I just purchased one of these, and was surprised I hadn’t seen a Keebtalk topic about them. Deskeys has been working on their own EC product line, which includes a 60 (perfect clone of HHKB ANSI layout) 65 (HHKB JIS-ish), and a numpad which is designed to connect in line with the larger keyboards so you only need to run a single cable to your device.
What’s noteworthy about this keyboard beyond the incredibly well thought-out design is that besides the keycaps it is entirely third party components, all from Deskeys. They designed the PCB, sliders, slider housings, springs, domes, silencing rings, stablizer wires, the works. I’m pretty impressed with the feel of it! No discernable wobble in the sliders with keycaps installed, and I can shake the dickens out of the board and it is completely silent; something I can’t always say for topre boards.
Here are a few pics I took while building, and how I’m currently using it (via usbc-usbc to my tablet):
Keyboard straight out of the box, including the option kit.
Neverest nameplate, from the inside of the case. Yes, that is COMIC SANS. What a madlad.
My build about 2/3 of the way through, with 35g carrots, des sliders and housings, des #6 foam silencing rings, basically their default build kit, with carrot domes chosen as an option.
Topside view, showing off several other Des components. The branding appears on the inside several times, but is absent the outside save a small D medallion on the base.
Board in its place on my work desk. I spent 9 hours typing on it, and enjoyed every moment.
Catching rays outside with a Matsuba Factory wristrest. One of the other impressive features of this board is the fact that they managed to deliver everything within the same length, width, and height dimensions of an OEM HHKB Classic keyboard, including a similar angle and bezel width. I don’t think any of the other aftermarket HHKB housings/boards have come close.
How I’ve been using it post-work, plugged into my tablet and enjoying the back yard.