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Inspiration

Lapa keyboard-mouse

Ilya Leonov's Lapa is an ergo split keyboard-mouse.

Apple Ergo Mech Keyboard

Apple ergo split mechanical keyboard? No, not that Apple. JMAWWorks carved this beautiful case out of curly apple wood.

Fish keyboard

Takuma Onishi created this fancy Fish keyboard as part of the Tokyo Hackathon.

ALIEN88

Hanachi is back with ALIEN88, a rather gaming-oriented low-profile keyboard with unique key spacing.

Elkhorn

The WIP Elkhorn by Ire_tional is a stunning wireless split prototype with powder printed keywell.

Atalante

Gakuto Mikumo introduced his Atalante, a unibody angled split keyboard with arrow clusters on both sides.

CHOMPI

CHOMPI is a cute looper with mechanical keys – as inspiration.

Aloidia v1

Designed by ItsBluu, the Aloidia v1 is a wireless solar split keyboard with lots of hotswap components.

tinyKeys

An about 10 cm wide 40% keyboard by juskim: tinyKeys with Gerbers.

Kit Adam upgrade

As reported by BoyU, the popular LEGO-compatible Adam ecosystem is growing. Upgrade, new color and parts, including wrist rests.

Engikeeb

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.

42Azalia

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

MoveMaster

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.

Pittheus

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

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

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