Designed in Japan by Tokyo Keyboard, the Tokyo60 is a compact HHKB-style board with a sleek, seamless design. Constructed with just two pieces of high-profile, 6000-series aluminum, the case is machined at a 5-degree angle. This angle, in combination with the Cherry-profile keycaps, is optimized for an ergonomic feel when typing a long email or powering through a long session of coding. Built-into the aluminum case, the integrated top-mount plate makes for a cohesive and stable design that you can feel. Thanks to the hot-swappable PCB, you can swap in new switches in minutes. So if you get tired of your current switches, feel free to try something else later on. This also makes the keyboard far easier to assemble. With no need for soldering, the Tokyo60 is a fun, easy-to-assemble side project—not to mention it can be completely reprogrammed and comes with bottom-lit RGB LEDs. For more on the Happy Hacking Keyboard style, check out this interview with the creator.
Note: At checkout, choose a black, silver, space gray, or rose gold case. You will also have your choice of no keycaps (- $40) or the Tokyo60 Season 1 dye-sublimated keycaps. You can also add a set of Cherry MX, Kailh, Zealios, or Halo switches. Pricing will vary depending on your selections. See checkout options for more details.
The idea behind the Tokyo60 was to create a keyboard that focuses on one design, one layout, and a handful of colors, rather than offering countless combinations that can lead to complications. Everything from the feel of the case to the anodized finish to the sound of bottoming out is a reflection of the time and effort that went into the design. For this first run, we’re offering four different case colors and the Tokyo60 Season 1 dye-subbed keycaps. In future drops, we’ll be expanding the offering with things like diffusers for the underlighting, new case colors, and other unique additions that allow you to further personalize your Tokyo60.
Though it comes fully programmed (once you assemble it), the Tokyo60 can be completely reprogrammed via the QMK firmware. It also has customizable bottom-lit RGB LEDs. For this first run, the LEDs will be hard to see due to the aluminum bottom plate; however, in future drops we’ll be offering add-ons like LED diffusers to highlight the underlighting. What’s more, at checkout, you’ll be able to add on a wide range of switches to get just the feel you want.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 16, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.