What is the opinion of Reddit about the
VELOCIFIRE TKL02 Mechanical Keyboard TKL 87 Key Tenkeyless Ergonomic with Brown Switches, and White LED Backlit for Copywriters, Typists and Programmers?

A total of 30 reviews of this product on Reddit.

16 points

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21st Jul 2020

It feels infinitely nicer. It’s hard to explain but once you have used a mechanical keyboard you are unlikely to go back. I have never met someone who has owned a mechanical keyboard and has gone back to membranes. This is the cheap one I use at work and I like it enough that I am considering buying a 2nd one to replace a much more expensive keyboard I use at home. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FJZfFbNCW6RWX

1 point

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3rd Nov 2021

I got this one for a child and it’s pretty solid, but I don’t use it myself: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_X167BNGWPVKQYQC4XMS6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I own this one for an extra office setup that isn’t used frequently but I like it too (although I do prefer the brown switches): AK38U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VYJB4GD1WV7W56WNSCN5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

1 point

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1st Jul 2021

After reading the wiki, is the VELOCIFIRE TKL02 still the best low budget but decent quality mech keyboard I can get (in canada) link: VELOCIFIRE TKL02 uses Outemu Brown switches, trying to stay under $70 CAD. I am not partial to TKL or anything, would prefer having arrow keys though.

1 point

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4th Jan 2021

I got the Velocifire TKL02 earlier this year as my first mech and I liked it a lot. I think it was a great introduction for the price, and (though my experience is pretty limited) I think the keycaps are really nice and smooth. It’s definitely a little loud, the sound reverberates a bit through the case. The only issue I had with it was that a couple keys started to drop some inputs after a few months. This only happened with the left and right arrow keys though, and it’s definitely due to the fact that I play a LOT of Tetris. I haven’t had any problems with any of the other keys through about 7 months of heavy use while working from home and gaming.

1 point

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22nd Aug 2020

Just dug this up for another reply in this thread, it’s a TKL with Outemu browns on Amazon that ships in 2 days to CONUS. There are a lot of Duckys and Anne Pros on there too if you wanted proper gateron/cherry switches.

1 point

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1st Sep 2019

I’d recommend the board that got me into mechs–the Velocifire TKL, which comes with Outemu-brand brown switches. They also make a full-size board if you need a number pad, as well as wireless options. Simple, solid, well-made, non-flashy board at a good price.

I think browns are the best of the common switches for office use and for your use. Clicky switches will make your coworkers mad, and you may find reds too easy to accidentally press. Switches of the same color vary a little between manufacturers in weight and feel, but I like the Outemu browns a lot.

1 point

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4th Feb 2019

Thx for commenting, i know i’m going full cheap but my other options would be corsair K70 which isn’t cheap but cheap than others and i always read about how this board keycaps keeps breaking on this subreddit, logitech or razor would just be too expensive in my country.

i saw this board on YT a minute ago and i realised that i can order things XD but with a 3rd party companies, ill see if their shipping price is low, if it’s not then i’ll just go for the reddragon

16 points

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16th Apr 2019

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About Velocifire TKL02 Wired

-87keys, Brown Switches

-White Led Backlit

-Double-shot ABS keycaps

– MSRP: $31.99

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3 points

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14th Oct 2020

Can anyone comment on how it compares to the VELOCIFIRE TKL02 I got yesterday? Caught the lightening deal for 24 shipped.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_bM0HFbS5DVRRM

1 point

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26th Nov 2021

1.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02 87key wired mechanical keyboard-(15% OFF)

2.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWCD8CJ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02WS 87key wireless mechanical keyboard-(20% OFF)

3.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K424CGZ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M87 87key MAC mechanical keyboard-(35% OFF)

4.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDG4JJ2?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M2 61 key Bluetooth hot-swappable mechanical keyboard-(25% OFF)

5.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLBVFFL?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M1 61 key Bluetooth mechanical keyboard-(30% OFF)

6.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XK33T8Z?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 KM01wilreless keyboard and mouse combo-(saving$20)

7.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQD7WNB?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 VM02WS 104 key wireless mechanical keyboard-(20%OFF)

8.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFX2YGJ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M104 mac mechanical keyboard-(saving$24)

1 point

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25th Nov 2021

1.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02 87key wired mechanical keyboard-(15% OFF)

2.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWCD8CJ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02WS 87key wireless mechanical keyboard-(20% OFF)

3.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K424CGZ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M87 87key MAC mechanical keyboard-(30% OFF)

4.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDG4JJ2?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M2 61 key Bluetooth hot-swappable mechanical keyboard-(25% OFF)

5.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLBVFFL?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M1 61 key Bluetooth mechanical keyboard-(25% OFF)

6.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XK33T8Z?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 KM01wilreless keyboard and mouse combo-(30%OFF)

7.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQD7WNB?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 VM02WS 104 key wireless mechanical keyboard-(20%OFF)

8.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFX2YGJ?ref=myi\_title\_dp&amp;th=1 M104 mac mechanical keyboard-(saving$20)

