The world’s most exclusive mechanical keyboards

25 mar. 2020
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Nathan Kim, aka Taeha Types, is at the forefront of the custom mechanical keyboard scene. He has found a unique niche that combines bespoke product design with a growing interest in the broader gaming community for high-end, personalized keyboards. Online streaming of his high-priced keyboard builds featuring rare and limited-run components has led to designing custom accessories for some of the top video game players in the world, including Fortnite superstar Turner “Tfue” Tenney. We visited Nathan’s home studio in Corona, CA to talk about this fast-growing online community.
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  • What would you look for in a custom keyboard?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 10 luni
    • Tealios v2, gmk olivia, custom board w/ ign or logo

      mintyautumnmintyautumnAcum 15 Zile
    • Not a tutorial by the verge

      Billy’s VlogsBilly’s VlogsAcum lună
    • solid case, buttery smooth linear keys but not too light (50-60g actuation force)

      Dimas Ajie FachrudinDimas Ajie FachrudinAcum 2 luni
    • For me it's formfactor (TKL or 75% with low chassis), switch feedback and stroke (using Halo Trues right now), good quality keycaps (double shot PBT preferable), NKRO (11+ minimum, more better), damping/stiffness, aesthetics, acoustics. Yes, I know I'm a heathen because I put acoustics last. As long as the noise is not obtrusive, it's usually the last thing I look for in a mech keyboard.

      V is for VoidV is for VoidAcum 2 luni
    • The thock

      David MasterDavid MasterAcum 3 luni
  • You've landed Tfue. Can I be next?😐

    AbhiRamAbhiRamAcum 8 Zile
  • 2:50 dangggggggg that's brilliant!

    amer yusofamer yusofAcum 8 Zile
  • Is no one gonna talk about 4:59 where this guy had an og Space Cadet in perfect condition

    Elliott EngElliott EngAcum 13 Zile
  • Those have to be the ugliest keyboards I’ve seen

    44Acum 15 Zile
  • Who watches the verge for tech info? Haha

    Manuel E. Itriago M.Manuel E. Itriago M.Acum 21 o Zi
  • there is a world with people on it just on the other side of that door sir

    Totally not a famous person with a fake nameTotally not a famous person with a fake nameAcum 23 Zile
  • Mom: why you spend so much on such a stupid keyboard Me: 2:48 that’s exactly why

    FlowwyFlowwyAcum 27 Zile
  • they showed off papi oso's keyboard, nice

    Potato !Potato !Acum 29 Zile
  • Seems like a genuine dude

    ChrisFFAChrisFFAAcum lună
  • This video was so good!!!!!

    Prodigy HimselfProdigy HimselfAcum lună
  • 4:25 anyone know the keycap set on the board that taeha types is building?

    olopaxxolopaxxAcum lună
  • what switch are those on the keyboard in the thumbnail?

    Ma. Reysette EvangelistaMa. Reysette EvangelistaAcum lună
  • My name jeff

    Wlol6767Wlol6767Acum lună

    Aidan LedgewoodAidan LedgewoodAcum lună
  • Me- that sounds pretty good Subtitles- **

    Lizard of OzLizard of OzAcum lună
  • Yessss

    ザ Zeek 根暗ザ Zeek 根暗Acum lună
  • No.

    BettyaxeBettyaxeAcum 2 luni
  • 2:47 whats that orange keyboard?

    Summer BreezeSummer BreezeAcum 2 luni
    • Alexelcapos keycult

      PlanePlaneAcum lună
  • Thocking hell, that's a strange hobby.

    llcoolmartinellcoolmartineAcum 2 luni
  • He must be an awful dev lol

    X XX XAcum 2 luni
  • What are the switches in 2.52?

    Skandha Suhas BadrinarayanSkandha Suhas BadrinarayanAcum 2 luni
    • Holy pandas on alexelcapos keycult video

      PlanePlaneAcum lună
  • wait, beasttroll was his first customer ?

    raiemieraiemieAcum 2 luni
    • "First big client"

      FranFranAcum lună
  • This is so niche, only our generation concerns themselves with how a keyboard feels, a very minor aspect in life.

    RamzaRamzaAcum 2 luni
    • @Harrison Clark haha despite what I've said, I'm really into mech keyboards now.

