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The Best Ergonomic Split keyboard for Natural typing

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The CLEAVE keyboard combines an advanced ergonomic design for natural typing with high performance features that allow you to increase your productivity comfortably.

The split layout allows you to keep your wrists straight and also improve your overall posture inviting you to maintain your body’s natural symmetry and neutral position.

Relative Finger Strength

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Relative Finger Strength

The design follows your fingers’ neutral position adapting to your natural curvature helping you to reduce lateral movement.

The vertical column arrangement reduces the side-to-side movement of your fingers. Each column is also adjusted vertically to optimize the key position by matching the length and reach of each of your fingers and conforming to the natural curvature of your hands.

Each row has individually sculpted keycaps to optimize your fingers’ contact. The symmetrical layout encourages a natural ergonomic central positioning increasing your productivity.

Also features the most commonly used keys like Backspace, Delete, Shift, and Enter, located at the center within easy reach of your strongest fingers, promoting a comfortable typing experience and increasing your efficiency.

The only Ergonomic Keyboard that benefits from optical infrared mechanical key switches

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard - Optical Infrared Mechanical Key Switches

The CLEAVE is indeed the only ergonomic keyboard that allows you to benefit from new optical mechanical switches using Infrared Light to register every keystroke. These are the most reliable switches providing you with an extraordinarily comfortable feel and the fastest actuation.

Instead of relying on outdated metal‑to‑metal switches or dreadful rubber domes, each optical key switch on the Cleave keyboard contains its own laser emitter and a sensor allowing you to type with lightning-fast actuation helping your typing experience feel swift and effortless.

Guaranteed for 100 Million keystrokes

Optical switch

Optical Infrared switches offer instantaneous actuation while eliminating all of the common wear and tear issues that come along with all other mechanical keyboards.

Our switches are a dream come true for your hands. Soft, sturdy, comfortable, consistent, and offering amazing reliability. So even after years of use, rest assured that the switches on your CLEAVE keyboard will still feel strong, comfortable, and satisfying.

The CLEAVE keyboard is Incredibly Comfortable to use

Wrist pain

In the ongoing quest for greater productivity, you have come to accept sore wrists, stiff necks, and aching shoulders as an unavoidable part of your life. It’s no coincidence that computer-related injuries are on the rise.

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In the ongoing quest for greater productivity, you have come to accept sore wrists, stiff necks, and aching shoulders as an unavoidable part of your life. It’s no coincidence that computer-related injuries are on the rise.

Wrist pain

But being productive should not harm your physical health.

Computer keyboards have gotten cheaper over the years, but most are still uncomfortable to use for long periods of time.

This is a problem that must be solved, and that’s why we are introducing the Best Ergonomic Keyboard for You, the Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave Comfortable Typing

Pain Free Productivity

Here’s something to think about – when you sit down in front of a pad of paper to write something down, do you place the pad perfectly straight in front of you and then twist your wrist in order to write out a line?

TE Cleave Pain Free Keyboard

Of course you don’t. What you do is angle the pad slightly so that your hand and forearm form a nice, straight, comfortable line to write with. No one taught you to do this, you just did it instinctively. You automatically found the most ergonomic position to write in, and it just feels right.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Pain Free Productivity

By changing the angle and arrangement of the keys on the CLEAVE keyboard, it allows you to place your wrists and hands in a neutral position, keeping you safe from pain, numbness, and CTS/RSI, while also enhancing your typing speed.

Imagine yourself being able to swiftly and effortlessly type up any document, write a novel, dive into the most demanding essay, or write long lines of code, all while minimizing any potential wear and tear on your body. The CLEAVE keyboard allows you to have your hands and forearms at the angle you feel most comfortable while keeping your wrists straight and supported.

It’s the perfect blend of comfort and productivity for you.

Reviewers Love the new CLEAVE keyboard

Smooth and Cushioned Palmrest

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Strong Aluminum Body

The new soft cushioned Palmrest helps you work comfortably.

It is fully integrated into the aerospace‑grade Aluminum alloy Body, making it extremely strong and virtually unbreakable.

We also know that the sharp edges commonly found on most keyboards cause discomfort over time. By comparison, our smooth Palmrest follows the natural curvature of your hands and will help you keep them feeling great even after extended use.

