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[GB] CU75 & CU24
« on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 02:46:18 »
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Product Information

The CU75 and CU24 are the first custom mechanical keyboards developed by capsunlocked, and are the first to join the capsunlocked Originals range of keyboards.

Supporting a large amount of configurations respectively, the physical layouts of both the CU75 and CU24 can be customised and tailored to your specific requirements. However the customisation does not stop there, because once you have settled on your perfect physical layout you have the opportunity to customise the digital layout, with the QMK software. Want to swap Caps Lock and the Left Control key? No problem! Want to have a dedicated layer for your media keys? That is also no problem! QMK coupled with the large amount of physical configurations means that there is a level of customisation that has previously been unseen on a 75% and numpad.

Included in each kit is a Cherry MX Positioning Plate, however an Alps Plate is available as an optional extra. The Alps Plate will support the standard ANSI 75% layout only.

Both the CU75 and CU24 have solid, durable cases that have been CNC machined and anodised black.  Both cases are built up from two pieces of Aluminium that are held together with M2.5 screws, for added durability. Sandwiched between the case parts are the positioning plate and PCB. The positioning plate is mounted to the top case, meaning that no screws are visible when using the keyboard. M2 screws are used to hold the plate to the top case. When fully assembled, both cases sit at a comfortable 5 degrees.

Each keyboard comes with a selection of added extras, with a Mini-USB cable and microfibre cleaning cloth in each of the CU75 and CU24 boxes. The CU75 also comes with two-part screw-in, black 1.5u Aluminium blockers and a microfibre sleeve.

Both keyboards support screw in stabilisers, but do not support holtites or per switch RGB LEDs.

Whats in the box?

CU75:

CU75 Aluminium Top Case (Black)

CU75 Aluminium Bottom Case (Black)

Brass Cherry MX Positioning Plate

CU75 PCB

12 x M2.5 Screws

8 x M2 Screws

M2.5 Allan Key

M2 Allan Key

2 x 1.5u Aluminium Blockers (Black)

CU75 Sleeve

CU75 Microfibre Cloth

Mini-USB Cable

CU24:

CU24 Aluminium Top Case (Black)

CU24 Aluminium Bottom Case (Black)

Brass Cherry MX Positioning Plate

CU24 PCB

4 x M2.5 Screws

6 x M2 Screws

M2.5 Allan Key

M2 Allan Key

CU24 Microfibre Cloth

Mini-USB Cable

Where can I buy these products?!

Europe: capsunlocked (https://caps-unlocked.com/cu-originals/)

Australia: Amtra5 Keyboards (https://amtra5keyboards.com.au/product-tag/capsunlocked/)

North America (and all other NonEU Countries): Cartel (https://cartel.ltd/)

China: zFrontier

All prices are the same worldwide!

Group Buy Information

CU75 Base Kit MOQ: 50
Current Orders: 12
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CU75 Alps Plate MOQ: 10
Current Orders:
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CU24 Base Kit MOQ: 50
Current Orders: 7
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CU24 Alps Plate MOQ: 10
Current Orders:
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Lead Time: 10 - 12 Weeks

End Date: 15/05/2018

Credits:

Designer of the CU75 Case and Plates: Hineybush

Designer of the CU75 PCB: ca178858

Designer of the CU24 Case and Plates: Sayu

Designer of the CU75 PCB: yiancar

Graphic Designer of capsunlocked logo and all capsunlocked Orginal logos: Blerc

Photographer: Mathew Teague

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 04:29:02 »
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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 18:39:12 »
Awesome! lets see how it does :D

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 14:20:56 »
Update:

CU75 Base Kit MOQ: 50
Current Orders: 12

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CU24 Base Kit MOQ: 50
Current Orders: 7

The assembly option will be going live over the next few days, sorry for the delay.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 19:13:28 »
Which proxy should I use if I'm in Indonesia?

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 19:18:51 »
Which proxy should I use if I'm in Indonesia?


