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Offline Blitzschnitzel

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Has someone tried these cheapo SA relegendables?
« on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 05:17:32 »
Since I saw this project, I am quite intrigued by these relegendable SA keys:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=82868.0
The only thing holding me back is the price of 2$ per cap on Pimpmykeyboard.com.
Now Ive found these on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/140686450390
Has someone tried these? Are they of similar quality or are they perhaps even the same as the ones sold on Pimpmykeyboard? I also wonder if the inner white part is translucent to the backlight.

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Re: Has someone tried these cheapo SA relegendables?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 05:55:33 »
It's been a while since I had those caps but I believe they have a slightly larger stem than regular mx style switches.

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Offline Blitzschnitzel

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Re: Has someone tried these cheapo SA relegendables?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 20 March 2019, 08:08:56 »
Oh too bad.

Offline Lanrefni

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Re: Has someone tried these cheapo SA relegendables?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 20 March 2019, 10:37:09 »
I've seen those before,from what I gather the switches are pretty decent,but the keycap stems are just slightly too large to work with MX switches,I've been tempted to pick up a few and try to file/sand the stems down.

Edit- Saw this post on Reddit- https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/b34t6c/i_did_another_thing/ ,from what he said the switches are clones of vintage SMK linears and the caps don't fit his MX switches.
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