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I had the opportunity to play around with some Gateron blank PBT key caps in Cherry Profile!

Each set is a single color and includes the following:



The stem placements for the space bars are as follows:


Scan of the space bars alongside a ruler: Reply #23

A comparison with other space bars:



From left to right: Dark Gray, Light Gray, Beige, and White.  Included also in the photo are pebble (F8) and pearl (F9) key caps from a Model M for color comparison.




Comparison of profiles:



Thickness comparison:


Texture comparison in Reply #16

Now for some pictures!










Edit 1: Added link to texture comparison.
Edit 2: Added link to scans of the space bars alongside a ruler.
Edit 3: Reuploaded pictures to imgur.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:26:07 »
Are these engineering samples or is the public going to be able to buy these soon? They look pretty nice :). Maybe a good option in place of BSP?
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:39:39 »
Are these engineering samples or is the public going to be able to buy these soon? They look pretty nice :). Maybe a good option in place of BSP?

These are finished products.  I know Shadovved will run a GB soontm. :thumb:

I've never tried BSP so I don't have a basis for comparison.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:42:40 »
These look beautiful! Damn I will have so many keysets in the mail lol...

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:43:39 »
Those look really nice.  Any ideas about cost?  And is it a smoother or more textured PBT?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:55:14 »
Surprised by how nice those look. Ill be keeping my eyes open for a GB :)

How textured is the surface? Very rough like keycool or smoother like BSP?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 11:58:33 »
Surprised by how nice those look. Ill be keeping my eyes open for a GB :)

How textured is the surface? Very rough like keycool or smoother like BSP?

+1   I'll be on the lookout for a GB.
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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 12:06:11 »
I need that white set. Any idea what the price will be?
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 12:39:38 »
I need that white set. Any idea what the price will be?

Those look really nice.  Any ideas about cost?  And is it a smoother or more textured PBT?

No word on pricing.  I'll bug Shadovved in the morning and update.

BTW, what do you mean textured PBT?  I have a rough description below.  Get it...rough...description? :))


== == == == ==


Surprised by how nice those look. Ill be keeping my eyes open for a GB :)

How textured is the surface? Very rough like keycool or smoother like BSP?

I haven't had the opportunity to try keycool or BSP key caps. :(

On texture, the Gateron PBT (the light gray one in the middle) has a finer surface texture than a fresh SP key cap (the WoB Esc)...you can kinda see it in this picture but I'll try to get some better texture shots tomorrow.



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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:15:05 »
I need that white set. Any idea what the price will be?

Those look really nice.  Any ideas about cost?  And is it a smoother or more textured PBT?

No word on pricing.  I'll bug Shadovved in the morning and update.

BTW, what do you mean textured PBT?  I have a rough description below.  Get it...rough...description? :))


== == == == ==


Surprised by how nice those look. Ill be keeping my eyes open for a GB :)

How textured is the surface? Very rough like keycool or smoother like BSP?

I haven't had the opportunity to try keycool or BSP key caps. :(

On texture, the Gateron PBT (the light gray one in the middle) has a finer surface texture than a fresh SP key cap (the WoB Esc)...you can kinda see it in this picture but I'll try to get some better texture shots tomorrow.

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+1 curious to know the texture, and I don't have a SP set so I can't take anything from that comparison. I will definitely buy a set when Shadovved runs a GB, but curious if they are rough or smooth.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:53:37 »
No ISO Enter?

I wonder how they are compared to Leopold...
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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 16:55:48 »
Nice, can't wait for the GB :)

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 17:15:14 »
Wow that looks really good. Sadly I'm out of keyboards to put keysets on..

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 18:13:54 »
ISO enter may be coming soon... or at least I was told they were thinking about it. I really hope they get the tooling for it made as it's really all they are missing for 'standard' key sizes per row in their current line up.
Pricing is something like $27-35 a set depending on some things. Custom colors are possible. I'll likely be using them for all PBT and POM that I deal with in the future.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 19:11:11 »
Does the 6.25 spacebar work with leopolds like the fc660m?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 19:35:30 »
ISO enter may be coming soon... or at least I was told they were thinking about it. I really hope they get the tooling for it made as it's really all they are missing for 'standard' key sizes per row in their current line up.
Pricing is something like $27-35 a set depending on some things. Custom colors are possible. I'll likely be using them for all PBT and POM that I deal with in the future.

So we're talking $50 dyesub set potential.  That would be awesome.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 04:56:42 »
Yep, that pricing Ivan mentioned is about right.

Here's some pictures for texture comparison.  I need a proper macro lens and rails.

Gateron PBT

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SP DCS

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Does the 6.25 spacebar work with leopolds like the fc660m?

I'm not sure.  I could measure the stem spacing if that would help.

