NEO

[Ended] Neo Ergo

$25.00 SGD

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Note:

  • Oxidation of brass and copper weights is unavoidable due to the characteristics of these materials. If you are concerned about this, please choose the PVD stainless steel weight instead.
  • Chroma and Dusk are random mixes of gradients, so the result on each unit may vary.
  • The tri-mode PCB on this sale page comes with a pair of 2200mAh batteries.
  • If you want to edit your Neo80 specifications, please do not edit the quantities in the shopping cart. Instead, visit the product page and "add to cart" again.
  • Your order will be cancelled if more than 1 PCB or Plate from the kit listing is added to cart. Click here to purchase addons instead.
  • All PCBs are QMK-based and support VIA.
  • The LED diffusers are mounted on the plate. Turning on LEDs in plateless configurations will lead to the direct glare of the LED light entering the eyes, and therefore, we strongly advise against doing so.
  • The cost of the kernel part and badge is included in the case price.
Group Buy Details
Estimated Date of Arrival: August - September 2024
Group Buy Ends:
Group Buy and Refund Policy

GB and Refund Policy:

If you purchased this product, you are agreeing to the Group Buy policy.

For more information, check our FAQ.

As Natural as Possible

To balance easy adoption with ergonomic design, we've chosen a tilted Alice layout for this project.


A tent is added in the middle of Neo Ergo to allow hands to rotate slightly outwards, reducing wrist rotation and reliving tension in the forearm muscles.

Case Design

The appearance of Neo Ergo continues the Neo family's simple and retro design style. We've added RGB light strips in the spaces between the keys for embellishment. The color of the light strip can be adjusted according to personal preference, making it easy to match with different themed keycaps.

Like the Neo65 and Neo70, Ergo's side profile is simple and considerate, featuring an inward-sloping edge for easier pick-up. We've concentrated on the design around the USB port to minimize the bulky look created by the tenting case. The bevel above the USB port enhances the dynamism of the side profile, which also forms a natural transition from the top to side.

Kernel

This time, we've included “the kernel” between the top and bottom case. It does not only host the batteries, daughterboard, and magnetic connectors, but also provides an additional element for customization.

Weight and Badge

The orbit logo on the weight has been redesigned. Customers have the option to choose different colors for the weight and badge to add a personal touch.

Wrist Rest

The Ergo wrist rest is the cherry on top. It's specially designed to match the outline and the tenting angle of the Neo Ergo, further lowering the front height to ensure your hands type in the most comfortable position. Customers can choose between the acrylic or cherry wood versions based on preference. The acrylic version undergoes multiple rounds of special treatments to enhance hardness and durability. Each wrist rest is hand-polished for an ultra-smooth texture.

Innovative Gasket Mount

During the prototyping phase, we found that the standard gasket mount couldn’t deliver consistent typing feedback or optimal acoustic performance in a tenting keyboard. As a result, we repositioned the gasket to the middle and corners for the Ergo. This adjustment offers a more evenly distributed typing and acoustic experience across the entire keyboard.

Ball-Catch Structure + Magnetic Connectors

The highly praised ball-catch structure and magnetic connectors from the Neo80 have been retained. Now, you can enjoy the fun of custom keyboards anytime and anywhere, without worrying about cables and screws. Kindly note that it’s advised to remove the top case when you remove keycaps or switches in case the pullers scratch the case.

Improved Layout

We believe symmetry is crucial to the aesthetics of the Alice-style keyboard, so it's one of our main considerations when designing the layout for Neo Ergo. We made the alpha areas to be nearly symmetric to accommodate different typing habits while incorporating multiple options such as 2.25+2.75 spacebars, split backspaces, split shift and arrow keys, all of which are configurable in VIA. Furthermore, we positioned the F and J keys symmetrically to minimize the height difference between the left and right hands while typing.

PCB Options

All VIA Compatible

Tri-mode Hotswap PCB (Non-flex Cut)
Wired Hotswap PCB (Non-flex Cut)
Solder PCB (Non-flex Cut)

  • 1.6mm thick
  • Support USB-C, Bluetooth, and 2.4GHz connection
  • NKRO
  • Polling rate: 1000Hz in wired and 2.4Ghz mode; 125Hz in BT mode
  • NO Per-key RGB
Neo Ergo Parts

6 Plate Options

Plates with distinctive characteristics:

  • Alu
  • FR4
  • CF
  • PP
  • PC
  • POM
Neo Ergo Parts

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the kit contain?

1. Case (Top + Bottom + Kernel + Weight)

  • Including one pre-installed external weight of your choice
  • Including one pre-installed kernel of your choice
  • Two 2200 mAh batteries will be installed inside of the kernel part for orders with Tri-mode PCBs
  • Orders with wired PCBs or solder PCBs will receive fillers for the battery compartments

2. PCB kit

  • PCB of your choice
  • 1x PE sheet
  • 1x PCB Foam
  • Tri-mode PCB comes with a 2.4Ghz dongle

3. Plate of your choice (or plateless with solder PCB)

4. Poron case foam

5. PCB Daughterboard and magnetic connectors - installed

6. Gaskets

7. Rubber feet

8. LED diffusers

9. 4 Case corner protectors - installed

10. Free Gifts (Not covered by warranty):
Keyboard carrying case

  • 1x Keycap & Switch puller
  • 1 set of PCB clip-in NeoStab
  • USB-C cable
Can I build it plateless?

Yes, however, we only recommend building plateless with a solder PCB.

When will I receive my order?

Instock units will be shipped out in 2-3 working days.

Group Buy units will follow their respective estimated time of arrival.

Do extra Tri-mode PCBs come with battery?

No.