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[IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:29:38 »
Hello!!! KeebsForAll checking in! We recently launched the FreeBird60 and it was a great success, thank you for all the support for that!
After much suggestions and tips, we have decided to make the FreeBird, a series of affordable but quality keyboards.

Inspiration
As we mentioned before, right when COVID-19 quarantine hit, we got into custom keyboard building, and was shocked to see everything all sold out with no date of re-stocking. Therefore, we decided to start KeebsForAll to try and fix those deficiencies ourselves! Our goal is start supplying the community with more in-stock products, faster GBs timeframes, and most important of all, high quality products at more affordable prices.

Our first keyboard project, the FreeBird60, surprisingly, had much more interest than expected. We have noticed that there are not that many affordable and quality TKL keyboards in the market, so we have decided to work on FB TKL as our next project, with Dingus and Taylor. Just like FB60, FB TKL will be an aluminum board, and it will be offered in 4 E-Coated colors.

Now, we introduce the FreeBirdTKL, budget-friendly TKL kit. Also offering WKL!!!

Mounting Style: Gummy O-ring or Top Mount
Typing Angle: 5 degrees

Group Buy Estimate Launch: November 2021


276139-0276141-1

What comes with the kit?
We will be offering a full kit & case only kit.

Full Kit includes:


1. E-Coated Aluminum Case (Black, Navy, White, & Olive)
2. Switch Plate (Aluminum, POM, FR4, PC)
3. FBTKL Hot-Swap PCB (Both QMK & VIA Ready)
4. Durock V2 Screw-in Stabilizers
5. Silicon Case Dampener & Feet
6. USB-C Cable
7. Carrying Case
8. Screws & Gummy O-ring


Case Only Kit will include:


1. E-Coated Aluminum Case (Black, Navy, White, & Olive)
2. Silicon Case Dampener & Feet
3. Carrying Case
4. Screws & Gummy O-ring


276143-2276145-3

PRICING
Full Kit: ~220 USD
Case Only Kit: TBD (at least 120 USD)


Edit#1: Prototype is in production at the moment, there's no exact ETA, as they are prioritizing on the FB60 production, but *fingers crossed* soon.

We will not be doing a poll for choosing colors and switch plates, as we are going to proceed with the same colors and plates as FreeBird60. Only difference is the addition to PC Plate.
Olive: 5757CP
Navy: 2188CP


Join the waitlist here! People in the waitlist will get a 2 days early access, meaning they will receive priority in shipping!

Yes, we will be having international proxies.


Thank you & Credits to
Dingus for Case Design
Taylor for PCB Design
TheBlackHammer & oggi for Renders
All of our community members!!!


Join our Discord to get the quickest updates on this keyboard, as well as other upcoming projects!
« Last Edit: Thu, 16 September 2021, 16:56:59 by pmdbt »
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:33:28 »
really excited for this board the possible mount choices are also very nice

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:34:28 »
More Renders
276147-0276150-1
276152-2276155-3

FBTKL Hot-Swap Layout
276157-4

H88 Solder PCB (Compatible with FBTKL Case & Supports ISO)
276159-5
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:42:17 by pmdbt »
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:40:00 »
this is nice, is it compatible with other pcbs?

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:44:02 »
this is nice, is it compatible with other pcbs?

Hey, thank you for the compliment, and yes, it is compatible with H88 PCB.  :)
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:45:41 »
really excited for this board the possible mount choices are also very nice
Thank you, really appreciate it!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 19:52:14 »
I assume the mounting points for the plate will be the same as jane/koala/whale right?
 

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 20:08:15 »
I assume the mounting points for the plate will be the same as jane/koala/whale right?

Yes :)
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 20:33:25 »
Olive WKL where do I sign up chief?  :cool:

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 20:37:05 »
Frog competitor

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 20:52:21 »
Olive is easy cop
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 00:37:09 »
I'll be looking forward to this! Will it be unlimited?

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 03:36:16 »
This doesn't look like an interest check to me.
I have a few questions: 1) Will the H88 Solder pcb be an addon or do i have to order it seperately? 2) Rought ETA? 3) Any build/promotion streams? I am curious to see the carrying case and the included usb C.
Looks like a solid board for the price. I've been looking for a TKL so I'm down!

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 04:52:49 »
Like the person above me, I'm curious on the ETA on this. I'm hoping to have enough saved by the time this drops. Excited to get myself a nice TKL and that olive is chefs kiss

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 07:32:07 »
very good execution and great colors i am also curious about an eta and when protos will be made

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 07:44:41 »
Cool! Nvm saw the proxy comment.
Any chance for EU vendor?
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 18:50:03 »
This doesn't look like an interest check to me.
I have a few questions: 1) Will the H88 Solder pcb be an addon or do i have to order it seperately? 2) Rought ETA? 3) Any build/promotion streams? I am curious to see the carrying case and the included usb C.
Looks like a solid board for the price. I've been looking for a TKL so I'm down!

Thank you for your support!! <3

1. You will have to order h88 separately from their website.
2. We are hoping to launch the GB early November.
3. Yes, we will be sharing the stream schedule on our Discord server under the freebird-tkl announcements channel within the next few weeks. :)
4. Carrying case and cable will be same as the ones come with FB60, you can find the carrying case under the FB60 announcement channel.
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 18:51:15 »
I'll be looking forward to this! Will it be unlimited?

It is unlimited, and after GB, it will be in-stock for a slightly higher price. :)
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 18:53:42 »
very good execution and great colors i am also curious about an eta and when protos will be made

Thank you! GB will be live most likely around early November, assuming there are no issues with the prototypes. We are expecting to receive the prototypes within the next 2 weeks. :)

Like the person above me, I'm curious on the ETA on this. I'm hoping to have enough saved by the time this drops. Excited to get myself a nice TKL and that olive is chefs kiss

Thank you! Most likely early November. :)
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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 22:46:24 »
Very intriguing at this price point - hope the prototypes turn out well

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 08:20:46 »
Very interesting with international proxies and H88 support. Does the plate also support ISO?

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Re: [IC] FreeBirdTKL // Affordable & Quality TKL
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 17:35:45 »
Which version of the H88 does the case support?
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