So recently I received the prototype KAT keycaps and honestly I’ve been quite impressed with these keycaps.
Since these won’t be available for many other people for some time, I wanted to provide some information that will help everyone out.
First off, here are some pics I took with my camera.
From here, you can see that most of the legends look pretty crisp.
As a personal note, I like the sculpt on these keycaps, but better on some keyboards than others. These felt pretty bad on my PC 910RE, but these felt absolutely wonderful on my Norbatouch and they were quite nice on my Unicorn.
The legends are dye subbed, and I wanted to give you all a closer look at how well the dyesubbing was done at these keycaps. I have ordered the keycaps on a TKL in order by row to make it easier for you to go keycap by keycap.
Before I share the pictures, I wanted you all to know what I used for these pictures. These pictures aren’t perfect and not only can they be improved upon, but the tool itself could be more precise. For these pictures I used the Plugables USB 2.0 Microscope. It’s a budget microscope, but I think these pictures will help everyone out.
As you may have noted, I only took pictures of keycaps on a TKL, and did not repeat the bottom row modifiers. If there are any pictures you want me to retake or keycaps that I didn’t capture that you want me to, please let me know and I’ll get to it ASAP.
zFrontier’s GB Page claims 1.65mm thickness, and I wanted to put that to the test.
I measured every keycap on my Novatouch (87 keys) as my sample size to find the mean and median keycap thickness. I measured under the assumption that all keycaps have equal thickness on all sides.
To measure, I used a Neiko 01407A . Not the most accurate tool in the world, but I figured it would be sufficient for this task.
Total Mean: 1.63789mm
Total Median: 1.63mm
|Row 0||Thickness||Row 1||Thickness||Row 2||Thickness||Row 3||Thickness||Row 4||Thickness||Row 5 (Bottom)||Thickness|
|F1||1.65||1||1.71||q||1.62||a||1.59||z||1.63||1.25 Ctrl #2||1.65|
|F3||1.71||3||1.63||e||1.67||d||1.60||c||1.61||1.25 SYS #2||1.71|
|F5||1.71||5||1.62||t||1.61||g||1.65||b||1.62||1.25 Alt #2||1.68|
|Page Up||1.66||Page Down||1.62|
I will be posting more pictures for everyone soon. Hopefully this information helps everyone out.
Let me know what else you all think I should include in this post in the future for KAT keycaps.
Thanks for reading!