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Offline Toffee Studio

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*All photos provided in this interest check are real photos shot in a studio, not renders. These photos are representative of the real product and are the result of our second round of prototyping.
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Blueberry
A seamless, gasket mounted, universally compatible 65% board.

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Interest check form available on Toffee Studio official site, Community color poll
https://toffeestudio.com/



Superior gasket-mounted typing comfort

The Blueberry uses only 6 unique gaskets to entirely separate the plate from the casing, bringing unparalleled typing comfort and acoustics. Flex cuts provided on the plates between rows evenly dissipate vibrations and the stiffness of bottoming out. Additionally, the Blueberry incorporates a carefully designed lower case and gasket system with flexibility in mind. The Blueberry’s max flex is 6.3 mm, with the original front height of 18mm adjusted to 19.6mm in the second round of prototyping, then finally to 20.1mm to fully compensate for the movement of the PCB/Plate assembly. Through four complete redesigns of the Blueberry, Toffee Studio delivers a refined complement to the tried and true 65% form factor.

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Standardized PCB Support

The Blueberry features tested compatibility with a wide range of popular 65% PCBs, including the
  • KBD67 REV2
  • Instant65 PCB
  • Savage65 PCB
  • Tada68 PCB
May support the following PCBs (untested)
  • XD68 PCB
  • YDKB Simpo68
  • YDKB Just68
The Blueberry implements plug and play PCB support, opting for a more traditional and truly isolated USB port, similar to the popular Mekanisk Fjell.

Swapping from a different board? The Blueberry supports PCBs found in a large majority of popular 65% custom keyboards.


Why allow PCB compatibility?

For many popular and sought-after boards, PCBs are no longer manufactured after the initial run, making it extremely difficult and cost ineffective to find replacements.

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Quality and precise machining

All Blueberry units are checked and quality inspected not only from the factory, but in person. This involves a two-step inspection process, starting with the manufacturer’s inspection team, before reaching our team for detailed examination. We deliver unequaled surface quality and anodization uniformity as our pilot and entrée into the mechanical keyboard hobby.

Custom Ultra-Flex PCB (designed by Suzu)

All Blueberry units ship with the custom-designed Blueberry Flex PCB.
The Blueberry Flex PCB features an elegant, navy blue solder mask as well as flex cuts between the rows of the PCB to help achieve a softer typing experience with flexibility in mind. The surface utilizes a premium Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG) finish, resulting in a flat surface of gold covering the switch pads, which allows for more consistent and reliable soldering, significantly less warping and improved thermal durability.

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Premium polished PVD finish badge and weight design

The Blueberry includes an elegant blue mirror finish provided by a unique PVD coating process, enhancing the visual aesthetic of the badge and weight. Possessing a superior surface finish, it exhibits significantly improved corrosion resistance, durability and abrasion resistance without requiring a protective topcoat.

We produced a stunning yet simple emblem that best defines our board, developing and revising over 20 artworks for both the badge and weight.

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Two piece top and bottom shell design

The Blueberry borrows certain aspects of its aesthetic from a number of popular boards and is sold with a very rare yet sought after feature - a frosted, CNC polycarbonate bottom. This results in an illuminated, glowing bottom while maintaining the board's modest yet detailed design.

The gasket locations are located between the top and bottom shells, making installation and removal significantly easier. Instead of having to place gaskets on individual mounting points, gaskets can be placed in slots supplied in the bottom and top cases for a considerably more user-friendly experience.

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PORON + PE Foam Kit

The Blueberry can be used without any foam and provides an exceptional typing feel and amazing acoustics. Not using the case foam also allows the board to take full advantage of its flexy plate, PCB, and case design to hit its full 6.5mm flex.

However, for those who desire a more muted, poppy, or unique sound signature, we provide an all-inclusive foam kit, including a 0.5mm, laser-cut PE foam, popularised by recent boards. PORON plate foam and case foam can be utilized accordingly to adjust flexibility and typing feel as well as provide a more refined sound.

It's up to you how you use the foam supplied; there are no two boards alike.

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Pricing at $379 USD, limited GB sale

All editions (Blueberry, Black, Ghost) ship with:
  • 1x Anodised 6063 Aluminum Top Piece
  • 1x Bottom Piece (6063 Aluminum or Polycarbonate)
  • 1x Polished PVD Brass Badge
  • 1x Polished PVD Brass Weight
  • 1x Polycarbonate 1.5mm Flex Plate
  • 1x Blueberry 1.6mm Flex PCB
  • 1x Laser-Cut 3mm Poron Plate Foam
  • 1x Laser-Cut 2mm Poron Case Foam
  • 1x Laser-Cut 0.5mm PE Foam
  • 6x Laser-Cut 2mm Upper Case Poron Gaskets
  • 6x Laser-Cut 4mm Lower Case Poron Gaskets
  • x1 Black M2 5mm Badge Screw
  • x6 Black M2 18mm Case Screws
  • x4 Black M2 5mm Weight Screws

Specifications

Case weight (total): ~2.5KG

Dimensions: 318mm x 116mm

Typing Angle: 5 degrees

Firmware: QMK Firmware with VIA support

Connectivity: USB-C

Layout: 65% with blocker and top-right badge, Tsangan & ISO layouts supported via universal plate.

