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Offline Evo_Spec

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Post your ALPS keyboard
« on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 00:43:24 »
So i noticed we have many "post your ____" threads but i don't recall if we have a thread for ALPS boards yet?



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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 01:03:10 »
Yeah I would like to see more Alps board showcased. What's the story with that colourful number you have there?

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 01:32:19 »
Yeah I would like to see more Alps board showcased. What's the story with that colourful number you have there?

Uhh so this was originally esoomenona's board and he ended up giving it away for the cost of shipping in the free stuff thread and neverused picked it up. I commented wanting it for my daughter in case neverused backed out for some reason and neverused ended up seeing my message and ended up graciously sending it to me after esoomenona sent it to him.

Unless you were asking about the board itself? in that case i have no idea but it's called the kidboard so whatever info you can find about it will be more than i know.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 01:56:18 »
Why is there a fox on the R key? Is it a rabbit pretending to be a fox so as not be noticed by the other foxes, or did the fox already catch the rabbit, and has taken his place for ... unspecified reasons?
« Last Edit: Mon, 12 October 2015, 01:58:25 by zombimuncha »

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 05:19:31 »
That is a very nice keyboard, you are very lucky :)
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 12 October 2015, 07:24:37 »
Yeah I would like to see more Alps board showcased. What's the story with that colourful number you have there?

Uhh so this was originally esoomenona's board and he ended up giving it away for the cost of shipping in the free stuff thread and neverused picked it up. I commented wanting it for my daughter in case neverused backed out for some reason and neverused ended up seeing my message and ended up graciously sending it to me after esoomenona sent it to him.

Unless you were asking about the board itself? in that case i have no idea but it's called the kidboard so whatever info you can find about it will be more than i know.
Ah, that is cool that you managed to snag that well travelled board.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 21:55:48 »
Here's some.


Unitek K-258 I recently bought from Ebay. It came with these crazy colored caps.


Infinity 60% with Matias Quiet Clicks, Tai Hao WoB and Badwrench DCS mods in a TEX acrylic case.


Filco Zero with Tai Hao Dolch.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 22:06:21 »
Evo_Spec, you have one of my grail boards :(

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 22:24:34 »
Evo_Spec, you have one of my grail boards :(

This thing is pretty damn sexy. Considering i got this for free i may just pass it on after my daughter is done with it but that may take years.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 October 2015, 22:43:21 »
Evo_Spec, you have one of my grail boards :(

This thing is pretty damn sexy. Considering i got this for free i may just pass it on after my daughter is done with it but that may take years.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 00:50:12 »
Here's mine!  ;D







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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 03:36:35 »
Ok, I'll just post the one in front of me atm. My daily driver at work: orange alps modded AEKII, orange leds and orange dyed keys. Love it so very very much!

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 04:08:33 »
Ok, I'll just post the one in front of me atm. My daily driver at work: orange alps modded AEKII, orange leds and orange dyed keys. Love it so very very much!
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iDye Poly? i think i might dye one of my AEK sets for my next alps60 board.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 05:13:13 »
Ok, I'll just post the one in front of me atm. My daily driver at work: orange alps modded AEKII, orange leds and orange dyed keys. Love it so very very much!
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Oh yeah, I remember that one. Can you link to the post you made about that? I too want one.

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 08:18:36 »


V80-MTS-C w/ TaiHao Dolch
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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 08:51:13 »
My V60-MQC with Olivetti (home/work)



And my MidWest Micro Elite with Monterey Blues on my CNC/3D Printer machine



I also have a half dozen older apple keyboards in various states of dissassembly that will be soon remixed into 60% and other fun creations.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 08:53:03 »
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V80-MTS-C w/ TaiHao Dolch
(just ignore that nasty FC660M in the background)

Why is the FC660M nasty?

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 08:54:31 »
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V80-MTS-C w/ TaiHao Dolch
(just ignore that nasty FC660M in the background)

Why is the FC660M nasty?

It's not really, but this is the Alps thread, so let's just pretend it doesn't exist ;-)

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 09:38:16 »
Forgot to post this bad boy earlier.


