WASD V2 88-Key ISO Custom Mechanical Keyboard

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Great keyboard Review by Stathis
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This keyboard arrived today, in the UK, within reasonable time after ordering with the USPS shipping option.

Overall I am very happy with it. Key size, key spacing and curve from top to bottom are ideal for typing and anyone familiar with IBM type vintage keyboards will have no trouble typing on this one out of the box without any learning curve.

I got dark grey modifiers and light grey alphanumeric, and the colours are as I expected them to be. I would prefer if the light grey were a tad more beige, but I knew it would be more towards the grey side and is as shown in the pictures with various key colours.

However, these keyboards are expensive and are more expensive for us Europeans than the other main competitors from Taiwan (Ducky) and Germany (Das Keyboard). This is mainly due to the shipping cost, as US postal services are the worst to my personal experience. They are more expensive over same distances and apart from the expected tax, they charge a typical £15-20 "handling" fee for the customs processing (which is ridiculous if you consider the processing is done by the customs office and not them), which you have also paid again in the shipping price. This only happens with US postage companies and I have never paid anything more than the tax from anywhere else in the world. For a comparison, posting from the UK to the US packages up to 30kg costs about £60 for express service and about £15 for regular service (equivalent of USPS option).

I get in length about this, as competition 10-key less keyboards end up costing about half the price of this. Nevertheless, I bought it knowing all this beforehand so this was not a surprise to me. This keyboard is better for me than competition and fits into my hands much better. The lack backlight, which some may miss (not me), allows for proper key size and spacing. Typically, backlit keyboards have larger spacing between keys which makes it more difficult to type precisely and much more tiring, as you have to move your fingers more.

That said, backlit keyboards are far less reliable and are known to cause all sorts of problems with their USB controllers acting up all the time. I have never purchased a mechanical keyboard with backlight that hasn't had problems with repeating keys, keys not registering etc, and I've had quite a few.

This keyboard is a workhorse. It instantly felt familiar to me and I am extremely happy with it. Despite being pricey if you, like me, need to type a lot, write code etc. I believe this keyboard is worth the money if you can spare it, compared to the competition, as it is the only one with proper spacing between the keys (Actually the DAS Keyboard is also great with similar spacing, but is equally expensive, quite hard to find and no customization options apart from laser etched/printed/blank black keys). I hate black keys.

Please understand that I am not whining about the price, I knew it from the start and had the money to spare. I simply state all this to indicate that if you had a European store, I personally would buy more keyboards (a full 101 key, subsequent replacement ones, or more key customization options) and also recommend them to my friends and I suspect many people would do the same. Europe is a huge market and you could open a single warehouse in any one country with minimal cost and ship them from there. Also European delivery services are much more cheap, reliable and fast for packages of this size and weight. Even premium courier services are cheaper than US regular USPS. It is cheaper even to send from Europe to the US or Canada than from within the US.

I am extremely happy with the keyboard, but I cannot really recommend someone to buy a keyboard that costs £180 when the competition in the UK costs £90 ($300 dollars that's what a WASD costs to get it in Europe with the regular shipping, tax and "handling" fees, add 100 more for express shipping). The only thing I can say is that this is a GREAT keyboard. IF you have the money to spare and you really need a good keyboard (not talking about gaming here, there are other gaming keyboards less expensive and more functional for games but also less reliable with all the electronics), go for it without second thought. (Posted on 5/15/14)
One more star Review by F. Javier
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Well, what a change in my opinion makes a 4 day long work with the keyboard!!! It's simply awesome. I'm getting more and more precise with this kind of keys. The sound that annoyed me in the first place now is a very good indication if a key is correctly pressed. So, I'm getting more and more precise in my writing every day.

But I can't give it five stars because of the shipping handling and extra cost if you live outside America. Please, make a deal with a local distributor and I'll buy my second keyboard in a minute!

One thing I specially love of this keyboard: every time you hear (or sense, because is tactile) a key press, you see the letter appear in screen. It never happens to me that I have false positives, as sometimes occurs with the hybrid membrane scissor keyboards of Apple.

