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DDC keycap profile

DDC is a new cylindrical keycap profile for Choc switches – designed by LowproKB.

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Published February 16, 2024
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After the spherical LDSA, LowproKB's Darryl announced DDC, a cylindrical keycap profile for low-pro Choc switches. Injection molded PBT in black/white and with homing keys.

In the continued effort to provide low profile keyboard users with nice things, LowproKB is proud to offer a new keycap profile to satisfy the desires of those wishing for an OEM or Cherry experience while typing – Darryl.

The DDC profile was designed by LowproKB to emulate the traditional cylindrical profiles, while being fully adapted for low profile choc V1 spacing and switches.

DDC is injection molded out of premium PBT plastic, so resistant to the wear and "shining" caused by many hours of typing.

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According to the announcement, the keywells are comfortable and the texture on the PBT plastic is pleasing to the touch. Anyone coming from a traditional cylindrical profile will find themselves right at home with DDC.

DDC can be considered a trial product. If the profile is well received, LowproKB intends to expand the offering to include mod, thumb and space keys, as well as legends if demand exists.

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These DDC keycaps are "choc spaced" meaning they do not share the same outer dimensions of a typical Cherry MX keycap. The switch spacing should ideally be 17(h)x18(w) on your keyboard. Choc spaced keycaps will fit on a traditional MX spaced keyboard, but the gaps between the keycaps will not be uniform.

With regards to exact dimensions, the DDC keycaps are basically identical to other Choc spaced caps like MBK and LDSA, that means, they are 17.5 x 16.5mm, which allows a 0.5mm gap between keycaps when installed.

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DDC also has deeper skirts (ala LDSA) which hides the switches a bit more for a cleaner look.

Availability

DDC is in stock now for immediate shipment at the following locations:

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Published on Fri 16th Feb 2024. Featured in KBD #155 (source).


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