About KeebNews (and Pete!)

Hey there! Welcome to KeebNews, a site dedicated to the fabulous hobby of building, customizing, and typing on mechanical keyboards!

My name is Pete McPherson, and while I’m a huge keyboard nerd (I founded this website, didn’t I?), I got into mechanical keyboards on accident.

I’ve always been into tech, gear, gaming, coding, and Harry Potter movies…but given I was (mostly) a MacOS user, I’d always used the Apple Magic Keyboards, or other cheap, $17 Logitech keyboards.

But in early 2020, I ditched my work laptop for a new desktop, and decided to splurge on a new keyboard.

The Keychron K2 (with Blue switches).

I had no clue what a “mechanical keyboard” was, but it sounded interesting.

I was hooked immediately.

Since then, I’ve built a plethora of custom keyboards, and tried just about every keyboard mod under the sun. It’s my new favorite hobby!

KeebNews was created to get others into the wonderful world of “mechs,” in a fun & non-threatening.

Like other hobbies, it can be tough to break into existing communities.

While everybody was a newbie at some point–it’s easy to feel like an outsider in mechanical keyboard forums–and it can take a while to figure out what you’re even doing (long enough to actually enjoy the hobby).

There’s a lot to learn, it can be overwhelming, and it can actually keep people away from enjoying a quality keyboard on their desk.

I started this site (and YouTube channel) to…

What to do now?

If you’re a complete beginner and would like some starter info to help you purchase your first mechanical keyboard, watch the following video!

Otherwise, please use the links below to explore the site, learn more about building mechs, catch my latest switch sound tests, and more.

Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to contact Pete, head here.

If you’re interested in partnering with KeebNews or the KeebNews YouTube channel, please email pete (at) keebnews (dot) com.

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