VE.A keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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VE.A keyboard. 〔image source imgur

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Key Count

Totaly key count: 96 keys.

Left side:

total left side keys: 47

right side:

total right side keys: 49

ve.a keyboard
VE.A keyboard, with custom keycaps. 〔image source reddit



• Mechanical keys. Available in Cherry MX choices or gateron switch.

〔►see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms

• Split. 2 spacebars. You can program one of them to some other key.

• Fully programmable keys.

• Full F1 to F12 function keys.

• 10 extra programmable keys on left edge.


• Wrist pad, and tenting base, optional.


Casing and other spec:

Where to Buy

About $450 on massdrop. Not readily available. And you have to build it yourself, including soldiering the electronics.


If this is about $250, and pre-assembled, then i think it's the best keyboard, beats Truly Ergonomic Keyboard and Ergodox Keyboard

It's got 10 extra macro keys, and on-the-fly key programing. Those are killer features. Plus, full F1 to F12 function keys, and arrow keys etc. And split space bar, and many thumb keys.

But at $450, plus you have to assemble it yourself, then it's not worth it. Lots other keyboards has better value/price ratio.

If you don't mind losing the extra keys, then get

Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

and buy a good programable keypad for $80. Such as the Genovation Controlpad CP24 Keypad, that gets you dedicated arrow keys and function keys. 〔►see List of Programable Keypads

Or, you can get Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

Or, get Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

Or get Keyboardio Keyboard

Or, spend same amout and get Esrille New Keyboard from Japan. This is the best.

Or, fly to Japan and get μTRON Keyboard