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Yeeaaap! You guessed right! Didn't read the wiki

For the first time in forever someone posted a Ducky mechanical keyboard locally. And they posted it at approx 58USD -- FYI the cheapest mechanical keyboard I could find locally 2nd hand keyboards included. You can Imagine how interested I am.

I did google and I did do a search in geekhack but came up with either sites in Chinese/Taiwanese or a thread that talks about other things aside from the keyboard itself.

I did try and search for information about alps switches here particularly the green ones but that still sort of came out empty since I even got more confused with the complex and simple alps and clicky and tactile and clicky but not tactile blah blah. To a newbie like me that wiki is like reading a Russian Trigonometry book upside down. My guess is the "1008" part is the model number and the XM is the switch type it uses? I am not sure. And besides if the XM is a switch type where does it fall in the wiki? Is it a complex switch? Is it an simplified one? To me perhaps everything is complex. I actually only guessed it was alps because every time I did a search for ducky it came up with alps and besides I haven't heard of a cherry mx green switch.

I hope someone would point me in the right direction.
  • I need specs and pics.
  • I also need non-technical information like how soft does the keys feel.
  • How is it different from the 1087XM that I have seen a video posted by someone here? Is it only different to the 1087 because the 1087 is without a number pad? Again I don't know.
  • How much force is required to press a key? Is it softer than the mxblues? Is it softer even than the mxbrowns? More importantly is it softer than the mx reds -- becase that is the next switch type I'd like to have.
  • The retailer said he has 2 verisons available, a green and a black. I've read somewhere the blacks are the silent ones and the greens were the ones that have a loud click. (I listened to the video though and the black ones give a loud click anyway)

I have an Razer BW with mxblue and a CMStorm Quickfire rapid mxbrown, but I am planning to sell the Razer BW for this Ducky. (is it going to be worth it?)

Thank you in advance to the people who will reply on topic and with information. To those who will post non helpful replies -- well... thanks anyway for "up"ing the thread.
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I am not familiar with a Ducky model 1008. The 1087XM uses Green Alps(not sure if simplified or complex). I've never used them, but from what I understand their tactility and weight is similar to MX Blues. I recommend you make a post on geekhack, a lot more keyboard knowledge over there.
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I am not familiar with a Ducky model 1008. The 1087XM uses Green Alps(not sure if simplified or complex). I've never used them, but from what I understand their tactility and weight is similar to MX Blues. I recommend you make a post on geekhack, a lot more keyboard knowledge over there.

I have a similar thread on geekhack. Most are not friendly there and will just reply, go read the wiki - as if its so easy to find exact info on the 1008. They aren't replying yet to the thread.
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I'm pretty sure they have the same force requirement of MX Blues but they still attain that more clicky feel that ALPS naturally have. I'm also pretty sure that the 1008 is the same as the 1087 just without the num pad. I have a 1087 and the build quality was higher than expected if that means anything to you.
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force feels higher on the ducky i had with green alps compared to my board with blues.
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I don't have nickels. We have a different currency. I will try and google search what our currency coins weigh but since we are part of the third world I doubt if anyone bothered to weigh them except for the bank officials that actually manufacture the coins.

The next problem is that I will have to find a perfect example of the coin since I personally do not own a weighing scale, specially not a weighing scale that can measure grams.

And lastly I don't own the keyboard yet. So unless magna224 does me a favor and measure his green alps keyboard for me it won't do me much good.

It would really be nice to know how stiff the green alps are before I buy it. I won't buy it if its as stiff or almost as stiff as cherry mx blacks. I have tried mxblacks at the store. Its the most popular switch here and they are so stiff to press.
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