Built to Last

Advanced Nano-coating shield making it Water, Dust, and even Snack resistant.

Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE - Most Comfortable Optical Mechanical Keyboard

We put a lot of passion into the products we create, and all Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboards are designed to be enjoyed for life. Features a solid, slim profile body made from aerospace‑grade Aluminum alloy, and keycaps coated with a protective UV coating that defends against oil, grime, and other elements of normal use, keeping them looking perfect and new even after prolonged use.

Water-Resistant
Dust-Resistant
Snack-Resistant

Helps you work in comfort and avoid wrist pain

An ergonomic keyboard that helps you achieve a neutral wrist alignment avoiding wrist and shoulder pain.

The narrow footprint reduces overreach to the Mouse, including all of the standard keys in only 60% of the area.

A Perfect Fit. Anywhere.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Cable Management Very Close to Laptop
When it comes to putting together your dream workstation, we know how important cable management is. That’s why the CLEAVE Keyboard comes with built-in cable re‑routing functionality.

Whether you prefer the cable to run straight out the back, or on either side of the keyboard, you can pick the style that suits your workstation best.

Convenient cable management coupled with the overall compact design of the keyboard allows you to easily pair it with laptops, so you can take the ultimate ergonomic typing experience with you anywhere you go.

A Light in The Dark

The Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard keeps things comfortable and classy with a simple, powerful, bright white LED backlight under each key, delivering the most comfortable color for your visibility in any light condition.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Customizable Backlight Profiles

Since the CLEAVE Keyboard is designed for easy customization with swappable switches, we deliberately installed our LEDs on the PCB itself instead of on the switch. This allows you to replace any switch while still retaining full backlight functionality.

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Brightness Levels

Fully adjustable backlighting ranging from All-Off to Super-Bright

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Customizable Backlight Profiles

Besides All-ON and All-OFF, lets you select which keys you want backlit per profile

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Predefined Backlight Profiles

Choose between preset profiles for easy typing or focused gaming

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Backlight Effects

Able to choose between several optional cool Backlight effects

Works with Windows, Mac, Chrome, and Linux

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Google Chrome
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The perfect keyboard for any situation and any computer.

100% plug-and-play. No need for special software or customs drivers.

Typing can be a Joy

Whether you’re a hyperproductive multi-tasker, an avid writer, or a computer user who’s looking for the most comfortable typing experience, the Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard will open your eyes to just how efficient and enjoyable typing can be.

It represents our mission to redefine what the best ergonomic keyboard should feel like and prove that it can truly feel like an extension of You.

It is time to invest in a Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard.

A comfortable ergonomic keyboard that helps you work comfortably and increase your productivity.

Optical Switch Options

Tactile

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Silent

Tactile feedback with a quiet operation for a satisfying feel.

These switches are quiet and provide gentle tactile feedback that helps you feel when each key registers. They are very comfortable to the touch allowing you to use minimal force.

Life Span: over 100 million
Actuation Force: 50g
Actuation Distance: 1.9mm
Full-travel Distance: 3.8mm

Clicky

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Clicky

Tactile feedback and a soft-click sound for a great typing experience.

These switches provide soft-click sound feedback and gentle tactile feedback that helps you feel and hear when each key registers.

Life Span: over 100 million 
Actuation Force: 55g
Actuation Distance: 1.9mm
Full-travel Distance: 3.8mm

Linear

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Linear

A smooth Linear feedback with a quiet operation.

These switches are quiet and provide linear feedback. They are comfortable to the touch allowing you to use the least force.

Life Span: over 100 million
Actuation Force: 45g
Actuation Distance: 1.9mm
Full-travel Distance: 3.8mm

New optical mechanical switches use Infrared Light to register every keystroke.

These are the most reliable switches providing an extraordinarily comfortable feel and the fastest actuation.

Rest assured that you will enjoy unparalleled comfort and responsiveness, no matter which switch you choose.

Specifications

Dimensions of the Cleave Keyboard with keycaps:

  • Width: 13.6″ (34.5cm)
  • Depth (front-to-back): 8.8″ (22.5 cm)
  • Height: 1.25″ (3.3 cm)

Cable Length: 72″ (180 cm)

Weight: 2 lb (950 gr)

Layouts: Windows, Apple, Europe/ISO, Custom

Compatibility: Windows, macOS, & Linux.

