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WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 05:29:41 »
Yo, xkeyboards is here   ;)
I am very new at this field. Just wondering what keycap is the most popular one. what brand, what type of keycap, what profile
Let's make some lists please?
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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:00:32 »
Unsure if someone has the sales data to back up which one sold the most, if that is how you want to determine popularity.

Also, GMK sets seem to be really popular at the moment.

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:05:44 »
BUT WHY GMK IS SO POPULAR AMONG PEOPLE?

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:39:19 »
because pretty colors and hi-quality thick abs. pbt is still superior  ;D

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 06:41:44 »
GOOD TO KNOW!  ;D :D

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 07:01:10 »
Yo, xkeyboards is here   ;)
I am very new at this field. Just wondering what keycap is the most popular one. what brand, what type of keycap, what profile
Let's make some lists please?
feel free to comment below.
!!  :p :p :p  ;D ;D

SA, DSA, XDA and the recently introduced KAT.

The most popular keyset really depends on the time. It would probably be "granite", "nuclear data" or "dolch".

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 07:44:59 »
Popularity is always changing, like fashion, it depends on the mood of the community, the offering of certain sets that were highly hyped and such. However, some mounts and profiles have been in the market for longer time and have been included in more keyboards by manufacturers. The first classes are MX and ALPS mounted, that had some share of the market when all the boards were mechanical. In minor volume other mounts were offered like Space Invaders and Topre. MX based caps should be the most popular for MKs by a large amount. As someone already stated, some data should be required to back the statements. Maybe at DT wiki should be some; but, meanwhile someone takes the time to dig into it, this is just a comment based on common knowledge. Buckling spring caps have also its own market and space; but, they should be even less common nowadays than the rest of MK's caps.

In MX mounted caps, OG Cherry and GMK, after it, should be the most common, not necessarily the most popular. Other caps that share the Cherry profile should follow closely, like ePBT and JTK. Regarding other profiles, DSA and its recent relatives should follow closely and then SA and other similar high profiles. I am not certain on the share of DSA against SA, but they should be less than Cherry. OEM profile should have certain share due to the fact that most modern MKs carry them when new and some Chinese manufacturers started selling similar shaped caps some years ago.

My grain of salt.
« Last Edit: Thu, 19 September 2019, 07:47:01 by ideus »

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 11:44:08 »
Historically, SA drops on MassDrop/Drop have sold much better than any other profile, but that appears to be declining due to most of the good designers moving on to other pursuits (or profiles). This probably leaves GMK as the most popular simply by default.

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 13:23:49 »
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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 23:03:35 »
WHY haha  ;D

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 08:59:36 »
Historically, SA drops on MassDrop/Drop have sold much better than any other profile, but that appears to be declining due to most of the good designers moving on to other pursuits (or profiles). This probably leaves GMK as the most popular simply by default.

Re-run Dasher & Dancer, reverse the trend!

It makes me sad, I have no interest in GMK.

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Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 03:51:08 »
My KB

Re: WHAT KEYCAP IS THE MOST POPULAR ONE
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 22:21:28 »
I feel like the 9009 keycaps will never go out of style! But most def GMK since they are pretty high quality plastic. Never thought I would say that, but yeah. People like jewelry. I like keyboards and keycaps  :))  BTW I'm new here too!