Welcome to your gateway into mechanical keyboards. Portico75 is our entry-level keyboard designed from the ground up to offer the sound and feel of keyboards that cost much more. It is a compact 75% layout with a rotary encoder knob housed in a polycarbonate case.
🌟 Hotswap PCB – No soldering! It's easy to build the keyboard and change switches when you want.
🛠️ Assembly Required – Building the Portico will take you 60–90 minutes. We've designed this to be a perfect starting place if you've never built a keyboard before. We're creating a build tutorial with step by step photos to walk you through the whole process.
⚠️ Switches and keycaps are not included. You'll need to buy these separately.
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:
Assemble and attach the stabilizers to the PCB.
Screw together the plate and the PCB.
Put this into the case, and screw it together.
And you’re done! You can get the full rundown in 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.
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.