FICIHP Multifunctional Keyboard: RGB lighting, a choice of key types and a 12.6-inch touchscreen display borrowed from the ASUS ZenBook Duo ↺
ASUS integrated several innovations within the ZenBook Duo, although its secondary display is the laptop's standout feature, in our opinion. ASUS released the ZenBook Duo last year, but it has taken until now for a company to integrate the design within an external keyboard.
The FICIHP Multifunctional Keyboard is currently available to order on Kickstarter, where it starts from approximately US$239. FICIHP sells the keyboard in two versions: the K1 with scissor switches, or the K2 with mechanical switches. Both models come with the same display though, which is actually the secondary display that the ZenBook Duo has. Specifically, the FICIHP contains the BOE NV126B5M-N42, a 1,920 x 515 panel that operates at 60 Hz and at up to 400 cd/m².
The K1 and K2 also have three USB ports, allowing you to connect a smartphone or a laptop and use the keyboard as an external display. FICIHP emphasises that the K1 and K2 do not require any drivers, software or a subscription to work, while the K2 supports swappable keycaps. Both models support RGB lighting, too.
FICIHP hopes to begin shipping the K1 and K2 from next month. However, we would always recommend doing your research on the pitfalls of backing a crowdfunding campaign, as you are not guaranteed to receive the contribution that you have supported.