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That was looking good! A shame you had to stop but I know how it is .
What would you want for a couple?
Looks like you have the tools and skills for the job. I tend to make work for myself by doing everything by hand. Tools cost too much
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That was looking good! A shame you had to stop but I know how it is .
What would you want for a couple?
Looks like you have the tools and skills for the job. I tend to make work for myself by doing everything by hand. Tools cost too much
All I have is a table saw and scroll saw! Then again, that pretty much covers 95% of it, heh . Been planning on getting a buffing wheel too though, sanding is a real PAIN.

And I dunno, not much I guess, they are pretty simple pieces. I'll send you a PM.
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Laurie, where did you get those blank keycaps for that M2? Do you know of anywhere to find some for Model Ms?
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This is interesting. I've always thought keyboards like the G15 such were the bomb, but I guess this has changed my mind about gaming keyboards.

Thanks for posting this.
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This is interesting. I've always thought keyboards like the G15 such were the bomb, but I guess this has changed my mind about gaming keyboards.

Thanks for posting this.
Glad it was useful

I've been meaning to update the list of keyboards with a couple more, I think I'll do that now.
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Anyone know what the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard uses for switches?
I have one... and I love it.
Perfect key recognition even at high speeds and it is actually good looking too
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Laurie, where did you get those blank keycaps for that M2? Do you know of anywhere to find some for Model Ms?
Hey.
I don't know what you mean by m2 sorry
I know you can get blank caps and whole keys from Unicomp in black or white.
The blacks are one piece and the white ones are two piece.
Its where I got mine from.

Laurie.

Oh and at a guess on the logitech illuminated I would say a high quality scissor switch. These are the same as on most laptops. The scissor is just a mechanism to help the key stay level and the actuator is still a rubber dome over a pcb or membrane.
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Anyone know what the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard uses for switches?
I have one... and I love it.
Perfect key recognition even at high speeds and it is actually good looking too
Scissor switches w/rubber domes, like laptops. They're tons better than regular keyboards, that's for sure

Hey as long as you like the feel of it that's great. But whenever you're due for a new keyboard at least try out a tactile mechanical first. I bet it won't be that long from now either, Logitech's scissor switches only last a few months before becoming stiff. Happened with me with both an UltraX and diNovo edge.

By the way, any idea if Unicomp makes clear keytops as well?
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Hey, I'm looking at the Optimus Maximus keyboard. What's your insight on it Manyak?
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Hey, I'm looking at the Optimus Maximus keyboard. What's your insight on it Manyak?
It uses Cherry MLs...short travel, nice feedback.

But do you really want to pay $1500 for it?
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