Ergodox EZ vs Moonlander Mark 1

ErgodoxMoonlander
Number of keys7672
Lighting optionsOriginal: No lighting
Glow: Some keys backlit.
Shine: A rear light strip.
All keys backlit
Memory32K: Enough memory for standard layouts with customization. If you're planning a very complex or specific layout, you may want to consider more memory. Feel free to test your ideas in Oryx before buying.256K: Enough memory for complex layouts using lots of features. Turn on backlighting, enable auto shift, configure macros, and much more without worrying about your layout size too much.
Thumb Cluster6 keys, fixed4 keys, articulating
Tenting systemThe Tilt/Tent kit: Each half gets three legs that allow for a variety of heights and angles.Base: By default, the Moonlander uses one leg and its thumb cluster to tent the inner edges of the keyboard. Additional options: The Moonlander comes with a mounting point on the bottom of its case that allows for even more tenting configurations from our Accessory Store or community-made Printables.
Overall dimensionsKeyboard:
Width: 19.5cm
Depth: 16cm
Height: 3cm, including keycaps

Wing:
Width: 14cm
Depth: 9cm
Height: 2.5cm

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Keyboard:
Width: 17cm
Depth: 17cm without Wing
Height: 3cm

Wing:
Width: 9.5cm
Depth: 13cm
Height: 2cm

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ConnectorUSB-CUSB-C
Active sideRightLeft
Hot-swappableAll keys. Compatible with both 3-pin and 5-pin MX-style switches.All keys. Compatible with both 3-pin and 5-pin MX-style switches.
MechanicalAll keysAll keys
Configuration softwareOryxOryx
Underlying firmwareQMKQMK
Wrist restStandalone/optionalIntegrated, but removable
WeightEach half (including keyswitches and keycaps, but not including Wing, or Tilt/Tent Kit) is about 360g. A complete half including the Tilt/Tent legs and the wrist rest is about 650g.Each half including the wrist rest is about 365g.
Carrying caseNoneIncluded
Warranty2 years, extendable to 42 years, extendable to 4
Manufactured byZSA, TibboZSA, Tibbo
Release date~December 2015~June 2020
Ships fully assembled, no building or soldering requiredYesYes

Number of keys

Ergodox

76

Moonlander

72

Lighting options

Ergodox

Original: No lighting
Glow: Some keys backlit.
Shine: A rear light strip.

Moonlander

All keys backlit

Memory

Ergodox

32K: Enough memory for standard layouts with customization. If you're planning a very complex or specific layout, you may want to consider more memory. Feel free to test your ideas in Oryx before buying.

Moonlander

256K: Enough memory for complex layouts using lots of features. Turn on backlighting, enable auto shift, configure macros, and much more without worrying about your layout size too much.

Thumb Cluster

Ergodox

6 keys, fixed

Moonlander

4 keys, articulating

Tenting system

Ergodox

The Tilt/Tent kit: Each half gets three legs that allow for a variety of heights and angles.

Moonlander

Base: By default, the Moonlander uses one leg and its thumb cluster to tent the inner edges of the keyboard. Additional options: The Moonlander comes with a mounting point on the bottom of its case that allows for even more tenting configurations from our Accessory Store or community-made Printables.

Overall dimensions

Ergodox

Keyboard:
Width: 19.5cm
Depth: 16cm
Height: 3cm, including keycaps

Wing:
Width: 14cm
Depth: 9cm
Height: 2.5cm

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Moonlander

Keyboard:
Width: 17cm
Depth: 17cm without Wing
Height: 3cm

Wing:
Width: 9.5cm
Depth: 13cm
Height: 2cm

Download 1:1 PDF

Connector

Ergodox

USB-C

Moonlander

USB-C

Active side

Ergodox

Right

Moonlander

Left

Hot-swappable

Ergodox

All keys. Compatible with both 3-pin and 5-pin MX-style switches.

Moonlander

All keys. Compatible with both 3-pin and 5-pin MX-style switches.

Mechanical

Ergodox

All keys

Moonlander

All keys

Configuration software

Ergodox

Oryx

Moonlander

Oryx

Underlying firmware

Ergodox

QMK

Moonlander

QMK

Wrist rest

Ergodox

Standalone/optional

Moonlander

Integrated, but removable

Weight

Ergodox

Each half (including keyswitches and keycaps, but not including Wing, or Tilt/Tent Kit) is about 360g. A complete half including the Tilt/Tent legs and the wrist rest is about 650g.

Moonlander

Each half including the wrist rest is about 365g.

Carrying case

Ergodox

None

Moonlander

Included

Warranty

Ergodox

2 years, extendable to 4

Moonlander

2 years, extendable to 4

Manufactured by

Ergodox

ZSA, Tibbo

Moonlander

ZSA, Tibbo

Release date

Ergodox

~December 2015

Moonlander

~June 2020

Ships fully assembled, no building or soldering required

Ergodox

Yes

Moonlander

Yes