Best keyboard enthusiast blogs/vlogs/channels/etc?

What are your favorite keyboard enthusiast content makers? blogs/vlogs/channels/etc., lm have em!

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For me it would be Alexotos for the vibes, Apiary & Lightning for vibes + knowledge. A real throwback is Wodan on YT, I think he still posts & streams from time to time. Then of course Chyrosan for vintage knowledge.

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I’m a big MechMerlin fan. I also like XinXinWong (Patty) and LightningXi (Diego) in particular.

I catch Apiary and Alex on occasion and check BlackSimon’s groupbuy review sheet weekly and watch the parts I want more context for after. This is my way of digesting Geekhack.

I like to check out Keyboard Builders’ Digest.

I’m leaving out Discord, which is its own topic.

There are a bunch of other streamers I follow and check out less frequently. Happy to DM you a longer list if you like.

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We should also mention our very own @Manofinterests makes some great content too. He hasn’t been really active on Twitch or YT recently though AFAIK.

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wow, we’ve never discussed it, but we have very similar tastes even in streamers! Also like MechMerlin as well.

I don’t watch a lot of streamers, but these I do enjoy every now and then.

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If you’re into it, watching some super old keyboard content to see just how far things have come is kinda cool.

@Manofinterests early content is some of the content that got me super into the hobby. This video in particular was my end game goal early on https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x8oWPqbmO4c&pp=ygULZ29uIG5lcmQgNjA%3D

Skiwithpete used to be one of the early streamers of keyboard content.

Taeha was the person I see as single handedly EXPLODING the hobby with his streams and content.

Mech Merlin looks to still be heavily active, which is awesome because he has been around for a long time too and was one of my favorites.

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https://www.youtube.com/@Keybored - He has some great content with actual science behind it on how keyboard construction effects the sound.

https://www.youtube.com/@DBOKEY - great production, and I like hearing about what is going on in the scene in Korea.

https://www.youtube.com/@MarkerChun - Pretty much just amazing commercials for boards, but in the best way.

https://www.youtube.com/@AnzelLmao - A fairly recent up and coming that I have been enjoying. He kind of replaced https://www.youtube.com/@TaeKeyboards for me

https://www.youtube.com/@IOSam - Doesn’t have a lot of keyboard stuff but really detailed and well presented videos.

https://www.youtube.com/@3ildcat - I have learned a lot of build tips and techniques just from watching him build

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You’re reminding me: less known, but I also really like YouTuber Tofu Types!

Maker Mods is less frequent for me but also deserves a mention.

Anzel is another great one I forgot about.

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I watch more YouTube than Twitch these days, but some streamers utilize both. I regularly watch MechMerlin, Lightning, Alex, Apiary, and XinXinWong. I catch a random BlackSimon stream/vod every now and again, but I watch all of his review vids. I also will watch an occasional Lulzthax stream, but it’s been a minute (is he active now?). Also MrKeebs started streaming again which is really cool – he’s just a very cool guy.

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Ty all for the great ideas! Jets off to check em’ out :dash::dash::dash:

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Same!

One more I’ll throw on the pile is Shoobs, specifically for comparisons. (I think he still does that?) He’ll mount a bunch of comparable switches under the same key in a board and record them all in a session so the viewer can compare sound like-for-like. It won’t tell you how x switch will sound in your board, but might be useful for comparison if you have one or more on the list, and want to know about others comparatively.

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