MelGeek Pixel Keyboard Overview
Taking a first look at the at the keyboard, even though it is a tenkeyless keyboard it is quite large. This is due to the larger frame that allows you to of course build on the keyboard. For those wondering the official dimensions are 448mm x 160mm x 30.5mm (LxWxH).
There are actually three different versions or colorways for the Pixel…
We received the “Palette” colorway, which makes use of white, red, blue, and yellow colors. Each of the different colorways will also ship with different tiles and bricks. As I mentioned this is a tenkeyless keyboard so basically you are getting a full keyboard minus the numberpad.
The legends on the keycaps have a sort of 8-bit font, which of course lends itself to this keyboard. These are actually covers that sit on top of the real keycaps, they are clear and have a circular indent in them to help with typing. The other half of the keycap is an ABS keycap that is Lego brick compatible, so you can really make you own top pieces if you want out of Lego bricks. The keys do sit flat, which is not normal and might take some time to get used to.
Under these keycaps we have our mechanical key switches, which are made by Kailh. MelGeek has worked with Kailh to create custom switches for this keyboard and we have the Kailh Pixel T’s which are a tactile switch with an actuation point of 2.0 mm and a total travel distance of 3.9mm. You can customize the keyboard with 4 other switch options. The switches on this keyboard are hot-swappable so you can swap them out down the line if you like.
Above your arrow keys you’ll find indication LEDs, which are also Lego-themed.
On the top-edge of the keyboard and on the sides you’ll find clear red accents which actually light up with RGB lighting, more on that in a bit. Also on the top-edge of the keyboard you’ll find your USB-C connection and a switch which allows you to choose between wired and wireless modes.
Flipping the keyboard over all we have is a blue Lego-compatible base. You will notice there are not any feet on this keyboard, but MelGeek does include 4 rubber feet you can add to the bottom of the keyboard.