IDOBAO MA Monochrome PBT Dye-Subbed Keycap Set

IDOBAO MA Monochrome PBT Dye-Subbed Keycap Set

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Sep 16, 2021
Okay, so assuming these are the same version KBDfans has listed on their site (with the HHKB-specific kitting option), and I've been trying to get an amswer to this for a while now, but are these actually the sort-of "Ice Frost" Blueish-White that these appear in most of the renders? Or is it a more standard, warm/neutral, WS1-like White, as seen on MT3 BoW, for example? Because, and it's even more exaggerated in the renders (pics?) featured on KBD, but it almost looks closer to the KAT Dice set's "Ice" color, and I love how it looks. It'd be perfect for a build I want to do, but I can't figure out which pictures to believe! Idobao's own site makes them look closer to WS1/neutral, but in some of the shots here (and KBDfans - IF it's the same set...) are back to the more "Blue" shade. So which is it, and does anyone have IRL shots‽
Sorry, I don't have the BoW set, so I can't give a definitive answer. What I can say is that Drop's picture of two keyboards with one of each set looks accurate to me as far as the WoB assuming very diffuse lighting, and their other pics don't try to hide the glare issues the WoB keys have. I can also say that Idobao's pictures are probably not entirely accurate. Their pics of the WoB look to me like they were done in low light or had the exposure adjusted in software to help the legends stand out better, so I would not be surprised if they manipulated the BoW pics to get what they thought was a more flattering look.
Sep 16, 2021
These look interesting. Does anyone have experience with this profile? I know Cherry, OEM, MT3 and like those. I have an SA set that I don’t love the profile of (at least it’s the most unfamiliar). what say you all about MA?
I've never used MA, but from what I can tell, it looks like a taller XDA. Uni-profile keys aren't my favorite since I'm more used to sculpted sets like Cherry and OEM, but they aren't bad by any stretch. I know Hipyo Tech has used the "Blue Cat" colorway of this set on several boards and refers to it as a "cheat code for thock", so you may want to check out some of his videos for reference.