A Switch Tester and a 65% Wireless Keyboard Kit.
A joint project from CIY. If you have some extra mechanical switches and keycaps, why not install them on this tester kit? Once you finish, you will get a mechanical keyboard with Bluetooth and 2.4G wireless connections. Plus, think outside the box. Let’s use TES68 to test your wildest ideas!
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Switch type support: Cherry MX or clone
This keyboard is so fun to type on its great!
Nice and Compact
You are getting what you expect. This price really can’t be beaten. A stock build with the foam and silicon dampener is not as bad as you may think. Even though it is inherently a GK65 or similar build, you can still make this sound nice and feel nice. The evo red switches have good quality and lubing them will do you more good.
Great price. Sturdy quality smooth switches. I have three. One is still in the works but here are the other two .
Orange & yellow
Switches are the CIY EVO-reds that came with the order. Keycaps from tai-hao
A very decent keyboard case!
I built my first keyboard on this case, with Boba U4T's and Akko ASA keycaps. I have to say, I really do not have any problems with this board, apart from the fact that it cannot be remapped (although the PCB is based on a GK68 in some way, the epomaker software relies on a direct USB connection which this keyboard doesn't have).
Of course, the silicone dampener and the included foam are great (I added more foam but it barely fits), and after lubing the plate mount stabs with some dielectric grease, it sounds pretty good imo (even the stabilised keys). The translucent black case look great in my opinion, and the plastic is decently thick and feels very solid.
I had to pay $13 USD shipping which increases the price significantly, but it is still worth it. Also, you can find other tester 68 keyboards in other colours on Aliexpress, so you may want to consider those too.
I recommend this for anyone who wants a great value and decent keyboard, but also doesn't mind not having a wired connection or the ability to directly remap the keys. I may consider doing a bunch of soldering and replacing the microcontroller module with a programmable one!
Budget entry keyboard with good quality
This it the first keyboard i ever build. It quality is very good in stock. i love the red switch CIY Evo-red switches that come with it. The stock plate mount stabilisers are a bit loose. I holy modded and lubes all the stock stabilisers with Krytox GPL205 G0 . I also lubed all the red evo-red switches with Krytox GPL205 G0. The finished keyboard sound great.
All the keys you need and none you don't
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Phenomenal Budget Board
I don't generally do reviews. But I have to say I am floored by how good this board sounds and looks. I bought this for my work desk and because I figured for $20 what did I have to lose. This board sounds and feels as good as the one I have on my desk at home that I spent 5x as much on. It came with more too. I didn't read the description thoroughly and was surprised when it came with dampening silicon and foam saving me from having to mod it myself.
I just threw in some switches, keycaps, and lubed the stabilizers it come with. Tada! Budget board that can compete with the big boys.