You have a Fractal North chassis and you’re looking for the ideal keyboard to go with it. We were able to locate it. Japanese producer Hacoa, which tends to specialize in quirky wooden goods, has once again turned its attention to PC peripherals with a quite attractive keyboard named the Full Ki-Board Wireless. The keyboard is wireless and uses Bluetooth technology.
First things first: I have some unfortunate news to share with you. This item can be purchased for 99,000 yen, which is about equivalent to £615. Keep in mind that this price just applies to the wooden keyboard itself if you also want the matching palm rest. Which costs 11,000 yen, the total price would be close to 700 pounds.
It’s not cheap, but how often do you come across a keyboard that’s quite as one-of-a-kind as this one? A Japanese master craftsman carved the entire board from a single piece of solid wood, as seen by the fact that the grain is uniform across the keys and the surrounding tray in the photo that is displayed above. This demonstrates that the entire board was carved from a single piece of wood.
You have the option of selecting cherry or walnut colors, both of which are completed with a clear urethane coating, and laser-etched keycaps, which only serve to highlight the appearance. It is reported that the production process requires so much manual labor that just one keyboard is created each day.
You’ve got to appreciate those beveled edges. But if we’re being fussy (and why wouldn’t you be at this price point? ). We’re not major fans of the fact that the Home key the End key, the Page Up key. And the Page Down keys are all crammed in next to the numeric keypad. The original wired Ki-Board could have had a more efficient layout, but it didn’t have quite as nice of an appearance.
As far as the hardware itself goes. Ki-Board Wireless brags that it can connect through Bluetooth or 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. It can be charged by USB-C, and that it has a 1,000mAh battery that is supposed to last for 240 hours of operation. The board has dimensions of 395 by 140 by 31.5 millimeters and weighs 870 grams. And is equipped with clicky Blue Axis mechanical key switches that need 45 grams of effort to activate at 1.2 millimeters.
The advantages of wooden keyboards. And the ways in which they may help you type more stylishly have been discussed in this article. Not only are keyboards made of wood attractive to the eye. But they are also an excellent method to impart a sense of opulence into the atmosphere of your home office. They offer a sensual sensation that is one that is not only relaxing but also delightful to the touch. Wooden keyboards, which come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. Are the ideal method to show your individual sense of style while also making typing a joyful experience due to the availability of so many different kinds.
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