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abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



Gwaihir posted:

Kailh has a lot of low profile options: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000803757746.html

these have kinda limited support right? was thinking about doing some kinda split low profile board at some point but i think you need a special pcb that supports these kinda switches

even for "regular" boards, didn't seem like there were a ton of low profile options out there

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Gwaihir
Dec 8, 2009



Hair Elf

I think a Keychron is probably the best choice? Best one that I can think of offhand

https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-k1-wireless-mechanical-keyboard?variant=31562985177177

Munkeymon
Aug 14, 2003

Motherfucker's got an
armor-piercing crowbar! Rigoddamndicu𝜆ous.





Gwaihir posted:

Kailh has a lot of low profile options: https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000803757746.html

Oh, that's interesting. Guessing it'd be kind of a project to swap switches out of a Corsair or Logitech board, if it'd work at all.

mewse posted:

You might like the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, it's low profile

I've tried a different, probably older model and found it hard to re-adapt to the ergonomic key positions. My fingers are pretty clumsy, unfortunately.

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Fnatic have a range of low profile mech keyboards too that are surprisingly good

Neurosis
Jun 10, 2003


Fallen Rib

People here talking about jades and navies and mentioning the heaviness - if you want something in between whites and jades, pinks exist. I have really liked mine. If you want more tactility, you can replace the springs with box white springs, which makes them like super tactile whites.

SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


SkyeAuroline posted:

So, Sculpt keyboard comes in this weekend. Any advice on adapting from standard keyboards to ergo? I never learned the "right" way to touch type, so that's going to be a process already, but anything unexpected to account for?
(Yes, I know the Sculpt is not the best there ever was, but it's the best that was "free" to me.)

haha wow never mind, this didn't end up mattering at all. Plugged in, installed drivers, got to work, half or more of the keystrokes dropped every time I type. Wireless keyboards, never again.

HappyCapybaraFamily
Sep 16, 2009

Roger Baolong Thunder Dragon has been fascinated by this sophisticated and scientifically beautiful industry since childhood, and has shown his talent in the design and manufacture of watches.



Is there anything blocking the line of sight between your Sculpt and the USB dongle? Mine was pretty finicky too until I got like an extension cable and kept the dongle on my desktop near my keyboard

SkyeAuroline
Nov 12, 2020


Depends on where we're measuring to. My work desk's layout has my laptop about 18" to the right, the bottom half of the keyboard probably catches my arms in line of sight but it's never fully blocked when typing. Can't move the laptop.
The key feel sucks anyway, Fn and num row keys are split "wrong", and I use the arrow keys too much for how much you have to stretch your hand to them anyway. Just not a good feel. Did appreciate being able to tilt both arms in and still have mostly straight hands, but my right hand (the much worse one that merited getting this) still has to be twisted most of the time so it's not solving the problem.

edit

Right edge of the Sculpt was where the arrow keys are, tried the USB piece both in the hub in front (wouldn't even slot into the USB port) and in the open port on the laptop.

SkyeAuroline fucked around with this message at 15:49 on Feb 22, 2021

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May 8, 2012

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abraham linksys posted:

these have kinda limited support right? was thinking about doing some kinda split low profile board at some point but i think you need a special pcb that supports these kinda switches

even for "regular" boards, didn't seem like there were a ton of low profile options out there
The Kailh Choc switches have different leads from MX so the PCB does have to be made for them. There are only a few premade keyboards that use them (notably NuPhy, Keychron, and a few Chinese ones); otherwise they're mostly being used in kits, and those are mostly split and/or ortholinear (like the Gergoplex, Pancake, Naked48, Microdox, Corne LP, etc.). I like them a lot personally (my Gergoplex has become my daily driver), but the options are still pretty limited. Online stores like mkultra.click and NovelKeys do at least have some other varieties of choc switches besides the basic Red/Brown/White (I prefer gChocs and silvers personally), though no one's really adopted the Choc V2 switches that are compatible with MX style keycaps, sticking with the Choc keycaps that attach with two vertical prongs.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



abraham linksys posted:

these have kinda limited support right? was thinking about doing some kinda split low profile board at some point but i think you need a special pcb that supports these kinda switches

even for "regular" boards, didn't seem like there were a ton of low profile options out there

You could always handwire, but it looks like you'll need a somewhat unusual plate, according to Google.

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

abraham linksys posted:

these have kinda limited support right? was thinking about doing some kinda split low profile board at some point but i think you need a special pcb that supports these kinda switches

even for "regular" boards, didn't seem like there were a ton of low profile options out there

The Iris from keeb.io supports Kailh choc (MX and Alps supported as well). It's a pretty sweet PCB.

Head Bee Guy
Jun 12, 2011

Retarded for Busting

Grimey Drawer

Does anyone know if the DuckyOne 2 SF pings much? I have a durgod k320 that pings every time I bottom out and even when I tap on the board itself.

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Head Bee Guy posted:

Does anyone know if the DuckyOne 2 SF pings much? I have a durgod k320 that pings every time I bottom out and even when I tap on the board itself.

What switches?

Also I will be able to tell you properly in a few days when mine gets here.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



Constellation I posted:

The Iris from keeb.io supports Kailh choc (MX and Alps supported as well). It's a pretty sweet PCB.

oh jeez, they just added a prebuilt option too. $130 for just the soldered PCB (with hotswap switches) too steep for me at this exact moment, but since the unsoldered PCBs are $60 it's actually not that bad...

