Bakeneko65

$149.99

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Bakeneko65

Our version of the Bakeneko65 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.

Just add keycaps and switches for a complete build! Our Build Guide will help you build this kit from start to finish. For added comfort, pair your Bakeneko with a wooden wrist rest.

New Finishes

Next-Gen

New consistent finish with texture!

Flash

Second version of our Next-Gen finish, with glitter added for a sparkle effect.

Pearl

Third version of our Next-Gen finish, utilizing a multi-coat technique to apply a smooth pearlescent clear coat over the base color.

Layout Support

PCB Support

Plate Support

NicePBT Bakeneko Keysets

Our high quality NicePBT keycaps now in a Bakeneko sized package! Available with no accent colors as well as Black, Grey, Lavender, Blush, Blue, and Navy accents. Purchase with any of our Bakeneko lineup and automatically receive 15% off the keycap set!

Budget Price, Endgame Feel

Originally designed by kkatano, the Bakeneko65 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 bouncy typing feel with a great sound profile

Customize Your Build

Several addons are available including different types of o-rings, wrist rests, and PCBs!

What's Included

• Bakeneko60 Cast Aluminum Case
• CannonKeys Custom Foam Carrying Case (Black)
• 50A Silicone O-Ring Gasket
• FR4 Universal Plate
• CannonKeys ANSI Layout Hotswap PCB
• C3 Unified Daughterboard (with ESD protection) and JST Cable
• Microfiber Cloth
• (3) 2u Cherry Clip-in Stabilizers, (1) 6.25u Cherry Clip-in Stabilizer with CannonKeys Wire. Due to the mounting style of this keyboard, screw in stabilizers are not supported on backspace and space.
• Custom Bumpon-compatible Silicone Feet

Specs

• 60% o-ring gasket mounted keyboard
• FR4 universal plate
• CannonKeys hotswap PCB with ANSI layout (Solder PCB addon available)
• 6 degree typing angle
• 700g weight unbuilt, 1.1kg weight built

Quality Disclaimer

In order to allow us a quicker cadence of restocks and keep the price low, our Bakeneko60 uses a casting process. Please reference the quality guide below on what you can expect for surface finish quality with the Bakeneko60.

We use photos of our products in hand when possible to show how they look in realistic situations. Sometimes the product might look different within the same listing- this is generally caused by different lighting conditions. When possible, we try to use different lighting conditions to show what the product might look like in different scenarios.

Customer Reviews

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pol bosch
The best keyboard for its price AND better than a tofu

I really like how this keyboard sound and feels with some jwk blacks and it's really easy to build. For 150$ you got a really good aluminium case, pcb, plate, a silicone weight, stabilizers and a carrying case which is amazing, my only problem is that if you are from Europe like me, you'll have to pay a lot for the shipping and customs and even paying that I think it's better than a tofu60 which I can buy paying less for shipping and no customs.

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Trevor
Amazing first step into the rabbit hole

If you've been considered jumping in, the Bakeneko is amazing starting point. Behind the simple facade and amazing build quality is a keyboard that has history in it's development. It is a wonderful starting off point of something familiar but exciting and if you follow the strings back into the past you can find some wonderful stories of how it came to be. The Bakeneko's ease of use allows you to use it as a test board for mods and configurations you want to try out without spending time **** and unscrewing.

5/5 from me, fantastic beginner and learning setup.

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J.
Beauty in Simplicity

Gummy O-ring keyboards are my favorite type for many reasons, but most of all I love how easy it is to swap out one setup for another. I like to change up the look of my boards quite often, and there is nothing easier than pulling out the PCB and plate assembly on a Bakeneko and dropping in another assembly that's already put together. Of course this means having to buy extra PCBs and plates, but Cannon Keys has all of that available, including additional o-rings with varying hardness. The Bakeneko65 is my top choice for a fantastic sounding and looking custom keyboard, at a low price.

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D.Q.
End game worthy

Excellent board for beginners as you can take it apart many times easily with it being hotswap and screwless design. Went a little overboard and bought a bar of brass for extra weight. Threw in some pe foam, 2 layers of tape, and polyfill and it sounded amazing. Have tried some mid range to high end boards such as the QK65, Zoom65, Mr. Suit and Owlab Spring and they can compete. Really versatile in terms of sound as you can mod it for a deeper sound or just leave as is and just put in some mx blacks and such for higher pitched sounds. Overall highly recommend for beginners that do not want to wait for long group buys, but can still get something that can compete with the new boards coming out.
P.S sorry for the scuffed sound test

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D.A.B.
Productivity Booster

What can I say? Got me more productive lately from its design.