The WOOTING One Analog Mechanical Keyboard has hit Kickstarter

The WOOTING One Analog Mechanical Keyboard has hit Kickstarter

WOOTING One Analog Mechanical Keyboard

The WOOTING One Analog Mechanical Keyboard has hit Kickstarter

 

The Wooting One Analog Mechanical keyboard has hit Kickstarter, offering fully replaceable mechanical key switches and full analog control for the optimal gaming experience. 

For years PC gamers have had a problem, traditional keyboards have either an on or an off state, making precision movement with WASD difficult in a lot of games and making it impossible to walk slowly in almost any game. With a controller you can simply tilt your analog stick slightly to the side to achieve small movements, but pushing your keyboard key in slightly will have no response at all. the Wooting One this problem is addressed, allowing PC gamers to have full control with analog mechanical switches. 

The Wooting One fixes this with analog keyboard switches allowing PC gamers to have full control without the need to install any external software in order to function. This keyboard will also give you the features you would expect from modern gaming keyboards, offering red and blue MX compatible key switches and full RGB illumination. 

 

The WOOTING One Analog Mechanical Keyboard will hit Kickstarter in May

             MX-keycap compatible switchesPulling switches

 

With the Wooting One users will be able to turn off analog functionality at the press of a button, allowing players to type like normal outside of games and analog mode when in game. 

One other key feature on this keyboard is that all of the mechanical key switches are replaceable, allowing the user to switch between blue and red mechanical switches or use both if the user prefers. 

 

 

 

Analog Input Explained

 

An ordinary keyboard only has a digital input. This means it sends merely on/off signals. For example, you tap the spacebar once, the PC will think OH ITS ON! and then it’s off. So what if you hold down the spacebar? The PC will just see ON..off ON..off ON..off at a repeated rate.

Analog, however, works differently. Analog means you can send multiple or variable inputs to the PC with a single button. This is very similar to pressing down a trigger button- or joystick (A.k.a thumbstick, analog stick) towards any angle on a controller, it will send different signals based on how far down you’ve pressed it.

The Wooting one can read exactly how far down you’ve pressed a key for analog input. As you can see from the animation above, the further down you press a key, the stronger the signal gets from 0 to 100%. 

For gaming, analog input has one very obvious application; you can control your movement speed and turns with the WASD similar to a joystick. Something that has been lacking in PC games for a long time.

 

wooting switch_motion

 

Right now the Kickstarter has reached over half of its €30,000 goal, which is great for a kickstarter product that is less than a day old. Right now those interested in this product can already order the Wooting One for just €129, with higher tiers offering extra replacement keycaps, T-shits, a replacement top plate and other accessories. 

Right now this keyboard is available in ISO German, French, Nordic, English (UK) and Latin variants, as well asANSI International English versions. The Wooting One is expected the ship in November 2016.  

 

You can have a look at the Wooting One Kickstarter page here.  

 

You can join the discussion on the Wooting One analog mechanical keyboard on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

24-05-2016, 11:35:47

SPS
The optical switches are pretty cool. I like how they are swappable because of this.
However, I'm not convinced they can ship before the end of this year.Quote

24-05-2016, 14:32:17

RobM
What a nice looking keyboard, hate how mechs are so expensive.
Wonder if they are planing a full sizeQuote
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