In our previous blogpost, we went over some budget starter keycaps for your ortholinear keyboard. If you've had your keyboard, like the Planck or Preonic, for a while now; you've probably stumbled upon some awesome keycaps online. Some of them range from interesting to cool to downright strange, but you'll come to know that there's literally an option for everyone.
For those that have been in the mechnical keyboard world for a while now, keycap sets can often be hard to find. Often, speciality sets are offered through limited groupbuys. For that reason, we're gonna cover keycap sets that are often in stock and that you can purchase today!
Drop + Matt3o MT3 Susuwatari
The Drop + Matt3o MT3 Suswatari Keycap set is one of the most popular sets for a reason. The black, red and grey theme are classic and they are also sculpted in the MT3 profile based off the original mechanical keyboard, the IBM beamspring terminals from the 1970s. These are doubleshot legends, meaning that they definitely won't rub off ever. They have a 5-star rating with over 100 reviews, so you know these are quality keycaps. For this and the rest of the keycaps on the list, make sure you choose the Ortholinear option of the keycaps to get the right set!
Drop + MiTo XDA Canvas
Looking for clean minimal set of keycaps? THe Drop + MiTO XDA Canvas keycap set is your best bet. This set features clean legends with an off-white and grey color scheme. These feature an XDA profile, which has a uniform low-profile design compared to the standard MX profile or aggressive MT3 profiles.
Drop MT3 Camillo
Italian-inspired keycaps, the Drop MT3 Camillo, features a blue, white and grey color scheme that will compliement any build. These MT3 high profile keycaps are a joy for typing and excellent for gaming. With the retro inspired feel, you'll definitely turn some heads in the office.
Drop + Matt3o MT3 /dev/tty
Another keycap set from Matt3o, the Drop + Matt3o MT3 /dev/tty, features a minimal colorway with a pop a color for function keys.
Drop MT3 Black-on-White
Last but not least, the Drop MT3 Black-on-White, are the most minimal on the list. Often referred to as BoW, these ultra clean keycaps are for those that want the simplist high-quality set for their setup. These work great with underglow keyboards and ones without rgb!
There are a bunch more keycaps that you can customize your keyboard with and you'll find that it's hard to stop looking for new ones! These are just a set of the most popular keycaps on Amazon but you'll find that there are a bunch more that are out there. Drop especially has limited deals on keycaps and always seem to have some in stock for ortho keyboards. You can easily check if a keycap set has a ortho set if you go into the drop page and see if they offer a ortho variant set within the add to cart options.
The latest version of the Planck keyboard supports hot swappable switches, LEDs, a small speaker and even rotary encoders. There are several offerings for baseplates: EOTW (easy on the wallet), hi-pro and low-pro. These keyboards usually come in as a kit with some light assembly required.Buy on Amazon Buy on Drop