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Old 26-01-2018, 10:02 AM   #901
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I’m using Ducky. Just switch to layer 2, program the media functions to any F keys, then leave it on layer 2. Then simply press the F keys.
Thinking of buying Logitech G413. It says 12 programmable keys. Any idea if I can switch layers with this keyboard?
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Old 26-01-2018, 10:50 AM   #902
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Thinking to buy new hyperx alloy elite rgb, got anyone own hyperx keyboard? any feedback?


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Old 26-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #903
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Any thoughts on this keyboard?
Massdrop x OLKB Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit



I would like a compact keyboard for work. I mainly type a lot of emails/reports. Don't really need numpad.

Would you recommend this?

What keys should I get with this?
office environment so I would prefer something quiet yet tactile. MX Brown/Clear or Matias Quiet Clicks?

Thank you in advance for your input.
I use hhkb keyboard pro type-s in office.
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Old 26-01-2018, 11:49 AM   #904
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Thinking of buying Logitech G413. It says 12 programmable keys. Any idea if I can switch layers with this keyboard?
Logitech has a good macro system and proper software for it. Not sure how the keys work though or if they use layers. But i guess ‘layers’ and ‘config’ used in Logitech is the same thing.
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Old 26-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #905
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Any thoughts on this keyboard?
Massdrop x OLKB Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit



I would like a compact keyboard for work. I mainly type a lot of emails/reports. Don't really need numpad.

Would you recommend this?

What keys should I get with this?
office environment so I would prefer something quiet yet tactile. MX Brown/Clear or Matias Quiet Clicks?

Thank you in advance for your input.
Comments say adapting to ortho kb is like relearning to type. You can watch reviews of the Planck on YouTube and see the hand positioning looks quite unnatural. As recommended, get a 60% board.

I’m using cherry browns in office and it’s perfectly fine. You can try cherry silent switches too.
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Old 26-01-2018, 01:19 PM   #906
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For work I prefer a full size. But it all depends on your work. For me I have to use the numpad.

If you don't mind investing I would recommend Topre switches instead. If you are long hours of typing, Topre do helps as it doesn't make your wrist or fingers too fatigue.

Try it out.

Else you might wanna get something like black switch mx keys. Hard to find in sg, but if you like it, order from Amazon.
Thank you for your input. never experienced Topre switches. will take a look.

Black switches seems to be linear, i'll look for tactile version of them, the clears...

You can try Vortex Core, Vortex Poker 3.
I think i found the perfect one... ikbc Poker 2 from taobao. Good price, Cherry MX browns. Thanks for the recommendations.

I use hhkb keyboard pro type-s in office.
HHKB is too premium for me. It's awesome little Keyboard but I can't justify the price yet. haha.

Comments say adapting to ortho kb is like relearning to type. You can watch reviews of the Planck on YouTube and see the hand positioning looks quite unnatural. As recommended, get a 60% board.

I’m using cherry browns in office and it’s perfectly fine. You can try cherry silent switches too.
Edit: I guess trying to get used to a different layout is going to slow down my typing speed until I get used to it... Which I do not have the time to practice...

Thanks. I am using Kailh red switches/cheapo taobao keyboard. Don't like how the keys feels flimsy. I would like to get the Cherry MX Browns or Clears. Thank you.

Thank you guys. I will order the ikbc poker 2 with usb type c, MX browns from... somewhere.

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Old 26-01-2018, 02:07 PM   #907
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Thank you for your input. never experienced Topre switches. will take a look.

Black switches seems to be linear, i'll look for tactile version of them, the clears...



I think i found the perfect one... ikbc Poker 2 from taobao. Good price, Cherry MX browns. Thanks for the recommendations.



HHKB is too premium for me. It's awesome little Keyboard but I can't justify the price yet. haha.


Edit: I guess trying to get used to a different layout is going to slow down my typing speed until I get used to it... Which I do not have the time to practice...

