The CU7 is a solid little dial/macro pad with a nice clean matt black asthetic and a detentless dial. Construction takes 2-5 minutes although I suggest flashing the VIAL compatible firmware before sealing it up tight. VIAL elevates the CU7 from a neat little macro pad to something truly useful. Tinkerer niggle: The solder used is high temp so desoldering the ALPS E11C encoder to fit a detented one, will require plenty of flux and a hot iron/air station.
Whilst sitting in capsunlocked HQ we were thinking, how do we top the CU80 and CU65? How do we turn the dial to 11 and bring something unique to the mechanical keyboard community? We pondered and planned, looking for the right project to develop until it hit us like a freight train - in order to turn the dial up you must first have a dial!
We are excited to announce the CU7 - a 6-key macropad with a rotary encoder.
The CU7 consists of several parts: Aluminium Top Case, Aluminium Dial, Aluminium Base Plate, PCB and Silicone Base.
The Aluminium Top Case has been machined from one part and features an integrated plate that supports 6 1u keycaps and the Aluminium Dial.
The PCB uses QMK - the function of the keys and RGB LEDs are entirely re-programmable. The PCB features Kailh hot-swap sockets and supports both 3 and 5-pin MX switches. The CU7 features one USB-C port.
With have always wanted to create a macropad to accompany our exiting product range but the addition of the rotary encoder really makes this product special!
Included in the Base Kit
- Aluminium Top Case
- Aluminium Base Plate
- Aluminium Dial
- 2 xRubber Feet
- Matte Black PCB