The most anticipated day to look forward to once all your parts arrive - especially when you have awesome friends who are also building!
What I built (with help, of course - thanks @SpencerL):
E6-V2 60% keyboard
Zealios V2 67g
GMK screw in stabilizers - clipped and lubed
Gateron silent inks
GMK screw in stabilizers - clipped and lubed
Early this year, when I first started this hobby, it seemed super daunting because of all the different components. I had tons of questions but thankfully, had helpful friends to guide me throughout this process (and still do).
For instance, why do you have to take apart the stabilizers to clip them? Why do you have to lube your stabilizers? Why can't you just use it the way you received it in its original form? So many questions!
Not going to lie, I thought it was a tedious task to clip and lube the stabilizers but its a must! Once you do, you can't go back! No more mushy keys or rattling...
I'm sure most community members are aware of or have heard of JTK keycaps. Established in 2014, they are the manufacturer behind popular sets like JTK Arctic, Hana, Aqua, Photostudio and Hyperfuse. Their goal to make high quality and affordable can be seen by their keycaps of thick ABS plastic and doubleshot legends. Throughout the years, they have continued to improve and refine their colors and designs, producing many sets for the community. All of them are sold as one base kit with compatibility for multiple, if not all, layouts.
Typically offered in Cherry profile, I'm excited to announce that I have been communicating with JTK on the release of their newest profile offering - Half-SA, or HSA. HSA is a new, spherical and sculpted profile influenced as a short variation of the popular SA profile. It comes in doubleshot ABS with a smooth and glossy finish. Based on feedback around the community, JTK has developed a few simple HSA sets through preliminary...
Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard - Best Backlit Keyboard in 2018
Are you looking for any recommended backlit keyboard?
For me, I would suggest that you should buy Logitech K800 wireless illuminated keyboard. This keyboard is premium wireless keyboards with backlit keys that provide excellent brightness in any conditions (dark). Mores, it will ease the typing, gaming, more.
Here are some "Pros" of this keyboard:
Stylish and ergonomic
Wireless to keep space neat
Long lasting battery
High compatibility: Compatible with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® , Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Dropout-Free 2.4GHz Connection
Why you should pick Logitech K800 Wireless Backlit Keyboard :
Computing systems render me irate. Fundamentally and deeply irate. Systems are bereft of user experience layout that is acceptable or high quality assurance.
As such, I've broken many a computer keyboard. Back in five-years of hour work weeks I've only broken two K800s. One contrary to the head of a coworker, one other after hammering the...
I apologize for any jimmies that may be rustled by this post, but I feel like this needs some attention. I used to LOVE Massdrop when I first got into the hobby of mechanical keyboards. I always wanted these fancy GMK and SA keycap sets and Massdrop seemed like the best place to get them, all other group buys are usually ran by a single person, seemed a lot less reliable to me at the time.
My opinion has pretty much pulled a complete 180 at this point. I used to defend MD as much as I possibly could, I figured people were just complaining cause they didn't understand MD isn't the actual manufacturer of these high-end keycap sets or custom keyboards and people didn't want to wait. Now I realize that while there are still (and will always be) people who complain about this, Massdrop needs some SERIOUS customer service improvement.
Here's the reddit post & linked imgur album that caused me to want to write up this post in the first place (this is not me):
In light of the Satisfaction 75 extras that went on sale this past Sunday, I have been enjoying using mine at work as a daily driver. The 75% layout is sweet and I've repurposed the f-row to showpiece and flex some of the best artisans in the community!
Featuring SA Oblivion and keycaps from @JellyKey, @DwarfFactory, S-Craft, and Primecaps - all of whom make excellent SA resin-casted artisans. Notable personal favorites include the keycaps from the Anura and Kizushi series, who can resist cute frogs and sushi?
At the time of this post, Dwarf Factory has the new Gnarly Drakon live on our site. It's sold over an astonishing amount of over 900 in just 3 and a half days. If you haven't joined already, don't miss out because chances are that this artisan won't be returning!
I've been talking to the DF team about future sculpts and currently we are brainstorming some exciting new ideas in the coming months.
What type of artisans would you guys like to see on...
I just received my Drop CTRL keyboard from the latest run with Halo Clear switches and I am noticing a distinct `hollow` or almost `pinging` sound. I am wondering if it is the switches or the keyboard itself. Does anyone else notice this on theirs?
I previously purchased a Drop CTRL from amazon with Cherry browns and I did not notice the sound so part of me thinks that it might be the switches.
Shipping/Packaging: Shipping took a month or more from KPRepublic, weird journey (Coronavirus effects may make your mileage vary, maybe they're rerouting packages around to make sure nothing gets opened in the contagion window, but probably just weird logistics). Know that if you order one, you shouldn't get excited until the thing says out for delivery regardless of how close it looks.
The box was packed like a tank though. Looked just like a Varmilo 68Mg case but numpad sized. Comes with a metal switch puller like the Alt's but pot metal, and a cap puller, as well as a strange felt and wooden button carrying pouch with a slot for the instructions.
Finish: This is one of the nicest anodizing jobs I have seen on things without an apple logo. The color is closer to space grey than the ALT is, and the bead blasting finer grained. Very Smooth. Color wise it doesn't quite match the MacBook Pros from last year in space grey, but it doesn't have...