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Matias keycaps you would buy...

Dye sub legends on Thick PBT
217 (25.1%)
Laser legends on Thick PBT
65 (7.5%)
Laser legends on Thick ABS
14 (1.6%)
Backlit ABS
22 (2.5%)
Doubleshot ABS
89 (10.3%)
Black legends on White caps
60 (6.9%)
Red legends on White caps
37 (4.3%)
Blue legends on White caps
50 (5.8%)
White legends on Black caps
55 (6.4%)
White legends on Red caps
28 (3.2%)
White legends on Blue caps
35 (4%)
Other colours (specified in the comment field)
29 (3.4%)
Blanks (no legends)
101 (11.7%)
Black legends on Grey caps
41 (4.7%)
White legends on Grey caps
22 (2.5%)

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Offline jacobolus

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #200 on: Sat, 21 February 2015, 04:39:33 »
If I want to get a bunch of the new-shape keycaps (2.5x1.5 spacebar, 1x.75 keys, etc.) in blank PBT to play around with, should I just send an email, or will those be available through a retail channel, or...?

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #201 on: Wed, 25 February 2015, 07:49:26 »
Any chance of Mac-Dvorak keycaps for the Laptop Pro? With all those lovely extra-characters (箃π∂∫≈˚∆) as well?

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 27 February 2015, 14:04:38 »
Looking forward to PBT keycaps! But I guess there is no way the legend with match the actual keys on my KBP V60 unless I go with all blank keycaps. :(
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:49:31 »
Where can I find Matias keycaps? I can't find it on matias.ca.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 13:02:41 »
Where can I find Matias keycaps? I can't find it on matias.ca.

I'd love to know myself. AFAIK, they still haven't been released.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #205 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 13:05:46 »
Where can I find Matias keycaps? I can't find it on matias.ca.

I'd love to know myself. AFAIK, they still haven't been released.
I mean the ABS ones, not the PBT ones. I think Matias ABS keycaps has been released. I see them on The Keyboard Company's website but not on Matias website.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #206 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 13:07:54 »
I mean the ABS ones, not the PBT ones. I think Matias ABS keycaps has been released. I see them on The Keyboard Company's website but not on Matias website.

I didn't even realize there were some on the Keyboard Company's site. Too bad they're in ISO/UK layout. I don't have any idea where *any* ANSI Matias keycaps are.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #207 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 13:33:08 »
I mean the ABS ones, not the PBT ones. I think Matias ABS keycaps has been released. I see them on The Keyboard Company's website but not on Matias website.

I didn't even realize there were some on the Keyboard Company's site. Too bad they're in ISO/UK layout. I don't have any idea where *any* ANSI Matias keycaps are.

I ordered some spacebars directly by emailing them.  As far as I know they only have blanks atm.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #208 on: Mon, 02 March 2015, 14:12:15 »
I mean the ABS ones, not the PBT ones. I think Matias ABS keycaps has been released. I see them on The Keyboard Company's website but not on Matias website.

I didn't even realize there were some on the Keyboard Company's site. Too bad they're in ISO/UK layout. I don't have any idea where *any* ANSI Matias keycaps are.

I ordered some spacebars directly by emailing them.  As far as I know they only have blanks atm.

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Thank you! I guess this mean I have to constantly keep an eye on Matias to know when PBT keycaps are comming.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #209 on: Wed, 11 March 2015, 08:32:37 »
http://www.keyboardco.com/index.asp

Matias I have a question. I see Keyboard Co now has keycaps for sale but it's in pounds and out of the UK. Will the Matias site has keycap sets for sale soon for those of us in the USA?
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #210 on: Wed, 11 March 2015, 08:39:34 »
I ordered some spacebars directly by emailing them.  As far as I know they only have blanks atm.

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Thank you! I guess this mean I have to constantly keep an eye on Matias to know when PBT keycaps are comming.

