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Offline MarbleKeeb

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Welcome !

I had this project to make a keyboard out of marble for a few years and after finally making my own, I also want to leave this opportunity to others.

Marble is not a common material in the keyboard community, while it definitively has its place on a desk, as a fancy and luxurious material.

For that purpose, as MarbleK, we worked hard to popularize marble wrist rests and we released multiple series of marble wrist rests of different colors: White/Black/Coral Pink/Green/Grey and more will come.

We are here today, to announce the GB for a limited 20 piecesof the FirstSlab60.





Image Gallery : https://imgur.com/a/6BuuhNR

Specs of the FirstSlab60:
  • 60% tray mounted case, supporting the widely available DZ60 (from kdbfans and other local resellers)
  • Removable PCB mounts with rubber damper, to give some flex to this tray mount.
  • This case is made of one block of the well-known Italian Carrara marble. This mesmerizing marble is white with some grey veins.
  • Each piece will look unique thanks to randomness of this natural material.
  • This case has a typing angle of 5 degrees, with its silicon feet.
  • A heavy weight of 2.8kg (6.2 lbs.) for the case alone. Definitively, it will not move on your desk.


Price:
  • FirstSlab60 Keyboard Case: 280USD
  • (optional) Carrara Marble Wrist Rest to fit perfectly the design and size of the keyboard case: 65USD (I also need to add +10USD for shipping because it is almost 1.5kg)
  • Shipping:
This item is quite heavy to ship, so it will be 45USD to USA/Canada/West Europe; 35USD to Asia Pacific; 75USD to Australia/NZ. Kindly note that DHL, will flag some ďremoteĒ area in these countries and bill me double, so I will need to check if I have doubts.


FirstSlab60 Keyboard Case will include:
The marble case (hopefully), the metal plate (stainless steel) + the metal feet (aluminum), the rubber damper on these feet, the silicone feet and a few small things.
Therefore, you will still need to get your DZ60 PCB, plate, switches, stabs.

Shipping Date:
As you can see later below, if we took a long time to prepare this GB, it is because we already did most of the work. We expect to ship all pieces in September! (yes, September 2021)


Wrist Rest:
This marble wrist rest is quite massive and will be almost 1.5kg!
A design to match the case and the same variety of marble:





GB set up:
There will be a 24 hours registration window for raffle on 13th June, starting at 2pm GMT+1 (Paris) via a Google form.
On 14th June 2pm GMT+1, I will close the google form and send the Paypal Invoices to the ones who got a spot.


FAQ:
Here are some pre-answered questions that you may have:

- How can we be sure this project will deliver without issues?
It is true that some ambitious projects had issues or even failed. So to not have delays or worst, we already made the 20 marble cases:


- How can it survive the shipment?
We now have extended experience in shipping marble wrist rests across the world, so we designed a well protected packaging for this marble keyboard case.
We even tested to ship from Taiwan to France, and the case arrived at destination without any damage or issue.

- How does it sound when typing?
We made a sound test typing video you can find here:


- How does the colors of Carrara marble vary?
From very white to white with strong grey veining.
You can see the strong grey veining in the photo below:


- I can't think of any other question, do you have any?


Special thanks to the ones who followed the IC, showed their interest for this project, it was quite a long run to arrive to this stage and we hope to keep going even further.
Thank you !
« Last Edit: Mon, 14 June 2021, 09:40:33 by MarbleKeeb »

Offline badchad

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 17:47:36 »
Dayum this is pretty next level.
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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 17:55:51 »
interesting, I'm glad the points are removable. mounting on sides is much much better than having the nonsensical points in the middle. GLWGB


Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 09:41:05 »
Only 20? Man, this is going to be rough.  Good luck to everyone who tries to get in on one!

Offline Rumblethumps

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 12:09:53 »
I'm going to try to snag one, but my luck is hilariously bad, lol. Any chance of a rerun after this run ends?

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 21:58:11 »
Hope to win a spot. If not, Iím hoping for a round 2  :cool:

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 09:25:38 »
I'm going to try to snag one, but my luck is hilariously bad, lol. Any chance of a rerun after this run ends?

If the interest is here, I don't exclude to make another batch :)

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 22:23:25 »
Curious, if all 20 marble keyboards are already made, what else is left to manufacture?  Since you have an estimated ship date of September in your OP.

Offline Nuap

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 22:36:47 »
Curious, if all 20 marble keyboards are already made, what else is left to manufacture?  Since you have an estimated ship date of September in your OP.

Probably just has to acquire the plates + other hardware then pack and dispatch. Not unreasonable for that to be 2-3 months from GB end.

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 05:50:18 »
This would be great if bundled with wrist rest that has pattern continuity OR maybe consider R2 case with integrated wrist rest.

Offline Liub

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 09:26:04 »
Local delivery options in Taiwan (Taipei)?

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:13:38 »
Curious, if all 20 marble keyboards are already made, what else is left to manufacture?  Since you have an estimated ship date of September in your OP.

Nuap is right about this, it is mostly to receive and do the finish on the metal parts + the packing/shipping and also to make the wrist rests.
But I will also need to travel abroad this summer and Taiwan is currently in soft lock down so it slows down everything :/

I uploaded some renders of the marble wrist rests for this case :




Offline sterlingm

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Start 06/13)
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:48:28 »
Will the Google Form link be posted in this thread or somewhere else?

