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Offline chanmin kang

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[GB] DGL TKL keyboard | Closed
« on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 08:29:51 »
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DGL TKL
by Chanmin Kang


Thanks to many people who helped me to get this to GB, starting with IC.


Interest Check post


Features
 - Luxurious and original design keyboard
 - Sandwich-mount
 - Indicator LEDs
 - Centered USB Type-C Port
 - Pointed plate or Brass weight
 - RGB point strip located at the bottom of the front
 - 4T (4mm) plate for quiet and uniform typing feels
 - QMK supported PCB
 - 20mm height from the front
 - Supports both ANSI and ISO layouts

Included
Case
 - CNC machining 606X aluminum case
 - Approx. 3 kg weight
 - Sandwich-mount
 - 7-degree typing angle
 - Plates, PCBs and point plates can be purchased additionally
 - Top and bottom can be ordered in two-tone colors differently.

Plate
 - Cherry MX switch support (Alps compatible plates will be released later)
 - The 4mm thick plate provides a more stable switch holding and uniform typing experience.
 - There are three plates. Brass, FR4, aluminum
 - The FR4 plate includes a 2.4mm gasket to match the thickness.
 - The brass plate is made of a precision CO2 laser and has a deburring finish.

Weight / Point Plate
 - Add color points at the bottom of the keyboard.
 - If you want, you can choose brass weight option

PC Diffuser
 - sandblasted Polycarbonate diffuser makes the RGB strip located in front of the keyboard look more natural.
 - If you don't like RGB light, you can use brass bar instead of PC diffuser.

PCB
 - QMK firmware Support
 - Cherry MX / Alps SKCM compatible
 - All SMD components are pre-soldered in the factory.
 - Switch, indicator LED, switch LED (Optional) soldering required

Spring
 - For buyers only, we offer 90 compatible springs for Cherry MX for free.
 - You can choose between 50g, 57g, 64g, and 71g.
 - This spring, which we have produced, has passed the Vertical Profile Test, Lubricative Test, Surface Roughness Test.
 - We put a lot of effort into this spring, and it's made very precisely. The spring has an error rate of Ī0.5 g. It is glossy and upright when compared to other springs.


Support layout


Options
Top Case type
 - Standard (ANSI / ISO)
 - Winkeyless (ANSI / ISO)


Top color / Bottom color / Point plate color
 - Anodizing: Black, Gray, Silver, Red, Orange gold, Metal Green, Rose gold, Champagne gold
 - Cerakoteô: White, Beige, Gray, Pink, Navy, Yellow

Plate color / material
 - Aluminium: Black, Gray, Silver, Red, Orange gold, Metal Green, Rose gold, Champagne gold
 - Brass
 - FR4 (with Gasket)

Pricing

 - Base kit - $450 (Anodizing, Cerakoatô charges additional cost depending on the option)
 - Extra PCB - $40
 - Extra Plate - $45

Includes in Basekit (Anodizing Option)
 - 1x 606X Aluminium Top Case (Standard or WKL)
 - 1x 606X Aluminium Bottom Case
 - 1x 606X Aluminium 4T Cherry MX Plate
 - 1x 606X Aluminium Back connector guide Part (black)
 - 1x Sandblasted clear acrylic diffuser
 - 1x DGL-80 PCB
 - 1x DGL Spring pack (for Cherry mx, 90pcs)
※Can be modified as desired in the above configuration (additional cost incurred)
※Shipping charges are not included and the price varies depending on the destination.

Where Can I Order?
https://forms.gle/pavD31V1FnqeJPxF6
Order Closed


Timeline
Group Buy will be open 2020.05.15 - 2020.05.31 ( 16 days )
It will be manufactured and packaged from June 1 to September 30, and shipped worldwide from October 1.

If you place an order, You will receive it at the end of September.
We will do our best to meet the schedule.
But we don't know exactly what will happen in the future.
If there is a delay in the delivery schedule due to unavoidable reasons, we will notify you quickly.


Gallery
holypanda + DGL custom spring
GMK white on black







This is a picture of DGL TKL's 4T plate. It's thick, making the switch more stable.

This is the picture sent by the users who purchased our product before.


UPDATE

01-June-2020

The order period is over.
We are organizing order history, address, options selected, etc.
The actual production will begin on June 4th. If anyone hasn't paid yet, please complete all payments by June 3rd.
Whenever there is a new update, the will be added here.



