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Offline Nich

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CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« on: 20:27, 29 April 18 »
I found the tweet below via 4MHz's Twitter feed, and I see @Gryzor has noticed it too.


https://twitter.com/mariospr/status/989846737580851200

It's a PC keyboard which has been customised so that it resembles a CPC464 keyboard. 8) I'm seriously tempted to obtain one of these myself...


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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #1 on: 20:29, 29 April 18 »
Wait til you see how much it'll cost!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #2 on: 20:32, 29 April 18 »
Wait til you see how much it'll cost!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Erm, yeah. :( I think I'll pass on this in the meantime.

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #3 on: 20:33, 29 April 18 »
Wait til you see how much it'll cost!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

How much?


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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #4 on: 20:35, 29 April 18 »
How much?


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Their keyboards range from $150 upwards!
Sorry, but it's just a keyboard at the end of the day.
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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #5 on: 20:38, 29 April 18 »
Their keyboards range from $150 upwards!
Sorry, but it's just a keyboard at the end of the day.

More money than sense if anyone buys these.

Just do it yourself http://www.fentek-ind.com/keys.htm#.WuYDShbTWaM


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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #6 on: 23:46, 29 April 18 »
Their keyboards range from $150 upwards!
Sorry, but it's just a keyboard at the end of the day.


Definitely expensive, but you get what you pay for. They're mechanical keyboards, very different from the mushy cheap rubberdome mechanisms you get in normal keyboards.


It's when you enter the realm of custom keycaps that it all goes a bit nuts... but you couldn't pry me away from my SA Carbon set.


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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #7 on: 01:06, 30 April 18 »

Definitely expensive, but you get what you pay for. They're mechanical keyboards, very different from the mushy cheap rubberdome mechanisms you get in normal keyboards.


It's when you enter the realm of custom keycaps that it all goes a bit nuts... but you couldn't pry me away from my SA Carbon set.

Perspective thing really. I personally couldn't care less what's inside the keyboards. If i can type with them, then that's all I need. $150 for a keyboard is an out and out dealbreaker for me.  :laugh:
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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #8 on: 10:04, 30 April 18 »
I think that keyboard looks a bit odd tbh, don't really see the point of it, i looks vaguely like a cpc464 i suppose.

Lenovo makes a very good keyboard which can be bought for about 15 quid. I have a cherry g80 which cost 60 quid any more than that is pretty insane in my opinion and i wouldn't pay 150 to have some green, red and blue keys. 

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #9 on: 13:48, 30 April 18 »
Actually $150 for a good mechanical keyboard is not an unheard-of price. If it's good quality (from what I read they're *very* good) it's probably worth it. Of course it's not for everyone. Like with all things out there, if you care about them you'll consider them if you don't care about their selling points you won't.


I'm tempted to get one, but I'm scared of import duties. I had looked into Fentek to do the same thing myself because I think they support the keycap specs of my Matias silent mechanical keyboard, but I'm not sure...

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #10 on: 12:06, 24 May 18 »
Hey, where's the tape deck?  :laugh:

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #11 on: 12:42, 24 May 18 »
Don't you know? Cutting off the tape decks is the in thing these days.  ;)
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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #12 on: 13:59, 25 May 18 »
I like the look - although apart from the CPC and 464 keys it can be done with any mechanical keyboard with replaceable keycaps.


And yes, the feel of a mechanical keyboard is superior to rubber dome keycaps. But in the end it comes down to personal preference. It's a primary input mechanism and as-such it's worth spending some money IMO.

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #13 on: 14:14, 25 May 18 »
Miss a 664 version ;)

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #14 on: 14:39, 25 May 18 »
Miss a 664 version ;)

Just make sure that 5 or 6 of the keys don't work, for that authentic 664 feel :D

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #15 on: 14:50, 25 May 18 »
Just make sure that 5 or 6 of the keys don't work, for that authentic 664 feel :D

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Re: CPC464-themed PC keyboard
« Reply #16 on: 10:35, 12 January 20 »
Hi, interesting, i m working to similar project too, anyone know the RGB color for colored keys ?
I m searching for it on the web without success...


at this moment this is my project on wasd:





Thanks!

« Last Edit: 17:03, 12 January 20 by belzebu »