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[GB] Kei - May 2020 Release [Collating Orders]
« on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 20:36:19 »




Design: bisoromi
PCB: hineykeyboards
Vendor: monokei
Renders: thesiscamper
Photos: artemie
Sale Format: GB (no limits)
GB date: 11th May 2020 - 23rd May 2020
Timeline: Delivery in Q3 2020
Price: See below

Specs:

  • Seamless
  • Gasket mount 60% (o-ring ala 356mini cuts)
  • HHKB + Standard Layout
  • USB C
  • Custom feet
  • Alu / Poly plates

Editions:


     Standard (SGD 570 / 580):




     SE (SGD 1200):



Optional Extras:




More info about this release here: https://monokei.co/blogs/news/kei-may-2020-release


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: Fri, 22 May 2020, 21:49:15 by beamingrobot »
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 00:49:30 »
FAQ (courtesy of LightningXI):

FAQ-U

How many SE units will there be?
Unlimited during the GB period for both SE and Standard.


Is the Polycarbonate plate only available as an add-on?
Yes.

I didn't see the page for the Add-Ons, if I order extra stuff, can you ship together and refund extra shipping?
Yes. Contact us via email.

Is the default plate in the Standard and SE all silver?
Yes. Silver only. Blue, red, and polycarbonate plates are available as add-ons.

Is there any additional tax/GST for SG buyers?
No. It's all absorbed into the price.

What currency are the prices on the website?
All prices are in Singaporean Dollars (SGD).

Can you add split backspace or split right shift compatibility to the Hotswap PCB?
No. Hotswap PCB supported layout: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0339/8752/6700/files/keyboard-layout.png?v=1589163357

Can I use plateless hotswap?
No.

Does the PCB have relief cuts?
No.

What color is the PCB?
Black or green most likely. TBA.

Will there be VIA support on the PCB?
Yes.

How does the steel bottom affect the sound profile?
This is for you to find out by trying it ;)

Will there be extra PCBs and plates later on after the GB is over?
Yes. We plan to stock them.

Any typing tests?
Link 1
Link 2
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:20:22 »
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:59:46 »
Aw man I just got the Prophet Keyboard. Want to add the Infinitum. Now this! Plus I'm from Malaysia and always supportive of my Singaporean brothers/sisters.
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 07:13:51 »
Bloody beautiful.  I need to scrape 1200 Singaporean dollars from somewhere.

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 07:32:55 »
Aw man I just got the Prophet Keyboard. Want to add the Infinitum. Now this! Plus I'm from Malaysia and always supportive of my Singaporean brothers/sisters.

Bruh I'm Malaysian too XD
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 07:49:11 »
Beautiful. Loving that Stainless Steel!

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 15:08:06 »
Is the side profile straight or is there an angle where the top and bottom pieces meet? The photos are conflicting

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 15:14:26 »
Is the side profile straight or is there an angle where the top and bottom pieces meet? The photos are conflicting

The side isn't straight. It is similar to the Keycult No.2 and the HHKB HG (original inspiration) -- there's a bit of an angle on the side.

The case is seamless, so the top and bottom really meet at the bottom surface of the keyboard, so there's no seam visible from the side when the case is sitting on the desk.
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:24:10 »
Aw man I just got the Prophet Keyboard. Want to add the Infinitum. Now this! Plus I'm from Malaysia and always supportive of my Singaporean brothers/sisters.

Bruh I'm Malaysian too XD

Ok now I'm definitely in! Just gotta choose between the Standard Blue or the SS  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 00:13:28 »
Plate file will be published after GB ?
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 00:30:06 »
Plate file will be published after GB ?

Yes, we'll have it up on our website after GB.
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 00:36:51 »
was torn between red and blue, but decided on red to go with red alert. super excited for this  :p

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:35:07 »
just placed an order! i just ordered a 7v as well. This has been one hell of a month

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 19:55:22 »
Just wanted to drop some links to a typing test done by bisoromi on the Standard Edition proto:



Some extra built pics as well, please note that feet location will change in the final version as the proto was ordered late Dec 2019 before we made that change.



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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 14:58:13 »
Will there be a stainless steel typing test? That was the one i was hoping to pick up, would be cool to hear how it sounds like :)

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 15:07:54 »
What a beautiful design!

I'm hopefully waiting for the next run with more color options since I already have a silver board.

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 16:26:06 »
real nice
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 19:31:25 »
Will there be a stainless steel typing test? That was the one i was hoping to pick up, would be cool to hear how it sounds like :)

Not at this time since we're still working on PCBs  :)
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 22:19:56 »
Sorry if this has been asked but how would you compare the feel of a half plate to that of a polycarbonate full plate?

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 23:56:43 »
Sorry if this has been asked but how would you compare the feel of a half plate to that of a polycarbonate full plate?

Half plate flexes more and for some it feels inconsistent as the alphas do not have any support. I enjoy it but I know some who prefer just full plate for a more uniform typing experience.
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 11:28:31 »
i saw the link to the hot swap layout but i'm not good enough to tell the width of the keys based on a picture.

what size is the space bar on the hot swap unit?

what about the alt and ctrl buttons?

what about the right shift?

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 11:53:30 »
i saw the link to the hot swap layout but i'm not good enough to tell the width of the keys based on a picture.

what size is the space bar on the hot swap unit?

what about the alt and ctrl buttons?

what about the right shift?

spacebar is 7u
alt and ctrl are 1.5u
right shift is 2.75u

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 11:56:37 »
thank you so much!

what stabs will i need to get for it?

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:00:34 »
thank you so much!

what stabs will i need to get for it?
4x 2u
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 23:11:44 »
We're extending the GB by a week due to popular demand and lots of people asking for more time to decide between variants.

Here's a helpful timer for that: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20200523T10&p0=236&msg=Kei+GB&font=sanserif&csz=1
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 02:15:31 »
A few more days to decide!
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 06:16:41 »
We're closing the buy in 14 hours  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 14:04:29 »
How high is case at the front?

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:03:15 »
How high is case at the front?

~18mm according to beaming in the discord

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Re: [GB] Kei - May 2020 Release
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 16:33:14 »
I guess I need something to go next to the three M60's