Closing Date: February 6th 2023
Expected Shipping time: Q3 2023
Introducing the Keyno Y-8: a unique mechanical keyboard with a beautiful, restrained, and minimal aesthetic. Built from high-quality 6063 Aluminum, this keyboard is an absolute unit. And with its versatile mounting method and supported layouts, you can make this keyboard truly yours.
What makes the Keyno Y-8 Special?
The design of Y·8 is restrained and minimal. There is no pattern, no text, no lights, only geometric elements, such as bars, squares, triangles, and trapezoids.
In order to achieve the unity of the overall design language, clean bar-shaped elements have been incorporated in many areas of the keyboard. These unique components ensure the Y-8 maintains a refreshing design. The proportions have been carefully fine tuned to ensure visual balance. An elegant accent has also been incorporated under the function keys. The position of the top and bottom case is equally divided in the middle, and the linear exposed design of the middle case improves the layering of the side and back of the keyboard. The back uses triangles and trapezoids as the main elements, to continue the cohesive design.
Hassle-free Sinking Screw Design:
Screwless designs provide for a cleaner overall design, but are often accompanied with screw, plate, or switch interference. The Y-8 incorporates lower screw sinking to avoid these situations. The new adjusted ratio also minimizes the risk of the screw falling directly into the case.
Hassle-free Sinking Screw Design
Internal "Waffle" Brass Weight:
Due to the natural structure of a 80% layout, hollow acoustics often occur due to the cavity that exists between the arrow keys and function keys. In response to this pain point, several solutions were tested. The final design is inspired by concert hall echo walls which are meant to absorb sound waves and reduce echoes. This manifests in the keyboard as a modified flat brass weight with a waffle cut design. This novel solution minimizes any hollowness caused by the cavity.
Waffle Brass Weight Photo
1mm PCB, thick black core (no flex cut):
Enjoy an incredibly flexible, and consistent typing experience with the 1mm non-flex cut design PCB.
Typing angle: 8 degrees
Dimension: 361.70x137.66X18 mm
Front Height: 18 mm
Weight (unbuilt): 2.3 kg,
Case material: 6063 Aluminum
Mounting Method: Gasket Mount
Supported Layout: WK/WKL
What's in the box?
- Top and Bottom Case
- Accent Badge
- Middle Case
- Internal Brass Weight
- External Brass Weight
- Ai03 Unified Daughter-board
- FR4 Plate
- FR4 Half Plate
- Silicone Gasket
- Storage Bag
- 0.6mm Stab Shims
- Teflon Adhesive Strips
- Silicone Keyboard Feet
- Switch Foam
- Poron Plate Foam
- Poron Case Foam
Shipping Time and GB Agreements (PLEASE READ):
These products are set to be shipped out in Q3 2023 but please check our updates for the latest information.
Please note that this is a Group Buy. There can be delays and set backs. The timeline is only an estimate. By adding this item to your cart and purchasing you agree that you understand everything above. You will be charged immediately for this item. There are no refunds or cancellations on these orders. Please do not purchase this item with other group buys. Only the items specified in each product picture are included with that particular product.