Awesome Keyboards

Artifact Bloom Glow Keycaps

Artifact Bloom Glow Keycaps
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These unique keycaps bring a fresh look to backlit mechanical keyboards. They feature an opaque diffuser on their tops, allowing whatever color light is below to glow through. Lettering has been moved to the sides, so they’re good even if you’re not a touch typer. The set comes with 129 Cherry MX-compatible keycaps.

Serafim Keybo Projection Keyboard

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This pocketable gadget transforms any smooth surface into a touch-based keyboard. It uses a laser to project a virtual keyboard and has the smarts to detect the positions of your fingers and when you type. It connects via Bluetooth or USB and also has a piano layout for playing music using a companion smartphone app.

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Elgato Stream Deck MK.2

Elgato Stream Deck MK.2

Elgato updates its awesome 15-key programmable LCD keyboard with several new features. The MK.2 version offers interchangeable faceplates, a new stand design, and a USB Type-C port. The Stream Deck Store offers plugins, icon packs, royalty-free music and sound effects you can link to its keys.

Keyboardio Model 100 Ergonomic Keyboard

Keyboardio Model 100 Ergonomic Keyboard

This unique ergonomic keyboard features a beautiful hardwood case crafted from walnut or maple. It has a split butterfly-wing design for separating your hands, sculpted keycaps, adjustable stands, hot-swappable switches, and RGB backlighting. It works with macOS, Windows, and Linux, and is fully programmable.

FICIHP Keyboard + Touchscreen

FICIHP Keyboard + Touchscreen

This unique keyboard lets you extend your desktop onto its top half. It has a 12.6″ ultrawide (1920 x 515) touchscreen and connects to computers or mobile devices via USB Type-C. Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Android devices. Comes in 98-key scissor-switch and 71-key mechanical versions. It looks kind of familiar to us.

The Object-Spawning Keyboard

The Object-Spawning Keyboard

DoodleChaos loves to create visualizations of music. While they usually use programs like Minecraft, Planet Coaster, and Line Rider, they made this video with a custom Unity program that reads MIDI files and drops an object each time a key is pressed. As the music progresses, the density of the falling Tetronimoes goes insane.

The Detachable Rag

The Detachable Rag

The Pocket Piano is a modular music-making system that lets you carry an entire 88-key piano in your backpack. Musician Jordan Rudess and his pal Maddi had a little fun with the magnetic keyboard modules by gradually removing octaves in the middle of a performance.

50 Pianos, 1 Song

50 Pianos, 1 Song

To celebrate his 500,000th YouTube subscriber, musician PACIL created this lighthearted video in which he plays 50 different instruments, most of which could be considered a piano of some sort. He even included a Keytar, and a couple of those piano mats like the one Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia stomped on in Big.

Typewriter Beats

Typewriter Beats

A few years back, John Lagomarsino of The Verge recorded the sounds of various keyboards and edited them together to create a catchy and rhythmic track. The dozen keyboards used include a vintage IBM PC mechanical keyboard, a classic Olympia manual typewriter, and an Apple eMate portable computer.

Rainbow Keycap Set

Rainbow Keycap Set
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Love rainbows? ManaTek’s colorful keycap set gives will make your keyboard look like a pack of square Skittles. The 104-key set comes in either a center-out or wave pattern and fits Cherry MX switches. They’re made from PBT for long life and wear resistance.

Noodle Pad v1.0 Keyboard

Noodle Pad v1.0 Keyboard
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The Mad Noodle’s 8-key mechanical keyboard is fully programmable. It has Cherry MX switches, an knurled encoder knob, and RGB LED accent lighting in its baseplate. Outfit it with custom keycaps and make it your own. It runs QMK firmware for ease of configurability. They also make a special Star Trek edition.

Roccat Pyro Mechanical Keyboard

Roccat Pyro Mechanical Keyboard

The Roccat Pyro RGB mechanical gaming keyboard offers linear-feel switches with a 2.0mm actuation and advanced anti-ghosting tech. The switches are rated at 50 million keystrokes, and a reinforced aluminum top plate further helps with durability. A detachable palm rest offers support and reduces fatigue.

Desert Journey Keycap Set

Desert Journey Keycap Set
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This fantastic-looking set of keycaps is inspired by the warm colors of desert landscapes. WIANXP makes the keys with durable and saturated PBT dye sublimation in shades of orange, brown, yellow, and tan. Available in 108-key and 130-key sets, and compatible with Cherry MX switches and their clones.

