Hello all, my name is Maiev and I am mildly addicted to keyboards.
I’ve been a lurker for a long time on this website but I finally decided to join and participate in a forum and ask questions.
I’ve got my first mechanical keyboard back in 2013, then just like everyone else, I started having a hoarding problem.
I started with Full Size and TKL Razer/Corsair/Logitech then moved on to 60-65% Ducky and Kemove, and now I am currently using GMMK Pro.
I didn’t really start getting into upgrading parts until I got my first hot-swappable keyboard which was Kemove Snowfox.
After I learned about various switches, keycaps, and stabilizers, my addiction got worse.
For switches, I went from Cherry to Kailh to Gateron and ended up with my current Gazzew and Everglide switches.
For keycaps, I went from using OEM to Pudding to NPKC and ended up joining 4 separate group buys for GMK and MT3 keycaps.
That being said, my hands-on modding experience and knowledge are not as good compared to others who have been into this hobby just long or shorter than I have.
I’ve only really done lubing switches/stab, adding foam, and switching plates.
The only real soldering I’ve done was when I opened up the old Corsair K70 to swap the port to USB C so I can use a detachable cable.
Finally, here is my modding question
I just received my first Topre keyboard, FC660C White from the mechanical keyboards.
I really wanted to wait for the USB C and Bluetooth version to come out just like FC660MBT but when I reached out to Leopold, they said they didn’t have a plan for FC660C remodel yet.
So I just ended up buying the FC660C but I really want to make it USB C and Bluetooth if possible.
I’ve read that there is YDKB Bluetooth Controller that I can purchase and I also heard you can send a keyboard to the seller for a USB C upgrade.
But since it’s only offered through TaoBao and you have to ship it to China (or order from China for the Controller using Proxy), I didn’t want to go that route given the situations with shipping delays lately.
So this got me to think if I can buy FC660MBT from the mechanical keyboards to mix and match PCB/Controller/Case to make FC660C with BT and USB C.
From what I gathered so far, I believe the answer is no but I thought I would ask here.
I would also love to hear any recommendation for how I should go on about upgrading my board to have BT and USB C.
If there isn’t a solution I can do at this moment, I might end up looking to get HHKB Hybrid as an early Christmas gift to myself.
That’s all, thank you all so much for your reading and time.
I look forward to participating and learning from you all.