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Swift65 Interest Check



Hello Everybody, Some of the member may recognize us from cable making scene but we would like to expand further into mechanical keyboard since i (Alfred) am an enthusiast myself and i do enjoy all the time i had with my keyboards.

This project started as an idea of designing a decent gasket mounted keyboard design while offering a considerable price.





Information about the kit

Price: Starting at $235-265
Kit Comes with Case + Weight, Alu Plate, PCB, Carrying Case (Picture soon),
Extra M2.5 SS screws, Poron Gasket Strips (tabbed gasket with adhesive on one side) and rubber feet





Specification

Mounting: Isolated Gasket mount (PORON single side adhesive tabs)
Typing Angle: 6 Degree
Adjusted Front Height 18.5mm
Mass: Total 1.5kg Unbuilt with Weight
Plates: Aluminum, Brass, Polycarbonate, More to come after IC
PCB: Solderable PCB, Hotswap PCB (ESD Protected) with QMK/Via Supported

Material Used: Aluminum 6063 (Sandblasted Anodize or E-Coated), Brass Weight (Sandblasted + Clear Coated)

Layout: ANSI, Tsangan, No ISO at current time






Add-on
Extra PCB (Solder $40, Hotswap $45)
PCB, Case Foam ($8)
Extra Plate (Pricing will be updated soon)



Color Option: Anodized Black($235), E-White($250), Polycarbonate($265), 2 Monochrome tone (Top and Bottom Swap) ($240 & $245)

Status: Waiting for prototype #3, Adding ISO to Solder Layout, Adding Navy and Dark Purple (Pic soon)

Gallery





Exploded View





Prototype Image Album: https://imgur.com/a/NTGkKvo


Why Gasket Mounted? It's because I enjoy gasket mounted keyboards, While Top mount and Sandwich is also my to-go. But still, must admit that Gasket mount is the most popular and go-to choice for almost every new beginner or enthusiast.

To-do List right now


1. Add POM & FR4 Plates
2. Sent out to Proji (Mr. Keeblook) for a built stream + Find another content creator to build them on stream.

3. Waiting for Third Prototype to come in and showcase Navy Blue and Dark Purple colorway
4. Sending Prototype units for Built stream
5. Hopefully run a group buy (During October)
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Designed By: Alfred And Steve P 2021


Big Thank You to Olivia, Owl, Jaekeyed for the permission for the keycaps <3

All Renders Done by jaekeyed






« Last Edit: Sat, 11 September 2021, 10:43:29 by swiftcables »

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 12:54:08 »
Update

Current Status: Awaiting for the 3rd prototype & Adding 2 more colors Navy Blue and Dark Purple. Lastly adding ISO to Solder PCB and Plates.


Prototype 1: Was exceptional but the acoustic and finishing on them is embarrassing to show.

Prototype 2 : Anodization and Machining Quality is Extremely well done. Will pretty much be the standard for the QC on Group Buy units.
Acoustically is decide, Still little vertical movement on the plate once fully assembled.

Full Link: https://imgur.com/a/NTGkKvo


Show Prototype Image
More


Typing Test


Projected Group Buy date will be End of August but if i'm still not happy with Prototype 3,
They will be pushed further into the next month. I would like to make the best effort into this project




« Last Edit: Sat, 31 July 2021, 16:38:53 by swiftcables »

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 12:56:31 »
wew another gasket 65%... joking aside, this will be decent if the price tag is kept . . .
edit: please, elaborate what "gasket" it is... there are so many gasket keyboards nowadays, is it o-ring gasket a la 356 mini? tabbed gasket like keycult? strip gasket like geon f1? put silicone everywhere gasket like rama?
« Last Edit: Fri, 14 May 2021, 12:58:19 by unknownh »

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:06:11 »
Looks good! Also, a very nice price point.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:10:43 »
wew another gasket 65%... joking aside, this will be decent if the price tag is kept . . .
edit: please, elaborate what "gasket" it is... there are so many gasket keyboards nowadays, is it o-ring gasket a la 356 mini? tabbed gasket like keycult? strip gasket like geon f1? put silicone everywhere gasket like rama?

That's indeed very true, My apologies. I will update them now.

It's Adhesive Poron gasket tabs

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:13:31 »
wew another gasket 65%... joking aside, this will be decent if the price tag is kept . . .
edit: please, elaborate what "gasket" it is... there are so many gasket keyboards nowadays, is it o-ring gasket a la 356 mini? tabbed gasket like keycult? strip gasket like geon f1? put silicone everywhere gasket like rama?

