A Year Later

A project log for Flounder Keyboard

A low-profile mechanical keyboard

deʃhipudeʃhipu 09/16/2020 at 10:010 Comments

I must say I'm a bit disappointed with this project. I was expecting it to become my default keyboard, but somehow it never did. It just always felt ever so slightly wrong. Initially I thought it was the minimally tighter key spacing, or the improvised stabilizers, and I think they do contribute to the weirdness a little bit, but after building the #Dorsch 40k Keyboard I can confidently say the main reason for this keyboard being uncomfortable a the switches.

Those sunken low-profile switches are very different from the regular (not sunken) chocolate switches — not only they are not nearly as clicky, but they also have this very annoying resistance — as if they didn't fit together very well.

And since the switches are really the bulk of the keyboard's cost, I don't see much chance for rescuing this project.