Custom Alps 60% Keyboard by Nick Bair, on Flickr

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 15 October 2015, 09:49:38 »
My TMK Alps 60% board, it has prototype Nr.7 PCB inside, love the board, black Alps with Dell caps and plate cut from the Dell plate:

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 16 October 2015, 07:44:39 »
Ok, I'll just post the one in front of me atm. My daily driver at work: orange alps modded AEKII, orange leds and orange dyed keys. Love it so very very much!
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Oh yeah, I remember that one. Can you link to the post you made about that? I too want one.

This could be thread you are referring to: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49407.0



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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 16 October 2015, 07:50:07 »
Ergodox w/ Matias Click switches




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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 16 October 2015, 07:54:41 »
Ok, I'll just post the one in front of me atm. My daily driver at work: orange alps modded AEKII, orange leds and orange dyed keys. Love it so very very much!
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Oh yeah, I remember that one. Can you link to the post you made about that? I too want one.

This could be thread you are referring to: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49407.0




Thank you!

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 17 October 2015, 21:06:06 »
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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 18 October 2015, 17:07:05 »
Cross posting this a bit because I'm super stoked with it. R2 Hasu Alps64 pcb, orange alps, PT ISO caps.



We only have tonight though, going to take it apart tomorrow to fix some flaws in the plate (like the fact the screw holes are the wrong size :'().

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 06:13:41 »




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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 06:48:38 »

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 22:06:37 »
These are all really cool keyboards. It's a shame ALPS is no longer as common as it once was.

I'm having a difficult time deciding whether to use Blue or Green alps for a 60% build. Any suggestions? ^-^

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 22:08:59 »
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BROTHERS!!  <3

These are all really cool keyboards. It's a shame ALPS is no longer as common as it once was.

I'm having a difficult time deciding whether to use Blue or Green alps for a 60% build. Any suggestions? ^-^

Whynotboth.png

Seriously though, really depends on if you like linear or clicky more.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 22:13:38 »
Whynotboth.png

Seriously though, really depends on if you like linear or clicky more.

Haha, it's a very difficult decision, I like both switches and I see benefits for both!

With Blues, it would be the ultimate productive/work typing machine, alienating the local Starbucks crowd as I click click click away.

With Greens, it would be the ultimate gaming keyboard, making sure that I have the early actuation advantage that comes with ALPS.

Really though, both sounds about right, haha. ^-^

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 22:37:26 »
Evo_Spec, you have one of my grail boards :(

This thing is pretty damn sexy. Considering i got this for free i may just pass it on after my daughter is done with it but that may take years.
I was happy to see her using it, made it worth it. I'm sorry it took so long to ship, back to back FDA and ISO audits can such up your life quickly.

Glad I could effectively proxy it for you!

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 25 October 2015, 22:39:16 »
Why is there a fox on the R key? Is it a rabbit pretending to be a fox so as not be noticed by the other foxes, or did the fox already catch the rabbit, and has taken his place for ... unspecified reasons?
That "fox" has two big front teeth...

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 01:40:00 »
Why is there a fox on the R key? Is it a rabbit pretending to be a fox so as not be noticed by the other foxes, or did the fox already catch the rabbit, and has taken his place for ... unspecified reasons?
That "fox" has two big front teeth...
Yeah you're right. Maybe it's supposed to be a bat?

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 26 October 2015, 04:53:59 »
These are all really cool keyboards. It's a shame ALPS is no longer as common as it once was.

I'm having a difficult time deciding whether to use Blue or Green alps for a 60% build. Any suggestions? ^-^

Matias use a switch based on Alps in their keyboards.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 17:02:57 »


Cross posted because I really like this shot. Yoe made me an Alps logo pin <3. Kingsaver custom with SKCM Blue Alps switches, Wang 724/Acer 6131 caps in TW layout.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 21:55:31 »
My V60-MQC with Olivetti (home/work)

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And my MidWest Micro Elite with Monterey Blues on my CNC/3D Printer machine

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I also have a half dozen older apple keyboards in various states of dissassembly that will be soon remixed into 60% and other fun creations.
Ooo Ooo--I remember Midwest Micro!  Can't believe how many quality keyboards there were out there, even on the PC compatibles in that era...


