87-key TKL Aluminum Wired VIA-Programmable Electro-Capacitive Barebones Kit

  • Electro-Capacitive EC TKL Keyboard
  • Full Key Programmable by VIA
  • Premium Aluminum Body and Brass Weight
  • 35g and 45g Switches Available
Regular price $325.00
Sale price $325.00 Regular price $325.00

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The New Electro-Capacitive Keyboard

The NiZ N87 combines the silent operation of a rubber dome keyboard with the reliability and tactility of a mechanical keyboard. The construction consists of a rubber dome that houses a slider, over which is a coiled spring and a printed circuit board. Either 35g or 45g pressure of switches gives you a gentle feeling.

VIA Programmable

The NIZ N87 is an advanced gaming keyboard, featuring VIA programmable technology to remap keys and set macros for custom gaming experiences. An easy-to-use interface makes it simple for gamers to personalize their gaming environment, helping to streamline gameplay and maximize efficiency.

Premium Aluminum Body

The NIZ N87 comes with a sleek and stylish CNC aluminum construction for superior durability. The premium aluminum body provides superior protection and superior structural integrity for a lightweight, long-lasting device. It's a perfect combination of aesthetics and protection.

35g or 45g? It's Up to You!

N87 is a top-of-the-line gaming keyboard, with two premium versions offering different keystroke weights of 35g or 45g. Enjoy precise strokes for your gaming skills with the N87 for improved accuracy, speed, and competitive edge.

DIY Barebones Kit for Better Customization

The NIZ N87 is an ideal DIY barebones kit for customizing your own powerful keyboard. Its pre-assembled components allow you to easily assemble - you just need to choose the keycaps you like and install the "stabilizer" that come with the kit. Its advanced upgradeable features let you customize it to your exact specifications. A great choice if you are looking for greater control of your PC setup.

Overview of NIZ Keyboard

Outfitted with linear, light-gram electro-capacitive switches, the 87-key keyboard is excellent for gaming, writing, and working. The switches are easy to press and only make a subtle sound when typing. Thanks to anti-ghosting technology and n-key rollover, this keyboard can recognize each and every key press.

Technical Specifications

87 Keys
Case Material
Type-C to USB connection
Electro-capacitive switches
35g or 45 Domes
Self-lubricating POM sliders
Fast response as quick as 1m/s
Compatible with Win/Mac
Inside the box
  • Barebones Kit
  • Dust cover


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
bring your own stablizers

came with a co star wire but not the housing

Downgraded typing feel, upgraded case, downgraded features.

Overall it feels like this product does not live up to the price tag. If this was priced lower I would be more forgiving but for the lack of features, poor typing feel, and little support it's just disappointing. If this is your first Niz or EC board, don't buy it, go with one of the plastic cased options. This is an extremely bad introduction to topre style switches and an even worse introduction to Niz keyboards.

The Aluminum case is actually very nice and no defects are visible, the color is exactly how the product is pictured. It's a bit of a fingerprint magnet but it cleans off easily and the finish appears to be very durable and scratch resistant. Internally this board comes with a thin sheet of foam that doesn't appear to be doing much for the sound other than preventing the PCB from making contact with the aluminum case. Additionally the way that the case is assembled I would theorize it's possible to make this into more of a traditional gasket mount to get some flex in the plate+pcb set up to alter the typing feel more. The top and bottom halves of the case are assembled with very long metric hex head bolts so all that would be required is some gasket material and to be delicate as to not over tighten the upper and lower halves. As the product is shipped there are thin rubber like pads that seem to prevent any sort of pinging between the two halves and the plate.

At the time of writing this review, the new PCB that comes with this kit can't have the actuation height adjusted or even re-calibrated like Niz EC PCBs. Users on the Discord server appear to have found a way to view the current analogue height of each switch using QMK and a custom program but there is no guide or simple method to follow along. Much less a way to actually edit the actuation height for the switches. Additionally there is no manual for this and the prior software and manual for the Niz x87 are not compatible with this new N+ studio board. Older key combinations (example: fn+f9) do not appear to have any effect on the actuation height of the switches, or any other functions. If you've ever used VIA and QMK before to customize a keyboard this is the same.

