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Launch

The Launch Configurable Keyboard is engineered to be comfortable, fully customizable, and make your workflow more efficient.

  • High-speed USB Hub
  • Works on Linux, Windows and macOS
  • 100% Open Source
  • Made in Colorado
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  • High-speed USB Hub
  • Works on Linux, Windows and macOS
  • 100% Open Source
  • Made in Colorado
The Launch keyboard layout mainly differs from other keyboards in the arrangement of the bottom row keys, from left to right: Ctrl, Alt, Fn, Super, the split spacebar, Ctrl, Alt, Fn.

Layout and Ergonomics

A wide swath of customization options makes Launch flexible to your needs. The keyboard’s thoughtful design keeps everything within reach, vastly reducing awkward hand contortions.

Comfort at Home

Maximum configurability ensures your hands can operate entirely from home row while your fingers rest on soft, textured keys.

A person typing on the keyboard while their hands stay on the home row.

Split Space Bar

Bring important keys like Bksp, Shift, or Fn to your Space Bar for quick and comfortable thumb access—without altering your existing habits.

A person’s right hand resting on the keyboard, their thumb on the right Space bar, other fingers on the home row.

Closer Clicking

With a tenkeyless (TKL) layout, your mouse is only a short hand movement away. You know… just in case you miss each other.

The mouse, in very close proximity to someone's right hand on the arrow keys.

Personalize Your workflow

Place control back into your hands. Remap keys, swap keycaps, and configure multiple layers to your liking. Launch uses only three keycap sizes to vastly expand your configuration options.

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Remap and Travel

Seamlessly adjust the layout with the Keyboard Configurator application. Because changes are saved to the keyboard’s firmware, you can use your custom layout at any workstation.

A person typing on the keyboard that is plugged into the laptop.

Simple Swapping

Included key puller makes it easy to pop and place keys where you want them. Extra keycaps are provided in different sizes, contours, and red and blue accent colors.

Additional keycaps and a key puller.

Multilayer Functionality

Use four layers for personalized application shortcuts, adjusting hardware functions, non-QWERTY layouts, and more.

Keymap tab in the Keyboard Configurator application where one can remap the keys.

HIGH-SPEED USB HUB

In addition to the central USB-C port for connecting to your system, Launch features two high-speed USB-C and USB-A ports. Transfer 1TB of video footage in 15 minutes, compared to 5 hours on other keyboards.*

*For maximum transfer speed, Launch must be plugged into a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port on your computer. Estimate based on maximum potential data transfer speed.

USB-A and USB-C ports on the back of the Launch keyboard.

Handcrafted in Denver

Launch features a chassis milled out of a solid block of aluminum, as well as a custom PCB (printed circuit board). It’s designed, engineered, and manufactured in Denver by a team of very particular keyboard nerds. After testing various configurations, they enjoyed and approved the final product unanimously.

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Pleasing Switches

Choose your sound to best fit your work environment. Royal switches offer a muted clack for those who video conference frequently, while Jade switches produce an addictive click. Both offer an excellent tactile feel without being overly heavy—great for hours of fatigue-free typing.

Jades

Kailh Box Jade Switch with green top.

Royals

Kailh Box Royal Switch with purple top.
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Soothing LEDs

Cycle through various light patterns and a large RGB color spectrum. Stare too long, however, and you’ll succumb to the hypnotic trance of the gentle glow.

Inert Design

Solid milled aluminum and rubber feet stabilize the chassis and prevent it from moving around on your desk. Type flat or add the magnetic foot for a 15-degree incline.

Magnetic lift attached to the Launch keyboard.

100% Open Source

Launch is our first product compatible with Linux, Windows, and macOS. In keeping with our ethos, design files are readily available for anyone to view, learn from, and modify. The accompanying software configurator has also been made public.

Launch’s firmware is based on open source QMK firmware. Updates can only be initiated by the user, and are available through Pop!_OS firmware settings and LVFS. When your firmware is updated, your keyboard LEDs will flash U-N-L-O-C-K-E-D, notifying you that the firmware is being changed.

A view from behind the keyboard with rainbow LEDs turned on.

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL ON POP!_OS

Launch works with Pop!_OS Keyboard Navigation to launch applications, organize tiled windows and workspaces, browse the web, and more, all without touching your mouse. The configurator application enables you to mold your layout around your workflow for maximum comfort and efficiency.

Front-facing 27 inches1440p IPS monitor displaying Pop!_OS.
The Launch keyboard comes with the USB-C and USB-A cords, a key and switch puller, a magnetic lift, and seventeen extra keycaps.

Launch

$285.00

Tech Specs

Chassis

System76 Open Source milled chassis design

Detachable lift bar to adjust keyboard angle by 15 degrees

Electronics

System76 Open Source PCB design

Individually addressable RGB LED backlighting

N-Key Rollover

Sockets and Switches

Kailh MX Hotswap Sockets

Kailh Box Jade or Kailh Box Royal Switches

Key Caps

PBT plastic

Dye sublimated legend

XDA profile

Layout

ANSI US QWERTY

Custom Configurations

Customize layout and lighting in firmware with the System76 Keyboard Configurator

Available on Linux, Windows, and macOS

Integrated Hub

2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C (Up to 10 Gbps)

2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A (Up to 10 Gbps)

Connectivity

Wired, with detachable USB cable (USB-C to USB-C and USB-A to USB-C cables included)

Dimensions

12.17″ × 5.35″ × 1.3″ (309mm x 136mm x 33mm)

Weight

2.09 lbs (948g)

Model

launch_1

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