Wednesday, August 21st 2019

G.SKILL Releases KM360 Tenkeyless Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard at $49.99

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is releasing a new compact and durable KM360 tenkeyless mechanical keyboard for professionals and gaming enthusiasts with a MSRP of $49.99 USD, featuring long-lasting Cherry MX mechanical key-switches, wear-proof ABS double injection keycaps, and a solid brushed aluminium top-plate. Designed with a detachable USB Type-C cable, white LED backlighting, and available in a white or black version, the KM360 mechanical keyboard is the perfect daily workhorse keyboard for the office and for gaming.

The KM360 mechanical keyboard is outfitted with Cherry MX Red linear key-switches (and Cherry MX Black for the space key) for its reliability and consistency in professional and gaming use cases with quick 2 mm key actuation and 50 million keystroke rating. Taking durability a step further, the KM360 keyboard is equipped with ABS double injection keycaps, meaning that the lettering on each keycap will not fade or wear from long term use and will feel smoother than traditional printed or laser-etched keycaps. Furthermore, the KM360 is designed with a solid aluminium top-plate for extra stability and easy cleaning.
Designed for Ease of Use
Whether you're in a well-lit room in the office or in a dark room for immersion gaming, the white LED backlighting of the KM360 allows you to easily see the keys. Of course, the key illumination can be adjusted to 5 brightness levels (0%/25%/50%/75%/100%) so you can turn it off or change it to your preferred brightness. Additionally, the KM360 is designed with a detachable braided USB Type-C cable for easy replacement and portability.

Designed to Work Smarter
The compact tenkeyless 87-key form factor of the KM360 means a smaller keyboard footprint, so there's more desktop space for mouse movement, letting you game and work with more comfort and less clutter. Combined with ergonomic contoured keycaps, each keycap row is designed with a different lift and angle to let your fingers type comfortably and naturally, making the KM360 mechanical keyboard ideal for everyday use.

Availability and Pricing
The G.SKILL KM360 professional mechanical keyboard is available in two color variations, KM360 Black or KM360 White, with a MSRP of $49.99 USD.
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17 Comments on G.SKILL Releases KM360 Tenkeyless Cherry MX Mechanical Keyboard at $49.99

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
Finally, a nice plain, white tkl keyboard that I dont have to buy from some unheard of Chinese company... I can't wait to put my blank, frosted caps on it...
... Wait, no.... RGB.... NOOOOOO!
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#2
TheMadDutchDude
Just turn it off. :D

I think I might grab one of these to replace my broken CM... although I don’t know if I can do without the numpad. It’s useful to have, but doesn’t get *that* much use.
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#3
Chomiq
Black version looks ok, if only they released full layout. Numpad is a must for me.
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#4
Ripper3
Chomiq, post: 4101967, member: 185703"
Black version looks ok, if only they released full layout. Numpad is a must for me.
This! What is with all these TKL keyboards, and 40% and other crap like that? At home I can understand TKL offers a space advantage, but at work, where I have an enormous desk, I like those extra keys.

Would consider buying if available in a UK layout, even without the number pad, because that price is really tempting.
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#5
PLSG08
Ripper3, post: 4101986, member: 39016"
This! What is with all these TKL keyboards, and 40% and other crap like that? At home I can understand TKL offers a space advantage, but at work, where I have an enormous desk, I like those extra keys.

Would consider buying if available in a UK layout, even without the number pad, because that price is really tempting.
For me I always look at 75% keyboards because I've been using laptops ever since 2006 for the bulk of my work. I've set custom shortcuts with a laptop keyboard layout and when I switched to PC it was kinda hard to getused to the traditional layout. Got me a cheap 75% mkb but I'm looking for a sturdier model with better switches and standard keycaps.
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#6
BakerMan1971
That is an excellent price for proper cherries.
I would however want to be able to select different switches, I have a hankering for some silvers.

Great looking keyboard, minimalist and no unnecessary stuff.

Thumbs up G.Skill
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#7
Valantar
Ripper3, post: 4101986, member: 39016"
This! What is with all these TKL keyboards, and 40% and other crap like that? At home I can understand TKL offers a space advantage, but at work, where I have an enormous desk, I like those extra keys.

