on it, but they are stiffer than I expected and may swap them out for Kailh Pro Purples.

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How do you connect to ipad, do you need special dongles?

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Re: MonkeyKing Custom iGK61 review (Kailh BOX Royal)
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 11:56:04 »
Yes. You have to use what Apple calls the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD821AM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter