I’ve not been too much into the world of customs lately, but from what I know it’s just the same stuff as it was 1 year ago.
My question to the ones who are in touch with the market is, are there any interesting keyboards out there? I’m looking for:
- battleship layouts
- anything above 60% with a trackball
- weird layouts (not ergo)
- basically anything else obscure
Thanks in advance!
Battleship you say? Well, here’s something big: The Hyper 7. It’s from a few years ago in case you missed it.
Another interesting project is the 120% Compact Boston board.
That’s my idea of interesting! I wonder, is it possible to transplant the plate assembly in a custom case? If so, count me in.
It’s certainly interesting, but not really as big as I’d like
The group buy just closed, but the Krado66 bills itself as a “destaggered ortholinear keyboard that accepts standard size keycaps in a 65ish% layout.”
GB is over for it, but the “Long Long Man” is very interesting and different. GB post on Reddit here.
Real life pic from Plip’s discord:
The Master-I by Lazydesigners caught my eye recently. Still in the works, but I think it’s a very fresh step for 40s.
Well, most projects on https://kbd.news are split ergos and open-source projects, but there are some more conventional abominations like:
10/10 on this design. 40s are not my preference but I love this.
Nice, which reminds me… I’ve something alike lying around.
Not at all into 40s but this is just amazing.