The International Kit

The International Kit

The podcast about everything Mechanical Keyboards with a European perspective presented by Sebastian "kwerdenker" Spindler, Hannes "egla" Egler and the occasional guest or two.

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We talk about our future plans a bit and address the recent silence.

Mar 2020

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Our Enter keycap is finally on sale, Kwer hosted Top Clack, HPs are still failing, Cherry still has bad tolerances, and Zambumon made a keyset with ISO-DE support. Really. Links * Iron 165 (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/iron165-keyboard-by-smithrune_1357/) * HSA Group Buy (https://mykeyboard.eu/search/?q=hsa) * The International Kit Enter Keycap Sale (https://www.the-international-kit.com/enterkeycapsale) * Our Wallpapers (https://www.the-international-kit.com/wallpapers) * Kwer on Top Clack (https://youtu.be/3WOdas9vNFc) * Macroshot comparison of GMK Stabs (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481802937375653889/637210252864913418/unknown.png) * Everglide Stabs (https://kprepublic.com/products/everglide-transparent-gold-plated-pcb-screw-in-stabilizer-for-custom-mechanical-keyboard) * Nautilus Nightmares Kit (https://zambumon.com/portfolio/gmk-nautilus-nightmares/) The International Kit * Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) * Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake * Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) * Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Nov 2019

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Kwer finally received his aanzee and got famous, HP markets their keyboards in a questionable way, and we talk about how October got flooded with GMK sets and if that could become the new norm. Links * Kwer's aanzee (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/d6u89k/matte_black_and_brass_all_the_things/) * Our TR60s (https://i.imgur.com/hM96gxv.jpg) * Plain60-C (https://maartenwut.com/product/plain60-c/) * CiC Stream (https://youtu.be/AT_DR9eerYQ?t=659) * HP Keyboard (https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-gaming-keyboard-500) * Reddit post (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/d84t1y/by_far_the_most_advanced_scam_ive_encountered/f175qg5/) * Chyrosran22's Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H66XwhzhdnA) * mykeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu) * Subreddit Stats (https://subredditstats.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards) The International Kit * Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) * Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake * Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) * Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Oct 2019

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We finally get to Kwer's mail call, talk about our impressions of the Borsdorf, Razer visits the subreddit, and about the Copenhagen meetup. Links The Never Ending Story (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NeverEnding_Story_(film)) The International Kit Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw) JER Mini (https://www.instagram.com/p/B1YpRxSIFx1/) J-01 (https://www.instagram.com/p/B2ZG3i0I2T0/) The International Kit Enter (https://www.instagram.com/p/B2EMMMaosbf/) Jae’s Reveal (https://youtu.be/t9StXNIEhI0?t=1199) iS0 Macropad (https://illuminati.works/is0/) RoMac (https://mechboards.co.uk/product/romac-macro-pad/) Proton-C (https://olkb.com/parts/qmk-proton-c) Kwer's Borsdorf (https://www.instagram.com/p/B2EflE-o2_Q/) Egla's Borsdorf (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/393371266532245504/617039576527011855/DSCF1868_edited.png) Good vs. Bad AEK2 Dyesub (https://imgur.com/hkx7Sl4) Egla’s R1 KBD8X (https://imgur.com/QstVcRo) Razer Reddit Post (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/d3ijxw/hi_were_from_the_razer_peripherals_team_read/) Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition (https://www.razer.com/eu-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-huntsman-tournament-edition) Coolermaster dropping switches (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/7qwtyu/green_switch_lovers_click_here/) Kwer’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thinkkwer/) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Sep 2019

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We have David and Yulia from mykeyboard.eu as guests and talk about how it is to be a vendor in EU, as well as some of the projects they are working on. Links mykeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu/) Tai-Hao keycaps (https://shop.tai-hao.com/products) GMK Handarbeit (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-handarbeit-us-legends-kit_775/) GMK Necro (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards/comments/cnmkpu) GMK Shoko (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-shoko-base-kit_817/) GMK DMG (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-dmg-base-kit_814/) GMK Solarized Dark (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/solarized-dark-base-kit_232/) HSA (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101920.0) UK Meetup (https://mechboards.co.uk/product/mkuk-meetup-5-leeds/) Keyboard licking photo (https://i.imgur.com/AzZQa1y.jpg) Keyboard licking sticker (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/buzgsg/escaping_to_my_garden_to_see_cherries_growing/) Goldworms (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67039) ABKO (http://www.abko.co.kr) Cypher GB (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101491.0) Iron 65 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101470.0) mykeyboard.eu Discord (https://discordapp.com/invite/9U8QSe6) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Sep 2019

