It has been a long journey but it was well worth the wait. I’m usually very critical with my own work but this time we are pretty much close to perfection.
Let’s start with the keys layout. The most avid of my followers know that we designed a completely new profile called –very unoriginally– MT3. The goal was to create a retro looking shape without sacrificing ergonomics. I’m typing on these little guys from some time now and it’s incredible how natural and pleasing these keycaps feel.
Reinventing the wheel was admittedly an hazard but the result exceeded all expectations. I hope you’d consider MT3 as your next set, because it’s not just a nice looking hi-profile set, it’s an overall great keycap set born to be typed on.
Speaking of good looking… The color selection was a long and tedious process. One thing is picking colors from a color wheel, another is looking at the final result on injected plastic. With a bit of luck most of the colors came out wonderfully and everything is as I imagined.
There has been some turmoil around the triumph teal mostly because it’s rather hard to catch it on camera (especially manufacturer’s potato camera). By looking at the shots below I hope you’ll agree it’s a great shade of blue. It was not easy to pick and at the end I decided to go with the color that best matches the set scheme.
Enough blabbing, I know all you want is pictures. So here they are! Please note that they are still not 100% color accurate, especially the red and yellow — I’m moving to a new place and I have all my photography stuff boxed, I’m typing this sit on the floor of my soon to be new home… I have internet but I don’t have yet a desk… or a bed… or a couch… :)
Now the bad news. Yeah, there are some. The set was delayed way too much and I guess MassDrop had no choice but release. They basically sent me the final version to review, but there’s little to review at this stage since that’s what will be shipped to end users. Don’t get me wrong, the set is 99.9% fine, but there’s always margin for improvement and I’m disappointed that they didn’t let me review the set sooner.
Anyway I’m talking with MassDrop about the few issues and maybe there’s still something we can tweak.
Will these be returning? I screwed up and .issued the opportunity to get them on massdrop.
yeah I’m sure we’ll run more
I’m really new to all of this (the rabbit hole is real), so excuse the “silly” question: what keyboard is this?
There’s so much to learn with mechanical keyboards and reading the details on how those beautiful keycaps went from idea to finished product is very interesting!
Looks like a kul es 87 or equivalent TKL 87% board – basically a full keyboard sans the ten key numpad. I love boards this size for non-office use.
When will you return with new keycaps set? I and my Realforce 87U miss you so much :(
we are working on Susuwatari right now and we will release more /dev/tty at the end of the year. SA Retro should be finally almost ready and soon we’ll have DSS Marina with Signature Plastics.
Sadly I missed the Susuwatari GB. Is there still hope we can get the /dev/tty custom set on Drop this year? I can’t wait to try the MT3 profile.
we will run a full group buy next year
Thats great. Looking forward to that! Thanks for the answer!
Just received my MT3 set from Drop (10/26/2019) and damn are they nice!
I really just expected them to look good, and different, but these are actually brilliantly shaped! They have subtle depressions into which your fingertips delightfully sink. And the sound, these have a satisfying, full-range, serious sound to them. And did I mention the way my fingertips find their way right onto the center of the cap? These are excellent!
Will these work on a leopold FC750R?
I don’t have it, but I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t work
Triumph mods, will that be run again?
I really want to get these for my split keyboard, but there is nothing for the odd shaped stuff, like space bars.
Even blanks would do.
yes, they will! Soon!
Just ordered a 65% set
Great reviews on Drop so far!
Any update on the set?
Sorry, saw the post in main blog …
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