Edit 1: Reuploaded pictures to imgur.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 06:30:16 »
I refuse to get my hopes up but any word on a ISO set?
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 08:19:47 »
Cool pics!

I wonder why the HHKB PBT looks so much less shiny than the others.

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 08:49:44 »
This is awesome! Atleast it has 1.5 mods which I need because the imsto beige set I have does not have it.

Where is this available?

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 16:36:32 »
This is awesome! Atleast it has 1.5 mods which I need because the imsto beige set I have does not have it.

Where is this available?
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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:27:30 »
This looks fantastic! I need that grey set for my Kmac 2!

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:50:40 »
With the strong positive buzz the product range has, I'm eager to see a brand explicitly advertise a board containing them, rather than the usual linguistic handwaving you see with Kailh switches.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 01:59:33 »
I scanned the space bars alongside a ruler for those that will be able to confirm if it'll fit on an FC660M.

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Edit 1: Reuploaded pictures to imgur.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:22:11 »
This might be a dumb question but, what stabilizers can I find that would work with a 6u spacebar?

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:23:54 »
Where can I get a set of this?
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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:27:56 »
Those look really good.  If they had dyesub legends I'd jump on it.

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:31:37 »
Those look really good.  If they had dyesub legends I'd jump on it.
Yeah! They should make a fine candidate for Ivan's future PBT GB's!  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 12:52:33 »
Black blank ISO POM sounds amazing.
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 13:10:37 »
I wonder why the HHKB PBT looks so much less shiny than the others.
It could be the angle. If you look at the shadow from the keycap on the lower right side, the light hits the HHKB keycap from a different angle than the other keycaps.

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« Reply #30 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 13:19:30 »
This might be a dumb question but, what stabilizers can I find that would work with a 6u spacebar?
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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 13:21:01 »
Yep, that pricing Ivan mentioned is about right.

Here's some pictures for texture comparison.  I need a proper macro lens and rails.

Gateron PBT
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SP DCS
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Does the 6.25 spacebar work with leopolds like the fc660m?

I'm not sure.  I could measure the stem spacing if that would help.
Awesome shots infiniti! I would be interested in one of these sets for sure.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 13:29:58 »
Thanks for the texture pictures, infiniti! :)

These look really good. Hopefully I can get my hands on some soon. :)

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« Reply #33 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 14:02:24 »
Thanks guys!  I'm still working on my macro skills.


== == == == ==


Where can I get a set of this?

Shadovved will be running a gb soon.TM.


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I wonder why the HHKB PBT looks so much less shiny than the others.
It could be the angle. If you look at the shadow from the keycap on the lower right side, the light hits the HHKB keycap from a different angle than the other keycaps.

The HHKB key cap really does have more of a matte finish.  However, the angle of the light played a part since I may not have placed the key caps in the same spot for each shot.

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 15:52:33 »
I'm interested in any GB run by Shadovved..

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 16:50:09 »
Could you do a colour comparison between these and Cherry dyesub PBT keycaps?

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 01:56:03 »
So Gateron make keycaps?

Wonder if we will see Kailh keycaps.

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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 02:08:05 »
Tai-Hao makes an ALPS-compatible switch.  I think it's used in the Rosewill RK-6000 and some of the "Clicker" branded boards.
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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 04:31:53 »
Tai-Hao makes an ALPS-compatible switch.  I think it's used in the Rosewill RK-6000 and some of the "Clicker" branded boards.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 05:49:14 »
Tai-Hao makes an ALPS-compatible switch.  I think it's used in the Rosewill RK-6000 and some of the "Clicker" branded boards.

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There are so many Alps clones out there that it's hard to keep them straight...yet we still can't get custom Alps caps  :mad:

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 11:03:50 »
Could you do a colour comparison between these and Cherry dyesub PBT keycaps?

Sorry but I don't have a Cherry dyesub PBT set. :(


== == == == ==


So Gateron make keycaps?

Yep!

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 11:49:09 »
Thanks for making this thread, by the way. I will definitely be interested if they cost less than $45 including shipping. I just hope they make this a complete replacement set for ISO, ANSI and other common variations. That would make a set like this very useful to a wide audience.

Before I came across this thread, I was looking at BSP and Vortex PBT Blanks. I'm excited to hear how these compare when people get their hands on them.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 02:38:17 »
Let's try to get some more comparisons with other key caps!

I will part out the num pad keys and send one of each color (i.e. Dark Gray, Light Gray, Beige, and White) to people that have other key sets with which they can compare the color, texture, thickness, and feel to.

