Round 6: The Cappening

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GriffDeLaGriff

25 Dec 2016, 16:02

Keytronic?

ocodo

27 Dec 2016, 05:17

zslane wrote: What is that white case?

Looks like an unbranded Cherry G80-3000

Kuang2

29 Dec 2016, 17:55

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i'm in

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dorf

29 Dec 2016, 18:35

I regret that I didn't buy a 1,75 R4 Shift and a 1 R4 blank or FN. Looks so good!

Kuang2

01 Jan 2017, 05:14

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Happy New Year DT user :D

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usopia

04 Jan 2017, 02:34

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zslane

07 Jan 2017, 17:53

Very nice! :D

Round 5/Round 6 keycaps look simply divine no matter what keyboard they are installed on.

It's worth noting that these Round 6 (phase 1) keycaps are the first brand new SA keycaps I've ever received through a group buy. In the year and a half that I've been into this, no other SA group buy has appealed to me enough to get in on it. In that time I've passed on Carbon, Danger Zone, Troubled Minds, Jukebox, Amazing Chocolatier, Godspeed, Nantucket Selectric, 1965, and probably a number of others I'm failing to remember.

I acquired previously-owned PuLsE and Round 4 SPH sets back in Fall 2015 just to hold me over until Round 6 got produced. They have served me well, but I am thrilled to finally get my hands on these Round 6 caps. :mrgreen:

Hking0036

08 Jan 2017, 01:39

Muirium wrote: Yeah. MX mount is so passé. When are we getting Topre and buckling spring? (I'd add beamspring, but their stock caps are what SA is trying to impersonate in the first place.)
I know you're joking, but honestly I think if there were any custom full Topre or BS sets, a lot of people would probably jump on even just for the novelty of actually having a secondhand set for them, let alone if people start producing pretty colorways. The future of Topre keysets I think lies in sliders, unfortunately, though they may admittedly be the best option. Still waiting for a good stab solution and a real 'killer app' keyset before I go through with anything like that. I just got my Realforce the other day and the caps are amazing, albeit I did swap the space bar.

limeburst

21 Jan 2017, 10:54

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Ivory Cadet

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Wodan
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21 Jan 2017, 11:52

Damn I should have gotten more novelty caps. Those lotus caps are sooo sweet.

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Ail

21 Jan 2017, 20:57

Kuang2 wrote:
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Happy New Year DT user :D
Dude, that lotus collection is awesome!

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zslane

26 Jan 2017, 19:36

My endgame board. Topre RealForce RGB with Hypersphere silencing rings and Round 6 Space Cadet keycaps:

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Khers

26 Jan 2017, 19:39

Did you paint it white or have they released a white one?

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zslane

26 Jan 2017, 19:45

I had to paint it white myself.

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Khers

26 Jan 2017, 19:53

Seems like you did a good job! Well done!

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zslane

26 Jan 2017, 20:00

Thanks! It was supremely frustrating to have to have painted it myself though. And installing silencing rings is a royal PITA too. I would have preferred that the plastic itself be white, and the switches factory silenced. But at least I now have the keyboard I always wanted!

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Khers

26 Jan 2017, 20:07

Yeah, I hear you on the silencing rings. At least those were easier to install than the dental bands I initially tried (they suck, they remove most of the tactility by travel reduction). Never tried to paint anything though, mostly for the fear of screwing things up... :)

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usopia

26 Jan 2017, 20:08

...oh yes, veeery nice RF! :-o

(waiting for my re-ordered Cadet kits from leftovers...)
;)

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dorf

26 Jan 2017, 20:13

zslane wrote: My endgame board. Topre RealForce RGB with Hypersphere silencing rings and Round 6 Space Cadet keycaps:

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Nice!

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zslane

26 Jan 2017, 20:31

Khers wrote: Never tried to paint anything though, mostly for the fear of screwing things up... :)
I practiced on a crappy HP membrane keyboard that I borrowed from work first, to make sure painting would work out. That HP case took the paint better though, and I was able to get it really bright white. So even though the RF RGB case didn't come out quite as bright (and clean), it is still infinitely better than its original black.

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Mr. J

26 Jan 2017, 20:43

I want those caps! :shock: My R6 order is phase 2... :roll: Lets wait for 2018. :cry: :? :)

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zslane

26 Jan 2017, 21:00

It was an agonizing 18 month wait. But ultimately worth it.

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GriffDeLaGriff

29 Jan 2017, 10:29

Lol I just ordered some weeks ago and already got the keys, even before the keyboard I ordered before that have come hehe. But to be fair I didn't get a full set so there will be an unorthodox mix but I believe all rows are right, so this is the price I have to pay - not getting all keys. I'm very happy tho since it get me a working board until the Dasher comes.
Keys looks amazing on their own tho. Im very happy I got them and had a chance to contribute more towards my endgame office board which is the honeywell.

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krutmob

30 Jan 2017, 23:26

Minorca + Round 6a leftovers.
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Menuhin

30 Jan 2017, 23:32

Even the grey alphas are 6a leftover?

Genius! Looks really good.

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krutmob

31 Jan 2017, 03:06

Menuhin wrote: Even the grey alphas are 6a leftover?

Genius! Looks really good.
Yep! Everything is R6a except the 2.25 spacebars--those are blanks from SP. I'll be getting some legit R6 spaces pretty soon though.

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Mr.Bean

01 Feb 2017, 15:16

Got mines today
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Nuum

02 Feb 2017, 12:44

It's here! Now onto checking if everything is there and deciding on which board to put them for now! Pics will follow, hopefully soon.

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Menuhin

02 Feb 2017, 19:15

Nuum wrote: It's here! Now onto checking if everything is there and deciding on which board to put them for now! Pics will follow, hopefully soon.
Please do! :P

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zslane

02 Feb 2017, 19:23

Mr.Bean wrote: Got mines today
Wow, those Space Cadet keycaps look awesome against all that yellow. Well done!

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