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Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 13:54:58 »
other than clacks, are there any companies that produce topre keycaps?  I can't see any on originative or signature plastics...that seems odd and unlikely.  Who makes or sell keycaps for the people who use Realforce keyboards or any Topre?

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:04:24 »
realforce and hhkb keycaps are so good to start with you don't need replacements

this doesn't include the newer abominations with mx keycap compatibility from realforce

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:33:52 »
realforce and hhkb keycaps are so good to start with you don't need replacements

this doesn't include the newer abominations with mx keycap compatibility from realforce

^This for the most part. You can get some aftermarket Topre caps from KBDfans like Romevi linked to, but in general those are not quite as high quality as the stock caps from Realforces, HHKBs, & Leopold 660/980Cs. There are also a few colored sets Topre themself made & released for RFs some time back, although those are pretty hard to get ahold of & command a premium price second hand.

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:52:31 »
I recently got a used FC660C and have been looking day and night for replacements. No luck besides KBDfans. Please do let me know if you find others. I'd like to add some contrasting colors if possible.

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 22:00:08 »
It is a sad fact that almost no-one makes, or has ever made, Topre keycaps.

We need more voices like this crying out - hopefully one day Topre might sit up and take notice that there IS a market for replacement keycaps.

Like the yellow RealForce set - they REALLY need to bring those back.
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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 23:37:59 »
I think they only came in stock keyboard , the 2 brands I know that’s using “real” Topre switch rn is HHKB and Realforce :/
Pls fix me if I’m wrong, thanks


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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 01:57:46 »
I keep hearing about there were group buys in the past for keycap sets for topre switches, but I haven't seen any since I've been interested. And meanwhile there have been literally dozens of MX compatible keycap GBs...
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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 30 May 2019, 01:03:10 »
You can get some aftermarket Topre caps from KBDfans like Romevi linked to, but in general those are not quite as high quality as the stock caps from Realforces, HHKBs, & Leopold 660/980Cs. There are also a few colored sets Topre themself made & released for RFs some time back, although those are pretty hard to get ahold of & command a premium price second hand.

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 30 May 2019, 02:59:43 »
Unfortunately, there are not many shops that only produce topre keycaps. Even the design will not like it very much. Buy Topre keycaps to Mx keycaps Adapter-X if you give up some of topre's advatage. After adapter attaching, you can attach a number of MX key caps.

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Re: Does anyone make or sell Topre keycaps?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 30 May 2019, 07:37:21 »
Watch the classifieds here. The Topre sets do show up occasionally. I've bought two sets here from the classifieds and sold one set just a few days ago.