Hi there, and welcome to the monthly UHK status update!
TL;DR: Machining of the right-side module molds is well underway, and we should have plastic parts by the end of August. We keep developing the UHK firmware and Agent, and it’s worth updating – not just because of module support.
Our contractor has been making solid progress with the right-side module molds.
If everything goes as planned, we’ll have injection-molded right-side module plastic pieces by the end of August, and we’ll start shipping the modules in September.
We’ll be keeping you updated on a monthly basis, and feel free to change your shipping address any time.
Agent and firmware progress
We’ve been publishing about one Agent and one firmware release per month over the past couple years. These releases contain numerous improvements, so feel free to check out recent Agent releases and recent firmware releases to see them along with their changelog. Also make sure to star these projects to get notifications about their activity on GitHub.
Regarding the firmware, it’s worth mentioning a recent fix which made the UHK play nicely with Ryzen PCs. Previously, in some cases, the UHK only worked via USB hubs when connected to Ryzen PCs. Strictly speaking, the UHK firmware was actually bug-free in this respect. The Ryzen platform just happens to be unreasonably picky regarding USB descriptors.
Speaking of Agent, a new feature makes key swapping extremely easy. You just have to drag a key to another key to swap them.
Now we’re working on making Agent handle the modules. Agent will display the actual state of the UHK just as previously demonstrated, but with the modules included. This will result in a very seamless and intuitive experience.
You guys keep sending your awesome tweets, and we're always eager to read and feature them! If you got your UHK, please share your love!
Palm rest attached and plugged in. Typing tweet with new keyboard. Wrist rest appears to solve my problems (of having to bend your wrists inwards to type on a normal keyboard). I hope I can get used to the split! Does anyone else use one? pic.twitter.com/Zo1HznJP61— Todd Motto ⚡ (@toddmotto) August 17, 2020
We’ll be keeping you updated on all things UHK, and are looking forward to talking to you on 2020-09-15.