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It was at a surplus store, they usually have old computer parts(AGP graphics cards, old CNC controller cards, and lots of DIY cables ready for soldering) but I saw this sweet keyboard just sitting there and snatched it.

I expected $30 or $50(remember... cheap surplus store) on the back, and I peed a little when I saw $3.00 written in sharpie on the back!




Edited by _AN HERO_ - 4/29/11 at 6:02pm
post #11912 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
No, MX-Blues.
G81. Model MY.

Those are MY switches, you can see it clearer in the second pic he posted.

You're probably thinking of G80-1800.

In any case, nice find !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drjoey1500 View Post
G81. Model MY.

Those are MY switches, you can see it clearer in the second pic he posted.

You're probably thinking of G80-1800.

In any case, nice find !
The switches in the first pic are clearly Cherry MX, while the ones in the second clearly aren't.

Now I'm confused .
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post #11914 of 14566
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Originally Posted by _AN HERO_ View Post
It was at a surplus store, they usually have old computer parts(AGP graphics cards, old CNC controller cards, and lots of DIY cables ready for soldering) but I saw this sweet keyboard just sitting there and snatched it.

I expected $30 or $50(remember... cheap surplus store) on the back, and I peed a little when I saw $3.00 written in sharpie on the back!
Lol I just googled maps surplus store near my area and I might just drop by one of these days.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
The switches in the first pic are clearly Cherry MX, while the ones in the second clearly aren't.

Now I'm confused .
Exactly, there's both a MY & MX 1800. They use either Cherry MY Switches or Cherry MX Switches.

So it just depends on what he has actually.
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post #11917 of 14566
FYI: Got my Zowie yesterday. Currently feel a little bit uncomfortable with the angle of the board (much flatter than my Eclipse II). Also need to get used to the size (it's smaller too). I'm also not sure whether i like the Browns. Spamming a key currently feels a little bit akward (with the resistance around the point activation of the key). Will test it furthermore and gonna see whether i keep it or send it back to try blacks ^^
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Could you provide a picture of the two right next to each other so we can see the angle?

I've yet to get a lot of free time with the Zowie board; but from what I did use, I liked it.
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post #11919 of 14566
No Cam here but this info: height at Strg 3cm, at Esc 5cm (Eclipse II) compared to 3/4cm (Zowie). So it's noticeably flatter.
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The Leopold is 17+8KRO over USB. My Asus P8P67 Deluxe Rev 3. Sandy Bridge and Intel BadAxe2 OTOH has rejected all my IBM and Lexmark IBMs on the PS/2 port.

I'm surprised that the OP remains so bullish on PS/2.
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