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Hypersphere
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Dec 14, 2014
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Received my V60 Matias Mini yesterday. My favorite form factor is 60%, but this is my first Matias-switch keyboard. Thus far, I am quite pleased. The responsiveness and tactile feedback are better than any Cherry switch I have tried, including blue, green, brown, clear, red, and black. I was glad to discover that with a combination of DIP switch settings and Karabiner software on my Mac, I was able to remap the V60 to my favorite layout, which is the HHKB Pro 2.
The only downside that I can see at the moment is the lack of replacement keycaps. A board this good ought to be fitted with some attractive dye-sub PBT keycaps, preferably in OEM or a similar profile (but not DSA). Until these become available, I will be looking for vintage Alps boards to harvest some good keycaps. Now I am curious about the Matias Tactile Click switch, which some say feels even better than the Matias Quiet Click switch, although it is said to be very loud.
Dec 14, 2014
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Dec 19, 2014
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This sounds really tempting, I wish I jumped on it when I had the chance! I really want to try out the Matias switches, but I am not a fan of the Matias boards, but this design is really cool.
You also mentioned the HHKB, how do the switches compare to that? I have heard some people compare them to topre, or a really nice rubber dome.
Dec 19, 2014
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