      RamzaRamzaAcum 2 luni
    • It’s a hobby. Same as collecting anything else.

      Harrison ClarkHarrison ClarkAcum 2 luni
  • Only very few people in this world can make a hobby into a viable money making career. Respect.

    Poet's GuidePoet's GuideAcum 2 luni
  • 1:03 did anyone suffer from pain looking at the mixed keycaps

    ouchbeanouchbeanAcum 2 luni
  • he has more desk mats on his table then carpets I have in my entire 3 floored house

    NarekNarekAcum 2 luni
  • 5:55 what keycaps are those!!

    LazyFoodieLazyFoodieAcum 2 luni
    • Rama works

      EyeballEyeballAcum lună
  • When the cat fell it made a nice "thoc"

    Geicko GeckoGeicko GeckoAcum 3 luni
  • After being immersed to the world of mechanical keyboards I have payed more attention to everything I press that has a sound and applying the same principle like it's a keyboard.

    John WayneJohn WayneAcum 3 luni
  • hey taeha you can make a keyboard for me, tfue is irrelevant

    skelky _skelky _Acum 3 luni
    • Anyone can commission a keyboard to be built for them on Taeha's website. You don't have to be "relevant".

      FranFranAcum lună
  • Having a keyboard built by Nathan seems like a rite of passage for streamers/pro-gamers.

    ChickenMcNubletsChickenMcNubletsAcum 3 luni
  • Broooo where can I get that beautiful ubo-A 🥺

    Jesse G.Jesse G.Acum 3 luni
  • Rocking my old school 1986 IBM Model M here, doesn't get anymore mechanical than that!

    This GuyThis GuyAcum 4 luni
  • good thing you got an actual professional for this on verge

    Jacob.Jacob.Acum 4 luni
  • Building a 2000$ keyboard the verge edition

    Luis BøssLuis BøssAcum 4 luni
  • What are the switches in 2.51

    Skandha Suhas BadrinarayanSkandha Suhas BadrinarayanAcum 4 luni
    • Holy Pandas on a brass plate

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 3 luni
  • You think they do custom gaming mice as well?

    Bi0HazardXIIIBi0HazardXIIIAcum 4 luni
    • i checked reddit and i was right

      wulfgang mitvssiorwulfgang mitvssiorAcum 4 Zile
    • more like modding your mouse, i dont really think so that they re custom mouses

      wulfgang mitvssiorwulfgang mitvssiorAcum 4 Zile
    • Customs are for everything

      TDGTDGAcum 3 luni
  • I was like, the Verge? What a joke. Then I saw Taeha, then I was like. Yeah. Good move. Redeem yourself.

    JRL GamesJRL GamesAcum 4 luni
  • Pls upload a how not to make a browncap keyboard

    9 9 99 9 9Acum 4 luni
  • *T H O C C*

    Futon EntertainmentFuton EntertainmentAcum 4 luni
  • is that gen g ruler? haha

  • Guy who literally builds keyboards for money: Yeah it's a "silly little hobby"

    Seth HoltonSeth HoltonAcum 4 luni
  • Dawg I wish I would already be working to make money but like now I just have to watch and learn xD

    ChinoちのChinoちのAcum 5 luni
  • Yeah we got One a Core i7 hexacore cpu

    zyx gaming n techzyx gaming n techAcum 5 luni
  • I think he hasn't discovered topre yet, the king of thock.

    JohanJohanAcum 5 luni
    • He actually is a big fan of topre

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 4 luni
    • He has a few HHKBs i think

      Alex KleinAlex KleinAcum 5 luni
  • I get he uses less lube on those switches then you guys on the cpu

    WhyDidIPickTheName?WhyDidIPickTheName?Acum 5 luni
  • Came from keemstars twitter

    johnson tankjohnson tankAcum 5 luni
  • Presented by Twitch: Hi I’m a ROlabelr!

    Quentin WhiteQuentin WhiteAcum 5 luni
  • how can i order custom keyboard ? how to reach u

    Reap3r aka #BUDGETgamerReap3r aka #BUDGETgamerAcum 5 luni
  • 2:50 Does anyone know the exact stream / video is this clip from?

