RAMA WORKS® M65-C
With the M65-C, we at RAMA WORKS® are re-engineering one of our more popular boards from the ground up.
Beyond the new engineering redesign, the M65-C boasts per-switch RGB LEDs and USB-C. Also highlighted with this new board is a thoughtful layout that provides all the keys you’ll ever need, for any game or task - elegantly spaced out. Each element of the keyboard is meticulously crafted, from our new countersunk screws to custom-made laser-etched Stainless Steel TORX T10 fasteners.
Designed for a better sound profile with some typing flex, we have removed the brass plate and opted for a polycarbonate plate. The aluminium plate is available as an optional extra.
In addition to these enhancements in our offering, we are also integrating our previously released MUTE, our engineered mounting technology, made of non-conductive silicone. This new system provides yet an extra layer of response as it deadens the sound while cushioning each keystroke.
RAMA WORKS MUTE
With the M65-C we’re adding our RAMA WORKS® MUTE plate mounting & dampening solution.
For this release of the M65-C it’s being moulded in the ICED colourway, also dispersing more light from the per-switch RGB.
The MUTE isolates the plate inside the enclosure providing a unique typing experience.
SOLDERLESS & IN-SWITCH RGB
In an effort to provide the best end-user experience available, the M65-C PCB requires no soldering to construct with any Cherry MX-compatible switches. The M65-C offers a USB-C connection attached to the USB Extension PCB. There are also additional PCBs also available for individual sale. The board includes in-switch RGB LEDs under the PCB, which require no installation. The RGB LED’s (+ animations) and layout are programmable in real-time through the open-source GUI Editor, VIA.
The M65-C HOTSWAP PCB is a fixed layout, as shown below.
The M65-C comes in a variety of materials and finishes. The KURO/HAZE/LAKE edition is CNC Machined Aluminium that is carefully bead-blasted to a consistently smooth finish then anodised to the perfect colour. The YOLK/MILK/SOYA editions are CNC machined aluminium which is then electrophoretically coated to their bold matte finish; this process has a failure rate in which the failures must be scrapped and cannot be refinished.
There is also an optional interior weight for extra heft and resonance. The optional interior weight is a beadblasted brass weight which has been PVD coated. The weight adds some extra stability to the exceptionally solid build of the M65-C.
The optional interior dampener is a moulded silicone insert which absorbs the sound inside the keyboard for an adjusted acoustic signature. There’s a new ICED variant to match the new edition M65-C.
RW FT MX-X T10 A FASTENERS
The M65-C utilises our custom fasteners. You’ll only need one tool, a Torx T10 driver (included), to assemble and disassemble most of the keyboard. Except for the CSK screws in the plate which uses a T6 driver (included)
RAMA WORKS CAPS + STARTER KIT
We will be dropping a limited run of CAPS in matching colourways shortly after the launch of M65-C (sold separately) at a lower price point. Given the success and feedback from our first edition release which was paired with the CASE, we are going to offer the brand-new CAPS as a standalone product.
We are also working on a starter kit which include our bespoke switches that utilise an internal dampener. We cannot wait to showcase this in the near future.
WHAT THE M65-C SHIPS WITH
1 x Top Enclosure
1 x Base
1 x ICED Plate - Polycarbonate
1 x MUTE Mount - ICED (Non-Conductive Silicone)
2 x Custom Moulded RW Feet
4 x RW M2x4 T10 Fixtures
6 x RW M2x3 T10 Fixtures
6 x RW M2x3 CSK T6 Fixtures
6 x RW M2x3.5 Spacer
6 x RW M3x6 T10 Fixtures
1 x M65-C PCB with hot-swappable sockets
1 x RW T10 Torx Tool
1 x RW T6 Torx Tool
1 x Black Metal End USB-C to USB-A cable (USB 3.0) (Braided) - 1.5M
1 x RW Switchpuller XO
1 x Various Packaging