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Offline Ckeeb

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[IC] Zoom TKL EE Updates - GB live!
« on: Mon, 03 October 2022, 23:17:15 »
Edit: November 18th

Zoom TKL EE is live on Meletrix



Hi Everyone,

Thank you for following our project so far, we have updated tons of images and photos based on feedback from our community. Today we gonna update our GB pages with all these photo updates, add-on prices, current confirmed vendors and the timeline for WKL.

Zoom TKL Essential Edition (EE) GB Details

Renders

Prototype Photos

Small Batch production photos


















Streamers

* Alexotos, wild green

* Apiary, Blurple

* Xingxing Wong, Navy

* Clackbait, Sky Blue, schedule TBD

We will update other streamers’ info as soon as we have schedule.

Assembly Video

Check Zoom TKL EE Assembly Guide Here

Pre-order Bonus: Kitty & Corgi Keycaps


Check the cute Kitty & Corgi Keycaps here

The 4 cute keycaps, in 1 case, will be gifted to orders placed on the first 3 days of the GB from both Meletrix and vendors.


Zoom TKL EE GB Time


November 15, 11 PM, Beijing Time - Nov. 29

Vendors will launch almost at the same time, exact time will be updated to our GB page before GB.

Mix and match case and bottom plate colors.

10 different case colors

* White

* Black

* Cool Grey

* Wild Green

* Scarlet Red

* Blush Pink

* Lilac

* Faint Blurple

* Sky Blue

* Navy

12 bottom plates and back accents

* White (Stainless steel PVD Mirror)

* Black (Stainless steel PVD Mirror)

* Gold (Stainless steel PVD Mirror)

* Carbon Fiber

* Gradient Cool Grey (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Wild Green (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Scarlet Red (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Blush Pink (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Lilac (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Faint Blurple (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Sky Blue (Glass Mirror)

* Gradient Navy (Glass Mirror)

Replaceable back plates and back accents

Back plates and back accents can be disassembled and replaced. Just unscrew and screw in, you can easily replace them.

Check how to remove and replace back plate here

Two Default Plate Options

You can choose either Aluminium or PC plate as the default one, so that you don't need to purchase 1 more plate.

Default Features

* Bluetooth 5.0

* VIA supported

* Both wired and wireless

* Connect 3 devices

Case finish

Among the desktop objects, Zoom TKL is relatively large. After the discussion of our team, it is unlikely that it should be taken out for business trips. Therefore, wear resistance is not the first consideration. This time, we will use nano-coating, it’s delicate and smooth. Please check the small-batch-production photos below.

Check Zoom TKL Photos Here

Default Layout

* WK

* Splits: 3 space bar splits, left and right shift splits

Default Specs

* 80% with F13,WK

* Gasket mount

* Typing angle: 5°

* PCB: 1.2mm, with Ai03 DB

* Front height: 18.86mm

* Finish treatment: nan-coating, glass, stainless steel

* Default plate: PC or Aluminium Plate

WKL and New PCB Timeline

We have been discussing with our engineers and also manufacturer partners about the WKL and extra PCB timeline. Since we are already producing current PCBs and also need 2-3 months to test the new designed PCB, we decide to arrange WKL and PCB to R2, which will be in Feb or March 2023. If you would love to have a WKL or later PCB version, you can wait till R2.

New PCB specifications

* WKL+WK

* wired+wireless

* 7U spacebar (south facing switch) +Tsangan bottom row

* ANSI+ISO

* Per Key RGB

* Step caps lock

* Hotswap

* Note: R1 PCB (with 6.25U spacebar) will still be available in R2

WKL Top case

There will be a WKL version as default version in R2.

WK/WKL plates

The plates will be compatible for both WK and WKL with above PCB.

Zoom TKL Assembled Edition (AE)

Zoom TKL AE Prototype Photos, six colors

Zoom TKL AE will add WS Doubleshot PBT Keycap and WS switches to the Zoom TKL EE with default PC plate and poron dampeners.

Zoom TKL AE has limited color and custom options but will be pre-built at with lubed switches and stabilizer. They are designed for user who don’t want to build a board but want an upgraded one from their normal mechanical keyboards. Thus, in order to make this available to more people, and also give a good price, we decided to launch this version to Kickstarter (Zoom TKL EE will still be available from Meletrix and vendors’ GB).

If you are interested in Zoom TKL AE please feel free to check more about it here.

Zoom TKL EE IC Form

Please share your ideas to this IC form

More Discussion

Please feel free to join our Meletrix Discord Channel Here

Thank you!
« Last Edit: Fri, 18 November 2022, 04:19:14 by Ckeeb »

Offline PuNkShoO

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Interested but how is this Zoom themed?
Keyboards and keyboard accessories.

Offline MellonCaine

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The options for the weights are absolutely gorgeous.

