KBParadise V80 Vintage TKL Mechanical Keyboard

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KBParadise V80 Vintage Mechanical Keyboard

Available Switches

 Fukka (Fuhua) White
KBP-V80-FD-VIN
$99.00
Cherry MX Black thumbnailCherry MX Black
KBP-V80-A-VIN
$109.00
Cherry MX Brown thumbnailCherry MX Brown
KBP-V80-B-VIN
$109.00
 ALPS KSB-C
KBP-V80-XMC-VIN
$99.00
Cherry MX Red thumbnailCherry MX Red
KBP-V80-R-VIN
$109.00
Cherry MX Blue thumbnailCherry MX Blue
KBP-V80-C-VIN
$109.00
 Cherry MX Silver
KBP-V80-SS-VIN
$114.00
Matias Linear thumbnailMatias Linear
KBP-V80-MTSQL-VIN
$119.00
Matias Click thumbnailMatias Click
KBP-V80-MTSC-VIN
$119.00
Cherry MX Tactile Grey thumbnailCherry MX Tactile Grey
KBP-V80-GT-VIN
$119.00
Cherry MX Silent Black thumbnailCherry MX Silent Black
KBP-V80-SA-VIN
$119.00
Cherry MX Silent Red thumbnailCherry MX Silent Red
KBP-V80-SR-VIN
$119.00
Matias Quiet Click thumbnailMatias Quiet Click
KBP-V80-MTSQ-VIN
$119.00
Cherry MX Clear thumbnailCherry MX Clear
KBP-V80-W-VIN
$119.00
Cherry MX Green thumbnailCherry MX Green
KBP-V80-G-VIN
$124.00
Kailh BOX White thumbnailKailh BOX White
KBP-V80-KLBW-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Brown
KBP-V80-KLBB-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Black
KBP-V80-KLBA-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Red
KBP-V80-KLBR-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Heavy Pale Blue
KBP-V80-KLBPB-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Heavy Burnt Orange
KBP-V80-KLBBO-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Heavy Dark Yellow
KBP-V80-KLBDY-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh BOX Thick Navy
KBP-V80-KLBN-VIN
$119.00
 Kailh BOX Thick Jade
KBP-V80-KLBJ-VIN
$119.00
 Kailh Speed Silver
KBP-V80-KLSS-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh Speed Gold
KBP-V80-KLSG-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh Speed Bronze
KBP-V80-KLSB-VIN
$109.00
 Kailh Speed Copper
KBP-V80-KLSC-VIN
$109.00

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Details and Specifications

BrandKBParadise
ModelV80
SizeTenkeyless
Physical LayoutUS QWERTY
Logical LayoutANSI
Primary LED Colorn/a
Control LED Colorn/a
USB Key RolloverFull
Multimedia KeysYes
Switch Mount TypePlate
Built in Audio PortNo
Built in Mic PortNo
Windows CompatibleYes
Dimensions14.10" x 5.30" x 1.40"
Cord Length60 inches

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  • Great keyboard with many switch options available. If you're needing a basic TKL keyboard, look no further!

  • I really wanted to love this keyboard. I've had it about 3 months. I bought it to replace my aging Northgate OmniKey 101 keyboard which had been serving me well for the last 20 years, but was showing its age. I DO like the smaller form factor, and while the key feel is totally different than that of the OmniKey, it is still not the mush of typical keyboards. There is SOME mechanical feedback, and the keys are quiet. So far, so good.

    But, from the get-go, the keyboard has been OK, but not much better. The braided USB cord is stiff enough so that it doesn't stay in place in one of the channels of the housing that is supposed to perform this function. And, it tends to dislodge and misalign the mini-USB connector enough so that the keyboard quits working. A real PIYA! (BYW, some of us are not only touch typists, but also like to have the keyboard on our knees for long typing sessions.)

    The n-key rollover basically doesn't work very well. There are lots of times when I get double letters, sometimes with repeats a few letters apart. I had started to get some of this kind of behavior with my old OmniKey,, so I started to think that it was because of my deteriorating typing skills. Nope! I recently had to install a computer in the basement, for which I used a (very) old IBM TKL keyboard. It works like a champ! No problem typing on it, so it's not me.

    Here%u2019s the thing that really knocks points off this keyboard. Recently 've been having a lot of problems with the 'E' key. 'Well,' I thought to myself, 'let me take off the key cap and see if I can discover what the problem is. Perhaps there is some dust/dirt/or something that it easy to fix.' When I tried pulling the key cap off with my Northgate key cap puller, instead of removing the key cap, the entire key switch came apart. Based upon my later observations, the key switch was probably never assembled correctly in the first place. The only way for the key switch to come apart like that is if the snap closure mechanism of the key switch never closed. This probably caused a misalignment which caused the key failure in the first place.

    I once wrote a 'how-to' for fixing the OmniKey switches after they started to double-enter or not work at all, so I know the insides of them well. The insides of the Mattias switches aren't anything like them. There is nowhere near the quality. Essentially, they are prone to assembly errors by design and aren't in any way serviceable by a user. So, don't even think about it. I did manage to fix mine after reassembling it a dozen or so times in order to get one of the switch elements correctly aligned. Someone without the right tools and a jeweler's magnifier would find this impossible.

    In summary, I can't recommend this keyboard. There are too many things that are only so so in its implementation. Having the type of failures that I'm experimenting after only six months, well that speaks for itself. The only nice touch are the smilies that show up beneath the key switch around the vias on the PCB.

  • I bought this a while ago and recently replaced the keycaps on it and I really do like it a lot. Clears might not be my favorite switch (they feel very scratchy), but the board itself is solid and pretty well constructed. I noticed a slight pinging when I first got it but listening closely now it is no longer audible for some reason. I did replace they keycaps because they were laser-etched. They did NOT start fading yet (still look brand new), but I do prefer doubleshot keycaps and the "vintage beige" got a little boring. You can pass the mini-usb cable through channels to either side of the board or straight out the back which is SUPER convenient on my small desk.

    All in all the board feels good, looks decent (looks amazing with the tai-hao carbon set), and is pretty well built.

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