So far we need to compare to:
- BSP
- Cherry dyesub PBT

Post here or PM and let's work something out. :thumb:

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 03:28:36 »
I've got some German Cherry PBT dyesubed and lasered and also some white Imsto PBT keycaps I could compare them to, if you'd be willing to ship those keycaps to a relatively new user here on Geekhack. I'm much more active on DT, if you need a reference.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 03:31:27 »
I've got some German Cherry PBT dyesubed and lasered and also some white Imsto PBT keycaps I could compare them to, if you'd be willing to ship those keycaps to a relatively new user here on Geekhack. I'm much more active on DT, if you need a reference.
Couldn't you send him some caps? Lol
That said if you're active on DT then I imagine it'd be fine if he has extra's to send.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 04:31:34 »
I have a bsp classic beige set(along with a lot of other brands
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vortex(dyesub&doubleshot), plum, tai-hao doubleshot, geekkeys thick, leopold thick
) I could compare them to but I don't have a good camera to compare colors. I could see about borrowing a friend's but that being said I'd love to try them but will understand if you send them to others.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 09:56:29 »
I've got some German Cherry PBT dyesubed and lasered and also some white Imsto PBT keycaps I could compare them to, if you'd be willing to ship those keycaps to a relatively new user here on Geekhack. I'm much more active on DT, if you need a reference.

PM'd you. ;)

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I've got some German Cherry PBT dyesubed and lasered and also some white Imsto PBT keycaps I could compare them to, if you'd be willing to ship those keycaps to a relatively new user here on Geekhack. I'm much more active on DT, if you need a reference.
Couldn't you send him some caps? Lol
That said if you're active on DT then I imagine it'd be fine if he has extra's to send.

I was thinking of borrowing caps to photograph but I didn't want to risk breaking up someone set in fear of losing something. :eek:


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I have a bsp classic beige set(along with a lot of other brands
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vortex(dyesub&doubleshot), plum, tai-hao doubleshot, geekkeys thick, leopold thick
) I could compare them to but I don't have a good camera to compare colors. I could see about borrowing a friend's but that being said I'd love to try them but will understand if you send them to others.

PM'd you too. :D

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 18 May 2015, 20:34:00 »
Important question:
Do you think this 6u spacebar will work with the infinity keyboard?

I was looking at the pictures trying to figure out if the stems align.

I don't think they do but I'm not completely sure.

Any ideas?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 18 May 2015, 21:17:28 »
Any chance to get stand alone space bars? I am not really into blank sets.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 19 May 2015, 01:05:12 »
can we get an ETA on the "soon" thing? what colors will be available?? can we like start voting from now what will they be, i think the basic colors or klaxon (whispers hail klaxon), beige and dolch should be available, plus 1 or 2 custom sets, it may sound crazy, but we have the technology, we can do it.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 20 May 2015, 09:12:11 »
Anyone with a FC660M that wants to test a space bar?  Please PM me or post in the thread.
Going to send sample 6.25u space bars to SpAmRaY and potatowire. :thumb:


== == == == ==


Any chance to get stand alone space bars? I am not really into blank sets.

Not quite sure.  I'll get back to you when Shadovved gets back to me.


== == == == ==


Important question:
Do you think this 6u spacebar will work with the infinity keyboard?

I was looking at the pictures trying to figure out if the stems align.

I don't think they do but I'm not completely sure.

Any ideas?

Do you have an infinity keyboard?  I could send you a 6u space bar so that you can find out. :cool:


== == == == ==


can we get an ETA on the "soon" thing? what colors will be available?? can we like start voting from now what will they be, i think the basic colors or klaxon (whispers hail klaxon), beige and dolch should be available, plus 1 or 2 custom sets, it may sound crazy, but we have the technology, we can do it.

I asked about two-tone sets but they prefer to sell single color sets. :( Things might change but we have to wait for Shadovved to get things moving.


Edit: Got volunteers to verify if the 6.25u spacebar fits on a FC660M.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 21 May 2015, 17:16:14 »
Okay so apparently Gateron/LCC=Plum which is what Ivan used for his last round of Pitch Black sets, and he had issues with Plum who was acting as a middle party distributor for Gateron. He is going through Gateron directly for the next round of Pitch Black.

Taken from the PBT 104/105 R3 thread:
Oh I know but the wait time would be immense. I will be in the Dark Wave GB for sure regardless.

Ivan is using a different manufacturer for the new round (Gateron) and he said he expects the turnaround time to be much shorter.
It's the same manufacturer actually... just now dealing with them directly instead of through a 'wholesaler' middle company which caused all the dumb delays on this one.

I have AVAILABLE:
3x sets of blanks

So apparently I already have a Gateron set as does everyone else who has a Pitch black, granted only in dark grey. I received my set of Pitch Black today so I will be able to measure the thickness soon. I did a little earlier and got ~1.4mm-1.45mm but didn't really go and measure that many (just 2 keycaps). Initial impressions was that they are nice and thick(seems equal to Vortex off memory) and smooth. The tightness of the keycap on the switch could be a minor problem though(nothing some grease can't fix).