1 point

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25th Nov 2021

1.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02 87key wired mechanical keyboard-$30.59(15% OFF)

2.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWCD8CJ?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 TKL02WS 87key wireless mechanical keyboard-$39.99(20% OFF)

3.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K424CGZ?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 M87 87key MAC mechanical keyboard-$41.99(30% OFF)

4.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDG4JJ2?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 M2 61 key Bluetooth hot-swappable mechanical keyboard-$44.99(25% OFF)

5.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLBVFFL?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 M1 61 key Bluetooth mechanical keyboard-$37.49(25% OFF)

6.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XK33T8Z?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 KM01wilreless keyboard and mouse combo-$41.99(30%OFF)

7.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQD7WNB?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 VM02WS 104 key wireless mechanical keybaord-$47.99(20%OFF)

8.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YFX2YGJ?ref=myi_title_dp&amp;th=1 M104 mac mechanical keybaord-$49.99(saving$20)

1 point

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2nd Apr 2021

Deal link: Amazon

Coupon code: VELOCIFI


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1 point

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2nd Apr 2021

Deal link: Amazon

Coupon code: VELOCIFI


Category-wise subreddits for Amazon Deals:

Is your reddit feed getting flooded with deals for products you are not interested in? Below are our category-wise subreddits where I crosspost from the main sub.

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Electronics/r/Deals_Electronics
Computers and Accessories/r/Deals_Computers
Video Games/r/Deals_VideoGames
Home Improvement/r/Deals_HomeImprovement
Clothing and Accessories/r/Deals_Apparel
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Amazon Canada Deals: /r/OnlineDealsCanada

Disclaimer: The deal links are affiliated. We may earn a small share on qualifying purchases. It does not affect the deal price in any way.

1 point

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28th Oct 2020

I started off cheap. Really didn’t know anything and bought a cheap clicky keyboard, and really loved it. I didn’t really start looking into anything fancy until 3 years later. Once I found this place, I realized I was never buying a pre-built again, and started building custom boards. I would have never spent the money for something nice from the beginning, because I didn’t really understand it. I just hated the standard issue keyboard at work.

Amazon has tons of cheap, non-configurable, but real mechanical keyboards.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pdzMFbZN6T9YC

Something like this can get you started.

Pay attention to switches. Don’t buy one unless it tells you what kind, as it might just be a mechanical-feel rubber dome

Blue: clicky – really feels great, and you can hear and feel if you missed a keypress. A bit stiff, but you really know if it registered or not. Unless you’re isolated at work, others will get tired of the sound.

Brown: feels a bit like a blue, but less stiff and no click. There’s an ever-so-slight hurdle to get over before it softens and bottoms out. Great for an office environment. The link above has brown switches.

Red: linear – completely smooth from top to bottom. No indication when the key press actually registered. Popular for gaming, not as much for typing, but it’s all subjective.

If you decide you really like this, either purchase a nice pre-built that is configurable. Look for QMK firmware, as it is the gold standard in this hobby.

Or go custom. My first build was a BM60 kit #8.. All you need, except the caps for $170. Soldering not required. Really suggest you lube the stabilizers though.

My first build was an afternoon project with my kids: https://i.redd.it/tkykk99soas51.jpg

Make your first build be cheap, because you really don’t know what you want in a custom until you build one and use it. For your next build, source quality components separately, as kits tend to have good boards, but junk cases, stabilizers, etc.

I really fell in love with the 60% form factor. I don’t really use function keys. By default they are fn+number. I mapped Alt-4 to be Alt-F4, so I don’t need to use three keys to close a window.

I mapped Home/end/pgup/pgdn to fn+arrow. Mapped capslock to be delete.

QMK really makes configuration options limitless, and I haven’t missed my full-size at all once I customized this one to my liking.

I ended up giving my first clicky keyboard to my nerdy daughter, and now she’s wanting to build a custom macro pad for her animation software.

Sorry for being so long-winded. In short, get something cheap, decide if it’s for you, before falling into our rabbit hole. Thanks for reading

1 point

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14th Oct 2020

The black keyboard is the TKL02 from Velocifire the white keyboard is part of the Perixx Periduo Set

1 point

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8th Sep 2020

At $50, you won’t have much luck with RGB. I am going to guess that when you say you want it quiet and slightly clicky, you mean a tactile switch. I would just go online and search for keyboards with brown styled switches. My recommendation would be this keyboard: https://www.amazon.com/VELOCIFIRE-TKL02-Mechanical-Copywriters-Programmers/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&amp;keywords=mechanical+keyboard+brown+switches&amp;qid=1599560923&amp;sr=8-4

There is also a wireless verison, but I have not used that one. It’s under $50 though, so the choice is yours.

