VE.A keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The VE.A keyboard is a nice and expensive Do It Yourself keyboard.

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VE.A keyboard. [image source imgur ]

Key Count

Totaly key count: 96 keys.

Left side:

total left side keys: 47

right side:

total right side keys: 49

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VE.A keyboard, with custom keycaps. [image source reddit ]

[see Cute Keycaps]



• 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 Ergodox Keyboard

VE.A's got 10 extra macro keys, and driverless 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 have better value/price ratio.

See: Xah Lee's Best Ergonomic Keyboards

and buy a good programable keypad for $80. that gets you dedicated arrow keys and function keys.

[see Programable Keypads]

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