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Offline KEYGEM

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[IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 13:39:28 »



We are happy to finally launch the IC for our new project, the GEM65 WKL custom keyboard.
It is being designed by AeroClack and KEYGEM, and after quite a time of work and brainstorming we finally reached the IC stage.
The heart of the case is it's weight, which is a brass diamond that pierces the bottom of the case. This weight is made of two brass pieces that fit inside the case to give more heft to the keyboard. The projected weight for the keyboard is around 1850 grams for the brass plate and 1700 grams for the aluminum plate version.


At first we would like to show you our first Renders.

















Link to Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/BPaMMsP

We would be happy if you would take some time to fill our the IC form:

https://forms.gle/wd4kECn5vUX8ZsV9A


Technical Details:

  • 65% WKL layout
  • Gasket Mount (poron)
  • Spring leaf system plate
  • Aluminum and brass plates offered
  • Solderable
  • USB-C daughterboard
  • Seamless design
  • ANSI and ISO support with one PCB
  • 7-Degree Typing Angle


Layouts:

WinKey Version:


WKL Version:



  • ANSI and ISO
  • Backspace in the Top Row can be also used as 2x 1U
  • Caps Lock can be normal or stepped
  • 2.25U Shift can be also used as 1.25U + 1U

Current Render of the Plate:







Colors:

We have no fix color setup so far we were thinking of colors like Black, White, Burgundy and Rose Gold but we will also see what opinions you have.




Vendor:

EU: KEYGEM
At the moment there will be no proxies for other regions, however, we will try to ship worldwide.




Pricing:
TBD - we will update as soon as possible




Units:

50-100



Next Steps:
  • Gather Feedback from the community
  • Talk to Manufacturer
  • Finalise PCB
  • Prototype



We would like to thank:


« Last Edit: Sun, 11 October 2020, 10:35:04 by KEYGEM »

Offline m00b

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 13:40:18 »
Looks nice

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Offline Tasooki

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 13:48:24 »
Looks pretty good! love the weight.

Offline TacoSausje

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 14:33:30 »
This is on the waiting list!

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 14:36:16 »
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Offline kw88

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 14:47:28 »
gasket wkl 65
amazing :thumb:
my friend and I will buy

Offline Benedikt

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 14:57:20 »
huh, know quantity but no rough price? Will this get the newspaper?

Too early to say if I'm fully interested, but I will definitely follow how this develops.

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 15:00:30 »
It is the Quantity we are aiming for a the beginning which is not fix. We will post a price as soon as we know it. But at the moment we would like to gather feedback to finalise everything which also means the pricing.

Offline binepad

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 15:41:53 »
Amazing work! Looking great

Offline Blastoise

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 15:57:24 »
Looking forward to this 🙂

Offline soloplayer

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 22:16:21 »
look so great! will follow this  :)
about color, imho black, silver or white top black bot would look doe with the weight
will the pcb support esd protection and VIA?
any plan for other plate materials e.g POM?
many thanks

Offline wencan008

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 22:41:35 »
Could you explain the bottom row layout please? Am I seeing 1.75u keys and a 6.5u spacebar?

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 23:59:49 »
AMAZING!
I would like to buy 10 for the people of my village?
ahaaaa, keyboard. HOVA

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 00:24:26 »
look so great! will follow this  :)
about color, imho black, silver or white top black bot would look doe with the weight
will the pcb support esd protection and VIA?
any plan for other plate materials e.g POM?
many thanks

Since the design of the PCB is one of the next steps we can not tell the exact specifications by now :)
Thanks for the Feedback!

Could you explain the bottom row layout please? Am I seeing 1.75u keys and a 6.5u spacebar?

The Renders are a bit of regarding the Keycaps.
The current layout we plan is:  1.5U, 0.75 Spacer, 1.5U, 7U Spacebar, 1.5U, 0.75 spacer, 1U, 1U, 1U
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 October 2020, 00:46:04 by KEYGEM »

Offline Dr-lipschitz

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 02:45:26 »
I'm interested, but only if there is a WK option. for those of us that use mac, a windows key is a requirement.

Offline WejB

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 02:53:26 »
Looks great. i am excited how it will turn out. i hope it will come with more plate option

Offline xarly06

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 03:30:56 »
Good job. Very interesting.

Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 03:51:32 »
Absolutely love WKL 65s and I absolutely love keygem so cant wait for this!!!

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 14:11:33 »
Thanks to everyone who participated in the IC so far :) We got a lot of feedback in the first 24h and are working on the plate and PCB so it will provide WKL and Winkey and also ISO and ANSI support :)

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 15:09:02 »
Updated the post regarding the Layouts!
« Last Edit: Sat, 10 October 2020, 15:11:08 by KEYGEM »

Offline AeroClack

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 05:14:17 »
Happy to see the guys at keygem are updating the information as we make changes!

Offline eeveeatemyessay

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 06:51:08 »
You had me at ISO. Love the design, + my preferred size is 65%, so this is an obvious buy for me if possible (limited numbers).

Offline elisyan

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Re: [IC] GEM65 - 65% / Gasket Mount / WKL / Seamless
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 02:31:31 »
It's really exciting to see both gasket and leaf spring! I hope to pick one up if US shipping is available.

It seems like WKL is the priority for this board but I am glad that winkey version is being offered. Any ideas on what colors are being considered?