Kira Mechanical Keyboard
Kira Mechanical Keyboard

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Kira is the ultimate full size mechanical keyboard. Designed by Input Club and legendary keyboard artist Angelo Tobias, its unique RGB underglow and custom mechanical switches give you an unmatched typing experience. Kira is fully hardware programmable, which turns any key into a multi-function macro without active software.

Top Keyboard Features

  • Mechanical Switches
  • Per Key RGB Lighting
  • RGB Underlit Case
  • PBT Dye-Sublimated Keycaps
  • Fully Programmable
  • USB Type C

Backer Notes: All switch options are priced the same. You will select your switch type and color options after the campaign closes. Please contact support@kono.store with special requests and questions.

For a complete feature list, please view the end of this page.

 
 

Design Philosophy

Input Club’s keyboard engineering team designed Kira from the ground up to achieve sleek aesthetics, peerless build quality, and near-infinite customization options for its RGB-backlit keys. Kira is more than a mechanical keyboard. It’s a work of functional art; a beautiful, open source object backed by an entire community of enthusiasts. Kira is meant for people who accept only the best on their desk.

Kira On The Desk
Kira On The Desk

Efficient and Durable

Traditional full size keyboards are less space efficient than Kira, which packs all the keys you want into a condensed layout. Its custom keycaps use long-lasting, wear resistant plastic and a printing method that can’t be worn off. They also have a wonderful texture that won’t easily shine or show finger oils. This durable plastic, known as PBT, was proven in keyboards like the IBM Model M. Model M keycaps from the 1980s are still sturdy enough for continuous use today, even after decades of wear.

Dye Sublimated PBT Keycaps
Dye Sublimated PBT Keycaps

Engineered to Last

 
Membrane keyboards don’t offer the pleasurable typing experience that users have come to expect from mechanical keyboards. Color-coded mechanical keyswitches set Input Club’s mechanical keyboards apart from generic models. Each color corresponds with a unique tactile experience. With that in mind, you can choose the perfect switch for your ergonomic needs. Average keyboards can suffer from reliability issues and force typists to bottom out harshly, which isn’t helpful for long term use.
 
 
Input Club’s Hako switches—which our engineers designed—are smooth, self-cleaning, bottom out resistant, and deliciously tactile. They can also last for decades. In the unlikely event that a switch fails, or needs cleaning, hot swap sockets make removal and replacement simple. Every switch on the Kira can be replaced without a single drop of solder, completely changing how it feels.
 
 
 
In short, you’ll never forget that Kira is the proper tool for finishing serious tasks; it is all the more beautiful for being one.
 
Input Club Hako Switches
Input Club Hako Switches

Programmability 

Kira is fully open source. Its design files will go live on Github after we meet our commitments to backers. Input Club’s programming tools enable complete customization; all layouts and key combinations can be configured at the hardware level. Efficient layouts like Dvorak and Colemak are also within your grasp. Our easy to use online configuratordoesn’t require programming knowledge or complex scripting. Its point and click interface is meant for everyone.

Our Team

Input Club is rooted in the keyboard community. We love to share switch measurements, photographs, and designs with our supporters. Our worldwide engineering team works to turn dreams, like the WhiteFox mechanical keyboard, into reality. We also collaborate with forum-based designers to bring new keycap sets and keyboards to life.

 

 

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