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Drop + Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 Custom Keycap Set R3
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$105

Drop + Matt3o /dev/tty MT3 Custom Keycap Set R3

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I am in love. I am using this set on MX Clears, and it feels like the perfect combination of profile and weight to me. Coming from a DSA set, this is a huge step up in terms of accuracy and typing speed after only 24 hours, I am finding I am hitting the center of the keys without trying because the scoop guides you to the right place. I am also loving the scooped F and J over the 'nipple' version, very easy to locate. From an appearance point of view, these are a very attractive but understated set; the legends are clear and crisp, and there are zero alignment issues, so it would appear all the issues from R1 are fixed. The font is nice and bold, easy to read, and makes it stand out from the Gorton Modified I have gotten used to on other sets. I love the muted colorway, but wish I had purchased some of the brighter keys; I really wish the RGB or CMKY modifiers had an ISO enter. The caps are very thick, with zero burrs or defects, and although they are snug on the stems I had no issues. I had to remove a few keys because I forgot to use my ISO kit, and had no problems getting them off with a bit of a wiggle, and that was on clear switches that had never been used. There is a very slight texture to them which is pleasant to the touch. Overall these are an incredible set, and I can't wait to see it in other colorways! https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/POIOlgBdR6O7iE6VQjnX_00000PORTRAIT00000BURST20180917165351031.jpg
This is easily the nicest set I own right now. Being made out of very thick PBT, these caps look, feel and sound extremely solid. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/ETdKdk2OQpDyRBSMkszP_titty.jpg The legends are nice and crisp, though upon closer inspection you can still notice they're not perfectly aligned. I'd expect MD to get this fixed after the R1 fiasco, but I'm personally not that bothered, you can't really see it from typing distance and it's something that I learned to accept with dye-sub legends. Regarding the profile, MT3 is not very easy to use from the get-go, the keycaps are very cuppy and punish inaccurate typing with their "sharp" edges. Conversely, they also reward accurate typing, so once you get used to them (about 2 days for me) they become extremely comfortable. The sculpt is perfect, not too aggressive and the flat bottom row makes it easy to use with your thumbs. The texture of the keycaps is very pleasant as well, it is somewhat coarse and grippy (but not to the point of being obnoxious), which works well with the deep top. The only issue I have is that my order has been shipped late despite multiple drop delays with poor communication on MD's side.
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What does it mean that these are dye-sublimted PBT?
The two most popular kinds of plastic are currently used for keyboards are: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) - the most common keycap plastic used, tends to feel smooth, is durable, a tad cheaper and easier to manufacture than PBT PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) - tends to have a “matte” texture, a bit stiffer than ABS, a bit more durable than ABS, and doesn’t develop a “glossy” look with use over time like ABS, harder and more expensive to manufacture than ABS Sublimated dying infuses the ink with the plastic through a manufacturing process Elder Sage perfectly describes: https://drop.com/talk/27150/what-does-it-mean-that-these-are-dye-sublimted-pbt/2582700 The ink sinks into the keycap just a bit so the font doesn't wear out even if the keycap gets worn down. Hence “Dye-Subbed PBT”.
What does it mean that these are dye-sublimted PBT?
Sublimation is the process of turning a substance from a solid directly to a gasious state without passing through a liquid phase. During dye sublimation, the solid dye is exposed to high heat and turned into a gas. In the gas state it is able to permeate the crystaline structure of the PBT keycap. The end result is a legend that goes below the surface of the plastic thereby making it very durable.
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jimville
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Jun 7, 2024
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bleached keys are great backup keys
  • they are great for my custom keyboard that uses the devtty base
  • i ran out of row 0 keys, didn't want to use keys with the wrong label
if only we can buy a custom number of blank or specific keys :(
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    Recommends this product? Yes
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    Great sound and feel for MT3 profile
    These keycaps are a great option if you like the MT3 profile, and there are some definite advantages over other sets from Drop.
    • The PBT for these keycaps both sounds and feels great (compared to the ABS for most of the other MT3 sets)
    • The included keycaps in the base set, unlike most other base sets, actually includes some R0 options (e.g., a delete key)
    • The extra flat option for the bottom row allows for more customization

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    Recommends this product? Yes
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    Nice Keycaps
    Nice Keycaps
    Recommends this product? Yes
    NeilSJLee
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    May 4, 2024
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    My favorite set
    My fondness for the original /dev/tty set was so great that I also had to get the bleached version.
    Recommends this product? Yes
    Nehrujanx
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    Apr 27, 2024
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    Perfect for work
    Very appropriate color schema for work. Have been using this over a year, still feels lIke new. No shine ate all. Absolutely loving this.
    Recommends this product? Yes
    timeToy
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    Apr 3, 2024
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    Old school class!
    This set DROP + MATT3O /DEV/TTY
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    not only redefine the typing experience but also bring a timeless, old-school elegance to your keyboard. Their taller profile and round tops not only enhance comfort and sound, making each keystroke satisfyingly deliberate and sonically pleasing, but their classic design aesthetics elevate the overall look, merging retro vibes with modern functionality. Perfect for those who appreciate the beauty in typing, this set is a blend of form, function, and fantastic vintage flair, making every typing session enjoyable and your setup visually stunning.
    Recommends this product? Yes
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    Great kits with both R4 and R5 spacebars
    Classic colourway, 3 sizes 6-6.25-7u in both R4 (angled) and R5 (flat) profile
    Recommends this product? Yes
    MSiegmund
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    Mar 26, 2024
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    Small Spacebar set is super useful
    I only picked up the small spacebar set to make other sets work for both my split 65% board and my split ortholinear board. Fot $15, the set gives a lot of value by having both row 4 and row 5 AND by having two 1u spacebars for each row. Too many sets these days only have one 1u spacebar
    Recommends this product? Yes
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    DROP + MATT3O /DEV/TTY MT3 CUSTOM KEYCAP SET R3
    DROP + MATT3O /DEV/TTY MT3 CUSTOM KEYCAP SET R3
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    Excellent keycap set
    Well made, but prefer dcx better
    Recommends this product? Yes
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