Pixel: First LEGO-compatible mechanical keyboard launches with endless customisation options
MelGeek has finally brought the Pixel to Kickstarter, having introduced the mechanical keyboard in September. While there are countless mechanical keyboards already on the market, the Pixel is the first that is compatible with LEGO bricks. As MelGeek explains on its campaign page, it has placed a LEGO brick between each keycap and button, allowing endless customisation options.
For example, you can add multiple bricks for a desired key height or pitch. By default, MelGeek will ship printed keycaps with the keyboard. However, the company will include blank alternatives should you prefer a cleaner look. Additionally, there are five switch types to choose from, all made by Kailh. Specifically, MelGeek offers three linear switch types and two tactile switches, details of which you can find below.
As for the keyboard itself, MelGeek states that it measures 448 x 160 x 30.5 mm and weighs 1.2 kg. Moreover, customisation extends to the back, which can also be adorned with LEGO bricks. Similarly, MelGeek has created an app for configuring the Pixel and has baked in eight connection profiles. For reference, the Pixel supports Bluetooth 5.2, 2.4 GHz via a proprietary dongle and a wired connection. Currently, the Pixel starts at US$199 or US$189 if you pledged US$1 before today. MelGeek hopes to begin shipping Kickstarter orders in January 2023.