Sized just right at a 75%—a compact configuration to feature the top function row—the ID80 mechanical keyboard kit from IDOBAO makes a great fit on any desk.This board is both durable and easy to build. Its PCB also features Kailh hot-swap sockets, which allow users to quickly change switches without a soldering .
Featuring a seamless case design made from anodized aluminum, it also incorporates an integrated plate which holds switches in place. QMK programmable for custom key commands, and outfitted with a USB-C port for fast connectivity, this board is ready for work or play.
Came in around a week earlier than expected. It came preassembled with both case pieces screwed together and the PCB inside. Didn't come with any switch/keycap removers, but it did come with a small screwdriver. Assembly was relatively easy, but the stabilizers it comes with are not amazing. The spacebar bottomed out and got stuck until I lubed the stabs, but I ended up ordering a different set and recommend you to do the same. It has a backlighting, which by default was white. I have not tested out any other color settings but it does not seem to be very flashy. Overall a very solid kit, especially for beginners such as I.
This is a really nice keyboard for somebody starting out in the custom MKB scene. The aluminum case is really robust and feels nice and weighty, and it’s not difficult to open up to access the inside components. The hotswap sockets are a lot nicer than having to solder.
The stabilizers are, as a lot of reviewers will tell you, not great. My spacebar stabs prevented the keycap from even moving properly, even after lubing them. The others were serviceable at best but scratchy.
Come prepared with a set of replacement screw-in stabs and you’ll have a great time with this kit.
Came as stated and easy to put together! Highly recommend!
Very nice and strong aluminum board, premium materials, and strait PCB. Mine came with white LED. Hollow feeling but can be modded easily.
Unfortunately my keyboard came with one bad socket and I couldn't get that specific position to work. I like the keyboard, but the one not working key is kind of annoying, even if it is just right shift, which I don't use anyways.
Received it in the mail, package was protected thoroughly. Very high quality feel and look to it. No complaints here, very pleased.
14 year old had a blast !
Idobao makes my favorite custom boards that are in-stock, and are an incredible alternative to the groupbuy based market! I love these boards.