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Integrated Plate

An Integrated Plate style keyboard is a keyboard where the plate is part of the top frame. This means the layout is fixed and cannot be changed without an entirely different top frame. The Doro67 features an Integrated Plate and also offered multiple layout choices for the Plate/Top Frame assembly in order to support more… read more »

HHKB Style

HHKB Style refers to the layout of the bottom row of keys. HHKB keyboards feature blockers on the left and right of the bottom row. Traditional HHKBs have a asymmetrical bottom row but a symmetrical version using the more popular 7u length space bar as been popularised.  

-What is a Linear Switch?

A Linear Switch actuates without any ‘bumps’ or ‘clicks’, straight up and down. While all switches vary greatly in spring weight, Linear Switches are affected by variations in weight more than Tactile or Clicky Switches. Linear Switches also vary greatly in the smoothness of actuation.  A list of Linear Switches can be found here.

-What is a Tactile Switch?

Tactile Switches are a type of switch that employ a ‘bump’ to create feedback for the user when the switch is being actuated. Tactile switches can vary in the type of ‘bump’ (harsh or rounded) and the location of the bump within the switch (at the top or in the middle). This isn’t black and… read more »

-What is a Clicky Switch?

In the same way Tactile Switches work, Clicky Switches employ a ‘bump’ to create feedback for the user, while also creating audible feedback in the form of a click sound when the switch actuates. Unlike Tactile Switches, Clicky Switches most often have a harsh tactile bump, while the Clicky sound can vary greatly. A list… read more »

60% Layout

The 60% layout is one the most popular layouts. The layout excludes the ‘Function Keys’ (F Row) the ‘Numeric keypad’ (Num-Pad) and the ‘Navigation’ keys. The 60% layout may also feature WinKey blockers or a HHKB style bottom row. Layout Terminology

65% Layout

The 65% layout is a popular layout featured on many keyboards. The layout excludes the ‘Function Keys’ (F Row) and the ‘Numeric keypad’ (Num-Pad) while keeping the arrow keys and a few of the other ‘Navigation Keys’. The ‘Control keys’ and space bar can vary in size depending on the users preference and the plate/PCBs… read more »

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