I’m a bit new to caring or following this sort of thing, but I know there aren’t many EC caps available. I see these from kbdf and like the Torii, probably the only topre set I see on this site worth anything to me.
Are these usually available? Can I just wait for something else? Or am I best off just getting these while they’re in. I’ve always wanted a set of actually cool caps but my hhkb begs to differ.
I bought these and the caps have a lot more texture to them but they feel lighter than the stock caps and have more spacing between the keys. The sound signature is also higher pitched. I ended up switching back to the stock keycaps just for the deeper sound signature but they definitely look amazing.
Since you mentioned Realforces and a Leopold FC980M, personally I’d recommend going for a FC980C. It’s my personal endgame. The Leopold stock keycaps are some of the best keycaps out there in the market - potentially the best Topre keycaps out there. In my opinion, they put the HHKB’s to shame. And the HHKB’s stock caps are already pretty well regarded
Good sir, you pain me. I fought hard yesterday to not pull out my credit card. I would love having the numpad for games I play (yes, I play games with my hhkb too). I want to ask you then, EC or Silent Red? The cherry board is much cheaper and let’s me put cool caps on it if I want… but I also just want it to be beige eitherway…
honestly, yeah lawl. I wish there was somewhere near me to try out those silent reds. I’ve only ever used MX Blues,Browns,Blacks,Clears and went straight to topre clones and now my hhkb. I wish there was a cheaper way to play with other switches.
If you really enjoy Topre and wouldn’t want anything else, I think it’s worth saving up for FC980C. But on the other hand, since you already have a HHKB and are looking to try out other switches, a hotswap 1800 layout board might be just the thing you are looking for.
There’s a thread here where a couple of us were recommending 1800 hotswap boards: