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Alexa

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Regular price $259.00
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Preorder Notice

Estimated shipping date: June 2022

Please note that this is a preorder, not an in-stock and ready-to-ship product. Group buy orders are collected prior to manufacturing, while preorders are collected after a group buy ends and production begins. There can be delays and setbacks, and the timeline is only an estimate. By adding this item to your cart and purchasing, you agree that you understand everything above, and have read the refund policy and stock grading policy. You will be charged immediately for this item.

Fulfillment Status

The second sample batch of cases has shipped from the manufacturer, and the remaining cases at the factory will be released if the second sample batch's quality is approved. PCB production has completed. Early orders from June 2021 are expected to ship in May, with later orders expected to ship in June.

Extra Parts

Build Guide

Technical Specifications

Alexa

Alexa innovates on typing comfort with leaf-spring top mount, PCB gasket mount, support for plateless configurations, and a comfortable 16.5 mm front height. The Alexa PCB also features in-browser keymap customization with Remap, and comes with glued down 2nd generation Kailh hotswap sockets for resistance against wear and damage from repeated switch insertions.

Refined Architecture

Improving upon Scarlet's design, Alexa's front height has been reduced by 12% to just 16.5 mm — all while retaining the high profile case design. A center aligned USB-C daughterboard provides a neutral cable position with a larger cable cutout for improved cable compatibility, and the thin side bezels give the keyboard a slim profile.

Ultra Flexible

As keyboards trend towards softer typing experiences, Alexa pushes the limits with a 1.2 mm thin PCB secured to the case using gasket mount or leaf-spring top mount for a remarkably flexible and bouncy typing experience. And because the PCB is used for mounting, the plate can be removed altogether resulting in the most comfortable keyboard we've ever made.

Gasket mount.

The PCB is sandwiched by the case from above and an ultra-soft poron gasket below, absorbing keystroke vibrations for a muted sound and softer typing experience.

Leaf-spring top mount.

Screws fasten the PCB to the top case, and leaf-springs eliminate stiffness from the screws for a consistent and bouncy feel across the whole keyboard.

Hotswap PCB.

The Alexa hotswap PCB features 2nd generation Kailh hotswap sockets with stronger leaves that maintain contact after many switch insertions, and glued down to resist being broken off the PCB. Half plate and plateless configurations have been tested with switches remaining secured to the PCB after months of continuous use. 5-pin switches are recommended for stability, and a solder PCB will be available for extra layout compatibility and plateless stability.

Plate customization.

Each kit includes an FR4 plate for those who prefer a firmer typing experience, as well as improved switch alignment and stability when assembling with 3-pin switches. A POM plate is available as an add-on for a deep, rich sound signature, and soft typing experience.

What's Included

Technical Specifications

What's Included

1 x Top case

1 x Bottom case

1 x FR4 plate

1 x Alexa PCB

10 x Stabilizer shims

1 x USB-C daughterboard

1 x 150 mm JST cable

8 x Poron gaskets

6 x M2 6mm socket-cap hex screws

12 x M2 4mm socket-cap hex screws

1 x Hex 1.5 mm allen key

4 x Silicone feet

1 x Microfiber cloth

1 x Carrying case

Case

Aluminum, available in black, white, and blue.

Width: 12.27 inches (311.75 mm)

Depth: 4.42 inches (112.2 mm)

Height: 0.65–1.13 inches (16.5–28.72 mm)

Angle: 6.9 degrees

Plates

Matte black FR4

Matte black POM, available separately

Gasket mount and leaf-spring top mount

Hotswap PCB

Kailh hotswap sockets (2nd gen.)

ESD, over-voltage, and over-current protection

USB-C Unified C3 daughterboard

JST-SH cable (150 mm)

QMK, VIA Configurator, and Remap compatible firmware

ATMEGA32U4-MU microcontroller

FR4 Tg 170–180

ENIG surface finish

Matte black solder mask

1.2 mm thick

0.4 mm stabilizer shims (set of 5 pairs)

Hotswap PCB Layout

Solder PCB

ESD, over-voltage, and over-current protection

USB-C Unified C3 daughterboard

JST-SH cable (150 mm)

QMK, VIA Configurator, and Remap compatible firmware

ATMEGA32U4-MU microcontroller

FR4 Tg 170–180

ENIG surface finish

Matte black solder mask

1.2 mm thick

0.4 mm stabilizer shims (set of 5 pairs)

Solder PCB Layout

¹Split spacebar not supported by official plates