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Realforce 86u. It's brilliant.

I'm on my Cherry Blue right now and missing my Realforce 86u.

The HHKB2 is really fun too but takes a ton of time to get used to fully. You gotta tweak the switches and get your keys perfect, like I didn't like mine until I put a left side Function key on.
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Do you want to try something clicky, or quiet?
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Hmm....
Sorry. Only electric typewriters hum.
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Why are you apologizing.
    
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Realforce 86u. It's brilliant.

I'm on my Cherry Blue right now and missing my Realforce 86u.

The HHKB2 is really fun too but takes a ton of time to get used to fully. You gotta tweak the switches and get your keys perfect, like I didn't like mine until I put a left side Function key on.
I thought we were recommending mechanical switches, not topre switches. I have to say though, I'm thinking about gettin a HHKB2 with a Das. I like the look of the HHKB too. If I don't like it, I'll give it to my sister.
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Why are you apologizing.
Good point.

I AM the boss.
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I thought we were recommending mechanical switches, not topre switches. I have to say though, I'm thinking about gettin a HHKB2 with a Das. I like the look of the HHKB too. If I don't like it, I'll give it to my sister.
Post pics and I may give it to your sister.
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post #10737 of 14566
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I thought we were recommending mechanical switches, not topre switches.
Since when were Topres not mechanical?
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post #10738 of 14566
i've always voted topres as non mechanical expensive rubber domes.
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They're both...
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post #10740 of 14566
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i've always voted topres as non mechanical expensive rubber domes.
By the vague, bull**** definition of mechanical keyboards that is in usage, they are mechanical due to the presence of a metal spring in the key mechanism.

In theory, if you remove the rubber dome from a Topre, you will have a fully functional linear keyboard. Try that with a real rubber dome keyboard. I've always argued that that a Model M has more in common with a rubber dome keyboard than a Topre does.
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