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Salicylic acid interview

Salicylic acid, key member of the Japanese community, tells us about his projects and time in the hobby.

The story of Signature Plastics

President Bob Guenser sums up the history of Signature Plastics, creator and manufacturer of keycap profiles like SA and DSA, on occasion of preparing for retirement and searching for buyer candidates.

7 Predictions in keyboards for 2024

Milktooth's Kevin compiled a list of seven key predictions for the mechanical keyboard market in 2024.

MK Vendor Trust and Safety System: Increasing Awareness and Mitigating Risk

Cobertt, MK Vendor Trust and Safety Admin, sheds light on the events leading to the new initiative and what it means for the future of promotion on official platforms.

How to organize a keyboard meetup

Gordon Diggs, the man behind the NYC Mechanical Keyboard Meetups, gives us some tips on how to organize a meetup.

Insights on a brick-and-mortar keyboard store

Paul from Geekboards in Germany gives us some insight about working in a mechanical keyboard store. Origins, community reactions, challenges, customers.

NKEY magazine

Created by graphic design student Nate Kearney, NKEY is a print magazine concept with some kbd.news interviews as its backbone.

Interview: Quentin Lebastard

Quentin Lebastard of Bastard Keyboards, designer of the Charybdis and Dilemma, talks about himself and his designs on the occasion of the upcoming release of the Dilemma Max.

Milktooth update

One year after launching the try-at-home service, Milktooth's Kevin talks about experiences and trends in the mechanical switch scene.

FalbaTech turned 9

Today marks the 9 year anniversary of starting FalbaTech, so I reached out to Jan, who celebrates with offering you an extra discount.

Interview: 3 years of Monkeytype

Monkeytype's lead developer Jack was kind enough to answer my questions on the occasion of his popular typing app turning 3.

ViTNO’s Writing Contest 2023

There is a writing contest going on over at the Vintage is The New Old blog. Let's come up with something original until June 30th!

One year of kbd.news

Tamas Dovenyi, the guy behind kbd.news, sums up one year of the blog touching on a wide range of topics from visitor stats to new features.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards, a Year of Changes

Large communities are difficult to appease, and even more difficult to keep organized. This year, /r/MechanicalKeyboards has undergone many significant changes.

Keebsmas 2022

Keebsmas is an annual holiday charity event. Twitch streamers host giveaways, and raise donations. This year for DIY Girls.

On the Japanese MK calendars

Some thoughts about the tradition of MK advent calendars in the Japanese DIY keyboard community. As the 0th day post of the first KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar.

KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar

Let me introduce a new and exciting seasonal column and special issue: the KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar 2022! :D

My favorite Seeed-entrants

This is a subjective list of my favorite projects submitted to the Seeed keyboard competition.

RominRonin and his symmetric layouts

In this interview I asked RominRonin about the katana layout, his Katana60 PCBs, the upcoming Tsuka60, and a lot more!

Interview with ergohaven's Evgeny

Founder Evgeny answered some questions on the occasion of ergohaven turning one.

Meishi2

Daihuku reports on the meishi2 exhibition hosted by Yushakobo, where 20 business card-sized keyboards were on display.

Kebab from Bangladesh

On the mechanical keyboard scene of Bangladesh in general, and on Kebab, the first group buy of the local community.

Try switches for free

Milktooth launched a new service offering switch testers for free.

Three years of Admiral Shark's Keyboards

Shark's site, stuffed with vintage IBM related content, turned three.

Interview with Pekaso-san

I asked Pekaso-san, one of the most influential members of the Japanese mechanical keyboard scene, about his weekly show on Youtube and related side gigs.

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