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Welcome to the world of Alps, where you will forever turn your back on other switch types. smile.gif
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Welcome to the world of Alps, where you will forever turn your back on other switch types. smile.gif

i thought that was Topre?
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i thought that was Topre?

Topre included. wink.gif
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i'd happily trade my cherry blues for alps blues, so crunchy, but no keycap support frown.gif

I nearly bought a keyboard at the local goodwill that was rubberdome but had alps compatable keycaps.
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After watching some alps vids I realized that was the type I wanted all along when I first saw and used blues.
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I have so many Alps boards, it is ridiculous. Now that Tai Hao has standard sets for Alps boards, I don't see any reason to get any more Cherry. Blues are definitely my favorites though. The Apple Extended Keyboard I and II both have standard sets as well, and some even came with secondary legends even though they are really hard to find.
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They are legends. That's what I was reminded of, those old apple boards. Why are custom caps for these alps so rare though, from what I've read.
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Alps stopped manufacturing switches many years ago and sold the rights to Forward Electronics who stopped making them a few years ago. Matias had been getting their switches from Forward and so had to get a new source, which ended up being their own manufacturing process.

Tai Hao, Xiang Min, Hua Jie, Fuhua, and a couple of others are the only other brands of Alps clones still being produced at this time. Since Cherry continues to make switches, they are the ones that happened to become swept up in the popularity boom of mechanical keyboards and thus the reason that keycaps are made almost exclusively for Cherry (and the multitude of clones now that their patent expired) and not for Alps and Matias.
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I have a dream.. THAT ONE DAY, THEY'LL MAKE ALPS CAPS
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You can get Black, Olivetti, and Dolch keysets for Alps now and Matias is working on a PBT keyset.
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