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Just got mine. Initial impressions: quality seems good. The paint itself seems rather cheap, as if someone just took a can of spray paint and went to town, without color matching the render. I was going to pair it with teal key caps from the PULSE SA drop; i might reconsider that as this is way too bright to pair with those key caps. The other disappointment is that next to my space gray mac book--which it was going to pair with on the go--it's a total mismatch. The LED issues others are facing I have not faced--but my confidence in Massdrop is on the decline.
This is a strange feeling, I'm not happy but I'm not too unhappy that I want to return it. I'm giving it a 3 out of 5. 3 because it's not total shit -2 for the obviously wrong color after the months and months of wait. I did notice that with shade added to your environment the color matches--but this is misleading in the render as the keyboard in the render keeps it's shade of matte dark gray at all angles regardless--of apparent light changes in the pictures--which is why I, and the community are adamant the color is off.
I feel like its shiny/sparkly/textured surface make it really hard to compare with spacegrey MacBook, because whichever one gets more direct light will look lighter. But I suddenly realize this is not the point, the point is it is not what it was rendered. Looking through the images in the drop description and I am laughing, a good lesson that it is good to join a group buy with actual prototypes.
It’s true that they MacBook color pallete and this keyboard’s are not a direct comparison, but this case would go very well with the silver macbook as it’s that bright/lighter. I’ve seen this happen time and time again in website design. The designer gives you one rgb/hex code and somewhere down the line what's suppose to look dark gray suddenly comes out silver. I’m dissapointed more so in the massdrop QA, if there was UAT testing on this product it’s obvious the product owner did not do anything to remedy the issue. It’s a good lesson for massdrop and the community.
Totally agree. I really would like to understand what happened in the product manufacturing and QA process.