Hmmm. Having a hard time resisting this little keeb right here. I’ve been looking for a hot-swap 65% daily driver for a while now, and this just might fit the bill perfectly.
I had a Durgod Hades 68 that I’d been modifying, but the combination of needing to fix a few mistakes I made with Milmax sockets and finding out about HKGaming’s… er… character… Well. I lost my taste for that project.
I’d considered an NK65 more than once and would still be happy to go for one - but I don’t really enjoy competitive shopping, which is still kind of a thing with plenty of keebs. Besides - this one has screw-in stabs; probably my one and only complaint about the NK itself.
I’d all but settled on a DZ65 with basic plastic case and polycarb plate, but those little dudes have been sold out each time I’ve checked for many months now. With the current sale, though, this KBD67 Lite costs about the same - and I’m coming around to the blocker aesthetic.
Now for the hard part… am I getting a black one or a white one?
Got here today and I’m really impressed. I’m working on a detailed review, but suffice to say for the moment that this is a very competitive entry-level custom. I think the NK65EE has more striking presence on a desk (even if you don’t get a loud color) - but when it comes to typing feel, the KBD67L is something special, especially for its price-point.
On that note; while I got mine directly from KBDFans for $109 + lots of shipping, you can now get these from MechanicalKeyboards.com right here in Tennessee!
The base price is a bit more, but factoring in over-seas shipping and time, it really evens-out.
I’ll take this chance to say that it looks like MechanicalKeyboards have stocked up on lots of community favorites they’d been previously falling behind on, like boutique switches, cases, and kits like these. Nice!
Seems super solid, love that new blue color too. Ideally trying all of the entry plastic keyboards that have been coming around would be a fun task, but it’s a bit hard to let anything go. Might pick one of these up for that bloo and the blootooth, very nice edition to the board that would make it nifty to bring to and from work.
Compared to the nk65 does it feel a bit softer on the bottom out? Not really too concerned about the sound, just want those good vibes.