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Mr Attack, do you think it would be possible and not too time-consuming to use this (or similar) lube on Outemu Red switches? They are Cherry clones as far as I can tell. I'm wondering if I can smooth out my work typing experience for not a lot of money/effort :)
Hmmm... Switch lubing will always be an tedious and time consuming process. But what I can guarantee you, is that it will transform your typing experience considerably. It will sound much better and the scratchiness will be greatly reduced. R200 in supplies and a Saturday evening.
 

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I bought a set of Tai-Hao Miami PBT Doubleshot Keycaps I think in June from a fellow Carbie

I have since decided to go a different route.

Let me know if you are interested.
I sent you a PM. 100% interested.
 

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Thank you. Will be browsing a bit tonight. Seems like KBDFans are priced a bit more, but at least I know what I am getting. Hmmm.

I wonder what happened with all of Rebeltech's stock. Would love to buy one of those Miami sets right about now.

Coincidentally, I've got two extra Ducky sets lying around (Pudding and, I think Midnight?) for planned builds that never ended up happening. :p
 

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Jumping in here a bit late not sure if I missed it but where do you buy switches separately? My knowledge of customizing keyboards is very limited

I have a Aorus k9 Mech kb with red switches and it comes with 9 blue changeable switches and keycaps but I would like to change the whole kb to the blue switches rather? I see it is Flaretech switches?


 

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Jumping in here a bit late not sure if I missed it but where do you buy switches separately? My knowledge of customizing keyboards is very limited

I have a Aorus k9 Mech kb with red switches and it comes with 9 blue changeable switches and keycaps but I would like to change the whole kb to the blue switches rather? I see it is Flaretech switches?



Maybe @GIGABYTE South Africa knows.
 

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Jumping in here a bit late not sure if I missed it but where do you buy switches separately? My knowledge of customizing keyboards is very limited

I have a Aorus k9 Mech kb with red switches and it comes with 9 blue changeable switches and keycaps but I would like to change the whole kb to the blue switches rather? I see it is Flaretech switches?


Unfortunately, you need those optical switches for that board.

Best bet is to ask the supplier or search the Chinese sites for compatible switches.
 

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so, dipping dem toes in the shallow side

bought @Gouko_Tenrou 's Kludge with Pudding Caps, but have to say I don't like the look

swapped back to stock and much better... maybe because old keyboard was also the same lighting look

but now that BIG CON: how ironically I find myself wanting to use the TKL keys more in the last 2 days, since using the 60%, than I have probably in all of this year :mad:

so I will definitely get myself one of those USB keypad things or the winner would be a G13 :(
 

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It turns out that, Kailh BOX Burnt Orange switches are actually clicky. :mad:

After a bout a weeks use, I noticed some of the switches are making crunchy/clicky noises. I moved them to less used keys and today the 'new' switches also started clicking.

Apparently, when the factory lube wears off Kailh BOX tactile switches, they become clicky. So you have to reapply lube on the contact point for the switch to remain silent. I wish I knew this beforehand... I'm not too bothered by the noise, but the inconsistency in the switches in their current state... Some click, and others don't. Mainly I'm upset because if I wanted another set of clicky switches, I would've bought another set of clicky switches.

I'm pretty sure my new Hako True switches are also going to click shortly after going into a fresh board...
 
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Anyone know when the Logitech G915 TKL is coming to SA? Really tempted to get one of Amazon but it'll cost a good R6.5K to import :cautious:
 

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So I ran to JK Hobbies in Somerset West to go check what lubes they might have and they had this TRL Silicone Diff oil for R160 2000CS , first I was skeptical, but I thought what the hell I might as well since I have more switches than I can use.
So instead of lubing one switch and I straight went and did my entire keyboard and was incredibly suprised with the results. These gateron reds feel better than I ever thought a switch could feel and the sound is a deep thoc instead of that high pitch smack.
I still need to lube the stabilizers and haven't gotten any Dielectric grease for those yet. But those are on my short list along with fixing my ctrl and win keys xD Also, in the video. The CTRL key as the unlubed Gateron Red and the rest of the keyboard are the lubed ones.
And also please excuse my professional audio and video quality xD
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As it turns out, I think the silicone oil lube might be a little thin as it doesn't sit very long as I can notice a difference between my wasd (About 40 hours of use these last few days) and my F row keys (Haven't used a lot). It still feels smooth, but can feel a big difference in the smoothness between the switches. As this is my first time lubing switches I'm not sure if this is standard but I don't believe that it is. that said, it still feels like they are lubed just not to the same degree then the rest. I also opened them and checked to see if it's still lubed and it was.
But I was wondering, would mixing it with a light silicone grease increase the "Stickyness"/the time it stays there? or should I try get a thicker or lighter silicone lube?
 

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As it turns out, I think the silicone oil lube might be a little thin as it doesn't sit very long as I can notice a difference between my wasd (About 40 hours of use these last few days) and my F row keys (Haven't used a lot). It still feels smooth, but can feel a big difference in the smoothness between the switches. As this is my first time lubing switches I'm not sure if this is standard but I don't believe that it is. that said, it still feels like they are lubed just not to the same degree then the rest. I also opened them and checked to see if it's still lubed and it was.
But I was wondering, would mixing it with a light silicone grease increase the "Stickyness"/the time it stays there? or should I try get a thicker or lighter silicone lube?
Very interesting... The lube I applied to my fidget toy still feels the same. I spam it a lot between matches and while reading, so it does see a lot of use. But after a week or two of use it should not feel that much different. There might be a substance in your lube that evaporate quicker? Let us know.

Unfortunately, you can't really mix lubes. They will separate quickly and then you end up with a mess. Some have claimed to have some success with mixing silicone oil and grease, but it won't last long. Eventually they will separate. Worth a try though?
 

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Coincidentally, I've got two extra Ducky sets lying around (Pudding and, I think Midnight?) for planned builds that never ended up happening. :p


@PandaAttack1, If you are taking the Pudding set, would you mind letting me know how those caps look on the Draconic? As I'm interested in getting pudding keycaps but just not sure if the LEDs are bright enough for it to actually look good.
 

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@PandaAttack1, If you are taking the Pudding set, would you mind letting me know how those caps look on the Draconic? As I'm interested in getting pudding keycaps but just not sure if the LEDs are bright enough for it to actually look good.
I only took the midnight ducky caps. I'm not really an RGB fan, so I'm not the one to ask here.

If someone in Pretoria has a pudding keycap set, I'm more than happy to try it on the draconic and send you a video.
 

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Hi Guys,

I recently got myself a Redragon Broadsword pro and looking to replace the blue switches with browns or red. Any idea where I can purchase some.

Thanks
 

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My stuff arrived today, and it's all brilliant. :)



Not sure what those 3D-printed things are, but happy to be part of the GB!
 

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Can anyone recommend a cheap mechanical keyboard (sub 1k) with per key RGB backlighting?
When it's back in stock, the Redragon Kumara is a decent bet locally: Redragon RD-K530RGB Draconic RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Brown Switches Gaming Keyboard - Wootware

If you're willing to import, the market opens up a bit, you can look into the following boards:


Geek GK61 61 Keys Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Hot Swappable Gateron Optical Switch RGB Type-C Programmable 60% Layout Gaming Keyboard (note this board uses optical switches which communicate with the PCB differently to other switches. Won't make a difference if you aren't planning on swopping them out at any point in the future, but I figured it's worth mentioning. The switches are VERY smooth if you're into linears)

If you want to get into a project board and want to do a bit of DIY, you can look into this board, but I think it'll go over your budget once you factor in keycaps and switches

 

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