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[Call for nominees] Best keycaps 2011

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:13
by webwit
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

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:18
by fossala
I have never liked any key cap better than model m key caps.

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:25
by webwit
Clickclack caps!

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:26
by fossala
webwit wrote:Clickclack caps!
Good call. Never got my hands on one though.

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:43
by Ascaii
I nominate the Portal keycaps group buy on GH.

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:45
by hoggy
Filco Ninja. Not quite my taste, but I like the innovation.

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:45
by Ekaros
SP's Clear keycaps ;D

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:48
by zoidbergslo
X%&#! spherical black on orange from SP :)

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:51
by CeeSA
- Caps from the white Noppoo Choc Mini
- Topre

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:53
by Findecanor
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 ....

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 22:56
by fossala
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.

Posted: 22 Nov 2011, 23:14
by xbb
Cherry PBT dye sub

oh 2011...
KBC PBT keycaps

[Call for nominees] Best key caps 2011

Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 01:58
by cactux
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Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 09:38
by 7bit
Round 3 Doubleshots:

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Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 12:58
by nathanscribe
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.

Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 13:12
by zoidbergslo
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 :)

Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 13:15
by 7bit
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!

Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 04:31
by kaiserreich
No love for the Yellow Awesome Face?

Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 06:03
by ripster
I'll let you know when I get the new improved version (ahem, not the Group Key Buy 3 OR 4).

Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 12:27
by Grond
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.

Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 12:33
by Jim66
The 'vintage' red Cherry DS Esc that Ripster and a couple others managed to snag.

Oh and oh course, realforce/HHKB PBT caps.

Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 20:17
by xbb
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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Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 21:36
by HaaTa
These?

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Posted: 24 Nov 2011, 21:44
by Jim66
HaaTa wrote:These?

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Where did they come from?

Posted: 25 Nov 2011, 15:20
by wupi
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 !

Posted: 25 Nov 2011, 23:42
by ripster
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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Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 09:59
by HaaTa
Jim66 wrote:
HaaTa wrote:These?

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

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 10:03
by Ascaii
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.

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 10:29
by HaaTa
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.

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 18:49
by ripster
I have no chance of winning but will keep nominating myself.
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