Board: Keychron Q5 Pro

Switches: Gateron Milky Yellow Pro

Keycaps: NovelKeys Milkshake

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      7 months ago

      Thanks. Never used a Stadia though. My old DS4 controller was seeing some stick drift and I didn’t have a ton of cash at the time to replace it and saw someone selling a Stadia controller for $5 since the service was shutting down. They didn’t realize it could be unlocked for bluetooth use on PC. It’s a nice controller though.

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        7 months ago

        I really liked the form factor on them. My partner and I were heavy stadia users during the pandemic.

        I ended up grabbing quite a few as people sold them off after the shutdown. Really can’t be beat for $5-10.

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          7 months ago

          Yeah someone had it for $10 + free shipping on eBay and I noticed oddly enough they were about 8 miles from me so I just messaged them if they’d take $5 and I’d come pick it up so no fees or hassle with shipping.

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        Nice I manged to get a midnight blue variant for £17 myself. After some twiggling around with third party drivers the stadia controller works like a dream

        I honestly miss stadia the service. I thought for what it was it was quite good it was like having a xbox series s in my pocket or on my low end macmintbook air 2012

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      I have a midnight blue I use on my desk and a sealed green tea one for admiration. It’s too bad the service shut down. It was really nice to play games with some of my friends who normally wouldn’t be bothered with gaming. Stadia just made the barrier to entry so low it was great.

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      7 months ago

      Thanks! I had on some cheapo GMK knockoffs from AliExpress while trying to find a keycap that I wanted. Keycaps are a pain to find since so many of them are group buys or super expensive especially if you need a number pad and want accent colors. GMK’s base sets are like $125 but their base doesn’t include a numpad so you need to add that for another $40 and then accent keys are another $30. I will say that the AliExpress are decent but they weren’t uniform keys and they definitely don’t feel as good or quality as the NovelKeys.

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      7 months ago

      Yeah. I work in commercial lending and do a lot of financial analysis so I need a numpad. This board was a treat to myself for getting a new job that allows 3 days remote work where my last job had to be in the office 100% since I was managing the lending department. But this is a perfect compromise on space since really narrows down the navigation key area from a 3 wide section with arrows/home/pg up/pg down/del/insert/etc and bumps the arrows into the main section and then just gives a couple keys for navigation. I have them set to Pg Up/Pg Down/Delete for the three keys between the numpad and letters. The purple key at the top of that section is Home. FN+Purple key is end. And the bottom one (the blueberrys) is delete and FN+delete is Print Screen.

      I was between the Q5 Pro and the Zoom98 which has a very similar layout but I didn’t want to wait for the group buy on the Zoom98. Super happy with my purchase though on the Q5 Pro.

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    7 months ago

    Honestly I didn’t know Stadia controllers were ever actually sold, actually I didn’t know Stadia ever launched until it shut down

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      7 months ago

      I got one with a Chromecast 4K - when Stadia was announced to shut down, Google refunded the whole bundle. Both are still in use and were basically free

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        I made a profit on Stadia lol. The founders edition (controller + chromecast) was refunded, so we’re all games.

        Then later there was another bundle, get CP77 preordered, and a premiere edition is included. Sold that CC4k for like 45 bucks, got a free controller, the game got refunded, and I bought it again on steam for 50% off. So that’s like, $75 profit?


        Actually now realizing I was subscribed to pro for a while, so profit is a strong word. But still, not bad.