Moz's epic keyboard thread

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    ok, thanks. Would you compare it with old horse TVS? Besides the build quality?
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The only level the TVS can match this are the switches, because both are manufactured by Cherry.

    Otherwise, the keycaps are a lot more solid and laser etched as opposed to padprinting with flimsy plastic, NKRO, the TVS switches are mounted on a single layer PCB with a plastic plate, whereas this is mounted on a dual layer PCB with a grounded steel plate.

    I would say that if you don't need the backlit, then this is solid choice. If you want backlit, then look for the Ducky Shine III.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    For now I would stick with TVS. But I hardly care about backlit, it is too fancy for my liking and I always use computer with lights on.
     
  4. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    We are then in the same boat.

    This was my 3rd mech board after Razer BWU, and TVS Gold and numerous "gaming" keyboards. And taking into price as a consideration: Ducky > TVS > BWU > The rest, otherwise Ducky > BWU > TVS > The rest.
     
  5. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    In India WE buy Computers for the prices you guys are talking for a *^&%&& keyboard :(

    On a different note.. the acrylic KB cover looks really good.. MUCH better than I thought possible!! SERIOUSLY good job, bro!!
    THAT was REALLY worth it!
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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  7. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    No.. seriously dude..
    That day.. looking at the design, the concept And the material.. I KNEW it was gonna be good...
    BUT...
    The finished product exceeds even my best guesstimate about it's quality. :)
    Seriously sweet looking :)
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 20, 2013 ---
    IF I had the space over my KB.. I'd be running back there to get one now :)
    (Never did go back for that door sign.. neither did they call) :(
     
  8. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Luciffer, I knew they wouldn't call, it is India. You will have to call them. I might want to go sometime this week again for something else. Will call you.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    If you're still in East Delhi.. We can go together :)
     
  10. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Now in North-West
     
  11. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Got the donor board today. TVS-E Gold Bharat edition.

    20130621_204229.png

    Removed the top cover
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    The top cover
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    The back cover and the removable USB cable
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    The mounting plate, with the switches only and the PCB
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    As you can see, the switch is mounted onto the PCB via the plate. Thus will need to desolder before removing a switch
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    Cherry MX Blue glory
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    The PCB
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  12. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Finally removed the switches from the TVS.
    Here are the switches:
    CAM00129_result.jpg

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    And, opened up the Ducky ZERO.
    The front plate:
    CAM00131_result.jpg


    The backplate:
    CAM00132_result.jpg


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    The mounting plate with the keys:
    CAM00134_result.jpg


    Since the mounting plate is made of steel, it is grounded:
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    As, you can see, the mounting plate is very solid as compared to the plastic one in the TVS:
    CAM00136_result.jpg


    The back of the PCB:
    CAM00137_result.jpg

    Desoldered the broken switch and replaced it with a working one from the TVS switches. And all is fine now.
     
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  13. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Great job Mozie! I just packed my BlackWidow safely in its packing today :(
     
  14. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Good, else I would have opened it up too :p
     
  15. BkrevWlevqe

    BkrevWlevqe RAIDer

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    And I turned in my BW Ultimate for RMA, regular keyboards feel so poverty after you've used a mechanical keyboard.
     
  16. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    And it is already time to sell the Ducky, for something more exotic.

    Selling for 5500 Shipped. Any buyers?
     
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    Uh ! Selling already ?
     
  18. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I am confused here?
     
  19. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The keyboard is excellent, it is just that now I feel I need to make the ergodox and have realised that I have the resources as well.
     
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    Moz the Boz is now Confoz Bcoz now he wants Ergodoz !! :p
     

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