Introducing the CannonKeys Bakeneko60
CannonKeys is proud to offer an affordable in-stock aluminum keyboard with great sound and feel.
Originally designed by kkatano, the Bakeneko60 is an open-source keyboard featuring an o-ring gasket. An o-ring between the plate and PCB provides friction to hold the plate/PCB assembly in the one-piece case. Cutouts on the PCB allow the o-ring to rest on the mounting points built into the case. The result is a flexible typing feel with a great sound profile.
Our version of the Bakeneko60 features a few key changes from kkatano's original design: We closed the bottom holes, added cutouts to the plate (to allow for assembly removal), and modified the case to be made using a casting process. We also designed our own PCBs (hotswap & solder) with multiple layout support.
The Bakeneko60 is made from aluminum alloy using a casting process vs CNC. The decision to use cast aluminum was made to drive down cost maximally, and to more quickly produce keyboards. One tradeoff of the casting process is different surface finish properties:
Please reference this quality guide on what you can expect for surface finish quality with the Bakeneko60.
Our intent is to try to keep these in stock, or at the least have a quick cadence of restocks.
We hope you're pleased with not just the value of this keyboard, but the entire experience.
Addons: Solderable PCB featuring extended layout support and 50A O-Rings.
- Cast Aluminum Case
- 700g weight unbuilt, 1.1kg weight built
- 6 Degree Typing Angle
- O-Ring Gasket Mount Style
- CannonKeys Hotswap PCB with ANSI layout (CannonKeys Solder PCB available as extra)
- Bakeneko60 Aluminum Case
- CannonKeys Custom Foam Carrying Case
- 50A Silicone O-Ring Gasket
- FR4 Universal Plate
- CannonKeys ANSI Layout Hotswap PCB (no LED support)
- C3 Unified Daughterboard (with ESD protection) and JST Cable
- Microfiber Cloth
- (4) 2u Cherry Clip-in Stabilizers, (1) 6.25u Cherry Clip-in Stabilizer with CannonKeys Wire
- Custom Bumpon-compatible Silicone Feet (if you lose them, you can use regular bumpons)
DISCLAIMER: WE WILL NOT COMBINE ORDERS
We believe we're providing amazing value at this price point and have worked really hard to make this price point possible. For years, the go-to starter build for most newcomers has been the Tofu - but once you add up the PCB, stabs, and plate that you have to purchase to go along with your Tofu case, you’ve easily spent as much as (or more than) our Bakeneko 60 kit costs. We want to provide a higher-end feel to newcomers compared to the traditional Tofu tray style of mounting, and believe this kit accomplishes this goal.
Check out our build guide!
Default Hotswap layout Support: