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Mar 31, 2015
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Very interested in this drop but I have some question as it will be my first ErgoDox.
Which keycaps do people usually choose? DSA or DCS? I'm thinking DCS as it is meant to be an ergonomic keyboard after all...
Also if I choose not to buy keycaps off mass drop, where would I find keycaps to fit this ErgoDox?
Mar 31, 2015
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You're better off buying the keycaps here with your ErgoDox. Take a close look at the vertical keys. Those aren't keys you would get in a standard keycap set. You can fit any kind of keycap that would fit on the stems of the switches you choose, but they're not going to fit very well if they're being taken from a standard keyboard.
You can get the keycaps from the Signature Plastics site if you want to mix and match to get something different, but if you're trying to save a few dollars, you're going to be better off buying the keycap set. Occasionally Massdrop also sells ErgoDox keycap sets separately from the ErgoDox too.
Mar 31, 2015
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If you don't want to buy keycaps from MD, pimpmykeyboard often does custom group buys that include ErgoDox caps. They also get their caps from Signature Plastics. http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/group-buys/ Personally, I prefer DSA caps because I think they feel more ergonomic. DSA caps tend to circulate a little less frequently than DSC caps do, though (again, pimpmykeyboard is a good plays for DSA).
I personally got the Granite Set (http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/granite-set-pbt-dye-sub-dsa/) for my non-infinity ergodox. It looks like the Evergreen group buy (http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/evergreen/) is also a DSA drop and has ergodox caps. You'd need the Evergreen Ergodox Kit + Base Kit.
Pimp my keyboard would certainly be a bit more expensive than what massdrop is offering but you'd also get non-blank caps, if that's important to you.
Mar 31, 2015
I just got mine from Massdrop a few days ago, I will have a full review up soon but if you have any questions feel free to ask me! The kit was perfect, no issues or missing parts, and the build took under 1hr. Input.Club also has some of the best documented build logs and programming logs available, so even for a beginner building and programming should be a breeze.
I did install my 2x3x4mm LED's on the underside of the PCB to shine through the case because I didn't have any SIP sockets to go in the switches. The ErgoDox Infinity plate allows for the switch tops to be taken off without desoldering the switch, a truly excellent feature, but without SIP sockets LED's will essentially negate this feature. (If you don't know, SIP sockets http://ortholinearkeyboards.com/keyboard-parts/sip-sockets-for-leds go inside of the switch and solder into the PCB, allowing you to essentially hot-swap LED's)
Here are a few crap pictures, I'll get better ones later when I have some time!
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