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Mine came in the mail today, much sooner than expected which is great.
The keyboard came in a basic cardboard box, with a very basic manual in Chinese, a set of replacement Costar stabilisers and what I can only assume was meant to be a full set of springs to make the keypress slightly heavier. Unfortunately, mine fell well short of a full set so they currently reside on every switch but the alphas.
First impressions from someone who's only major keyboard experience are Cherry MX Browns is great. I love the thunk of these keys and they feel like rubber dome on steroids. Seriously, I had plans for other Cherry boards but imagining this keyboard with heavier and more tactile switches makes me only want Topre. Some people say that the 35g actuation of the switches are underwhelming, but I personally love them. Coming from an HHKB, RT or Leo might give that impression but for a first-time Topre clone user I love this thing and it might just become my daily driver.
Is that what the extra springs are indended for?
I think the weight of the keys are dependent on the rubberdome and not the springs. But I might be wrong.
I got this keyboard because I wanted something lighter than my Novatouch. I have damped the keys on the Novatouch which seems to make it a bit heavier also. And so fare i like the keyboard. Got it after testing a friends.
The springs sit on top of the switches almost like o-rings, and as someone else said they don't exactly make the switch heavier but they do seem to add a little bit more tactility. I am planning on picking up a 45-55g rubberdome set to convert this keyboard and if I like it enough I think I'll pick up something a bit more pricey like a Leopold FC660C. And yeah, I really like this keyboard too.
My clone is my daily driver.
So I'm with you on that.
I will say for me though.
It's 55g or more if possible.
I'm too busy for a dome swap so I've been looking for one already done. :D