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.
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!
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.
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I chose the Bakeneko65 in dark green as my first mechanical keyboard and I absolutely love it. I paired it with Gecko silent linear switches and the NicePBT BoW keycaps with moss accents.
I had a Bakeneko65 Whitish a little while back and I loved it. I bought it second hand and sold it to try another board. I loved having it so much that once I was able to, I bought another one in the Flash Gray color. Easily one of my favorite boards that I've owned and I don't think that I will be letting go of this one anytime soon. Super easy to build and well worth the price. Punches way above the price point. A little bummed that I bought mine before the NG Red was released but I am still very happy with the new gray color and texture. I 100% recommend this board.
Great Keyboard. Though it came w blank firmware it flashed easy, and worked perfectly after. Will be buying more from Cannon.
We're glad you're enjoying GMK Birch! We love the addition of the blue spacebar as well~
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.
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.