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Timothy is a tented split keyboard with lowered thumb cluster – designed by geek-rabb1t.
Published November 18, 2022
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Timothy is a split keyboard designed and sold by @geek-rabb1t.

The author works as a programmer developing business applications. Since he's using a keyboard all day long, designing his own keyboard to be able to work comfortably made sense.

The model's main features are the case with a slight (4°) tilt and the lowered thumb cluster.

I used to use a split keyboard that I assembled myself. I liked it, but there were two things that bothered me. One is that my thumbs get tired when I use it for a long time. The other is the shape, which has a strong handmade feel. I wanted to solve these problems, so I started designing my own – geek-rabb1t.

As a result of his efforts to make the thumb cluster more natural, a quite unique design with a low thumb position was born.


By the way, the name comes from the timothy grass that rabbits eat.

As timothy is essential for rabbits, I hope that this keyboard will be essential for users – geek-rabb1t.

Unfortunately, the keyboard is not open source at the moment, you can buy it on

As geek-rabb1t told me, he's planning to release it as open source in the future to make it available to as many people as possible.

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Published on Fri 18th Nov 2022. Featured in KBD #103 (source).

Tags: split


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