Bakeneko65

$149.99

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Pre-Built Bakeneko Info

The no sweat custom keyboard experience

Let our experienced team build your Bakeneko for you! For more information, check out the slideshow below or click here.

Bakeneko65

Now available as a pre-built keyboard

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 multi layout support.

Just add keycaps and switches for a complete build, or opt to have our experienced team build one for you!

Our Next-Gen 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.

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

Specs

• 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.

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

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Rachel Patterson
Big Disappoint - Better Options for 1/2 the Price

After two years of modding brands like RK, Epomaker, Yunzii, GMK, and Keychron. I saved up to buy my first decent kit.

Pros:
*Purchased the Steel Blue color - it's gorgeous.
*Nice layout

Cons:
*Complete build is clacktastic, which I'm not a fan of, and in a sound test you could never tell the difference between a GMK67 for $69 and this board. I bought Neopolitans, Quinns, and Baby Kangaroos, even tried it with some Oil Kings. I could not lower the pitch of this board.

For reference, my favorite sound profile comes from the Keychron. Stock low-pitched and bassy.

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F.L.
BEWARE - NG LAVENDER

purchased an NG lavender Bakeneko65 thinking it would be the same shade as pictured. Actual keyboard is a deep, bright purple and NOT a light, pastel lavender. Color appears lighter in the photo than in person.

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Luis Francisco Padilla Hernandez
I love it

I choose Bakeneko65 in black (zinc version) as my first custom keyboard and was a great experience building it, really easy to put all together. The quality of the keyboard it’s really good.

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Leuca Hache
Great First Building Experience

This keyboard was easy to put together and a great first experience. Be sure to order some lube and brush for the stabilizers so you can grease them up before you put them in the board.

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Gavin Claudio
Amazing

I think it is an amazing keyboard for the price like $135 or a really good keyboard.