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

Key65

Build Facts

Case
Key65
Plate
FR4
Mount
Gasket
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.