Wednesday, July 29th 2020

ZSA Announces The Moonlander Mark 1 Next-gen Ergonomic Keyboard

ZSA Technology Labs, the makers of the excellent ErgoDox EZ Shine and the Planck EZ today introduced their latest ergonomic keyboard titled The Moonlander Mark 1. The company claims this is a result of over three years of R&D, incorporating feedback from customers and the general keyboard community as a whole on what they wanted from the ErgoDox EZ and other such split, ergonomic keyboards. The Moonlander Mark 1 boasts features including a thumb cluster that can be positioned to better suit your hand size/shape, tilting and tenting of the two keyboard halves for better ergonomics, a wrist rest (on each half) that automatically angles with tilting/tenting, hot-swappable switches with Cherry MX and Kailh BOX switches to choose from out of the box, and enhanced portability with the ability to fold the wrist rest (wing) and just plug in the left half via Type-C connectivity to use as a game/macro-pad.

The Moonlander Mark 1 continues the design scheme of the ErgoDox EZ and Planck EZ in having columnar keys, is available in black or white colors, and with ten switch options at checkout. Fully open source firmware is available here as well, for both programming the keys and layers of functions and also the RGB LEDs for backlighting of every single key. There is a first-party configurator available as well, with Windows, macOS, and Linus support without any special drivers needed. The keyboard also has status LEDs on board and, as the name is befitting here, uses audio buzzers to beep out status feedback if desired. The wings and thumb clusters are optional, and come in the package that also includes a carry case. Going for a significant $365 from the dedicated product page (shipping included), the company also offers a no-questions-asked 2-year warranty to help sweeten the deal.
Source: ZSA Technology Labs, Inc.
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5 Comments on ZSA Announces The Moonlander Mark 1 Next-gen Ergonomic Keyboard

#1
Caring1
3 years of research hey.
Odd that the movie Blade Runner 2049 came out in 2017 and showed an almost identical keyboard, just sayin. :rolleyes:
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#2
Vayra86
Caring1
3 years of research hey.
Odd that the movie Blade Runner 2049 came out in 2017 and showed an almost identical keyboard, just sayin. :rolleyes:
Yeah, it took them 3 years of research to copy it

But 2 year warranty on a high quality keyboard... doesn't speak of quality or faith in product to me. Its a bare minimum. And with this hefty price premium even with faulty gear they can easily offer 5.

Gotta say, it does have some appeal.
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#3
basco
i am still on my roccat arvo because of the thumb buttons.
this looks nice but too pricey for me.
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#4
lemonadesoda
Oven gloves, as worn by Darth Vader when cooking.
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#5
Berfs1
I am not paying 300$+ for an "ergonomic" keyboard that looks like it will twist my thumb.
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