Alps White on Genovation 682

quaker

27 Jun 2020, 18:02

Alps White
Alps White
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Genovation have been making macropads for quite some time, but before descending into scratchy and heavy Cherry MX Blacks, they used Alps White switches.
Box
Box
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I got this in NIB condition. Quite pricey though, about 74 USD includes shipping.
contents
contents
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Box includes floppy disk for MacroMaster driver, male 5 pin DIN to female PS/2 gender and cable, female 5 pin DIN to male PS/2 gender and cable.
Because I don't know why but the board has both DIN female and male attached to each side. Quite thoughtful of them to include both cable and gender.
back
back
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The board itself is quite light, everything made of plastic and seemingly hollow.
Since Whites are clicky switches that does leaves some noises after pressing but I do somehow find it enjoyable.

Although being light, build quality is excellent actually, half-transparent keycap covers for key printings does have some injection marks but it's easily handled by sandpaper.

The board works great with Soarer's converter. I connected it to my monitor USB passthrough port.
The problem is that my PC doesn't have AT protocol so whilst it inputs, the PC doesn't recognize the board. Which means I can't add new macros to the board :(

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