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Dat spacebar.... Lol!
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True. Never thought of it that way. Maybe they didn't release a version with a numpad because most of the topre hype is around the HHKB and realforce 87. Or maybe it is because they thought they would sell more TKL boards and they didn't want to take the risk of manufacturing a bunch of full sized boards then losing money because people didn't buy them.

In the end, only those with the power at CoolerMaster will know. Thing is though, with how expensive the Novatouch is I'm tempted to just go RealForce 104 even if they come out with a full sized Novatouch. Sure, the NovaTouch is compatible with Cherry MX keycaps, but... The version I want doesn't exist.

Oh well, happy enough with the G710+, at least until I get my paws on a Code (with clears more than likely) or give the new Logitech G910 Orion Spark a try. Etc etc.
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I'm sure they have a 104-key version of the Novatouch planned, they probably just figured it's best to start out with a TKL model to save costs on their end and have gamer-focused marketing in case the project's a failure.



Speaking of Topre, got my 104UB today and I believe the hype. Though I think I might sell it in favor of an 87U/HHKB since I am getting into FPS again and would prefer the smaller footprint. Or maybe I'll use that as my work board and get an 87U/HHKB anyway. >_>
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Anyone thinking about getting one of these? Looks like an interesting board, and for ~$113 shipped to the US, I'm pretty tempted to get one.

Now that I think about it, this probably isn't news, but still.
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yup

Is it possible to swap switches and caps? Or do the non-standard stabilizers prevent that?
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Odds are, much as I love that FRiED keycap set... Given how much I like backlighting, I'll probably hold off on it. What's the point in getting a backlit keyboard and then killing off that feature? Kind of tired of my translucent keycaps though, especially along the home row and a few other keys which are already starting to get that slippery shine...
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Originally Posted by timerwin63 View Post

Anyone thinking about getting one of these? Looks like an interesting board, and for ~$113 shipped to the US, I'm pretty tempted to get one.

Now that I think about it, this probably isn't news, but still.
Keep in mind that price is without any keycaps (though I'm guessing you already know and have some). I thought about it, but I don't really like the exposed nature of it so I'd have to end up spending money on a case and I'm too pleb for blank keycaps so I might as well stick with a poker. Would be a good option if you really value the customization or want to try out matias switches, though.
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Keep in mind that price is without any keycaps (though I'm guessing you already know and have some). I thought about it, but I don't really like the exposed nature of it so I'd have to end up spending money on a case and I'm too pleb for blank keycaps so I might as well stick with a poker. Would be a good option if you really value the customization or want to try out matias switches, though.

That's true. I have a set of the Vortex Double-Shot caps laying around, but they're waiting for my Ducky. And after that, I'll have the set from the Ducky laying around, so, y'know. I might just wait for Cherry to start selling the RGB switches before I make my first keyboard, though. (If they ever do, but they'd probably be worried about people complaining about them not working due to insufficient software/controllers/power.)

Speaking of LEDs and Cherry, is it possible to put your own on a switch without them? I mean, the answer to that is almost definitely yes, but I wouldn't even know where to start, seeing as I don't have any switches without LEDs on them. From this picture, it looks like you might just be able to trim the leads and stick it in there, but it can't possibly be that easy. (That resistor looks like it's accounting for the lack of a component (the LED) in the switch, though, which breaks the last statement.) This is more of a question asked out of curiosity, and not me wanting to add LEDs to any switches.
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Is it possible to swap switches and caps? Or do the non-standard stabilizers prevent that?

Yeah just de solder like every other board. You can change all the caps except the space enter shifts and backspace.

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Keep in mind that price is without any keycaps (though I'm guessing you already know and have some). I thought about it, but I don't really like the exposed nature of it so I'd have to end up spending money on a case and I'm too pleb for blank keycaps so I might as well stick with a poker. Would be a good option if you really value the customization or want to try out matias switches, though.

If you want to put that PCB in a case you'll need a plate that supports the layout and plate mounted stabs
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Yeah just de solder like every other board. You can change all the caps except the space enter shifts and backspace.

Well, if you ever decide to throw it out, let me know thumb.gif It sounds like it would be a good board to practice soldering on/trying new switches.
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