Author Topic: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?  (Read 15759 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline zslane

  • Posts: 1853
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 11:51:12 »
One interesting thing I noticed is that the numpad 2u keys (numpad 0, enter, +) are all exactly the same profile, being row 3.

Yes, that would be considered "normal" for SA keysets.

Offline blighty

  • Posts: 312
  • Location: New York, USA
Re: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?
« Reply #101 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 15:21:44 »
I personally like the matte texture of the Maxkey SA caps.  The dolch set feels great :)

174766-0



Offline zslane

  • Posts: 1853
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Re: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 15:48:01 »
That SA Dolch looks pretty tasty. Too bad it doesn't have red Return and Escape keys.

Offline blighty

  • Posts: 312
  • Location: New York, USA
Re: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 16:38:46 »
That SA Dolch looks pretty tasty. Too bad it doesn't have red Return and Escape keys.

Yeah, that would look nice.  I have some Round 5 red accent keys I could pop on, but not in the mood to mix Maxkeys' matte finish with SP's semi/glossy keycaps. 

Offline daaawooo

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: LEJ
Re: Anybody buy keys from Maxkey yet?
« Reply #104 on: Tue, 01 August 2017, 23:16:19 »
They haven't even made the investment to fix the kerning issues on the kits they are already selling.

from the SA Fotune thread https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90403.0;topicseen it sounded if a buyer / group buy wants this fixes, he has to invest  - like ~10 bucks for 3 fixes (2x SHIFT, 1x ALT) per set per group buy. with MoQ low as 100, this only amounts to 1000 bucks for 3 "half" (or full) molds.

after somebody did this investment, will other group buys profit from this ?

3 "old" sets currently in a re-run with some fixes -> https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90853.0;topicseen
with 66 ~ 74 , the fixes are for free (or in margin of fluctant exchange rate).


Nor are they really willing to accommodate novelty keys (I know they technically do but the cost is supposedly prohibitive) both of which seem like they would be much cheaper to implement.

changes are on the way ... less cherries, less flowers, less fruits ...
from looking at https://en.zfrontier.com/collections/keysets/products/maxkey-superheroi?variant=35180072907
25 bucks for 10 novelties (3x 1u, 7x 1.25u - 2.75u) is not that pricey !
compared to carbon mac kit ("less" material needed, 10 "no real" novelties keys, if you count them as real novelties, only 2 different novelties in 3 different widths <- kinda only 2 "half" new molds) drop point 1 was 24.99, final sale (and last) drop point was 17.99


EDIT:
got an email from zfrontier today ...
Quote
Maxkey SA SuperHero I:
Legends Fixed!
Breaking news from Maxkey: Legend molds have been updated, and previous issues with "SHIF T" and "BACK SPACE" will be fixed!
« Last Edit: Thu, 03 August 2017, 17:05:45 by daaawooo »
Perixx PX-5200 BR, KBP-V60-MTS-Q, SS 6G V2