BKE Redux Light domes (in a silenced Novatouch)


11 Feb 2020, 11:42

I decided to bring out my Novatouch after having kept it in a box for quite some time. I thought it would be interesting to install the BKE Redux Light domes that I initially bought for my HHKB Pro 2. I got a small bag of Ultra Light domes which I installed in the HHKB and moved the Lights to the Novatouch.

A while back I installed some thinly ironed soft-landing pads in the Novatouch, and while I like the typing experience, this keyboard always felt a bit mushy to me (even though the landing pads were really thin). This was the main reason for installing the BKE Redux domes. At the same time I installed a set of thick blank Ducky PBT keycaps.

After a couple of days of typing on the keyboard I'll have to say that the experience is quite different compared to that of the HHKB Pro 2 with the same domes (in that keyboard I have Hypersphere's silencing rings installed). First off, the sound signature is different. Perhaps it's a bit quieter. It also feels a bit more firm, maybe the Light domes were too snappy in the plastic case of the HHKB.

I'm curious if anyone else has experience with BKE Redux domes in a Novatouch, and if so, what your thoughts are. Installation is still tricky in my opinion (it's easy to end up with sticky keys). I think I had to open the keyboard around 10 times to get it right.

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