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Skean keyboard

The Skean by Alexander Krikun is an open-source wireless MX/Alps split with onboard controller.
Published January 9, 2022

After the Nijuni Alexander published another similar Corne-derivative, the Skean.

Similarly to the Nijuni, the Skean is a wireless 44-key split inspired by the Jian and the Corne as well. However, instead of the nice!nano and Pro Micro footprint, it has an on-board controller.


  • Wireless with a built-in E73 module
  • ZMK support (currently via a config repo)
  • Fuses and ESD protection
  • MX or Alps compatibility
  • More aggressive pinky stagger
  • USB-C
  • 233350 310 mAh batteries (three times the size of typical "under the nice!nano" ones)
  • 8 mm standoffs (standard Corne thickness) possible using select switches and 0.8 PCBs.

GitHub repo:

Published on Sun 9th Jan 2022. Featured in KBD #60 (source).

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