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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #150 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:51:46 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


I知 going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it I値l make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.


I think I got mine for $0.90?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:00:17 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


I知 going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it I値l make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #152 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:33:12 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


I知 going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it I値l make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #153 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:38:19 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.

Box Navy's or maybe some Feelios.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #154 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:54:59 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.




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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)


Try putting the stem and spring in a Panda housing with a light lubing....possibly the best tactile switch available IMO

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #155 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 16:00:49 »
I'm pretty torn between Brown or Dark Red, especially since I'm planning to throw GMK Camping on there. Leaning a bit more towards Dark Red tho tbh. .-.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #156 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 18:15:23 »
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.




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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)


Try putting the stem and spring in a Panda housing with a light lubing....possibly the best tactile switch available IMO

I値l just probably try kailh speed silvers. Linears for a change. Lmao


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #157 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 19:12:17 »
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 20 January 2018, 20:40:44 »
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.

can u do a purple mockup?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #159 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 05:29:11 »
Would it be possible to see pics of the plates and their different colors?

No sorry. Since they are all simple colors and no photos of them. :)

what does the lightbar do? can they be indicator lights or are the just for show?

If your light bar is open on default layer, it shows animations.
If's it's off, the color will change by switch to different layers. :D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #160 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 06:29:01 »
How can I change the color option chosen? I already received the invoice with the wrong color... (my fault)


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #161 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 08:33:03 »
How can I change the color option chosen? I already received the invoice with the wrong color... (my fault)


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #162 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 10:26:52 »
PlayKeyboardTW, did you receive my PM? Thanks!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #163 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 11:28:31 »
Probably box whites here. Do wonder if the sound would reverb too much inside the case.
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #164 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 15:51:52 »
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.

can u do a purple mockup?

Sure.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #165 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 16:19:41 »
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #166 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 16:31:50 »
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

Dim them?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #167 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:32:25 »
What's the weight on this? It seems its goin to be light.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #168 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:38:32 »
What's the weight on this? It seems its goin to be light.

From an earlier post:

2. It is 1.2 ~ 1.3kg on  complete assembly.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #169 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:39:19 »
a 66% board that supports TMK/QMK and I can get it in blue? I'm in!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 20:51:14 »
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

You can decrease the brightness easily by setting up some function keys.

a 66% board that supports TMK/QMK and I can get it in blue? I'm in!

QMK has been tested. No problem. ;D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:39:17 »
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

Oh, also if it really bothered you, in theory you could attach some adhesive backed foam to the PCB around the leds. Either strips cut to the right size, or if you wanted to be perfect, a sheet cutout with an xacto knife. As long as you got the thickness right the plate would compress it and seal a bunch of the light. You could also do the same thing to the plate/topcase and then it should block almost all of it.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:43:52 »
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!



My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos I知 stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #173 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:51:49 »
Cool ,how can i buy it/

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #174 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 22:06:06 »
(Attachment Link)

This is the Groupbuy thread for CA66.

IC Link: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.0

Here are some pics of past GBs held in China:
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Other photos: https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
                     https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q
Building Log: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126

Case:
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Default colors: Black, Silver, and Gray
  • Custom colors:  Gray blue, Dark red, Brown, Rose gold, Purple
Plate:
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Default colors: Red, Blue, Gold, Silver
  • Brass plate
Badge(for HHKB like layout):
  • Default: Brass
  • Titanium
Pics of Colors: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj

Features of PCB:
  • Black PCB. Gold pads
  • Type C interface
  • In-switch LED Position: South (not the same as you see in photos of previous GBs)
  • RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)
  • TMK firmware, online editor supporting: http://ydkb.io/?ca66#
  • QMK supporting
Layout:
(Attachment Link)

Price:
  • Case: 275USD/pc for default colors (including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB like layout)
  • Custom colors: +16USD
  • Brass plate: +22USD (you will get one Aluminum plate and one brass plate)
  • Titanium Badges: +26USD (you will get one Brass badge and one Titanium badge)
  • additional PCB: +27USD
  • Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)
  • 4.4% Paypal fee
  • Other details will be listed in the invoice

Timeline:
  • Order deadline: Feb 15th
  • Estimated shipping date: May 15th
  • No quantity limit
  • Invoices will be sent out through GB time, and deadline of payment will be write down on them.
Order Link: https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #175 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 22:52:18 »
Have any pins been broken out on the PCB for modding?
Wondering if all that space inside the  case could be put to good use?




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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 00:27:28 »
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

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My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos I知 stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier
Looking good! What color is the plate exactly? Seems to be peach, really like that color!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 04:07:32 »
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Show Image


My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos I知 stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier
Looking good! What color is the plate exactly? Seems to be peach, really like that color!
It痴 Gold coloured aluminium plate

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 14:27:16 »
 The debate is real on whether I should jump on this or not  :-\.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 14:38:29 »
The debate is real on whether I should jump on this or not  :-\.
Ahah you definitely should! I think it was of the most amazing design I have seen here :) ! I am so excited about it  :p

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 15:23:17 »
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Show Image


My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos I知 stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier

OH boy. That's niiiice.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 15:39:00 »
Quick Taro render

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #182 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:33:17 »
Ohhh can you do one with Laser as well!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #183 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:40:26 »
There is one a little further up on this page with Laser

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #184 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:42:16 »
Also a blue one with Laser would be nice

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #186 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 19:36:24 »
Can the CA66 Brass logo/badge be removed from the case to be polished? Based on the images in the build log it seems that it is not able to be removed.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:11:53 »
Can the CA66 Brass logo/badge be removed from the case to be polished? Based on the images in the build log it seems that it is not able to be removed.

Yes, just remove a screw. ;D

is this a gray one?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186540;image

Yes.

Have any pins been broken out on the PCB for modding?
Wondering if all that space inside the  case could be put to good use?


Yes, but you need to mod directly from 32U4.

There are some space available but don't know how much you need.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:24:36 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #189 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:35:53 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.
I with went gold.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #190 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:38:24 »
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #191 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:44:56 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.
I with went gold.

Nice choice. I'm thinking the same. :D

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #192 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:56:49 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

Gold would definitely look the best imo. I still delaying getting in on this gb. Can't decide what switches to put in it.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #193 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 22:27:30 »
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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Probably white (like SA Valentine/DSA Hana) or light blue.
https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/76473615/list/what-goes-with-rose-gold

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #194 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 00:20:35 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

If you missed it, there's a link in the first post to a spreadsheet of everyone's choices:

https://goo.gl/EpCgDE

Of the 114 CA66s ordered so far, 16 of them are dark red.  Of those 16, 7 have a silver plate, 7 have a gold plate, and 2 have a red plate.  14 of us also ordered the optional brass plate.

(mine is dark red with a silver plate, plus the optional brass plate)

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 00:49:02 »
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

If you missed it, there's a link in the first post to a spreadsheet of everyone's choices:

https://goo.gl/EpCgDE

Of the 114 CA66s ordered so far, 16 of them are dark red.  Of those 16, 7 have a silver plate, 7 have a gold plate, and 2 have a red plate.  14 of us also ordered the optional brass plate.

(mine is dark red with a silver plate, plus the optional brass plate)

Thank you very much sir :).

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 02:07:45 »
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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rose gold is good

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #197 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 07:39:38 »
Quick Taro render
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DAMNIT, I can't afford 2 of these :( 
That looks SO. GOOD. 
I'm already planning on buying Taro, anyways.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #198 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 10:53:54 »
This looks beautiful, but I can't justify another $300-400 on a keyboard. Best of luck on GB, and I can't wait to see others' pictures.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #199 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 16:16:36 »
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.