The data is as much automated as possible, so that the prices, product availability and existence is always up to date. In addition I correct and patch the scraped data per hand. I am currently heavily working on making the data more comprehensive. The hard part here is currently finding good vendors, that provide a good amount of products, so that setting up scraper scripts is worth it.
In order to make the website really useful for the mechanical keyboard community, I need your help and I would love to hear your feedback!
Do you think this is useful at all?
What should I integrate/ improve to make it more valuable for you?
What is the most pain for you looking for new keyboards and parts?
What vendors do you would like to get integrated?
I agree, a group buy page could make sense. I think for now it would only be possible for me to integrate group buys from official vendors with sorted data like KBDfans rather than Kickstarter. Which sites are you using the most for group buys?
I think this could be a really useful tool, but like @skepp, I tend to shop at a few specific vendors, almost exclusively, so this wouldn’t be very helpful in my search at the moment.
The vendors I use for keycaps are NovelKeys, CannonKeys, Drop, Omnitype, Divinikey, and (less often) KBDFans and Melgeek.
Keycap material, manufacturer (or brand), and printing type (dyesub, doubleshot, etc) are probably the most important factors for me. Including the price like you did is a nice feature. I really like the way the search changes what the keyboard layout looks like (and cycles through multiple colors). It’s a nice UX feature:
A feature that would be very helpful is some way to find out if the keycap set would work for a particular keyboard. For instance, my Maja v2 is an Arisu layout with a 2u left spacebar (instead of a 2.25u left spacebar like every other Alice/Arisu board). It’s incredibly annoying to find keycap sets that work for it, so it would be nice to be able to search for “all sets that include a 2u spacebar or have a spacebar add-on set that includes a 2u spacebar.” The 2u left shift and 1u right shift on the GK64 board layout is another one that drives me crazy finding a good keycap set; it’s getting better for this one but it’s not universal. Trust me when I say I understand how difficult and time-consuming it would be to gather this info for every single keycap set in the database!
Edit: It would also be nice to be able to link to a particular search/filter results page for sharing/bookmarking.