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RAZER HAZ THIS NEW ULTRA-FAST MECHANICAL KEYBOARD THATZ EVEN CHEEPER THAN THESE FAKE KEYBOARDS!!

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post #12 of 19
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I would be tempted to spend that bit more and jump on the Topre. At that point may as well get the best. I had the joy to play with one in the computer market. Wow is all I could say. My wife would kill me if I got one but it may be worth it.
ok so i got a mech board with cherry blacks. whats the difference with a Topre may i ask??
    
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That is a good question. If you find a good answer let me know
I only got to play with it for a few min, not get a good feel. Just felt smother, more precise and quieter/softer at the same time. I could have got it for a bit less'n $200, but not much less.
 
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I think that Topre switches aren't directly comparable to Cherry MX switches... they really use completely different mechanisms, and don't feel the same at all.

I used a Deck legend (mx black) for years before switching to Topre boards, so I guess I'm qualified to answer...

I think the biggest thing to take note is that the Topre board excels at both gaming and typing, while the Cherry switches are either really good at one and not the other, or decent at either, while not excelling.

As for the switch feel, the Topre feels essentially like a rubber dome, but without any "mushy" feeling, and it has a sort of tactile feedback that's hard for me to describe . It does take a week or two to get used to for lots of people, before they can even start to appreciate it.

Your experiences of course may vary. Some people love typing on the MX Blacks, for example.

I feel my latest realforce, at around $400 after shipping from Japan, and taxes ect., is one of my better investments in my PC.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
I think that Topre switches aren't directly comparable to Cherry MX switches... they really use completely different mechanisms, and don't feel the same at all.

I used a Deck legend (mx black) for years before switching to Topre boards, so I guess I'm qualified to answer...

I think the biggest thing to take note is that the Topre board excels at both gaming and typing, while the Cherry switches are either really good at one and not the other, or decent at either, while not excelling.

As for the switch feel, the Topre feels essentially like a rubber dome, but without any "mushy" feeling, and it has a sort of tactile feedback that's hard for me to describe . It does take a week or two to get used to for lots of people, before they can even start to appreciate it.

Your experiences of course may vary. Some people love typing on the MX Blacks, for example.

I feel my latest realforce, at around $400 after shipping from Japan, and taxes ect., is one of my better investments in my PC.

thanks for the information i love typing on my blacks but thats cause i dont use the home row to type but its still fast and gets the job done with minimal errors. man i really want a DECK board but two things are holding me back right now #1 cash and #2 they dont ship to Canada
    
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post #16 of 19
my legend with blacks is starting to really grow on me (wasn't really enjoying the feel of it)...but we'll see how i feel about it when i get my hands on some mx blues tomorrow.
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i have the tactile legend i got a few month back and i really love it over mx black when i was trying them out on the steelseries 7g.
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Yep, I think they killed the Decks for me.
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