The Heavy-6


#83

Who is the vendor in EU?


#84

candykeys.com gets shipments quite regularly lately


#85

Thanks for the info!

The eBay seller is selling the version with Hangul legends AFAICT, which I am not keen on.

I had not heard of KoreanBuddy before, that is a great option, will check it out.


#86


Received a little something nice to review :slight_smile:


#87

Damn, that is nice.


#88

Gorgeous looking case, really wondering if I should change from Retro to Aperture


#89

Looks more like a textured ceramic with the gloss than a hammertone finish depending on the light. I think this was the kick I needed to go with this finish so get that review out ASAP So I can watch it over and over until they get made.


#90

More pictures please.

Combo w/ black × black, and gray × white keycaps please.


#91

You know… there are typing tests… but I would love a touching test for this case!


#92

I finished the Novatouch mod :slight_smile:

FC660C w/GMK Muted & GMK Nautilus spacebar. Now just waiting for Heavy-6 Aperture.

Here are some things I learned while doing the Novatouched mod:

  • Stabilizer housing and Novatouch stabilizers are compatible, all you have to do is pop them in (no drilling)
  • You will also need to harvest the two stabilizer housings for the spacebar
  • Spacebar size is 6u centered stem

I learned a lot from Ripster55 imgur album


#93

Note that the sample @Manofinterests has sports a slightly glossier finish than the final production units. It got a clear coat, and while you can’t really tell on camera the difference, in person I think clear coat on hammertone kills a bit of the texture effect in an undesirable way, so the Heavy-6 production units won’t have it.


#94

nicely done mate! I also suspect the NT spacebar housing was compatible so it’s good to have it confirmed. Though I haven’t done this mod myself cause I still want my NT to be functional since afaik there is no 6.25u Topre spacebar so it is no use to put the topre housing back into the NT.


#95

How does it feel compared to stock? Any significant differences, either good or bad?


#96

Overall I really like the velvety feel (I also lightly lubed the rails and added KBDfans Slient-X rings). I was more pleased by the sound profile, like typing on “soft rain drops”.

The Novatouch silders are a bit shorter which will produce a noticeable “clack” on buttom out of mod keys but the alphas are amazing. I think my preference is to type on GMK keycaps.

When I compare to my stock realforce 87u, the only thing I miss is the upstroke “tick” sound which to me is a signature topre sound.


#97

Is that the matte black PVD coated stainless steel backplate? It looks really nice.


#98

the opaque pvd loses a bit of charm, it seems a simple anodization.

KMK Labs.


#99

Listed an FC660C, it sold fast


#100

@norbauer has the power to influence market changes in our hobby like no other. FC660Cs are already scarce but now people are hunting them down like no tomorrow. I had grab one from an international user on /mm. No regrets…


#101

I wonder if these cases have come up on Leopold’s radar at all. Surely a vendor has tried to put in a larger then normal order for these.


#102

It’s not a lot of data to go on but camelcamelcamel suggests a correlation…
FC660C White Prices
FC660C Black Prices

That escalated quickly (from mid-September to early-October)…