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Corne Choc

Corne Choc

Regular price $27.00 USD
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The popular Corne from foostan. Available with integrated touchpad, trackpoint or trackball. This variant uses choc spacing for keys, which is slightly more compact than the standard Corne Low Profile. 

The base price comes in kit form and includes a pair of black PCBs, SMD diodes, reset switches and TRRS jacks.

Use the build service to get a keyboard with all the electronic components soldered (assembly still required), or a fully built, assembled and tested keyboard.

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Pedro Ferreira

Amazing for the price

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4ndri
happy with everything

good support, helping community, nice product

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Kris Herlaar
Excellent quality, Excellent service

TLDR: This is my first truly custom mechanical keyboard, It is great, high quality, awesome service and highly recommended.

I’ve only recently been getting interested in mechanical keyboards, and specifically low profile ones that would be more ergonomic than the thousands of standard key trays available out there. I ended up getting a keychron k11 pro as my first non-standard form factor keyboard and while I do certainly like it a lot, it still feels rather big for a minimalistic keyboard. Then I discovered the corne. I saw a few pictures of handmade keyboards that had fairly normal full size keys online and started looking for something low profile, After more than a decade of using pretty much exclusively Apple keyboards, I don’t want to get used to keys with a mile and a half of travel.

I found a few potential sources of kits and prebuilt keyboards and decided that I didn’t feel like this would be a great soldering project for someone like me, who hasn’t made a nice looking solder joint in about 30 years, I was going to need someone to have the patience to do that for me. That’s where Holykeebs comes in. At first I had some alternative Ideas about what I wanted in a keyboard but that turned out to be somewhat problematic. Not impossible, but something better left for a future project. Dan helped me through the process of deciding the right keyboard for me with honest information and some good tips and I ended up ordering a Corne choc with a trackball on the right.

Now it would be nice if that arrived quickly but unfortunately for all involved, it turned out the package was lost. I hadn’t been able to track much of the package at all but Idan apparently kept an eye on things and he notified me of the bad news before I had a chance to find out myself. We gave the postal services some time to figure out what was what and unfortunately, it does not appear that it was ever found. Idan did however send me a new keyboard, so he sat through the process of making all those solder joints twice! and that second package arrived fairly quickly and in great shape.

By now I don’t even remember for sure if I had to put the actual keys in their sockets or not, but I did put on the keycaps, of which I got a couple extra’s in the package! And the board looks amazing. It feels good too and is even fairly quiet. It really seems like a quality product with endless customisation options too. I haven’t really gotten around to customising it yet, except for breaking the white perfection with a single blue key. And I haven’t taken a minute to get into the software side of things at all yet. What I have noticed, is that after about a month of use, my typing speed on the keyboard has significantly improved from the meagre 4wpm I got initially, but I still have a long way to go to reach my “normal” 55ish words per minute. I also still make a lot more mistakes with this new keyboard and am still considering tenting options as well. All in all I think that with enough practice this little keyboard can certainly be better than normal keyboards in pretty much every way and I sure will keep practicing with it and when I finally get into the software side I'll open up a whole new world of possibilities again!

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fantastic build quality!

this keyboard feels very sturdy. yet still compact. VIA is very easy to use and QMK is not too hard to use if you have any programming experience, but necessary to adjust the trackball settings

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Daniel E
Amazing customer service! Perfect board! Super clean desk!

I don't have the time, tools, or ability to solder up my own keyboard kit, and I always wanted one with built in mouse functionality, so when I found this site, I was blown away and immediately purchased a Corne Low profile with a trackpoint on the right. However I kept researching and ended up emailing multiple times to adjust my order,

He was super friendly the entire time and even offered helpful advice here and there to point me in the right direction, and ended up with a completely different setup. A Corne Choc with a trackpoint on the left, and different colored covers. Once I received the board, the service didn't end, through his discord, he helped me get QMK setup and running so I could reprogram things to my liking, and I am now happily programming away with a sleek and beautiful board, on a much cleaner desktop, having no experience with any of it prior! I highly recommend HolyKeebs!