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Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases (Shipped / Shipping)
« on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 01:50:45 »
This is a group buy for either the Filco or Realforce Aluminum Cases.  For this group buy to pass, we need 12 orders in either of the cases to proceed with that particular case.  The pricing is as follows:

Realforce 86/87: $225
Filco Majestouch 87: $210

The price does not include shipping.  The group buy ends on the 22nd of this month.  I am sorry for the short notice. 

Here are the information for the Realforce and Filco:

http://kbdmod.com/web/detailimg/RealForce_DB.jpg
http://kbdmod.com/web/detailimg/Maje_DB.jpg

Filco Aluminum Case

- Solid 2 Piece Aluminum Construction
- Silver or Black Aluminum Case for Filco TKL Keyboards
- Easy to Assemble

Realforce Aluminum Case

- Solid 2 Piece Aluminum Construction
- Silver/Black Aluminum Case for either Realforce 86 or 87 Key layout
- Provides 3 different degree slope of cases through the keyboard feet
- Dip switches hole on the bottom case
- Easy to assemble

Please let me know if you are interested.  Message me with the title of either of the cases, and if I get more than 10 messages, then I will proceed to collect money through PayPal or Amazon Payments.

Disclaimer: The Filco aluminum case DOES NOT fit a Phantom PCB.

« Last Edit: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:42:05 by sherryton »

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 05:44:09 »
Can you say whether the Filco case will hold a Phantom?

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 07:37:02 »
Can you say whether the Filco case will hold a Phantom?
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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 12:38:05 »
I'm interested.
But before committing, how does this case compare to the KMAC2 case?
Construction quality, any misalignment issues, nick/scratch free from factory to distributor, etc.
Maybe it's apparent to others, but I'm the uninformed, why buy this case over others?
Thanks.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 12:56:19 »
Also, is it possible to get the Realforce case without that ugly Realforce on it?

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:06:31 »
it looks like i needs the lip on the filco plate for it to work correctly.  its a similar design to the vortex case. 

Also curious on the quality.
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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:08:30 »
Also, is it possible to get the Realforce case without that ugly Realforce on it?

I'm waiting to hear back about this as well, the RF case is awfully tempting if so.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:12:49 »
Agreed! No ugly logo!

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 17:18:12 »
For a case like this, I don't mind about the logo.  I just wish I had enough cash to buy one.

And a RealForce to go in it.
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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 17:47:39 »
This is relevant to my interests.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:27:16 »
Can you say whether the Filco case will hold a Phantom?

Hey esoomenona,

I am not sure if this case will hold a Phantom for sure.  I believe it will, and I will test it as soon as possible.

For people who do not like the engraving on the case, I believe I can have that removed for you.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:28:44 »
I'm interested.
But before committing, how does this case compare to the KMAC2 case?
Construction quality, any misalignment issues, nick/scratch free from factory to distributor, etc.
Maybe it's apparent to others, but I'm the uninformed, why buy this case over others?
Thanks.

The difference between purchasing this and the KMAC 2 is because all the effort it will take to build the KMAC 2.  The cost of this case is a lot cheaper as it does not provide any PCB or Plate, but it already provides the switches, costar stabilizers, keycaps, etc.  The quality should be the same.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:29:20 »
Yeah, I am pretty sure I can get the logo to be removed.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:33:15 »
These are amazing. I wish I had the money. However, I feel sorry for whoever recently bought those $400+ RealForce cases. These look really, really good.

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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:37:58 »
These are amazing. I wish I had the money. However, I feel sorry for whoever recently bought those $400+ RealForce cases. These look really, really good.

I was told that people who bought those boards really love them.  The designs are pretty good.  It's pretty much like a battle tank!  I'm not one to say yet because I cannot compare, but I would not say they were totally ripped off.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:54:09 »
Based on the view of the inside of the case, I do not believe it will accommodate a Phantom.  There is a cutout for the Filco cable connection, but not for the Phantom's Teensy.