    Plato .-Plato .-Acum 5 luni
  • AWESOME seeing Taeha on here love the collab video would like to see more.

    Josiah MackayJosiah MackayAcum 5 luni
  • "exclusive"

    ForeToldForeToldAcum 5 luni
    • Extremely exclusive

      AkkiAkkiAcum 19 Zile
  • how many mouse pads does this guy stack

    Saint NickSaint NickAcum 5 luni
  • The only man worth watching on the Verge

    Infi NataInfi NataAcum 5 luni
  • Anybody know what switches were use on the keyboard at 2:52

    Earl MarasiganEarl MarasiganAcum 5 luni
    • Holy pandas, in a Keycult No. 2 brass variant.

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 5 luni
  • Im showing this to my dad.

    LVL 69 CrookLVL 69 CrookAcum 6 luni
  • People really hate blue switches but they are my favorite you cant change my mind

    ZeppelinZeppelinAcum 6 luni
  • People really hate blue switches but they are my favorite you cant change my mind

    ZeppelinZeppelinAcum 6 luni
    • @Zeppelin Louder, have a better sound profile and a way sharper, crisp tactility.

      FranFranAcum lună
    • @Jayppex are they louder than blue switches?

      ZeppelinZeppelinAcum 2 luni
    • try kailh box whites/jades

      JayppexJayppexAcum 2 luni
  • I don't think I trust The Verge with anything involving building tech

    Louis GreenlandLouis GreenlandAcum 6 luni
    • He's the best keeb builder out there

      AkkiAkkiAcum 19 Zile
  • It's so nice and elightening to watch somebody pursuing and working his hobbies with such passion. Congrats!

    Helix751Helix751Acum 6 luni
  • Which switches are on the keyboard at 2:52? Sounds rlly nice

    suraj davesuraj daveAcum 6 luni
    • Holy pandas, in a keycult no. 2 brass variant

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 5 luni
  • what keyboard is in the thumbnail??? that is the exact layout im looking for!!!!

    Miggy ReyMiggy ReyAcum 6 luni
    • That's called an 1800 layout

      FranFranAcum lună
  • finally some sort of decent Verge video

    Blazej PBlazej PAcum 6 luni
  • 5:54 what caps are those guys?

    LazyFoodieLazyFoodieAcum 6 luni
    • Rama Grid keycaps

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 5 luni
  • My guy, u are living the dream job I hope u secseed becaue I relly feel like youtube is one of the best programs/jobs to make money and get to know your self. I know I will never be even close to as big as u, but I hope that u will go down in history for the quality content that you produce for millions of people to see.

    flux boyflux boyAcum 6 luni
  • Young Kim chen in 😆

    Maars BrunoMaars BrunoAcum 6 luni
  • i built my own eventually i watch his videos for reference i love those brown switches. i love my new keyboard!

    Joe Tha NoseJoe Tha NoseAcum 6 luni
  • His desk mat is sweet as heck. 0_0

    CognizantxNightCognizantxNightAcum 6 luni
  • Does anybody know what mat is he usinh on his desktop?

    deafdeafAcum 6 luni
    • He has a lot of them, those mats are limited runs

      Alex KleinAlex KleinAcum 5 luni
  • Only one week I started following him, I already spent $2K CAD into keyboards

    Ralph LRalph LAcum 6 luni
    • jesus christ did you buy a keycult or something?

      ryanh tranryanh tranAcum 3 luni
  • some of these things go for WAY TO MUCH MONEY

    Don DraperDon DraperAcum 6 luni
  • Remember to screw in your keyboard with confidence!

    Hamish JeavonsHamish JeavonsAcum 6 luni
  • I wonder how much does a custom keyboard cost

    FocusFocusAcum 6 luni
    • cheapest possible 60% costs around $150 but prebuilts would be better at this price range, good customs starts around $350

      wulfgang mitvssiorwulfgang mitvssiorAcum 4 Zile
    • Depends on the custom, you can get one for cheap or spend a lot

      AkkiAkkiAcum 19 Zile
  • Screw the keyboards. I love that cat

    KuroBushiKuroBushiAcum 6 luni
  • Why is the sound so bad

    Michael PartridgeMichael PartridgeAcum 6 luni
    • Which one?

