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Offline hong@RebultKeyboards

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This project has been in the works for quite some time now, and we are glad to be finally ready to share it!
Introducing the Wildlife Switches line. It comprises two switches, one linear and one tactile.


Origin
We have been long fascinated by long stem pole frankens such as BCP (Black Cherry Pie) / Creampacas [Linear] and Zykos [Tactile]. While we are not looking to exactly replicate the aforementioned frankens, we want to provide a similar long stem pole experience with a slight twist. That was how the project came to life.

Naming
We wanted something meaningful and impactful at the same time. After some consideration, we decided on the names “Harimau” (Tiger) and “Penyu” (Turtle). It is a tribute to two increasingly endangered animals, the Malayan Tiger and the Marine Turtle. Coming from Malaysia ourselves, we wanted to raise awareness on this issue and make an impact ourselves at the same time. This is why we are committed to donating a set amount from the total sales of these switches to local wildlife conservation funds (TBD). We are also considering a themed deskmat sale in which all proceeds will be heading to the same wildlife conservation funds.

Switches
Now, moving onto the switches themselves. Here are the details:

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Harimau (Tiger)
- Tactile Switch
- 67g Spring
- Long Pole POM Stem
- Nylon Top Housing
- Proprietary JWK Blend Bottom Housing (Slightly higher pitch than Nylon)

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Penyu (Turtle)
- Linear Switch
- 62g Spring
- Long Pole POM Stem
- Nylon Top Housing
- Proprietary JWK Blend Bottom Housing (Slightly higher pitch than Nylon)


Both of these switches bottom out on the centre pole, which provides a fuller bottom out sound, similar to the frankens that inspired these switches. We have the samples at hand, and can say that we are impressed so far with the feel and sound of the switches, especially Penyu. It has a really crisp and noticeable bottom out sound, while feeling smooth even without lube. Harimau on the other hand has just the right amount of tactility in our opinion, not jarringly harsh yet not extremely weak, a smooth yet strong bump is how we would best describe it. There would be some travel distance left after the tactile event, but if you choose to bottom out while typing they would have a similar ‘explosive’ tactile feel to Zykos, albeit a little more subdued. Sound tests will be included later on in the timeline to show just how good these switches sound stock, and even more so lubed and filmed.

One frequent complaint with long pole frankenswitches such as the BCP that makes them not favoured by some is the noticeably reduced travel distance, which in turn disrupts feel. While the Harimau and Penyu also have a shorter travel distance than your usual MX style switch, the travel is slightly longer compared to BCPs and other cream-stem frankens, which in turn feels quite a bit more comfortable and easier to get used to when coming from ‘regular’ switches.

Housing and Stem Colours
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The stem will be a pure white colour.

Sound Tests

RELEASING SOON!
Harimau (Stock)
Harimau (Lubed and filmed)
Penyu (Stock)
Penyu (Lubed and filmed)
Harimau vs Zyko
Penyu vs BCP

Vendors
US - TBA
CA - TBA
AU - TBA
UK - TBA
EU - TBA
SEA (MY/SG) - Rebult Keyboards
Other Regions (Depends on public and vendor interest)


Timeline
4/5/2021 - IC Announced

To Do List
Uncolored samples
Sound tests
Pricing
Colored samples
Vendors - Contact us if you’re a vendor and are interested in this project!
Reviews - If you're a reviewer/content creator and you're interested in covering the switches, do contact us!



IC Form Here: https://forms.gle/vq2Mix67qzcWSaPZ8
Join our Discord Here for discussion and first-hand updates (slight teasers of sound tests have also been posted there before)
https://discord.gg/Fwz9hBvT
« Last Edit: Tue, 04 May 2021, 08:37:25 by hong@RebultKeyboards »

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Offline vi0till

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I love the fact that you are using the national language to name the switch.

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Offline doggo1dance

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interesting project! glwic  :thumb:

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This linear switch looks promising. I’m a big fan of creamsicles and black cherry pies so I’ll be keeping an eye on this one for sure :)

Offline reynarD

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I will TAKE your ENTIRE STOCKKK

jk. looks so damn good tho. definitely count me in.

Offline GhostTedd

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This looks really great.

Offline Baka Bot

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Proprietary hmmm

Offline darthcapn

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I know sound tests do not do justice of any kind to the switches, but could you post one if you have the samples at hand?

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Offline LeoZ

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Are these similar to Naevy switches?

Offline lush_bunny

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I'm gonna save so much money from frankenswitching.

EDIT: While I’ve got you here, since you’ve offered these switches lubed and filmed, I might as well request if we can get these springs swapped for TX ones (particularly the 16mm ones).
You’ve gotten us this far with bypassing so many switches, what’s one more little thing right 👀
« Last Edit: Tue, 04 May 2021, 12:05:09 by lush_bunny »

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glwic! looking forward to it! always nice to have a good cause.
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I know sound tests do not do justice of any kind to the switches, but could you post one if you have the samples at hand?

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It is coming soon! :)

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I'm gonna save so much money from frankenswitching.

