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Offline PleasantChaos

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Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 06:52:33 »
Hi guys,

finally I have the courage - and the budget - to build my first custom board and have been researching the parts for a few weeks now.
Switch, pcb and plate are decided, but since I care a lot about how my desk looks, I wanted to implement some subtle lighting into the board.
I really like the way some prebuild boards handle that nicely, I think, Massdrop ALT, Drevo Blademaster etc. Also the Kira looks nice, but most of all, the Alu68, which is no longer for sale.

Are there ANY 60% boards (I would even be fine with 65%) that support lighting like that? I know of the Tofu frosted acrylic, but I think that's a bit over the top for me.
Would really appreciate some help, so I can finally get my first custom :)

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Re: Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 08:27:50 »
Tina 60% from the KBDfans. Has a lightbar behind the back.

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Offline PleasantChaos

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Re: Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 08:42:59 »
Tina 60% from the KBDfans. Has a lightbar behind the back.

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Unfortunately it's soldout :/

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Re: Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 09:03:04 »
You can buy from KPrepiblic

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Re: Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 10:49:12 »
but since I care a lot about how my desk looks, I wanted to implement some subtle lighting into the board.

That's one can of worms to open around here ;)

Tina is probably your best bet. If you can't find them on KPRepublic, KBDFans will probably get a few more in stock sooner rather than later. This hobby loves waiting for things -- it's how we keep our wallets from draining in a matter of days.

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Offline rxc92

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Re: Lightbars on 60% keyboard cases?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 23:27:35 »
Tina 60% from the KBDfans. Has a lightbar behind the back.

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Unfortunately it's soldout :/

It may be on their English website, but you can buy it on their Taobao page via a proxy (or by yourself if you want to use Chinese). I purchased through there and got it cheaper than their regular price and in about a week. However, they may not ship to eastern Europe if that applies.