Nov 19, 20164377 views

What's Your Daily Keyboard?

Bringing back one of my old favorite discussions, what keyboard is your daily driver Im using a modified K65 rgb and a planck. But what are you using I'd love to know and If you can make sure to post a pic

Anthony Johnston, Kizoveen, and 10 others

This is my daily driver. <3 Planck.
Looks great @Meepsi I have to say, the jukebox set goes great with planck. I just wish more keysets came with blanks, because I can't stand the standard planck layout!
My work keyboard is getting smaller and smaller ! Not sure I can actually code on a vortex core but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm averaging one keyboard purchase a month. Luckily I'm not having kids! I figure this will still work out cheaper than children. Who am I kidding, these are my children.
I've got 2 Corsair K65s at work. At home I use a G710+ with translucent front print max keyboard keys, and some custom CS buy bind keys for my numpad.
My first mk. Right now I'm waiting for the planck drop to finish, so I can get started with a nice <60% setup.
With backlit caps lock:
I love my dox. So much so that I'm building a second one for home.
I have only two keyboard now, but one of it is my original custom, that sometimes don't working.
So my daily keyboard is Ducky One Fullsize...
I hope to have many keyboards in same time... :(
I'm currently using a split planck, which I just finished making yesterday. Prior to this, I was using a normal planck.
Looking through the other posts here, there are some super awesome boards! Some of those ergodoxes look absolutely mad!
Also I can't say no to a nice 60%, some of the ones here look really nice!
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I just glued the switches to an acrylic cut plate and wired it up with diodes and wire wrap wire. You can still do this without a pcb.
This was supposed to be in response to nyzm...
Still using my 4 year old Max Keyboard Blackbird TKL. Blank Black Esc key. Cherry MX Blue switches. Red backlighting.
Had to replace the original wrist wrest with one from Glorious PC Gaming Race. It's better than I was expecting and I was expecting a lot!
I also have a mechanical 10 key with Cherry MX Blue switches. Love that thing too!
I am constantly changing boards which explains my slow typing speed, or high error speed. Right now using a cheat sheet to get used to this little work I have been using a manilla air with blue switches
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That is a silver label model M. Heading towards 31 years and still working fine. Soulds a little like monkeys playing on bedsprings, but I like it. Plus you can do serious damage to someone if wielded as a weapon. Photo shows the back sticker, needs to be cleaned. Sounds like you do not have the primary sticker on the back.
You can get close to the part number just by the color and location of the IBM badge on the front. There a lot of folks who know a lot more about them, but if yours has a white or blue IBM label on front, there is a good chance it is part number 1391401. Send a photo of yours. You can also take a look at They sell model m's and have a lot of model information in their listing categories.
Wow, thanks for the information. The knowledge about classic keyboards out there never fails to impress me.
I use my trusty cherry g80-3850 mx 3.0
I have the same board. I like it but the chassis is somewhat flexible ...
Nothing special. HHKB2 for home and Filco M2 with blues to work. Waiting on penumbra or oblivion to drop.
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oh i forgot waiting for months for a keycap set is normal haha
Sometimes I have to tell myself "it's not that expensive and it worths the waiting".
It's said that they are going to happen: GMK Oblivion, April SA Oblivion, later a few months
Classic Ergodox full hand + Cherry MX Blue + DSA Hana


