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[GB] GEM65 is LIVE! Dedicated ISO Hot-Swap PCB available!
« on: Thu, 02 June 2022, 12:58:44 »
GEM65

Seamless, Gasket Mounted 65%



The waiting is finally over we are happy to share that the GEM65 GB is LIVE!

We would like to thank everyone who worked with us on this project and hope to make a lot of people happy with this Keyboard which was designed in Europe by Laminar and us and will be manufactured by Salvun.

Starting: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Ending:  Sunday 31st July 2022 

Estimated Shipping: Q1 2023

GB Page:
GEM65
GEM65 Extras





0. CONTENTS

  • DETAILS
  • PHOTOS
  • SOUND TESTS
  • SALE INFORMATION
  • CONTACT


1. DETAILS

  • 6063 aluminum top + bottom cases
  • 2-piece brass weight. External diamond + internal weight.
  • Mounting style: Conventional gasket mount
  • Typing angle: 7 degrees 
  • Front height: 18 mm 
  • Weight: 1.9 kg built
  • Color options: Blue, Black and Red (more details below)
  • M3 screws
  • Standard, easily replaceable SKUF feet
  • Custom-made PCB
  • QMK / VIA Support


2. PHOTOS






Photos of the carrying case are shown below:





3. SOUND TESTS

The sound tests for GEM65 can be found below:

Uryftw's stream, black GEM65 with lubed+filmed NovelKeys creams on FR4 plate:
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQd1mTxNexA
-https://clips.twitch.tv/RespectfulVictoriousLampOSsloth-LRaTd2NMsWGhHtoj     

Blue GEM with cherry stock blacks: https://i.imgur.com/xZgQscp.mp4

Alexotos Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1484749202?filter=archives&sort=time


4. SALE INFORMATION
  • Anodized top+bottom case, 6063 aluminum
  • Clear coated 2-piece brass weight
  • 8x black M3 screws, and daughterboard + weight screws
  • 4x SKUF feet
  • PCB, daughterboard and JST
  • Custom KEYGEM Carrying Case
  • Hex tool
  • FR4 plate, more plates available as extras


The base price, including 19% German VAT will be 476 Euro. International shipping is possible and quite affordable. Inside the EU, shipping is also dirt cheap and extremely fast.

The following things will be offered as extras:
  • Aluminum plate: 30 Euro
  • Brass plate: 40 Euro
  • Solderable PCB: 50 Euro
  • Hot-Swap PCB: 65 Euro
  • Extra gaskets: 5 Euro
  • Extra SKUF feet: 5 Euro
  • Extra daughterboards: 8 Euro

Important note
We are aware that the price is quite steep, but we want to assure that both of us have tried our best to tighten the price to be able to offer the most affordable price possible. Working with an European manufacturer, means that something that could be done in China for much cheaper is more expensive. This is a trade-off we are more than happy to do because we trust Salvun's expertise and quality, and if we can provide more revenue and jobs for members of the community, we will. The rest of the components like PCBs are all extremely expensive due to the ongoing chip shortages, and we are not making any profit on them with the base kit. These are hard times, and material costs have risen drastically over the last few months. We waited for a couple months to do the Group-buy with hopes that thing would come down but it seems like they are only increasing. This is the reason why we have decided to go ahead with the group buy and take the loss ourselves.


5. CONTACT

Both of us can be reached through our discords:
« Last Edit: Thu, 30 June 2022, 02:26:14 by KEYGEM »

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Re: [GB] GEM65 is LIVE! Dedicated ISO Hot-Swap PCB available!
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 03 June 2022, 13:25:42 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GEM65 is LIVE! Dedicated ISO Hot-Swap PCB available!
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 29 June 2022, 16:37:44 »
The GB will be open until Sunday 31st July 2022!
« Last Edit: Thu, 30 June 2022, 02:26:03 by KEYGEM »

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Re: [GB] GEM65 is LIVE! Dedicated ISO Hot-Swap PCB available!
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 30 June 2022, 04:15:32 »
GEM65 GB Update! We got a lot of feedback from you if it would be possible to offer the kit with Hot-Swap instead of Solder PCB without the need to buy an extra PCB. We changed it on the website and extended the GB so that everyone who would like to join and wants the kit with Hot-Swap has a Chance! Already placed orders can for sure be changed until the GB is over.