BAUER LITE 65%

ENTHUSIAST GRADE.
BEGINNER FRIENDLY.

INJECTION MOLDED MECHANICAL KEYBOARD KIT

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Bauer Lite

65% INJECTION MOLDED KEYBOARD KIT
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$119.99
Color Atomic

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Bauer Lite is the injection molded version of our flagship keyboard, Bauer. Over 3 years of R&D lead us to create the best keyboard possible with the most value packed in. Bauer Lite gives you the experience of a $500+ keyboard at a fraction of the cost with no compromises, packing a punch well above it's price!



Made in the USA
Injection molded polycarbonate enclosure
Custom 65% WKL layout w/ 0.75u WKL blockers
7u spacebar
Supports both split and full backspace
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
1.6mm thick PCB

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.

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.

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ANDREW FROM MKBHD'S WVFRM PODCAST NAMED

BAUER LITE ONE OF MKBHD'S FAVORITE TECH ITEMS OF 2023

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COMPLETE YOUR BAUER LITE BUILD

1. Keyboard Kit

Choose the color that speaks to you and the aesthetic you are wanting to achieve! This is where it all starts!

MIX-AND-MATCH

2. Switches

Switches are where you really get to customize the feel and sound of your board!

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3. Stabilizers

The spacebar needs one 7u stab. You'll also need two 2u stabs for split-backspace or three 2u stabs for full-backspace.

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4. Keycaps

Complete the look with our vast selection of keycaps to put the final touch on your build!

SHOP KEYCAPS

OMNITYPE® BAUER™ LITE

Bauer™ Lite is a labor of love and intentionally designed to be affordable and easy to build so that everyone can enjoy the custom mechanical keyboard experience; whether this is your first custom keyboard or the hundredth in your collection.

BEGINNER-FRIENDLY
FULLY-PROGRAMMABLE
HIGH-END EXPERIENCE
AFFORDABLE
MADE IN THE USA
Customizable

WHAT DOES THE COMMUNITY THINK

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BUILD GUIDE

CAPTAIN STERLING

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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 HSV, AL.

14-day Return Policy

Return your product up to 14 days after delivery.

Full return policy

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!

  • 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

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.

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.

Quality Standards Policy

Customer Reviews

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k.m.

My favourite board to date. Everything from the packaging to the design to the easy to follow build process and ultimately the final usable product is all awesome and a great building experience. I love you omnitype.

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Shep (Watsonville, CA, US)
Very Nice!

Build was easy. Looks great and has a great sound profile, Matched it up with Permafrost.

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Joel V. (West Palm Beach, FL, US)
Great Experience

The building process was easy and I was happy with my build. As a gamer I usually gravitate towards Hall effect keyboards, but I wanted a custom keyboard that felt and looked good. Bauer Lite ended up being a really good pick up and I look forward to seeing more options.

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Kalli C. (Harvest, AL, US)
This has become my main driver!

The atomic Bauer lite that I ordered has been such a great pickup! From the nice packaging to the organized build guide the whole experience was great. The fun color, keycaps, and sound signature has made typing work emails actually enjoyable! This keyboard is an absolute delight and the price is great!

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Scott

I had an issue with interference on the 7 and 8 keys, due to leftover injection mold marks in the top case. Was able to resolve it with minimal sanding. Still a great board for a good price. It looks good, sounds good, and feels good. Out of my 8 or so boards, it's pretty much living on my desk now.

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OP (Cupertino, CA, US)
worth the wait

the bauer experience at an affordable price, worth the wait

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Kalli

This board has been so much fun! It has a great sound signature, neat design, and the packaging and build guide that came with it were awesome!

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Brad

What a beautifully crafted keyboard. I love the atomic purple color and happy that I bought this thing. The instructions were top notch, the software to edit on the fly makes every custom keyboard a mega pain to deal with compared to this. Matched with the right key caps this thing is beautiful.

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John S. (Welch, WV, US)

Way better than expected and expectations were high!!! Just buy one.

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S.S. (Miramar, FL, US)
Just needs a nice weight

Easy, fun build that looks, feels and sounds fantastic. Only improvement I would like would be adding a nice weight. Otherwise solid with great typing feel. Happy with purchase.