Today we’re interviewing Jake about this bubblegum-esque pink and blue kbdfans aluminium 5 degree with Outemu Silent Forest switches and matching accessories!
Hi there, who are you and where are you from?
We areNext Filthy Keyboard (NFKB) and we are located in Boise, ID.
What attracted you to the world of mechanical keyboards?
We just love how creative and unique each keyboard is and that there’s a story behind every build and what it means to that person.
What were you looking for in your perfect keyboard? Do you think you achieved it?
Hopefully not giving too much away here but we’re actually in the process of designing our own in house keyboard. We’re hoping for the purest sound experience in a keyboard yet.
Tell us about the case? What did you go for and why?
The case in this specific build is a KBDFans aluminum 5 degree in cyan. The streamer who we built this for has a color scheme that matches the case so it was a no brainer.
What switches did you go with? Why?
Switches are Outemu Silent Forest 62g lubed with Tribosys 3203 and Krytox 105 for the springs. Stabilizers are Zeal Transparent PCB Screw-in stabs lubed with Krytox 205g0 and band-aid modded. The reason we chose the Outemu’s is because one, they’re a perfect color match, they work with SMD LED’s, they’re silent and last but not least they’re tactile. The reason we went with Zeal stabs is because they’re my personal favorite and what I recommend most of the time!
How about the PCB?
PCB is a Mechboards HS60 ANSI. This PCB is a 61 key hot-swap PCB pre-programmed with SMD RGB’s for each switch.
Did you use a plate? What’s it made out of?
We did use a plate! It’s a KBDFans 1.5mm Carbon fibre 60% plate.
And of course… what keycaps are you wearing today?
The keycaps are a combination of Matrix Keycaps pink and mint. They’re double shot PBT and backlit!
Tell us about the Lube!
The lube used on the switches was Tribosys 3203 and we used this as it’s a thinner lube and will make sure the switches still feel tactile when pressed. The springs are lubed with Krytox 105 which is a great choice for springs and will reduce pinging for sure! On the stabs we used 205g0 because it’s so buttery smooth and there’s nothing in my opinion that beats it for stabilizer lube.
Anything else went into this endgame build?
For this build, we made the coiled cable ourselves. It’s cotton candy paracord, clear Techflex, white heat-shrink, and a cyan aviator connector. We also added a layer of butyl tape on the bottom of the case to help dampen sound and vibration.
Cheeky question… how much did it all cost?
For all the parts, our assembly fee, and shipping it was roughly $625.
How long did it take you to build this keyboard from start to finish?
Once all the parts were here it took us 2 days to finish this build.
If you could change anything about this keyboard what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything! This board was made for someone and it’s THEIR dream board so that alone is what makes me happy.
Do you have any other keyboards in the works?
We have a few in the works, maybe one for a top 10 streamer….maybe one that’ll redefine luxury keyboards….only time will tell!