The 10 Best Keyboard Barebones Kits 2023 - Complete Review & Buying Guide

The 10 Best Keyboard Barebones Kits 2023 – Complete Review & Buying Guide

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1. Glorious Custom Gaming Keyboard – GMMK 85% Percent TKL Barebone – USB C Wired Mechanical Keyboard Kit – RGB Hot Swappable Switches & Keycaps – Black Metal Top Plate

Features :

  • Fully Modular Keyboard: As the first Hot Swap RGB gaming keyboard, GMMK features hot swap switch sockets so you can plug in and out switches as your DIY preference. No need to solder for hours. Featuring per key 16.8 million RGB, fully customizable with our GMMK Software, and major RGB patterns can be set from the keyboard hotkeys directly without software.
  • Compatible Mechanical Switches: GMMK is compatible with a wide range of 3-pin plate mounted Mechanical switches. You can use linear, clicky or tactile switch to make a quiet office setup as well as your setup. The barebones keyboard is compatible with backlit RGB SMD LED compatible switches like most Cherry, Gateron and Kailh Switches so transparent keycaps legends become extra bright full of RGB and easy to read. You can swap any 3 pin Mechanical clicky, linear, or tactile switches with GMMK.
  • OEM Layout: A standard ANSI layout with standard sized bottom row makes GMMK widely compatible with 3rd party standard keycaps available in the current marketplace – with brands like Keychron, Akko, RK Royal Kludge, Epomaker, etc and with a wide range of colors like white, black or pink keycaps make the RGB keyboard pop out. The full aluminum metal top plate and ABS plastic bottom plate make the build perfect for fine sound tuning – be it clacky or thocky.
  • Superior Ergonomics and Compatibility: With the in built stand, angle of the keyboard can be changed to match a more ergonomic typing experience. This keyboard kit is compatible with OEM sculpted keycaps so your fingers and hand joints can preserve the jelly like substance and do not become stiff over time. GMK Keyboard is compatible with a wide range of operating systems like Windows, Mac and keyboard supported consoles (PS4 PS5 XBOX).
  • Warranty: GMMK has a free and included 1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty. That being said, within 30 days of delivery you can reach out to Amazon for their 30 day return policy. If you are outside this time, you can reach out to us.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.4
Width 5.1
Length 13.2
Weight 1.53
Release Date 2019-09-01T00:00:01Z

2. Redragon BBK552 Custom Gaming TKL Mechanical Keyboard Kit – 80% 87 Keys DIY RGB Fully Modular Keyboard – USB Wired Barebones Tenkeyless Keyboard HOT SWAPPABLE 3pin/5pin Switch, Black

Features :

  • RGB BACKLIGHT: Armed with 16.8 million RGB colors, this keyboard offers 18 RGB lighting modes & illumination effects and 4 adjustable settings for speed and brightness – set your desk ablaze with the widest array of RGB features.
  • Fully Modular: Redragon BBK552 is a premium 80% 87 keys TKL wired RGB mechanical keyboard. It is a free-mod plate mounted PCB, fully-modular (hot-swappable) gaming barebone keyboard built for enthusiasts, gamers, and professionals. The steel plate and sounds dampening foams offers solid typing experience and impressive sound tuning.
  • Fully Customizable: Assembling the hot-swappable BBK552 is very easy. Thanks to 5-pin modular PCB, this Barebone Keyboard is compatible with most 3-pin and 5-pin hot swap mechanical switches. The standard ANSI 87 keys layout is widely compatible with 3rd party mechanical keycaps and even sculpted keycaps in the current marketplace. (Switches and Keycaps are additional available)
  • Ergonomic Design and Wide Compatibility: With its ergonomic design & adjustable height, this keyboard can be optimized for a more enjoyable typing experience. Supports Windows XP/ Vista/ Win7/ Win8/ Win10/ Win11/ Mac OS x 10.15.
  • Package includes: 1x Redragon BBK552 Barebone Keyboard, 1x Detachable USB Cable (Type A to Type C), 1x Keycap Puller Tool, 1x Switch Puller Tool, 1x User Manual. Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 1.46
Width 4.86
Length 13.94

