One thing that has always bothered me about manufacturers of “Cherry profile” keycaps like ePBT is the height of their keycaps relative to GMK’s. GMK keycaps sit lower on switches and thus look better and feel better than those from other manufacturers. For me, that’s part of the big draw for GMK keycaps.
Additionally, I’ve noticed that keyboard designers will choose the height of their case bezels to sit just above the bottom of GMK keycaps so that there is no apparent gap. If you use keycaps from manufacturers like ePBT, which sit slightly higher on key switches, you get that awkward gap.
I thought this was maybe a PBT/ABS thing but OG dye sub PBT Cherry keycaps and even modern BSP-manufactured keycaps sit at the same height as GMK as far as I can discern and don’t have the height discrepancy so I don’t think it has to do with the chosen material. Additionally I have cherry profile POM keycaps that sit as low as GMK.
Why would manufacturers like ePBT get this wrong? Is this small but significant detail bother others as much as it does me? Maybe I’m just OCD? Curious if others think about this.
i have had the issue with the scooped homing keys hitting underlying switches. My solution was to add zealencios or equivalent on those caps to get rid of the annoying tapping noise that was happening on only those keys. North facing switch washers should work as well but at the time I couldn’t find any available for order.