This board does not have RGB or wireless connectivity although it appears that the case has the place to put wireless modules from Niz's other boards should you wish to dissect and extract those components from one of those. But be warned, not all their past products are compatible, my Niz x87 I purchased in 2021 has a different daughter board and several components that had interference with the case so I couldn't just swap all the internals over to this one. The plate does appear to be compatible as well as the rubber domes.

The dome sheet that comes with this kit is extremely inconsistent from key to key, some feel tactile and bouncy like the 2021 domes and some feel mushy and just overall like the thickness was not properly QC checked. The escape key on my board was by far the worst, but all of the keys on the far left felt bad. They had nearly no feedback at all and felt even worse than the generic Amazon Basics membrane domes. I purchased the 35g variant of both boards so it's possible the other heavier sheets don't have the same QC issues. On the Discord server there are other users complaining of the domes feeling significantly worse, so the issue isn't just my keyboard. The PCB and springs appear to be lubricated from the factory.

If you have an old Niz or other EC keyboard and are satisfied with it, just stick to that one instead of trying to upgrade to this one unless you're willing to really dig into it and modify it and turn it into a Frankenstein's monster of old Niz parts. The Plate still uses costar stabilizers and cannot be easily modified to take other types. Using grease and patience as well as the included 3M adhesive strips that N+ includes it's possible to make them pleasant to type on but it takes time and a lot of fiddling. There are guides available on the Niz Keyboard Discord server, although I wish the guides were on the Niz website as well. Lastly on the feel of the board the housings for the switch stems feel very scratchy compared to their old boards, which admittedly also felt scratchy but not nearly as much as these. These absolutely need to be lubricated in my opinion, but if you go down that route be sure to use a very thin coating on just the sliders or a thinner lubricant because it's very easy to make the switches feel sluggish. There is a video guide is posted on the Niz Discord server.

I'm a huge Niz fan and I really wanted to love this keyboard, but the amount of work it took to get it to the point where I wanted it to be at let me down. I hope they can learn from the issues of this product and release a version 2 in the future or take these lessons forward and make an aluminum case variant of some of their other layout options. In the end I was able to get the board to a point where am happy typing on it.

Tim Zhang



I have the same problem with the lack of calibration - G and 0 are unusable.
Which is a shame, since the keyboard is otherwise really, really nice. Maybe a calibration mode could be added to the firmware?
My other problem is getting the firmware to compile with a recent qmk-release - is there a guide for this?

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review. We are sorry for not bringing you a happy purchasing experience.

Please don't worry, we will be fully responsible for it.

In order to solve your problem in a better way, our team has contacted you through, we are looking forward to your reply.

Have a nice day!

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Epomaker Team

Expensive and does not work

Keyboard looks great but is useless to type on.

There is no tool to adjust / calibrate the EC switches unlike their cheaper boards.

As time has gone on I have lost the ability to type with about 25% of the keys. I have taken the board apart a few times to try and index or reset the membrane and springs on the sense pads but this only helped fix one or two keys. I have re-flashed the firmware a few times thinking that may help (it does not)

Niz support will not contact me back either. Do not waste your money on this keyboard. This is my third Niz Plum style keyboard, and the quality of them has decreased with each iteration. The 2021 Iteration of the Plum 87 case arrived broken and cracked more over time. This N87 is a 350 dollar paperweight.

The following keys do not register 100% of the time unless you press the keys so hard the PCB flexes. they have anywhere from a 50-75% chance of miss in normal typing even when fully bottoming out.

123QWERASDFZXCV left Alt, left Super, left Control, Left shift, left tab

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review. We are sorry for not bringing you a happy purchasing experience.

Please don't worry, we will be fully responsible for it.

In order to solve your problem in a better way, our team has contacted you through, we are looking forward to your reply.

Have a nice day!

Best Regards,

Epomaker Team