In this day and age, I think making a stock Keytronic keyboard look actually better than the Metadot would be simpler than buying that expensive board. But what I don't understand is why, in the DMX article you didn't mention the fact that the board wasn't anything more than a Keytronic rebadged and stripped of color? Was it that you did not know or that you just didn't think it was worth telling readers about it?
Also, Will, you'll notice I didn't say it was "painted" black, I said "colored", there's a difference. I didn't suggest that Metadot just slapped some paint over the keys. However what they did do isn't a heck of a lot more complicated than that and certanily not anything to warrent releasing it as some special kind of keyboard. The simple fact is that Metadot attempted to trick people into thinking that their board was something new and unique, when in fact it was nothing of the sort.
When reputable publications that I have trusted for years start letting me down like this I'm going to have to wonder if it's about time I just relied on my own research and the information I can get on my own to make these kinds of decisions. I do expect Maximum PC to dig deeper than this when they grant a product such high accolades. If this was addressed in a previous issue, please, tell me which one because I've been a subscriber for a while now and I do not remember reading it in any issue.
In any event, I think you need to take Metadot to task for this, it's obviously a scam of sorts, if not an actionable one at least a dirty way to do business. I realize that Keytronic does allow this kind of thing but still, it's underhanded. If they were able to fool MPC, then they obviously were hiding the truth pretty good. Right?
-Michael A. Smith
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