Good plate mount Cherry MX compatible board for switch testing?


01 Aug 2020, 19:00


I’d like to test different Kailh BOX switches (provided I manage to get hold of some) in an actual keyboard. Right now I only have a tester with nine switches, which is far from keyboard reality. My idea is to take an MX board, get rid of the MXs and put in BOXs. I hope I don’t have to spend a three digit sum. It doesn’t have to be new, and I’d like it to be at least TKL and not hot swappable. I don’t mind soldering the switches in and out. Either way, the board has to have a mounting plate and should have case that isn’t frameless/floating/whateverthename and somewhat decent caps. This is about acoustics, too.

Which boards would (do?) you use? Thanks!


02 Aug 2020, 14:29

Get a gmmk keyboard, available in ansi and iso, prices vary from 65 to 90 usd (available on amazon too).
It supports plate mount switches, or pcb mount switches after trimming.
It's available with or without switches, use the configurator on the website. ... own-switch

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