To help you get to know the people behind our Staff Picks collection, we asked each team member a little about themselves, how they got interested in their favorite community, and what else they’re doing these days. Read the Q&A, check out their picks, and use the comment section to ask questions or just say hello.
Meet Henry, who’s all about the Mech Keys Community.
Q: What do you do at Massdrop?
A: I have worn many hats in my time at Massdrop but the one I currently wear is that of our affiliate marketing manager. I also used to be a buyer for our hobby shop community and I built Massdrop’s first mailroom.
Q: What do you like most about working at Massdrop?A: Products, products, and more products. I have a few interests including Mech Keys, EDC, and I would call myself the most amateur audiophile out there (woo hoo monks!) and I love that my interests have become my career and I love that I can continue to learn and participate in these communities that most people have never heard of.
Q: How did you get into mech keys?A: Reddit was where it all began, I think I was on r/battlestations one day and someone did an x-post from r/mechanicalkeyboards. As soon as I found the sub I went face first down the rabbit hole. I ended up weighing pros and cons for my first keyboard for what must have been a month. Towards the end I realized that I had to go with a Pok3r or a Leopold FC660M. A few weeks later my first Massdrop purchase and my first mechanical keyboard hit my doorstep, and I have not looked back since.
Q: What are some of your favorite products in that community?A: GMK keycap sets, as a lover of all things sneaker I see a lot of parallels between a shoe like the Air Jordan 1, my favorite sneaker, and a Cherry profiled GMK keycap set, my favorite manufacturer and profile. I collect them for the same reason that I collect sneakers, if in 20 years I want to break out the Triumph Adler, or Carbon, I can.
Q: What are some of your other hobbies/interests?A: Too many to list. I’m a collector of many things, whether it be clothes, sneakers, toys, or keyboards, I have a weird carefully curated collection of whatever it is. Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube is the best game ever made, followed closely by Hearthstone. I also love to make and consume all forms of art and design.
Check out Henry’s picks:
▶ Hammer Jello Resin Artisan Keycaphttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/hammer-jello-resin-artisan-keycap
▶ Revo One Aluminum 60% Mechanical Keyboard Casehttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/revo-design-one-aluminum-6063-60-mechanical-keyboard-case
▶ Mechcables Godspeed Custom-Sleeved USB Cablehttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/mechcables-godspeed-custom-sleeved-usb-cable
▶ Varmilo VA68M V2 Aluminum Mechanical Keyboardhttps://www.massdrop.com/buy/varmilo-va68m--v2aluminum-alloy-mechanical-keyboard
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