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Started by Daenerys April 18th, 2019 9:29 AM
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What have you got? :) any mechanical keyboard?

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Mechanical all the way!!!

I have a Corsair K70 :> cannot go back to membrane keyboards at all once you go mechanical

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I think you mean membrane there ;)

Yes, I can't type on laptops well anymore hhaha.

I have currently in my possession...
- Varmilo VA88M (Cherry Mx Brown)
- Anne Pro 2 (Gateron Red) this is my dear baby for gaming
- HHKB Pro Jp (topre, BKE Light Domes) but this is just borrowed from a friend
- a custom DZ60rgb in a purple Tofu case; this is my favorite
- one more that is secret for now

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I have become ruined by the custom mech keeb community. Corsair is something they don't want to touch even with prongs since its quality is comparably bad haha. Still, I like the rgb of my bf's k65 or whatever its model is :3

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I think you mean membrane there ;)
sorry!!

that's what happens when you type too fast and your typing speeds past your thoughts 8D

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I mean I have enjoyed Corsair keyboards for over 4 years now and they served me greatly its quality to me is superb
I'm sure it is quite good actually, you get kind of what you pay for. But with custom keyboards and a little work yourself, you can achieve even better results. Granted, usually for more money haha.

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I have a sucky laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stick, so I end up making typos. I gets frustrating. My laptop is really old as well, so that's why the keyboard sucks so bad.

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I have a sucky laptop keyboard. Some of the keys stick, so I end up making typos. I gets frustrating. My laptop is really old as well, so that's why the keyboard sucks so bad.
Just get a keyboard to hook up to your laptop :3

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Just get a keyboard to hook up to your laptop :3
I only have two hook ups though. One for my EHD, and the other for my wireless mouse (which uses a little USB thing). There's not enough room for anything else.

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Im still on the hunt for a keyboard! Debating going for the corsair route vs the custom one. What I am sure though is that i want either silver or brown switches fhdksm

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Im still on the hunt for a keyboard! Debating going for the corsair route vs the custom one. What I am sure though is that i want either silver or brown switches fhdksm
I would recommend red or "hako violet" switches instead of uber light silvers or grainy browns :3 both red and violet are still quite light. The red (gateron red is better than mx red) is linear, while brown/violets have a tactile bump.

If you have some monies to spare (especially if you were planning on going for a >100 USD Corsair anyways) and think that it is ok to have a 60% keyboard, I can help you find parts that are easy to put together and gives you a fantastic little beautiful thing 💗💗

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If you're mostly after cute rgb in a sensation that is nicer to type on than a Corsair (and looks better hehe) but don't want to spend dat money, I still recommend ordering an Anne Pro 2 from amazon or banggood :)

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Here is my white AP2 that I changed keycaps on and spray painted the case a bit on:
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I would recommend red or "hako violet" switches instead of uber light silvers or grainy browns :3 both red and violet are still quite light. The red (gateron red is better than mx red) is linear, while brown/violets have a tactile bump.

If you have some monies to spare (especially if you were planning on going for a >100 USD Corsair anyways) and think that it is ok to have a 60% keyboard, I can help you find parts that are easy to put together and gives you a fantastic little beautiful thing 💗💗

If you're mostly after cute rgb in a sensation that is nicer to type on than a Corsair (and looks better hehe) but don't want to spend dat money, I still recommend ordering an Anne Pro 2 from amazon or banggood :)

Here is my white AP2 that I changed keycaps on and spray painted the case a bit on:
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I've actually been reading up, and was thinking of Kaihl box whites (on a Black Anne Pro 2 bc whites for me seem to get dirty really easily) but the hako violet is also REALLY interesting gfsdkjhal
But the AP2 with that configuration above would cost me roughly $153 so what do you have in mind for the custom one :eyes:

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I just do not understand why people go so mad over different keyboards. :')

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I've actually been reading up, and was thinking of Kaihl box whites (on a Black Anne Pro 2 bc whites for me seem to get dirty really easily) but the hako violet is also REALLY interesting gfsdkjhal
But the AP2 with that configuration above would cost me roughly $153 so what do you have in mind for the custom one :eyes:
I have Hako violets now! They are TACTILE af

I just do not understand why people go so mad over different keyboards. :')
I really like that they are things that you can mix and match and create yourself, that they look good, feel good and sound good :3

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I can't comment on the physical 'board (dirty laptop user here), but I couldn't imagine switching back from my current layout (further customized with swapping Ctrl with Alt and putting Backspace on Caps Lock and Ctrl+h) even if it does make me look like a 70 year old man when I try to type on someone else's.

