Like a 75%, but better...

Updated: Nov 22

In this video we’ll do our trademark in-depth review of the ZZanest Elements75XT, a hot-swappable semi-custom mechanical keyboard, and then test it with two “King switches” (Gateron Oil King and Everglide Aqua King), plus a few easy mods to see how good this keyboard can type and sound. Ready for another deep dive into the ever expanding universe of custom Mechanical Keyboards?



Let’s check out ZZanest Elements75XT extended 75% and evaluate its interesting form factor, quality and features. Should you consider this instead of a GMMK Pro or Keychron Q1?

 

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MAIN FEATURED PRODUCTS (affiliate links):


ZZanest Elements75XT Kickstarter campaign👉 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zzanest/zzanest-elements-75xt-premium-aluminum-mechanical-keyboard?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Video&utm_campaign=yt15

ZZanest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zzanestofficial

ZZanest Discord: https://discord.gg/UTg5EdUQSK


BenQ ScreenBar Plus:

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Drop + RedSuns GMK Red Samurai Keycaps:

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(Amazon) 👉 https://amzn.to/3UbNg8W


Gateron Oil King Switches 👉 https://bit.ly/3yCP7uf (5% off with coupon code: IOSAM)


Everglide Aqua King Switches:

(Drop)👉 https://fave.co/2ZCTR5X

(Amazon) 👉 https://amzn.to/3ktr0Yj


Wowstick Electric Screwdriver:

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LIST OF PRODUCTS LINKS (affiliate links):

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- DROP + NEPHLOCK GMK Kaiju Keycap Set: https://amzn.to/37PCqTP

- Glorious Padded Keyboard Wrist Rest: http://shrsl.com/3rw7m

- Krytox 205 grade 2: https://amzn.to/3qn9re2

- Krytox 205 grade 0 (Prevail Key): https://bit.ly/krytoxg0

- Krytox 105: https://amzn.to/2NjBSuB

- Krytox XHT-BDZ (Prevail Key): https://bit.ly/xhtbz

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

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

- Mstone Acrylic Mechanical Switch Lube Station: https://fave.co/37Ne21h

- 0.8 mm Poron Foam Sheet (30cm X 30cm): https://bit.ly/zoroporonsheet

- Scotch Delicate Surface Masking Tape: https://amzn.to/3BD0BPP

- 4 mm x 1mm O-rings: https://amzn.to/3b2GNbA

- Nashua Stretch & Seal Silicone Tape: https://amzn.to/3vSgd0s

- KBDFans Stabilizers Foam Sticker: https://kbdfans.com/r?id=73jpdn

- Metal Knurled Knob OEDNI-75-4-7: https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/kilo-international/OEDNI-75-4-7/5970347

- HONKID Aluminum Switch Opener -- Kailh/MX Type: https://amzn.to/2Uq4ohu

- KBDFANS X AI03 2-IN-1 Aluminum Switch Opener: World » https://kbdfans.com/r?id=rpgrn0 | US (Divinikey) » https://bit.ly/3GKWXpt

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3yp5fRS

- Logitech G703 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3zuWrKG

- Cooler Master MM720 Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3SXrXqD

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

- Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3DSg6Gd

- Razer Viper 8KHz Ultralight Wired Gaming Mouse: https://amzn.to/3FCMjCK

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

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

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

- Keychron Q1 Keyboard: https://bit.ly/3PWJaQG

- Keychron Q0 Numpad: https://bit.ly/3SXTloC

- Elgato Stream Deck MK.2: https://amzn.to/3TZ9TxR

- KBDFans Tiger 80 Keyboard Kit: https://kbdfans.com/r?id=195sch

- Realforce R2 TKL Keyboard: https://amzn.to/3WocHGf

- Wooting 60HE: https://next.wooting.io/wooting-60he



MY KEYBOARD TYPING SOUND RECORDING SETUP:

👉 https://www.iosamfranco.com/post/my-views-on-keyboards-typing-sound-demos



MUSIC:

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

Streambeats 👉 https://www.streambeats.com


Playlist - in order of appearance (song name - artist):


- Ice Pusher - Awlee

- Crushed - A P O L L O

- Don't Need - Dylan Sitts

- (PCBWay Ad): Wave push - Streambeats

- Fast Life - Uygar Duzgun

- Sunset BLVD - Netzy

- Exiting Orbit - Guustavv

- Duster - [ocean jams]

- What Next - Guustavv

- Simulated Prana - Matt Large

- Nite Life - [ocean jams]

- Say - Heyson

- Cuenta - Autohacker

- Sunset Cascade - Autohacker

- The Brightest Light - Matt Large

- Solemn Sunset - Jharee

- Show Me How Good It Can Get - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist

- Revival - Ballpoint

- Infected Ground (Instrumental Version) - Particle House