Keycaps: Cherry MX Cross‑Mount compatible keycaps and MX compatible stabilizers for a satisfying feel, and also allowing to easily interchange keycaps.

Top Body Material: Unibody made from aerospace-grade Aluminum alloy.

Palmrest Material: Polyurethane (PU) – as some chairs’ cushioned armrests, sealed for ease of cleaning.

Switches: Optical Infrared Mechanical switches provide maximum speed and reliability, with no missing or double letters, and an extraordinary feel.

  • Tactile – Tactile feedback with a quiet operation for a satisfying feel.
  • Clicky – Tactile feedback and a soft-click sound for a great typing experience.
  • Linear – A smooth Linear feedback with a quiet operation.

Key Travel Distance:

  • Activation Point: 1.9 mm
  • Full Travel: 3.8 mm

Keyswitch Rating: Guaranteed for 100 million actuations

Hot Key Functions:

  • Windows: Internet Browser, My Computer, Search, Pause
  • Mac: Decrease Brightness, Increase Brightness, Mission Control, Launchpad, Media Eject
  • Media Keys: Mute, Volume -, Volume +, Play/Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind
  • Backlighting Controls: Custom Profiles, On, Off, Increase Brightness, Decrease Brightness, Start/End Customizing.

Interface: USB Type A Connector

Certifications: FCC, CE

Warranty: 2-Year

Package Contents:

  • Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard
  • 4 Replacement Switches
  • 4 Blank Keycaps
  • Keycap and Switch Removal Tool
  • Quick Start Guide
Even More Benefits and Advantages

Evolutionary Progress after 150 Years

When it comes to the arrangement of the keys on a computer keyboard, the shocking problem with today’s conventional options is that they are still stuck in the 1860s.

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The staggered arrangement found in most computer keyboards comes from 1860s typewriters. While it’s somewhat effective in typing speed, it’s pretty terrible in terms of ergonomics.

Fast forward to today, and you’ll notice that while the technology behind the keys has advanced by leaps and bounds, the conventional arrangement of the keys remains old and unimproved.

Typical old typewriter based on the staggered key arrangement of the 1860s.

All conventional keyboards are based on this 1860s staggered key arrangement.

Other ergo keyboards are also based on this 1860s key arrangement and divide the layout into two halves that are always moving around and look messy.

Some manufacturers have tried to solve the ergonomic problems inherent in the 1860s design, but their “solutions” usually involve simply dividing the already uncomfortable staggered key arrangement into two halves, while leaving the rest of the layout unchanged.

The reason these keyboards fail to improve user comfort is that they’re still awkward to use, and don’t do enough to enhance the actual ergonomics of typing.

Reclaim Your Desk Space

We’ve all seen those cheesy “hacker” movies where computer geniuses seem to be able to work all kinds of digital magic by furiously tapping away on the keyboard, without ever reaching for the mouse. But in reality, most computer work involves a combination of keyboard and mouse input.

After spending a few hours constantly switching between keyboard and mouse input, it’ll quickly become obvious that the distance between your keyboard and your mouse is vital to your comfort, and that the closer the neutral hand position for each device is to each other, the faster and easier the whole input process becomes.

The Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard manages to include 100% of the standard keys in only 60% of the space compared to conventional keyboards while maintaining full‑size keycaps and full‑size space in between the keys.

In addition to the massive ergonomic benefits that come with a narrow keyboard, the CLEAVE Keyboard will also free up a lot of precious desktop real estate. This is a remarkable achievement when you consider how bulky and unwieldy other ergonomic keyboards are.

More importantly, it allows you to position your mouse much closer to your neutral hand position so you don’t have to reach as far, minimizing wrist and shoulder Pain, Numbness, and Tingling.

You’ve Never Experienced Comfortable Typing Like This

Despite the many technological advancements that have reshaped our lives over the past decades, we now spend more time typing than ever before.

Being able to quickly and efficiently interface with computers and devices is what makes us faster, smarter, more productive and ultimately, more successful.

