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XVX Cube keycaps

XVX is planning on releasing their transparent Cube keycaps with detachable legends.

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Published February 24, 2023
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So it seems XVX is in the process of reinventing detachable legends: if the concept makes it to the manufacturing phase, caps of the XVX Cube keysets will come with a detachable double-shot top layer.

Hi guys, we're planning on releasing a new keycap set series named Cube, it's 4-sided transparent with a detachable and replaceable double-shot printed top layer, is it interesting? – xvxkeyboard.

We've seen similar approaches e.g. from Filco (patch caps), on the concept level (inflated keycaps), or in the realm of artisans involving magnets – I'm not sure about the availability of these products.

However, with XVX jumping on the detachable top bandwagon, there's a good chance the Cube sets make it to production and will be widely available.

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What's the point of all this? While the Filco one seems to be uniform anyway, the XVX Cube caps would make any logical layout possible on a sculpted Cherry set. At least if the tops are interchangeable across rows. Yep, they will be interchangeable:

This keyset is Cherry profile, but the detachable tops will be produced in a unified specification for easy replacement and will not be affected by the profile of the keycap – xvxkeyboard.

In addition, if the tops would be sold separately, you could have multiple sets with much less plastic wasted.

Specifications

  • Material: PBT (Top layer) + PC Plastic (4 sides)
  • Profile: Cherry profile
  • Printing Method: Double-Shot
  • Compatible Switch: Switch with Cherry MX styled stem
  • Total Keys: Around 128 keys
  • Price: TBD
  • Manufacturer: XVX Keyboard

The IC form isn't available anymore.

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Published on Fri 24th Feb 2023. Featured in KBD #114 (source).


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