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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #300 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 10:54:13 »
You know, I was already excited for this project but it's great to hear that it's actually going to be a flowing stock product rather than a group buy, since with the latter I would have to mull over whether if I'd want to mass-order enough to potentially outfit all my boards or just one or two. 

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #301 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 16:15:26 »
Just saw this thread for the first time and am delighted to learn of its existence. I'm a dainty-fingered 30g-dome lightweight, and currently I have to resort to buying JIS boards and stealing the domes. I'd love to see that process get easier (and less expensive) by being able to obtain just domes.

Norbauer if all you want is really lightweight domes you can already get 35g replica domes from ebay (the same 35g domes that comes on the Plum/Royal Kludge Topre domes
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #302 on: Mon, 30 October 2017, 02:23:31 »
Just saw this thread for the first time and am delighted to learn of its existence. I'm a dainty-fingered 30g-dome lightweight, and currently I have to resort to buying JIS boards and stealing the domes. I'd love to see that process get easier (and less expensive) by being able to obtain just domes.

Norbauer if all you want is really lightweight domes you can already get 35g replica domes from ebay (the same 35g domes that comes on the Plum/Royal Kludge Topre domes


As someone who's thrown money at that idea, I can't recommend getting the eBay 35g dome sheets - like the listing says, they're for the plum and other replicas and even if they do fit they're not a replacement for OG domes in terms of quality IMHO. I never mounted my sheet but some others already went through the pain https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84951.0

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #303 on: Mon, 30 October 2017, 15:53:04 »
Just saw this thread for the first time and am delighted to learn of its existence. I'm a dainty-fingered 30g-dome lightweight, and currently I have to resort to buying JIS boards and stealing the domes. I'd love to see that process get easier (and less expensive) by being able to obtain just domes.

Norbauer if all you want is really lightweight domes you can already get 35g replica domes from ebay (the same 35g domes that comes on the Plum/Royal Kludge Topre domes


As someone who's thrown money at that idea, I can't recommend getting the eBay 35g dome sheets - like the listing says, they're for the plum and other replicas and even if they do fit they're not a replacement for OG domes in terms of quality IMHO. I never mounted my sheet but some others already went through the pain https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84951.0

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #304 on: Mon, 30 October 2017, 22:54:46 »
Glad to see that this year long project is finally feeling some excitement because there's an end close by :).

But it doesn't end here. We're still working on the 55g domes, and I hope to get some results soon. Thanks everyone!
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #305 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 00:15:05 »
All the domes have finished manufacturing, and are currently being sorted.

We have over 200lbs worth of rubber domes coming in soon.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #306 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 00:18:39 »
Nice! I'm super excited for these to be ready for ordering!

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« Reply #307 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 11:26:43 »
All the domes have finished manufacturing, and are currently being sorted.

We have over 200lbs worth of rubber domes coming in soon.

Can't wait! This is a landmark project for the Topre sub-community. Excited to see what the future holds.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #308 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 15:35:16 »
This ships out on Monday to us.

We'll have them (ETA) end of next week.
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« Reply #309 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 15:36:54 »
This ships out on Monday to us.

We'll have them (ETA) end of next week.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #310 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 17:49:52 »
GMK laser AND dome replacements.. rip wallet :/
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #311 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 20:16:02 »
This is amazing. I'm so excited! Ready to buy a whole bunch of these bad boys!

Gotta start researching the best silencing options for Topre.
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« Reply #312 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 20:21:56 »
I've got some Silence-X rings coming from KBDfans, those are supposed to be just as good as the infamous Hyperspheres, there's a few comparison posts out there.

Super hyped for the domes!

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #313 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 20:23:13 »
I've got some Silence-X rings coming from KBDfans, those are supposed to be just as good as the infamous Hyperspheres, there's a few comparison posts out there.

