I already received my board today. Was surprised at the shipping speed. White/gray. Put the blue space bar on immediately, which was dirty, but cleaned up easy. I thought it was a flaw on the plastic, but just some grease or something.
Never typed on a Topre before. Very first impression right out of the box found me initially surprised at a few things:
1. It’s very quiet. I thought there would be more noise on bottoming out the keys. It is pleasant sounding, just a bit quieter than I thought it would be.
2. It felt good, but not twice as good as my Cherry MX Brown with thick PBT caps.
3. It felt more rubber dome-y than I thought it would. Not a good or bad thing. Just different. I thought there would be more of a pronounced nudge and release with a subtle click at actuation. Not sure why I thought this.
Then I had to clean up after dinner.
Came back to it later, connected it to my PC, and mashed out a few thousand words. Then I got my first real assessment:
A. The sound adds a lot to to the enjoyment. Not sure why, but definitely adds to the experience.
B. The feeling of actuation and then bottoming out, which I inevitably do each time, is satisfying.
C. It’s definitely the nicest keyboard to type on that I own. Not a lot to say there — just brown and red varieties. I will use this hands down at work all day every day. I think the only thing I’d like to have at this price point is an aluminum case and easier to swap/customize caps.
D. Not sure if it is worth twice my previous keyboard. But...I do like it a lot, and intend keep it. It’s like speakers, the price trends up much faster for incremental changes. I can live with that.
Doesn‘t sound like a glowing review, but I am cynical and have a high standard. It’s very good, and meets my expectations.
I do recommend it for Cherry fans on the fence that type A LOT and just enjoy typing.