Kira is the ultimate full size mechanical keyboard. Designed by Input Club and legendary keyboard artist Angelo Tobias, its unique RGB underglow and custom mechanical switches give you an unmatched typing experience. Kira is fully hardware programmable, which turns any key into a multi-function macro without active software.
Top Keyboard Features
- Mechanical Switches
- Per Key RGB Lighting
- RGB Underlit Case
- PBT Dye-Sublimated Keycaps
- Fully Programmable
- USB Type C
Backer Notes: All switch options are priced the same. You will select your switch type and color options after the campaign closes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with special requests and questions.
For a complete feature list, please view the end of this page.
Input Club’s keyboard engineering team designed Kira from the ground up to achieve sleek aesthetics, peerless build quality, and near-infinite customization options for its RGB-backlit keys. Kira is more than a mechanical keyboard. It’s a work of functional art; a beautiful, open source object backed by an entire community of enthusiasts. Kira is meant for people who accept only the best on their desk.
Efficient and Durable
Traditional full size keyboards are less space efficient than Kira, which packs all the keys you want into a condensed layout. Its custom keycaps use long-lasting, wear resistant plastic and a printing method that can’t be worn off. They also have a wonderful texture that won’t easily shine or show finger oils. This durable plastic, known as PBT, was proven in keyboards like the IBM Model M. Model M keycaps from the 1980s are still sturdy enough for continuous use today, even after decades of wear.
Kira is fully open source. Its design files will go live on Github after we meet our commitments to backers. Input Club’s programming tools enable complete customization; all layouts and key combinations can be configured at the hardware level. Efficient layouts like Dvorak and Colemak are also within your grasp. Our easy to use online configurator doesn’t require programming knowledge or complex scripting. Its point and click interface is meant for everyone.
Input Club is rooted in the keyboard community. We love to share switch measurements, photographs, and designs with our supporters. Our worldwide engineering team works to turn dreams, like the WhiteFox mechanical keyboard, into reality. We also collaborate with forum-based designers to bring new keycap sets and keyboards to life.
Mechanical Switch Options
We test mechanical switches from many companies all over the world and publish our findings in The Comparative Guide to Mechanical Switches.
- Hako True - Clean and Smooth Tactile
- Hako Clear - Slightly Firmer Tactile
- Hako Violet - Light and Airy Tactile
- Kaihua Speed Copper - Faster Tactile
- Box Reds - Reduced Wobble Linear
- Novelkeys Box Pale Blue - Sharp, Heavy, and Clicky
- Novelkeys Royal Purple - Super Tactile with Smooth Bumps
- Cherry MX RGB Brown - Standard Quiet Workhorse
- Cherry MX RGB Blue - Loud and Smooth Clicky
- 99 Key Condensed Full Size Layout
- Fully Programmable Without Active Software
- Per Key Configurable RGB Lighting and Underglow
- Cherry Profile PBT Dye Sublimated Keycaps
- USB Type C Cable
- Injection Molded Metallic Plastic or CNC Aluminum Case available in Silver or Black
- Steel Keyswitch Plate
- Hot Swappable Switches (Removable without soldering)
- RGB LED Side Indicator Lights
- N-Key Rollover
- Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac
- Open Source Hardware
You will have the following options in this campaign: a fully assembled keyboard, a kit keyboard without switches, and an upgrade to a CNC aluminum frame. After the campaign closes, we will create a special page on Kono where you can select your case color and switch type.
Media Coverage of Input ClubOur products are frequently covered in the news. Here are some of the fine publications that have featured our work:
Risks and challenges
We have designed and coordinated many group buys for keyboards and related products. We are paired with a storefront called Kono Store that has a full logistics and warehousing setup to make the production process as smooth and organized as possible.
In addition, this will be the first production run for Kira and will require new plastics tooling at our factory. This tooling will be very expensive, and we have not completed this specific sort of tooling before. The factory we selected for this project has been producing high end mechanical keyboards for many years and is up to the task.
Input Club supports other keyboard projects including the WhiteFox, K-Type, the Infinity ErgoDox and the Infinity Keyboard. We have just recently shipped out all the WhiteFox orders from our warehouse.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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