Lynx

The missing link to a better keyboard.

A Split "65%" Keyboard

Your desk just found it's newest reigning cat; Lynx is a powerful and agile keyboard that you'll love to use and show off. Based off the traditional 65% Keyboard layout, the Lynx capitalizes on using standard keycap sizes to create the most functional and smallest split keyboard around. We may be biased, but this is the best split keyboard ever.

65% keyboard sitting on a table65% keyboard sitting on a table macro shot of atmega PCB controller chip

Features

  • Fully Programmable: Using OpenSource QMK Firmware. (Online configurator will also be available.)
  • Switch Options: Lynx v1.0 supports Cherry MX style switches. ALPS/Matias TBD.
  • Standard Key Sizes: No need to hunt for too odd of sized spacebars, the Lynx utilizes standard left and right shift sizes as spacebars. (2.25u and 2.75u)
  • Layout Options: Lynx v1.0 supports stepped capslock, split backspace, and a few bottom row options. (Sorry ISO users, no love for you this time around.)
  • Lighting: Lynx v1.0 supports in switch LEDs.
  • Case: Anodized Aluminum Sandwhich Case. Color choices: TBD. (Currently working with machine shop and awaiting production sample.)
  • PCB: Developed and produced by TheVanKeyboards.
early prototype of split keyboard made out of cardboardcnc aluminum feet that can we attached via screw to keyboardscreenshot of a 3d modeled prototype of split keyboard

Barebones Kit Includes:

  • Anodized Aluminum Sandwhich Case & Plate
  • PCB
  • Stabilizers: Cherry - PCB mount
  • Bumpons
  • Nuts and Bolts

You Will Also Need

  • Gateron Switches: 70-72 Switches
  • Aluminum Cone Feet: For angle or tenting.
  • Mini USB Cable: To connect to computer.
  • TRRS Cable: To connect the two halves.
  • Keycaps: Beyond the standard set you will need the following size keycaps:
    • R4 - 1x 1.75u: Right Shift, which frees up use of the Standard 2.75u for a spacebar
    • R4 - 4x 1u: R.Alt, Fn, R.Ctrl, Key to the right of the "Up Arrow" ↑.
    • R4 - 1x 2.25: Left Shift, for your 2nd spacebar.
    • R3 - 1x 1u: Key to the right of Enter.
illustration of keyboard layouts available

SunDevil

Fire & brimstone bellows.

Technical Specs:::

  • Doubleshot ABS
  • DCS Profile
  • 65% and smaller compatability
  • Signature Plastics: Made in the USA

Frequently Asked Questions:::

Release Date? DCS Sun Devil will be released at the same time as the Lynx keyboard debuts. TBD whether it will be Group Buy or limited quantity.

Why DCS? Due to the overwhelming number of group buys and keycap sets being produced we want to do something a tad different. DCS is a good economical alternative to GMK for a well sculpted profile.

Why not add more keys? This set is tailored to 65% and smaller keyboards, specifically to 65% users. It will cover popular 65% board such as: TADA, Clueboard, RedScarf68, M-65a, and even the Exent (including the split spacebar).

In the future we may entertain a GMK set that will cover more boards.


Check out progress on SunDevil and Lynx on Instagram: @sonorankeyboards

About

Hi! I am Devin, also known as /u/koduh, I fell in love with 65% keyboards years ago. Lauding them for their superior layout which is the perfect mix of compactness & efficiency. Spending 10+ hours a day at the computer had me searching for more ergonomic solutions in the best form factor around. That lead to the birth of the Lynx.


Where does "Sonoran" come from?

We are based in Phoenix, AZ which is located in the northern part of the Sonoran Desert:

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. It is the hottest desert in Mexico.

The largest city in the Sonoran Desert is Phoenix, Arizona, with a 2013 metropolitan population of about 4.3 million. It is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. In 2007 in the Phoenix area, desert was losing ground to urban sprawl at a rate of approximately 4,000 square meters per hour.

The Sonoran Desert's biseasonal rainfall pattern results in more plant species than any other desert in the world. The Sonoran is the only place in the world where the famous saguaro cactus grows in the wild.

- Wikipedia

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