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Offline Desprado

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DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings
by DeanS and kevinplus(He's unable to post here cause Geekhack doesn't send out email confirmations anymore, someone help please)


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Hello all, this is DeanS, you may know me from the FC980C plate IC.

I’ve been working with kevinplus on custom Topre products, and we are happy to announce the launch our new store, Deskeys.io(coming soon). This store is mainly dedicated to efforts into Topre products and accessories. You may know kevinplus from the polaris 60%.


After trying different materials and factories, we are happy to present you our first product, DES rings. These silencer rings provide a quieter typing experience unrivalled by any other silencing ring on the market, and can compete head-to-head with genuine Topre silencing rings. They are soft with very good compression rate.

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#2, #3, #4, #5, purple slider ring


Options
DES ring #2 : 0.2mm thickness, ultra thin edition. Very minimal key travel reduction. Suits stock Topre stock domes.
DES ring #3:  0.3mm thickness, thin edition. Better silencing performance than the #2, while also keeping travel reduction minimal.  Also suits stock Topre stock domes.
DES ring #4:  0.4mm thickness, medium edition. Feels softer than the original rings from purple sliders. Suited for domes with harsher tactility (Sony BKE domes and BKE Redux).
DES ring #5  0.5mm thickness, the Original. 99% identical to authentic Topre silencing rings. Suits those who wants the rings from purple sliders. Suits for domes with harsher tactility (Sony BKE domes and BKE Redux).

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All of the rings will have a thin PET film coating for durability.   


We have tested other silencing rings:
Kbdfans’ silence-x rings: Thin enough but doesn’t compress. Hard to install.
Hypersphere rings: Good compression performance but thicker than others at 0.6mm; the loss of key travel is noticeable.


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Also silencing ring from purple slider(left) vs DES ring #4(right)

These rings will be for sale soon; we hope to bring everyone the best silencing rings this community has ever seen. 

Price
TBD


To-do list
Set up storefront
Possible proxies



Update - 5/15/2019

the DES rings sale is now live! For the first 2 weeks, you can use the promo code "MAYDESKEYS" to get 30% off on all orders!
(Store is still under construction, but all orders should be shipped within 2 business days)
Link: Deskeys.io
Hope everyone likes them! Cheers!



Please join our Discord server for Topre keyboards lovers! We have more interesting things in the making.

(For all order related inquires please talk to kevinplus#9350 in our discord server.

« Last Edit: Wed, 15 May 2019, 05:03:44 by Desprado »
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Offline lolafineday

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 02:47:50 »
Iím very interested


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Offline weirdzx

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 03:25:28 »
expect the ring and coming slider!thumb

Offline hamb

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 09:38:11 »
I'm interested. Great timing, I've had a FC660C for a few years now and have only just started looking at mod options, particularly in terms of silencing. This seems like just what I'm after. Interested to hear what else you have planned!

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 09:45:16 »
Very interested, about time someone actually dedicates the time necessary to proper topre mods - the current silencing as well as slider (especially) options are all lacklustre and have been for years, I'm glad to see someone with the intent to actually work on that.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 10:19:35 »
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Offline Desprado

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:50:57 »
I'm interested. Great timing, I've had a FC660C for a few years now and have only just started looking at mod options, particularly in terms of silencing. This seems like just what I'm after. Interested to hear what else you have planned!

Normal topre sliders with #3 is identical to purple sliders with the original rings :)
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Offline walie

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 11:55:01 »
I have a stock 55g 87u waiting to be modded. Excited if you can produce some (affordable) MX sliders!

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 12:10:52 »
expect the ring and coming slider!thumb

I have a stock 55g 87u waiting to be modded. Excited if you can produce some (affordable) MX sliders!

We've been working on the sliders for months now: Longer stem to compensate silencing rings plus MX compatibility. We went through multiple rounds of prototyping, and I'd say they are 90% ready(keycaps don't fly lol), but we won't release them before reaching the final 10%. Please join our server for faster notification on the DES sliders :)

Very interested, about time someone actually dedicates the time necessary to proper topre mods - the current silencing as well as slider (especially) options are all lacklustre and have been for years, I'm glad to see someone with the intent to actually work on that.

