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Ever since I got my Cooler Master Novatouch TKL and the GeekKeys Purple Ombre Set, I just had to have a 104 key Topre switch mech.  CM is taking a while to release one so I picked up a RealForce 104UB and I can't get enough of it!!!

 

 

 

 

Topre RealForce

 

 

Red Escape

 

 

Topre RealForce 104UB next to my Cooler Master Novatouch TKL

 

 

For more shots of my Cooler Master Novatouch TKL: Link

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One thing I've never asked anyone is, can you do any key combination with this keyboard? I mean does it have NKRO?

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post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

One thing I've never asked anyone is, can you do any key combination with this keyboard? I mean does it have NKRO?

my RF87U seems to be 6KRO, i presume it's the same with all Realforce models.
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I seen your post on Imgur this morning lol.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
 

One thing I've never asked anyone is, can you do any key combination with this keyboard? I mean does it have NKRO?

 

Yes the RealForce 104U has NKRO.  I believe all the Topre boards from HHKB, RealForce and even the Cooler Master Novatouch TKL have this ability.

 

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Originally Posted by Waldo129 View Post

I seen your post on Imgur this morning lol.

 

Haha yea! Also on reddit.com/r/mechanicalkeyboards and geekhack

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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by hyp36rmax View Post

Yes the RealForce 104U has NKRO.  I believe all the Topre boards from HHKB, RealForce and even the Cooler Master Novatouch TKL have this ability.

stock HHKB Pro2 and RF87U both have 6KRO, not NKRO.
in fact, i think the Novatouch is the only Topre keyboard that supports NKRO. i can't imagine that the 104 is an exception, but who knows..

you'd have to replace the controller to achieve NKRO. for example hasu's controller will enable NKRO for the HHKB.
Edited by Bucake - 11/4/15 at 11:42am
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stock HHKB Pro2 and RF87U both have 6KRO, not NKRO.
in fact, i think the Novatouch is actually the only Topre keyboard that supports NKRO. i can't imagine that the 104 is an exception, but who knows..

you'd have to replace the controller to achieve NKRO. for example hasu's controller will enable NKRO for the HHKB.

 

I only have experience with the Novatouch which does have NKRO and now the 104U.  I just tested it as I can press multiple keys beyond 6KRO.  Looks like it may just be NKRO as well.

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I only have experience with the Novatouch which does have NKRO and now the 104U.  I just tested it as I can press multiple keys beyond 6KRO.  Looks like it may just be NKRO as well.

 

Well now $220 isn't looking so bad!

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Well now $220 isn't looking so bad!

 

Can confirm that my 104U (white, variable weight) also has NKRO. Anyhow, @hyp36rmax , you need to get one of the Matt3o PBT spacebars for it. The ABS bar on all Topre boards royally sucks. I would sell you one if I had an extra, but I only have one of each color :(. You might want to post something on /r/mechmarket over on Reddit to try and snag one from someone who got an extra one to sell.

 

Also consider looking into some of the colored Realforce sets. Here is a pic of mine that I took with my green RF set in an attempt to make a "poor" person's Green Tea keyset (designed by Numiru):

 

 

And you can see that shine of the ABS bar T.T.

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Thanks guys for the confirmation. I always wanted this keyboard but I had always just assumed that it has 6KRO due to not saying it comes with a PS/2 adapter.

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