Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set
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Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

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A Dashing Set Full of ‘70s Nostalgia

In its heyday in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Data General’s “Dasher” terminal was part of a computing powerhouse. As the mech keys community has been known to do with historic typing machines, the terminal has been resurrected in the form of the Dasher keycap set—a striking, two-toned blue colorway reminiscent of the Dasher’s iconic keyboard. Originally designed in SA profile by community member zslane, Dasher is making its comeback in our exclusive MT3 profile: a tall, curved profile with scooped tops. Known for its unique slant across each row, MT3 offers a typing experience like no other. To keep you engaged for years to come, the keycaps feature a doubleshot ABS construction with legends that won’t fade.

Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set
Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set
Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

Feel the Difference of MT3 Profile

To understand the appeal of MT3 profile, you have to understand its history. Many old computer terminals were constructed with a slanted switch layout from front to back. Because of that slant, the keycaps sat at an angle atop the switches. MT3 profile is a reimagination of that unique slanted build, but optimized for modern keyboards. Based on iconic IBM beamspring terminals of the 1970s, it’s sculpted with a prominent curve that extends across each row. On top of that, MT3 features scooped keys to help orient your fingers on the keyboard. Thanks to some significant design work from Matt3o, 3D modeling, and a whole lot of elbow grease, we're proud to continue bringing this innovative profile to life.

Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set
Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

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Add-on Mechcables Dasher Custom Coiled Aviator USB Cable

With colors inspired by Data General’s “Dasher” terminal from the 70s and 80s, our Dasher keycap set is a two-toned blue throwback that’s graced thousands of keyboards. Now, the Dasher look has arrived on a high-performance cable. Made in the USA by the trusted builders at Mechcables, the Dasher custom coiled cable is not only dashing—it’s durable and versatile, too. Color-matched Jumbo Caribbean blue paracord and techflex materials pair with white heatshrink and white connectors to add a splash of Dasher blue to any setup. A coiled design allows for easy integration into a wide range of spaces, while a detachable aviator port allows you to swap connections in seconds. Get started with a USB-C connector, and bring the Dasher look to your desktop.

Drop MT3 Dasher Keycap Set

Specs

  • Produced by Drop
  • Designed by zslane
  • MT3 profile
  • ABS plastic
  • Doubleshot keycaps
  • Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones
  • Fully sculpted based on IBM beamspring keycaps
  • Made in China

IMAGE DISCLAIMER

Images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. Before production, the keycaps undergo a rigorous approval process to ensure accuracy based on the designer's artistic vision. This means the digital renders shown will not perfectly match the final product.

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Aug 10, 2022 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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What types of switches will these work with?
Jan 21, 2021
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Any switches with Cherry MX style stems, such as of course Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Outemu, etc.Read More
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Are these textured like /dev/tty or are these smooth?
Jan 28, 2021
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MT3 ABS keycaps have a noticeable texture. It is rougher than the "textured" finished that Signature Plastics uses. Let alone the "smooth" texture that are used in many SA sets. (FYI Signature...Read More
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What is an MT3 Profile?
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Use this interactive website to compare MT3 with many other profiles - https://www.keycaps.info/ This overlays two of @voodoo6k 's pictures to show MT3 vs SA:  This is Keyreative's comparison of...Read More
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User Photos234
chiefmate
MT3 Dasher on grid65 keyboard
ToraShiba
Classic in blue <3
PachacutecX
MT3 sets: Dasher is my favorite. Unexpected!
Flo4Power
G80-1800 + MT3 Dasher (and a /dev/tty escape key)
PachacutecX
Blue Corne
chiefmate
MT3 Dasher shines on E-White boards like this Rama Thermal Milk
Thinman
My v3 Iris, Holy Pandas, and a custom laser cut tilt wrist rest
Boobsekker
Corne + Gateron Black
datafx
Dasher on Monstargear XO V3 navy/white
Nedward
Dasher ortho on my tiny keeb
chiefmate
MT3 Dasher looking smashing on Grid 650 board
badawat
Dasher and Dancer MT3 w/ Clueboard
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