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Offline KCK

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[GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours [In-production]
« on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 09:27:35 »
    ESNTL TKL // Gasket Mount Keyboard By KCK



    Latest Update [01/06/2021]: The factory started CNC production today & i've been sent a poly-carbonate sample. I will be making an assembly+sound test video very soon.

    Click here to view IC page




    How do I join the Group Buy?
    Group-buy has ended.
    **If you live outside the UK, VAT Price will be removed in the checkout page. All you have to do is change the address to your country**

    Price (People in the UK must pay VAT):
    Starting at £265 (excluding shipping fee)

    Shipping Fees:
    UK - £15
    Europe - £28
    USA & Canada - £28
    Rest of the world - £45

    When is the estimated shipping date?
    September 2021

    What's so special about this group buy?
    The design of the keyboard itself is pretty standard i'd say. However being able to customize the colour/material of the top and bottom piece, makes this GB different from most keyboard GBs.

    Payment Method:
    Stripe

    Contact:
    Discord - https://discord.gg/cvrfHeE
    Email - KCKBoards@gmail.com
    PCB Designer - Yiancar Designs




    Colours:
    (You can mix and match the colours of the top/bottom/weight)
    • Aquamarine
    • Maroon Wine
    • Blue Grey
    • Violet
    • Silver
    • Black
    • E-White
    • E-Black
    • Frosted Polycarbonate

    Colour Renders:

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    Specifications:
    • Mounting Type: Gasket mount
    • Typing Angle: 7 degrees
    • Material: 6061 aluminium (Sandblasted finish + anodized or electrophoresis treatment)
    • Colours: Black/E-White/E-Black/Silver/Maroon Wine/Violet/Aquamarine/Blue Grey/Frosted Polycarbonate
    • Number of Units: 400 units
    • Layout: Supports both ANSI & ISO layout/Supports split backspace & stepped capslock/Fixed bottom row, tsangan layout (WK & WKL)
    • Plate Material Options: Aluminium/Brass/Carbon Fibre/FR4/Frosted Polycarbonate
    • PCB: Matte Black Custom Per-Key RGB USB Type-C PCB designed by Yiancar Designs (Supports QMK & Via + ESD-Protection)
    • Switch Support: MX style switches only



    Prices:
    • Anodized Aluminium Top: £95
    • E-Coated Aluminium Top: £100
    • Frosted Poly-carbonate Top: £95
    • Anodized Aluminium Bottom: £80
    • E-Coated Aluminium Bottom: £85
    • Frosted Poly-carbonate Bottom: £80
    • Anodized Aluminium Plate: £25
    • E-Coated Aluminium Plate: £30
    • Sandblasted Brass Plate: £35
    • E-Coated Brass Plate: £40
    • Carbon Fibre Plate: £40
    • Poly-carbonate Plate: £40
    • FR4 Plate: £25
    • PCB: £35
    • Anodized Aluminium Weight: £30
    • E-Coated Aluminium Weight: £35
    • Sandblasted Brass Weight: £40
    • E-Coated Brass Weight: £45

    - Top Case,Bottom Case,Plate,PCB,Weight are required to purchase. The cheapest kit you can buy is £265
    - After you choose your base kit, you can purchase up to 2 extra items **Plate/PCB ONLY**




    Keyboard Parts Overview:

    Keyboard Sound Test:

    More Keyboard Renders:
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    (There's an error in this render, only tsangsan layout is supported. Sorry for the confusion!)


    Some Photos From Interest Check:
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    « Last Edit: Mon, 31 May 2021, 10:37:53 by KCK »

    Offline HoffmanMyster

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:59:36 »
    Approved :thumb:

    Offline Etherealsound

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 14:17:22 »
    Good lord that aquamarine...

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 16:09:30 »
    You cant read the pricing if you are in  in light mode

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #4 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 17:15:57 »
    Is there hot swap option pcb?
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    Offline Iliekbrowns

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #5 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 17:26:07 »
    Super stoked to join this group-buy. That maroon wine is so clean!

    Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #6 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 17:40:20 »
    Is the aquamarine the same as for the KY-01 75% I've got here next to me? (it's a great color!)

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #7 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 21:09:29 »
    Is the aquamarine the same as for the KY-01 75% I've got here next to me? (it's a great color!)

    Do you happen to have a photo of it? I'm hoping it is more "green" as in the render in this GB versus the sample block photo shown in the KY-01 page.

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #8 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 02:18:49 »
    Is the aquamarine the same as for the KY-01 75% I've got here next to me? (it's a great color!)

    Do you happen to have a photo of it? I'm hoping it is more "green" as in the render in this GB versus the sample block photo shown in the KY-01 page.

