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Offline john08099

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Introduction
Hi keyboard friends, this is Velocifire. Today we bring one excellent 80% custom mechanical keyboard designed by CKW studio (CHAHNG KEY WORKS) -- CKW 80.

GB Time
February 7th- March 7th 2023

Vendor
US: KeebsForAll
CA: DeskHero
EU: Mykeyboard
UK: Proto[Typist]
Oceania: SwitchKeys
Singapore: ktechs.store
JP: Basekeys
Rest of the world: Velocifire


Price
Anodized Aluminum Weight Version: from $349
PVD Brass Weight Version: from $439

Estimate Shipping Time: July 2023

Prototype
Black


Silver


Purple

Youtube Videos
TofuTypes
Dr.Hey
Pudding

Sending prototypes to:
DBOKEY / alexotos / Clackbait / Mecha Store / bored bear
Please stay tuned  :D



Features
WKL or WK Layout
5 case colors and 8 weight options
More than one typing feel option
Left and right interchangeable type-c
Bluetooth Hotswap / Solder PCB (ANSI/ISO)

Design Concept
More

1. More than one typing feel option
(1) PCB Gasket(plateless): bounce; (2) Gasket: a little bounce; (3) Top: stiff

The method to realize it is to use a specially designed middle frame.
Turn over the middle frame to clamp PCB or plate with gaskets, so that we are able to switch between PCB gasket, gasket and top.


For PCB Gasket, the FR4 plate ear needs to remove;
For Gasket Mount/Top Mount, the PCB ear needs to remove (it’s irreversible)

 

(1)PCB Gasket → Gasket (By turning over the middle frame), below shows how it works.

(2)Top mount (The plates have screws holes for top mount)


2. Interchangeable type-c connector and decoration
Someone like left type-c and someone like right one, so we designed a type-c connector that can place left or right as you like.

Appearance Design

As the studio manager's name is Chain Smoker, and we want to make the keyboard more distinctive, so we add some cigarette elements to it.
Although we used some cigarette elements, we do not encourage smoking, so we engraved “ Smoking is harmful to health” inside the bottom case for reminding.





PCB Features
Hotswap PCB with various layouts: TKL/WKL, both support ANSI / ISO
Leave the solder place for knob on F13
Upgrade to black core Bluetooth Hotswap/ Solder PCB, which is better in quality than the ordinary one


What you can customize
Top Case: WK / WKL

Cases color  (Note: Type C color is the same as case color):
Black
Silver
Purple
Dark Green
Burgundy

Weight
Anodiezed Aluminum:Black, Silver, Gray
PVD Brass:Chroma, Gold, Silver, Black
E-Brass

Plate: PC/ POM/FR4/Aluminum


Specifications
Full CNC 6063 Aluminum top and bottom cases
Full built keyboard with alu weight: about 2kg; brass weight: about 2.6kg
Typing angle:7°
Front Height: 20mm
Size: 360*140mm


If you are interested in it, please fill in the IC Form.

Welcome to join our discord for more discussion!


Welcome to visit the Product Page for more details.

« Last Edit: Tue, 07 February 2023, 00:37:52 by john08099 »
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Offline plag

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This board looks really interesting!! However, in the “exploded” render, which shows all the parts separately, the pcb and pcb foams are upside down. I’d be cautious about something like that!

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im digging this!

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damn thats a keyboard. (in a good way)

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This board looks really interesting!! However, in the “exploded” render, which shows all the parts separately, the pcb and pcb foams are upside down. I’d be cautious about something like that!

Yeah, you are right. We don't notice this one before, thanks for pointing it out ;D We already correct it now.
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This is beautiful

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Why do you not include a plate without the mounting points? That way people could easily swap between a plateless build and one with a plate without crippling the PCB only using the PCB's mounting points (Like every other plateless keyboard does it)

Also, if the standard configuration that the board comes in is supposed to be plateless (since the plate is incompatible if I'm seeing it right using the PCB mount) why are you not offering a solder PCB which is more stable for plateless keyboards?

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Why do you not include a plate without the mounting points? That way people could easily swap between a plateless build and one with a plate without crippling the PCB only using the PCB's mounting points (Like every other plateless keyboard does it)

Also, if the standard configuration that the board comes in is supposed to be plateless (since the plate is incompatible if I'm seeing it right using the PCB mount) why are you not offering a solder PCB which is more stable for plateless keyboards?
I read that there are welds in the article.pcb

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Why do you not include a plate without the mounting points? That way people could easily swap between a plateless build and one with a plate without crippling the PCB only using the PCB's mounting points (Like every other plateless keyboard does it)

Also, if the standard configuration that the board comes in is supposed to be plateless (since the plate is incompatible if I'm seeing it right using the PCB mount) why are you not offering a solder PCB which is more stable for plateless keyboards?

