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GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard

GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard

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Fully Programmable Lighting & Layout

Compact enough to take anywhere, and to fit on any desktop, the GK64 mechanical keyboard is bright, strong, and fully programmable. With a full set of numerals and arrow keys and split shift keys, it has everything you need—not to mention it allows you to make custom macros and add layers for added function. As far as switches, the keyboard comes with your choice of Cherry MX switches. If you want a different feel, go ahead and swap out the switches: Because it’s hot swappable, there’s no soldering required. Also notable is the programmable RGB backlighting, which comes with a variety of built-in modes to play around with. The keycaps, available in multiple colorways, are made from dye-subbed PBT for longevity and strength. You can get the keyboard without them if you prefer to put on your own.

Note: At checkout, choose an aluminum or wood (+ $20) case; RGB Blue, RGB Red, or RGB Brown Cherry MX switches; and Cherry Blossom or Aurora keycaps. You can also get the barebones version without keycaps for (- $20).

GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard
GK64 Custom Mini Mechanical Keyboard

Specs

  • 64 keys
  • Case material: CNC aluminum or wood
  • Cherry MX switches
  • Fully programmable
  • Full RGB backlighting with a dedicated programming software
  • Dye-subbed PBT keycaps
  • USB type-C port
  • Hot-swappable switches
  • Dedicated arrow keys with split RSHIFT
  • Rubber feet
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 4.2 x 1.6 in (29.2 x 10.7 x 4.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)

Included

  • Keycap puller
  • USB-C cable
  • L screwdriver
  • Extra screws

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Sep 11, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

It's not so much that the keyboard is bad. It's more that the software makes it difficult to do things that wouldn't be difficult with other keyboards. Stuff like having to run the software in the background, or having to plug in a second keyboard to input keystrokes, makes it seem like the people who wrote the software weren't mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. There are excellent community-developed alternatives like QMK or TMK that they could easily have used instead of writing their own lame software. As far as using the software, I haven't played around with the LED stuff. Other people have said it's difficult to use, but it should be possible to figure it out. If you aren't planning to program the keyboard (switch keys around or program your own function layer), you don't need to worry about that. Since it's your first keyboard, you may not have expectations about what you should or shouldn't be able to do. For me, not being able to map Function to Caps Lock with the first version of the software was frustrating. That was eventually implemented, but the newest version of the software wants you to switch layers, rather than using a momentary modifier. If none of this means anything to you, then you don't need to worry. What was frustrating about the GK64 for me (and for other people whose comments I read) was that I wanted to set it up the same way I had set up my other keyboards. The software made that impossible in some cases and unreasonably difficult in others. The frustration really came from expectations I had from using other keyboards though. I guess this was a really long-winded way of saying that because it's your first mechanical keyboard, you'll probably be happy with it. You'll just be happier with whatever you get next :)