NuPhy®

NuPhy Gem80

QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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NuPhy®

NuPhy Gem80

QMK/VIA Wireless Custom Mechanical Keyboard

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
8
Regular price $149.95
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Why barebones only?

- Cosmic Mocha
Colors

Get 50% off your first switch set.

Switch Set

Get 50% off your first keycap set.

Keycap Set

Walnut x Umber +$39
Beech x Burning Gold +$39
Black Oak x Obsidian Black +$39
Acrylic Noir x Obsidian Black +$34
Acrylic Frosted x Mystic Indigo +$34
Acrylic Frosted x Inca Rose +$34
Acrylic Frosted x Airy Lilac +$34
Acrylic Frosted x Cosmic Mocha +$34

NuPhy Obsidian Black Deskmat +$24
NuPhy Mystic Indigo Deskmat +$24
NuPhy Cosmic Mocha Deskmat +$24
NuPhy Inca Rose Deskmat +$24
NuPhy Airy Lilac Deskmat +$24

Aluminum Plate +$15
PC Plate +$12
POM Plate +$12

Meow Xmas KDA +$49
Carmine Cloud Cherry Profile +$49
Arcade-ia KDS +$45
Cosmic Mocha Crystal mSA +$15
Mystic Indigo Crystal mSA +$15
Obsidian Black Crystal mSA +$15
Airy Lilac Crystal mSA +$15
Inca Rose Crystal mSA +$15
The Wandering Earth ll +$69

Mint | 90Pcs +$31.50
Raspberry | 90Pcs +$31.50
Lemon | 90Pcs +$31.50
Silent Red Clear-top | 90Pcs +$49.50
G Pro Red 2.0 | 110Pcs +$29
G Pro Brown 2.0 | 110Pcs +$29
G Pro Blue 2.0 | 110Pcs +$29
G Pro Yellow 2.0 | 110Pcs +$31
G Pro White 2.0 | 110Pcs +$33
G Pro Silver 2.0 | 110Pcs +$33
Baby Kangaroo | 110Pcs +$66
Baby Raccoon | 110Pcs +$66
Night Breeze | 110Pcs +$38
Rose Glacier | 110Pcs +$38
Polaris | 110Pcs +$38
Fleeting Gold | 110Pcs +$38
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A uncustomary custom keyboard

A custom keyboard, and much more than one. Gem80 packs the wireless performance of a gaming keyboard, a refined thocky sound signature, and an abundance of part choices into its splendidly polished aluminum chassis, with lots of fun.

Design

The premiere cuts

It is named Gem, and it is cut, faceted, polished like one. Each Gem80 comes with a high precision CNC-machined 6063 aluminum chassis, treated with 0.090mm zircon sands to produce the refined feel to the touch expected on a custom product. The back of Gem80 meanwhile, is made from thick PC material that makes strong wireless reception possible, and the theme matching color of the inside visible through its polished ridges and satin like grooves, inspired by the crystal order and symmetry of gems.

Gem80 colors & choices. More solid than ethereal color ways this time, and more accentuation on the sheen to reflect the gem theme. There is something for the romantics (Inca Rose & Airy Lilac), and the old schoolers too (Cosmic Mocha, which is a bit like peppered beige).

Customization

Yes, but your keyboard doesn’t
sound like this.

The word ‘custom’ acquires whole new meanings when applied to Gem80’s sound experience and the process created it. From the density and elasticity of the three poron hollow sound absorbers, to the expansion ratio of the IXPE dampener, from the molecular structure of the sound purifying transparent elastomer , to the anechoic pattern on the silicone sheet, almost every aspect of Gem80’s six sound mods is customized and fine tuned to produce sound concentration and purity never before heard on a mass-produced keyboard. It would be more fun though we think, if you can beat us in our own game, and this is why we also build a maximum amount of user customizability into the keyboard.

Omni-Mojo. Top mount, gasket mount, or bottom mount? With the pioneering omni-mount technology, take all the time in the world to find the mount style that suits your sound and feel preference on Gem80, with the complementary gasket & mount kit.

Thock or Clack or Crickets. A plethora of sound mods for you to experiment or explore, if you get tired of the epic thockiness or for any other reason.

Still a bit off, but not sure how?
 Maybe try a plate made from a different material. Other than the default Fr4 plate, we also offer PC, POM, and aluminum alloy constructed switch plates available for order separately.

Keycaps

A new height to reach new heights.

More than 2 years after the release of our nSA low-profile keycaps, and its many imitations have became a thing in the low profile keyboard circle, NuPhy’s first high-profile double-shot PBT keycap set based on similar design rationales is finally ready, and small tweaks are many: a little adjustment to the SA height for more ergonomics, the larger round surface and symmetric design are a nod to the nSA. What is difficult to miss however, even in darkness, are the light emitting homing bars, illuminated by south-facing LEDs they are designed to be just bright enough to help with the guidance without being distractive.

