WASD VP3 61-Key Barebones Mechanical Keyboard

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Never take my hands off this board Review by Joseph
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As a software engineer, I need a comfortable and speedy keyboard. Nothing I've tried compares to the WASD VP3.

What I love about the VP3 is that its compact size does not slow me down, it actually makes me type faster. When working on software, the less I have to take my hands off the keyboard the faster I can complete my work. The VP3 allows me to work almost exclusively without a mouse at my natural speed of 115 words per minute. My wrists never move, my fingers don't have to stretch, and my forearms and elbows do not shift around on my arm rests. The experience is just incredible. Everything becomes intuitive in short time and now I resent using larger keyboards. This keyboard is also ultra-portable. I keep it in a sleeve case and it fits perfectly in my small shoulder sling bag.

What I love about the WASD Keyboards version of the VP3 is the quality of the board. The solder work is excellent, and the caps lock LED is in a better position than the POK3R version of the VP3. The POK3R VP3 has it right in the open space at the intersection of the tab, q, a, and caps lock keys, whereas the WASD VP3 has it right on the caps lock switch so it's not glaring you in the face every time you use it. I had the pleasure of opening up a POK3R VP3 alongside my first WASD VP3 to do an A/B comparison of the component-level work. The difference in workmanship is night and day. You really get a better product with the WASD VP3.

I also like the option to buy barebones configurations of the WASD VP3. This allowed me to find good combinations of keycaps and switches. I find that high profile SA keycaps make the tactile switches fatigue my hands when speed is a goal but are super quiet. Yet on medium profile DSA keycaps, linear switches are really loud and annoying to coworkers. My perfect combinations in order of preference are high profile SA keycaps on a red linear WASD VP3, and medium profile DSA keycaps on a clear WASD VP3. It's a great option to have both when I feel like changing it up without having to break out the vacuum desoldering tool!

Thanks WASD Keyboards! (Posted on 9/30/18)
Check Your Quality Review by Robert
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Bought a VP3 with PBT keycaps.
The programming LED is permanently on.
Seems to be a common problem.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90048.0

If I just so ever lightly flex the keyboard, the LED goes off. Proves the above fault.
WASD, check your quality control.

**REPLY FROM WASD SUPPORT**
Apologies for the issue, if you unit is defective please do contact us and we'll take care of it for you. (Posted on 2/16/18)
Excellent Review by rdrop-exit
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Bought pre-installed with Cherry MX Greens and GMK Penumbra. Extremely happy with the quality and quick delivery to the Philippines. (Posted on 12/29/17)
If you're looking for a Poker and are going to replace the keycaps anyway, this is the way to go! Review by HyperSprite
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I love the programmability of this keyboard and wanted a second one to travel with. I got this one in Cherry MX brown to make it a bit more stealth at the coffee shop. (Posted on 12/15/17)
Very Happy with Purchase Review by ctom
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Purchased this with the Cherry browns and am really impressed with the quality of the build and materials. My first mechanical keyboard since the IBM M which I can't use in the office because of my noise sensitive coworkers...Still getting use to the 60% form factor (assigned Caps Lock key to FN key helped) but I'm sure I'll adjust. The keyboard came with firmware version 1.1.7 so I'll probably add some white LEDs for backlighting. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase and WASD's service. (Posted on 4/5/17)
What they said Review by Trystero
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Bought this with Cherry MX Clear switches and absolutely love it. There was a bit of a learning curve with all the dip switches and the programming layers, but man, only makes it all the more satisfying once you've got the hang of it. The thing is built to withstand Nuclear bombardment. Absolutely love it. And, while it may not have a body that takes up the entirety of my desk like a tank just like the old IBM Selectrics used to, my Modern Selectric keycaps feel more at home on this board than they have on any previous. Love the VP3. (Posted on 3/22/17)
Absolute ripper of a board Review by Ted
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This only took 3 Days to post this Keyboard from the US to Australia.
very nice hefty feeling and looks like it would last a lifetime,
solid built keyboard with the included metal casing,
would recommend to anyone who needs a small form factor keyboard
(Posted on 3/1/17)
Excellent 60% board Review by Brandon
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Decided to go for a 60% form factor and already have some keycaps, so naturally this made sense. Arrived fast and in great condition, I love that it doesn't use the stabilizer bars and instead has the mini-switch looking things (I forget the name) for bigger caps to go on.

10/10 would buy again (Posted on 8/16/16)
Like a truck Review by El duderino
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This is my first mechanical. I like the 61 but it took some getting used to the lack of arrow keys and prt scrn etc. Now I touch type most of these combos. It's very compact, the build quality is high compared to other mechanicals in the same price point. The barebones is a good choice for anyone customizing keycaps. I love this keyboard...Cherry MX browns, it's made me a better typist. (Posted on 7/2/16)
A Great 60% Board Review by Jon
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Bought one of these recently for someone since it's just like a Pok3r but without keycaps. The Pok3r/VP3 is the most solid pre-built 60% board right now & is well worth the price. There's a metal case, Cherry switches, programmable layers & more. Not going over the switches other than it's good that it's Cherry since those are highly based on user preferences. Gateron would be sweet but they don't make these with those. Barebones option is great as well for people that want to change the keycaps. (Posted on 5/27/16)

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