Would consider buying if available in a UK layout, even without the number pad, because that price is really tempting.
The keyboard market is >50% full size, so please stop complaining. There are more full size options than all others combined. Stop complaining.

As for the reason for TKL and other smaller layouts being popular: it's not just size/space but also ergonomics. Full size either means typing on an offset keyboard or having your mouse in a horribly unergonomic position out in the 'burbs of the desk. Neither is good for your arms and hands. A separate numpad is far better for ergonomics - it's just a shame that most mechanical numpads seem to be about $100 by themselves.

Any word on an ISO layout version of this?
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#8
robot zombie
Crazy good price for a cherry board!

TKL is fine by me. I like the space. I agree there are times when it's very useful if you're used to them. That's why I keep a separate numpad tucked away. Much prefer this over having it sitting there the other 90% of the time when I'm not using it.
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#9
Vayra86
To be honest I'm looking for that typical 'where is the catch' because 49.99 for a backlit mechanical Cherry simply can't be true without some glaring problem.

So far, no luck.

Kinda looking for a TKL, I find the numpad more of an obstruction than anything else lately.
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#10
TheMadDutchDude
Purchased the black one. I’ll let you know what it’s like... :)

Interestingly, the black one is more expensive on delivery from Newegg compared to the white one. No idea why...? :D
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#11
Khonjel
I was excited for... a second. This should've been very popular if the market wasn't so saturated. I think Cherry switches are overrated and chinese boards with Kalih or Outemu are fine for most use cases but even cheap boards with Cherry is overpopulated. Even in my bumfuk third world country I have the option for Gigabyte K83, a no frills, non-RGB, full size, non-GaMEr looking board. Cougar PURI twins (TKL and full-size) with industrial look and only white led like the G.skill or PURI RGB version for a little extra.

I guess it could find its niche with the white board at least.
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#12
silentbogo
Wow. Cherry MX under $50, and has a good non-idiotic layout too - seems almost unreal for that kind of money.
The only thing I can't figure out, is why add an Fn button if you don't wanna bother adding some sort of keycap legend to supposed function keys.

Other than that I like it a lot. Time to upgrade my shitty modded Zalman TKL board for sure.

Khonjel, post: 4102183, member: 154148"
I think Cherry switches are overrated and chinese boards with Kalih or Outemu
I wouldn't say that. Cherry so far seems to be more reliable than cheaper competition. So far only my Gateron browns have survived... mostly... I still had to replace 4 of them during this 3-year period (q,e,alt,space) and deal with excessive loudness even with o-rings. Kailh got their sh%t together in some areas (mouse, LP , silent switches, encoders etc.) but their traditional reds and blacks are still as bad as they were before (even though their spec has significantly more unrealistic endurance numbers than the older ones).
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#13
Chloe Price
Seems nice and yeah, the price is hella great! Only if there would be a version with blue switches..
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#14
lZKoce
Been waiting for this since a random video from Hardwarekanucks. I will just wait for wider availability and this might as well be my first keyboard of this class.
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#15
Prince Valiant
Nice to see a TKL for less money than the full size board from the same brand.
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#16
TheMadDutchDude
It showed up today and I have to say that it is nice to type on a keyboard where you don't have to go back to correct the missed space bar presses anymore! :D

It's actually a sturdy board, and honestly, feels like a great purchase so far. I will keep playing with it and see what happens as I use it more.

I did originally think it had RGB, but the fact that it is only white is a total nonissue for me. This actually makes it look far more elegant, and dare I say it, a possible contender for a work keyboard. Time to join in on the mechanical noises at work and to annoy some people. :D
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#17
Khonjel
TheMadDutchDude, post: 4103466, member: 185664"
It showed up today and I have to say that it is nice to type on a keyboard where you don't have to go back to correct the missed space bar presses anymore! :D

It's actually a sturdy board, and honestly, feels like a great purchase so far. I will keep playing with it and see what happens as I use it more.

I did originally think it had RGB, but the fact that it is only white is a total nonissue for me. This actually makes it look far more elegant, and dare I say it, a possible contender for a work keyboard. Time to join in on the mechanical noises at work and to annoy some people. :D
It's only available in Cherry MX Red right? It's one of the quiet ones so don't worry.
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