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tidnab1
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May 9, 2017
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Just bought my first real mech keyboard. Would any set of ABS keycaps work for this if I want to get a new set? Maybe these? https://www.massdrop.com/buy/side-lit-abs-keycap-set
May 9, 2017
Vosk
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May 9, 2017
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Unfortunately not, you will need a non-standard right shift key. I *think* you will be after a 1.75 unit right shift key to make this match. Also you will need to match the 1u caps on the right column of the board so that they align properly with the profiles of each row.
(EDIT: The bottom row also has many more 1u keys on the right of the space bar.)
May 9, 2017
tidnab1
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May 9, 2017
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Got it. Would it be easier to just replace WASD with another keycap? I've seen some boards with that configuration and it looks pleasing. Sorry for noob questions, I'm new to this.
May 9, 2017
Vosk
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May 9, 2017
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Not sure I follow: easier than what? If you like the look of W,A,S,D keys being different than there's no problem there, again as long as you bear in mind that W and ASD are different profiles/rows. If you mean the company WASD keyboards - are they the ones that made the side lit keycaps you linked?
May 9, 2017
DechAmim
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May 9, 2017
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You can definitely replace all of the basic letter keys with basically any set. If you think your colors would look good with the stock modifier keys (i.e. Shift, Enter, etc.), then go for it!
May 9, 2017
tidnab1
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May 9, 2017
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Thanks. Do they have to be ABS keys? And where do I find those fancy escape keys that I see on /r/mechanicalkeyboards with like faces and stuff on them?
May 9, 2017
theastroguy
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May 10, 2017
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ABS is just one type of plastic, and there are keys in others, like PBT. It really is just a matter of personal preference. This keyboard has MX switches, which are the most common, and nearly all of the keys for sale on MD are for MX switches. the fancy keys you are looking for are generally made by just one or a few people and they'll "raffle" a chance to buy them every so often on /r/mechmarket
Most sets will fit this keyboard closely, but might require you to go without swapping one of the shift keys of the right Ctrl, Alt, and Fn keys from the looks of it. Sometimes you can find kits with those weird keys, or sometimes you end up buying blanks to fill them in.
May 10, 2017
DechAmim
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May 10, 2017
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Just to add to theastroguy's answer, the fancy escape keys are usually called "artisans". I think people get them from different sources, but they sometimes end up on MD
May 10, 2017
tidnab1
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May 10, 2017
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Thank you! They seem expensive
May 10, 2017
Styvkuling
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May 11, 2017
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But they serve their purpose well - getting geeks to spend their disposable income on the equivalent of miniature glass animals.
May 11, 2017
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