The KBD67 Lite Mechanical Keyboard Kit is an entry level DIY kit fit for both newcomers and veterans alike. This kit features everything you would need in order to build a keyboard except for switches and keycaps.
KBD67 Lite R3 DIY Kit Features:
QMK Firmware Support (Wired PCB)
- VIA Tool Support (Wired PCB)
- ABS Plastic Case
- Mute Silicone
- Polycarbonate (PC) Plate
- KBDfans PC Screw-In Stabilizers
- KBD67 Lite Acceptable Quality Standards: Link
- Wired RGB Hotswap PCB
- KBD67 MKII Hot-Swap PCB
- Support Per-Key RGB
- QMK Firmware Support
- VIA Tool Support
- Kailh Hotswap Sockets
|Version||KBD67 Lite R1||KBD67 Lite R2||KBD67 Lite R3|
|Stabilizers||Cherry Screw-in Stabs||KBDfans PC Screw-in Stabs||KBDfans PC Screw-in Stabs|
|Plate||CNC PC||Injection Molded PC||Injection Molded PC|
- 1 ABS Plastic Keyboard Case
- 1 Polycarbonate Plate
- 1 KBD67 RGB Hot-Swap PCB (USB-C)
- 1 Carrying Case
- 1 Set KBDfans PC Screw-In Stabilizers
- 1 Set KBDfans Stabilizer Foam Stickers
- 1 Mute Silicone Internal Dampeners
- 1 Set Rubber Feet and Screws
Fantastic value for the price
I am very thank for DK offering this keyboard since I missed out on the original GB. This budget keyboard has everything you could ask for with regards to having a hotswap PCB that support south-facing 5-pin switches, support for screw-in stabilizers, and offers a 7 degree typing angle which most will find comfortable. If you can get your hands on one of these I see no reason to consider the NK65 https://youtu.be/yKZdWoXV7dM
CAREFUL INSTALLING BATTERY
Be mindful of the polarity of the battery when you install it, as the JST connector on the battery I purchased did not match the connector on the PCB and I carelessly plugged it in, which caused 2 transistors to get so hot that they fell off of the PCB. Luckily there was no permanent damage and I was able to solder them back on and regain full functionality. Aside from the backwards battery connector, I have zero complaints about this keyboard. It's worth every penny and I'm fighting the urge to buy a second one before they go out of stock. In my eyes Bluetooth/wireless functionality >>>>>>> RGB, so this was a great opportunity to pick up this immensely popular keyboard. For those who are curious, yes you can use this keyboard without a battery. It operates perfectly fine as a wired keyboard without a battery installed if you want to go that route.
Buy it while in stock
To keep it plain and simple, this keyboard is god tier for the price. If you find yourself reading this while it is still in stock, do not waste another moment and purchase it. You will not regret it. A lot of people label this as an "entry level" board but honestly this thing feels good enough to keep me out of the keyboard market for a while. I can't imagine another keyboard feeling and sounding this good at this price point other than the ikki68. But unlike the ikki68, which has not been reviewed/scrutinized by the masses, this is IN STOCK. While I recommend that you take the keyboard apart to add the foam stickers (included) as well as add additional lube to the cherry screw-in stabs, you do not have to. It still sounds premium while stock when I tested it.
Amazing Enthusiast Level Budget Keyboard
Would recommend it for anyone going into the custom keyboard scene. Possibly the best value keyboard at this range.
THOCCY AS F*CK
I built two of these, one from the group buy for my gf, and when it came, I knew I had to get in on the extras. I got myself the transparent one, and in both builds, this board was impressively thocky, comfortable to type on, and simple to build. My kbd67 lite has boba u4t's and SA caps to maximize the thock and I love typing on it more than my other 5 boards I've built. The stabs were also pretty easy to work with, holee modding them only took 30 minutes, and they include 2 extra sets of stabs (if your using ANSI layout). The only thing to keep in mind is that compared to Durock V2 stabs, the mechanism that holds the wire in is very tight, and I was scared to bend the wire when applying the force needed to snap it back into place. I guess that's good because the wire is super secure, and both sets of stabs I've modded from this kit (10 pairs in total) took to holee modding well, no tick or tuning needed post modding. Overall, amazing board and all for 130?!?!?!