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Offline mrbill

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Blank Cherry-compatible keycaps from SMC Electronics
« on: Tue, 13 April 2010, 11:44:44 »
I ran across this thread a couple weeks ago and took the plunge, ordering 20 each of their red and blue blank Cherry MX-compatible keycaps from SMC Electronics.

They arrived this weekend, and I finally put them on my Ricercar SPOS board at work today.  I've previously replaced as many keys as possible with doubleshots from a G81-8000HBAUS.
All that was left was the annoying blank relegendable keycaps on the top row and the PrtScr key.

I'm pretty happy with the result, and these shorter keycaps look a lot better than I expected.

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Blank Cherry-compatible keycaps from SMC Electronics
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 April 2010, 11:49:41 »
Interesting...another confirmation that MEI switches/keycaps are Cherry MX-interchangeable.

(the keys from this supplier are intended for their MEI-equipped keypads)

The blue looks good on that board for sure.
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Blank Cherry-compatible keycaps from SMC Electronics
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 April 2010, 14:35:52 »
Those low profile caps would be a perfect height match for the key caps on a low profile Cherry brown 11802 or Cherry black 11900.

With blue caps, you need to swap in blue LEDs now.
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