Best keycaps for gaming keyboards not only make your keyboard look amazing but also help you to enrich your typing experience as well.
Nowadays, Mechanical Keyboards take the lead when it comes to typing and gaming. Membrane keyboards are still in the market for budget-concerned buyers, but Mechanical keyboards right now are the ones that you will need even if you are gaming or working. The Mech keys provide tactile feedback, and because of that specific response, you can type faster, respond fast, and overall feels great both from the typing and sound point of view.
So before you are out in the market getting yourself a new mechanical keyboard, always check with the key type. To keep it short, you will find Cherry MX Red, Blue, and Brown Switches if you are going for top-notch high-end keyboards. All three are good for Gaming, but the MX Red is the best-regarding response times. The Razer keyboards in the higher-end segment also use their own Razer Switches, which are at par with CherryMX.
If you have a tight budget, then going with the Kalih Switches or Gateron Switches are great options that you will find on most entry-level mechanical keyboards, especially from Chinese manufacturers, but they are really good.
Since you can easily change keycaps on a mechanical keyboard, it is worth checking out the aftermarket keycaps, as they are much more durable and look much better than the stock ones that come with the keyboard. Keycaps are easily swappable, and a wide variety of them are available in the market, but which one should you buy?
And so today, we will discuss and focus on the keycaps only. By upgrading to the aftermarket keycaps, your keyboard will not only look good, and your typing experience for writing or playing games will be even better.
So without further delay, let’s check out the Top 5 Best Keycaps for your gaming keyboards in 2023.
Best Keycaps for all Mechanical Keyboards – HyperX Pudding Keycaps
The HyperX Pudding Keycaps are our first choice and my go-to recommendation for all mechanical gaming keyboards. These Keycaps feature a double shot PBT Keycap Set with a Translucent Layer so that light passes through more and the RGB on your keyboard looks stunning.
The removal tool is perfectly designed to fit and pull out individual keys when you need them. It is compatible with all the mechanical gaming keyboards that you can buy. I am using these keycaps on my Razer Blackwidown TKL Gaming Keyboard, and I love it.
- Double Shot PBT Caps
- Translucent Design
- Universal support for all Keyboard
- Signature HyperX Design
- Cap removal tool included
- Price – $36
Best Keycaps for Gaming Keyboards- HK Gaming Custom Keycaps
Our second choice goes with HK Gaming Custom Keycaps. It has a pure vintage look and comes with a USA keyboard layout. The keycaps are of high quality and are very much comfortable while typing. It features compatibility with the OEM profile keyboards and comes with Cherry profile PBT caps. It has very long durability for use by both gamers and content writers. HK bundles these keycaps with a key puller and looks beautiful when paired with RGB Keyboards.
- Dye Sublimation PBT Keycap
- Compatible with OEM profile keyboards
- It can be set in Cherry MX keyboard, Gateron, Kailh, and Outemu.
- Premium feeling with a vintage look
- Price $50
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Best Keycaps for Mechanical Keyboards- Havit Keycaps
Our third choice goes with Havit Keycaps. It is a Double Shot PBT Pudding Keycap set with less translucent keys to show off your Keyboard’s RGB Backlighting. Havit keycaps are most suitable for standard-size mechanical keyboards. The durability factor of these keycaps is long, and the surface of each keycap is very smooth. Along with typing and gaming on it, the bright aesthetic of these keycaps makes your keyboard glow as these keycaps emit light from their four sides.
- Pudding PBT Keycaps
- Compatible with American English Mechanical, Cherry MX, and Outemu Switches
- Long Durable
- Smooth upper surface
- Price $25
Stylish Keycap for Gaming keyboard- SteelSeries PRISMCAP
Our fourth choice goes with SteelSeries Prismcap. It has been manufactured with PBT plastic, and it looks great. The keycaps are very strong and even last after hard stocks of figures. Like the Havit keycaps, these Steelseriers keycaps are also very bright and reflective when you turn on the RGB or backlit of your keyboard. The Prismcap is also a universal keycap set that you can use for all mechanical keyboards.
- Compatible with all latest-gen gaming keyboards
- Smooth upper surface
- Pudding PBT keycaps
- Strong plastic build
- SteelSeries provides 1-year of warranty.
- Price $25
Best Rubber Keycaps for Keyboards- HK Rubber Keycaps
Our fifth choice goes with HK Rubber Keycaps. This series of keycaps come with a rubber finish ABS design. It gives a great grip for those gamers who are very much dependent on the keyboard. This is the perfect keyboard for you to play long hours of games like AC Valhalla, Elden Ring, or similar AAA titles.
Besides, it also comes with an OEM profile and is widely compatible with all the latest generation gaming keyboards. The only negative thing about this keycap is it has no translucent areas, and you won’t be able to enjoy your RGB backlighting as the keycaps are opaque.
- Rubber Finish surface for great grip
- Ideal for long hours of gaming and fast typing
- Compatible with Standard mechanical keyboard
- Durable and premium is quality
- Price $24.99
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Best Neon Keycap for Gaming Keyboard- Akko Neon 157
This is a bonus choice, and it features the Akko Neon 157. It comes with a PBT plastic material. The keycap set comes mostly in Neon Color, and the RGB light glows on its alphabets, numbers, and signs. It has a wide range of compatibility with the MX switch keyboards, and the keycaps are wear and tear-resistant. It is a cyberpunk-styled keycap, and the combination of purple, blue and red keys makes it looks like the 80s.
- Cool Neon Color
- PBT double-shot plastic material keycaps
- Numbers, Alphabets, and Signs on the keyboard glow when used on a backlit keyboard
- Compatible with MX Switch keyboards
- Water and Tear Resistant
- Price $75
So these were all our top 5 Best Keycaps for Mechanical Gaming Keyboards. If you think we have missed anything, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.