Paralysed with indecision. Send opinions

I’ve pretty much decided to pull the trigger and order a keyboard.

And after back and forth, I’ve decided to just get the board and wrist rests, and forgo any modules and the tenting kit for now.

I have a tented sort of split keyboard (Logitech ergo k860) and am nervous/ excited to try a mechanical keyboard for the first time.

I was probably going to get tactile switches but not 100% sure and I’m torn between the black and mustard case and the different palm rests.

If black case then wood looks good I think.
If mustard case is rubber better looking?
Do I need a rest softer than a slab of wood?
Are tactile switches a reasonable choice for a mech newbie.

Do any of you out there have any opinions about any of this from your own keyboard?

Do you have a mustard case, what does it look like in the flesh?

Have you tried both palm rests, is one more comfortable than the other?

I know it’s all subjective. I’m just hoping to solicit opinions.

I have opinions, and you asked for them. :smile:

As for switches, I believe brown (tactile) is a good starting point. With the UHKv2, you can always swap them out later. I started on all my keyboards with blue (clicky) switches, but I’ve swapped them on my UHKv2 to Holy Pandas (aftermarket); I quite like them, too.

Colours:

The mustard case is kind of a orange-ish mustard-ish brown-ish colour. Somewhere between mustard and burnt orange, I would describe it. I think it looks great with the wood palm rests. For me, brown wood and the orange-brown-ish case go well together.


UHK60v1, mustard case, wooden palm rests, some modules, GMK Oblivion v2 keycaps, and a coffee cup.


Unboxing UHK60v1 in mustard case, wooden palm rests. Picture taken right when I first opened the box.

Note: I have protanomaly (a version of red-green colour blindness) and my colour perception is a bit off. My wife says my keyboards look great, though, and she has full colour perception. :wink:

The black case looks great with the black palm rests. Maybe put blank keys on it, you get the perfect black slab. Modules only come in black, so a black case on the main keyboard produces a more consistent look.


UHK60v2, black case, black palm rests, some modules, SA Black-on-Black keycaps, on a solar system desk mat. I did not have enough keycaps for all the UHK keys, so the Space bars and the key cluster have the original UHK OEM caps on them.

Final words: My opinions are just that - my own opinions. The UHK is a fantastic keyboard. Either option and pretty much any combination will give you a wonderful experience. As you can see in the pictures, you also get a bit of tenting out of the box with the feet that come with the UHK.

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The rubber is almost just as hard as the wood. The main difference is that the rubber one has basically an anti-slip surface.

I find the hard wood rests comfortable and have no need for anything softer.

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Yes, I agree. If you can rest your hand on a wooden table, then you can also rest it on the wooden palm rest. The rubber is only a tiny bit softer; to me it makes no difference in daily use. Both feel nice.

I have one in the office and the other at home.

Thanks both, that’s helpful.

The wooden palm rests are perfectly comfortable. Especially after being worn in from 16+ hours of use a day for the past six years.

Here’s my hideously gorgeous yellow monstrosity :grin:
Can you tell just by just looking at the palm rests, what I use it for most often? :joystick: :joy: :video_game:

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Thanks everyone.

Order placed. I will now wait at the window for the postie :smile:

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Now I am curious: Which variant did you eventually choose?

Mustard case, brown switches, wood rests. (UK layout)

And I saw a forum post where someone has sanded down their rests, which is something that may be in my future.

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Me all week waiting for my keyboard.

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It’s heeeeeeere.

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