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So what makes a set of blank keycaps worth $75? I've been using the keycaps that came with my keyboard for a couple years:
What sort of benefit would there be to buying them?
It's all about aesthetics really.
I think those are the Leopold PBT caps. They're nice because they're PBT and very thick. They will last longer and (subjectively) feel better to type on.
Like any other "hobby," mechanical keyboards have their own little modifications that may go unnoticed by all but the most knowledgeable. Audiophiles have their fancy headsets/amps, FLAC files, etc. Mechphiles (a completely made up term) enjoy carefully lubricating their switches, applying stickers that have very little purpose, purchasing special cases and caps, etc. It's all a preference thing, if you don't think the keycaps are you, they probably aren't. There's certainly nothing wrong with stock keycaps, just as there's nothing wrong with the ones you've linked. Different keystrokes for different keyfolks :~)
I would love one of those if it was in PBT, if its ABS then I think it might jsut be the filco ninja keycaps
You can see that your spacebar is starting to become shiny because of the ABS plastic. PBT keycaps last much longer without wear.
PBT keycaps are much higher quality and feel much better than ABS keycaps as well as the fact that they don't get shiny.
Some model M's from the 80's still have caps in great condition. They're PBT.
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