The Bauer Lite is here and we’re going to talk about it.
Before we get to the board itself, let’s address the elephant in the room: Yes, Omnitype took a while to get the Bauer Lite to market. Yes, the Omnitype did miss the absolute prime market for injection molded keyboards. Yes, Omnitype is facing a tougher entry-level market now than just a couple of years ago.
But if we’re going to mention those issues, let’s also mention these points: Omnitype didn’t take anyone’s money beforehand knowing the design wasn’t ready. And they didn’t open a group buy while they tweaked the design. The Bauer Lite is meant to be an in-stock keyboard and if this is what it took to make that happen, well that’s fine by me.
Anyway it’s here, so let’s see if Bauer made something worth considering. Please remember, Omnitype (the maker of the Bauer line of keyboards) is a sponsor of my Twitch channel. This does not change what I think about the board nor does it affect my view. These are my opinions and Omnitype had no input about this review nor is it paid for.
EDIT – Nov 23rd 2023. I have received final product models and I am adding it to the opening paragraph of this article. All my other thoughts are unaltered and you can still read them.
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