How to Choose the Right Keycaps for Your Mechanical Keyboard

When it comes to making your mechanical keyboard truly unique, one of the best ways to do so is by customising it with keycaps. Keycaps are the plastic covers that fit over the mechanical switches on a keyboard and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. 

It is important to make sure that the keycaps you choose are compatible with the type of mechanical switches your keyboard uses. One of the most popular and widely used switch types is the Cherry MX, which features a universal cross stem that allows for compatibility with a wide range of keycap sets. This makes it easier to find the perfect keycaps for your mechanical keyboard, as Cherry MX compatible keycaps are widely available.

When it comes to keycap set sizes, there are a few different options to choose from. Full-sized keyboards typically have 104-108 keys, so they require a full-sized keycap set. Tenkeyless (TKL) keyboards have 87-88 keys. There are also 60% keyboards, which have only 61-64 keys. Finally, 75% keyboards have 81-84 keys. Make sure to choose a set size that’s compatible with the type of keyboard you have.

The third factor to consider is the material of the keycaps. Keycaps come in a variety of materials, from ABS plastic to PBT plastic and even metal. ABS plastic is the most common type of keycap and usually the most affordable, while PBT plastic is more durable and metal keycaps add a more luxurious feel to the keyboard. 

Finally, you’ll want to consider the aesthetic of the keycaps. Keycaps come in many colours and styles, from minimalist designs to more flashy and vibrant designs. Choose a keycap set that reflects your personality and style. 
Making the right choice when it comes to keycaps can make a huge difference when it comes to the look and feel of your mechanical keyboard. With the right keycaps, you can create a one-of-a-kind keyboard that will be sure to turn heads. At, we have a wide selection of keycaps to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect set for your keyboard.

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