The Pixel is a mechanical keyboard that should be particularly adaptable to your own needs. This adaptability is realized through the compatibility with LEGO and other clamping blocks with the same dimensions. To do this, a single building block was inserted between the key cap and the button, which allows LEGO bricks to be used as key caps. Keycaps are also offered directly without inscription, and keycaps with a desired height and inclination can also be used.
The manufacturer offers five different switches, including three linear and two tactile switches. Three are from the house of Kailh. As usual, the switches differ not only in the triggering characteristics, but also in the triggering distance and the force required to trigger it – and also the sound. There are 88 keys available, so the numeric keypad is also missing.
The keyboard, which measures 448 x 160 x 30.5 millimeters and weighs 1,200 grams, can also be decorated with LEGO buttons on the back. The keyboard can be extensively configured using its own app and thus offers additional function layers and individual customization of the function keys. The connection with up to eight devices is supported, whereby in addition to the wired connection, the connection via Bluetooth 5.2 and a 2.4 GHz dongle is provided.
As part of the Kickstarter campaign, supporters can secure a keyboard for a contribution starting at around 192 euros, and delivery is scheduled to start in January. However, as always, delivery is dependent on a smooth process – crowdfunding campaigns for supporters involve a financial risk that should not be underestimated.
I’ve been a journalist for over ten years, most of it in the field of technology. I worked for Tom’s Hardware and ComputerBase, among others, and since 2017 I’ve also worked for Notebookcheck. My current focus is in particular on mini PCs and single-board computers such as the Raspberry Pi – i.e. compact systems with many possibilities. In addition, there is a soft spot for all kinds of wearables and especially for smartwatches. I work full-time as a laboratory engineer, which is why I’m not far from scientific contexts or the interpretation of complex measurements.