Neo80 - Keyboard Kit (Pre-Order)
SwitchKeys has partnered with QwertyKeys to bring you the Neo80! This TKL aims to create an enjoyable typing experience at an incredible price and has been met with widespread critical acclaim from community members!
Round Chamfer + F12 Top Row
In addition to the iconic slim side bezels, we have rounded the top case chamfer to give the Neo80 a softer appearance. The F13 key has been removed to make the layout more practical for everyday use.
RGB Orbit Logo
The RGB light is positioned slightly below the surface to reduce the brightness and make it less distracting during daily use.
WK & WKL Options
We offer both layouts so that you can choose the one that suits you best.
Side & Back Design
Compared to a compact keyboard, the TKL layout tends to be bulky. Therefore, we decided to follow the same side profile as our previous products. The combination of curved edges and chamfers gives the Neo80 a softer and more dynamic side profile. The bottom case can be the same colour as the top case, or customers can also choose a champagne or silver bottom case to create a dual-tone vibe.
On the back side, we have maintained the minimalist style of the Neo family to balance the overall design and highlight the beauty of the materials. In addition to the regular sandblasted and mirror-finished PVD, we have also experimented with the stone-washed technique for the first time on the Neo80. We offer three colour options: stone-washed black, stone-washed silver, and stone-washed champagne.
Customized Ball-Catch Structure
Effortless assembly is a fundamental concept of the Neo series, dating back to our first product. Due to the limitations of the 80% layout, we were unable to proceed with the unibody case design, so we decided to switch to the ball-catch structure as an alternative. However, all the existing ball-catch mechanisms are too large, requiring wide top and bottom bezels on the keyboard to accommodate them. Therefore, we have decided to design and produce our own ball-catch system for the Neo80, so that the design does not need to be compromised.
The size of the mechanisms, the number of balls, and the spring pressure have all been optimized based on the design of the Neo80. We also intentionally shifted the touchpoint of the ball to one side of the latch so that the lifespan of the entire system could be extended by reversing the direction of the latch.
Plateless, Gasket, O-ring, Sandwich, and more.
In addition to the regular plateless, gasket mount, and O-ring mount, we also experimented with an upgraded sandwich mount on the Neo80. In this configuration, the plate is placed on copper pillars that are attached to the bottom case, creating another channel for sound transmission. You can also combine multiple mounting styles to achieve the desired sound profile that best suits your preference.