If you happen to sustain with my articles right here on Hackster, then you understand that I’m huge on mechanical keyboards (and thanks for studying!). I firmly imagine that they enhance typing velocity and accuracy, whereas additionally lowering repetitive stress accidents. But when that isn’t sufficient to persuade you, then possibly this lunarious* new keyboard from KEYSME will do the job.
The KEYSME Lunar 01 customizable mechanical keyboard is on Kickstarter proper now and the marketing campaign will proceed to run till October thirteenth. It had a modest $5,096 funding aim, which signifies that this marketing campaign, like most nowadays, was extra about garnering publicity than enabling manufacturing. However 125 backers up to now have chipped in and raised $22,701 for the marketing campaign.
Curiously, the Kickstarter biography says “since 2004, KEYSME has been on the forefront of designing state-of-the-art merchandise for the world’s main manufacturers.” However I can’t discover any proof of the corporate’s existence previous to this yr. Founder Ranto Liu was beforehand the CEO of an organization referred to as Buysir that was additionally concerned with keyboards, so possibly KEYSME is a rebranding.
Both manner, the Lunar 01 seems to be cool and has the specs that we anticipate from a great mechanical keyboard. It may connect with computer systems by way of USB, 2.4GHz wi-fi, or Bluetooth. The 87% format has hot-swappable key change sockets appropriate Cherry MX and Gateron switches. All keys have RGB backlighting LEDs reverse-mounted on the PCB. A wide range of key caps can be found, together with dye-sublimation, double-shot, and clear keys in several profiles. A multi-function rotary encoder knob and RGB LED strip on the prime are programmable for various capabilities, and customers can take away the LED strip to disclose a multi-purpose LEGO-compatible slot.
The actual draw right here is, after all, the area theme. If you happen to aren’t into area stuff, there are a thousand different mechanical keyboard choices. However should you love area, then it will stimulate your mind in the best locations. The important thing caps mirror that theme, however there’s extra to this keyboard. The standout options are the 2 removable fidget spinners that resemble rocket engines. I’m not fairly certain if these are cool or only a foolish gimmick, however that’s so that you can resolve.
If you need the KEYSME Lunar 01, you may have till October thirteenth to again the Kickstarter marketing campaign. A barebones keyboard will price you HK$860 (about $110 USD), whereas a full dye-sublimation keyboard on the Kickstarter Particular value will set you again HK$1,410 (about $180 USD). Backers ought to obtain their keyboards in December of this yr.
*Please inform me that somebody bought my Zenon: Woman of the twenty first Century reference.