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Weedle
May 31, 2006




GMK caps are expensive but also probably the highest-quality ones out there.

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Weedle
May 31, 2006




The Deadly Hume posted:

I should point out that the base set on Nautilus looks very versatile, whereas on a lot of drops if you want to cover a full-size keyboard you pretty much have to get the base set, a modifier set and a numpad set which ends up costing about the same.

So yeah, if you just want to get enough keys for a TKL or 60% there's a bit of excess keys but once the drop opens and the breakpoint pricing kicks in it'll get a bit more reasonable.

Personally I'm done with buying new sets for a while, considering I've got one in transit and another still being nutted out.

OK, keycap porn - this is quite an old image, from not long after I got hooked into this stupid hobby. To begin with I got about three different coloured Tai-Hao sets and cobbled together this monstrosity.


If you've got a standard ANSI set, the Tai-Hao sets are quite suitable to start off with - doubleshot ABS (so they may get a bit shint) and I have to say I did quite like the chunky profile and the way I could put together an eyebleeding layout for not too much cost.

And as has been mentioned above, Tai-Hao have some interesting colour schemes to go with their single colour sets as well.

Not all Tai Hao sets are ABS; Hawaii, Miami, Sunshine and I think a few others are PBT.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




chippy posted:

OK, so a bit of research seems to indicate that everyone hates this coating and it makes the caps feel horrible. Yet Tao Hao caps are pretty popular in this thread and I don't remember seeing anyone complaining about the coating. What's the deal here? Is it not as bad as everyone makes out?

The one I got from Massdrop earlier this year did not have the coating. Apparently the organizer of the group buy specifically requested that it not be applied due to the negative reaction from customers on a previous group buy.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




Ultimate Mango posted:

No, no, after this I'm done.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




The Halo switches are also made by Kaihua.

Weedle
May 31, 2006





Finally, you have no idea how long I've been looking for a set with three Page Down keys

Weedle
May 31, 2006




NTRabbit posted:

Is there a diifference between PBT and doubleshot PBT, or is it just lazy copy writing?

Double-shot is one method of adding the legends to the keycaps; it essentially means the legends are molded right into the keycaps as part of the molding process. Other options are dye-sublimated, in which ink is injected into the plastic, and pad-printed (what that Ducky has), in which the legends are essentially stamped onto the top of the key. Pad-printed is the least durable; dye-sub and double-shot are pretty much permanent.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




colas posted:

I know some sites were linked but...what KB should I get just to see if I like it? I haven't used a MKB since I had an IBM in the 90s.

The Magicforce 68 is $40 right now.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E8KO2B0

Weedle
May 31, 2006




LochNessMonster posted:

What's the deal with a stepped caps lock key btw? I never understood the pro's con's of one.

It's harder to hit by accident when you're going for "A."

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.

Weedle
May 31, 2006




namaste faggots posted:

Where can I buy USB cables like that?

http://mechcables.com/

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Weedle
May 31, 2006




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

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