With an ortholinear 40% layout and excellent all-around build quality, our ergonomic Planck Mechanical Keyboard has been a perennial community favorite for quite some time. Now in its 7th iteration, it’s still packing a punch. Like all previous generations, V7 is laid out so that every key is within two units of your fingers on the home row, minimizing finger travel. (Its “raise” and “lower” spacebar keys also make it easy to access additional layers for extra functionality.) It also comes with the same high-performing ARM STM32 processor for plenty of power and lag-free typing. In this generation, we’re unveiling an updated PCBA with both north-facing and south-facing switch positions, a sturdier USB port, and eight new encoder slots (four on the left and four on the right) for even more functional fun. Plus, for the first time in Planck history, users can choose between a traditional steel plate and a lighter POM plate for a different typing feel. Also available are four CNC’d aluminum case colors—black, green, and red—as well as a new polycarbonate case.