ModeSixtyFive with Lavender's Review

The ModeSixtyFive is a keyboard that I was really excited for. I liked the clean look. I liked the customization. There were so many different options for colors, case materials, plates, mounting styles, etc. I really wanted to try this thing out. So I ordered one. Waited the three or so months for the first group buy to ship. I received while in the hospital and decided the build it the day I got home....

December 12, 2021 · updated June 2, 2024 · 4 min · Chance
My Mercutio

Daily Driving a 40% Keyboard (or a MechWild Mercutio Review)

Recently I built a Mercutio keyboard. It’s a little through hole 40% keyboard. It’s pretty cute and I really like the way it looks. This isn’t my first 40% that I’ve built. The first one was a Planck but I could never get used to the “ortholinear” layout so it has mostly collected dust on my shelf. I’ve wanted to try a staggered 40% for a while now but I couldn’t justify the price for a lot of the kits....

August 15, 2021 · updated June 2, 2024 · 8 min · Chance

Porting the Frosty Flake to Via

Porting the Frosty Flake to VIA So I want to preface this by saying that I am not a programmer. Not by any means. I am also not an electrical engeneer. I’m just a dude that really likes keyboards. Like, a lot. Okay, with that being said, let’s continue. For those that don’t know, the Frosty Flake is a custom PCB to control the CoolerMaster Quick Fire Rapid. I got mine from 1upkeyboards but as far as I know, they are no longer being produced....

June 23, 2021 · updated June 2, 2024 · 10 min · Chance

My Custom Keyboard Layout - Tada68

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Anyway, I’m a keyboard nerd. Everyone who knows me already knows this. I mean, I have an r/MechanicalKeyboards sticker on my car! I’ve built around 8 or 9 keyboards on my own. It’s a hobby I never really saw myself getting into, but when I did, I got into it hard. I currently have 12 keyboards and countless key cap sets. One of the things that really drew me to building custom keyboards was the ability to program custom layouts using the QMK Frimware....

January 1, 2020 · updated June 2, 2024 · 6 min · Chance

Keyboard - Tada68

So I’ve tried many mechanical keyboards in my few short years in the hobby. I’ve tried fullsized, tenkeyless, 65%, 60%, and even 40% and I must say, 65% – for me at least – is the sweet spot. It saves a ton of space on my desk, while also having many of the keys I use the most right on the main layer. Size: 65% Case: High Profile Aluminum, KBDfans Switches: 65g Zealios, ZealPC Keycaps: Massdrop x MiTo GMK Laser, GMK

January 31, 2019 · updated June 2, 2024 · 1 min · Chance