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HyperX updated its pudding keycaps for mechanical keyboards and they look amazing

The translucent design really lets the RGB lights on your gaming keyboard shine through.

Joshua Goldman Managing Editor / Advice
Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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  • More than two decades experience writing about PCs and accessories, and 15 years writing about cameras of all kinds.
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The new dual-layer keycaps feature the company's signature font.

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New keycaps are an inexpensive way to refresh your mechanical keyboard, especially if the legends on your current caps have disappeared after years of use. That's not something you'll have to worry about with HyperX's latest Pudding Keycaps. 

The $25 keycap set, available now, is made from double-shot PBT material. They're two pieces molded together, so the key legends aren't printed on. These also have a dual-layer pudding design with a solid top and a translucent bottom, which allows more of the light from your keyboard's LEDs to shine through. 

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Like HyperX's 2019 sets of pudding keycaps, the updated version is available in black or white. The main difference between the old and new models is they now feature a signature HyperX font. If you look at the two side-by-side, you'll see the improvement in clarity. It's a cleaner look that's ever-so-slightly sharper and larger. Plus, the spacebar has a HyperX logo on it now and keys like Shift and Caps Lock are labeled with words, not just a symbol for their function.  


The keycaps should work on most mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX-style switch stems. 

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I tested the new caps on a HyperX Alloy FPS RGB keyboard and they feel solid and look great. They'll fit on all HyperX mechanical keyboards, as well as most Cherry MX-style switch stems, and a keycap puller is in the box with the 104-key set. The new HyperX Pudding Keycaps are available directly through the company's site or from other retailers.