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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 30 October 2015, 22:18:35 »
I was wondering if an Alps thread existed! Some crossposts of my own are coming up.  :-X

Did someone want potatoes!? :D



Test driving some very immaculate Green Alps pulled out of a practically untouched board without solder because I'm devilishly DARING. They work fine. :)



The "plate" is dampened with sorbothane and definitely cuts down a bit on the notorious ping of Alps switches. It is also much quieter in general than it was without the sorbothane.

Those grey strips are silicone foam and they notoriously TORE the clear coat off my paint job the last time I tried using them. I can't believe I put the stuff on again, but it really does give the Infinity some fantastic grip.


My Infinity just reminds me of snow, Christmas, and sleighs every time I look at it.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 04:34:30 »
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Cross posted because I really like this shot. Yoe made me an Alps logo pin <3. Kingsaver custom with SKCM Blue Alps switches, Wang 724/Acer 6131 caps in TW layout.
Awesome shot! I really like the caps!
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 31 October 2015, 20:22:17 »
Seeing this thread makes me miss my quiet click v60 :(


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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:04:45 »
Filco Zero with SKCL Greens. Need to find a white spacebar and matching modifier keys  :)



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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:15:40 »
Filco Zero with SKCL Greens. Need to find a white spacebar and matching modifier keys  :)

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IIRC those alphas are Tai Hao doubleshots and you should probably wait for those Tai Hao ALPS caps to pop up on MassDrop again.
The profile and text would match perfectly.  :thumb:
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:30:28 »
IIRC those alphas are Tai Hao doubleshots and you should probably wait for those Tai Hao ALPS caps to pop up on MassDrop again.
The profile and text would match perfectly.  :thumb:

Are these the caps your talking about? https://www.massdrop.com/buy/alps-keycaps

Mechanicalkeyboards.com has them in stock, i was going to buy two sets of Olivette but was a bit hesitant because the dark blue font on the Olivette might not match well.

Does Tai Hao make any more flavors of Alps keycap sets?

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:39:40 »
Does Tai Hao make any more flavors of Alps keycap sets?

I think they have the capability to make more colors but they haven't released more than what MK and MD have.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:52:14 »
Here's some of mine :):

My original Blue Alps board that I bricked. :X



My Infinity that re-purposed those parts:



And then of course, the two boards I've restored which are my current favorites as far as vintages go,

Dell AT101:



Retrobrighted and sanded and repainted the plate with a similar color to the original:



Umph. Those coils~



And my beloved FAME TH-5539 with blue alps:

After my NTC 6151N died, I needed something else to fill my heart, and it's odd how similar this board turned out to be. Metal back, Blue Alps, and even the PCB... It has positions for MX and Alps just like the NTC.






Those stains are bromine, not just grease or something. D: Also, those pics are from the reseller, hehe.

Modified to ANSI layout, added a vintage Samsung sticker from a Chicony 5161 :D






I definitely went past restoration with this one and personalized it, but I'm very happy with it! It was a ridiculous board. Half quality and half crap--it originally had pad-printed caps, NO stabilizers whatsoever mounted. So I had to add all the inserts and wires myself. The Big Ass Enter wasn't stabilized at the top, so I cut a hole in the plate and noticed an extra position beneath that spot. Yeah I didn't check that before hand, lol. The quality part comes from the overall build quality though. It's very solid and unlike a lot of similar boards (AT101, Chicony 5161), it has brass threaded inserts instead of just screws boring into plastic.

Then I wired up the key above the enter key to function as a "|\" key, and rewired the original "|\" key to the side of the short right shift to be another pause break key. Which, if I ever use one of those USB-ready soarer's converters, I'll make an FN key. :D
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 10:59:14 »
Here's some of mine :):

My original Blue Alps board that I bricked. :X

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My Infinity that re-purposed those parts:

Show Image


And then of course, the two boards I've restored which are my current favorites as far as vintages go,

Dell AT101:

Show Image


Retrobrighted and sanded and repainted the plate with a similar color to the original:

Show Image

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Umph. Those coils~
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And my beloved FAME TH-5539 with blue alps:

After my NTC 6151N died, I needed something else to fill my heart, and it's odd how similar this board turned out to be. Metal back, Blue Alps, and even the PCB... It has positions for MX and Alps just like the NTC.

