January 29, 2023, 4:44pm
So I’ve been out of the loop for a few years and decided it’s time to buy myself a decent board. Could anyone point me to some interesting 75% boards? I don’t really care whether it’s in-stock, GB or just IC, I’m just trying to look around and get a grasp on current options and prices.
I would personally prefer simpler minimalist designs, but in the end anything will do.
Some in-stock options that I know of:
I own the Obliterated 75. It’s a pretty good board, but it’s fairly light. I bet they’ll have a V2 version soon.
Tomo extras are still in stock on these sites:
This one is more exotic:
A box that provokes.
Price: SGD 112.00
lots of budget options out there like Keychron and Epomaker.
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January 29, 2023, 6:37pm
So far I’ve been able to find Sonnet (though I don’t know what kind of mount that is and how it compares to others):
HMKB Group buy was a long mess (mostly b/c the runner took on too much and overpromised on timelines), but there are extras available. Says they will ship in March. I wouldn’t hold my breath though.
It is a nice board, however. I like mine a lot.
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Price: EUR 185,00
January 29, 2023, 7:37pm
Tomo & Sonnet are two nicer ones that I’ve been eyeing!
January 29, 2023, 8:50pm
I really like the Aella with the exception of the fact that the F-Row isn’t vertically separated from the num-row. Otherwise, it’s a very pretty board.
One opportunity that it presents (at least in my addled brain) is to use a fully 5 row sculpted keycap set (a la R0 GMK or MT3) to really show off the sculpt from when looking at the board in profile.
(I can also see the WKL only layout being a turn off for people).