It is no secret here at Well Played HQ that I am a bit of a peripheral nut job.
Like Tarantino has his foot fetish I am a sucker for glorious mechanical keyboards and high DPI mice that not only perform with utmost precision, but look damn sexy as hell.
Too many times I have seen people flashing off some pretty juicy rigs and I am utterly impressed until that sense of disappointment washes over me when I see they have absolutely neglected the full potential of said gaming rig with some trashy generic keyboard and mouse bought straight off Ebay or secondhand from the Kmart bargain bin. If you are serious about PC gaming, a good monitor and peripherals (even the mouse pad!) are well worth the investment if you have plunged a decent amount of cash into a spiffy new graphics card or built a beast of machine that can run Star Citizen at more than 30 fps.
Ok, so I talked you into it and you have now bought a decent mechanical keyboard, good on you! I do highly recommend the Alloy Elite from HyperX if I have any further say in how you throw your cash around, it is built like a tank with a meaty solid steel frame, has glorious 100% anti-ghosting and boasts some of the nicest looking lighting you’ll likely come across.
But what if you could take that keyboard even further and deck it out with some of the spiffiest key caps you could feast your eyes on?
Enter the Double Shot PBT caps from those cool cats at (again) HyperX.
PBT stands for Polybutylene Terephthalate, quite the jolly mouthful sure, but essentially you are looking at the most durable key caps money can buy with a tactile feel yet rock solid construction that could withstand an earthquake. The caps have a nice pudding style design (almost like a Cadbury Top Deck chocolate) that let’s the RGB colours bask in all that colourful glory. It’s a neat addition that will make your battle station truly pop and have people on Reddit asking you what the hell you are rocking and want to be as cool as you.
My rig can be seen below that shows off the PBT aesthetic on an OG Alloy Elite Red, yes I am a HyperX fan boy and yes I am proud of it. As somebody who has used pretty much every brand under the sun (Corsair and Logitech come real close) for the best bang for your buck, the HyperX crew deliver in spades.
You can learn more about the key caps here.