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Wooting announced the new analog 60% Wooting 60HE keyboard

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Wooting, maker of some pretty nice looking analog keyboards has announced the latest with the Wooting 60HE.

Over here we're a fan of Wooting, since they fully support Linux with their products. It's still pretty rare since other vendors don't but their Wootility application is cross-platform and appears to work quite well and they have a bunch of what's used up on GitHub too.

The new Wooting 60HE offers up a smaller model compared with their previous kit, giving you another option if you're after something more compact with the 60% design. The case is also designed to be "universal", allowing you to remove it easily and put on a different one. Still featuring their Lekker switch, offering up near-silent full range analog input switch for each individual key and some fancy RGB too because why the heck not. You can also adjust the actuation point of each key too, if you feel some keys need you to press harder or softer - do it.

Much like the System76 Launch Configurable Keyboard, it offers up full keybind customization with a layer system too available with their software. Interested? Take a look at their video below:

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Check out their crowdfunding campaign if interested. It's managed to hit well over the goal in only 8 hours too, so it seems to be quite popular. With a €169.99 regular price (€154.99 for the campaign), it seems pretty reasonable.

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syte 15 Oct, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.

There is the Wooting Two HE which is a full-size version with all the same technology as the 60HE. Btw, related to joystick emulation, that's built in to Wooting keyboards as they are Analog
slaapliedje 15 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: MayeulC
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key?

What is a 10key? something that inputs "10"? Never saw anything like that, especially not in keybindings.

The layout is not column-aligned (ortholinear or ergodox-like). I'll pass, I have enough typewriter keyboards :)

Plus, I've recently discovered the joy of binding games to esdf instead of wasd/zqsd: my fingers rest at their natural positions, I have more keys to bind on the left, and with a straight/ergonomic layout, it's a breeze to access the keys, like on a numpad. Good luck trying these bindings on a typewriter layout...

Also, I now have a gaming layer on my ergodox EZ: I rebind keys that would normally be meta, caps (ESC) and other to be more game-friendly. Basically, I can bind any key reachable by my left hand.
Ha, you know, the thing that has numlock/numbers. usually called the ten key, the numeric keypad, the thing that has been on the right side of keyboards since the old IBM computers and 16bit systems? The thing they chopped off the Amiga A600 to make it cheaper, but it was supposed to be the A300 and a cheaper model than the A500, but ended up being more expensive, so they called it the A600? The thing that companies keep chopping off of laptops.
slaapliedje 15 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: syte
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.

There is the Wooting Two HE which is a full-size version with all the same technology as the 60HE. Btw, related to joystick emulation, that's built in to Wooting keyboards as they are Analog
Woo hoo! okay, I may order that one. I should ask them if it supports the BOOT protocol.
syte 16 Oct, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: syte
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.

There is the Wooting Two HE which is a full-size version with all the same technology as the 60HE. Btw, related to joystick emulation, that's built in to Wooting keyboards as they are Analog
Woo hoo! okay, I may order that one. I should ask them if it supports the BOOT protocol.

If the BOOT protocol is the same as 6KRO, it does support it. By default it uses NKRO but you can disable that and use purely 6KRO
slaapliedje 16 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: syte
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: syte
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.

There is the Wooting Two HE which is a full-size version with all the same technology as the 60HE. Btw, related to joystick emulation, that's built in to Wooting keyboards as they are Analog
Woo hoo! okay, I may order that one. I should ask them if it supports the BOOT protocol.

If the BOOT protocol is the same as 6KRO, it does support it. By default it uses NKRO but you can disable that and use purely 6KRO
Hmm, I'll have to look into that. Easy test for anyone who has it, and a Mac (actually newer ones may not need it). My G5 tower for sure is one that needs one, as the keyboard won't work soon enough to be able to go to the boot menu.
chris.echoz 19 Oct, 2021
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.
The second keyboard they made, the Wooting Two, and the updated Wooting Two HE are full-size. This is the first one they're making that's this small.
slaapliedje 19 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: chris.echoz
Quoting: slaapliedjeCan we please have one with a 10key? People ask me, 'why do you need a 10 key' here are the reasons...
1) I use it generally to type in 2fa codes...
2) A lot of older games used the 10key as the controls, and I'm too lazy to rebind everything to more modern standards of WASD.
3) Emulation. Where the keypad is used either as joystick emulation or even more software that requires the keypad for movement.
The second keyboard they made, the Wooting Two, and the updated Wooting Two HE are full-size. This is the first one they're making that's this small.
I went ahead and pre-ordered the Wooting Two HE.
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