& Gh60 hhkb layout + Ergo Clear + DSA Granite
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and just one more question, does the clear switch stick with 62g springs? I heard that sometimes they stick but others say that it doesn't.
No. I have modified three keyboards(Ergodox, Gh60, Infinity 60) and brought more than two hundreds of 62g springs. Never met a stuck 62g springs. It's quite stable to press down and pop up for a 62g spring under the mx clear stem. It would stick easily for a softer spring, like the 45g as I mentioned before. The best guess for the reason of the sticking issue of a 62g spring, as I know maybe it's caused by a bad quality spring.
Anyway, I think you should get some spare springs before you get your hand to this modification. They're really cheap, compared to the keycaps/keyboard kits. It costed me less than 7 dollars to buy 2 hundred 62g springs in Taobao, excluding the shipping fee. A few extra springs are usually good, and cheap.
G710+ with the Cherry MX Browns
Corsair Gaming K65 RGB, Cherry MX Red
Same, but I used a Pok3r for work!
Mine is a plank, but I'm looking for suggestions on a good programable TKL board I can hack around with. My main needs are to be able to move keys around so I can do my own Frankin-Dvorak layout.
a good tkl, depending on taste, not that hard, programmable, a lot more difficult and probably pricey. I can only repeat myself over and over again, my most beloved (mechanical) keyboard gadget:
No matter, how many mks are going to come, or the way my taste will change, this gadget will stay. Should it really brake someday, not fixable, which i doubt, treating it fair and usual, i'll immediatly get myself a new one.
Call me a believer :)
Not to sidestep @Makami 's great uber-flexible option, love the idea of that little dongle working with just about any keyboard... but the CM Quick Fire Rapid is a pretty decent solid construction standard layout TKL with a plug and go replacement for the controller board that gives it complete programmability ( ) and I think bpiphany, the creator of those controllers, a few models for other Filco boards too.
Just keeping your options open :)
TEX Yoda with Cherry MX Blues.
The styling of the Tex Yoda goes perfect with the think pad.
I love the Tex Yoda.. someday I hope they do another batch.
Currently switching between my tada68 and Varmillo VA87MR depending on what I'm doing. Varmillo with Gateron Greens for typing and Tada68 with Gateron Blues for gaming.
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Finally someone with the overwatch caps besides me :)
Kinesis Freestyle 2 with the VIP3 accessory because it's a split keyboard with a wrist rest, adjustable angle incline and significantly, because my company bought it. Something similar with mechanical keys would be the Matias Ergo Pro and I'd like to try that someday. Or perhaps a non-split ergononic keyboard like the Truly Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard - Model 229. I'm not quite sold on the Ergodox layout.
Home PC has a CM Quickfire Rapid with Cherry browns and "Bumblebee" PBT caps. I'll try the QFR Frosty Flake controller swap soon. I'm going to build and hand wire a split keyboard sometime soon.
stock pok3r. still struggle to adapt it to my ms office movement jiu jitsu. das keyboard pro in the background as a backup. both mx blues.
I used a Focus FK-2001 for a long time and was crushed when it died. I was very busy and grabbed the cheapest thing I could find at Wal-Mart as a "I need it NOW" replacement. (A crappy membrane keyboard.) About a month ago, a friend offered to sell me several bins full of computer parts from a Machine Shop that was moving. I jumped on the deal and found a very heavy and very abused keyboard.
I started taking it apart to clean it, and to my delight it has Cherry MX Blue switches. So with a thorough cleaning, new keycaps, new stabilizers, and a bit of grease, I've got myself a really nice keyboard.
My only real disappointment is that it has a 6.0U bottom row layout and apparently there's not a lot of call for those. I guess I'll wait until I can afford something with MX Cherry Green switches and make sure it has a standard 6.25U bottom row layout.
Code 61 MX Brown
Like the blank keys
Got the keyboard from I love it because it's all cherry MX green, and has a manual switch on the bottom to configure to Colemak keyboard input (no software or drivers needed!). I changed the main keys to blanks to keep people from squatting in my cube when I am out of the office (most people at my work type by search and destroy). Note the schiit audio stack in the corner!
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I love those keycaps! Where were those from?
At you can download an Adobe Illustrator template and create a custom keycap set.
IBM Model M date of birth was 6-13-1991
my daily driver is the apple extended keyboard II with the imate adb to usb converter. I've been searching for months for something close in feel. Any suggestions?
Uses salmon alps?
I'm using a Strafe RGB with MX Browns, really like it :D
Mother Russia backlight? I see you comrade.
Ergodox EZ from the Kickstarter campaign. Cherry blues.
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I took programming and wound up doing CAD. I wish I was doing both as they both are really interesting, and then I could write scripts to automate a lot of my more tedious CAD tasks. I would need time to learn programming though, and I'm too busy with tedious CAD tasks....
After I learn java I might take CAD
Using a KBC Poker I (top) & a Vortex Poker II (bottom) Both Poker's are sporting Cherry MX Red switches
Thermaltake Tt eSports with Cherry MX blue switches.
Planck with MATIAS quiet click keyswitches so that I can take it to and from classes and not annoy everyone in the room while I am typing.
That was my mistake mine has greens in it and I get some dirty looks might have to make a new planck in the future :|
Daily mk is hard to tell, i like to switch.
At the moment.
Most beloved and used of modern times, waiting for some new kecaps and modding again:
Most beloved and used in older times, still love that typing feeling of pcb mounted G80s:
and a lot more :)
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love your profile pic super cute