I will go more into depth with my measurements and comparison soon, and I should be getting the keycaps infiniti sent me soon.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 21 May 2015, 18:36:07 »
That sucks that Ivan's last gb took so long and costed so much because of the middle man. Jeez!

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 22 May 2015, 00:28:07 »
Okay I did some measurements on a few keys from some of my thicker keycap sets.
from left to right:Vortex, BSP, Gateron, Leopold



Okay so the simple version:
Average of each; Vortex 1.382mm, BSP 1.292mm, Gateron 1.371mm, Leopold 1.533mm
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BSP
ENTER: Right=1.10mm |Left=1.15mm |Top=1.21mm |Bottom=1.18mm
Tab:Right=1.21mm |Left=1.24mm |Top=1.30mm |Bottom=1.16mm
Esc:Right=1.48mm |Left=1.48mm |Top=1.40mm |Bottom=1.59mm

Leopold
Enter:Right=1.59mm |Left=1.55mm |Top=1.55mm|Bottom=1.50mm
Tab:Right=1.54mm |Left=1.50mm |Top=1.55mm |Bottom=1.48mm
Esc:Right=1.51mm |Left=1.56mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.57mm

Vortex
Enter: Right=1.32mm |Left=1.27mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.28mm
Tab: Right=1.36mm |Left=1.34mm |Top=1.49mm |Bottom=1.30mm
Esc: Right=1.44mm |Left=1.40mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.38mm

Gateron
Enter:Right=1.29mm |Left=1.35mm |Top=1.45mm |Bottom=0.9mm   
Tab: Right=1.40mm |Left=1.41mm |Top=1.38mm |Bottom=1.56mm
Esc: Right=1.42mm |Left=1.42mm |Top=1.45mm |Bottom=1.42mm



And for smoothness I would rank Gateron as the 3rd smoothest of pbt sets I have
1. BSP
2. Leopold
3. Gateron
4. Vortex Thick
5. Vortex Doubleshot
6. Geekkeys thick
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 22 May 2015, 22:27:26 »
Thank you for the answer on space bars availability.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 23 May 2015, 09:45:28 »
Okay I did some measurements on a few keys from some of my thicker keycap sets.
from left to right:Vortex, BSP, Gateron, Leopold
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Okay so the simple version:
Average of each; Vortex 1.382mm, BSP 1.292mm, Gateron 1.371mm, Leopold 1.533mm
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BSP
ENTER: Right=1.10mm |Left=1.15mm |Top=1.21mm |Bottom=1.18mm
Tab:Right=1.21mm |Left=1.24mm |Top=1.30mm |Bottom=1.16mm
Esc:Right=1.48mm |Left=1.48mm |Top=1.40mm |Bottom=1.59mm

Leopold
Enter:Right=1.59mm |Left=1.55mm |Top=1.55mm|Bottom=1.50mm
Tab:Right=1.54mm |Left=1.50mm |Top=1.55mm |Bottom=1.48mm
Esc:Right=1.51mm |Left=1.56mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.57mm

Vortex
Enter: Right=1.32mm |Left=1.27mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.28mm
Tab: Right=1.36mm |Left=1.34mm |Top=1.49mm |Bottom=1.30mm
Esc: Right=1.44mm |Left=1.40mm |Top=1.50mm |Bottom=1.38mm

Gateron
Enter:Right=1.29mm |Left=1.35mm |Top=1.45mm |Bottom=0.9mm   
Tab: Right=1.40mm |Left=1.41mm |Top=1.38mm |Bottom=1.56mm
Esc: Right=1.42mm |Left=1.42mm |Top=1.45mm |Bottom=1.42mm



And for smoothness I would rank Gateron as the 3rd smoothest of pbt sets I have
1. BSP
2. Leopold
3. Gateron
4. Vortex Thick
5. Vortex Doubleshot
6. Geekkeys thick
7. Tai-Hao Doubleshot


Awesome stuff man! :thumb:


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Thank you for the answer on space bars availability.

According to Shadovved, if there is enough interest, orders for space bars only would be possible. ;)

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 02 June 2015, 11:46:13 »
Here's a few comparison shot to the beiges of gaterons next to OG doubleshots.








Bad camera I'm sorry infiniti :|

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 02 June 2015, 11:52:56 »
Expect within these two weeks for a GB.

Ironing some stuff out first so it'll be smooth later.

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« Reply #58 on: Tue, 02 June 2015, 15:34:43 »
Expect within these two weeks for a GB.

Ironing some stuff out first so it'll be smooth later.

I hope Gateron is willing to make two-tone sets. I'm also hoping for a surprise, maybe an addon that spices things up, but I'm not sure what that would be. Do you usually mark international packages with a lower value so that people can avoid customs? I'd be able to buy more than one set if you do.

Thanks for the work  ;)

Here's a few comparison shot to the beiges of gaterons next to OG doubleshots.

