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Offline Patryk

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Ultimate ISO is a gasket-mounted stacked acrylic 40% keyboard with 4 ISO enters for those people who need more than one enter on their keyboard for whatever reason.

  • Made out of high quality perspex acrylic
  • 5 degree typing angle
  • Laser-cut Feet
  • Custom daughterboard for easy assembly
  • Centered USB-C port
  • Poron gasket-mounted plate
  • South-facing PCB with 5 pin support designed by me
  • Underglow breakout for addressable LEDs
  • Planned support for QMK, Via and Vial firmwares
  • Weighs about 800 grams without the additional metal back weight
A friend of mine made this layout as a joke in a discord server. We then played around with that idea and made up the final layout options. Because I had nothing to do (and wanted to procrastinate studying for my exams), I started making that meme into an actual keyboard for fun over the past 2 months or so. I totally didn't spend way too much of my time on this.

Case options:
Base keyboard:
  • Stacked acrylic case in one of 3 colours (all frosted): Transparent, Grey and Azure blue.
  • A soldered or kailh hotswap (fixed layout) PCB
  • A FR4 or polycarbonate plate (might consider more options)
  • Extra PCB in either hotswap or soldered variant
  • Extra plate
  • Extra gasket strips
Metal Weight Add-on:
There will be an option to purchase an additional weight (put in place of the acrylic backpiece) made out of brass.

Weight Render:



The current target price for the base keyboard is 100£/140$.

Color Swatches:
The colors of the cases have been finalized:

Updated the blue due to availability

  • The third colour will be azure blue Arctic blue (changed due to availability)
  • Prototypes Have been ordered
  • We now have North America and Canada vendors!
  • Changed the design to be easier to manufacture. Expect new renders soon™
  • Weight will be brass since 60% of people that filled in the IC form voted for that option
  • Updated Gmk Enter to Pbt enter, Removed Bae and added BoW
  • Updated Hotswap pcb
UK: KeebCats
NA: KeebsForAll
CA: Ashkeebs
Asia: TBD
Please contact if interested.

Q: Why
A: Why not?

Q: Is this a meme?
A: No.


Big thanks to Frostykoala for making these renders:


Tinted Froted:

Design information:


Case internals

Plate (May be changed in the future)

Side view

Open source:
The case files and the plate files will be provided after the GB has shipped.
The pcb gerbers and manufacturing files will be provided too.

PBT Enter:
This is an initial idea of the PBT Enter set that will be an optional add-on sold alongside to the keyboard
Big thanks to Dudeship for rendering these

These are now going to be made out PBT and not GMK
Added BoW set

Current Todo list:
Wait for prototypes
Sort out vendors
Work on the deskmats
Start GB

Firstly, big thanks from the lovely people in the KeebCats discord server for helping me out with this during various stages of the design and putting up with me in general (sorry Drunken).
Another big thank you to Kawesky and Sj for some feedback and being nice dudes.
Also thanks to Noah for proofreading this.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 October 2021, 15:25:40 by Patryk »

Offline Kokaloo

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let's ****ing go

Offline of_sam

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Now this is a design I can get behind.
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Offline Fe

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pat please stop

Offline hali

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this is great, can this be sold alongside some iso enters

Offline Neely_12

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I love this lol. If the price is right I might have to cop. Good luck!

Offline xeon

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i am a slut for ISO

Offline drunken_sailor

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Offline Bub

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i like this design, but i'd like to see more ISOs. Is that an option?

Offline hzsh

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They say that the more enters one has the better they are. This backs up that theory with strength.

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Offline Zakar1ya

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I've needed this my entire life, thank you

Offline dededecline

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You guys always kill me because it's like you come up with a funny idea for a keyboard meme product and then someone spends actual effort mocking it up or making a CAD model and then someone decides to actually make it and you spend real money on it because nobody had the sense to just say "this is actually stupid" somewhere along the way.

I'll take two.

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i am glad for this

Offline norb

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first and only 40% i would ever buy.

Offline cest73

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Does it support planck layout?

Offline qpockets

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Like it or not, the world needs this.

i'm in

Offline Envious

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"Q: Is this a meme?"
"A: No."

hmmm well ISO IS superior

Offline JQ27

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I'm in.

Offline WQ

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as a 40% user I'm actually quite interested, but how tf am I supposed to pay for four ISO enters if they're not random keycaps from aliexpress that don't match the keyset I want?

Offline kidpid

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as a 40% user I'm actually quite interested, but how tf am I supposed to pay for four ISO enters if they're not random keycaps from aliexpress that don't match the keyset I want?

I think the idea is the meme it up with the leftover ISO Enters that you wouldn't otherwise use (assuming you're an ANSI or smol enter user).
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 June 2021, 20:37:32 by kidpid »

Offline Fraaaan

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This makes my pants tighter.

Offline Joojeh

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ISO to the moon  :eek:


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what the ****, I want one

Offline keeganzero

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You may not like it, but this is what peak ISO looks like.

Offline dudeship

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how can you not buy this? too good, well done pat.

Offline Pyroo

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This is extremely baller GLWIC
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Offline Nuclear Nachos

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unironically good

Offline vheissu

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Just take my monies

Offline novelflyer

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We need a base kit with 4 ISOs now.
I'm in.

Offline Havattack

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Add a number row, and a F row, and ANOTHER 2 ISO keys!!!
6 ISO KEYS!!!!!!

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Offline LaserCrafter

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this is for those who missed out on the illuminati iS0 GB and i am all here for it

Offline euphxenos

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You know, if you got rid of all those unnecessary alphas you could fit some more ISO enters in there.

Offline blur410

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This looks awesome. When I have the money and this is in GB id totally go for it.
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this is wicked

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Simone smashu

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Offline Cowmovie4

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I love 40's because just the dumbest **** will come out, and ill see it and i think, huh, that's about the worst layout ive ever seen

I want one, I'm not memeing I genuinely want one, I'll keep an eye out for these in GB GLWIC!
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Offline euphxenos

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Discord says the invite link in the OP is invalid.  Could you please provide an updated invite?

Offline Patryk

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Discord says the invite link in the OP is invalid.  Could you please provide an updated invite?
Sorry for that, should be fixed now hopefully

Offline Patryk

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Added the often requested keycap kit section

Offline Fraaaan

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bigass enters let's gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Offline xeon

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Enter kits :thumb:

Offline cest73

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Added the often requested keycap kit section
what's the footprint on those BAEs? what are the stab blueprints?

Offline treypop

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I've been wanting someone to make GMK big ass enter keys since I joined the hobby. What style of BAE are you going to go with?

Offline hottrout

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Does it support UK, US, Norde and Jpn ISO?

Yes sir ... yes it does and all at the same time.
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Offline Sturmtiger

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BAE  heck yeah, count me in for those alone even!

Offline xeon

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Added the often requested keycap kit section
what's the footprint on those BAEs? what are the stab blueprints?
It's like an ISO enter with the 1u key to the left. Makes it compatible with ISO keyboards

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