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We consider revolutionary the combination of the following features:
Once you receive your keyboard, you have a 14-day window after receiving the product to request for a refund.
We have a 14-day return window from the date of delivery. You’ll have to ship it back at your own expense via a tracked shipping method. Note that the cost of shipping it back may be significant (depending on where you’re shipping from).
Because it is a split keyboard, it’s like manufacturing 2 keyboards, you need double the PCBs and aluminium cases. Also, this is our first product so we don’t have the volume to reduce the manufacturing costs as big brands do.
There’s no other keyboard in the market that offers this wide-ranging combination of awesome features. Just to mention a few:
We hope this helps you understand Raise’s price.
It is awesome for any professional, -programmers, graphic designers, 3D modelers or gamers-, who spend many hours in front of the computer and rely on shortcuts or frequent key combinations.
Raise’s firmware and software are open source. Check this video Matt (Dygma’s Tech Lead) did showcasing some stuff that can be done with its firmware.
The Neuron is the brain of the keyboard; the microprocessor and memory is inside it. It is important because with it, we are able to remove the left half (of the keyboard), and have the right half keep working or the vice versa. That is mainly why we need it as an external piece.
All your settings for the lighting and the key maps are stored in the Neuron’s memory.
In the beginning of the project, we planned to have a hub in the Neuron (formerly known as the Huble). But due to technicalities and after letting our backers vote on their preference, we decided to remove the USB hub from the Huble – and changed its name to Neuron.
If you want to learn more about this process, you can read it in our blog.
With Raise that’s not a problem any more. All our switches are hot-swappable, so you can easily pull them out and replace them with others whenever you want.
If you want to order blank keycaps or add extra keycaps to your order, you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A normal keyboard forces the wrists to bend towards the pinky side of your hand. Rotating the split keyboard halves lets you keep your wrists at a more neutral angle which decreases pressure and strain over time. You can also adjust the total width between the two halves of the keyboard, potentially placing them directly in front of your shoulders and reducing shoulder internal rotation.
Gaming keypad experience
You can detach any sides and play with the other and you’ll have more space for your mouse and extra thumb buttons. And if you want a normal typing experience you can just snap both sides together.
Helps focusing (Anti-flame mode)
If you get frustrated with teammates and enemies and type, Raise can help you stay focused. Playing with one side will prevent you from typing and will help you stay focused.
If you want to type timers you can configure the numpad on whichever side you’re using.
If you are interested in reading about our development process, please check our blog.
With Raise, you can create multiple layouts and toggle instantly between them. Every key in every layout is rebindable and can be configured as a macro with its own color.
An example of 2 layout configuration where you could benefit from RGB lighting:
If you would like stronger visual feedback you could assign an underglow colour to every layout you create.
Controlling that many LEDs uses a lot of pins! A common method to make this easier is to use ‘clever’ LEDs that contain some processing power inside (like the WS2812), this makes it easier to drive long chains of LEDs, but the downside is cost. To keep the cost low we’re using plain RGB LEDs with a special driver that can drive a matrix of up to 75 RGB LEDs. It handles the hard parts like current control and refresh rate so we only need to update what colour we want where over an SPI interface.
Not being able to find a solution, he decided to create it himself. Raise is just the first step. A gaming keyboard designed to help players improve their health and performance.
You can know more about Dygma’s story in our About Dygma page.
If you would like to order more components after you have received your Raise keyboard, shipping costs are as follows:
$15 – for orders less than $60
$20 – for orders above $60
If you’re ordering within the EU, we will be in charge of paying the VAT. However if there are additional handling charges other than VAT, we won’t be able to pay those fees nor do we have any control over them.
Note: EU countries listed below that need to pay local customs:
*All Russian orders are currently on hold as we wait for authorization from the Russian customs.
We understand that taxes can be frustrating, but once you receive your Dygma Raise and then change your mind because of the taxes your country charges, it means we have to pay to ship it back to us. Therefore, we will not be able to issue a full refund.
Keys can have special behaviours if you tap once, several times or hold it. For example, you could configure your Shift key so it behaves this way:
Our software and firmware is open source. This means that anyone can make an improvement or program their own plugins and the whole community can benefit from it.
You have can setup the numpad wherever you want in raise. Example:
How to access second layout: configure whatever key you want to use as a modifier. The modifier can work as a toggle (like Caps Lock) or as a momentary layout (as Shift).
It doesn’t require any additional drivers but instead uses the built in generic keyboard drivers from the OS. All the functions such as Macros, Layers etc are handled on-board the keyboard itself with no real interaction from the OS so no extra drivers are required. Unless future OS’s remove their keyboard drivers its going to continue working. So I guess you could say the drivers for a specific OS is as Open Source as the OS itself. The real key here is the firmware being Open Source.
With the firmware and configuration software being GPLv2 and GPLv3+ respectively the Raise will continue to work even with nutty future OS’s as long as there is a programmer willing to maintain it. The GPL is a strong copyleft license so the the code can’t be closed.
We’ve added 8 thumb keys in the area that our thumbs rest so they are easy to access. The thumb is the strongest and least used finger and is dexterous enough to handle more than a big key.
If you use a large area or use both thumbs, our software allows you to rebind any key. You’ll be able to rebind as many keys as you need for the spacebar.
Even though the location may seem weird because no other keyboard has them, they are comfortable to use.
We decided to have a compact design is because you can set up multiple fully customizable layouts and can toggle instantly between them. Every key in every layout is remappable and can be configured as a macro.
You won’t need to leave your home row and you’ll have a compact keyboard with the functionalities of a full size one.
Knowing that our users probably would prefer to use Raise with the palm rests, we decided to not make them detachable to reduce the manufacturing complexity and costs.
Palm pads are detachable so they are easier to clean.
Right now we only have one thickness for palm pads but for the future we want to have a thinner option too, in the area of 3mm (0.12in).
Right half: 200,9 mm x 177,2 mm x 122,1 mm
When attached together it’s: 200,9 x 330,9 mm
The height of the keyboard from the surface to the keycaps is 35mm.