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question: are blue alps one of the best keyswitches, or at least considered one of the better ones?
I found a Focus 2001 keyboard that I'm waiting to hear back on for pricing and hopefully for switch info. It's got the AT cable but I found an AT/PS/2 adapter at a thrift store today so I'm set...but I was just wondering about those blue switches that it could have. I don't hear much about blue alps, mainly white and cream and then cherrys.
I found this thread on the board: http://www.overclock.net/products/focus-fk-2001/reviews

Blue alps are considered to be among the best alps....if they ever pop up on ebay they always go fast. I say buy it if it has blue alps. If you don't like it, sell it to me! thumb.gif
    
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Yeah i know hahah, a tad on the dear side...aren't they..
On the subject of vendors, Para, do you reckon it would be a good idea to have a list of sites where you can buy Mechanical keyboard parts from on the OP? Or at least the major ones. Saves people having to look through 980 pages of chat. Just a thought. thumb.gif

How dare you suggest stuff to me. mad.gif

But yeah, that's a good idea, I'm going away later until tomorrow, but when I get back I'll try to sort it out among coursework. tongue.gif
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I foresee that, plus a lot of angry spouses/parents. tongue.gif

Yeah you are right, but at the end of the day, I'll have a cool keyboard and they won't. biggrin.gif
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Got any nickels for those pink ALPS?
http://www.overclock.net/t/881812/tell-me-how-many-nickels-it-takes-to-depress-the-keys-on-your-keyboard
FOR KEYBOARD SCIENCE!


Rip-o-meter results: 65-70g for the majority of the keyboard. Arrow cluster registers a uniform 75g.

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I think my favorite keyboard is still IBM Model M at my work (which was the keyboard that convinced me to get a mechanical keyboard for myself).
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got these in the mail today =D
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Not sure if you've seen this or not, but anyway thought it deserved a place in here.



Shine 2 which ducky sent to this guy to test..

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I've had this KB for a while but totally forgot to join the club. Ducky Shine (DK-9000s) from TigerImports I believe. The custom keycaps were a birthday present from my wonderful girlfriend and my roommate. I'm thinking of getting a red or white (or both?) Shine 2 since my current build is red, but we'll see.

proof: (note IGN/screenname on spacebar)


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What's the best way to clean the oil off keycaps? I have blank keys and it's really noticeable for some keys (wasd cluster, home row).
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What's the best way to clean the oil off keycaps? I have blank keys and it's really noticeable for some keys (wasd cluster, home row).

Throw the keycaps in a large glass cup with some warm water and 5 or 6 denture cleaner tabs. Once they're done soaking in the denture cleaner tab bath, throw them in a pillow case....tie the case in a knot then put in the dryer on low low heat for 20 minutes.

I clean a ton of old (early 1990s...late 1980s) keycaps and it works like a charm and is incredibly quick.
    
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Sounds a like a tried and tested method. thumb.gif
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