Monday, August 10th 2020

Angry Miao Releases CYBERBOARD, First Mechanical Keyboard with Custom LED Panel on Indiegogo

Angry Miao, a native digital vertical brand focused on revolutionizing desktop products, has made its debut into the desktop technology market with the CYBERBOARD, a custom cyberpunk mechanical keyboard and the first of its kind to feature a customizable LED panel. The CYBERBOARD was officially launched on Indiegogo today at 10 am PT. The limited edition comes with five exclusive color options - Cyber Grey, Industrial Yellow, Purple Haze, Vapor White, and Jungle Green - there are only 1,000 sets available worldwide. A 40% off deal will be offered to early birds.

"We believe that innovative products provide not only practical function, but also cultural and emotional values. We want to bring our radical design and concept to the community - that is, the world's first custom keyboard with a DIY LED panel," said Nan Li, Founder of Angry Miao. "In the process of refining the CYBERBOARD, we have constantly pursued the ultimate experience for keyboard enthusiasts, in order to bring a different product to the world while offering exceptional DIY fun and making our mark in the world. However, this is just a beginning. We will launch far more exciting products and a totally new brand line on Aug 26."
Inspired by Tesla Cybertruck, CYBERBOARD breaks the status quo of the mechanical keyboard market with its unique design, technological prowess, and highly customizable nature. The sharp-edged lines of the CNC-machined 6063 aluminium alloy frame encapsulate the rebellious cyberpunk spirit while the custom LED strip channels the retro aesthetic of the '80s.

Channeling its cyberpunk aesthetic, the CYBERBOARD's customizable LED panel features 200 LED lamp beads for vivid, eye-catching displays; as well as specific chips for programmed lighting effects and a changeable modular design. Users can opt for the keyboard's preset effects or access a unique web interface for DIY configuration www.diy.angrymiao.com.

In addition to its unique design and DIY LED panel, the CYBERBOARD has been meticulously refined by Angry Miao's engineers over hundreds of hours in order to deliver a superior typing experience.

The keyboard achieves the sensitive touch of a mechanical keyboard through its individual positioning plate, and the top mount structure is designed with a custom silicone mute mount along with a conical dampener for unparalleled shock absorption, which optimizes touch and sound. CYBERBOARD also includes a 75% layout with independent arrow key and function key zone, which is ideal for touch typing. Moreover, users can change whichever switches they like easily with their hot swap PCB.

The CYBERBOARD is built with impeccable craftsmanship using the finest materials. The meticulous 10° incline achieves the optimal balance between expressiveness and typing experience, and the keyboard is proofed three times to confirm its 0.65° radius to ensure a gentle touch while retaining its sharp appearance. In addition, the keyboard's top-level anodic coloring is up to the standard of smartphone manufacturing.

Created by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, the CYBERBOARD design team is a Red Dot award winner design team boasts talents from some of China's leading tech brands.

Users can also join the Angry Miao Discord to stay up-to-date with the CYBERBOARD developments on Discord.
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10 Comments on Angry Miao Releases CYBERBOARD, First Mechanical Keyboard with Custom LED Panel on Indiegogo

#1
Caring1
The word NICE has the N backwards :roll:
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#2
tripleclicker
The layout...um, okay. Release it without LEDs and I might consider it.
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#3
ZoneDymo
Not sure what to do with the LED top, but atleast it looks funky.

Im still waiting for a company to pick up the G15/17/19 idea from Logitech but instead of including a screen it includes are docking station for your mobile phone and an app that allows the phone to charge and be the information screen of your PC.
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#4
BakerMan1971
in the sea of keyboards and RGB this is something quite funky and different, I reckon I could live with that layout too, I'm normally a TKL guy anyway
now providing your opponents can see the LED panel at a LAN the messages could become quite creative :D
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Valantar
ZoneDymo
Not sure what to do with the LED top, but atleast it looks funky.

Im still waiting for a company to pick up the G15/17/19 idea from Logitech but instead of including a screen it includes are docking station for your mobile phone and an app that allows the phone to charge and be the information screen of your PC.
Uhm, Logitech did that ca. 2014. It did not work very well. AMD has an app like that for their GPUs too. NZXT as well. And so on, and so on. The issue isn't that this doesn't exist, it is that there isn't - and will likely never be - a standardized implementation, meaning that there will never be broad enough support for the software for it to be truly useful.



As for this keyboard ... first, can someone please tell me what
native digital vertical brand
is supposed to mean? That is one of the most egregious examples I've seen in a while of meaningless marketing and tech startup gibberish cobbled together into a phrase.

And given that the Cybertruck is in no way cyberpunk, don't they kind of have to choose which of the two inspired their design? I mean, sure, you can argue for a combination, but the two don't go particularly well together. Nothing about this keyboard has the cobbled-together, worn, jerry-rigged, repaired and maintained look of the classic cyberpunk aesthetic. An LED matrix doesn't change that. Might as well say it's inspired by sports stadium displays.
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#6
CrAsHnBuRnXp
That keyboard looks like something straight out of VR Troopers in the 90's.
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#7
Wshlist
Maybe they should slam a touch interface over that RGB section to enable people to swipe color patterns when they are bored.
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#8
CheapMeat
Kind of interesting if you want a Synthwave / 80s-style total build.
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#9
theoneandonlymrk
ZoneDymo
Not sure what to do with the LED top, but atleast it looks funky.

Im still waiting for a company to pick up the G15/17/19 idea from Logitech but instead of including a screen it includes are docking station for your mobile phone and an app that allows the phone to charge and be the information screen of your PC.
Same here wtaf doesn't that exist.

Instead of this eyeball smasher.

And I like RGB .

@Valantar wow I didn't know Ty , would prefer horizontal hold for the phone though.
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Valantar
theoneandonlymrk
Same here wtaf doesn't that exist.

Instead of this eyeball smasher.

And I like RGB .

@Valantar wow I didn't know Ty , would prefer horizontal hold for the phone though.
Just get whatever phone holder you like (I use a cheap bamboo one from IKEA, works fine) and whatever software rocks your boat. No need for it to integrate with a keyboard.
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