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by KBDfans

X-ray Keycaps

A translucent minimal keycap set
inspired by transparent tech
accessories.

Available as an in-stock drop Q2 2024. Scroll down to learn more,
and fill out the interest check form to leave feedback as we finalize the
design.

X-ray Keycaps – Overview

X-ray is a keycap set that features a clear-on-white, low-contrast design, paying tribute to transparent tech peripherals. Inspired by these devices, these translucent keycaps highlight the internal structures and construction properties that define them.
From certain perspectives, these keycaps almost appear blank. Yet, when any directional light source shines on them, it casts shadows, revealing the depth of the legends.

Photo Samples

Below is a collection of photos taken of a prototype set. Click on any image to view it larger.

Manufacturing & Kitting

X-ray keycaps will be manufactured by KBDfans. It will be sold as a complete kit, which includes 40% layout support.

Specs

  • Material: ABS Material
  • Color: Clear ABS with White (WS1) legends
  • Profile: Cherry Profile
  • Manufacturing Method: Double shot injection molding
  • Manufacturer: KBDfans
  • Packaging: ABS keycaps tray with designed tray cover
  • Compatibility: MX-style switches
  • The base kit comes with full layout support, including 40% support

 

Disclaimer

  • These keycaps are semi-transparent; therefore, colors may be highly sensitive to lighting and the angle of view.
  • The keycap base is opaque and is not intended to be used with per key rgb shine through lighting
  • The inner layer for the actual set would potentially have visible holes. These holes are not defects but manufacturing constraints from the double-shot injection molding process. To minimize the appearance of these holes, the X-ray keycaps are painted with Tamiya Acrylic Paint.

 

QC standard

  • PBTfans Keycap QC Standard: Link

Renders of kitting are slightly darkened and adjusted for visibility. Please reference the photos for actual appearance, and read the disclaimer for notes.

Interest Check

We’re currently running an interest check and would appreciate your feedback on the set. Click the IC form
below to share your thoughts on kitting as we finalize the keycap design before production.

X-Ray Artisan

Designed by maxvoltar in collaboration with the set, the X-Ray artisan pushes the limits on the transparent theme with a modular design.

The bottom is made out of machined aluminum with a white powder coating and features some infill details to add a subtle pop of color. The grill lines are cut through the base of the cap to allow for light to shine through.

The top is delicately machined polycarbonate, held in place with an M1.6 screw. The result is an artisan you've never seen before, a perfect match for the X-Ray keycaps.

Artisan Specs

  • Manufacturer: Salvun

  • Materials: Aluminum, Polycarbonate

  • Profile: Cherry Profile, R1

  • Compatibility: MX-style switches