MBK profile has been designed for Kailh low-profile Choc switches, with the following goals in mind :
- a scooped top, with a smooth curve made to hug your fingertips ;
- high corners, to easily find your way to the right key ;
- flat, low-profile (why use low-profile switches with high profile keycaps?) ;
- meet Kailh requirements, for compatibility with existing keyboards such as the Planck Light;
This keycap profile has been made in California USA by u/mburger89. After 3D-printing them, and several iterations on the different sizes (angles, homing bump, etc.), he now feels confident enough to have them produced.
The homing keycap is innovative in the sense that it is neither the usual bump, or bar or scoop. As you can see on the renders, the front side is horizontal (ie. no scoop) with a tactile ridge that your fingertips will recognize instantly.
Please note that due to the manufacturing process, the "homing edge" will probably be less “sharp” than shown in the render as it is impossible to machine such edges.
Options and details
- Material: PBT
- Color options: White / Black
- Dimensions: 17.5x16.5mm (1u & homing); 26.5x16.5mm (1.5u); 35.5x16.5mm
- Stabilizer support: as per Kailh’s specifications (2u only)
Group Buy is now live! Pre-orders will close on February 18th, and orders will be fulfilled Q2 2020 (assuming everything is on schedule... it is a group buy and as you may know, delays could happen).
Great vendors are showing their support to make this happen!
- MKUltra (US)
- LittleKeyboards (US)
- SplitKB (EU)
- MyKeyboard (EU)
- DailyClack (EU)
- Yushakobo (JP)
- ErgoTaiwan (TW)
A note about Choc switches and keyboards
If you haven't heard the news, Gateron will be making low-profile switches in 2020 (source)!
There are other Choc projects in the works that I have heard from here and there, so there is going to be more and more alternatives to Kailh's switches and keycaps, and also more keyboards coming up...
No more reason to skip on building a Choc keyboard! Don't miss out on this group buy and get ready for your next project!
Here is a first render on a Planck Light, we have more coming I'll update the thread.