BAUER LITE / SMALL BATCH

WHERE EVERY UNIT IS ONE OF ONE

SATURDAYS / 2 PM CT / AS UNITS ARE AVAILABLE

Batch 2 / 8 units

2.17.24  2 PM CENTRAL

First come, first serve  In-stock

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Bauer Lite / Small Batch

65% INJECTION MOLDED KEYBOARD KIT
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$174.99
Batch # 5

Item is in stock Only 1 left in stock Item is out of stock Item is unavailable Returning soon!

Complete Your Build

Like the name suggests, our ‘Small Batches’ are small, limited batches created during various times in the injection mold process of Bauer™ Lite parts. The number of units per batch varies with each run and is determined by the colors involved, as different color combinations create more units than others. Each batch will consist of units that are all similar in color, however, every unit is unique and has a completely random pattern/color that is one-of-a-kind.

When you order a Bauer Lite Small Batch, we will ship the boards in the same order that they are purchased. Once a batch is sold out, it is gone forever. Every batch will be very limited and is first come, first serve.

To make it even more exciting, we here at Omnitype don't even know what combinations we are going to get until we open the box, once they arrive! It is truly a surprise for us! Once we receive the units, we create the best color combinations we can to offer unique and exciting colorways that are truly unique!

Made in the USA
Injection molded polycarbonate enclosure
Custom 65% WKL layout w/ 0.75u WKL blockers
Supports both split and full backspace
5º typing angle
Isolation mounted plate
Hotswap wilba.tech PCB (1.6mm)

124.8mm Long
331.7mm Wide
29.5mm Back Height
19.8mm Front Height
5º Typing Angle

Limited to one unit per customer. No discounts will be applied retroactively.

Small batch units are not made as final production units and are considered sample units. They may contain cosmetic issues such as, but not limited to scratches, dings, and specs. These units are made when swapped from one color to another on the injection molding machines and each unit is unique. Not two units are alike. Small batch units are not eligible for return or exchange for cosmetic issues. These units also include the other injection molded keyboard kit standards listed above.

Plastic parts are made via injection molding, which has the possibility to have small defects that include flow lines, weld lines, warping, sink marks, and jetting.

Keycaps, switches, and stabilizers are not included.
The images shown are used for illustrative purposes only. While we aim to accurately estimate and reproduce colors, there may be minor variations in the color of the actual product because of differences in display output due to lighting and digital photography and color settings and capabilities of monitors.

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BAUER™ LITE SMALL BATCH

We are so proud of the small batch units of Bauer Lite, created during the resin color swaps on the injection mold machine. Each unit is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, ensuring that no two keyboards are the same! 

With each unit being unique, owning a small batch Bauer Lite keyboard means you have a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Whether you're a keyboard enthusiast, a collector, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of individuality, these keyboards are sure to captivate your attention.

Each batch is labeled and will be very limited. Each board packaging will be hand numbered and will include an authentication card indicating the batch and board number you received.  

BEGINNER-FRIENDLY
FULLY-PROGRAMMABLE
HIGH-END EXPERIENCE
EVERY UNIT IS UNIQUE
MADE IN THE USA
SWIRL PATTERNS

Like the name suggests, our ‘Small Batches’ are small, limited batches created during various times in the injection mold process of Bauer™ Lite parts. The number of units per batch will vary with each run and is determined by the colors involved, as different color combinations create more units than others. Each batch will consist of units that are all similar in color and combination, however, every unit is unique and has a completely random pattern/color/intensity that is one-of-a-kind. 

Small Batches will have no photos listed before they are sold and will only have a description of the colorway next to the variant name. So it will be a mystery as to what you get until you open your box!

And we're also in on the mystery as we here at Omnitype don't even know what we are going to get until they arrive. It is truly a surprise for us as well! Once we receive the units, we curate the best color combinations to offer unique and exciting colorways that are truly one-of-a-kind!

All Bauer Lite Small Batches will be dropped in stock as first come, first serve. Drops will happen on Saturdays at 2PM Central Time as we have units available.

Sign up for the Bauer Lite newsletter to be notified. We will only notify the day before and not at the time of the drop because of the limited nature of these products.

When you order a Bauer Lite Small Batch, we will ship the boards in the same order that they are purchased. Once a batch is sold out, it is gone forever. As we mentioned, every batch will be very limited and will be limited to one per customer.

Each Small Batch board will come with a handwritten sleeve and authentication card showing the date, batch #, board #, and the mixture of plastic transparency in the batch. 

Fast Processing

We process most orders within 1-3 business days.

Read about processing times

PACKED WITH CARE

We do not outsource our fulfillment to a fulfillment center! We pack every order, with great care, from our facilities in Huntsville, AL.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment options to make checkout quick and easy. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, interest-free payment plans, and more!

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Mix-and-match tops, bottoms, and plates to create your own custom colorway that is perfect for you!

Breakaway backspace plate design

The Bauer Lite plate is designed to support both full and split-backspace options without the normal compromises of your switch being crooked from the lack of proper support. We achieved this with a unique breakaway plate design. By default, the plate supports split-backspace, but just break off the center support with some pliers to use full-backspace!

CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR WORKFLOW

CREATE A CUSTOM LAYOUT IN JUST A FEW CLICKS

VIA PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE

With your board plugged in, visit to caniusevia.com and select your board to start programming. It is a browser-based program, so you can change your layout anywhere! You can also program your board with QMK.

CREATE YOUR LAYOUT

You have the flexibility to customize any key to perform the specific functions you need. Plus, you can even set up macros for tasks you frequently use. And hey, let's not forget, you can also have some fun and add in a few memes along the way. Let's make your keyboard work for you in the best way possible!

CHANGE YOUR BACKSPACE

If you are planning to use a full-backspace layout, go to the second table on the sidebar and turn on the full-backspace option! You will then see your layout change at the top!

  • Handwritten Authentication Card and Packaging Sleeve
  • Top Enclosure
  • Bottom Enclosure
  • Plate
  • Hot-swap PCB
  • PCB Standoffs
  • Plate Foam
  • Rubber Feet
  • Taco Bumpers
  • Donut Bumpers [used with top enclosure]
  • Poron Isolation Strips [used with bottom enclosure]
  • Screws (Torx)
  • Torx Drivers
  • Tweezers
  • Owner's Manual

Omnitype® - US/NA

Deskhero - Canada

Oblotzky Industries - EU

Prototypist - UK

Daily Clack - Australia/Sea

iLumkb - Asia

Limited to one unit per customer.

Small batch units are not made as final production units and are considered sample units. They may contain cosmetic issues such as, but not limited to scratches, dings, and specs. These units are made when swapped from one color to another on the injection molding machines and each unit is unique. Not two units are alike. Small batch units are not eligible for return or exchange for cosmetic issues. These units also include the other injection molded keyboard kit standards listed above.

Plastic parts are made via injection molding, which has the possibility to have small defects that include flow lines, weld lines, warping, sink marks, and jetting.

Switches, and stabilizers are not included.
The images shown are used for illustrative purposes only. While we aim to accurately estimate and reproduce colors, there may be minor variations in the color of the actual product because of differences in display output due to lighting and digital photography and color settings and capabilities of monitors.

Customer Reviews

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Coby F. (Vancouver, WA, US)

Batch 2, #2/8. It's a nice baby-blue.
I was happy with happening to get a blue-ish batch to match a set I had laying around... But considering the set I used and seeing photos of batch 4... The coincidental, retroactive trolling from Omnitype stings 😂

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Aburntpotato

The color way from small batch is insane!!
4 of 8 acquired

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iLoveCats (Peru, IL, US)
Board never came/Resolved with support

Batch 2.

3 of the 8 boards went missing in transit. One being mine. Never arrived. Usps Priority.

Support was extremely kind, understanding, helpful. Not just in tickets but in discord as well.
I'll try my hand at grabbing another batch in the future. Hopefully usps doesn't fail us next time.

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Bobby H. (Fort Myers, FL, US)
10/10! Highly Recommended!

This board is great. So glad I was able to get in on Round 0. I love having a one-of-a-kind board from Omni-Type (Well, I guess it is technically a 1 out of 10). I would not hesitate to recommend the small batch keyboards from Omnitype to anyone!

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Sam H.
Bauer Lite Batch 0 is amazing!

For some context, I am the proud owner of entry and mid boards such as the Keychron Q1 Pro, Neo65 and Arc60. All of these boards are solid in their own right, but the experience of unboxing and assembling the Bauer Lite Batch 0 was truly inspiring. From the get go, the details on the box and the product card were authentic and handwritten, making me feel special as an owner. While making the board, the build guide was well organized and had many visuals to guide my next steps. Clearly a lot went into crafting both the board and its packaging. Because it is lightweight, I can see myself using the Bauer Lite as a daily driver. Great job Omnitype!

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Kyo P.
Not the “One-of-a Kind” I was expecting…

First of all for something so limited to only 10 units per batch, my expectations were high. Not to mention the fact that the “small batch” costs $30 more than the normal Bauer Lite, and advertised as being “one-of-a-kind masterpiece”and unique. Besides the unique packaging and the missing Omnitype logo printed on the back of the top enclosure, there is frankly nothing distinguishable from the normal Bauer Lite. To Omnitype’s defense, they do have a disclaimer that the units are not final products and are considered samples and may contain defects.

In Short:
- nice packaging/unboxing experience
- keyboard sounds nice and beginner friendly
- not the kind of “unique” I was expecting

This first batch of Small batches were the samples of what was supposed to be the original 1st Edition units and are not indicative of the future small batches that will feature the swirls and different colors. They are fully transparent with no texture on the mold, so they are different from the product units for syre. There are only a handful of units that exist like this that are fully transparent because the manufacturer did not make them like we thought they did before they textured the mold. So these can literally never be made like this again, even if we wanted to.

We explained all of this information on the archive page and the emails and all announcements for the small batch units. You can find the information at the links below. Also, there were photos and a description on the product page for Small Batch 0 showing what you were going to get.

https://omnitype.com/products/bauer-lite-small-batch?_pos=1&_psq=small+batch&_ss=e&_v=1.0&variant=43458130280617
https://omnitype.com/pages/small-batch-archive

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Cameron D.
Banger of a Board!

Such a good board I went and bought a second one! Easily one of the best bang for you buck boards on the market!!