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Nondescript Van
May 2, 2007

Gats N Party Hats


Ducky Pocket. Its cool, I have one at work.

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The Electronaut
May 10, 2009


Looks like a ducky numpad. https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/sho...t_detail&p=2247

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Where can I buy USB cables like that?

Weedle
May 31, 2006




namaste faggots posted:

Where can I buy USB cables like that?

http://mechcables.com/

rarbatrol
Apr 17, 2011

Hurt//maim//kill.


Oh no

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


So I actually did get it from mechcables.com, there are other options but mech was the fastest and cheapest.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




I also bought from that guy and he did a really good job.

ErikTheRed
Mar 12, 2007

My name is Deckard Cain and I've come on out to greet ya, so sit your ass and listen or I'm gonna have to beat ya.

I bought this keyset https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07311XJJX for my QuickFire Rapid and it mostly works fine. I have run into one issue which is that the stems on the spacebar stabilizer don't fit snugly so if I hit the spacebar off-center it sometimes gets stuck.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do? Maybe sandwich something between the stems and the key to get a tighter fit?

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



ErikTheRed posted:

I bought this keyset https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07311XJJX for my QuickFire Rapid and it mostly works fine. I have run into one issue which is that the stems on the spacebar stabilizer don't fit snugly so if I hit the spacebar off-center it sometimes gets stuck.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do? Maybe sandwich something between the stems and the key to get a tighter fit?

That's a fairly common issue, I used some small strips of paper to make the inserts stay in the space bar.

Constellation I
Apr 3, 2005
I'm a sucker, a little fucker.

ErikTheRed posted:

I bought this keyset https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07311XJJX for my QuickFire Rapid and it mostly works fine. I have run into one issue which is that the stems on the spacebar stabilizer don't fit snugly so if I hit the spacebar off-center it sometimes gets stuck.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I can do? Maybe sandwich something between the stems and the key to get a tighter fit?

Cut a small piece of scotch tape, enough to cover the + on the stabilizers. Should make for a pretty tight fit after you put the tape on top to wrap the stabilizer.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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last call for sa ashen

https://en.zfrontier.com/collection...ts/maxkey-ashen

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

I usually use something like cling film or some other thin plastic if stabilisers feel a bit loose. But the other suggestions are sound too.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Did this to my WASD V2 with Greens using these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/top...2813738267.html (note if you're curious, it took like 8 weeks to arrive in Canada)

Feels loving WEIRD. Never had DSA profile before. They're much flatter than the caps I'm used to. It works much better when I extend the keyboard legs; used to have it lie flat otherwise.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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teethgrinder posted:

Did this to my WASD V2 with Greens using these: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/top...2813738267.html (note if you're curious, it took like 8 weeks to arrive in Canada)

Feels loving WEIRD. Never had DSA profile before. They're much flatter than the caps I'm used to. It works much better when I extend the keyboard legs; used to have it lie flat otherwise.



i was looking at other stuff in that store, apart from the usual crazy slow ali delivery time, any other impressions wrt the seller? quality of comms and that kind of stuff

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

No impressions really ... didn't have any reason to interact with them. The Aliexpress tracking didn't work after the package got on the slow boat across the ocean. It arrived a week before I could have opened a dispute... but it arrived.

The keys themselves look and feel fine to me, besides the weird low profile. The PBT feels a bit thinner than the Tai-Hao Miami-style ones I just replaced, but in practice it doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm just having a bit of trouble typing as accurately as usual.

Actually even before I replaced my alpha-keys, I was replacing the modifiers while watching a baseball game. I noticed right away I was typing on the wrong keys just having lost the feel of tab/caps/shift on the left. I was sub-consciously finding the correct alphas based on where my pinky lay. Now that the keyboard is all DSA it all feels strange. That said, the F & J homing profile works great. The ridges are slightly closer together.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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nice, i'll grab something myself over there when i have a chance. i'd be curious to know how well the print holds over time, if you think about it report back in a few months.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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paging The Unlife Aquatic

https://kbdfans.aliexpress.com/stor...earchText=topre

Constellation I
Apr 3, 2005
I'm a sucker, a little fucker.

surebet posted:

i was looking at other stuff in that store, apart from the usual crazy slow ali delivery time, any other impressions wrt the seller? quality of comms and that kind of stuff

They're excellent, probably the best vendors I've dealt with for keyboard stuff. Communication is good and they've always responded to me when e-mailing the owner directly. I suggest to shop at their shopify store too as they sometimes have better prices on there. https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/

If you buy the big market items over $100 then they'll actually send it to you via Fedex/DHL for free and you'll get it within a week or so.

