What are the best custom mechanical keyboards or guides to build your own?

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    #1ErgoDox EZ

    ErgoDox EZ
    The Ergodox keyboard is a split mechanical keyboard that is fully customizable from the ground up. The user chooses the color, the switches, and even the keycaps. All keys are fully programmable to suit the user's preferences.
    Electronics

    $240- Varies by model

    Laura Luna
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This company does customize your keyboards."
  2. 6

    #2WASD Keyboard

    WASD Keyboard

    The WASD company offers mechanical keyboards that are fully customizable. The user chooses the Cherry MX switches, the color and print of the keycaps, and custom-made accessories to go with the keyboard.

    Other

    Varies by model

    Sai Kapoor
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "WASD Keyboard is the most refinable keyboard out there. With so many customizable options you can get exactly what you need."
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    #3MAX Keyboard

    MAX Keyboard

    A keyboard from the MAX Keyboard manufacturer is made from premium materials and is fully customizable. The user can choose their own switches, design their own keycap layout and LED backlight modes and colors.

    Other

    Varies by model

    Michelle Lucas
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I have been looking for a mechanical keyboard for awhile. I finally found the MAX Keyboard and highly recommend it if you want to help designing your keyboard. It's very customization. You can choose what switches you want, design your own keycap layout, colors, and LED backlight modes. Very cool device!"
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    #4Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

    Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
    The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard is a split mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches. The UHK is fully programmable to suit the user's needs and preferences, with add-on modules like the trackball, trackpad, and trackpoint.
    Electronics

    Available for pre-order

    Terry Gonzalez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "The Ultimate Hacking Keyboard is a split mechanical keyboard. It is fully programmable. The split keyboard would take while to get used to, but apparently once you do you won't go back. I'm not real sure about the split keyboard but I would be a huge fan of the add on trackball. That alone would make it worth getting. It fits the topic."
  2. 1

    #5DIY keyboard

    DIY keyboard

    A DIY keyboard that users will build on their own ensures that the keyboard is exactly the way they want it. Users can either source parts from existing keyboards or build them themselves. Price will vary depending on the modifications.

    Course

    Varies by model

    Mary Lopez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "It's kind of cool But at the same time this is too much for a forum. I would like something a little more professional."

Summary

Best What are the best custom mechanical keyboards or guides to build your own
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ErgoDox EZElectronics 9 Paid
2WASD KeyboardOther 6 Paid
3MAX KeyboardOther 4 Paid
4Ultimate Hacking KeyboardElectronics 2 Paid
5DIY keyboardCourse 1 Paid
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