The WhiteFox Keyboard Returns, Via Kickstarter

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macky21

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It's a somewhat niche collectors item/hobby. You can order one and build it from the switches up. It's a cool looking keyboard and an opportunity to participate in a support program for a manufacturer you may or may not like.

There is a growing market for custom key caps and personally built keyboards right now.
 

shrapnel_indie

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Its possible keyboard layouts may go rogue and some direction you don't like. Then you may want a custom keyboard for the layout you do like. (I prefer the ANSI layout myself.) If you're replacing a hard to find keyboard on a retro PC, you may want to go custom.

This one is a custom layout that sacrifices the Function keys, number pad, and a few other keys for the sake of a smaller footprint. For some uses, this would be great.

There are many reasons to want one, and many to not want one. No use investing in one if you don't know what you'd want in design or use. However, you never know in the future.
 

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@MACK21 There's companies out there that make custom keyboards that aren't the "big companies". I've had a WASD keyboard for years now that's been great. I had a couple custom keys on it, for one I had the windows icon keys replaced with Tux icon (Linux). MAX Keyboard is another one I looked at. Ducky? All three of those use three different key types but none of them are what I would consider a "big company",
 

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A board like this is significantly higher quality than your regular $100 board. There are also many more keyswitch options, especially if you build it yourself. For example, you could get the legendary zealio switches on this, while you could not get them really anywhere else.

The full programmability is really nice for a lot of people.
 

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You can get keyboards at dollar stores?? I WANT ONE!!!
 

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Those super cheap keyboards still exist.They just feel super cheap, lightweight, and insubstantial. As to their lifespan? Well...
 
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