Based on the profile from the iconic IBM beamspring terminals of the 1970s, this custom set is the first-ever fully sculpted set of dye-sublimated PBT keycaps in Hi-Profile. What is Hi-Profile you ask? Many computer terminals of old were constructed with a slanted switch layout from front to back. Because of that slant the keycaps sat at an angle atop the switches, too. This set is a reimagination of that unique slanted build, but optimized for modern keyboards. Thanks to some significant design work from Matt3o, 3D modeling, and a whole lot of elbow grease, we are proud to bring the Mech Keys Community this brand-new profile, available exclusively on Massdrop.
Note: To avoid confusion with the current checkout system, we will be changing the drop points manually for this drop. We are paying attention to the number of child kits being bought as well. If they reach certain quantities, we will adjust their prices accordingly. You may notice fluctuations in your checkout price as we make these adjustments on the back end, but you will not be charged more for anything.
To see the current number of kits sold and current drop points, you can check below: updated 4/29/2017.
Made from PBT plastic—long considered the superior keycap material—this MX-compatible set is both long lasting and resistant to the shine that occurs after long hours of typing. The legends are dye-sublimated so they won’t fade over the long haul. As for the layout, the set comes with two separate bottom row profiles for those who want a flat bottom row or prefer an angled one. The colorway is a combination of neutral grays and colorful accents for a subtle look on your favorite board.
If you’ve paid attention to mechanical keyboards in recent years, you’ll know Matt3o. The designer of the WhiteFox keyboard, Granite DSA keycaps, and Retro SA keycaps (to name a few), he’s become fairly recognizable among the Mech Keys Community. With this set, he saw an opportunity to explore the possibilities of Hi-Profile. As the first of its kind, not only is the set an act of encouragement to other designers, but also an expression of Matt3o’s vision to “do Hi-Profile right.”
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 30, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.