I came across the IQUNIX OG80 Wormhole Wireless Mechanical Keyboard while I was researching for a mechanical keyboard for use with my MacBook Pro 14 M2 Pro chip. And I thought it looked familiar. Then it occurs to me, it was the base of the “custom computer” by Carter Hurd. We failed to let you in on this product and so here we are, making up for it.
So, yeah, this is the IQUNIX OG80 Wormhole Wireless Mechanical Keyboard that became a computer. It has a strikingly retro aesthetic and has a tri-mode connection as standard. It can be used wired, via a removable USB Type-C cable, or wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.1 or over a 2.4 GHz wireless connection. Whichever way you choose, this little guy promises a fast, stable connection with a sub-1 ms response.
In addition, wireless connection, i.e. Bluetooth 5.1 or 2.4 GHz, affords up to 3-device connection. It does come with a USB dongle for a 2.4 GHz wireless connection and the keyboard features an On-Board Storage Compartment (OBSC) to stow the tiny dongle so it won’t get misplaced when not in use or when transporting it. It is a nice and classy touch, IMHO.
The keyboard is compatible with both Windows and macOS. However, unlike some keyboard that has a slider to switch between the OSes, OG80 Wormhole requires you to hold Fn+Tab for 5 seconds to switch between systems. And it, of course, comes with supplementary keycaps (8 in total).
Other notables included slanted function keys, hot-swappable mechanical switches, PBT keycaps, RGB backlit (optional), N-key rollover, and a dual-cell lipo battery (2,000 + 2,000 mAh) that is good for up to 3,000 hours of use in BT mode with backlit off.
The IQUNIX OG80 Wormhole Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is available in Cherry Stabs or Costar Stabs, with RGB LED backlit or without, and in a choice of finishes, starting at US$179.