But anyone who’s sat at a computer for long stretches of time can tell you that the process of typing is far from perfect. Sore wrists, stiff fingers, aching shoulders and a cramped neck are now becoming so common that we’re beginning to accept it as our natural state.

We believe this is unacceptable, and help is finally here via our Cleave keyboard.

Designed just for You

When it comes to tactile response, everybody’s got different tastes.

Fortunately, no matter what your preference is, you’ll be able to find the CLEAVE keyboard that’s right for you, with multiple switch options to choose from. You can enjoy the perfect typing keyboard on your own terms.

Rest assured that you will enjoy unparalleled comfort and responsiveness, no matter which switch you choose.

Tactile

Tactile feedback with a quiet operation for a satisfying feel

Clicky

Tactile feedback and a soft-click sound for a great typing experience

Linear

A smooth Linear feedback with a quiet operation

All three variants of our custom Optical Infrared Mechanical switches are far superior to regular Cherry MX-Type switches, while also being fully compatible with any MX-Type Cross-Mount keycaps for nearly limitless customizability.

Replaceable and Swappable Switches

Our Optical Infrared key switches are so durable that we could’ve just installed them on our keyboards and left it at that, but that wasn’t good enough for us. We understand that no matter how robust or well-built any piece of hardware is, there will always be critical points of failure that will make themselves known over the long term. In the case of keyboards, the point of failure is invariably the key switches.

With that in mind, even though the CLEAVE keyboard has the most durable key switches available, we took it one step further and designed our switches to be modular and plate mounted instead of soldered to the electronic circuit board, and also eliminated the flimsy underside pins found on all other mechanical keyboards.

Engineering like this allows our key switches to be easily removed and swapped in a matter of seconds, without needing any technical knowledge or expertise. Damaged or defective key switches are no longer the keyboard death sentence they used to be. The Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard is built to stand the test of time, so you can enjoy it over the long term.

The Best Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard on the Planet

Everything about the Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard has been intelligently designed to perform optimally in every situation.

While the size, materials and shape of the keyboard go a long way towards improving comfort, in order to deliver a truly superior typing experience, we went even further and completely reimagined the conventional keyboard layout and made a number of essential optimizations.

We started by positioning the Enter key and a duplicate Shift key at the center of the layout, directly within easy reach of your thumbs. This allows for extremely fast and comfortable actuation during high speed typing, and helps keep your wrists straight while typing.

Everybody likes the build quality and the feel of Tactile switches. The cushioned palm rest helps you achieve a neutral wrist alignment, good for long work.

Both the Ctrl and Alt keys have been placed side by side in the lower corners of the layout, making it possible to quickly actuate both keys for smooth command combos that are awkward and uncomfortable on a conventional keyboard layout.

Whereas conventional keyboards underutilize your thumbs by locking both of them to a single space bar key, the CLEAVE Keyboard features dual programmable space bar keys, where each space bar can have different functionality, allowing you to put both thumbs to work.

Custom wide Ctrl to the left of the "A" key. Shift, Ctrl, and Alt keys conveniently running down both the left and the right hand side

Custom Tab and unique Single Touch Back‑Tab keys for rapid task/cell switching

Custom central Shift, Enter, Backspace and Delete keys along with Single Touch Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo keys enable high speed editing

Rarely used Caps lock, Windows and Menu keys relocated to the top center to avoid accidental actuation

Dual directional key arrays (arrow keys on the right, PageUp/PageDown/Home/End keys on the left) allow for fast and precise navigation

Extended Functionality like volume up/down/mute, media play/pause/previous/next

Our unique, intuitive layout allows you to optimize your workflow by minimizing time spent correcting accidental keystrokes.

While this much innovation may seem a bit overpowering at first, once you’ve adapted to the reimagined layout of the CLEAVE Keyboard, and experienced the unbeatable speed and comfort that comes with Infrared actuated keys, you’ll never want to go back to conventional keyboards.

Floating Keycaps

Keycaps appear to be floating. This helps give the CLEAVE Keyboard its uniquely space‑age look. Also makes it incredibly easy to clean, since dust, dirt and crumbs won’t get stuck in the keyboard over time.

