The Breeze Split Keyboard is the ideal starting point for any mechanical keyboard enthusiast that is willing try something new. Something... better. Most smaller keyboards are a game of compromises, meaning you'll need to get the hang of a bunch of key combinations to get to anything but the absolute basics. The Breeze Split Keyboard is basically a TKL (tenkeyless) keyboard minus the function row. Plus, a free 2x3 macro pad included with every PCB kit.
The base PCB kit contains:
- 2x PCBs (one for either hand) with diodes pre-soldered
- 2x reset button
- 2x TRRS receptacle
- Free 2x3 macropad
- Pro Micro / Elite-C compatible
For a complete keyboard you need the following parts:
1. The base Breeze PCB kit (this product)
2. A pair of controllers. You can either get a set of Arduino Pro Micros (or clones) or select the Elite-C V4 2-pack above. The Elite-C is currently the best bang for buck controller based on the ATMega 32U4 chipset and has a sturdy USB connector.
3. a hotswap socket kit. Contains 70 sockets of either the Choc or MX variant.
4. keycaps. MBK Keycaps go great with Choc switches (they won't fix MX switches).
5. switches (see related products below!)
6a. an aluminum plate kit (currently MX only), which consists of 2 plates (left and right), spacers and a set of hex bolts.
6b. an even lighter weight option that is easier on the wallet to boot? We have the same plates available in black FR4.
7. Comlete the set with the original Breeze enclosure. You can either create one based on the PCB STEP model (provided here), or select a 3D printed case from the options above. Currently available printed in white PLA in either standard height for MX switches or low profile for Choc switches.
8. 1x TRRS Cable. Preferably something around 1ft / 30cm long.
9. A free evening to build it using the build guide on the Afternoon Labs website.