UHK case

If you saw my review post, you know that I have an Ultimate Hacking Keyboard.  And that I love it.  It's an awesome keyboard.  In retrospect, I wish I'd ordered two of them at the crowd-funding price.

Over the holidays I took some time off and wanted to take my UHK home.  Because, you know, maybe I'd have a chance to actually use it.  The only problem with this is safe transportation.  My UHK has palm rests and I keep it in a "tented" configuration, i.e. split with the inner portion elevated.  To fit it back in the box it came in, I'd have to take off the feet and palm rests, which requires a screwdriver.  It's not really difficult, but takes a few minutes and it's kind of a pain in the neck to do.  This is actually the only thing I don't like about the UHK - you can't reconfigure it without changing a lot of screws.  (Though on the up side, the fact that things are screwed together makes the entire rig feel very solid.)

What I really needed was a carrying case.  Unfortunately, they don't sell one on the UHK site.  I briefly considered trying to make one, but wasn't sure I had the proper tools and, realistically, there was almost no chance I was going to find the time to do it.  Luckily, the UHK blog did the hard work for me and collected a bunch of examples of DIY cases submitted by users.  

My UHK in its new case

I ended up choosing the second option and buying this case.  It's a hard-shell case with some padding on the bottom and egg-carton foam on the top.  It's actually built for some form of min keyboard/synthesizer, but it's exactly the right size and shape for a UHK with the palm rests still attached.  It works perfectly, required zero work, and cost less than $20.

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