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The Mechanical Keyboard and Artisan Key Cap Thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Sleipnir, May 9, 2020.

  1. May 9, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Sleipnir

    Sleipnir [OP] Still havent found that stupid snipe

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    Didn’t see one on here so thought we should make one.

    Current setup is an Anne Pro 2 with MX Cherry Blues. Has an aluminum case and key cap set both from Banggood. Love the keyboard but I wanted one that actually works wirelessly because the AP2 isn’t apple friendly. Ended up buying a Keychron K6 which is hot swappable and have some zealios 67g switches on the way to swap with the blues.

    Also won a raffle for an artisan keycap off of reddit call Rhagda Queen of the Leyaks.

    Here’s a picture of the key cap

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    Current AP2:

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  2. May 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Biscuits

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    I didn't know mechanical keyboards could be so expansive, nor had I heard about the Anne Pro 2 until now. Your setup looks good and clean, and the Pro 2 looks impressive.

    Those keys though that you won... Wild.

    How do you like your Q5?
     
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  3. May 9, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    Sleipnir

    Sleipnir [OP] Still havent found that stupid snipe

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    pfftt the Anne Pro 2 is cheap compared to some of the $500+ boards in the mid range. A lot of people have issues with the AP2 with Bluetooth which is why I got the K6. I’m wanting a clean desk setup.

    I only won one of those key caps but there’s only 10 ever to be made :) I only got picked because another guy dropped.

    I just dug the Q5 out of my closet because I wanted to switch up my topping vx1 that I’ve used for the past 4 years. I finally broke down and bought some Drop Senheiser HD6xx since they were in stock and wanted a new amp to drive them. The Q5 doesn’t have a headphone jack so I bought a banana clip to rca adapter and then rca to 3.5 and it actually worked :D I’m actually using them right now and the Q5 doesn’t need a lot of power to drive these AKG K7xx but sound way better than using the topping vx1.
     
  4. May 18, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    Sleipnir

    Sleipnir [OP] Still havent found that stupid snipe

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    It's here!
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  5. Sep 12, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    The detail on those key caps are impressive for sure.
     
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  6. Sep 15, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    Once you go "mechanical (keyboard)," you never go back!

    Rocking Cherry Browns!
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Sleipnir

    Sleipnir [OP] Still havent found that stupid snipe

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    Thanks! The dude makes them all by hand in Indonesia. He does GB's every other week I think.

    Also not rocking the AP2 anymore. Switched to a Keychron K6 now.


    I tell you hwat. I love my keebs!
     
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  8. Feb 17, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    snozberries

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  9. Apr 2, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    I'm new to this hobby, like as of yesterday. But I'm stoked. I ordered some Miami Vice keycaps, and a WASD V3 and looking forward to my first mods.

    I'm thinking of doing a TRD Pro themed build with the stripes being put into the number pad and maybe some custom keys with mountain graphics or the like. In a bamboo case.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    That'd be really cool. I would love to see that TRD theme if you do act on it.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2021 at 1:43 PM
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    Picked up a Varmilo 108 for work since budget season is upon us. First dive into mechanical keys, so it'll be fun! Looking forward to driving my coworkers up the walls with the MX Blue switches. :rofl:

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  12. Oct 5, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    @Gunshot-6A Blues in the office, you're going to find out real quick who doesn't like you :rofl:
     
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  13. Oct 5, 2021 at 8:07 AM
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    Well the cubicle peasants with mushy keyboards can go mope while I go "clackity clack" in my office. :D
     
  14. Oct 28, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    Here's my two daily boards right now. Black stealth Realforce TKL for home setup and old school look full size Realforce for work as need the numpad for all the numbers I have to type. Both 45g, tried Topre and absolutely love it so I bought another one for work! Still have a pink Filco TKL with MX blues and Pok3r with MX clears but don't use them anymore. Ignore dirty mouse pad....

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  15. Dec 30, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    I'm looking at split one, https://ergodox-ez.com/pages/customize which i have yet to pull the trigger. I hear it is great for RSI and of course a very fancy mechanical keyboard. I just wished I could try one out before laying down the bacon.
     

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