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Sup OCN! My new custom keycap set just came in from WASD keyboards today! I bought them to put on my Das Keyboard. I just put them on my keyboard and thought i would post some pics/comments about them.

First thing i would like to point out is that the included keycap remover was very nice and resembled that of a Filco. It wasnt one of those crappy ring-like things. Pic below
Keycap Puller (Click to show)
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When the package arrived, i opened it up and all of the keys were in their own seperate baggies. Each baggy had one row of keys in it.
Caps (Click to show)
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Below i have pics of my keyboard before and after.
BEFORE (Click to show)
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AFTER (Click to show)
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I think the result looks pretty awesome and i am very satisfied! They keys feel just like my Das did. I did run into a problem while installing the keys though. I didnt realize this before starting, but Das uses key stabilizers on their larger keys. Basically this is a small piece of metal that hooks into the bottom of ur key. The problem is, Das uses some special plastic piece on the bottom of the key so that the metal piece can hook it. I tried to remove these so i could put them on my new keycap, but they seem to be super glued or something and i didnt wana push it. So i just had to put on the new caps without the stabalizers, not a big deal. below i have attached pics of the metal stabalizer and the plastic pieces on the Das caps.
Plastic Bit (Click to show)
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Stabilizer (Click to show)
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Despite this small obstacle, i am very happy with my purchase, and would highly recommend these keycaps to anyone. Shipping took 2 days, and the caps are of very nice quality. thumb.gif
post #2 of 11
Are the keycaps the same form, shape, and font as the original DAS ones? I'm wondering since I might buy just the four WASD keys in red, but I want it to match the DAS ones.
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post #3 of 11
I see that you didn't put the spacebar on. Is it because of the stabilizers? You can actually get them from WASD for really cheap, even the inserts.
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-parts-1.html
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Sweet they got new key pullers.
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post #5 of 11
I have been designing custom key layout but was worried about ordering based on interactive designer.

What size font did you use for all the keys? Are they regular or bold? What font?
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Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post

Are the keycaps the same form, shape, and font as the original DAS ones? I'm wondering since I might buy just the four WASD keys in red, but I want it to match the DAS ones.

I asked that same exact question before i got my keycaps. the answer is yes. they are all the exact same size, and shape of as the das caps. i mentioned above that they do indeed come in different bags. each bag has 1 row of keys because each row of keys is a different height, just like das. i talk about fonts further down in this post. and if you do order your keys from the wasd website, then make sure that you get stabilizer keys if you use a das.
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Originally Posted by iJustin View Post

I see that you didn't put the spacebar on. Is it because of the stabilizers? You can actually get them from WASD for really cheap, even the inserts.
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-parts-1.html

wow awesome thanks for that tip!! +rep
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Sweet they got new key pullers.

yes they did! very nice.
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Originally Posted by shawnoen View Post

I have been designing custom key layout but was worried about ordering based on interactive designer.
What size font did you use for all the keys? Are they regular or bold? What font?

You dont get the exact same font as das, but there are a few options to choose from. I went with the futura font which was pretty awesome and close as i could get to Das. you can go to the website and see all the fonts they have. its just wasdkeyboards.com. I left the colors of the keys on default. dont worry so much about the color, everything will be readable no matter what color you get.
post #7 of 11
What size font did you use for all the keys and is it regular or bold? 9pt for main keys and 8 for the "busy" ones?
post #8 of 11
You can most definitely take the old "inserts" off of the old keys. I typically use a small precision flat head screw driver and pry them out from the loop part. They are pretty durable and I've never broken one myself (not to say its not possible to break). They aren't glued in. There are some older versions of this insert that sticks on a little tighter, but still comes out fairly easily. There's no point in buying extra unless you actually break one or accidentally lose some.
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Originally Posted by shawnoen View Post

What size font did you use for all the keys and is it regular or bold? 9pt for main keys and 8 for the "busy" ones?

i just used the default size. i didnt change the size
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You can most definitely take the old "inserts" off of the old keys. I typically use a small precision flat head screw driver and pry them out from the loop part. They are pretty durable and I've never broken one myself (not to say its not possible to break). They aren't glued in. There are some older versions of this insert that sticks on a little tighter, but still comes out fairly easily. There's no point in buying extra unless you actually break one or accidentally lose some.

thanks a lot for the tip! i will get right on that!
post #10 of 11
So if I want to customize my Das with alternating keys of blue/white do I have to order essentially two separate sets of this this? Each in blue and white? If so $60 seems steep.
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