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Bad camera I'm sorry infiniti :|

Damn, those colors look really tasty. Always wanted a two-tone beige.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 03 June 2015, 04:46:04 »
Here's a few comparison shot to the beiges of gaterons next to OG doubleshots.

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Bad camera I'm sorry infiniti :|

No worried man!  Thanks for the comparison shots! :thumb:


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Expect within these two weeks for a GB.

Ironing some stuff out first so it'll be smooth later.

WOOHOO!!!!

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 03 June 2015, 04:50:01 »
Two-tone sets cost more, and with 4 base colours the combinations might get messy and people dont get what they want.

It's more economical if you just buy two sets and mix yourself issnt it? :D

We hit higher numbers and prices go lower.

Just saying, all my packages are USD 20 gifts. Unless it's an insane amount and I'll adjust accordingly.

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« Reply #61 on: Wed, 03 June 2015, 05:49:16 »
Yeah, okay. I guess it's not that big of a deal when it comes to blanks. It's more important with dye sub group buys.

Just saying, all my packages are USD 20 gifts. Unless it's an insane amount and I'll adjust accordingly.

Sweet. I'll probably get two sets then.  ;)

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« Reply #62 on: Wed, 03 June 2015, 06:01:18 »
ISO white and ill buy two sets.

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« Reply #63 on: Fri, 05 June 2015, 16:13:28 »
The sample caps just arrived, thank you very much, infiniti!
At first glance these have a significantly rougher texture than Cherry PBT,  it's maybe a little rougher than Imsto PBT, the color of the milky white one is a tad more yellow than Cherry PBT, which is in turn warmer than the white Imsto PBT . The grey one seems to match grey Cherry PBTs quite well, it is a tiny bit colder, though. Compared to slighty yellowed Cherry ABS keycaps, the milky white seems to be spot on to mine, but that depends on the yellowing grade. The thickness seems to be the same, accurate measurements will follow.

I'll post a more thorough comparison soon!
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 05 June 2015, 22:30:47 »
ISO white and ill buy two sets.

No ISO molds apparently.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 06 June 2015, 12:16:18 »
Massdrop opened a group buy today for these caps
http://www.massdrop.com/buy/blank-pbt-keycaps?mode=guest_open

Is it any point in having a group buy then?

I might wait until there's ISO enter.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 06 June 2015, 14:27:02 »
Can anyone confirm that those are gaterons on mass drop?

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« Reply #67 on: Sat, 06 June 2015, 14:29:35 »
ISO white and ill buy two sets.

No ISO molds apparently.
That's unfortunate.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 01:23:53 »
Can anyone confirm that those are gaterons on mass drop?

I confirm those are Gateron PBT caps.

Please join their GB. I probably wont run mine. No point.

Screw MD, join my GB :p https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72609.0

With shipping AATW (non-tracked) included, probably need to run at $28/set of single colour.

Should I run my parallel GB?.....

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 02:11:38 »
Massdrop did it again

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 02:15:34 »
Massdrop did it again

Screw it. I'll run a parallel GB then.

There might be countries MD doesn't ship to right?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 02:19:54 »
Massdrop did it again

Screw it. I'll run a parallel GB then.

There might be countries MD doesn't ship to right?

If the price is the same and I could do it beige/light grey and white, I'd much rather buy from you than MD.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 02:31:38 »
Massdrop did it again

Screw it. I'll run a parallel GB then.

There might be countries MD doesn't ship to right?

If the price is the same and I could do it beige/light grey and white, I'd much rather buy from you than MD.

I cant do their combo colour thingy. I only has single colour :(

But you can buy two :p

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 05:47:49 »
Now for some pictures!

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Here's a few comparison shot to the beiges of gaterons next to OG doubleshots.

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Bad camera I'm sorry infiniti :|

Can someone tell me what color combinations they are? White/beige or white/light grey or beige/light grey?
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 June 2015, 06:00:07 by pokkuhlag »

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 06:01:56 »
Massdrop did it again

Screw it. I'll run a parallel GB then.

There might be countries MD doesn't ship to right?

If the price is the same and I could do it beige/light grey and white, I'd much rather buy from you than MD.

I cant do their combo colour thingy. I only has single colour :(

But you can buy two
International shipping is cheaper here , I'm guessing.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 08:27:33 »
Massdrop did it again

Screw it. I'll run a parallel GB then.

There might be countries MD doesn't ship to right?

If the price is the same and I could do it beige/light grey and white, I'd much rather buy from you than MD.

I cant do their combo colour thingy. I only has single colour :(

But you can buy two
International shipping is cheaper here , I'm guessing.

Got the GB up and running. $28/set shipping included for single colours, $30/set for two-tone.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72609.0

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 10:06:20 »
Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 10:31:03 »
Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.
I've been looking on confirmation on this as well.

Some people said the spacebar works with the fc660m. Some said the spacebar doesn't work.

