What if we could make the simplest keyboard imaginable, while still packing all the power that’s behind the ErgoDox EZ? A keyboard that can change as your typing habits change, that comes with lights and change-it-yourself mechanical keyswitches, and that’s a joy to travel with?
Meet the Planck EZ.
Comparison: Planck EZ vs. OLKB Planck
No matter where you land, the Planck EZ takes seconds to set up. Pull it out, plug it in, and you’re in business. You don’t even need a desk: It’s small enough to rest on top of your laptop keyboard.
Using it is a snap too: The design requires minimal finger and wrist movement. Every key is within easy reach.
“The Planck EZ is the ultimate in portability. It is a compact and powerful beast of a keyboard, one we're proud to bring to the world.”
— Erez Zukerman, CEO/Co-Founder, ZSA Technology Labs
If we asked you to close your eyes and draw a keyboard from memory, you’d probably end up with something that’s remarkably close to the Planck EZ.
The Planck EZ takes that archetypal notion of what a keyboard is, and shrinks it down to its compact and powerful essentials: Small, but mighty.
Jack Humbert took the notion of ortholinear keyboards and made it wildly popular among the tight-knit community of keyboard enthusiasts.
Ortholinear keyboards are popular because they work: Having a grid of keys minimizes finger movement and can help when learning the layout.
“The Planck EZ is the mature, warranty-backed iteration of an idea that started as a group-buy for two metal plates back in 2014 — it's everything I've been wanting to put into the Planck and more.”
— Jack Humbert, OLKB
The Planck EZ celebrates the mechanical switches that power your every keystroke. They’re firmly mounted within a supportive framework, but the top half of each keyswitch floats over the board, there for all to see.
Gain ultimate control over your hardware: Change any keyswitch on your Planck EZ, at any time, without soldering and without voiding the warranty. Your keyboard, your switches, your way.
Should your keyboard be clicky, or whisper-quiet? Are you an energetic typist, or do your fingers effortlessly glide over the keys, barely touching as you commit your ideas to writing?
No matter your personal typing style, we’ve got the perfect keyswitch to support it. Pick what works for you.
8Cherry MXSwitch Varieties
The Planck EZ can fit in a coat pocket, and will have no trouble finding a cozy spot in your bag.
The Planck EZ ships with a high-quality USB C-to-C cable. We also included a dongle in the box, letting you convert one end of the cable into a USB type-A plug in case you‘re not rocking Type C just yet.
The Planck EZ ships with a number of custom keycaps we‘ve created specifically for the board. One of these is extra-special, though: The QMK keycap.
This little cap sits on the bottom-left corner of the board, and celebrates the flexibility of the board. You could program it to do whatever you like: Control the lights, switch layers, send out a dynamic macro, and more. All of the keys are programmable in this way of course — but we wanted one little key to celebrate the open-source nature of the firmware.
The Planck EZ incorporates two bright status LEDs, as well as a buzzer that can play Gameboy-style chiptunes. Of course, you can also keep it completely silent (but where’s the fun in that?).
The Planck EZ comes with gorgeously fluid animations out of the box, and you can also highlight individual keys or an entire layer with static colors.
to learn for
Highlight just the keys that are active in the current layer, or the whole layer, in any color you choose.
Click the cards to learn more.
The powerful firmware that runs on the Planck EZ is called QMK, and it’s open-source, available on GitHub.
While you can use our configurator to quickly put together a layout, having complete access to the firmware source code means you can dig as deep as you’d like.
You don't have to code to customize the Planck EZ. Oryx is free, simple, and powerful. Point-and-click your way to the ultimate keyboard layout.
Need easy access to your F-keys?
Want a mechanical numpad?
symbols right on your home row?
Layers make it easy. It's like a Shift key on steroids.
Don't like where something is? Move it. All keys can be remapped and reassigned, and most people iterate over their layouts until they're just right.
The Planck EZ can emulate a mouse. Tap, tap, point, click. You decide where the mouse keys are.
Create dedicated keys for those
RSI-inducing key combinations found in industry-standard software. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+W suddenly takes just a single keystroke.
Tap your Z key, and it sends the letter Z as expected. Press and hold it down, and it becomes Alt.
That’s the power of dual-function keys.
When tapped, they send a character. When held, they act as a modifier. Alt, Ctrl, and friends have never been easier to reach.
Use your Shift key for more. Press and hold it, and it acts as Shift. Tap it on its own, and it sends parentheses — open parens on the Left Shift, close parens on the Right Shift.
This feature not enabled by default but is trivial to enable using Oryx.
Unlock the power of system-wide shortcuts.
Hyper is Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Win/Cmd, while Meh is Ctrl+Shift+Alt. No sane application on your machine uses these, which means you get free system-wide shortcuts.
Hyper+S will never conflict with anything on your system.
Record macros on the fly into one of two slots, then play them back with a keystroke. They're ephemeral and local — removed when the keyboard loses power.
Works with Windows, macOS, and Linux.
No special drivers or resident software needed.
The Planck is a serious investment in your future well being, and our warranty policy reflects this. We proudly offer a two-year, no-BS, no fine-print warranty on our keyboards.
We also fully support the Right to Repair, and offer parts for all of our keyboards.
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