When you bought an Apple Macintosh computer in the early 1990s, you received the Apple Extended Keyboard II (AEKII) along with it. While it may seem ordinary by modern standards, it was this very keyboard that would become a benchmark for future full-size boards—a legend of its time and still today. For our latest project, we teamed up with designer biip (who you may know from keycap sets like Milkshake, Bento, and Bushido) to create a set inspired by the legendary AEKII. Executed in our exclusive MT3 profile, our Extended 2048 keycap set features a minimal icons-based design with cream-colored alphas, black legends, and bright color accent keys. Made of PBT material with dye-sublimated construction, MT3 Extended 2048 is built strong with legends that won’t fade.
Actually, I just looked at it more closely and I think I’m wrong. It may just work!
Since the MT3 profile has a specific sculpt for each row you’ll need to ensure you have the appropriate row variation for whatever layout you’re using. I do believe the Colevrak kit provides this for mod-DHm.
I ended up cancelling the order for a few reasons:
I am not sure I am going to stick with the Planck.
I know I want a mechanical keyboard but I am not sure yet whether a 40% ortho is going to be my forever driver. After giving it more thought, I think what I might need is a more spacious keyboard as my typing is actually pretty fast and my qwerty muscle memory is pretty good, it’s just the clumsiness of this (Apple) keyboard that I think is letting me down - the keys are awkward which leads to mistakes.
I also think I am going to be more aesthetic and feel led (including wanting a thocky sound)… and I think due to its size, none of the Plancks will be able to deliver here. This is why I am actually thinking about getting Drop’s Planck too (and doing a head to head comparison of them both) - I want to be sure before going for a larger keyboard (I really like some of the 75% keyboards such as the KBD75V2 - some of these modded sound absolutely amazing).
The kits I buy would be too specific and no good if I go for a 75% KB later
Even if I add the additional kits required, I think on a larger keyboard other kits, such as the Serika look much better. Plus…
This keycap set won’t look quite as good on smaller ortho boards
Because the alphas are slanted/italic - I just get the feeling they won’t look as good.
So for all these reasons I have decided to cancel this order and first ascertain which keyboard I actually want to live with before spending so much on keycaps.
If the designer of these keycaps is reading this, the limited scope of each kit/splitting the keys into too many sets unfortunately makes this keycap set more restrictive… or too expensive if you want to keep your options open (like I do) hence being a factor in deciding not to get these (and I think the same might be true for others, esp going by some of the comments I’ve seen on Drop).