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Update 3/03/2022 AEST
Plate, PCB, foam files, and layout photo updated with Tsangan and ISO support! New cases/plates/foams in production for review.
Color poll remains open.

Update 6/03/2022 AEST

Flex test video uploaded on GH thread via YouTube channel.





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http://discord.toffeestudio.com

« Last Edit: Sun, 08 May 2022, 23:42:27 by Toffee Studio »

Offline linell

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exclamation mark sixty-five
blue pvd looks cool tho
also y no tsangan

Offline Toffee Studio

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exclamation mark sixty-five
blue pvd looks cool tho
also y no tsangan

We will now add tsangan, it’ll be up on the page soon.
« Last Edit: Sun, 27 February 2022, 15:55:58 by Toffee Studio »

Offline Stilou Studio

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Looks great, love the video!

Offline Vigrith

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This is great, I love it.

Would there be more than one colour offered for the top?

Offline shendoo

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Looks great ! Def interested!

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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No tsangan is quite the L


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Offline hali

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adding tsangan does not compromise on simplicity

Offline ylothar

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No way I can consider joining this GB without ISO support, please think about adding ISO support!
«How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?»

Offline CookieFlow

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Not sure I need another 65% with a top right blocker but this looks well done and the Blue PVD is gorgeous

However +1 on Tsangan

Is the top only available in black? Never been a big fan of black mixed with blue.
       

Offline Toffee Studio

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Hi, there’s a community color poll on the site with several other top options! We will also add tsangan support in the next day or two and possibly ISO if enough members desire it. We will listen to community feedback as heavily as we can. Thanks all :)

Offline Litch0617

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Vendors?

Offline Kirio

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No iso?  :'(

BTW very nice keyboard, love the details and the video is amazing!
Congrats!
Fancy Customs

Offline Toffee Studio

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No iso?  :'(

BTW very nice keyboard, love the details and the video is amazing!
Congrats!

ISO and Tsangan are both being added as per suggestions! We’re waiting til we have the new layout/design finalised before we update the post. Thank you a lot for the feedback :)

Offline Arithmetics

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suggest removing 'by toffee studio' from the out side weight. maybe put inside of the keyboard instead.

Offline CookieFlow

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suggest removing 'by toffee studio' from the out side weight. maybe put inside of the keyboard instead.

+1 on this
       

Offline Rebral

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Beautiful! Kudos for the added ISO and Tsangan support. :thumb:

suggest removing 'by toffee studio' from the out side weight. maybe put inside of the keyboard instead.

+1 as well

Offline selsik

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Looks pretty nice. The video does a good job at selling this board... I don't even like compressed 65% and I'm considering it.
Topre >>> MX

Offline Nurseh

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Looks clean!

Offline Toffee Studio

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suggest removing 'by toffee studio' from the out side weight. maybe put inside of the keyboard instead.

We will consider this, I’m not sure if we’re able to make the change as weights have already been produced. I’ll need some time to give a solid response on this suggestion, in the meantime we’ll see how many responses we have to it.

Offline Kinesiologist

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good to see the added tsangan support

Offline TypeBis

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beautiful board! would love to see alu plate option and a kit without a PCB to make for a nice case upgrade.

Offline TheIcyKoala

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Wow that blue pvd is something else. Really goes well with the polycarb too. glwic  :thumb:

Offline Toffee Studio

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beautiful board! would love to see alu plate option and a kit without a PCB to make for a nice case upgrade.

Thank you so much! There's aluminium plate option provided. The final plate options will be present on the GB thread :)

Offline VXQN

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Would love to see some less moodily-lit pictures!

Offline ylothar

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Beautiful! Kudos for the added ISO and Tsangan support. :thumb:

+1 :cool:
« Last Edit: Wed, 02 March 2022, 15:01:43 by ylothar »
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Offline Toffee Studio

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Wow that blue pvd is something else. Really goes well with the polycarb too. glwic  :thumb:



Thanks for the feedback  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 March 2022, 23:32:58 by Toffee Studio »

Offline Toffee Studio

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Update 3/03/2022 AEST

Plate, PCB, foam files, and layout photo on IC thread updated with Tsangan and ISO support! New cases/plates/foams in production for review.
Color poll remains open.

