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Offline Nostril

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[GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« on: Wed, 22 February 2023, 19:26:00 »
Synth Labs 060

Open February 24th - March 24th


The Synth Labs 060 is a seamless gasket-mounted 60% keyboard, inspired by rack-mount electronics and sports cars.

Available in Standard 60%, HHKB, or WKL configurations.

GB Details

429 incl. VAT
399 outside of EU


Vended and fulfilled by keebwerk.
Estimated Fulfillment: Q1 2024




Specifications
Typing Angle: 7
Mounting Style: Full Isolation Gasket Mount
Front Height: 19mm incl. feet
Firmware: QMK with VIA support
Compatible Switches: MX-style switches
Materials: 6063 Aluminum top and bottom chassis. PVD brass rail, and weight.
Weight: ~1.9kg unbuilt, 2.4kg fully-built
Connectivity: USB-C with custom daughterboard


Supported Layouts



Fixed-Layout Hotswap PCB w/ per-key RGB





Universal-Layout Soldered PCB


Options
Fully customizable per-part using the online configurator

3 Layout Options:
    Standard 60%
    HHKB
    WKL

3 Case Colors:
    E-White
    Anodized Silver
    Anodized Black

4 Accent Colors:
    PVD Gold
    PVD Silver
    PVD Rose
    PVD Black

5 Plate Materials:
    Aluminum
    Brass (PVD Gold)
    FR4 with Flex Cuts
    Polycarbonate
    POM

2 Gasket Densities
    Soft PORON
    Hard PORON

2 PCB Options:
    Fixed-Layout hotswap with per-key RGB
    Universal-Layout soldered


Prototype Build Stream by Alexotos




Feel free to contact me on Discord: Nostril#0001
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 May 2023, 13:23:21 by Nostril »

Offline vhaarr

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (GB: Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 24 February 2023, 11:27:36 »
What is going on, why isn't it live? I've been literally refreshing every hour for the past 5 hours and the button just says "Configure yours from 24th Feb" and nothing happens when I click it!
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Offline Nostril

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (GB: Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 24 February 2023, 12:20:13 »
What is going on, why isn't it live? I've been literally refreshing every hour for the past 5 hours and the button just says "Configure yours from 24th Feb" and nothing happens when I click it!

Apologies! Checked with keebwerk, and it seems there are a few last-minute changes that need to be made for the site. It will be up tonight!

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (GB: Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 24 February 2023, 15:19:51 »
EDIT: Bedtime now :P
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 February 2023, 16:46:29 by vhaarr »
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Offline Nostril

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (GB: Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 24 February 2023, 17:12:09 »
Sorry for the delay. The GB configurator page is now live!

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Now Live!)
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 25 February 2023, 01:13:42 »
I am unable to do a checkout, it just says "There are no shipping options available. Please ensure that your address has been entered correctly, or contact us if you need any help."

Of course my address is entered correctly :-P

Also on their "contact us" page there's just a form, there's no email listed, so sending them screenshots of the cart is difficult.

EDIT: I've tried 3 different addresses now, none of them work. Shipping to the payment address or shipping to an address different from the payment card, nothing works. The cart does "lock"/grey out and try to update shipping info when I change the address, but it always results in "There are no shipping options available, ..."

EDIT2: Of course I tried both Firefox and Chrome, and I even disabled ublock. I also turned off the VPN, which resulted in the top of the page saying " Customer matched zone "International Zone 3" ", but still didn't fix shipping options.
« Last Edit: Sat, 25 February 2023, 01:19:22 by vhaarr »
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Offline Keebwerk

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Now Live!)
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 25 February 2023, 02:30:29 »
excuse this, there was a bug in the shipping system. its fixed.

Offline vhaarr

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Now Live!)
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 25 February 2023, 03:28:02 »
Thank you, works now :-D
Price is incorrect to Norway, I paid 429 for the base board. I didn't notice until after checkout because the base price wasn't listed in the cart, only the addons and shipping price and total.
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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Now Live!)
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 25 February 2023, 04:10:47 »
another bug.. also fixed :)

Offline vhaarr

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 03 October 2023, 12:18:06 »
Any updates on the progress?

The website at https://www.keebwerk.com/synth60/ says "Manufacturing is underway and if you missed the group-buy period you are now able to PRE-ORDER your configuration scheduled to be deliverd by the end of 2023."
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Offline SuperZydan

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 October 2023, 10:46:41 »
Hi, I'm just starting out in the custom keyboard world and found this forum.  I've been looking through these group buys and came up on this keyboard and it excited me!  However when customizing it on the website there are just so many options and I don't understand them all or would would work best for me.  Anyone feel like helping a new person out?  Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 04 October 2023, 10:52:47 »
Hi, I'm just starting out in the custom keyboard world and found this forum.  I've been looking through these group buys and came up on this keyboard and it excited me!  However when customizing it on the website there are just so many options and I don't understand them all or would would work best for me.  Anyone feel like helping a new person out?  Thanks!

Maybe read over this?:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/mechanical_keyboard_overviews/

It's a lot, but may be what you're looking for.

Offline Nostril

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 October 2023, 22:00:44 »
Any updates on the progress?

The website at https://www.keebwerk.com/synth60/ says "Manufacturing is underway and if you missed the group-buy period you are now able to PRE-ORDER your configuration scheduled to be deliverd by the end of 2023."

Hey! Sorry for the delayed response, I saw this post but forgot to reply earlier.

CNC production is still in-progress - not much to say here, but I have some cool videos in this gallery.

We also decided for the packaging to switch to zipper carry cases! The unique dimensions/shape of this keyboard requires fairly custom packaging which are tricky to get at a low MOQ, so we figured we might as well upgrade to something nice and reusable while we're at it!

Keebwerk has recently gotten some samples of these, check these out:


I believe we will also be starting the PCB production soon - I've just sent final production files to Keebwerk for the PCBs, which are mostly the same as what we used on the prototype PCBs with some minor tweaks. Keebwerk is currently reviewing them and should be submitting these for manufacturing shortly if they're all good.

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Re: [GB] Synth Labs 060 keyboard (Feb 24 - Mar 24)
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 October 2023, 23:17:48 »
Lovely, thank you! :-)
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