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We see more or less wacky projects flourish on Kickstarter, but here’s one that should certainly attract some fans. MelGeek has created a Lego-style mechanical keyboard called Pixel that can be endlessly customized with their favorite bricks and characters. Enough to brighten up your workspace with an original keyboard and much more fun than the classic black plastic model.
Combine business with pleasure
Not content with being functional, the Pixel is loaded with rather advanced features: compatible with Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, it is wireless and can be connected via Bluetooth or using a 2.4 GHz receiver for a faster connection. A USB-C cable is provided, but others are available as an option (USB-A, Lightning, etc.). It also has switches Mechanical (switches) for flawless responsiveness, and you can choose from different models at Kailh and Gateron when selecting the options for your keyboard. The switches are also hotswappablesthat is to say that they can be easily replaced by other models, which will be clipped directly onto the chassis.
The angle of inclination is of course adjustable with… Lego bricks, and there are even some decorative LEDs on the edges or to indicate the activation of certain keys, even if the set is unfortunately not backlit. . Finally, if your childhood is now far away and you have squandered all your Lego reserves, know that it will be possible to add sets of colored pieces when ordering to customize the keyboard to your liking.
A site is dedicated to the virtual creation of its keyboard, pixel by pixel, and you will be able to find there the more or less brilliant designs proposed by fans.
All the info before our test
If the keyboard is undeniably original, difficult to say if the ergonomics will be up to par or if the typing quality will be there. We will therefore have to wait for our full test in a few days to find out more! Until then, here is the information to remember to get your hands on the Pixel:
It retails for a starting price of $219 (about €214) on Kickstarter for an estimated sale price of $269 on the online store after the campaign. As of this writing, approximately $733,000 has already been raised by MelGeek thanks to nearly 3,200 backers. The campaign will end on December 9, 2022. Delivery is scheduled for early 2023.