I treated myself.
I have been eyeing WASD keyboards for ages. But the price, with shipping to the UK and import duty was a bit silly. I cracked though, made my layout, chose my colours and…
Full album with more pics on Google Photos.
Lots of people talk about how bad the WASD keycaps are. But you simply cannot buy a totally custom keycap set like this anywhere else. The things I customised specifically, apart from the colours, were:
HJKLhave arrows on them.
Of course I did get some things wrong… I would change a couple of things.
The grey on black was too low contrast. I wanted low, but this was too low, a slightly
lighter grey would have been better. Same for the orange chevrons on the
HJKL keys, the
orange is too similar to the key color, would have looked better in dark grey.
The numpad was a mistake. I decided the grey keys would look nice, but I didn’t change the color of the labels in the layout SVG. So they ended up with the text the same color as the keys. That’s way to little contrast.
Otherwise I am happy and those little niggles don’t detract from how awesome I think the keyboard looks now.
Maybe it is about time I fixed my Ergodox and started using that…