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Why the GMK67 is the Best 65% Mechanical Keyboard Kit for Beginners - The Kapco

Why the GMK67 is the Best 65% Mechanical Keyboard Kit for Beginners

Why the GMK67 is the Best 65% Mechanical Keyboard Kit for Beginners

New to the universe of customization? We're here to help! In order to start customizing your workstation, you need to first invest in a quality mechanical keyboard kit. What exactly is that? 

 

A mechanical keyboard kit is a set of components that is used to assemble a custom mechanical keyboard. It can be also called a barebone kit. The kit typically includes a PCB (printed circuit board), a plate, a case, and keycaps. Some kits may also include stabilizers, switches, and a USB cable. Basically, they are the essential parts needed to complete a keyboard (barebone kit + switches + keycaps). If these are new terms for you, do check out a guide to switches and keycaps before you proceed.

 

If you are looking for a fun and easy way to build your own mechanical keyboard, you should check out the GMK67 kit. This kit offers a 65% layout with 66 keys, a polycarbonate plate, a poron gasket mount, a tri-mode wireless connection, and a cool knob. In this blog post, I will show you everything you need to know about the GMK67 kit, including its features, benefits, and how to assemble it.

 

Introduction 

Are you looking for a mechanical keyboard that has it all? Then you might want to check out The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard. This keyboard is not only elegant and stylish, but also loaded with features and functions that make it one of the most flexible and customizable keyboards in the market.

 

GMK67

The Kapco GMK67

 

Whether you are a gamer, a programmer, a writer, or just a keyboard lover, you will find something to like about The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard. In this comprehensive guide, we will show you everything you need to know about this amazing keyboard, from its specifications and features, to its accessories and customization options. By the end of this guide, you will be able to decide if The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard is the right choice for you.

 

You have been repeatedly hearing this phrase, but what exactly is the GMK67? The GMK67 is an affordable keyboard kit made by the manufacturer ZUOYA. 'GMK' is the name of the keyboard model, and 67 represents the number of functioning keys on the keyboard (66 keys + 1 knob). Although this unique keyboard has 66 keys, it is still considered a 65% keyboard. Not sure what the 65% indicates? We'll explain more of it below. Continue reading as we unfold the keyboard's well-loved features and specifications.

 

Specifications

 

Specifications  Details
Dimensions 325 x 120 x 30mm
Weight 450g
Keyboard layout 65%
Key Count
  • 66 keys
  • 1 multi-function knob
Connectivity

Tri-mode

  • USB Type-C wire mode
  • 2.4Ghz wireless mode with dongle
  • Bluetooth
 Battery 15-20 hours per charging cycle
Compatibility
  • Windows
  • Mac OS System

 

In summary, the GMK67 is a light, compact, and budget friendly keyboard. It is the perfect starting point for mechanical keyboard customization. This fun-sized keyboard is rapidly gaining popularity among keyboard enthusiasts for its affordability and amazing features.

 

The keyboard features a layout of 65%. Typically, a 65% mechanical keyboard incorporates a full set of alphanumeric keys, including letters (A-Z) and numbers (0-9). Additionally, it features a variety of other keys, such as function keys, arrow keys, modifier keys, and dedicated media control keys. The keys are thoughtfully arranged in a compact layout, optimizing space utilization and ergonomics. If you are wondering whether or not the 65% keyboards will be a good fit for your desk, have a read on the many different keyboard sizes here! Furthermore, the 65% mechanical keyboard offers several advantages over larger and smaller keyboard sizes. Those include its compact properties, portability and light weight. Check out more of the pros of having a 65% keyboard here

 

65% mechanical keyboard is an excellent choice if you are looking for a compact and efficient typing solution. With a key count of 66 and a multi-function knob, it manages to retain most of the essential keys found on larger keyboards while offering increased portability, improved ergonomics, and enhanced desk space utilization. Moreover, the tri-connectivity mode and long lasting battery caters for using it on-the-go. The keyboard is also compatible with Windows and Mac. It is fully functional on Windows OS but there are a few FN combinations that may not work on Mac OS. 

 

The Secret That Makes The GMK67 So "Juicy"

The special features of this keyboard is what makes this mechanical keyboard *chef's kiss*. It is built on gasket mounting structure on an affordable price tag! Next question- What the heck is a gasket mounting structure? A gasket mounting structure is a type of mounting system for mechanical keyboards. It uses rubber gaskets to cushion the plate and PCB from the case. This helps to reduce noise and vibration. This results in a softer and more comfortable typing experience.

Gasket mounting structures are becoming increasingly popular in the mechanical keyboard community, as they offer a number of advantages over other mounting systems, including:

  • Reduced noise and vibration: The gasket material helps to absorb noise and vibration from the keyboard, resulting in a quieter and more comfortable typing experience.

  • Improved flex: Gasket mounting structures allow the plate to flex slightly, which can provide a more responsive and enjoyable typing experience.

  • Reduced stress on the components: The gasket material helps to reduce stress on the plate and PCB, which can help to extend the life of the keyboard.

Gasket mounting structures are typically found on higher-end mechanical keyboards, but they are becoming more affordable as the technology becomes more widespread. What's so great about gasket mounting structure is that it is better sounding, softer typing sensation and considered as newer mounting style. Moreover, the gasket is made out of poron which functions to cushion the plate and the case. The poron gasket also helps to improve the sound quality of the keyboard by enhancing the acoustics.

