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HaysRyan93
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Mar 26, 2018
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Hey guys! Keyboard noob here. Would these be compatible with the following keyboards:
1) Blackwidow Chroma 2) Anne Pro RGB 3) Pok3r 3 RGB
Mar 26, 2018
firozerakib
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Mar 26, 2018
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Yes for all three. Only thing to be cautious about is that the Blackwidow has a non-standard bottom row so some keys in the bottom row might not match (unless they are already included as extras in the set)
Mar 26, 2018
HaysRyan93
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Mar 26, 2018
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Awesome. Thanks for clearing that up for me! I currently have the Blackwidow, but am looking to transition towards either the Anne Pro or Pok3r. Just wanted to be sure these keys would work regardless of what I have!
Mar 26, 2018
gak1234
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Mar 26, 2018
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Technically you CAN install these keycaps on any Cherry MX switch you want to, but the light WON'T shine through the FRONT-printed legends if the LEDs are at the REAR of the switch, away from the shine-thru part of the keycap. These caps will look like garbage unless your keyboard's LEDs are directly behind the shine-thru part of the cap.
Razer Black Widow Chroma: NO. LEDs are at the rear/top of the switch, which puts them as far away as possible from the shine-thru legend on these keycaps:
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Anne Pro RGB: NO. LEDs are at the rear/top of the switch:
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Pok3r RGB: NO. LEDs are at the rear/top of the switch:
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Mar 26, 2018
HaysRyan93
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Mar 26, 2018
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Oh wow, thanks for the RGB lighting info. I would never have thought of this. Are there any RGB-lit keyboards you think would work well with these keycaps?
Mar 26, 2018
gak1234
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Mar 26, 2018
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None that I can think of off the top of my head! My Das Prime 13 has "front" LEDs, but ONLY on the top row of keys. All the rest of the LEDs are at the "rear" like most keyboards are.
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Mar 26, 2018
firozerakib
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Mar 27, 2018
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CoolerMaster's MasterKeys Pro M (white LED) has their LEDs bottom mounted. KBParadise's v60 also has bottom mounted LEDs. Although regardless of the mounting, the LEDs are generally bright enough to shine through even on side lit keycaps. I have a pok3r RGB myself with a side-lit ABS keycap set (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/side-lit-abs-keycap-set) and they look fine.
Mar 27, 2018
gak1234
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Mar 27, 2018
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Fair enough... just bear in mind: these aren't ABS. My personal experience with PBT/POM shine-through caps, combined with my personal experience with ABS shine-through caps (including some side-lit) strongly supports the notion that ABS is FAR more LED-friendly overall, and even moreso when taking LEDs' orientation to legends into consideration. Here's my pic again of how badly PBT/POM can perform (even at full brightness) when the LEDs are not positioned correctly:
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Mar 27, 2018
HaysRyan93
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May 26, 2018
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Just got my caps and the light shines through completely fine on an Anne Pro with top mounted LEDs. Picture doesn't completely do it justice. It's very bright and easy to see.
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May 26, 2018
gak1234
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May 27, 2018
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:thumbsup: I'm glad you find the lighting adequate! What brightness level is that set to for the pic?
May 27, 2018
HaysRyan93
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May 27, 2018
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Just brightness level 5!
May 27, 2018
Dr_Rodney_McKay
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Nov 30, 2018
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Thank you! "KBParadise's v60 also has bottom mounted LEDs." Now I don't even need to remove one keycap, until the replacements arrive and I replace them all.
Nov 30, 2018
fujiiface
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Dec 1, 2018
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Thanks for pointing this out. I was going to buy them but I might wait now.
Dec 1, 2018
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