[Review] AEK review REDUX (Alps SKCM Salmon)

Time for another redux, this week on the good old AEK. Hope you enjoy the video :) .

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Nice review. I agree with you on mostly everything. I too prefer the lighter orange Alps and don't really like the font. That's why I put SGI keycaps on (one of) mine:

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On a side note, I can't stand the sound of modern Cherry MX. That clicky blue Cherry sound in your intro makes me cringe in anger.
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I thought his intro was the sound of blue alps
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When blue Alps clicks are really isolated, they can sound rather thin. The case acoustics have a lot to do with it. My KB101A actually doesn't have as deep of a sound as some other blue Alps boards, and Chyros' comes from his Acer, IIRC.

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I do agree that it sounds a bit thin though.
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Great review! Incredibly professional!
Mine has orange alps, but I am missing some. Any idea where i can buy single orange switches, or from which keyboard I could harvest them?
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pfoff wrote:Great review! Incredibly professional!
Mine has orange alps, but I am missing some. Any idea where i can buy single orange switches, or from which keyboard I could harvest them?

Apple M0116s are the common choice. Easier to source them if you're in the US. I also have some switches though if you only need a few.
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Good job again!

Is it accurate to say that Apple made better keyboards when Steve Jobs wasn't there?

Oh, Chyros ... have you ever done an episode listing your ten or so favorite? Or least favorite? If you have, I haven't found it yet; and if you haven't, it could be a heck of a lot of fun! :D
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Great review as always.
Hmmm, a keyboard that has aged beyond yellow to orange? Should be perfect for a Dutchman :P
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just_add_coffee wrote:Good job again!

Is it accurate to say that Apple made better keyboards when Steve Jobs wasn't there?

Oh, Chyros ... have you ever done an episode listing your ten or so favorite? Or least favorite? If you have, I haven't found it yet; and if you haven't, it could be a heck of a lot of fun! :D
That's a good idea actually, I might do that. I'm working on several special videos atm actually, including the one for this weekend :D .
Engicoder wrote:Great review as always.
Hmmm, a keyboard that has aged beyond yellow to orange? Should be perfect for a Dutchman :P
It's closer to brown now actually xD .
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For the record, the AEK switched from Orange to Salmon somewhere between 737566 and 749873. I've damn near pinpointed it!
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