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Do you know of any good (pre-built) 96% mechanical keyboards?
« on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 22:04:12 »
Hello, everyone

Straight to the point: I'm looking for a pre-built 96% mechanical keyboard with backlighting. Might you list possible options that you know of?
For now, assume money is no object. I want to see all the options

For the past few days, I've been looking for keyboards to replace mine. One with a numpad but without the width.
96% mechanical keyboards seem to fit my needs well, as well as some minor variations like Cherry 1800 clones.
I would love to build one of my own, but I don't really have the time to do so, mostly because my keyboard is dying (so I'm getting a new kb out out of necessity) :/
So far, I've found the following keyboards:
  • Leopold FC980M
  • Vortex Tab 90M
  • YMDK 96 Hotswap Kit (there's an assembly service)
  • Keychrom K4 (bad QC though)
  • IQUINIX F96-Knight
  • DROP SHIFT
All of these are really good contenders, and I'm looking to get either the IQUINIX, Leopold or the DROP SHIFT.
However, the DROP is out of stock and pricey, IQUINIX basically the SHIFT but non-hotswappable (less value), and the Leopold seems to be out of stock everywhere but Amazon (where it's unreasonably priced).

Anyone got suggestions I could add to the list of prebuilt 96% keyboards?