It doesn't use Cherry MX switches, it uses a generic ALP White type mechanical switch. So depending on what you want switch wise, the price for this keyboard/switch type might be the sweet spot for you or you might want to hold off for a different keyboard.
NKRO: 18 Key rollovers to prevent ghosting and jamming
Mechanical key switch
Tactile keys with sound feedback
Laser printed keycaps
Rubber coated WASD and arrow keys
USB Cable Length: 5 Feet
Switch Type: Mechanical (APC BSW 055WH)
Switch Reliability: 20 million Cycles
Is Azio known for being a pain with mail-in-rebates? My quick searching didn't come up with anything, but I didn't spend much time looking. At $8, it won't be huge loss if it doesn't come in, but it does bug me when I have to jump through hoops for small rebates.
Since when? Typing speed and error rates are easily affected by the keyboard being used.
This should still be a better keyboard than rubber dome. However, it is not nearly as street-tested as cherry-mx or topre.
Also, you'll never be able to find good custom keycaps for alps
Alps have been around for a long time (my old Mac II extended keyboard used them). If people needed custom keycaps, they're easy enough to find for them. A quick Google search game up with multiple sources for ALPs compatible keycaps.
I'm sure some people would prefer Cherry-MX switches just because they're the latest designs, but at 1/2 the price of most of those keyboards, alps are still good. People still love their old school original model-M keyboards. It's very subjective for what people prefer for typing.
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