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Cisne

Suika's Cisne is a cool 40% monoblock with 5% tenting.

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Published March 4, 2022

What a good idea! Why aren't more monoblock splits out there with tented "halves"?

I mean, there was the Je Sus featured recently, and the Hakkei prototype is something similar too, but Suika's Cisne seems to get the job done with a simple bent plate.

Features:

  • 5° tented top case (with magnets)
  • sculpted bottom case (with magnets)
  • gasket mount
  • HHKB Alice-like layout
  • 8° typing angle

While the Cisne is in IC phase, Ken apparently has a nice prototype already:

And here is the bent plate for inspiration:

More info: https://sonatina.jp/cisne

Published on Fri 4th Mar 2022. Featured in KBD #68 (source).


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