Katana60 is a 60% Mechanical Keyboard with ergonomics and customiseability in mind. Adapted from popular mainstream keyboards – like the Microsoft Natural Ergonomical Keyboard 4000 and the microTRON keyboard – Katana60 offers an affordable ergonomic option in the popular compact 60% format.
In standard keyboard layouts, the keys stagger to the left, which encourages bad positioning of the left hand in particular. The Katana60 layout is symmetrical, so the left hand has the same neutral position as the right hand.
Because of this ergonomic consideration, the symmetrical layout is often cited as ideal by touch typists and users of Dvorak and Colemak layouts.
The PCB was designed to fit into compact 60% keyboard cases. This means you can choose from a wide range of existing compact cases. If you already own a 60% keyboard, you can just swap the Katana60 in!
Designed in Germany & Austria, plates manufactured in Italy
Compatible with all existing 60% Cases
QMK Programmable – Pick your key-placement and layers
The Katana60 is designed for customizability in several key ways.
The PCB was designed to support both Cherry MX style and ALPS style switches, allowing you to use YOUR favorite switch type. The layout was configured to work with any standard ANSI keyset. This means buying keycaps for the Katana60 is more affordable than other ergonomic layouts, which may require custom keycap sizes (and specialty kits during group buys). The Katana60 PCB also supports a layout for the popular Apple Extended Keyboard II, for fans of Matias/ALPS switches! The Katana60 is built upon the popular Atmega32u4 controller, so you can fully customize the key layout, function layers, macros and many other features of the QMK firmware.
The KATANA60 are exclusively available at CandyKeys only, we ship from the EU and we issue TAX-FREE invoices to international purchases. You can purchase the PCB and Plate for the keyboard below, we also offer stabilizers for the KATANA60. We will soon offer the KATANA as a kit where you can buy it and build it yourself. Not long after we will offer the KATANA with its own custom case and as a fully built keyboard with the choice of Cherry MX, Zealios and Kailh switches.