Top 8 Hot Swap Keyboard Kit – Computer Keyboards

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1. EPOMAKER

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EPOMAKER GK61X RGB Hotswap Custom DIY Kit for 60% Keyboard, PCB Mounting Plate Case GK61X Black

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EPOMAKER #ad - It’s compatible with cherry MX RGB switches, Kailh switches and Gateron RGB switches. Built-in flash memory can save the setting at offline mode, never afraid of losing it. Simply download the driver and you will be able to program the backlight and macro settings.

Rgb is such a cool element while playing games. The chipset is 32 bit mcu + 8m flash on-board memory, and 3 pieces independent 256*256*256 RGB color management chip. Custom is not just a word. Gk61x got all you need for a custom keyboard: pcb, the backlit will blinks with the music, mounting plate, Type-C cable. Wide compatibility&easy to use. 16. 8 million rgb backlight. Professional 60% keyboard. Here you have more than 6 driver settings.

Gk61x fully know your needs and thus this model is equipped with RGB SMD light. All-in-one kit. You can easily build up your own mechanical keyboard with this kit. More than that, stabilizers, you even got the music-driven motion effects! In this mode, black ABS case, cool and interesting. Gk61x is 60% layout pcb, widely compatible with most of 60% keyboard case, you could change the case as you wish.
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ManufacturerEPOMAKER #ad
Height1.34 Inches
Length11.57 Inches
Weight0.99 Pounds
Width4.09 Inches
Part NumberGK61X

2. DROP

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Hotswap Kaihua Sockets, Backlit RGB LEDs, with Frosted Acrylic Case Keyboard Kit, Drop Carina Mechanical Keyboard Kit — 60% Form Factor, USB-C, Programmable QMK

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DROP #ad - Tray mount construction & hot-swap capability: unique to the Carina’s design is the combination of a tray-mount construction and hot-swap capability. Plus, the configurator allows you to customize keymapping so you can easily fine-tune your keyboard for gaming, or play.

Sculpted in the 60% form factor, it’s space-efficient and portable. Next-level led lighting: choose from millions of colors for every single key, set the keyboard to cycle through the entire spectrum, or opt for a single color to match your workspace—the possibilities are endless. The brightest spot in your setup: built with a frosty acrylic case and fully programmable RGB LEDs, the Carina is designed to brighten up any space. Fully programmable via qmk: using qmk firmware, work, you have total control over every key. Note: the aluminum switch plate pictured is not included and must be purchased separately.

Depending on the material you choose, the Carina is available with your choice of three add-on plates. Plug in new switches on the fly and easily switch to a new plate material for a different switch feel. Pick a plate, the plate will interact with the switches differently. In an effort to offer even more customization, ANY PLATE: A keyboard’s plate is a slim piece of material usually metal that sits between the switches and the PCBA.
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ManufacturerDrop #ad
Height1.5 Inches
Length11.5 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width4.1 Inches
Warranty1 year Manufacturer

3. YMDK

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GK61 GK61x RGB Hot Swap Independent Driver Tyce-C ANSI Replacable Space Cherry MX Switches Mechanical Keyboard DIY Kit Case Plate PCB

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YMDK #ad - This kit support 6. 25u space and split double space. This plate is screwed to case directly. So if you want to replace normal GH60 case, you need to replace a non -replacable GH60 size plate is ok. Plastic case + feet + stabilizers + hotswap Type C PCB + Plate + Cable + Removal Tool + Space Module.

Pcb has rgb presoldered, it's under per switch. This kit need to use Cherry MX switches and clones, optical switches is not supported. If you want to pull pcb off the case, pls see detail google link to see the video at first. The pcb and case is fit very perfectly which is hard to get PCB out. If you don't get PCB off, it won't break. If the usb port is broken after disassembly, please contact custom service for replacement and don't return it with quality reason anymore.

Pls note:gk61x is wired kit. The pcb is fully programmable with GK software, the Fn key is the last key at the bottom and can't change place. There is no switches in the kit, no need soldering again. 3 pin 5 pin both are ok. If little keys not working, you can order Cherry Gateron Kailh SMD Box switches etc yourself. Just put in switches in PCB is ok, check the switch pin whether it's bent at first.
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ManufacturerWPL #ad
Height1.97 Inches
Length12.99 Inches
Weight1.32 Pounds
Width5.12 Inches
Part Number4351080609

4. YMDK

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GK64 GK64x RGB Hot Swap Programmable Wired Case PCB Plate Cherry MX Keyboard DIY kit Replacable Space

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YMDK #ad - Pls note:gk64x is wired kit. The pcb is fully programmable with gk software, the Fn key is the last key at the bottom and can't change place. If some keys not working after plugging, please check whether your switch pin is bent or not.

Make sure plug in 90 degree above plate. Package included:plastic case + feet + stabilizers + GK64x Hotswap Type C PCB + Plate + Cable + Removal Tool + Space Module. Pcb has rgb presoldered, it's under per switch. This kit need to use Cherry MX switches and clones, optical switches is not supported. There is no switches in the kit, you can order cherry Gateron Kailh SMD Box switches etc yourself. Just put in switches in PCB is ok, no need soldering again.

