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It was actually a mod from someone over at geekhack a while ago. But everyone really liked it.

And it's not as flimsy as you'd think. It's got a solid aluminum casing underneath it. Open up the site and check out the gallery, you'll see what I'm talking about.

I'm fully planning on picking one up. I just can't decide if I want it with Cherry Reds for gaming or with Blues for carrying with my laptop when I travel. But I'm leaning towards the blues.
You've tried a lot of switches i bet which do you like the most for gaming. I'm considering reds. Also is the HHP2 keys larger than usual keyboard? Why is the HHP2 so expensive?
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You've tried a lot of switches i bet which do you like the most for gaming. I'm considering reds. Also is the HHP2 keys larger than usual keyboard? Why is the HHP2 so expensive?
Right now, MY switches. They have a steeper slope to their force curve than MX Blacks (start at 25cN, end at 110cN), so they kind of catch your finger and stop you from hitting the bottom unless you REALLY press hard.

Though I haven't tried reds, they're extremely rare. At least until that board is put into production. And I think I'll like them more than MY switches.
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Hi, I am new to the world of mechanical switch keyboards and I would like to have answers to few questions.

In the first page there is description of the switch types and there are these words "tactile feel" and "actuating point". Is it that the first is: a point where I could feel that the key is pressed, and the second is: when the keypress is really sent to computer?

I am thinking a keyboard that would most feel like rubber domed, because I don't have a problem typing or playing with this (although it doesn't support some key combinations). Would black switch feel most like rubber domed (as on rubber there isn't a tactile feel?) or does all off them feel completely different?

Does any company make keyboard that have Swedish/Finnish key layout, or something similar?



In a few months my sister is going to China (hong kong) and I am thinking if she could get me a keyboard from there. Does anybody know where my sister would get the best suitable keyboard for me?
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You're right about the tactile bump, but the actuation point is technically when the switch makes contact and closes the circuit. There is always a slight delay between then and when the key is actually sent, but you've got the idea.

There aren't any mechanical switches that feel like rubber domes. But there is a rubber dome capacitive switch from Topre, which is very high quality. And the boards that use it (Realforce / HHKB) are very expensive. But that's about the closest you're going to get.

And I don't know where to look for that key layout, but if anyone makes it Cherry will.
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And I don't know where to look for that key layout, but if anyone makes it Cherry will.
Do you mean that the keyboard would be directly under Cherry's name or could it be "OEM" product?

OH, I just realized that if the keyboard would have just the same layout it could be, maybe, possible to just change the keycaps.
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Do you mean that the keyboard would be directly under Cherry's name or could it be "OEM" product?
Yeah, under Cherry's name. They used to make OEM ones too but none of the companies have been using them in forever. The OEMs prefer using rubber domes for everything because it gives them a better profit margin.
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Unicomp offers ISO (105-key) layout keyboards. They don't have Swedish/Finnish offered on the site, but they do say "call" for other languages.
http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/customizer.html

They're basically a cost reduced IBM Model M and are very high quality keyboards with mechanical buckling spring switches.
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Manyak I've got say $90 to spend on a keyboard. I want something that is loud and clicky (So probably Blue switches from reading), what is my best option? eBay is sucking for mechanical keyboards ATM. Oh and it needs to be black.
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Unicomp offers ISO (105-key) layout keyboards. They don't have Swedish/Finnish offered on the site, but they do say "call" for other languages.
http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/customizer.html
Yup. Just send him an e-mail asking for it.
    
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Manyak I've got say $90 to spend on a keyboard. I want something that is loud and clicky (So probably Blue switches from reading), what is my best option? eBay is sucking for mechanical keyboards ATM. Oh and it needs to be black.
I just linked it for someone else, but:
http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/customizer.html

I have an original IBM Model M and it's loud, clicky, and has really nice, crisp tactile feedback. Only thing not to like is that it's off-white (not quite beige I think). Unicomp offers black ones with gray keys though.
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