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post #34601 of 36807
For you Alps fans, how do you feel about old-school SKCM Whites? I found a Positive-branded Acer 6011 selling for $15 + S&H that seems to be in really nice condition. I'm a bit worried about such a heavy spring, though. Is there a way to lighten Alps switches similar to Cherrys? I assume springs aren't exactly readily available for them, unfortunately.
Edited by timerwin63 - 2/14/16 at 4:33pm
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I feel that with the new alps matias keyboard my WPM has decreased from over 100 average to below 80 average. Topre makes me type pretty quick, matias, not so much.
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Whites are probably my least favorite Alps switch out of the ones I've tried. Still, $15+SH is a great price if you are interested in Alps.
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Whites are probably my least favorite Alps switch out of the ones I've tried. Still, $15+SH is a great price if you are interested in Alps.

I noticed a little while back that you listed Blues as your favorite Alps switch, and I know that whites were the successor to them. I was also under the impression that they were structurally identical. What is it that makes your impressions of them so different?
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They aren't quite identical, there are some small changes to the internal design. They are a bit heavier and rougher in my opinion, and no one knows quite what makes Blues so much smoother. It is currently theorized that it has to do with the factory lube process, as dry lubricant can be found on Blue sliders.
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post #34606 of 36807
Just out of curiosity.. Can you buy and build something like a vortex keyboard? I.e. buy a case, switches, plate, PCB etc. I'm sure the cost would be quite high but just curious.
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Strange, I got an email notification from massdrop about the Infinity 60% keyboard kit. That might be interesting if I were to build a 60% keyboard. tongue.gif
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Strange, I got an email notification from massdrop about the Infinity 60% keyboard kit. That might be interesting if I were to build a 60% keyboard. tongue.gif

I almost highly suggest against it these days lol.
I built one, about 60% regret it. ( badump psh )

on the same note, anyone know where to find keycaps for the infinity keyboard?

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I might get an infinity just for the aluminum case you can get with it. Drop one if my Pok3rs in that, then get some Alps switches and make myself yet another 60%.

I really like that aluminum case. It's a shame I wouldn't use the board at all, so dropping $155 on it would be insane. Anyone know of a case that's similar? I know there a couple aluminum cases on the market, but I think I'm in an apparent minority that hates flat cases and "add-on" feet.
Edited by timerwin63 - 2/17/16 at 1:29pm
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post #34610 of 36807
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

Strange, I got an email notification from massdrop about the Infinity 60% keyboard kit. That might be interesting if I were to build a 60% keyboard. tongue.gif

hope they have resolved all of the manufacturing/design defects. just sold my V1, and good riddance. stabilizers would not fit in the plate, firmware is unwieldy and hard to navigate - although, once you figure it out, it seems to work fine. It was a great idea from the community that massdrop tried to do themselves. it was a poor compromise

imho, this is not the kit to build your own 60%. Get a GON or a GH60 or a FaceW. Massdrop should not be in the business of selling kits...
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