Keyboard Layouts

ISO vs ANSI

ISO vs ANSI

100% ANSI Layout

Full-size keyboards come with the traditional modifiers, arrow keys, and numpad.

ANSI Layout

100% ISO Layout

ISO Layout

TKL (Tenkeyless)

Like a full-size board, but without the numpad. This form factor is fairly standardized without much variation with the directional keys.

TKL Layout

9800 Layout

9800 Layout

1800 Layout

This full-size layout is a bit more compact than its standard counterpart—the navigation cluster has moved to sit above the numpad, allowing the clusters to shift a bit closer together.

1800 Layout

96-Key Layout

96-Key Layout

75% ANSI Layout

75% boards compact the keys tightly together, fitting nearly as many keys as a TKL. AKA: a 65% with a function row

75% ANSI Layout

65% Layout

A 65% has alphas, modifiers, and an extra right column to accommodate arrow keys. AKA: a 75% without the function row or a 60% with arrow keys.

65% ANSI Layout

60% ANSI

A 60% keyboard is a common “compact” layout. It omits the numpad, arrow keys, and function row.

60% ANSI Layout

60% ISO

A 60% keyboard is a common “compact” layout. It omits the numpad, arrow keys, and function row.

60% ISO Layout

40% Layout

40% boards contain alphas—with no number row—and some modifiers. They rely on programmed layers for functionality.

40% ANSI Layout