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Topre Realforce 104U Keyboard with PBT Spacebars

Topre Realforce 104U Keyboard with PBT Spacebars

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PC only or is it Mac compatible?
nickcho
They work with mac i don't think they have mac keycaps thought but I do know there is mac topre users
What weight are the keys? I have the 87UW55 and it's glorious to type on. I tried the 104U from Amazon and it was MUCH lighter to type on, to the point of resembling a standard $10 PC kit keyboard. I sent it back immediately.
Squirly
Nevermind.. I somehow missed the numbers... scrolled too fast. So this is the same mushy impostor. No thanks.
From the description, "This standard flat keyboard is also equipped with LED lights embedded in the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys."
Where are these lights? I can't see them in the photographs.
amloessb
The LED lights are only visible when the Caps Lock or Num lock keys are enabled. There's a tiny circular 'window' where it allows the light to shine through.
(i have the TKL version of this keyboard and the led lights up blue when either of these 2 keys are activated)
banana_bread
To answer my own question, since I just received mine, there are NOT any lights embedded in the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys, only the standard 3-light cluster at the top-right of the board.
Is it possible to add more white keyboards?
When is the JIS one coming back ? :(
Is it just me or is the cover picture spacebar a bit wonky.
Jedi
You are not alone. I noticed that and went to the discussion page just to see if someone else pointed it out. And here we go...
BrandonChang
+1
Do I get this or wait for the 87u to come back.
gilbs
If you don't need the numpad I'd say wait!
gilbs
It depends. Do you need the numpad?
" for the Realforce 104U in Black(XF01T0) or White (XF01T0) "
The black version is XF11T0 and not XF01T0, is this a typo? Also it would be 104UB for the black and not 104U as the title suggests.
lbrtdy
Are the black and white versions identical in terms of feel?
mattstermh
Yes
Man I would be all over this thing if it weren't for the variable switches. I imagine that would be a mess for any wasd based gaming.
rubbreh domeh!
Please tell me that the crookedness of the spacebar in the photo is due to a failure to properly install it. I want to join this drop, so long as I don't end up with that!
dpotts
That would be the only likely explanation, as I don't think you can screw up the stabilizers that much on a topre board. Realforce definitely builds quality.
dpotts
Thanks for pointing this out. The spacebars will not be crooked, don't think the spacebar from this photoshoot was installed properly. We have a few team members using these in the office and they're working just fine.
Does this fly?
Acooper
it should with a price this high.
Acooper
Makes your fingers fly.
Is it just me or does the spacebar look way crooked in the list photo?
Johnklacks
It is and it burns my eyes
can this play blu ray movies?
noisyturtle
no, but for 120$ extra, you can attach one.
Hmm, think I'm gonna hold out for a Topre with less keys. Looks nice though.
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This is actually the first time I've seen the MD price for a Topre Realforce drop and you're right, the savings is minuscule. Thanks for the links.
except Elitekeyboard's is a dead website.. given you can get them on Amazon.com and Mechanicalkeyboards.com... or just order one here and save a few bucks if your not in a hurry. I tried ordering several things from elite keyboard's and yep.. not a single order went thought. It was kinda sad.. from what i can tell most the website hasn't been updated in several years.. so huge risk to buy thought them in my opinion.
You'd think on a high quality topre keyboard that's this expensive they could at least add some rubber to the raised feet to keep it from sliding around.
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Gooms
Yeah, well-known issue with Topre boards. The HHKB Pro 2 suffers from the same
please do leopold fc660c next time!!!
Is this varied weight? Silenced?
Jin031214
" key switches offer 30 to 45 grams of weighting in the letter area and 55 grams of weighting on the Esc key" The board is not silenced.
Do you know how to safely replace the space bar? I don't want to break my new keyboard ;)
piter
It's very easy ... similar to a cherry stabilizer actually ... so there're no wires underneath the spacebar ... just three "slots" that the keyboard fits into ... all I did was pop the keyboard straight up from one side and then the other. I've two topre boards (87u and leopold) and it worked fine on both.
Have FC660C , now this guy. But it's better if we have silenced version. I watched a review of 104U on Youtube, too much noise.
n0h4t
The “noise” as you call it, is heavenly music. Thock, thock, thock ...
would be in, if there was a uniform 55g option. 103UB
I would love to buy this but I'm so much more interested in the tenkeyless version. If they do a drop for the Tenkeyless Topre then I'm sold.
Rebehle420
leopold fc660c!
octavecat
Second this. My FC660c is amazing.
Not worth $220...
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I spent 40$ on my keyboard and it provides more features, LEDS, and durability than when i bought this one, but I understand you like Topre.
JediKnightGuy
I am sorry but!!! yea... I can promise you it wasn't more Durability. Thats like saying a Civic has more Durability then a Rolls Royce. I man sure its possible to get a lemon but.. overall quality is far higher. As far as features go.. that's neither good or bad its just a preferences. I like LED's and lights and bling.. but I also understand that with great bling comes great points that can fail. Chances are the LED's will burn out before the switches stop working and will be the first point to fail. That's one of the down falls of getting a board with LED's while some people don't.
There also a lot of people who prefer the clean lines of a board like the topre. Special in a work environment where bling might be undesirable.
Any chance of a silenced topre?
Discent
Thats a really good idea
whats wrong
The spacebar in the photo is slightly skewed up to the right and every time I see this drop's photo I cringe a little.
SifakaMon
well I can't unsee that now -_-
SifakaMon
arg, way to infect everyone with that.
I've wanted one of these for a long time. However, now I'm going to go with the Leopold 980C. The layout can't be beat for my work.
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TragestyX
I love Leopold for it's unmatched quality, but location of Fn button on this is killing me, after one year I still click it sometimes when blind typing, just FYI.
robinhood752
Where is it?
My PBT keys on a cherry keyboard is very resistance to yellow stains, but not the case (so I guess the case was made of ABS). Does this one has a PBT case?
JoeHsiao
No I don't believe so but the plastic might have a coating that makes it resistant to stains or something idk
Does Topre simply not make a fullsize keyboard with uniform switch weight? I imagine that I would find the variable weight to be distracting; am I wrong to think so?
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IllPickABetterUserNameLater
They make the YK2100 whose switches are all 45g which I have and I like and I made the suggestion that they make another keyboard exactly like the YK2100 except with all 55g keys and I never heard anything back. The all 45g keyboard is great for a person who is a typist and an all 55g keyboard would be great for someone who likes attacking the keys like someone who was a programmer and not a typist.
IllPickABetterUserNameLater
They do make uniform weights I seen them in 45gr and 55 gr thought don't quote me on that. I have seen universal switch weights across all switches.
Any chance for the silenced version?
Jenbo
I'm with you too