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We are both happy to see positivity in the community given some publicity, show how many keycap sets actually support ISO and have international kits, as well as talk about HSA. Links Yok Trash Pandas (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/yok-trash-pandas-10-pack_1013/) Kwer's TX CP (https://www.reddit.com/r/CustomKeyboards/comments/a74vzm/reeeeezer_whitewidow_ultimate_2018/) An Act of Kindness (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/cjwd98/giveaway_an_act_of_kindness_shall_grant_you_an/) HSA Announcement (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards/comments/cnmkpu) Keycap Sets MT3 Serika (https://drop.com/buy/drop-zambumon-mt3-serika-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open) DSA Alchemy (https://pimpmykeyboard.com/dsa-alchemy-keyset/) GMK WoB Addon Kit (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-add-on-set-white-on-black_972/) GMK Minimal Addon Kit (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/gmk-add-on-set-black-on-white_973/) GMK WoB ISO-DE (https://candykeys.com/product/gmk-white-on-black-iso-de) KAT Milkshake (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101816.0) GMK Phosphorous (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101046.0) GMK Nord (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100646) GMK Oblivion R2 (https://drop.com/buy/drop-oblotzky-gmk-oblivion-v2-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open) GMK Fro.Yo (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100882.0) GMK Merlin (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-merlin_178/) GMK Sparta (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101678.0) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Aug 2019

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Kwer finally receives keyboards, we have a bit of follow-up from last week, and why manufacturers probably shouldn't lube switches. Links LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (https://i.imgur.com/V3k93D8.jpg) Unikorn (https://imgur.com/a/RYxHubj) Canoe (https://imgur.com/g7wpURa) Keycult Blog (https://keycult.io/blogs/typings/the-vickrey-auction-and-why-were-using-it) Unsplash (https://unsplash.com) "Lubed Holy Pandas" (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/363576233037922304/600411929475022892/image0.jpg) Koala Switches (https://candykeys.com/product/koala-switch) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Jul 2019

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This week we are talking a bit about vacation, mechmarket price dynamics, as well as their results on how high-end keyboards are sold. Links Vickrey Auction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickrey_auction) FOMO (https://media.tenor.com/images/e539769ebab1909a570749915ab50769/tenor.gif) The Verge article (https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/21/18683728/mechanical-keyboard-diy-building-guide-how-to-75-percent-pcb-case-zealio-keyswitches-zealpc) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Jul 2019

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We are both in the same house and ignore the topics we laid out for us to talk about this week. Links Ghetto recording setup (https://imgur.com/yn3vZLD) SA Laser (https://drop.com/buy/drop-mito-sa-laser-custom-keycap-set) SA Carbon (https://drop.com/buy/carbon) RAL Color Standard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAL_colour_standard) RGB Color Model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_model) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Music provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Jun 2019

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We are back! In this episode we talk about why we were gone, about our plans for the future, about being at Clack in Cologne, and the Cypher interest check. Links Clack in Cologne (http://cic.feinetastenwerke.com) Our stream VOD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT_DR9eerYQ) Photos from CiC (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/bojjfw/meetup_cic_clack_in_cologne_the_west_german/) Cypher IC (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/buioai/ic_cypher_custom_frow_less_compact_1800/) Keycaprenders.com (https://keycaprenders.com) The International Kit Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/the_international_kit) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?) Intro provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Jun 2019

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This time we have community member and rose gold aficionado Olivia as guest. We talk about GMK Olivia, designing a keycap kit, the community, and future projects. Intro Our new Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theinternationalkit) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/35Tm2bz6ZHjP467wgUXY6V?si=LjFAnBxuTqK9hG_5RM_5PQ) The International Kit on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/de/podcast/the-international-kit/id1432475368?mt=2) Olivia Rose Gold Exent (https://uploads.fireside.fm/images/f/fbf360c1-cc76-4fba-80e8-08adfb25eea7/ae83GxzQ.jpg) GMK Olive (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9hwy1x/i_like_olives/?st=jmg49lc1&sh=07d919e0) GMK Olivia (http://gmk olivia gb) EPBT BOW Legends (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=95774.0;attach=200174;image) Where to find Olivia: Keebtalk (https://www.keebtalk.com/u/olivia/summary) Geekhack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64867) Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/user/msollie) Discord: Olivia#1104 The International Kit Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/theinternationalkit) Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/the_international_kit) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?view_as=subscriber) Intro & Outro provided by Eons Awake Bandcamp (https://eonsawake.bandcamp.com/releases) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg)

Sep 2018

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In our first episode we talk to Jae, about meetups, his Hyper 7 group buy, and how it is to run a small group buy in our community. Show Notes: Jae * Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/user/nojjers/) * Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/jaekeebs) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe6rkA5jIiy2sLTMQIHGn2Q) * Geekhack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64763) Meetups MKUK Meetup (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboardsUK/comments/97gphq/keyboard_pictures_from_mkuk_birmingham_2018_meetup/) credit to u/MehAdviceGuy Mechanicon Frankfurt (https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Mechanical-Keyboard-Meetup-Rhein-Main/events/253901061/) Hyper 7 * Group buy post on GH (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94495.0) Intro & Outro provided by Eons Awake * Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/eonsawake) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMd6SxGpjqOVfyTpawa5Jg) The International Kit * Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_int_kit) * Discord (https://discord.gg/ZE3PNhh) * Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/the_international_kit) * Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04FQ1BwwNr33V_OKZ0K_Jw?view_as=subscriber)

Aug 2018

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