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Offline dman777

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Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 13:29:50 »
I am looking for high quality ABS black back lit keycaps to replace my PBT back lit keycaps on my Ducky Shine 7. Can anyone recommend some that are high quality?

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Re: Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 14:56:52 »
Thing is, with backlit, most custom sets don't do backlit and you're only real options will prolly be something from taihao

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Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 19:01:55 »
Generally “high quality” and “backlit” are an oxymoron. You might need to settle for an aliexpress or taihao clone

I’ve been trying to think of exceptions but am coming up short.
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Re: Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 04:06:03 »
Ducky used to have some very good ABS backlit sets.

Although backlit ABS keycaps tend to wear over time so the legends end up as just big splodges of light on the keycaps.

PBT is better - any reason why you don't like the PBT ones?
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Re: Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 10:16:48 »
These are PBT, but they are also double-shot, so they don't have the growing splotch of light issue: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/unitedstates/us/keyboards/keyboard-accessories/hyperx-pudding-keycaps

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Re: Looking for high quality ABS back lit black keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 19:05:31 »
I can't think of a single ABS solution where it isn't just painted laser ablated caps.

Well sorry I take that back there are ones with broken lettering, like a 0 being () that are doubleshot ABS. I think there is something about the doubleshot process and the clear plastic they use for shinethrough that they tend to shy away from closed characters.


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