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(In Stock) QK65v2 Keyboard Kit

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Introduction

Back to 2022, we released our first product, the QK65, and officially launched the QwertyKeys brand. Thanks to the support of our community members, the QK65 initiated the trend of budget mechanical keyboards and made customized mechanical keyboards more accessible than ever before. We are delighted to still be here, almost two years later, with our strong commitment to improving and delivering better products to you. Allow us to introduce the new generation of our milestone product - the QK65v2.

 

In Stock Kits

 

Kit Top Case Bottom Case Weight Bezel Badge Set PCB  Plate
1 Spray-coated Retro White Anodized Golden  Brass  Meow-Golden Plain  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap  PC
2 Anodized Navy Anodized Golden  Mirror Dusk Start-Golden Coffee  Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap POM
3 Anodized Navy Anodized Silver  Brass  Retro-Silver Plain  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap  PC
4 Anodized Black Anodized Golden  Mirror Black  Retro-Golden Plain  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap  POM
5 Anodized Black Anodized Black  Brass  Start-Black Space  Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PC
6 Anodized First Light Anodized Navy  Mirror Dusk  Meow-Retro White Plain  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap  ALU
7 Anodized Navy Anodized Navy  Mirror Golden  Retro-Golden Space  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap  ALU
8 Spray-coated White Spray-coated White  Spray-coated White  Start-White Plain  Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap POM
9 Spray-coated White Spray-coated White  Spray-coated White  Retro-White Plain  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap  PC
10 Spray-coated White Spray-coated Black  Brass  Start-Black Space  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap  POM
11 Spray-coated Retro White Spray-coated Retro White  Brass  Meow-Golden Plain  Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PC
12 Spray-coated Retro White Spray-coated Black  Mirror Chroma   Retro-Black Game  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap  ALU
13 Spray-coated Avocado Spray-coated White  Spray-coated Avocado Retro-White Meow  Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap  POM
14 Spray-coated Pink Spray-coated White  Spray-coated Pink  Meow-White Meow  Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PC

 

Design Highlights

  • All CNC Aluminium Case with More Colour Options
    • 12 choices for the top case and 13 choices for the bottom case: (*: with glitter)
      • Spray-coated: White, Retro White, Lilac*, Avocado*, Pink*, Red*, Black*
      • Anodized: Silver, First Light, Black, Navy, Ice Blue, Golden (bottom only)
    • 13 choices for the weight: (*: with glitter)
      • Spray-coated (stainless steel): White, Avocado*, Lilac*, Pink*, Red*
      • Brass
      • Copper
      • Mirror PVD (stainless steel): Dusk, Chroma, Silver, Black, Golden, Mocha
  • Mix & Match Badge/Screen Bezel/LED Strip Bezel
    • LCD Screen: supports various functions, including custom GIFs, time display etc.
    • Screen bezel: 3 styles in 10 colours
    • 6 badges with different themes
    • LED strip bezel in the same colour as the screen bezel.
  • Dual-Mounting System
    • Support both Top-mount and PCB gasket-mount
  • Magnetic Connectors to Replace Ribbon Cables
    • PCB and daughterboard are now connected by magnetic connectors
  • Tri-mode Connectivity
    • Wired, Bluetooth, and 2.4Ghz all supported
    • Two 2200mAh batteries are included to provide a longer power cycle
  • Upgraded Foam Set
    • The case foam material has been upgraded to Poron
    • New 1mm non-flex cut case foam added

 

 

Front Design

The original QK65 has a very minimal design, so for the v2, we wanted to add some flavour to make it more recognizable. We are delighted to see that the mini screen on QK's keyboard has become a popular way for users to showcase their personality. Therefore, we have retained the mini screen on the v2 and added a bezel to allow for more customization.

Another popular element in QK's design, the LED strip, has been relocated to the top left corner of the case and wrapped with a bezel in the matching color as the screen bezel to create a more balanced front profile. Additional bezels will be available for purchase for mix-and-match use.


The QK65 used to have the bottom case exposed on the USB port side, which is not visible in daily use. Therefore, we moved the dual-tone side to the front. Users can also choose the same colour for both the top and bottom case to create a more unified appearance.


 

Back Design

Similar to the QK75N, the QK65v2 features a large piece of weight on its back side, along with a themed badge and matching tag. All of these components can be customized to create a unique keyboard for users. The USB dongle can be stored under the badge, allowing you to enjoy a wireless typing experience anywhere without worrying about losing it.

