Hello, I'm Rob


#1

Hello everyone,

I’m Rob from the SF Bay Area and had an interest in keyboards for a while. I started my interest years ago when I found some keyboards just felt easier to type on versus others. I think the first expensive keyboard I bought was a Logitech G15, then later I found some older keyboards like a Compaq MX11800, Unicomp at work in the recycle bins. I started to research mechanical switches and ended up buying a WASD as my first keyboard (Cherry Browns).

Since then I bought stock off the shelf keyboards like Ducky, Torpe, WASD and others. Currently, I’m waiting for the Kira to come out and I’m planning to build a keyboard from scratch when I find a nice kit. Looking forward to learning more from this forum!

Almost forgot, I prefer 87 as my favorite format (but I also use 104 at home) and lighter switches (tactile or linear).


#2

Hi Rob, Welcome!

Any chance we’ll be seeing you at the Bay Area Meetup this November?

Favorite OEM? From that short list I’d probably have to say Topre of course. For Non-topre I’ve had a good experience with my ducky mini back in the day, but I’m not sure if they’re still as good as they once were.


#3

Thank you!

I hope to make the Bay Area Meetup, looking forward to trying some of the custom boards.

Favorite OEM? I’m not sure since they all have their pros/cons but I really like the Vortex Pok3r LE. The only thing I had issues with is the stabilizers are really loud and squeaky. I lubed them as best I can but I don’t think that helped much.