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Offline dgneo

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[IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:28:35 »
Our good buddy and resident Topre Enthusiast Tp4Tissue has assured us that Silencing Rings can be made for MUCH cheaper!

Guys.. I know you want to silence your hhkbs and do topre conversions..

But you should not support Hypersphere , because they are criminals at charging you guys $60 for something worth 50 cents.

For example

This set of orings off ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-50x-Rubber-O-Ring-Assorted-Sizes-Set-Kit-For-Plumbing-Tap-Seal-Sink-Thread-/371823991832?hash=item56926fdc18:g:AHIAAOSwJ7RYYJT3

Costs $1.66..  One dollar and sixty six cents

That is a profit price, meaning it costs less than $1.66 to make 50 orings..


Hyperspheres are not super duper Orings, there's nothing super special about the material, or production cost.

Yet they are charging you guys $60..



How much are hyperspheres people getting them for.. Most likely less than $0.10 for 1000..



How are you guys NOT angry about this.. ??


Maybe if we drum up enough interest, we can get TP4 to make some sets for us!
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:30:02 »
I'd be in for a million

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:32:27 »
+1, would buy enough to put him out of business!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:34:36 »
--This is not a real interest check--

Tp4 will not actually be running a group buy for rings..

hahahaha

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:34:36 »
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:35:34 »
hahahaha

hahaha you're kidding right, of course you are!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:37:17 »
You can just buy cherry mx silents...
Gotcha. Those sacks look mouth watering.

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:38:57 »
--This is not a real interest check--

Tp4 will not actually be running a group buy for rings..

hahahaha


Think of all the Ramen you can buy if you just overcharge by 1 cent per ring...
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:49:30 »
--This is not a real interest check--

Tp4 will not actually be running a group buy for rings..

hahahaha


Think of all the Ramen you can buy if you just overcharge by 1 cent per ring...

OMG..  So  Ramen .. !!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:50:22 »
You can just buy cherry mx silents...

IMHO, mx silents is a superior switch to Topre by far..

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:05:27 »
Yay TP4!

Put me in for 10 orders ;)

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:06:09 »
You can just buy cherry mx silents...

IMHO, mx silents is a superior switch to Topre by far..

TP, please do not derail my thread, this is a serious IC for Silencing Rings made by you.
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:24:38 »
Mx Silent is a superior switch because of the availability of replacement parts,  uniform resistance induced by the mx springs..


Topre on the otherhand is merely an uncreative throwback.

the rubber sheet is a cost cutting move to exclude more expensive individual switches..


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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:25:15 »

TP, please do not derail my thread

Mx Silent is a superior switch because of the availability of replacement parts,  uniform resistance induced by the mx springs..


Topre on the otherhand is merely an uncreative throwback.

the rubber sheet is a cost cutting move to exclude more expensive individual switches..



ergodox is a joke
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:32:48 »
The cherry mx silent is significantly more quiet than even topre silent edition..

Better engineering through and through.

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:40:36 »
--This is not a real interest check--

Tp4 will not actually be running a group buy for rings..

hahahaha


Awwwwwwww.

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 14:53:58 »
The cherry mx silent is significantly more quiet than even topre silent edition..

Better engineering through and through.
He isn't wrong tho

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:10:29 »
The cherry mx silent is significantly more quiet than even topre silent edition..

Better engineering through and through.

He isn't wrong tho

My friction with hypersphere is not directly related to my distaste for topre-hype..

But Overall...

Ya'll kidz are paying too much for too few and too shoddy a product..

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:15:30 »
hmm i think i'll stick with hypersphere rings they don't smell like crotch BO and desperation
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:22:26 »
The cherry mx silent is significantly more quiet than even topre silent edition..

Better engineering through and through.

He isn't wrong tho

My friction with hypersphere is not directly related to my distaste for topre-hype..

But Overall...

Ya'll kidz are paying too much for too few and too shoddy a product..

tp4, are MX Silents your current favourite switch?  If not, what is?

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:24:30 »

tp4, are MX Silents your current favourite switch?  If not, what is?

