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Offline BossMan

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Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« on: Thu, 27 July 2017, 10:39:10 »
I am trying to get blank black keycaps for my tada68 keyboard without breaking the bank, as it's my first keyboard and I have already spent enough on it. I found a set on geekkeys but it costs about $80 CAD. Any suggestions?

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 27 July 2017, 10:41:18 »
I know they're terrible for international shipping, but this really is the best set you can buy: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1652 (and in cherry profile)
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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 27 July 2017, 10:51:05 »
I know they're terrible for international shipping, but this really is the best set you can buy: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1652 (and in cherry profile)

They seem interesting. One of the reviews says they're actually dark gray, not black.
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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 01:14:59 »
Blank NPKC with Cherry profile from aliexpress? ~35USD

(I bought this set on MD 1 year ago)

I still prefer my another blank set from Gateron, because the longer keys are much less warped than the NPKC ones.
Stepped Caps is very bad on NPKC.

But Gateron had no ISO support then.
As I know, now they offer ISO too.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 01:17:18 »
I know they're terrible for international shipping, but this really is the best set you can buy: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1652 (and in cherry profile)

They seem interesting. One of the reviews says they're actually dark gray, not black.

Darkest PBT caps are charcoal/anthracite color, not real black.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 08:41:59 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.
        

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 16:12:52 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 17:34:58 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 28 July 2017, 18:22:57 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

Might could check out http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=99. I have no idea how compatible they are with what you got so maybe email them first?

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 29 July 2017, 02:22:59 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

Might could check out http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=99. I have no idea how compatible they are with what you got so maybe email them first?

IMSTO doesn't ship. Geekkeys is notoriously slow.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 29 July 2017, 13:29:27 »
geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

Might could check out http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=99. I have no idea how compatible they are with what you got so maybe email them first?

IMSTO doesn't ship. Geekkeys is notoriously slow.

Order from kbdfans.

You say that kbdfans is the place to order from but you failed to mention whether or not kbdfans has both 6.25u spacebars and 1.75u shifts for sale.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 29 July 2017, 19:53:11 »
I actually ordered my tada68 diy kit from kbdfans and was unable to find a blank black keyset.

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 30 July 2017, 02:07:30 »
I actually ordered my tada68 diy kit from kbdfans and was unable to find a blank black keyset.

Within the last 60 days they've added some. See the link further down in my post.

geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

Might could check out http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=99. I have no idea how compatible they are with what you got so maybe email them first?

IMSTO doesn't ship. Geekkeys is notoriously slow.

Order from kbdfans.

You say that kbdfans is the place to order from but you failed to mention whether or not kbdfans has both 6.25u spacebars and 1.75u shifts for sale.

I was unclear. They don't have singles, but they do have full sets with those caps for about $40 USD. I ordered these https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/collections/keycaps/products/enjoypbt-blank-keycaps-117keys
« Last Edit: Sun, 30 July 2017, 02:13:47 by Puddsy »
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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 30 July 2017, 02:15:53 »
I actually ordered my tada68 diy kit from kbdfans and was unable to find a blank black keyset.

Within the last 60 days they've added some. See the link further down in my post.

geekkeys carries a lot of blank thick pbt sets, and they have 1.75u shift.  I know that dude isn't the best when it comes to GBs, but shipping for key sets seems to be on time.

I was going to say. Geekkeys carry quite a few PBT sets that include 1.75u shift amongst other 'non-standard' keys.
do you know if they have 6.25u spacebar in those set too? cause in the description they only show 6 and 7 :/

Might could check out http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=99. I have no idea how compatible they are with what you got so maybe email them first?

IMSTO doesn't ship. Geekkeys is notoriously slow.

Order from kbdfans.

You say that kbdfans is the place to order from but you failed to mention whether or not kbdfans has both 6.25u spacebars and 1.75u shifts for sale.

I was unclear. They don't have singles, but they do have full sets with those caps for about $40 USD. I ordered these https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/collections/keycaps/products/enjoypbt-blank-keycaps-117keys

Dang, another shop to bookmark. Thanks for the follow-up

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Re: Affordable blank keycaps with 1.75x shift
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 30 July 2017, 02:17:58 »
KBDfans is probably the best shop for entry-mid level stuff. Take a few minutes to look through, I'm a huge fan. Plus, free shipping over $40.
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