Top clear keycaps helps improve your keyboard’s look
Artisan keycaps, metal keycaps, etc. We can’t count all types of keycaps since the keycap manufacturers always produce new kinds of keycaps every day. However, if you are in love with nostalgic things more than futuristic themes, you will find clear keycaps are interesting and worthy. So, today let’s take a tour with this type of keycaps.
What are clear keycaps?
For those who love artistic look and colors, clear keycaps or translucent keycaps are quite popular items. These keycaps tend to use PC plastic, which is rather hard and transparent. This characteristic helps the keycaps made from this material have an excellent backlit feature. Moreover, this material is as durable as ABS plastic and it won’t turn yellow with time. Mostly, the manufacturers will mix PCs with other plastics like ABS.
So, clear keycaps are transparent or partially see-through keycaps, which is mostly dedicated to the LED backlighting feature. Like other keycaps, they vary in profiles, material, etc.
Here is the list of some popular translucent keycaps sets.
HyperX Pudding keycaps
Although this keycap set is not totally transparent, the dual-layer design still allows light to go through and create an amazing effect. Also, thanks for this design, you still have a normal keycap set while enjoying the unique characteristic of clear keycaps. The manufacturer uses PBT plastic to make these keycaps instead of normal ABS. The double shot technique also helps to enhance the durability. Lots of users confirm that these keycaps are resistant to friction and wear. These keycaps are compatible with HyperX keyboards and most mechanical gaming keyboards.
The package contains 104 keycaps along with a key puller. You can find one set on Keycapscustom with $24.99. The price is quite high but it’s worth it because you will have a whole set of keycaps with interesting design.
EPOMAKER 108 keys OEM
This keycap set also has a double layer translucent. If the above half of the first set is black, this one has white. Of course, thanks to white color, the LED effect becomes more stunning through your keyboard. These almost clear keycaps are made of high- quality PBT plastic, which is more rigid. The texture is quite thick, so they won’t fade away by time. However, what makes me wonder is the white color itself. We don’t know whether it gets dirty by time. This set uses OEM profile, which is considered to be the most common among other profiles. This OPEMAKER is suitable for most mechanical keyboards. Like the first one, you can get this set on Keycapscustom with about $30. The surface of these keycaps are comfortable so you can get familiar with them very quickly.
Diamond Foil clear keycaps
Different from the two above, this set only contains space bar, enter, shift, tab and arrow keys. These keycaps are handmade and the theme is inspired by the light of diamond. They can be considered to be artisan keycaps, since they are not mass produced. You have to order them in advance and wait to receive the color that you want. The keycaps themselves look amazing and have a bling effect. However, since they are also a bit transparent, the LED also can go through them and they twinkle in the dark.
Since they are handmade, you can choose the color and the design that you want. Of course, the price is much higher than normal keycaps. For each keycap, you have to pay almost $11. You can find them on Etsy with the key word “ diamond keycap’’.
Gradient OEM R4 keycaps
Another artisan keycap set with gradient theme. These keycaps are dedicated to R4 keys only. The main colors are orange, mint and baby blue. They are handmade with resin, which create a transparent look for them. Unlike the others, this keycap set is not allowed the light to go through. Therefore, if you want an artisan keycaps set supporting the backlit, you might need to consider this product.
Since they are handmade, you also have to order them in advance and wait for a week to receive your package. The price on Etsy is $21.66 for the whole set. If you are looking for a fresh look for your keyboard, you might want to consider it.
In general, there are lots of clear keycaps sets with an amazing look for you to choose. They can support the LED or not and they also vary in price. However, they are still worth trying. You can consider your budget and need to get one set to improve your experience with your keyboard. One more thing you should consider before buying is where you buy them. You always should read the reviews while shopping online.
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