Hey Keebtalk, we are Alpaca Keyboards, a new company out of the Bay Area who are trying to bring some new and old designs back to the Mech Keys Community.
The Hot Dox is the first keyboard that we have designed and we’ve been incredibly excited to partner with Kono.Store to bring it to you all!
Link to purchase: https://kono.store/products/ergodox-hotdox
So what is the Hot Dox?:
The Hot Dox is a hot-swappable ErgoDox with 76 keys, a stacked acrylic case, and USB C connectivity. This kit can be assembled in minutes with zero soldering required and also comes with an option for blank keycaps in either XDA or DSA profile. The Hot Dox is compatible with any MX style switches and hot swappability means you can customize the ergonomics on a per switch basis.
Who is this kit for?:
Simply put, we think this is the best starter kit for anyone who is interested in the ErgoDox, and wants more customization out of their keyboard compared to the ErgoDox EZ or some of the older and less capable PCBs. It’s also for people that are already very comfortable with the ErgoDox layout and are looking for a kit that they can customize to their heart’s content. Open source firmware and hardware means endless customization for all time!
Group Buy Info:
The Hot Dox will be live until the first week of December. Current fulfillment timeline has scheduled the first shipments for March 1st.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to finally see an ErgoDox kit back in the Mech Keys community, check it out at https://kono.store/products/ergodox-hotdox for more information and to purchase the kit!