One guy told me the spacebar from this kit will only work with the korean version of the fc660m.

I'm still looking for a solid answer.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 10:34:56 »
Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me?
From the other thread
Gateron molds in sets of 117, they'll have to take apart another set to add the keys. Not willing.
Maybe you can find someone willing to split up their set and give you a leftover. But, why don't you just buy two single-colored sets for a two-tone?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #79 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 11:12:48 »
Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.
I've been looking on confirmation on this as well.

Some people said the spacebar works with the fc660m. Some said the spacebar doesn't work.

One guy told me the spacebar from this kit will only work with the korean version of the fc660m.

I'm still looking for a solid answer.

One of the FC660M owners I sent 6.25u spacebars for testing said that:
Quote
...the space bar doesn't fit right out of the box. The issue is that the stab stems closest to the middle, not needed by the 660M bind on the Cherry stab housings. Wouldn't be an issue with Costar stabs, but I think all 660Ms come with Cherry stabs. I'm pretty sure it will work after some careful trimming of these unnecessary stems...

Basically, you need to trim the parts in shaded in green:



Update from potatowire: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71690.msg1771557#msg1771557

Edit 1: Reuploaded pictures to imgur.
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 June 2015, 21:09:01 by infiniti »

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #80 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 11:32:20 »
Thank you so much for your reply. You made my day. I joined the GB with my community and it will be ordered before the deadline. At least I dont have to plant a new stem for this to work. trimming off is easy enough for me :d

Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.
I've been looking on confirmation on this as well.

Some people said the spacebar works with the fc660m. Some said the spacebar doesn't work.

One guy told me the spacebar from this kit will only work with the korean version of the fc660m.

I'm still looking for a solid answer.

One of the FC660M owners I sent 6.25u spacebars for testing said that:
Quote
...the space bar doesn't fit right out of the box. The issue is that the stab stems closest to the middle, not needed by the 660M bind on the Cherry stab housings. Wouldn't be an issue with Costar stabs, but I think all 660Ms come with Cherry stabs. I'm pretty sure it will work after some careful trimming of these unnecessary stems...

Basically, you need to trim the parts in shaded in green:

Show Image


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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 12:42:26 »
Thank you so much for your reply. You made my day. I joined the GB with my community and it will be ordered before the deadline. At least I dont have to plant a new stem for this to work. trimming off is easy enough for me :d

Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.
I've been looking on confirmation on this as well.

Some people said the spacebar works with the fc660m. Some said the spacebar doesn't work.

One guy told me the spacebar from this kit will only work with the korean version of the fc660m.

I'm still looking for a solid answer.

One of the FC660M owners I sent 6.25u spacebars for testing said that:
Quote
...the space bar doesn't fit right out of the box. The issue is that the stab stems closest to the middle, not needed by the 660M bind on the Cherry stab housings. Wouldn't be an issue with Costar stabs, but I think all 660Ms come with Cherry stabs. I'm pretty sure it will work after some careful trimming of these unnecessary stems...

Basically, you need to trim the parts in shaded in green:

Show Image


demol3 and Infinity,

First of all, I am sorry for using cell phone pictures and not being able to get my hands on a straightedge. I am choosing to provide timely information rather than waiting until I can spend more time the kids are asleep.

On to the question of the space bar fit on the 660M, I may I have bad news. In my particular case the spacebar does not seem to fit, even after trimming the green areas in Infinity's picture. I trimmed these off and it still sticks. I couldn't figure out why at first, because it really looked like the *inside* stems were the problem. After I compared it more carefully with the stock key, I finally noticed the *middle* stab stems are set the tiniest bit too wide.

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In this admittedly bad picture, you can see based on the seam in my table (a busy dad's ruler) that the stems are a tiny bit off. This minor mismatch could be a manufacturing defect or it could be that the US version is slightly different than the Korean version. For all I know, it's only that my keyboard is newer or older than the molds used to make these keys (I got mine from Massdrop in September 2014).

Hopefully some of the other testers Infinity sent keys to will add their experiences, too.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 07 June 2015, 21:15:29 »
Thank you so much for your reply. You made my day. I joined the GB with my community and it will be ordered before the deadline. At least I dont have to plant a new stem for this to work. trimming off is easy enough for me :d

Hi, would you be able to throw in few extra left shift for FC660M user like me? I know my post count is like non existence but I have  been following GB through VNMK admins few times. From the pictures i think gateron produce the stem to fit as many keyboard as it can and it looks like it will fit fc660m too. therefore the only thing missing is an extra left shift.
I've been looking on confirmation on this as well.

Some people said the spacebar works with the fc660m. Some said the spacebar doesn't work.

One guy told me the spacebar from this kit will only work with the korean version of the fc660m.

I'm still looking for a solid answer.