Too bad, I have a spare Phantom and plate...

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 18:55:20 »
Can you say whether the Filco case will hold a Phantom?

Leslieann is selling some little spacers she is printing to accommodate the PCB/plate without a lip. But this case doesn't look like it has enough space cut out of the back to accommodate the Teensy controller of a Phantom.
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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 19:40:28 »
Based on the view of the inside of the case, I do not believe it will accommodate a Phantom.  There is a cutout for the Filco cable connection, but not for the Phantom's Teensy.

Too bad, I have a spare Phantom and plate...

Oh you are right.  I forgot about the bottom.  Perhaps a Phantom 2 in the near future.

I will post this in the above description.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 22:56:59 »
These are amazing. I wish I had the money. However, I feel sorry for whoever recently bought those $400+ RealForce cases. These look really, really good.

I was told that people who bought those boards really love them.  The designs are pretty good.  It's pretty much like a battle tank!  I'm not one to say yet because I cannot compare, but I would not say they were totally ripped off.

The digilog case and the case sherry is offering are completely different designs.  The digilog case comes with a pcb that gives the rf extra usb ports and a detachable mini usb connection.  Plus it's got huge brass feet.

These new rf cases look awesome too...just not as refined as the digilog cases. However, in terms of price it beats the pants off of the digilog case.
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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 17 September 2013, 23:13:15 »
This question was answered in an email but it didn't look like it was definite.

Are any of these cases hard anodized?

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 02:51:14 »
Since those cases seem heavy, I wonder how much would be the shipping fee to Europe

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 03:10:41 »
I just got an update.  The Realforce logo can be removed.  I can also try to send him a Phantom PCB to redesign the Filco case, but it will delay the Filco aluminum case, and I would need a higher quantity to start a group buy.

Post messages below if you prefer it that way.

I am sending him the Phantom tomorrow.  Lets see how that goes.
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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 05:36:28 »
I would have no problem waiting for a proper fitting phantom case.
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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 09:21:01 »
I just got an update.  The Realforce logo can be removed.  I can also try to send him a Phantom PCB to redesign the Filco case, but it will delay the Filco aluminum case, and I would need a higher quantity to start a group buy.

Post messages below if you prefer it that way.

I am sending him the Phantom tomorrow.  Lets see how that goes.

Can they make a case for the QFR?

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 09:26:35 »
Can they make a case for the QFR?

The case should accept a QFR without much trouble, if any. The difference between a Filco and a QFR case are certain standoffs. This case does not deal with those, thus does not have problems in that regard. A QFR has the same bends on the plate that the Filco does, so should sit properly.

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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 10:17:13 »
Can they make a case for the QFR?

The case should accept a QFR without much trouble, if any. The difference between a Filco and a QFR case are certain standoffs. This case does not deal with those, thus does not have problems in that regard. A QFR has the same bends on the plate that the Filco does, so should sit properly.

You might need to replace the usb cable with a nondetachable one though, no?  I don't know if there is room for the QFRs USB daughter board in the case (IIRC, vortex cases behave in this way).

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 10:27:54 »
Can they make a case for the QFR?

The case should accept a QFR without much trouble, if any. The difference between a Filco and a QFR case are certain standoffs. This case does not deal with those, thus does not have problems in that regard. A QFR has the same bends on the plate that the Filco does, so should sit properly.

You might need to replace the usb cable with a nondetachable one though, no?  I don't know if there is room for the QFRs USB daughter board in the case (IIRC, vortex cases behave in this way).

That is true. Even if there was room for it, the slot for the cable doesn't have enough space to allow a mini USB port there. Luckily, a Filco style cable can be had fairly easily. Sending tjcaustin a PM or visiting www.MiMiC-cables.com can see you find a custom one in your choice of color. These cables are usually made for Filco keyboards, but the connector on the PCB of a QFR is exactly the same, thus will take one of those all the same.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 13:43:00 »
I just got an update.  The Realforce logo can be removed.  I can also try to send him a Phantom PCB to redesign the Filco case, but it will delay the Filco aluminum case, and I would need a higher quantity to start a group buy.

