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Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars

Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars

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Tactility, Comfort and Aesthetics

From the tactility of Topre’s proprietary switches to the ergonomics of the key switch weighting, the Realforce 87U provides unparalleled comfort in a tenkeyless layout. Aesthetically, this standard flat keyboard comes equipped with LED lights embedded in the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys, while the Caps Lock and CTRL keys can be changed and configured using the onboard dip-switches.

Note: On this drop you can choose between the Topre SE18T0 55g Switch (Black Case), Topre SE17T0 Variable Switch (Black Case, - $5), Topre SE08T0 55g Switch (White Case), and Topre SE07T0 Variable Switch (White Case, - $5). Also, all options on this drop will come with Dark Gray, Light Gray, Blue, and Red PBT space bars specially created for the Topre keyboard. This drop is limited to 198 units.

Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars

Proprietary Electrostatic Capacitive Switches

Topre’s own electrostatic capacitive key switches are used to offer two different typing experiences. You can either choose to have 30 to 45 grams of weighting in the letter area and 55 grams of weighting on the Esc key, or go for a uniform 55 grams across the whole board. Constructed in Japan and comprising metal springs and rubber domes, these unique switches are sought after for the snap feeling that’s produced when the switch is activated. Unlike most other switches, actuation of these switches occurs long before the key bottoms out, which helps prevent inflammation of the tendon sheath. The result? A super-tactile, long-lasting board.

Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars
Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars
Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars

PBT Spacebar

Included in this drop are four Topre PBT spacebars in Dark Grey (Black), Light Grey, Blue, and Red to replace the prone-to-shine ABS space bar.

Topre Realforce 87U with PBT Spacebars

Specs

Keyboard

  • Topre
  • 87-key US ANSI English layout
  • 4 mm travel Topre electrostatic capacitive key switches
  • PBT keycaps, ABS spacebar
  • Integrated tenkey numberpad (outputs true 'Num' keycodes)
  • Dimensions: 366 × 169 × 38 mm (14.4 x 6.6 x 1.5 in)
  • USB interface
  • Cable Length: 1.6 m (5.25ft); non-detachable
  • Weight: 1.2 kg (2.646 lbs)

Spacebar

  • PBT Plastic

Included

  • 4 PBT Spacebars
  • Swappable CTRL/CAPS Lock keys
  • Keycap pulling tool

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is July 5, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.

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I think the Topre is a great keyboard. But the 55g uniform, while great, is really only great if it fits your preference and typing style. Wowed by the lust heaped on the 55g, I purchased one from Massdrop a few years ago. It was my first Topre keyboard. The quality is great, as it the fabled Torpre thock. Everything people raved about is true. For me, however, the 55g action was just a little too stiff, and fatigued my fingers after a short while. After that, I lusted after a 45g uniform, but ended up getting a variable weight. I am very, very happy with it and rarely use my 55g uniform anymore. So it helps to know what your preferences are when choosing a key weight. If you don’t, you may be disappointed, even while you are using an otherwise superior product. Had I been a little more experienced at the time and known that I prefer the feel of Browns over Clears, it would have chosen something lighter from the get-go. Of course, it’s all part of the learning process. How can you really know you’ll like or not like a particular Topre key weight until you try it? Short of actual getting your hands on a specific Topre, the best you can do is make an educated guess. One thing I found a bit disappointing about the white colored Topre is that it’s not actually white with grey keys. It’s more of a beige keyboard with taupe colored keys, almost like something you’d see on an 80s style computer. While that may be cool for some, it wasn’t what the picture suggested the color would be, and certainly not what I was expecting. Just a heads up on that. Otherwise, it’s a pretty great keyboard. Just choose your key weight wisely and there’s a good chance you’ll be happy with a Topre.