This keyboard has 99 Keys, a knob, an FR4 plate, a 3000-mAh battery, and a 2.4G dongle, is hot-swappable, gasket mounted, and only selling for a perfect price of 100 USD. The Keebmonkey 1800 V2.0 Keyboard has a whole new black colorway and full key RGB
We are celebrating the exceeding 20K users of r/budgetkeebs, this is why we are listing this new variant: 1800v2.0 with Gateron Silver Switches! You are now able to purchase this variant for only $88 with free global standard shipping included in the price!
- Type: Gasket Mounted
- Keys: 99 + 1 Knob(Clickable)
- Connection: 2.4G (Dongle Included), BT5.1, Wired
- Super-low latency
- 3 Device Memory (Bluetooth)
- Socket: Kailh Hot-Swap Sockets
- Plate: FR4
- Dampening Pad and switch-bottom pad included
- Stock Stabs: Plate Mount Stabs
- Type-C Daughter PCB
- RGB Customizable Backlights
- Remappable Keys (With customizable software)
- High-quality Angled cable included
- NO KEYCAPS INCLUDED
- NO SWITCHES INCLUDED
- Battery: 3000-mAh
- MAC/Win Support
- Driver: http://wiki.keebmonkey.com/en/products/1800
Excellent board if you like a soft board, very soft gasket mount - trampoline-like... I actually like everything about it except it's quite tall at the front and the orange base is too shouty for me - please make the base black and I will buy another one!
-Price (Good Value)
-Layout (Except for the missing PrntScrn, this is an awesome layout. Full size "0" on the numpad is great)
-Wireless Capabilities (Easy to pair to Bluetooth or the Dongle)
-Shipping/Availability (I am on the West Coast of the U.S. and my shipping was about 3 weeks) (Good tracking)
-Hollow Build (I have not modded this board although the build is somewhat cheap. Fine for the price though)
-Knob Feeling (Knob could be better, it works fine but isn't the best feeling)
-Driver (Had to be manually changed to English. Kind of finicky)
-Lack of PrintScrn Button (I would have much rather had a Print Screen button than a Calculator button)
I used Tecsee Purple Panda Switches in my build, which account for north-facing RGB LEDs. The LEDs are not too bright but I think this is largely due to my choice of keycaps rather than the board.
Overall I am pleased with this board, I think it is an excellent value for the price and it is one of the few viable options for the 1800/Full-Size community.
Building this board was very easy thanks to the pre-labeled hot swap sockets. Some may not like this if they remap their keys, but I found it nice and useful.
This is a great keyboard. It showed up in a James Donkey RS2 box with all of the included parts assembled.
Added Holy Panda X and some GMKs and it feels lovely. The price was $75 when I purchased as it seems to have gone up.
Love the gasket mount board. Opening up the kit was not too difficult, just prying from the edges and your in. Stabs were pre-lubed but I added more. Tape mod on the PCB and I stuffed the inside of the case with some sound dampening material. Great sound from linear switches (tangerines). RGB lighting is really nice, I might change switches to something clear to get better color from the LEDs.
I just wish is was aluminum or metal not such a cheap plastic. I really would of paid much more if the case were made of a better material.
i was honestly pleasantly surprised at the quality of this keyboard. a lot cheaper than a lot of other 1800 layouts too
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