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I tested the ABS M1 today and liked the feel and sound of it

Just to confirm it actually is the keyboard I saw. I copied down the info
Brand: ABS
Model: M1
Item: 23-224-001
S/N: 23224001011000411

1. I was wondering what switches does it use?
2. What other switches give less noise than this keyboard? I tried the ABS M1 keys and they were noisy to me and I didn't even bottom out
3. What other switches offer a similar kind of feel?

EDIT: nobody answered questions 2 and 3
Edited by itzzjason - 5/8/11 at 10:01am
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post #2 of 15
They're Black Alps switches.
I think you'll find all the info you want here in the mechanical keyboard guide
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post #3 of 15
It uses black ALPS clones. Here are a couple of reviews over at Geekhack:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:4865

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:5185

ABS uses tactile but non-clicky key switches. The actuation doesn't produce a distinct clicking sound (like blue switches, for example). The only clicking sound you'll hear is the sound of keys actually bottoming out and springing back to their original positions.
Edited by reaper~ - 5/2/11 at 6:15pm
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post #4 of 15
Type 1 Simplified nonclicky ALPS. Nicknamed Fukkas.
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post #5 of 15
Type 1 Simplified Black Alps.

I have some on my Japanese TP-110JIS and they're nonclicky (though really clacky, which is different - it's the noise made when the key hits the bottom and differs from a click, which is a noise made past actuation) and a bit heavy.
Edited by B757 - 5/2/11 at 6:58pm
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post #7 of 15
Why the bump? Your question was answered, they're Fukka simplified black Alps clones.
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Why the bump? Your question was answered, they're Fukka simplified black Alps clones.
Questions 2 and 3 in the OP
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Based on my own experience (I have both of these), a keyboard with similar feel but with less noise would be Siig MiniTouch (white Alps).
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Based on my own experience (I have both of these), a keyboard with similar feel but with less noise would be Siig MiniTouch (white Alps).
What about with Cherry MX switches?
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