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[GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« on: Mon, 23 May 2022, 18:24:49 »
Welcome to the Group Buy for Menhir
Menhir is a Premium 40% Keyboard designed by Fruit


GMK Laser on a Wine Sample

:3ildcat build video

Typing Test
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Typing Test by :3ildcat with Alu plate and Marshmallow Switches


Inspiration
Inspired by the Monoliths and large stone formations of Prehistoric Europe, Menhir is designed to pay homage to their unwavering persistence. Menhir is a Premium 40% Keyboard sporting a modified HHKB layout and a flexible, leafspring top-mounted plate.

The angled exterior provides seamless integration with your desk while the curved bezels are pleasing to see and feel. The exterior design and weight are intentional in an effort to make Menhir a pain to move and pick up. Inspired by the aesthetics of the KBD661 and Titan65, and by the unexpected heft of the Neuron, Menhir weighs in at just over 2.1kg (4.6 lbs)

GB Format:
Raffle Entry for Premium Colors
FCFS for Standard Colors and any unpaid Premium invoices.

Raffle Form: https://form.jotform.com/221337949479067
Storefront: https://www.fruitykeeb.xyz
Discord: https://discord.gg/8BZuHFt93s

Raffle open from May 24th until May 27th at midnight CST.
Winners picked on May 28th and will have 24 hours to pay.
FCFS open on May 29th at 11am CST until sold out.

Ship in 6 months or sooner, around November 2022

Specifications and Prices:
Typing Angle : 6 degrees
Mounting Style : Top Leafspring mount
Materials : Aluminum Top, Brass Weight
Weight : ~2kg unbuilt, ~2.1kg built
Layouts :
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Prices : $500 Premium, $425 Standard
5 of each Premium Color
40 total of Standard Colors

Extras
Polypropylene Plate $25
Aluminum Plate $25
Brass Plate $30
Solder PCB $35

Colors : 7 Cerakote and 1 Electrophoresis Options
Premium : E-White, Beige, Yellow, Pink
Standard : Light Blue, Purple, Wine, Black

Cerakote Names and Sample Card Comparison
Color - Cerakote Name

Beige - Light Sand
Yellow - Corvette Yellow
Pink - Pink Sherbet

Light Blue - Polar Blue
Purple - Crushed Orchid
Wine - Black Cherry
Black - Cobalt
Comparison Picture
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Colors are in order top to bottom, keyboard background is E-White


What's included
Menhir Body/Weight
Aluminum Plate
Solder PCB
Unified DB + JST Cable
Screws and O-rings
Pre-applied Rubber Feet
Carrying Case


Sample Photos

DSS Sencillo BOW on Beige Sample


KAT Alpha on E-White Sample


GMK Laser on Wine Sample


Top to bottom: Purple, Beige, Black, Pink, Yellow, and Wine Samples

More Sample Photos available here: https://imgur.com/a/Py4QALl


Quality Expectations and Closing Notes
As much as I would love for every board to be perfect, no kit can be 100% flawless. There can be small grains under the surface of the cerakote and the internal surfaces may be more coarse than external surfaces.

Premium color limited quantity and price difference is due to the high B-Stock rates and increased cerakote costs.

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped along the way. Many thanks to BA for his design knowledge and expertise, TheBlackHammer for his early renders, OneCreativeMind for his awesome artwork, the 40s fam, and the degens - this board would not be possible without all the help and support.

IC Thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114633.0
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 May 2022, 09:56:00 by fruitykeeb »

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 15:14:23 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 15:44:50 »
a 40% for how much?
how did this get past ic lol
i see geekhack mods on "my 600 pound life"

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 15:46:28 »
Guessing the price is coming from 5axis and the weight along with the limited units? GLWS
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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 16:30:21 »
a 40% for how much?
how did this get past ic lol

Because it's nice and $500 really isn't a terrible GB price.

Half of your post history is just ****ting on prices with no explanation as to why.

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 17:03:42 »
BOTY 2022 material right here. Typing on my beige sample and it feels absolutely amazing to type on! Never thought I'd enjoy an aluminum plate so much before, but this mounting style makes any plate material feel good and fun to type on.

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 18:52:16 »
a 40% for how much?
how did this get past ic lol

bro if you broke just say that

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 24 May 2022, 19:54:16 »
That Yellow one, so freaking good.

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 25 May 2022, 09:38:27 »
tkc called they want skillet back
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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 28 May 2022, 09:57:12 »
Raffle winners have been picked and invoices sent out!

Product pages will be down until FCFS begins on May 29th at 11am CST

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 29 May 2022, 11:54:40 »
This is live! Small number of each standard color left!

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 29 May 2022, 17:25:11 »
glwgb!

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 29 May 2022, 17:49:24 »
would have given my pinky for a pink. Oh well...

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Re: [GB] Menhir - Premium 40% Keyboard | Raffle + FCFS
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 31 May 2022, 10:29:04 »
All sold out! Thanks to all for the awesome support.

Larger updates will be posted on https://fruitykeeb.xyz/blogs/updates and more frequent ones in mine and the 40s discord.