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Introducing Mercury65

About Us: Rocket Keyboards is an expansion of RocketCables where you may already know us from! After being in the community for nearly two years we wanted to expand and here is our first project!





Mercury65 Google Form Interest Check: https://forms.gle/ogQe97M4zSpERNKRA
Join our discord for frequent updates: https://discord.gg/CuWPMPXRcX



Mercury65



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➤ 65% Form Factor with a Separated Arrow Cluster
➤ Brass Back Mounted Weight
➤ Gasket Isolation Mount
➤ 7 Degree Typing Angle
➤ USB-C Daughterboard
➤ Bottom Engraving
➤ Swappable Badge
➤ PCB: QMK & VIA Compatible




Top Case Colors: Black / Deep Navy / E-White
Bottom Case Color: Light Gray
Badge Colors: Brass / Rose Gold / Silver / Black
Plate Options: Brass / Aluminum / Polycarbonate
PCB: Hotswap / Solderable




Estimated Base Price: $465

*Base price includes the following: Mercury65 Keyboard, PCB(Daugherboard & JST Cable Included), Brass Weight, Brass plate, Brass Badge, Carrying Case!

Extra Plates:
Brass: $45
Aluminum: $40
Polycarbonate: $40


Extra Badges:
Brass: $25/ea
Rose Gold, Silver, and Black: $20/ea


Extra PCB's (Comes with JST Connector and Daughterboard):
Hotswap: $55
Solderable: $45





*GB will be FCFS with max 1 unit per household limited 300 units worldwide!*

NA / Worldwide: RocketKeyboards - 215 Units
CA: AshKeebs - 25 Units
UK: proto[Typist] - 30 Units
EU: MyKeyboard.eu - 30 Units








A deskmat will be offered to compliment Mercury65! It features the bottom engraving from the board colorized and a secret legend on the bottom left hmmmm.
There will be no limit on quantity.
 Price: $25







Firstly thank you to everyone who has supported us during our expansion and from the start of this project!
FreshFromTheGrave for the amazing space renders
Dazon for all the non space renders
Jun for helping with banners and layout
Swishy for helping with feedback and ideas from the start
Warren for allowing use of GMK Rudy
Rensuya for allowing use of his sets GMK Mizu and GMK Peaches n Cream (Lite)

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« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 18:35:32 by RocketKeyboards »

Offline RocketKeyboards

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 11:56:14 »
Reserved
TO DO LIST!
Get feedback on Mercury65!
Make changes before R2 prototypes
Send units to streamers for build streams
Set GB date
May be forgetting some things but will try and do regular updates!

KLE:

« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:10:20 by RocketKeyboards »

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:05:02 »
hhmmm, interesting, interested

edit:here is some real feedback lol. dat blue and back weight look soo good. I also like the separated design. pricing is slightly high imo.


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:06:56 »
nice engraving :)

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:10:37 »
Really nice board, love the sound too. Unfortunately I don't think I can afford it lol


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:11:46 »
Looking good! Prototypes also look promising! Will definitely consider it!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:15:39 »
nice

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:21:04 »
Sign me up!

Offline Malt

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:22:44 »
Beautiful looking board! A bit outside my price range (still new to mech keyboards), but wish you the best!!

Offline Persian9king

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:24:30 »
Very Exciting!! Love the badges, and the back design!! Sounds beautiful. #Instacop

Offline chewnior

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:25:08 »
I see space theme, I click. On the real though, I think it looks really nice  :thumb:

Offline rokon07

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:26:39 »
Great design, I really like the bottom engraving.

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:28:46 »
This is stunning, love the theme. Great work as always.

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:30:35 »
Looks great, nice work!!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:31:30 »
Man this looks great! That bottom piece's engraving is astounding. Only things I was thinking about was maybe some larger feet at the bottom (but that's just nitpicking), and also maybe curving that brass backpiece right above the usb-c port. It comes to a sharp intersection right above the usb port, and I was just thinking curving it a bit so that it fit with the curvature of the usb-c may look better. Aside from that, looks great and a bit curious about front height. GLWIC!


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:35:46 »
I laik. Pls gib me fre sample.

Jk

I really like the theme and engravings, I'm also a big fan of the matching deskmat  :thumb:


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:59:03 »
That's one nice board!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:59:47 »
Absolutely beautiful

Offline Shu_Laces

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:06:28 »
Excited for this board!! Hope I can snag one.

Offline Izeri

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:11:46 »
That engraving looks so good

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:17:54 »
option for red badge?

