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Offline Mekanist

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[IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 17:49:58 »

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Hey everyone! We are thrilled to introduce our interest check for Chronos, a stylish and secure artisan case born out of our need for minimalistic design and obsessive attention to detail. Chronos is intended to enhance your workspace and display up to 40 of your most prized artisan keycaps.


Case Features
  • Displays up to 40 artisans.
  • Machined 6063 aluminum.
  • Fixed Anti-UV Polycarbonate Window
  • Unique magnetic closure.
  • Stem slot cell design.
  • Non-slip bumpons.
  • Dampening pads.
  • E-Coating or anodized finish.


Case Specifications
  • Cell Size: 20 x 20 x 21mm (up to SA Profile)
  • Cell Wall Size: 5mm
  • Case Dimensions Standard: 185.5 x 120.5 x 29mm
  • Case Dimensions VSM: 190.5 x 124.5 x 29mm*
    *VSM = screw mount acrylic window version

General Information
  • Pricing: Approx. $150 USD
  • Lead Time: Approx. 60 Days
  • Pre-Sale expected to start Mid-December

Colorway Options
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2 Tone (E-White Top w/ Dark Gray Anodized bottom)



Black Anodized



Dark Gray Anodized



Silver Anodized


ToDo's
  • Make minor tolerance adjustments based on initial prototype
  • Complete testing on components (acrylic, magnets, padding, feet)
  • Finalize suppliers for Acrylic, silicone feet and hardware
  • Determine final color options
  • Finalize Pricing
  • Finalize specialty artisan (Every Chronos will ship with a limited edition Archetype Artisan Keycap, as our thanks for making this a reality.)
Gallery - See official Page


Initial Prototype Photos
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Interest Check Page, Gallery & Form
We would really appreciate it if you could spare a bit of your time to fill out our interest check form. Your valuable feedback will help us fine tune our design and allow you to be part of our creative process. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, and appreciate your time.

Updates:
1/5/21 - Thank you all for your amazing feedback so far. I just wanted to chime in with the current status
- We have decided to upgrade the window to Anti-UV Polycarbonate instead of acrylic.
- We are working on a stand, however we are not sure certain if the stand will be ready for the pre-sale. If not, it will be available as an add-on while the pre-sale is in production. The current stand design features an 11degree angle, however if you have suggestions on different tilt angles, please let us know :)
- If you've filled out the IC form, you will receive an exclusive buy link before the public pre-sale. We want to be certain that those who have contributed with feedback have a chance at purchasing the case. We are very close to announcing the pre-sale, so please look out for that update shortly.

Thanks!
-Mek


Updates:
1/11/21 - Hey all! I'm happy to announce that our early access sale is now live. Early access is open to all who participated in the IC. Check your email for a buy link. If you didnt recieve an email, please feel free to reach out. Early access will close on 1/12/21 - 1pm PST.

Thanks!
-Mek
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 January 2021, 15:48:09 by Mekanist »

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 17:51:47 »
Yass! Excited to see the IC go up! Love ya Mek <3

Obligatory: I'm in for at least 3

Offline aggressively_misled

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:03:39 »
Innnnnnnnn

Offline kurple

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:07:53 »
Wow, this looks amazing! Great work!

Offline d4vid4f

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:19:05 »
you have my CC on file already! Just charge it k thanks.

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:34:46 »
This looks really clean! I love the whole aesthetic, plus the stem slots is a nice touch. I am certainly going to buy a couple of these! Archetype really does some amazing work, and I am glad to see them expand to new things like this! Excited to see what else is to come.

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:57:47 »
For what this is, the price seems like a steal!

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 19:45:54 »
this is a very clean design! however i'm wondering, will there be any type of scoop/indent to make removing the acrylic cover easier? otherwise i can see it being a PIA to open w/o flipping all of your artisans out.

Offline OneCreativeMind

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 20:24:42 »
Sick

Offline kurple

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 20:49:12 »
this is a very clean design! however i'm wondering, will there be any type of scoop/indent to make removing the acrylic cover easier? otherwise i can see it being a PIA to open w/o flipping all of your artisans out.
The sides are a separate piece than the bottom, you can see it taken apart in one of the pics

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Online fatboycarney

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 20:52:54 »
I keep throwing money at the screen with this IC up but you wont take my money yet Mek, Why?? This looks amazing man, great work, cannot wait! Oh this means I need to fill this with archetype artisans right  :thumb:

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 21:07:35 »
Yes.

Also, possibility of Museum glass, or maybe something cool like radiant acrylic?

Offline AuthenticDanger

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 21:33:22 »
Word of warning: not all MX caps will fit in OD stem holes.
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline Helpingly

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:12:46 »
You should make a green one
 

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:28:03 »
The sides are a separate piece than the bottom, you can see it taken apart in one of the pics

ah yes i totally overlooked the magnets, my mistake. ~GLwIC Archetype

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 10:34:56 »
what is the benefit of the stem slot?

Offline Mekanist

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 18:59:28 »
what is the benefit of the stem slot?

The main benefit is to keep the caps from sliding around while moving the unit around, it just allows for a more finished display feel, personally speaking. Additionally we feel that it allows the display case to look more uniform at different angles, as opposed to letting gravity dictate where the caps "rest" at a given angle (more on this later).

Offline davisthegreat

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 22:15:44 »
Guess this means I have to buy more artisans

Offline alwaysbless

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 22:39:14 »
Add an optional pcb and let it double as a big ass macro pad too. #GAMECHANGER

Offline KeyRelic

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 02:05:41 »
Definitely interested.
Not sure if possible at this stage, but it would be nice if you could stack cases on top of each other.

Offline alper_maestro

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 08:54:20 »
Any updates or real pictures available for us to see?

Offline J3ff_Leopard

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 11:38:12 »
Why does it have dampening pads?
Usually wrong

Offline Mekanist

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 13:24:05 »
Why does it have dampening pads?

The dampening pads are there just to cushion the top and bottom case when you open and close the box, its metal on metal, so it just adds a bit of cushioning to keep the parts from clanking together too hard.

Offline Mekanist

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 13:25:39 »
Any updates or real pictures available for us to see?

If you click on the little "more" button at the top where it says prototype pics, you can see the initial prototype, a second prototype is on order, we will happily post those once it arrives.

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 23:36:14 »
Hey Archetype folks! Always been in loooooove with your artisans and design language.


This looks amazing.


My only "nit" on this is when the case isn't full, the stem holders look a bit.. distracting. I think the focus should be on the artisans themselves, but I feel on an aesthetic perspective, the stem holder does take it away from it a little bit.


I do appreciate the attention to detail on including it, and I totally understand their inclusion on a functional perspective.


GLWIC, I'm copping for sure.

Offline kokugatsu

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Re: [IC] Chronos - Artisan case by Archetype
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 10:57:50 »
Hey Archetype folks! Always been in loooooove with your artisans and design language.


This looks amazing.


My only "nit" on this is when the case isn't full, the stem holders look a bit.. distracting. I think the focus should be on the artisans themselves, but I feel on an aesthetic perspective, the stem holder does take it away from it a little bit.


I do appreciate the attention to detail on including it, and I totally understand their inclusion on a functional perspective.


GLWIC, I'm copping for sure.

It's just 5 by 8 lol, you can fill it up with artisans in no time