About time we make topre great again
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Offline lolafineday

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 14:42:05 »
expect the ring and coming slider!thumb

I have a stock 55g 87u waiting to be modded. Excited if you can produce some (affordable) MX sliders!

We've been working on the sliders for months now: Longer stem to compensate silencing rings plus MX compatibility. We went through multiple rounds of prototyping, and I'd say they are 90% ready(keycaps don't fly lol), but we won't release them before reaching the final 10%. Please join our server for faster notification on the DES sliders :)

Very interested, about time someone actually dedicates the time necessary to proper topre mods - the current silencing as well as slider (especially) options are all lacklustre and have been for years, I'm glad to see someone with the intent to actually work on that.

About time we make topre great again
Wow this gives me hope, this whole thread gives me hope for topre. I thought that I would sell my fc660c after building my first custom but now I feel like my fc660c can reach a different level. Thanks


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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 15:22:44 »
This is great!

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 18:47:45 »
Cool! hopefully this turns out well, I'm sure a lot of people will be happy to have an "improved" silencing ring option.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 18:49:19 »
Amazing! Definitely interested!


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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 19:34:55 »
Great timing! I was pretty close to buying some of the KBDFans silencing rings, but I'm thinking now that I might just hold off for these!

Also, really excited for the MX sliders that you're working on!

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 07 May 2019, 21:13:14 »
Lets hope they are reasonably priced.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 02:03:26 »
Which one of these would be comparable to the rings that come with a HHKB Type S? I lost a few and would love to be a set and another set for bke redux domes.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 03:30:08 »
Which one of these would be comparable to the rings that come with a HHKB Type S? I lost a few and would love to be a set and another set for bke redux domes.

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The #5, same thickness as the rings that come with purple sliders
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 06:32:33 »
Awesome! Looking forward to trying these out.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 07:55:30 »
I'm interested. Great timing, I've had a FC660C for a few years now and have only just started looking at mod options, particularly in terms of silencing. This seems like just what I'm after. Interested to hear what else you have planned!

Normal topre sliders with #3 is identical to purple sliders with the original rings :)
Awesome. Can't wait!

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 13:29:50 »
How do these compare with Keyclack's V2 silencing rings? I find them a tiny bit too thin, but the fact that they have an adhesive side and a larger surface area (to prevent them from being dislodged if they aren't set on the slider just so) I think still edges them out compared to these, but it's nice that you are offering several thickness options.

Good luck with the new store!

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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 11 May 2019, 13:27:35 »
Count me in!

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 04:29:07 »
How do these compare with Keyclack's V2 silencing rings? I find them a tiny bit too thin, but the fact that they have an adhesive side and a larger surface area (to prevent them from being dislodged if they aren't set on the slider just so) I think still edges them out compared to these, but it's nice that you are offering several thickness options.

Good luck with the new store!


I'm not sure how they feel, but they look pretty hard to install, and once they are installed, you can't swap them for a different thickness later, right?

Also the chance of being dislodged is slim, unlike the kbdfans' rings, they are horizontally firm.
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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 05:03:53 »
Interested to see how this project progresses. Good silencing solutions for Topre are always appreciated.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 11:46:55 »
+1. I would gladly install this on my Norbatouch.

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 12:05:06 »
I'm in. Very interested in sliders as well.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 12:11:09 »
Topres are very silent. Since nobody likes my typing at school , i need these to make it more silent!

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:41:47 »
I am so in on this. Different thickness for my 660c and 980c.

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 15:01:16 »
Oh boy this is great news. So happy some team is still working on custom topre stuff hope they come out great!
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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 21:17:54 »
I'm all in for the .5 and .4 ones !!

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 05:40:53 »
Have someone measured how thick the Silence-X rings are?
And is there any standard to measure compressibility?

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Re: [IC]DESKEYS Topre Silencing Rings (Coming in different thickness)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 09:52:18 »
all in for putting these in my 660c

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 06:59:22 »
I definitely need to change my Silence-X to something thinner. These 0.2mm look like the one I really need, looking forward to it.

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 04:43:44 »
Can't seem to find the place to use the 30% coupon code?

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 10:35:20 »
Can't seem to find the place to use the 30% coupon code?

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Me neither, turned it had expired even though I was still on the correct side of the cut off date..