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Ducky 1087 XM w/ green ALPS type switch

post #1 of 59
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PC Home delivers it again, from Taiwan to L.A. took them exactly 2 days (I bet it would've been faster if it didn't get stuck at U.S. Customs lol). Anyway, the materials used and the fittings seem much better than the original 1087 series. The green ALPS type switch I suppose is their Chinese clone version which seems pretty clicky (ie. loud). It feels like a cheaper version of Filco Zero, clicky with tactile.

Link to PC Home's product page

The keycaps legends are dark brown/gold (I guess they take cue from their Year of the Tiger Edition which is a lot nicer than just plain white on black) and they gave me something extra which is a Ducky switch keychain. You can see the pictures below.

Spec from PC Home page with the help of Google Translation:

Model: DK 1087 XM
with bearings: XM shaft
key configuration: US ASCII 87 key
connection interface: USB & PS / 2
Cap Material: ABS
Printing: laser engraving
Size: 353X135X40 (mm)
Weight: 1.0kg
Warranty: one-year warranty

The newly redesigned box looks much more modern, gone are those cryptic Chinese characters which is good since I can't read Chinese. tongue.gif

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You can see the new keycaps from the pictures below

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I wanna say it's PBT but it's not

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Green ALPS switch

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And here is the included freebie...

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Bottom of the darn thing

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With GH ALPS keycap

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The whole thing costs me around $50 something shipped (including the freebie you see above) so that wasn't too bad. Any question please let me know. smile.gif

Oh, forgot to add... it doesn't come with any extra keycaps, key puller or that velvet carrying case like their previous 1087 series. Just the keyboard, a USB cord and that was it.
Edited by reaper~ - 11/1/11 at 4:45pm
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$50? Great price for newbies that want to try a mechanical keyboard.
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post #3 of 59
50 dollar keychain with a free keyboard!

not a bad price, are these ALPS similar to white alps?
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Compare to Filco Zero, it feels a little stiffer but still pretty loud since I tend to bottoming out a lot when I type. tongue.gif
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post #5 of 59
never used a filco zero.

is it similar to your GHSS?
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For me, GHSS is a joy to type on and it seems/feels a bit more refined. Ducky still feels a little rough around the edges but they're getting much better than the earlier ones.
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What steps did you take in ordering this? I can't exactly read Chinese but I'm really interested. Also, whats its rollover?
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^ This might help (thanks to ripster) and I'm not sure if they're still giving out those keychain freebies. smile.gif
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So what the equivalent cherry mx switch to the alps green? This price has me interested...
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To me, it feels like a mix between blue and brown switches.
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