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Just got mine today, and hooked it up to MBP to test it out. Works flawlessly. The build quality is even better than I expected--and I had pretty high expectations. Kudos to Clueboard for engineering and building this thing so well, and seemingly without compromises. Way to go guys and keep up the good work!
I am hyped as hell. Which switches do you use? How is the sound?
I went with the Zealio switches. Admittedly I'm more of an Alps/Alps clone fan. That being said, they feel and sound really good. Nice deep audio feedback, and nothing like any of my other keyboards. I also think the extra-thick keycaps help big time.
So fast! Is your pre-assembled?
Yes. Trust me, it would probably take me 6 months to assemble one of these.
I have ordered a kit, but it will take a while to arrive here in Germany.
Just wanna know how the stabs feel? any wobble? Someone mentioned that massdrop still ships the fake cherry stabs along with the DIY kit, and I wonder if this is also the case for the assembled.
nice setup! what mac stand is that?
Yeah they're a bit wobbly. But not terrible IMO. Also one observation, the more I use them the more I notice they can get a noticeable ping. Does anyone know if the Zelios that shipped with this board come lubed? I've never used Zealios before so I don't have a baseline to compare them to other than Cherrys.
Zealios should be slightly lubed by default.
Ping is usually from the switch spring or keyboard plate or a combination of both. Stabs just rattle if it's bad quality.
You can reduce/remove the ping with some foam insert or similar behind the PCB and lube the switches.
As johu mentioned, they're slightly lubed on the prongs/tactile legs. You can lube them further if you desire.
Don't know why you're overly fussed about the stabs. Source the stabs yourself if you're particular about them. I never trust stabs from any kit. I alway source my own to avoid issues.
Mine came as assembled. If the stabs are bad, I have to desolder all switches in order to change them.
You can easily lube them to stop or reduce the rattle. Thick lube will help