Looking for a new ~ $600 board

Hey folks -

A few weeks ago, I was in a conversation with Ryan from Norbauer about a board that’s coming late this year. I asked him for his take on an interim board and he recommended that I reach out to you.

This is my first post so apologize if I’m not following any of the standard practices. I’ll try to be as thorough as possible in my request.

I’m in the market for a new keyboard and would love advice on some options.

TL;DR - I would like to purchase a Bluetooth board between $500-$700. I know Angry Miao is out there but I’d like to know what else exists.


I am looking for a board following specs:

Bluetooth - This is the single most important thing. For work, I write 9-10 hours a day and use two different operating systems. I have a higher-end board coming late this year that’s wired but would love something wireless until then.

The following are nice-to-haves but I’m willing to negotiate.


  • Unless it’s a work of art like a Geistmaschine Studio, I’d like less than 96%.
  • Willing to look into Ergo boards
  • Split spacebar (Think Meletrix Zoom Series)
  • Split backspace
  • Hotswap MX


  • VIAL, QMK or VIA
  • Preferably not a GB, but willing to take the risk

Would love feedback. Thanks everyone. Stay safe.

Missed this when you posted, but figured I’d give it a bump.

What board(s) do you have now?

Also, when you list your budget as $500-700, there aren’t many boards in that upper range, unless that budget includes switches and keycaps. Can you clarify what you want to spend?