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Corsair Henry 02-05-2016 03:21 PM

Double Shot Key Caps
Hello Everyone,

There has been inquiries in regards to double shot key caps. My question is, how many of you would like the option to purchase a set if they were available? If so, how much would you spend?

What is double shot key caps? "the process of molding plastic around a preformed metal or plastic insert. This has been a popular process to create very durable keycaps in the past"

How will it benefit you?

Maximum contrast lettering: the legends are bold and vibrant and pure in tone, with smooth edges and uniform colouration.
Zero wear: the legend will never wear, as it runs right through the surface of the keycap.
Colour freedom: the keycap and legend can each be of any colour desired: this lends itself well to custom keycaps where a wide range of colours is highly desirable.
Feel: the legend and the keycap are one, and the legend cannot be felt while typing.

^ pulled from wiki because it's easier

ImtheBest 02-05-2016 03:44 PM

I just purchased my first mechanical gaming keyboard. So i'm new to this! If you can tell us more what double shot key caps are little more about it

Thank you

Wulfster 02-09-2016 06:47 PM

Double shot key caps
Hi Henry,

Can you hear that noise? That's me throwing my wallet at you :p I would literally give you my kidney for a set of white backlit double shot keycaps. White key caps backlit by rgb lighting (like the Strafe rgb) looks absoloutely phenomenal!

So er yeah, I'd be mega interested in some double shot keycaps (white please!) :laughing:


Corsair Henry 02-09-2016 06:52 PM

Hi Wulfster,

Your feedback is appreciated! The more people to chime in on this topic the better. I need to have some sort of data showing the amount of people interested, so they can justify the project.:D:

chickenpie233 02-09-2016 08:08 PM

I would just like to have a replacement set of keycaps for the current keyboards that we use. If this double shot is the same thing as the current ones on the keyboards then this is an excellent idea.

I would pay about $10-20 for a set.

EHPBLuurr 02-09-2016 08:18 PM

If we had multiple colors with a full set of caps I'd pay up to $30-$40.

Wulfster 02-10-2016 05:43 AM

Double shot key caps
I forgot to mention/beg for an ISO uk layout set, the only option we have for double shot whites over here atm is Ducky and that doesnt cover the bottom row.

Nice to see Corsair are at least willing to see how much interest there is and potentially start this project. Lots of people like to pimp out their keyboards these days and as Corsair boards have a non standard bottom, it could be an easy and untapped market for them.

Here's hoping anyway :biggrin:


P.S. hope they keep the font from the stafe keyset, really nice looking font.

MadIce 02-10-2016 11:45 AM

I love to have those new keycaps. Most that are available, do not support lighting and those who do, are not compatible with the spacebar or other bottom row keys. :)

It would be much appreciated.

Let's hope these will be available in Europe.

Inheritance 02-10-2016 02:11 PM

i would be more then happy to buy a set :D

krazykid 02-10-2016 04:26 PM

Id love a set to review :p

terabyte 02-10-2016 04:32 PM

Better keycaps available are always a good thing :p:

vsg 02-10-2016 09:40 PM

I am expressing my interest, and also that of a good 40-50 other people who told me the same thing.

Having said that, I wanted to mention some caveats with double shot keycaps- the fonts can be inconsistent. It is also impossible (to my knowledge) to get letters that have a closed loop. Case in point, here's some close up pics from the double shot keycaps on a Ducky Shine 5:

Notice how the "e" is different. Others have mentioned their keycaps being different from mine, so there is definite inconsistency with these keycaps anyway. It could be a QC/QA issue in terms of inconsistency so perhaps Corsair could come up with a good, reliable set of aftermarket options that fit the K65/70/95 and Strafe boards.

Jkraghify 02-10-2016 10:09 PM

White double shot keycaps would look awesome in my opinion. I've refrained from purchasing a set because of the non standard bottom row. It would be awesome to choose between keycap sets when we buy the keyboard (or buy a keycap set with a keyboard without keycaps)

Toaster05 02-11-2016 07:41 AM

I'd be down like a clown for double shot keycaps assuming the cost wouldn't be through the roof.

Corsair Henry 02-11-2016 02:47 PM

Keep them coming!

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