Thanks. I am using Kailh red switches/cheapo taobao keyboard. Don't like how the keys feels flimsy. I would like to get the Cherry MX Browns or Clears. Thank you.

Thank you guys. I will order the ikbc poker 2 with usb type c, MX browns from... somewhere.
Topre also very premium haha
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Old 20-02-2018, 09:48 AM   #908
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hey guys,

i'm looking around for a mechanical keyboard; this will be my first and i've done some reading up here and there and roughly know what i want!

1) after listening to the sounds, i prefer the cherry brown switches
2) i am not a gamer, more of a typist, and won't type so much either
3) don't need any macro switches
4) full keyboard with the numpad, preferably with the calculator button as well
5) not much preference if it's RGB or not

budget wise would be < $100 sgd if possible.

any advice?
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Old 20-02-2018, 09:56 AM   #909
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hey guys,

i'm looking around for a mechanical keyboard; this will be my first and i've done some reading up here and there and roughly know what i want!

1) after listening to the sounds, i prefer the cherry brown switches
2) i am not a gamer, more of a typist, and won't type so much either
3) don't need any macro switches
4) full keyboard with the numpad, preferably with the calculator button as well
5) not much preference if it's RGB or not

budget wise would be < $100 sgd if possible.

any advice?
You can try the ikbc td108 from Amazon.

I bought the cd108 a month ago with black keys. Very nice keyboard.
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Old 20-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #910
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You can try the ikbc td108 from Amazon.

I bought the cd108 a month ago with black keys. Very nice keyboard.
hey bro, thanks for your reply! cool, just checked it out, looks suitable for my needs! it has blue led backlight?

by the way, you shipped via comgateway/vpost?
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:16 AM   #911
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hey bro, thanks for your reply! cool, just checked it out, looks suitable for my needs! it has blue led backlight?

by the way, you shipped via comgateway/vpost?
Yes blue backlight. I shipped using Amazon shipping. Total cost less than 100SGD.
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2200G @ 3400/stock cooling LLC8
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LG 25UM58 (21:9 ultrawide)
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Transcend MTE820 128GB NVMe m.2, Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5"
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Realan E-W80 (3.6L) + adapter (0.5L) = 4.1L
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Pico-box X300 DC-ATX + 180W 19V adapter
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Old 20-02-2018, 12:26 PM   #912
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hey guys,

i'm looking around for a mechanical keyboard; this will be my first and i've done some reading up here and there and roughly know what i want!

1) after listening to the sounds, i prefer the cherry brown switches
2) i am not a gamer, more of a typist, and won't type so much either
3) don't need any macro switches
4) full keyboard with the numpad, preferably with the calculator button as well
5) not much preference if it's RGB or not

budget wise would be < $100 sgd if possible.

any advice?
Tesoro Lobera RGB? Got mine from Shopee for less than $80. Has per Key RGB. I believe it's using Kailh Brown. Prefer it over the Gateron Brown.

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Old 20-02-2018, 02:43 PM   #913
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Tesoro Lobera RGB? Got mine from Shopee for less than $80. Has per Key RGB. I believe it's using Kailh Brown. Prefer it over the Gateron Brown.

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hey bro, thanks! seems reasonable too!

anyone managed to find a simple single coloured backlit mechanical keyboard? or non coloured one? i have been finding and seems like most of their mechanical keyboards are bling bling rainbow...
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Old 20-02-2018, 02:49 PM   #914
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hey bro, thanks! seems reasonable too!

anyone managed to find a simple single coloured backlit mechanical keyboard? or non coloured one? i have been finding and seems like most of their mechanical keyboards are bling bling rainbow...
Yep most mech kb are RGB now. But if only want single colour, can always set to any 1 colour.

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Old 20-02-2018, 03:58 PM   #915
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Using tecware phantom myself. Compact. Best keyboard. Can change both keycap and switch

Less than $70.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ha...y-5760903.html

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