ErgoDox 76 "Hot Dox" V2 Mechanical Keyboard
Note: This is a Group Buy that launched December 9th and closes February 7th. Production is estimated to complete at the end of Q1 2022. Estimated ship date of early Q2 2022.
The Hot Dox V2 is more than a typical ErgoDox — the hot swap switches allow you to easily swap in all your favorite switches, no soldering required. This is a great way for newcomers and long-time hobbyists to enter the world of ergonomic mechanical keyboards. The V2 is pre-assembled, has a layer indicator screen, RGB Backlighting, and all USB Type C connectors. One of the most requested feature on the V1 was to be able to use the Hot Dox halves independently, and this is now possible on the V2. Choose between a keyboard with switches and keycaps installed, or with switches installed without keycaps, or just a barebones keyboard without switches or keycaps.
hot-swap is the future
Using the included switch puller, you can quickly remove and replace any switches to create your own personalized typing experience. You can try using lighter switches for your pinky fingers, modify your own switches with lube or different springs, and explore the endless configurations to your heart's content.
acrylic and aluminum
The Hot Dox's aluminum switch plate is comfortably sandwiched between layers of transparent acrylic and secured with hex screws, providing a clear view of the inner workings of the keyboard. The abundance of LEDs illuminates the case and provides even more options for customization.
left, right, or left & right
The Hot Dox V2 comes with a highly requested community feature set for an ErgoDox design - the ability for the keyboard halves to be used independently. It can be configured to be used in five ways - left hand only, right hand only, left hand as master with right hand connected to left hand, right hand as master with left hand connected to right hand, and finally both halves being connected as two independent keyboards to the computer.
The included keycaps are white PBT plastic in DSA profile with crisp, dye-sublimated legends on the alphas in black, leaving the surrounding keycaps blank. PBT is a superior plastic that strongly resists wear, finger grease, shine and yellowing and the wonderful texture is a welcome bonus on any mechanical keyboard. We chose the DSA profile because it is a flat profile, and you can rearrange the alpha keys easily for alternative layouts like Dvorak or Colemak.
If you would prefer blank keycaps, you can purchase our compatible black PBT keycaps.
Note: This keyboard includes standard, non-coiled USB cables. For an even more premium look, check out our USB-C to USB-C coiled cable for connecting the two halves of the Hot Dox V2 (Kono Coiled Ergodox Cable)
The Hot Dox V2 is easily configurable with VIA. VIA allows for four individual custom layers, configured in real-time without any need for flashing software.
The Hot Dox V2 lets you choose between the two high quality Kailh switches below, or a barebones keyboard so you can install your own switches at a later date. Both of these switch options were selected specifically for this ergonomic keyboard. The Kailh Speed Copper switch has an early activation which helps to limit finger strain and is a medium weight tactile switch. The Kailh BOX Rose switch is the most modern linear switch from Kailh and its lightweight spring is lovely to type on.
Kailh Speed Copper – Tactile:
50g Activation / 60g Bottom Out | 1.1mm activation | 3.5mm travel
Kailh BOX Rose Red Switch – Linear:
45g Activation force | 1.8mm Pre-travel | 3.6mm total travel
- 76 key split ergonomic layout
- Hot-swap sockets for easy customization and assembly
- VIA firmware — customize layouts, layers, and lighting easily
- Acrylic and aluminum case-plate sandwich for comfort and style
- Optional PBT DSA keycaps in white
- Optional switches — 76 total
- One (1) year manufacturer warranty against production defects
- Switch and keycap puller included
- USB cables included (USB-C to USB-A uncoiled cable to connect to your computer and a USB-C to USB-C uncoiled cable for connecting the two halves of the Hot Dox. Optional coiled cable available.)