HyperX Announces Double-Shot PBT Keycaps

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HyperX announces HyperX Double-Shot PBT Keycaps in white, for those who want to upgrade their mechanical LED keyboards and want a more durable keycap.

Introduction

The HyperX Double-Shot PBT Keycaps are an upgrade to an already high-quality HyperX keyboard you may own. I myself use a HyperX Alloy FPS RGB, which I have previously reviewed. I love my Alloy FPS and felt that it could not be improved… until HyperX sent me these new Keycaps. At first, I was very skeptical because I felt that keycaps would not make much of a difference in my enjoyment of the keyboard. Thankfully, I was wrong.

Unboxing

The HyperX Double-Shot PBT Keycaps in white comes in a very diminutive box. I was worried that I did not get an entire set, until I saw that they had vacuum sealed the keycaps, which were quite an ingenious form of packaging. The box did have a complete set of keycaps, along with a tool for pulling the caps out.

Removing and replacing the keycaps is a cinch with the provided tool.

Installation

Installation with the provided cap tool was so easy that I thought I was doing it wrong. It really is just a matter of depressing the tool over the key you want to change and giving it a gentle tug. Then, you take the corresponding new keycap and press it easily into place, and you are done. The total key replacement took me around 10 minutes going at a slow pace.

You can see the difference in the amount of color you get from the OEM keycaps to the New white caps.

Testing and Final Thoughts

Once I had all of the keys punched in and working the first thing I noticed was how much more color was coming through than previous. I really get the value of those LEDs now, and having certain key setups pre-loaded for things like games and word processing really shines through. As I began to type out an article, the keys also felt very good and comfortable. The benefit here is really just to get the most out of your lighting schemes, and I think HyperX has done that with the HyperX Double-Shot PBT Keycaps in white. Perhaps the only downside of this upgrade is that it is going to cost you an extra $19.99. But if you truly love your keyboard, this is a small price to pay.

A sample of the HyperX Double-Shot PBT Keycaps in white was made available by Kingston HyperX.

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