3. EPOMAKER Feker IK75 V3 75% Gasket Hot Swappable Mechanical Keyboard Wired Barebone Kit, QMK/VIA Programmable Macro, 16.8M RGB Backlit, Compatible with 3/5Pin Switches (IK75 V3 QMK+VIA Version White)

Features :

  • 【QMK/VIA Programmable】Being QMK/VIA programmable literally means more possibilities if you are not used to current set up. This newly launched version is designed based on previous IK75 V3. This custom made barebone kit is designed by and for coders, programmers and developers and anyone who loves to change things up. QMK and VIA Programmable Macro keymapping allow you to configure it to your own personal requirements
  • 【Gasket-Mounted 75% DIY Keyboard Kit】Gasket mounting is a type of keyboard mounting, where no screw holes are drilled into the switch plate. Compared to a top mount system, a gasket-mounted keyboard has a cleaner sound profile because the gaskets cushion the shock of each keypress. Gasket-mounted keyboards also give a softer typing experience, which helps avoid hand fatigue for those who type for long periods. FEKER IK75 V3 kit features favorable Gasket structure in a functional 75% layout to bring you ultra experience that nothing else can compare
  • 【Hot Swappable PCB&Lubed Stabilizer】FEKER IK75 kit adopts a hot swappable PCB that can work with most 3pin/5pin switches, such as Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, AKKO, Otemu…Hot swappable PCB means that you don’t need to solder the switch and it makes it easier for those who love different types of typing experience. Moreover, the Stabilizer are pre-lubed in factory so you don’t need to spend time lubing it. Get it and customize it right away
  • 【NKRO&16.8M RGB Backlights】Feker IK75 V3 kit is a premium gaming mechanical keyboard kit, with features normally reserved for products selling at much higher prices. Featuring 16.8M RGB backlighting and various light effects, NKRO, 100% Anti-ghosting, this feature-packed keyboard has no drawbacks
  • 【EVA Foam Dampeners&Two Different Plates】To achieve ultimate performance, FEKER IK75 V3 features three different layers of EVA foams to absorb sound while typing and also reduce shallow sound of bottom case. A normal steel plate and a PC plate are included in the kit for further customization

Additional Info :

Color IK75 V3 QMK+VIA Version

4. NextTime X75 75% Gasket Mechanical Keyboard kit PCB Hot Swappable Switch Lighting Effects RGB Switch led Type c Next Time 75 (X75 Pink Barebone Kit x1)

Features :

  • Pls pay attention: To avoid damaging PCB hot swapping sockets, pls make sure your switches’ pin is vertical , and you’d better not using used key switches with soldering tin.
  • Pls pay attention: X75 Gasket Barebone Kit only, doesn’t include keycaps or Switch.
  • X75 Gasket HS Kit is hot swappable switches edition. HS means Hot Swapping.

Additional Info :

Color X75 Pink Barebone Kit x1

5. YUNZII Feker Alice 80 Gasket Ergonomic Hot Swap Mechanical Keyboard Barebone Kit, Wireless BT5.0/2.4G/USB-C, 68 Key Knob with RGB, Gaming Keyboard Kit (No Switches and Keycaps,Black Barebone Kit)

Features :

