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eagle



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: NeXT keyboard switches Reply with quote

Hi, all.

Anybody know which Cherry MX switches would be most like the ones in the NeXT keyboard? I'd love to buy a new clicky keyboard that sounds a lot like the NeXT keyboard.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NeXT keyboard (as well as the Apple Extended/Extended II ADB keyboards) uses ALPS switches instead of Cherrys.

Mathias (https://matias.ca/products/) offers a number of keyboards with ALPS-compatible switches, e.g. the Tactile Pro and the Mini Tactile Pro. I have only ordered single switches from them (planning to build my own mechanical keyboard when I find some time), not a complete keyboard, so I can't really tell how similar the tactile experience will be.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this info. I'm going to check out that Mini Tactile Pro!
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