Realforce Variable Weight Keyboards w/PBT Spacebars
Realforce Variable Weight Keyboards w/PBT Spacebars
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From the tactility of Topre’s proprietary switches to the ergonomics of the key switch weighting, the Realforce 87U provides unparalleled comfort in a tenkeyless layout. Aesthetically, this standard flat keyboard comes equipped with LED lights embedded in the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys, while the Caps Lock and CTRL keys can be changed and configured using the onboard dip-switches Read More
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mskeeb
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Nov 9, 2019
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You will not want to stop typing
I love building mech keyboards and trying different switches and keycap combinations but I also absolutely love the Realforce feel. There is nothing like its soothing thok thok. My favorite board to use. Treat yourself.
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Would recommend to a friend.
Nov 9, 2019
Vin1
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Nov 7, 2019
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I've had my fair share of mechanical keyboards, going from Cherry MX browns to Retooled Blacks to Holy (Trash) Pandas (lubing them along the way of course!) But the Realforce 87U Variable Weight, my first topre, is perfectly fine as stock (with perfect thock). Honestly thought about Norbaforcing it with BKE mods upon arrival, but stock feels perfect!
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Nov 7, 2019
KiraTau
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Oct 25, 2019
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Prefect for typing
This keyboard is very satisfying to type on. The tactility feels great and it is very worthy at this price point of 165 considering the market price.
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Would recommend to a friend.
Oct 25, 2019
jotante
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Oct 25, 2019
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Great retro office keyboard!
Was introduced to topre switches by a friend and started looking into the most suitable daily keyboard to use. Keyboard came with no issues except that my left small ctrl key came with an LED cap which was not supposed to have. Not a fuss for me. I wasn't that satisfied with the thock-ness of the keyboard so I got silencing rings, applied it and now I'm very happy, using it daily. At home I now use now use a hhkb as well. FYI the feel of hhkb is difference because of its plastic material used. The realforce has more weight on it, causing the thock to sound abit different when compared to the hhkb.
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Would recommend to a friend.
Oct 25, 2019
kingo55
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Apr 27, 2019
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Really nice feeling thocky key presses. The dark text on dark keys is visually striking, but kinda hard to see what I'm typing in the dark.
Apr 27, 2019
surtr
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Mar 18, 2019
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Love this keyboard. Nice to think that keyboards have been holding my typing speed back. Maybe make believe, but my WPM has increased and there's no block when I'm in flow. Also, you can use it without any problems with iPhone XR and a Lightning dual-charge/'camera' (USB) connector.
Mar 18, 2019
ealiagach
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Feb 20, 2019
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I received a black Realforce 87U the last time this drop ran. This is not my first Realforce. I already own a white 87U, and a 10th Anniversary 87U. I'm just a fan of this design and, seeing that the new R2 version eschews with the classic, old-school Realforce design, I decided to pick another one. My opinion remains the same: this is one of the best pre-built keyboards money can get you. The tactility of the 55g domes is sublime, the sound is music to the ears (oh, that glorious thock!), and the build quality is top-notch. If you're not a touch-typist you'll have a hard time using the black version, so keep that in mind. All in all, you cannot go wrong with this board. P.S.: I thought about taking off a star due to the PBT spacebars — yeah, they suck ass — but that would be unfair to the greatness of the classic Realforce 87U.
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Feb 20, 2019
Tofig
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Feb 17, 2019
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Simply the best keyboard I have ever had.
Feb 17, 2019
sfteague
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Feb 16, 2019
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This is a fantastic keyboard. I'm really enjoying these switches at 55g across the board. Feels so, so solid. I can imagine the 55g weight being a bit heavy for folks doing long-form kinds of writing (at least until you built up to it), but as a web developer I want a very tactile feel to the key actuation (for touch typing), and this all black model is definitely the keyboard for that, because in a dimly lit environment you can't see the key markings at all (only applies to the all black model). I thought I would swap out the space bar, but I'm really just enjoying the "murdered out" look, as shipped.
Feb 16, 2019
oliver_oil
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Dec 26, 2018
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solid keeb, great platform for modding but i like mine stock so far. glad i was able to grab this before the OG realforce shortage starts. 55g domes for me nice and tactile without being stiff. i'll give BKEs a try next. one of the pbt spacebars came a little warped but it's nothing that a hair dryer won't fix EDIT: actually took a good look at the PBT spacebars, realized that the black and blue spacebars came with defects. blue spacebar has streaks that show pretty clearly under a light, black spacebar messes with the operation of the stabilizers, keycap stem ended up bending because it was so off-kilter. white spacebar also came pretty warped. switched back to abs spacebar, the PBT ones are garbage. great keyboard, but don't plan on using the spacebars. MD got lazy with the injection for this batch.
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