System76 loves to push every envelope possible. They’ve created one of the finest desktop computers on the market, have an outstanding lineup of laptops, and their servers are all top-notch. Soon, users will also be able to purchase an open-source keyboard, called Launch.
The Launch keyboard is a highly customizable piece of hardware with firmware based on QMK and even includes a space bar that’s been split into two keys, so you can customize one to serve a different purpose. Speaking of keys, the Launch is lit with RGB lights that can also be customized.
The Launch is milled out of a single piece of aluminum and also features a high-speed USB hub, easy key swapping, personalized application shortcuts, tenkeyless (TKL) layout (for a smaller footprint), a choice between Jades and Royals switches (for either a muted or obvious click), and an included magnetic foot to give the keyboard a 15% incline (for those who need more ergonomics).
The Launch is 100% open source and is compatible with Linux, macOS, and Windows. Linux users will be able to update the firmware from within Pop!_OS. You can pre-order your Launch now from System76, starting at $285.00.