« Last Edit: Mon, 01 June 2020, 12:31:23 by chanmin kang »

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:17:36 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:29:55 »
The form seems to be closed  :(

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:33:33 »
The form seems to be closed  :(
Its running on the 15th.
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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 12:01:47 »
The form seems to be closed  :(

Look at what date it opens.

Offline ephemeral25

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:09:38 »
Do I need another TKL?

Me: No

Will this be added to my collection?

Me: Yes
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What the the grammage of the spring refers to? Bottom out or actuation?
Is it possible to get more of those springs like as an extra?
Do you have any other videos of the keyboards ?
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Offline brohothepirate

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:40:41 »
Where can we check the colors?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:21:54 »
Do I need another TKL?

Me: No

Will this be added to my collection?

Me: Yes
---

What the the grammage of the spring refers to? Bottom out or actuation?
Is it possible to get more of those springs like as an extra?
Do you have any other videos of the keyboards ?

 - This is the pressure notation when the spring is pressed all the way down.

 - This precision spring has high production price. So We didn't make this spring for sale all the time. we won't always be selling it.
You can order additional springs only with your keyboard order.

Look at the comparison picture of our spring.


 - We want to post more videos, but we are moving our office. Soon after the move is complete, I will post a video with the environment.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:41:50 »
Where can we check the colors?

Since the number of keyboards we make varies, and the number of available colors continues to increase, we cannot show samples for all colors.

I'll post some photos. but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are new colors, so please understand that there are no samples yet.


 - The case in the photo above is anodized. The weight is made of cerakote



- -This is an example of a pink cerakote color.


 - Here is an example of a gray anodizing top.


 - It is an example of navy and beige.



 - Color example of orange gold anodizing
« Last Edit: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:54:25 by chanmin kang »

Offline brohothepirate

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 02:58:46 »
Where can we check the colors?

Since the number of keyboards we make varies, and the number of available colors continues to increase, we cannot show samples for all colors.

I'll post some photos. but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are new colors, so please understand that there are no samples yet.

Show Image

 - The case in the photo above is anodized. The weight is made of cerakote

Show Image


- -This is an example of a pink cerakote color.

Show Image

 - Here is an example of a gray anodizing top.

Show Image

 - It is an example of navy and beige.

Show Image

Show Image

 - Color example of orange gold anodizing

Great, but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are the colors I'm mainly interested in (and Pink) so would you have any way I can see the colors (even if not samples) before you close the GB?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 04:56:58 »
Where can we check the colors?

Since the number of keyboards we make varies, and the number of available colors continues to increase, we cannot show samples for all colors.

I'll post some photos. but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are new colors, so please understand that there are no samples yet.

Show Image

 - The case in the photo above is anodized. The weight is made of cerakote

Show Image


- -This is an example of a pink cerakote color.

Show Image

 - Here is an example of a gray anodizing top.

Show Image

 - It is an example of navy and beige.

Show Image

Show Image

 - Color example of orange gold anodizing

Great, but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are the colors I'm mainly interested in (and Pink) so would you have any way I can see the colors (even if not samples) before you close the GB?

These three colors were not planned, but were added due to suggestions from IC. If we have a chance, we will try to show you the sample.

Offline TieuNgu

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 14:29:11 »
Where can we check the colors?

Since the number of keyboards we make varies, and the number of available colors continues to increase, we cannot show samples for all colors.

I'll post some photos. but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are new colors, so please understand that there are no samples yet.

Show Image

 - The case in the photo above is anodized. The weight is made of cerakote

Show Image


- -This is an example of a pink cerakote color.

Show Image

 - Here is an example of a gray anodizing top.

Show Image

 - It is an example of navy and beige.

Show Image

Show Image

 - Color example of orange gold anodizing

Great, but Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Cerakoat Yellow are the colors I'm mainly interested in (and Pink) so would you have any way I can see the colors (even if not samples) before you close the GB?

These three colors were not planned, but were added due to suggestions from IC. If we have a chance, we will try to show you the sample.

If you know the name of those particular cerakote colors, you can find sample pictures on the official website: https://www.cerakote.com/

Offline cosign_input

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:21:25 »
Can we get photos of the PCB and also more explicit information of the two-tone cases? Also, please show us some photos of the assembly of the TKL.
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 May 2020, 10:23:34 by cosign_input »

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 23:15:54 »
Can we get photos of the PCB and also more explicit information of the two-tone cases? Also, please show us some photos of the assembly of the TKL.

