While the BlueCube has been a great daily driver for me, there are a few minor things that could be improved:
- Outer pinky column unnecessary
- 1mm more separation between columns would be nice
- The tenting is great, but since I used a flat plate I need wristrests of about 5cm height to comfortably type.
- Colours. That's what happens if you order dyes and are anxious to try them out, and all you have is a prototype board.
- The whole case is large and blocky with lots of sharp edges. No issue, but not very portable without protection.
- Trackpoint housing makes the case even larger, and the ML mouse buttons are not needed
Now I only need to decide which one I want to build: Only the simple tilted one or the full bowl shape one? I currently can not say for sure which one feels better, I guess until I figure that out I might build one of each and put the teensy into a little separate box to be able to connect any half I want.
Then again, I also do not know yet what switches to use: Blacks on the BlueCube are ok, the clears on the HyperNano feel good, too, but wanting to go lighter I might return to browns. Or reds? Questions over questions
On the HyperNano side of things, I prepared a minimalistic case with added column separation and the absolute minimal height possible: Using custom keycaps inspired by the DSA profile, the entire height comes down to 22mm! Without bending the pins on the switches, less does hardly seem possible.