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Custom keycap sets that will literally make you stop and stare.

Koh Wanzi

This is me gushing about keyboards again. But this time, I want to talk about the mind-boggling selection of custom keycap sets available today. A keyboard is so much more than just a drab tool that you bang at every day, passive-aggressively telling Susan from accounting that you’re “reattaching the report for her convenience”. It’s a statement piece that speaks as much about you as the outfit you wear. It deserves to be paired with a matching mousepad, a custom hand-made cable, and yes, that one very special keycap set that you picked out.

Are you using one of those plastic, grime-encrusted, membrane monstrosities that came with your company PC? That thing belongs in the bin. Okay, I’m kidding, but I really want to direct your attention to the geekhack forums and the selection of keycap group buys available there.

Maybe you’re a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Perhaps you like the sea and the roiling of the deep blue waters. Or maybe, you just really like jamón iberico. Believe it or not, there’s a set inspired by each of these things.

GMK Mizu’s colors are drawn from those of the Water Tribes, and Mizu means water in Japanese. The set’s novelties – a handful of keycaps with stylized legends – pay homage to both The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, featuring Naga the polar bear dog, Moon and Ocean spirits Tui and La, and Aang’s blue arrow tattoo and eyes. One of the blue arrow keys even has glow-in-the-dark legends, no doubt a reference to Aang when he enters his Avatar State.

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