This keyboard is a TKL keyboard from the beginning.
And you can make two-tone by combining different colors of top and bottom. Many photos are like this.

For PCB, we will upload detailed photos soon. We don't have a lot of PCBs in stock, so we're going to show you a picture of the existing inventory. New PCBs for GB may have some changes.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 23:19:56 »
The GB Order page has opened!

You can participate in the following links: https://forms.gle/3zkVpRaiQ2fykpBu6

Offline cosign_input

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 09:29:49 »
Can you explain these two videos with these two individuals having DGL TKL's already? Are these prototypes?
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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 09:39:19 »
Can you explain these two videos with these two individuals having DGL TKL's already? Are these prototypes?

It seems to have been run in Korea already, this is the western GB.
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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 13:42:23 »
Dumb question: is shipping added at this step (ie 450+ship), or do we get invoiced later when the boards are ready to ship?

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[GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 14:05:46 »
You mention Alps plates will be released later. Any additional details on that? Specifics around the plate materials/thickness (assume not 4mm) or timeframe?
« Last Edit: Fri, 15 May 2020, 22:32:26 by neon_tom »

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 16:31:14 »
Any renders or pics of the WKL version? Or did I miss it somewhere

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 22:28:16 »
Dumb question: is shipping added at this step (ie 450+ship), or do we get invoiced later when the boards are ready to ship?

When you complete the form, we will send you a PayPal invoice with shipping to your country of residence.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 22:45:34 »
Any renders or pics of the WKL version? Or did I miss it somewhere

WKL only received small orders. So we only made a small amount.
we have sent all the inventory we have made, we currently do not have any.
Instead, we are preparing to render a WKL version, so please be patient.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 22:52:22 »
You mention Alps plates will be released later. Any additional details on that? Specifics around the plate materials/thickness (assume not 4mm) or timeframe?

We are currently designing alps plates. If there are no special problems, it will keep the thickness of 4mm. PCBs are available in both Cherry and Alps.

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 23:56:01 »
Is there any way you can share more pictures of various top and bottom case color combinations, and give descriptions of the colors used?

Also, I just want to make sure, the "point plate" is the weight? I'm not sure what "adding color points" means. Thanks in advance!

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 00:56:08 »
Is there any way you can share more pictures of various top and bottom case color combinations, and give descriptions of the colors used?

Also, I just want to make sure, the "point plate" is the weight? I'm not sure what "adding color points" means. Thanks in advance!

The point plate goes under the keyboard.
It's commonly referred to as 'weight', but it's an option for those who don't want the keyboard to get heavier and who want to use aluminum plates made of different colors instead of weight.

In short, it is a weight using aluminum.

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 01:35:15 »
Is there any way you can share more pictures of various top and bottom case color combinations, and give descriptions of the colors used?

Also, I just want to make sure, the "point plate" is the weight? I'm not sure what "adding color points" means. Thanks in advance!

The point plate goes under the keyboard.
It's commonly referred to as 'weight', but it's an option for those who don't want the keyboard to get heavier and who want to use aluminum plates made of different colors instead of weight.

In short, it is a weight using aluminum.

Understood, thank you!

Offline neon_tom

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 06:46:42 »
You mention Alps plates will be released later. Any additional details on that? Specifics around the plate materials/thickness (assume not 4mm) or timeframe?

We are currently designing alps plates. If there are no special problems, it will keep the thickness of 4mm. PCBs are available in both Cherry and Alps.
Will the Alps plates be available during the GB period or only after? Iíve been waiting for an Alps TKL kit and this looks perfect, but I donít want to buy a kit now on the hope that Alps plates will become available at some point.

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 09:05:34 »
I am looking to make a dasher theme with this keyboard but I am not sure how dark the navy blue is gonna be. Any chance you got a side by side picture of the cerakote navy and white?

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:11:20 »
This is sooooo nice. I have a quick Q. I plan to be moving addresses in a few months, would it be possible to get my address changed after I order this! Thanks in advanced!

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:30:04 »
I'll take one Diggle Tickle in Wickle please
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Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:19:58 »
I am looking to make a dasher theme with this keyboard but I am not sure how dark the navy blue is gonna be. Any chance you got a side by side picture of the cerakote navy and white?

I think our office will be normalized in about two days. I'll upload the picture soon!

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 12:12:59 »
I am looking to make a dasher theme with this keyboard but I am not sure how dark the navy blue is gonna be. Any chance you got a side by side picture of the cerakote navy and white?

