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Keyboard with Blue-type Mechanical Switches and LED Backlights - 87-Key

SKU: ADA3398

$114.11 AUD, inc GST
$103.74 AUD, exc GST

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Keyboard with Blue-type Mechanical Switches and LED Backlights - 87-Key
114.1112 AUD

SKU: ADA3398

$114.11 AUD, inc GST
$103.74 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 52 units dispatch in 4 to 8 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Wed, 25th of Jul with Express Post within Australia.


  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

If this keyboard doesn't catch your eye, Adafruit don't know what will! It's cool, it's colorful, abd it's clicky in the best way, and it'll make you feel like you're operating some kind of retro-futuristic typewriter. It's the Keyboard with Blue-type Mechanical Switches and LED Backlights! With 87 keys and rows that are backlit by LEDs, you'll be hacking, coding and gaming with unparalleled style. The six rows from the top down light up red, white, green, blue, orange, and purple–but it doesn't stop there!

    There are six built-in LED backlight modes (and even more sub-modes!) that'll keep you mesmerized for hours on end:

    • Traveling mode; the light travels around the keyboard one key by one key, ending at the "O" key and repeating.
    • Breathing LED backlight mode; the brightness of the backlight cycles from off to its brightest setting.
    • Spreading mode; the backlight defaults OFF, but each key you press will release a ripple of LEDs around it.
    • Lights ON mode; all 6 colors of LED backlight are always ON.
    • Gaming mode; ASDW, ESC, and arrow keys are the only keys lit; there are also 5 sub-modes within this mode.
    • The keys which you press will light ON for a few seconds, and recline gradually (this is Adafruit's favorite)


    • Mechanical "blue-type" (tactile click) switches, similar performance and feeling to the Cherry MX Blue
    • Compatible with Cherry MX style keycaps
    • USB full speed 2.0; supports 1000 Hz real report rate
    • Full keyboard anti-ghosting (all keys have response)
    • Double injection keycaps with translucent legends
    • Aluminum plate
    • Compatible with Windows, Linux, MacOS X, and many other systems - pretty much anything that has a USB keyboard port!
    • Multiple pre-set LED backlight modes
    • Adjustable feet for different angles

    While it's not as small as Adafruit's Miniature Microcontroller-Friendly Keyboard, this keyboard will work great with a PC, Mac, Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone. And damn if it is isn't better looking!

    Technical Details

    Product Dimensions: 359.0mm x 130.0mm x 37.0mm / 14.1" x 5.1" x 1.5"

    Product Weight: 713.5g / 25.2oz

    Documentation and Resources:

    Product Comments

    Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

    We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

    • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
    • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
    • $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
    • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

    International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

    • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
    • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

    If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

    Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

    Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
    NSW, 2289

    Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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