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In Collaboration of
The Royal x PrimeKB

From The Manufacture Who Brought You:

Koalas, T1s, and Alpaca Linears



Introducing:




Currently gathering interest for the Business-Casual-Nostagia perfection that revolves around the clean and simple Blue, Red, and Yellow Colorway.

This arose as a collaborative-type idea that began with trying Alpaca Linears from PrimeKB.com and discovering there unique (very smooth) feel and great overall fit and finish.




I wanted to do a custom-color run of these fantastic switches and It wasn't a struggle to settle on what colorway I was looking for...








Brought To Life![/center]









Examples of My Favorite Mix of Color Abominations:
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INSPIRATION:



Photo by Attitude-Autos


Sculpture by Nathan Sawaya


Photo By Maartenwut


Collage by [unknown]



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Lets Make this Happen!!!


Specs:

3-Part Custom Color Housing/Stem - (To Be Accurately Color Matched before Full Production)


- Stem: PANTONE 485 C
- Top Housing: PANTONE 7405 C
- Bottom Housing: PANTONE 3005 C




Durock has Crafted These Linears With A Great Blend of Plastics That Result In A Smooth, Clean, and Fantastic Overall Switch


- Stem: Polyoxymethylene Blend (POM)
- Top Housing: Polycarbonate Blend
- Bottom Housing: Nylon Blend

- Spring: Gold-Plated 67g (Bottom-Out)



Sale Details:*


- Cost?
$0.55 Per Switch (Sold In Packs of 10)

- When?
IN-STOCK & AVAILABLE TODAY!

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Offline DuellM

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 22:04:19 »
Im so in for this

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 22:05:56 »
LOL'd as soon as I saw the photo.


But I mean...why not? Maybe I can throw them on my son's keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 22:12:12 »
ROYAL.....
please i want these

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 22:20:43 »
aka Durock Handarbeits

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 00:21:40 »
Damn you Royal, you're just makin me want to do a whole Handarbeit themed keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 00:27:06 »
Wtb these, but with lighter springs pls, ty

Real **** though, love these

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 05:56:59 »
Please consider an EU proxy

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 06:11:25 »
Could compliment GMK Mondrian

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 06:21:55 »
Could we get a EU proxy please  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 07:47:09 »
Sooooo in

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 07:51:51 »
I want, like, a really big one

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 08:11:11 »
+1 for EU proxy, and please add 62g option (alongside or instead of 67g).
Thank you.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 08:15:39 »
Does it use the same mold as alpacas? I'm scared that the switches will be less smooth than the alpacas because of mold being used more.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 08:51:03 »
Does it use the same mold as alpacas? I'm scared that the switches will be less smooth than the alpacas because of mold being used more.

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Stuff like that takes years, how long have alpacas been in production?

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 08:51:41 »
+1 for EU proxy, and please add 62g option (alongside or instead of 67g).
Thank you.

Big agree, 62g is the goldilocks weight.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 14:20:11 »
I absolutely love this- hope it happens! Will be my new favourite switch!

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 14:57:45 »
Love the idea and fully support the project!

Looking forward to buying a lot of these! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 16:52:23 »
100% in, will totally help bring my kids into the hobby too.


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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 07:23:33 »
I'm excited that these have been well received thus far!!!

We are close to having enough requests to feel comfortable with getting this party started!




A Couple Notes:

1.) These aren't themed around Handerbeit. Handerbeit is litterally a vomit pallet and this is 2 Primary and 1 secondary color. But I can see the resemblance lol

2.) These will come factory lubed but very minimally. After opening up and trying a few dozen Alpacas, I found the factory seems to just lubed the actuation legs of the stem and with a medium viscosity grease.  It was very easy to lube over top of.

3.) 62g has been highly requested so we may switch to that lighter varient just for majority ruling. Alpacas are a little Light for me IMO but Id rather just spring swap mine myself than make 50 other people do it.




Thanks for the support and shill the love of this project where you can! :D


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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 11:08:22 »
Would you mind making a survey for the 62/67g option?
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 12:16:35 »
Would you mind making a survey for the 62/67g option?

Added!

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 12:18:25 »
Thanks, answered!
(secretly hoping for the original 67g option)
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 12:27:50 »
Thanks, answered!
(secretly hoping for the original 67g option)

I am too. I very much enjoy heavier switches but I think its only fair to consider majorly ruling here.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 12:29:02 »
Toy Story ball linears confirmed.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 12:31:54 »
Thanks, answered!
(secretly hoping for the original 67g option)

I am too. I very much enjoy heavier switches but I think its only fair to consider majorly ruling here.
Indeed,it is nevertheless hard to know where this majority is sometimes.
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 15:18:44 »
This custom switch thing is getting out of hand...


.. but at the same time, I want them.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 15:43:16 »
Is there a way to answer the spring part of the survey without submitting the whole survey again? I don't want to complicate things by adding a redundant survey.

edit: I guess I'm complicating things by asking about this. My bad :p

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 23:47:50 »
I'm excited that these have been well received thus far!!!

We are close to having enough requests to feel comfortable with getting this party started!




A Couple Notes:

1.) These aren't themed around Handerbeit. Handerbeit is litterally a vomit pallet and this is 2 Primary and 1 secondary color. But I can see the resemblance lol

What the hell Royal. Take it back, Handarbeit the official best set of 2020, hands down. Don't fear the Handarbeit, just embrace it.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 00:29:57 »
Durock Mauritius

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 05:23:13 »
I'm in!
I want this colorful alpaca :)
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:25:02 »
67g or 65g at least please.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:12:41 »
I actually like the 67 gr idea. Alpacas are currently, what, 62 gr? I find them a little light.