EDIT: While I’ve got you here, since you’ve offered these switches lubed and filmed, I might as well request if we can get these springs swapped for TX ones (particularly the 16mm ones).
You’ve gotten us this far with bypassing so many switches, what’s one more little thing right 👀

The lubed and filmed is just for sound test purposes, we are doing that ourselves manually :)

As for springs, we will definitely consider!

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In! Waiting for the sound test for both! :D

Offline equinoxe7

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Love it! Good luck with the ic. Looking forward to the Harimau switch!

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I'm gonna save so much money from frankenswitching.

EDIT: While I’ve got you here, since you’ve offered these switches lubed and filmed, I might as well request if we can get these springs swapped for TX ones (particularly the 16mm ones).
You’ve gotten us this far with bypassing so many switches, what’s one more little thing right 👀

The lubed and filmed is just for sound test purposes, we are doing that ourselves manually :)

As for springs, we will definitely consider!

Damn, misunderstood it. Either way, I appreciate it. At the very least, some tests with different springs might be useful.
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 May 2021, 06:50:31 by lush_bunny »

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How is the tactility compared to the t1? Also love the 2 tone housing.

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How is the tactility compared to the t1? Also love the 2 tone housing.

I would say similar but it is a slightly sharper bump compared to the T1

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How is the tactility compared to the t1? Also love the 2 tone housing.

I would say similar but it is a slightly sharper bump compared to the T1
Is it using an existing stem mold—perhaps the Rara stem, which is sharper but with some pretravel before the bump, with a T1 leaf making this similar to the Twilight switch—or is this a completely new stem mold?

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How is the tactility compared to the t1? Also love the 2 tone housing.

I would say similar but it is a slightly sharper bump compared to the T1
Is it using an existing stem mold—perhaps the Rara stem, which is sharper but with some pretravel before the bump, with a T1 leaf making this similar to the Twilight switch—or is this a completely new stem mold?

I believe these stems are relatively new, not sure if they are used in any switches yet, though they are not exclusive to us.

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Thanks everyone for the interest! We have basically gotten 5-digit interest for both switches already in under 2 days!
Do continue to fill in the form if you are interested! That allows us to better gauge numbers and work with vendors!

Up Next:
Sound Tests
Vendors

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Thanks everyone for the interest! We have basically gotten 5-digit interest for both switches already in under 2 days!
Do continue to fill in the form if you are interested! That allows us to better gauge numbers and work with vendors!

Up Next:
Sound Tests
Vendors

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How is the tactility compared to the t1? Also love the 2 tone housing.

I would say similar but it is a slightly sharper bump compared to the T1
Is it using an existing stem mold—perhaps the Rara stem, which is sharper but with some pretravel before the bump, with a T1 leaf making this similar to the Twilight switch—or is this a completely new stem mold?

I believe these stems are relatively new, not sure if they are used in any switches yet, though they are not exclusive to us.
Thanks!

Offline vienarr

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✅ nice color theme
✅ raising wildlife awareness
✅ available in linear and tactile
✅ cute switch name

Offline nurakh

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Count me in! I'll buy both if the price is the same or even cheaper than alpaca.

Offline dwang040

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Looks interesting! But I was curious, what is the travel distance for the Penyu switch? Will be shorter than 4mm like the Frankenstein switches (creampacas and creamsicles)?

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Looks interesting! But I was curious, what is the travel distance for the Penyu switch? Will be shorter than 4mm like the Frankenstein switches (creampacas and creamsicles)?

Slightly shorter but not as short as the mentioned frankens. We find it more comfortable but still provides the same nice bottom out as the frankens.

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interested  :thumb:

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Discord link seems to be expired, also when is the expected GB/in-stock sale?

Offline Mr Chrome

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The stem will be a pure white colour.

Aw, will it? I was kinda hoping it was a cream for the Harimau and a very light pastel green for the Penyu, the way it looks in the renders...  :-X

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The stem will be a pure white colour.

Aw, will it? I was kinda hoping it was a cream for the Harimau and a very light pastel green for the Penyu, the way it looks in the renders...  :-X

I think they're pure white in the renders, they just look the way you described because of the background.

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The stem will be a pure white colour.

Aw, will it? I was kinda hoping it was a cream for the Harimau and a very light pastel green for the Penyu, the way it looks in the renders...  :-X

I think they're pure white in the renders, they just look the way you described because of the background.

Ah, yeah I figured that’s what it was. I just thought if it was a lightly colored stem, that would be cuter looking and a bit more unique. But white is a safe bet.

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I think they're pure white in the renders, they just look the way you described because of the background.

Ah, yeah I figured that’s what it was. I just thought if it was a lightly colored stem, that would be cuter looking and a bit more unique. But white is a safe bet.

I think it would be a good thing though if they were different colors so you wouldn't accidentally mix them up when lubing, modding, etc.

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I think it would be a good thing though if they were different colors so you wouldn't accidentally mix them up when lubing, modding, etc.
That’s a good point, for sure! God knows I’ve mixed up Raeds and Naevies like that ._.