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post #6601 of 14551
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Do any keyboards like the Happy Hacking boards exist?

I don't have near-$300 to spend, unfortunately. But I really like the form factor.

Decks come close, but I don't want backlightning, and their boards seem far too cramped (don't like the ctrl/shift/backspace keys)

Really love the idea of ctrl in place of capslock.

Am I out of luck or is there something out there for me?
So you want it completely compact like the HHKB, and not just tenkeyless like the filco?
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post #6602 of 14551
It depends.

If something else exists like the HHKB, without sacrificing the size of backspace, shift, ect for a reasonable price, I'd be all over it. I play StarCraft so ctrl and shift are very important to me.

Otherwise I'd settle for a tenkeyless board.
Edited by Jyr - 8/28/10 at 2:38pm
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post #6603 of 14551
Paulie Walnuts, Crazy can you please pop your Spacebar off to see which switch it's using.
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post #6604 of 14551
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Paulie Walnuts, Crazy can you please pop your Spacebar off to see which switch it's using.
Lemme check

I'm not sure what the different types are, but it has a black holder on each side, and a MX Clear switch in the middle. No wire bar.

I'm uploading a pic
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post #6605 of 14551
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Paulie Walnuts, Crazy can you please pop your Spacebar off to see which switch it's using.
Do you want to know the switch under the spacebar on the Deck?

If so I've got a Ice-Linear (can't remember if it or Frost comes in two fashions) so I can check if you want?
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post #6606 of 14551
yes please. it's probably Grey or Green.
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post #6607 of 14551
MX black keyboards have MX black spacebars.
MX clear keyboards have MX clear spacebars.
MX blue keyboards have MX green spacebars.
MX brown keyboards have MX gray spacebars.


But I've only observed this in Cherry keyboards, both iOne and Costar keyboards use the same spacebar switch as the rest of the board.
post #6608 of 14551
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Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
yes please. it's probably Grey or Green.
Alright, I'll look in a bit and get a picture later (need to Borrow my Ex's camera again )

I think it's Clear, it's tactile like the rest of my switches but I think it has a metal bar thing, as it doesn't want to come off easy.

Walnuts & Crazy, what Deck's do you have?

EDIT: My board is the Frost not the ice.
I always think Frost = Blue, Ice = White but it's the other way around.
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post #6609 of 14551
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Originally Posted by W4LNUT5 View Post
Lemme check

I'm not sure what the different types are, but it has a black holder on each side, and an MX Clear switch in the middle. No wire bar.

I'm uploading a pic
Tator - I have a 105 Tactile Ice




Terrible pic, but it was my cell, and had to use a flashlight for lighting. lol
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post #6610 of 14551
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MX black keyboards have MX black spacebars.
MX clear keyboards have MX clear spacebars.
MX blue keyboards have MX green spacebars.
MX brown keyboards have MX gray spacebars.


But I've only observed this in Cherry keyboards, both iOne and Costar keyboards use the same spacebar switch as the rest of the board.
I am pretty sure it's Cherry MX Grey (MX1A-21NW) Linear, 80g.
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