I recently came across this forum while watching Taeha, and I’m liking the culture here so far. I’m an artist/designer in Austin, TX and only got into mechanical keyboards as of May. COVID has shaken up my life quite a bit, though oddly, for the better. I was furloughed for a while, which gave me some time to chase freelance work and freshen up the ol’ resume, ultimately leading me to a newer, better paying job. Naturally, this means I have the opportunity to pick up a new hobby…
It all started innocently enough, wanting to replace the Logitech G110 that I’d been using for the past nine-ish years. No lie, I almost bought a Razer without doing much research, but figured I should poke around on Reddit first to see what the hivemind liked, and fell down the rabbit hole from there.
Still, I wanted to take it slow. I didn’t want to jump into a group buy, and I didn’t know what switches I liked. I needed something I could get quickly and experiment with, and the GMMK sounded perfect.
I think I ordered the Tai-Hao caps the day after it arrived, as well as a switch sample pack, though I enjoy the default Gateron Browns immensely.
Of course, once I’d had a taste, I had to have more. So I started looking for a DIY kit and managed to snag a KBD67 mkii v2 hotswap.
This little beauty was my gift to myself for my birthday and landing a new job. Once again I went with Tai-Hao caps, mostly for convenience, as well as Zeal stabs and Gateron Clears, which I liked when I tested them, but are way too light in practical use. I’m going to try give them a chance, but I think I need something heavier.
I suppose it’s also worth mentioning that my boss let me pick out the mouse and keyboard for my new workstation, and was kind enough to order me a Rosewill RK-9000V2, which might low-key be my favorite as far as how it sounds. Something about its construction gives it a very satisfying pok-pok-pok sound as you’re typing.
I’ve had a lot of fun looking at everyone else’s boards and I’m looking forward to chatting with everybody!