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Offline againer

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PBT texture by manufactor
« on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 07:28:01 »
I wonder how the texture from diffrent manufactors feels like.
 

PBT often gets described as having a raw  texture but when I got a Ducky PBT set the texture was the opposite of raw. There was allmost no texture at all.
It was special to get used to but right now I love this keycaps.

Then I got a pbt set from banggood and the texture was really raw.
Is there a list, where you can look up the texture from diffrent manufactures in comparision?

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 07:33:38 »
What do you mean by "raw"? Rough?

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 09:40:12 »
yeah rough

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 17:22:24 »
Great topic. Bump.

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 17:34:24 »
Maybe OP can ask for single unused key donations from people and check them all out yourself and do a review? The feel of keycaps is very subjective from person to person. Plus good macro shots would be a must.
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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 18:33:07 »
Maybe OP can ask for single unused key donations from people and check them all out yourself and do a review? The feel of keycaps is very subjective from person to person. Plus good macro shots would be a must.

You could even do the macro shots without any donations.  I could post macros of Topre and Vortex PBT caps if anyone really wants to see them.
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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 19:50:30 »
Maybe OP can ask for single unused key donations from people and check them all out yourself and do a review? The feel of keycaps is very subjective from person to person. Plus good macro shots would be a must.

You could even do the macro shots without any donations.  I could post macros of Topre and Vortex PBT caps if anyone really wants to see them.

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 00:28:26 »
I can't give you macro shots but I have a good selection of PBT sets and can give you my personal opinions of their texture.
I have:
  • BSP
  • Vortex Stock Poker II
  • Leopold Thick from FC750R
  • Geekkeys Thick(unknown manufacturer)
  • Vortex Doubleshot PBT
  • Tai-Hao Doubleshot PBT
  • Imsto Dyesub in the mail (Vortex thick keycaps with Imsto dyesub)
The PBTs I am missing off the top of my head are SP, Plum, Keycool, Ducky, and any Topre.

Okay ranking them from smoothest to most textured/rough(1 being smoothest)
1. BSP (Personal favorite in terms of feeling)
2. Vortex Thick (stock Poker II)
2. Leopold
3. Vortex Doubleshot (feels rougher than the thick)
4. Geekkeys Thick
5. Tai-Hao Doubleshot

I have Vortex thick and Leopold tied because it's too hard to tell a difference between them feel wise.

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 05:43:11 »
Banggood is almost like fine sandpaper. Jarring at first, but nice when you get used to it.

Offline Special K

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 10:29:37 »
OK, here are a couple.

Topre:



Vortex:



Both of them feel about the same IMO.
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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 10:46:38 »
The vortex seems a bit "bubblier". I can understand how such a small difference cannot be noticed during usage, though. I find it hard to believe anyone could tell many different PBTs apart during a blind test.
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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 13:54:47 »
Some keys feel like really thin sandpaper and others feel like a bigger number sandpaper
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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 19:05:05 »
What do you mean by "raw"? Rough?

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 04 May 2015, 15:18:58 »
I would love to ask for unused key donations and do a review.
But I live in switzerland and shipping the keys to me could be a little bit expensive :(
So the macroshots could help. I will have to search my cam to do some potato pics.

I was hoping for a list like KnivesM wrote one.

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Re: PBT texture by manufactor
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 04 May 2015, 15:22:22 »
What do you mean by "raw"? Rough?

RIP ODB BTW

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My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.