Author Topic: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps  (Read 6532 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« on: Thu, 19 October 2023, 18:31:37 »
Anyone bought these new retro-style caps lately?

GSA Retro High-light ABS keycaps - Never heard about those before, but then suddenly saw them on some demo keyboard.
I think these are the closest set to retro computers keyboards.
What do you guys think?




Ordered a set. I hope they will end up exactly like on photos color-wise.

« Last Edit: Fri, 20 October 2023, 08:36:43 by phinix »
9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline filefish

  • Posts: 36
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 19 October 2023, 19:41:47 »
Love the look. The only reason I didn't go for them was worry over the longevity of the pad-printed legends.

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 03:17:09 »
Love the look. The only reason I didn't go for them was worry over the longevity of the pad-printed legends.

I was worried about that too, but went for one anyway :)
I wish they could do double shot...
They look like a proper OG caps.
9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline dipincoke

  • Posts: 15
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 07:51:28 »
this retro style look nice i think i will buy one so classic

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 08:37:55 »
Keycaps came in today - they look extremely amazing!
Don't have time to take proper photos, cause I'm in the middle of moving rooms, so will add them later, but they look and feel amazing, cant wait to mount them on one of my retro keyboards.
9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline pixelpusher

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 4182
  • Location: Tennessee - USA
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 10:00:09 »
I own them as well.  Very nice.  Comfortable for me to type on as well.  I guess we'll see about the durability of the printing.  I rotate keyboards and keycaps a lot, so I never see much wear on my sets.  But modern printing from a good manufacturer can last a surprisingly long time.

Heck, I have some fairly cheap custom keycaps I had printed from WASD keyboards around 9 years ago that haven't worn at all.
« Last Edit: Fri, 20 October 2023, 10:05:43 by pixelpusher »

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 15:58:19 »
I own them as well.  Very nice.  Comfortable for me to type on as well.  I guess we'll see about the durability of the printing.  I rotate keyboards and keycaps a lot, so I never see much wear on my sets.  But modern printing from a good manufacturer can last a surprisingly long time.

Heck, I have some fairly cheap custom keycaps I had printed from WASD keyboards around 9 years ago that haven't worn at all.

Yeah, that's what I thought, they should last looong time. I think my Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid is printed that way and is like 10 years old...
9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 15:59:13 »
These are crappy phone photos. I'll get some nice macro shots later on to show real look of those pretty caps :)



9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline HungerMechanic

  • Posts: 1379
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 October 2023, 21:39:12 »

Offline phinix

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 2301
  • Location: Haggis Land
  • On a diet.. again.. don't ask...
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 27 November 2023, 11:06:29 »
Sold my a7c and waiting for Zf, so don't have proper camera to take pictures, but here are few from mobile.

This set has really nice profile, its nice to type on those.
Something between SA, HSA and maybe MT3.


304431-0

304433-1
« Last Edit: Mon, 27 November 2023, 11:08:00 by phinix »
9100 | 3070 | 8TB SSD + 2x 1TB SSD | Z390 Aorus Pro ITX | 16GB RAM | SFX 600W | Sentry 2.0 | Ruark Audio MR1 Mark II | LG OLED 48CX
Realforce 87u55 | CM QuickFire Rapid MX Blacks | NCR-80 87g Gateron Oil Kings | Drop CSTM80 | Logitech Pro Superlight
SA: Retro Petscii, 7bit Round6 'Symbiosis', Filco, Carbon Bone Cherry: GMK Laser, OG double shot caps, CRP APL GSA: Retro High-light HSA: Hyperfuse

::: Phinix Cube ::: Phinix Nano Tower ::: Phinix Aurora ::: Phinix Chimera ::: Phinix Retro :::

Offline HungerMechanic

  • Posts: 1379
Re: GSA Retro High-light ABS Keycaps
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 01 December 2023, 22:34:27 »
I was just thinking about those HSA-on-NCR80 keycaps!

I was severely tempted by the GSA Retro High-Light. Didn't they get a discount about a month ago?

In any case, people are posting photos of them now.

GSA on that 8BitDo keyboard is the best use of either that I have seen so far. I would have been quicker to get the GSA keycaps, but anything MT3 or higher is a bit inconvenient for my builds right now.

But they are as amazing as promised. Probably really fun with Boba LT on an NCR-80.