Where Did You Buy Your Topre Keyboard (Including Clones)?


#21

I got my Leopold 660c from Leaderskey in the Yongsan District of Seoul, South Korea.


#22

660C from widebasket and 87U from craigslist


#23

Haven’t gotten myself a Nopre board yet (really considering the Plum TKL on MD right now), but I agree with you 100% on BKE redux over regular Topre domes.

I DDed my 660C stock for about a month waiting on my batch of extremes & really wasn’t too impressed by stock Topre anything TBH. The stabilized keys rattled like crazy, the domes were nowhere near as tactile as I had imagined, & the weighting was much too light for me. Considering the 660C is well known to have stiffer feeling 45g domes (most say they are closer to 50g in reality) I doubt even 55g Topre would do it for me, especially after using BKE redux domes.

I will say though after I modded my 660C (domes swapped to BKE redux extremes, silencing rings installed, sliders lubed with Krytox VPF1514, & stabilizers lubed with Tribosys3204), it became the end game type Topre board I had hoped it would be. If all goes well & I can manage to grab a Heavy-6 I think it might really be endgame for me at least with Topre!


#24

How are the sliders lubed with 1514 ? I’ve only seen people lubing them with 3204 and been trying to get some answers on how 1514 performs vs 3204.


#25

I’ve been using BKE Heavy domes in my Realforce for quite a while and recently got my Norbaforce. And I feel like the BKE’s are quite a lot better with the more sturdy case. I’m not exactly sure why, but it might be because the more solid case helps evening out the harsher/more violent upstroke of the BKE’s. Maybe you’ll experience the same thing with the Heavy-6. :slightly_smiling_face:

Also, I can strongly recommend that you add some sort of dampening to the case. It makes a pretty significant difference too.


#26

Very smooth on my particular 660C, although the sliders were like that at stock & that is what made me decide to use the VPF1514. I tried the Tribosys3204 on one slider & thought it made it feel sluggish so I opted for the VPF1514 to keep the feel as close to stock as possible. It worked out very well.

I would say if you are using stock Topre slider 1514 is the way to go as they are very smooth at stock. If you are using an aftermarket MX slider I would give tribosys a go (maybe the thinner version of it, can’t remember the numbers for it) as I have heard the aftermarket ones are not nearly as smooth as stock topre, NT, or RFrgb sliders.


#27

That does make perfect sense considering the huge jump in tactility with BKE redux domes. Thanks for the heads up about dampening the case! Now fingers crossed I can work a way out to get a Heavy 6, LOL!


#28

I’ve bought and traded 4 HHKB’s thru /r/mm :stuck_out_tongue:


#29

I bought my Plum75 on nizkeyboard.com. I guess it’s the best value-price ration when it comes for a keeb with BT.


#30

I got my topre clone from massdrop. They have NIZ plum drops from time to time (I think one is going on right now in fact)


#31

i bought my plum niz 84 directly from plum’s website.

i’ve noticed something about it if you flex the keyboard it spasms a bunch of keys at once.

other wise the caps fit on nicely, well not super well, the icecaps i got are kind of loose. and stabilizers are such a massive pain. but overall yeah i like it.


#32

Ordered an HHKB yesterday at elitekeyboards.com.