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V60 Matias Mini Keyboard

V60 Matias Mini Keyboard

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Switch on the "R" key died after 3 months, replaced with a spare that came with it... switch on the H key died a month later. Binned it.
Is this keyboard different from the one available on mechanicalkeyboards.com? (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3584)
I have some questions regarding aftermarket stuff. Mainly:

Can I swap out the case for another 60% case that I can buy online?
Are keycaps for Matias switches easy enough to come by?
firozerakib
I own 2 V60s
1. V60 uses the same PCB as poker, so most 60% aftermarket cases will fit. In some cases, screw holes don't line up correctly but the case will still fit. Also V60 has dip switches so not all cases will have cutouts for them, but dip switches are common amongst 60% boards so you'll have an easy time finding cases. Just look up "tex 60% cases" if you're curious.
2. Matias switches are ALPS clones, so you can easily find keycaps online, but your selection isn't as big compared to cherry stems.
Just a question for the OP running this Group Buy;

Where are the Datacomp Alps switches?

Sorry, I can not find them in the buying selection list. The only other clicky alps switches available, are the Xiang Min (XM) switches.
What is clickier and lighter to type on? The XM or the Matias clickY keys? I’ve typed on Matias but never heard of the XM alps. Thank you
Wonder how do you use the arrow keys on the right hand side while the Fn key is also on the right hand side?? Never used this kind of keyboard, can someone enlighten me.
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koblongata2
i have a KBParadise V60 (but with Cherry switches) and in it, there are arrow keys on both left and right hand sides. The keyboard also lets you swap the Caps Lock key out for another Fn key (via the dip switches on the back) so you can use either depending on your preference. I'm assuming this model also has the same functionality.
koblongata2
You press FN + ENTER, which puts those lower right keys into arrow mode. FN+ENTER again to cancel.
(UPDATED 2018-07-17: Would no longer recommend. See reply.) Only just got to try this out, some months after the drop (my parents brought it to me on a trip, since I live in Thailand and don’t order things here because the import duties are insane).

It’s currently my second-favorite keyboard, after the HHKB Type S that I use as my daily driver. In some ways, I even like it better: the Matias Linear switches feel more responsive, like they actuate higher up the keypress than the Topre 45g switches in the HHKB. I like the light key-feel, and the keyboard is very quiet compared to my Matias Tactile Pro (with the clicky tactile Matias switches). The dip-switches give some good layout options, and with a bit of work in Karabiner, it’s very much like the HHKB now. Also works with a USB adapter on my iPad, which the HHKB doesn’t.

If I have a gripe with this, it’s that some of the keys are a bit squeaky and rattly. The space bar is squeaky, and right shift rattles. Not sure if this is something to do with the stabilizers. I also miss my usual PBT keycaps—my fingers feel sweaty typing on this now. Good value, though, at the USD 89.99 I paid for it, ex. shipping. Would recommend as a way to try Matias Linear switches.
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i'm not bamdad but yeah isopropyl alcohol's chemistry name is isopropanol (the -ol suffix indicates that it's an alcohol, as butanol is the alcohol from butane, propanol is to propane)
yep. same thing. : )
bad reviews and no warranty, i'll be sitting this one out
Is it bluetooth?
Napsterpepper
Nope. Wired only.
I bought a Matias Tactile Mini (tkl version w/ clicky matias swtiches) a few months ago, and it really didn't feel too nice because the switches were too scratchy. (And yes, they were the clicky matias switches, but they definitely could have been made smoother). Also, there was waaaaaay too much key wobble! I know that alps switches naturally have key wobble, but I know this was a problem with QC because I also ordered a Matias Tactile Pro before and it had nowhere near the key wobble on my Matias Mini Tactile Pro. Then there was the issue with support and the ability to contact with Matias Corporation. They never answered my phone and emails, which were the only means of communication with them.

Now, I don't really know how anyone's experience with this board would be, but I hope you consider this before buying.
i was already to go on a rant saying how is this board any different from a poker3. ..until i looked again at does Matias switches..alas i don't have the best of luck with Matias switches..the only chance i had to try them was on a "Matias Ergo Pro" for a week.. and they felt awful to me.. But he that's just me..this board does look sexy the only question i would have is "is it programmable" my number one rule with 60% or less board is fully 100% programmable and compatibility with opensource firmware like QMK... so i'm not talking layering like the poker3 does..
TuxKey
a little necro, but - was that board new when you tried it? the alps design of switch starts feeling bad very quickly if they get any dirt inside them, and it's very easy for them to get dirt in depending on the keyboard's environment. they have quite a lot of components, but aren't anything other than fiddly to disassemble and clean to restore their feel. my matias tactile pro board felt great when i was using it daily, and after it had sat around for a month it felt terrible. i found a vintage alps board in a garage as well, and that felt really weird.
But it is not orthogonal ... :/