KatzenKinder Sale On

KatzenKinder Blue Purple This is a limited event so it’s good to mention it while it’s happening.

The Amazing Chocolatier Set

This set caught my eye. It’s not visually contrasting but it just seems very nicely put together. I was also equally impressed by the site. I just left thinking it was a very nicely put together set.

Uniqey Test Site Appears (then disappears)

So this is sort of what was wanted, and not too far from what it was expected to cost. Whilst not cheap, this is the custom GMK keyboard that people want. The base price for a keyboard seemed around 250 eur. You can get GMK caps, clips and customise the case, but whether it is actually worth it I’m not too sure. I’m disappointed in myself for not taking any screenshots and there is nothing on the wayback machine. But from what was there it seemed like a good online configurator for a keyboard.


Up until now the wooting keyboard has been a fairly standard TKL. It seemed like a well built keyboard but there was always the teasing of a ‘special’ feature that would make it stand out.

That feature is analog switches. And that means the switches are not just on or off but have measures of how on they are. There are some applications for this (any example of movement in games) but whether you will find this a useful feature of a keyboard, I’m really not sure.

MaxKeyboard Custom Backlit Keycaps

This is an interesting service and something I haven’t seen before. You are able to upload your artwork and get a custom backlit cap. As this is from maxkeyboards, this is certainly legitimate.

The price of $7 is also quite reasonable for a custom product.

Azolt Half Mechanical

On the surface this appears to be a standard keyboard with the ‘gamer’ look. But the selling point of this keyboard (maybe?) is the fact that it is half-mechanical. This both effects the price and the feeling. I felt it was worth a look because the diagram sort of looks like the Topre switch arrangement, but without the spring. The spring however, is quite important in Topre switches so I really don’t know if there is anything good here. It could feel nice but I have no experience. But in the end I think the gamer aesthetic removes anything good this keyboard had going for it.

Another hybrid mechanical is the cougar 450K.

azolt.com is just a clicking game so there was not a lot of information there.

Infinity 60% On Massdrop

This is a tried and tested 60%. I believe there were some issues with pcb’s in the early runs but this is the latest revision. Notable features are led support, MX and Alps support and support for the KLL keyboard firmware.

Typed on HHKB Pro 2


collection of nightcaps I have to say these are pretty spot on. The sculpting all looks really clean and awesome. The castle in particular has a very nice looking texture and the turtle shells have some very nice colours.

I would be interested in getting some of these. And on the 13th of February you have a chance. As, that is when a giveaway is taking place.

I’m pretty jazzed on these. Not only are there some excellent sculpted caps there are also some nice looking blanks.

Bad News

I saw these last month but I thought they were still worth a mention as there is a bit more of an introduction on geekhack.


A new maker has appeared with an aluminium milled keycap. The design is quite something and they also come in some snazzy vacuum packed packaging.

Sparkle Loft

This is the new name for the maker who created the reactor keycap. It’s a bit pricey but it is a unique keycap. You can currently purchase the reactor cap alongside some other backlit keycaps on massdrop.


This was a nice surprise as I was not expecting tp to be involved in any keycap production but here we are. The design is in the image of the Gurren Lagann drill. I’m fairly certain it’s a keycap but there are still no photos of the underside.


Key-wala artisan KeyKollectiv is still going strong. This month saw 3 rounds of key-walas

Suited Up by Bambino

keybuto Bambino has started off very strong with three designs, the keybuto, Duke and Spartan. The duke is the standout with some excellent colour use.


Whizzard had another assorted sale featuring the new Space Race helmet and some quite striking colours for the abductor.


R.A.G. Caps is still going strong and even with some successful spacebar casts. My new favourite would be the celtic.


A lot of new caps have been shown on instagram most of them in a Star Wars theme.

Hunger Works Studio

The Polar Ice Sale happened incredibly quickly but featured some very nice keycaps, as you have guessed it was an icy theme.
Sadly there are none left but you can browse what you missed out on the techkeys.us store.


A sale been and gone but /u/TINYMONKEYT has been seen before with these designs.

I like the snow peaked mountain but it might benefit from a smoother texture which is often hard to get right.

Krytone Year of the Sheep

Although this sale was postponed, the keycaps still look awesome. I would be looking forward to this sale in the future.


Gloyz have been continuing to make their creature keycaps and a couple are still left. The use of multiple colours is very skilful and there are some very intricately designed creatures.

Keypress Graphics

Giza keycap Keypress graphics is known for painting keycaps. And I do think some nice things have been created.

A lot of keycaps are currently available on the Keypress Graphics website.


Some interesting designs here, my favourite would be the hands on the bars.


Not the most complicated of design but I do think the simpler keycaps can be quite striking. I like the character and think this is a good start.


TeaForMyMonster keycap selection Certainly some nice sculpting here but the shark and the hooded skull are a bit close to existing designs.


The Jolly Rodger a new pirate keycap was shown with the date 2/15/2016 attached. Whether that is still happening or not I’m not sure. I can’t seem to find that image.

There was also a TR8-0R sale featuring a stormtrooper coloured reaper.

I would also guess a good sized sale might be coming soon.

Bro’s twitter is a good place to see what is happening.


impendingxdoom wasd cluster I have been loving ImpendingxDoom’s recent swirly colour combinations. These latest arrow clusters are also quite spectacular.


There was an assorted keycap sale from katzenkinder. Everything again looked very nice. I do like katzenkinder.

And if it means anything the KatzenKinder OP has been updated with:

Channel for Big Success Plan!

As always, I am looking forward to the future of KatzenKinder.

Typed on HHKB Pro 2

Cherry GMK Keycap GB

Cherry GMK Keycap GB This is a groupbuy for the recently available cherry GMK keys, In the above colours. This was around last week but as it is a rolling groupbuy it is still worth a mention.

It will be run until 150 sets have been ordered. At the time of writing this 102 have been ordered. Also, note that this set was previously for 6 keys however due to the popularity an additional keycap was added.


  • $16/set (and paypal fees)


  • $10 (could be more if you are ordering a large amount.)

This could be the new GMK spacebar, certainly something nice to collect.

Pulse is Successful

Pulse base set This is not really a surprise to anyone but it has happened. With this news the lowest price has been reached.

Massdrop Mentions

  • Sparkle Loft Keycaps

    Run in a small GB on GH these are once again available on Massdrop. Pictured above is the reactor keycap but others are available. But I would say this is the more unique and interesting keycap on offer.
    Prices vary but you are looking at $55+shipping for a reactor.

  • Sparkle Loft on Massdrop

  • Grifiti ErgoDox Wrist Rest

    I was always looking for these when I had an ErgoDox so I thought they were worth a mention.

  • Grifiti ErgoDox Wrist Rest on Massdrop

New Model F’s

Not new this week but still worth a mention. The new Model F’s are still here and in the early bird round. This should be a project remembered for a long time and it is incredibly to see it come to fruition.

VE.A Information

A lot of new information in the GH thread, best of all a nice new video. The information is really on the parts so I don’t really want to regurgitate it, so if this interests you head to the thread.

Artisan Keycap Directory

This was something I have been thinking of doing and I have something but this is really all I wanted to do, done by someone else.
That person is Bambino, and it is really good list showcasing the creations of makers in the community.

I might still create my own but I’m not sure of its worth.

If you have any suggestions or know of anyone not on the list please post in the thread.

On that note I am aiming for an artisan roundup by the end of this week.

Typed on HHKB Pro 2