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.
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.
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.
Produced by Drop
Designed by zslane
Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones
Fully sculpted based on IBM beamspring keycaps
Made in China
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.
Estimated ship date is Jan 31, 2023 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.