One of the FC660M owners I sent 6.25u spacebars for testing said that:
Quote
...the space bar doesn't fit right out of the box. The issue is that the stab stems closest to the middle, not needed by the 660M bind on the Cherry stab housings. Wouldn't be an issue with Costar stabs, but I think all 660Ms come with Cherry stabs. I'm pretty sure it will work after some careful trimming of these unnecessary stems...

Basically, you need to trim the parts in shaded in green:

Show Image


demol3 and Infinity,

First of all, I am sorry for using cell phone pictures and not being able to get my hands on a straightedge. I am choosing to provide timely information rather than waiting until I can spend more time the kids are asleep.

On to the question of the space bar fit on the 660M, I may I have bad news. In my particular case the spacebar does not seem to fit, even after trimming the green areas in Infinity's picture. I trimmed these off and it still sticks. I couldn't figure out why at first, because it really looked like the *inside* stems were the problem. After I compared it more carefully with the stock key, I finally noticed the *middle* stab stems are set the tiniest bit too wide.

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In this admittedly bad picture, you can see based on the seam in my table (a busy dad's ruler) that the stems are a tiny bit off. This minor mismatch could be a manufacturing defect or it could be that the US version is slightly different than the Korean version. For all I know, it's only that my keyboard is newer or older than the molds used to make these keys (I got mine from Massdrop in September 2014).

Hopefully some of the other testers Infinity sent keys to will add their experiences, too.

Bummer it doesn't fit.  But thanks for the update! :thumb:

I have two (2) more 6.25u space bars if anyone else would like to take a crack at it.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 08 June 2015, 07:13:04 »
If you are willing to send me one, I have a leopold fc600m from china I bought one month ago. It's mx clear so tight fit on the caps, may not be the same as other mx stems.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 08 June 2015, 14:57:53 »
Really nice GB!  :thumb: I would buy atleast two sets if there was an ISO enter.

Oops, meant to post in the GB thread.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 11 June 2015, 13:58:50 »
I ordered the white, light grey set so that I don't have to change the spacebar (a way to compromise). I would also like to receive one spacebar for testing. Mine is made in Taiwan so it should be the US version you guys are talking about. However I live in Vietnam though, so I don't know if you would be able to send it there. If you need any verification just tell me. Shoot me up in the messages if I am chosen. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #86 on: Fri, 12 June 2015, 09:53:44 »
If you are willing to send me one, I have a leopold fc600m from china I bought one month ago. It's mx clear so tight fit on the caps, may not be the same as other mx stems.

I ordered the white, light grey set so that I don't have to change the spacebar (a way to compromise). I would also like to receive one spacebar for testing. Mine is made in Taiwan so it should be the US version you guys are talking about. However I live in Vietnam though, so I don't know if you would be able to send it there. If you need any verification just tell me. Shoot me up in the messages if I am chosen. Thanks in advance.

PMd you two. ;)

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 12 June 2015, 11:03:07 »
If you are willing to send me one, I have a leopold fc600m from china I bought one month ago. It's mx clear so tight fit on the caps, may not be the same as other mx stems.

I ordered the white, light grey set so that I don't have to change the spacebar (a way to compromise). I would also like to receive one spacebar for testing. Mine is made in Taiwan so it should be the US version you guys are talking about. However I live in Vietnam though, so I don't know if you would be able to send it there. If you need any verification just tell me. Shoot me up in the messages if I am chosen. Thanks in advance.

PMd you two. ;)
Would the china and korea version be made the same?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 14 June 2015, 09:09:35 »
Sorry mine is China made, and I don't have the korean version to compare. However, I don't trust china :p

If you are willing to send me one, I have a leopold fc600m from china I bought one month ago. It's mx clear so tight fit on the caps, may not be the same as other mx stems.

I ordered the white, light grey set so that I don't have to change the spacebar (a way to compromise). I would also like to receive one spacebar for testing. Mine is made in Taiwan so it should be the US version you guys are talking about. However I live in Vietnam though, so I don't know if you would be able to send it there. If you need any verification just tell me. Shoot me up in the messages if I am chosen. Thanks in advance.

PMd you two. ;)
Would the china and korea version be made the same?

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #89 on: Sun, 21 June 2015, 10:04:33 »
Sorry for the late reply! Here is a comparison of my various Cherry Profile keycaps.
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More on imgur.com: http://imgur.com/a/rBLTo

I think, the closest match of the off-white/beige Gateron keycaps is to the lasered Cherry PBT, the beige matches quite well with the Cherry Doubleshot and PBT, but the off-white is much more yellow. Gateron beige is also a tad colder than the Cherry Dyesub and Lasered PBT. The light grey of the TA keycaps combines nicely with the Gateron white. The texture of the Gateron keycaps is much rougher than Cherry PBT, but not as rough as the IMSTO PBT. The sides of the Gateron and IMSTO PBT keycaps is also textured, the Cherry Keycaps are all smooth on the sides which I prefer. The Gateron keycaps as well as the TA keycaps are a little bit smaller than the others around the bottom. The typing surface appears to be the same.