Finding your way home with the lights. Debuted on Gem80 and built with a triple shot injection process, the world’s first light-emitting homing bars exploits the south-facing nature of the switches for the illumination, which helps you finding them at much extended ranges. The built-in power saving feature ensures that you will not see in the battery life the immediate difference in the way you interact with the keyboard.

Backlit Battery Life Comparison

* All battery endurance tests were performed with professional battery test software in November, 2023. Each tested product model will run the benchmark for 10 consecutive times, and the average of the benchmark results is used for its endurance rating.

The GhostBar goes.
Sorry we almost forgot it, it is usually too quiet, you know. For those of you who have not heard about the GhostBar, it is our hollow sound suppression spacebar keycap that utilizes a series of small internal chambers to make a sound so similar to other keys that it becomes almost inaudible. We have upgraded it to the mSA profile so it is in even better harmony with the other keys.

Backlit bling-blings.
Want more brilliance for the Gem? Better vibe for a survival game? How about some transparent keycaps in the mSA profile and your keyboard's theme color, shining in the darkness like stars dotting the night sky.

Wireless Performance

A Chip And A Chassis

Custom keyboards are not exactly known for great wireless performance, or any kind of wireless support at all, which is why we shove a 1000Hz polling rate Nordic wireless chip into the tri-mode version of Gem80, so you can start to use it as a gaming keyboard as well. Is that over the top? Now we are talking about it, there was indeed a bit of work, optimization, needed to have a thick PC bottom that both is conducive to EM propagation and doesn’t compromise on sound. But at the end of the day they are all worth it if our users don’t have to make trade-offs, however they may be dictated by conventions.

The bottom line of top performance. The EM characteristics of the PC case and our years spent researching and creating them further adds to the wireless advantage of Gem80, no matter where your chassis is relative to your keyboard, you can get guaranteed excellent reception.

Success in circuit lies. A 1000Hz polling rate may be eye-catching, yet actual latency depends on factors including MCU’s matrix scan rate, processing and debounce time, the wireless cache size etc. Never content with half measures, we support Nordic's state of the art NRF52832 SoC with STM32F072 MCU's high performance, and use an elaborate testing procedure to ensure minimized total trip delay.

Truth by numbers told. We did some benchmarks on the new Gem80’s latency performance, against its predecessor and another QMK-based keyboard. Suffice to say, the numbers speak louder and clearer than ever.

Connection Speed Comparison

* The latency tests are conducted with a CMSIS-DAP compliant hardware debug unit, by measuring the time difference between when the Enter key switch is closed, and the key press event is registered on the PC, and subtracting the instrument 's intrinsic delay(provided by the producer) from the measurement. The test results do not account for the pre-travel delays of the key switches, which varies for different types of switches, as the swtich circuits are closed electronically during the tests.

Firmware

Create keybindings without bounds,
transform layouts VIA layers.

It only makes sense to extend the great customizability achieved on Gem80’s hardware to its firmware as well. With the open-source QMK/VIA firmware, its endless key mapping, light customization, and other creative possibilities, our hardware’s potential can be truly realized.

Mac, Windows, Linux...you name it. VIA's key remapping and macro work seamlessly on all major desktop platforms, or any that supports a browser, make it even easier to customize Gem80 to your heart's content.

Mac-ization at the toggle of a switch. When it comes to creating a authentic Mac experience, we have always empathized a hardware/software synthetic approach. This is why we have implemented the F3-F6 special feature keys under the Mac mode with VIA, which can be enabled at the toggle of the completely redesigned system switch, now neatly tucked away at the bottom case yet can still be easily reached. We will continue to find more ways to bring values to our Mac users on both the hardware and software.

Switches

Coming to fruition

Unprecedentedly built with NuPhy-branded housings, the Herb series of switches represents a joint-effort by NuPhy and Gateron to bring technologies and designs from ‘frontier’ switches, such as Gateron’s Baby Kangaroo/Raccoon to the regular switches users, while retaining the quintessence of the original ‘division of labor': a 37gf linear switch, Mint for the heavy typists, a 45 gf early actuation linear switch, Raspberry to best serve the gamers, and a 55gf tactile switch Lemon for all those who desire tactility and great sound feedback. All the switches come with a POM stem, 21mm length spring, and the new generation of Gateron factory lubing. Nothing too spicy, but certainly the right amount of flavor for a satisfying typing experience.

