Drop + Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 Custom Keycap Set
Drop + Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 Custom Keycap Set
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Based on the profile from the iconic IBM beamspring terminals of the 1970s, this custom set is fully sculpted from dye-sublimated PBT in Hi-Profile. What's Hi-Profile, you ask? Read More
From the IBM Terminal to the Desktop

Based on the profile from the iconic IBM beamspring terminals of the 1970s, this custom set is fully sculpted from dye-sublimated PBT in Hi-Profile. What's Hi-Profile, you ask? Many computer terminals of old were constructed with a slanted switch layout from front to back. Because of that slant, the keycaps sat at an angle atop the switches, too. This set is a reimagination of that unique slanted build, but optimized for modern keyboards. Thanks to some significant design work from Matt3o, 3D modeling, and a whole lot of elbow grease, we're proud to bring these innovative caps back for a second run.

Dye-Sublimated PBT Construction

Made from PBT plastic, this MX-compatible set is both long lasting and resistant to the shine that develops after prolonged usage. The legends are dye-sublimated so they won’t fade over the long haul. As for the layout, the set comes with two separate bottom row profiles for those who want a flat bottom row or prefer an angled one. The colorway is a combination of neutral grays and colorful accents for a subtle look on your favorite board.

Base Kit

The Base Kit supports TKL, 60%, 65%, and 75% keyboards. It includes a 7u spacebar with 1.5 modifiers, as well as both a slanted and a flat bottom row. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways.

Numpad Kit

The Numpad Kit includes both flat and slanted bottom rows. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways. 

Ortholinear Kit

An enhanced kit compared to previous runs. It gives even more options for Preonic, Planck, and other ortholinear layouts.

International Kit

The International Kit supports DE, DK, ES, FI, IT, NO, SE, UK, and Latin American ES configurations.

Extra Mods Kit

The Extra Mods Kit is an essential kit for custom and exotic keyboards. It also supports Caps Lock swapping with Control and FN. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways. 

Side-Printed Kit

The Side-Printed Kit removes the guesswork for your layers, with all legends either on the top or on the side. It follows HHKB and Realforce standards with some added options.

Japan Kit

The Japan Kit is available only as an add-on for the base kit. It features Japanese characters on letter, number, and modifier keys. 

ErgoDox Kit

The Ergo-something Kit is configured for ErgoDox boards and comes with 21 blanks. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways. 

Unicorn Barf (RGB) Kit

Because life is not black and white. The Unicorn Barf kit features vibrant modifiers in six colors and two unicorn-themed novelty keys.

Blanks Kit

Exactly what it sounds like, the Blanks Kit comes legend-free. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways. 

Apple Kit

The Apple Kit features Mac-specific legends. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways.  

Colemak, Dvorak, & Co. Kit

The Colemak, Dvorak, & Co. Kit features a collection of keys that covers half a dozen different layouts including Colemak, Dvorak, and their variants.

Lost + Found Kit

The Lost + Found Kit features a host of novelties to spice up your keyboard. This kit is available in the Beige and Triumph colorways.  

Spacebars

Various spacebar pairs that include one key each in R4 and R5 (flat). Each size sold separately. 

About Matt3o

If you’ve paid attention to mechanical keyboards in recent years, you’ll know Matt3o. The designer of the WhiteFox keyboard, Granite DSA keycaps, and Retro SA keycaps (to name a few), he’s become fairly recognizable among the mech keys community. With this set, he saw an opportunity to explore the possibilities of Hi-Profile. It's not only an act of encouragement to other designers, but also an expression of Matt3o’s vision to “do Hi-Profile right.”

Specs
  • Designed by Matt3o
  • PBT
  • MT3 Profile
  • Dye-sublimated legends
  • MX Compatible
  • Fully sculpted based on IBM beamspring keycaps
  • Made in China
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 19, 2020 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

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Hi @Gimbal, yes it is definitely a cleaner look, I certainly agree on that and sure I can remember where the tertiary keys are as well, most of the time anyway :D The point was just that it is not possible to make an entirely correct/complete layout with the current international kit, probably not for any language and that this might not be what everybody was looking for in an international KIT. Difficult to say really, based on Matt's comments they sold very few of the international kits earlier, so I can certainly understand his reluctance to commit to producing them at all. In that sense I certainly commend and applaud that there actually is an international kit that works, as long as you are OK with not having any tertiary legends, for many keyboard enthusiast that is probably fine. Many enthusiast have also just abandoned the ISO layout in favor of US ANSI. I saw there is layout guide called "Swerty" for setting up a Swedish keyboard layout on an US ANSI board, while retaining most of the US ANSI layout and caps otherwise, obviously you still need the ÅÄÖ caps and maybe a few other extras, looked pretty interesting actually. It can certainly get busy with all the legends on Swedish keyboards, I don't disagree on that, but if you don't mix in Danish/Norweigan legends on the same caps (a lot of laptop keyboards do this nowadays, gosh is it busy!) it is more doable. For example, the photo I posted earlier (above) of a kit with a Swedish layout using PBT Dyesub SA profile keycaps, is a pretty good example of it not looking too busy and still quite clean too. The blue tertiary prints on the earlier /DEV/TTY MT3 international kit was a bit of an odd choice in my opinion. If you already have different colors on the legend dyesub prints, why not go with some grey color for the tertiary legends instead then, just to make them less pronounced and keep the look cleaner? It was still interesting to see that it was doable and that tertiary legends are still in use on the Japanase KIT. I assume it is bit trickier to print them on these caps than on e.g. SA caps, due to the deeper more sculpted surface area on these caps. As I also mentioned to Matt, I think this is a fabulous keycap set, pretty epic actually.