Hiya all!


Been lurking here for a few months now. Pretty much since I saw that WASD TKL on Silicon Valley, I had to know what kind of keyboard that was and I knew I had to have one.

Fast forward a few months browsing here and r/mk, drooling over expensive customs and agonizing over which switch to choose, I finally decided to pull the trigger and get my first mech keyboard!

It’s an ISO Vortex Race3 with Cherry MX Blues, and I’m very happy with it.

Few things I noticed:

  • it’s loud as FUCK! Much louder than I expected from that one MX Blue switch I tried on a tester I got from Kbdfans. I love it, as I’m definitely a clicky switch type of guy, but I hope my coworkers are not gonna want to kill me. They haven’t said anything yet, but it’s only been a day. Might have to take it home and get another one for the office with tactile switches, or maybe get some O-rings for it :confused:

  • the ISO enter is not DSA profile, seems to be DCS, it kind of sticks out and it bugs me.

  • some keys seem to sit slightly higher/lower than the rest. not sure if the keycap stems are of uneven length, or it’s the switches themselves. has anybody experienced anything similar?


Welcome Juusu! You won’t be the first person to use work as a justification for a 2nd keyboard. That’s how it starts for a lot of us.

You may try pushing the higher caps down harder to see if they just didn’t go all the way down the stem.

Enjoy your new hobby!