I have exhausted my Google-Fu looking for a switch tester or keychain with the new Topre clone switches from Noppoo/RK, and so far I've come up empty. There are plenty of Topre keychains out there, allowing cheapskates like myself to try them out without committing my hard-earned cash, but not a single clone tester? This is a travesty and it must be rectified.
In fact, has anyone here had the chance to compare the different types of original Topres and clones in an apples-to-apples test?
Let me qualify that: I am not talking about keyboard-to-keyboard comparisons (of which there are a few), but a straight up switch comparison. Comparing an HHKB Pro 2 to an RK RC930 isn't what I would consider a fair switch comparison, since you have different caps affecting the weight/tactility, not to mention wildly different concert halls (cases) to dampen unwanted reverberations and create that elusive "thock".
Someone needs to gut a couple of clone boards and turn them into plexiglass-mounted key testers for science. Oh, and if someone already did, put me down for a set.