Bought my first Cherry keyboard in years. How should I bling it out?

I am back at it and I am going in hard and fast. Got a Tex Yoda II kit and I plan to make this baby as obnoxious as possible. I'm thinking some flashy backlit keycaps, custom spacebar, custom trackpoint (?), some artisans, case stickers. I probably will just stick with the stock white LEDs, though, and let the keycaps do the talking. Any other ideas

And what Cherry switch or Cherry clone should I get?

Some keycap ideas to start.

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And I most certainly will need this carrying case:

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Hahaha! I have a set of those gold keycaps. Matter of fact, take a look at this thread: :lol:

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Blaise170 wrote:Hahaha! I have a set of those gold keycaps. Matter of fact, take a look at this thread: :lol:

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That is some tough competion. I think that I will lower my expectations. Maybe stick with something classically American obnoxious.

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zool wrote:new switches... kailh box https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/switches.

Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?
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Those golden keycaps can be utilized better, perhaps in a mirror-polished all brass high-pro case?
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vivalarevolución wrote:Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?

royals are the new shiny for some
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vivalarevolución wrote:Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?

royals are the new shiny for some

The listed 75g of tactility seems like too much to me, but I know things are different in person.
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vivalarevolución wrote:Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?

royals are the new shiny for some

The listed 75g of tactility seems like too much to me, but I know things are different in person.

WAY too much! :o
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WAY too much! :o

Is than an opinion from experience or just a hunch? Personally, I try to go with the lightest tactile switch I can find, but still had a solid tactile feeling.
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but why

just get a nice og cherry or gmk set, some vintage blacks and be happy.
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vivalarevolución wrote:Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?

royals are the new shiny for some

and in about 3 weeks they will lose hype when people realize they arent that great.

who remembered aliaz switches
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mike52787 wrote:but why

just get a nice og cherry or gmk set, some vintage blacks and be happy.

But backlighting.
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mike52787 wrote:but why

just get a nice og cherry or gmk set, some vintage blacks and be happy.

But backlighting.

IMO faint underglow between the keycaps looks a lot cooler than shine-through legends, plus you get the benifits of good thickness, profile, ect of og cherry
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mike52787 wrote:but why

just get a nice og cherry or gmk set, some vintage blacks and be happy.

But backlighting.

IMO faint underglow between the keycaps looks a lot cooler than shine-through legends, plus you get the benifits of good thickness, profile, ect of og cherry

But flashy and obnoxious.
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Box Navy's will give you obnoxious. Make sure to put your keyboard on a hard resonant surface.
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caps: despite of the contenders it hard to go past: Image
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zool wrote:caps: despite of the contenders it hard to go past: Image

Hmm, that will be tough to beat, but I am leaning towards rainbow alpha-numerics and metallic modifiers.
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Maybe some artisans on GHB
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kokokoy wrote:Maybe some artisans on GHB

Do you mean the keys around the trackpoint?

Speaking of, because this is a Tex Yoda, some artisans on the mouse keys are a must.
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Yup. Saw someone make a set on reddit (not sure if he started a sale though). Guess his intention is to use any keyset and leave those 3 there.
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kokokoy wrote:Yup. Saw someone make a set on reddit (not sure if he started a sale though). Guess his intention is to use any keyset and leave those 3 there.

I had some OG Cherry sets that actually had cutouts for a trackpoint. I should have kept those. Oh well.
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kokokoy wrote:Yup. Saw someone make a set on reddit (not sure if he started a sale though). Guess his intention is to use any keyset and leave those 3 there.

I had some OG Cherry sets that actually had cutouts for a trackpoint. I should have kept those. Oh well.

if you need them I can give you some. they are useless to me currently.
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kokokoy wrote:Yup. Saw someone make a set on reddit (not sure if he started a sale though). Guess his intention is to use any keyset and leave those 3 there.

I had some OG Cherry sets that actually had cutouts for a trackpoint. I should have kept those. Oh well.

if you need them I can give you some. they are useless to me currently.

Are they the ones that Ascii was selling a while back? That's what I had. Sold them when I got rid of all my Cherry boards.
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vivalarevolución wrote:Are they the ones that Ascii was selling a while back? That's what I had. Sold them when I got rid of all my Cherry boards.

Yeah, I would be happy to give you the GHB keys if you need em. I salvaged GHB keys from german sets and have been using those sets for awhile now.
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WAY too much! :o

Is than an opinion from experience or just a hunch? Personally, I try to go with the lightest tactile switch I can find, but still had a solid tactile feeling.

In that case, I would say Kailh BOX Brown would work pretty okay. Similar weight to Cherry MX Brown but with a more pronounced bump. The bump also starts very close to the top of the keypress.

If that's too light, then BOX Burnt Orange should do you fine :)
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vivalarevolución wrote:Are they the ones that Ascii was selling a while back? That's what I had. Sold them when I got rid of all my Cherry boards.

Yeah, I would be happy to give you the GHB keys if you need em. I salvaged GHB keys from german sets and have been using those sets for awhile now.

Awesome, I'll let you know. I am leaning towards backlit keys at this point, but I could change my mind. Keyboard should arrive tomorrow.
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WAY too much! :o

Is than an opinion from experience or just a hunch? Personally, I try to go with the lightest tactile switch I can find, but still had a solid tactile feeling.

In that case, I would say Kailh BOX Brown would work pretty okay. Similar weight to Cherry MX Brown but with a more pronounced bump. The bump also starts very close to the top of the keypress.

If that's too light, then BOX Burnt Orange should do you fine :)

Sounds like those are what I'm looking for. Are Zealios out of fashion now or something? I seem to remember those being all the rage.
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vivalarevolución wrote:Are they the ones that Ascii was selling a while back? That's what I had. Sold them when I got rid of all my Cherry boards.

Yeah, I would be happy to give you the GHB keys if you need em. I salvaged GHB keys from german sets and have been using those sets for awhile now.

Awesome, I'll let you know. I am leaning towards backlit keys at this point, but I could change my mind. Keyboard should arrive tomorrow.

Unsure why you WANT to make your board ugly, but sure. anyway no actual good quality shinethrough caps exist as far as I know.
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mike52787 wrote:Unsure why you WANT to make your board ugly, but sure. anyway no actual good quality shinethrough caps exist as far as I know.

I actually like a subtle white backlighting, which is what this one has. I can always just turn off the lights if I don't like them. I think.

These ones aren't bad, I had a set of them in the non-backlit variety and they are nice and thick. Only think I don't like is they are a high profile, and I prefer Cherry profile. https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/in...ail&p=1003
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