KBD67 Lite: still worth it?

Updated: Aug 2

Welcome to another I/O Sam endeavor! Today we’ll break the KBD67 Lite from KBDFans to its core (design, features, quality, software and sound) and try to answer the question: after 1 and 1/2 year and four group buys later, is this keyboard still worth its $110~$130 price in today’s crowded entry-level market?

In the sound test chapters, we’ll try it with both linear (CIY Evolution Red) and tactile (Gazzew Boba U4T) lubed switches, as well as ABS (Domikey Triple-shot WoB) and PBT (KAT Dice) keycaps. We’ll also try a DIY silicone mod to see how that affects the sound and typing feel of this keyboard.

Kick back, relax and come along on this I/O Sam chill-out voyage into the ever more fascinating world of custom Mechanical Keyboards!

In this video, we dissect KBDFans incredibly successful KBD67lite (R3): an entry-level 65%, “quasi” gasket-mounted, hot-swappable injection molded mechanical keyboard targeted at enthusiasts on a budget.


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