Make sure to also take a look at the imgur album, there are a few photos with different perspective and lighting. If you need more pictures, e.g. a direct comparison between two keycaps, just shout!
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 21 June 2015, 10:11:53 »
Sorry if I missed this somewhere in this thread or in Shadovved's GB thread, but do these caps fit super snug like Ivan's r3 PBT? The gateron F and J keys look identical to Ivan's set so I figured they were all coming from the same place. The spacebar was so tight that it would actually bring up my stabilizers with it!
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 04 July 2015, 17:42:08 »
Sorry if I missed this somewhere in this thread or in Shadovved's GB thread, but do these caps fit super snug like Ivan's r3 PBT? The gateron F and J keys look identical to Ivan's set so I figured they were all coming from the same place. The spacebar was so tight that it would actually bring up my stabilizers with it!
Yea these are the same thing, Ivans is just a custom color for his Pitch Black. I've noticed the stems on some are fine while some are to tight, going to look into this more sometime soon.
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« Reply #92 on: Mon, 06 July 2015, 08:55:10 »
Hey guys,

infiniti sent me a sample space bar to test with my Chinese FC660M (best packaging ever, free mentos inside!), and sadly it does NOT fit. The stem placement is a bit off (by like 1 mm), making it impossible to fit without removing the two "merged stems" and glueing it back.

http://imgur.com/FLpredq,ssOZIQD,ptAToI1,2zSVtHE

The last image is not the best (poor lighting), but you can see the left stem is not flush at all.
« Last Edit: Tue, 07 July 2015, 05:34:12 by Sirakain »

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 07:54:27 »
It looks like Gateron are doing ISO Enter now:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-10070819993.16.gA1cVi&id=520956524246

Would make a sweet addon set for the people who use ISO. Very little cherry profile around, especially PBT.



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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 08:08:29 »
It looks like Gateron are doing ISO Enter now:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-10070819993.16.gA1cVi&id=520956524246

Would make a sweet addon set for the people who use ISO. Very little cherry profile around, especially PBT.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 08:09:45 »
It looks like Gateron are doing ISO Enter now:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-10070819993.16.gA1cVi&id=520956524246

Would make a sweet addon set for the people who use ISO. Very little cherry profile around, especially PBT.

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New windowed caps too !

Seems to be a 6.5 isn't it?

Not sure what's special about the Rshift.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #96 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 08:11:07 »
It looks like Gateron are doing ISO Enter now:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-10070819993.16.gA1cVi&id=520956524246

Would make a sweet addon set for the people who use ISO. Very little cherry profile around, especially PBT.

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Probably someone is planning to run a GB for it soon. Wait for it.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #97 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 09:34:21 »
I'd be down for an ISO set to match the dark grey blanks from Shadovved's GB.
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« Reply #98 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 09:56:25 »
Just got my shipping notice, thanks so much Shadovved! Hope you have some nice time off.

edit: oops, wrong thread.
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 30 July 2015, 18:59:59 »
It looks like Gateron are doing ISO Enter now:
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-10070819993.16.gA1cVi&id=520956524246

Would make a sweet addon set for the people who use ISO. Very little cherry profile around, especially PBT.

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Awesome! Guess I have to get some of this.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #100 on: Fri, 31 July 2015, 07:41:42 »
Also found these

They are currently holding a group buy for these colored keys in china.

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 05 August 2015, 00:22:27 »
Here's some pics of the Gateron blanks on a G80-1800 (dark gray mods and light gray alphas):

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« Last Edit: Wed, 05 August 2015, 00:25:31 by infiniti »

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« Reply #102 on: Wed, 05 August 2015, 00:34:40 »
Here's some pics of the Gateron blanks on a G80-1800 (dark gray mods and light gray alphas):

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I like the bevel on the front edge of that keyboard, for some reason it just looks so right in these pictures :)
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #103 on: Wed, 05 August 2015, 00:36:26 »
Here's some pics of the Gateron blanks on a G80-1800 (dark gray mods and light gray alphas):

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I like the bevel on the front edge of that keyboard, for some reason it just looks so right in these pictures :)

Got lucky on the lighting! :))

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #104 on: Wed, 05 August 2015, 03:21:50 »
I agree with rowdy.

Dat angled lip  :eek:

I've been really liking the 1800 layout recently..

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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 12 September 2015, 20:38:12 »
I see in Taobao Gateron also make Rainbow keycap too..
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Re: Gateron Blank PBT Key Caps, Cherry Profile (whoa 5MB of pictures)
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 15 September 2015, 12:45:20 »
I see in Taobao Gateron also make Rainbow keycap too..
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