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Gentoo Keyboard

by Abec13
Original price $600.00 CAD - Original price $735.00 CAD
Original price
$600.00 CAD
$600.00 CAD - $735.00 CAD
Current price $600.00 CAD
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Group buy Start - May 28th

Group Buy Close: Saturday June 4th

Estimated Date of Delivery: Q4 2022

There will be a limit of one Gentoo Keyboard per order. 

From the Designer, Abec13:

"The Gentoo is a penguin themed, 65% keyboard that is a clear successor to my previously released board, The Adélie. With The Adelie paying homage to my favorite types of boards, sub 60's, it excluded the number row. For some, this was a deal breaker and I can't say that I blame them.

"Gentoo" is the name of a different species of penguin and as the name of this board works two fold: not only is this board the "Gen 2" of its predecessor, the Gentoo penguin, as you can see here, is a slightly larger penguin than the Adélie which I find aptly describes the relation between this board and the last."

Dont forget to grab any Addons and Accessories!

This product qualifies for $15.99 Flat Rate Shipping within Canada - it is a heavy keyboard!

Kitting Information

Each Gentoo Keyboard will come pre kitted with the following items:

  • Black aluminum plate
  • Weight set of your choice
  • PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
    • Choice of Hotswap (+$10) or Solder
  • Gaskets and all mounting hardware
  • Custom screws for flush-mount look
  • Custom Hard Carrying Case


  • 65% CNC aluminum with brass weights
  • Black aluminum plate
  • 6 Degree typing angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Unique, rounded design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB
  • Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard


    • E-White
    • Navy
    • Forest Green
    • Black

    Weight Sets:

    • Sand Blasted Brass (Coated)
    • PVD Silver (Nickle Plated, +$100)
    • PVD Graphite (Nickle plated, +$100)

    Solder PCB Layout


    Hotswap PCB Layout



    Not in Canada? No problem!

    US: Cannon Keys
    UK: Prototypist
    EU: MKEU
    CN: iLumKB
    OC: Daily Clack



    • Can I combine a Group Buy's matching deskmat with the keyset in my order?
      • Unfortunately no.  There was a time where orders allowed to add deskmats and keysets together but due to the nature of production -deskmats often come many months before the keysets arrive.  There is simply not enough space to store deskmats for months at at time. 

        This may change in the future, and some sets may allow it depending on manufacturing timelines for both the keysets and deskmats.

    The sample deskmat in the photo differs slightly from the production units. The image is the best representation of what the final product will look like. Because of the printing method used, there is a possibility of a slight difference in color between units in the same batch. By purchasing this product, you are accepting this risk.