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Offline rm-rf

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hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« on: Tue, 15 November 2016, 23:48:30 »
ok, the basic idea for this thread is to share some things that i've found.
i decided to swap the rubber domes out on my hhkb.
just to try these other domes that i harvested from another keyboard.
out of curiosity to see what they would feel like.

i harvested the domes from my sony BKE-2011


the domes inside this keyboard have the carbon foot inside them, instead of a spring.
so i had to remove that to make room for the spring.


here is a comparison shot of the traditional topre dome, vs the sony dome.


and here is a photo of how nicely all of them fit into the hhkb.


and lastly..
a photo of them both cut in-half to see the difference in thickness of the dome itself.


i think that the domes from the hhkb are much more thin on the collapsing walls.
was hoping for more grams of force than more tactility.
but in the end i don't mind what the outcome was.


essentially it has become much more tactile. and a bit louder. but its not that bad tbh.
i told myself that i would stick with it for a few week before i swap them back.
they feel a bit more firm than stock domes. and there is definitely a more noticeable bump.
it is a nice change. but also, not cheap to get one of the sony keyboards just to make this mod work.


i think this post may trigger some people.
if it does. i apologize.

« Last Edit: Wed, 16 November 2016, 06:35:08 by rm-rf »

Offline Otesanek

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 16 November 2016, 01:14:39 »
This is a perfect way to get haunted by dome ghosts.  :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank: :blank:

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 12 January 2017, 20:28:02 »
This is actually really awesome. I would absolutely keep this the way it is  :thumb:
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Offline Zekromtor

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 January 2017, 10:51:45 »
Awesome project. Looks like a lot of work.

Was the original BKE-2011 a decent keyboard for typing or not?

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 January 2017, 02:39:05 »
Awesome project. Looks like a lot of work.

Was the original BKE-2011 a decent keyboard for typing or not?

No one will know now  ;D
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Offline rm-rf

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 January 2017, 03:41:35 »
Awesome project. Looks like a lot of work.

Was the original BKE-2011 a decent keyboard for typing or not?
yes, but not the best layout.
nor could you use it without its proprietary hardware.

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Re: hhkb more tactile dome swap.
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 January 2017, 11:23:46 »
Do you think you could upload a typing video with the news domes sometime? I'd be interested in the sound.  :)