I’ve been working on a whole new groundwork for my site in preparation for posting content more regularly. For the sake of organization, I figured this would be a decent place to link my new articles about keebs.
On that note, my first article in that vein is a first impressions review of the TKC Portico68 Black Label. If you’re curious about the keeb, check it out! I’d love to hear your thoughts, feedback, questions, etc. -
Nice read! I’m very much here for more long-form written keyboard content. Only thing missing in my opinion is a weight comparison of the plastic vs alu versions, I find that sort of thing helpful for context. I appreciate your writing style, and that pink does indeed look good with Noire!
Thanks much! I really appreciate that; I suppose it’s time for me to get a scale.
In the mean-time, I can tell you the aluminum version is significantly heavier than the polycarb version. The latter is essentially a shell with minimal structural ribbing, with empty space filled by some silicone. The former fills most of that space with solid aluminum. Seems quite heavy for an otherwise small and minimal keyboard.
That is quite the write up, bordering on a build guide in places. I think that is a really neat use for the blocker next to the arrows, gets my mind going on all the possibilities of what else could fit there. Maybe a trackpoint, or an encoder like the kind in mouse scroll wheels, or even a capacitive sense pad for some function but maintaining the blocker look. I’m surprised I haven’t seen something like that before given how many different 65% keyboards there seem to be. I also like your ‘Who is This For’ approach, it has a nice optimism to it.
I’ve been using DCX Cyber for a couple weeks now, and finished up a short (for me) review of the set last night:
*Edit; about 1/3 of this review was a recap of the MT2 kerfuffle and my part in it, which I can’t imagine anyone here needs. I moved that to its own footnote post to keep the review all about this genuinely good keyset.