TEX ADA Keycap Set – Massdrop Debutsearch

TEX ADA Keycap Set – Massdrop Debut

TEX ADA Keycap Set – Massdrop Debut

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Interesting, this set doesn't have the red TEX cap like the one at Play Keyboard. https://play-keyboard.store/products/film-never-die-ada-profile?variant=22031101493366
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Maybe.
Januery
@YanboWu can you clarify if this drop comes with the red "Tex" dye sub cap?
why is there a price slashed out if this is a massdrop debut
I want this for my Tex Yoda 2—why don't they offer a set with GBH cutouts? Waaaaaaah!!!
lightingghost
Surprise! It's even cheaper than MD.
psiclone
But they have shipping fee.. and (possibly) no tax..
These look fantastic. The lack of a homing kit is a major bummer though. On uniform profiles, homing HUNT (and non-homing FJ) should be included in the base.
joeym
shop vs manufacturer
So for those curious. This is apparently TEX working directly with a factory to remake the tooling from a spec sheet of Cherry M8 keycaps (deep dish DSA with a shorter stem, see here http://www.ukkeycaps.co.uk/product/cherry-m8-planck-preonic-keyset). I don't expect them to want to put forth the money for the doubleshot tooling and molds, so this is the best we get for ABS. They have a planned future PBT dyesub kit, but I think they mostly wanted to roll out ABS first to recoup costs. If you like the profile but hate the "laser engraved" wait out for their PBT kits that will probably debut on Massdrop. That being said, mass produced laser etched caps you see on razer keyboards... are total shit. Maybe a month in you'll see fading. Judging by the fact that at a glance these look doubleshot, I think we're in for a higher quality end product that won't wear out quickly. They also ship these caps on a freaking $400 trackpoint keyboard, so I'd for sure hope they won't wear out in a month. Time will tell.
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NormanSwartz
Thanks for this info. I will indeed be waiting for a PBT or doubleshot version. Durability aside, laser engraved just doesn't looks or feel as good.
dinosaur_meat
For the price, I think I would be kicking myself to not get this one. They're gorgeous. I've felt some great laser engraved keycaps, like on the Filco Majestouch. They don't have to feel crappy if they're done right.
These are gorgeous. Laid down the money for a complete set here. This would be the first time in 30 years that I actually bought a laser engraved set. Not wonder it's so cheap but the profile and thickness of the caps sealed the deal for me. Also normally hate DSA profiled caps but the thickness would indeed change the sound when used on every style of key-switch.
They look gorgeous, instant buy based on looks alone, no deal though because of the ABS + laser combo.
Nice try. These debuted on Tex's Kodachi keyboard early last year.
These are gorgeous, but I'm not going to buy laser-engraved caps. I've had laser-engraved caps show visible wear in <6 months, not happening again.
I have these keycaps, pics here: https://imgur.com/a/j3YthHQ; Justin threw them in for me when there were delays in the Tex Kodachi DIY kit (which is awesome too). They're nice to type on, kinda like deep dish homing DSA keys, but with a larger platform. I might end up picking up the novelties and add-ons here. May I suggest having GHB-cutout keys as an add-on option for people who already have Tex Yodas / Yoda IIs?
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I haven't used them that much, but someone else did mention that they wear (this thread). I still like the feel however, and the wear wouldn't stop me from using them (since I touch-type anyway).
chewgl
Thanks mate. I suppose the wear can add to the vintage look to it haha
"with laser-engraved legends that are meant to last" lmao
tanega
i saw these and thought 'wow this look great" then saw it wasn't doubleshot and scrolled down looking to see dyesub what a shame
Nice but the ISO ENTER it's no use without at least two 1u blank keys, preferibly more.
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I don't know, but that leaves the keyset only usefull for ISO-UK users. Every other ISO layout (ISO-FR, ISO-DE, ISO-NOR, ISO-SPA) has a key next to LEFT SHIFT with the '<' and '>' legend. If they decided to include the ISO ENTER, and the short version of the LEFT SHIFT that the ISO layouts use .. maybe they could have thinked of including the greater/lesser key, or at least some blanks.
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Joanqui
Indeed, but for full FR/DE/NO/ES/UK coverage many more keys are missing anyway. Oh, and JFTR to just prove that there are keyboards without that lower left <> key: The keyboard which came with my workstation at work, is a (cheap, rubberdome HP) ISO-US (!) keyboard which simply has two \| keys: One right of the shortened left Shift key and one in the corner of the ISO Enter key. Not sure for what that should be useful. Looks to me as if someone at HP said: »Let's cut costs and only produce ISO layout keyboards, even for the US. For that we just need to double the manufacturing of a single keycap and we're done.« O.o (Can post pictures if anyone's interested, but I doubt that. ;-)
For those that are wondering, this profile was created by TEX for the Kodachi which can be found here: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4260 Pretty cool set. Im considering it. Would be a no brainer if it weren't ABS
bren-square
right, but no cutouts for GBH cluster for trackpoint
FauxDeBaux
Good point, I did not notice this at first! That is definitely something to keep in mind. Thank you!
I need blanks or preferably Norde to complete my Planck layout. Also, it seems like the extras miss lower and raise. Would like to buy.
Instant buy if these were doubleshot ABS. I'd be willing to pay more for it.
Great price, wonderful retro aesthetic, svelte uniform profile...nearly everything I could hope for! The print method is the only thing keeping me from ordering. Please make a reverse dye-sub version!
This is an ABS with Laser Engraving. Will the paint Fade along with heavy use?
So kinda like flat MT3? Sounds good to me. Is there any way we could get homing bars instead of homing dots though?
A tex kit that doesn't have cutout GBH as an option, makes sense.
No stepped capslock? I guess for the price its fair, but that could be a problem for some people
I'm a sucker for new retro profiles... Don't have enough keyboards to house the ones I have!