Switches

Move in silence

Smooth, precise, silent…are we talking about ninja moves or what a silent switch should have been? The new Cherry Silent Red Clear-Top switch, launching on NuPhy, have finally gotten rid of that ‘should’ part. The first silent switch that does not feel like all the clicky grating noises have only became scratchiness under your fingers, the Cherry SRCT relies on its completely redesigned mold, next generation factory lubing developed in cooperation with NuPhy, to achieve smoothness, total absence of noise and scratchiness, solid bottoming out in one elegant, legendary durable Cherry construction.

Wrist Rest

Two tons of wrist rest options

Acrylic fans get to enjoy the sandbalsted matte finishes, which better complement Gem80's solid feel and look than UV coatings. Throw in some nice walnut, beech and even black-dyed white oak for those desiring a bit extra fancy and style, our most comprehensive selection of Twotone wrist rests has been made available for Gem80.

Twotone wrist rest colors & choices. Acrylic Twotones share the same theme colors as Gem80, for the hardwoods, there are Umber and Burning Gold to match with walnut and beech's chic appearances.

Deskmat

Bokeh series deskmat

Focus on the screen or the keyboard, the Bokeh deskmat creates a nice out of focus ambience in a color pattern matching your keyboard.

Bokeh deskmats colors & choices. So familiar, yet so distant that only blurry circles, blending into the background can be made out. The themed color variations of the Bokeh deskmats do not aim to disrupt, nor to detach, but to breath some warm fuzzies on the desktops beneath them.

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IN THE BOX

KEYBOARD KIT

1 x Gem80 Keyboard Kit
1 x USB-C Data Cable
1 x 2.4G Receiver (Tri-mode)
1 x Keycap/Switch Puller
3 x Extra Switches
5 x Silicone Sets
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Extra Food Pad Set
1 x Installation Guide   Download
1 x Quick Guide
   Download 
1 x Q&A   Download
* Keycaps and switches are not included.

SWITCH SET

90 x Switches
 

KEYCAP SET

137 x Keycaps
 

VIDEO GUIDE

BUILD GUIDE

MOUNT REPLACEMENT GUIDE

TECH SPECS

SPECIFICATION
Layout: ANSI 80%/TKL
Number of Keys: 88
Switch Type: Normal-profile
Stabilizer Type: Plate Mounted
Mount Type: Gasket & Top
Hot-swappable Support: Yes (3/5 pin MX-style)
N-key Rollover Support: Yes
Backlight: South-facing RGB-LED
Backlight Modes: 40+
Compatible System: macOS/Windows/Linux/Android/iOS
Operating Environment: -10 to 50℃
MCU: ARM STM32F072
RF: NRF52810 (tri-mode)
 
CONNECTION
Wired Polling Rate: 1000Hz
2.4GHz Polling Rate: 1000Hz (tri-mode)
Bluetooth 5.0 Polling Rate: 125Hz (tri-mode)
 
MATERIALS
Top Case: Aluminum
Bottom Case: PC
Plate Material: Fr4
 
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Long 141.3 mm (5.56 inches)
Wide 358.1 mm (14.10 inches)
Back Height 36.7 mm (1.44 inches)
Front Height 21.5 mm (0.85 inch)
Weight 1120 grams (2.47 pound)
Type Angle 6º
 
POWER AND BATTERY (TRI-MODE)
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
Working Time (all lights on): 24~45 hours (lab test result)
Working Time (homing bars only): 34~70 hours (lab test result)
Working Time (all lights off): Up to 330 hours (lab test result)
 

* Note: 1. Due to technical limitations, renderings of keyboards published by NuPhy are not accurate representations of the final products. 2. Both the Gem80 Wired-only and Tri-mode keyboard kits do not include switches and keycaps by default. 3. PCBs built for the Tri-mode version cannot be used/installed on the Wired-only keyboard, due to differences in the dimensions of their bottom cases and silicone mods. 4. On account of the unique nature of the custom keyboard, replacements for parts are usually provided on a standalone basis in the events of damages/dysfunctions covered by the warranty.

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
100%would recommend this product
8 reviews
  • A Profile picture for Allie
    Allie
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    High quality QMK/VIA keyboard

    My new favorite build. I used keybay W1 black diamond purple linear switches with krytox 205g, they sound and feel amazing on this keyboard. I thought about using a POM plate, but I ended up loving the FR4 plate it came with, it sounds and feels great. The NuPhy matching keycaps feel matte, smooth and sturdy. I feel this keyboard is the perfect weight and height. It’s medium weight and feels high quality.

    Con: The preinstalled plate-mounted space-bar stabilizer has consistent rattle on one side. Thankfully the rattle should be an easy fix. This was the only mild negative encounter.

  • J
    Joe
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Very pleased!

