Scott Watermasysk Husband, Father, Bootstrapper, Developer, Keyboarder, Pained Sixers Fan.

Key65

Build Facts

Case
Key65
Plate
FR4
PCB
solder
Key Caps
GMK 8008
Switches
NK Dry Blacks, lubed with 205g0 + 105 on the springs
Stabilizers
Durock

The Key65 has been my most used board since the moment it hit my desk. It has been a joy to use.

I ended up with quite a few plates (Brass, FR4, PC, and Carbon fiber) and a couple of solder and hot-swap PCBs. The hot-swap PCBs are not my preferred layout, but they have let me experiment quite a bit.

So far, my favorite combination has been the NK Dry Blacks + FR4.

Quick Thoughts

Photos

Money shot

Full View

Arrow Cluster - Silicon caps look nice, but are 100% not functional

Naked Key65 with FR4

I tried going monochrome with WoB and BoW Hangul. If keys like < and > had BoW options I might have stayed with it.

Pink butt shot

This did not work either. The all white was too much for me.

All the FR4 plates I had made.