UPDATE: The Caravel is officially launched, in stock, and available for purchase!
Greetings peripheral enthusiasts,
I began development on a gaming keypad back in March/April 2018 because I was sick of my full-sized keyboard getting in the way of FPS mouse movement. Looking at the existing keypads on the market, none of them seemed that functionally or ergonomically optimized, so I decided to design my own. After months of personal testing and iteration, fully functional prototypes made their public debut at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018 (11/16/18-11/18/18). They were on display and available for use to attendees and staff in the BYOC section. It was my first time soliciting outside feedback on the project and, to my immense relief, response was overwhelmingly positive! The fantastic reception has convinced me to push forward with development for mass production and sale.
I've been getting questions about how the project is going and when final or pre-production keypads will be available, so here is a progress tracker to keep you all in the loop as to the current state of development.