Please to use either the North American or Australian Proxy.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask! :)

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 05 May 2018, 12:36:29 »
I just bought the CU24, from the Cartel, for NA.

I really need ya'll to make a fullsized CU60% because these are SOOO nice looking!

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 07:15:38 »
So far away from moq.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 07:50:45 »
The CU combo is great, but too many great board GB lately.  It must be tough picking one over another.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 10:08:59 »
So far away from moq.
I think itís a great design except for the logo on the back. With so many other options, itís the tipping point for me not joining.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 14:45:09 »
> I think itís a great design except for the logo on the back.

I know what you mean, I often leave my keyboards upside down on my desk.

On a more serious note, any update on wether or not these guys are going to hit MOQ?

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 20:16:17 »
I know what you mean, I often leave my keyboards upside down on my desk.

 :))

But yeah, I actually like the logo quite a bit and find it to be a nice modern design.

That being said I wished they offered something other than black which is what's keeping me from joining the GB.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 20:28:06 »
I think one of the original defining characteristics of this design was lost when they couldn't address the weak underglow and they removed the nylon/polycarb base option. I personally don't find enough that is unique or special about this design to compete with the other more unique 75% customs or available market options (basic wedge with rounded chamfer corners is pretty subtle), especially at the price.

I also think that the 1.5u blockers haven't been shown off or promoted enough, since that is also a design trend that could be used to set this apart from the rest.

That being said, I am sure there are those who like the understated design, and best of luck with the GB and reaching MOQ.
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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 11:01:57 »
> I think itís a great design except for the logo on the back.

I know what you mean, I often leave my keyboards upside down on my desk.

On a more serious note, any update on wether or not these guys are going to hit MOQ?

There have been approximately only 20 units of the CU75 ordered.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 11:21:51 »
I think since it's likely not going to make MOQ that it might be wise to take it back to the drawing table for a bit.

Between the visible machine marks on the logo & the screw holes overlapping into the bevels on the bottom there's a lot that takes away from the premium feel & the removal of the nylon bottom combined with the lack of colour selections for the case doesn't provide broad aesthetic appeal.

It's a really nice project, it just needs that last little bit of polish & tweaking to justify the price.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 11:37:47 »
I think since it's likely not going to make MOQ that it might be wise to take it back to the drawing table for a bit.

Between the visible machine marks on the logo & the screw holes overlapping into the bevels on the bottom there's a lot that takes away from the premium feel & the removal of the nylon bottom combined with the lack of colour selections for the case doesn't provide broad aesthetic appeal.

It's a really nice project, it just needs that last little bit of polish & tweaking to justify the price.


Thank you for the constructive criticism.

I think the points you have made are all valid, and I agree that this group buy will be reviewed. I guarantee that the lessons learnt from this initial group buy will be taken forward, to improve future projects and products.


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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 13:31:05 »
What is the firmware for the CU75?

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 20:21:04 »
I would suggest also exploring having more color options.  The black looks nice enough but being the only option seems kind of limited.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 07:34:48 »
The group buys for the CU75 and CU24 are now over.

Unfortunately these group buys were not successful, and all orders will be refunded.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 07:46:08 »
The group buys for the CU75 and CU24 are now over.

Unfortunately these group buys were not successful, and all orders will be refunded.

I recieved the refund.. very sad! I really like the Cu75! Any chance to buy one of the prototypes?
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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 21:02:11 »
This thing took way too long. Not surprised it flopped.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 14:10:18 »
Very sad to see this GB not going through as well. What does this mean for the other originals like the CU30? I personally been waiting for the CU30 for a long time. I held off my purchase for a nyquist and have been waiting it through with my preonic.

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 18:24:01 »
Are all orders refunded yet? Still waiting on mine.

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Re: [GB] CU75 & CU24
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 18:35:01 »
Really bummed out this didn't go through, these were SOOO sexy.

I hope that ya'll get the CU60 and such up and running and that this can go again, I want this design as my centerpiece of my keyboarding life!