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Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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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:
186538-1186540-2186542-3
186544-4186546-5186548-6

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:
Layout:
186554-7

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 Feb 15th.
Order Link: https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2

Check Your Order Here: https://goo.gl/EpCgDE


Please PM me if you have any request.

Thanks!

Download CA66 files here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL
« Last Edit: Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:11:13 by PlayKeyboardTW »

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 17:47:31 »
Approval bump  :thumb:

As always, caveat emptor.

Also OP, your formatting is messed up.
               

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:05:03 »
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:11:45 »
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?

Think it's just a problem with it, hopefully that gets solved soon, don't think it'd be closed/sold out seeing as it was literally just approved.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:40:29 »
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?

Think it's just a problem with it, hopefully that gets solved soon, don't think it'd be closed/sold out seeing as it was literally just approved.

That's my guess, but hype is hype, so ya never know.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:41:48 »
All gone, I bought it all!   :p

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:49:36 »
formatting issues with the post aside, this is very tempting.
keyboards.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 19:25:21 »
If I canít buy one after being this hyped for so long Iím going to throw a tantrum

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:28:26 »
As a little side note - would it be possible to see actual pictures of production units of each colour labelled? This is something most GBs cannot offer and since you have already ran this previously (both R1 as well as R2 in China recently) you could probably pull it off. If you have access to all (or most, as many as you can) the colours that got produced I think it'd play to your advantage to document it as well as you possibly can.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:40:09 »
As a little side note - would it be possible to see actual pictures of production units of each colour labelled? This is something most GBs cannot offer and since you have already ran this previously (both R1 as well as R2 in China recently) you could probably pull it off. If you have access to all (or most, as many as you can) the colours that got produced I think it'd play to your advantage to document it as well as you possibly can.

You can see some actual color photos in 2 albums. Most colors were produced in the past 2 rounds.

I will try to add more later to satisfy all color options.  :thumb:

Hi guys, the form is not opened yet.

Just got the approval all of a sudden.  ;D

I need to do some miner changes first, and will send emails to people who subbed already.  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:50:16 by PlayKeyboardTW »

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:51:16 »
Oh man. I haven't been around for a month but I'm super in on this. Might have to get mine anno'd white, but damn, I am pumped.

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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:51:24 »
is their a limit on this one? I can't remember and I don't see it listed.

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:10:12 »
is their a limit on this one? I can't remember and I don't see it listed.

No limit if i'm not wrong

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:10:47 »
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:14:56 »
so excited, will join for 2. :)

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:16:17 »
should I stay up all night hitting refresh or is this going to take a while?

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:37:37 »
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:40:35 »
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.

Thanks! Will look back through the threads to see if I can find it.

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:54:22 »
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.

Thanks! Will look back through the threads to see if I can find it.

Blah, I was remembering wrong, it was the Modern0110 that had the red render:



The only thing they have posted so far is the color chart thing:



That said, to me they look similar and my guess is that's what they are going for... what it will actually look like is anyone's guess. Sorry for the confusion tho :D

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 22:22:42 »
There isn't a colour that this thing wouldn't look good in! Very tough decision

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 22:50:57 »
Yes! Glad to see this finally happening.

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:01:17 »
Really want to get in on this! Is there a limited amount of boards being made, or will we be able to order until Feb 15 for sure? I might have to part with some of my stuff to get in cause I don't wanna miss this haha.

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:56:27 »
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:59:30 »
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

When I first saw it, the side port really bumped me and killed my enthusiasm a bit. But now I keep thinking about how tasty it could look with an L-shaped connector...

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:02:11 »
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

I prefer it to having a gaping hole in it's rounded backside  :p

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:47:52 »
Actual colors of case photos were updated in this album: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj


Please check it and the GB will start soon.  :thumb:

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:50:14 »
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

When I first saw it, the side port really bumped me and killed my enthusiasm a bit. But now I keep thinking about how tasty it could look with an L-shaped connector...

