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Topre PBT Space Bar (2-Pack)

Topre PBT Space Bar (2-Pack)

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Just FYI, for everyone who have requested the drop to be opened again (including me), I found this website selling the same product with a pretty fare price: https://kbdfans.cn/collections/electrostatic-capacitive-keycaps/products/topre-pbt-6u-spacebar. Check it out :)
Some people got crap quality, but mine came in fine shape. They have some rough bits on the sides that can be easily filed away. These PBT bars weigh about 6.7 grams compared to 5.65g for the original ABS ones. They have a pleasant extra-fine sandpaper texture on top. The widths all around are comparable to the ABS bars, about 0.45 - 0.52mm at various points - my 2 bars are not warped at all and have no staining on them. The fibers of the PBT can be seen in magnification. They both fit onto my board stems without problems, clean click on they are securely on. For the price these are good enough dudes. You guys are being overly autistic complaining about them.
It's shape is a little bit different from original bars... and mine has very slight stain on the left corner... i have to admit that the quality is not the best you can get.
+I just found out white one is a bit larger than original one... dark one is ok though, really disappointed :(
Well, these were a waste of money. Quality is trash, big blemish on both bars right in the center. Guess I'll be sticking with the ABS bar on my 87U.
I just got these and noticed that they make a louder harsher clacking sound on downstroke then my original HHKB space bar, which exhibits a much softer sound. Anyone else experience this and is there anything to reduce the clack? They look pretty identical so nothing physically obvious to cause it.
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I got grey and dark grey I will try to bed it a tad and push it harder before i give up on it.
Just heated it a bit with a blow dryer and straightened it completely and then pushed real hard. Sounds ok now. Still not as perfect as I’d like but it’ll do for now lol
Did anyone recently get their bars from this drop? I got both a red and a dark gray and there’s an ugly blemish on both of them making me think something went wrong while they were being made.
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Yes, it's not good. To be honest, I won't use either of them. The reason we came to Massdrop specifically for these spacebars is because we're extra particular about the quality of our keys. The fact that we both received crap is pretty pathetic if you ask me. I'm going to make a post on Reddit as well to keep people away from this drop.
xyeLz
Agreed. I won’t use either as well the original spacebar is much better which says a lot
Do anyone of these match the gray mods on the fc660?
Matt3o involved + light gray. And for that reason, I am in.
Wow, just got a free pair of the orange yesterday. TY MD!
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Your guess is as good as any. I didn't even know this drop existed till today.
Panic_Maven
wtf i don't get it... massdrop hate me i guess o/
dark grey? Fam just call it black
Do these have the holes on the sides for a stabilizer? My keyboard's spacebar mount has the stabilizer rod on it (it's necessary to use it.)
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Thanks a lot for your reply and help. Will continue my search!
cdslijngard
What are you searching for, the Tai-Hao drop you mentioned should work fine with your mk, the spacebar too.
I have bought Massdrop and KBDfans' spacebars. Here is a comparison:
- Massdrop's feels like it was sanded poorly, KBDfans feels more similar to the alpha caps of a Topre board. - KBDfans offers way more colours. Some of them overlap, but there is more variety overall than here. - KBDfans ships faster and has similar pricing
TLDR: Go buy from KBDfans instead. The Massdrop spacebars have been disappointing to me, and no I am not shilling for those guys. They actually have a better product.
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limeBox
Thank you.
limeBox
I actually also have the KBDfans ones at work (red and dark gray) and will compare tomorrow when I get to work. As I commented above, both bars from MD have a blemish on them which I will try to ignore when I compare.
WTF, 19 purchased, 1 committed and the two ones I wanted, green and orange, are gone.
14 sells and green and orange are sold out... i guess i wasn't fast enough... :'(
So 6 people on the drop and the orange and green options are sold out? Why even include those colors at all in the description; especially since you need 80 purchased to get the price drop? Bait and switch tatics at play?
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Reading the comments below it happened during the last drop too. Also they are the two colors missing from the Massdrop bundles, so they would obviously be in higher demand as the people that got Topres here would want them to complete the set of 4 offered in the bundle.
c_r_z
I guess though but i don't know why they let us choose green and orange if we can't pick them, i was so hyped because the red and blue don't attract me at all.. but damn this green and this orange.. we got baited dude :D
I bought 4 space bars dark grey, light grey, red, blue. But, there are some problems.
There is black stain on blue.
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And light grey
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Bought 2 sets so have 2x blue, 1 red and 1 black. The red and blue are a good match to the official control/esc set I bought for my HHKB. There is a fault on the front of each key near the bottom at the front - seems to be in exactly the same place so I guess it is from the manufacturing process. This is barely noticeable when the key is in place at least (similar to @Decide's pictures below). Warping seems minimal (and is on a par with the stock space bar). Does feel rougher than the stock keys and sits more proud which may be a reason for taking it back off - will have to see how I feel after a couple of days. Certainly typing this I am more aware of the part of my thumb that hits the space bar - reminds me of my early days with a Das Prime 13...
As others are indicating does not feel worth the $ - but the choice we have is limited.
Right - I am off to try idye poly on some keys instead...
Such a crap, especially blue one. Chipped points and yellowish stain on the side. Light grey one is relatively fine. The only reason I keep this is there is no options for Topre keycaps.
very disapointed in these.
I got mine yesterday, and oh boy are there some defects.

gonna compare them to my blue pbt that came with my 87U. Both have warping (more than what I would consider normal) and the white/grey one has some crazy discolouration going on.

Gonna post some pics, but it looks like there's a coffee stain down the side of it (which wont wash off) and a bunch of dark spots with white triangles on the top. Its kinda hard to see with my phone camera, but its not artifacting, and you can see *lighter* triangles on the top and a dark spot (more obvious in person) and the back part is very wavy when compared to my blue PBT bar I got before this drop.
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I bought blue and red and the colors are shit and they have flaws
I brought blue and dark grey one but it's seem blue one have a flaw in the middle of it. Dark grey look fine to me.
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FedEx still has mine. Anyone else get theirs?
Just got mine in today, red and blue. Both of them have some warping on them, the red more than the blue. The blue has a chipped section. The blue and red are slightly lighter than the 10th Anniversary Realforce colours. I guess I wasn't one of the lucky ones to get non-warped bars. There aren't many options when it comes to Topre PBT spacebars though, so I guess I'll keep them.
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Deicide
Can it be bent straight or is it fubar?
wew, mine is shipped already!
Just out of my ignorance, what is the benefit of this spacebar on my hhkb pro 2, texture? Clack, sounds, thickness, longevity? I am interested, what is your reasoning?
MechEng
PBT don't shine after prolonged use
I keep seeing this drop and keep being disappointed that it lacks pinks. I guess I'll never have a matching space bar for my 87u :(
Huggy_Bear
time to break out the iDye Poly perhaps?
Anyone know if the red space bar will match the red escape key on elitekeyboards? Or will they be noticeably different shades?
Siiq
Mine from last drop matched. It does not match the realforce red keyset, which is slightly brighter
ghostnips
That's good to hear. Hopefully, it will be the same for this drop. I got an FC660C coming in and I wanted the escape and space bar to match.
The green and orange options are (again) sold out so early... :\
Anyone know where I can get the green or orange spacebar now that these are sold out?
This is so stupid. Who buys just a space bar lmao
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Because abs spacebars are much easier to manufacture with the tight tolerances require for topre spacebar stabilizers. Mx spacebars are easier to manufacture.
Because PBT spacebars are easier to warp which is a problem even with this drop.