  • 【Ergonomic Design & Alice Layout】The Alice layout is an ergonomic keyboard design. With Alice layout, the Feker Alice 80 is split into left and right halves for balance, helps to place the hands and fingers naturally without pressure. The relaxed ergonomic angle achieves a more relaxed typing experience, reducing wrist fatigue and forearm muscles strain.
  • 【Gasket Mount & Sound Absorption Foams】 To reach a top typing experience, Feker Alice 80 takes gasket mount structure, presenting a soft and even typing feeling. As to give a better Gasket typing experience, in addition to the silicone gaskets on the plates, Feker Alice 80 also enhances the sound and typing by placing two pieces of sound dampening silicon switch pads, silicone PCB foam, and bottom cotton foam. These layers can greatly enhance keystrokes.
  • 【Hot-swappable Keyboard & South-facing RGB Backlight & Gateron Pro 2.0 Switches】The Alice 80 is a hot-swappable mechanical keyboard. It holds 68 keys and 1 aluminum knob. The keyboard features south-facing RGB backlights. It has 21 light effects and music rhythm modes. The keyboard takes lubed plate-mounted stabilizers and pre-lubed Gateron Pro 2.0 switches. The keyboard is fully hot-swappable with 3-pin or 5-pin mechanical switches. You can swap your switches with no soldering.
  • 【Tri-Mode Connectivity Wireless & Wired Keyboard 】The Alice 80 has Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4 GHz, and USB Type- C connections. Compatible with Laptop, iPad, IOS, Windows, Mac or Android. No fussy connection process, the wireless connection is quick and stable. Equipped with an 8000 mAh battery, the keyboard battery is long-life that can support you to work/gaming for long time without charging issue.
  • 【Dye-Sub PBT Keycaps & Macro recording &Customized RGB effects】The Alice 80 keyboard takes PBT Dye Sub keycaps in Cherry profile. The keycap is more durable, anti-fade, oil-resistant. The keyboard has fully programmable RGB LEDs. With the custom software, you can customize the RGB effects and macro settings. The metal knob’s default function is to adjust the volume. A 1.8m hand-braided type-C cable with golden plated connectors and 2.4 gHz wireless receiver is included.

Additional Info :

Color Black Barebone Kit
Item Dimensions
Height 2
Width 2
Length 15
Weight 2.20462262

6. KINESIS Gaming TKO Mechanical Keyboard Barebones Kit | Standard 60% Hotswap Layout | White Metal Plate| Dual-Zone RGB | Detachable USB-C | Optional Split Space Bar | US/ANSI

Features :

  • BUILD YOUR OWN 60% KEYBOARD: The TKO Barebones kit is the perfect blank slate to build your ultimate eSports keyboard. Just add your own 3 or 5-pin mechanical switches and keycaps (sold separately) for a signature look with incredible performance.
  • PROGRAMMABLE 60% LAYOUT: Ultra-compact aluminum keyboard with standard 60% layout and modular triple-space bar. Maximum portability and closer mouse placement.
  • DUAL-ZONE RGB LIGHTING: Customize the per-key RGB lighting with 12 customizable modes and edge lighting with underglow.
  • UNMATCHED ERGONOMICS: Zero-degree slope with pop-up feet for front and back tilting. Optional Left and Right tenting for high-performance gaming. Customize triple-space bar 2 extra thumb activation actions for gaming, typing or coding.
  • SWITCHES AND KEYCAPS SOLD SEPARATELY: No tools are necessary but installation is required.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 1.29921
Width 4.52755
Length 11.61415
Weight 0.625
Release Date 2022-05-12T00:00:01Z

7. Skyloong 64 GK64 GK64x RGB Hot Swap Programmable Wired Case PCB Plate Cherry MX Keyboard DIY kit Replacable Space

Features :

  • Package Included:Plastic Case + Feet + Stabilizers + GK64x Hotswap Type C PCB + Plate + Cable + Removal Tool + Space Module
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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,please remove the plate off totally at first and then pull the PCB out.Or it may break the PCB USB port.

Additional Info :

Color GK64x Black Wired Kit
Item Dimensions
Height 1.968503935
Width 5.511811018
Length 13.385826758
Weight 1.10231131

8. keydous NJ80-AP Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with Knob Bluetooth 5.0 | 2.4G 75% Hot Swap Custom Barebone Kit with Knob RGB Dye-sub PBT Keycab for Win Mac

Features :

  • [WIRELESS CAPACITY]  Bluetooth & 2.4G modes to lessen the cable in your desk.BT 5.0 chipset ensures fast & stable connectivity and low latency. 3 BT devices can be paired. 2.4G WIRELESS PROGRAMMABILITY is available in the NJ80-AP version.
  • [CUSTOMIZABILITY]  Hot swappable PCB allows easy building by simply swapping the switches and replacing the keycaps to make unique typing feels that you want it to feel like. Beginners friendly as it is not necessary to do too much by yourself at first.
  • [PROGRAMMABILITY]  Defining your desirable typing preference by remapping keys in first& FN layer; fully programming the knob;adding key combinations; setup & record key Macros; adjusting or customizing the south-facing per-key RGB with 16 million color.
  • [GOOD COMPATBILITY] NJ80 keyboard is Compatible with windows,IOS, MAC OS,Android and Linux. Extra 2 Option & Command keys are included for MAC layout.

