New Cherry White Switch

This is probably the biggest news but also not particularly interesting or at all what people wanted. I am not excited by this, but I’m sure there are some people who must find this new switch to be exactly what they wanted. But I would think this to be a rather small group.

These are RGB switches with 55cN weight.

Cherry White RGB Switch

New Split 40% by Blahlicus

Split Terminus Mini

This is another show of quiet innovation from blahlicus that I like. Whoever they are, they always seem to be making an interesting keyboard.

It’s a split version of the terminus Mini which can be seen here.

More information is to be released as it happens. But currently it looks like it joins similar to the ergodox with a trrs cable in between. A wireless version could be possible in the future, but this is the first iteration.

Bluetooth Planck

With the absence of board makers last week Jack was working on the bluetooth planck. This allows you to somewhat easily add bluetooth functionality to your planck PCB.

If this is what you’re looking for here read the guide here

SentrantPC now Sentraq and New Keyboards to Follow

Updates on TK78 60% with Numpad

A revision of the PCB has been ordered for testing and they are hoping for a Christmas or new years ship date. This is an unusual design of a 60% with a numpad. I think this is something that there is a market for and I only hope this fills peoples needs.

Unnamed 60%

The update also came with the announcement of a 60% keyboard kit that is launching on massdrop in time for Christmas. If it is affordably priced I can see this as a nice 60% for people to build. But currently there does not seem to be a lack of 60%’s.


Typed on The Planck

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard Campaign on CrowdSupply

The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard This is an eagerly anticipated keyboard with a unique offering. The UHK is a split 60% with an emphasis on not having to leave the homerow. It is both a split keyboard, but also joins together whenever you need it to be whole.
The current early bird price is $200 with free shipping (in the US) this is the cheapest option with 197 units left as I’m writing this.

The goal is $200,000 and they are currently at $82,000. This is a great keyboard and I really hope this is successful and I see more of these in the wild.

WASD Introduces Wrist Rest

This is not a revolutionary development as many people now seem to be producing wrist rests. The current options are for tenkeyless and a full sized wooden wrist rest. Priced at $58 and $60.

Massdrop

Massdrop has done a couple of surprising things in the past week.

Realforce Hi-Pro and Fountain Pen Bundle

For all the people who were thinking about buying a Hi-Pro and were also in the market for a fountain pen. Massdrop now has you covered with this bundle. It seems like a strange choice for a bundle and I really can’t see the reason behind it.

Barebones Novatouch

For those who missed out on the first drop you now have a second chance. This of course is the Novatouch without the fairly useless stock keycaps. The lowest has yet to be achieved which is in fact the only option. Check your local sources to ensure that this is worth buying, as this does not always equate to being cheaper.

HHKB Aluminium Case

Happy Hackind Keyboard Massdrop Aluminium case This has been an extremely long awaited product ever since the small glimpse at the official aluminium version. The bad news is that they went with the extremely boxy look. This is a shame as it is so close to the thing that was wanted. Already this has spurred another effort to community design and produce one through geekhack.

QMX Clips

These are GMK’s own sound dampening contraptions. They work by sitting on top of the switch and minimising the downstroke sound. The main downside is the fact they can only be used on PCB mounted switches. This rules out a huge amount of keyboards. I have a review of these coming soon.

Twinned with this buy is the GMK switch tester featuring the QMX clips. This is a nice novelty item by itself as you do get 5 nice GMK Q’s.

blahlicus Arbites Software

Blahlicus continues to be a constant driving force in the custom keyboard scene. This release of the Arbites software allows you to reprogram the Diverge, the Diverge II and the Terminus Mini, all through a graphical interface.

AMA With Haata the Founder of Input Club

This happened on Monday but for those who missed it there is interesitng information on the K-type and of course Haata himself.


Typed on The Tiny Hacking Keyboard

Realforce 87u On Massdrop

This is a nice package for those wanting to get a nice Realforce as it comes with a PBT spacebar. Like before there is a real limited availability in what boards are available.
Currently you get the option of:

  • 55g Black Case (sold out)
  • Variable Weight Black
  • 55g White
  • Variable Weight White

I also find it interesting that Topre themselves still haven’t made the PBT spacebars despite acknowledging its existence.

Update on the Wooting Keyboard

The Wooting Tenkeyless Keyboard From the new renders I think I am slightly more interested in this keyboard. The new design is much simpler and does inspire hope for this keybords future. As yet this keyboards key feature has not been revealed, but it is certainly worth watching. The key feature or features are going to be revealed soon.

THKB Update

Tiny hacking keyboard ne0phyte is back working on the THKB which is a 40% (39 key) HHKB esque keyboard. Another prototype has been assembled and things are looking good. For those interested you may still be able to get a prototype PCB. But it seems this has been quite popular. But I wouldn’t worry if you really want one. This is great groupbuy material and I imagine it could be quite successful. This is a custom keyboard with Atmega32u4 so it will have no problem running TMK giving you a completely customisable keyboard.

3d Printed Cases by /u/Ziptyze

3d printed 60% keyboard case I thought this was interesting and something I have not seen a lot of. If you are looking for a 60% case that is slightly different, then I think this is a good option. But they are currently available at 1upkeyboards for $50.


Typed on HHKB Pro 2