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I suppose they could just get custom housings made, but that in itself would be a very demanding and expensive. It would be nice, but I don't see it happening any time soon. I'd rather have companies producing higher quality keycaps than backlit boards. ( unless it was a super awesome front legend'd led board.
I don't really have any need of it being made, just kinda funny to think about how it could be done biggrin.gif
If I need to change the color of some portion of the keyboard I just replace the LED rolleyes.gif
post #16072 of 36807
I would think initially we would be looking at premium priced boards (don't tell the wife)
and keycaps to go with it would have to be of excellent quality because of the necessity for light passthrough.

saying that, with the current surge in mechanical popularity, you never know smile.gif
    
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I guess I shouldn't re ask the same question regarding the TK then. (Wanting all white keycaps except for the alphabets)

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That's easy. Just get a full white keycap set.

Then pick up some individual keycaps for the bottom row from somewhere like WASD.
2x for ALT
2x for CTRL
3x for Windows and Fn

And you're set.
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That's easy. Just get a full white keycap set.

Then pick up some individual keycaps for the bottom row from somewhere like WASD.
2x for ALT
2x for CTRL
3x for Windows and Fn

And you're set.

I see. That's viable. Get a UK/ISO layout full set for the Long and Short SHIFT and ISO/UK Return key, and individual caps for the modifiers...

What about the 6.5x spacebar though? Also to be a pain, the CTRL would be at a slightly different profile. But it's all sounding viable now...
Edited by neo0031 - 10/4/13 at 8:09am
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I see. That's viable. Get a UK/ISO layout full set for the Long and Short SHIFT and ISO/UK Return key, and individual caps for the modifiers...

What about the 6.5x spacebar though? Also to be a pain, the CTRL would be at a slightly different profile. But it's all sounding viable now...

That's true, although it doesn't look too bad. As for the spacebar it's such an uncommon size, the only solution I see is to paint the stock spacebar white yourself, because 6.25 (standard size) doesn't fit at all. Maybe if it had Costar stabilizers it would.

Also, if you don't like the idea of painting your stock keycaps, you could just tell Coolermaster or MaxKeyboard you damaged your original spacebar and they might feel bad enough to sell you the spacebar alone. rolleyes.gif
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That's true, although it doesn't look too bad. As for the spacebar it's such an uncommon size, the only solution I see is to paint the stock spacebar white yourself, because 6.25 (standard size) doesn't fit at all. Maybe if it had Costar stabilizers it would.

The burden of buying a non-mainstream mechanical keyboard. rolleyes.gif

To be fair though, a lot more TKs are popping up lately? tongue.gif

I did a preset thing on WASD to see what it'd look like linked HERE. Hmmmm... Maybe not white but grey...? Still, gonna be trouble fitting that bottom row. But maybe the spacebar would be ok remaining black/stock.... Man, I should be doing my design assignments instead of this...! tongue.gif

I'm so glad there's this community on here to talk this thing over with. It'll be a while before I make a purchase, but that also gives me more time to make it perfect, I guess! biggrin.gif
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I did a preset thing on WASD to see what it'd look like linked HERE. Hmmmm... Maybe not white but grey...? Still, gonna be trouble fitting that bottom row. But maybe the spacebar would be ok remaining black/stock.... Man, I should be doing my design assignments instead of this...! tongue.gif

I'm so glad there's this community on here to talk this thing over with. It'll be a while before I make a purchase, but that also gives me more time to make it perfect, I guess! biggrin.gif

I think the spacebar would look good matching either the alphas or the mods. Yea I'm glad too. Making purchase decisions before the internet must've been agonizing. [/firstworldproblems] tongue.gif
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I would advise against painting keycaps, i've tested it out with several different paints and such but never got a satisfying result.

Myabe just desing your keyboard layout with black modifier keys?
Edited by Jixr - 10/4/13 at 10:13am
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I would advise painting keycaps, i've tested it out with several different paints and such but never got a satisfying result.

Myabe just desing your keyboard layout with black modifier keys?

I know it would make it a world easier, with white alphabets and all else staying black or stock.

But I think I want to reverse that norm, and keeping the black body frame, and black stock alphabet keycaps because the black stock keycaps with the TK has LED capability. See where I'm going? tongue.gif
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sorry, i miss-typed, i meant to advise against painting caps

though colored moidifier keys to match your led color would be cool.
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