    Sometime early evening tomorrow Iíll get you a pic. Have SA Sail, camping, nuc data, and some blue sets I can put next to it. Iím +/- on the layout, just loved the color...

    Offline Etherealsound

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #9 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 10:12:24 »
    Is the aquamarine the same as for the KY-01 75% I've got here next to me? (it's a great color!)

    Do you happen to have a photo of it? I'm hoping it is more "green" as in the render in this GB versus the sample block photo shown in the KY-01 page.

    Sometime early evening tomorrow Iíll get you a pic. Have SA Sail, camping, nuc data, and some blue sets I can put next to it. Iím +/- on the layout, just loved the color...


    Much appreciated, thank you

    Offline Surefoot

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 11:11:33 »
    Solid design, nice colours, too bad it's out of EU now we'll manage though :)

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #11 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 13:13:29 »
    Does this board have H87c compatibility? And if so is it possible to buy a board sans PCB?

    Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 23:01:26 »
    Do you happen to have a photo of it? I'm hoping it is more "green" as in the render in this GB versus the sample block photo shown in the KY-01 page.

    Compare the KY01 render to this: https://imgur.com/a/Q9VrPIe

    Left: u80a lake, right green kbd8x. Space cadet blue, botanical novs, SA sail, nautilus r2 novs.

    The lighting varies on purpose so you can see bright vs shadow. The color between the darkest GMK botanical to SA sail is the one in person in normal lighting.

    I don’t own GMK waves, I bet it’s great. I bought for nautilus nightmares, and that’s at my dads place. If the TKL is the same color, I’ll sell this (nothing wrong w it, just like TKL better) and get that
    « Last Edit: Tue, 02 March 2021, 23:03:07 by IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES »

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 01:52:10 »
    Do you happen to have a photo of it? I'm hoping it is more "green" as in the render in this GB versus the sample block photo shown in the KY-01 page.

    Compare the KY01 render to this: https://imgur.com/a/Q9VrPIe

    Left: u80a lake, right green kbd8x. Space cadet blue, botanical novs, SA sail, nautilus r2 novs.

    The lighting varies on purpose so you can see bright vs shadow. The color between the darkest GMK botanical to SA sail is the one in person in normal lighting.

    I donít own GMK waves, I bet itís great. I bought for nautilus nightmares, and thatís at my dads place. If the TKL is the same color, Iíll sell this (nothing wrong w it, just like TKL better) and get that

    Woah, thanks for that photo, went above and beyond what I was expecting. In the lighting in your photo, it looks even more green. It's honestly really nice and I think a WoB set would go really well with it.

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #14 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 02:41:05 »
    Itís really a fairly even mix of green and blue. So is the SP-111 that was supposed to be blue but turned out teal, and itís a similar color to this just lighter.

    Finish/packaging and all that was great too, and relative to Covid and the manufacturing delays in this business, that GB was basically on time.

    Offline KCK

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #15 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 05:16:56 »
    With the right amount of light you can get some pretty nice results (Picture wasn't taken by me):

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #16 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 12:50:46 »
    With the right amount of light you can get some pretty nice results (Picture wasn't taken by me):
    Show Image


    Same color for this TKL?

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #17 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 01:44:51 »
    so just want to confirm - this is a UK based GB? So buyers in the UK aren't going to be hit with additional import taxes?

    Sent from my SM-J510FN using Tapatalk


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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #18 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:28:11 »
    so just want to confirm - this is a UK based GB? So buyers in the UK aren't going to be hit with additional import taxes?

    Sent from my SM-J510FN using Tapatalk

    Yup UK based.

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #19 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:59:53 »
    Anyone knows how costs are when ordering to germany ... regarding new rules ... ?

    So vat ... customs ... whatever

    Offline Iliekbrowns

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #20 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:59:43 »
    Will the GB start in a few minutes today or will it start tomorrow at 0:00?

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #21 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:09:15 »
    It just started. I orded mine already :)

    The order form does not have an option to specify the type of weight. Which weight will be supplied?


    « Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:16:10 by WillyWortel »

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:15:59 »
    In for an aquamarine. Praying to the keeb gods that the color is like the renders irl.

    Offline KCK

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:14:52 »
    It just started. I orded mine already :)

    The order form does not have an option to specify the type of weight. Which weight will be supplied?

    There should've been an option to pick a weight. Could you send me an email or dm me on discord?

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:43:29 »
    Interested in getting a polycarbonate board here... HMM. Price makes it compelling.

    Offline SmolCat

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #25 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 17:14:20 »
    Hello! Excuse the ignorance as I have never done a keyboard build before - but I notice there is one large hole in the plate where left shift is, which looks more like ANSI.  Is it able to fully support UK ISO with a small left shift and backslash as well?

