Fossdev - well, here’s the deal - dbk is a stickler for logic, particularly when doubt is cast upon his fairness or objectivity.
Peace to everyone, ‘nuff said on this.
To the essence of your original question, here’s a couple insights -
For every hardware product, like an iPhone or a Tesla car, there are constantly occurring small hardware adjustments going on under the hood. This is happening every month of manufacture for any of these high volume products, and it’s true for us too. Just look at the rev numbers on any internal PCB’s in these things, or mold iteration markings inside.
Those kind of internal refinements aren’t new designs or new models. The phone or car or keyboard looks the same, and works the same, each month. But it’s more reliable, more precise, more serviceable, more manufacturable, and simply better with each improvement to the way it’s made.
An example with TextBlade would be the tolerance for the glide tracks for our molded keycaps. They are more precise, and more durable, and maintain their precision really well now. If you looked underneath these parts, side by side with your own eyes, you wouldn’t see a difference. But it’s real, and you feel it. It’s even more taut, more quiet, and more smooth in its force curve. If you ask any TREG user, they can speak to this.
And this also improves our process yield which lets us scale volume faster, so we can execute our ramp quicker for all our customers.
This example is a small thing, but there literally are dozens of these small things going on at any one time, and they typically don’t stop after general release. Our job before general release is to do the ones that will make a material difference in the initial user experience at scale. And this in turn minimizes the support load, so we can be very responsive to people who truly need our help.
So yes, we are making hardware improvements all the time, and even though most are invisible, they still matter. Hopefully that effort will be palpable to you when you’re using yours.
One more thing ... keyboards are harder than you think.
Consider Apple’s recent keyboard travails, despite diligent effort by very smart guys, and lots of money spent. Making this intimate user connection feel right, is nontrivial work.
Hope this helps.