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Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post

A perfect example of how vague the terminology we're dealing with really is.

What makes mechanical keyboards better is the reliability of the mechanism and the actuation point halfway down the keystroke, you can still type reliably with a light touch, where the traditional contact pads on rubber domes require you to smash every key all the way to the bottom, and they become unreliable relatively quickly.
Tactile feedback is nice (for typing, blues can prevent rapid double taps, and I just think feedback on browns is unnecessary), but really just a side benefit of the mechanism.
It would be really great if Topre could be made without the rubber dome. I think a pure linear keystroke is better for gaming, but the a capacitive switch is theoretically the most durable type of actuation mechanism possible.

The rubber dome is a part of the capacitive swich mechanism, so you can't make Topre switch without the dome. The dome also doesn't afffect the reliability of the switch which is rated at 50 million strokes (same with CherryMX's) proof is some vintage Topre keyboard like those of Sony is still can be use today. Topre switch mechanism is also a non-contact one so it is actuated at the middle of the key travel so bottom out is a choice not mandatory.

Each type of feedback have their own favors, no one ever advertised a Topre keyboard for gaming if I remember right.

You want pure linear keystroke, there's MX red, black, grey out there for you, or you have Alps linear, or Alps T-mount one in the original Macintosh 1984, or you can go full hardcore mode at the Hall Effects switch,...
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post

A perfect example of how vague the terminology we're dealing with really is.

What makes mechanical keyboards better is the reliability of the mechanism and the actuation point halfway down the keystroke, you can still type reliably with a light touch, where the traditional contact pads on rubber domes require you to smash every key all the way to the bottom, and they become unreliable relatively quickly.
Tactile feedback is nice (for typing, blues can prevent rapid double taps, and I just think feedback on browns is unnecessary), but really just a side benefit of the mechanism.
It would be really great if Topre could be made without the rubber dome. I think a pure linear keystroke is better for gaming, but the a capacitive switch is theoretically the most durable type of actuation mechanism possible.

The rubber dome is a part of the capacitive swich mechanism, so you can't make Topre switch without the dome. The dome also doesn't afffect the reliability of the switch which is rated at 50 million strokes (same with CherryMX's) proof is some vintage Topre keyboard like those of Sony is still can be use today. Topre switch mechanism is also a non-contact one so it is actuated at the middle of the key travel so bottom out is a choice not mandatory.

Each type of feedback have their own favors, no one ever advertised a Topre keyboard for gaming if I remember right.

You want pure linear keystroke, there's MX red, black, grey out there for you, or you have Alps linear, or Alps T-mount one in the original Macintosh 1984, or you can go full hardcore mode at the Hall Effects switch,...

I use a 35g uniform Topre for gaming, the actuation point is a bit inconsistent so it can be annoying for double taps sometimes.
Even though Cherry Red would technically be better for my purposes, I like the idea of having a keyboard that I know will practically last forever.
post #23 of 24
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I use a 35g uniform Topre for gaming, the actuation point is a bit inconsistent so it can be annoying for double taps sometimes.
Even though Cherry Red would technically be better for my purposes, I like the idea of having a keyboard that I know will practically last forever.

I'm not convinced that a topre mechanism will outlast a Cherry...
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The switch razer is advertising looks very similar to a normal scissor switch. I'd like to see the actual internal mechanism if there is anything interesting inside.
Edited by magna224 - 7/20/16 at 7:56am
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