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Planck EZ Keyboard: Two minutes of Typing

Ryan Lynch (he/him)
I solve computer problems as a dev, human problems as a teacher
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Here's a quick video of me typing and showing off some of the features of my new keyboard, the Planck EZ 🎶. If you're interested in my layout, here's where you can get it. If you have any questions, or if you'd be interested in a more full post, let me know in the comments!

P.S. If you are looking to pick one up yourself, know that the factory takes a break for the lunar new year, so be prepared! And as a bonus, here's the keyboard plugged directly into my phone as I take notes in the car on dev.to!

Planck Keyboard plugged into phone

-- Ryan

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miniscruff

Nice another Planck programmer. I started with the Planck ez but moved to the official and swapped the caps a few times.

Planck keyboard picture

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Ryan Lynch (he/him) Author

Very nice! The right angle USB-C adapter is a great idea, I'll have to grab one of those. 🔌

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miniscruff

Oh yes I picked up a two pack on Amazon, 100% worth it. One for home and one for work.

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Franco Traversaro

I really don't get it: have you to do something like Shift+Letter to write a number?

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Chris L

Yes, planck has 3 default layers:
1) regular qwerty
2) lower layer with fn and symbols
3) upper layer with numbers and other symbols

You can also add your own layers

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Ryan Lynch (he/him) Author

Yep! It's more configurable, but here are my lower, raise, and adjust layers in the config tool (there is a green outline around the pressed keys)

gif of planck layers

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Chris L

BTW welcome to the Planck world ;)
My planck

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Ryan Lynch (he/him) Author

Ooh, thanks! I'm looking into getting a cool keycap myself, but I was toying with the idea of making my own resin keys in the style of dwarf factory. I would love space themed one with a nebula and the starship enterprise or something fun!

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Chris L • Edited

Artisan keycaps are nice but beware, once you visit r/mechanicalkeyboards, r/mechmarket and/or r/keycaps there's no turning back!

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Kyle Martin

Interesting. What's the point of it? The keys seem to be a traditional qwerty keyboard from what I can see in the video. Never seen one of these before.

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Ryan Lynch (he/him) Author

The main point for me was: I wanted a more ergonomic keyboard solution, but one I could take with me wherever I go. This keyboard is small, the keys are laid out physically to minimize hand motions, and its programmable with additional layers to further refine an ideal layout for your style (you can see my setup in the layout link)!

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Joseph Bak

Nice Planck! I am interested in buying one. Where did you get navy color keycaps?