“Why the heck do I need a mechanical keyboard?” Is a question I asked when informed of the existence of them. The nature of the beast that are mechanical keyboard switches is that they can consume and flip even the most stalwart skeptic in an instant. In an age where the instant gratification monkey runs … Read more
I was lucky enough to be sent some great gear from Royal Flush Gaming to share with you guys. I received a fully built setup on a hot swappable TKL 67 Barebones board, with thoccy Aflion carrot tactile switches. As well as two other sets of switch types- Afleon Blue Sky Linear switches, and the … Read more
When buying or building a keyboard it is easy to overlook an important component under the hood, the switches. While the styling or the RGB leds of a keyboard may dazzle, It’s useful to look up the type of switches it has- these are the engine of your keys. When it comes to the best … Read more
So… It’s been a while. But welcome to another episode of What’s On My Desk?! Lots has happened since I last featured my own setup. I’ve been working mostly and when I’m finally off, I usually work on some other projects or study – I’m an actuary by trade so there is a LOT of studying. With the whole work from home shift following the pandemic, I’ve arranged for my desk setup to be easy to switch between “work mode” and “out of office” mode. With a few cable management tricks and some handy gadgets, I’ll show you how I make the switch seamlessly. Here’s what I’ve been using for the past year!
One of the most intimidating things when getting into the custom mechanical keyboard hobby is learning to solder (for us non-electrical background folks, anyway). You got everything you need… now you just need to put it all together. For many keebnerds, soldering is all the fun of building your custom keyboard but at the same … Read more
So it’s been a while, I know, but I received some neat stuff that I wanted to share! For newcomers to the hobby, I am hoping this could help illustrate all the other fun stuff we can collect as keebnerds. With a community focused on personalizing and customization, you can definitely expect a lot of … Read more
My first impression of switches being a thing: “What’s the point? Who cares what’s under the keycap? As long as my keyboard looks cool. You don’t even get to see the switches!” I was wrong. Having switches that suit you best is absolutely essential for your perfect typing experience. As with all components of a … Read more