3 pin 5 pin both are ok. If you want to pull pcb off the case, usb port won't break. If the usb port is broken after disassembly, pls see detail google link to see the video at first. The pcb and case is fit very perfectly which is hard to get PCB out. If you don't get pcb off, please contact custom service for replacement and don't return it with quality reason anymore. This kit support 6. 25u space and split double space.
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ManufacturerGeeK #ad

5. DROP

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HHHK-Style 60%, Black, Programmable QMK, CNC Aluminum High-Profile Case Keyboard Kit, Hotswap Kaihua Sockets, USB-C, Drop + Tokyo Keyboard Tokyo60 Keyboard Kit V4

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DROP #ad - Constructed with two pieces of 6000-series aluminum, machined with a 5-degree angle for an optimized ergonic feel. Rgb underglow with optional led diffuser: Customizable RGB underglow visible with optional acrylic diffuser sold separately.

Fully programmable via qmk: using qmk firmware, you have total control over every key. With key updates, optimized ergonomics: this season 4 version features new case colors and USB-C PCBA. Plus, the configurator allows you to customize keymapping so you can easily fine-tune your keyboard for gaming, work, or play. Hot-swap sockets: thanks to the hot-swap sockets on the PCBA, you can swap in new switches in minutes without any soldering while the integrated plate adds additional stability.

A programmable 60% aluminum board: designed in Japan by Tokyo Keyboard, the Tokyo60 is a compact HHKB-style board with a sleek, seamless design. Position on the bottom or sandwich between the aluminum pieces.
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ManufacturerDrop #ad
Height1.4 Inches
Length11.8 Inches
Weight1.54 Pounds
Width4.4 Inches
Warranty1 year Manufacturer

6. DROP

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Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard — 65% 67 Key Gaming Keyboard, Black, Programmable Macros, Doubleshot PBT, RGB LED Backlighting, USB-C, Hot-Swap Switches, Aluminum Frame Barebones

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DROP #ad - It features 67 keys instead of 87. Hot-swappable switch functionality: want to switch your switches? Customize the ALT with ease thanks to hot-swappable switch sockets, which allow you to swap switches in seconds—no soldering required.

Absent of function keys, it wastes no space—but it still has a full set of arrows and numerals. A compact layout: the alt mechanical keyboard is a smaller take on Drop’s CTRL model. Set your millions of LEDs to a single color or light them up with custom rainbow wave patterns. A solid build: constructed with a solid aluminum frame with a built-in switch plate and magnetic legs, the ALT is rock-solid and ready for any setup.

The alt is compatible with Plate-mounted Cherry-style switches not included. Optimized per-key lighting with millions of colors: The ALT is illuminated with fully customizable RGB backlighting and under-lighting. Barebones: the alt barebones model comes without pre-installed switches.
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ManufacturerDROP #ad
Height1.25 Inches
Length12.7 Inches
Weight1.53 Pounds
Width4.4 Inches
Part NumberMDX-31827-14
ModelMDX-31827-14
Warranty1 year Manufacturer

7. YMDK

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ID75 75 Keys Ortholinear Layout QMK Anodized Aluminum Case Plate hot-swappable Hot Swap Type C PCB Mechanical Keyboard Kit Black

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YMDK #ad - You can program every key just how you like and even put in a numpad if you'd like. Package included: cnc case plate + acrylic board + Hot-swappable PCB + Switch Puller + Type C Cable + Screws Rubber Feet. The last some images is only to show the led effects and full board effects. You need to choose the color from main images. You only need to prepare keycaps and switches to get a fully working keyboard. There is an acrylic sheet in the middle to get the underglow led shine through.
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ManufacturerWPL #ad

8. EPOMAKER

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PCB ABS Frame GK87S Black, EPOMAKER SKYLOONG GK87S Bluetooth 5.1 Wireless/Wired TKL Hotswap DIY Kit for Mechanical Keyboard with RGB Backlit, Steel Mounting Plate

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EPOMAKER #ad - You can easily build up your own mechanical keyboard with this kit. It’s compatible with cherry mX switches, Kailh switches and Gateron switches and any other 3 pin or 5 pin switches. It’s more than a keyboard but also a fun toy. We make it true.

Here you can reach micro settings. 3 layers fully programmablecustom is not just a word. Professional tenkeyless keyboard kitgk87 comes with our super hardware architecture. Gk87s fully know your needs and thus this model is equipped with RGB SMD light. With the latest Bluetooth 5. 1 technology, the spacebar is added a silencer cotton for easy quiet typing. Rgb atmosphere along with the music rhyme effect are quite matched beyond your imagination. The chipset is 32 bit mcu + 8m flash on-board memory, stabilizers, ABS frame, PCB, and 3 pieces independent 256*256*256 RGB color management chip.

Tenkeyless layout hotswap keyboard kitgk87s is designed with the most popular tenkeyless layout to be more suitable for traditional typing habit. Simply download the driver and you will be able to program the backlight and macro settings. Powerful and functional DIY kit. Moreover, you have both. Wireless and quietness, you can enjoy fast response.
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