We’re proud to be working with Angry Miao to present the CYBERBOARD R2, paying homage to the classic Saint Laurent’s “Le Smoking”!
Angry Miao officially released its next-generation product in the CYBERBOARD series “CYBERBOARD Le Smoking” on May 27, 2021. Not only has it been fully upgraded in terms of performance and design, it also took a large part of its inspiration from the matte and glossy elements from the Saint Laurent Le Smoking suit. Once again, Angry Miao presents a truly unique keyboard that breaks through the limitations of current manufacturing technology.
With regard to the bold design of this keyboard, Angry Miao founder Li Nan mentioned in an interview that “A good design is impossible without considering the culture context behind the product. High-end fashion brands often inspire design trends within the consumer electronics industry. By paying homage to Saint Laurent and Hedi Slimane, we hope to take a leading role in moving the consumer electronics industry forward when it comes to design trends.”
Matte and glossy design, a salute to Le Smoking by Hedi Slimane
CYBERBOARD R2 is inspired by the classic Saint Laurent Le Smoking suit, which originally symbolized the independence of women. At Hedi Silmane’s era, with his signature slim cut, metal chain and Chelsea boots, Le Smoking gained popularity amongst men once again. The cool all-black design, with its contrast between matte and glossy materials, presents abundant texture and details, showing a full Rock ‘n’ Roll rebellious spirit.
CYBERBOARD Le Smoking comes in three matte and shiny color combinations: Jet Black, Psychedelic and Meteor Grey, with all three providing that tough and psychedelic look. The aluminum ingot frame on the front of the keyboard is formed through CNC processing, sandblasting and several other complex polishing processes, and is finally coated by a PVD vacuum furnace (the Meteor Grey variant is anodized). Finally, a bright and shiny mirror-like surface comes out.
On the side, a precise and layered matte spraying process is used to create an advanced yet low-key matte texture, perfectly contrasting with the front. This combination between matte and glossy is a true homage to Le Smoking’s cross-gen design.
Newly-upgraded gasket mount implementation
In addition to its incredible color design, CYBERBOARD Le Smoking’s Gasket Mount is another true highlight. The upgraded Gasket Mount provides a better feel and sound to CYBERBOARD and makes typing a duet between you and your keyboard.
At the same time, the new positioning plate has also been optimized and improved on several aspects. Together with the hollowed out leaf spring-like structure, the resonance has been reduced, the bouncing action has been improved significantly, and the sound is purer.
Le Smoking allows you to choose between four different plate materials, including Black Aluminum Plate (default), Psychedelic PVD Brass, Golden Black FR-4 and 1.5mm Translucent PC, providing multiple choices for OGs.
More DIY fun with new lighting effects
Besides brand-new design and upgraded gasket, the DIY lighting effects have also been significantly upgraded.
Le Smoking’s LED effect slots have been increased from one to three, providing the user with a much greater creative flexibility. In addition, an in-switch lighting function has been added. Newly upgraded RGB hardware and 256-level DC dimming allows for a higher refresh rate and stronger color reproduction, giving you more DIY fun at every tap.
This upgrade removes the physical dual-mode switch and instead implements seamless switching between Bluetooth and wireless modes. For European users, a soldering PCB is also available as an additional option, providing greater versatility for users who use ISO layout.
Mounting method: Top mount (optimized)
Case: 6063 aluminium alloy
Finish: PVD coat (Jet Black & Psychedelic) / anodization (Meteor Grey)
Machining: CNC and anodization
PCB: Hot swappable
Layout: ANSI layout
Typing angle: 10°
Group Buy Information
As this is a Group Buy there are no refunds available once the GB has closed. Please make sure you consider this before joining. This a pre-order for this keyboard. This set will be manufactured after the GB period. If you join this GB, you’ll receive the keyboard after production is completed in approximately 8-12 weeks. Please do not add in-stock items, or items from other group buys to this order. All in-stock items added to orders will be cancelled from that order and refunded