 

Other Notable Features

The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard has many features that makes it stand out from the rest. Here are some of them:

Features Explanation
Hot-swappable
  • Supports all 3-pins and 5-pins switches
  • Choose between linear, tactile, or clicky
  • Mix and match different switches for a personalized typing experience
RGB backlit
  • Full RGB backlit with audio-sync function 
  • South-facing LED lights
  • Has 20 preset RGB modes 
  • Customizable RGB modes 
Knob switch function
  • Volume adjusting function
  • Programmable with the driver software, such as media controls or macros.
Pre-lubed Stabilizer
  • Feels great even without after-market modification

What will you be getting from GMK67? It is definitely the keyboard's features & functionality. This keyboard is hot-swappable, meaning you can interchange switches according to your preference. You can even mix and match between tactile, clicky and linear to enhance your experience. Other than that, you can have RGB light illuminating your workstation with this kit. The RGB backlit is fully customizable with GMK67 keyboard's driver and has 20 preset modes ready for you to cycle through with a key combination. The programmable knob switch is also an excellent feature, you can change its function to your own liking via the driver software. Lastly, the pre-lubed stabilizer ensures the keyboard performs well and resulting in a smoother and more comfortable typing experience.

 

 

Functions

The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard has many functions that make it easy and convenient to use. Here are some of them:

  • All-keys anti ghosting: The keyboard supports all-keys anti ghosting, which means it can register multiple key presses at once without any conflict or delay. This is especially useful for gamers who need to execute complex commands or combos quickly and accurately.

  • FN key combination: The keyboard has a FN key that can be used to access various secondary functions on the keys. You can try them out on your brand new GMK67 keyboard with these combinations!
    Combination Function

    FN+ ↑: 

    RGB backlight brightness Increase
    FN+ ↓ RGB backlight brightness decrease
    FN+ ← Switch RGB dynamic backlight direction
    FN+ → Switch RGB backlight color
    FN+ [ RGB backlight speed decrease
    FN+ ] RGB backlight speed increase
    FN+ \\ Toggle different RGB backlight modes totally 18 modes
  • Factory case foam and poron plate foam: The keyboard comes with factory case foam and poron plate foam that are pre-installed inside the case and under the plate. These foams help to reduce the hollow sound of the keyboard and improve its sound quality.

Customization options

The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard has many customization options that allow you to personalize your keyboard according to your taste and style. Here are some of them:

  • Switches: You can choose from different types of switches for your hot-swappable PCB, such as Outemu Silent Lime or Gateron G Pro Silver 2.0. 
  • Keycaps: You can choose from different types of keycaps for your keys, such as PBT or ABS material, dye-sublimated or double-shot legends, OEM, KSA, XDA or the best-selling Cherry profile.

  • Case: You can choose from different colors for your case, such as white, black, blue, green, pink, etc. You can also choose from different materials for your case, such as aluminum or plastic material. 

 

At The Kapco, we have a variety of switches ready for you to choose from. From loud clicky sounds to peace and quiet, we have them all. You can also mix and match different switches on different keys for a unique typing feel. As for keycaps by The Kapco, we only provide dye-sublimated PBT keycaps. Our mesmerizing designs are perfect to decorate your keyboards for a long time. Not only that, we have a multitude of keycap profiles waiting for you to try. The best seller is still the OG Cherry Profile. Lastly, The Kapco has just released new color addition of the GMK67. The original monochrome colors now include maroon, pink, green, blue and purple. Read more on why you should definitely get your desk setup from The Kapco!

 

Quick and Easy Assembling Guide

To assemble your very first mechanical keyboard, you need to gather your ingredients. You will need: 

 

  • GMK 67 barebone kit
  • 66 switches
  • 1 keycap set from The Kapco

 

Venice Set by The KapCo

Luckily for you, we've got you covered. You can get all your necessary parts all in under one platform! The Kapco offers a beautiful selection of Black / White / Blue / Green / Purple / Pink / Maroon GMK67 Barebone kit! Each kit comes with an option of switch or no switch. The types of switches recommended for the GMK67 are: Gateron Silver for a creamy sound and Outemu Lime for a pin-drop silence sensation. Upon selecting your favorite colored-case, you can now choose the design you love from our fabulous keycap collection. 

 

Now that you have your kit and chosen keycaps, you just need to patiently wait for the day our parcel arrives at your doorstep. After unboxing, you need to install the switches then install the keycaps. The keyboard can be plugged & played immediately, however, it is advised to charge via Type-C cable for first time usage. 

 

What's in the box?

 

  • One keyboard
  • Type-C cable
  • Wireless dongle attached to keyboard
  • User manual
  • Free key switch puller

 

You can expect to see these items neatly wrapped when you receive your GMK67 kit. If in the event that there is a missing component in your parcel, do contact The KapCo via email or Instagram.

 

Conclusion

The Kapco GMK67 mechanical keyboard is an amazing product that offers many wonderful features and functions that make it one of the best budget keyboards in the market. If you are looking for a good keyboard to customize, this kit is an ideal choice. With a gasket mounting structure, RGB power, tri-connection mode and hot-swappable feature, it can't get any better than this. Not only is it durable and multi-function, it is also lightweight and portable. For the price you are paying, this keyboard is a steal! For a beginner that wishes to try a mechanical keyboard kit or an enthusiast that wish to own a second "fun" board, the GMK67 fits the bill. It can also make the perfect gift for family and friends. Tap in to browse our GMK67 barebone kit. To see our exquisite keycap designs, check out our keycap collection.

Key Takeaways

Congratulations, you've made it to the end! Here's a TL;DR.

  • GMK67 is perfect to begin your keyboard customizing journey. 

  • GMK67 allows you to choose your favorite switch and keycaps. 

  • GMK67 has a gasket mounting structure, RGB lighting, programmable knob and a tri-connection mode. 

  • GMK67 is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. 

  • GMK67 is durable, compact and portable.

We hope this guide helped you learn more about this product and why it is worth buying. To see some FAQs answered, tap here.

Thank you for reading!

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