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6 keyboards to improve your setup

Updated: 2 days ago

Welcome to 2023 (the Year of the 🐇 and 🐈)! In this video, we’ll help you pick a good quality keyboard for your setup that won’t weight in your wallet!


We are thoroughly testing (I/O Sam style!) 6 keyboards from different manufacturers (Epomaker, Feker, CIDOO, KiiBoom, Kemove and GamaKay), with different features and form-factors between $70 and $160 to fit your particular needs and budget.



In this first video of 2023, we’ll go over 6 of the best ‘value’ and ‘performance’ tier Mechanical Keyboards I tested last year, to help you upgrade your Home Office and Gaming setup for the new year.
 

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MAIN FEATURED PRODUCTS (affiliate links):


Epomaker TH66 👉 https://amzn.to/3XRvR7d


Feker Alice:

(Fully built) 👉 https://amzn.to/3XPYO3z

(Bare-bones) 👉 https://amzn.to/3HlGgmu


CIDOO ABM084 👉 https://amzn.to/3J9mM5M


KiiBoom Phantom:

(KiiBoom Store) 👉 https://www.kiiboom.com/collections/keyboards/products/kiiboom-phantom-81

(Amazon) 👉 https://amzn.to/3H1dMgd


Kemove K68 "Butterfly" 👉 https://amzn.to/3QYaZco

Kemove Mechanical Keyboard Case 👉 https://amzn.to/3XyIcOe


Gamakay LK67 (I mispronounced the model name in the video as "LK97"):

(Bare-bones) 👉 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K3DrewO1nN

(Fully built) 👉 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/33KW41LwbM (use code BG2c2188 for $3 OFF)

(Fully built w/ Wasp switch) 👉 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KvGrBwoTqK


Wowstick Electric Screwdriver:

(Bangood)👉 https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DGEOqG8uy

(Amazon)👉 https://amzn.to/3iiArsC



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LIST OF PRODUCTS LINKS:

(some links are part of affiliate programs)


- Wooden Palm Rest for Keychron Q1/Q2: https://amzn.to/3qWXkq6

- Feker Alice Oak Wooden Wrist Rest: https://amzn.to/3kpE8Ru

- Mstone Black Crystal Wrist Rest: https://fave.co/3btN2WA

- IDOBAO Resin Wrist Rest: https://fave.co/3BPYfyD

- Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: https://amzn.to/3GZBsBJ

- Artifact Bloom Keycaps (BoW): https://fave.co/3CQugFb

- Glorious Aura V2 “Pudding” Keycaps: https://shrsl.com/3w6lh

- Everglide Aqua King Switches: https://fave.co/2ZCTR5X

- Tecsee Ice Candy Linear Switches: https://bit.ly/3AQuJsz (5% off w/ "iosam" coupon code)

- Gazzew Boba U4 (silent tactile): https://www.rgbkb.net/products/gazzew-u4-rgb-silent-tactile-switches | https://stupidbulletstech.com/products/gazzew-u4-65g | https://stupidbulletstech.com/products/gazzew-boba-u4-silent-tactile-black-housing-with-slot | https://stupidbulletstech.com/products/gazzew-boba-u4-silent-tactile-white-top-with-slot | https://rndkbd.com/collections/switches-and-switch-accessories/products/gazzew-u4-boba-switches | https://ringerkeys.com/collections/switches/products/gazzew-boba-u4-silent-tactile-switches

- Gazzew Boba U4T ("thocky"tactile): https://stupidbulletstech.com/products/gazzew-u4t-65g | https://rndkbd.com/collections/switches-and-switch-accessories/products/gazzew-u4t-boba-tactile-switches | https://www.rgbkb.net/collections/all/products/gazzew-u4t-rgb-tactile-switches |

https://ringerkeys.com/collections/switches/products/gazzew-boba-u4t-thocky-tactile-switches

