the marshmallow profile

posted on 12.14.23

our marshmallow profiled keycaps mark the next big milestone for osume. over the past year, we've dedicated our time to fine-tuning and adjusting molds, and we're so excited to share the outcome of our first uniform keycap profile. our marshmallow keycaps are manufactured to the same standards as our cherry profiled keycaps. they boast a 1.6mm thickness, are made from pure pbt plastic, and maintain a smooth keycap surface. we chose to develop a uniform profile as it brings unique advantages, including better ergonomics at lower typing angles, a more consistent sound across different rows and easier changeability. our legends will maintain the same font choice and size you love and expect from us as we believe the font aligns with the goals and aesthetics of our marshmallow keycaps. we've decided to give modifier keys a fresh look with icon-style designs for a simpler and unique appearance.

during development, we opted to make our marshmallow keycaps a bit taller at 9.4mm compared to other popular uniform profiles like xda, kam, and dsa. this added height offers a more natural transition for those accustomed to cherry profile and made typing more engaging and energetic as the keycaps sits closer to your fingers. as for the shape, we've decided on a slightly rounded appearance while also focusing on offering more surface area than some uniform profile counterparts for a more comfortable typing experience. a plus that the round and bubbly appearance makes it literally resemble a marshmallow!

the zen keycaps are only the first of many! keep an eye out for the marshmallow keycaps in our dalgona and matcha colorways, which we hope to launch by the end of this year. we can't wait to share these exciting additions with you. 

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