Beamspring keycap’s mounting slot(oval and rectangle)


24 Mar 2020, 18:54

Is there any difference?
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24 Mar 2020, 19:49

The smaller (rectangle) one came later and is a cheapening of the product. They're more likely to break/crack in my own experience.

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24 Mar 2020, 20:03

Hi, This may be a cheapening but I am not sure. If you notice the black keycap here has thinner cross supports, but has a heavy oval center. The white cap has the rectangle but also thicker cross supports.

Those two keycaps are from the same keyboard.

The other cap is not a beamspring cap, but a selectric cap. I think this might be the reason for the difference.


In this thread as well you can see selectric caps/beamspring caps with inconsistent steams. I am unsure why this is, but I there were multiple factories making keycaps for the same stem that have variations.

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25 Mar 2020, 02:39

Probs should have added the photo... The 2 together are from the same beamspring. The other one is selectric.
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