    As I didn't have a nice TKL I had been considering the GEM80 but wasn't sure I wanted a PC base. However the blue just drew me in over time and I had to pick one up for myself.

    I purchased the GEM80 with the matching keycaps, raspberry switches and wrist rest. The raspberry were a little too light for me but very nice and smooth, I probably should have tried the tactile. The keycaps are some of the best made that I have purchased at a reasonable price. They were very nice keycaps I just didn't bond with the profile. I may give them both a try again later but for now I just wanted to make the board my own - these are pure preference and why NuPhy is selling as a barebones. Thus I put some of my favorite heavier switches on it and some GMK keycaps. The sound and feel is truly amazing. I was a little concerned that I wouldn't like the sound of the PC bottom but it definitely deepens the sound while the AL top and louder switches really bring out a nice sound with the FR4 plate that is included.

    I have the POM plate as well and plan to do some modifications in the near future but pretty much right out of the box I was very happy with the sounds.

    No issues getting the keyboard to be recognized in VIA and no issues with the BT or Wireless on my PC or Mac Studio.

    Options galore! While it doesn't come with a case you do get a cable and multiple mounting options to experiment with over time which means there should be a lot of good times ahead experimenting with the different…

  • JJ
    J J H.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    전반적으로 훌륭합니다

    키보드의 디자인 및 패키징, 가공 완성도는 다른 키보드들과의 비교에서 차별성을 가질 정도로

    유니크하고 매우 아름답습니다. 키감 또한 나무랄데 없으며 충분히 비용을 지불하고 구입할 가치가 있다고

    생각합니다.

    다만 몇가지 작은 아쉬운 점이 있는데

    첫째, 키보드 오른쪽의 젬 로고가 들어가는 부분의 사각에 아주 약간의 유격이 있어 장착시 아주 조금 비뚤어지게 들어갈 때가 있습니다. (깊이가 아닌 상하좌우 유격입니다)

    건드려서 방향을 올바르게 맞출수 있습니다만 조금만 더 딱 맞게 되었다면 좋지 않았을까 합니다.

    (약 0.3mm정도로 생산과정에서 나올수 밖에 없는 유격일수도 있습니다)

    예민하지 않으면 신경쓰이지 않을수 있겠으나 민감하다면 다소 거슬리는 부분입니다.

    둘째, 키캡에 각인되어 있는 폰트의 '굵기' 가 서로 차이가 납니다.

    이중 사출하는 과정에서 어쩔수 없는 부분인지 모르겠으나 유튜브 등의 리뷰영상에서 보는 제품들에서

    해당 증상을 본 후 제품을 받고 확인해 보니 같은 증상이 보였습니다.

    공통적으로 'F'키의 폰트는 다른 키들에 비해 얇고 'G' 'H' 'K' 'L' 'N' 'M' 키의 폰트는 좀더 두꺼웠습니다.

    하지만 이 외에는 전반적으로 매우 만족하며 누피가 앞으로도 좋은 제품들을 내주길 기대합니다.

  • P
    Philip
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Almost Perfect

    I received my Gem 80 surprisingly early, just a few days ago. I got it to replace my Halo 65. The keyboard typing experience is incredible. I have the Raspberry switches, which produce the most perfect sound I have ever heard in a keyboard. It's an absolute delight to type on. I only have a couple of dislikes, which I will list below.

    Pros:

    - The typing sound is pure "thock" with Raspberry switches.

    - Keys are perfectly spaced for comfort and result in minimal errors, unlike the Air keyboard, which I struggle with.

    - The construction is solid, heavy, and of very high quality.

    - It's easy to assemble; just install the switches and keycaps.

    Cons:

    - There is no way to adjust the keyboard height. As someone who likes it a little elevated, this took a little getting used to, but I will adjust fine in a few days.

    - The LEDs are annoying. Due to the way the keyboard is designed, the keycaps float higher above the frame. When using the keyboard, you see straight through to the switches, which some people might like, but I prefer a more clean and flush look like my Halo. This really gets annoying with the LEDs; instead of lighting up the space between the keys, they now shine right into your eyes from underneath the keys. When working in the dark, this can become frustrating. I had to turn the LEDs off.

    With all this being said, I would still rate this 5 stars, just because the typing experience is really incredible. However, if they released a Halo V2 with all that was learned…

  • KH
    Katharina H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Great keyboard BUT the color ...

    Overall this keyboard is a great product. Type feeling is excellent and the Raspberry switches with all the foaming etc. really sound absolutely great. I got the Airy Lilac and was quite a bit disappointed by the actual colors. They are more pinkish than purplish as depicted in the product photos. I know accurate colors are hard to represent and lighting needs to be considered etc. but unfortunately this a little disappointing.

    Other than that it's a great keyboard and I love typing on it.

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