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V80 TKL Mechanical Keyboard

V80 TKL Mechanical Keyboard

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Product Description
It's equipped with ABS keycaps in OEM profile with laser-etched legends printed in kerned Century Gothic font. You'll have the letters, numbers, and basic modifiers, as well as the function row, arrow keys, and the navigation cluster Read More

Customer Reviews

(27 reviews)
May 23, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
great keyboard, no real complaints for the price. I wish you could toggle between Mac and windows since the command and windows keys are in different locations.
checkVerified Buyer
Good value and well built.I bought this to transplant in old blue Alps switches. I wish KBP would make a full size version that accepts Alps switches.
May 23, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
This is a great keyboard overall. I'm enjoying the costar stabilizers, as I find the spacebar press much smoother compared to cherry stabilizers, a particularly nice feature when gaming or typing. The drawback of costar stabilizers is that they make switching keycaps a pain, because they use small brackets that have to be inserted into the stabilizers just right. The V80 case has a hefty feel to it, though this still does not prevent it from sliding on my desk from time to time, an issue I did not have with previous keyboards. Unfortunately, the nice matte black finish also does poorly with skin oil, as the spot just below my spacebar is slightly shiny, likely from prolonged contact with my palm. Small drawbacks aside, I am particularly fond of the minimalistic design language of the case, lacking any aggressive angles red accents or prominent logos. This, in combination with the small footprint of this board, (even compared with other TKLs), the smoother spacebar, and my usual cherry red switches has quickly made this my daily driver.
Dec 3, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
I see a lot of negative reviews, talking about how their keyboard was defective. I got the TKL variant with Matias click switches, and haven't had a single issue as far as defects go. I like these switches better than Cherry MX blues. In my opinion, they're on par with buckling spring keyboards, I can't decide which switch I like better yet. Matias clicks are pretty heavy switches, so if you like buckling springs, you'll probably like the V80 Matias click. I can't speak for any of the other switch types as far as reliability and key-feel. The build quality of the board itself is really nice. It has rubber feet so it doesn't slide around on your desk, and the board some heft to it, it feels solid. Overall I am happy with my board, and I'm glad I joined this drop.
May 23, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
As others have said, the Matias Quiet Pro switches had chatter issues. I believe this was the switch supplier's manufacturing defect, but still frustrating. What really sealed the deal was having a switch go bad (spacebar) 11 months after purchase.
Jul 15, 2019
checkVerified Buyer
very discontent
It is a totally messed product. There was a double typing trouble from the first use. problems with more then 8 keys, but only 4 spare switches, the switches are soldered, oversea delivered, no repair service providers, Why spend money for this?
Recommends this product? No
May 23, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
I really like this keyboard. but it has an tendency to double type certain keys (chatter). Forr example the r I just typed did that without me typing it twice...
Sep 30, 2018
I'm having this switch bouncing problem too. Ordered the Matias Quiet Pro switches. Not sure how to remove the switches or what kind of bend you are suggesting. Or if I can simply order 2-3 replacement switches.
It's not great having to replace switches on a new keyboard. This is the first keyboard I've ever had to do this with.
Oct 1, 2018
JamesMeltonJust google it for your switch type - there is a number of tutorials.
Jun 26, 2019
checkVerified Buyer
I've now owned three V80 TKL keyboards from KBParadise, one with the Matias Clicks, one with Matias Quiet Clicks, and one with Cherry Blues. They look great on a desk (especially in Dolch). The overall quality of the assembly, key caps, etc is good. The feel of the keys, while entirely subject to personal preference, was great. I appreciated the quieter report of the quiet clicks for use in the office, and overall preferred the feel of the Matias Clicks to comparable offerings from Cherry. Unfortunately, this is where the good experience stops. Both Matias-equipped keyboards (one from Massdrop, one from another retailer) had at least one, and up to five malfunctioning keys fresh out of the box. Stutter and repeats galore. In some cases, these reduced with use. In others, they only got worse. Disassembly and cleaning of the switch was enough to resolve the problem in some cases, in others it only reduced the rate of occurance. I sent the one from the other retailer back to exchange it and got a board back with the same issues on different keys. Cleaning reduced the problem enough to be tolerable, but it didn't go away. However, it gets worse. Over a period of ~1 year, multiple switches on both boards completely failed. The point of failure is the main contact leaf in the switch that protrudes through the bottom of the switch body and is soldered into the board. The point of failure was near the top of the component, where the piece flexes during a normal key stroke. The contact would crack and eventually seperate entirely here. The first few times I considered it bad luck, ordered spares, and soldered in replacements myself. I didn't keep close track, but I estimate at least 6 failed keys based on the spares floating around in my box. Keys with the highest failure rate were A, S, D, and 4 (among the most used for PC gaming). A keyboard is supposed to provide an interface between a human and a computer. In a best case scenario, it works in such a way that you never really notice it unless you're looking. While I understand that some in this community love to tinker, constantly having to do repair my means for interacting with my PC both at home and in the office is neither fun OR remotely appropriate for a keyboard at this price point. On the other hand, I have a V80 with Cherry MX Blues that has been without issue. Curiously however, the modifier functionality markings are absent from the keycaps on the Cherry board (media keys, etc) though they still have the functionality. An unfortunate oversight. Based on these issues, I cannot recommend the KBParadise V80 at the asking price, and strongly advise avoiding the Matias versions all together.
Recommends this product? No
Nov 14, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
$110 for a keyboard that lasted me one year. The spacebar has become stuck, inadmissible for this price range. Save your money and go buy something better.
Oct 27, 2018
checkVerified Buyer
i love the look and feel of this keyboard, however the electronics are terrible. the cherry mx keys are greasy, many of the keys have cold solder joints, and it generates multiple "ghost" or "chatter" key presses. this keyboard is absolutely not worth the money i paid for it. terrible terrible teribble....
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