Also, the named "ten key less" layout is awesome. The page up and page down keys, the full size F keys and the custom colors makes it the best ever keyboard I've ever had (except, of course, my old beloved IBM M). (Posted on 4/14/14)
A bit pricey (for european customers) Review by F. Javier
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Yes, if you live in some country of Europe (I'm from Spain) you need to add to the price the shipping and handling cost (50USD) and then, you need to pay another 70USD in concept of customs taxes. So, the total amount spent is about 290USD!!! or about 5 times the cost of an Apple Wireless Keyboard. And of course, this keyboard is not 5 times better than an Apple Keyboard.

Now I've been using it for two weeks, and I'm still not very comfortable. Maybe it's because I also use a lot a Mac laptop with it's chiclet, low profile, low noise keyboard, which is exactly the same as my old Wireless Keyboard.

It's hard to get used to the larger key size and to the noise (mine is with blue MX and red O-Ring sound dampeners).

On the positive side, I love the weight and the quality of the materials, but I miss a lot a Caps Lock light indicator over the key (not in the right top corner of the keyboard) and at least one USB port for quickly plug-in a USB dongle (like the wired USB Apple Keyboard).

The feel of the keys is good, but it is not as good as my first IBM Series M keyboard.

So, if you live in another country and want an Apple Keyboard, the best proposition is still the Apple branded one. (Posted on 4/11/14)
Perfect quality, worth it for the sound alone Review by qollin
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I just got my customised V2 (with browns) and I'm enjoying it very much. It works perfectly with my Mac Book Pro and the sound and tactile feedback is superb. Given the mechanical quality I'll wager it'll last at least a decade...

So, definitely a recommendation! (Posted on 2/5/14)
Had a nice gift today! Review by Mathieu P.
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I just got mine with brown MX and 0.4mm rings. I have to say that i'm impressed! This thing is heavy. I'm almost glad when i make typos now. This is awesome to type on.

I did a couple diabl0 3 game and i'm glad i didn`t wait for red switches. The dip switch setup is nice to have btw!

Thank you. (Posted on 1/28/14)
Best keyboard i ever had! Review by Aske
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Been thinking about ordering this keyboard for some time now, but couldnt decide on what kinda switches i was going for. Ended up going with a 88-key with blacks, since i needed the ISO, and the 105 was sold out. Really enjoying this 88.layout though, alot more space on my desktop and wasnt using the numpad for gaming much. Ordered it from Denmark, and was impressed to see the keyboard being shipped same day as i ordered it. Once through customs and everything it ended up being here only 6 days after! Only used it for a day or so, but the build quality is really great! Never going back to anything else :-) (Posted on 12/10/13)
Really satisfied Review by Lo
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This keyboard is exactly what I was expecting, red switches are great, and the fact that you can customize the layout is perfect for someone looking for an AZERTY keyboard in NA. Build quality is good, the only problem I'm experiencing is with the media keys under OSX, but I was expecting some kind of compatibility issues anyway, so no surprise there. Overall very happy with my keyboard.
(Posted on 11/20/13)
Just awsome Review by Elarbol
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I've own several mechanical keyboards, and none of them come close to this one. pure excellence (Posted on 11/19/13)
Best keyboard yet Review by William
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I've worn out about 4 Apple keyboards and my latest one was from Q-pad.

The new WASD Keyboard is incredibly solid, have a nice sound, bright leds, great etch and sticky foots to make it stay in place.

I'm very happy, buy one! (Posted on 11/12/13)
The best keyboard I have used to date! Review by Tiago
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I ordered the cherry mx browns with 0.2mm dampeners. I now have the most envied keyboard in the office!

Also, when I got my keyboard, one of the keys had a different hue on the letters, I thought nothing of it, never even mentioned it to anyone... I just received an email saying that a new key was shipped! Great attention to detail :D

I have and will recommend you products to any one that does any serious typing! (Posted on 10/23/13)

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