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AVAILABLE TO PREORDER!

Garrett from Dixie Mech here!
Most of us cherish our keyboards like they are our children and love to take them places to show off / hang out with others. However, most people do not have an efficient/safe way to carry their most prized keyboards outside of just having them in a sleeve. A couple years ago I bought a Pelican Air Case to use to fly with my boards to meetups, and it has been incredible. I decided to bring this to rest of you! And of course it gives you the perfect place to show off all those keyboard stickers you have collected.

These are the best cases on the market for protecting your keyboards.

Features:
- Crushproof
- Dustproof
- Weather resistant.
- Include Foam
- Vault Cases have layered foam
- All others have  pick and pluck foam so you can customize the storage layout you need

I am going to attempt to have prices lower than the prices you will see from other places. The prices listed below are still up in the air. The final price will hopefully be lower than the price listed below. It all depends how many are purchased. However there is no MOQ.

Shipping is not included in these prices.


After the first round of this groupbuy, I will have a better sense of what cases are popular and will begin to stock them for quicker shipping. However, even the Groupbuy should only take two weeks to be delivered to me.


I have created a form just to get a sense of the sizes people would like to see.

You can find that below!


https://forms.gle/5EgL7Wb8QoJdD6Mi9

I have am planning on carrying a few different sizes to cover the wants of most people.


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1. V200C
~$60
Interior: 14" ◊ 10" ◊ 5.5"
Comes in Black, Bright Green, Blue
Carries one board
60% and below
Some 65%
Only reason this one is on here, is because the V300 doesn't come in colors. I will not carry this one, if people do not carry about colors, because anything that can fit in the V200, can fit in the V300.





2. V300
~$80
Interior: 16" ◊ 11" ◊ 6.5"
Only comes in Black
Carries one board
Anything up to TKL
TKLs with large Bezels way not fit





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3. 1535 Air Carry-On
~$215
Interior: 20.4" ◊ 11.2" ◊ 7.2"
Comes in Black, Orange, Silver, and Yellow
Carries anywhere from 4-7 boards depending on the sizes
Can store boards upright to fit more
Maximum airline carry on size
Strong polyurethane wheels with stainless steel bearings
May have a lid organizer add on





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4. 1507 Air
~ $170
Interior: 15.2" ◊ 11.4" ◊ 8.5"
Comes in Black, Orange, Silver, and Yellow
Premium option because of the Super-light proprietary HPX≤ô Polymer
Carries anywhere from 4-5 boards depending on the sizes
Boards store upright
Can fit up to most TKLs depending on bezel





5. V550
~$115
Interior: 19" ◊ 14" ◊ 8.5"
Only comes in Black
Carries about 2 boards
Boards will store flat between layers of foam
NO PICK AND PLUCK FOAM
Up to TKLs / 1800s





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6. iM2300 Storm
~ $135
Interior: 17" ◊ 11.7" ◊ 6.2"
Comes in Black, Green, and Yellow
Carries 2 boards depending on the sizes
Boards store flat
Can fit up to most TKLs depending on bezel
Will have a lid organizer / photography pallet add on
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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:01:59 »
Intrigued! So is there any difference between the cases you'd have on your web store vs. the cases that pelican stocks itself? Or is this just another product you'd like to offer, if there's interest?

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Re: Pelican Case Interest Check | Dixie Mech
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:03:19 »
Intrigued! So is there any difference between the cases you'd have on your web store vs. the cases that pelican stocks itself? Or is this just another product you'd like to offer, if there's interest?

They will be the same cases from Pelican, but I am going to try to sell them for cheaper than straight from Pelican. I can get custom colored cases made, but I wanted to start out more basic.
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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:04:53 »
I need like 10 of these and one human sized one for myself...

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:05:22 »
Intrigued! So is there any difference between the cases you'd have on your web store vs. the cases that pelican stocks itself? Or is this just another product you'd like to offer, if there's interest?

They will be the same cases from Pelican, but I am going to try to sell them for cheaper than straight from Pelican. I can get custom colored cases made, but I wanted to start out more basic.

Got it! Custom colors would be amazing! I've actually been trying to convince myself to get a pelican case for this exact reason for quite some time now ;)

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:05:34 »
I'm in for a 1510 whenever you start selling them! :)

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:07:51 »
I'd be interested in a V550 or a 1510. I don't care about custom colors and I'd prefer black.

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:12:23 »
V550 seems like the best value option, but I do like the carry-on one because of the wheels.

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:15:23 »
V300 and the 1510 Carry-On would be amazing to have! Definitely in for a couple if this ends in a drop

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:15:28 »
V550 seems like the best value option, but I do like the carry-on one because of the wheels.

My thoughts exactly. 1510 is nice too just because if you do happen to fly with it, you can, well, take it as a carry on..

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:21:04 »
Interested but for keyboard storage purpose not travelling. I dont really understand the differences between them could anyone do a tldr?

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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:24:03 »
Interested but for keyboard storage purpose not travelling. I dont really understand the differences between them could anyone do a tldr?

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Basically the the V200, V300, V550 are a cheaper budget option, the 1507 Air is a premium option because it is much lighter, and the 1510 Carry On is exactly the size needed to put in an aircraft overhead compartment and has wheels to roll through an airport.
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:43:24 »
Will you also be able to sell the lid organizer for the 1510?

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 16:59:26 »
Will you also be able to sell the lid organizer for the 1510?

Most definitely!
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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 17:33:34 »
Yes! Iím there. Thanks Dixie!!

