MT3 Profile Keycaps
One of the most popular retro mechanical keyboards are the original IBM keyboards from the 1970s. The MT3 profile is based on this profile and recreates the heavily slanted design and the scooped contoured tops of each keycap. The MT3 profile sucessfully captures the feel of vintage keyboards while also incorporating modern keycap design. Below is a great video from Switch and Click that is great at explaining the history and details of the MT3 profile.
Read more below on the best MT3 profile keycaps you can get for your ortholinear keyboard today!
Drop + MiTo MT3 Cyber
The Drop + MiTo MT3 Cyber Keycap set is a futuristic-inspired set from MiTo with a bunch of personality using pinks, yellows, and green legends with a nod to the cyberpunk genre. If you're looking for something really unique that'll make you stand out or you just love the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, then this is the set for you!
Drop MT3 Dasher
The Drop MT3 Dasher is a great blue/light blue colorway that is full of 70s nostalgia based of the Data General's "Dasher" terminal and has been resurected in the Dasher keycap set.
Drop + Matt3o MT3 Susuwatari
The Drop + Matt3o MT3 Suswatari Keycap set is one of the most popular sets for a reason. The black, red and grey theme are classic and they are also sculpted in the MT3 profile based off the original mechanical keyboard, the IBM beamspring terminals from the 1970s. These are doubleshot legends, meaning that they definitely won't rub off ever. They have a 5-star rating with over 100 reviews, so you know these are quality keycaps. For this and the rest of the keycaps on the list, make sure you choose the Ortholinear option of the keycaps to get the right set!
Drop MT3 Camillo
Italian-inspired keycaps, the Drop MT3 Camillo, features a blue, white and grey color scheme that will compliement any build. These MT3 high profile keycaps are a joy for typing and excellent for gaming. With the retro inspired feel, you'll definitely turn some heads in the office.
Drop + Matt3o MT3 /dev/tty
Another keycap set from Matt3o, the Drop + Matt3o MT3 /dev/tty, features a minimal colorway with a pop a color for function keys.
Drop MT3 Black-on-White
Last but not least, the Drop MT3 Black-on-White, are the most minimal on the list. Often referred to as BoW, these ultra clean keycaps are for those that want the simplist high-quality set for their setup. These work great with underglow keyboards and ones without rgb!
The latest version of the Planck keyboard supports hot swappable switches, LEDs, a small speaker and even rotary encoders. There are several offerings for baseplates: EOTW (easy on the wallet), hi-pro and low-pro. These keyboards usually come in as a kit with some light assembly required.Buy on Amazon Buy on Drop
The Preonic keyboard is the Planck's big brother with an extra row of keys for those really missing the number row or want more keys to customize. The newest version of the Preonic is almost identical the Planck in terms of features.Buy on Amazon Buy on Drop