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post #1761 of 14566
well on ebay there's someone selling custom wood framed keyboards with either blues or browns for 1k each.

Btw, what's this bottoming out issue I hear. Is it something that is evident on all mechanical keyboards and I've yet to notice or something

BTW I think I'm fully immersed into this thing; I just got another board in addition to the Irocks browns - a tenkeyless filco blue, the one manyak originally had on sale on the forum.
    
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post #1762 of 14566
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Btw, what's this bottoming out issue I hear. Is it something that is evident on all mechanical keyboards and I've yet to notice or something
Bottoming out is exactly what it sounds like - when you push your key all the way down so the keycap contacts the keyboard frame, usually resulting in a rather loud noise. I wouldn't really call it an issue, more a law of physics.
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just received my Filco 10keyless MechKB BlueCherry, excited to Open it Up and here the lOud Noise, hehe
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I never really got used to the black alps switches. I guess I got a little better about not bottoming them out, but it is really hard. It takes a little force to get past the tactile bump, and when you do it gives way and is really easy to bottom out (in fact its pretty hard not to).

Ah well, linear switches until I mod the other one.
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post #1765 of 14566
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well on ebay there's someone selling custom wood framed keyboards with either blues or browns for 1k each.

Btw, what's this bottoming out issue I hear. Is it something that is evident on all mechanical keyboards and I've yet to notice or something

BTW I think I'm fully immersed into this thing; I just got another board in addition to the Irocks browns - a tenkeyless filco blue, the one manyak originally had on sale on the forum.
yea it's not a issue/problem with the keyboard. You already bottom out membrane boards to actuate anyway. with switches like Cherry Browns or Blues, they actually activate half way down the push, so you technically dont need to push all the way down to type. You can use a lot less force to type on Blues.

when i get back on my MS Natural Pro at home, i find it hard to type on...and it's supposed to be "natural" lol
 
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post #1766 of 14566
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well on ebay there's someone selling custom wood framed keyboards with either blues or browns for 1k each.
I have a CNC router system on order for my cabinet shop...I was thinking about making keyboard housings just like those on ebay....I will have to look further into it though. (and no, they will not run 1000.00 each, lol)
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I did some looking for the Cherry Ergo. Interesting history for it. It was made in limited numbers and discontinued in 97. Then 30 were found in a box in Japan. The have become a "collectors" item. My wife nearly dropped out of her chair when she seen the price. I could buy to good used scooters for one of them.

The Chinese usually put no value on old things (old ideas yes) but building and items are not cherished as antiques except in specific categories (pottery). So, if there is a more resent version of that let me know. Also Cherry seems mostly Japan, but does anyone know the OEM for them? Is there an switch factory in Taiwan or China? I know Gigabyte got out of the business. I will have to write them and see where they got theirs.
 
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I wish I had more information

in a old geekhack thread for a eBay auction one sold for $405 in 2008.

there has to be some in Asia!

anyways... back to reality.

see look at these Dr. Louis G-Power Mechanical Keyboards (scroll to bottom). they are not available in North America. looks like they have Cherry MX Blue switches, Media Keys, USB 2.0 Hub, MAC Compatible, Silicone Wrist Rest, Key Cap Puller and USB to PS/2 adapter all for 1999 Taiwan Dollar = $62 USD?

ridiculous!

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 2/23/10 at 11:00pm
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Have to see what shipping is like. If someone's in Asia they could buy them and ship them over to the US. If it's under $30 shipping then that would be amazing.
post #1770 of 14566
I think Kip should start a export business




looks like Costar manufactured them. pretty similar to the Matias Tactile Pro 2.0 which sold for $149 USD and had Fukka switches.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 2/23/10 at 11:30pm
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