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What about the Rows 2-5?
I've got something to attend at 2:30 (15 minutes) so I don't really have time to check right now.

I will when I get a chance later.
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I think I'm gonna order one.

I was gonna wait for the Shine since I thought they were coming this next shipment. But I'm super impatient, and I don't think I really need a backlit keyboard that badly.

I'm thinking the Checkerboard design with some minor changes.
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I'm also looking at the checkerboard pattern myself, but I'm afraid I would get tired of something so exotic looking pretty quickly. Might go with white keys on the numbers/letters and red on everything else. There's so many choices that I have no idea which one I would like the most.
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I'm also looking at the checkerboard pattern myself, but I'm afraid I would get tired of something so exotic looking pretty quickly. Might go with white keys on the numbers/letters and red on everything else. There's so many choices that I have no idea which one I would like the most.
I would suggest getting the White keys with a large, bold, font.

Arial 10 Bold would look pretty good. It would even be large enough that you could add your own acrylic infill down the line if you wanted to.
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I would suggest getting the White keys with a large, bold, font.

Arial 10 Bold would look pretty good. It would even be large enough that you could add your own acrylic infill down the line if you wanted to.
Actually, you wouldn't be able to add your own infill. The engraving is actually an outline of the letter. So the middle of the letter is not actually engraved away.
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Actually, you wouldn't be able to add your own infill. The engraving is actually an outline of the letter. So the middle of the letter is not actually engraved away.
Ah I get it now. Maybe you should post a close-up if you have one.

Do you plan to offer infilled keys in the future?
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Some close ups can be seen here: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.p...bum/view/id/12

I'm working on a painted/engraved key. Similar to how backlit keys are made. We've tried a few other things, and other methods were either to time confusing or not flexible enough for us to provide the level of customization we want to allow and at a reasonable price.
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I received my WASD board today & wanted to add myself to the growing list of satisfied customers

Got a V1-semi custom - didn't need full custom. Cherry blues with switch dampeners, blue WASD cluster, & red ESC. That's all the customizing I need.

The board looks & feels great. It was between this & DAS Ultimate. I've tried the DAS & thought WASD would be better for my needs. It definitely is.

WASD's customer service is top-notch & makes for a great buying experience. If you're thinking about ordering one, do it - you'll be glad you did.

I found WASD because of this thread - Tator Tot, thank you very much for the in-depth review.
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Actually, you wouldn't be able to add your own infill. The engraving is actually an outline of the letter. So the middle of the letter is not actually engraved away.
Well, infill isn't a proper term.

They make acrylic paint pens though, all you would need to do is trace over the letter.

I don't know how well it would hold up to typing, but they're often used for exterior detail works by some artists that I know (so I know they take rain/weather pretty well.)
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