I think our office will be normalized in about two days. I'll upload the picture soon!

Great! Does the "Back connector guide Part" only come in black?

Offline Dior

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 17:01:09 »
Im interested in this kit as a first TKL. really digging the set

EDIT: i cant read obv/ answered my own question
« Last Edit: Sun, 17 May 2020, 17:04:52 by Dior »

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 07:49:39 »
I am looking to make a dasher theme with this keyboard but I am not sure how dark the navy blue is gonna be. Any chance you got a side by side picture of the cerakote navy and white?

I think our office will be normalized in about two days. I'll upload the picture soon!

Great! Does the "Back connector guide Part" only come in black?

Yes, as of now.

Offline cosign_input

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:26:20 »
I've tried modifying my order. The invoice number is #0012

Offline 瓦布10312

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL 键盘 |GB 已打开
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 03:07:01 »
Whether GMK SCREW-IN STABILISERS can be used?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 11:11:27 »
I've tried modifying my order. The invoice number is #0012

I confirmed your modify.

If it is a minor modification that does not require a change in the invoice, it is okay not to notify us until the end of GB. We will gather all the information at the end of the order. We set Form as modifiable for that.

Offline need4keeb

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:38:54 »
What size is the space bar? And are Durock
Screw in stabilizers compatible with this? Thank you.

Offline JDMFanatic

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:38:00 »
Is there a way that I could order two different colored tops?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:13:56 »
Is there a way that I could order two different colored tops?

Yes, it's possible. There will be an additional charge and please leave this information when you order.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:15:46 »
Whether GMK SCREW-IN STABILISERS can be used?

What size is the space bar? And are Durock
Screw in stabilizers compatible with this? Thank you.

The PCB and casing are designed for standard cherry stabilizer. Third-party products such as screw-in stabilizer are available, but may need to be partially sanded.

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:09:53 »
What color is this?


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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 01:06:31 »
Any chance we can see photos of the newly added colors? Specifically the anodized ones?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:19:24 »
What color is this?

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It is an anodizing gray.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 14:31:59 »
Any chance we can see photos of the newly added colors? Specifically the anodized ones?

We ordered a new color anodizing from the factory. But  their previous work is not finished yet.

We are currently waiting, We will update the anodizing sample as soon as it arrives to us. we also want to show new colors quickly!


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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:55:18 »
Good evening chanmin kang. I wanted to ask you something about the invoice you've sent me, will I still be able to pay for it tomorrow or when it says that the due date is may 25th, I have to get a new invoice ?
Thanks in advance. If you need the invoice number, I can give it to you.

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 08:01:24 »
Good evening chanmin kang. I wanted to ask you something about the invoice you've sent me, will I still be able to pay for it tomorrow or when it says that the due date is may 25th, I have to get a new invoice ?
Thanks in advance. If you need the invoice number, I can give it to you.

The payment deadline is June 3rd. If it is processed before that, there is no problem.

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 08:56:09 »
You mention Alps plates will be released later. Any additional details on that? Specifics around the plate materials/thickness (assume not 4mm) or timeframe?

We are currently designing alps plates. If there are no special problems, it will keep the thickness of 4mm. PCBs are available in both Cherry and Alps.
Will the Alps plates be available during the GB period or only after? Iíve been waiting for an Alps TKL kit and this looks perfect, but I donít want to buy a kit now on the hope that Alps plates will become available at some point.

Seconding this. What is the ETA on Alps plates?

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:21:24 »
Hello chanmin kang,

first of all, thank you for your information, I have paid for your invoice since I really love your board :)

second, I would like to know the width and depth where you insert the USB type C cable please ? I have purchased a cable with 12mm (0.47") of width and 6mm (0.24") of depth, will it fit just fine or not really ?

Offline chanmin kang

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Re: [GB] DGL TKL keyboard | GB Opened
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 09:34:18 »
You mention Alps plates will be released later. Any additional details on that? Specifics around the plate materials/thickness (assume not 4mm) or timeframe?

We are currently designing alps plates. If there are no special problems, it will keep the thickness of 4mm. PCBs are available in both Cherry and Alps.
Will the Alps plates be available during the GB period or only after? Iíve been waiting for an Alps TKL kit and this looks perfect, but I donít want to buy a kit now on the hope that Alps plates will become available at some point.

Seconding this. What is the ETA on Alps plates?

Samples of the Alps plate are scheduled for about a week later.