$109.99 – $115.99
M3 is a TKL south-facing aluminum barebone keyboard.
TKL Tenkeyless keyboards come with 87 keys, a perfect layout without a number pad to balance size and functionality which helps give more desk space.
Disclaimer: we do NOT sell domestic non-VIA/QMK version on global store. All M series wired models you see are international version exclusive.
Mac & Windows & Linux
TKL 87-key aluminum DIY Kit.
MonsGeek M3 TKL Tenkeyless keyboard barebone comes with 87 keys, a perfect layout without a number pad to balance size and functionality which helps give more desk space.
M Series QC Guide
Learn about what to expect with the order. MonsGeek provides its standard on how we manage aluminum finishes during QC process. Click icon on the left to download.
PCB Mount/Screw-in stabilizers tend to vibrate less. M3 uses Akko transparent white stabilizers (un-assembled) with nylon housing in case users want to lubricate.
The south-facing PCB of the M3 barebone kit avoids causing interference with Cherry profile keycaps, offering more compatibility and flexibility.
M3 TKL mechanical keyboard barebone offers approximately 18 preset backlight modes, which allow users to adjust the brightness and flowing speed levels. Moreover, it supports a wide range of RGB effects, with over 16.8 million colors available. Users can also install an upcoming JSON file to access even more lighting effects and configurations.
New Silver Accent
While M3 silver comes with golden accent, MonsGeek has picked the new silver accent on other models. MonsGeek will start to offer standalone accents for sale to better personalize each unit based on user preference.
The N-Key Rollover technology allows all keys to work simultaneously and ensures every keystroke is recorded and prevents ghosting.
Engraved Back Design
M3 tenkeyless DIY Kit has adopted the new engraved back design with a re-sized sticker for aesthetics purposes.
QMK / VIA
MonsGeek M3 custom aluminum kit supports VIA for cross-platform (Linux/Mac/Windows) advanced keyboard configuration.
QMK is currently undergoing certification. Users who wish to implement it before the official pull request can download the source code.
This feature is exclusively for the international version of M3.
Need More Foam?
Monsgeek has developed its own budget custom material that performs equally as well as poron. Meanwhile, MonsGeek M3 comes with an additional sponage case foam to reduce case ping.
*Disclaimer: Using thicker foam may reduce flex, whether to include it or not is down to your personal preference.
PET Insulation Layer
A PET insulation layer has been added to the bottom case in order to prevent any short circuit issues. It’s rare for these issues to occur but we want to add extra protection.
Accessories to Play With
Extra teflon pads included for users who wish to perform a force break mod.
Extra tape for users who wish to perform a tape mod.
MonsGeek includes a default 3mm custom-made foam for a balanced feeling. Disclaimer: the foam will affect the overall sound profile and flex.
OPTIONAL PLATES TO CONSIDER
For users who want a softer and more flexible typing experience.
For users who want a balanced feeling between sound and flex.
|Model||M3 (international QMK ver)|
|Case Material||Aluminum CNC|
|Compatible System||Mac & Windows & Linux|
|Plate Foam||Y (MonsGeek Custom Material)|
|Case Foam||Y (MonsGeek Custom Material)|
|Tape||Y (not pre-installed)|
|Stabilizer||Akko Screw-in Stabilizer (pre-clipped, but not pre-installed, 4*2u+1*6.25u)|
|Force Break Mod Stripes||Teflon Pads (not pre-installed)|
|Barebone Weight||around 1950g|