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We’ve rounded up 27 striking keycaps, sets and individuals. All are designed to fit most Cherry MX-equipped mechanical keyboards, except where noted. Some may work with other types of switches, too; check the vendors’ detail pages to confirm. Prices were current as of publication.
First: You’ll feel the power with this aluminum-and-titanium sculpture. Get it at GeekKeys for $32; a small metal storage box is included.
When your day goes south, feel free to click this one just a little harder. Get it at Pimp My Keyboard for $2.
You don’t mess around — and neither does your keyboard. This handmade keycap is available via Etsy for $13. Copper ($18) and sterling-silver ($60) varieties also available.
This piece of fun is produced by a 3D printer. The nylon-plastic brick, available in a variety of colors, can be had for $5.70 at Shapeways. (Or, only $4.70 for one in white matte-finish.) Splurge, and get one in platinum for $3,000.01.
'Mediterranean Beach Resort'
You can almost feel the sea breeze. Prices start at $31 per key from artisanal keycap-maker Jelly Key.
Hunk of cheese
Let the office know who’s the big you-know-what. Available in yellow-colored nylon plastic for $6.50 from Shapeways. Other finishes and colors available (prices vary); all produced via 3D printing.
Escape to the extraordinary
This key makes a run for it on backlit and non-backlit keyboards. Get it for $3 at Max Keyboard.
PlayStation 4 controller icons
Get your game on with this set of four keys. Available at Amazon.com for $11.49.
Next time, don’t just press a key; blow off steam. Light the fuse on this laser-etched keycap for $3 at Max Keyboard.
Up your game with these League of Legends-inspired keycaps. The set of six is available from Amazon.com for $12.99.
Get lucky with this set of six keycaps. Available from Max Keyboard for $9.99.
'Raven - Green - Red Eyes'
You’ll feel like someone — or something — is watching you. Available from Mechanical Keyboards for $29.
Your keycap; your catchphrase. Customize it your way (including key color and size) for $7 at WASD Keyboards; buy two for $5.
Time-travel back to the 1990s with this Sega-channeling escape key. Available via Etsy for $5.
Go minimalist in a big way with this 104-piece set in PBT plastic for $40 from WASD Keyboards. Keycap-puller included.
Metal WASD keycaps
In a sea of keyboard black, this set of four, zinc-alloy keycaps with silver electroplating shines. Available from Amazon.com for $12.99.
Please strike this one with caution. Get it at TechKeys for $3.
'Heroes of the Storm'
Look battle-ready. Prices range from $6.82 for a keycap produced in white matte-finish plastic to $5,236.60 for the platinum model (pictured). Available from Shapeways.
Get this four-piece set of all-hardwood, hand-finished keys for $23 at Etsy.
Dodge GLaDOS with this two-piece set. Available via Amazon.com for $11.99; keycap-puller included.
Get a feel, literally, for your keyboard. Order and customize the keycaps individually, for $3 each. WASD Keyboards allows you to specify keycap size and color, and choose from one of four design textures: crosshatch; horizontal lines; dot matrix; and, radial.
No logo, no design, no joke. It’s just solid and silver — and eye-catching. Get one for $55 at Etsy.