Note: we have switch plates for these boards in the Switch Plates section. They're available in brass and stainless steel, both brushed and polished. Additionally we have FR4 switch plates as well
*** NEW HOTSWAP VERSION - BOARDWALK PROFESSIONAL 2 ***
The Boardwalk Professional 2 is the same Boardwalk you've come to know and love, but now has Kailh MX Hotswap Sockets. It has a much more limited layout, allowing for Ortholinear only (all 1u center keys, no 65% style) and 2 options for space bar - 2x2u or 7u. These limitations are due to the nature of hotswap sockets being so large.
The Boardwalk is a 60% ortholinear keyboard, designed around Ergodox keycap sets and to fit into standard 60% cases. The project was inspired by OLKB’s Atomic keyboard, which used larger 2u mods, making it easier to hit the modifiers/outside keys. 2u caps are hard to source, and outright impossible if you want to use sculpted sets, so the move was made to 1.5u keys from Ergodox sets. The rest of the board is can be filled using standard key sizes from 60% sets.
The board supports two primary types of layouts, a true ortholinear grid using only 1u, 1.5u, 2u, and 7u keycaps, and an unorthodox “arrow” layout, using 1.25u keycaps in the bottom row to allow an arrow cluster in the bottom right corner. The PCB and plate are universal and will support both types of layouts, although there’s MANY options for the bottom row.
Here at MKUltra we believe the Boardwalk may be the finest PCB ever developed. It allows for a gradual escape from brainwashing through a transition from that horrible staggered to 65%, then ortho, then ergo.