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Modding a $99 beauty into a (typing) beast

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

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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MAIN FEATURED PRODUCTS (affiliate links):

Kemove Ares61 (Amazon)👉

Tecsee Ice Candy Linear Switches (Divinikey)👉 (5% off w/ "iosam" coupon code)

Akko Black&Gold 158-Key ASA Profile Double-Shot PBT Ketcap set👉

Drop Skylight Slate Keycap set👉

Artifact Bloom Glow Keycap Set👉

Wowstick Electric Screwdriver:

I/O SAM SUBREDDIT (ask any question about my videos):


LIST OF PRODUCTS LINKS (affiliate links):

🔥NOTE: use coupon "iosam" for 5% off in Divinikey links🔥

- Prevail Nebula Switches:

- IDOBAO Resin Wrist Rest:

- YUNZII Keynovo Gaming Mouse Pad (White Topographic):

- ePBT Keycaps: US (Divinikey) » | World (KBDFans) »

- Krytox XHT-BDZ:

- Micro Brushes (for lubing switches):

- Nylon Hair Brush Set:

- 1.5 mm Silicone Baking Mat:

- Scotch Delicate Surface Masking Tape:

- 4 mm O-rings:

- HONKID Aluminum Switch Opener -- Kailh/MX Type:

- KBDFANS X AI03 2-IN-1 Aluminum Switch Opener: World » | US (Divinikey) »

- Xool Tweezers Set:

- Jeweler Pick-Up Tool:

- Cutting Mat:

- Wiha Scisors:

- Hakko Flush Cutter:

- ABN Magnetic Tool Tray Set:

- Razer Viper Ultimate Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse:

- Glorious Model D Wireless Gaming Mouse:

- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse:

- Logitech G703 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse:

- GMMK NumPad:

- GK21S RGB Hot Swap USB-C/Bluetooth Aluminium Numpad:

- Razer Tartarus Pro Gaming Keypad:


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