SK61 Optical Switch Mechanical Keyboard Kit
SK61 Optical Switch Mechanical Keyboard Kit
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The SK61 Optical Switch Mechanical Keyboard Kit is ideal for anyone looking to build a 60-key keyboard that won’t quit. The new Gateron optical switches in this kit are rated for an impressive 100 million keystrokes—double the industry standard Read More

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tbach65
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Oct 15, 2019
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i just want the pink keycaps man
Oct 15, 2019
scottlu
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Oct 11, 2019
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after did some research. I would skip this keyboard: 1, the driver is only for customized like led color pattern 2, the key remapping , only can map level3 key.
Oct 11, 2019
JaikW
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Oct 11, 2019
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This isn't true. Can remap all keys, can fully customize LEDS
Oct 11, 2019
scottlu
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Oct 12, 2019
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I read the gk66 manual to get this conclusion. Do you have physical product on hand or have the manual ? I googled a lot can not get any operation manual about gk61
Oct 12, 2019
jceaser
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Oct 10, 2019
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Details state the following:
  • 32-bit MCU
  • Built-in 8M Flash
  • Features: Rhythm and sound lighting control, key programming and macros, three definable layers 
so is this programable meaning QMK or do they mean you can record macros on the keyboard? Why tell me there is a 32bit processor if no one is going to say which processor it is
Oct 10, 2019
Kikan
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Oct 11, 2019
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Only 3 layers and no mention of QMK => I am pretty sure sure this is not QMK compatible.
Oct 11, 2019
jceaser
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Oct 11, 2019
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I figured as much. I wish the editor would include more info, systematically technical details are omitted when it comes to programing, almost as if no one knows. I'm sure it is just *drop trying to be more accessible to non technical people, but it is very annoying.
Oct 11, 2019
harrisonford
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Oct 9, 2019
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Wanted to purchase but Ship date says January 2020 come on...
Oct 9, 2019
scottlu
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Oct 10, 2019
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great finding.
Oct 10, 2019
harrisonford
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Oct 10, 2019
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That's true if you collect keyboards as an enthusiast; You can wait for one or two on their way, but this would be my first so I get fidgety before a month or so lol
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Oct 10, 2019
Stephano16
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Oct 9, 2019
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What's the SK brand? How is this brand, is this like the brand GK? What's the acronym stand for?
Oct 9, 2019
SpencerL
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Oct 9, 2019
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SK stands for Skyloong, they recently rebranded from GK.
Oct 9, 2019
Ene6
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Oct 10, 2019
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I thought it was the same pcb but different people manufacturing it
Oct 10, 2019
elFick
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Oct 9, 2019
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Philosophical question: is a keyboard with switches that don't make a mechanical connection really a mechanical keyboard?
Oct 9, 2019
taswyn
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Oct 9, 2019
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Yes. The main distinguishing factor in "mechanical keyboards" is generally that they incorporate some form of mechanical spring coil. Otherwise really the only thing that makes them "mechanical keyboards" is that they aren't simply rubber dome pads for their physical mechanics. Any other definition either would include rubber dome keyboards (they are certainly "mechanical" in that they make a mechanical connection), or would exclude electro-capacitive hybrids like Topre, Hall effect keyboards, etc.
Oct 9, 2019
BillyBuerger
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Oct 11, 2019
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H66XwhzhdnA I recommend watching Chyrosran's video where he discusses this topic. He hits on this and a lot of other questions around trying to define "mechanical" keyboards.
Oct 11, 2019
Cuvelia
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Oct 9, 2019
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Is this compatible with mac?
Oct 9, 2019
scottlu
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Oct 9, 2019
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I feel like all the keyboard compatible with mac, you can remap the key in mac "system preferences".
Oct 9, 2019
Cods
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Oct 10, 2019
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...I'd mostly agree, except in cases where you want the macOS keyboard layout, but are unable (eg. due to corporate computer limitations) to remap keys, use Karabiner, etc. There's still some utility to on-keyboard switching of layout (or, even better, reprogrammability!)
Oct 10, 2019
notlikeyouguys
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Oct 9, 2019
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Can someone please clarify if the board comes with keycaps or not? The photos make it look like it comes with the keycaps shown.
Oct 9, 2019
notlikeyouguys
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Oct 9, 2019
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Nice! This makes the drop much more interesting to me.
Oct 9, 2019
SpencerL
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Oct 9, 2019
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Of course. I've updated the specs but the keycaps are XDA dye-subbed, hope that helps!
Oct 9, 2019
JaikW
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Oct 9, 2019
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I own this board and have used it daily for almost a year. I bought it off Amazon for $40 last December. This has been an awesome first 60% board! Pros: Hotswap, great RGB, type C, affordable. Cons: It is hotswap, but only for optical switches which are hard to come by, I, however, have bought browns and yellows from epathbuy.com very cheap. Stabilizers are Plate mount and the PCB doesn't support screw in stabs. If you are planning on swapping cases the plate doesn't fit some standard 60% cases.
Oct 9, 2019
JaikW
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Oct 9, 2019
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Yes the case is plastic. Uncertain, I bought the Lambo case from Originative and it did not fit. There are aluminum cases on EPathBuy that would fit I assume. Or possibly just finding a new plate for the PCB would do the trick, plates that support stab mounts are fairly rare though.
Oct 9, 2019
Evan_A
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Oct 9, 2019
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I see. Thank you for your reply. In conclusion, consumers get a good deal on a newish mechanical keyboard technology but at the cost of fewer upgrade paths.
Oct 9, 2019
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