San Francisco Bay Area Mechanical Keyboard Meetup 2018-11-10 notes

By Xah Lee. Date: .

just came back from today's Nor Cal keyboard meetup, and from a friend's house.

TGR Alice Keyboard

i saw several of this today

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Vortexgear Cypher and TGR Alice Keyboard 4032×3024 [image source https://imgur.com/a/WYKx32r]

they are extremely heavy. You'd have a hard time holding it with 1 hand. The keyboard case/frame is some kinda heavy steel.

it's called TGR Alice keyboard see reddit

the layout is similar to LZ Ergo Keyboard

see also this heavy brick keyboard

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Modern M0110 keyboard (DIY)

and Heavy Metal Apple Keyboards

iris keyboard is fly weight!

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iris keyboard

i also saw several Iris Keyboard. it's extremely light. Like, weights just a bunch of keycaps. very nice. The thumb position is also nice for small hands. (unlike that of Ergodox Keyboard ) though, too few keys for me. But would work if coupled with a 30+ keys Programable Keypads

Keyboardio serial number 0001 for sale!

also saw Keyboardio serial number 0001 for sale today. asking for $300. i tried it, it's nice.

it's this one if you want to buy https://i.imgur.com/j6BKVDy.jpg

See also: Keyboardio Review

trackball that spins

found this one today. The trackball spins! Never seen any actual trackball that can spin.

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modified Devlin keyboard, with trackball that can spin 3838×1637 [image source https://i.imgur.com/z551yfK.jpg]

looks like this site sells the raw material http://www.devlin.co.uk/products/input-devices/defence/

(2018-11-10 thanks to plebtheturtle)

The closest i've seen is a trackball prototype, see Trackballs That Can Spin

more photos

here's photos, by plebtheturtle NorCal /r/MK Meetup 2018 album

  1. https://imgur.com/a/WYKx32r
  2. https://imgur.com/a/hcTbTS9
  3. https://imgur.com/a/jsyzNjm

reddit: reddit

See also: San Francisco Bay Area Keyboard Meetup 2017-11 Impressions

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