How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

I prefer it to having a gaping hole in it's rounded backside  :p


How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

You guys won't want to destroy that perfect rounded back after receive your keyboard. :p

Really want to get in on this! Is there a limited amount of boards being made, or will we be able to order until Feb 15 for sure? I might have to part with some of my stuff to get in cause I don't wanna miss this haha.

Yes it is!

Yes! Glad to see this finally happening.

Thanks for putting eyes on this.  :D

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:16:01 »
Put in for two, looking forward to getting these!

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:16:46 »
February 15th deadline and no limit... Thank god. There are too many nice 60-75%s happening in Jan/Feb  :-X

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:17:32 »
Getting hyped! Give me some CA66 love.

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:22:02 »
GB is live guys!

Sorry for a late notice.  :-*

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:23:16 »
Looks like it's time to debate between colors. How much lighter is the brown going to get?

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:26:05 »
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goodgood.
By the way in china GB.Silver was not the default. custom color.
so i paid that.
but in GH GB, silver is default.so it feels cheap

this color is mate silver. not white
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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:43:25 »
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap? 

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:44:16 »
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:50:05 »
Yea. Good call @packman86. In deciding which one to get, I may have to get two....!

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:04:49 »
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:15:15 »
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

Silver feeling a little closer to gray.
Normal GH GB is more expensive than china GB.
However, CA66 cases are similar.

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:17:20 »
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?

i'm korean

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

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:18:57 »
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it

Matt silver, anodizing.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:23:52 »
@sanryu you're awesome. Thanks for the intel.

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:25:18 »
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
i'm korean

I could be wrong, but my take on the Korean comment was regarding pricing. Kustoms is expensive.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:32:26 »
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?

The backlighting and RGB leds under the side bar are seperated.
You can consider it as some PCB with RGB underglow leds that moved to front side.

It's pretty light. And I see an answer in a quote. Thanks for that! :thumb:

@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it

Matt silver, anodizing.

You are amazing. ;D

Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
i'm korean

I could be wrong, but my take on the Korean comment was regarding pricing. Kustoms is expensive.

Yeah but they make great keyboards. There's a lot of things can learn from them.

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:35:42 »
PlayKeyboardTW: one entry form suggestion: if you accidentally select an option (like extra pcb or brass plate) by accident, there's no way to deselect it. Might want to change that.

I'm in for a gray one. Choosing color was extremely difficult and I was very tempted to choose the dark blue (I think it's drop dead gorgeous), but I already have a blue m65a. Need to diversify and I think the gray will match easier with other keysets.
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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:40:29 »
How do I edit my order to include a brass plate?

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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:42:12 »
Oh, damn. That dark red case brings back memories. It looks exactly like my cousins' MSX Yashica YC-64! It was the first home computer I used as a kid before getting a C64.

Never thought I'd go for a red case, but this might be it.

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:43:20 »
Is the blue of the keyboard shown in the last pic here the same as the "blue gray" custom color offered in this round? Thanks

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:50:47 »
What color do you folks think goes well with GMK Laser? I'm torn between Purple, Dark Blue and Grey  :))

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Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:01:48 »
PlayKeyboardTW: one entry form suggestion: if you accidentally select an option (like extra pcb or brass plate) by accident, there's no way to deselect it. Might want to change that.

I'm in for a gray one. Choosing color was extremely difficult and I was very tempted to choose the dark blue (I think it's drop dead gorgeous), but I already have a blue m65a. Need to diversify and I think the gray will match easier with other keysets.

I did allow everyone to edit via form(not order list).

How do I edit my order to include a brass plate?

Saw you already helped yourself. ;D

Oh, damn. That dark red case brings back memories. It looks exactly like my cousins' MSX Yashica YC-64! It was the first home computer I used as a kid before getting a C64.

Never thought I'd go for a red case, but this might be it.

Glad it help you recall that.  ;D

Is the blue of the keyboard shown in the last pic here the same as the "blue gray" custom color offered in this round? Thanks

Please check: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj

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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:07:47 »
Yey, really was so looking forward to this GB!
Is it possible to order extra plates in different colors? Should I just choose brass plate and specify somewhere that IĎd like a different color?