KBC Poker 3 Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This keyboard, like the Happy Hacking Keyboard, has strong hacker connection for some reason. I suppose it's the quality of build.

This keyboard features a innovation, of programble keys, in such a way that you just press keys on the keyboard to start programing key macros, without needing to install software. The keyboard has 4 layers, 3 of which can be programed.

KBC Poker 3 keyboard 1
KBC Poker 3 keyboard. 61 keys. KBC POKER keyboard

Major features:

KBC Poker 3 keyboard pok3r logo
POK3R logo
Vortex Poker 3 (Pok3r) Mechanical Keyboard: Overview. For the key macro programing, jump to 4:15.
KBC Poker 3 keyboard 3
KBC Poker 3 keyboard, the light indicates you are in a different layer. KBC POKER keyboard

Programming Instruction:

“Custom Pok3r keyboard review (Zealiostotles)” This video review is for keyboard connoisseurs by a expert.
KBC Poker 3 keyboard keycap profile
KBC Poker 3 keyboard. KBC POKER keyboard

Dvorak, Colemak, Qwerty, Layouts

KBC Poker 3 keyboard layout
KBC Poker 3 keyboard. KBC POKER keyboard

Look at the arrow keys. You need to hold the Fn to press them. And Fn is positioned on the right side. So, it is awkward. Good thing is that you can set CapsLock to Fn.

In the back are 4 dip switches.

dip switch1234
CapsLock as Fnon
Swap Fn and Pnon

[see Alternative Keyboard Layouts]


In the end, i think this is a great keyboard for programers. In contrast to other gaming keyboards, this one, got dynamic key macros feature without needing extra software.

However, the keyboard does not have physical arrow keys. You can't play pacman with it.

See also:

vortex 75 percent keyboard 52592-s406x154
Vortex 75% Keyboard
mistel barocco ergonomic split keyboard-s392x159
Mistel Barocco Split

Keyboards without Numeric Keypad

Keyboard Layouts

  1. qwerty heatmap  to build a fire-s365x171
    Alternative Layouts
  2. Alt Graph, Compose, Dead Key
  3. Most Efficient Layout?
  4. Maltron vs Dvorak
  5. Colemak vs Workman


  1. Dvorak Layout
  2. Hardware vs Software Dvorak
  3. Myth of QWERTY vs Dvorak
  4. Dvorak vs Colemak
  5. Blank Keycaps vs Labeled Keys
  6. List of Dvorak Keyboards
  7. Qwerty to Dvorak, A PhD thesis, 1978


  1. International Layouts
  3. German
  4. German Ergonomic
  5. French
  6. New French Layout
  7. French Ergonomic
  8. French Letter Frequency
  9. Russian
  10. Portuguese Ergonomic
  11. chinese pinyin input 2017-07-19
    Chinese Input Methods
  12. Pinyin Letter Frequency 拼音字母頻率
  13. Japanese input method menu 39864
    Japanese Input Method

Layout Efficiency

  1. English letter frequency To Build a Fire  Jack London 50383
    Char Frequency Counter
  2. Most Efficient Layout for Numbers?
  3. Semicolon vs Apostrophe Frequency
  4. Inverted Number Row Better?

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