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UK VA88M Charcoal PBT Backlit MX Brown Tactile Keyboard



The VA88M Charcoal is a high quality, tenkeyless, mechanical, PC keyboard by Varmilo it has a charcoal case, black base plate, charcoal keys and white backlighting. 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 Cherry MX Tactile (Brown) switches.

UK VA88M Charcoal PBT Backlit MX Brown Tactile Keyboard - VA88MN2W/LLD2U

  • 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, Additional windowed Caps lock and windowed Scroll lock keycaps and keypuller.

UK VA88M Charcoal PBT Backlit MX Brown Tactile Keyboard - VA88MN2W/LLD2U

Part Number
Cable length
1.5 Metre
Language Layout
United Kingdom
Number of keys/buttons
Switch Type
354 mm
131 mm
33 mm
950 g
Gross Weight
1.83 kg

UK VA88M Charcoal PBT Backlit MX Brown Tactile Keyboard - VA88MN2W/LLD2U

  PW  24/10/2022
Beautifully made but an impractical device overall. Hard to see in low light so replacing.
  JB  30/06/2022
Perfect work keyboard. Wanted something subtle for days in the office; used the mac version of the same keyboard at home for a long time now and very happy.

MX Browns arent too loud for the office.

Only note to potential buyers is that unlike a lot of the photos, they keycaps are a lighter grey in person. So if you want an all black keyboard, not for you.
  Mathias  22/03/2022
Good ISO TKL keyboard, fast delivery.
PBT keycaps, MX brown switches. What else do you need?
  S  29/06/2021
A week in and so far thoroughly enjoying the keyboard. The stabilisers are silent and the keys feels terrific. I have noticed that the enter key has picked up small marks from general use. They're barely noticeable and only when in direct light but I'm not sure if this will affect the key in the long term. Not currently an issue, just an observation. Absolutely love this keyboard and as as my first mechanical, I think I made the perfect choice. Highly recommended!
  Shydren  03/04/2021
Fantastic keyboard. Had a fair few lower end mechanical keyboards in the past, but this feels next level thanks in part to the lubbed genuine cherry stabilisers used in this keyboard and solid build quality.

An important note to make though is that as the keycaps font is black on dark grey, in certain low light conditions it can be hard to identify the keys so keep that in mind.
  Antonio  15/03/2021
Really thrilled that I pulled the trigger on this keyboard, this is my first keyboard with PBT caps and I can't say enough good things about them. The elevated keys are a little high so I'll likely invest in a wrist rest to account for that. I'm really happy with KeyboardCo's service as well, they were very quick to reply to my questions and to ship the item.
  NS  29/08/2022
Swapped my Ducky 60% out for this and do not regret it! Havent used it too much but the stabilisers seem to be the best you can get on a prebuilt keyboard. I have always liked browns as a good middle ground between linears and the more heavy tactile switches. Also Keyboard Cos customer service is second to none - highly recommended!
  JRW  26/05/2022
Nice quality, basic keyvoard but kinda disappointed overall. The keys are hard to read in low light and the back lighting does not illuminate much. Hard to see if the caps lock is in uppercase mode.
Great, fast delivery from keyboardco.
  Tom  03/01/2022
This keyboard is very pleasant to use. I picked it up as an complement to the Durgod Taurus 320 that I already had, and now I enjoy using it much more than the Durgod!
  Anonymous  13/04/2021
This keyboard is really solid with a great build quality. The Cherry MX Brown has a satisfying feedback and clack, but might be too noisy for some esp. in a shared office. I agree with other reviews that the dark text on the grey keycaps can be hard to read at first, but I've gotten used to it now and don't have a problem.

I didn't like the USB cable provided with the keyboard as it's a thick black plastic, so I replaced it with a braided grey, but they're hard to find as it's USB Mini. Also the slot for the cable is really narrow so I had to cut away the plastic sheath on the replacement cable to get it to fit. Looks great now though so worth the effort 😎

The delivery information, packaging and tracking was superb. I would definitely buy from KeyboardCo again.
  Anonymous  10/03/2021
Very happy with this keyboard - solid and comfortable. Good service from Keyboardco too.
  CF  05/03/2021
Absolutely in love with this keyboard. Build quality is astounding, so hefty but in the best way, just screams quality. Aesthetically just so clean, looks absolutely fantastic, every keystroke is bliss. Varmilo has a reputation for being one of the very best brands for prebuilt keyboards and I can see why. If youre on the fence I highly recommend just taking the plunge, I honestly cant see anyone regretting this purchase.


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