Is there such a thing as keyboard Heaven?

Subject: General Tech | November 13, 2013 - 02:34 PM |
Tagged: topre, Type Heaven, input, electrostatic capacitive switches

Keyboards bring to mind data entry, review writing and possibly gaming if you have the time but not usually transcendental bliss, unless you are Topre.  In that case you release a high end mechanical keyboard called the Type Heaven.  The Tech Report got their hands on this keyboard, one of the least expensive models from Topre and let their fingers experience heaven.  This is not a mechanical keyboard such as we have become used to, instead it is a conical spring covered with a rubber dome and when you depress the key the spring is pushed down onto an electrode which builds capacitance until a critical threshold is reached at which point the keystroke is sent and the rubber dome collapses giving a snappy ending to that keystroke.  Learn more about electrostatic capacitive switches in the full review.

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"Once marginalized by their extravagant pricing, Topre mechanical keyboards have now entered (somewhat) more affordable territory. How does the $150 Topre Type Heaven stack up against other mechanical keyboards based on the more popular Cherry MX switches? We investigate."

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November 14, 2013 | 06:49 AM - Posted by mLocke

Type Heaven $150 price point of makes sense. The keycaps are ABS which allows for a reduced price. A PBT set is around $110. You'll never find a PBT Topre keyboard for less than $200.

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