Over five years ago, I wrote a review for the Massdrop x Input Club K-Type keyboard. I definitely don't count myself as a mechanical keyboard geek, but I certainly do appreciate nice things. This keyboard was pretty good for it's day. The only thing that sucked about the K-type was the included stabilizers, which I wrote a guide on replacing them in the article. Fast forward five years later, I got another chance to examine keyboards again, mainly because my son wanted one. I got him a Drop ENTR which is a decent base (much better than the discontinued K-Type here as it should be). However the switches that came with it, the Halo True, didn't work well for his purposes. They lacked feel and required too much pressure to depress. They were horrible for gaming. In addition, several of the keycap stems broke. And they weren't on the WASD keys mostly used in gaming, more like the J key. My son said screw this and decided to build his own keyboard from scratch with a Glorious base and Cherry MX red switches, but that is another story. When I moved to Texas a few years ago, my K-Type got damaged in shipping. I had no idea how this happened because the keyboard was stored in its original box which did not look damaged. I mean this is supposed to be a solid piece of aluminum right? How the heck was this even possible? This obviously wasn't a desirable situation with the keyboard off balance whenever I hit the enter or right shift keys. I could have just thrown this away, but I felt that throwing it away would have been wasteful. A few weeks ago after modding a cheap mechanical for better "thock", I was inspired to try to repair the K-type. I figured if I could somehow bend it back into shape, I could get different switches and keycaps. I could get a makeover on this keyboard and continue to get good use out of it for another five or more years. Well, it turns out that the K-type was easy enough for bend back! The reason is although the Massdrop K-type felt solid, it really wasn't after all the switches were removed. I was horrified at the bargain basement skimping of material. We are talking about thin aluminum sheet metal here with what appeared on the outside to be something like machined billet or a forged piece. Ding ding ding, ring ring ring. No wonder the keyboard was sooo easy to bend! FWIW, this cheap $38 Amazon special utilized a super strong steel plate!