Additional Info :

Color White Case
Item Dimensions
Weight 2

9. Yoidesu 65% Custom Gaming Keyboard, 64 Keys Wireless 2.4G/BT 5.0 Modular DIY Mechanical Keyboard Kit Hot Swappable Switche Barebones Keyboard(White)

Features :

  • Free DIY: This mechanical keyboard kit adopts switch hot swap switch bed that allows you to DIY your favorite switch and keycaps.
  • Switch Hot Swap: This custom gaming keyboard features switch hot swap, integrating with two layer thickened printed circuit board panel, long service life.
  • 65% Layout: This custom mechanical keyboard adopts 65 percent layout, and it does not support cable connection via USB, so the keyboard itself does not include a USB port.
  • High Hardness: This modular mechanical keyboard adopts ABS shell that ensures high hardness, metal positioning plate, interlayer sound insulation silicone, bottom silencer cotton.
  • Widely Compatible: The 2.4G mode is suitable for Win XP, for Vista, for Win 7, for Win 8, for Win 10, for OS X. The BT mode is suitable for Win 8, for Win 10(Not Compatible with Win 7 or lower system)

Additional Info :

Color White

10. GK68 RGB Hot-Swappable Programmable Junction Box Can Be Replaced with Switch DIY Mechanical Keyboard Kit, Support AKKO, Cherry MX, Gateron, Kailh Mechanical Switch (Black)

Features :

  • [GK68 compact layout keyboard] The compact layout makes your desktop tidy and orderly. There is no need for a numeric keyboard, and there is more space to move the mouse.
  • [RGB cool luminous keyboard] RGB keyboard contains 6 backlight effects and 8 backlight color switching. Even if the player is in the absence of light, playing games at night is a great experience. You can also adjust the backlight brightness and breathing rate according to your preferences.
  • [Easy to carry] The keyboard will not be damaged by spilled drinks or coffee. It is a portable membrane button, suitable for business travel, games, office and home environment, plug and play, responsive.
  • [Simple operation] No operation is required, the backlight is turned off, any key is woken up, and the backlight is turned on. Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Mac OS, etc.
  • [Note] Switch and keycaps are not included

Additional Info :

Color Black

10 Best keyboard barebones kits 2023 : Recommended

A Factors To Consider Before Buying The Best keyboard barebones kits

Are you looking for the best keyboard barebones kits for your needs? You have come to the right place. When there are so many options available on the market, making the right decision can be challenging.

As a result of reading this post, you will be able to choose the best keyboard barebones kits. In order to help you choose the right product, we have taken into account the different needs and desires of each customer category. You don’t have to worry about buying!

When Buying keyboard barebones kits, Here’s What We Recommend

Before investing your hard-earned money in a product, you should properly educate yourself. Here is a list of factors you should consider before buying a keyboard barebones kits. 

A few questions you should ask yourself before buying a keyboard barebones kits are as follows:

  •   What is the reputation of keyboard barebones kits in comparison to its competitors?
  •   Is it easy to repair or service them if they malfunction?
  •   What makes keyboard barebones kits different from other products?
  •   What makes keyboard barebones kits different from its competitors? How do you benefit from those features?
  •   For you, what are the advantages and disadvantages of keyboard barebones kits?
  •   What are your options if you need to maintain or repair keyboard barebones kits?

Before buying a product, ask yourself these questions. You may have more questions and concerns.

There has been only a brief mention of the factors we consider important. You can find answers to many of your questions by doing some research online or visiting the store.

An Explanation Of Why It Is A Good Idea To Buy From An Online Marketplace

In 2022, a wide range of new products will be available. Among the options available are traditional merchants, department stores, internet marketplaces, and so on. Consider internet markets seriously if you are planning to make a purchase soon.

The features offered by online platforms can enhance your overall shopping experience. A well-known and respected website offers the best prices from home.

