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Offline Leviathan

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[GB] DSS White on Black | GB LIVE!
« on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 08:53:10 »
DSS White on Black

Introducing DSS White on Black, a classic colorway now available on the best keycap profile, DSS. This set is perfect for those who prefer a clean and minimalist look, comfy typing feel, and ABS plastic under your fingers. For this newest iteration of this set Iíve strived to get as much 40% coverage in the base kit as possible, and a new CMYK mod kit!

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Group Buy Dates: February 24th, 2024 to March 31st, 2024
Estimated delivery: Q3 2024
Vendor: Keyboard Arcade



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Kits

Base $130

CMYK $25


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Layouts Covered
Layouts this set covers:
Most 30% and lower keyboards (they keep making new ones dammit!)
4-row ortholinear (Planck-like)
5-row ortholinear (Preonic-like)
Numrowless Columnar Staggered Boards (Orbit-x, Reviung39/41, Corne, Kyria, Atreus42)
Numrow Col. Staggered Boards (Iris, Atreus62)
10u staggered (QAZ-like)
12u staggered
12.25u staggered (Delilah)
12.5u staggered (Whimsy single-spacebar, UT47.2, Humble40, and Dimple)
12.75u staggered (Minivan-like/V4NAG0N)
13u staggered
14u staggered (Neko split space, TMO50, Adelie)
More probably?!


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Colors
SP ABS NN
SP ABS WFK
SP ABS BHG
SP ABS RFP
SP ABS YY



DSS Overview
DSS is a keycap profile created by Signature Plastics, a well-known manufacturer of custom keycaps.
The DSS profile features a spherical shape with a slightly concave top, providing a comfortable and ergonomic typing experience. The keycaps are sculpted, meaning that they have different shapes and sizes depending on their position on the keyboard. This allows for a more natural and efficient typing experience.
Overall, the DSS keycap profile offers a high-quality, visually appealing, and comfortable option for those looking to customize their mechanical keyboard.
Signature Plastics does not currently have convex DSS spacebar molds, so the small bars will all be produced in the DSA profile.



Stay Up To Date
Me: Website, Instagram
Keyboard Arcade: Website, Instagram
40s Discord: Discord (?rank DSS White on Black)



Thank you
Mike for vendoring and kit renders
Olivia for board renders
Everyone in the 40s server for all the help and hype throughout the process of putting this together.


« Last Edit: Sat, 24 February 2024, 09:27:42 by Triticus »

Offline Mecxs

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 14:24:17 »
What's the MOQ on this?

Offline Leviathan

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 15:11:53 »
All pricing is updated and most vendors are live. Thanks for all the support!

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 15:13:38 »
What's the MOQ on this?

Alphas - 250
60%/TKL Mods- 250
40% Mods - 75
Ortho Mods - 50
Numpad - 75
Spacebars - 50
White Accent - 50
Green Accent - 75
RGB Mods - 75
MacOS - 25
NorDe - 25
Colemak - 50

I'll add to the pricing chart above as well, good question.
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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 11:24:03 »
I'm running a giveaway over on my Instagram this week. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRRZyC5n9GO/

The Deal:
1) Like the post
2) Follow me (@leviathan_mech)
3) Comment and tag three friends on the post

2 winners will be selected Friday afternoon at random
Winner will receive a "base kit" (an alpha kit and mod kit of your choice)


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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 02:25:49 »
I assume the spacebars of DSS are of the same profile of those in DSA, correct?
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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 13:40:09 »
I assume the spacebars of DSS are of the same profile of those in DSA, correct?

Short bars are all DSA as the DSS SB molds don't exist yet. The long bars are convex spacebar molds.

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 14:10:33 »
Just put in order for Colemak base kit and green accents. Hope the GB is a success!

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 22:13:41 »
Just put in order for Colemak base kit and green accents. Hope the GB is a success!

Thank you! There's a lot of interest in that Colemak kit. Enjoy!

