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madame
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Jan 3, 2018
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How does this compare to a HHKB Type S?
considering getting a topre keyboard, but am uncomfortable shelling out cash until I’m sure I won’t regret it instantly. I don’t mind spending the premium price for a HHKB but only if I’m convinced it’s worth that hefty price tag.
Can an anyone share their experiences with either keyboard to help me make a decision? Any comparison would be helpful!
Jan 3, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 3, 2018
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I absolutely love the feel of the HHKB. It's the best feeling board I've typed on, but I can't stand the layout. For that reason I prefer these boards. Plum is 1B to HHKB in my opinion, and for the price it's 100% worth it.
Jan 3, 2018
madame
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Jan 3, 2018
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thank you for such a quick reply :)
yeah, i love the layout of this plum cause i'm used to it, but have also heard good things about the HHKB (but i've never tried it and don't know anybody near me with one).
How close are they in terms of how they feel to type on? From what I read from others, the Plum feels softer and less snappy than the HHKB? Did you find that you liked this feeling more or not? Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions ^^
Jan 3, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 3, 2018
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They both feel great. The plum is softer and requires less force (hence, the 35g actuation). Plum requries slightly more force, which makes it snappier, but it isn't like you're getting a workout when you're typing. You can also swap the domes if you're up for a small project to make this board snappier, by adding a 45 or 50g (or higher) dome sheet. If I had to pick any keyboard, it would be a Plum,
Jan 3, 2018
madame
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Jan 3, 2018
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I saw that the USB Cable isn't detachable, which sort of bums me out. Does it feel like it would easily break over time? Just wondering about the durability.
The Cherry MX Cap compatibility honestly would win me over with this board. That and the price is unbeatable. Man, I want to pull the trigger with this one.
Jan 3, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 3, 2018
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The cable is thick. I don't tug on cables and I've never had a USB cable break on me so maybe I'm not the best to ask.
Jan 3, 2018
madame
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Jan 3, 2018
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thank you very much! haha, sorry about the amount of questions. i think i'm going to get this keyboard ^^
Jan 3, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 3, 2018
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No problem. I just love this keyboard I probably sound like I work for the company
Jan 3, 2018
madame
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Jan 4, 2018
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it was really helpful. hopefully this is the keyboard to end my mech addiction and I can finally settle. The struggle is real.
Jan 4, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 4, 2018
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The addiction never ends
Jan 4, 2018
Simiel
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Jan 4, 2018
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I'd like to add that this keyboard feels great as well. I own both a HHKB Pro 2(Non type S) and this Plum 87. I use my HHKB at work and the Plum at home, mainly because I type more at work and the layout of HHKB is something I really love(CTRL KEY PLACEMENT!)
Comparing to the HHKB, the keys feel softer to type on, if that makes sense. The sound is dampened a bit as well. The keys also require less force to actuate, so make note of that. I had to add the included springs on my alpha's because I found myself typoing without them because I was used to the force required to actuate a HHKB key.
These keys are not the same as HHKB, but they still feel really fricken good. For 85 bucks, it's a good addition imo.
Jan 4, 2018
madame
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Jan 4, 2018
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Would you recommend for someone entering the world of topre to start with an HHKB or a clone like a Plum?
Jan 4, 2018
Simiel
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Jan 4, 2018
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That's a tough question. Because I started with the HHKB, I don't think there's anything else that feels like it(I've tried keys of all types of Cherry MX.) It just feels...great. The problem with HHKB is the keyboard layout, which takes a bit of a learning curve to get used to. But in all honesty, the learning curve was worth it and it made me more efficient in typing and navigating through VIM. The downside of HHKB, is that you'll have trouble with video games. This is why I have HHKB at work and Plum at home. Plum is definitely a good alternative. :)
-Edit: I'd like to add, because I use HHKB primarily, I always hit Caps Lock on my Plum because thats where I expect CTRL to be... First world problems, really.
Jan 4, 2018
madame
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Jan 5, 2018
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i was told by a close friend who is also into mechanical keyboards that I should try out the HHKB first as it would be a more “true topre” experience but unfortunately I don’t have the luxury of justifying buying such an expensive board. But if convinced it’s worth it, I wouldn’t mind saving some extra cash to buy it later.
could you explain how the HHKB is bad (or worse compared to the plum) when gaming? I saw Matt reply to someone else in the discussion that he found the HHKB to be great for gaming.
Jan 5, 2018
madame
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Jan 5, 2018
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The only immediate complication I noticed with the HHKB layout was the lack of the arrow cluster, which I use very often when gaming.
Jan 5, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 5, 2018
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If you buy the HHKB first you won't want anything else.
It's like starting crack. Don't start. You won't be able to resist. Unless you dislike the keyboard layout, which is the reason I got rid of mine.
Jan 5, 2018
madame
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Jan 6, 2018
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thank you for preventing my crack addiction. 👍
Jan 6, 2018
mattstermh
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Jan 6, 2018
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that's what i'm here for
Jan 6, 2018
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