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Offline KuhnTang

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RealForce Hipro
« on: Fri, 17 May 2013, 16:20:41 »
I've been looking for a review of this board for quite some time now.  They've been up at EK for a while now.  Can someone either post a review here, or send me a link to an active review?  I've looked everywhere and can't find any kind of a review.

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 22 May 2013, 03:16:12 »
I'm also very interested! Would love to see pictures, videos, and audio recordings for this beautiful keyboard! Comparisons with other Topre keyboards would be amazing.

Offline AJCarrington

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 20:26:19 »
I received mine earlier today. Can't compare vs another Realforce but I did have an FC660C.

The Hipro looks even better than the picts...aesthetics are great.  Switches are crisp and lite...very similar to MX Reds, but..."smoother". However, I preferred the feel of the the Leo...maybe a little crisper.

However, the Hipro keys aren't doing much for me... :(. Will give it the weekend, but likely will pass this along (anyone interested can drop me a PM ;) ).

Offline jabar

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 20:47:55 »
What don't you like about them? Are they too high, or is it the spherical profile that's throwing you off?

I expect Round4 SPH to have a very similar profile as the HiPro.
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Offline AJCarrington

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 21:33:30 »
Fair question, hard to describe. I think it's more the angles when using it...just odd for me. On their own, I don't think either the height or spherical profile are too bad...just when combined.

Offline jabar

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 22:20:38 »
Yeah it could be the overall profile. SP's spherical keycaps have some pretty severe angles compared to the DCS standard.
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Offline AJCarrington

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Re: RealForce Hipro
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 25 May 2013, 07:21:56 »
Pretty much - your summary is far more eloquent than mine ;)