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Old 01-11-2016, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Keyboards with re-legendable switchcaps

I want a keyboard in which the switchcaps are clear plastic, such that they can be popped off, have a little pre-printed label stuck under them, and then re-attached.


Something like this:



X-keys XKE-128 USB Keyboard



or this:



CHERRY: Innovation at Your Fingertips ? SPOS Rows & Columns Keyboard



only in some variant of a QWERTY-style (standard) layout.




G4m3r d00dz, help me out.
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Do you want the QUERTY keys to be switchable also, or a separate switchable interface connected to a QUERTY KB?

Cherry SPOS QWERTY Keyboard by Office Depot & OfficeMax
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I'm trying to create something conceptually similar to this:



I want a regular keyboard where the normal keys are re-legendable.

Thus far, this is the closest I've found, from Unitech:



It's perfect, except for the fact that the modifier keys, spacebar, enter, etc., are not re-legendable (minor gripe) and the fact that the "|\" key isn't above return (deal-killer, given the present keyboard layout we use.)
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OLED Keys

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Yeah, I saw those as well.

To be honest, $1,500 is slightly more than I'm willing to spend for a keyboard, especially given that I need two of them. And that's the price for the Popularis, which is the little one without cursor keys or a numeric pad.

One article I read suggested that the Maximus was available in a "starter" version, in which only the space bar was loaded with an OLED module, and the rest of the keys were plain re-legendable. That would be ideal, but I can't find any place to actually buy it from.
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Not sure if you ever found your solution for this, but you can buy relegendable keycaps. Several different companies make them, but here's a source you might find interesting -- they offer different color keycaps with transparent lenses. These appear to be standard keycaps for Cherry MX-style key switches.

X-keys Keycaps

If you look through their product listings you'll also find custom-printed key legends as well as a broadcast-specific keycap set.
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I'm only seeing 1x2 as the biggest relegendable caps. Nobody seems to make spacebars in 1x6 or 1x6.25 R1 that are relegendable. Maybe you just put a 1x2 there?

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Someone with a 3d printer could hook you up in a hurry I bet. Way cheaper than that 1500 price you mentioned too lol.
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