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 17:56:15 »
Could these also have inserts for, say, a camera? I'd love to combine camera body + lens + keeb inside one.

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 19:10:50 »
In for a V550.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 19:53:41 »
I'm always down for getting pelican cases on the cheap. Be it keebs, headphones, drugs, sffpc's, laptops, whatever... these things are the best
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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 20:01:36 »
Interested.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 21:43:36 »
Would the v550 hold IBM SSKs? I need to break one of mine out and measure it. But if large bezel TKLs won't fit, I'm guessing no.

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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 22:34:45 »
Would the v550 hold IBM SSKs? I need to break one of mine out and measure it. But if large bezel TKLs won't fit, I'm guessing no.

Sorry I donít know for sure, but I listed the interior dimensions so you can measure!
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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 22:35:40 »
Could these also have inserts for, say, a camera? I'd love to combine camera body + lens + keeb inside one.

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The pick and pluck foam will allow you to make exact sized openings for anything you could want! So you can make an opening for your camera and gear and a keyboard!
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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 22:51:48 »
So I have found that the V550 does not come with the pick and pluck foam, but just five layers of foam stacked. Unfortunately I feel this will not be a great solution for multiple board storage. I will be looking for another case in that price range that holds multiple boards.
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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 23:01:00 »
Could these also have inserts for, say, a camera? I'd love to combine camera body + lens + keeb inside one.

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The pick and pluck foam will allow you to make exact sized openings for anything you could want! So you can make an opening for your camera and gear and a keyboard!
SOLD. Now I'm just worried about international shipping.

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 23:05:42 »
Could these also have inserts for, say, a camera? I'd love to combine camera body + lens + keeb inside one.

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The pick and pluck foam will allow you to make exact sized openings for anything you could want! So you can make an opening for your camera and gear and a keyboard!
SOLD. Now I'm just worried about international shipping.

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Oh goodness. I don't even know what to expect. A few of these weigh up to 12 lbs. I guess well see once they are live and it calculates your rates for you.
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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 08 July 2019, 23:49:45 »
Could these also have inserts for, say, a camera? I'd love to combine camera body + lens + keeb inside one.

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The pick and pluck foam will allow you to make exact sized openings for anything you could want! So you can make an opening for your camera and gear and a keyboard!
SOLD. Now I'm just worried about international shipping.

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Oh goodness. I don't even know what to expect. A few of these weigh up to 12 lbs. I guess well see once they are live and it calculates your rates for you.
RIP. I also have DDU to contend with, Mexican customs are downright thieves when it comes to tariffs.

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 01:04:28 »
Could you share a photo of how the internals are set up? Just want to see how many boards I can fit on the Pelican Air 1535.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 02:05:09 »
Interested in a 1507 Air. Custom colors donít interest me that much, but if thereís any chance of group buying some kind of more keyboard-oriented foam insert, that would definitively interest me. Having used pick and pluck foam numerous times  for camera equipment, Iíve found that heavy equipment can cause thin areas of foam to tear away from the rest of the block if the case isnít completely full, like an ultratelephoto lens....or a heavily weighted keyboard that you put your heart and soul into building. I could easily see a keyboard doing this if other sections were left empty.

Idk if there is any kind of one size fits all solution that would be better for keyboards than the general pick and pluck because of the variability in board dimensions, but Iíd probably toss the original foam in favor of custom cutting an insert myself out of a large block of sturdier foam.

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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 05:00:46 »
Could we have eu proxies?

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 10:54:32 »
Could we have eu proxies?

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Because I am just starting to endeavor, I cannot get prices anywhere close to cheap enough to be able to have proxies, where the prices wouldn't be outrageous.
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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 10:58:23 »
Could you share a photo of how the internals are set up? Just want to see how many boards I can fit on the Pelican Air 1535.

Here is my personal one. I wasn't very smart with my cutouts when I first did it.

I have gotten pricing back on the 1353 air and 1510, and I will be replacing the 1510 with the 1535 in the lineup. The quote for the 1510 was very high and they are basically the same case.
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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 11:49:41 »
Could you share a photo of how the internals are set up? Just want to see how many boards I can fit on the Pelican Air 1535.

Here is my personal one. I wasn't very smart with my cutouts when I first did it.

I have gotten pricing back on the 1353 air and 1510, and I will be replacing the 1510 with the 1535 in the lineup. The quote for the 1510 was very high and they are basically the same case.

Oh wow, that is spacious. I'll definitely be picking one of these up, you should think about doing sticker bundles with the pelican cases, too  :D

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 13:22:10 »
I have made some adjustments. All case titles that are in italics have been edited.

Changes:

Swapped 1510 for the 1535 Air

Added info about the V550 only having layered foam. Your boards will be stacked between layers and will limit the number you can fit. May remove this one because of this new info unless everyone wants it to stay.

Added iM2300 as a replacement for the V550 in the 2 board category. Costs more, but iM2300 has a lifetime warranty, Pick n pluck foam, and does not need to stack the boards.
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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 10:53:10 »
The cases are open for pre-order at the link below!

https://dixiemech.store/collections/pelican-cases
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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 11 July 2019, 19:38:12 »
Did the pre-orders for IM2300 fill up already :o

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 17:43:31 »
Could you share a photo of how the internals are set up? Just want to see how many boards I can fit on the Pelican Air 1535.

Here is my personal one. I wasn't very smart with my cutouts when I first did it.

I have gotten pricing back on the 1353 air and 1510, and I will be replacing the 1510 with the 1535 in the lineup. The quote for the 1510 was very high and they are basically the same case.

Did you paint the handle red yourself?