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Quick question on the sets here. Let say I have a 60% keyboard, so I buy a set of the alphas. Now, to complete my set, I believe that I either need the Modifiers set, or the Accent Modifiers if I want some color.
My concern is that neither the alphas, nor the Accent Modifier sets have a 'Tab' key. Do I need to buy a third set just to complete my 60% with colored mods?
I think that’s correct on second look. You’d also end up sans space bar if you didn’t get the standard mods unless you’re using a layout that supports split space with some flipped shift keys.
Don't treat the accent modifiers as a mod kit. Its an add on to the normal mods kit. Plan on buying alpahs and regular mods as your base kit. Everything else is flair.
Yep, I get that. I also fully realize that I'm not going to change anything with my couple posts here. I'm just trying to turn the question on it's side a bit. A full keyboard will always need alphas and mods. Accents to give it some flair. It's the way it's "always" been. My question therefore is this. If you need alphas and mods for a full keyboard, what reason is there to not move the tab/spacebar into alphas? Shift the price ever so little to account for the change?
The difference, at that point ,is that all the 60% then have a choice between a full keyboard with alphas/mods or alphas/accent, and no longer require all 3 sets to fill 60 switches worth of keyboard with a little color. The downside for the group running the group buy is 1 less sale of 40+ keys, so maybe that's the reason. But it seems silly to "require" a full modifier set to get 2 keys that could have been thrown into a different set either way.