      Shashumga WakandaShashumga WakandaAcum lună
  • Can the verge please stop trying to make niche tech videos

    Ethan DurantEthan DurantAcum 6 luni
  • the GOAT

    SayokoSayokoAcum 6 luni
  • Beasttroll doe

    EphexiaEphexiaAcum 6 luni
  • Is there a good website to buy these custom mechanical keyboads? I'm obsessed with having one of these

    brandon martinbrandon martinAcum 6 luni
  • What keys make that sound at 2:51? I like that sound that keyboard makes.

    voseAKUMAvoseAKUMAAcum 6 luni
    • voseAKUMA they aren’t tealios v2, they are holy pandas

      Logan CheungLogan CheungAcum 5 luni
    • @Stormy 07 thank you for the answer.

      voseAKUMAvoseAKUMAAcum 6 luni
    • tealios v2

      Stormy 07Stormy 07Acum 6 luni
  • Here we have the elusive Cherry MX browns, very tactile and super smooth.

    CalebczeCalebczeAcum 6 luni
  • Nothing to do with the title what so ever.

    -_--_-Acum 7 luni
  • Nathan and those foster kittens are a part of why I'm finally joining the hobby. For anybody who hasn't checked it out, @KristoferYee's new guide is THE perfect intro into this rabbit hole of a passion.

    Blair PiperBlair PiperAcum 7 luni
  • what key switches are in 4:37

    Bill BillBill BillAcum 7 luni
    • These are Fei switches

      tea spoontea spoonAcum 7 luni
  • Excellent Video. Thumbs up for Verge for making a video on this.

    Arjun KumarArjun KumarAcum 7 luni
  • What About Lego Keyboards

    Farhana ChowdhuryFarhana ChowdhuryAcum 7 luni
  • keyboard is the most commonly used tools in daily life, so it will be a great pleasure if the keyboard is the hobby so when you work you are enjoying the fancy

    H3CH3CAcum 7 luni
  • I was scared then taeha showed up

    MyxoMyxoAcum 7 luni
  • papi oso > tfue

    PanchyPanchyAcum 7 luni
  • Typing on my kbd75v2 custom mechanical keyboard here, thanks Nathan hopefully more and more people will notice mechanical keyboards in the future. This thing is way way better than any membrane keyboards (maybe except Topre for some people LOL).

    Stefanus RiantoStefanus RiantoAcum 7 luni
  • Taeha da gawd

    Jamrawk24Jamrawk24Acum 7 luni
  • We've only heard of Nathan lubing his keys but we've never actually seen it.

    TAB00TAB00Acum 7 luni
  • At least this dude knows what he’s doing

    Pan Can RequiemPan Can RequiemAcum 7 luni
  • I love the designs he makes of the keyboards, not to mention that the way he is going to do them and putting elements together is the best.

    David SDavid SAcum 7 luni
  • keyboard at 00:11 ?

    Josep KimJosep KimAcum 7 luni
    • LZ Masterpiece

      tea spoontea spoonAcum 7 luni
  • tfue looking for "the most expensive" keyboard.

    Alexandre MartiniAlexandre MartiniAcum 7 luni
  • That Herman Miller chair doe

    NovaNovaAcum 7 luni
  • why the hell do you care about the sound and feel of a keyboard, all that matters is the WPM.

    King John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Un IVKing John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Un IVAcum 7 luni
    • Because it's the keyboard you use all the time? Why not care about what you use if if you use it all the time?

      AkkiAkkiAcum 19 Zile
  • Challenge: can you improve a Vortex Race 3 with MX Silent Reds to get more of the "thock" sound, and how? No desoldering though

    4time2waste4time2wasteAcum 7 luni
    • @Stefanus Rianto thanks! Yes, the stabs are really not good. What is the best way to lube from the top and what lube to use for this?

      4time2waste4time2wasteAcum 7 luni
    • add an EVA foam under the PCB, and I think you can try lube the CMX Pink switch from the top but I don't think it'd be as good as when you desolder it tho. And I think one thing you can't do but really shoud do (since you don't want to desolder anything) is change the Stabilizers to better ones such as GMK screw-in or Durock stabs & obviously lube them as well.

      Stefanus RiantoStefanus RiantoAcum 7 luni