Dr. Black is Here
In previous episodes
- Queen Elizabeth II vs. Emperor Reiwa
- Emperor Reiwa vs. Dr. Black (with the help of Harlequin)
- Is the Quest over?
I wrote about my quest for a better, newer keyboard, with all my idiosyncrasies about features and needs.
Now, it seems we have a winner.
Enters Dr. Black
As I wrote, I'm going to call the new keyboad Dr. Black both as a sort of job inner joke and also because it's in black colour. Well, actually also Emperor Reiwa is in black, and ever blacker than Dr. Black, but its main feature is not the colour but its Japanese-ness.
So, let's introduce Dr. Black for good:
- the case it's a GMMK (Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard), version 1, in TKL format (a.k.a. tenkeyless, without numeric pad area on its right side) with ISO layout.
- to this, I've added good ol' Gateron G Pro 2.0 blue switches.
- and I've covered those switches with 125 Laser-Etched Dolch Keycaps from YMDKey. These are 1.5mm PBT OEM profile keycaps, with side-printed labels. I've bought the full 125 set plus the Italian ISO set. To this, I've also added the German ISO set, to basically build the Italian (142) layout that is very useful to basically have all the keys I need: accented letters, backtick, tilde and so on.
So, now I have:
- Queen Elizabeth II, the IBM Model M, still almost full working, I need to open and clean it properly to restore it.
- Emperor Reiwa, the Filco Majestouch 2 TKL, that I'll probably use when working from home.
- Dr. Black, the GMMK 1 TKL ISO with Dolch keycaps, that I think I'll use when working from office, leaving it in the office always available.
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