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I love the design and would love to buy this but unfortunately I'm one of "those" people and need that num pad... Ugh... I hate being me sometimes
Buy this MK and get a separate numblock for a few $. Or program yourself the right side of the keyboard as a numpad layer. So many possibilities to customize, yet so rare chances to get such a high quality MK.
I thought about that but then i would have too many peripherals and not enough usb ports. lol Then comes the cost of buying a separate num pad. Also problem with programming, i would rather not do that. I mean at this point you can say I'm just making excuses haha Anyway the design is clean and i really love it. Sigh... Who am i kidding I'll probably take the plunge and buy it and finally take a step into the minimalist keyboard world.
Its not that programming the keys is hard its just for me its a hassle to reteach myself things I've committed to muscle memory thus far hehe
The addition of the second Type C port is intended primarily for linking peripherals that talk using KKL (the programmable Keyboard Layout Language). An IC designed number pad is almost certainly going to be a future, but additional cost, option.
Thats good to know. Thanks for the info!
Still trying to figure out what switches i want though haha
No worries friend. And to be clear; I don't know of any plans for a number pad, just that it seems a reasonable proposition for KLL's interkeeb protocol. Alternatively, you may be better served by waiting for the Kira96 from IC.
You may find this graph useful if you're considering either of the Halo switches. It correlates the force and distance of a selection of switches as they are initially depressed all the way to bottoming out:
NB: I've spaced '.PNG' in the hyper link in order to post the link.
You are on point with the info my friend! Thank you again. I was thinking of going halo clear and switching out the springs like they do with the mx ergo browns. I wantes to go for the silent tactile feel but something not so stiff.
Why not go True? They resemble Halo Clears, but start out gentler, have a discernable bumb, and while they do get markedly stiffer at the end, that is only to prevent bottoming out.
From what i read the clears are closely modeled after the browns as in the more silent ones. Unfortunately, the wife does not have the same love for the clicky sounds of mechanical keyboards so i had settled to get a silent keyboard. So currently looking to upgrade to a more minimalistic clean rgb keyboard
Ahh, I'm still a n00b to all this, though I may still not be quite as enthusiastic as I first imagined; I confess the thought of rejigging springs on switches does not fill me with glee. This appears to fit your bill perfectly, although 6 months is quite the wait. I'm weighing up a temporary £25 mechanical from Amazon, or going HHKB/87U.
Haha no worries. Im still debating on taking the plunge however. I was so sure I'd join the drop but i keep switching back and forth. November ship date is a doozy but it would arrive around my birthday so silver lining haha
You have time to decide, although you've sadly missed out on having an early number, which makes them faster and more accurate, or something. By the time it arrives it will probably be a surprise.
I really don't need this to develop into a new hobby, my imaginary wife feels it's far too pricey, particularly the keycap sets. One more next month, promise, and then im quitting. Why do I sound like a junkie? Oh dear.
Its a slippery slope especially if you start getting into custom keycaps and custom keyboards with different individual switches for each key. Haha
The serialized ones don't bother me at all. If i really wanted a number on mine i can just put some fake plaque on it or something. Just for myself of course not to resell or anything shady like that