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Got the 87 PBT white from bang good.

Fits well on the QFR stems, looks great and feels just like PBT.
Spacebar has a slight warp but you can't really notice it at all.

I say the service from banggood is solid, shipping wasn't too bad about 8 days to California.
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Originally Posted by Terminus14 View Post

Quick Google search shows that transparent aluminum is a thing.

If it counts, aluminium oxide forms a transparent protective layer. Peel that off and mold it into keycaps?
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Also expensive I guess. tongue.gif

You do realize which club this is, right? Most of us have spent over $100 on keyboards...
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post #16423 of 36906
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Originally Posted by sammkv View Post

Got the 87 PBT white from bang good.

Fits well on the QFR stems, looks great and feels just like PBT.
Spacebar has a slight warp but you can't really notice it at all.

I say the service from banggood is solid, shipping wasn't too bad about 8 days to California.

Warping is incredibly common with PBT spacebars. It's why some places (SP, for example) include ABS spacebars instead of PBT.

The common fix for it that I hear is to put it on a flat surface and heat it up with a hair dryer then letting it cool down. That should get rid of any warping.
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post #16424 of 36906
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

If it counts, aluminium oxide forms a transparent protective layer. Peel that off and mold it into keycaps?
You do realize which club this is, right? Most of us have spent over $100 on keyboards...

140$ here...
(also a 130$ mouse) whistle.gif
post #16425 of 36906
Some also like spending 400 dollars for single clacks, so I think a solid gold keycap might be cheaper, not sure..
 
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I want keycaps made of pure gold that are good for backlighting.

I bet goldline can help you with that?

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post #16427 of 36906
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140$ here...
(also a 130$ mouse) whistle.gif

I spent $1000 building a rig, I spent $350 for laptop upgrades (including a $14 CPU, which is less than a tenth the price of the 250GB SSD I got... Priorities!), and I'm willing to bring my total for keyboards up to $140 with a TKL Red. I'm also not horrified when I see people with dual Xeons and/or quad Titans. But that mouse? I never thought I'd say this, but doesn't $130 seem a little steep?
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post #16428 of 36906
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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

You do realize which club this is, right? Most of us have spent over $100 on keyboards...

As the guy who runs the club, I am aware, I've probably spent $400 on my board and keycaps, if not more. wink.gif

That being said, a pure gold keycap would be very expensive, the only thing that could make them more expensive is:



tongue.gif
post #16429 of 36906
you guys are all nuts smile.gif
metal keys don't feel that great to type on, just think ATM smile.gif of course that's just my opinion.

I do get a bit giddy for custom keycaps though, I would like some fun ones, so have put them on the old Christmas list with some links to help my nearest and dearest along... biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Terminus14 View Post

Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMadProfessor View Post

Anyone have a line on where I can order custom metal keys that are appropriate for backlighting?
I don't think clear metal has been invented yet.
Quick Google search shows that transparent aluminum is a thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_oxynitride

Also, it's been a "thing" for a loooooooong time in specific varieties of the mineral corundum, known as sapphire and ruby. Bit expensive for keyboard modding though...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

You do realize which club this is, right? Most of us have spent over $100 on keyboards...
140$ here...
(also a 130$ mouse) whistle.gif

$200 on the keyboard, $90 on the mouse...
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