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Ducky Mechanical/Gaming Keyboard (DK1087XM) w/ Alps Switches - $44 shipped

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PChome Global (Taiwanese site that ships internationally) is selling several varieties of Ducky mechanical/gaming keyboards with Alps switches for $34.40 + $10 s&h = $44.40 shipped to the US. This is the cheapest price I could find on a mechanical keyboard lately. Ostensibly, it is similar in design and size to the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboards due to their compactness and detachable cords.


Ducky DK1087XM (Tenkeyless, compact version):
Ducky DK1087XM w/ Alps XM Green Switches (Clicky) [com.tw] - $44.40 shipped
Ducky DK1087XM w/ Alps XM Black Switches (Linear) [com.tw] - $44.40 shipped
There is also a full-size version (DK1008XM) for the same price, but only the Chinese version of the keyboard is currently available:
Ducky DK1008XM w/ Alps XM Green Switches (Clicky) - Chinese ver. [com.tw] - $44.40 shipped
Ducky DK1008XM w/ Alps XM Black Switches (Linear) - Chinese ver. [com.tw] - $44.40 shipped

I've read on gaming forums from people who have bought from this site that PChome delivers very quickly (within a couple of days).

Note: If the site appears in Chinese for you, click "English" at the top of the homepage to switch to the English version of the site.

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umm, do you know how the alp greens compare to say cherry blues(mainsteam clicky switch)
also do you know how the quality compares to the more mainsteam boards

and this is 10$ off norm price?
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wondering how the alps switches compare to cherry mx switches as well
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Quote from WTFGoD View Post :
umm, do you know how the alp greens compare to say cherry blues(mainsteam clicky switch)
also do you know how the quality compares to the more mainsteam boards

and this is 10$ off norm price?
Quote from Leppy View Post :
wondering how the alps switches compare to cherry mx switches as well
http://www.overclock.net/t/115354...ype-switch

Read up and decide for yourselves. The keycaps will be hard if not impossible to replace so consider that if/when you decide
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I bought a dk1008 mx blue last year.

shipping took about 1 week (from tw) and was superbly packaged and probably waterproof w the amount of tape they used. I will complain the retail box is different from buying b&m in tw- it did not include a velvet bag. also the free gift is a small cute ducky key cap instead of a brush ( looks similar to those used for make up).

as for the keyboard quality. it is better than any ione keyboard. good solid construction but not as good as the costar keyboards. my quicfire rapid is actually heavier and very slightly better typing.

as far as alps switches I can't comment on that
this is pchome's everyday price so no need to jump on it unless u think currency exchange will change drastically
personally I'm sticking w cherry or buckling springs
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#7
thnx for the input guys, guess i will pass for now Smilie
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#8
I'm looking for something similar to a cherry mx black, brown, or red switches.

Anybody have any input to what that is in comparison to alps switches?
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Quote from this2makeulaugh View Post :
I'm looking for something similar to a cherry mx black, brown, or red switches.

Anybody have any input to what that is in comparison to alps switches?
It sounds like you're looking for linear switches (smooth travel, no click). According to most people who have bought this keyboard, you want to buy the keyboard with the "Black XM Alps" switches, as it is most similar to Black Cherry MX switches (linear and smooth).

The green switches of this keyboard are most similar to the Blue Cherry MX switches (clicky sound, with tactile feedback).

I myself ordered the Ducky keyboard with Black Alps XM switches. When it arrives, I'll provide an update with my impressions on how the keys feel.
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#10
Keep in mind that these switches are made by XM, not Alps.

http://deskthority.net/wiki/XM

Still.. good price..
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