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Offline CherryB

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[IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 18:43:12 »

Introduction
Hello Geekhack. Today I want to bring to you the Interest Check for the Freyr TKL.
Freyr is a classic Top mount TKL that utilizes the popular A87 form factor, a step back into the era of OTD, LZ, Kustom TKL.
It's a keyboard we can offers at a reasonable price with very short lead time(if not out right in-stock) that can rival many much more expensive customs.
For this revision we update the board with some modern features such as USB-C, plate that support more layouts etc... But it's a yesteryear board (at yesteryear price).

This is not a new design, you may have seen a numbers of Freyr TKL floating around under the tag "prototype" or "Founders Edition" with various degree of finishes, but it had never have a proper GB.
One owner of such prototype brought it up in our Discord (Thanks Eleven), a discussion ensued, people were expressing interests in the boards, a few calls later and long story short, here we are.

IC FORM: https://forms.gle/xpu1eeJV6uMhup7n8
Discord invite: https://discord.gg/ywZ7F3U


Please check out the gallery for more images (many more coming soon):
https://imgur.com/a/E60ejCY

Specification:
- 87 Keyboard TKL.
- Top Mount.
- CNC Anodized Aluminum (maybe brass plate and weight depend on level of interests)
- 8 Degree Typing Angle (detailed dimensions in first comment).
- Compatible with many A87 PCB such as the popular h87a.
- Included PCB support MX Switch, QMK/VIA Compatible Atmega32u4-au controller.
- Come in WKL and WK option.
- ~1.7kg unbuilt (aluminum plate and weight, no PCB).

Pricing:
Base kit include: Top case + bottom case + aluminum plate + aluminum weight + accessories (screws, bump on, etc.)
- Base kit without PCB : $295 + shipping + PayPal fee (or other payment fee).
- Base kit with PCB: $325 + shipping + PayPal fee (or other payment fee).
- Extra PCB : TBA
- Extra plate, weight: TBA.
- Shipping price: due to the pandemic and current suspension of some economic shipping option. The shipping price is a bit higher than normal (estimated price for FedEx Priority US-CAN: ~$60-70$, EU: ~$55, Asia: ~$35-50). We have taken this into account in our kit pricing.

Color options :
- Base kit: Black, Grey, Rose Red, Silver
- Weight: Black, Rose Red, Silver
- Plate: Black, Rose Red, Silver
- Brass Plate: TBA (depends on IC)
- Brass Weight: TBA (depends on IC)
- Other colors (Blue, Red, Champagne): TBA (depends on IC)

Other Group Buy Info:
- Quantities: TBA based on IC.
- Date: TBA based on IC. (est: Nov-Dec 2020)
- Lead time: Short lead time from payment to shipping (<2 weeks wait time).
- GB format: TBA (depends on IC)

Other Info: To be updated. (renders, more colors samples pictures, etc...)

FAQ: To be updated as questions are tallied.
« Last Edit: Sun, 18 October 2020, 21:08:13 by CherryB »

Offline CherryB

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 18:43:50 »
Update: 18/10/2020 Added some FAQs so far below:

FAQs:
1- Will there be gasket mount version/add support for gasket mounting?
A: Freyr is currently Top mount only, we have no plan to add gasket mount support for this board.

2- Will there be hot-swap PCB option?
A: The PCB that we plan to offer with the board doesn't have hot-swap. You will need to mill-maxed the pcb or get a compatible hot-swap 87 pcb.

3- Split backspace and split right shift support?
A: The plate will support PCB with split backspace and split right shift, however the planned PCB will not have split backspace and right shift. You can see the PCB supported layout below.



Board dimension:

PCB Layout support:

Reserved
« Last Edit: Sun, 18 October 2020, 02:43:16 by CherryB »

Offline FinalEleven

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 18:47:35 »
Haha, no problem CherryB

Offline klexoslethal

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 18:51:01 »
POG, looking forward to this finally

Offline Vaiur

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 19:06:05 »
Let's goooooooooooooooooo!

Offline Blastoise

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 19:11:54 »
Ready for this!!!

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 19:31:42 »
this is absolutely beautiful, thank you.

Offline jmsp0511

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:18:00 »
oh wow! i had a prototype of this and it was a beautiful board!!

I know the brass weight is dependent on IC, but really hope that option makes it through

Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:29:36 »
I had a prototype version of this in gold but sold it because it wasn't WKL.  With WKL as an option now I'm really tempted to get another one!  The prototype was a really nice sounding board!


Offline Bawsky

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:50:47 »
Interested to see how the champagne finish comes out. Will the same anodizing service be used that was used for the Protos?

Offline sirieous

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:59:17 »
Keen to see if this price can be hit. Eyes are peeled.

Offline IMZO

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:12:15 »
seen a few of the protos sold in mm

really good pricing in this one!

Glwic!
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Offline aiwa501

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:31:38 »
Interested to see how the champagne finish comes out. Will the same anodizing service be used that was used for the Protos?

Champagne should look like their CB87 that just shipped. 

Offline beigeandbrown

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 02:06:24 »
Is it possible that you could add inner nubs to allow for gasket mounting?

Offline Ramen Champ

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 02:12:49 »
Had a Prototype before and Loved it - I sold it due to it not having an WKL option. Interest Check filled out and looking forward to this GB! Potential color options look great so far!
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Offline Baionlenja

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 02:36:09 »
Good price

Offline crestia

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 03:06:19 »
yes

Offline CherryB

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 20:32:25 »
Interested to see how the champagne finish comes out. Will the same anodizing service be used that was used for the Protos?

No, production and anodizing is from a different vendor from previous prototypes. The champagne color (if we are doing it) is similar to this

Offline aadk5

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 23:13:11 »
Is the plate proprietary or does it share plates with other top mount TKL's? Basically checking if I can use hiney's FR4 plates

Offline alandelone

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 00:16:16 »
It is MAB. Everyone in Vietnam know this keyboard.
They still have not sent 60S and R96 to customers yet. Many people have not received these kit.
Be careful.

Offline hottrout

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Re: [IC] FREYR TKL - Classic Top Mount 87 TKL/WKL
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 08:27:52 »
I can confirm that the champagne colour I received on my CB87 (the keyboard shown above) is stunning and better in RL than any picture.
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