Yep.  That's what I'm doing.  Was really hoping the PBT + ABS sets would be available at the same time.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #211 on: Fri, 20 March 2015, 02:34:21 »
Is a full set of (thick?) PBT keycaps from Matias a thing that is actually going to happen? Does it depend on the outcome of the 60% group buy with the volume upgrades? What's the status? Timeline?

More options for keycaps is only going to increase demand for the switches.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #212 on: Fri, 20 March 2015, 21:25:18 »
Is a full set of (thick?) PBT keycaps from Matias a thing that is actually going to happen? Does it depend on the outcome of the 60% group buy with the volume upgrades? What's the status? Timeline?

More options for keycaps is only going to increase demand for the switches.
I am also curious about this. Could Matias give an answer?
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #213 on: Fri, 20 March 2015, 21:54:09 »
Where can I find Matias keycaps? I can't find it on matias.ca.

I mean the ABS ones, not the PBT ones. I think Matias ABS keycaps has been released. I see them on The Keyboard Company's website but not on Matias website.

I didn't even realize there were some on the Keyboard Company's site. Too bad they're in ISO/UK layout. I don't have any idea where *any* ANSI Matias keycaps are.

I ordered some spacebars directly by emailing them.  As far as I know they only have blanks atm.

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Can confirm. I just ordered a full set of white with black legends this way last week, Steve was very helpful and the transaction went smoothly. The ordering process through their website is a little weird since they don't have caps listed in the store, but it worked and my keycaps are on their way.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #214 on: Fri, 20 March 2015, 23:19:38 »
Thanks for all the interest in this.  Update below...

We have black caps and white caps available now, with legends and blanks.  The Keyboard Company is already selling them.  We held off listing them until we had balance bars in stock.  They should be on our online store soon -- but if you don't want to wait, you can call and order over the phone.

Regarding PBT, we hope to start tooling next month.  We've also got a printing jig design about 90% done, so that we can do dyesub printing.

Finally, we've spoken with Signature Plastics about getting some of their doubleshot caps ordered and kept as regular stock. They're preparing samples and will quote us soon.


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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #215 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 06:39:09 »
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #216 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 07:56:34 »
This is really great news!

Does this mean the profile for the PBTs is not yet finalized? The reason I ask is that if you're getting DCS doubleshots the profile will already be slighty different to your lasered ABS caps, so you might as well have another different profile for the PBTs. I happen to think a lower profile with sharper edges, similar to GMK/Cherry or Leopold,  would be really nice.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #217 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 09:09:17 »
Does this mean the profile for the PBTs is not yet finalized? The reason I ask is that if you're getting DCS doubleshots the profile will already be slighty different to your lasered ABS caps, so you might as well have another different profile for the PBTs. I happen to think a lower profile with sharper edges, similar to GMK/Cherry or Leopold,  would be really nice.


The profile is essentially the same as our current keycaps.  We wanted to be able to mix them without conflict.

Also, we spent a long time getting the surface curve just right (months), so that the tips of your fingers sit comfortably.

For other profiles, we're hoping to work with SP to fill that gap.



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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #218 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 12:35:46 »
Awesome! Can't wait to see those PBT caps! BTW, since Matias is using dye sub for legends, does it mean black caps will not have legends that have easily visible colors (like white)?
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #219 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 12:44:49 »
Awesome! Can't wait to see those PBT caps! BTW, since Matias is using dye sub for legends, does it mean black caps will not have legends that have easily visible colors (like white)?


That's a detail we'll be working out once the tooling is done.


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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #220 on: Sat, 21 March 2015, 13:16:28 »
In that case I'm hoping for the following five options in pbt:
White on black laser/infill.
Black on black dyesub, barely visible but extremely badass-looking.
Blank black.
Black on white dyesub
Blank white.

And I think cor sure id get a set of the black-on-black.