Super hyped for the domes!

i've recently installed silence-x rings, and yeah they feel pretty identical

thankful someone has eventually provided a viable alternative

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #314 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 20:27:41 »
Good to know! Thank you! Gonna look into that. Looking into the RO-59 lube too. Apparently it's a pretty rare and amazing lube, but which the GB is making available.
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[IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #315 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 20:51:51 »
I've got some Silence-X rings coming from KBDfans, those are supposed to be just as good as the infamous Hyperspheres, there's a few comparison posts out there.

Super hyped for the domes!

i've recently installed silence-x rings, and yeah they feel pretty identical

thankful someone has eventually provided a viable alternative
I did some A-B testing not too long ago and I found that there was a difference both in tactility and noise. In terms of tactility Silence-X rings are really close to stock Topre but Hyperspheres lose a noticeable amount. Hyperspheres do silence a tiny bit more though, or at least they change the pitch to a different note compared to Silence-X.

Hereís a link in case you want to read through.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/719pts/hypersphere_vs_silencex_sound_test_tactility/?st=J9J8R8M0&sh=6aa6cd2a

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #316 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 21:14:15 »
Ro-59 is rare but it's not amazing.  Krytox is a significantly better lubricant when it comes to friction reduction, it's just certain mixes will not stay put long enough to maintain efficiency. For topre boards though, it's very easy to reapply.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #317 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 21:42:51 »
Sorry I'm Dumb

will these be stocked/for sale on keyclack?
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« Reply #318 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 21:44:24 »
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will these be stocked/for sale on keyclack?
Yup in about 2 weeks. It's not a GB, it'll be sold continuously on keyclack.

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #319 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 21:49:16 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/719pts/hypersphere_vs_silencex_sound_test_tactility/?st=J9J8R8M0&sh=6aa6cd2a

Thanks. Based on this, I'm glad I picked up some Silence-X rings.

Ro-59 is rare but it's not amazing.  Krytox is a significantly better lubricant when it comes to friction reduction, it's just certain mixes will not stay put long enough to maintain efficiency. For topre boards though, it's very easy to reapply.

Good to know. Thank you. I'm curious what mixes would be best. I'll research that, unless you or someone else can provide some info here. EDIT: Looks like techkeys.us sells it. Cool.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #320 on: Thu, 02 November 2017, 21:49:55 »
Sorry I'm Dumb

will these be stocked/for sale on keyclack?
Yup in about 2 weeks. It's not a GB, it'll be sold continuously on keyclack.

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thanks - i thought so but wasn't sure. :)
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #321 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 04:42:40 »
Had time for a tutorial, so I just uploaded that and wrote in all the notes for it.

It can be found here - https://imgur.com/a/Wmg0B



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« Reply #322 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 08:38:31 »
Thank you so much!
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #323 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 09:47:16 »
Good guide  :thumb:

As someone who has done this numerous times - that last step is very important, so pay attention and be thorough.
It's all too easy to rush putting everything back together, only to find out in the end you didn't really check each dome,
and 2-3 are misaligned and behave weirdly when pressed, and you then have to do it all over again.
Super annoying.

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #324 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 11:14:47 »
Can't wait for the sale. I have the BKE domes from two PVE-500 installed on my pro2, and I'm really curious about the 'heavy' variant.

This is amazing. I'm so excited! Ready to buy a whole bunch of these bad boys!

Gotta start researching the best silencing options for Topre.

If you hate loud clacks, I recommend hyperspheres. BKE domes will make your board twice as loud, even when already silenced.

Good to know! Thank you! Gonna look into that. Looking into the RO-59 lube too. Apparently it's a pretty rare and amazing lube, but which the GB is making available.

You'd want krytox lube for its buttery smoothness.

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #325 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:16:13 »
Thick or thin lube? ^__^
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« Reply #326 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:30:06 »
Can't wait for the sale. I have the BKE domes from two PVE-500 installed on my pro2, and I'm really curious about the 'heavy' variant.