The Mx silent is imho the best silent iteration out there right now..


However,  Mx blue is Tp4's favorite switch because it is the switch with the least friction point on the market..


The MX-Blue, is an engineering masterpiece..

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:28:19 »

tp4, are MX Silents your current favourite switch?  If not, what is?

The Mx silent is imho the best silent iteration out there right now..


However,  Mx blue is Tp4's favorite switch because it is the switch with the least friction point on the market..


The MX-Blue, is an engineering masterpiece..

Thank you!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 15:57:42 »
I'd buy 4-5 sets. Instantly. TP SHOW US UR MADD SKILLS. I need my topre clean and silent. Like I like my beards: not there.
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 16:39:45 »
What forms of payments do you accept?

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 17:53:16 »
Count me in!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:16:25 »
hmm i think i'll stick with hypersphere rings they don't smell like crotch BO and desperation

I love this pun.

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 18:19:09 »
I don't know what's more important with this thread...  The awareness that hyper rings are gimmicky and TP4 knows it...  OR the discussion on MX silent switches.  Seems the thread should have been written to credit TP4 on his mad advice on MX Silent switches. 

TP4, please share, this thread is lit with tissue

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 06:12:31 »
I don't know what's more important with this thread...  The awareness that hyper rings are gimmicky and TP4 knows it...  OR the discussion on MX silent switches.  Seems the thread should have been written to credit TP4 on his mad advice on MX Silent switches. 

TP4, please share, this thread is lit with tissue

The point is not that they are to gimmicky. The point is that they are too expensive for what they actually are and cost to produce.

Also, I might be mistaken, but I don't see ANY reference here to the relatively new MX Red / Black silent switches..?

I guess point of this thread is... more people would like to get in on groupbuy for hyperspheres but not want to drop the 60-70-80 dollars that they typically go for and perhaps a groupbuy can make the price go lower.
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 09:17:45 »
I don't know what's more important with this thread...  The awareness that hyper rings are gimmicky and TP4 knows it...  OR the discussion on MX silent switches.  Seems the thread should have been written to credit TP4 on his mad advice on MX Silent switches. 

TP4, please share, this thread is lit with tissue

The point is not that they are to gimmicky. The point is that they are too expensive for what they actually are and cost to produce.

Also, I might be mistaken, but I don't see ANY reference here to the relatively new MX Red / Black silent switches..?

I guess point of this thread is... more people would like to get in on groupbuy for hyperspheres but not want to drop the 60-70-80 dollars that they typically go for and perhaps a groupbuy can make the price go lower.

tp4, are MX Silents your current favourite switch?  If not, what is?

The Mx silent is imho the best silent iteration out there right now..


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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 09:18:03 »
Run it! IN!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 10:22:13 »
In it! RUN!
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 10:29:44 »
Init! Runin!
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 16:16:22 »
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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 30 April 2017, 00:03:53 »
Init! Runin!

init: runit!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 30 April 2017, 00:06:11 »
When is TP4 going to start selling these?

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 30 April 2017, 01:25:28 »
everyone tp wants you to pm him whether you want to buy or not. He wants to gauge the yes to no ratio and if no, why you dont want them.

Everyone send your pms please lets get this gb going

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 30 April 2017, 05:07:10 »
everyone tp wants you to pm him whether you want to buy or not. He wants to gauge the yes to no ratio and if no, why you dont want them.

Everyone send your pms please lets get this gb going

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 14:44:46 »
For anyone looking to try out an alternative topre silencing ring

https://kbdfans.cn/collections/keyboard-part/products/topre-keyboard-silence-x-120pcs

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 14:49:31 »
RIP Hypersphere

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 21:59:34 »
Available on AliExpress too!

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Re: [IC] TP4's Silencing Rings
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 26 July 2017, 22:10:12 »
For anyone looking to try out an alternative topre silencing ring

https://kbdfans.cn/collections/keyboard-part/products/topre-keyboard-silence-x-120pcs

Oh wow, they look like they might be thinner as well.