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Offline beamingrobot

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[IC] Kei 軽
« on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 22:34:00 »


Design: bisoromi
PCB: hineykeyboards
Vendor: monokei
Renders: thesiscamper
Sale Format: GB (no limits)
GB date: Mid April
Price: See below

Specs:

  • Seamless
  • Gasket mount 60% (o-ring ala 356mini cuts)
  • HHKB + Standard Layout
  • USB C
  • Custom feet  ;)
  • Alu / Poly plates (mebbe brass, we'll see)

Editions:


     Standard (SGD 590):
  • Silver top , red bottom
     
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  • Silver top, navy blue bottom
     
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     SE (SGD 1200):
  • Silver top, stainless steel (polished) bottom


Optional Extras:

  •      PCBs
  •      Plates
  •      Assembly Kit (linear switches + stabilizers pack)


Special thanks to the Keycult folks especially Zach for allowing us to use the No.2 rubber feet on the Kei, huge props to their input during our design process as well.

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« Last Edit: Sun, 10 May 2020, 22:15:52 by beamingrobot »
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Offline Fredington

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Re: Kei 軽
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 22:35:03 »
Interested.

Offline gnhuy91

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 22:42:18 »
interested, will there be normal 60% or WKL layout?

Offline zakatak

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 22:42:29 »
looks nice. Is there a price range at least?

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:14:41 »
Following this closely

Offline Aznattack

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:26:56 »
Seems interesting.

Offline beamingrobot

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:29:58 »
interested, will there be normal 60% or WKL layout?

Probably HHKB + Standard 60%
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Offline joshuarubin

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:47:58 »
Looks interesting. Love to know more about the plate options, rough delivery date and anticipated price range.

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:56:10 »
GB (no limits)


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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 01:27:31 »
Heavy breathing

Offline prettydouchebag

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 04:29:12 »
Stainless polished bottom AND seamless 👀👀👀

Will there be any limits to the stainless variant? Def interested in that one

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 05:53:19 »
oh yes

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 05:57:22 »
Please do a TKL and winkey layout!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:00:58 »
Stainless polished bottom AND seamless 👀👀👀

Will there be any limits to the stainless variant? Def interested in that one

No limit for Standard or SE :)
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:04:51 »
Very interesting. If it is seamless, how does the different colored bottom work?
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:31:06 »
interested

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:56:42 »
Interested!


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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:59:47 »
Interested

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:30:18 »
Would love to see more pics  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:39:27 »
If someone doesn't actually buy this keyboard I don't really know what they're doing with their life.

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:40:16 »
damn looks nice
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Offline self

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:49:50 »
Oof, interested
Any chance this will get WKL?

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 08:09:39 »
If someone doesn't actually buy this keyboard I don't really know what they're doing with their life.

I dont like HHKB layout or 60%. Now what?
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 08:13:11 »
If someone doesn't actually buy this keyboard I don't really know what they're doing with their life.

I dont like HHKB layout or 60%. Now what?
What are you doing with your life?

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 08:13:50 »
Vendors? EU Proxy pretty please?

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 08:50:19 »
Vendors? EU Proxy pretty please?

Doubt this will even head to vendors. Mostly likely just a GB through proxy.

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 09:01:21 »
Looks slick and I really like the SE option, hoping to pick this up.

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 09:06:52 »
With a poly plate the standard edition would probably be a great travel/work board due to relatively low weight... interesting...  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 09:23:05 »
If someone doesn't actually buy this keyboard I don't really know what they're doing with their life.

I dont like HHKB layout or 60%. Now what?

x out of the tab

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 10:58:16 »
Very interesting. If it is seamless, how does the different colored bottom work?
Maybe like the Keycult no2? We shall see


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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 11:55:36 »
Looks promising. I think after 00 I don't need yet another board in this style, but the community is really thirsty for these right now.
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 12:14:41 »
Looks promising. I think after 00 I don't need yet another board in this style, but the community is really thirsty for these right now.
Haha. In the same boat. Though I didn't get an HHKB 00.... Hmmm....

Offline Yeoh

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 17:53:35 »
WKL please

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 18:34:36 »
Oooh nice! When will more pics be available?

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 18:35:19 »
very intrigued, interested in seeing more renders. if finances permit i'd happily jump on this  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 18:38:33 »
I am very interested, let me know where I can purchase!

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 19:10:57 »
Excited!

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 19:51:46 »
Any chance you will also have the option for a polycarbonate case??? Please

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 20:09:37 »
Interested! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 22:44:31 »
Love it

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 00:28:49 »
Definitely going for this -- HHKB and Standard. NO LIMITS!

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 00:54:31 »
#justiceforbiso

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 03:49:48 »
Hi everyone, thanks for the overwhelming response. I've attached 2 additional renders in the OP, will do the same here:




1. WKL:

That's not a layout we'll explore for now.

2. Polycarbonate case:

Poly cases tend to have really high failure rates. For example, when we were doing poly KFEs our failure rate due to warping etc was 1:3.
We might look at that material as case material in the future.

3. How does it all fit together?



Here's an exploded view - credit to biso who spent countless hours figuring out the whole screw situation.

4. Weights:

We've decided to go with an all aluminium construction for our first round, and as some of you have noticed weight is a factor when I pitched the idea to biso as I wanted a lighter travel keyboard that included modern design aesthetics and electronics.
If you'd prefer a heftier board, the SE should be up your alley as the entire bottom piece will be machined out of stainless steel.

5. The current economic situation:

Now I understand that this is not the best time for many of us to go around purchasing keyboards, so I'd like to take this chance to encourage those who might be planning to spend emergency / important funds on this board to hold off.
We will have more Kei rounds in the future though the colour choices might change, so please take care of yourselves out there.
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 April 2020, 04:11:28 by beamingrobot »
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 03:52:41 »
Looking forward to it

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 04:02:04 »
I love bisoromi
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 09:56:30 »
Nice April Fool's joke guys, well done
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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:29:25 »
In for a future Polycarb round that will hopefully support a bluetooth pcb to make it the ultimate travel board :)

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 14:26:02 »
I am a sucker for stainless steel bottoms :D

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:36:22 »
I am interested :eek: :eek:

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Re: [IC] Kei 軽
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 16:35:56 »
I'm in for PC version!