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Offline phinix

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How do you store your key caps sets?
« on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 12:45:25 »
When not mounted n your keyboards, how do you store your keycap sets?
In special boxes? Bags?
I wish there were special caps trays we could use, like with mx stems, so we could stick each cap in it and store this way...
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 13:25:47 »
While they're not exactly cheap, you can buy these:

https://originative.co/products/keycap-tray
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 15:30:13 »
Most of my sets are GMK, so I just keep them in their trays. The rest are in plastic bags. All of the trays and bags then go into a big plastic bin.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 03:03:38 »
Like this:



Sometimes in plastic bags.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 13:28:07 »
bags in a drawer
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 19 February 2018, 19:53:36 »
To say this topic comes up regularly would be an understatement!

After a quick search, I found a few links, copied here for posterity.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 08:43:24 »
https://www.originative.co/

Couldn’t find them there - site looks whacked.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 09:46:39 »
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 20:55:46 »
https://www.originative.co/

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 19:49:36 »
https://www.originative.co/

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I'd never have the patience to put mine on one of those :))
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: HoWHen o you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 20:00:36 »
https://www.originative.co/

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I'd never have the patience to put mine on one of those :))

It's not so bad. When you take them off of a board, you put them on there. Or when you get a set from /r/mm, and you organize them to make sure you've got everything, you throw 'em on. ehh

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Re: HoWHen o you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 20:06:57 »
https://www.originative.co/

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I'd never have the patience to put mine on one of those :))

It's not so bad. When you take them off of a board, you put them on there. Or when you get a set from /r/mm, and you organize them to make sure you've got everything, you throw 'em on. ehh

a lot better than the floor method i've used in the past
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 02:31:19 »
store like this

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Or like this :)

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 03:06:31 »
Labeled ziplocks put in storage bins on a shelf. looking into those trays though, I have a few that came with sets and if I have one ill use it. Looks a lot nicer
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 00:23:27 »
I just keep them in the original packaging (i.e. the trays for GMK, bags for SP, etc).  Then I throw all those into a cardboard box.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 08:47:36 »
Mine are in the cardboard boxes they came with in the mail. Inside the boxes there are either the bags or trays or whatever they sit in.

Need to find some better storage method, maybe just plastic cases with names taped on them. Would be nice to buy some glass jars to display the nice colorways in.
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 15:10:59 »
Yup. I just got mine in a bag.. nothing fancy..  no one looks at them.. not even me.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 20:06:17 »
Yup. I just got mine in a bag.. nothing fancy..  no one looks at them.. not even me.

Sometimes I get really down when I think about how many sets I have but dont use. Just sitting in a box, waiting to be sold or traded :/
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 22:34:05 »
https://www.originative.co/

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Did not know these existed. I will probably get some. Thanks.
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 15:23:49 »
https://www.originative.co/

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Did not know these existed. I will probably get some. Thanks.

Definitely recommend them. Much nicer than storing them in bags, in a drawer. I have my unused sets on display on a book shelf.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 15:23:06 »
Alternatively instead of buying one of those trays, why not an actual keyboard?

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 08:58:38 »
https://www.originative.co/

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Whatever happened to these? I can't find them anywhere online?


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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 10:28:54 »
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 10:34:26 »
Aha, I couldn't find them on the site for some reason. I just asked about it on the 1up discord too and they say that EnjoyPBT no longer use/produce those trays. Shame.


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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 16 January 2020, 08:08:19 »
I have a GMK Skeletor Set that didn't come with a case so unfortunately they're in a bag :(

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 09:38:51 »
Idk.. put them on my keeb?

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 09:53:03 »
Idk.. put them on my keeb?

Do you have enough keebs to take all the caps sets you have?
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 12:09:45 »
Idk.. put them on my keeb?

Do you have enough keebs to take all the caps sets you have?

I try to typically keep a 1/1 ratio of keysets to keyboards/builds. That still does not remotely solve the issue because there is always an abundance of extra keys that aren't being used. I just keep the extras in labeled plastic bags and then throw them all in a storage container.
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 06 February 2020, 22:07:09 »

What about this (69RMB/10 USD, not including shipping)
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 01:52:22 »
Well, I order 5 of those JTK boxes that are now on sale on Drop.
I picked Max version - these will be enough to take two TKL sets. Also, Max can take high profile caps, like SA, which is majority of my collection.

Once they arrive in April, I shall post photos how my caps land in them :)
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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 02:11:33 »
Thai food boxes and ziplock bags in a place that sees no light is my way. Is it ideal? nah. Does it work? yep.

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Re: How do you store your key caps sets?
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 15:25:12 »
In Zip-Loc bags shoved into a box shoved into a closet somewhere.