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2021/04/16 08:49:09 (permalink)
Is there a chance that EVGA might make available doubleshot PBT keycaps for the Z20? I love my Z20, but am concerned about the multiple reports I've had regarding the limited durability of the keycaps.
 
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/04/16 10:01:59 (permalink)
    As for the durability of the keycaps in general, they are made of ABS plastic, they will last but depending on the oils from your skin may cause the plastic buff out and have a shine or glossier finish.  Other than the E macro keys the both the Z20 and Z15 have a standard bottom row layout so you can us ANY keycap set that uses the standard Cherry style cross stems. 


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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/04/16 13:34:57 (permalink)
    Thanks for answering so quickly! :) So, what you're saying is that I can use any standard keycap set, as long as it works for Cherry switches? Well, besides the macro keys... which I practically never use.
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/04/16 13:42:28 (permalink)
    Correct


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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/04/16 13:49:58 (permalink)
    Excellent. Thanks again for responding quickly. I have no plans to replace just yet, but if I need to, it's good knowing I can. I'm happy with both my Z20 keyboard, and my X17 mouse. Now, if only I can get a new GPU to sync with them... ;)
     
     
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/04/18 23:12:57 (permalink)
     
    I have these Glorious Aura Keycaps on my full size Glorious GMMK keyboard - very nice (145 key set). I also have the Z15 keyboard with the Kailh Speed Silver switches and the original keycaps it shipped with.
     
     
     
    post edited by Nereus - 2021/04/18 23:16:26

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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/17 13:44:40 (permalink)
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    I have these on my full size - very nice (145 key set). I also have the Z15 keyboard with the Kailh Speed Silver switches and the original keycaps it shipped with.
     



    if its not too much to ask for, do you mind posting a picture of what the Aura keycaps look like with the illumination set to Blue? i been curious to see what they look like with blue.
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/17 19:29:26 (permalink)
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    As for the durability of the keycaps in general, they are made of ABS plastic, they will last but depending on the oils from your skin may cause the plastic buff out and have a shine or glossier finish.  Other than the E macro keys the both the Z20 and Z15 have a standard bottom row layout so you can us ANY keycap set that uses the standard Cherry style cross stems. 




    Are the Z20 swappable key caps that use stabalizers such as the <SPACE> key, compatable with "Cherry Stabilizer Compatible" keycaps?
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/17 20:23:30 (permalink)
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    I have these on my full size - very nice (145 key set). I also have the Z15 keyboard with the Kailh Speed Silver switches and the original keycaps it shipped with.

    if its not too much to ask for, do you mind posting a picture of what the Aura keycaps look like with the illumination set to Blue? i been curious to see what they look like with blue.

    This ok? The lighting is a bit more even irl, my camera is just more sensitive to the light variations.
     

     
    post edited by Nereus - 2021/06/17 20:24:41

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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/18 22:56:58 (permalink)
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    I have these on my full size - very nice (145 key set). I also have the Z15 keyboard with the Kailh Speed Silver switches and the original keycaps it shipped with.

    if its not too much to ask for, do you mind posting a picture of what the Aura keycaps look like with the illumination set to Blue? i been curious to see what they look like with blue.

    This ok? The lighting is a bit more even irl, my camera is just more sensitive to the light variations.
     
     
     




     
    thanks, yes, man that is nice looking. you sold me on the key caps, hopefully the space bar fits the z20. seems like i didnt get a reply about the stablizers on the space bar for the z20. i hope the Aura key cap for the space bar is compatible with the z20.
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/19 06:13:49 (permalink)
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    I have these on my full size - very nice (145 key set). I also have the Z15 keyboard with the Kailh Speed Silver switches and the original keycaps it shipped with.

    if its not too much to ask for, do you mind posting a picture of what the Aura keycaps look like with the illumination set to Blue? i been curious to see what they look like with blue.

    This ok? The lighting is a bit more even irl, my camera is just more sensitive to the light variations.


    thanks, yes, man that is nice looking. you sold me on the key caps, hopefully the space bar fits the z20. seems like i didnt get a reply about the stablizers on the space bar for the z20. i hope the Aura key cap for the space bar is compatible with the z20.

    I'm going to find out soon enough too lol - that photo above is my Glorious GMMK full size keyboard, so I ordered another set of those keycaps plus some o-rings and will try them on my EVGA Z15 keyboard.. I'm assuming the keys are the same for the Z15 and Z20 (including the space bar), other than Z20 having the additional macro buttons. I'll post again after they arrive.
     

