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post #1396 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post
 

I'm trying to decide whether to go ahead and try a HHKB or wait for RF 55g to be back in stock..

You should probably just go for a blank white HHKB for the full thorpe master race thock experience. <3 60%

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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post


I'm enjoying the blue switches. I felt they were a bit heavy switching from a brown.
Are topre completely silent?
Do they have a tactile feel?

Blue and brown are the same weight. Don't be afraid of heavy switches, many people that have sampled several switches (I'm talking around 20+ or so) usually end up agreeing that heavy=/=bad. Soundwise, they are a bit louder than a regular rubber dome but not as loud as MX because it doesn't make a plastic "clack" sound when you bottom out, it's a very satisfying thock sound... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWPH7FAUfUY The sound in that video is amplified so you can hear it better, it's quieter in person.

They are very tactile, but also very smooth (smoother than any unlubed MX switch will ever be).

post #1397 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post
 

You should probably just go for a blank white HHKB for the full thorpe master race thock experience. <3 60%

 

The layout does look excellent to me, but I'm pretty sure I'll prefer the feel of the 55g switches

post #1398 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

 
I'm trying to decide whether to go ahead and try a HHKB or wait for RF 55g to be back in stock..
You should probably just go for a blank white HHKB for the full thorpe master race thock experience. <3 60%
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

I'm enjoying the blue switches. I felt they were a bit heavy switching from a brown.

Are topre completely silent?

Do they have a tactile feel?
Blue and brown are the same weight. Don't be afraid of heavy switches, many people that have sampled several switches (I'm talking around 20+ or so) usually end up agreeing that heavy=/=bad. Soundwise, they are a bit louder than a regular rubber dome but not as loud as MX because it doesn't make a plastic "clack" sound when you bottom out, it's a very satisfying thock sound... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWPH7FAUfUY The sound in that video is amplified so you can hear it better, it's quieter in person.
They are very tactile, but also very smooth (smoother than any unlubed MX switch will ever be).

Isn't the blue 5g heavier?
I'm certain it's not the same.
post #1399 of 1825
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post


Isn't the blue 5g heavier?
I'm certain it's not the same.

Yeah, you're right. Blues are 50g to actuation, Browns are 45g. Blues really shouldn't feel heavy to you though...they're really light. If you don't plan on trying Topre immediately, consider buying an IBM Model M. Those are heavy switches, and you'll definitely feel it, but it may change your mind if you're thinking that heavy switches are bad, because buckling spring is one of the best clicky switches out there. Either way, Topre shouldn't be too heavy for you. if you're worried about that. 

post #1400 of 1825

For what it's worth, I hate the layout on the HHKB and I couldn't possibly recommend it.

post #1401 of 1825
Everybody, shun him for not liking #cuppedrubber, ~all keyboard forums
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post #1403 of 1825
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

Anybody have information on this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261150436287&item=261150436287&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
Also the best place to get one?

Limited Japanese 10th Anniversary release, so I imagine either Ebay or if you can find someone selling one used on Geekhack or Deskthority classifieds.  I think there were less of these made than the ANSI 10th Anniversary edition (correct me if I'm wrong).

post #1404 of 1825
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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

Anybody have information on this?
[URL=http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem
Limited Japanese 10th Anniversary release, so I imagine either Ebay or if you can find someone selling one used on Geekhack or Deskthority classifieds.  I think there were less of these made than the ANSI 10th Anniversary edition (correct me if I'm wrong).

It's supposed to come out at the end of the month so I'd like to get an order in xD
Cheapest I found was $280 but Canadian customs are terrible
post #1405 of 1825

Nah they've had it for a while. The ANSI version is indeed more rare but people have sold it for pretty reasonable prices in 55g variant in classified listings, it's two birds one stone for the buying in that you're buying a great uniform Topre weight and getting 10th anniversary limited edition swag at the same time. Doesn't just marking the keyboard as low value for customs work? I have a feeling most people don't know how much Topre keyboards are actually worth. 

post #1406 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Nah they've had it for a while. The ANSI version is indeed more rare but people have sold it for pretty reasonable prices in 55g variant in classified listings, it's two birds one stone for the buying in that you're buying a great uniform Topre weight and getting 10th anniversary limited edition swag at the same time. Doesn't just marking the keyboard as low value for customs work? I have a feeling most people don't know how much Topre keyboards are actually worth. 

The company I'm ordering from specifically stated "we don't mark as a gift or for lower value on customs"
post #1407 of 1825

New keyboard!

 

 

 

post #1408 of 1825
Nice!
I ended up ordering the realforce89s (30g topre uniform)
post #1409 of 1825

Makes me want a Topre all the more...but I must be patient :p

post #1410 of 1825
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

Makes me want a Topre all the more...but I must be patient tongue.gif

I got mine for $280 shipped with express shipping wink.gif
I'll tempt you with mine provided I actually like it.
At the moment I like blues the most but they're too heavy for my taste. After that it's reds. I hate browns and blacks.
Never tried a topre switch before.

Also, anyone try greens vs ibm model m?
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