The shape of our concave‑cylindrical keycaps has been carefully customized and ergonomically sculpted so as to have a different profile per row, and the entire array is positioned on an optimal backslope stance, delivering an unbelievably comfortable feel for high‑speed typing.

Cherries on Top

The Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard uses world renowned Cherry MX‑type Cross‑Mount compatible keycaps, and MX‑type compatible stabilizers, for unbeatable durability and an incredibly satisfying tactile feel.
The CLEAVE Keyboard is also highly customizable and fully compatible with any other Cherry MX‑type Cross‑Mount keycaps, allowing you to easily implement custom keycap configurations.

It’s All About The Feel

Any computer enthusiast will tell you that when it comes to keyboards, nothing beats spring-loaded mechanical switches.

Our switches deliver a consistent, high-quality feel with each and every keystroke. We obsessed over the tactile feel of our keys, making sure that the travel distance, debounce time, and actuation point for each is absolutely perfect.

Our Optical Mechanical switches deliver actuation speeds that seemed impossible before, and because we’ve done away with the vulnerable physical contact points, our switches are as durable as they are fast!

The end result is a keyboard that helps you type indefinitely.

Ergonomically perfect actuation point distance of

1.9mm

No need to “bottom out” each key means significantly faster typing.

Complete travel distance of 3.8mm

Blazing fast Debounce time of only 0.01ms

> 500x faster

compared to all other keyboards between 5.00ms and 20.00ms

Optical Infrared Mechanical switches deliver extraordinary durability.

10x
lifespan than other conventional or ergonomic keyboards

20x
more durable than rubber domes

Form Following Function

In order for a keyboard to be Truly Ergonomic, every aspect of its design must be carefully and deliberately molded to deliver outstanding comfort and superior performance.

From the moment you first unbox your CLEAVE Keyboard, you feel as though you’re looking at a work of art.

The entire body is made from aerospace‑grade aluminum instead of plastic, and all fastening screws have been deliberately concealed, giving the CLEAVE Keyboard an exquisitely clean and modern look that’s light years ahead of all other conventional and ergonomic keyboards.

Beauty and Brains

The CLEAVE Keyboard is more than just a pretty face and a cool body. It’s also smart. Very smart.

Hardware of this caliber interfaces perfectly with any system it’s connected to and fulfills its true potential with ease. The CLEAVE Keyboard is loaded with intelligent functionality that computer users have come to expect, and can greatly enhance the input efficiency of any user.

1000Hz

Ultra-fast polling rate
lets you type as fast as you want.

Onboard Memory

Saves all preferences (layout, backlight, macros) even if the keyboard is disconnected.

Plug & Play

No need to bother with special software or outdated drivers.

Custom Macros

Type the same text or complicated commands over and over with ease.

Programmable

Each of the space bar keys, the Control located left of the letter “A”, as well as the custom central Shift, Enter, Backspace and Delete keys, can have a different functionality without the need of custom software.

100% Anti-Ghosting Technology with Full N-Key Rollover

Most other keyboards only allow you to press a maximum of 2‑Keys at the same time, which lowers your typing speed and can produce many errors.

In addition to onboard memory and ultra‑fast polling rate for ultra‑fast typing, the Cleave keyboard also features 100% Anti‑Ghosting Technology with Full N‑Key Rollover (Full NKRO), outsmarting the USB 6‑key limit, allowing you to seamlessly execute complicated commands and press as many keys as you need simultaneously, all without the need of special software.

No matter how fast paced or demanding your keyboard input is, the Cleave keyboard can keep up without ever dropping a single character.

Advantages and Benefits

Truly Ergonomic

Comfortable and satisfying typing experience to help increase your productivity.

Reliable

Optical Infrared Mechanical switches provide maximum speed and reliability with an extraordinary feel.

Best Layout

Refined and enhanced layout has the most commonly used keys within easy reach of your strongest fingers.

Aluminum Body

Body made of Aerospace-grade Aluminum, making it strong and slim. Narrow width helps keep your mouse very close.

Resilient

Advanced Nano-coating shield making it Water resistant, Dust resistant, and even Snack resistant.

LED Backlight

Bright White LED Backlight with 10 Brightness levels and customizable profiles to type in any light condition.
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