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Looking to get a couple keycaps like WASD cluster and red escape key for my blackwidow, just wondering if there would be any compatibility issues with them from elitekeyboards. They say they fit Cherry MX switches, but not sure how the wasd would fit next to other blackwidow keys...

Thanks for any input!

http://www.elitekeyboards.com/produc...s,cherrymxkeys

Edit:

Here's a recap (pun intended) of how the keys turned out on a black widow in case anyone was wondering. The esc keys is just fine, especially being a stand alone key, just choose whether you want printing or not. The wasd cluster IS a smidge bit different as I would have expected but it's not as noticeable as I thought it would be. There definitely is a little more contour and the key looks to sit about .5 mm lower but for me that's not enough to cause any discomfort or dislike 'the feel.'

Here's the pic:


Edited by bfreddyberg - 2/13/11 at 4:33pm
 
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post #2 of 14
This is something I would like to know also.
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From what i have researched, they should fit. they may or may not feel/look/fit the exact same as the stock ones.
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I hate the color they come in, why cant they make them black or white or something and not that washed out blue/purple color.
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post #5 of 14
The filco WSAD ones work fine on almost all mx switches, sometimes they are slightly less glossy/matte than the other mfg keys, but your never going to get them perfect.

In terms of shape, I have no had any issues. Tried them on both a steelseries 6gv2 and a noppoo choc mini...



    
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I hate the color they come in, why cant they make them black or white or something and not that washed out blue/purple color.
no kidding. would love to see them in red personally.
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no kidding. would love to see them in red personally.
They had them in stock in red there a few months ago.
    
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i know, red is out of stock right now. they have the esc/del keys in but im gonna wait till red (wasd)comes back in stock before i order.
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Thanks everyone, I'll order a set and see how they fit. If they don't work well out I'll see if I can make my own! (Don't worry if they turn out nice, I'll sell more!)
 
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Thanks everyone, I'll order a set and see how they fit. If they don't work well out I'll see if I can make my own! (Don't worry if they turn out nice, I'll sell more!)
I would suggest getting a key removal tool as well... they can really be a pain and the tool sorta costs a few bucks but makes life easy down the road... you could also try like a paper clip bent out correctly or something similar
    
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