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 01:25:21 »
    Hello! Excuse the ignorance as I have never done a keyboard build before - but I notice there is one large hole in the plate where left shift is, which looks more like ANSI.  Is it able to fully support UK ISO with a small left shift and backslash as well?
    The large hole means you can put switches in multiple positions, including the split left shift / slash keys. Otherwise for just ANSI you'd get the square hole for one switch only and two small rectangular holes for stabs.

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 17:25:04 »
    badass color options, can't decide which one to get :eek:

    Anyone knows how costs are when ordering to germany ... regarding new rules ... ?

    So vat ... customs ... whatever

    as far as i understand we'll just need to pay the usual vat of 19%, there should be no further customs fees for computer hardware.

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB Date: 08/03/21)
    « Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 17:26:13 »
    badass color options, can't decide which one to get :eek:

    Anyone knows how costs are when ordering to germany ... regarding new rules ... ?

    So vat ... customs ... whatever

    as far as i understand we'll just need to pay the usual vat of 19%, there should be no further customs fees for computer hardware.
    and of course the dhl fees for handling the package.

    Offline crs

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #29 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 01:35:57 »
    I want to buy the board, but the only thing keeping me from doing so is that Iím currently in between places now. If I move after the group buy ends, is it possible to change my shipping address (so long as itís in the same country)? I reached out to MK UK, and they said KCK would need to determine that.

    Please let me know, as I am hovering over the ďcheckoutĒ button 🥵

    Offline Kuratar

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #30 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 07:49:27 »
    Is it possible to get a render with the Aquamarine top and bottom case with GMK Hammerhead?

    Offline norb

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #31 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 12:13:25 »
    Is it possible to get a render with the Aquamarine top and bottom case with GMK Hammerhead?

    +1 to this bc that's what i had in mind, too  :thumb:


    /edit:
    is paypal not possible for payment?
    « Last Edit: Sat, 13 March 2021, 12:20:53 by norb »

    Offline KCK

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #32 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 12:46:34 »
    Is it possible to get a render with the Aquamarine top and bottom case with GMK Hammerhead?

    +1 to this bc that's what i had in mind, too  :thumb:


    /edit:
    is paypal not possible for payment?

    Can't use PayPal to checkout unfortunately

    Offline KCK

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #33 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 12:49:33 »
    I want to buy the board, but the only thing keeping me from doing so is that Iím currently in between places now. If I move after the group buy ends, is it possible to change my shipping address (so long as itís in the same country)? I reached out to MK UK, and they said KCK would need to determine that.

    Please let me know, as I am hovering over the ďcheckoutĒ button 🥵

    Yeah that's completely fine, I can just change the shipping address later.

    Offline Sirus

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 07:48:02 »
    As I am living in Germany I want to calculate costs including VAT and possible customs even though it seems to be determined as computer hardware. In the post it says the starting price will be 318£ in the UK but dropping down to 265£ if the residence is outside of the UK. At checkout the price is not changing unfortunately. I choose PC for Top and Bottom as well as different extras. Do my changes to the starting price have any effect on the reduction?
    Edit: I solved it by changing the region in "Deliver to a different adress?" too.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 07:54:06 by Sirus »

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 19:03:01 »
    Wow!
    Love ISO, back-lit boards.
    Iím thinking white top and frosted poly bottom for the light to bleed out... Have you tried that?

    I also wondered about hot swap pcb options.

    Offline Kest

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #36 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 08:33:35 »
    This is everything a TKL fan could dream for in a keyboard: good PCB, lots of color and material options for case, plate, and even weight. Iím in.

    Offline norb

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #37 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 12:07:49 »
    Wow!
    Love ISO, back-lit boards.
    Iím thinking white top and frosted poly bottom for the light to bleed out... Have you tried that?

    I also wondered about hot swap pcb options.

    from my understanding there is no backlighting, just per-switch-led on the pcb. frosted poly bottom would'nt have any glow effect in this case.

    Offline pay2play

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #38 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 12:57:30 »
    Wow this looks awesome! Is there an option for a PCB with hotswap capability?

    Offline JustusOn

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #39 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 03:39:09 »
    ordered and in! Oh boy i love that E-white! :p :))

    Offline KogiKashaikunin

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #40 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:48:57 »
    When do you expect to be able to ship? This is not mentioned anywhere?

    Offline KogiKashaikunin

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours (GB is now Live!)
    « Reply #41 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:50:04 »
    When do you expect to be able to ship? This is not mentioned anywhere?

    Sorry. Answered my own question. It says September.  :))

    Offline KeypeDiem

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    Re: [GB] ESNTL TKL - Mix & Match Colours
    « Reply #42 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 00:40:15 »
    Exactly what I have been looking for!