/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General
Last thread: >>45876816
Buyer's Guide: http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU
Sellers Guide: http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
Switch Guide: http://i.imgur.com/DHfyMqP.gif
OP Picture Info:
- KUL ES-87
- GMK Dolch
- GMK Dolch Color Pack
- PBT Olivetti
- Cyan Space Bar and Purple Mods from random sets
In a week, this shit will be as bad as battlestation threads. This is what happens when you make "generals" for things that don't need generals. Generals are fucking cancer, I hope they ban them here after they ban them on /a/
...fine, how much for your poker? ._.
>mfw last thread I saw you in it was "still in box"
Ducky Shine 3 Master race.
keyboard logic controllers aren't that expensive, but they're definitely more expensive than a few extra switches
plus it's a whole new housing and wires and etc
$40 isn't unreasonable
$30 would be a sweet spot
aw, that's too bad
i've seen a few stepped capslock keys which was always a nice thing too, but making all the modifier keys convex like spacebar doesn't seem to be something people care about
Thats because of manufacture scaling and because of the base cost.
There is a base cost in making the housing, getting the switches, and making the PCB. While making something that is bigger does cost more, scaling it up doesn't as as much because its already past that entry fee.
can i get some deets on what you did to your switch tester?
i ordered one from massdrop and i want to add some purpose to it other than to test switches. im thinking of adding LED's too and maybe even using it for macros but how would i go about doing that?
Its a bit on the expensive side, but its not a bad board to get.
They're black switches. See this guy >>45893896
Thats a data911 right there.
Besides having a slightly weird layout, its a standard mech. Though if you're planning on getting on, remember remove the spill guard. Theres a plastic layer that makes it a bit mushy to type on.
I'll say this, if you like the way it looks then all the more power to you. The only objectively bad thing about the keyboard is the non standard layout, so you'll pretty much never be able to buy a after market keycap set.
It's kind of nice knowing I'm unlikely to spend any more money on keyboards.
Find your endgame, lads.
Some time this year, Vortex is posting on their facebook. Looks pretty good so far, though the aluminum case is not a selling point for me because I plan on getting a different case anyway.
I'm thinking of getting a Corsair K65. Any quirks to its keyshapes or anything that will be an issue if I get another set down the track? I know the WASD are shaped for gaming weirdness, but will I be able to put ordinary keycaps in their place?
Just into'd mechanical keyboards and ordered a cm storm quickfire rapid tenkeyless with blue switches. Couldnt find brown in stock anywhere. Got it for 80$ on newegg. Anyone else have/love/hate blue cherries? I am super hype.
>Aluminum case, although it is this one http://pexonpcs.co.uk/products/60-aluminium-case which is probably my least favorite aluminum case
>Fully programmable, including the FN/PN keys
>Doubleshot PBT keycaps with a transparent POM second shot that lets light through
>Apparently selling with Colemak and Dvorak keycap layouts
>Apparently selling with MX Clears (I know the Poker II sold with clears recently)
Well I was only saying there isn't much they can do because I read this >>45896075
The other things are hard to say if they would matter to you since they're kind of subjective or I would suspect don't matter to you.
Somebody asked about Zalman ZM-K500 thread/two ago. It just came in.
It feels pretty soft on keypress, but I checked and it goes in on ~51g. Maybe I read too much 'opinions' and try to force faults.
Click is not so 'clicky'. It's there, but sounds little muffled compared to other keyboards. Not like it's a problem, all in all the keyboard is a bit quieter.
It's pretty high. I understand how someone with small hands might have a problem with first row, lucky me the angle at which I rest my wrist is perfect for it.
No buyers remorse for the price I paid.
See the buyer's guide in the OP. Most of those boards have browns as an option and are $150 or under.
Personally, I like the KUL ES-87. It has cherry stabilizers and I like the thick case.
Duck Viper with Granite DSA key caps, mx clear switches, cyan LEDs and a blue coiled cable from Mimic Cables,
Are there any tenkeyless boards with MX blues that don't have degenerate fonts? I hear that the CM quickfire rapid is a decent buy, but I absolutely loathe the font. If I got it, I would have to replace it with other keycaps (I'm looking at WASD keycaps, but they are pricey and it would be better to just get a WASD keyboard at that point). What do?
If you like that look, there really aren't that many options to go for besides the corsair. I still wouldn't recommend them based on the fact that most mech users do end up getting aftermarket sets eventually, and when they do they almost always regret getting a non standard board.
Take a look in the buyer's guide in the OP and see if theres anything you like.
Depends on what you think you'll do, but most people end up getting a custom set of keycaps later anyway since they're higher quality and you get to customize beyond the standard black keys. If you think you'll never get an aftermarket set, then yes, just get a WASD keyboard now then.
An aftermarket aluminum case will be MUCH better than the default Corsair one, its hard to even compare them. That being said, they're pricey so I won't say that this is the option for everyone.
If you think you'll go down this path I recommend the:
CM Quickfire Rapid
These boards are easy to find a compatible metal case for.
>Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK
That actually uses a non standard layout as well, you will have an equally hard time finding keycaps for this board. The buyer's guide in the OP has almost all standard layout boards with the exception of the Leopold FC660M.
Yup, they're definitely a good choice. They're also compatible with a fair amount of aluminum cases if you decide to go down that road.
Yup, its a basic no frills kind of board with a clean design and good price.
Alright I'll post this again because I still don't have any idea what kb to go for. Been searching past year.
>Brown or red switches
>TKL or 75% layout
>ISO or ANSI. At this point I don't really care
Like to to honest even QFR looks kinda shit if you dont go for custom keycaps right away and there's the awful branding too. Nothing "gamey"
And the most important part:
>Available in EU and shipped FROM EU AND IN STOCK
I cannot fucking believe why every remotely interesting model is always out of stock or only available from USA/China.
The custom fees and shipping are really not worth it to where I live if it's not from EU.
Few boards matching this criteria are some Filcos from The Keyboard Company. The price including shipping+taxes is pretty hefty at 170 european shekels.
I could have gone for the Varmilo massdrop but I'm not ready to wait what could be 4 months to get the keyboard as I'm typing this with half broken piece of shit.
I just ordered one of these off newegg for my first mech, i'm pretty excited for it to arrive, i really like the look.
Got the mx browns because i would assume a balance between tactile and linear would be nice for my first try.
I already replied!
If you have much money to spend, get a switch tester to determine whether red or brown. If you like, get yourself a ducky - there are availably in EU. (that's what I did)
If you want to get shiny ricer caps, you should think about getting ANSI, though I could imagine it being somewhat hard to find on EU sellers.
Also there are guides in the OP, where other keyboard brands are being introduced. You could check ebay for them, if not availably on usual shop sellers.
>tfw I wanted to spend the last 9€ on my credit card for a cheap ass switch tester
>DECK switch tester looks sweet and is just $6
>International Economy $45.87, International Priority $54.94, DHL Express (Tracking) $43.00