Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard

An advanced ergonomic keyboard designed to avoid typing wrist pain, allow you to work in comfort, and increase your productivity.
Optical Switch Options


Truly Ergonomic Cleave Infrared Switches Tactile 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


Truly Ergonomic Cleave Infrared Switches Tactile 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


Truly Ergonomic Cleave Infrared Switches Linear Silent

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.


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
Benefits and Advantages
Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE - Most Comfortable and Best Optical Infrared Mechanical Keyboard
Bye bye pain ...
Hello comfort

New Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard helps you work in comfort and avoid wrist pain

An ergonomic keyboard that helps you
achieve a neutral wrist alignment
reduce wrist extension
and avoid wrist and shoulder pain.

Allows you to increase your productivity comfortably

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Unique Columnar Layout Vertical Stagger

The CLEAVE keyboard has been designed from the ground up to be ergonomically accurate.

Features a custom columnar layout with a vertical stagger arrangement that keeps all the keys in a naturally sweeping arc, resulting in a smooth and precise typing experience designed to reduce your physical stress.

It also has a unique split symmetric layout that aligns naturally with your hands following your body’s natural symmetry and neutral position.

Helps you keep your hands and forearms in the most comfortable position.

Relative Finger Strength

A refined and enhanced layout that has the most commonly used keys like Backspace, Delete, Shift, and Enter, located at the center within easy reach of your strongest fingers.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Relative Finger Strength

The moment you first sit down in front of the Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard, one of the first things you’ll notice is that some of the most commonly used keys have been moved to the center of the layout. There’s a very good reason for this, and it’s all about relative finger strength.

Your thumbs and index fingers are much stronger and more capable than your pinky fingers will ever be. This is why we’ve reorganized the layout to bring the most commonly used keys within easy reach of your strongest fingers.

For example, heavy use keys like Shift & Enter can now be quickly actuated by the thumbs, and Backspace & Delete keys with the index fingers, allowing you to keep your hands in a comfortable position without having to constantly stretch your fingers.

Optimizations like this are important because they reduce strain on your weak fingers by leveraging your strong fingers.

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

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard - Optical Infrared Mechanical Key Switches

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

Instead of relying on outdated metal‑to‑metal contacts or dreadful rubber domes, each optical key switch on our keyboard contains its own laser emitter and sensor for lightning-fast actuation that helps make the 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.

Problems like duplicate key presses, key chattering, oxidation, debouncing glitches, performance degradation, double letters, and missing letters, will all soon be things of the past as Optical Infrared Mechanical switches become the new standard.

Our switches are also 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.

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Ergonomic Keyboard History 1860-2020
Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Ergonomic Keyboard History 1860-2020

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.

Staggered old typewriter

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

Staggered keyboard

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

split keyboard

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.

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, the CLEAVE allows you to place your wrists, forearms, and hands in a neutral position, keeping you safe from Pain, Numbness, Tingling, Weakness, and CTS/RSI, while also enhancing your typing speed.

Imagine 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.

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, and will last forever.

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 keep them feeling great even after extended use.

Built to Last

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


A Perfect Fit, Anywhere

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Cable Management Very Close to Laptop

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.

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Mouse very close to neutral position

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.

Reviewers Love the new CLEAVE keyboard

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 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.


Brightness Levels

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


Customizable Backlight Profiles

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


Predefined Backlight Profiles

Choose between preset profiles for easy typing or focused gaming


Backlight Effects

Able to choose between several optional cool Backlight effects

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Optical Mechanical - Narrow

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.

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Silent


Tactile feedback with a quiet operation for a satisfying feel

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Clicky


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

Truly Ergonomic - Optical Infrared Switch Linear


A smooth Linear feedback with a quiet operation

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

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

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - animation Replaceable 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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave Most Comfortable Typing Experience

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 a 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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Floating Keycaps

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.
Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Floating Keycaps Easy to Clean
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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Tactile Clicky Optical Infrared 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


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.

lifespan than other conventional or ergonomic keyboards

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Best Split Symmetric

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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave Beauty Brains


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.


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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave NKRO Anti Ghosting Technology

Compatible with Windows, macOS, & Linux

Window Logo
Mac logo

The perfect keyboard for any situation and any computer. The CLEAVE keyboard can be used interchangeably with Windows, macOS and Linux, and is fully compatible with both US (ANSI) and International (ISO/JIS) Layouts.

Typing can be a Joy

It is time to invest in a Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard,
a comfortable ergonomic keyboard that helps you work comfortably and increase your productivity.

It is time to invest in a Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard, a comfortable ergonomic keyboard that helps you work comfortably and increase your productivity.

Since 2010, Truly Ergonomic has been manufacturing some of the most unique and most comfortable computer keyboards in the world.

Whether you’re a hyper productive 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.

Truly Ergonomic Cleave - Most Comfortable Typing Experience

When it comes to comfort, style, and satisfying feel, the new Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE keyboard sets the new benchmark to deliver a truly comfortable typing experience.

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.

The new Truly Ergonomic CLEAVE Keyboard helps you achieve a neutral wrist alignment, reduce wrist extension, and avoid wrist and shoulder pain.

Helps you work in comfort and increase your productivity.

Advantages and Benefits

Truly Ergonomic

Comfortable and satisfying typing experience to help increase your productivity.


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.


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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