#1.  The Model 01 – Keyboardio

“We spend our days at a keyboard. Most of our nights, too. The keyboard is how we practice our craft. Something even a little bit more comfortable makes a world of difference. Something even a little bit better designed will help us be happier and more productive.”model01After NUBI’s recent review of the Cherry MX Board 6.0 it would be rude to not include a keyboard in this weeks Kings of Kickstarter.  Model 01 looks as left-field as they come, taking ergonomics to another dimension and as I sit here, painstakingly typing on my pancake flat keyboard to bring you these words, the Model 01 seems like a distant, beautiful dream.  Each keycap is custom sculpted, housed in solid maple and brimming with soft sub-illuminating LEDs.  The buzzword here is customisable, from the physical lay out as you can see above, all the way down to the key configuration.  The good folk at Keyboardio have even included a screwdriver and source-code, so they encourage you to customise what should be a personalised tool even further, that’s not to say that the out of the box configuration isn’t already spectacular.  This is a keyboard built to fit your hands, not one your hands have to manipulate into submission.

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