The MHKB and Minivan are designed and created by Evan of The Van Keyboards.
** Important Information Regarding Foam **
If you select Black 4mm foam, you will be sent BLUE 4mm foam. Black 4mm is currently unavailable and no estimate on when it will be restocked. The blue foam is the correct thickness and even more dense so should be considered an upgrade.
Minivan Plate Foam
The minivan I have has 3 LEDs on the top of the PCB. The foam doesn't have cut outs for them (there's no way the laser can make indent cuts/cuts that don't go all the way through, so I'm sympathetic to this), so the foam didn't sit exactly flush, which meant the plate got pushed up. I cut the foam where the LEDs were and it fits better. Granted that probably compromises the sound a little, so it's a tradeoff.
When first installing the foam, it seemed too thick and with the plate on, some of the switches weren't making contact with the hotswap sockets, so I omitted the plate. After a couple days, I reinstalled the plate and everything seems fine now.
Happy with the product, it's just a little fiddly, and I can chalk that up to me being a novice with plate foam. I'd certainly buy it again, especially if the switches were soldered.
This company is the coolest ever. The fact that he took the time to make sure these foams fit perfectly in their respective keyboards is amazing. This foam (along with the Minivan case foam) made my Minivan with cream switches sound absolutely amazing. I'm using the stock plastic case and stock plate, so my fit was bang on. Originally I didn’t really care about the sound but after trying out this foam it made me actually get into how good these can make keyboards sound. Ive already ordered more for my other boards! Couldn’t recommend this stuff or this company enough.
I just wonder if it needs to be like, 1mm thinner or something. Honestly I'm new to the hobby so I might just not be doing it right. For me it seemed too thick between the PCB and the Plate for it to work as intended. Please take this with a grain of salt, again, because I'm so new to the hobby and I might have just installed it improperly or something.
Perfect fit! I'd order other foams also with other layouts. Overall very happy with purchase. Delivery time can be significant, so you'd want to order it several weeks in advance.
great fit but if you have any plate thats thicker than the norm, please reconsider