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Unread post05 Nov 2014, 08:53

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The US site is down for the rest of 2014? I really kinda want one of these for my desk.
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Touch_It wrote:The US site is down for the rest of 2014? I really kinda want one of these for my desk.

Very late reply but I had xMas Holiday so sorry for that but the USA store should be (back) online :mrgreen:

Direct link to this item: http://www.cmstore-usa.com/mechanical-k ... emo-board/
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No problem. Thanks for the update!
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Alternatives: buy switches and keycap from 7bit in the marketplace and then buy these plates:

$12 shipped http://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-White-Keyboa ... 2a47211133 http://i.imgur.com/neE7POH.jpg
$11 shipped: 1 pc White Keyboard 2x5 keys 10 keys Metal Panel http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-pc-White-Keyb ... 1e56ac2825 http://i.imgur.com/2kZ8Yua.jpg
$19.50 shipped 5x5 plate http://www.ebay.com/itm/130541363513
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It is verified that cherry mx switches will fit the holes in the plate?
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IIRC beltet got one and confirmed, plate ok, caps not ok. I'll dig it up later, on phone now!
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CeeSA wrote:It is verified that cherry mx switches will fit the holes in the plate?

Yes it is, picture in this thread
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I'm waiting for the ebay plate to arrive, I didn't order the varmilo tester.

On ebay, you will find that the 4x4 plate is sold by two different sellers, if you combine the delivery cost, the most expensive one is in reality cheaper.
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CeeSA wrote:It is verified that cherry mx switches will fit the holes in the plate?

chzel wrote:IIRC beltet got one and confirmed, plate ok, caps not ok. I'll dig it up later, on phone now!

There you go!
http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/macro-gaming-keyboard-t8760.html

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Hi Everyone,

Hereby just would like to inform the testers have been put back online on the EU CM Store and now include also the NovaTouch' Hybrid Capacitive switch (in stead of the MX Clears).. The USA CM Store will also follow soon.

Please note for now it is as pre-order as the testers are still on the boat to Europe!
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Link to EU store: http://www.cmstore.eu/peripherals/keyboards/mechanical-key-switch-tester-free-shipping/
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It's great that you decided to make a switch tester with Topre, I really appreciate it. It just sucks that it has to be at the expense of MX Clears. If you really had to replace one then MX greens would have been the best switch because it feels pretty much the same as MX blues, while MX clear provides a very different feeling from the rest. I do understand why you did it, though, you don't sell any product with MX clears. If I was starting out right now I would either avoid this switch tester or buy a second one with MX clears.
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I had a feeling someone would complain about that! MX Clear is indeed very different from the rest, and deserves a spot more than MX black for sure. But there's the problem: does everyone really agree on which MX switch to dump?

Anywho, that Topre switch beats the others hands down, so it's a little academic! This is the version I'd suggest anyone to try unless they're mad for MX clears. In which case there's no saving them…
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I don't even like MX clears Mu! I wouldn't rest until I had tried some, though, because there's a lot of hype around them and I had to see what it was all about.

The ideal solution would be an extra slot just for the Topre switch but I think replacing greens would be better than this because I feel like they're even less used than Clears and can be "emulated" by replacing a single spring on the MX blues :P

Again, I understand the decision; it doesn't make much sense to "advertise" something you don't sell.
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I get the points of the MX Clears Spikebolt but looking at our CM lineup the MX clears didnt make sence to have in there as we dont offer it (yet). And including the Hybrid Capacitive Switch from the NovaTouch TKL at least gives many more users the option to get a feeling of that switch as well..
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And I really appreciate it Bram, until today there was no affordable switch tester with a Topre switch. It's definitely a step forward.
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Not listed in the US store yet, I'll check back in a week.
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XMIT wrote:Not listed in the US store yet, I'll check back in a week.

I've checked for you with my US colleagues, they should also be receiving them in the coming weeks and will be putting them online again as well! Stay tuned! :mrgreen:

(But you can also order from the EU store now as we have free shipping included on the testers!)
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hype. Totally asking for this for christmas this year as I ended up not buying one lst year when I asked about them :D Procrastination.
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I'm looking for a switch tester to build a mini keyboard, can the first version still be found somewhere?
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For us (in EU) we are all run out of the first version, we only have the new ones now.. Not sure about othe branch but I believe they are also all out.. :(

You cant use the new one? :)
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Problem is that the newer one has a Topre switch which I can't wire up to a Teensy (well, not without some capacitive magic, don't know if a Soarer controller could do it).

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It has also been listed on the USA cmstore some time ago by the link below. Please dont mind the image, it is being addressed, this is still the old tester board. V2 is like our EU store shows, including the NovaTouch switch.

Link: http://www.cmstore-usa.com/mechanical-k ... -shipping/
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Wouldn't it be possible to let people choose the switches they want?
My ideal tester would have 9 MX switches but when I have to go with 6 I'd choose Blue, Green, Red, Linear Grey, Brown, Tactile Grey.
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Nisei wrote:Wouldn't it be possible to let people choose the switches they want?
My ideal tester would have 9 MX switches but when I have to go with 6 I'd choose Blue, Green, Red, Linear Grey, Brown, Tactile Grey.

That would for us logisticly/stock wise impossible unfortunatly :(
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Thanks! I got one of these because it is difficult explaining the different switch types to people at work.
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faim wrote:Thanks! I got one of these because it is difficult explaining the different switch types to people at work.

Good to hear they have a educational purpose :D
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Can you choose any specific switch? doesnt seem to include the clears?
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maxrunner wrote:Can you choose any specific switch? doesnt seem to include the clears?

The switches are fixed with our tester, I'm sorry. And no, in this second version there is no MX Clears. There is: MX Blue, MX Green, MX Red, MX Black, MX Brown and NovaTouch (Topre - Cherry MX keycap compatible)
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