This is amazing. I'm so excited! Ready to buy a whole bunch of these bad boys!

Gotta start researching the best silencing options for Topre.

If you hate loud clacks, I recommend hyperspheres. BKE domes will make your board twice as loud, even when already silenced.



I'd recommend KBDFans' silencing rings. They are thinner and much less expensive than hyperspheres. You get a noticeable increase in travel over hyperspheres, even with the little difference in thickness.

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #327 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:54:19 »
would be great if you could post a before and after sound test :D

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« Reply #328 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 12:57:47 »
would be great if you could post a before and after sound test :D

Check out Atredl's reddit post that he linked to above.
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« Reply #329 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 13:30:48 »
would be great if you could post a before and after sound test :D

Check out Atredl's reddit post that he linked to above.
My post doesnít review BKE redux domes though. Maybe I have to do an update 🤔

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #330 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 01:16:18 »
I think we'll have these available next Friday for purchase. We'll also have Topre mats & pins available as well!

I'm also throwing in some bonuses to celebrate.

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« Reply #331 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 07:40:48 »
Awesome, can't wait!

Any shipping cost estimates for orders from Europe?
I just did a demo order for the Oblivion Spacebar Kit and got an estimate of 40$ but I'm guessing the domes won't be nearly as bulky allowing for shipping them in a padded envelope or the like.

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« Reply #332 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 13:53:00 »
If I buy these on Friday will it make my Realforce board arrive from Massdrop faster?  :p

Looking forward to stock on keyclack  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #333 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 15:21:52 »
The domes can be packed in a envelope so it'll be very cheap for shipping.
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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #334 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 12:06:23 »
Will these be thrown into the classifieds? Or will it be on another site?
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« Reply #335 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 12:45:03 »
what time on Friday will these go live?

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« Reply #336 on: Sun, 05 November 2017, 13:32:13 »
Will these be thrown into the classifieds? Or will it be on another site?
Pretty sure these will be sold through his store keyclack.com

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« Reply #337 on: Mon, 06 November 2017, 17:44:22 »
what time on Friday will these go live?
5pm pst on Friday!

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« Reply #338 on: Thu, 09 November 2017, 19:28:09 »
Bad ass. Love the update to the store.. Cant wait for it soon enough!
            

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #339 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 05:12:21 »
anyone knows what size of screw driver to open realforce? i read somewhere here it was PH1 if i'm not mistaken? i just don't want to break the screws

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« Reply #340 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 05:28:22 »
The case itself doesn't have any screws, just plastic clips. PCB screws are quite small, but no worries, you won't break anything - just don't realforce it  ;D

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« Reply #341 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 08:16:45 »
The domes can be packed in a envelope so it'll be very cheap for shipping.

Man, I sure hope so. Last time I was planning to buy the GMK Burgundy only to stop dead because a $90 shipping fee (I'm in Asia) on top of a $180 keycap set was just, let's say over the line shall we? 🙂
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« Reply #342 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 12:53:02 »
Ready for these! Looking forward to the inventory to go live

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« Reply #343 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 12:57:14 »
What's the shipping cost for 110 to Canada?

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Re: [IC] Topre Dome Replacements (BKE Redux)
« Reply #344 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 13:19:57 »
Will this be stocked for a limited amount of time? Or is this a stocked item for the foreseeable future?
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« Reply #345 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 13:34:31 »
Will this be stocked for a limited amount of time? Or is this a stocked item for the foreseeable future?

From the email sent out:
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« Reply #346 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 13:40:04 »
Thats really great to hear. With all these amazing group buys firing off, my wallet really needs a break.
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« Reply #347 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 17:32:49 »
Any reviews I can read on these domes?

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« Reply #348 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 19:02:19 »
Bam! Ordered a GRIP of these bastards! Thanks jchan!

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« Reply #349 on: Fri, 10 November 2017, 19:02:22 »
Got my order in!!!!