KBDfans’ budget-friendly KBD67 Lite custom mechanical keyboard kit will be available for (unlimited) pre-order tomorrow on 27 November at 8AM. If you’d like to hear how the keyboard sounds like before you place your pre-order for it, good news: KBDfans just released a sound test of the board.
It’s a rather short sound test done with the new Gateron Cap switches, but it does give us a good idea of the KBD67 Lite’s sound profile. Thanks to its polycarbonate plate, plastic case, and “mute silicone” between the PCB and plate, the keyboard does sound like a gasket-mounted board with a clean sound profile. We’re quite a fan of the tone.
In the video above, KDBfans also showed off the different lighting effects of the KBD67 Lite. The effects can be cycled with a keyboard shortcut, and the brightness can be adjusted on the fly as well. These come as no surprise, of course: the PCB can be customised with VIA and QMK, after all.
Other specifications of the KBD67 Lite include a hotswap PCB – you can easily install and swap out switches without the need to solder them – with per-key RGB lighting, Cherry screw-in stabilisers, as well as a USB-C port. A carrying case is also bundled with the keyboard kit.
The KBDfans KBD67 Lite will be available for pre-order tomorrow on 27 November until 3 December for $109, which comes up to about RM445. Three colour options are offered (Transparent, Black, White) – shipping will begin sometime in the first quarter of 2021.