UK ISO mechanical keyboard keycaps

UK ISO mechanical keyboard keycaps

2022, Jan 10    

Getting keycaps for an ANSI board is really easy. There’s a lot of options available. With ISO boards however, the choice really narrows and half decent options end up costing a fortune.

Here’s my round up of my favourite keycap sets, which hopefully will prove useful if you’re in the UK looking for a new set 🙂.

Profile Keycap set Ansi Iso UK “£” keycap Genuine / Clone Store Price
OEM? Black Pudding :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: ⁉️ Custom Custom Keycaps £24.99 + postage
Cherry Red Samurai :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: Clone Amazon £49.99
XDA Coral :heavy_check_mark: :x: :x: ⁉️ Amazon £32.99
MA Blue Cat :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :x: Clone AliExpress £37.55 + vat
Cherry Botanical :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: Clone AliExpress £34.87 + vat
Cherry Heavy Industry :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: ⁉️ AliExpress £24.16 + vat
Cherry Camping R3 :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :x: Genuine GMK Group Buy £186 + shipping for base/novelties/spacebars.
Cherry Corsair PBT :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: Genuine Amazon £30

I opted for a colour blend of two of the Corsair sets (mint and glacier white), but kinda wish i’d just gone for the Blue Cat clones from AliExpress 😏

corsair mint green and white keycaps

There is some hilarious debate on the Corsair PBT DOUBLE-SHOT PRO Keycap page on Amazon. Several posts claiming that it is not a UK layout. You can clearly see from the image above that the Corsair keycaps work fine on a standard ISO TKL board. There are some of the older Corsair boards which feature a larger spacebar and smaller windows key where this set of keycaps is not appropriate. The keyboard above is the Keychron K8 with a standard layout, the spacebar is 6.25u and the other bottom row keys are all 1.25u.