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I know its a bit silly to talk about end game keyboards

One of the nice things about falling for Topre switches is that you really don't have much choice anymore, and you can just relax and enjoy. I've been using this thing for the past week and I absolutely love it. It's also my first board with PBT keycaps, and I finally get what all the rage is about over ABS. The keys feel so much nicer than my Rapid-I (which I still consider a really nice keyboard also).

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I don't know, I have PBT keycaps and while they feel nice I can't say they feel any nicer than ABS.
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PBT > POM > ABS

I'm never going back to ABS keycaps.
 
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post #33734 of 36962
I much prefer PBT, I like that almost gritty feeling on the surface of the keycap. Also, I won't be buying the Tai Hao PBT keycap sets again. The colours are nice and I haven't had any issues with any keycaps being missing or damaged, but they get dirty extremely easily, and whatever coating they use rubs off pretty quickly if you try and clean the keycaps.

Sorry I've been pretty much inactive on here the past few months, been super busy with school, finally finished now though. smile.gif
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yeah, and lots of the taihao caps are slightly off center. I thought maybe I soldered a few switches in crooked or something, but they were fine, the caps just don't line up very well. And they get shiney quick, not from body oil, but the coating on them gets shiney quick, requiring to be washed often if you want to keep them looking nice.
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Yeah, I even prefer my 18 month old Ducky PBT set. tongue.gif
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i can't be too worreid though, $30 for a full dub shot set with iso keys and other keys to go with non traditional layouts



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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

PBT > POM > ABS

I'm never going back to ABS keycaps.
Thin abs keycaps are garbage but gmk keycaps are just as nice as pbt keycaps. I've tried some old cherry dyesub pbt keycaps that many people consider the "best" keycaps and they really aren't that special imo (especially considering people pay ~400 for them)

Really any thick cherry profile keycaps are gonna be the best you can get, regardless of material.


Finished the g80 3077 last night. 62g lubed pcb mount vintage blacks. I need to figure out the PS2 cable though, as I am stuck using a usb cable for now. Garbage pictures because its dark and rainy but oh well.


 
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PBT > POM > ABS

I'm never going back to ABS keycaps.

I wouldn't be so sure, surely PBT is superior to the feel and durability, but only when you're talking at the same thickness, GMK or OG Cherry double shot caps still beats the **** out of many thin PBT caps, the only thing that better than GMK/OG Cherry double-shot is TA dye-sub or OG Cherry dye-sub. Besides, if you're talking about legend on caps, ABS multiple-shot is superior in contrast and sharpness.

 

POM is no where near the other two in type feel and printing (it feel slippery, and don't have a decent printing method other than layered), it makes interesting sound to type on, but not for daily use for me.

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I wouldn't be so sure, surely PBT is superior to the feel and durability, but only when you're talking at the same thickness, GMK or OG Cherry double shot caps still beats the **** out of many thin PBT caps, the only thing that better than GMK/OG Cherry double-shot is TA dye-sub or OG Cherry dye-sub. Besides, if you're talking about legend on caps, ABS multiple-shot is superior in contrast and sharpness.

POM is no where near the other two in type feel and printing (it feel slippery, and don't have a decent printing method other than layered), it makes interesting sound to type on, but not for daily use for me.

I've never tried GMK or Cherry ABS, although I was considering GMK for a while and I'll be giving them a shot some time.
 
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