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If you look “deep enough” on ebay you can find those unconverted from around $100 to $200 from time to time.


Just got a new artisan keycap in the other day. It’s the Jelly Key Artifact Series: Ethereal Reign, I got the Summer variant.

I am super impressed with the quality. It’s amazing.

Here is my keyboard, currently it’s just a cheap E-Element Z-88 with Outemu Blues. I have the Oblivion SA keycap set on it, with a few other artisans. 2 more JellyKey Artifact series caps, and 2 Idea23 Bubble Tea caps. Also gotta love the coiled & revered cable. Got it for like $9 from KPRepublic.

Here is a closer view of the other artisans.

I have a CTRL Keyboard on order from Massdrop, but it’s not set to ship for a few more months. I think it will look great with the Oblivion keycaps.


I’m always looking for one of these for cheap so I can put newer switches into it. Comes with Cherry MX black but I don’t like the MX black switches. That and I pretty much only want it to mod it anyways. New switches and keycaps and probably a better microcontroller to make it fully programmable and my favorite feature on a keyboard, no LED backlighting.

I should also point out that some came with Cherry switches and some are rubber dome. Not something to just randomly buy with out researching the model and year.


Posted this in the lounge, but this thread might be a bit more appropriate.


Nice model m


It’s my grandfather’s. He’s got the desktop it came with too.


Time to go on antiques roadshow


The 71G4644 is a rubber dome, IMO it is about the best feeling rubber dome out side of dome and slider keyboards. Haven’t tried a topre so I can’t really compare it to those.


Thanks. I thought it was to quit, but at the same time it had a very solid bump, so I couldn’t tell. Guess that would explain the pretty short travel as well.


Got the new 1390702 in the mail, probably be a few days until I test it though.
New ones on the top.(1988)

Old ones on the bottom.(1987)

Just worked out that the new one is newer and the old one is older…

Both are cleaner than that, need to clean my cellphones lens…

Yeah… Waiting a few days lasted about 20 minutes, everything works as I expect it to. By that I mean about 24 keys don’t work. And by that I mean those wouldn’t work until I modify it to work in the first place.


I have a couple of these soares converter now, is it possible to flash TMK or QMK on them.
I am not a fan of the config or the possiblities in it from what i have figured out so far.
it is possible to layer toggle in it?


If you got that from Orihalcon he could probably answer that one if you ask him on ebay. Otherwise since one of the only things I have played with is swapping from qwerty to colemak with layers can’t really answer that. Probably has something like a stm32 in it.

This post is what I got the idea’s for doing that though, but I don’t use colemak so I got rid of that and made a layer that I can swap to that has no bindings except to be able to switch back to my normal layout. Tinfoil mapping…

I spend too much time jumping from, and grabbing manuals off of


Yeah, I have been looking at that and the documentation from soare.
Probably just doing something wrong with ifselect then, will look more into it later

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Yup, i just didn’t do ifselect right