About TKC

TKC was founded in 2016 between two Reddit buddies, u/M1keHonch0 (Jason) and u/unclebrudy (Brian). We met over a trade for SA Carbon Warning signs and a Stump V1. Our aquanticship quickly grew into, and still is, a wonderful friendship.

We wanted to create a company to bring awesome products to the community while providing the best customer service possible. At the time, this did not exist. To this day TKC still provides the highest level of customer service and innovation in the industry. 

Fast forward a year, Brian had to step away to deal with all his life's other endeavors. I (Jason) decided to take TKC to the next level and focus on the company as my primary job.

Here we are today. Id like to you meet our team, I cant do this alone! 

The Key Dot Company LLC is a licensed and registered business in the state of Michigan, United States of America.

Meet The Team

  • Jason aka M1keHonch0 / .JSON

    Mastermind. I handle all the day-to-day operations.

    What got you into keyboards?
    I got into coding in college and nabbed a Das with blank keys because I thought it made me look cool. Then I fell in love with the feels. From there I got sucked down the rabbit hole via Reddit.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    The people, the innovation, the challenge. I have friends all over the world now and we never run out of things to talk about.
    Favorite pizza topping
    Pepperoni! Also a huge fan of wood fired BBQ Chicken pizza from Bad Brads.
    Daily Driver
    Changes weekly. Usually TKC1800 but I have alot of affection for my Datacomp Apple keyboards.
    Favorite Switch Type
    Alps or really tactile MX
    Other Hobbies
    Mountain Biking, Bodybuilding, Woodworking, Carpentry
  • Susan aka Mintlodica

    Project Operations Manager & Design Advisor

    What got you into keyboards?
    My sad wrists. :( I started off typing on the very ugly Kinesis boards after going to physical therapy for 6 months. In my search for something much less ugly, I found the ErgoDox EZ. My first keeb purchase in January of 2018. I now have 3 ErgoDox, 2 (unbuilt lol) split ortho keebs, and a much anticipated mint CandyBar on the way. Oops.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    If you can dream it, you can figure out how to make it. I knew nothing about designing a set back in March 2019 and DSA Magic Girl became TKC's best seller in 2019 (so far, at least). Some key (hahhhh) folks in the community helped me out and now there's a whole faction of cute keyboard lovers sharing their mutual interests.
    Favorite pizza topping
    Olives
    Daily Driver
    ErgoDox EZ, Box Navies, typing in Dvorak
    Favorite Switch Type
    CLICKY!!!!
    Other Hobbies
    Raising Shiba Inu children, owning 100s of houseplants, anime.
  • Daniel aka Blindassassin111

    I am a mechanical engineer. I design cases, PCBs and sometimes other stuff. I mostly do the CAD work needed for a project.

    What got you into keyboards?
    When I was building my first computer I stumbled upon them not knowing that they existed and decided to put some of my computer budget into getting one. Ended up getting a Gigabyte Aivia Osmium with mx reds and blue LEDs, then stumbled upon geekhack and deskthority. From there I bought an AT101W and went downhill from there.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    It is a way to express creativity and love for a common interest together. Even if some people go out of their way to show hate...
    Favorite pizza topping
    Pineapple and anchovies, just because I know some people will be mad. I also like pepperoni.
    Daily Driver
    NMB RT8255C+ with Black clicky space invaders
    Favorite Switch Type
    Space invaders and beamspring
    Other Hobbies
    Cars, Knives, Music, Headphones, speakers, Computers, probably more that I forgot...
  • Lucas Tafuri

    3D Artist

    What got you into keyboards?
    Their beauty.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    The friendliness of everyone :)
    Favorite pizza topping
    Sausage
    Daily Driver
    TKC 1800
    Favorite Switch Type
    MX linear
    Other Hobbies
    Photographer, Musician, Fried Chicken Sommelier
  • Forrest aka ThatLooksNeat

    Electronic design, testing, and coordinating with our PCB manufacturers

    What got you into keyboards?
    Our very own Jason from TKC
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    The creativity and ingenuity, and the willingness to give back to the community through information sharing and open source tools.
    Favorite pizza topping
    Fresh motz and basil
    Daily Driver
    Cocaine White TKC1800 w lubed ErgoClears
    Favorite Switch Type
    MX Linears
    Other Hobbies
    Weightlifting, Folk Music
  • Terry Mathews

    Firmware development and testing, assist in new product development

    What got you into keyboards?
    Remembering the good old days when keyboards were all mechanical.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    The diversity of choices and the ability to tailor to your wants and needs.
    Favorite pizza topping
    Pepperoni and Italian sausage
    Daily Driver
    TKC1800 with GMK Dolch and CMYW modifiers
    Favorite Switch Type
    Mx Tactile
    Other Hobbies
    Photography, 3D printing, retro arcade games
  • One Creative Mind

    Graphics dude. Purveyor of any and all things vector based!

    What got you into keyboards?
    I was looking for a new board to replace a "gamer" board and stumbled across the Poker 2 on /r/mk. Next thing I knew I had no money but a lot of keyboards and even more friends. Keyboards are also a really nice happy medium between art and technology, which is a place I like to be.
    What's your favorite part about the community?
    The willingness for collaboration! I've met a ton of people and in the end everyone just wants to make cool things or help someone make cool things.
    Favorite pizza topping
    Pepperoni, New York style only *Note from .JSON - He needs to try Detroit style.....
    Daily Driver
    HHKB Professional 2 with BKE Ultralights
    Favorite Switch Type
    Topre or Retooled MX Blacks
    Other Hobbies
    Horror movies, losing at R6/Overwatch, designing instead of sleeping