Transparent keykaps?
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Hey community!

First time writing here. I have a question. There are many keycaps that are based on light shining through them so the letters are shining, but wouldn't you get much more out of the lightning if the transparent and non-transparent was switched? Is that a dumb idea? Do keycaps like that already exist?

Thanks in advance!
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OriginalMann
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Mar 7, 2017
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There's these keycaps on aliexpress that are translucent and have the keys on the front if thats what you are looking for.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Front-Side-Printed-Backlit-Keycaps-Black-104-87-Keyset-Cherry-MX-Keycap-For-MX-Switches-87/32789273321.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10000560_10000606_10000561_10000073_10130_10000074_10000608_10000709_10000660_10000704_10000703_10000175_10000509_10000507_10000505_10000558_10136_10000068_10000552_10000369_10000063_10000365_10000367_10099_10000663_10000665_10096_10000669_10000569_10000097_10000094_10000337_10000723_10000090_10000147_10000091_10000726_10000144_10000339_10000150_10000679_10084_10000678_10083_10000676_10080_10000153_10082_10000673_10081_10110_10111_10112_10113_10000535_10114_10000534_10000089_10000086_10000710_10000083_10000349_10000690_10000135_10000716_10000080_10000693_10078_10079_10000717_10000688_10073_10000684_10000140_10070_10122_10123_10126_10124_10000546_10065_10068_10501_10000132_10000033_10503_10000030_10000026_10000126_10000023_10000129_10000123_10000696_10060_10062_10000699_10056_10055_10054_10000632_302_10059_10000120_10000020_10000013_10000117_10103_10102_10000016_10000114_10000111_10052_10053_10107_10050_10106_10051_20517_10000621_10000384_20515_10000629_10000101_10000100_10000576_10000579_10000104_10000045_10000578_10000375_10000108_10000377_10000612_10000390_10000613_10000042_10000592_10000594_10000039_10000587_10000036_10000389_10000187-10110_10050_10503_10501_20517_20515,searchweb201603_1,afswitch_1,ppcSwitch_5,single_sort_0_default&btsid=2d55e9db-8fbf-4fa1-a49b-6e607cdbaf97&algo_expid=c3efa7a5-432c-474e-a807-73a674d2df74-13&algo_pvid=c3efa7a5-432c-474e-a807-73a674d2df74
Mar 7, 2017
Jobo-on-dodo
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Feb 20, 2020
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Does anyone know if theres a keycap set like this, but with the round typewriter keycaps?
Feb 20, 2020
SpencerL
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Feb 20, 2020
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AFAIK I don't think those exist.
Feb 20, 2020
Vira
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Feb 17, 2017
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So you're saying the whole keycap is transparent with printed legends? Max Keyboards offer that with their OEM profile transparent keycap set. They have a Clear set in blanks only, their Black variant has printing options available. http://www.maxkeyboard.com/max-104-105-87-88-key-cherry-mx-black-translucent-keycap-set.html They also offer backlit custom printing options on their none transparent sets if you want to go a little more artistic.
Signature Plastics (SP) also offers translucent keycaps sets but in Blanks only with DSC profile (very similar to Cherry profile). http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-translucent-keycap-sets/
If this is what you're describing then hope that helps, if not at least you know it for future reference.
Feb 17, 2017
Lightningblade
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Mar 7, 2017
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Thank you!
Mar 7, 2017
Zenix
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Feb 17, 2017
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I believe such keycaps do exist. Try googling "transparent keycap" or something. .
Feb 17, 2017