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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
It boils down to this - remove the rubber dome from a rubber dome keyboard and you have nothing. Remove the rubber dome from a Topre and you've got a working linear capacitive keyboard.



Yes, if you assume that the Model M is not a mechanical keyboard, then the Model F wouldn't be either. But again, this depends on what you use to quantify 'mechanical'. If we use the metal spring definition, they're both mechanical. If you go by the technique used by the keyboard to detect a keypress then they are not - the Model M is a membrane keyboard and the Model F is a capacitive keyboard.

Except "capacitive" refers to the method that the controller uses to detect keypresses, while "mechanical" refers to the physical method that guides the key's movement and creates electrical contact, and "membrane" refers to what the matrix circuitry is printed on. They are not mutually exclusive from each other. A Model F is a capacitive mechanical board, a Topre is a capacitive rubber dome board, and a Model M is a mechanical membrane board.
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miniguru is canceled but all is not lost. KBC is releasing their own SFF



PCB Mounted Cherry MX Brown, Blue and Black switches. PBT Keycaps, PBT Casing, n-Key Rollover, Removable Cable.

I think imsto mentioned it will be available on the US Market via eBay and will retail for $120

more info here.
Edited by lmnop - 6/18/10 at 5:20pm
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Why are small boards so popular with mechanicals? Is it just because they use less switches, so are noticeably cheaper?
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post #4594 of 14567
I think my dream keyboard right now is a full-size version of that board from KBC, but with plate-mounted switches.
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post #4595 of 14567
every single SFF mechanical keyboard I have seen except the Cherry G84-4100 is expensive.
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post #4596 of 14567
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I think my dream keyboard right now is a full-size version of that board from KBC, but with plate-mounted switches.
PCB mount isn't a problem if the casing is strong.
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post #4597 of 14567
The smaller Decks are cheaper then the full size.

I just hate sff boards, lol.
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The smaller Decks are cheaper then the full size.

I just hate sff boards, lol.
not by much. even the Cherry G84-4100 on the retail market is expensive.
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post #4599 of 14567
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every single SFF mechanical keyboard I have seen except the Cherry G84-4100 is expensive.
He's asking if they're popular because they might be cheaper than they otherwise would be if they were full-size.

So, he's just asking why they're popular. Well, at least he's saying that they seem popular. Are they as popular as he seems to think?
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and I answered no they are more expensive
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