MonsGeek M5 QMK DIY Kit

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SKU: 6975351382201

Color: Black
Layout: US-ANSI
Connectivity: Wired QMK
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Full-sized 108-key aluminum DIY Kit.

Monsgeek M5 QMK DIY Kit

With a weight of approximately 2.5kg, M5 is MonsGeek first full-sized south-facing aluminum barebone kit.

M5 is equipped with 108 keys, making it a 100% barebone kit that boasts a multitude of function buttons and a numeric area. This feature-rich design enables users to type with convenience, making it suitable for gamers, office workers, programmers, and typists across various scenarios.

Disclaimer: we do NOT sell domestic non-VIA/QMK version kits on global store. All M series wired models you see are international versions exclusive.


PCB Mount/Screw-in stabilizers tend to vibrate less. M5 uses Akko transparent white stabilizers (un-assembled) with nylon housing in case users want to lubricate.

South-facing PCB

The south-facing PCB of the M5 avoids causing interference with Cherry profile keycaps, offering more compatibility and flexibility.

Customizable RGB

M5 offers approximately 18 preset backlight modes, which allow users to adjust the brightness and flowing speed levels. Moreover, it supports a wide range of RGB effects, with over 16.8 million colors available. Users can also install an upcoming JSON file to access even more lighting effects and configurations.

New Silver Accent

While M5 silver comes with golden accent, MonsGeek has picked the new silver accent on other models. MonsGeek will start to offer standalone accents for sale to better personalize each unit based on user preference.

N-Key Rollover

The N-Key Rollover technology allows all keys to work simultaneously and ensures every keystroke is recorded and prevents ghosting.

Engraved Back Design

M5 QMK version has adopted the new engraved back design with re-sized sticker for aethestics purposes.

QMK / VIA Support

MonsGeek M5 supports VIA for cross-platform (Linux/Mac/Windows) advanced keyboard configuration.

This feature is exclusively for the international version of M5.

Need More Foam?

Monsgeek has developed its own budget custom material that performs equally as well as poron. Meanwhile, MonsGeek M5 comes with an additional sponage case foam to reduce case ping.

*Disclaimer: Using thicker foam may reduce flex, whether to include it or not is down to your personal preference.

MonsGeek M Series QC Disclaimer

PET Insulation Layer

A PET insulation layer has been added to the bottom case in order to prevent any short circuit issues. It’s rare for these issues to occur but we want to add extra protection.

Accessories to Play With

Extra teflon pads included for users who wish to perform a force break mod.

Extra tape for users who wish to perform a tape mod.

MonsGeek includes a default 3mm custom-made foam for a balanced feeling. Disclaimer: the foam will affect the overall sound profile and flex.

Monsgeek M5 QMK DIY Kit


Learn more about the Monsgeek M5 QMK DIY Kit in the user manual.

User Manual

Gasket Mount

Case Material:

Aluminum CNC

Compatible System:

Mac & Windows & Linux


USB-C Wired



Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great keyboard, honest price

I recently ordered the M5 keyboard with some Akko switches and key caps (full Akko experience!). I am gonna start by saying that I am extremely happy with my experience. The keyboard is premium, sturdy, packed with all the tools (foam, gaskets, tape, etc) to make the keyboard sound as you’d like. Once I added the switches, I was super happy. It sounded just like the way I wanted (obviously the kind of switch you go for have a big impact on the final sound, for what concerns me I decided to go for the Akko piano linear switch v3). I am also very satisfied with the stabilisers that are included with this keyboard. At first I started modding the stabs but honestly, I realised that all you need is some lube, I have 0 complains and I think if you are approaching to the world of mechanical keyboard for the first time, it is a luxury not having to mod the stabilisers. By all means you can do it if you want to, but is not necessary, and having to just lube them makes the assembly so much easier.

Talking about the assembly, one thing I would suggest to Akko is making it easier for people to figure out what the tools included in the box are for, and maybe providing a link to a step by step assembly video. Being a newbie, I realised I spent a lot of time trying to understand how to assemble the keyboard and what some of the stickers were for. It’s all part of the learning process and I had fun figuring things out online, but the process could be made more accessible.

Also, for example, I realised that I always had to disconnect and reconnect my usb cable after booting my pc, for the keyboard to be recognised. After a while searching online, I ended up on an Akko page where it was mentioned that this is a known issue, that can be solved by flashing an update on the motherboard. Doing that solved the issue straight away, but again it would have been nice if the keyboard came with some useful links for common questions/issues.

Overall though, like I said, the experience is totally positive. The product is not cheap, but I think it strikes a great balance between price and quality. Also, there are not many full size keyboards in the “custom keyboard” world, and in my opinion, this is a great choice.

Ps. Like other people mentioned, the cherry on top would have been being able to purchase an ISO layout version of the keyboard, but in a couple of weeks I was able to get used to it.

Iso Layout for MonsGeek M5 QMK

Dear Akko

I'm interested in MonsGeek M5 QMK with Iso Layout. Full Keyboard.

Like so many European clients,
I would appreciate a version of this keyboard with an Iso layout.

I am the owner of a MonsGeek M1W SP with iso layout, its fantastic keyboard.

Best Regards!

Great quality item

Really good quality keyboard i bought this for my wife as a gift very impressed with it easy to build and really nice sound :) my only gripe was missing screws from the pcb plate i had to use some spares fro. Another kit i already own so 1 less star. But apart from that minor gripe the keyboard is great :)