Modding a $99 beauty into a (typing) beast

Welcome to another I/O Sam keyboard adventure! Today we’re looking at Keymove’s first entry in the premium metal keyboards market with the Ares61. Can a $99 production keyboard aimed at the premium segment deliver the goods both in quality and typing experience?


In the modding chapter we’ll try this board with Tecsee’s Ice Candy long stem pole linear switches, as well as with a few mods, such as stabs tuning, case silicone sheet, plate O-rings and PCB tape mod.


Grab yourself a cold one and come along on yet another I/O Sam production Mechanical Keyboards modding shenanigan!



In this video, we’re checking out (and modding) the Kemove Ares61: a wireless 60% keyboard enclosed in a thick and heavy aluminium case with a striking look.

 

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KEMOVE K61 INSTRUCTION MANUAL:

Kemove 61k User guide
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