Last updated on July 25, 2020
Here’s part two of our KEYGEM double-bill! Now we’re interviewing Ajnjiros, the founder of Keygem and he’s going to tell us all about his stealthy, heavy-weight RAMA M60-A!
Hi there, who are you and where are you from?
Hey I am Anjiro, founder and owner of KEYGEM and I am living in Aachen (Germany).
What were you looking for in your perfect keyboard? Do you think you achieved it?
I was looking for a keyboard that would give me kind of a natural feeling while typing. It should just feel right to type on the board. I was looking into 60% and TKL boards. In the end, I am happy with my current build but there is still much I would change and it is not the endgame. But I guess endgame is something you will never achieve.
Tell us about the case? What did you go for and why?
I am using a RAMA M60-A in the color Kuro with a back weight in the Moon edition. It has an inbuilt plate.
What switches did you go with? Why?
I was testing a different kind of switches since it is a hot-swap PCB. My current switches are Tealios 67g.
How about the PCB?
M60-A PCB which was designed by Wilba. I just love the way he designs PCBs. It is like art.
And of course… what keycaps are you wearing today?
My current set is GMK Miami Nights which will be changed to GMK Oblivion soon. But I am waiting for my Olivia ++ to arrive.
Tell us about the Lube!
I used Krytox GPL 205 Grade 0 for my Switches and Stabilizers. It took a while to lube all switches. I lubed 10 switches and placed them on a switch tester to check if they were feeling and sounding all the same. I am kind of a perfectionist so this was a hard and long way to go.
Anything else went into this endgame build?
I am using a white cable from Cable Car Designs and a Deskmat from Varmilo. But the most important piece is my wrist-rest. It is a prototype of the ones we will sell in the future. It is made out of aluminium and anodized in black.
Cheeky question… how much did it all cost?
I guess it is around 800-1000 Euro. Depends if you include all the different Keycap sets I am using.
How long did it take you to build this keyboard from start to finish?
It took about 4 weeks since I only worked on the weekend and only lubed a few switches at a time.
If you could change anything about this keyboard what would it be?
I would change the whole board into a Keycult No.1.
Do you have any other keyboards in the works?
If possible I would like to get a Norbatouch made out of aluminium and build my next keyboard out of it.