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Question about EU availability: PBT keycaps and choice of switches?


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Hi,

 

I am currently looking to introduce more white colors into my setup. I currently have a black K70 Non-RGB keyboard with red backlight and Cherry MX red switches. It's approx. 4 years old.

 

It seems like there are two options for me:

  • Buy the white PBT double-shot keycaps and call it a day
  • Start fresh and upgrade to a K70 RGB MK.2 Special Edition, which is marketed as having double-shot keycaps

 

In the EU (Netherlands), the white PBT double-shot keycap set is hardly available. I can only find 1 shop and it is charging €70 for it instead of the €40-45 range.

This is why I've been looking to upgrade to a new K70 RGB MK.2 SE (Special Edition).

If I look at Corsair's video, which is here: [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vRMmbKT1lo]here[/ame]

 

then it seems that this keyboard is sold with any of the mentioned switches (Cherry MX Silent, Speed, Red, Brown) and that the keycaps are double-shot.

 

My questions are:

  • Does the WHITE K70 RGB MK.2 Special Edition come with PBT double-shot keycaps?
  • Where can I buy such a keyboard with anything else than Cherry MX Speed switches? I'm looking for a red or silent switch.
  • Why is this so hard to figure out myself? There is a lot of contradictory information available..

 

I'd love some help with the above! Friendly reminder is that I am from the EU (NLD), so all of the US retailers are no-go.

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The K70 MK.2 Special Edition is a white PBT key caps set, but this model only comes in Speed switch type. To get the other brown, red versions you need to get a standard black K70 Mk.2 that does not have PBT key caps and purchase the white PBT separately (or not).
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The K70 MK.2 Special Edition is a white PBT key caps set, but this model only comes in Speed switch type. To get the other brown, red versions you need to get a standard black K70 Mk.2 that does not have PBT key caps and purchase the white PBT separately (or not).

 

Only the Speed ones? I see, that is unfortunate. And in that last case, you will not have the more metallic look. Thanks for clarifying!

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