Ordering

Max Keyboard offers normal models, semi-custom, and then full-custom variations of both of their models. The normal models and even the semi-custom models can be ordered on their website completely, but when it comes to the full custom keyboards you have to call or email to order. For ours we spoke via email. When considering the logistics of trying to map out all of the different keys both with LED color and switch type, I made things easier by photoshopping a keyboard image and sent it over. They responded with a few suggestions and a more professional color coded image. This made it easy to see exactly what we would be getting. Hopefully someday they will be able to integrate something like this onto their website to make custom keyboard ordering easier.

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You may be wondering what we were thinking when putting together this interesting design using three different key switch types. I wanted to go with Cherry Browns on the main keys to give tactile feedback while keeping the noise down. The Cherry reds are quieter and without tactile feedback making the F buttons “feel” different than the normal keys. Then we went with the Cherry Black on the Escape button because it requires more force, making it harder to accidently press escape.

The lighting layout was partially to just see a multi colored backlighting on a keyboard but also to make the letters easiest to see in the dark. Red on the Escape button for obvious reasons and we went with orange and blue on the other keys for a little LanOC style.

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28515 28 Nov 2012 23:25
A look at a full custom mechanical keyboard from Max Keyboard. Its not cheap and is out of the price rang of most. But is a very cool option for those who want something that noone else has.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #28516 29 Nov 2012 10:25
Very interesting. Nice that you can change the switches to your liking but the colors aren't that hard to do, I think. Probably just different inserts in the keys. So, you could changed them down the road.

I like it, and the price doesn't even really bother me either. But, like always, I really love the LCD screen on the logitech keyboards.

This is a real sweet keyboard for sure though. I kinda wanna play with one now.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28517 29 Nov 2012 11:37

Wingless92 wrote: Very interesting. Nice that you can change the switches to your liking but the colors aren't that hard to do, I think. Probably just different inserts in the keys. So, you could changed them down the road.

I like it, and the price doesn't even really bother me either. But, like always, I really love the LCD screen on the logitech keyboards.

This is a real sweet keyboard for sure though. I kinda wanna play with one now.


they are different colored led's :)

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