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I can't comment on the physical 'board (dirty laptop user here), but I couldn't imagine switching back from my current layout (further customized with swapping Ctrl with Alt and putting Backspace on Caps Lock and Ctrl+h) even if it does make me look like a 70 year old man when I try to type on someone else's.
The keyboards I handle are fully programmable c: your weird layout tastes can all be accomodated with software~

There are even some odd hardware layouts that have become popular in the enthusiast community.


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I can't comment on the physical 'board (dirty laptop user here), but I couldn't imagine switching back from my current layout (further customized with swapping Ctrl with Alt and putting Backspace on Caps Lock and Ctrl+h) even if it does make me look like a 70 year old man when I try to type on someone else's.
ngl i thought nobody used dvorak in this day and age

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99% of my screen time is done on my laptop which is an ASUS.... I think has a membrane because of the short keys. It does get frustrating that 1/2 hits on the keys are not usually registered but I guess that's the price of using a sleek laptop.

My desktop, however, has a mechanical keyboard set up. It isn't designed for gaming, but I also didn't have over $100 to shell out for it, especially considering how infrequently I use it.

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I'm too lazy (both in build and in shopping) for custom builds, so I just swapped out my old Coolermaster tenkeyless board for a Vortex Cypher. I was too afraid to go full 60% because I like arrow keys, and the Cypher has home/end/pg up/pg down buttons, which I use often enough to want without using a function layer. Apparently a lot of people don't dig the plastic case but I don't care.
Here's what it looks like with my enjoyPBT Valentine keycaps. If you're sharp eyed you'll notice the pg up/pg down/end keys aren't the right profile. Thankfully the set came with the the smaller right Shift.

Ironically I was swapping boards to go from blue to brown switches for noise reasons... was supposed to get a new roommate, but now my boyfriend is moving in, and he never minded the noise from my board. Whoops. Browns are fine to type on and it really is quieter, but I kinda miss the obnoxious clickiness of the blues.

I just do not understand why people go so mad over different keyboards. :')
They're interesting to look at, you can get boards as big and as small as you want, you can get keycaps to customize the look further, and the different switch types you can get (which there are a ton if you really dive into the hobby) all feel different to type on.

If you don't spend a lot of time typing it might feel like a waste, though.
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I'm too lazy (both in build and in shopping) for custom builds, so I just swapped out my old Coolermaster tenkeyless board for a Vortex Cypher. I was too afraid to go full 60% because I like arrow keys, and the Cypher has home/end/pg up/pg down buttons, which I use often enough to want without using a function layer. Apparently a lot of people don't dig the plastic case but I don't care.
Here's what it looks like with my enjoyPBT Valentine keycaps. If you're sharp eyed you'll notice the pg up/pg down/end keys aren't the right profile. Thankfully the set came with the the smaller right Shift.

Ironically I was swapping boards to go from blue to brown switches for noise reasons... was supposed to get a new roommate, but now my boyfriend is moving in, and he never minded the noise from my board. Whoops. Browns are fine to type on and it really is quieter, but I kinda miss the obnoxious clickiness of the blues.



They're interesting to look at, you can get boards as big and as small as you want, you can get keycaps to customize the look further, and the different switch types you can get (which there are a ton if you really dive into the hobby) all feel different to type on.

If you don't spend a lot of time typing it might feel like a waste, though.
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Great looking keyboard! ePBT I've heard is nice, I just don't have any of their keycaps myself. I prefer to run the uniform DSA profile (so I can mix and match colors wherever since they are not sculpted) and often even blanks ahha; it's really hard to find keycap sets with Nordic Swedish layout that aren't outrageously expensive, so I'd be running the wrong legends anyways and have mostly learned to just touch-type with blank caps.

The Vortex Cypher looks like a nice board in general! I've ordered a new board with white box switches that will arrive in uh september-october some time ahah. It will be interesting, as they will be my first clicky. I have a few clicky test switches I've put into my DZ60 for fun (Jade, Navy, Pale Blue and one Box White) and the pale blue actually makes the nicest sound, but it's too heavy for my smol fingers.
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