Gentoo Keyboard


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A Penguin Themed 65% Keyboard

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Kitting Information

Each Gentoo Keyboard will come pre kitted with the following items:

  • Black aluminum plate
  • Weight set of your choice
    • PVD Weights are +$100
  • PCB, USB-C Daughterboard, and JST cable
    • Choice of Hotswap (+$10) or Solder
  • Gaskets and all mounting hardware
  • Case foam and plate foam
  • Custom Hard Carrying Case

From the Designer, Abec13:

"The Gentoo is a penguin themed, 65% keyboard that is a clear successor to my previously released board, The Adélie. With The Adelie paying homage to my favorite types of boards, sub 60's, it excluded the number row. For some, this was a deal breaker and I can't say that I blame them.

"Gentoo" is the name of a different species of penguin and as the name of this board works two fold: not only is this board the "Gen 2" of its predecessor, the Gentoo penguin, as you can see here, is a slightly larger penguin than the Adélie which I find aptly describes the relation between this board and the last."


  • 65% CNC aluminum with brass weights
  • Black aluminum plate
  • 6 Degree typing angle
  • Full Gasket Isolation Mount
  • Unique, rounded design
  • QMK/VIA compatible PCB
  • Unified C3 USB-C daughterboard


    • E-White
    • Navy
    • Forest Green
    • Black

    Weight Sets:

    • Sand Blasted Brass (Coated)
    • PVD Silver (Nickle Plated, +$100)
    • PVD Graphite (Nickle plated, +$100)

    Solder PCB Layout

    Hotswap PCB Layout

    QC Disclaimer: B Stock boards will have visible marks on the keyboard case and/or weight that are visible when built.

    Brass Material Disclaimer: When raw or thinly coated, brass will oxidize and patina naturally. Small blemishes and discolorations may be visible.

    Colors in the final product may vary since renders are done under idealistic artificial lighting.

    We use photos of our products in hand when possible to show how they look in realistic situations. Sometimes the product might look different within the same listing- this is generally caused by different lighting conditions. When possible, we try to use different lighting conditions to show what the product might look like in different scenarios.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Zach B

    I’ve wanted one of these boards for a long time and finally pulled the trigger. It’s beautiful. Build was smooth with the exception of one case **** that took more torque than I wanted to use to get it in. Might’ve been an issue with the coating/threading. But overall I’m extremely happy with it and would highly recommend.


    Gorgeous board. It needs a force break mod or case foam to completely eliminate a slight hollowness. But once this is done, I couldn't be more happy to type on it.

    Chris Mack
    CannonKeys are Great!

    This was great throughout the purchase. Cannon keys ensured to keep me updated about my purchase with monthly updates and offered a refund or replacement if parts weren't manufactured correctly. Overall, a really smooth and enjoyable experience.

    Dong Jun Lee
    nice Design but poor QC

    nice Design but poor QC