We’ve been thinking about patents, leaks, and rumors for years about how Apple wants to keep the physical keyboard on its laptops to a minimum. But at the same time, we also see more and more mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. Its keys are the thickest and make the most noise, but their comfort is always an advantage.
So one of these enthusiasts, John Lee, decided to endow an old MacBook with a mechanical keyboard And not only did he succeed: he also gave it a name. What you can see in the image above is a “MechBook”.
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You can see the whole process in the YouTube video Lee posted. The “ subject ” was a MacBook Pro before the stage of the monohull
In order to accommodate the mechanical keys, the aluminum part that was between those of the original keyboard had to be eliminated, but the rest of the components were respected. You might be wondering how Lee could have fitted a mechanical keyboard into the MacBook, and the answer is … no. The result of the operation is a MacBook that it cannot be closed completely, and with holes in the remaining holes where the function keys were located.
The upside, of course, is having Cherry MX Brown keys with the Mac, including multi-color backlighting that makes this MacBook unique. And it’s an older model, yes, but it’s better than not terminating the warranty on a newer model. After seeing the experience, I don’t think we’ll ever see an Apple laptop with Cherry MX keys.