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 hotswap and solder PCBs 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.

Type in Color

We recently added new colors to our already large selection of options. It's never been easier to add a splash of color into your desk setup!

Our Next-Gen Finishes


New consistent finish with texture!


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


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

What's Included

• Bakeneko65 Cast Aluminum Case with Zinc Weight or Silicone
• CannonKeys Custom Foam Carrying Case (Black)
• 50A Silicone O-Ring Gasket
• FR4 Universal Plate
• CannonKeys ANSI Layout Hotswap PCB with cool white per key LED
• 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


• 65% o-ring gasket mounted keyboard
• FR4 universal plate
• CannonKeys hotswap PCB with ANSI layout
(Solder PCB addon available)
• 6 degree typing angle
• 590g unbuilt without weight, 910g unbuilt with weight

What you need to complete your build

Our Bakeneko keyboards come with stabilizers, however you will need the following to complete your build with the included hotswap PCB.

  • 67 Switches
  • Compatible Keycaps

Customize Your Build

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

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 receive 15% off the keycap set with code BAKENEKO-CAPS!

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

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

Based on 65 reviews
Really fun build for a beginner

As a newcomer to the hobby, I wanted an interesting board to build and one that I could mess with pretty easily after the fact. The mounting system on this and the relative simplicity of the build made this board a fantastic experience. I've greatly enjoyed quickly changing configurations to see how the sound and feel changes. For anyone interested in diving deeper into custom keyboards, you can't really beat this one for the price.


Really good board sad its not very popular among the qk65 and boards like that its really good without any foamwhich the qk isnt. if you have a silicone option and find it too quiet just take it out its really good. only complaints are there is little flex and the heft isnt there even with the zinc but only some nitpicks. great value

Alex Chiu

this board is actually soo good



Hyunwoo Rha
Great board

Overall great but I have some nitpicks about the board. It doesn’t come with **** on stabs, it doesn’t support **** on stabs, and it doesn’t come with foam. You can really squeeze the o-ring around the stabs for the backspace key if you are using **** in stabs but it’s sorta tough.