Still hoping for a 75% though  ;D

Offline suishibe

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I love the design

Offline stidal

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as much as it pains me to say it, if this is only a little bit more expensive than the zoom it's going to be an incredibly good deal. looks very nice
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Offline cordoz

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Will the keyboard support ISO layout, and will it come with an option for WKL?
« Last Edit: Tue, 04 October 2022, 09:11:14 by cordoz »

Offline Malitahj

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I'm not exactly sure what it is, but when I compare this to previous releases, it leaves something to be desired. Looking forward to more updates.

Offline soundstage

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Excellent design. Please include carry case as part of the product instead of fancy designed package that will only get thrown out after the end users receive the product. Just a plain cardboard case is enough to wrap the carry case and the keyboard.

Offline aicyborg

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Layout
  • WK
  • Splits: 3 space bar splits, left and right shift splits[

If you're going to support split left shift, please also support ISO enter. ANSI users don't need split left shift by itself, so the only reason to have split LShift is for ISO. You need ISO enter support as well in that case.

The best thing about the Zoom65 was the ISO support, in my opinion. Please don't sacrifice that for the ZoomTKL. :)

Offline Choncc

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The weights are absolutely gorgeous! Any ideas on who the vendors will be?

Offline Necrolegion

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Where are the WKL options???

Offline lvl2cow

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oh my

Offline chadzero5

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I think it really needs WKL options to appeal to a larger audience.

Offline shyclops

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I already know I'm going to have a hard time picking a colour qwq gorgeous immaculate beautiful

Offline mixed-switch

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I am speechless with this, that i am so excited i keep wishing it was the end of october for GB to start.

Offline soundstage

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Can you explain more about the bottom 'Glass Mirror' that has been listed? Is it glass that has been coated with a colour?

Offline LMarci

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If the price is similar to the cn, this is an incredible deal. But this doesn't feel like an IC if the gb will happen in a few weeks.
« Last Edit: Sat, 08 October 2022, 16:09:20 by LMarci »

Offline derPuntigamer

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Very nice! Please keep/continue supporting ISO (preferably with hotswap option)!

Offline Shorle

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This ticks everything I need in a board:
✓ 3-Split Spacebar (please make sure wireless supports this ❤)
✓ Split Shifts (ISANSI Layout goat!)
✓ Wireless
✓ TKL
✓ Hotswap

... and nearly everything I wish for:
✓ F13
✓ Small bazels
✓ Cherry 3000-like Chamfer on front
✗ Split Backspace
✗ ISO-Enter Support for the spouse
✗ per-key RGB
✗ Indicator Lights, including NumLock (for external Numpads) and wireless compatibility - QK65's below-the-keycap-design is guess-work with tour usual custom keycaps.
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 October 2022, 07:00:51 by Shorle »

Offline mr_foggy

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don't bother with ISO, give us the WKL option please or you'll miss out on the larger part of the market.
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 October 2022, 13:10:07 by mr_foggy »

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Don't bother with anyone who says you don't have to bother with ISO or you'll miss out on the smarter part of the market.  :p
«How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?»

Offline Ckeeb

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Don't bother with anyone who says you don't have to bother with ISO or you'll miss out on the smarter part of the market.  :p
Hi, thank you so much. We will consider your suggestions, please also fill it in our IC form. Thank you for your support. :)

Offline Ckeeb

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don't bother with ISO, give us the WKL option please or you'll miss out on the larger part of the market.
Hi, thank you so much. We will consider your suggestions, please also fill it in our IC form. Thank you for your support. :)

Offline Ckeeb

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This ticks everything I need in a board:
✓ 3-Split Spacebar (please make sure wireless supports this ❤)
✓ Split Shifts (ISANSI Layout goat!)
✓ Wireless
✓ TKL
✓ Hotswap

... and nearly everything I wish for:
✓ F13
✓ Small bazels
✓ Cherry 3000-like Chamfer on front
✗ Split Backspace
✗ ISO-Enter Support for the spouse
✗ per-key RGB
✗ Indicator Lights, including NumLock (for external Numpads) and wireless compatibility - QK65's below-the-keycap-design is guess-work with tour usual custom keycaps.
Hi, if you have any excellent ideas, please fill out our IC form and we will consider your suggestions, thank you so much for your support. :)

Offline thocciness

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Re: [IC] Zoom TKL EE Updates - GB live!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 11:04:13 »
The price point is magnificent  :thumb:

Offline ttqh144

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Re: [IC] Zoom TKL EE Updates - GB live!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 13:02:14 »
Hopefully Tsangan layout would be available in R2


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Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC] Zoom TKL EE Updates - GB live!
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 18 November 2022, 04:08:02 »
Hopefully Tsangan layout would be available in R2


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yeah  :)

Offline desgeek

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Re: [IC] Zoom TKL EE Updates - GB live!
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 21 November 2022, 21:02:36 »
Gradient color weight ?