When you buy Portico, you'll get:
- Portico case (top and bottom pieces)
- Silicon dampening mat
- Felt dampening mat
- Standoffs (extra included)
- Screws (extra included)
- V3 Stabilizers
- USB-C cable
- Protective carrying case
- All required tools for assembly: Screwdriver, TKC Switch Puller, Keycap Puller, allen key.
Switches and keycaps are only included if selected. Otherwise you'll need to buy these separately.
Portico75 is a keyboard kit. You will have to assemble it yourself. You'll also need to buy separately:
- Switches (79 required for build)
Assembling a complete Portico75 keyboard will take around 30- 45 minutes. See our written build guide, complete with photos, for a walkthrough of every step. Stabilizers now come installed so jump to step 4 on the guide.
For a full video guide from Dutchmasters click here.
The default Portico75 layout can be adjusted in VIA Configurator.
You can adjust the RGB settings by holding down the FN key (the key immediately to the left of the arrow keys) and pressing:
FN + F1: Effect mode increase
FN + F2: Effect mode decrease
FN + F3: Hue 1 increase
FN + F4: Hue 1 decrease
FN + F5: Saturation 1 increase
FN + F6: Saturation 1 decrease
FN + F7: Hue 2 increase (please note, only a few effects use a second color)
FN + F8: Hue 2 decrease
FN + F9: Saturation 2 increase
FN + F10: Saturation 2 decrease
FN + F11: Brightness increase
FN + F12: Brightness decrease
Is this easy to build for beginners?
Yes! We designed this specifically for folks who have never built a keyboard before. You have to be mindful of small parts like screws, and check that things work, but it’s a straight forward process that anyone can do. A brief summary of steps is:
- Insert switches.
- Install keycaps.
And you’re done! If you want to change out your stabilizers, or want a full rundown check out our Build Guide.
How do I configure the keymap?
Portico75 is compatible with VIA Configurator, which is an easy to use app. You click to change what keypresses do, and changes take place instantly—you don’t need to flash your keyboard to apply the changes.
Read more about using VIA Configurator →
In addition to this build kit, what else do I need to buy to build a complete keyboard?
You’ll need to buy switches and keycaps.
Switches: Portico75 uses 79 switches and works with MX-style switches. We recommend buying 84+, so that you have a few extra in case a pin gets bent or you lose one.
- Keycaps: Portico75 has a 75% keyboard layout. It is compatible with most custom keycap sets, as it doesn’t feature any unusual key sizes. As always, take care to double check the keycaps you’re buying to ensure it will fit on the Portico75 layout!
This layout is missing keys! How do I type them?
You access the missing keys via another “layer” of keys. It's like typing numbers or symbols on your smartphone, or holding 'shift' on your keyboard to type capital letters.
For example, by default FN + F11 will increase the brightness of your RGB LEDs and FN + F12 will decrease it.
This can all be configured in VIA.