This Kickstarter keyboard combines 1970s tech with magnets to make every key pressure-sensitive

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The Keystone’s keys respond differently depending on how hard you press them. | Video: Input Club

One of the big benefits of mechanical keyboards is that there are almost an infinite number of different designs and switch types to fit your needs. But regardless of whether you’re using a gaming-friendly Cherry MX Red switch or a more typing-focused Cherry MX Blue, the actual mechanical mechanism inside each switch is largely the same; you press down on a key, an electrical circuit gets completed, and the resulting signal indicates that a key has been pressed. However, Input Club, the keyboard startup behind cult keyboard community favorites like the WhiteFox, has a different idea about how mechanical keyboard switches should work.

Input Club is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for the Keystone, a new keyboard that will be the…

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