Details and Specifications
|Keycap Print Method||Pad Printed|
|Keycap Print Position||Top|
|USB Key Rollover||6|
|Switch Mount Type||Plate|
|Built in Audio Port||No|
|Built in Mic Port||No|
|Dimensions||11.40" x 3.90" x 1.70|
|Cord Length||60 inches|
This is an update to my previous review.
First, the situation has improved regarding replacement keycaps. Although I enjoy sourcing dye-sublimated PBT and doubleshot ABS Alps-mount keycaps from vintage keyboards, it is possible to buy new ABS sets from MK, Massdrop, and Matias.
Second, the V60 Matias-switch keyboards now being sold can be installed in aftermarket cases for 60% keyboards. I think that 3 out of the 6 mounting points can be used, which is sufficient to hold the keyboard in place.
Given these new developments, I would increase my rating to 5/5 stars.
So now Im back with the year review, I honestly dont remember exactly how long I've had this keyboard now but for more than a year for sure. Anyways, this keyboard is still holding up fantastic, got some real good build construction on it. Even after all this time, still clicky and loud as hell. An amazing keyboard, and a mustve had in a collection of Mkeyboard switches.
The ONLY downside to this board, is how damn hard it is to find replacement caps its near impossible for me. Luckily I caught onto a Massdrop for Doubleshot Caps and it was a good price of $25 USD. Matias still have yet to do their PBT caps, starting to doubt they ever will but the Doubleshots are plenty enough for me and theyre just beautiful.
All in all, 5/5 in my opinon but overall 4/5 simply because how hard it is to find replacement caps but you if you dig enough or get lucky with Massdrop, you'll find a nice set of Doubleshots.
Had this keyboard for about half a year now and let just say I love this keyboard to bits. Its my first ever MKeyboard and its everything I could have wanted it to be. Its clicky, and boy is it loud. The clicks how more depth to it rather than a sharp, plasticy sound Cherry MX blues do. So if you like a real tactile and loud/clicky board then pick this up for sure. The only, and I trully mean the only downside to this is that getting replacement keycaps are a real pain and are really difficult to find. Matias said theyre gonna be doing their own PBT ALPS caps for like a year and has yet to do it but theyre some doubleshot ALPS caps out there but goodluck finding them, hopefully they do another massdrop soon. Otherwise, this keyboard is fantastic for its price too~
The KBP V60MTS-C and V60MTS-Q are excellent keyboards that offer Matias Click or Matias Quiet Click switches in a 60% form factor keyboard with a standard layout. DIP switches provide layout options, and in combination with Karabiner or other remapping software, it is easy to configure the keyboard to various layouts, including Mac/HHKB.
Typing on either the V60MTS-C or the V60 MTS-Q is a pleasure. I much prefer either Matias switch to any Cherry mx switch (including red, black, brown, clear, blue, and green). The Matias Click and Matias Quiet Click both offer superb tactile feedback, and the Click switch adds auditory feedback that coincides with the tactile bump and actuation. Overall, I prefer the sound and feel of the Matias Click switch by a small margin, but if I need silence when typing, the Matias Quiet Click version of the keyboard is the quietest mechanical keyboard I have ever encountered.
An advantage of premium keyboards such as the Topre Realforce 87u, HHKB Pro 2, or vintage IBM buckling spring keyboards is their stock dye-sublimated PBT keycaps. For those who do not like the stock ABS laser-engraved/infilled keycaps on the KBP V60MTS keyboards, the relative shortage of replacement keycaps with Alps/Matias stems is a drawback. However, at least some replacement keycaps will soon be offered for sale on the Matias web site, and it is possible to source excellent replacement keycaps from certain Alps-compatible keyboards.
Overall, I really like the KBP V60MTS keyboards, and I intend to add them to the all-time favorites in my keyboard rotation along with such notables as the IBM XT, RF 87ub 55g, and HHKB Pro 2.
My rating would be 5/5, but I gave these keyboards 4/5 only because of the relative lack of replacement keycaps.