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View Poll Results: Which color keycaps and Material do you prefer?
Black Keycaps + ABS 19 16.10%
Black Keycaps + PBT 84 71.19%
White keycaps + ABS 7 5.93%
White keycaps + PBT 41 34.75%
numbers + Legends side by side ( better lighting) 31 26.27%
Single Thickness 14 11.86%
Double thickness 50 42.37%
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:01 PM
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edit: some pics- note the windows and function keys didn't fit and are from the original set of keycaps. you can see a slight difference in texture https://pcpartpicker.com/user/yoonie...s/#view=CTRG3C

I already bought a set of PBT-POM double shots as soon as I got my K65 but if I hadn't, I would be very interested. If the price is similar and the quality is superior I would consider upgrading in the future.

PBT-POM was very important to me since it really allows the LEDs to shine. I got the vortex ones for around 40 and would hope for a similar price from corsair.

2nd edit: forgot to mention that the vortex pbt poms light up the symbols above the number keys but not the number keys themselves (for example, ! and @ but not 1 and 2) which is a bit annoying. If that was addressed I would definitely buy a set from corsair.

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Henry, why not post this on social media as well? This thread isn't going to get as much attention by itself.
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A nice idea. The key caps are not so good with not so bright colors they get distorted from the material and you have one color on the bottom of them aND a washed-out one on the letters.
The problem is if they can/will produce caps for all layouts. Using the English EU layout, small left SHIFT with | and the huge ENTER. Or the symbols on the numbers are different from country to country

Hope we will see something like that, in near future.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:18 PM
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Henry, why not post this on social media as well? This thread isn't going to get as much attention by itself.
Unfortunately social media is not handled by me, so I have no pull on what gets posted. Thank you for the suggestion though.
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Unfortunately social media is not handled by me, so I have no pull on what gets posted. Thank you for the suggestion though.
Hang on, let me bully some Corsair Tech Marketing guys about this
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I would be interested in purchasing them in the $40 to $50 range if they came in different colors.
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Henry, why not post this on social media as well? This thread isn't going to get as much attention by itself.
I've posted on Geek Hack with a link to this topic to try get some more interest, I'm sure theres literally millions of corsair users that would be interested in these after market keycaps.

I'll be posting on Overclockers uk forums too as we have our own Corsair RGB owners thread, try and get this message to as many as possible.

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Old 02-12-2016, 08:27 AM
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This is a good idea. It should have been done a long time ago. But to be honest, Corsair should have used the standard bottom row since these keyboards, among other Corsair products, are used by high end users, modders, enthusiasts and the like. Corsair should stop producing keyboards in this non-standard bottom row in the future. Its a small detail that drives some of those users to other brands.

As for the double shot key caps, what kind of plastic will be used? ABS, PBT or POM. All have their cons and pros with PBT having the more longevity and less wear/shine. Some like the shine on ABS other don't. ABS is cheap PBT is not. What thickness will the caps have? Thin caps tend to "bleed" light through them while most thick caps don't. Also there are different key profiles to choose from. OEM, the profile of our stock Corsair caps. Cherry profile which are a little shorter than OEM as is DCS. There is also DSA which all caps have the same form and height so there is actually no row numbers and being short , eliminates the "wobble" of the key. And SA which is most loved by keyboard enthusiasts and very good looking.

Since these are high end and quality built keyboards, I would prefer also quality caps from the stock low quality thin ones

Also the LEDs on my K70 (non RGB) are too bright, and I don't know if it is on all K series, even on the lowest setting plus they flicker and it is annoying. Personally I only have the space bar LED on and love the glow from the bottom and would like the same effect from the whole keyboard. That means opaque and thick caps for me preferable in PBT and not necessarily double shot but dye sublimated which comes cheaper and still having longevity.

I might be asking too much and I might be the only one who wants this. I just want to help shed some info regarding the key caps so every one knows what they are getting.

Wulfster thanks for posting this on Geekhack.

Here is a photo showing different key cap profiles:
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"Wulfster thanks for posting this on Geekhack."

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I've posted on Geek Hack with a link to this topic to try get some more interest, I'm sure theres literally millions of corsair users that would be interested in these after market keycaps.

I'll be posting on Overclockers uk forums too as we have our own Corsair RGB owners thread, try and get this message to as many as possible.

Best regards

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I saw your post on OcUK, I frequent that place despite being in the US myself. I let some of the Corsair tech marketing guys know so hopefully it's up on social media soon, I will then share on OCN and Reddit.
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Cheers bud, very much appreciated

Really hoping something comes from all this.

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Sounds like and Excellent idea to me.If they can go on my strafe RGB silent keyboard be awesome.color doesn't bother me so let you guys pick the color.

I still want to know what these caps are are they the numbers letters those caps

I would say these caps will probably be $30 depending on how many you get all of them
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I saw your post on OcUK, I frequent that place despite being in the US myself. I let some of the Corsair tech marketing guys know so hopefully it's up on social media soon, I will then share on OCN and .
You are the man! I was going to have a chat with them today to see what they can do for me. Thanks
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Is Re dd it a banned word here or something? It got deleted from my previous post lol.
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