(not actually sure if the chocs work for hotswap though, seem to recall seeing some build guides mentioned some special soldering instructions for them)

Llamadeus
Dec 20, 2005


The Kyria seems to be quite a popular split/ergo choc board right now as well. It's got a bit more columnar stagger on it

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Btw I'm selling a Moonlander if anyone is interested.

Has kalih box whites but it's hot swappable.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



abraham linksys posted:

oh jeez, they just added a prebuilt option too. $130 for just the soldered PCB (with hotswap switches) too steep for me at this exact moment, but since the unsoldered PCBs are $60 it's actually not that bad...

(not actually sure if the chocs work for hotswap though, seem to recall seeing some build guides mentioned some special soldering instructions for them)

They need their own socket, different from the normal one.

Thirst Mutilator
Dec 13, 2008


CyberPingu posted:

Btw I'm selling a Moonlander if anyone is interested.

Has kalih box whites but it's hot swappable.

Was there something you didn't like about it?

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Thirst Mutilator posted:

Was there something you didn't like about it?

Ummm not really. I just have two other split keyboards which I like more.

Head Bee Guy
Jun 12, 2011

Retarded for Busting

Grimey Drawer

CyberPingu posted:

What switches?

Also I will be able to tell you properly in a few days when mine gets here.

Cherry mx blues. I think it has to be something more than just individual switches, because tapping any other part of the keyboard still makes a pretty audible ping.

I was torn between the Ducky and the Durgod hades, but the ping on my current durgod has been bothering me lately, so Iím adding no-ping to the matrix of keyboard desires. Was gonna pick up a Ducky with MX browns fwiw.

Head Bee Guy fucked around with this message at 00:36 on Feb 24, 2021

space marine todd
Nov 7, 2014





I hooked up my computer to my bedroom TV to game on and I'm looking for a wireless keyboard and a lapdesk/lap board that works well for gaming while sitting up in bed. I would love USB-C recharging and Topre switches (or something similar).

Budget is 400 or less. What would folks recommend?

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Head Bee Guy posted:

Cherry mx blues. I think it has to be something more than just individual switches, because tapping any other part of the keyboard still makes a pretty audible ping.

I was torn between the Ducky and the Durgod hades, but the ping on my current durgod has been bothering me lately, so I’m adding no-ping to the matrix of keyboard desires. Was gonna pick up a Ducky with MX browns fwiw.

So I got mine with mx silvers, it's coming on Friday so will let you know then.

Generally clicky switches will give a more audible ping I've found, but it also depends on your typing style.

Do you have a deskmat or anything or is the keyboard on the top of the desk without anything in between?

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

space marine todd posted:

I hooked up my computer to my bedroom TV to game on and I'm looking for a wireless keyboard and a lapdesk/lap board that works well for gaming while sitting up in bed. I would love USB-C recharging and Topre switches (or something similar).

Budget is 400 or less. What would folks recommend?

Welll Niz Plum is about all i can think of. Got all that except EC switches which are Topre clones.

The Electronaut
May 10, 2009


space marine todd posted:

I hooked up my computer to my bedroom TV to game on and I'm looking for a wireless keyboard and a lapdesk/lap board that works well for gaming while sitting up in bed. I would love USB-C recharging and Topre switches (or something similar).

Budget is 400 or less. What would folks recommend?

If youíre down with 60% https://hhkeyboard.us/happyhacking/pro-hybrid/

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



space marine todd posted:

I hooked up my computer to my bedroom TV to game on and I'm looking for a wireless keyboard and a lapdesk/lap board that works well for gaming while sitting up in bed. I would love USB-C recharging and Topre switches (or something similar).

Budget is 400 or less. What would folks recommend?

All keychron boards are wireless and have usb charging.

No topres though

space marine todd
Nov 7, 2014





Thanks for the suggestions! I'll take a look at the Niz Plum. TKL would be ideal. The HHKB looks perfect except their idiosyncratic ctrl key placement fucks me up for gaming.

Any thoughts on a lapdesk/lapboard for sitting in bed?

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

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Been enjoying my Keychron K2 a lot over the last couple months, but I think Iíd like to try a 60% board.

My wish list would be:
- Bluetooth (primarily pairing it with my iPad so this is a must)
- RGB backlighting (I enjoy it way more in the K2 than I imagined I would )
- Roughly $100CAD price range
- As standard a layout as possible for easy keycap set purchasing

The Gateron Brown switches I got in the K2 feel great so Iíll happily go for another set of those if possible.

A bit of googling seemed to suggest the Anne Pro 2 as a good pick in my price range of roughly $100CAD, but that there might be newer better options available or coming soon?

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



Keychron are launching a 60% board "soon"

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011



Anyone here used Boba Gum Silents? How do they compare to Ink Black Silents? Looking to replace Cherry Browns that a used Miya Pro I just bought came with.

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

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CyberPingu posted:

Keychron are launching a 60% board "soon"

Just subscribed for email notifications when it launches. Thanks!



Welp, missed that mark.

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013



BGrifter posted:

Just subscribed for email notifications when it launches. Thanks!



Welp, missed that mark.

Lol.

I pre-ordered a Ducky Mecha SF and when looking at mech keyboards predictions for shipping it says

"Currently the iridescent paint used for the mecha SF hasn't passed QA checks which has halted production".

Expected shipping date: March 1st


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SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005


I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!




Fallen Rib

Just got the Razer Pro Type and drat do I love this thing. I needed a full sized keyboard for work setup and this is great. It's surprisingly heavy though compared to my TKL keyboard.

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