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Cheap PBT Keycaps (side-printed)

Cheap PBT Keycaps – Reviewing A Low-budget PBT Keyset

Generally speaking, the stock keycaps found on low to medium budget mechanical keyboards are lacking in quality. That’s because keysets are one of the easiest areas where manufacturers can cut corners to reach a lower manufacturing cost so they can obtain higher profits. The reality is average consumers aren’t even aware of the quality difference between thin ABS keycaps and thick PBT.

Keyboard enthusiasts know better. For most of us, replacing and upgrading stock keycaps to something more substantial with premium materials and high wear resistance is a priority. Continue reading

Vortex Core 40% Mechanical Keyboard Review

The Vortex Core 40% Mechanical Keyboard Has Landed

Vortex’s next “big” product comes in a tiny package. The Vortex Core 40% mechanical keyboard with aluminum case was just recently listed on Amazon.

The Core is a ultra-compact mechanical keyboard with only 47 dedicated keys. It uses multiple function layers and programmability to provide functionality similar to that of larger keyboards, but with a much smaller footprint for improved ergonomics and space-saving ability. Continue reading