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tyuyhnbnm
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May 10, 2017
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I got them for my Topre RGB RealForce board. And I must say, I'm really disappointed with the quality of the keycaps.
1. The image is quite pixelated. I mean, from far away, they look pretty good, but you're going to be pretty close when you're typing on them. 2. The keys aren't properly shaped. Very slightly, the modifier keys are caved inwards on the bottom side of the keycaps. For most switches, it is not an issue (esp Cherries, where the base is short and is angled inwards), but if your switch has a tall base like a Topre, most of the modifier switches will have an issue when bottoming out, as it becomes a super tight fit. Forcing the key to bottom out will probably damage both the keycap and the switch. [Picture included] 3. I've noticed that some kind of black lint like some other buyers have noticed. I was able to scrap it off relatively easy, so I'm not sure if it was some residue from the manufacturing process or the foam keycap holder (though, the black lint was a much darker than the foam, so I'm inclining towards bad cleanup after manufacturing process). 4. Call me crazy... But I think some of the keys are literally taller than others. I don't have a precise measuring tool in my apartment, but it looks and feels like there is a very slight height difference. Can anyone else confirm this?
Now, the good thing is that these keycaps are definitely durable PBT. They don't bend at all :P. It's good that it's durable, but I can't try to bend the keycaps to undo the ever so slight concave shape.
I get that the printing quality of the picture won't be easy to fix, but can the manufacturer at least ship out a better set of modifier keys? I'm super disappointed that I spent 60+ on this, when a 15~ dollar PBT keycap set from China fits better...
Edit: clarified the concaveness Edit2: added a picture I sent to Massdrop Support because I would find it hard to believe that the caps aren't shaped correctly.
May 10, 2017
groezy
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May 10, 2017
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I'm confused. All keys in the OEM profile are concave except the spacebar, to what are you referring to exactly?
May 10, 2017
tyuyhnbnm
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May 10, 2017
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Concave in that the the bottom side of the keycaps are slightly curved inwards, not the finger touching top portion.
May 10, 2017
groezy
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May 10, 2017
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i see
May 10, 2017
Carsten
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May 16, 2017
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Same issue: the image is pixelated. Other than that, I have no problems with the caps. But the image quality is really bad, sadly. It just looks as if they have taken a lowres JPEG for printing.
May 16, 2017
tyuyhnbnm
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May 17, 2017
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Take a look at my backslash key.
May 17, 2017
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