Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

by Ultimate Gadget Laboratories

A fully programmable, impeccably built, split mechanical keyboard - designed for extreme productivity and ergonomics.

View all updates Oct 20, 2015

1st Update

Welcome to the first in-campaign installment of our newsletter! The last two weeks were more than eventful as I travelled to San Francisco and met some of you. I had some great conversations about mechanical keyboards and other geeky stuff in general. Being treated to free food at Twitch and Google was really just icing on the cake!

And then came the briefings, starting with Tom’s Guide. I’m a pasty nerd who usually just tinkers all day, so getting featured on camera wasn’t exactly the most natural thing for me to do. But it went surprisingly well.

Laci being interviewed by Marshall Honorof of Tom’s Guide (click to see the video!)

Next came New York - where we launched the campaign on October 15th, just in time to head to getgeeked (the tech event) to show off the UHK prototypes.

I met with seasoned software developers, MIT graduates, the press, and everybody in-between. I’ve had a great time talking to you, answering questions and seeing the level of interest. It was especially empowering to hear many of you after the demo saying with full conviction that there’s not even a doubt that you will pledge. And according to the post-event statistics, you surely did.

People start to flow into getgeeked

We had a great launch of our campaign at Crowd Supply, collecting $80K in the first 4 days! All thanks for your support!

If you haven’t pledged yet, we still have some UHKs available at the Early Bird price - so now’s the time to order your Keyboard!

The UHK is now listed in Product Hunt. Please check it out, and join the conversation!

Let’s see some statistics of the various options that you have chosen.

Layout statistics

Keycap printing statistics

Switch type statistics

We will keep you posted on about a weekly basis with demos, tear-downs, statistics, and other materials of your interest, so stay tuned!

Laci, lead developer of the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

$684,085 raised

of $200,000 goal

342% Funded!
Not Available
Dec 14 2015
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Product Choices


Crowd Supply Special UHK - $35 Off Retail Price

A fully programmable, impeccably built, open source, split mechanical keyboard - designed for extreme productivity and ergonomics. Available at a discounted pre-order rate, the UHK will retail for $275.


Key Cluster Module (Left Half)

This module features 3 regular keys, 2 buttons and a mini trackball which can also be pressed - acting as an extra button. This module attaches to the left half of the keyboard.

Keycluster Module


Trackball Module (Right Half)

The trackball features excellent precision and usability and is well-suited to be used by a thumb. This module attaches to the right half of the keyboard.

Trackball Module


Trackpoint Module (Right Half)

The trackpoint surely brings back fond memories for those of you who have owned an IBM ThinkPad laptop in the past. With it, you can not only move the pointer, but click by pressing it. This module attaches to the right half of the keyboard.

Trackpoint Module


Trackpad Module (Right Half)

The touchpad shouldn’t be stranger to anyone, given that it’s a part of pretty much every laptop and netbook ever manufactured. This module attaches to the right half of the keyboard.

Trackpad Module


UHK Modules

Fully programmable add-on modules that snap onto the inside of the keyboard halves. Purchase in this bundle pack for extra savings.

Add On Modules


UHK Palm Rest

A super comfortable, truly split, wooden UHK palm rest - designed to add even more to the keyboard ergonomics by tilting and tenting to fit your needs.


Extra UHK case

An extra case for your UHK.

UHK Extra Case


Extra UHK keycaps

An extra set of keycaps for your UHK.

UHK Keycaps


Ultimate Gadget Laboratories

Ultimate Gadget Laboratories creates long-lasting hardware and software products for increasing productivity and ergonomics.

László Monda

András Völgyi

Nikolai Lebedovsky

Ákos Tolnai

Tüv Rheinland

Final EMC certifier


Preliminary EMC tester


PCB manufacturer

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