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Doesn't look like the same board and the inside looks a little different, try the nickel test on difference keys to see where the activate it should be the same amount of nickels for all of them. If it isn't then you may have that board rebranded.
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post #22 of 36
Ya Sheng/Can Technology buckling spring clones. Very much inferior to the real deal.

Somewhat similar keyboard with same switches.
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Hmmm... Is it like a capacitive or something?

4.2mm travel
30m keystrokes

No, they're hammer over membrane. Given that the Model M implementation of the buckling spring is rated for 25 million actuations, I think this manufacturer was massaging the figures just a bit.

Just like Cherry claiming the Blue switch is good for 50 million presses :3
Edited by ch_123 - 5/22/11 at 1:40pm
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thats crazy keyboard is in excellent shape..
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post #24 of 36
Stick some nickels on it and add to this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/881812-tell-me-how-many-nickels-takes.html

I bet it's actually more than 60g.
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Exactly 12 to depress the key enough that it registers. When using 11 it would push down the key slightly but no input would be made. The only exception was the spacebar and that took 14 nickels. I don't know how much grams that is redface.gif.

What exactly does this signify, besides the obvious of how much weight to push down a key? Just keeping a log of sorts for various keyboards?
post #26 of 36
NVM read your other post, yea those are actual good switches, the cheap knockoff take more.
Edited by Scrappy - 5/22/11 at 6:03pm
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post #27 of 36
Thanks for doing the test. Added to the Force Database.

Not bad. 60g means it's lighter to type on than a Model M (70g).
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hey scrappy, I randomly went through I guess you would say "normal sized keys". Looking at my notepad I used letters a,l,b, numpad 2 and 4, enter and lastly the up arrow (the one not on the numpad) was also used.

I made sure to set the nickles down slowly, which was more difficult then I thought because my hand was shaky lol. Also made sure to play with putting a stack with minus one nickel to see if it would register; if I was careful in the case of -1 it would depress but would not register it in notepad. Space bar was consistent with 14 nickels placed directly in the center.
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Thanks for doing the test. Added to the Force Database.

Not bad. 60g means it's lighter to type on than a Model M (70g).

I'm completely new here but from posts in this thread it seems you are the resident keyboard master! pleased to meet you! biggrin.gif
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That's a pretty nice little find.
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