HYTE, the new PC components, peripherals, and lifestyle brand of iBUYPOWER, a leading manufacturer of high-performance custom gaming PCs, today unveiled the HYTE keeb SR65, its first custom mechanical keyboard, designed to satisfy the needs of gamers looking to enter the enthusiast keyboard segment. The 65 percent HYTE keeb SR65 will be available for pre-sale in a limited, 1,000-unit run featuring a 5-pin hot-swappable PCB for future keyboard modifications and extended switch compatibility.
Housed in a frosted polycarbonate base with a bead blasted satin silver aluminium top case, the keeb will come fully loaded with Durock V2 Gold Wire Stabilizers and the choice between three Durock switch variants: Linear ‘Pink’ (65 g bottom out), Linear ‘Yellow’ (55 g bottom out), and Tactile ‘Teal’ T1 (67 g bottom out). A barebones version of the keeb SR65 will also be made available to customers who want to take advantage of using their own switches, keycaps and stabilizers. To further enhance the user experience, keeb will come standard with an all-new suspended gasket mount for improved typing sound and feel.
The matte black laser engraved shine-through ABS keycaps, as well as the selected switches, will come packaged in separate trays with the keeb for a hybrid custom experience. Users will be able to fully program each key, the dedicated multimedia keys, as well as the dual rotary wheels, which by default control the preset lighting modes and volume, separately, via the HYTE nexus software.
With 138 RGB LEDs illuminating each key, as well as surrounding the perimeter of the keeb SR65, customers will experience immersive light shows diffused through the frosted polycarbonate base and projected on the desktop surface. By utilizing the AI-driven HYTE nexus software, users will be able to sync the keeb to computer screens, wallpaper animations, and music. HYTE nexus was trained with over 1,000 songs, and continues to be developed with additional musical varieties, to optimize the RGB lighting results and best represent the music that is being played.
Pricing & Availability
The fully loaded HYTE keeb SR65 is expected to be available for pre-order on January 14, 2022, in the US and Canada, on HYTE.com for a starting MSRP of 400 USD.
The barebones HYTE keeb SR65 is expected to be available for pre-order on January 14, 2022, in the US and Canada, on HYTE.com for a starting MSRP of 350 USD.
To reserve a keeb, customers can place a 50 USD, fully refundable, deposit. The keeb is expected to ship in May 2022.
More info here: HYTE (Pre-order not yet open as of publishing)