That's indeed very true, My apologies. I will update them now.

It's Adhesive Poron gasket tabs

would be helpful to see an exploded view and a side profile too! aside from that very good board at a great price point !

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:17:18 »
Would love to see some side profile shots!

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:18:11 »
wew another gasket 65%... joking aside, this will be decent if the price tag is kept . . .
edit: please, elaborate what "gasket" it is... there are so many gasket keyboards nowadays, is it o-ring gasket a la 356 mini? tabbed gasket like keycult? strip gasket like geon f1? put silicone everywhere gasket like rama?

That's indeed very true, My apologies. I will update them now.

It's Adhesive Poron gasket tabs

would be helpful to see an exploded view and a side profile too! aside from that very good board at a great price point !

no worries, Exploded view with Side profile will be update within a week.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 14:22:38 »
More renders of other angles?

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 16:32:23 »
Good price
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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 00:07:55 »
Is there plans to have some sort of engraving, logo, or lettering on the brass weight, I think that would look really good otherwise looks great.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 08:16:12 »
More renders of other angles?

Yes that will be updated in about 24 hours

Is there plans to have some sort of engraving, logo, or lettering on the brass weight, I think that would look really good otherwise looks great.

Yes i'm also considering that, At first i was working on multiple design of the weight but ended up not liking all of them. If blank weight it's looks like a lazy thinking but i do really like them personally, Another goal for this board is to not have any branding on the external design, I'm hoping back to the drawing board to add a few design for the weight and will be updated to the IC

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 14:54:47 »
The pricing is reasonable and I personally like the sepperation of the macros from the rest of the board while the arrows only get an small bumper between it and the rest of the keys (like most 65% do). I would probably get the e-white one

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 17:20:36 »
Looks a good value. GLWIC!

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Added Exploded view and Side profile

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Awesome board, can't wait for the GB!  :p

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Really like the design! If the price can be kept in that range it would be great!

I also might wanna see some design on the back weight, but at the same time I like the current clean look.

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Any plans on supporting ISO? Also do you have renders with the new Purple color?

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does the pcb support underglow LEDs?

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Really like the design! If the price can be kept in that range it would be great!

I also might wanna see some design on the back weight, but at the same time I like the current clean look.

Thank you so much for your interest in the project, I will be keeping a clean weight design for now. I've got a lot of mix opinion on it but I'm very happy with the current design of the weight.
Pricing are all finals, I don't really like to change the price ;)

does the pcb support underglow LEDs?

Both solder and hotswap will support Underglow RGB, See more picture of the LED spots in the prototype image album :)

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Any plans on supporting ISO? Also do you have renders with the new Purple color?

Good news, I have added ISO to the pcb and the plates. Although, The prototype will not ISO layout in the pictures. But rest assured we got em!

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Great looking board - with ISO love  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 31 July 2021, 19:20:42 by Therien »

Offline chinchilla

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Very nice concept. A pity that doesn't have ISO

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 04:40:38 »
YES. I am in.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 05:32:55 »
Can't wait to see the Dark Purple case! Also the price is very nice. Might be my first GB board :D

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 12:51:08 »
Very nice concept. A pity that doesn't have ISO

Added ISO since there's overwhelming request for it, Please note #3 prototype will not have ISO compatible Plates or PCB but production units will.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 13:05:55 »
Have you thought about an engraving on the brass weight?

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 22:25:59 »
Have you guys tried experimenting with making the left and right bezels the same length as the top? or just having slightly larger bezels and more rounded corners in general?

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 03:25:08 »
Have you thought about an engraving on the brass weight?

Apologies for the late response, Been busy lately. I've tried multiple attempts at engraving or weight design. Given the position and size of the weight, many designs were dropped since i do not like that all that much. I will be sticking with this current blank design but will add small chamfers to the edge to give a "Dynamic" look.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:03:46 »
Just saw the Dark Purple case prototype on Discord. Love the color! Can't wait for the sound test, and might as well do a flex test at the end of the video.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 22:34:14 »
Love the clean design!  This is looking great, especially at this price point!  Will be keeping an eye on this!

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 23:03:39 »
Definitely watching this board! I love the design and would love to grab one once it's available.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 06 September 2021, 13:50:00 »
Will the monochrome combo also work with poly? e.g. Alu top with poly bottom.

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Re: [IC] Swift65 - Poron Gasket mounted 65% Keyboard (Prototype + Updates)
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 21:35:45 »
liking this very much, especially at that price point. At some point can you please give some indication of what the navy blue and dark purple will look like? even pantones or something. keep up great work.