- Gazzew Bobagum (silent linear): https://ringerkeys.com/collections/switches/products/gazzew-bobagums-silent-linear-switches | https://rndkbd.com/collections/switches-and-switch-accessories/products/gazzew-bobagum-silent-linear-switches

- C3 Equalz V3 stabilizers: https://thekey.company/collections/in-stock/stabilizers

- Krytox 205 grade 2: https://amzn.to/3GDHAkk | https://ebay.us/G3ZAtJ

- Krytox 205 grade 0: US East » https://bit.ly/krytoxg0 | US West » https://bit.ly/3FS1nw1

- Krytox 105: https://amzn.to/2NjBSuB | https://ebay.us/2oK4Fv

- Permatex Dielectric Grease: https://amzn.to/3hhMbsk

- Krytox XHT-BDZ: https://bit.ly/3SV9Q64

- Adhesive Non-Slip Grips for Quilt Templates: https://amzn.to/3fxLtt4

- 3M Medipore Cloth Surgical Tape - https://amzn.to/3Xwz2l7

- Clear Universal O-Ring Switch Damper (8mm): https://amzn.to/3ad7vim

- Micro Brushes (for lubing switches): https://amzn.to/3iUsQkr

- Nylon Hair Brush Set: https://amzn.to/3rUYMr1

- Xool Tweezers: https://amzn.to/3rPrE3X

- Wiha Long Nose Plier: https://amzn.to/2ZbBgKc

- Jeweler Pick-Up Tool: https://amzn.to/3b01qFq

- Wiha Flush Cutter: https://amzn.to/2Rkq3mt

- Hakko Flush Cutter: https://amzn.to/3dctIzc

- Cutting Mat: https://amzn.to/3qgNHjS

- Wiha Scisors: https://amzn.to/3aXEg2p

- ABN Magnetic Tool Tray Set: https://amzn.to/3MNd4Eg

- Klein Tools Digital Level & Angle Gauge: https://amzn.to/3kyTYJE

- DYMO Digital Postal/Shipping Scale: https://amzn.to/3D3j21O

- GMMK NumPad: https://shrsl.com/3nt7m

- GK21S Numpad: https://amzn.to/37pQnaA

- Glorious Model O 2: https://shrsl.com/3syj7

- Glorious Model D Wireless: https://shrsl.com/3dxts | https://amzn.to/3P1pQBD

- Glorious Model O Wireless: (Glorious)» http://shrsl.com/2wo0a | (Amazon)» https://amzn.to/3IkOQPI

- Glorious Model O- (wired): https://shrsl.com/2wnxj | https://amzn.to/3TUpbCY

- Fujitsu Realforce R2 TKL: https://amzn.to/3j09wWv

- Keychron Q1: https://amzn.to/3WoMZAk

- GMMK Pro: (Glorious)» http://shrsl.com/314gm | (Amazon)» https://amzn.to/3whVuUv

- KBDFans Lite R4:(Divinikey)» https://bit.ly/3MNKmmH (get 5% off with code “iosam” ) | (KBDFans)» https://kbdfans.com/r?id=bp86as

- Kemove Ares61: https://amzn.to/3xBt07L

- Razer Viper Ultimate: https://amzn.to/3UVSuX9

- Razer Viper V2 Pro: https://amzn.to/3EM3gto

- Razer Orochi V2: https://amzn.to/3GuXbD7

- Razer Basilisk Ultimate Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3zYpplJ

- Razer Tartarus Pro Gaming Keypad: https://amzn.to/3sMRHeS



LINKS FOR WARRANTY TERMS OF SERVICE:

Epomaker: https://epomaker.com/pages/terms-of-service

KiiBoom: https://www.kiiboom.com/pages/warranty-policy

Kemove: https://kemove.com/return

GamaKay: https://gamakay.com/policies/refund-policy



MUSIC:


Epidemic Sound 👉 https://share.epidemicsound.com/p1d7b7

Streambeats 👉 https://www.streambeats.com

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