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[IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 12:46:03 »



Hello everyone! We are Toptiginn, a Latvia-based studio thatís been tinkering and creating phone and tablet stands for some time now.

We are relatively new to the world of mechanical keyboards, but since we got into it we have been captivated by it. We wanted to try new things so we have decided to create a piece of what we do best: stands.

We present you the Toptiginn Premium Keyboard Display Stand: Tourmaline, our first mechanical keyboard stand, completly designed and produced by us:




Colours

You will be able to arrange the colors of the parts as you wish, or you can choose everything in one color.
Stands without the badge will also be an option. We are working to bring you a few pictures/renders for these ones!


White                                                                                             Black

 

           Grey                                                                                      Mixed (example)

 

   Bronze badge                                                                             Copper badge

 





Prototype pictures

 
 

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Badgeless Prototypes
Here are some examples of colour combinations for the badgeless options that will be available
After seeing the feedback you guys have given us, we have decided go with the three badgeless designs and not just with the most popular as we initially intended.

 
 


You can find more pictures clicking here




Basic renders

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Group buy date

TBD



Price/Number of units

TBD



Specifications and Materials

Completely designed and manufactured by us

All components are produced with CNC equipment

Weight: 385g (~13,60 oz)
Height: 9cm (~3.54 in)

The stand consists of 4 parts:

Stand base
Laser cut
Processed on a milling machine
Bent on a bending machine and sandblasted
Painted or anodized (optional)

Bottom holder
Fully milled
Sandblasted
Painted or anodized

Upper support plate
CNC machined
Lightly hand polished to maintain texture after machining
Covered with varnish

Logo
Fully milled bronze or copper
Lightly hand polished to maintain texture after machining
Varnished

Painting options
1. Anodizing to black
2. Powder painting
▪️ Sand white
▪️ Sand shiny grey

We use eva material to protect keyboards from scratches

You will be able to arrange the colors of the parts as you wish, or you can choose everything in one color.
Stands without the badge will also be an option.



Vendors

Worldwide: Toptiginn - https://toptiginn.com/



Things to do

Add more renders
Discuss pricing
Discuss vendors







Special thanks

DVM from Army of Keyboards - @armyofkeyboards
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If you are interested in the Tourmaline please fill out the IC form


« Last Edit: Wed, 25 August 2021, 12:23:15 by Toptiginn »

Offline Armyofkeyboards

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 12:48:22 »
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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 12:53:20 »
Wow snazzy! Iím intrigued

Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:09:21 »
If you have protos, I feel like you should have a price - or at least different prices listed for different quantities if you haven't decided quantity yet.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:17:32 »
Assuming badge is removable? Not too much of a fan of the logo

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:28:40 »
it looks good and the design is nice. but personally i dont like that your logo is kind of the centerpiece of the design, since i don't know your brand. i only expect a logo to be the attention grabber of a design when it's a large commercial brand. it kind of makes it less of a keyboard stand to display my keyboard but instead tries to take away attention from my keyboard to make it about the brand which doesnt feel right

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:30:20 »
I like this

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:36:05 »
Love it  :) GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:54:05 »
it looks good and the design is nice. but personally i dont like that your logo is kind of the centerpiece of the design, since i don't know your brand. i only expect a logo to be the attention grabber of a design when it's a large commercial brand. it kind of makes it less of a keyboard stand to display my keyboard but instead tries to take away attention from my keyboard to make it about the brand which doesnt feel right

+1

Make this a customizable badge that can be engraved with the board designer's logo or board's name and we're in better shape.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:57:04 »
This looks very nice indeed

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:57:16 »
it looks good and the design is nice. but personally i dont like that your logo is kind of the centerpiece of the design, since i don't know your brand. i only expect a logo to be the attention grabber of a design when it's a large commercial brand. it kind of makes it less of a keyboard stand to display my keyboard but instead tries to take away attention from my keyboard to make it about the brand which doesnt feel right

+1

Make this a customizable badge that can be engraved with the board designer's logo or board's name and we're in better shape.

