Got this board in the mail today as I've never tried aruz switches and the layout was cute. They're not the normal aruz switch, as these are light blue and don't have a logo on the bottom so I have no idea how these may/may not differ from the more typical blue aruz.
This is the biggest letdown, it's doubleshot, but both this and the stabilizer are broken. I have a plenty of spare BAEs of this sort (not green though), but none of the rod stab inserts. Using a spare BAE makes it possible to hit on the top but it still binds like hell.
These are the light blue Aruz version, compared to the darker slider that is pictured on the wiki. Again, I don't have any other versions of aruz so IDK if these feel different or not. Would love some to compare with at some point for sure.
You can see some of the keycap variety here. I suspect the enter key and the 9 key were both added by the seller, but the other keys are all made by the same manufacturer as best I can tell.
The thick caps that are only thick about halfway up are the made with the same molds as the caps on KPT102s, Omnikeys, and most Focus boards, but these appear to be adapted from older molds before the caps had been thinned out. There are some leftover molding marks of the old thickness present on the thin caps, especially visible on backspace keys. I started my caps cleaning before I took pictures so I will need to get pictures later to illustrate this.
Noods. These switches are spectacularly clean, which I did not expect from the grime on the case/caps. This is very fortunate as I really like these switches, they sound great in this very roomy case with the plastic integrated plate.
As you can see the enter and spacebar use different switches, These are fine, but I do not really know why they didn't use aruz for these as well. Perhaps they are heavier, but they are less tactile and not as loud so they still feel lighter.
here's a pic of the spacebar switch
and a pic of the light blue aruz
comparison of the click leaves, aruz on the left, 4 tab clone on the right. the teeth of aruz are longer, and they don't curve back in at the end either, which contributes to the tactility as the teeth are a lot more to clear than the rounded teeth of the 4 tab leaf.
Looks like the case was designed to possibly support locklights.
The plate holes for the stab clips are too large and the clips move around and come out super easy. I was afraid of using a film in the hole with them would just stretch the plate so I glued them instead. The stab wires are also oxidized and aren't smooth at all. I've replaced all of them except for the spacebar which I don't really have a replacement for. Not sure what the best way to smooth the wires out is, I'll probably lightly sand them or something.
I really like this board, the layout is great, the caps are mostly good and the ones that aren't are easy enough to replace (except for the Fkeys, which are all pad printed). The case is nice, the switches are very tactile, louder than my cyan omrons. All things considered this is a fantastic find. I'll for sure be converting this, only thing I haven't decided is whether I'll try making a PCB, or if I'll be using the existing PCB and slapping a teensey on it.