Post messages below if you prefer it that way.

I am sending him the Phantom tomorrow.  Lets see how that goes.

Can they make a case for the QFR?

I have never played with the QFR.  I hope esoomenona helped answer your question.  Thanks a lot esoomenona.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 18 September 2013, 20:28:07 »
I also added this to the group buy section. Feel free to discuss there :) I'll be closing this.

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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 04:49:02 »
Is it possible to put an Ducky G2 pro into that Filco case?
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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 23:53:27 »
Update 10/23:

The company are in final stages in the production process. 

I need Moomoo and jalaj to tell me which color they want.  I sent you both an e-mail.


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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 04:24:04 »
Are these hard anodized?
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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 23:38:17 »
cool, thank you sherryton for updating lol

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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 21:59:35 »
Everything should be ready within the week!

Are these hard anodized?

They should be soft anodized.  I am sorry for the late response.


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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 01:18:07 »
Everything should be ready within the week!

Are these hard anodized?

They should be soft anodized.  I am sorry for the late response.

awesome! thanks for keeping us updated on this! :thumb:


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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 23:16:35 »
The package will be finished tomorrow, so it should be shipped within the week or it might be delayed until next week.


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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 07 November 2013, 00:31:18 »
The package will be finished tomorrow, so it should be shipped within the week or it might be delayed until next week.

Thanks for your update! (I just didn't aware of a update post here, so just post to the original one to ask for updates :()

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 01:33:07 »
k, i paid for the shipping, when can i get my stuff? btw, i am living so close to Sherraton xD

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 02:34:25 »
k, i paid for the shipping, when can i get my stuff? btw, i am living so close to Sherraton xD

I can return the shipping if you would like to pick it up!

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 16:58:24 »
k, i paid for the shipping, when can i get my stuff? btw, i am living so close to Sherraton xD

I can return the shipping if you would like to pick it up!

haha, it is ok, make your arrangement of items shipping, thanks bro.


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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 20:17:33 »
Just paid the shipping. Thanks for honoring the original $10 shipping.

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 10:50:41 »
Is it still possible to get one of these? I missed this, but I would love to get one of the Filco cases in black.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 20:15:35 »
Sorry, no more are available.

These items should be shipped out to those of you who paid this week.  If the shipping is not paid, then I will refund you.  I will give an e-mail update real soon.

Sorry, we had to deal a lot on our hands lately.

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 22 November 2013, 08:57:43 »
Hey Sherry, were/are these still being shipped out this week? Thanks for all the updates, by the way. Looking forward to finally seeing these xD

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 22 November 2013, 16:37:30 »
They are on their way to me.  It should be out next week.  I put the timetable on the News & Update.  I am sorry for the delay.  I thought shipping to the Korean guy was paid for but it was not...so that is why I had to collect the shipping costs on our site.

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« Reply #45 on: Sat, 30 November 2013, 14:27:06 »
I am not sure if people got the news, but I have received them.  Shipping them all out on Monday/Tuesday!

Originally, it was going to be all Monday, but I just realized I do not have enough shipping boxes.

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 15:08:36 »
I just received mine today! Didn't get a chance to drop the keyboard guts into it yet, but it is awesome. It looks exactly like the photos. No imperfections anywhere. Packaged beautifully.

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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 23:10:58 »
Damn that was fast!

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Re: Filco / Realforce Aluminum Cases (Shipped / Shipping)
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 11 December 2013, 11:01:38 »
Just wondering if anyone has dropped their filco into one of these cases yet, and if so.. got pics? so I can live vicariously through them? xD

USPS is apparently walking mine over to me, so I haven't received it yet (though it's supposed to be here tomorrow!)

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 11 December 2013, 20:31:01 »
mine still says pre-shipment :(