Add a comment...
Received mine.
They are a bit smaller overall than I imagined. As in, the diameter of the top is roughly the width of the top of a keycap. This is decidedly small because there is no taper beyond that dimension, so the ideal dimension it shouldn't have been based on would be closer to the width of a bottom of a keycap. Obviously I have no idea what they based the dimension on, but I do hope they try out an increased diameter since these are already round, making for even bigger gaps between them.

They are also incredibly hard to get on. I'm sure its possible that their tooling just wore down throughout the process (tiny end mills don't last very long) but brass has no flex, so the stem needed to maintain some critical dimensions. Wasn't the switches either, as I attempted to mount them on every variety I have on hand (Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, and others). Overall, they are well made at least. If I were to make a suggestion, batch check every 10-25 with a gauge block in the future to get a better grasp on tooling wear. Or possibly switch to using two prongs instead of all 4 to reduce the chances for tolerance changes (only needing to maintain the diagonal dimension between the two).
how much would a full set go for? would a bulk discount be possible? 4 and 2 at a time is ungainly
Do the stainless steel keycaps contain nickel alloy?

It might be fun to use them as escape keys with various typewriter keycap sets sold on MD. I'm just wondering if people with nickel allergies will find stainless steel unusable over time. Some SS is hypoallergenic; some is not.
these look amazing! I absolutely adore the looks of brass & stainless steel..
All the products sold by SMRT are clones of other companies products. Not a fan.
anonomous
Is this company associated with Jared West by chance?
Has anyone used these? Do they make the keystem on the switch wiggle or is it pretty solid? Neat idea.
I think that only four of these would look out of place, so I'd like to suggest a metal cap in OEM or Cherry profile.
BlueCrowned
I mean, I'd be more in for R1 SA in solid brass...
Cyphre
I'm getting Laser so as of right now SA is pretty useless to me, but I think it would be a good option for those who would want it.
I'm sorry for my ignorance here; I'm new to mechanical keycaps, but I can't help but feel these are quite expensive for something that's probably mass produced. Each keycap is over $6; which is really pricey in my honest opinion; and I believe a better value/ something that should be aimed at would probably be $15.

Other than that though, these look great; kudos to the team who's making them! :) If they ever go for around $15 in the future; you can be sure I'll be picking up a pair!
Load 8 more comments
:P
:P
These would make good cufflinks.
swedishfish
I was thinking more along the lines of coat buttons..
drunkenronin
Funny you said that, some customer did buy our spinner " buttons" for coats drunkenronin swedishfish
https://smrtgadget.com/collections/gadget/products/608-bearing-button-for-fidget-spinners-brass-concave
Very cool looking. Not exactly my cup of tea, but they look great regardless.
Congrats SMRT.
You guys really are trying everything.
Good luck with the drop and I look forward to more of your new items making it to MassDrop.
BrainFlush
Can't appreciate enough the constant support from you :)
Add a comment...

Recent Activity

yellowdraft

Joined the drop

Sohan24

Joined the drop

Recent Activity

yellowdraft

Joined the drop

Sohan24

Joined the drop