Looks great overall! Agree on the customizable badge, maybe like how Wuque Studio did it with their Ikki68 Aurora badges?

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:04:47 »
I think itís cool to have a nicer high quality stand, I would want it without the badge at all as it distracts from the keyboard Iíd be displaying. The base looks a bit heavy for my taste and again, distracts a little from the keyboard itself. But the thanks for sharing the design!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:13:27 »
This is so nice and so unnecessary that i kinda want at least 3 of these, really interested to know the price, the structure looks so classy.   

If there is only one thing that i would change is the logo at the middle, you should definetely keep it but not at the middle of the stand, if you would offer custom badges, that would be dope!




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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:19:16 »
finally a way to display the reason why I always have a hole in my bank account

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[IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:26:09 »
I'm interested. Keep price low and I will buy.
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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:53:00 »
Honestly it looks great! Probably the best looking display option out there!

Customizable badges do sound hard, so if there were other universal options for the badge, that may help with the othersí concerns. Regardless it looks great! Looking forward to it! GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 16:17:12 »
WTB very nice looking

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 16:23:49 »
I want my boards stand out,  not your badges.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 01:10:23 »
I want my boards stand out,  not your badges.

I have to agree. I like the design by itself, it's cool. But i feel like it is too ornamental to be stand for something else.. It looks like your going to need a stand ..... for your stand..
A more minimal design would be better.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 06:11:47 »
I love the shape and design and though I don't in general mind branding, I do think your badge is too large and would take away from the Keyboard being displayed.  Take another look at your design and I will keep watching.  If you get this right, I would order quite a few of these.
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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 07:04:26 »
Yes, yes, yes, I want it.

I actually like the size of the badge and I like the logo.

A personalisable logo would be a fantastic option.

Nice work!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 10:05:39 »
Would you be able to remove the badge entirely for a cleaner look? The ruffles on the front, if thatís what you call them donít look the best to me either. I think im realizing as I type this that im just boring asf. Anyways very cool idea. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 10:49:03 »
Iím kinda with others, no badge or the ability to customize oneís badge and Iím 100% in for a few of them


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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 12:28:39 »
Love the design and aesthetic. I would prefer a more subdued badge, maybe in brass...ooooooo....braaaaasssss!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 15:14:00 »
OP did say on IG that the badge is removable and they would like to collab with keyboard makers in the future to make badges with their logo. They also said they were working on the pictures w/o the badge so that should follow up soon.

I really like the design so definitely plan on getting a couple!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 18:02:40 »
OP did say on IG that the badge is removable and they would like to collab with keyboard makers in the future to make badges with their logo. They also said they were working on the pictures w/o the badge so that should follow up soon.

I really like the design so definitely plan on getting a couple!
Me personally, don't like it when there is a 'potential' option for badges or 'potential' option for different materials being used. It adds another layer of cost for the consumer (different badge / shipping / taxes etc) which isn't nearly as pleasing as getting exactly what you want the first time. Just my thoughts.

EDIT: Also, how many times have you seen keyboard makers suggesting collabs / future plate options which do no materialise or materialise in very limited quantity which become extremely difficult to purchase due to demand. Not saying the OP isn't going to do it, just saying I don't rely on a future unknowns to dictate the purchase of said stand.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 18:47:16 »
This looks so premium!! i'd certainly consider these for some grail boards... i get the vibes
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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 27 June 2021, 02:29:06 »
I don't mind the badges, just a bit smaller badge would be better IMO.

Let's go!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 13:20:46 »
Assuming badge is removable? Not too much of a fan of the logo

it looks good and the design is nice. but personally i dont like that your logo is kind of the centerpiece of the design, since i don't know your brand. i only expect a logo to be the attention grabber of a design when it's a large commercial brand. it kind of makes it less of a keyboard stand to display my keyboard but instead tries to take away attention from my keyboard to make it about the brand which doesnt feel right

I love the shape and design and though I don't in general mind branding, I do think your badge is too large and would take away from the Keyboard being displayed.  Take another look at your design and I will keep watching.  If you get this right, I would order quite a few of these.