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:58:06 »
so excited to see this reach ic, can't wait to see where it goes! such a pretty bottom engraving and design!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:21:00 »
Very nice butt, Too bad that's the part you won't be seeing much. Do think its a bit pricey and I wish the sides were a bit more interesting.
That being said, I wish you and your team the best and I hope gb goes smoothly  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:54:44 »
Gorgeous! Can't wait for this GB

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:57:20 »
That engraving goes crazyyyy

Offline boboking5

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:57:48 »
Love the board. Any chance of at least getting iso support on the PCB? Getting a custom plate made is a lot easier than a PCB.

Offline Seaturtle

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:58:12 »
Nice looking board! Hope there's an FR4 plate option to choose from

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 15:43:17 »
Ne Pluto avail
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline Casserole

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 15:51:49 »
Ya, really dig the bottom engraving!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 15:57:15 »
Interesting badge design!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 16:10:23 »
It is unfortunate that there are no additional beautiful corners in the corners, bottom, and sides.
But I support the success of this product!
« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 16:15:58 by imsorryyyyyyyy »

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 16:28:40 »
Interested :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 16:34:11 »
I really like the badge design and top profile, but I think the stars in the bottom engraving take away from the central row of planets a bit. The back profile and USB cutout also aren't as appealing to me, but I'm not sure how flexible that design would be this late in the process- it looks a little bit harsh and blocky for me. Other than that, great board! You've clearly put a lot of time and effort into both the design and IC. GLWGB!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 17:54:43 »
Really nice board, love the sound too. Unfortunately I don't think I can afford it lol

Working on getting the price point lower!
Man this looks great! That bottom piece's engraving is astounding. Only things I was thinking about was maybe some larger feet at the bottom (but that's just nitpicking), and also maybe curving that brass backpiece right above the usb-c port. It comes to a sharp intersection right above the usb port, and I was just thinking curving it a bit so that it fit with the curvature of the usb-c may look better. Aside from that, looks great and a bit curious about front height. GLWIC!

Thank you for the feedback definitely see what you mean, will take a look into seeing what works best for that.


Very nice butt, Too bad that's the part you won't be seeing much. Do think its a bit pricey and I wish the sides were a bit more interesting.
That being said, I wish you and your team the best and I hope gb goes smoothly  :thumb:

Thanks for the feedback, working on getting the price point lower :)

Love the board. Any chance of at least getting iso support on the PCB? Getting a custom plate made is a lot easier than a PCB.

We will look into adding ISO for both the PCB and plate.

Ne Pluto avail

 :( poor pluto

I really like the badge design and top profile, but I think the stars in the bottom engraving take away from the central row of planets a bit. The back profile and USB cutout also aren't as appealing to me, but I'm not sure how flexible that design would be this late in the process- it looks a little bit harsh and blocky for me. Other than that, great board! You've clearly put a lot of time and effort into both the design and IC. GLWGB!

Thank you for the feedback, we will experiment some more and see what changes can be made to make the board look even better!




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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 18:05:21 »
good luck with the IC! Looks nice!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 18:47:28 »
Imagine not using my renders, I cry, but I still love the board!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 19:00:10 »
Any chance of making that Glowing Keyboard stand a reality?


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 19:03:19 »
Nice to see you expanding out to new horizons. I support your project. I'm a fan of the 660 layout and this is definitely an improvement with a separated arrow cluster.

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 20:28:29 »
Very nice design, really like the badge on this one. Will be watching!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 20:59:49 »
Looks good!
« Last Edit: Tue, 06 April 2021, 21:54:10 by eniigma »

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 21:12:18 »
Any chance of making that Glowing Keyboard stand a reality?

Yes we are working on it :)

Nice to see you expanding out to new horizons. I support your project. I'm a fan of the 660 layout and this is definitely an improvement with a separated arrow cluster.

Appreciate the support it means a bunch! The community as a whole has been very kind and I appreciate your feedback on the board.

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 21:41:19 »
1. super recessed port? can we see another angle?
2. what happened to the plate render? could we see a stand-alone plate render?
3. adjusted front-height? EKH?
4. overall mass?

Is it just me or is there really little information in this post?

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 21:47:44 »
I like me some space stuff. And knobs, those are cool too.

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 22:36:46 »
Love it!  Im in!


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 04:02:56 »
That solar system on the back is just *chef’s kiss*


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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 03:06:04 »
Love the theme, back engraving and badge design, good luck!

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 12:45:00 »
Hoping to get involved with this GB

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Re: [IC] Mercury65 - Gasket 65% Keyboard (Prototypes & Typing Test Inside)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 12:58:36 »
dat engraving!