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UK MA88M Moonlight PBT Backlit EC Sakura V2 Keyboard

MA88MO2W/LLPN21

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The MA88M Moonlight is a high quality, tenkeyless, mechanical, PC keyboard by Varmilo it has a charcoal case, black Iron base plate, white backlighting and the keys are dark and light grey with three cyan keys. The legends are black and dye-sublimated onto the PBT keycaps in a UK ISO layout, and it connects via a black detachable USB cable.

The keyboard has Varmilo's Sakura Electrostatic Capacitive linear switches (45g).

£150.00 (£125.00 ex VAT) 

UK MA88M Moonlight PBT Backlit EC Sakura V2 Keyboard - MA88MO2W/LLPN21

  • Detachable cable
  • High durability PBT keycaps
  • Dye-sublimated legends
  • Multi layered PCB
  • Wave soldered
  • NKRO
  • Win key lock function
  • 5 Sturdy rubber pads and 2 rubber feet
Contains: Keyboard, Detachable cable, Velcro cable tie and keypuller.

UK MA88M Moonlight PBT Backlit EC Sakura V2 Keyboard - MA88MO2W/LLPN21

Manufacturer
Varmilo
Part Number
MA88MO2W/LLPN21
Connection
USB
Cable length
1.5 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
88
Switch Type
EC Sakura V2
Length
354 mm
Depth
131 mm
Height
33 mm
Weight
950 g
Compatible
PC
Gross Weight
1.83 kg

UK MA88M Moonlight PBT Backlit EC Sakura V2 Keyboard - MA88MO2W/LLPN21

  HenryHoverball  17/08/2021
This is an interesting keeb. It's nice and solidly built. The switches are a great deal lighter than Cherry Silent Reds,. despite both being 45g. Accidental actuation is something that happens all the time for me :)

It is also quite noisy- the construction of the switch body means that the unpadded switch upstroke is incredibly rattly, louder than silent reds, louder even than normal reds. The space bar sounds really clacky- worse than unlubed stabs on a Filco, with that rattle that they get.

The space bar doesn't have a very nice feel either, it's a bit spongy and accidental double-spacing happens fairly frequently. I don't know if this is mechanical or electronic, but it's a bit of a pain when typing long passwords.

Obviously, none of this is helped by adding o-rings to the keys to reduce noise, though it does make things quieter. The space bar is so loud, you really need to put a little bit of (thin!) sorbothane or similar inside to deaden the resonance of the upstroke.

Finally, the keycaps.. they are a lovely colour, a nice shape and texture and the printing is clear and crisp too. However, somewhat curiously for a backlit keyboard, they are not double-shot and translucent, so none of that light shines through the keys- a bit of a surprise.

Essentially, its not a terrible keyboard, but probably not at nice to use as my re-capped Filco with silent reds (highly recommended, but you need to change the caps). The accidental actuation issues make me wish I'd chosen the 55g switches, as clearly not all 45g switches are created equal.

Oh, one last thing- it uses a mini-USB cable, rather than USB-c, which won't please everyone.
  Dan  16/08/2021
Couldnt be happier with the keyboard. Was delivered quickly in 2 days with safe packaging and included a nail file which is random 😂

Would definitely recommend keyboardco and will 100%order from them again

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