Thanks for your suggestion, we will take it into consideration. What's more, we offer solder PCB as well. :D
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Is the stepped caps also possible with hotswap?

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 11 October 2022, 03:54:49 »
Anyone have an estimated guess on how much this will cost. My guess is around 450-500 range Plus shipping

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Is the stepped caps also possible with hotswap?
Yes, hotswap can be used with stepped caps. ;)
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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 11 October 2022, 08:50:50 »
targeted price point?

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 12 October 2022, 03:08:44 »
Anyone have an estimated guess on how much this will cost. My guess is around 450-500 range Plus shipping

targeted price point?

From 355 USD, the highest price will not exceed 470USD. We will announce the detailed price later.
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 October 2022, 03:13:23 by john08099 »
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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 12 October 2022, 12:52:33 »
this is most definitely one of the keyboards ever made

Offline MMJ1999

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype upgrade)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 13 October 2022, 22:13:08 »
The new pictures are awesome!!! :thumb:

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype upgrade)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 13 October 2022, 22:19:19 »
Seems to have seen an update, love the design
Want to see a review of the video soon

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 13 October 2022, 22:33:35 »
That black case with Purple PVD would look absolutely gorgeous; cant wait to see if I have the chance to get ahold of it
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 October 2022, 22:35:14 by Its Salty »

Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 19:02:24 »
wait i thought there was a brown in the renders, is that cancelled?

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 21:29:12 »
Is your layout image wrong or do you not support split LShift? Your PCB photo looks like it supports it, but your layout render doesn't. Since you have ISO enter it'd be a shame if you don't have split LShift which ISO layouts require.

I'm in solely because you have hotswap ISO. Thank you very much for that.

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 15 October 2022, 20:18:28 »
wait i thought there was a brown in the renders, is that cancelled?

Yes, we add red instead of brown because few people choose brown in the first IC form, and lots of them would like the red color.
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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 16 October 2022, 08:25:21 »
Is your layout image wrong or do you not support split LShift? Your PCB photo looks like it supports it, but your layout render doesn't. Since you have ISO enter it'd be a shame if you don't have split LShift which ISO layouts require.

I'm in solely because you have hotswap ISO. Thank you very much for that.

Second this. Pls ensure split left shift for iso support.

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 16 October 2022, 10:03:57 »
Is your layout image wrong or do you not support split LShift? Your PCB photo looks like it supports it, but your layout render doesn't. Since you have ISO enter it'd be a shame if you don't have split LShift which ISO layouts require.

I'm in solely because you have hotswap ISO. Thank you very much for that.

Is your layout image wrong or do you not support split LShift? Your PCB photo looks like it supports it, but your layout render doesn't. Since you have ISO enter it'd be a shame if you don't have split LShift which ISO layouts require.

I'm in solely because you have hotswap ISO. Thank you very much for that.

Second this. Pls ensure split left shift for iso support.
Yes, ISO support split left shift. We have updated the PCB layout, thanks for the feedback  ;D
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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 17 October 2022, 08:59:16 »
this looks very cool

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 18 October 2022, 11:35:01 »
very nice, any sound tests or streamer showcase planned?

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 October 2022, 06:22:05 »
Pictures are awsome! Cool keyboard!

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 19 October 2022, 21:32:23 »
very nice, any sound tests or streamer showcase planned?

Yes, we are contacting streamers right now, will send the prototype to them very soon, please stay tuned ;)
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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 22 October 2022, 09:41:34 »
send one to BlackSimon please

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Re: [IC]CKW 80 - TKL/WKL, 3 Mount Ways in one Keyboard, F13 (Prototype update)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 24 October 2022, 20:29:20 »
send one to BlackSimon please

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Thanks for your suggestion, we will try to contact him ;D
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Update:
1. Add wine red case color instead of red according to feedback;
2. Update typing test video and youtube videos
3. Update more prototype pictures
4. We are sending prototypes to more YouTubers / streamers to review, please stay tuned ;)

Update 2:
The color of the prototype is more purple than wine red, so we change the wine red color to burgundy, thank you!
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 December 2022, 02:06:58 by john08099 »
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Wine color is really pretty

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The dark green absolutely gorgeous :cool:

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Re: [IC]CKW80 - TKL/WKL, More than One Typing Feel Option, F13
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 27 January 2023, 00:16:40 »
Hi everyone,
CKW80 is going to have GB from Feb 7th-24th :D We have updated the vendors, please check it!
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