I have the WASD V3 104 keyboard with the Cherry MX Red (Linear) switches and have been using it heavily since mid July. Initially I had some questions about the firmware which I received a very timely response, the level of customer service is of the highest level I have ever had. I am very pleased with the overall product. It is very comfortable to type on, has quiet key press, though this would depend on the key switch choice I feel that the factory's "Secret Sauce" Super Lube? lubrication must have played a role in how smooth it feels. The ease of customization at purchase was very painless and the keyboard arrived exactly as pictured in the designer, no supersizes there. Having a firmware that can be flashed is very much desirable and they delivered on that. The fact that you can choose to downgrade to the older firmware is awesome for those who need it. Though I found programming the new V3 to be acceptable once I learned it. The build is very solid though I would have prefered a all aluminum build which was an option but overpriced in my opinion, so I opted for the plastic which is okay. The USB 3.0 Type C connector is very much appreciated as is its ability to unplug from the keyboard. The cable guides are much appreciated though it is very much a commitment, if you use them I find the cable becomes a bit deformed and difficult to remove. Not sure how this could be solved in a way that would keep the cable from popping out on its own but being easy to remove. For me personally the height of the keyboard is perfect, even though it is shorter than the keyboard I was replacing, it is not significant for me and I personally do not have a need for a wrist pad but appreciate there being an option to add one. I found that the guides and information in the Support section to be very helpful including the videos, as I recently removed the keys for cleaning. The official cleaning and maintenance guidelines were useful as was the Keycap Size Compatibility, as choosing to not have writing on the alphanumeric keys stumped me a bit when putting every thing back. That is a problem you would not have should you have labels on your keys as standard, though easily solvable with their guide and the stamp under the keys. The LED indicator lights are definitely colorful and work as documented in the manual, they are hard to see from a sitting position. I would suggest to WASD that they consider perhaps a slightly raised 45 degree wedge with the LED's such that they are slightly facing the user, or some sort of defraction or perhaps plastic part inside to fill the holes thus bringing the light flush with the surface. Those are minor gripes and does not affect the keyboards functionality.
Yes I would recommend WASD Keyboards to friends and I feel that overall it is a very solid poduct. As mentioned I would make the LED's more visible, and perhaps lower the cost on full aluminum body as I have had a previous mechanical keyboard with full aluminum that was similarly priced to your plastic body one.
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