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I got mine 11 months ago from Massdrop. It was my second mech keyboard, mostly used for writing and coding.
Comparing the previous Logitech and MS keyboards I had used, the typing is definitely a lot more satisfying, in the way that I can be very sure of what I had typed in my code.
Though it does not have a fancy chassis, it's hard plastic that feels like a perfect companion to ThinkPads, which are built like a tank. The layout is very standard and optimal for typing. The backlight is bright and adequate for working a dark room, and not showy. The tiny dot on the "5" key on the number pad is a nice touch. The volume control keys are handy as well.
Most importantly - and I think that's something most keycap manufacturers don't pay attention to - is the
. These keycaps have the best font, hands down!!! The Helvetica font is legible, clean, not over imposing and mature, and I cannot find them anywhere else.
...which is also one of its biggest problems, as WASD keyboard don't sell exact replacement keycaps for them. As you may notice, that within 11 months the keycaps had worn out from normal use. I wash my hands often, don't eat while I'm typing, and don't sweat much, and yet, commonly used letters such as E/R/T/H/N/I had worn out already. I replaced the WASD keys and the space bar with an aluminum one to increase stability and reduce worn-down as well.
Maybe someone from WASD can help me find replacement keycaps without buying a new one?
I agree these are amazingly good keyboards, I have two. I too wore out the keycaps (excessive shine) and I would really like exact replacements but they just aren't around. I tried a set or two that were cheap and backlit but the fonts are just too ugly and the backlighting too uneven.
Finally I gave up on backlighting and bought the Industrial SA-profile set from Signature Plastics. Not cheap but worth it for the best keyboard around.
Unconventional offer, but I have a set of 104 keys I'm not using anymore. They've see about 6 months of use, but I'd be glad to wash them to the best of my ability and send them your way.
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