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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/19 17:04:00 (permalink)
    i ordered both the Aura caps and the "thick" rings too, they arrive Monday, funny because i was looking at the Glorious GMMK keyboard and the Ducky One 2  keyboard due to the fact they are fully customizable including the switches. Im really bummed out EVGA didnt allow for the mechanical switches to be swappable on the Z20. I know the mechanical switches on the z15 are swappable but the z15 doesnt have the cool lights on on the outter edge of the keyboard. the side rgb lights looks really cool on the z20, i cant find another keyboard online that has those side rgb lights on the edge of the keyboard. My 2 major gripes are i wish the switches were swappable and the custom illumination could be saved to internal keyboard memory this keyboard would sell like hotcakes.  Now lets pray and hope the Aura space bar keycap is compatible with the Z20 
     
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/19 21:03:50 (permalink)
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    i ordered both the Aura caps and the "thick" rings too, they arrive Monday, funny because i was looking at the Glorious GMMK keyboard and the Ducky One 2  keyboard due to the fact they are fully customizable including the switches. Im really bummed out EVGA didnt allow for the mechanical switches to be swappable on the Z20. I know the mechanical switches on the z15 are swappable but the z15 doesnt have the cool lights on on the outter edge of the keyboard. the side rgb lights looks really cool on the z20, i cant find another keyboard online that has those side rgb lights on the edge of the keyboard. My 2 major gripes are i wish the switches were swappable and the custom illumination could be saved to internal keyboard memory this keyboard would sell like hotcakes.  Now lets pray and hope the Aura space bar keycap is compatible with the Z20 

    My caps and o-rings arrived today, and everything fits on the Z15, I'm typing on it right now. There are additional variations included in the pack for different bottom rows, you'll see what I mean when you receive them. The caps come in 5 trays, the first 3 fill the Z15 keyboard perfectly, and the bag of o-rings had exactly the right amount, so you might be a couple o-rings short for the macro keys. Feels a little different with the thicker o-rings, but the keyboard is way quieter with the thicker ones that's for sure. Check it out (in blue):
     
     
     

     
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/20 22:51:55 (permalink)

     
     

     
     
     
     
    @Nereus, yes it feels better with the "thick" dampeners, i was short 4 Orings since i put them around the stabilizer bars as well (used 3 on the space bar), lucky me i had some spares from a thinner pack that i used on the  prntscreen screnlock and pause keys since i never really use those buttons.... The keycaps fit perfect for my z20, wish it said CAPS LOCK and TAB rather than those symbols. They do feel better than the original keys that came with the keyboard, these seem to have a more natural groove in my opinion.  The Hyperx pudding keycaps look awesome and are compatible with the z20 and z15 but it has a horrible logo (that i dont want) on the space bar. I guess this is as good as it gets for the z20 since i cant change the mechanical switches.
     
     
     
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/21 02:19:17 (permalink)
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    *snip*
    wish it said CAPS LOCK and TAB rather than those symbols.
    *snip*


    Yeah when I first got this set I was a little disturbed by those buttons as well, but I quickly got used to it and don't even notice them now. Would have been nice to be able to change the multimedia keys on the top right too.
     
    Looks good, glad it all worked out. I like the look better than the original keycaps too.   Enjoy!
     
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/21 08:37:51 (permalink)
    the multimedia keys would have been nice, but thank we got lucky EVGA made the multimedia keys super low profiles so they dont stand out as much. Good job EVGA. Thanks again for all the feedback Nereus. You enjoy too!  *Cough Cough* Maybe one day @EVGA will come out with their own cherry mx compatible Pudding Key Caps (hopefully includes macro keys) and please dont put a logo on them like HyperX did ... i guarantee it would be a hot item the more universal they make them!
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/30 00:55:44 (permalink)
    I'm hoping someone comes out with the Roccat Vulcan style super thin keycaps! Roccat doesn't sell them as an aftermarket pack, which is a shame because they look so clean!
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/06/30 16:49:12 (permalink)
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    I'm hoping someone comes out with the Roccat Vulcan style super thin keycaps! Roccat doesn't sell them as an aftermarket pack, which is a shame because they look so clean!




     
    go to AliExpress or ebay and do a search for "thin keycaps"  or "low profile keycaps" ... might take a few weeks to receive.
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    Re: New keycaps for the Z20... 2021/07/19 07:48:51 (permalink)
    Think the Z20s take the standard keycaps, theres a lot of sources if you ever want to replace your, cheap would be aliexpress or alibaba/more expensive something like Drop, where people make more exclusive keycap sets


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