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Swedish Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard

YA51B0

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Now available for the first time and exclusively produced for The Keyboard Company, the Topre Realforce88UB keyboard, in Swedish/Finnish layout, is a joy to type on. It incorporates Topre's patented 30 million key life cycle non-contact electrostatic capacitance switches with a switch weight of 45g. The subtle black on black keycaps with their tactile feel and N Key Rollover ensure fast and accurate input.

£210.00 (£175.00 ex VAT) 

Swedish Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA51B0

Included are yellow with black print W, A, S and D keys, a key puller and 4 key collars (used to disable keys).

Swedish Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA51B0

Manufacturer
Topre
Part Number
YA51B0
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.6 Metre
Language Layout
Swedish/Finnish
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
Capacitive
Length
366 mm
Depth
168 mm
Height
40 mm
Weight
1.2 kg
Compatible
PC and MAC (Mac's may experience limited functionality)
Gross Weight
1.5 kg

Swedish Topre Realforce 88UB 45g Key Black on Black Tenkeyless Keyboard - YA51B0

  Anonymous  09/01/2020
I was very excited when opening the box, since it had been underway during Christmas.

I bought the Swedish version since I live in Denmark, and the and keys were easy to swap thanks to the excellent keycap puller provided in the package.

A fair warning though: the keyboard cable is held in position by very tight snaps. As I tried to reposition the cable from side to back, the snaps peeled some of the external rubber, which left a nasty scar :- Not the best start.

After a few hours I have gotten pretty used to it.
The keys feel great and equally responsive to type on, but some keys (e.g. the 4 arrows) sound pretty different from the rest, which came as a bit of a surprise. The left most column (from Esc to Ctrl) is also a bit wobbly, but I'm nitpicking here.
It is somewhat louder than my Logitech keyboard though, but I knew that when buying a mechanical.

The lack of rubber feet has not been a problem, but I can understand what other people have mentioned, since it feels a bit too easy to move around, should you want to.

Overall a very high quality experience - and probably the only mechanical keyboard option for Nordic countries - but I would have preferred a silenced version, if the option had been there.
  Simon5858  23/06/2016
Written review of the Topre Realforce 88UB 45g uniform Topre keyboard.

If you're considering buying this keyboard then you probably know that its a Topre board. You'll likely also know that the Topre switch is a hybrid switch, which combines a rubberdome and a conical spring to give the right balance betweein tactile feedback and smoothness.
And you're right. It is indeed a Topre keyboard, which is very tactile and smooth. I can't give you the facts and numbers behind this exact keyboard, but i can tell you that Topre is not all hype. This keyboard is very, VERY, good.

The first thing i noticed after taking this board out of the box, was how sturdy it was. It is literally build like a tank. There's no sqeeking when handling the board. Theres no rattling. Everything is build to perfection, and fits together with precision.

The typing experience is very pleasant. The Topre switch offers great tactile feedback and the domespring combination cushions every keystroke for increased comfort over long typing sessions.
Another thing you'll notice when using this keyboard is how every keystroke on every key will feel the same. The consistency on the Topre switch is unlike any other keyboard switch i've tried. Personally i found that the key consistency added to my typing precision, and i've found myself making less typos with this keyboard.

On top of the switch sits the keycaps. In this case they are made out of PBT plastic and have dye subliminated legends. The caps are dark grey with black legends. This gives the keyboard a very stealthy and understated look, which i personally enjoy very much. The surface of the keycaps have a very nice texture to them, and are very comfortable to use.

To summarize. This is a very sturdy, tactile and comfortable keyboard. If you like tactile keyboards and are all about quality, then this keybaord may be just for you. I've given the keyboard the rating 55, and it comes greatly recommended from me.

Simon5858.
  henrone  17/09/2019
This keyboard exceeded my high expectations, although it comes with a high pricetag, I think its worth every penny.

Some people say Topre keyboards can be hit or miss, but coming from cherry mx brownblue I can say this is definitely a hit, overall a very enjoyable typing experience, also suitable for gaming.
  ChloeZwei  13/09/2016
It's the keyboard everyone dreams of, but is turned away by the expensive price. I thought I wouldn't let my dreams be dreams anymore and got it, and here's my thoughts after few days of use.

Keyboard comes in plain brown box, which is fine with me, I'm more of a functionality over flair guy. From the box the keyboards cable is routed to the right which I imagine not many people will leave like that so it's a weird choice, and it's placed really tight in the routing channel took me sometime to undo it.

Now, to the stuff that matters, how it feels.
In one word, great. If you're like me and coming from Cherry MX Blue, instantly you'll notice the difference in sound, this thing is quiet. Typing feels like you're typing on clouds, most comfortable keyboard I've ever had. I've played some games with it too and got used to it very fast, but people with heavier hands might want to look into the 55g version.

Honestly, I have nothing bad to say at this point, I expect this keyboard to last me 4+ years so unless something happens to it during that time, I'm completely overjoyed with my purchase.

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