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Change your own keyswitches The Next level in customization

You can now change the keyswitches on the ErgoDox EZ yourself - no soldering required

Pre-Order Now Shipping January 2018

Unlimited switches. One board.

We understand the struggle, as keyboard lovers ourselves, we know how hard it is to decide on which type of key switch to pick for your board. After all, once you choose them, that board will live with those switches soldered for the rest of its life.

Until now.

Change your own keyswitches Gain ultimate control over your hardware: Change any keyswitch on your ErgoDox EZ, at any time, without soldering and without voiding the warranty. Your keyboard, your switches, your way.

You have an Ergodox EZ

As an Ergodox EZ owner, we know you’re as passionate about keyboards as we are and thanks for your feedback and support, we’ve managed to build the ultimate keyboard. The same Ergodox EZ that you know and love, now with the ability to change it yourself without soldering and voiding our uncompromising two-year warranty.

Since demand is high during launches, we’re not announcing this release anywhere on the site. You helped to build it; we want you to be one of the first to get this new iteration of our keyboard.

Shipping begins on January 2018 on a first come, first served basis.

How to change your own keyswitches
Use the right tool for the job
The ErgoDox EZ comes with a double-sided key puller, designed to make it easy and safe to pull out both keycaps and the keyswitches that lie under them. Before you begin, make sure you have this key puller to hand.
Pull out the keycaps
First, you’re going to have to pull out your keycaps. Use the “wire loop” side of the key puller for this.
  • Place the puller over the keycap and push down
  • The wires will part and “hug” the keycap from below
  • Pull directly up, gently but firmly
Grasping a keyswitch correctly
Now comes the fun part. Here, orientation matters: Insert the tweezers under the switch where you see the little tabs.
Pulling it out
Squeeze the tweezers around the switch and pull up with a smooth upward motion. The keyswitch will come out - victory!
Inserting a new switch
Once you have your switch out, you’ll see the socket. Before you insert the new switch in, make sure its pins are straight and that it’s correctly oriented. Then, simply push straight down, and the switch will click into place.
You’ve got it!
Repeat for as many keys as you'd like. Then, bask in the satisfaction of a job well done: You just did something very few mechanical keyboard owners can do.

How to order?

1. Build your Ergodox EZ Keyboard with our Ergodox Customizer:

Customizer View

2. During checkout, add a note with the following code:

CIY-PRE-ORDER

3. Continue with the process normally.