Shopping online is convenient and easy. The hectic pace of our lives makes it difficult to find a real store. When you are at work, you can buy keyboard barebones kits from an internet store.

As you now know, online platforms have several advantages over physical businesses. In addition to these advantages, there are also some disadvantages:


The best deals are often found on online marketplaces. There are many retailers that offer keyboard barebones kits. Conversely, online platforms often undercut rival physical stores due to their extensive dealer and supplier networks and efficient supply chain management.

During holidays such as Black Friday, online platforms often offer discounts and promotions. You won’t find these offers anywhere else.


If you haven’t checked the product personally, one of your main concerns is the quality of the product. Therefore, you cannot inspect the product before purchasing, so you must rely on the website.

On online marketplaces, many brands and items, including keyboard barebones kits, are covered by warranty and can be replaced quickly. It is possible to take advantage of all the benefits of a store’s warranty from the comfort of your own home.

If you have a problem with one of their products, you won’t be out of pocket. Replacement products can be obtained very quickly. This type of guarantee simplifies online shopping.

Due to this, internet shopping has become less popular.


Globally, online platforms are growing rapidly, as is the variety of products. As online platforms become more popular, more firms are offering their products online.

They have a wide range of products divided into well-organized categories. It is easy to find exactly what you are looking for. You can even receive product recommendations from software. Among them are keyboard barebones kits and others.

It is easier to evaluate your preferences and choices when there is a wide selection available. Before making a purchase, you have several options to choose from. There are usually only a few brands available in physical locations.


It might be helpful to read reviews from actual users. In product descriptions, companies often fail to disclose potential defects or drawbacks.

Potential buyers can get honest and impartial reviews from consumers who have actually used the product. You can make an unprejudiced decision based on the real-world experiences of users of the product you’re considering.

Buying keyboard barebones kits: What To Avoid?

When you purchase keyboard barebones kits, you should avoid several things.

1. Make sure you don’t buy anything you don’t need:

It’s important to keep this in mind when you’re shopping. Make sure you don’t buy anything you don’t need. It can be expensive and time-consuming to do that.

2. Take a look at the reviews:

It is important to read reviews before buying anything, especially online. Check the reviews before you make a purchase. The best way to do this is to read the comments on the product or service you’re considering.

3. Make sure the return policy is clear:

It’s always a good idea to read the return policy when you’re buying something online. While you might not have any problems with the item you bought, you still want to know what your rights are.

4. Make sure you do your research:

When you’ve checked the reviews and the return policy, it’s time to do your research. Find out more about the company you’re going to buy from online by doing some research. Additionally, you can learn more about the product or service you’re considering.

5. Make sure you get a receipt:

Make sure you get a receipt when you buy something online. In case there is a problem with your purchase, you should keep this for your records.

Final Thoughts

I would like to conclude by stating that buying a new product can be a daunting task. There are a number of factors you need to consider, such as the price, quality, customer reviews, and many others. That is why you need to know what you should look for when you are buying a product. Our goal in this post is to provide you with a guide to deciding what are the best keyboard barebones kits-factors to consider when buying a car.

Questions And Answers

#1. What are the most important keyboard barebones kits-factors to consider before you make a purchase?

Before you buy anything, you should take into account the quality as well as the price of the item. As much as possible, it is best to buy a product that is of high quality and at a reasonable price.

#2. When buying an keyboard barebones kits, what should I look for?

When buying keyboard barebones kits, quality is the most important factor to consider. It will affect the durability and longevity of your purchase if you pay attention to this factor. Consider the features of your product. See what functions it has.

#3. When choosing a product, what should you look for?

A product’s company is the most important factor to consider. Find reputable companies that have been in business for a long time.

#4. How can I find the best keyboard barebones kits?

You can find out about the best keyboard barebones kits by reading reviews and feedback from other customers.

#5. How can keyboard barebones kits products go wrong?

There are a few things that can go wrong with keyboard barebones kits products: they don’t work as advertised, they don’t last, and they aren’t American-made.

#6. What are the signs that keyboard barebones kits products are fake?

Read the reviews to find out if keyboard barebones kits products are fake. A product that most people complain about probably isn’t good.