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



You know me too well.

General Specific
Jun 22, 2007

I had one of those, but the front wheel fell off and I had to get rid of it.

I assembled my first custom keyboard this weekend.
Phantom PCB/Plate, Kailh Gold switches, and a black aluminum case that didn't come close to fitting together until I cut and sanded a spare Mini-USB cable plug to size, because the back part of the case is almost flush with the top of the internal Mini-USB port.
This was my first time doing any actual soldering and it wasn't bad once I got the hang of it.
I eventually need to swap out the 100 ohm resistors for the Caps/Scroll Lock LEDs with something stronger because they're as bright as flashlights.

horchata
Oct 17, 2010


Somebody please convince me to not spend $250~ on a custom case for my novatouch

https://shop.norbauer.com/products/cnc-aluminum-case-for-cooler-master-tkl-boards-round-2-5

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Do it.

I'm not very good at this.

Constellation I
Apr 3, 2005
I'm a sucker, a little fucker.

Do it, aluminium cases are awesome. Hell, I'm tempted to get one for a MasterKeys Pro S that I don't even have like a loving moron.

horchata
Oct 17, 2010


I'm only tempted because it's his last run of this case before he moves on to other keyboards

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Where will we all be in 10 years, besides broke, surrounded with unused keyboards?

Nondescript Van
May 2, 2007

Gats N Party Hats


I think you mean $329 because you need the Venice Beach one.

horchata
Oct 17, 2010


Nondescript Van posted:

I think you mean $329 because you need the Venice Beach one.

I was just gonna get the anodized silver to match my ncase m1

edit: I bought it

horchata fucked around with this message at 03:20 on Sep 7, 2017

Megabound
Oct 20, 2012




ColHannibal posted:

It becomes a calculator when I unplug it.

I need this.

e:

Nondescript Van posted:

Ducky Pocket. Its cool, I have one at work.

Late to the party, thanks

von Braun
Oct 30, 2009


Broder Daniel Forever

WIll O-Rings make my cherry blue keyboard significantly quieter? Does it matter what rings I get or will whatever kind work.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

von Braun posted:

WIll O-Rings make my cherry blue keyboard significantly quieter? Does it matter what rings I get or will whatever kind work.

As far as I understand it, o-rings only dampen the impact when you bottom out. It's not going to reduce the click from the actuation point, but if most of your volume is coming from bottoming out then it will help reduce that. Softer o-rings probably control the impact volume more but also make everything feel mushier.

teraflame
Jan 6, 2009


You can't quiet clicky switches lol, buy another keyboard for that.

von Braun
Oct 30, 2009


Broder Daniel Forever

isndl posted:

As far as I understand it, o-rings only dampen the impact when you bottom out. It's not going to reduce the click from the actuation point, but if most of your volume is coming from bottoming out then it will help reduce that. Softer o-rings probably control the impact volume more but also make everything feel mushier.

Ok thanks. It's mostly when I bottom the keys but of course the clicky is loud so I guess it can't be helped.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Your next purchase should be Cherry MX Clears

The Keyboard Your Coworkers Won't Bash Your Head In With™

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

teethgrinder posted:

Your next purchase should be Topres

The Keyboard Your Coworkers Won't Bash Your Head In With™

This thread has an unhealthy fascination with Cherry switches.

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

This thread has an unhealthy fascination with Cherry switches.

I'm just here preaching the Topre gospel.

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

ColHannibal posted:

I'm just here preaching the Topre gospel.

I'm an Alps devotee. Underused switch buddies!

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

I want zelios 78gs for optimal coworker aggro

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

I'm open to other types, but Clears are excellent and not noisy.

Also I like keycap set compatibility.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


SymmetryrtemmyS posted:

This thread has an unhealthy fascination with Cherry switches.

They're adequate if you're not man enough for buckling springs

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Slurps Mad Rips
Jan 25, 2009

Bwaltow!



Give me a 150g spring for a Kailh box switch and I'll die a happy woman.

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