Finally!! I got my Blue SKCM Alps, so I compare it with my White SKCM

I have always wondering whats the difference between the two and what is with the hype with blue SKCM. I just got a chance to grab an Acer KB101-AS great condition for $25USD. Now I got the keyboard to tear down the switch to compare with White SKCM switch. Here is the result

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What do you guys think? Are those differences made up of the blue alps sounds and typing feel?
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less stiff spring going by the number of coils and slightly different click leaf ends. but you missed the actual switchplate itself.
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Anakey wrote:less stiff spring going by the number of coils and slightly different click leaf ends. but you missed the actual switchplate itself.

Even though you are showing the older "Blue' switch compared to a newer 'White' switch. YOU need to find old "White Pines" which are about as close to the Blues without needing any mods like springs or switch plates.

Agreed, the spring strength gets the Whites to Blue (85%) status quite easily.

Something that newbs keep forgetting, is that Colour alone doesn't place one Alps switch higher over another, it's the spring, clicker and switch plate together that makes it work as a so-called "Blue" switch (if you indeed want one, which no sane person should).

Sort them out first then stop paying idiot prices for only Blue Alps keyboards alone. Suspect those owning any White Alps keyboards will start charging the same price as the Blues quite soon :( .
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Elrick wrote:
Anakey wrote:less stiff spring going by the number of coils and slightly different click leaf ends. but you missed the actual switchplate itself.

Even though you are showing the older "Blue' switch compared to a newer 'White' switch. YOU need to find old "White Pines" which are about as close to the Blues without needing any mods like springs or switch plates.

Agreed, the spring strength gets the Whites to Blue (85%) status quite easily.

Something that newbs keep forgetting, is that Colour alone doesn't place one Alps switch higher over another, it's the spring, clicker and switch plate together that makes it work as a so-called "Blue" switch (if you indeed want one, which no sane person should).

Sort them out first then stop paying idiot prices for only Blue Alps keyboards alone. Suspect those owning any White Alps keyboards will start charging the same price as the Blues quite soon :( .

I preferred whites to blues (though, i didnt like either tbh) because of the spring weight. The original alps that are super popular right now (orange blue green) are far too light imo.
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mog_genius88 wrote:I preferred whites to blues (though, i didnt like either tbh) because of the spring weight. The original alps that are super popular right now (orange blue green) are far too light imo.

A dude by the name of SPRiT, offers various spring weights for all Alps switches so check him out here;

https://spritdesign.wixsite.com/sprit/alpssprings

He's the ONLY person offering a huge amount of springs for nearly ALL alps keyboards.
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Elrick wrote:
mog_genius88 wrote:I preferred whites to blues (though, i didnt like either tbh) because of the spring weight. The original alps that are super popular right now (orange blue green) are far too light imo.

A dude by the name of SPRiT, offers various spring weights for all Alps switches so check him out here;

https://spritdesign.wixsite.com/sprit/alpssprings

He's the ONLY person offering a huge amount of springs for nearly ALL alps keyboards.

I would advise to only buy from him through ebay due to his past.
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