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How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:16:50 »
Hey everyone, I was looking for a good set of keycaps for my Poker 2 and i think i want these http://www.originativeco.com/collections/keysets/products/classic-beige But i was just wondering how is the quality of this set? Or should i spend 30 more and get the PBT and dye sub version?

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Re: Gold on black keycaps?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:19:35 »
I think ducky had a run of gold on black pbt but I'm not sure. I know realforce made some though but they are obviously topre
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 13:20:43 »
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 16:32:28 »
Cherry/GMK (what you linked to) are the very best quality in doubleshots. BSP is top tier in PBT (which is PBT originative carries). I say they are both equally as good quality, just a matter of material preference in feeling really. One thing to note though with BSP set is the caps lock is only available in stepped and the modifiers only available in 1.5 size, neither of which are compatible with Poker.

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 16:39:26 »
Cherry/GMK (what you linked to) are the very best quality in doubleshots. BSP is top tier in PBT (which is PBT originative carries). I say they are both equally as good quality, just a matter of material preference in feeling really. One thing to note though with BSP set is the caps lock is only available in stepped and the modifiers only available in 1.5 size, neither of which are compatible with Poker.

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 17:17:38 »
Cherry/GMK (what you linked to) are the very best quality in doubleshots. BSP is top tier in PBT (which is PBT originative carries). I say they are both equally as good quality, just a matter of material preference in feeling really. One thing to note though with BSP set is the caps lock is only available in stepped and the modifiers only available in 1.5 size, neither of which are compatible with Poker.

also no space bars in 6.25 or 7
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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 December 2013, 17:31:53 »
Cherry/GMK (what you linked to) are the very best quality in doubleshots. BSP is top tier in PBT (which is PBT originative carries). I say they are both equally as good quality, just a matter of material preference in feeling really. One thing to note though with BSP set is the caps lock is only available in stepped and the modifiers only available in 1.5 size, neither of which are compatible with Poker.

also no space bars in 6.25 or 7

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 00:21:15 »
I have a set and love them! They feel amazing to type on :)

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 02:01:17 »
$100 for doubleshots are too expensive IMO

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 02:08:13 »
$100 for doubleshots are too expensive IMO

Compared to what? A set from Signature plastics is going to cost around $60-$70 mark and GMK caps are WAYYYYY thicker.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 02:17:45 »
$100 for doubleshots are too expensive IMO

Compared to what? A set from Signature plastics is going to cost around $60-$70 mark and GMK caps are WAYYYYY thicker.

Well they are still ABS plastic-made. And they will get shiny

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 02:50:45 »
$100 for doubleshots are too expensive IMO

Compared to what? A set from Signature plastics is going to cost around $60-$70 mark and GMK caps are WAYYYYY thicker.

Well they are still ABS plastic-made. And they will get shiny

And some people like shiny double shot abs caps!

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 07:29:28 »
I've found I don't shine caps fast at all. My GMK purple mods with black alphas still look brand new after about 7-8 months of use.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:17:46 »
I've found I don't shine caps fast at all. My GMK purple mods with black alphas still look brand new after about 7-8 months of use.

I have the charred set from gmk and I also do not shine them up fast either...

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:32:16 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:36:22 »
who made that keycaps?
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:39:23 »
I ought to kill OP for asking this question.

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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:40:29 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.

But shouldn't they essentially be the same keys? Give the GMK sets a few more years...they will shine up nicely :P :D

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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:41:05 »
I ought to kill OP for asking this question.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:48:22 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.

But shouldn't they essentially be the same keys? Give the GMK sets a few more years...they will shine up nicely :P :D

I think it has to do a bit with the texture, I find the texture on GMK finer than on SP.

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 10:57:34 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.

But shouldn't they essentially be the same keys? Give the GMK sets a few more years...they will shine up nicely :P :D

I think it has to do a bit with the texture, I find the texture on GMK finer than on SP.

I was referring to old cherry sets vs GMK since they supposedly use the same machinery...

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 11:01:19 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.

But shouldn't they essentially be the same keys? Give the GMK sets a few more years...they will shine up nicely :P :D

I think it has to do a bit with the texture, I find the texture on GMK finer than on SP.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 11:34:45 »
Right GMK same molds/tooling as Cherry. It's pretty much impossible to tell one from the other. If you gave me a sets of NIB 1990 Cherry and 2013 GMK same colors and legends I probably couldn't tell you which was which.

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 15:23:15 »
Right GMK same molds/tooling as Cherry. It's pretty much impossible to tell one from the other. If you gave me a sets of NIB 1990 Cherry and 2013 GMK same colors and legends I probably couldn't tell you which was which.

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 19:19:13 »
People talk about shining but considering how many old cherry sets show little shine I don't think its such a problem with GMK.

But shouldn't they essentially be the same keys? Give the GMK sets a few more years...they will shine up nicely :P :D

Yeah I worded that poorly but that's what I'm getting at, I think it would take a pretty long time to shine up Cherry/GMK sets. People just think they don't last long because they see old Cherry boards with heavy shine but they forget that those boards were most likely being used for data entry so they'd be getting hammered every day.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 19:33:09 »
I bought a cherry board that was used at a retail clothing store for a very long time and the only shine I noticed was on the spacebar and it really was not that bad.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 21:44:51 »
I bought a cherry board that was used at a retail clothing store for a very long time and the only shine I noticed was on the spacebar and it really was not that bad.

Must be a relatively new board

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 22:01:32 »
I bought a cherry board that was used at a retail clothing store for a very long time and the only shine I noticed was on the spacebar and it really was not that bad.

Must be a relatively new board


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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 17 December 2013, 22:19:27 »
I really old department store. the keyboard was well used and was disgusting to clean. but no shine.

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 09:07:02 »
GMK doubleshots are very very nice, they do shine though, My set I got a month or so ago is starting to show shine on some of the letters alredy.
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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 21:45:56 »
GMK doubleshots are very very nice, they do shine though, My set I got a month or so ago is starting to show shine on some of the letters alredy.

Try giving them a clean man, it's probably just oils from your fingers.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 22:07:38 »
GMK doubleshots are very very nice, they do shine though, My set I got a month or so ago is starting to show shine on some of the letters alredy.

Try giving them a clean man, it's probably just oils from your fingers.

If it was that easy to clean. People wont be complaing about the shiny ABS keycaps

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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 18 December 2013, 22:09:28 »
GMK doubleshots are very very nice, they do shine though, My set I got a month or so ago is starting to show shine on some of the letters alredy.

Try giving them a clean man, it's probably just oils from your fingers.

If it was that easy to clean. People wont be complaing about the shiny ABS keycaps

Shine from finger oils and shine from wear are two different things man. If he's shined up his set in a month he must have caustic fingers.
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Re: How are the originative Classic Beige keycaps quality?
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 19 December 2013, 01:00:30 »
do you eat pizza while you game? :D clean your caps with denture cleaner.

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 19 December 2013, 09:40:32 »
GMK doubleshots are very very nice, they do shine though, My set I got a month or so ago is starting to show shine on some of the letters alredy.

Try giving them a clean man, it's probably just oils from your fingers.

I hear this a lot, it looks like they are oily, but they arent, its acually wear on the pastic.  Trust me I have tried cleaning them.
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