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Offline ninjapirate

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Just got my Aperture finish case in, gorgeous!

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Wow, this looks gorgeous! Love the texture of the board and also how it looks with the black keycaps!

In hindsight, I think I would not go with the "regular" silver again. Don't get me wrong, it is still super nice, clean and of nice quality (and the pictures of it were the reason why I decided to buy one in the first place. They looked so good! And actually, now that I think about it, I even think these photos were the reason why I hunted down a grey realforce in the first place, I think month before this buy actually started XD). But the all those special colors are just too nice to buy "just" a silver one (even tho I didn't want to have a black one with white / grey keycaps anyways).

Yeah the finish came out really nice. Planning to try some mx sliders and BKE heavies so I can use my other caps, I'm thinking Tokyo Nights or Carbon Bones would look pretty sweet on this.

Offline phinix

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Just got my Aperture finish case in, gorgeous!

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Wow, this looks gorgeous! Love the texture of the board and also how it looks with the black keycaps!

In hindsight, I think I would not go with the "regular" silver again. Don't get me wrong, it is still super nice, clean and of nice quality (and the pictures of it were the reason why I decided to buy one in the first place. They looked so good! And actually, now that I think about it, I even think these photos were the reason why I hunted down a grey realforce in the first place, I think month before this buy actually started XD). But the all those special colors are just too nice to buy "just" a silver one (even tho I didn't want to have a black one with white / grey keycaps anyways).

Yeah the finish came out really nice. Planning to try some mx sliders and BKE heavies so I can use my other caps, I'm thinking Tokyo Nights or Carbon Bones would look pretty sweet on this.

Oh yeah, I bet Carbon Bones will look awesome on it. I would also try out that new SA Laser that is coming out soon.
I have Royal black version, currently using it with Carbon, amazing combo.
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Could a R2 Realforce be mounted in this housing?  I know that the pcb included with the Norbaforce  isn’t compatible, just wondering if I could get it to fit securely.
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Offline Lansky

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Could a R2 Realforce be mounted in this housing?  I know that the pcb included with the Norbaforce  isn’t compatible, just wondering if I could get it to fit securely.

No, but he'll soon be making a Mark II version that'll fit the R2.
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Could a R2 Realforce be mounted in this housing?  I know that the pcb included with the Norbaforce  isn’t compatible, just wondering if I could get it to fit securely.

https://www.keebtalk.com/t/ic-the-norbaforce-mark-ii
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Anyone know offhand the type of screws the Realforce uses for pcb/plate securing?
Lil' buggers are real soft, especially the silver/circle ones and I've stripped a couple.
Need to reseat my enter key dome (only activates in the very middle) and though pliers worked for removal I'd rather use a fresh screw.

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Just got my Aperture finish case in, gorgeous!

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What an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing. :D

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After much ado here's my build. Topre endgame for me. Thanks Ryan!!

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I gotta say, those winkeyless cases really are next level.  Great picture!

Offline norbauer

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Hi all. Just wanted to say that I'm down to the last three Norbaforce Round 1 extras, one of which is a WKL housing.

They're all in the Aperture finish, which has proved very popular on subsequent designs but wasn't actually available in the original Norbaforce GB. It's what appears in Latto's photo above.

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Hi all. Just wanted to say that I'm down to the last three Norbaforce Round 1 extras, one of which is a WKL housing.

They're all in the Aperture finish, which has proved very popular on subsequent designs but wasn't actually available in the original Norbaforce GB. It's what appears in Latto's photo above.

Will there be another run with the Aperture finish? It'll be great if you can make it mate next time.

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Hi all. Just wanted to say that I'm down to the last three Norbaforce Round 1 extras, one of which is a WKL housing.

They're all in the Aperture finish, which has proved very popular on subsequent designs but wasn't actually available in the original Norbaforce GB. It's what appears in Latto's photo above.

Will there be another run with the Aperture finish? It'll be great if you can make it mate next time.

I think next time I'll probably try another similar but not identical hammertone finish, just for the sake of variety. Haven't gotten so far along as finalizing colors yet, however, as I'm still several months off from being able even to start a GB.

Offline phinix

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what is the angle of Norbaforce?
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SA: Carbon, Penumbra, Round6, Filco, Space Cadet, Amber Screen Cherry: OG white-beige, GMK Space Cadet XDA: Canvas

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what is the angle of Norbaforce?

3 degrees with risers attached. 0 degrees without.

Offline phinix

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what is the angle of Norbaforce?

3 degrees with risers attached. 0 degrees without.
Thanks, I forgot that one:)
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Realforce 55g Novatouched Norbaforced modded standard bottom row| Novatouch 55g silenced|Logitech MX518 Legend|X52 PRO
SA: Carbon, Penumbra, Round6, Filco, Space Cadet, Amber Screen Cherry: OG white-beige, GMK Space Cadet XDA: Canvas

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Offline phinix

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what is the angle of Norbaforce?

3 degrees with risers attached. 0 degrees without.

Quick question - will new round 2 version be different from R1?
For example would it have different angle? Maybe higher feet?
Or will it be 3 degrees with risers, same as first round?
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SA: Carbon, Penumbra, Round6, Filco, Space Cadet, Amber Screen Cherry: OG white-beige, GMK Space Cadet XDA: Canvas

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All external features will be the same as Mark I other than a slightly differently sized USB through-hole.

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All external features will be the same as Mark I other than a slightly differently sized USB through-hole.

What about finishes?  Anything new planned?
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All external features will be the same as Mark I other than a slightly differently sized USB through-hole.

What about finishes?  Anything new planned?

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