This is a DISCONTINUED product, which means it's still fully functional, but has either a minor cosmetic issue or has some minor inconvenience when installing or operating it. As such, the product is being SOLD AS-IS at a heavily DISCOUNTED price for people who are willing to deal with minor inconvenience. By purchasing this item, you acknowledge that you're aware of the issues ahead of time and still want to purchase and is ok with this item not being eligible for our typical refund policy. Discount codes are not eligible for this item as it is already heavily discounted.
Defect: This product has a minor defect where one of the hot-swap sockets is blocking the screw opening for one of the shift key stabilizers on the right-hand side. The PCB is still fully functional and we've found no noticeable difference in the stability of the stabilizer that's not screwed in as long as the plate and switches are mounted on the PCB.
FreeBird60: modular hot-swap PCB
In the standard 60% form factor, but with hot-swap compatibility for an arrow-key layout, this PCB is everything you’ll need in a 60% PCB.
- Hot swap sockets for two layouts
- QMK Compatibility
- VIA Compatibility
- PCB mount stabilizer support
- USB-C Connection
Your PCB should already be flashed with a VIA-compatible firmware. However, if you ever need to reflash your PCB, you can take a look at the instructions in our tutorial here - https://keebsforall.com/blogs/tutorials-for-beginners/how-to-flash-pcb-keyboard-with-qmk - on how to do it with QMK. If you need a copy of the VIA-compatible HEX file (firmware), you can join our discord server and find the firmware in a dedicated firmware channel there.
works great only thing is that some of the hot swap sockets get really close up to the side so if your case has a lip on the inside for the board to rest on it might not be perfectly even. I just notched out a bit where the sockets were hitting and was good to go since it wasn't a super big issue. discontinued issue with the right space bar didn't matter for me since i wanted to do an arrow key cluster more anyways
Works very well even with minor defect. Amazing price for a hotswap pcb! Definitely recommend!