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|Keyswitches||SMK Alps mount (clicky), Cherry MX Clear (tactile), rubber dome|
Chicony KB-5981 is the Windows key version of the Chicony KB-5181. It is notable for possibly being the only Windows Key keyboard with SMK Alps mount "Monterey" switches. It was also made with Cherry MX Clear switches as well as rubber domes.
Chicony KB-5981 layout is a mix of ISO and ANSI layout with the notable changes are the "backwards-L shaped" enter key more commonly known as "big-ass Enter", the 1u backspace key, and the 1u backslash key.
The case of the Chicony KB-5981 is made from ABS plastic but with some very slight but notable flexing. The top half is screwed on. However the bottom half is clamped on extremely tightly therefore disassembly of the case will likely lead to breaking those clamps.
Chicony KB-5981 comes with thin ABS plastic."Yellowing" of the keycaps will occur after being exposed to UV light.
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