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« Reply #221 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 00:06:50 »
In that case I'm hoping for the following five options in pbt:
White on black laser/infill.
Black on black dyesub, barely visible but extremely badass-looking.
Blank black.
Black on white dyesub
Blank white.

And I think cor sure id get a set of the black-on-black.


Okay, I've set up a poll to get people's preferences for new caps.  Please vote and include any additional colour details in the box.


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« Reply #222 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 08:39:40 »
Am I dumb? Where is the poll.  I convinced myself that I absolutely must have some new caps for my Dell at101w witch will shortly have Matias switches :)


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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #223 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 10:50:07 »
Dye sub legends on Thick PBT is best PBT

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« Reply #224 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 12:21:32 »
Matias! This is awesome news.

Having some more modern choices for Alps mount keycaps will hopefully get more people using Matias switch boards and Alps boards!

Also, thick dyesubbed PBT is the only way to go!

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« Reply #225 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 20:18:20 »
Voted for the two classics: thick PBT/dye sub and ABS two shot.
Will you be producing the 'big-ass enter' or stabilizers for these?

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« Reply #226 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:13:57 »
Will you be producing the 'big-ass enter' or stabilizers for these?
Seems highly unlikely; if youre looking for replacement keycaps for an existing keyboard, note that there are about 6 different stabilizer setups for historical Alps big-ass enter keys, so even if there were to be some made, its very likely it wouldnt fit your specific keyboard.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #227 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:23:47 »
What about Dolch colors?

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« Reply #228 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:32:52 »
What about Dolch colors?

Dolch colors would be amazing!!!

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« Reply #229 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:18:09 »
Looks like my 2 choices were the top 2 overall. Nice to know I'm thinking with the majority I guess???

I also had to throw a comment in there about a 6U spacebar for Infinity Hacker layouts.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #230 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:19:12 »
How am I not seeing this poll?  Am I blind?


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« Reply #231 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:20:01 »
How am I not seeing this poll?  Am I blind?

It's at the top of the page. You're not on mobile, are you?

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« Reply #232 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:29:48 »
Indeed I am.  Do polls not show on mobile (Tapatalk)?


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« Reply #233 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:32:14 »
Indeed I am.  Do polls not show on mobile (Tapatalk)?

I didn't see it on Tapatalk so I got out my laptop and it's right there at the top. So I guess no, they don't work on Tapatalk.

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« Reply #234 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:33:50 »
Fair enough though that's lame.  Ironically I do most of my posting from my phone.  I guess I'm technically typing on a keyboard though, lol


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« Reply #235 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 22:48:01 »
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« Reply #236 on: Sun, 22 March 2015, 23:18:17 »
Indeed I am.  Do polls not show on mobile (Tapatalk)?

I didn't see it on Tapatalk so I got out my laptop and it's right there at the top. So I guess no, they don't work on Tapatalk.

You could just open the page in a mobile browser, and do it that way also.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #237 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 01:36:11 »
Thoughts:

I see "white on blue" and "white on red" as almost "ornamental" -- I can see people getting a WASD cluster, an Esc, or a Fn key with them, but not necessarily a whole board worth.

I saw the mention of Signature Plastics, but have you reached out to Tai Hao, our of curiosity?  We know they did the doubleshots on a lot of classic ALPS boards.  Looking at the PC Tactile Pro, only a few keys would require customization (Fn, possibly the 1x Windows key, the 1x numpad tab, the higher row Num Lock, and the media keys, possibly the space bar) from their standard offerings (as seen on, say, Focus and Northgate boards)
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #238 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 03:27:59 »
Thoughts:

I see "white on blue" and "white on red" as almost "ornamental" -- I can see people getting a WASD cluster, an Esc, or a Fn key with them, but not necessarily a whole board worth.

Thanks, if there are more opinions on this, I'd be interested to hear details.  For some reason, the comment field on the form is not visible to me.  Not sure what's happening.



