I bought these for my black GMMK Pro. I have never used MT3 style keycaps, but they feel amazing for me personally. They do take a little getting used to as they are much deeper than GMKs (cherry profile) for example, but after a week or so I can cruise with them. The added benefit is that either because of the thickness of the plastic used, or the shape of the cap, MT3 profile caps sound absolutely amazing. They have a deeper thonkier sound than you get from GMK caps. They probably aren't for everyone because of the shape, but I would highly recommend giving them a try.
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Drop MT3 White-on-Black
A timeless colorway, a venerable classic design, and a substantial physical presence make these some of the best keycaps you can put on a keyboard - provided an enjoyment of high-profile, of course. It's hard to overstate how good these look and feel - they really are on another level in a number of ways.
So why not five stars?
A small number of keys weren't injected *quite* right, resulting in thinner and/or less consistent legends than intended. I'm a little unhappy with how the Z and S keys look under close inspection, but that's not enough to keep me from absolutely loving this keyset and recommending it whole-heartedly to anyone who enjoys the aesthetic.
Even with the few and minor manufacturing flaws of this particular example, the quality is shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best out there - and if they manage to QC those few kinks out of subsequent runs, I'd easily class MT3 ABS as the overall highest quality keys you can put on an MX-compatible switch.
ABS is the type of plastic. It is prone to getting shiny over time, but some greatly prefer the feel and sound that the plastic provides.
Doubleshot means that there are actually two plastics used in their creation. One for the legends, and one for the body of the keycap. The image below shows the white legend plastic underneath the black keycap plastic. A doubleshot keycap means that the legends can't wear away.
A keycap profile is a descriptor of its shape. See below:
The MT3 profile is closer to SA (it's a tall keycap), but has some distinct differences. Designed to improve typing comfort and cradle your fingers
Notably, taller profiles lead to deeper sound.
Durable, classic, and optimized for comfort, there’s nothing gray about these White-on-Black keycaps. Sculpted in our exclusive MT3 profile—a tall, curved profile with scooped tops—this set brings together two iconic colors that play well with just about any keyboard. Made of thick ABS plastic with doubleshot construction, these keycaps' legends won’t fade over time. The unique slant across each row is ergonomically designed for comfort, and the F and J keys are deeper than the rest to quickly find your place.
Feel the Difference of MT3
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.
Produced by Drop
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 Dec 6, 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.
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