If you’re a keyboard enthusiast like me who spends most of their time in front of the computer screen and loves the feel of a mechanical keyboard under your fingertips. Then you must know the trouble of finding a good set of keycaps that offer a custom look to your whole workstation.
I’ve been using mechanical keyboards for a while now and had to always replace the entire keyboard which was in good working condition but replaced it as all the keys faded out of colour over time.
Replacing keycaps is an excellent way to extend the life of your mechanical keyboard and I’ve put together some of my favourite Keycaps available on AliExpress to help you if you’re new to mechanical keyboard keycaps.
So let’s get started
Best AliExpress Keycaps
GliGing PBT 135 Cherry Profile Keycaps
This Cherry Profile Keycap set of 135 from GliGing is my first choice for its sturdy material of high-quality PBT that is sure to last you a good time before replacement. The keys are available in all white with Japanese sushi printing that is a favourite among anime lovers.
These can be fitted on any cherry styled mechanical keyboard and also supported on RBG styled keyboards. If you’re in the market for your first set of keycap replacements for your keyboard, this should be your first choice for its affordable price and quality.
This keycap set comes with 135 cherry styled keys with solid white base paint overlayed with a sushi Japanese theme. All keys are made of high-quality PBT material and are supported in both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
Maimi Themed PBT Double Color Backlight Keycap
These keycaps stood out to me for their vibrant colour design that has taken inspiration from retro themes from the ’80s. They are available in three different mechanical keyboard settings of 104/87/61. The keycaps are made of high-quality PBT material that offers excellent durability over time and doesn’t fade as easily when compared to other keycaps.
If you’re a fan of retro-themed products and step up your workstation with the same, this 80’s Miami design and print keycaps are sure to fit right in there.
These keycaps are available in three keyboard settings of 104/87/61 with a pink and green retro theme. All keys are made of high-quality PBT material and are compatible with both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards. The keycap set comes along with a keycap remover making it easy to move and attach.
Honey and Milk Themed Keycaps from Real Eagle
Don’t be fooled by the cute colour combo on this keycap set, they’re made of the latest XDA mold profile. The unique design has a more round edge for the keys when compared to other XDA keycaps and the surface is made super smooth thanks to the high-quality PBT material.
The keys are also more ideal with shading effects than other XDA profile keycaps in the market.
All the keycaps are of the same height perfect for writers and editors as they give a more relaxed feel when typing. It is compatible with 61 keys to 108 key mechanical keyboards with MX switches to fix them in place.
The keycaps come in an XDA profile mold that is made of high-quality PBT material. It comes in a colour combo of white and yellow to suit its milk and honey colour theme. All caps are of the same height with custom round edge key tips with a smooth surface.
It is compatible with RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards of profiles of 61 keys to 108 keys. The keys use MX switches to affix them in place.
Binyeae 117 OEM Profile Keycap
Are you a fan of the arcade game galaxy or space invaders, if you’re then these purple and green retro arcade-themed keycaps are for you. The keycaps have a height and profile that is OEM styled with unique art for special keys. The keys are made of high-quality PBT material that feels smooth and comfortable when using them.
The keycaps use Cherry MX switches to affix themselves on your mechanical keyboard and are compatible with 117 key mechanical keyboards.
The keycaps have an OEM profile and are made of high-quality PBT material. The keys are dyed with a combination of purple and green colours with unique artwork for special keys. It is compatible with both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards and supports key profiles of 117 keys.
BINYEAE 128 Key Darling Keycaps
The Binyeae Darling Keycap set comes in two unique colour designs of maroon with pink and purple with blue, with special Japanese artwork on special keys giving it a funky themed look.
It supports upto 128 keys with a cherry height profile that are made of high-quality PBT material for a smooth and traction free feel which is excellent for gamers and writers.
The keys use Cherry MX switches to affix themselves on your mechanical keyboard. It is compatible with both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
This Keycap set comes in two colour combos (maroon pink and purple-blue) that is dyed with Japanese art on high-quality PBT material. The 128 keycaps are of cherry height profile and can be used on both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
GMK Botanical 141 keycaps
This unique keycap set of 141 keys are designed for a botanical feel with unique artwork on special keys. The keys are made of high-quality PBT material that is dyed with the themed colour combo of dark green, light green and white that does not fade easily. This is a cloned copy of the original GMK keycaps that offers the same build quality at an affordable price.
It is compatible with both RBG and non-RGB mechanical keyboard with a cherry heigh profile for all the keys
The keycaps set comes with 141 keys that have MX switches to affix them, it has a three colour combo of white, dark green and light green to follow its botanical theme. It is made of PBT material and can be used on both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
BINYEAE 160 keys Double Shot Keycaps
Looking for something affordable with a completely customizable layout, this 160 keycap set from Binyeae is sure to fit the bill. All the keys are made of double shot PBT material that offers long life and durability. The unique design is made especially for iKBC mechanical gaming keyboards. The keys have a cherry height profile and have a thick feel when taping them, this is ideal for gaming for quick response.
The keycap set comes with 160 interchangeable keys that are compatible with iKBC mechanical keyboards. They have a cherry height profile and are made from double shot PBT material making them thick and durable.
Akko Neon Carbon Retro Macaw PSI Theme Keycaps
The Akko keycaps are one of my favourite keycaps that are a tad expensive when compared to other keycaps. But the variety of colour combinations and superior build quality makes this keycap set worth it for people who like neon designs. The keycaps support 61 key design mechanical keyboards to 108 as seen in the image above.
The keys are made of high-quality PBT material and come in a niche case that keeps the caps in good condition along with a cap remover for easy use.
The keycap set comes in a portable plastic case holding 108 keys that are made of high-quality PBT material. The keycaps come with 8 colour options to choose from that revolve around a neon base design. The keycaps are compatible with both RGB and non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
Basketball Lakers Themed Keycaps
I’m a huge Lakers fan and my room is filled with basketball merch. When I saw these keycaps my face was lit and didn’t hesitate to get myself these amazing keycaps. This was, without doubt, my unique find that is made of high-quality PBT material and also comes in 10 different colour combos that you should definitely check out.
This keycap set comes with 61 keys that are made of PBT material and have a high-quality DYE used to colour the keys. They have a cherry height profile that is compatible with both RGB and Non-RGB mechanical keyboards.
Can I use these keycaps on any computer keyboard?
No, these keycaps are designed for mechanical keyboards and not just any keyboard as they require MX switches that help remove and attach these keys. Another factor to check when buying these keys is by checking their height profile to see what’s comfortable for you to make the experience with these keycaps a pleasant one.