[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Modern keyboard question

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 09:43:53 EST 2018

I'll have a red one for sale. Available unless Evan wants it.


On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 6:05 AM David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I'm also more of an Alps fan; my daily driver, when I'm not on a laptop
> (my work-issued machine is one of the newer Macbooks, which has probably
> the worst keyboard I've ever used and that's not an exaggeration) is an
> Apple Extended Keyboard II through an iMate ADB->USB adaptor.  They have a
> nice amount of responsiveness without waking anyone up with key noise if
> I'm working at night.  I don't remember exactly which Alps switches they
> are, there were a few different AEK2 variants with different switches.  The
> problem I'm finding, too, is that the switches aren't made anymore, so
> replacement is challenging, and my left Ctrl key has started to get a
> little flaky.
> I'd love to get an equivalent to that for my PC, something that's a bit on
> the heavier end and is at least a full 104-key board with a reasonable
> amount of rollover.  Most keyboards for the PC seem to come with Cherry
> switches instead, and I'm just not sure which ones I'd like best and don't
> have many stores near me where I can go to test them.  I get the impression
> I'd like the clear switches, but it'd be good to test with a full keyboard,
> not a sampler.
> Still, Jason, if you're down to bring the brown and red ones, I'd love to
> check 'em out.
> - Dave
> > On Nov 25, 2018, at 9:07 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > I have a MX brown, and MX red board I could bring along with me. Are
> there
> > microcenters in NJ? They have a nice selection of boards available.
> >
> > I personally find Alps switches much more enjoyable to type on. If you
> > want, I could bring a blue, creme damped, and I think orange.
> >
> > Or if you want a real keyboard, Alex can bring along the Model F I just
> > sold him :)

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