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NuPhy Air96 V2
$129 - $168
The Nuphy Air96 V2 is a wireless custom mechanical keyboard that offers a range of features to enhance your typing and gaming experience. With QMK/VIA support, Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz connectivity, a battery capacity of 4000mAh, ANSI standard layout, and hot swappable keys, this keyboard is designed to meet the needs of both professionals and enthusiasts.
The Air96 V2 features an ample-sized numpad and foldable feet, providing extra length and comfort during use. The top frame maintains a minimalistic look, while the bottom case has undergone subtle changes, including improved laser texturing for a more transparent and finely textured appearance. The internal components are colored to match the keyboard's color theme, and the light bars glasses are plated with thin layers of metal for enhanced durability.
The Air96 V2 excels in wireless performance with its 1000Hz polling rate 2.4G connection. It supports up to 4 devices simultaneously and utilizes state-of-the-art chips and attention to detail to ensure fast and low-latency wireless connectivity. The keyboard is equipped with Nordic's NRF52810 SoC and STM32F072 MCU for high performance and minimal total trip delay. Benchmarks have shown that the Air96 V2 delivers impressive latency performance, making it suitable for professional gaming and low latency applications.
The Air96 V2 comes with QMK/VIA firmware, allowing for endless key remapping, light customization, and other creative possibilities. It is compatible with major desktop platforms, including Mac, Windows, and Linux, making it versatile and easy to customize. The keyboard also supports various OS-specific shortcuts and features, such as 'Spotlight', 'Dictation', and 'Do Not Disturb' on MacOS.
The Air96 V2 features double-shot PBT keycaps that are impressively thin yet durable. The keycaps offer crisp texts and vibrant colors, and they can be easily mixed and matched with other double-shot themed keycaps for a personalized look. The keyboard also offers dye-sub keycaps with great sound quality and durable legends. Additionally, low-profile shine-through keycaps are available for those who enjoy backlighting.
The keyboard's sound performance is enhanced through structure-borne sound engineering. The Air96 V2 utilizes plate poron hollow-sound absorption and PCB IXPE sound purification solutions, along with an extra layer of PET sound pad and silicone sound shaping technology for a concentrated and pure sound. The spacebar is specifically tuned to harmonize with the rest of the keys.
The Air96 V2 comes with a floral lineup of low-profile switches that have been well-received since their launch. The switches feature ultra-long travel, high-precision mold, and pre-lubing for a satisfying typing experience. The lineup includes Aloe, a linear switch with an operating force of 37gf, and Cowberry, a linear switch with an operating force of 45gf and a shortened pre-travel for rapid firing rate in gaming and other purposes.