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Alpaca

Manufacturer: JWK
Brand: Durock

Alpacas are a re-colour of Durock’s incredibly smooth linear based on the SA Bliss colorway by Minterly.

A very popular and sought after switch, especially recently (June 2020).

g
62g
mm
mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
PC
Coloured (opaque)
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)

Quotes, thoughts and opinions

Stats and figures are one thing but here are some quotes, thoughts and opinions we've been able to find from across the web regarding these switches.

Really great value. Impressed by both sound & feel when stock or tuned. When considering price/performance; Alpaca > Gateron Ink.

/u/MrFiskers

These Alpaca switches comes pre-lubed, so they’re already super smooth, as smooth as Tealios & Inks. They sound amazing stock. I think part of the reason is that the stem is a bit longer like the Halo & Cream switches (not as long as them though). This makes them a bit louder which I personally prefer. This combined with SA caps & the acrylic case make them sound very nice and creamy. I love these switches. Highly recommended.

newtonapple
RAMA M60-A Kuro w/ unlubed Alpaca Linear by Fiskers
RAMA M60-A Kuro w/ lubed Alpaca Linear by Fiskers
Custom Mechanical Keyboard - TX87SE with Lubed (205g0) and Filmed Alpaca Switches by Andy V Nguyen
Savage65 w/lubed Alpaca Linear switches sound test by Andrew Craig
TGR Alice w/ lubed Alpacas by Fiskers
KAT Alpha w/ Alpaca linears type test by Andrew Craig
Keycult No. 2 Rev. 1 with lubed Alpacas by Koen Romers
Verne Custom Mechanical Keyboard Build with Alpacas! by TaeKeyboards
My Dream Keyboard // The Kyuu w/Alpacas Inside.. by Brandon Taylor
Noxary 268.2 with lubed Alpacas by Koen Romers
Rukia with Lubed Alpaca Switches Typing Sounds by Andy V Nguyen
Matte Black Acrylic Prime_E w/ Alpaca Switches (lubed) & Maxkey SA Leviathan Typing Test by newtonapple
Linear
Switch Type icon
Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

PCB
5-pin
Switch Mount icon

Spring

Gold-plated

Volume

Switch Volume icon
normal
Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

Lubrication info

Factory lubed icon
Factory lubed? Slight factory lube
Notes

Lightly factory lubed with an oil.

Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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Yes, this switch in particular is vastly improved when switch films are used.
Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

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Standard
The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

ThereminGoat switch score

Alpaca
32
/35
Push Feel
22
/25
Wobble
9
/10
Sound
16
/20
Context
8
/10
Other
87
/100
Total
View full score card on GitHub View full review on ThereminGoat.com

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Prices

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