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Ends August 17th | Live Now!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 09:36:20 »
Hey everyone. Unfortunately the GB numbers just aren't where they need to be at this point. I've decided to cancel the DSS White on Black group buy. I think there were a number of factors that lead to the numbers being a little too thin to continue.

Next time around I can see a kitting more similar to DSS Carpinteria with a base kit and some child kits and all around a little simpler/cheaper to produce. The vendors will be processing order cancelations and refunds over the next couple days. Thank you all for your interest and support.

Here are the numbers if you're curious. These are as of 7/19 and missing updated numbers from most vendors.


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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 13:44:23 »
Sorry to see this, would've thought there would still be a lot of call for a wob that supports more exotic layouts (Norde dude here). A lot of people I've talked with still seem unfamiliar with the profile, which might have an impact? Hope it'll work out.

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 13:51:53 »
Dang what the heck I was just trying to put an order in.  Maybe the rekitting will save the set.  I sure hope so, because I love WOB and I love DSS.  Base kit sounds like a good idea.

Offline Xei

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 20 July 2021, 18:43:13 »
Sad, was gonna put an order in when I get my paycheck at the end of the month, guess it will have to wait

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 02:10:33 »
hope bring colevorak online :-*

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 10:24:58 »
There seems to be a lot going on right now in terms of GBs. Personally, I was holding out until Aug 1 to buy in, as I suspect some others were as well. I was really looking forward to the colevrak kit. The way it was designed was very cost effective for us colevrak users. Hoping to see it back in some form when DSS WoB returns.

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 17:35:22 »
There seems to be a lot going on right now in terms of GBs. Personally, I was holding out until Aug 1 to buy in, as I suspect some others were as well. I was really looking forward to the colevrak kit. The way it was designed was very cost effective for us colevrak users. Hoping to see it back in some form when DSS WoB returns.

Actually, that's a full-alpha Colemak+ kit, but it won't cover Dvorak, which is one of the most popular alternative layouts.  It's an efficient stand-alone kit for Colemak, Colemak DH, Colemak DHm, Workman, Norman, QWPR, and Asset.

QWERTY Alphas combined with Colevrak+ Add-on would cover everything above plus Dvorak, QGMLWY, and Wide Mod.  And of course, QWERTY, which would come in handy for re-sale if that's something you might do down the road.
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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 17:49:09 »
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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 21 July 2021, 21:31:58 »
There seems to be a lot going on right now in terms of GBs. Personally, I was holding out until Aug 1 to buy in, as I suspect some others were as well. I was really looking forward to the colevrak kit. The way it was designed was very cost effective for us colevrak users. Hoping to see it back in some form when DSS WoB returns.

Actually, that's a full-alpha Colemak+ kit, but it won't cover Dvorak, which is one of the most popular alternative layouts.  It's an efficient stand-alone kit for Colemak, Colemak DH, Colemak DHm, Workman, Norman, QWPR, and Asset.

QWERTY Alphas combined with Colevrak+ Add-on would cover everything above plus Dvorak, QGMLWY, and Wide Mod.  And of course, QWERTY, which would come in handy for re-sale if that's something you might do down the road.

Thinking that this will be the new alternate layout child kit (if I switch to a QWERTY base kit, which is looking pretty likely).


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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 02:38:35 »
Sad to see it is postponed. So long the rekitting doesnít remove ortho support and doesnít force us to buy a whole base set just to get the alphas and numbers I am still interested in this!

PS it would be insane if there was a way of getting RGB mods for the ortho lay-out.

Maybe you can make a kit like this?

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | Postponed
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 12 February 2024, 13:21:39 »
FYI: Leviathan has pared this down to DSS White on Black 40s/Ortho
Group buy scheduled for 24 February thru 31 March 2024.

More info here - https://leviathanmech.com/projects/dss-white-on-black

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | GB 2/24/24!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 17 February 2024, 13:50:18 »
Hey! We back!

Group buy begins in one week. Big 'ol 40s focused base kit.

It is time.

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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | GB LIVE!
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Re: [GB] DSS White on Black | GB LIVE!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 13:17:19 »
Both kits will be made.