I saw the mention of Signature Plastics, but have you reached out to Tai Hao, our of curiosity?  We know they did the doubleshots on a lot of classic ALPS boards.  Looking at the PC Tactile Pro, only a few keys would require customization (Fn, possibly the 1x Windows key, the 1x numpad tab, the higher row Num Lock, and the media keys, possibly the space bar) from their standard offerings (as seen on, say, Focus and Northgate boards)

We've haven't spoken to Tai Hao yet, but we will.  I suspect their MOQ requirements are higher.


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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #239 on: Mon, 23 March 2015, 14:11:46 »
Thoughts:

I see "white on blue" and "white on red" as almost "ornamental" -- I can see people getting a WASD cluster, an Esc, or a Fn key with them, but not necessarily a whole board worth.

Thanks, if there are more opinions on this, I'd be interested to hear details.  For some reason, the comment field on the form is not visible to me.  Not sure what's happening.

If you can carry DCS doubleshots in stock, that makes group-buys such as this one that much more compelling. This in turn negates some of the need for you to supply coloured sets.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #240 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 01:55:37 »
I love you Matias

Amen.

Yes. This news made my day. I would like to give you a great big hug.

What about Dolch colors?
Mind.Blown.  :eek:
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #241 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 02:03:36 »
I also had to throw a comment in there about a 6U spacebar for Infinity Hacker layouts.

I second this motion. That would be really great. I hope the infinity boards entice more folks to try Matias switches. The kit seems to encourage trying things out : building a first board, trying new layouts... Maybe the 6U would be part of their explorations. I'd buy em  :thumb:
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #242 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 07:57:53 »
Voted...

Whatever you decide - make it thick daddy! :)

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #243 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 13:59:02 »
Thanks for the suggestions...

I'll see what I can do about Dolch.  We're doing a 6.25u spacebar, but I assume that the Massdrop guys found a source for a 6u.


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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #244 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 14:09:20 »
I also had to throw a comment in there about a 6U spacebar for Infinity Hacker layouts.
I second this motion. That would be really great. I hope the infinity boards entice more folks to try Matias switches. The kit seems to encourage trying things out : building a first board, trying new layouts... Maybe the 6U would be part of their explorations. I'd buy em  :thumb:
Do note, folks, that with the keycaps were talking about here, the left shift and return caps (which need stabilizers) are not going to work on the current versions of the Infinity keyboard, because the keycap stabilizer inserts are incompatible. [The spacebar should be fine though, or all the unstabilized keys.]

If youre looking for replacement left shift or return keycaps for the current versions of the Infinity keyboard, Signature Plastics is the only game in town.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #245 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 16:56:44 »
Thanks for the suggestions...

I'll see what I can do about Dolch.  We're doing a 6.25u spacebar, but I assume that the Massdrop guys found a source for a 6u.

Probably Signature Plastics. AFAIK the Massdrop 6U spacebar is DSA-only. It would be awesome to get one in a curved profile.

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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #246 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 21:27:13 »
Thanks for the suggestions...

I'll see what I can do about Dolch.  We're doing a 6.25u spacebar, but I assume that the Massdrop guys found a source for a 6u.

And classic two tone black on beige  ;D
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #247 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 21:29:31 »
Thanks for the suggestions...

I'll see what I can do about Dolch.  We're doing a 6.25u spacebar, but I assume that the Massdrop guys found a source for a 6u.

And classic two tone black on beige  ;D
That's also a great option! I am also interested in seeing that!
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #248 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 22:38:43 »
Lack of keycap options is my biggest disappointment in buying (well, pre-ordering) a Matias keyboard. The Ergo Pro is the first well-built and non-absurd ergonomic mechanical keyboard, in my eyes at least, but one of the big fun things about this niche market is keyboard customization.

I would love to see a Dolch color set in addition to some other color sets.
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Re: Keycaps
« Reply #249 on: Tue, 24 March 2015, 23:23:44 »
If we get good quality black-on-white dyesubs, then those can later be dyed any color someone wants.