[Call for nominees] Best keycaps 2011

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Nov 2011, 22:13

Please suggest nominees for the Best keycaps in 2011.

Current suggestions (this list is frequently updated):
  • IBM Model M keycaps
  • Clack Factory keycaps
  • Portal keycaps group buy on GH
  • Filco Ninja keycaps
  • Signature Plastics Clear Keycaps group buy
  • Signature Plastics X%&#! spherical black on orange keycap
  • Noppoo Choc Mini keycaps
  • Topre Realforce/HHKB PBT keycaps
  • Cherry PBT dye sub keycaps
  • KBC PBT keycaps
  • Signature Plastics Round 3 Doubleshots
  • Filco spare keycap sets
  • Yellow Awesome Face keycap
  • Original Cherry double shot keycaps
  • Vintage red Cherry double shot Esc keycap
  • Dolch keycaps

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fossala
Elite +1

22 Nov 2011, 22:18

I have never liked any key cap better than model m key caps.

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Nov 2011, 22:25

Clickclack caps!

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fossala
Elite +1

22 Nov 2011, 22:26

webwit wrote:Clickclack caps!
Good call. Never got my hands on one though.

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Ascaii
The Beard

22 Nov 2011, 22:43

I nominate the Portal keycaps group buy on GH.

hoggy

22 Nov 2011, 22:45

Filco Ninja. Not quite my taste, but I like the innovation.

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Ekaros

22 Nov 2011, 22:45

SP's Clear keycaps ;D

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zoidbergslo

22 Nov 2011, 22:48

X%&#! spherical black on orange from SP :)

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CeeSA

22 Nov 2011, 22:51

- Caps from the white Noppoo Choc Mini
- Topre

Findecanor

22 Nov 2011, 22:53

I want to nominate Topre Realforce PBT keys because they have quality through-and-through, but they are ridiculously expensive to buy separately and that is why they fail.
I mean... a set of key caps should not cost as much as a new gaming keyboard with Cherry MX switches ....

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fossala
Elite +1

22 Nov 2011, 22:56

Findecanor wrote:I want to nominate Topre Realforce PBT keys because they have quality through-and-through, but they are ridiculously expensive to buy separately and that is why they fail.
I mean... a set of key caps should not cost as much as a new gaming keyboard with Cherry MX switches ....
Not trying to sound like ripster, but they don't have a pbt spacebar. For that price that is the least I expect.

xbb

22 Nov 2011, 23:14

Cherry PBT dye sub

oh 2011...
KBC PBT keycaps

cactux

23 Nov 2011, 01:58

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7bit

23 Nov 2011, 09:38

Round 3 Doubleshots:

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nathanscribe

23 Nov 2011, 12:58

They may not be fancy, they may not get much love compared to double-shots, but I'm going to nominate the regular Filco caps that come in a separate package. Why? They're readily available, cheap, and come in a couple of different layouts, either blank or printed, without any of the hassle, waiting or complexity of these more comprehensive group buys.

That's not a criticism of group buys, but those are not everybody's cup of tea. The Filco sets are a kind of everyman thing, and do their job without any fanfare.

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zoidbergslo

23 Nov 2011, 13:12

nathanscribe wrote:They may not be fancy, they may not get much love compared to double-shots, but I'm going to nominate the regular Filco caps that come in a separate package. Why? They're readily available, cheap, and come in a couple of different layouts, either blank or printed, without any of the hassle, waiting or complexity of these more comprehensive group buys.

That's not a criticism of group buys, but those are not everybody's cup of tea. The Filco sets are a kind of everyman thing, and do their job without any fanfare.
Don't forget that nice font on them :)

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7bit

23 Nov 2011, 13:15

nathanscribe wrote:They may not be fancy, they may not get much love compared to double-shots, ... Filco caps ... The Filco sets are a kind of everyman thing, and do their job without any fanfare.
The Filco key caps are only switch protectors which need to be replaced by real key caps before the keybord can be regularly used!
zoidbergslo wrote:Don't forget that nice font on them :)
Yes, exactly, much nicer font on the SP key caps!

kaiserreich

24 Nov 2011, 04:31

No love for the Yellow Awesome Face?

ripster

24 Nov 2011, 06:03

I'll let you know when I get the new improved version (ahem, not the Group Key Buy 3 OR 4).

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Grond

24 Nov 2011, 12:27

Original Cherry double shots! While no longer in production, they're still among the best you can get for 20-30€ – or cheaper if you're lucky enough.

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Jim66

24 Nov 2011, 12:33

The 'vintage' red Cherry DS Esc that Ripster and a couple others managed to snag.

Oh and oh course, realforce/HHKB PBT caps.

xbb

24 Nov 2011, 20:17

Jim66 wrote:The 'vintage' red Cherry DS Esc that Ripster and a couple others managed to snag.

Oh and oh course, realforce/HHKB PBT caps.
Forgot to picture the white one there :/
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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

24 Nov 2011, 21:36

These?

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Jim66

24 Nov 2011, 21:44

HaaTa wrote:These?

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Where did they come from?

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wupi

25 Nov 2011, 15:20

Findecanor wrote:I want to nominate Topre Realforce PBT keys because they have quality through-and-through, but they are ridiculously expensive to buy separately and that is why they fail.
I mean... a set of key caps should not cost as much as a new gaming keyboard with Cherry MX switches ....
You're so right !

ripster

25 Nov 2011, 23:42

I'd nominate Topre PBT keys but not their spacebar. It's ABS.

+1 on the Awesome key (it was my idea after all).

Or.............
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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

26 Nov 2011, 09:59

Jim66 wrote:
HaaTa wrote:These?

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Where did they come from?
:D That's a secret, for now.

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Ascaii
The Beard

26 Nov 2011, 10:03

HaaTa wrote:
Jim66 wrote:
HaaTa wrote:These?

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Where did they come from?
:D That's a secret, for now.
does it have something to do with taking all of your boards off your website? I was going to browse and theyre GONE1!!!11111

Anyways...I might have something to interest you, will write you.

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

26 Nov 2011, 10:29

Nah, Google just screwed me with API changes, and I never bothered to fix it.

http://kiibohd.com/mk2/crawler_query.cgi Is mostly up-to-date.

ripster

28 Nov 2011, 18:49

I have no chance of winning but will keep nominating myself.
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