1 point

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20th Jul 2020
1 point

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22nd Aug 2020

In that price range, you’re probably going to be looking at a Velocifire something on Amazon, or maybe a used Ducky or Varmilo on /r/mechmarket. There’s a Velocifire TKL here for $35 comparable to what I started out with. Note also that the cheaper Amazon brands will be using off brand switches, and offer little to no layout customizability, which is why people usually go for more expensive keyboards, though within the more standard sizes like 60%/65%/TKL it’s mainly that people like to show off (no hate, just being honest. I got a $250 one from Drop last year because it looks cool lol). You’ll probably end up upgrading from this eventually, and when you do, I’d go ahead and skip past the whole buying prebuilt Ducky/Varmilo/Vortex phase, and go straight into the higher end ones, and sort of “do it right the first time” to save some time and money, especially if you’re at all interested in different layouts.

I’d also consider looking a wider variety of switches as well. Unlike what many here will say, there’s nothing wrong with browns, but where you’re just getting into it, you probably don’t have your preferences entirely figured out. If you know anyone irl who will let you borrow a keeb a day or two, I’d try and really get familiar with switches without dropping much money if possible, or you’ll end up like me having bought like 4+ Duckys for $100 each because you can’t make up your mind about switches, and have a hard time reselling them. I personally like heavy linears like cherry/gateron blacks, or VERY well-lubricated, quiet tactiles like cherry whites or zilents. I don’t really get the appeal of super loud switches either, as you noted, but ngl those Unicomp buckling spring keyboards do feel quite nice, noise aside. Also, last thing, the profile of keycap you use can make a huge difference in how a switch feels, so keep that in mind as well. I can’t stand tactiles with cherry/oem profile keycaps, but with SA, they feel quite nice.

1 point

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30th Jun 2020
1 point

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30th May 2020

Most keyboards nowadays are plug-n-play, and “programmable” buttons are usually programmed through a click or two in the keyboard’s provided software. What matters is getting a keyboard that he likes the look of, and has good, durable switches.

If he wants a RGB, gamery keyboard, there are plenty out there. Just type “rgb mechanical keyboard” into amazon and it’ll show you plenty of good results.

If he wants a regular looking, minimalistic keyboard, go for a logitech one, or this particular Velocifire one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=twister_B07MKB2PZF?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1

What else matters is the types of switches it has. His macbook has scissor switches, a type of membrane keyboard that is fairly cheap, but doesn’t have the best ‘feel’ or durability. This is why many PC masterrace people worship mechanical keyboards. If you’re going to get him a decent keyboard that will last for as long as he wants it to, go mechanical. There are three main types of mechanical switches:

Tactile: The most versatile type, where there isn’t a super loud “click” sound, but still a clicky feeling. The keyboard I linked above is an MX brown, which is one of the best and well-known tactile switches on the market.

Linear: This type of keyboard goes all the way to the end of the spectrum, where there is barely any noice, and the keyboard doesn’t have a clicky feel at all. It simply goes up, and back up. Many gamers swear by this type of switch, because of the fast feedback and feel. it’s not the best for typing though. If he’s used to the macbook keyboard and likes it, he may not enjoy the feel of a linear. It feels like pressing down on a spring. You can get a MX Red or equivalent for this tpe.

Clicky: The most well-known, and often touted as the most obnoxious. This has both a clicky feeling and a loudish snap/click sound as it depresses. This is the one you see in movies, and typing on it makes you feel like a hacker. your kid might like this one. Mostly known by the name of MX Blue. If you find other, off-brand stuff like an Outemu Blue, that’s fine too. This applies to all switches.

Then there are types of keyboards. you can have a 60% one, where all you have is your letters and numbers. Then you would have your 70% one, or more well known as a ten-keyless board. Those have arrow keys and function keys. I recommend your kid get one of these. It has all the features you would want from a keyboard, and nothing more or less. Finally, there’s the full sized one. If you work in an office, you probably have one of these. This has macro buttons, arrow keys, and a full numpad. It’s not the greatest for gaming, but wonderful for productivity.

Simply, there are so many choices and options out there. If you have a 50 dollar budget, and a little bit of time on your hands, look through amazon, and pick a keyboard he likes. It should look good, and feel good.

If you have any questions, ask away.

1 point

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11th Mar 2020

I’ve never owned one- but the VELOCIFIRE TKL02 is supposed to be good at that price point.

Amazon link here

1 point

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9th Jan 2020

I’m looking to try out mechanical keyboards and found this on Amazon.

Could I get some feedback on what people think, thanks.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFBKYT5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_t5MfEbKP42XX5

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17th Dec 2019

What form factor are you interested in? If you don’t use your numpad I highly recommend a tenkeyless or even a 65% or 60% board as the small size and minimal look clears up even more desk space and just looks so clean. And a few other questions to help narrow it down. Do you want wireless? Do you want rgb? Both those features will add on a bit to the cost whereas something like the Velocifire TKL02 is only 34 dollars and is great quality at that price point since it just has white led backlighting and the rest of the cost going into the build. The bluetooth version of it costs 47 Velocifire TKL wireless. Meanwhile if you want something with similar quality (without bluetooth) but adding on RGB for 46 dollars, I recommend the Tecware Phantom.

1 point

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30th May 2019

I’ve had version 1 of this keyboard and it’s been rely good!

https://www.amazon.com/VELOCIFIRE-TKL02-Mechanical-Copywriters-Programmers/dp/B07DFBKYT5