This is so nice and so unnecessary that i kinda want at least 3 of these, really interested to know the price, the structure looks so classy.   

If there is only one thing that i would change is the logo at the middle, you should definetely keep it but not at the middle of the stand, if you would offer custom badges, that would be dope!

Iím kinda with others, no badge or the ability to customize oneís badge and Iím 100% in for a few of them


The stand was originally intended to have the badge but we understand that this decision is somewhat controversial and is not to everyone's taste.

We want to make it clear that there will be options without the badge, appart from the ones you see now.
We have to redesign the stand a bit because simply removing the badge does not work. You can see how the prototypes look without the badge and It obviously doesn't work.



We are working on touching up the design for the no-badge stand and creating some renders with the updated design.

We also wanted to mention that one of our goals is to collaborate with future keyboard group buys to create new versions of both the badge and the front piece.
Regarding personalized badges, right now it would be impossible for us to make different designs for different people in such los quantities. At least for now, maybe in the future it could become an option.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 18:48:26 »
it looks good and the design is nice. but personally i dont like that your logo is kind of the centerpiece of the design, since i don't know your brand. i only expect a logo to be the attention grabber of a design when it's a large commercial brand. it kind of makes it less of a keyboard stand to display my keyboard but instead tries to take away attention from my keyboard to make it about the brand which doesnt feel right


same here.. i like this design.. very striking
the bad guy wins in this one

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 05:08:29 »
Will have to support my fellow Latvian creatives, if the price is right ofc :) Still glad to see more people from my country the keeb scene

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 12:02:26 »
Love it. Looks pricey but if you can keep it reasonable I'm sure these will be a big success.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 05 July 2021, 09:46:41 »
I like the colors that have been chosen for this theme

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 12:25:39 »
Love these! Would probably buy both a white one and a black one.

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 00:08:38 »
Black and copper pleaseeeee! ty ty <3

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 00:37:58 »
Nice, but I strongly prefer without badge too

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 05:45:05 »
hate the badge but the rest are good

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 00:51:42 »
very stunning!  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 10:47:57 »
like the stand and badge.
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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - NEW FORM: No-badge options
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 17:45:40 »
We've added a new form for you guys to choose the no-bagde design that you like the most. You can find it at the top of the page.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - NEW FORM: No-badge options
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 21:56:46 »
Thank you for listening to community input
love the badgeless designs  :thumb: am definitely interested

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - NEW FORM: No-badge options
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 25 August 2021, 12:20:13 »
Hey! We're back with some news.

We've added pictures of the badgless prototypes. You can find them in the main post or here.
We have decided to offer the three badgeless designs rather than the most popular as we thought at the beginning! Of course, the designs with a badge will also be available for those who prefer them.

Additionaly, we decided to carry out the first run on our own rather than using vendors. This means that there will be less units available but don't worry, we are planning on bringing these bad boys back with vendors and in a bigger scale if everything goes to plan! For this batch we are planning on offering around 100 units, but it is not set in stone.

We are also working in the packaging right now. Once we have this finished, we'll update you with the final prices.

That's pretty much it for now, we'll keep you posted!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 13:08:32 »
These badgless prototypes were looking great.  However, why there isn't any full black colour option for the badgeless ones.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 16:30:14 »
These badgless prototypes were looking great.  However, why there isn't any full black colour option for the badgeless ones.

The other colours will also be available. These prototypes are just examples of some colour combinations. There will be the same colours as the ones with badges. Black, white, grey... You'll just have to pick the colour of each part.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 18:56:41 »
That looks beautiful. Nice design! Hopefully the price point isn't too bad.

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 21:22:34 »
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The other colours will also be available. These prototypes are just examples of some colour combinations. There will be the same colours as the ones with badges. Black, white, grey... You'll just have to pick the colour of each part.

Great!

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Re: [IC] Tourmaline Keyboard Display Stand - New Prototypes!
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 16:30:44 »
I love it.

I'm very curious about the price.