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I like the nightfox more than the whitefox, in terms of looks. The whitefox seems like the better keeb imo but the tada68 is also a very popular keeb that is backed by a huge amount of the community. In the end its up to your preferences.
The whitefox on the kono store right now is not a DIY kit so you won't have any choices regarding anything, mainly switches. Of course you can just mod things yourself.
I personally like floating switch design more than it being hidden like it would on the high profile aluminum cases for the Tada. There is a low profile case for the tada as well but you'd have to get it on KBDFans since this drop includes the high profile one. The drop is excellent for savings though because the high profile aluminum case from KBDFans is 99 and it's only an extra 64 on the drop.
I think the nightfox looks better than the whitefox and tada68 but the Cyan and Red aluminum cases are beautiful and I'll definitely be picking one up in the future with one of those two cases. Or their 5 degree case when they create one for the tada68 pcb.
I just picked up input clubs k-type last month and received the tada 68 today. The tada is way heavier in the aluminum case. I really can't see the whitefox weighing more than the tada. This thing is much a weapon as it is a keyboard lol.
Lol, I had the exact same thought. I have a Pok3r and Whitefox and the Tada aluminum case is way heavier than either.
IMO I think the Tada68 layout is way more practical than the Whitefox available on the Kono Store. I also like the switch options for the Tada more than what the Kono Store is offering for the Whitefox.
How is it more practical when it's alnost identical in layout?
The backspace key is on a different row on Kono Store's Whitefox compared to the Tada68. If you're talking about an older version of the Whitefox with a different layout then feel free to ignore my comment about the layout.
Oh I actually didn't notice the layout changed for the new iterations. What makes you not prefer HHKB-esque backspace? I had the same opinion too until I tried it. And now it's hard for me to go back haha.
Two reasons: 1) it's more expensive/harder to find keycap sets for non-standard layouts and 2) I'd have to buy two boards (work & home) because muscle memory is a bitch (I already have enough issues needing a programmable board because I'm so used to VIM-style arrows).
Definitely understand the muscle memory thing. Though I'm quite confident any generic TKL cap set can properly fill a split-b-space layout if you don't really mind slightly janky legends. Each to their own though, that's what makes the community interesting.
thanks for pointing that out! I didn't realize the backslash and backspace were swapped. I'll be going with the Tada