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iKBC F87 & F108 Mechanical Keyboards Review

Rating: 8.5.

Last updated on January 24th, 2017 at 05:06 am

iKBC are a Taiwanese company who are working with SeaSonic to bring their keyboards to market. Today we are looking at their F87 and F108 keyboards – the only difference between the two is that the F87 is 80% sized while the F108 is a full size board. As such, both feature Cherry MX switches, per-key RGB lighting and double-shot PBT keycaps to deliver a premium-grade experience.

While they may be a new player to the keyboard game, iKBC‘s F87 & F108 keyboards look great on paper, so it will be good to use them for a few weeks and get a feel for how they type and game. What has particularly caught my eye is the on-board RGB control – these keyboards completely do away with software control, but still retain per-key backlighting which will be interesting to look at in more depth.

While exact UK pricing is as yet unclear, the F87 has a European RRP of €126, while the F108 is only €3 more, so these are definitely towards the high-end of the spectrum.

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Specifications

F108

  • Size: 100%
  • LED color: RGB
  • Cherry MX: Genuine Cherry switches (brown, red, black, blue)
  • KB case color: Black / White
  • Keycap material: PBT double shot
  • Keycap color: Black / White
  • Print on keycap: No
  • Keycap print position: Top
  • Layout: ANSI & ISO
  • USB Cable: Non-detachable
  • NKRO: Full
  • Multimedia keys: Yes
  • Primary interface: USB
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty
  • Keyboard dimensions: L438.5 X W136 X H41.6
  • Unit gross weight: 1.25Kg

F87

  • Size: 80%
  • LED color: RGB
  • Cherry MX: Genuine Cherry switches (brown, red, black, blue)
  • KB case color: Black / White
  • Keycap material: PBT double shot
  • Keycap color: Black / White
  • Print on keycap: No
  • Keycap print position: Top
  • Layout: ANSI & ISO
  • USB Cable: Non-detachable
  • NKRO: Full
  • Multimedia keys: No
  • Primary interface: USB
  • Warranty: 1 year warranty
  • Keyboard dimensions: L358 X W136 X H41.6
  • Unit gross weight: 1.1Kg

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