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XVX Cube keycaps
XVX is planning on releasing their transparent Cube keycaps with detachable legends.
Published February 24, 2023
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.
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.
- 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.
Published on Fri 24th Feb 2023. Featured in KBD #114 (source).
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