The first time I actually tried POM keycaps was at a meet up back in January in Toronto. I was immediately aware of the extremely smooth texture and almost “wax-like” feel of them. While they sounded great, to be completely honest, I wasn’t 100% sold on them at that time.
Fast forward to present day. Escape Keyboard contacted me regarding some POM keycap sets he had been working on. He explained to me some of the science behind POM vs other popular materials and sent out a kit. To be clear, this is not a paid review but the samples were sent out to me by esckeyboard.com and do not affect my opinions on the product.
To put it simply, they sound fantastic and offer a very rigid typing experience pair with a good board. The sound profile is a slight bit deeper than the ABS caps, and more along the lines of PBT caps. I’ll have a sound test soon to demonstrate.
The variety of pastel like colors sold me originally and the fact they are a unique material when compared to the vast majority of other offerings being ABS or PBT. The POM caps are definitely going to stay on my board. I personally vouched for the rainbow color, but they offer some other colors as well. Note these have no legends currently and are offered as blanks.
Another note of interest was the packaging. It was simple, compact, and labeled. Which helped with the installation with blanks, which can be annoying at times.
All in all it’s a great offering from Escape Keyboards and it’s a huge win in my books.