I’ve been buying WASD Keyboards since 2018. I’ve had the standard 104-Key and the CODE variants. I’ve had them with clear switches, and brown and blue MX switches. The blues have been the ones I’ve tended to stick with.
What’s new with the WASD Keyboards V3 model:
In looking at a bunch of keyboards for a long piece on mechanical keyboards. I wrote for Smashing Magazine (not published yet!) I have been looking at the WASD CODE V3. Two big things here in V3; you can choose the best switches, rather than just Cherry MX, and the board can also be programmed. Both those points warrant further discussion but before we get to that, let’s get you up to speed.
Why WASD Keyboard:
WASD makes excellent mechanical keyboards, and, more importantly, if you’re new to mechanical keyboards, they provide a ‘one-stop-shop’. You can select your layout (full size or TKL, for example), switches, and even each individual keycap in the color and font of your choice. They now provide a white-case alternative. WASD is a sufficiently attractive choice by itself. The boards are constructed in Taiwan, and the boat is made in the United States.
WASD keyboards have a strong plastic (ABS) lattice. They have a confident heaviness to them – they aren’t a commodity that moves around your office unless you make a concerted effort to do so. The bottoms are hefty and extremely gripping. I’ve never had one move around by mistake while serving as my diurnal motorist. If you want a lower grade, the bases can easily be flipped out.
Update 30.4.2020 – Aluminium cases:
WASD has introduced aluminum case upgrades! For $150-$180 on Amazon, you can add a black/tableware/slate aluminum case to your WASD at the time of purchase, as well as have your board erected with an aluminum lattice. They are available in full size as well as TKL v2 and v3 boards.
The better news for being possessors is that you can get it separately and replace your plastic case.
One thing to keep in mind is that there are no flip-out bases or those nice string passages in the metal lattice. I’m not sure how simple the exchange-over procedure would be, but since I’m tempted, perhaps this post will be streamlined in due time.
WASD Keyboards Project Brief:
WASD Keyboard has been providing one-of-a-kind and custom-made items for more than a decade. They just celebrated this success with the release of our V3 keyboard and a completely new website. WASD will continue to advance in all aspects of business, from providing outstanding client support to experimenting with new and innovative methods to improve the keyboard gaming experience. You would think that WASD is a huge organization with hundreds of employees, but it’s really just a small group of suckers who have now become brilliant musketeers.
WASD Keyboards had an old Magento 1 website that needed to be completely rebuilt. Their original keyboard developer was becoming increasingly out of date, and the platform was becoming obsolete with the release of Magento 2 on the market.
Discuss the range of keycap substances reachable (such as PBT and ABS), as well as the importance of keycap format and aesthetics. Mention the alternative of the usage of personalized keycap sets.
Switch Types and Actuation Force:
Talk about the significance of mechanical keyboard switches like Cherry MX, Gateron, and others. Discuss how actuation pressure influences typing feel.
Backlighting and RGB lights:
Explain the light options, such as backlighting, RGB lighting, and customization. Describe how they can be tailor-made to men’s or women’s tastes and preferences.
Explain the number of key plan options, such as full-sized, tenkeyless, and compact layouts. Mention the freedom to pick out layouts that fantastic meet your needs.
What are the WASD keys called?
WASD keyboard is a set of four keys on QWERTY and QWERTZ computer keyboards that mimic the arrow keys’ inverted-T configuration. In computer games and development, these keys are most commonly used to control the movement of the player character.
What exactly is the WASD function?
In place of the arrow keys, the computer keyboard’s W, A, S, and D keys, or WASD keys, are used. They are used because they enable the gamer to access more of the keys around them, implying that more keys can be assigned to other tasks in the game. Ctrl, for example, could be used to crouch.
Are arrow keys superior to WASD?
WASD is often preferred as a directional key by gamers because it is more comfortable than using the arrow keys while also using a mouse, and it keeps their fingers close to other important keys they may need for different options.