67 gr would be interesting, and probably unique. I'd also be okay with 65 gr. Something just a little heavier than stock.

I'm surprised that people are enjoying the 62 gr weight so much. The Alpaca is a great switch, but I am bottoming-out more than I should because it is so smooth and offers so little resistance. It's too fun to press all the way down, so a little more weight could help.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:20:29 »
I actually like the 67 gr idea. Alpacas are currently, what, 62 gr? I find them a little light.

67 gr would be interesting, and probably unique. I'd also be okay with 65 gr. Something just a little heavier than stock.

I'm surprised that people are enjoying the 62 gr weight so much. The Alpaca is a great switch, but I am bottoming-out more than I should because it is so smooth and offers so little resistance. It's too fun to press all the way down, so a little more weight could help.
+1
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 14:51:29 »
any reason for the Polycarbonate tops and Nylon housings? Usually is preferred nylon on tops (cherry style) since they provide a better sound.
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 07:21:45 »
I just read elsewhere that Durock offers these switches in 65 gr. as the 'Mauve' linear. So that's good, there's an established 65 gr. version of these.

I also read that 65 gr suits these switches well. So I'd be very interested in getting these in the 65 gr. weight.

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 08:44:19 »
I just read elsewhere that Durock offers these switches in 65 gr. as the 'Mauve' linear. So that's good, there's an established 65 gr. version of these.

I also read that 65 gr suits these switches well. So I'd be very interested in getting these in the 65 gr. weight.

IMO 65g is a great weight for linears and is my spring swap of choice into MX ZILENTS (cherry silent stems in clear housing).

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:02:42 »
These will be in stock on PrimeKB.com around the end of March. This could be delayed due to the coronavirus situation in China. The_Royal will also be stocking them. I'll open up pre-orders once I get the shipping notification from Durock.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:18:21 »
These will be in stock on PrimeKB.com around the end of March. This could be delayed due to the coronavirus situation in China. The_Royal will also be stocking them. I'll open up pre-orders once I get the shipping notification from Durock.

any idea about the switch top fit?  I keep asking on all of these durock switches because I hope they can address the issue.  I own 5 different types of durock switches and they all have loose top housings.  The worse offender is the Koala, and the tighest fit has been on the more recent Lilac tactiles.  Are they trying to fix it?  It's quite a hassle to have to add films to every switch to keep upstroke rattle down.

I'm a big fan of all of these switches once the films are in place, though  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:40:06 by pixelpusher »

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:41:06 »

any idea about the switch top fit?  I keep asking on all of these durock switches because I hope they can address the issue.  I own 5 different types of durock switches and they all have loose top housings.  The worse offender is the Koala, and the tighest fit has been on the more recent Lilac tactiles.  Are they trying to fix it?  It's quite a hassle to have to add films to every switch to keep upstroke rattle down.

I haven't heard anything from Durock about it. So I'm gonna assume these will be about the same as the others.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:44:24 »

any idea about the switch top fit?  I keep asking on all of these durock switches because I hope they can address the issue.  I own 5 different types of durock switches and they all have loose top housings.  The worse offender is the Koala, and the tighest fit has been on the more recent Lilac tactiles.  Are they trying to fix it?  It's quite a hassle to have to add films to every switch to keep upstroke rattle down.

I haven't heard anything from Durock about it. So I'm gonna assume these will be about the same as the others.

you should tell them  :p

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 23:59:07 »
i'll do that right now.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:30:51 »
From my reading of posts abroad, 65 gr might be the best compromise weight.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:33:46 »

The weight of 67g has been chosen for production.


Its a nice medium weight that will be very nice for the smooth and thocky characteristic of Durock Linears.

If people still really want a switch that is equal weight to Alpacas or other D.Linears then PrimeKB currently does (and will continue to) stock OEM Durock Springs in the full range of weights:

Durock Springs on PrimeKB

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 09:10:56 »
A quick update about these switches. They were ordered back in January. While Durock is working towards restoring their full production capacity, new custom colored switches such as these are being pushed to the back of the production queue so they can focus on their backlog of switches that have already been proofed. No idea when they will start the color matching process for these.

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 09:12:41 »
Thanks for the update 👍


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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 10:28:44 »
A quick update about these switches. They were ordered back in January. While Durock is working towards restoring their full production capacity, new custom colored switches such as these are being pushed to the back of the production queue so they can focus on their backlog of switches that have already been proofed. No idea when they will start the color matching process for these.

Is this going to be a groupbuy? Would hate to see these sell out like alpacas do and not be able to grab some.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 10:57:11 »
These would be awesome to use in a build for my son.  Definitely want to see these come to be.

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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 13:54:30 »
These would be awesome to use in a build for my son.  Definitely want to see these come to be.

A quick update about these switches. They were ordered back in January. While Durock is working towards restoring their full production capacity, new custom colored switches such as these are being pushed to the back of the production queue so they can focus on their backlog of switches that have already been proofed. No idea when they will start the color matching process for these.

Is this going to be a groupbuy? Would hate to see these sell out like alpacas do and not be able to grab some.

It was originally going to be a GB but the response was so solid that PrimeKB Decided to buy a large bulk order out-right.  So they will be in-stock just like Alpacas when production finishes.  Both on PrimeKB and my store Kingly-Keys.

The world is a mess right now so the factory is putting all NEW custom color products on a slower priority within their facilities.  Which is Understandable.




The Prototype color samples have been ordered and we should get those some time in the next 1-2 Months depending on how well the factory can facilitate appropriate/healthy manufacturing. 

We will update everyone when anything comes our way. 
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Re: [IC] Lil' Tyke Switches - Durock Linears - Custom Color
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 14:00:22 »
Count me in simply because I can't find any alpacas lol I'll be stocking up hard on these