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I am sure this has been covered but I want to get some recommendations. Does anyone have a good wrist rest that they use for a TKL keyboard? I have used one on all my previous ones and cannot go without one.
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How do we know if we made the club? xD
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post #12813 of 36842
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How do we know if we made the club? xD

Check the sheet in the OP. tongue.gif
post #12814 of 36842
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I am sure this has been covered but I want to get some recommendations. Does anyone have a good wrist rest that they use for a TKL keyboard? I have used one on all my previous ones and cannot go without one.

I got this one just yesterday in the mail, I got the shorter one but it was too short. I got this one in the link and just cut it to the length of my ducky shine tkl. I like it a lot, very comfy.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004D8PYE2/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1367693009&sr=8-12&pi=SL75

tappin from the Note II
Edited by sWaY20 - 5/4/13 at 11:48am
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post #12816 of 36842
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I am sure this has been covered but I want to get some recommendations. Does anyone have a good wrist rest that they use for a TKL keyboard? I have used one on all my previous ones and cannot go without one.

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Originally Posted by sWaY20 View Post

I got this one just yesterday in the mail, I got the shorter one but it was too short. I got this one in the link and just cut it to the length of my ducky shine tkl. I like it a lot, very comfy.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004D8PYE2/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1367693009&sr=8-12&pi=SL75

tappin from the Note II

Filco have expensive ones. I'm using a Grifiti one too. Cheap and does the job. I do want to replace it with a better one though.
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post #12817 of 36842

MechanicalKeyboards.com normally has the Ducky Fullsized & TKL wrist rests.

They're firm (like a matress) but made very well. Relatively inexpensive as well.

 

Highly suggested for whichever you need.

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post #12818 of 36842
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MechanicalKeyboards.com normally has the Ducky Fullsized & TKL wrist rests.

They're firm (like a matress) but made very well. Relatively inexpensive as well.

 

Highly suggested for whichever you need.


Idk ducky had a tkl wrist rest, just thought it was the full size.

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I could use some help with getting custom keycaps for my CM Trigger, please!

Namely, what should I look for (or avoid) for my larger keys that have cherry stabilizers? Would commonly sold key sets be intended for keyboards with Costar stabilizers? I'm not looking to get one of those (out of my budget for now), but like say Feng's thick PBT key listings on eBay (full sets that come with spacebar and everything)--would those not fit my keyboard? Do I need to look for larger keycaps separately, specifically for Cherry stabilizers? Or are the keys all the same for all Cherry switches, regardless of stabilizers?

/confused
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post #12820 of 36842
The keycaps you can typically buy for MX switches are universal, they will fit any MX switch with any stabilisers, the stabilisers just differ in their mechanism, the way they "interface" with the keycap is the same.

This is a Cherry stabiliser on a spacebar, as you can see it has the 3 distinct points to connect to the keycap.




Below is a Costar spacebar stabiliser




with Costar stabilisers the bar is visible and connects to two of the inserts pictured below, which then slot into the switch in the same way as the Cherry stabilisers.




Basically Costar stabilisers have visible bars, Cherry do not.

Cherry have the advantage that the large keycaps are easier to fit as you just have to push them down, whereas with Costar the large keys have to be carefully slipped on. This is because with Costar, the white stabiliser inserts usually stay connected to the switch when you remove the keycap, so to put the keycap back on you have to thread the loops of the stabiliser inserts over the ends of the stabiliser bar, and then push the keycap down.

Cherry vs Costar (Click to show)

Note: This is not a conclusive comparison, just what I have learnt so far, feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any points. smile.gif

Cherry

Pro's:

  • Easy to take keycaps off/ put back on
  • Don't have to worry about breaking the loops of the stabiliser inserts as much


Con's:

  • "Squishy" feel



Costar

Pro's:

  • No "squishy" feel


Con's:

  • Occasionally a "tinny" sound
  • Easy to break the stabiliser inserts if you're not careful
  • More difficult to add/ remove

AFAIK the Trigger has the standard US layout, so you shouldn't have any compatibility problems with US layout keycaps.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 5/6/13 at 5:22pm
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