MONOKEI x Hand Engineering


“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

- C.S. Lewis

Friendship sometimes begins like a good dream, you never quite know how you got there, and you'd love for it to never end. On rare occasions, one finds like-minded friends across oceans. We've worked closely with Lewis of Hand Engineering over the past year and a half, from releases such as the Bauhaus inspired Haus keyboard to a multi-coloured veneration of British racing history.

The box art features Lewis' favourite design elements drawn from a mixture of Bauhaus and mid century architecture. The elements pay homage to the inspiration behind the logo and portray a harmonious blend of the past and the future.

The keyboard

The Kage is a top mount TKL with an optional o ring mounting style available as well.

The keyboard is a distillation of both Hand Engineering and MONOKEI's take on a classic top mount TKL, with strong curves that arch towards the back of the kit while including subtler corners and USB port designs.

The MONOKEI x Hand Engineering Kage is in production and is scheduled to be delivered in Q3 2022. Extra units and parts will be sold at a later date.


MONOKEI x Hand Engineering

Typing Angle, Weight & Mounting Style

- Typing angle: 7 degrees
- Weight: Standard Kit (2.3kg), SE Kit (2kg)
- Mounting Style: Top mount with optional O-ring mount
- Dimensions: 36 x 13.5 x 3.5cm
- Front height: 2cm

PCB & Layout

Firmware: Designed for MONOKEI by Kopibeng

- 88 key layout
- Indicators on caps lock and scroll lock keys
- RGB underglow
- Spacebar is north orientation
- PCB comes flashed with the requisite firmware. Please use VIA to modify it.

Completing Your Kit

You will need to purchase the following items separately to complete the kit:
- MX switches
- PCB mount stabilisers
- MX compatible keycaps

Additional Parts

Your Kage Standard kit comes with:

- Solder / Hotswap PCB
- Polycarbonate full plate (Frost White)
- Sandblasted brass weight
- Hex screws
- Rubber feet
- 1 x O Ring (50A)

Your Kage SE kit comes with:

- Solder / Hotswap PCB
- Polycarbonate full plate (Frost White or Titan Grey) full plate
- Sandblasted copper weight
- Hex screws
- Rubber feet
- 1 x O Ring (50A)