Our keycaps

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Our keycaps are good.

They're doubleshot, and made of PBT, in Taiwan.

They come from a good home: Tai-Hao makes them, just for us.

They have a textured surface. Not smooth or slippery.

White Keycaps

The ones with letters are all the same profile, OEM Row 3. This means you can shuffle them around on your board. QWERTY, Colemak, Workman — anything goes.

F and J have tactile nubs, but we give you F and J with no nubs in the box, too (you won't need nubs on F and J if you're using a layout other than QWERTY).

The blank ones are sculpted: OEM Rows 0 to 4. So each row on the board is angled a bit differently. A translucent line is doubleshot through each keycap, for the light to shine through.

If you're not sure what to get, get the lettered ones. You can always add the blank ones later.

Glossary

Colemak: A modern keyboard layout designed as an alternative to QWERTY and Dvorak, striving for efficient and ergonomic touch typing.

doubleshot: Made using a double plastic injection process, where two molds (the translucent letter and the keycap itself) are combined into a single keycap. This is a more expensive way to make keycaps, which makes them extra durable. The letters and symbols are literally baked into the keycap, rather than printed on.

OEM Row 3: Also known as "Standard Profile", OEM-profile keycaps come in several different shapes or "profiles", from Row 0 to Row 4. We chose Row 3 as the uniform profile for our printed keycaps after experimenting with all five profiles.

PBT: A type of tough, high-strength plastic. It also has excellent resistance to solvents and stains.

tactile nubs: Little bits of raised plastic usually present on the F and J keys of most keyboards. These allow touch-typists to place their fingers on the home row more easily.

Workman: Another alternative keyboard layout built for low finger travel and reduced movement of the fingers and wrists, along with more balanced left and right hand usage.

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