Custom keycaps (pimp my keyboard)

Custom keycaps (pimp my keyboard) …
… my leopold otaku keyboard doesn’t like to my wife! she says that is so black.

Leopold Tenkeyless "Otaku" Mechanical Keyboard
Leopold Tenkeyless “Otaku” Mechanical Keyboard

… so I decided to buy new printed keycaps in order to replace the original keys (that are completely black … Leopold review here)
I found WASD Keyboardshttp://www.wasdkeyboards.com ) which allows you to custom keycpas and pimp up your keyboard :

  • custom layout (here and here)
  • Keycaps 3d texture (here)
  • custom keycaps (here)
  •  custom …  letter fonts, image. print method…

For the single custom keycap you can upload an image in order to print it on key (see at end of this post).
There are several options : you have only to explore the site. WASDkeyboards support is very friendly and they send worldwide.
So i bought :

  • 87-Key Cherry MX Keycap Set Black
  • 2x CTRL keys Red
  • ALT,COMMAND (MAC) and MENU LightGray
  • Personalized keycap backspace (pacman theme)
  • Customized esc keycap (Apple theme)

Keycaps are in ABS plastic and they are good and printed  with color  similar to gold. So letters color is not white as usual. Black pf key is less … hum less black than original leopold keys but they are very very similar (so doesn’t matter about that). The emboss sign on keys “f“and “j“are more prominent than the original leopold keys and this is a positive thing.
All keycaps are compatible with leopold but not the space key.

Keyboard

Leopold Tenkeyless "Otaku" Mechanical Keyboard
Leopold Tenkeyless “Otaku” Mechanical Keyboard

Backspace key

WASD Keyboards
WASD Keyboards

Image I used 

WASD Keyboards
WASD Keyboards

Esc key

 

WASD Keyboards
WASD Keyboards

Image I used 

WASD Keyboards
WASD Keyboards

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