M1

(9 customer reviews)

$99.99$129.99

MonsGeek MG M1 QMK Mechanical Keyboard Kit

Aluminum DIY kits are now more accessible than ever!

Even at only 99$ it’s still the best premium option to begin your custom mechanical keyboard journey with.

It comes with extra teflon pads (in case you want to perform the Force Break mod) and tape (in case you want to perform a Tape mod). The M1 offers flexibility for you to modify it and make it truly yours while also offering a great out-of-the-box experience with MonsGeek’s custom foam and gasket mount.

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M1

Not just another 75% aluminum DIY Kit.

Value

MonsGeek strictly manages to reduce unnecessary costs through its advanced supply chain to deliver the best value for users.

Flexibility

MonsGeek comes with a PC plate as standard and offers other plates separately. We also offer additional tape and teflon pads for potential mod.

Accessibility

M1 will be available directly, through our partners and from other mainstream shopping platforms as accessibility is our ultimate goal.

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. 

Stabilizers

PCB Mount/Screw-in stabilizers tend to vibrate less. M1 Mechanical Keyboard Kit uses Akko stabilizers (un-assembled) with nylon housing in case users want to lubricate.

Renovated Encoder

The encoder has been designed to avoid scratching the case and offers more stability.

 

Golden Accent

Adding a touch of class and elegance, we opted to add a beautiful golden accent so that no matter which way you look at it, you’ll fall in love over and over again.

 

South-facing PCB

The south-facing PCB of the M1 keyboard barebone avoids causing interference with Cherry profile keycaps, offering more compatibility and flexibility. (Kind note: The “Enter” key of M1 ISO layout version could be compatible with 3-pin mx switches only.)

QMK / VIA

MonsGeek M1 Aluminum Kit supports VIA for cross-platform (Linux/Mac/Windows) advanced keyboard configuration.

This feature is exclusively for international version of M1.

 

 

 

3mm Case Foam

Monsgeek has developed its own budget custom material that performs equally as well as poron.

*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

$9.99

For users who want a balanced feeling between sound and flex.

FR4

$9.99

For a stiffer and higher pitched sound profile, for those who want to be heard

Aluminum

$9.99

For the softest, flexiest typing feeling out of the three.

POM

Model M1 (international QMK ver)
Mount Gasket
Case Material Aluminum CNC
Color Pink/Black/White/Purple/Red (New Year)/Red (Christmas)
ISO Layout Y(Under Development)
Connection Wired
LED RGB
Hotswap Y
PCB Thickness 1.2mm
Plate PC
Plate Foam Y (MonsGeek Custom Material)
Switch Pad IXPE
Case Foam Y (MonsGeek Custom Material 3mm)
Drying Agent Y
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)
Software VIA/QMK
Cable Coiled Cable
Size 33.2cm*14.7cm*3.3cm
Barebone Weight around 1700g

9 reviews for M1

  1. Nick N. (verified owner)

    Recently purchased the Black Monsgeek M1 and I am very happy with how this board sounds and feels. A very good DIY kit for only $100. One of the most fun boards to mod that I have ever tried. Build quality is great, no major flaws that I saw.

  2. D Hoswayzie (verified owner)

    No reviews yet?!?! That’s ridiculous! If you’re looking for a good entry level premium keyboard look no further. The Monsgeek M1 is an amazing board and well worth the price of $100. It comes with everything you need to easily build, but gives you the space to customize it for your own look and feel. When this product comes back into stock I definitely will be ordering another!

    I do want to mention (though I don’t have issue with it), the M1 is not wireless bluetooth or 2.4ghz. It comes with a quality coiled USB-C cable, the length should serve most.

    My build is done in Purple, gasket mounted POM plate, Hippo keycaps PBT, Gateron North Pole switches (lubed).
    Mods: Tape mod, holee mod (on the stabilizers included), force broken.

  3. Ren

    Это лучший Бюджетный борд, который вы только сможете найти.
    Есть небольшие недочеты, но не забывайте про прайс. Для людей, которые давно хотели собрать кастом на алюм. борде – советую!!!

  4. Carlos

    $100 for this keyboard is amazing. The included foams and stabilizers are great, the cable isn’t braded, but it is great quality please keep up the good work and prices, this keyboard is so underrated.

  5. jasonnaufel

    I bought the M3, and just wow, for $100 this is insane value for what you get. Looking forward to the m1 wireless when it comes out.

  6. Josten

    amazing keyboard got this for my first customized keyboard and I do not regret however I do have a question how do I change the rgb setting

  7. Simon

    Overall great board for a begginer and relatively cheap for the build quality. The stabilizers aren’t too great in my opinion but if you want to use different ones make sure they fit the board. Durock V2’s do NOT fit. The issue is that the polycarbonate plate (not sure about the other plate option but likely the same) has too narrow holes for the Durock V2’s to fit so I had to file them down quite a bit with a nail file. The gasket performance to begin with isn’t that great but if you use the tapemod it’s pretty much gone.
    My board had no scratches or any other damage on arrival. and looked really great. You should make sure though to read the PDF on this page to see what is acceptale and what not.
    If you need to know what keycap sizes you can use press on support at the very top of the page and then in category you can find keycap sizes for this board.
    Another thing to mention: While VIA should work, I had some issues getting it to recognize my keyboard. Some browsers (Firefox) seem to not support “WebHID” so I had to use another one. Edge and Chrome both seem to work. The website https://usevia.app/ also always showed an error message when I authorized my keyboard and after some digging in Youtube comments I found that site https://via.mkdb.app/ works without issues. Hopefully this can help some who have the same problem.

  8. Dan C (verified owner)

    I bought this keyboard 5 months ago as my first ever build, with YouTube as my only resource. It was simple, although I didn’t nail the stabilizers off the bat. I work in professional services and everyone in my office is asking about custom keyboards and they’re always blown away by the typing experience. I’m running gateron yellows as switches. It is definitely a hefty setup, but I walk to the office with it in my bag daily.

  9. Thomas (verified owner)

    wow nice quality for this price it feels premium

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