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Inherit The Classic

Inspired by the best selling computer - Commodore 64. Command 65 project was well supported by the keyboard community. It took us more than a year to develop and revamp the original design of Commodore 64.

The whole new Command 65 has the retro functions such as toggle switches and buzzer; along with the modern keyboard layout and wireless connections.

Groupbuy Page: https://www.play-keyboard.store/products/command-65

GB Starting Date: 2022.07.20 09:00pm Pacific Time
GB Period: a month
Shipping Date: 3 month after GB ends
Price: 219USD
Units: 500 for each color, 2000 total

Materials & Finish:

High quality injected ABS cases with spray painting
Black POM Plate
Black Anodized Aluminum Plate

Connections:

USB C/Bluetooth

Supported Layout:
289036-4

Features:

Made In Taiwan
Special Designed Top Mounting
High Quality NKK Toggle Switches From Japan
Buzzer
Flex Cut PCB
Hotswappable
Programmable
Silicone Plate Dampener
Silicone Bottom Dampener
QMK Firmware, supports VIA & LINK

Contents:

Top Case x 1
Bottom Case x 1
Main PCB x 1
Toggle Switch Daughter Board x 1
USB C Connector Daughter Board x 1
BL-5J Dual Batteries Module x 1
POM Plate x 1
Plate Installation Bar x 1
Silicone Plate Dampener x 1
Silicone Bottom Dampener x 1
Rubber Feet Set x 1
M2.5*8 Case Screws x 8
M2*6 Daughter Boards, Battery Module Screws x 8
M2.5*6 Plate Installation Bar Screws x 4
M2*3 Plate Screws x 6
M2*3 PCB Screws x 6
M2*3.5 Plate & PCB Installation Screw Nuts x 6

Prototype Photos
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288798-9288800-10288802-11288804-12

Typing Sounds

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« Last Edit: Wed, 20 July 2022, 23:29:37 by PlayKeyboardTW »

Offline PlayKeyboardTW

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 July 2022, 07:41:37 »
Reserved.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 12:22:18 »
Can't wait for this!

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 15:46:55 »
Don't even dare to think about not offering ISO support !!!

Or...

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 20:00:58 »
Checked up on the IC here and there and look at that GB is really soon. Price looking good, I very well might get.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 05:48:31 »
Are any alternative layouts like split backspace supported?

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 13:39:21 »
What is the front height?
What are the supported layouts?
How do the internals look?
What are the mounting points for the plate?


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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 23:17:58 »
Don't even dare to think about not offering ISO support !!!

Or...

(Attachment Link)

Are any alternative layouts like split backspace supported?

It's ANSI/ISO, split backspace supported. So...  ;)

What is the front height?
What are the supported layouts?
How do the internals look?
What are the mounting points for the plate?


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We'll update these in the product page.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 09:38:21 »
GB timeline has updated. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 17:20:23 »
Is the case spray painted? 

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 18:29:42 »
Could we see diagrams of the supported layouts?

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 15 July 2022, 01:17:30 »
Is the case spray painted?

Yes it is.

Could we see diagrams of the supported layouts?

We'll update a pic to product page.
Basically it's ANSI/ISO, split backspace supported.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 15 July 2022, 08:43:52 »
Awesome. I was really wondering about the bottom row, whether you could have three 1u mods instead of the two 1.5u mods to the right of the spacebar. I'm really glad there's ISO support! Is that just for ISO Enter, or 1.25u left shift as well?

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 15 July 2022, 10:30:12 »
Oh, what type of stabilizers does it use - screw-in or plate-mount? Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 15 July 2022, 10:33:17 »
Awesome. I was really wondering about the bottom row, whether you could have three 1u mods instead of the two 1.5u mods to the right of the spacebar. I'm really glad there's ISO support! Is that just for ISO Enter, or 1.25u left shift as well?

We just updated the layout pic in main post. Please check. :thumb:

Oh, what type of stabilizers does it use - screw-in or plate-mount? Thanks!

