Move over black generic keyboards, its time to personalise your keyboard with some custom keycaps.
A keycap is a small plastic cover placed over the keyswitch of a computer keyboard. They are often illustrated to indicate the key function or alphanumeric character they correspond to. – Wikipedia
You can buy custom and one-off keycaps from Etsy. Many of these a cast in resin and handmade. Amazon is another great source. There are options for Sailor Moon, Overwatch, Pokémon, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Kirby, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Transformers and more.
There are novelty ones like swiss cheese, a set of cats popping out of boxes and doughnuts. My personal favourites are amazing mini landscape scenes.
The most popular keys to replace are the escape button and the arrow keys. You may like to replace the numbers, the top row of all of the keys. It’s really up to your personal preference.
How to Replace a Keycap
It’s easy to replace your keyboard buttons. Order the ones you want and remove from the box. Make sure you buy keycaps that are compatible with your keyboard. Using a keycap puller remove the ones you want to replace. All you need to do is place the keycaps on your keys and push down. Test them to make sure they work okay.
There are a couple of different designs for keycap removers. The most popular removers look like fancy tongs that slip in around either side of the key to remove it easily.
I’m lusting after the Glorious PBT Key Caps Rain Forest with a custom escape from ZenKeycards on Etsy.
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Online Retail Shops for Keyboard Supplies
Here are some places to buy your supplies to build a custom keyboard:
- Keycapsets: https://keycapsets.com/
- Keycap Land: https://keycapland.com/
- Mechanical Keyboards: https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/
- Varmilo Keyboard Artist: https://en.varmilo.com/keyboardproscenium/
Please leave a comment and let us know how you have customised your keyboard with keycaps?