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A few weeks ago Cerakey reached out to me and offered me the chance to test some of their V2 Ceramic Keycaps. Well now they are here, and I’m writing my review on them as we speak. One of the main things that stands out is how cool (literally) the keycaps are as they are quite refreshing to type on especially as my palms tend to get a little bit hot.
I chose the green and white sets because I thought it would match my Leobog K81, and also Green is one of my favorite colors and I’d really been wanting to set up a greeny looking board :).
Something that surprised me was that even though ceramics are a lot more solid than your typical plastic keycaps they don’t have too much of a weighty feeling to them. In saying that they do have a slightly heavier experience than plastic keycaps. I’d make the analogy of heavier luxury sedan steering (ceramic) vs lighter sportier hatchback steering (abs/pbt). The keycaps are definitely solidly made, yet light without being thin and are strong enough to hold up to a fair bit of force. They still type very responsively and aren’t too difficult to press down on. This was backed up by the fact that I did a speed test ‘stock’ vs ceramic and came up with pretty much the same (albeit slow due to my lack of speed typing skill) WPM.
I do think that the ceramic experience can add something to your board. I’ve noticed from a sound test that they have a nice “plink” to them that adds a little bit of that subtle feedback that can really create an interesting experience.
I quite like these keycaps because of the cool typing sensation and the quality sounds that they make. Just ensure that you place the keycaps as accurately as possible on your board by aligning the built in plastic plus-shaped housing with your switches. One slight problem I seem to be having is getting the keycaps to sit perfectly aligned.
Sound and Lighting Test of Ceramic Keycaps
Here’s a sound test video I did using the Cerakey sets on my Leobog K81 and compared it to the plastic pudding keycaps that my board came with.