Varmilo Minilo 75% – The Quietest Mechanical Keyboard I’ve Ever Used

The quiet mechanical keyboard market is often neglected by the manufacturers. But recently I got my hands on Minilo 75% keyboard from Varmilo and it’s really well made mechanical keyboard with super silent switches. It’s got pretty much everything you would want in a keyboard.

Unboxing

I got the Bluebell version which is mostly in white and blue colors. You can also get it in four other colors.

Varmilo Minilo 75% unboxing package

The package contains:

  • Keyboard
  • USB Cable
  • Key Puller/Switch Puller (VXT)
  • Warranty Card
  • Dust Cover
  • Additional Keycaps
  • 2.4G Adapter (Tri-mode)

The Varmilo Minilo 75% has got 81 keys and weights 1.51kg. Size of the keyboard is 325.8mm x 143.5mm x 37.4mm. The battery capacity is 3400mAh.

The Varmilo Minilo 75% is hotswappable and comes with ABS double shot keycaps with a nice texture. The kickstand can be adjusted to 3 and 6 degrees. It has a gasket mount. There is a physical switch at the back of the keyboard to switch between cable, Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz connection. And it’s compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. I have tested it with Windows 10 and had no problems whatsoever.

Silent Switches

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My Minilo 75% arrived with Kailh Prestige Silent switches. I had some experience with linear silent switches, but honestly these are really great and ultra quiet. I showed it to my friend who could never stand a mechanical keyboard because of their noise and he was impressed. You can definitely use these switches in an environment where silence is needed.

Kailh Prestige Linear/Silent Switches

  • Operating force: 42gf
  • Terminal force: 50gf
  • Conduction travel: 1.8mm
  • Total travel: 3.6mm
  • Long-pole stem
  • Factory lubed
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There are also other Silent switches available from Varmilo: Jasmine, Violet, Daisy and Rose. You can check all the propeties on Varmilo’s switches product page. They differ a bit when it comes to total travel and force needed to activate the switch.

The Minilo 75 is made out of plastic and quite bulky, so it doesn’t feel as premium as keyboard with aluminium build. It’s gasket mounted which helps to dampen the sound even more. I have not tried to disassembly it, but from I have looked it’s not that simple if you would want to do that to mod it. But it’s honestly super quiet out-of-the-box, so if you are looking for a silent keyboard that you don’t want to mod further it’s a great option.

Sound Test

I have used the keyboard mostly via a cable, but when switching to Bluetooth it worked well too.

Also, the Minilo keyboard is available in 65% layout with 67 keys if you prefer slightly smaller size.

In summary, if you want really quiet and well made mechanical keyboard – this is the keyboard to get. You don’t need to mod it whatsoever and it feels really good to type with.

You can get the Varmilo Minilo 75% from Varmilo’s website.

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