With mechanical keyboards getting more affordable, the Supersolid Dreamtype DT-001 is another great mechanical keyboard you don't have to break the bank for.
- Tenkeyless 87-key layout
- Hotswappable Kailh BOX White (tested), Bbrown, or Red switches
- PBT doubleshot keycaps
- 16.8 million colour RGB
The Dreamtype DT-001 is a tenkeyless, 87-key mechanical keyboard. It comes with the option of Kailh BOX White (clicky), Brown (Tactile), or Red (Linear) switches. I tested the White keys, which felt and sounded satisfying to use without being obnoxiously clicky. Kailh BOX switches come with IP56-rated protective enclosures that protect from dust and water. These are perfect if you drink coffee while you work, or if you have cats leaving fur around your keyboard. The switches are hot-swappable too, so you can always change things up if you feel like tinkering.
The PBT doubleshot keycaps also feel great. Do note that you'll get the less durable ABS keys if you choose the Dusk or Dreamcore edition colours. The “ZeroWarp Steel Frame” feels satisfying, especially when you’re smashing away at your keys. The extra weight is a bonus, as the keyboard won’t shift around during frenetic gaming sessions. To top it off, you'll also get customisable RGB modes, a detachable USB-C cable, and a gaming mode, where you can record macros of up to 32 keystrokes. It's a pity, however, that you only get one level of elevation for the keyboard legs.
The Supersolid Dreamtype DT-001 is a solid (haha) and inexpensive mechanical keyboard that’s perfect for both gaming and work, especially for first-time users. While enthusiasts might want something more than just hotswappable switches and a few macros, this no-frills, solid keyboard will suit many general users. And while it's priced higher than the budget Logitech G413 TKL SE (S$99, but has fewer bells and whistles), the Supersolid is definitely worth the extra cost.
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