PCB stabs as most custom keyboard kits. ;)

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 23:06:19 »
I was all set to check out and then saw you only accept PayPal? Too bad.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 03:35:49 »
I was all set to check out and then saw you only accept PayPal? Too bad.

Sorry that there are not so many payments available in Taiwan. :(

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 21 July 2022, 04:44:53 »
Fantastic design. If it was around $150 I would buy it. Afterall, its plastic.
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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 05:00:06 »
I've been waiting for this since may last year and bought the classic straightaway. Very happy it does indeed support ISO. The price seems fine, but not too happy having to pay delivery for each keyboard individually, as delivery is already quite expensive. Hopefully the next GB will have a black version.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (GB on 7/21)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 16:46:29 »
I was all set to check out and then saw you only accept PayPal? Too bad.

Sorry that there are not so many payments available in Taiwan. :(

I still broke down and bought it! I never really use PayPal, but this was worth it!  :D

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 01:31:42 »
Fantastic design. If it was around $150 I would buy it. Afterall, its plastic.

Thanks! Price of Command 65 definitely should be higher comparing to other plastic case keyboard kit comparing to inside structure and design. :)

I've been waiting for this since may last year and bought the classic straightaway. Very happy it does indeed support ISO. The price seems fine, but not too happy having to pay delivery for each keyboard individually, as delivery is already quite expensive. Hopefully the next GB will have a black version.

Sorry that the large flyer of DHL can only be available for one kit. We'll try to improve that in the future.
Thanks for the support! :thumb:

I was all set to check out and then saw you only accept PayPal? Too bad.

Sorry that there are not so many payments available in Taiwan. :(

I still broke down and bought it! I never really use PayPal, but this was worth it!  :D

Really appreciate it! We'll secure the quality for the best.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 15:33:46 »
Shipping only from the US? (So no EU vendor?)

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 26 July 2022, 02:07:42 »
Shipping only from the US? (So no EU vendor?)

We are shipping from Taiwan. No proxies this time.

Looks very good.


Thanks!  :D

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 11:58:46 »
Are all the colors spray painted? Honestly the spray painting part worries me, it'll get worn down to the base in a year, otherwise an awesome project!
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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 13:50:16 »
Are all the colors spray painted? Honestly the spray painting part worries me, it'll get worn down to the base in a year, otherwise an awesome project!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=117715.msg3132966#msg3132966

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 16:31:13 »
Are all the colors spray painted? Honestly the spray painting part worries me, it'll get worn down to the base in a year, otherwise an awesome project!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=117715.msg3132966#msg3132966

I saw your question but I still have hope that one of them is the base color
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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 02 August 2022, 07:47:55 »
Are all the colors spray painted? Honestly the spray painting part worries me, it'll get worn down to the base in a year, otherwise an awesome project!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=117715.msg3132966#msg3132966

I saw your question but I still have hope that one of them is the base color

Actually some keyboard cases are also spray painted. Normally it will be just a very thin layer since ABS is a great material to grab and hold the spray paint.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 06 August 2022, 12:45:50 »
Are all the colors spray painted? Honestly the spray painting part worries me, it'll get worn down to the base in a year, otherwise an awesome project!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=117715.msg3132966#msg3132966

I saw your question but I still have hope that one of them is the base color

Actually some keyboard cases are also spray painted. Normally it will be just a very thin layer since ABS is a great material to grab and hold the spray paint.

What is the base color of the plastic? (without the paint)

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 07 August 2022, 15:07:13 »
Wish I had known about this sooner. Still it's a 75% so I'm not missing too too much.
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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 07:44:32 »
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What is the base color of the plastic? (without the paint)

From the photos I've seen of the prototypes on their Discord, it looks like each color's plastic is similar to their final paint job. So the grey-painted version has grey plastic underneath, etc.

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Re: [GB] Command 65 - Bluetooth & Toggle Switch & Buzzer (Groupbuy Live!)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 09:29:37 »
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What is the base color of the plastic? (without the paint)

From the photos I've seen of the prototypes on their Discord, it looks like each color's plastic is similar to their final paint job. So the grey-painted version has grey plastic underneath, etc.

Thanks for clarifying. :thumb: