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Slurps Mad Rips
Jan 25, 2009

Bwaltow!



The Unlife Aquatic posted:



This belongs in the OP, if you don't mind.

Go for it!

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pr0zac
Jan 18, 2004

~*lukecagefan69*~




Pillbug

namaste faggots posted:

Lol wtf I'm not soldering poo poo like some foxconn slave. Not for what amounts to like $250 CAD after it's all said and done.

CMON PEOPLE this is 2017 it's not like we're buying Heathkit stereos.

Soldering is fun! Just don't accidentally buy leaded solder.

G-Prime
Apr 30, 2003

Baby, when it's love,
if it's not rough it isn't fun.


Typing this from my new Pok3r, pretty happy with it. Super quiet, with the o-rings, and the black switches feel great. Now I just need my drat wrist rest to show up. The angle of my wrists is awkward as hell without one. Not sure how I'm going to reconcile that in the ~6 weeks before it's supposed to get here. Might just have to use a book or something.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




G-Prime posted:

Typing this from my new Pok3r, pretty happy with it. Super quiet, with the o-rings, and the black switches feel great. Now I just need my drat wrist rest to show up. The angle of my wrists is awkward as hell without one. Not sure how I'm going to reconcile that in the ~6 weeks before it's supposed to get here. Might just have to use a book or something.

G-Prime
Apr 30, 2003

Baby, when it's love,
if it's not rough it isn't fun.


I considered that option, but if I'm going to spend that much money on a wrist rest, it needs to be made only of the finest corgi.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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NewFatMike posted:

That's weak about the TK, looks like standard keycaps should fit on the OG, though, so that's nice. I'll probably end up rebinding "00" to "0" - splitting the key would have been just as well.

you'll still have the 1u 0/00 issue, those caps aren't standard at all. if you want to run the stock caps that's not an issue, but if the intent is to barbie up a board, you might want to consider another alternative.

if you want a compact option, consider running a tkl+numpad setup; this will leave you with the option of running with just a compact tkl and busting out the numpad when needed. depending on what you go for, you should end up with a standard ansi layout on mx stems, which is the easiest thing to get caps for. you also have the option of unlocking num on the numpad to use it as an arrow/home cluster.

i'd recommend looking into a code in browns or clears (which is a stiffer, snappier version of browns) and pick up whatever mx numpad you want. leopold does some nice stuff in that area.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Speaking of Leopold numpads, are there any good equivalents to the FC210TP? I've been trying to find a black version of it in clears or browns but it seems like it's perpetually out of stock. I basically just want the same layout in black with tactile switches but that's been really hard to find.

Moatman
Mar 21, 2014

Because the goof is all mine.


I've never seen a commercially available external numpad with clears so good luck on that. I haven't looked in a while but most of the mech numpads I've seen had blacks. I guess if you're willing to resolder go for it. It's not hard, just tedious.

NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



surebet posted:

you'll still have the 1u 0/00 issue, those caps aren't standard at all. if you want to run the stock caps that's not an issue, but if the intent is to barbie up a board, you might want to consider another alternative.

if you want a compact option, consider running a tkl+numpad setup; this will leave you with the option of running with just a compact tkl and busting out the numpad when needed. depending on what you go for, you should end up with a standard ansi layout on mx stems, which is the easiest thing to get caps for. you also have the option of unlocking num on the numpad to use it as an arrow/home cluster.

i'd recommend looking into a code in browns or clears (which is a stiffer, snappier version of browns) and pick up whatever mx numpad you want. leopold does some nice stuff in that area.

I was just going to put the arrow keys there on a fresh set of caps and remap "00" to just another "0" in software. It may be a hair inconvenient, but beauty is pain.

I have also found this website: https://meckeyalpha.com/products/ma...ant=41516891598

And I can put together the exact keyboard I want with backlighting and Cherry Browns (no keycaps) for $118. Has anyone heard of this site before? I might rather just order a pair of boards from there.

e: Turns out they're in Hong Kong and I'm just across the border for an extended trip, may post a trip report.

NewFatMike fucked around with this message at 00:32 on Sep 1, 2017

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

At a new tech job and I'm the only keyboard guy, though one has an old MS "natural" keyboard.

But the programmers are intrigued, and my report says he loves the sound hahaha. (Pok3r with Clears)

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


teethgrinder posted:

At a new tech job and I'm the only keyboard guy, though one has an old MS "natural" keyboard.

But the programmers are intrigued, and my report says he loves the sound hahaha. (Pok3r with Clears)

You need to go about this delicately. Read up on nudge theory.

Come in one day with a minivan keyboard and act like it's nbd

They'll be hooked

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Me and my friend who works with me were keyboard enthusiasts (admittedly I only knew the gamer brands) and the week after we started bringing in our own keyboards the resident know it all had become an overnight fountain of knowledge about how corsair makes the best keyboards


(He bought a k70? With reds :barf)

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Corsair makes the best keyboards though.

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


scrubs season six posted:

Corsair makes the best keyboards though.

Don't make me buy a varmilo to prove you wrong!

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Varmilo? 300 bucks and they don't even have a touch screen or an LCD at all on them? Let me tell you about this little company called Razer...

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


*plugs ears with fingers

I can't hear you

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Lol. $270 for a keyboard


Queued up in my next chrome tab

Volguus
Mar 3, 2009


Bought a Corsair K70 Lux RGB some time ago to replace my 5 year old Das keyboard. It's a fine piece of equipment. My only complaint would be that in windows the control panel (where you can presumably program the keyboard to light up) is lovely in terms of UI and capabilities and in linux the program who was able to do that is abandoned and it copied the UI from the windows version (therefore still complete and total poo poo).
Bit it works and when in windows and playing diablo is does light up in quite spectacular ways. Unfortunately I'm not in windows nor playing diablo often enough. But one of these days i'll make a light-controlling program that will allow me to choose how the thing behaves in linux too in hopefully more programmer-oriented way.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

namaste faggots posted:

You need to go about this delicately. Read up on nudge theory.

Come in one day with a minivan keyboard and act like it's nbd

They'll be hooked
Haha ... I'm not trying to be a pusher. I've been there 2.5 weeks, but today Massdrop came up...

SymmetryrtemmyS
Jul 13, 2013

I got super tired of seeing your avatar throwing those fuckin' glasses around in the astrology thread so I fixed it to a .jpg

I've been using the same 20-year-old keyboard for 7 years, and it's still working perfectly.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

Corsair is practically the one company that makes keybaord with proper media controls and for that they deserve praise.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
Please report any and all posts from this delusional, transphobic piece of shit who calls everyone nazis and proclaims to speak on behalf of all trans people, despite them not wanting her to do so. Especially any posts where she is harassing other users or derailing a thread.

SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

I've been using the same 20-year-old keyboard for 7 years, and it's still working perfectly.



Shut up, Clint.

~Coxy posted:

Corsair is practically the one company that makes keybaord with proper media controls and for that they deserve praise.

Yeah, I was shocked when I pressed the stop button and iTunes actually stopped playback.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars


Yeah, Corsair is overpriced and their "gamer" branding is tacky as hell but they actually make decent boards.

(Former K70 RGB owner)

LionArcher
Mar 29, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 5 hours!


Arivia posted:

Shut up, Clint.


Yeah, I was shocked when I pressed the stop button and iTunes actually stopped playback.

Wait, seriously? What keyboard?

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




LionArcher posted:

Wait, seriously? What keyboard?

I just checked this on my K95 because I've literally never used those buttons but they work.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
Please report any and all posts from this delusional, transphobic piece of shit who calls everyone nazis and proclaims to speak on behalf of all trans people, despite them not wanting her to do so. Especially any posts where she is harassing other users or derailing a thread.

LionArcher posted:

Wait, seriously? What keyboard?

K68. It shocked the gently caress out of me too. Also has a working pause/play button of course, but the dedicated stop button actually stopped the song and cleared the playlist in iTunes.

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



You kids and your media buttons. Next you'll want a windows key!

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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foutre posted:

Speaking of Leopold numpads, are there any good equivalents to the FC210TP? I've been trying to find a black version of it in clears or browns but it seems like it's perpetually out of stock. I basically just want the same layout in black with tactile switches but that's been really hard to find.

clears are fairly rare on full boards but basically non-existent on numpads, unless you go the custom kit route
https://unikeyboard.io/product/felix/ (ask them about sourcing clears)
http://winkeyless.kr/product/b-pad-x2-pcb/ (fairly expensive if you want it completely assembled)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sat...2761106161.html (get the first kit and source/solder the switches yourself)
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/vortex...y-switch-tester (currently inactive)

NewFatMike posted:

I was just going to put the arrow keys there on a fresh set of caps and remap "00" to just another "0" in software. It may be a hair inconvenient, but beauty is pain.

I have also found this website: https://meckeyalpha.com/products/ma...ant=41516891598

And I can put together the exact keyboard I want with backlighting and Cherry Browns (no keycaps) for $118. Has anyone heard of this site before? I might rather just order a pair of boards from there.

e: Turns out they're in Hong Kong and I'm just across the border for an extended trip, may post a trip report.

at the end of the day, it's your board, so don't let my nitpicking discourage you from trying something you think would be needs suiting. never hear of that shop, but if they're local-ish i'd check them out for sure.

SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

I've been using the same 20-year-old keyboard for 7 years, and it's still working perfectly.



i love the codes i've bought to barbie up or bring to quiet workplaces, but i have nothing but love for my ~30 y/o ibm stuff

GoldenNugget
Mar 27, 2008



I would've gotten a K70 RGB if they didn't stop making the cherry blue switches. I ended up getting a ducky shine 6 rgb in blues (which is on back order) and I'm hoping it turns out to be good.

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

GoldenNugget posted:

I would've gotten a K70 RGB if they didn't stop making the cherry blue switches. I ended up getting a ducky shine 6 rgb in blues (which is on back order) and I'm hoping it turns out to be good.

I just got my ducky one RGB w/ cherry blues and I love love love it



I got them to replace the delete key so it works great

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Volguus posted:

Bought a Corsair K70 Lux RGB some time ago to replace my 5 year old Das keyboard.

Look at this guy who acts like a Das keyboard needs replacing after 5 years because he's not ready to come to grips with the fact that he just can't resist buying a new keyboard

it's okay man, you're surrounded by friends here, we understand

G-Prime
Apr 30, 2003

Baby, when it's love,
if it's not rough it isn't fun.


The sooner you accept it, the better. My K70 is alive and kicking, and will be going strong for a drat long time. And I still have bought two other mechs this year.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


I fully expect my Unicomp to outlast me

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



Eric the Mauve posted:

Look at this guy who acts like a Das keyboard needs replacing after 5 years because he's not ready to come to grips with the fact that he just can't resist buying a new keyboard

it's okay man, you're surrounded by friends here, we understand

I was that guy once. I now have two CODEs with clears and those Vortex caps. And I keep telling myself I don't need to learn to solder so I can make some ergodoxes.

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

Eric the Mauve posted:

I fully expect my Unicomp to outlast me

Minus coke, coffee, and margaritas. Ask me how I know.

Nondescript Van
May 2, 2007

Gats N Party Hats


Eric the Mauve posted:

I fully expect my Unicomp to outlast me

I must be the unluckiest person in the world because I bought one, used it for about a month before I bought other things to play with, stuck it in a closet, and when I went to use it a year later, 2 columns were dead and it was out of warranty.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


redeyes posted:

Minus coke, coffee, and margaritas. Ask me how I know.

If I remember right, if you spill a margarita all over your Unicomp and can't clean it out yourself, for like $40 you can ship it to them and they'll clean/fix it and ship it back. Cheaper than buying a new keyboard and I mean if you're posting on this thread then you have 8 other keyboards to pick from.

If you're an American then one of the best things about Unicomp is that their entire operation is located in Nowhere, Kentucky and staffed entirely by a handful of English speaking humans. If you have a problem they get poo poo done real fast.

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


It becomes a calculator when I unplug it.

VostokProgram
Feb 20, 2014



ColHannibal posted:

It becomes a calculator when I unplug it.

Tell me what this is I must have one

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Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


VostokProgram posted:

Tell me what this is I must have one

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