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Offline jasontsay

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Artifact Bloom keycaps review - $45 Cherry-profile dyesub PBT
« on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 18:50:13 »
Just published a review of the Artifact Bloom keycaps - a series of $45 Cherry-profile dyesub PBT sets that are often offered in-stock. In the review, I compare them to some EnjoyPBT and CRP keycaps I have on hand as well.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about the keycaps or feedback on the review! Thanks!

Review Link - https://materialjournal.com/blog/artifact-bloom-keycaps-review

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Re: Artifact Bloom keycaps review - $45 Cherry-profile dyesub PBT
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 23:26:23 »
I have not tried budget PBT like these artifact bloom or the hk gaming series, although on amazon people said the hk gaming series is shorter than regular cherry profile keycaps, thus making the switches more visible from the side profile.

But you are saying that most PBT cherry are taller than GMK cherry profile keycaps?

It would be nice if you can include a side profile shots of these caps.

Nice review BTW. Makes me reconsider spending $120+ on EPBT and infinikey sets, but those are already sunk cost...

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Re: Artifact Bloom keycaps review - $45 Cherry-profile dyesub PBT
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 00:00:28 »
I have not tried budget PBT like these artifact bloom or the hk gaming series, although on amazon people said the hk gaming series is shorter than regular cherry profile keycaps, thus making the switches more visible from the side profile.

But you are saying that most PBT cherry are taller than GMK cherry profile keycaps?

It would be nice if you can include a side profile shots of these caps.

Nice review BTW. Makes me reconsider spending $120+ on EPBT and infinikey sets, but those are already sunk cost...

Thanks for reading! I can try to include some side profile shots, although the biggest difference is when the keycaps are mounted (they sit taller on the stems and expose more of the switch area between the keys and the bezel).

I do think there is still plenty of reason to explore more premium keycap options like EnjoyPBT and CRP (these are still my personal preference in terms of sound and feel). However, it's great to see a decent budget option at a fraction of the cost for those less concerned with these subjective aspects.
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