Mountain DisplayPad and MacroPad Overview
Both the DisplayPad and MacroPad come with stands that will hold them in place on your desk. Each has a large rubber base so no matter how hard you press the buttons it is not going anywhere. Each of the pads easily slides into this base. Being a Mountain product these pad are also designed to attach to Mountain’s Everest Max keyboard, which is pretty cool. Once in their stands each pad is angled so you can easily see and access the keys, the top plate on each is actually made of brushed aluminum as well.
Starting with the DisplayPad we have twelve 104 x 104 pixel LCD displays where are aligned in two rows of six. Each key has a transparent top cover, which is slightly concave. This makes pressing the buttons a little more intuitive.
The MacroPad is designed very much the same with two rows of six keys, but instead of transparent display keys, the keys here are normal keyboard keys, which are labeled M1-M12. Mountain is making use of ABS keycaps here with see-through legends.
The MacroPad is just like a normal keyboard, so you are going to get mechanical key switches. Mountain is using their own Tactile 55 switches, which we saw for the first time in their Everest 60 keyboard. These tactile switches do come pre-lubed and have a blue Cherry MX stem so swapping for custom keycaps shouldn’t be an issue if you wanted to go down that route. The MacroPad also features a hot-swappable design so you can swap out the switches if you choose to.
Both the DisplayPad and MacroPad have a single Type-C connection on the back to use with the included USB cable.