Top Clack

A Keyboard Content Studio by Quakemz and Jae

Top Clack is a content creation studio centered around mechanical keyboards. We were founded in 2016 by community members Apolotary, Quakemz, and Manofinterests. Since then, Apolotary and Manofinterests have moved away from Top Clack to focus on other things. The beginning of 2019 saw the addition of Jae, a very experienced keyboard enthusiast based in the UK. As always, our goal is to better the community by focusing on information, education, and entertainment. We hope you enjoy it!

Top Clack members:

Brian at Seattle Meetup Summer 2017

Brian at Seattle Meetup Summer 2017


Heyo boys and girls, I’m Brian aka Quakemz! As an ex-PC enthusiast, coming to the keyboard community was an easy transition for me. After my first mechanical keyboard, a Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Blacks in 2013, I was hooked, and knew I had to try out other keyboards. Eventually, I did that, and it’s been a roller-coaster ever since.

Raised in the Pacific Northwest in the fantastic state of Washington, I’m an avid whiskey and craft beer drinker. The west coast is home to some of the best breweries in the US, and I make sure to take advantage of that.

When I’m not clacking away on my favorite boards and/or enjoying a fine adult beverage, you can find me watching anime, playing some video games, or just talking to the fine people of this community. I feel myself taking on the role of an educator in this community, and I love it. Helping out the newer, less experienced members of the community is a big deal to me, as I believe it’s good to usher in the new generations in a kind and informative fashion.

Jae, Summer 2018

Jae, Summer 2018


Hi folks, I’m Jae. I’ve been a member of the Mechanical Keyboard community for a couple of years now, collecting and building boards/switches/keycaps and accessories where I can. I started on a Poker, before branching out into the Custom world.

My collection is slowly growing, and I’m always keen to acquire new and interesting boards.

I’m from the perpetually gloomy UK, living in Northern England, and have been married to my wonderful wife since May 2018. We have a pet dog (Georgie) who often ends up on my streams!

Outside of keyboards I’m also into vintage cars and bikes, with a small collection. During the summer, if I’m not soldering a board, I’m usually in the garage tweaking or tuning one of the motors.

Within the community, my aim is to foster growth, challenge negativity and to help people really get the most out of their boards; whilst offering opinions, reviews and guides on common topics.