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I don't really think I can explain it well. But with the metal bar you just kinda have to slide it out of place and then you can take the keycap off.

EDIT: I don't have my Das any more, so maybe someone else with a Das could help him, and better explain h ow to do it as I'm working off memory.
well i fixed it, it was just because in the photo you used it was with the white things stuck to it i got scared and stuff, it is a pain to put them back in if you pull the white ones off too

i had to remove the key next to it so i could slide in one side and then with a little force do the other
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well i fixed it, it was just because in the photo you used it was with the white things stuck to it i got scared and stuff, it is a pain to put them back in if you pull the white ones off too

i had to remove the key next to it so i could slide in one side and then with a little force do the other
Ah well good to hear.

So it's all non-squeeky now?
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yea no more squeak
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interesting info from tankguys in the ocn key thread
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Just wondering, but what do you guys think of this keyboard? It uses Alps, and it goes for the same price as the Das Keyboard with student discount, with the exception of the $11 shipping.

Link here.
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Just wondering, but what do you guys think of this keyboard? It uses Alps, and it goes for the same price as the Das Keyboard with student discount, with the exception of the $11 shipping.

Link here.
Good board. I mean it is being sold by Geekhack members, so it pretty much already has the elitist seal of approval.
    
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Good board. I mean it is being sold by Geekhack members, so it pretty much already has the elitist seal of approval.
For typing use, how much better is white alps compared to blue cherry switches?
post #5338 of 14551
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For typing use, how much better is white alps compared to blue cherry switches?
Personal preference for sure. Myself I have a feeling that I would prefer the white alps over the cherry blues, because for some reason I really liked the feel of those copies on the ABS M1. Just something about them, even though the Clears I use now are way better. If I had a real set of alps switches I'm sure I'd change my mind.
    
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Personal preference for sure. Myself I have a feeling that I would prefer the white alps over the cherry blues, because for some reason I really liked the feel of those copies on the ABS M1. Just something about them, even though the Clears I use now are way better. If I had a real set of alps switches I'm sure I'd change my mind.
Well just learned the SIIG board doesn't have NKRO...which could pose a problem. The only reason why the board appeals to me is because of its smaller size.
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Just wondering, but what do you guys think of this keyboard? It uses Alps, and it goes for the same price as the Das Keyboard with student discount, with the exception of the $11 shipping.

Link here.

I have one as a travel keyboard with my netbook. It's small, very tactile and VERY LOUD. If you don't like a little noise, this isn't the keyboard for you, however, after breaking the switches in, I'm impressed with the feel of it. The tactile bump is really quite sharp, which makes it a little difficult to not bottom out. However, the layout isn't bad given the size, though I wish the tilde and \\ key were better placed. Another thing is that the enter doesn't really like off centre hits, but I've since gotten used to that.

Any questions, shoot me a PM.

EDIT: Yeah, the rollover is pretty crap, but as a pure typing board, it's fantastic.

If you plan on gaming, a Filco 87 key might be the best option. Blues aren't really recommended for gaming as the activation and deactivation point arent the same, so you cant hover over it and fire off rapid presses.
Edited by brodie337 - 7/25/10 at 9:11pm
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