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Nixin
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Jun 23, 2016
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I just read all 19 pages of comments, and I'm still on the fence!
There was some talk a few pages back (page 11) about MX space bars not fitting - the user KellyH talked about it, but, if there was a fit problem, wouldn't there be more complaining? Can anyone weigh in on that, or tell us more about that issue?
Also, Hyperfuse (and others) mentioned deeper caps working better than shallower ones. So: DSA or Cherry = bad; OEM or SA = good?
While we're talking to (or about) Hyperfuse: what's the advantage of the Hyperfuse silencing rings over the $12 "landing pads" sold by EliteKeyboards? (From what I understand, the main "issue" with the Novatouch is the bounce back rattle; is this solved by the landing pads, rings, or both?)
Jun 23, 2016
phoible
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Jun 23, 2016
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Spacebars won't work if they have extra stems other than the 3 required to mount the spacebar. This is because the extra stems interfere with the stabilizers. I managed to get one such spacebar working on my Novatouch by breaking off the extra stems with a pair of pliers.
As for the silencing rings, I have Hypersphere's silencing rings and have been super happy. The advantage of them is that they just work. With the $12 landing pads, you have to iron them down, which takes some time, and then putting them on is supposedly somewhat finicky. If you read any accounts of installing the landing pads, it takes a long time to iron them and get them put on properly. The Hypersphere rings slide right on and work perfectly.
The reason why you need silencing rings is that the Novatouch makes a lot of noise when you let go of the key. With the silencing ring, it is almost silent. The only thing about the silencing rings is that they go on the slider, so you have to take the whole keyboard apart to put them on (took me an evening to do the mod).
Jun 23, 2016
L4cer8
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Jun 23, 2016
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"Spacebars won't work if they have extra stems other than the 3 required to mount the spacebar."
Dang, that pretty much kills my interest in this board. I really wanted my Jukebox set on there, but not if I have to permanently modify my spacebar for it :/
Jun 23, 2016
phoible
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Jun 23, 2016
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Unless you have a keyboard with a non-standard spacebar mount, (eg some Leopolds), this won't be a problem.
Jun 23, 2016
sanstitre
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Jun 23, 2016
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That's what you don't want the stems to look like when deciding on a keyset for your Novatouch:
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Picture from this post: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/blank-pbt-keycaps/talk/396488
Jun 23, 2016
Hola
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Jun 27, 2016
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TFW you just got your EnjoyPBT set and Novatouch and the spacebar won't fit :(
Jun 27, 2016
Mateusz
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Jun 27, 2016
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Well if you really want, you can cut the stems that block it from fitting off. It's A way, not the best one, but hey, it's something. Do at your own risk tho.
Jun 27, 2016
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