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Havit Retro Mechanical Keyboard

Havit Retro Mechanical Keyboard
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This compact 89-key mechanical keyboard squeezes in a full set of function keys, a numeric keypad, and directional keys in a compact footprint. We dig the tan, orange, and grey color scheme, which brings back memories of old mainframe computers. It features easy-clicking Red switches and PBT keycaps for durability.

Marsback RGB 75% Keyboard

Marsback RGB 75% Keyboard

Marsback’s compact 75% keyboard is noteworthy for its CNC-milled translucent polycarbonate base, which allows its colorful LEDs to show through around and behind its keys. The 84-key mechanical keyboard has both wired and wireless modes, and durable PBT keycaps in both Mac and Windows layouts.

Playing the Piano from Bed

Playing the Piano from Bed

Mary Had a Little Lamb is one of the easiest songs to play on the piano. But can you play it while lying in bed with your keyboard on the other side of the room? Korean YouTuber 이름미정 has figured out a method that involves taping lengths of string to the keys, then yanking downward on them from across their bedroom.

OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest

OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest
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Having a wrist rest at the base of your keyboard is a must for protecting your hands from carpal tunnel syndrome. OUSI’s ergonomic wrist rests offer an elegant solution to this problem. Each one is handmade from full-grain leather and wrapped around a supportive structure. Price shown is for the 18″ wide version.

Hammer Fidget Spinner Keycap

Hammer Fidget Spinner Keycap
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Are you often bored at your desk? Take a break from typing and get to fidgeting! Custom keycap designers Hammer created these playful caps which add a mini fidget spinner to a single key. They come in a variety of vibrant colors and are Cherry MX compatible. We dare you to cover your entire keyboard with these.

DROP + MiTo GMK Mitolet Keycaps

DROP + MiTo GMK Mitolet Keycaps
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We love the vibrant violet color of these custom keycaps from designer MiTO and DROP. Each key is made from a semi-matte ABS plastic, double-shot injected to resist fading over time. Those teal letters and numbers really pop and almost look like they’re lit by black light. Compatible with Cherry MX keys and clones.

Lumatone Isomorphic Keyboard

Lumatone Isomorphic Keyboard

This unique MIDI keyboard uses a matrix of 280 velocity-sensitive hexagonal keys to provide musicians with an impressive amount of control over sounds. Each button is programmable, both in terms of the sound and expressions it controls, as well as its color. It also has 10 buttons for quickly switching between presets.

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ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro Keyboard

ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro Keyboard
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ROCCAT’s award-winning Vulcan Pro gaming keyboard gets a tenkeyless (88-key) version, cutting down on its footprint, while still retaining its great design and responsive opto-mechanical keys. Its Titan switches are extremely long-lasting and feature slick floating keycaps along with programmable RGB backlighting.

Drop+OLKB Preonic Keyboard MX V3

Drop+OLKB Preonic Keyboard MX V3
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Hop on the ultra-compact bandwagon with this minimal mechanical keyboard. The kit comes with an anodized aluminum case, brushed stainless steel top plate, a programmable PCB that fits Cherry MX or Matias/ALPS switches, and looks fantastic with the optional Acute keycap set ($30). Note: switches and keycaps not included.

Elgato Stream Deck XL

Elgato Stream Deck XL

A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.

Drums on Keyboard

Drums on Keyboard

When you want a drum track for your music, you usually get yourself a real drummer or create rhythms with a digital sequencer. But musician Yohan Kim shows that you can be a really good drummer without ever picking up a drumstick, and instead using a keyboard as your instrument of choice.

Cyberboard Mech Keyboard

Cyberboard Mech Keyboard

While there are lots of keyboards out there with LED backlighting, this is the first we’ve seen that puts the light show outside of the keys. Featuring an aluminum alloy case inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck, this unique 75% mechanical keyboard has 200 programmable RGB LEDs on its back edge, along with hot-swappable keys.

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard
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An ultra-compact 60% keyboard that features top-end features without breaking the bank. It features 63 anti-ghosting mechanical keys with RGB backlighting, and works with either a wired USB or wireless Bluetooth connection. Available in four different key firmnesses.

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