## Mistel Baracco
- On-keyboard bindings and memory, no bullshit with additonal software or drivers in order to customize bindings.
- Cherry MX switches
- Relatively cheap for a mechanical keyboard, let alone a split one.
- Uses standard keycaps, so you can customize to your heart's content.
- No ability to tent. This is by far the biggest annoyance with the keyboard. If only they'd designed it with
tenting ability from the outset, it would have been perfect.
- No built in wrist rests, nor any mounts for one.
## Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
- Similar pros to the Mistel in terms of the 60% layout, except that it's slightly bigger overall.
- Both halves can actually lock together in a more robust manner than the Mistel.
- Inferior to the Mistel in almost every other way.
- Switches are Kalih, and definitely do not feel like Cherry at all, despite the claims to the contrary.
- Build quality is not good. Case design is not great, and the cabling design is weird (way more troublesome
to plug/unplug the keyboard)
- To date, there are _still_ problems with the firmware.
- I already have issues on my backer unit in terms of the connection getting dropped when the keyboard is jiggled around.
- ABS keycaps and non standard sizes.
- Having suffered delays for so many years, I'm skeptical they will deliver on their promises for the additional add-ons.
This was interesting to me as I am using the UHK with my work machine and haven't looked at alternatives :) I really like the sound of the Mistel in terms of not needing software to do custom bindings, how does that work? I've never tried Cherry switches vs Kalih switches, I got the brown switches with my UHK and they feel great to me (perhaps a case of blissful ignorance!) The build quality of mine seems great other than the cabling design, I didn't like that either! I haven't encountered problems with the firmware (though I'm not trying to do anything fancy either). Also I don't have any problems with the connection dropping, is yours an early/prototype model or the same as the batches they are shipping out to backers these days? Regarding the delays, I think they took the time they needed to make a quality product rather than shipping something inferior early. They were very transparent about the development process in the backer updates which were pretty interesting to read IMHO.
UHK Unboxing & First Impressions
Stream Highlight - UHK + Milton = <3