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Offline krbchestnut

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New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 12:42:07 »
Hi - new member here.  I've drowned myself in mechanical keyboards the last month.  I bought a Realforce 87U in black variable at mechanicalkeyboards.com.  Realized I don't like the variable because I ended up accidentally pressing "a" too much.  Went through a return at mechanicalkeyboards.com, which cost about $29 and return shipping merp.  Then I put an alert and was fairly quickly able to buy the 55G Realforce R2 on Amazon in black.  I definitely prefer the 55G to the variable.  I thought the variable would be better because its mostly 45G, which I believe is similar to cherry brown, which I tried on a switch tester at my buddy's and liked.  But 55G is great.  Now if I could only buy some Topre key caps.
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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 17:51:42 »
Welcome :)

The R2 looks so modern, wanna see one in person sometime.

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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 18:08:53 »
these guys have some topre keysets and random individuals cap too:
https://kbdfans.cn/collections/electrostatic-capacitive-keycaps

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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 22:15:04 »
Straight to the good stuff!  :cool:

The R2 looks very nice.
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Offline krbchestnut

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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 10:07:58 »
Thanks all.  Yeah, I've been checking these sites for Topre on a regular basis. 

https://www.k3kc.com/shop/

https://www.hotkeysproject.com/products?query=topre&sort_by=created_at&order_by=desc

Hoping for Massdrop to offer some Topre artisans keys soon.

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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 03 February 2019, 03:51:53 »
Welcome and excellent choice! Realforce and Topre is my favorite as well.  :thumb:

Just so you know, K3 stole designs from well established artisans from here. Such as Click Clack and Bro caps (Michael). K3 sells cheap imitations. It is tough to find Topre artisans but they’re out there. Check Bro caps Instagram and clackvent flash sales on here. Hot keys is a reliable good source!

Love the realforce and welcome to GH! :)

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Re: New Member - Topre Realforce R2
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 12:32:23 »
Awesome! Thanks for the advice!