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Engikeeb is an experimental ultra-low-cost approach to keyboard design – by customMK.

OGRE cyberdeck

OGRE is a doomsday or simply field cyberdeck, a knock-off of Jay Doscher's Recover Kit. Shared by rmw156.

Rotary keyboard

Squidgeefish hacked a rotary dial into a mechanical keyboard, replacing the numpad.

Finalmouse Centerpiece

Another concept with a display below transparent keys: Centerpiece by Finalmouse.

Flux keyboard

The Flux keyboard sports magnetic switches above a Full HD display.


AsherKeats' 42Azalia is a monoblock angled ortho created by a PCB generator.


A 10-key ergo keyboard or an adjustable controller for gamers? The MoveMaster is an input device with a distinctive appearance.

The Two Thirds Keyboard

Inspired by old letterpress type cases, Attoparsec designed a keyboard based on the California Two Thirds layout.

ffkb with led ring

Sadek Baroudi is having fun with led rings, this time on his ffkb.

Yucu 2000

The Yucu 2000 by Cu3b is a 38-40 key 'super staggered' split keyboard with single-key PCBs.

Armachat TOUCH

Not a classic keyboard, not a classic cyberdeck: Armachat TOUCH by bobricius.


Ikeji's Pittheus is a foldable monoblock keyboard with a clever hinge mechanism.

KBDcraft's Adam

Another "LEGO" keyboard kit: Adam by KBDcraft. Use the KBDNEWS coupon code for a 5% discount.

Disconnect MK1

The Disconnect MK1 is a pretty unique split by hid:ergo – with a single thumb cluster and trackpad.


Timothy is a tented split keyboard with lowered thumb cluster – designed by geek-rabb1t.

Gboard bar

The Gboard bar is the result of Google Japan's latest brainstorm.

Paper keycap

A paper keycap prototype, the first step to a fully paper keyboard, by PykeTheTitan.


Waitier is a stacked PCB one-key macropad by @yynmt_.

Split Banana

The wireless Split Banana by dapperrogue is another take on his Banana macropad.

Skateboard keyboard

A wooden keyboard case made out of old skateboard decks – by ansedehenle.

32-key buckling spring keyboard

This 32-key IBM/QAZ buckling spring keyboard was committed by Pocketfullofbugs.

Got Milk?

Got Milk? - an artistic 3D printed case/plate test run by QDP2D.

SR Mont Cervin

SR Mont Cervin by Syryan is a versatile Alice/EM8 form factor monoblock split.

My mouse

My mouse is a flexible mouse concept by Andrey Avgust – with low-pro mechanical switches.

A really big keyboard

RKade built a huge keyboard out of cardboard. And it works.