Originally Posted by Tator Tot
For a standard key layout, there's not enough PCB space. Like wise, there's not enough spaced under the keycap to fit 3 LED's properly.
More so, the lighting wouldn't be even.
I've already looked into this and a variety of different methods.
Don't be silly, none of those are really unsolvable issues.
1) "For a standard key layout" - Why does a keyboard need
to be a standard layout? There are already a huge number that aren't and they sell just fine. (Don't get me wrong, I like my standard layout just as much as you do, but that doesnt mean someone can't produce a RGB LED mechanical board for someone willing to use another layout).
2) "There is not enough PCB space" - That's just simply not true. There can be as much PCB space as the manufacturer desires. There might not be enough space to include the required PCBs in already existing
keyboards that weren't designed for it
in the first place, but that is an entirely moot point.
3) "There is not enough space under the keycap" - Really?
4) The lighting wouldn't be even. - See Above. Also, I'm pretty sure most people would rather have the ability to have perfectly even (pick red blue or green based on preference) backlight AND the ability to have other colors at well at the expense of imperfect mixing and brightness consistency than JUST having the one color. There is nothing to lose and plenty to gain.
Now if you said it would be impossible to implement a working RGB LED solution on pre-existing cherry MX keyboards without extensive modding and high costs, I'd be inclined to agree with you. If you said it wouldn't be practical for the average consumer nor would it make large profits for a manufacturer, I'd agree. If you had even said that doing so might compremise some of the brightness of the backlighting, you might
still have a point.
But... you didn't.