AM Compact Touch
AM Compact Touch Information
Two-Stage Adjustable Leaf Spring | Arrow Keys Touch Panel | Symmetric Aesthetic | DIY Blocker Lighting* | DeLorean Time Machine Inspired
*Customizable 4-LED blocker lighting only applies to Laser and Mech Love versions
As keyboard enthusiasts, we would like to use our keyboards every day. 65% layout keyboards are easy to use, and symmetrical layouts such as HHKB do better on the aesthetic aspect but do that at the cost of convenience. That's why we came up with AM Compact Touch (65 Less)*.
This mechanical keyboard takes the convenience of 65% and simplifies it into a new symmetric shape. An innovative Touch Panel replaces the Layer 1 arrow keys, right there at your thumb. And an adjustable leaf spring to perfectly match your typing style. Everything you need from a daily driver, combined into a sleek package.
*AM Compact Touch was originally named AM 65 Less. We chose this name because of how this keyboard concept was generated, by thinking about how to maintain the fundamental user habit of 65% and forgo a few for symmetric design. It's "lessified" from 65% but not 65%. Since we'd like to share our new board with more users without confusion, we renamed it to AM Compact Touch for our global launch.
Replacing the arrow keys with a custom Touch Panel allows us to achieve a symmetrical shape while retaining the major usage habit you'd get from a 65% layout keyboard.
Sliding your finger to operate the arrow keys provides you with an intuitive feel that simply pressing a button cannot achieve.
The placement of the Touch Panel is perfectly within reach of your thumbs. You can easily operate the Touch Panel without removing your index fingers from the F and J keys. Something impossible with physical arrow keys.
You can also swipe and hold to control the volume or fast fwd/rwd your favorite videos. It allows you to truly immerse yourself in a new touch experience.
Gasket system in action
Touchbar in action
By taking advantage of the Touch Panel, AM Compact Touch is about 11% more compact than an ordinary 65% layout keyboard. This leaves plenty of free space on your desk, and also gives you additional space for your mouse.
Unlike with resistive touch technology, capacitive touch panels require a lot of software optimization to provide a satisfying intuitive feel. Therefore, we spent over three months perfecting the software.
1. Back to the Future
This colorway takes its inspiration from the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future and is matched with our BUGERWORKS collab "Back to the Future" Keycap Set. With its anodized surface finish, the Back to the Future colorway stands out with its retro-futuristic vibe.
2. Night Drive
Inspired by hacker Lucy from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Night Drive combines anodizing and electrophoresis, to provide a unique purple contrast between its two different surface textures.
3. All Black
Anodized black and gray surfaces for a black finish that's as deep as the night.
This colorway takes its inspiration from the Famicom gaming console. We matched it with JTK Classic FC keycaps. It's finished in an off-white and deep red combo with electrophoretic surface treatment.
5. Hard Candy
This colorway takes its inspiration from the Japanese anime character Cinnamoroll. Domikey created a matching custom keycap set with us. We used electrophoresis to reproduce the classic pink, white and blue cotton candy-like color combination.
Inspired by Tesla's Cybertruck. Blocker RGB lighting projects 90 degrees of lighting directly from its unibody shape, much like the headlights on the Cybertruck.
7. Mech Love
This colorway was inspired by XBOT-4000 from Love Death + Robots. Blocker RGB lighting projects yellow from the cross and blue from the square. The retro finish is unique to each individual board.
- Layout: New 60% layout simplified from 65%
- Mounting method: two-stage adjustable leaf spring mount
- Typing angle: 10°
- Weight: Base Kit 1.40kg, Bundle 1.47kg
- Material and craftsmanship: aluminum alloy body with anodized and/or electrophoretic finish
- Dimensions: 296.7mm (L) * 119.8mm (W) * 20.4mm (front height without feet) / 39.2mm (rear height without feet)
Finish: anodizing, electrophoresis
PCB: 1.2mm hot-swap PCB with in-switch LEDs and cutouts, USB Type-C (supports C to C), Bluetooth 5.1; Separate PCBs for Touch Panel and blocker RGB lighting built-in; RGB and key layout configurable via Angry Miao DIY site.
*AM is working on an optional PCB supporting split backspace.
Colors: Back to the Future (silver/grey), Night Drive (purple), All Black (black), 8-Bit (red/white), Hard Candy (blue/white), Laser (black+DIY blocker RGB), Mech Love (silver/black+DIY blocker RGB)
- Versions: with or without "LESS IS MORE" engraving above the USB Type-C port
Included in the Base Kit
- Keyboard Body (Aluminum alloy)
- PCB (Hotswap)
- FR4 Plate (Leaf Spring flex cuts)
- Keyboard carrying case
Gasket system in action
Touchbar in action
Status: Wave 2 preorder phase
- Orders open: March 14th, 2023 (16:00 store’s local time).
- Wave 1 orders close: March 20th, 2023 (23:59 store’s local time).
- Wave 1 items are expected to be shipped immediately following the respective closing date
- Wave 2 orders close: April 7th, 2023 (23:59 store's local time).
- Wave 2 items are expected to be shipped immediately following the respective closing date
This item is a preorder with limited units available that will remain open until allocated units are sold or by April 7th. It is expected to ship to customers immediately following the sales closing date. Additionally, preorder items cannot be combined with other products in the store in a single order.
Additional Accessory Add-On Items
POM Plate (Limited)
Hotswap PCBs (Unlimited)
AM Argentina Edition Information
2022 was a very lucky year for fans of the Argentina soccer team. To celebrate their World Cup victory, we took the color scheme of the soccer team's jersey as inspiration and created a new blue/white colorway for AM Compact Touch and AM AFA. Both will be limited to 7 units, which means there will be only 14 units of AM Argentina Edition around the whole world. They will be priced at 580 USD and 890 USD respectively, and come matched with Domikey custom keycaps.
Last updated January 01, 2020
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to us for a full refund. Please see below for more information on our return policy.
All returns must be postmarked within fourteen (14) days of the receiving date listed on the tracking page for the item.
All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original packaging and protective shipping material inside.
The customer will be responsible for returning the item back to us via a trackable postal carrier.
To return an item, please begin the process here to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
After receiving your return and inspecting the condition of your item, we will process your return. Please allow at least three (3) days from the receipt of your item to process your return.
Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to appear on your credit card statement, depending on your credit card company. We will notify you by email when your return has been processed.
Please note that we must pass along the 4% payment processing fee for any approved returns.
The following items cannot be returned:
● DIY cable kits
● Standalone cable parts
● PCB's that have been used
For defective or damaged products, please contact us through the support page to arrange a refund or exchange.
If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us here.