Keyboard Builders' Digest
Save 5% at Loobed Switches! Code: KBDNEWS
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Inspiration

Interchangeable tops

Keycaps with interchangeable tops posted by u/hunghingdailo.
Published March 25, 2022

I still don't like group buys so this post is not about HungHingDaiLo's GMK Zìmō set (inspired by Mahjong tiles) but the interesting keycap/artisan concept shown in the picture above.

The Monokei Collab Metal Artisan features interchangeable white tops – 白板 (White Dragon), 紅中 (Red Dragon) and 發財 (Green Dragon) in this case.

Apparently with a magnet in the middle of the keycap base, this is something I've never seen before.

There were the Filco Majestouch "patch keycaps" sporting a similar "convertible" top, announced in early 2021, but they use a different mechanism.

Let's see how these magnetic ones turn out! Until then, use this concept as a source of inspiration.

Published on Fri 25th Mar 2022. Featured in KBD #71 (source).

Did you like reading this post?

Donate to keep this project alive


Keeblurk set

A laser etched custom low-profile MCC set: Keeblurk by u/keeblurk.

MBK shine-through

The range of low profile keycap options may grow further with MBK Legend‡ Glow [IC] (gallery). Posted by fk-caps.

DCX: honest review

Drop's DCX keycaps reviewed by u/ConcreteSnake.

GMK color samples

Sample caps from the GMK Colour Ring shot by flehrad with various backgrounds and different light temperatures.

Teletype Model 33

The Teletype Model 33, an electromechanical teleprinter from the '60s with actual cylinders as its keys.

MBK Convex on the way

MBK Convex and MBK POM keycaps are on the way to vendors.