Keyboard Fitting Guide

Do these keycaps fit my keyboard?

We currently only offer keycaps for Cherry MX switches. If your keyboard uses alps, buckling springs, rubber dome, topre, etc., then this is not the right place for you. 


Keyboard Sizes

Full Sized Keyboard

Most modern mechanical keyboards are full sized. A full size uses 104 keys. 


Tenkeyless is a keyboard without the numberpad. There are 87 keys on a tenkeyless keyboard which makes it 80% of a full sized keyboard. The tenkeyless offers a lot of ergonomics in terms of shoulder separation and width (the distance between one elbow to another).


A 75% keyboard is one without any gaps. All the keys are cluttered together. There is also 16 rows to add a few more of the keycaps from the right side of an 80% keyboard. Not all keys are used from the 80% keyboard.


The 60% keyboard is very compact keyboard. Most 60% keyboards contain 61 keys. They contains no F row keys or the arrow cluster keys. There are only 5 rows and 15 units. Majority of the keys are used as a dual layer for functions. The 60% offers a lot of versatility in terms of weight and travel size.

Unique Keysets/Keys


The winkey refers to the bottom row of the mechanical keyboard. There are 15 units. The row are set as

1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 6.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25

A center stemmed Caps Lock is also mostly used on a winkey keyboard.

Winkeyless (Tsangan)

The winkeyless kit refers to the bottom row of the mechanical keyboard. There are 15 units. The main difference between a winkeyless and winkey are the unit size of each key. The row are set as

1.5 - 1 - 1.5 - 7 - 1.5 - 1 - 1.5

Traditionally, the 1u windows are not included. A stepped Caps Lock is also mostly used on a winkeyless keyboard.


The tenkeypad just refers to the numberpad. Most of our set includes the tenkeypad (besides the Dolch). There are also tenkeypad that are standalone. People who crunches a lot of numbers use these devices for more ergonomics.

1.75u Shift

Older mechanical keyboards (usually known as 1800/18XX) use a 1.75u Shift. Many people still use the old keyboards, or they have been updated to use with the 60% style keyboards which has a Fn/Function 1u key sitting to the right of the Shift.


All keycaps come in different shapes and height. This may alter the sound and travel distance.


 One of the most sought after Profiles, Cherry Profile has changed over the years. The previous (or traditional) Profile offered a more angular bottom row. The rows were ABCDEE. The ones that people are use to now is BBCDEE. The new profile is more consistent in level. The older profile was more of a U shape.

OEM Profile

The standard mechanical keyboards come with stock keycaps. The stock keycaps are OEM Profile. They offer heightened keys. 


The most used profile from the manufacturer Signature Plastic. These keys are similar to Cherry Profile, but not all Rows are exactly the same. The bottom two rows have a more angled profile.




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