In appreciating this eureka moment, I can’t help but ask… Why hasn’t anyone thought of this yet? It seems so easy and sensible that I’d expect Logitech or Apple or Dell to have made it a norm by now. In hindsight, it does seem to defy their business model, because if you bought a Logitech keyboard with a built-in hub, you probably wouldn’t need to buy Logitech’s USB hub or card-reader.
Speculation aside, it seems that Stephen Chu may have made one of the most marvelous breakthroughs in the computer peripherals category. Say hello to the Kolude KD-K1, a sleek external keyboard with a pretty interesting twist. With circular keys that sit within a machined aluminum base giving it a neo-retro vibe, the Kolude KD-K1 keyboard is a visual treat with tactile scissor-switch keys that make it a great keyboard to type on too. Designed to be the sleeker brother of Lofree’s keyboards, the Kolude KD-K1’s twist lies right above those keys. Built right into the back-face of the KD-K1 is a USB hub, complete with USB-A and USB-C ports, an HDMI port, and two card-reader slots.
Designed to be the Swiss-Army-Knife of keyboards, the Kolude KD-K1 makes sure you’ll never have to bend over and reach behind a CPU to plug a pen-drive in again. Connect it to your laptop or desktop using the USB-C port and the KD-K1 comes alive with a myriad of possibilities. The multitude of ports allow you to maximize productivity by connecting drives, devices, displays, or cards to your main computer, right through the keyboard. Made to be the most versatile external keyboard on the market, the Kolude KD-K1 gives you the ability to stay connected, to multitask, and even charge your devices, right through the very device that sits underneath your fingertips. It comes with a full set of keys including a numpad and even a row of function keys on top. The scissor-switch keys feature a low-travel design that may not give you the clickety-clack of a gaming keyboard, but allow you to type comfortably and fast. They even come with a backlight, which is more than I can say for Apple’s Magic keyboard, and are compatible with all Apple, Windows, and Android devices. Heck, the KD-K1 even supports a variety of language formats, ranging from English to French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Taiwanese/Hong Kong Cangjie, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Korean. Did I also mention it does the job of a USB hub too? You won’t need to shell out a single buck for one of those ridiculous dongles ever again.
Designer: Jeremy Lin
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$179 ($70 Off).
Kolude Keyhub – All-in-one Keyboard Hub
The aluminum scissor-switch keyboard with rich ports and connections that’s built to last and improve your work and gaming experiences.
When Keyboard and USB Hub Become One
The Keyhub Keyboard uses the most popular and influential USB-C data port and USB-C PD charging port, compatible with 18w ~ 100w charging. It features three USB-A 3.0 and one USB-A 2.0 interfaces, supporting data transmission. The USB 3.0 is downward compatible with all USB-A 3.0 and 2.0 products, such as hard drives, dongle of 2.4G wireless mouse, among others.
Also the Keyhub Keyboard makes memory reading more convenient with its TF/SD card slot, precisely so that you have all essential options available.
In terms of visuals, its HDMI 4K/30Hz compatibility with 2K, 1080P and 720P speak for itself.
Workflow is made incredibly easier with a 2-zone range, covering the most useful key functions and shortcuts—such as screenshot, copy, cut, paste and home—as well as exclusive keyboard shortcuts that are designed to make your work faster and more convenient.
Scissor-switch keyboard that features a shorter travel, higher durability and higher efficiency, allowing you to type without delay.
Patented 100% Aluminum design available in two different keyboard designs and colors that are energetic and durable.
Unibody anti-scratching aluminum upper and base housing with all edges shaped with shiny diamond cut by precious CNC technologies.
Backlight with a responsive white backlight, which is perfect for typing in dark places.
While the Keyhub Keyboard is especially designed for Apple users—having the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro setups mostly in mind, it also works with Windows and Android laptops.
The Kolude Keyhub layout supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Taiwanese/Hong Kong Cangjie, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Korean languages, and the makers are also exploring more supported languages and countries to include in the future.
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$179 ($70 Off). Raised over $150,000.