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Offline GeorgeStorm

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Are these coloured keycaps ok?
« on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 06:26:53 »
As above, I'm a new convert to mechanical keyboards, got a Ducky DK1087 with blue switches on Friday, loving it, and I'm looking to get some new keycaps, have been looking at these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orange-37-Pcs-Replaceable-Keycaps-Cherry-MX-Filco-Steel-Jaki-Das-Plum-Engrave-/150660850479?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item231416232f
and/or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-37-Pcs-Replaceable-Side-Letter-Keycaps-Cherry-MX-Filco-Steel-Jaki-Das-Plum-/160649825841?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item256779ce31

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either the seller or the keycaps themselves and so can comment on quality etc, or any recommendations for other places to get them??
I looked at qtan, but these are quite a bit cheaper, and I'm just wondering why? (also offer more options than qtan)

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Offline Autolyze

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 06:48:10 »
Quote from: GeorgeStorm;469539
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either the seller or the keycaps themselves and so can comment on quality etc, or any recommendations for other places to get them??
I looked at qtan, but these are quite a bit cheaper, and I'm just wondering why? (also offer more options than qtan)

I have no experience with the seller or these particular keycaps, but they're listed as ABS, while qtan's are PBT. You can read up on them in the wiki here, but most people prefer PBT keycaps and they tend to be a bit more expensive.

Offline GeorgeStorm

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 06:56:42 »
Could you recommend a seller of PBT caps then? (since qtan doesn't seem to sell the keycaps I'd like)
If they are worth the extra over ABS
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Offline rich0d

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 07:13:04 »
If you look on his site, he sells 37 set in most colours anyone would want.
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Offline GeorgeStorm

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 13 December 2011, 07:14:28 »
Yeah, but he doesn't offer engraved/side printed which is what I'd like :(
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Offline corey_s

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 14 December 2011, 02:24:06 »
I bought a set of orange blank caps from him a while ago and had no issues with the seller. The caps are alright, no complaints there, but i haven't really had much to compare them to.. they do feel a slight bit 'hollow' compared to my ducky pbt though.
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Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 16:04:37 »
I have seen orange sets like those on TaoBao.cn, but I'm not certain if they are PBT.  Colored PBT seems to be extremely rare at the moment, aside from those made by signature plastics, but SP doesn't make PBT space bars.  The only full sets of PBT keys are currently black or white.  Those that come up for sale in colors (like the rainbow ones) are usually just white sets that have been dyed.  If you just want one of the 37 key sets, though, have a look at these threads.  KBC sometimes does batches of POM caps (more slippery feel and semi-translucent) in many colors.  Those are sometimes reffered to as "jelly" caps.

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?14085-Do-u-guys-want-KBC-colored-keycaps
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?21177-new-group-for-KBC-keycaps-including-104
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?24670-dyesub-37-keys-round-1

even though some of those threads are old, you can still contact the OP to inquire.
Keyboards:
Filco 104 MX Brown (Otaku) - FKBN104M/NPEK 黒い空
Ducky TKL MX Brown/Blue 80% (White) - 1087-F 白の空
KBC Poker MX Red with PBT Key Caps - PFCN6000


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Offline elton5354

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 17:41:22 »
These offer side print, top print, engraved, and blank for a cheap price.

This link is from OCN, so it's probably good site?

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/803343/210733765-425513061/KBC-Red-Color-37-Pcs-Top-Side-Engraved-Lettering-Colorful-Keycap-replaceable-keycaps-for-Mechanical-Keyboard.html


If you click on their other link, you can find PBT colour keycaps as well..FREE SHIPPING TOO!!!
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 December 2011, 17:43:55 by elton5354 »

Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 18:00:30 »
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These offer side print, top print, engraved, and blank for a cheap price.

This link is from OCN, so it's probably good site?

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/803343/210733765-425513061/KBC-Red-Color-37-Pcs-Top-Side-Engraved-Lettering-Colorful-Keycap-replaceable-keycaps-for-Mechanical-Keyboard.html


If you click on their other link, you can find PBT colour keycaps as well..FREE SHIPPING TOO!!!

WOW, free US shipping.  Well, there you go.  Someone needs to add that site to the shopping wiki.
Keyboards:
Filco 104 MX Brown (Otaku) - FKBN104M/NPEK 黒い空
Ducky TKL MX Brown/Blue 80% (White) - 1087-F 白の空
KBC Poker MX Red with PBT Key Caps - PFCN6000


"Consumers use touch screens.  Producers use keyboards."

Offline GeorgeStorm

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 18:10:58 »
Is that 15usd per cap??

I'll let you guys know what happens when they arrive (ended up just going for the orange engraved, and blue side printed)
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Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 18:16:02 »
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Is that 15usd per cap??

I'll let you guys know what happens when they arrive (ended up just going for the orange engraved, and blue side printed)

Either way, if your shipping was reasonable, then you got a very good price.  Yes, do post pics when you get them!

Good luck with purchase.
Keyboards:
Filco 104 MX Brown (Otaku) - FKBN104M/NPEK 黒い空
Ducky TKL MX Brown/Blue 80% (White) - 1087-F 白の空
KBC Poker MX Red with PBT Key Caps - PFCN6000


"Consumers use touch screens.  Producers use keyboards."

Offline GeorgeStorm

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 18:26:41 »
Cost me 35usd for both sets shipped. Can't complain, and yeah will do :)
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Offline elton5354

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 19:32:00 »
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You should look up these guys sometime.  Buyer beware.



Lol.

Just read the reviews for that site...I guess not..very bad reviews

http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.aliexpress.com

Offline IvanIvanovich

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 20:21:13 »
Ali as a whole is very unpredictable, but that particular seller Man Leung is a legit one. He used to only sell K-Force caps which I believe a few others besides myself on here had bought some from. I can't say much good about the k-force caps though. Most of the printing rubbed off in a couple weeks and I just tossed them. You DO get what you pay for, and I really didn't expect them to be great for $6 shipped.
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 December 2011, 20:25:16 by lysol »

Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 15 December 2011, 20:35:24 »
Quote from: ripster;471696
You should look up these guys sometime.  Buyer beware.

hmm... Yeah, I take that back.  They don't allow paypal.  Apparently the domain is owned through a holding company by alibaba, which would make you think that it was legit?  But, it is China...  It doesn't look like you have the same success getting your money back as on ebay.
Keyboards:
Filco 104 MX Brown (Otaku) - FKBN104M/NPEK 黒い空
Ducky TKL MX Brown/Blue 80% (White) - 1087-F 白の空
KBC Poker MX Red with PBT Key Caps - PFCN6000


"Consumers use touch screens.  Producers use keyboards."