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

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Those stains are bromine, not just grease or something. D: Also, those pics are from the reseller, hehe.

Modified to ANSI layout, added a vintage Samsung sticker from a Chicony 5161 :D

Show Image

Show Image

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I definitely went past restoration with this one and personalized it, but I'm very happy with it! It was a ridiculous board. Half quality and half crap--it originally had pad-printed caps, NO stabilizers whatsoever mounted. So I had to add all the inserts and wires myself. The Big Ass Enter wasn't stabilized at the top, so I cut a hole in the plate and noticed an extra position beneath that spot. Yeah I didn't check that before hand, lol. The quality part comes from the overall build quality though. It's very solid and unlike a lot of similar boards (AT101, Chicony 5161), it has brass threaded inserts instead of just screws boring into plastic.

Then I wired up the key above the enter key to function as a "|\" key, and rewired the original "|\" key to the side of the short right shift to be another pause break key. Which, if I ever use one of those USB-ready soarer's converters, I'll make an FN key. :D

 :eek:
Those Salmons, that plate... :thumb:

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 11:03:46 »
Here's some of mine :):

My original Blue Alps board that I bricked. :X

Show Image


My Infinity that re-purposed those parts:

Show Image


And then of course, the two boards I've restored which are my current favorites as far as vintages go,

Dell AT101:

Show Image


Retrobrighted and sanded and repainted the plate with a similar color to the original:

Show Image

Show Image

Umph. Those coils~
Show Image



And my beloved FAME TH-5539 with blue alps:

After my NTC 6151N died, I needed something else to fill my heart, and it's odd how similar this board turned out to be. Metal back, Blue Alps, and even the PCB... It has positions for MX and Alps just like the NTC.

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image


Those stains are bromine, not just grease or something. D: Also, those pics are from the reseller, hehe.

Modified to ANSI layout, added a vintage Samsung sticker from a Chicony 5161 :D

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image

Show Image


I definitely went past restoration with this one and personalized it, but I'm very happy with it! It was a ridiculous board. Half quality and half crap--it originally had pad-printed caps, NO stabilizers whatsoever mounted. So I had to add all the inserts and wires myself. The Big Ass Enter wasn't stabilized at the top, so I cut a hole in the plate and noticed an extra position beneath that spot. Yeah I didn't check that before hand, lol. The quality part comes from the overall build quality though. It's very solid and unlike a lot of similar boards (AT101, Chicony 5161), it has brass threaded inserts instead of just screws boring into plastic.

Then I wired up the key above the enter key to function as a "|\" key, and rewired the original "|\" key to the side of the short right shift to be another pause break key. Which, if I ever use one of those USB-ready soarer's converters, I'll make an FN key. :D

 :eek:
Those Salmons, that plate... :thumb:

Haha. Alps are so pretty. :D

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 11:09:03 »
I think they have the capability to make more colors but they haven't released more than what MK and MD have.

Ill pick up a set of Olivette then, the colors of the caps themselves are perfect, i just wish the font was black.

@E3E Wow nice work, the extra key next to the short right shift is awesome, i wish more boards had that. The blue paint makes the SKCM Blues look even better  :)

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 11:18:09 »
Jelly of the Filco's

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 11:21:43 »
I think they have the capability to make more colors but they haven't released more than what MK and MD have.

Ill pick up a set of Olivette then, the colors of the caps themselves are perfect, i just wish the font was black.

@E3E Wow nice work, the extra key next to the short right shift is awesome, i wish more boards had that. The blue paint makes the SKCM Blues look even better  :)

Thank you! Yes, I love short right shifts, haha. Almost all of my main keyboards have them. Your Filco Zero is quite nice by the way, as sean mentioned. xD I notice many people putting SKCL Green Alps in Filco Zeros.

One of the few and coveted Alps TKLs. :)

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 17 November 2015, 22:34:25 »
May I ask what keycap options do we have for ALPS right now?