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Sharkoon unveils customizable SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone keyboard

Sharkoon SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone ANSI and ISO layouts (Source: Sharkoon)
Sharkoon SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone ANSI and ISO layouts (Source: Sharkoon)
Available in white or black as the original Sharkoon SKILLER SGK50 S4, the SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone is designed for ANSI or ISO keyboard layouts and comes without switches or keycaps, offering a total freedom of choice to the user. Those interested can buy it already and the MSRP label reads 49,90 Euros (roughly US$54).

Yesterday, Sharkoon Technologies unveiled a fully customizable model of the existing SKILLER SGK50 S4 keyboard, which comes with the same color choices, namely white and black, but drops the switches and keycaps. The SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone comes with two layouts, so any potential buyer has to choose one of the following four options: ANSI black, ANSI white, ISO black, or ISO white.

In addition to the freedom to choose a keycap design that matches one's functional/ergonomic needs and visual taste, this keyboard also features a hot-swappable circuit board that is compatible with 3-pin and 5-pin switches. The keyboard comes bundled with the tools needed to replace the keycaps and switches.

The Sharkoon SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone is a 60% keyboard just like the regular version and features the same spiral cable, as well as customizable RGB lighting. Two macro keys with up two 16 actions each that can be configured without the use of a software companion are also present.

This keyboard has a price of 49,90 Euros (about US$54) recommended by the manufacturer and can be already acquired from Sharkoon's partners across the globe.

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Sharkoon (ISO Black, ISO White, ANSI Black, ANSI White - SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone product pages)

Customizable Barebone Keyboard with ISO or ANSI Layout


Pohlheim, 5 September 2023 - Sharkoon Technologies is an international supplier of high-performance, high-quality PC components and peripherals. Sharkoon has now supplemented its hot-swap capable keyboard, the SKILLER SGK50 S4, with a fully customizable model that comes without keycaps and switches. Like the original SKILLER SGK50 S4, this Barebone model will also be available as a version in black or white, and there are versions that are designed for either ANSI or ISO keyboard layouts.


Customizable for Personal Tastes and Needs

As the name suggests, the SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone is a keyboard that is stripped down to the essentials, with no switches or keycaps. The keyboard's circuit board is hot-swappable and compatible with both 3-pin and 5-pin switches to make the right choice possible for any user requirement or taste. The user can also swap out the keycaps at any time and freely choose the shape and material from amongst all the keycaps which are available on the market. The suitable tools for replacing the switches and keycaps are already supplied with the keyboard.


Available with ISO and ANSI Compatibility

The manufacturer has also put importance on having a broad range of compatibility when it comes to the choice of possible keyboard layouts. The SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone is, therefore, not only configured for the widely used ANSI layouts, but there is also a version available for ISO layouts, enabling the use of layouts that are found in most European and South American countries.


Stylish Appearance

Like the original model, the Barebone model has a size which is 60 percent of a normal three-block keyboard. These compact dimensions not only provide for more freedom of movement on the tabletop, but the keyboard itself should make an attractive appearance in any setup. Here, the keyboard aims to score points with its chic spiral cable, which is a typical feature of the SKILLER SGK50 series, and with its easy-to-program RGB illumination that offers various lighting effects.

Easy Macro Recording

Like the original model of the SKILLER SGK50 S4, the Barebone versions also do without software. Two macros, each with up to 16 actions, can be easily set up on the keyboard using just a few key combinations. The macros can be overwritten whenever necessary.


Price and Availability

The Sharkoon SKILLER SGK50 S4 Barebone is now available as either a black or a white version at the manufacturer's suggested price of 49,90 euros.

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