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Start 06/13)
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 21:02:58 »
Will the Google Form link be posted in this thread or somewhere else?
Yes, I will update the first post of this thread and update the thread with a new post too.

Starting at 2pm GMT+1 (in about 11hours from now)

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 08:09:56 »
Hello !

The GB for this keyboard case is now open :

https://forms.gle/BkEGEox4YM1x2eBP9

A 24 hours window to register to this raffle, to end on 14th June 2pm GMT+1

Thank you for your support and good luck!

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 08:30:37 »
Entered!

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Offline Tom94

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 09:00:07 »
Likewise. Crossing my fingers.

And congrats in any case for actually getting to the point of shipping this amazing case! :)

Offline Rumblethumps

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 11:37:12 »
Entered as well! And now we wait.

Good luck, everyone!

Offline mochili96

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 18:23:43 »
This was my first GB attempt, goodluck to everyone! and I love this community!

I just built my first keeb and already looking at next case to build from...I'm in too deep

Offline Finite

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 21:53:41 »
I am so hyped, I cannot wait! GL to everyone in the raffle, and thank you for making this amazing keyboard!

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 08:36:51 »
Gah! Iím devastated.  My alarm notification never went off yesterday to remind me about this. :(
I missed out.

Offline Ramjet151

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 08:45:38 »
Gah! Iím devastated.  My alarm notification never went off yesterday to remind me about this. :(
I missed out.

Same here. Maybe enough interest for a round 2 in the future???

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 08:49:10 »
Gah! Iím devastated.  My alarm notification never went off yesterday to remind me about this. :(
I missed out.

Same here. Maybe enough interest for a round 2 in the future???

We can hope!
🤞

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 09:04:37 »
Considering the attention it brought, the positive response, and that OP has a marble company, I think there will definitely be a R2!

What I would like to have is a black wrist rest I saw on their web site, instead of the matching white one.

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Offline Danielboyz

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 09:20:39 »
Looks great and I got picked, thank you so much!

In the invoice you ask for a phone number but I had no way to add this while paying. How can I still add my phone number?

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Open Now)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 09:40:09 »
Hello !

First of all, I am very happily surprised by the interest on this GB.  :eek:
It is really above what I was hoping for !

Therefore, yes, I will keep going into that direction and makes more marble products  :thumb:

I have sent the 20 invoices to the randomly selected, so please check your emails :)
I will leave 48 hours to fulfill them

Thanks again for all the support and interest, it really matter!

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:13:31 »
Unfortunate, I wasn't selected. Congratulations to all who won the raffle, I hope you enjoy your new keyboards!

Therefore, yes, I will keep going into that direction and makes more marble products  :thumb:

I'm looking forward to this. I seriously hope to see more made and, hopefully, a much grander scale than a simple 20 board raffle.
I assume 65% is your next step, correct? Whether it's a 65%, 75%, TKL, or anything else, I'll definitely try to get in on it!

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:22:29 »
Unfortunate, I wasn't selected. Congratulations to all who won the raffle, I hope you enjoy your new keyboards!

Therefore, yes, I will keep going into that direction and makes more marble products  :thumb:

I'm looking forward to this. I seriously hope to see more made and, hopefully, a much grander scale than a simple 20 board raffle.
I assume 65% is your next step, correct? Whether it's a 65%, 75%, TKL, or anything else, I'll definitely try to get in on it!

I doubt things work that way  :))

Either way, I am also interested in seeing what OP come up with after this initial run. There are market for premium material cases, and considering they specialize in marble, I hope I can see a mixed colors case, as mentioned in a previous comment, I would love to see a case from white and black marble, or even black and green!

Will keep an eye open as well, for I did not win this time around  :p

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:49:44 »
I doubt things work that way  :))

He's said a few times in his IC post that 65% was most likely the next step (especially due to the huge amount of requests for 65%), so I was just wanting to confirm it here.

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:56:19 »
I doubt things work that way  :))

He's said a few times in his IC post that 65% was most likely the next step (especially due to the huge amount of requests for 65%), so I was just wanting to confirm it here.

Oh I see! Did not know that! I don't keep up with the whole thread, thanks for the heads up!

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 12:22:15 »
I didn't get selected either, but I'm definitely keeping my eyes peeled for another run (especially if the next version ends up being 65%)!!  ;D

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 15:05:16 »
I doubt things work that way  :))

He's said a few times in his IC post that 65% was most likely the next step (especially due to the huge amount of requests for 65%), so I was just wanting to confirm it here.

I'm sure he meant HHKB, not 65. Hhkb being the best layout and all.... objectively speaking...  :p

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 18:40:25 »
I had a lot of interest in this when I first saw it, but have ended up with some other projects and didn't have a chance to try and hop in on this board, but like others I'll keep an eye open and hope for another opportunity in the future!

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 14:52:22 »
Please please please do a second round for this case! I would purchase in a heartbeat

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 27 July 2021, 22:52:01 »
Hiya! Apologies as I hope I'm not too late, but I just realized my phone number may not be on the address info I provided during the invoice payment last month. How should I contact you guys to give it to you?

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Re: [GB] FirstSlab60 : First GB of a Marble keyboard Case (Closed)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 28 July 2021, 09:56:59 »
Hiya! Apologies as I hope I'm not too late, but I just realized my phone number may not be on the address info I provided during the invoice payment last month. How should I contact you guys to give it to you?

I was planning to chase soon the few phone numbers I am missing.
You can send it to me in PM here or by email : contact @ marblek.com (remove the spaces)