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Here's a list of the different keycaps profiles:

High Profile:

  • SA: Sculpted and spherical. Originally manufactured by Signature Plastics. Also commonly available from other manufacturers like Maxkey.
    • The sculpt of SA keycaps vary from set to set impacting ergonomics and comfort. A few of the more common sculpts:
      • 1-1-2-3-4-3
      • 1-1-2-3-4-4
      • 3-3-3-3-3-3
      • 3-1-2-3-4-3
      • 2-2-3-3-3-3
  • MT3: Sculpted. Designed by community member Matt3o and produced by Drop (Formerly Massdrop). These are slightly shorter than SA caps and feature a deep dish top that hugs your fingertips.
    • Currently there is only one sculpt available:
      • 0-1-2-3-4-4
  • KAT: Sculpted. KAT is an ultra smooth sculpted profile PBT dye-sub keycap set that embraces the classic aesthetics of spherical keycaps combines the ergonomics of Cherry profile keycaps. Profile Comparison.

Medium Profile:

  • Cherry: Sculpted. The current golden standard for keycaps. Designed and originally produced by Cherry GmbH. They are now more commonly available from manufacturers like GMK, JTK, & enjoyPBT.
  • OEM: Sculpted. Very similar to Cherry profile but slightly taller.
  • DCS: Sculpted. Very similar to Cherry profile but slightly taller. Features additional sculpts. Originally manufactured by Signature plastics.
  • MDA: Sculpted. Similar to SA in feel but much shorter. Designed and manufactured by Melgeek.
  • DSS: Sculpted. Designed and produced by Signature Plastics, this set looks and feels like a sculpted version of DSA.
  • Topre OEM: Sculpted.
  • Cubic: Sculpted. Profile created by Tai-Hao. Combines sculpt of cherry with height of OEM.

Low Profile:

  • DSA: Non-sculpted. Originally manufactured by Signature Plastics.
  • XDA: Non-sculpted. Slightly taller than DSA with a similar shape.
  • G20: Non-sculpted. Square flat top keycaps. Originally manufactured by Signature Plastics.

Visual guide to some of the profiles

knowledge_base/keycap_profiles.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/24 22:42 by chaffree