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Keyboard of the Month: August '14

Poll Results: Which keyboard do you think deserves Keyboard of the Month?

Poll expired: Sep 1, 2014  
  • 17% (22)
    Entry 1
  • 28% (35)
    Entry 2
  • 4% (5)
    Entry 3
  • 5% (7)
    Entry 4
  • 4% (5)
    Entry 5
  • 40% (50)
    Entry 6
124 Total Votes  
post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 
Welcome to OCN's Keyboard of the Month competition!

The winner of the August '14 KOTM is @Exfiltrate



Entries (Click to show)
Entry 1
Quote:
Keyboard: Custom
Mods:
  • FaceU PCB
  • 67g gold springs
  • Custom pink tactile MX sliders
  • White switch covers
  • Krytox lubed switches
  • OG Dolch keycaps
  • GMK purple modifier keycaps
  • GMK cyan spacebar
  • KBT Pure case painted 'Montana Gold Cherry Blossom"
  • Clear acrylic Sprit plate





Entry 2
Quote:
Keyboard: Filco Majestouch-2
Mods:
  • Aluminium case
  • Lubed and stickered switches with 65g and 62g springs
  • UV/ purple LEDs
  • Custom designed keycaps
  • O-rings
  • Bitumen dampened larger keys
  • Double sleeved USB cable
  • HID Liberation device controller board




Entry 3
Quote:
Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3 Tuhaojin
Mods:
  • Custom keycap configuration




Entry 4
Quote:
Keyboard: Filco Majestouch-2
Mods:
  • Matte black aluminium case
  • Lubed vintage MX Blacks with 68g gold springs
  • DSA Dolch keycaps



Entry 5
Quote:
Keyboard: Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid
Mods:
  • White PBT Sanctuary keycap set




Entry 6
Quote:
Keyboard: KBT Poker II
Mods:
  • 'Ying yang' custom keycap layout
  • Purple LEDs
  • O-rings
  • Sleeved cable


Rules and information. (Click to show)
Here you can enter your modded keyboards against other people's in a poll to see who has the "best" modded keyboard for the month.

This thread serves as a place for you to show off your board before the poll opens and to vote when the poll opens.

You are welcome to upload more pictures of the board you have entered before or during the competition, however the pictures must be of the same exact board, that means you can't change the case, the keycaps or even the cable out. This rule has been introduced because you are only permitted to enter one board per month, any altering of the board in photos may get your entry votes that it otherwise wouldn't have.

A reminder of the rules for submitting entries and info about the competition in general:

How The Competition Works: (Click to show)
  • At the start of the month I create a Keyboard of the Month (KOTM) thread.
  • You can use the dedicated KOTM thread to post pictures of your keyboard that you are entering (optional) and to submit your entry for that month via the Google Docs form.
  • Entries are accepted until the last week of the month, after which entries for that month are closed.
  • I will then put up a poll in that thread of all the submissions and the poll will stay up for 1 week to let people from all over the site vote.
  • After the voting closes, I will announce the winner for that month, their name will be added to the list of winners, a picture of their board put in the Mechanical Keyboard Club OP to show off their work, and they will be able to claim a limited edition OCN Keyboard of the Month keycap as seen below.
Competition Rules: (Click to show)
  • You must enter your own board, I reserve the right to ask for proof of ownership of any board I think may not belong to you.
  • You can enter as many times as you like per year with one board or different ones.
  • You can win at most three times in a single year, and not two months in a row.
  • You can only win once with a given board, if you win twice with a board appearing to be the same, proof of the differences between the two will be required.
  • Only one image will be put up as your entry's poll picture, if you submit two images then I will pick which one.
  • You may change your entry once before the competition starts, any subsequent entries by you for that month will be ignored. Your entry cannot be changed once the poll is up.
  • You can request the poll picture in the KOTM thread be changed once.
  • I reserve the right to permanently exclude any people who's submissions break any of the competition rules or the OCN ToS e.g. submissions clearly meant to advertise.
Tips for entering: (Click to show)
  • Get inventive: You're unlikely to do well if you're just changing out a few keycaps.
  • Provide a good picture: The picture is what sells your entry to voters, so do your best to make it look good, for some tips see this thread.
How To Claim Your Prize If You Win: (Click to show)
To claim your prize if you have won, send me a PM with the following info so the staff can organise your prize.
Quote:
  • Competition thread link:
  • Prize Won:
  • Full OCN Username:
  • Full Name:
  • Full Address & Post/Zip Code:
  • Tankguys Email Address:


(*NOTE*) Physical Prize Winners must create a Tankguys account and fill out their full name and shipping info.
https://www.tankguys.com/customer/account/login/

In addition to this, please also include a link to the post where I declare you the winner for my benefit, to make verifying you as a winner easier.

Trying to claim a prize when you haven't won the KOTM competition will get you banned from all future KOTM competitions.


The prize:





The form to submit your entries:


Edited by Paradigm84 - 9/2/14 at 1:55pm
post #2 of 41
crap! my keyboards not ready yet! ( runs away to order new parts! ) or I may just submit it as is.
post #3 of 41
Thread Starter 
You've still got almost 3 weeks before the poll goes up. thumb.gif
post #4 of 41
Here is my contribution for KOTM August. You may recognise the keyboard from an earlier KOTM but this time it is 100% finished.



Short facts:
Keyboard: Filco Majestouch-2
Mods:
* Aluminium case (before: standard plastic filco case)
* Lubed and stickered linear switches, springs replaced to 65g and 62g (before: standard clicky mx blue)
* UV/ Purple LED's (before: green LED's)
* Custom designed keycaps (before: original black top-printed filco keycap set)
* Swedish layout (before: UK)
* O-rings (before: none)
* Bitumen dampened keys for 2x and up (before: none)
* USB Mini-B Female plug (before: standard non-detachable black plastic cable)
* DIY double sleeved USB cable (before: none)
* Custom controller board "HID Liberation Device", 100% programmable with layers/ macros. (before: standard locked controller)
More Pictures: (Click to show)



















Edited by euf0ria - 8/19/14 at 11:59pm
post #5 of 41

That's probably the best looking keyboard I've ever seen... bravo!

 

I am definitely partial to a white board. :thumb:

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post #6 of 41
ill be entering mine in soon enough, my ducky shine 3 came in today. and i have the limited edition gold board
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

ill be entering mine in soon enough, my ducky shine 3 came in today. and i have the limited edition gold board

What modifications have you made (or will be making)?

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post #8 of 41
Haha looking to be a pretty one sided poll this month wink.gif

I've only just recently received my first mechanical keyboard and I'm still waiting for QWER to send me a few caps. I'm not going to attempt any mods prior to that so I doubt I will have anything to contribute myself unfortunately.
post #9 of 41
heres my entry:

ducky shine 3 gold
retro cherry white/orange doubleshot set with translucent letters/ numbers (in replacement of the black stock set)
a few other tidbit custom keycaps
custom sleeved cable in the works
custom ducky snake translucent white spacebar in the works (the one one on here is a temporary placefiller)


More Pictures! (Click to show)






i know my picture skills are not amazing. neither is my camera.
Edited by PCSarge - 8/20/14 at 4:46pm
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Well folks, it looks like we have a winner. Congrats euf0ria. Everyone else go home.
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