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Does anyone own a Black Alps/Dell AT101W here? What do you think about it?
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post #19792 of 36880
Had one, but not a fan of Black Alps.
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post #19793 of 36880
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

Does anyone own a Black Alps/Dell AT101W here? What do you think about it?

 

Black Alps are pretty decent if they're in good shape. Heavily used switches won't move as smoothly as new alps or even equally used Cherry MX switches (just due to the Alps design.) 

 

For $20-40 it's definitely one of the best options for a cheap mechanical board.

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post #19794 of 36880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

Black Alps are pretty decent if they're in good shape. Heavily used switches won't move as smoothly as new alps or even equally used Cherry MX switches (just due to the Alps design.) 

For $20-40 it's definitely one of the best options for a cheap mechanical board.
About less than 20$ for a grey case (maybe black case instead) for a Dell AT101W
20$ for a MX Black board tongue.gif (Non standard layout though)
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post #19796 of 36880
Quote:
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If anyone is interested:

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/qwerkeys

Para beat you to it. Lol
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2 shots of a lovely board for you guys.

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post #19798 of 36880
Quote:
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Para beat you to it. Lol

Ok I'm intrigued. What is the group buy for, exactly? I only see QWERkeys...

EDIT: Oh it's for the tester kits?
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

2 shots of a lovely board for you guys.


Edgy. tongue.gif

But it does look great. Too bad from the looks of it it suffers from the same CM bottom row cap sizing...
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Ok I'm intrigued. What is the group buy for, exactly? I only see QWERkeys...

EDIT: Oh it's for the tester kits?
Edgy. tongue.gif

But it does look great. Too bad from the looks of it it suffers from the same CM bottom row cap sizing...
Yeah looks modern ... I'll keep the keys though. Doesn't feel like standard ABS caps! And i like them ... unlike my RK9000 ...
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Quote:
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Ok I'm intrigued. What is the group buy for, exactly? I only see QWERkeys...

EDIT: Oh it's for the tester kits?

Yep, I got one a while ago:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Qwerkeys switch tester arrived, it comes disassembled with the following parts:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
4x screws for the legs:



4x little plastic legs:



4x rubber pieces for the ends of the legs:



6x switches:
  • MX Red
  • MX Green
  • MX Blue
  • MX Brown
  • MX Black
  • MX White



6x transparent keycaps:



1x brushed steel (?) faceplate:


As you can imagine, assembly is very obvious, snap the switches into place, put the keycaps on, put the screws through the holes in the corners, screw into the plastic legs, put the rubber pieces on the end of the legs.

When it's assembled you get this:
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I'm very happy with the quality and look of it, it feels very solid, the faceplate is heavier than I was expecting.

I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a sampler to try out switches or people like me who just want one for the sake of it. tongue.gif

The only thing I'd say that could be improved would be if it came with an MX Clear, then it would be perfect. biggrin.gif
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