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The Model 100

The Model 100

You spend your days at a keyboard. No matter what you do, your keyboard is an integral part of how you practice your craft.

Designed from the ground up to work the way your hands do, the Model 100 features 64 hot-swappable mechanical keyswitches, RGB LEDs under each custom-sculpted keycap, and open source firmware, all housed in a precision-milled adjustable hardwood enclosure. The Model 100 is a dream to type on.

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Each Model 100 comes with:

  • 64 hot-swappable mechanical keyswitches
  • Individually addressable RGB LEDs
  • QWERTY keycaps
  • A premium carrying case
  • All the cables you need: 1.5m USB-A to USB-C to plug into your laptop, and two lengths of interconnect cables (10 cm and 1 m) for connecting the two halves
  • Interconnect bars to hold your keyboard halves together
  • A screwdriver and a premium keyswitch puller to disassemble your keyboard (or other electronics)
  • Open source Kaleidoscope firmware

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Introducing The Model 100

FAQ

How far apart can I put the two halves?

The Model 100 ships with two shielded RJ45 interconnect cables. One is a few inches long for when you want your keyboard's hands to be close together. The other is about 3 feet long, so you can adjust the two halves of your Model 100 to shoulder-width apart for a luxurious, relaxed typing experience.

Can I change the switches and keycaps, is it a kit?

Your Model 100 comes fully assembled with QWERTY keycaps and your choice of several different kinds of switches.

The Model 100 features hot-swap sockets designed to let you remove the switches with a standard keyswitch puller (not included) and replace them with just about any MX-style switch, no soldering or disassembly required.

The Model 100's keycaps are custom-designed for the keyboard's unique layout. We offer a variety of alternate keycap options for the Model 100.

Tell me more about the Model 100's key layout.

The Model 100's default key layout is designed to be instantly familiar to anyone who's typed on a QWERTY keyboard before, but is different enough that it will take a little bit of practice to get back to your normal typing speed. Read more about getting started with the Model 100's key layout.

What kind of firmware does the Model 100 run?

The firmware powering all our keyboards, Kaleidoscope, is open source and freely available on Github. If you want to build complex macros, add in joystick emulation, change how the Model 100 speaks USB, or make keys do things we haven't thought of yet, Kaleidoscope is where you'd start.

Kaleidoscope is incredibly powerful, but we've done our best to make it newbie-friendly. We built it on top of the Arduino core, to make it easy for folks who aren't familiar with embedded development or C++ to be able to do amazing things. At the same time, you're not restricted to the Arduino IDE when working with it. If vi or Emacs is your weapon of choice, everything's set up to build from the command line using standard tooling.

Kaleidoscope supports all the things you'd expect, like layouts stored in EEPROM, serial communications, full NKRO, mousekeys, and crazy USB tricks. Most new features can be added to Kaleidoscope as plugins, of which we have many already. 

Why you want this keyboard

LED-lit Custom sculpted keycaps

The Model 100 features 64 individually-sculpted Keyboardio designed keycaps. Each key is shaped to guide your fingers for the best typing experience you’ve ever felt. There's an individually controllable RGB LED under each key, too. They doesn't make your Model 100 more ergonomic, but they look gorgeous.

Every key in reach

We designed the Model 100's layout to minimize wrist and finger movement, placing every key exactly where your fingers want it to be. Your wrists will thank you.

The palm key

With a flick of your wrist, 64 keys become more than 104. That’s a lot of power in your palm. Drop the base of your thumb onto either of the rounded palm keys and HJKL transform into home-row arrow keys, the number keys become F-keys, and WASD give you ultra-precise mouse control. And of course, that's all customizable with our easy-to-use online keyboard layout editor, Chrysalis.

The perfect angle

With the optional "octo-feet" tilt and tent kit, your can adjust your Model 100's tilt and tent angles for absolute comfort.

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    Laurence
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful and well-crafted keyboard

    This is an extremely well put-together keyboard that is a pleasure to use.

    It comes with a range of accessories that let's you get your perfect custom setup just right, and the firmware customisation to adjust every possible keypress, layer control and macro to your heart's content.

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    Gene
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Great keyboard, so adaptable!

    I love this keyboard, it is really comfortable to type on, highly customizable.

    The keys are laid out in a great way, making long typing sessions really comfortable.

    I haven't customized the switches or anything, it just works great as ordered!

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    Piotr I.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    My favorite take on ergonomic keens!

    I'm from the Kinesis tribe, Advantage 2 was my first split ortho keyboard. But giant plastic console was pretty hard to travel with and lack of hot swap sockets (I'm really sick about testig different switches) pushed me to find something better.

    Meanwhile I've also used Glove80 for few months.

    And after all, my preference is closest to Model 100:

    - aggressive columns profile is fantastic, much better for my hands than keywell

    - literally I love profile of keycaps - it's absolutely best shape I've ever used

    - case is very comfortable - of course my hands had to get used to the new position, but it wasn't painful

    - I really like Chrysalis

    - octo stand is fantastic

    - everything is opensourced - when one of the was damaged, there was also an online pdf with PCB. The same with drivers, Kaleidoscope, Chrysalis. It's a wet dream of hardware modder.

    Of course there are things that - in my opinion - could be improved in the future. For example:

    - more stable and heavy switch plate - maybe from stainless steel?

    - bottom part of the case also could be made from something more heavy

    But these points are my perversions related to more enthusiastic approach to keyboards.

    As a user - SRE who works with keeb for 8 hours daily - I'm in love.

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    Chris A.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Not only is my wrist pain gone, I can type faster.

    I love the Model 100. When you pull it out of the box, you're immediately hit with its beauty. The wood is gorgeous, and it looks a little funky. Once the excitement wears off and you set it up, reality sets in.

    Your brain breaks. Keys like enter, space, and backspace are in different places and you'll immediately struggle. Retraining your muscle memory takes time and is difficult. You have to think about (and look) at what key you're hitting. Which is painful if you're used to typing 80wpm on a regular keyboard.

    At about a week of use, it starts to click. It makes so much more sense to be able to space and backspace without lifting your hands or contorting. Fixing mistakes is faster than ever. The enter key is still a reach, and you'll hit Enter instead of H sometimes, but mistakes become less common.

    At a month or so, you're back to normal typing speed aside from special keys (where is the ~ key again?).

    I've had the model 100 for about a year and a half now, and I type faster than I did prior due to my fingers not having to stretch as far and keys like space just naturally resting under my thumbs. You'll come to appreciate the function keys being under your palms, and being able to use Fn+J/K to navigate up and down menus. The integrated palm rests are super comfortable too. And of course you can customize...to tent or not to tent. How far apart you want the halves, etc. I use the octopus stands and have my keyboard using the tent bar, but different…

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    Bryan
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Love it!

    Beautiful keyboard, solid build quality, and flexible software. I've had this keyboard for a couple of years now and continue to enjoy it every day. I was able to adjust to the key layout quickly and learn touch-typing at the same time. The software allows for a lot of customization, so I've always felt like I can do everything I want to with this keyboard. I use it for software development as well as gaming.

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