What are the dimensions of a keycap?

Every keycap on a keyboard is built around the base size of a 1u. The default area within a keycap is contained is 19.05×19.05mm. That includes the keycap size (that will be approximately 18mm wide) and the small gap between keycaps.

What keycaps does Keychron use?

Here is the K2 keycap layout and size chart overview. The keycap is designed for the Keychron K2 keyboard. Different rows on the keyboard have different heights and slope profiles and Keychron K2 keycap uses OEM profile with MX style. Therefore the K2 keyboard is compatible with other OEM profile keycaps in the market.

Are all keycap sizes the same?

Different companies use different mechanical switches to build their keyboard, and not every switch is compatible with every type of keycap. The color of the switch doesn’t matter: Red, blue, or brown, provided they all have the same + shape, they can all use the same cap set.

How big is a 1u keycap?

ISO 105

Row Count
2 (Tab, top alpha row) 1u × 18 1.5u × 1
3 (Caps lock, middle alpha row) 1u × 12 1u with homing dash × 2 1u with homing dot × 1 1.75u × 1
4 (Shift, Bottom alpha row, Space row) 1u × 19 1.25u × 8 2u × 1 2.75u × 1 6.25u × 1
Other 2u × 2 Numpad Plus and Numpad Enter, 1 × Big Enter key

How big is a 2u keycap?

2u is double the size of 1u, which would be two normal keys smushed together. The measurements get a little more confusing as they get bigger, such as 6.25u: which means the keycaps are the same length as 6 normal sized keys, plus an additional quarter of a key.

What size is my space bar?

Spacebar Compatibility Our spacebar is roughly 118mm (4.65in) long measured from the bottom of the keycap, with mounting stems spaced 50mm apart with the middle stem in the center.

Are Keychron keycaps ABS or PBT?

At Keychron, we’re passionate about crafting superior keyboards. Compared to ABS keycaps, double-shot PBT keycaps comes with a full list of features: Oil-resistant and scratch-resistant coating. PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) offers the best keycap material quality and costs more than ABS keycap.

Are keycap sizes universal?

With all of the different mechanical keyboard sizes, it is difficult to find keycaps that will fit your keyboard. Some keyboards have smaller modifier keys, special right shift keys, weird spacebars, unique enter keys, and split backspace. The possibilities are endless.

What is a 65 keyboard?

In simple terms, a 65% keyboard is very similar to a 60% keyboard, but with arrow keys. For people who are used to using tenkeyless keyboards, and don’t need to use the number pad or function row then making the switch to a 65% will save some much-needed desk space.

What does 1.25 u mean?

Here’s an illustration of a standard bottom row. Each standard letter key on a keyboard is considered “1U” size. So a 1.25U key is 1.25 times wider than a standard 1U key, and so on and so forth.

How is the size of a keycap measured?

Keycap size is measured in units – a standard alpha-numeric key has a width and height of one unit. Other keys are multiples of this, for example the TAB key is 1.5 units, CAPSLOCK 1.75 units and SHIFT is 2 units wide. The width of the specific keycaps can vary depending on your exact type of keyboard and layout.

What do you need to know about keycap profiles?

A keycap profile describes the shape of the keycaps on a given row of a keyboard. The main ideas behind “sculpted” keycap sets are ergonomics and aesthetics. There are also low profile keycap sets however in the custom mechanical keyboard hobby, they are a lot less common.

What’s the height of a Cherry MX keycap?

Most Cherry MX keyboards use the same height profile as our replacement keycap, this is sometimes referred to “OEM” profile. Different rows (R1-R4) on the keyboard have different height and angle slope. Below is the chart illustrate our keycap profile.

How big of a keycap do I need for a gaming keyboard?

Our solid color, translucent and backlight keycap supports the following bottom row layout: 1) 6x unit spacebar bottom row (mostly used on gaming keyboards such as Razer Blackwidow) 2) 6.25x unit spacebar bottom row (mostly used on standard mechanical keyboards)