I’ve mentioned before that I’m very picky when it comes to keyboard. This drives my husband crazy, because we have too many keyboards in storage as I try something for a little while, realize it isn’t fitting the bill, and then in the closet it goes.

A couple of years ago I discovered Velocifire keyboards on Amazon. They are mechanical keyboards that are relatively cheap on Amazon, and other than an annoying space bar rattle, I like the way they perform. It’s probably because I learned to type when I was in elementary school and first used an IBM Selectric Typewriter at age 10, but I like a keyboard with a little bit of heft and the rapid-fire sound of fingers dancing on the keys for all to hear. It makes me sound productive.

I wanted to jazz up my keyboard with a new set of keycaps. I’m also pleased with that which is retro, and Drop offers their MT3 Dasher Keycap Set. Modeled after Data General’s “Dasher” terminal of the late 70s and early 80s, this keycap set has a delightful retro kitsch to it that makes my geek heart happy. The keycaps are compatible with any keyboard using Cherry MX (or equivalent) key switches, so it took just a few moments to pop off the original keycaps and pop these new caps in their place.

Mechanical keyboards are fun!

The upgrade in the feel and sound of the keyboard is a delight. I’m very pleased with this purchase, especially since this set was marked down from $120 to $39. A little pricey but well worth it.

These little things make my workdays at a geek that much more enjoyable.