Alpaca Keyboards, a San Francisco company known for their enthusiast grade keyboards introduces the WhiteFox Eclipse. This is an update to their iconic 65% WhiteFox mechanical keyboard, which raised close to $400,000 when it launched on Kickstarter. The WhiteFox Eclipse has been redesigned from the ground up with a hose of new features including a magnetic gasket mount, which is the keyboard’s strongest selling point.

The WhiteFox Eclipse’s magnetic gasket architecture enables gaskets to be used in a floating keyboard chassis. Additionally, it made maintenance and customization an ease as the case and its plate could be removed in mere seconds. With that feature in mind, Alpaca will also offer the Eclipse in a low-profile or a high-profile trim as an option at launch.

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The magnetic gasket mounting also allows serious DIYers to roll their own gaskets to change the feel of the keyboard.

The Eclipse also comes with an edge gasket, making it a double gasket mounted keyboard by design. Connectivity options are pretty decent too with Bluetooth 5.0 support added into the mix. This is a highly customizable 68% keyboard with hot-swappable mechanical switches and is configurable with VIA or QMK. Listed below are its full set features:

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  • 68% Gasket Mounted floating design mechanical keyboard.
  • Double Gasket design: edge gasket and magnetic gaskets.
  • Unifying white color: Case, keycaps, plate, stabilizers, PCBa, foam and magnetic feet.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and Wired functionality.
  • Cherry profile PBT keycaps with additional accent and OS keys.
  • Standardized the keycap layout on the WhiteFox Eclipse. The new 68% layout fits any base keycap set on the market and requires no non-standard sized keycaps.
  • RGB LEDs with underglow. Two indicator LEDs are left of the arrow keys.
  • Hotswap Mechanical Switches.
  • Configurable using VIA or QMK.
  • Firmware and keycaps for both MAC and Windows. Firmware will also work on Linux.
  • Noise dampening foam included.
  • Flex plate and PCBa: Included relief cuts in the QWERTY cluster for a uniquely comfortable typing experience.

Pricing and Availability:

While the pricing is still subjected to change, Alpaca is looking to price it between $125-$150 during the group buy or launch phase, with an MSRP of $180 after the initial production run.

You can join the waitlist or interest-check here:

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