 

Structure

The use of magnetic connectors on our previous products has received very positive market feedback. On top of that, we incorporated a clip-in mechanism into the QK65v2 to further simplify the assembly process. The case can be disassembled in less than 10 seconds by simply removing the rubber feet and releasing the clips.


The QK65v2 is compatible with both PCB gasket mount and top mount. We have added plate cushions around the screw holes to eliminate any potential case ping when using the top mount. Additionally, the PCB daughterboard now has its own gasket to ensure mobility with the magnetic connectors.


 

PCB

  • Tri-mode Flex-cut ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • 1.2mm thick
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL
    • Support USB-C, Bluetooth, and 2.4GHz connection
    • No Per-key RGB
    • Support both 6.25u and 7u spacebar
    • NKRO; Polling rate: 1000Hz in wired and 2.4Ghz mode; 125Hz in BT mode
  • Tri-mode Non-flex cut ANSI Hotswap PCB
    • 1.6mm thick
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL
    • Support USB-C, Bluetooth, and 2.4GHz connection
    • No Per-key RGB
    • Support both 6.25u and 7u spacebar
    • NKRO; Polling rate: 1000Hz in wired and 2.4Ghz mode; 125Hz in BT mode
  • Tri-mode Non-flex cut ISO Hotswap PCB
    • 1.6mm thick
    • Using QK Config for functions like key-map changing; doesn’t support QMK/VIA/VIAL
    • Support USB-C, Bluetooth, and 2.4GHz connection
    • No Per-key RGB
    • NKRO; Polling rate: 1000Hz in wired and 2.4Ghz mode; 125Hz in BT mode


 

Plate

Plates are available in five materials: FR4, Aluminium, POM, PC, and Carbon Fibre. FR4 plates have flex cuts to provide a softer typing feedback, while PC, POM, Aluminium, and Carbon Fibre plates do not have flex cuts.


 

Specification

  • Typing angle: 6.5 degree
  • Front height: 19.8mm
  • Size: 116.5mm * 312.7mm
  • Weight: around 1.4kg before build, 1.75kg after build

 

 

 Content - Included per Kit Purchased

  • Case (top + bottom + weight)
    • With two pre-installed 2200 mAh batteries
  • Badge set of your choice - inside the accessory box
  • LED strip bezel & screen bezel of your choice - installed
  • PCB Kit
    • PCB of your choice
    • PE sheet
    • PCB Foam
    • 2.4GHz dongle
  • Plate of your choice
  • Case foam (2.5mm 1pc + **1mm 1pc)
  • PCB daughterboard - installed
  • Mini screen + screen daughterboard - installed
  • Silicone gaskets
  • Rubber feet
  • Backup screws
  • Backup rear and front clips
  • Free gifts (not covered by warranty):
    • A set of 65% NeoStabs
    • Keyboard protective case
    • Screwdriver
    • Switch puller
    • Keycap puller
    • Coiled USB-C cable

 

 

 

Disclaimers

QK Quality Standard:

  • Purchasing this product means that you agree to our Acceptable Quality Standard
  • Since the thickness of the top case and bottom case is different, there might be colour difference between the top case and bottom case. This is unavoidable
  • QwertyKeys will not be responsible for all the damages and impacts to the acoustic/typing performance if users change the structure of the keyboard;
  • All the internal (surfaces cannot be seen after built) CNC marks and imperfections are within the acceptable range.
  • On all other surfaces and edges, blemishes under 2.01mm is approved.
  • All parts with cosmetics imperfections, other than the case itself, will not be replaced unless usage functionality is impacted.
  • Our warranty covers the PCB for one year of use or if dead on arrival. Broken parts due to human error, such as Hotswap sockets that are pushed out of the PCB solder pads, are not covered.
  • When malfunctions happen, especially stripped screws, please consult your local vendor, mods in the server or email support@qwertykeys.com before trying out for repair or we might not be able to confirm the responsibility.
  • In addition, free gifts such as stabilizer kits, cloth wrap, screwdriver, cable, etc. do not possess any value. In case of absence, we will not ship out make up or issue partial refund.
  • We highly recommend recording the whole unboxing process to back up in case of dispute.
  • The top case and bottom weights are not for sale separately.
  • No unit limit per customer. One unit limit per order.
  • Extra parts must be ordered with your keyboard to avoid additional shipping costs.

 

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