Offline Toffee Studio

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Would love to see some less moodily-lit pictures!

Will be taking some more images and adding them to the gallery section soon  ;D

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Update 6/03/2022 AEST

Flex test video uploaded on GH thread and Discord!
Full sound test at 100 replies to GH thread :)

Offline TheIcyKoala

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That is an a good amount of flex  ;D. That is with the pc plate? And have you guys considered going 1.2mm pcb or would that be too much

Offline Toffee Studio

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That is an a good amount of flex  ;D. That is with the pc plate? And have you guys considered going 1.2mm pcb or would that be too much

We have considered using 1.2mm PCBs, but we were concerned that this would introduce too much unnecessary flex into our board, jeopardising its integrity and causing unwanted warping. At a certain point, the flex becomes impractical as normal usage can never reach that point. Another consideration was that a 1.2mm PCB may produce issues with certain stabilisers, as we've seen with other boards.

Offline marici22

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Wow that's such a flexy board. I wonder how it would feel typing.

Offline Ryanticz

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I've got a lot of top right blocker 65% but it's gonna be so hard to pass up on that blue PVD. Also that flex seems like it'd be super unique compared to recent gasket boards. Looking forward to more updates and maybe some more images in brighter lighting

Offline Toffee Studio

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I've got a lot of top right blocker 65% but it's gonna be so hard to pass up on that blue PVD. Also that flex seems like it'd be super unique compared to recent gasket boards. Looking forward to more updates and maybe some more images in brighter lighting

Currently working on a new set of photos for the gallery, which will include photos of the Blueberry PCB. Visit discord.toffeestudio.com for more information  ;D


Offline janekeebs

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The weight looks amazing, PVD finish is something I'd be so down for  :cool:

How many units will be sold?

Offline Toffee Studio

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The weight looks amazing, PVD finish is something I'd be so down for  :cool:

How many units will be sold?

We plan to offer a limited number of units (300), but logistics are still being worked out, so the numbers may vary.

Offline Botty212

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I assume that the boards will get region locked if we get regional vendors?

Offline lakdsjfhklasdjfh

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board looks stunning!
reminds me of the leaf65 tbh
simp for smooth linears and mid strength tactiles, currently looking for a good 1800 layout board

Offline SwellPeople

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This looks fantastic! will definitely try to get in on it when it goes live!!!

Offline janekeebs

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The weight looks amazing, PVD finish is something I'd be so down for  :cool:

How many units will be sold?

We plan to offer a limited number of units (300), but logistics are still being worked out, so the numbers may vary.

Would instock be a potential option?

Offline Toffee Studio

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The weight looks amazing, PVD finish is something I'd be so down for  :cool:

How many units will be sold?

We plan to offer a limited number of units (300), but logistics are still being worked out, so the numbers may vary.

Would instock be a potential option?

Unfortunately, we won't be doing an in-stock. We need to have all units ready and of excellent quality for in-stock.
When it comes to our quality standards, however, extra time will be needed to QC and remanufacture any unsatisfactory units in order to ensure that each board is faultless as promised.
We'll give our best effort to cut the overall lead time for this buy.

Thank you for your ongoing input.

Offline Toffee Studio

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This looks fantastic! will definitely try to get in on it when it goes live!!!

 :thumb: Good luck

Offline granola bar enthusiast

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first time seeing blue pvd weights, looking surprisingly nice
« Last Edit: Sat, 07 May 2022, 18:51:14 by granola bar enthusiast »

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the flex :eek:

Offline Toffee Studio

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first time seeing blue pvd weights, looking surprisingly nice

We'll be sending out review units to content creators soon, so you'll be able to see how it appears in different environments. Keep your eyes peeled!

Offline Toffee Studio

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I assume that the boards will get region locked if we get regional vendors?

We will not be using regional vendors and units can be purchased directly from toffeestudio.com. However, shipping prices will be kept low and at a standard rate regardless of location.  ;D

Offline 8um8lebee

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Dang it I love everything about this board (those Jelly SSE-like pvd blue badge/weights are gorgeous!) except that super aggressive koala side profile. Otherwise this would be the glowy PC bottom keeb I've been looking for.

Offline Toffee Studio

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Dang it I love everything about this board (those Jelly SSE-like pvd blue badge/weights are gorgeous!) except that super aggressive koala side profile. Otherwise this would be the glowy PC bottom keeb I've been looking for.

 ;D

Offline Lincolnworks

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Stunning design, love the side profile and the pvd  :p
Pricing seems reasonable as well.

Whats the packaging going to look like?