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I found it fine when I still had stock caps. But saying that, I had the brightness on minimum most of the time.

I was the exact opposite when I was waiting for my TK to arrive: Not wanting the brown. Black and white peripherals are easier to match with other things and to look at, for me.

I'm now using the MaxKeyboards front printed ones, and they do fit your requirement for "glowy" when the led is on.

I too have the brightness all the way down. Actually, I have it set to only illuminate the WASD keys.

I see where you're coming from with the ease of matching white/black. I partly picked the brown switches because I wanted the white LED's. I feel like you wouldn't even really see the brown background. I just think it would reflect less white light back up between the keys.

Edit: I think I've found what I was looking for here - http://www.maxkeyboard.com/black-translucent-cherry-mx-blank-keycap-set-for-esc-w-a-s-d-or-e-s-d-f-and-arrow-keys.html
Edited by DBEAU - 12/20/13 at 10:43am
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Thanks! Do they have a website?

www.qwerkeys.co.uk

They are opening up distribution centres in LA and Hong Kong soon, so there should be much better shipping rates for the non-European customers. smile.gif
Edited by Paradigm84 - 12/20/13 at 10:57am
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Oh I am sorry DBEAU I thought I posted the website when recommending them as an option, and thanks Paradigm for posting the actual website for me. I hope you find something you like there DBEAU, if you do not I would try searching through ebay, and amazon for possible options of wasd keycaps, and you can even try the gh marketplace. Let me know if you find anything good.
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I too have the brightness all the way down. Actually, I have it set to only illuminate the WASD keys.

I see where you're coming from with the ease of matching white/black. I partly picked the brown switches because I wanted the white LED's. I feel like you wouldn't even really see the brown background. I just think it would reflect less white light back up between the keys.

Edit: I think I've found what I was looking for here - http://www.maxkeyboard.com/black-translucent-cherry-mx-blank-keycap-set-for-esc-w-a-s-d-or-e-s-d-f-and-arrow-keys.html

Huh.

If I had paid attention and realized those were translucent and not just plain black key caps, I would have ordered those instead. Oh well; key caps still aren't here.
 
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It's also worth noting you can get custom keycaps made with Qwerkeys subject to a minimum order quantity.
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linear switch fanboys

I'll be one of them in five days, thank you very much.

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Nope, not a mod.

Well, in that case, I have decided to set my keyboard on fire and only use the on-screen thing built into Windows. Oh, and +rep for all your hard work! Oh wait... biggrin.gif Nah, but really, congrats.


Also, in my campaign about the MX Brown peasants, the keypad on a Razer Tartarus has more feedback than an MX Brown switch. That's just sad. C'mon Cherry (or Cooler Master or Razer or Corsair), make Ergo Clears official!
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^Red or black? Also, cherry will make ergo clears, as long as the order is big enough tongue.gif

Congrats paradigm! thumb.gif
 
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I can an actually agree with making ergo clears official that would be super awesome, I would love to have a mechanical keyboard with ergo clears. I actually am planning on buying a nice bodied keyboard with browns or blues and swapping them out for ergo clears, well a friend of mine would be doing to main swapping, since I do not want to mess up the investment I am not planning on buying a Filco for 140 just to have to say yeah I bought a filco then I trashed it...lol. I do like brown switches alright, but I wish they were a tad stiffer, and clears do have that nice tactile bump that browns seem to be missing. I wish there was more access to clear switch mechanical keyboard honestly that would be so nice. Right now I am typing on a topre switch tenkeyless and if feels awesome but I still want to get a cherry mx keyboard with clears or ergo clears , and possibly white switches.
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^Red or black? Also, cherry will make ergo clears, as long as the order is big enough tongue.gif

Congrats paradigm! thumb.gif

Blacks. I realized that I can, sans number pad, make Ghetto Greens and, since they'll be cracked open anyway, Ghetto Reds. Refitted Reds perhaps?

Yeah, I had read that. It needs to be a massive order though. Somebody start a Kickstarter: Cherry MX Hot Pink keyboards!
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 12/20/13 at 1:30pm
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I can an actually agree with making ergo clears official that would be super awesome, I would love to have a mechanical keyboard with ergo clears. I actually am planning on buying a nice bodied keyboard with browns or blues and swapping them out for ergo clears, well a friend of mine would be doing to main swapping, since I do not want to mess up the investment I am not planning on buying a Filco for 140 just to have to say yeah I bought a filco then I trashed it...lol. I do like brown switches alright, but I wish they were a tad stiffer, and clears do have that nice tactile bump that browns seem to be missing. I wish there was more access to clear switch mechanical keyboard honestly that would be so nice. Right now I am typing on a topre switch tenkeyless and if feels awesome but I still want to get a cherry mx keyboard with clears or ergo clears , and possibly white switches.
Modifying a filco wouldn't be the best idea ever, their PCB is dual sided and the solder goes all the way through the holes making it difficult to desolder. Get a QFR if you want to mod, I don't have any qfrs anymore but they were fun to modify, the only advantage of a filco I can find is the top piece isn't matte so it wont scratch easily, and it feels noticeably more sturdy (stronger and thicker plastic)

Filcos pcb and case is better than the qfr but I don't think its worth it to the average person when you take into account a filco is going to be 140 minimum and qfrs will sell for 55 new a lot of times.
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Blacks. I realized that I can, sans number pad, make Ghetto Greens and, since they'll be cracked open anyway, Ghetto Reds. Refitted Reds perhaps?

Yeah, I had read that. It needs to be a massive order though. Somebody start a Kickstarter: Cherry MX Hot Pink keyboards!
Another thing that requires a MASSIVE order is custom springs that have over 100g of resistance. I think MOQ for sub 100g springs is 1000 and for over 100g springs it is 50,000.. So we will never be able to make super blacks again frown.gif
 
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